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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in New York?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in New York

Price

$33 - $52

Out of all the popular cities in New York, White Plains is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $33/day. Renting a car in White Plains is 37% cheaper than renting one in Binghamton where the per day rate is around $52. Other fairly inexpensive cities in New York to get a rental car in are: New York ($36/day), Massena ($36/day), and Rochester ($40/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in New York should expect to spend around $36/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in New York is New York.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in New York?

January

$53

February

$65

March

$71

April

$84

May

$88

June

$97

July

$111

August

$107

September

$68

October

$70

November

$68

December

$73

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in New York is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in New York

There are 248 rental agencies servicing New York. These agencies, altogether, have 14,375 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Medium is the cheapest car type to rent in New York with prices from $25 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 6 car types you can rent in New York:

Compare available car types for rental in New York

Small Cars

$51 - $99

All Car Types

$75 - $135

To rent a Small car in New York, you would pay an average price of $73/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in New York (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$99/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Small car saves you 33% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in New York, you would pay an average price of $77/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in New York (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$103/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Medium car saves you 30% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in New York, you would pay an average price of $97/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in New York (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$122/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Large car saves you 11% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in New York, you would pay an average price of $93/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in New York (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a SUV car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in New York, you would pay an average price of $145/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in New York (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$250/day). In fact, September is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Van car is 25% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in New York, you would pay an average price of $121/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in New York (~$74/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$169/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Luxury car is 10% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best New York Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in New York, you would pay an average price of $164/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in New York (~$104/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~$209/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for New York. When comparing with other car types available for rental in New York, renting a Convertible car is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Top rental agencies in New York

All major car rental suppliers in New York

Hertz

6.6
Okay
1280 reviews44 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Budget

6.5
Okay
1090 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.6

Enterprise

8.3
Very good
458 reviews51 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

Alamo

8.3
Very good
464 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1

Avis

7.0
Good
504 reviews25 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.7

Dollar

6.3
Okay
724 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.2

Thrifty

6.3
Okay
410 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.0

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.1

Value

6.3

Ace

4.7
Mediocre
110 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

5.2

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.5

Value

4.9

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in New York State?

Before accessing car rentals in New York State, it is important for you first to note that only New York State residents need a New York driver’s license. Therefore, to rent a car in New York State, you need to be a qualified driver from your country and with a valid driver’s license to show for it. If you want to drive rental cars in New York State, you are also required to have already attained the age of 16, which will also be subject to a surcharge fee.

What are the rules for driving in New York State?

The packed traffic might be intimidating to those driving rental cars in New York State. However, if you follow all the guidelines and road signs correctly, you will find it easy. The only thing you need to keep in mind is the small illegal things that might get you in trouble. For example, illegal honking can attract a fine of up to $350. Additionally, your blood alcohol content (BAC) is required to be below 0.08%. Lastly, if you want a rental car in New York State and do not have a driver’s license from your country, you will have to pass a written test, complete a five-hour course, and pass a road test. To be on the safe side, it would be best to check with the relevant authorities in case of new laws.

What type of car is recommended for driving in New York State?

From luxurious to cheap car rental in New York State, there are different types of cars you rent. Therefore, the type of car that you choose depends on several factors. First of all, you will have to consider the number of people you want on board, your budget, and the weather during your time of visit. If you are on a tight budget, do not worry, as there are cheap car rentals in New York State. Companies such as Turo and Surprise agency offer different car rental services here, such as passenger van rental, electric car rental, and even electric car rental. Whether you are looking for cheap or luxurious car rentals in New York State, it is advisable to make your bookings as early as possible. Some of the best cars to rent here include Toyota Aygo, Honda Stepwgn, and Buick. You can also find a cheap car rental in New York State, one that fits within your budget.

What is the cheapest rental car found in New York?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $73/day when booking a rental car in New York. The best deal a user found was for $25/day from Getaround, booked on Jan. 22.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in New York?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Super Cheap (10.0 rating) and Signature Rent A Car (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in New York.

What are gas prices like in New York?

The average gas price in New York is $3.63/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $43 and $62 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in New York for a week from Advantage?

Advantage is one of the most popular car rental companies in New York, offering car rentals for around $523 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in New York for the best price?

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 8% in New York - we recommend booking at least 32days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in New York?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from New York it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

How much does it cost to rent a car in New York for a month?

Our recent data shows that Getaround can potentially be 90% below the average car rental price in New York. Check prices and availability for Getaround and save on this extended rental. The cost of renting a vehicle in New York is on average $2,242 a month or $75 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your New York car rental.

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