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Stamford car hire information

Pick-up locationStamford
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Hire locations10
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Stamford

  • Whether you are visiting Stamford for business or leisure, renting a car is a recommended way to visit the city at your convenience. As a visitor, moving around Stamford using public transport can be costly, time-consuming, and confusing. To start with, you might miss out on appropriate bus connections and end up wasting precious time. Fortunately, car rentals in Stamford, such as Alamo, Hertz, National, Dollar, and Avis can help you cruise this beautiful coastal city comfortably and conveniently. With the help of these rides, you can also explore the fresh seafood, the nightlife, and other local attractions.
  • You can access Stamford car rentals from any airport in the city. At John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), companies like Hertz, Alamo, National, and Enterprise, among others, offer reliable vehicles to venture into the city at convenient pickups and return locations. The companies also operate in Newark Airport (EWR), which provides shuttle and pickup services, making your movements to the pickup location convenient.
  • Stamford is a great place to drive around, provided you are aware of the basic guidelines for safe driving. Under Connecticut law, every driver should avoid any activity not involved in the vehicle operation when driving. Texting or talking to someone with a handheld device is an offense punishable by law. However, drivers over the age of 18 years can use hands-free gadgets, provided it doesn’t cause any distraction. Be cautious while driving late at night and very early in the morning, as some motorists tend to be in a rush or driving recklessly. If you’re a first-timer to Stamford, note that you risk a fine of approximately $150 if caught driving while distracted.
  • After picking up your car in one of the car rentals in Stamford, remember to plan accordingly so that you are not caught in traffic. Rush hour in the city's central district and near airports is from around 6am to 8am and from about 4pm to 7pm. If you have to drive during these busy hours, ensure you stay in your lane, follow with caution, avoid driving next to large cargo trucks and adhere to all traffic rules. Traffic in Stamford can be congested, and you don't want to be caught on the wrong side of the law.
  • Book your rental car in Stamford at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Stamford are around -25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Stamford

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Stamford?

    Like most coastal towns, Stamford has fairly flat land, and a midsize fuel-efficient sedan, coupe, sports car, or van from car rentals in Stamford will smoothly take you from your hotel to any part of the town. However, if you’re planning to drive further out of the city and take an off-road trip to places such as Mianus River Park or Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, a 4-wheel drive SUV will be a suitable choice.

  • What’s the speed limit in Stamford?

    In Stamford, the speeding limit is 25mph on any residential road. For the main roads, the speed limits vary. Some roads can vary from 45mph, 40mph, and others, 30mph. Speed limits in some areas vary with time. For instance, along Route 7 surrounding Wilton High School, the speed limit is usually 50mph, but drops to 30mph between 7am to 9am and from 2pm to 4pm.

  • Where are the best places to park in Stamford?

    Finding a place to park your car in Stamford is relatively easy. You can search your phone or use a map to find some free space. Some popular places to park at affordable prices include Garage -Bell Bedford & Park Square, located downtown. Parking charges may be hourly, daily, or even monthly. For example, the daily parking fee at Stamford train station is about $8 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Stamford?

    The average price of fuel in Stamford is ₹ 288 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,460 and ₹ 4,614, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Stamford?

    Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Stamford.

  • Which hire car agencies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Yesaway, Advantage and Payless.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Newark airport include Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, Sixt, Budget, Advantage and Hertz.

  • Which hire car agencies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Yesaway, Advantage and Payless.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Advantage, Payless and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar, Budget, Advantage and Hertz.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, Advantage, Payless and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Stamford?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Stamford?

    A Full Size car hire in Stamford costs ₹ 5,083 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Stamford?

    An Economy car hire in Stamford costs ₹ 2,607 per day, on average.

Stamford car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.1

Very Good

44 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.5

One location in Stamford

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Locations in Stamford

700 East Main Street Sheraton

+1 203 425 9902

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service at each site.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Rental was not available

Cons:

Rental was closed. We should have received a notification

9.6 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Alamo is my go-to car rental company now. Very friendly service, and their phone agents are really helpful if there's any problems. Especially when you pick up and drop off a car in different locations, which I often do.

Cons:

The only problem was picking up and dropping off at locations that are NOT airports. Always call the locations before you go and know their hours of operation. These are not 24/7 satellites. One place closed at 6 pm; another at 2 pm!

4.4 Mediocre

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The cost to rent a "premium" car was very reasonable and brought us out to Stamford. Robert, the office manager, was very personable and nice to work with.

Cons:

The car (a Chrysler 300) had about 30K miles so it was far from new. It was filthy inside and out. The windshield was dirty on the inside which made it hard to see in some conditions. The oil was overdue to be changed and it dinged a reminder every time we started up to go somewhere. Also, it had a badly warped brake rotor. Also, it was, unfortunately, an uncomfortable car for me and not very nice to drive.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff!

6.4 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The gentleman at checkout in Stamford was quick and professional.

Cons:

The car had the wrench symbol (I.e. it was due for servicing) from the get go. The engine did not sound great and rattled such that I was concerned the car was going to break down on me. The car's tank was only 7/8 full and I had to tell the agent, who had marked it as full on my rental agreement. When I called in to change my drop-off location it took forever to get someone on the line.

