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Carteret car rental information

Pick-up locationCarteret
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Rental locations2
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Carteret

  • If you plan a vacation to New Jersey, consider reserving Carteret car rentals to gain the flexibility and comfort of driving around the city and other nearby destinations. This small city offers plenty to its visitors, from famed buildings to vibrant outdoors. Although the city boasts incredible public transportation, buses, and trains operate on preset schedules and routes. However, with your car rentals in Carteret, getting to your destinations on time depends on you and not a third-party service provider. Comfort is another thing you gain by driving across the city.
  • Many airports serve flights to Carteret, including John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) about 36 miles, LaGuardia Airport (LGA), 34 miles, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 11 miles from the city center. If you land at EWR, the car rental services are in P3 Station, accessible by riding the free Air Train. Car rentals counters at LGA are in the Rental Car Facility. Shuttle buses run from Terminals A and B to the facility. If you arrive at JFK, the car rental desks are at each terminal's arrivals level. Hertz, Budget, Avis, and Enterprise are the popular agencies.
  • Generally, driving car rentals in Carteret is manageable due to less impatient drivers and well-developed roads. However, driving in the city has a fair share of challenges, like in other cities. You must remain attentive throughout your trips. As a photogenic city, you will likely encounter several people adventuring the city on foot. Driving while keeping them safe can be challenging. Therefore, drive carefully when approaching densely populated areas. Also, remain sober behind the wheel, as the city implements a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving.
  • Like other cities in New Jersey, Carteret experiences heavy traffic during rush hours. The city experiences dense traffic during peak travel hours because several residents access the city center with private vehicles. Besides, motorbikes use the same lanes as vehicles. Cars and motorbikes jockeying for position is the typical situation during rush hours. Usually, the traffic is heavy from 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm on some roads like Salt Meadow Rd, Raskulinecz Rd, and Railroad Ave. Plan your routes well to avoid road delays.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Carteret for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Carteret at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Supplier choice rental cars in Carteret are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Carteret

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Carteret?

    On average a rental car in Carteret costs $34 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Carteret found in the last 2 weeks is $24.

  • How much is gas price in Carteret?

    The average gas price in Carteret is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Carteret?

    Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Carteret.

  • Which car rental companies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Advantage, Ace, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Advantage, Kyte, Ace, Economy Rent a Car, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Alamo and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Advantage, Hertz, Budget, Sixt, Dollar, Thrifty, Payless, Empire Rent A Car and Yesaway.

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

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Newark airport (EWR)?

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

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Carteret?

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

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Carteret?

    A Special car rental in Carteret costs $45 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Carteret?

    An Intermediate car rental in Carteret costs $41 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Carteret?

    A Mini car rental in Carteret costs $102 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Carteret?

    On average a rental car in Carteret costs $241 per week ($34 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Carteret?

    On average a rental car in Carteret costs $1,035 per month ($34 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Carteret?

    Most car rental providers in Carteret offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Carteret, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Carteret?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Carteret.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Carteret?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Carteret?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Carteret so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

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

    Most roads in Carteret are well-established and maintained. Furthermore, the Carteret car rental agencies offer a wide selection of vehicles. Therefore, the type of car rentals in Carteret to drive depends on your specific needs. As a solo traveler, consider looking for the smallest vehicle possible. It will help you stay within your budget while ensuring efficiency. If you travel as a group, look for a larger vehicle for accommodation. If you plan to explore off-road destinations, look for a well-raised vehicle like an SUV to navigate the bumpy roads.

  • What is the speed limit in Carteret?

    Observing the speed limits when driving your car rentals in Carteret is paramount. In addition to saving you from trouble with traffic authorities, it keeps you and other road users safe. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in Carteret is 25 mph around schools and hospitals, 35 mph on city roads, including residential and business areas, 65 mph on urban interstates, 15 mph on alleys, and 70 mph on rural interstates. Be sure to pay attention to the posted speed limits, as they override other traffic regulations.

  • Where are the best places to park in Carteret?

