Car Hire at New York Newark Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Car hire at New York Newark Airport gives you the chance to get more out of your trip. Discover the hidden gems of New Jersey and New York state, or explore the urban sprawl of the city with the freedom of your own four wheels.
Where to hire a car at New York Newark Airport
Advantage, Budget, Hertz, Payless, Alamo, Dollar, National, Thrifty, Avis and Enterprise all offer car hire from New York Newark Airport. You need to take the AirTrain to reach the car hire desks, which are in the P2 and P3 stations.
Petrol stations near New York Newark Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Gulf petrol station on the airport grounds.
Driving around New York Newark Airport
The airport is surrounded by motorways. The I-95 interstate (Florida to Canada) passes behind the airport while the I-78 interstate (Pennsylvania to New Jersey) borders the airport to the north. It can be quite confusing if you don't know where you're going, so we recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav. It's also worth noting that the majority of cars in the USA are automatic. If you're used to manual cars this can take a while to get used to. You can specify that you're looking for a manual transmission when you search for car hire. Traffic in the USA drives on the right-hand side of the road.
Getting to your destination
New York City
The Big Apple is arguably the most exciting city in the USA. A hub of culture, finance and fashion, it's a dream city-break destination.
It should take about half an hour to drive into downtown New York from Newark Airport, but in reality it can take up to an hour due to traffic congestion. We're not going to lie: New York can be a difficult city to drive in. You really need to keep your wits about you, and stay calm when faced with traffic jams. There are lots of places to park in the city, both on-street and in parking garages. It pays to plan ahead to find the best parking rates, as they can vary wildly from block to block.
The birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra, Hoboken has a reputation as a party town. As well as buzzing bars and clubs the city also has a fantastically diverse dining scene, with every world cuisine seemingly represented.
It should take no more than 25 minutes to drive to Hoboken from Newark Airport, but congested traffic can drag the journey out to over 40 minutes. Parking in Hoboken can be tricky, as there are a lot of regulations you need to get your head around. Some streets have one side reserved for residents. In commercial areas of the city on-street parking is metered, usually from 9am to 9pm. Check local signs for more details. The best bet is choosing a hotel with guest parking.
The setting for MTV's famous Jersey Shore TV show, Seaside Heights is a typical New Jersey beach town complete with fantastic nightlife and an atmospheric boardwalk.
It takes about an hour and ten minutes to drive to Seaside Heights from Newark Airport. On-street spaces near the boardwalk are metered, and charge around $1 (about 65p) per hour. If you drive a little further away from the main attractions it's possible to find free parking, although these spaces do fill up quickly as the day goes on.
Prices subject to change