1 out of 7

Hertz

3.8

Cleanliness

4.1

Comfort

4.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Stamford

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197 North State Street

+1 203 406 0203

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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One Station Place

+1 203 324 3131

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I was charged by Kayak for a rental car but when I arrive at hertz they had no cars. Please kayak return my money

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I made a reservation and got dropped off at the hertz location. The guy in the office said they didn’t have any cars. I showed him my reservation and he said it didn’t matter and they didn’t have any cars available and everyone in the office was sick. I’m not sure how that affects the number of cars but it certainly made me feel uncomfortable. I asked what Hertz policy is to help someone dropped off with a reservation and no cars available and he said “nothing, read the fine print.” I went to Avis down the road and had a wonderful experience and even for a free upgrade for less than the hertz quoted rate.

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off easy.

Cons:

At pickup photos taken of car condition should be offered. Took pictures of minor damage of my own.

2.4 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Customer Service.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop-off was a pure nightmare - we arrived in the evening but the office was closed and there was no possibility to drop the key. We tried again at 7am in the morning but the office opened at 8am and we had to wait for outside in the cold. Nobody informed us about this hassle.

Cons:

When I picked up the car, I informed staff that we might be late this day and the person at the desk said that we can keep the return date FOR NOW. When I returned it indeed later, I did not only pay for 1 more day but also had to pay US$ 12 for delayed return and nobody alerted me about this.

6.0 Okay

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Checking in was great.

1 out of 7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.1

Wonderful

10 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Stamford

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Locations in Stamford

2701 Summer St

+1 203 353 0103

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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745 East Main St

+1 203 327 6500

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was as promised & ckean

Cons:

I never received any paperwork or receipt by email

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Night drop off was quick and easy

Cons:

No complaints

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ok

Cons:

Did not answer my questions about drop off correctly in case charges extra. Manager was super rude because my passenger had left an item in the car after we turned in the keys which he considered “lost” even though they were exactly where I said they were. He then stated I was trying to rewrite their “lost and found” policy. Would never rent again from this location or enterprise because they also were no help in any of this.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful drop off site. Provided a ride to train station so they went the extra mile for us.

Cons:

NA

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car wasn't cleaned before re-rented, they didn't have the model we reserved, and the hold they put on our card was 300% of the rental, which is not typical.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The price was very reasonable. The ease of pick up and drop off was also excellent.

Cons:

I can't think of any negatives.

1 out of 3

Avis

8.2

Very Good

24 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

One location in Stamford

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1 Station Plaza

+1 203 964 3200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very attentive and accurate which is important when you are in a rush

Cons:

Nothing really, all good things

5.6 Fair

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Your staff at Stamford train station are rude, lazy, and totally lack the meaning of good service.

8.0 Very Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was super clean and I was able to pick up the car right on time.

Cons:

You are not able to modify pick up time once you have a reservation.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient to the Metro North, and therefore a nice cheaper alternative to renting a car in Manhattan.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at the counter was smooth and very nice. Easy pick-up and drop-off. Unlike many other agencies, the cars Were all clean and had a full tank.

4.0 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The first car was extremely dirty and the interior smell of cigarette. I've asked the attendant to change cars. I got another one that was dirt in the outside but at least didn't smell. The attendant at the checkin had an attitude that can not be compared with the other AVIS The person at checkout was great.

1 out of 5

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

5.1

One location in Stamford

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1 Station Plaza

+1 203 325 1535

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Drop off was closed and empty with nobody around, just a dark garage with a handwritten sign that said “leave keys in car”

8.0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off location at TF Green airport is very confusing. Not budgets fault though.

Cons:

I was 37 minute late and they tried to charge me $109 in late fees. I argued it down to 28 dollars, but the additional charge - almost a full day's fee! - was completely ridiculous.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Lied to me about price

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Be aware of Their seamer ...

6.0 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location.

Cons:

Bad customer service. Abandoned counter, the employee was sitting in the back room. Didn't come out until I get out the car and call him.

6.0 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, clean car, good rates

Cons:

Even though the budget guy said I had the option of dropping off the car after hours (if I were a day early) when I arrived the place was locked up like fort knox and I had to make an additional 3 hour round trip to bring the car back *during my work day.* This was extremely frustrating and the fact that it was avoidable given proper signage or instruction, made it downright maddening.

1 out of 4

National

9.5

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

One location in Stamford

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700 East Main Street Sheraton

+1 888 826 6890

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They are so accommodating, they will give you an upgrade whenever it's possible. Very porodessional.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7.2

One location in Stamford

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26 Mill River Street

+1 203 316 8722

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was nice to get an upgrade without having to pay for it.

Cons:

The car smelled a little weird and I had to drive with the windows open for a couple of hours to air it out. The seats could use a deep clean. They are tan and fabric, so they showed wear. Also the car was a bit bigger than I could handle and it was a gas guzzler unfortunately.

1 out of 1

Dollar

7.0

One location in Stamford

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Locations in Stamford

26 Mill River Street

+1 203 324 9939

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great.

Cons:

The attendant wasn’t there when I first picked up the car. I had to wait until he returned and was given a car with the tank half filled.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Within walking distance of my work, got a great price and staff was knowledgeable and professional. Will def return.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

easy in and out

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent customer service - super friendly and helpful and really quick pick up and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service

8.8 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The location inside the Hampton inn is convenient. The upgrade to a larger car was free, since apparently no small car was available.

Cons:

Shorter hours at this location on weekends.

1 out of 3

160 travellers who rented a car in Stamford gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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