    Finding a parking lot for your car rentals in Carteret is manageable due to multiple parking options. Check parking meters and garages in downtown Carteret for a fee. Parking downtown provides access to shops, restaurants, accommodations, and nightlife. It also offers access to motorways. Consider New Dorp Municipal Lot, Roselle Park Rail Station, Great Kills Municipal Lot, MTA Annadale Plaza, Aviation Plaza, and Linden Marketplace. Charges are around $1.50 per hour. Book a hotel with parking lots, like Comfort Suites at Woodbridge or Raritan Hotel. Usually, they allow free parking if you stay on their property.

Carteret car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

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3 locations in Carteret

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Locations in Carteret

370 Route 9 N

+1 732 855 6924

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

4409 Arthur Kill Road

+1 718 536 2679

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

70 South Bridge St

+1 718 477 7777

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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1.9 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Beware from this location. I booked a 7-seater SUV, but when I reached there, the person there offered me 5-seater rav4. He kept saying that it was also an SUV and I said I specifically wanted 7-seater. He made me realize that's there was no point to argue with him. I just booked a highlander from Budget in Westfield (awesome service). Only regret I have is I wasted an hour here and I would never rent from this location.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

First of all, I booked for SUV but they provided me Dodge Caravan (VAN). I contacted Hertz corporate support couple of times but they advise to call local facility without giving any proper resolution. The next morning (Saturday) went to office and found they were closed on weekend. So I had to deal with the VAN that I didn’t book. I registered SUV for a reason and they ruined my trip. I spoke to local Hertz manager when went to return the VAN . He tried to convince me without acknowledging that was their fault and was questioning why I felt uncomfortable with the given car. Just not argue with him, accepted $65.00 vouchers. This is the worst experience I ever have with the car rental company named HERTZ. Wish them good luck.

5.2 Fair

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No one to receive car at drop off, no sign off on drop off. Incomplete customer service.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Took a while to get the car. Car smelled like cigarettes.

7.2 Good

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick once I found it.

Cons:

The location is hard to find, the booth is tucked away inside a hotel lobby. No exterior signage that was clear to find the location, had to ask multiple people if they knew where the desk was and most people did not.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Manager was not helpful, didn’t offer d e pasa I went thru 2 toll both without paying bc there were no toll both. The car had a expats unit but he didn’t offer or told me how it work. Now I’m got to get a violation forward to my house

1 out of 3

Budget

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2 locations in Carteret

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1120 South Avenue

+1 718 477 5352

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
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835 Roosevelt Ave

+1 732 352 0924

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
I spent over three hours going back-and-forth before I could get a car, because they did not honor the original agreement saying that it was Memorial Day weekend and they would charge me for Tuesday even though I was dropping the car off on Monday, it’s a scam. They said they had to create a new agreement and not use the old one, I now I have to call Budget customer service for a refund, the customer service office told me that I need to call after I complete my trip. This was the worst experience I’ve ever had renting a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and very accommodating

Cons:

The rental counter is in the hotel lobby, which I felt was a bit too busy.

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, fast, and I liked the car they gave me.

Cons:

Only things that would have made it better is (1) if they could have picked me up and dropped me off from rental place; and (2) if they had running water to wash the car with before they gave to me. But wasn’t bad at all.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was nice.

Cons:

The service provided prior to pickup.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They had the exact car they promised

8.4 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Was a speedy and friendly pick up & drop off.

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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2 locations in Carteret

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1245 St. Georges Ave.

+1 732 636 6800

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

4409 Arthur Kill Rd

+1 718 227 8126

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4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Picked up the car and it was given a quick run through with a rag. Definitely was not cleaned. Cup holders still had rings from drinks. Seats were dirty. Went a few miles and the tire pressure light came on. Was contacted by someone who said they would offer a days credit. Never received the credit

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was fantastic! I really appreciated that they warmed up the car for me.

1 out of 1

Avis

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One location in Carteret

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835 Roosevelt Avenue

+1 732 352 0910

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Eagle Rent A Car

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One location in Carteret

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12 West Milton Ave

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Car rental locations in or near Carteret

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Ace

Average price

$34/day

Good deal

$32/day

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