Edison car rentals from $20/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Edison with a pick-up date of 2/26 and drop-off date of 2/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Edison

Economy$20/day
Compact$26/day
Intermediate$28/day
Standard$20/day
Minivan$30/day
Full-size SUV$37/day
Passenger van$28/day
Luxury$28/day
Premium SUV$48/day
Intermediate SUV$31/day
Standard SUV$34/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Edison

  • Getting car rentals in Edison is one of the best ways to be mobile in the city and visit the places you want conveniently. The comfort of the Edison car rentals will make your rides enjoyable and worthwhile. Renting a car in Edison will allow you to visit the Whippoorwill Campground and Echo Farms RV Resort, about 89min to the south of the city. If you are traveling with family, the spacious car rentals will help you travel to the Belleplain State Park, located around 90min to the south of Edison, or Yogi Bears Jellystone Park-Resort-Lancaster South-Quarryville.
  • Renting a car in Edison is more convenient than taking a shuttle service that follows a fixed schedule. To avoid long queues during a pick-up, we recommend you choose an off-airport location for cheap car rentals in Edison such as the Budget office on Wilson Avenue, off of the US Highway 1. Another less-crowded rental desk would be Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Revlon Traffic Signal along the New Jersey SR 27. Choosing downtown locations helps you to avoid taxes and additional fees charged at the equivalent airport counters.
  • For travelers landing in Edison through the John F Kennedy Airport, they can access car rentals within the airport at the arrivals level of the airport’s terminal building. The car rental counters are located near the baggage area. If you are landing at the Newark Airport, you must follow the rental car signage upon arrival to the AirTrain, which will take you to the car rental location at Station P3. For travelers traveling to Edison through the air to La Guardia airport, you need to head to the airport’s Rental Car Shuttle Transfer Point located at Terminal A, where a shuttle will pick you up to the main car rental office. Supposing you land at the New Windsor Stewart Airport, head to the terminal building across the baggage claim section and the security screening area.
  • The New Jersey Turnpike is the only toll road that runs through Edison. The toll road has booths where you can pay with cash or electronically. The amount payable depends on the vehicle size and the distance each car, bus, or truck covers. There is also a system that a driver can use when driving through the toll known as the E-ZPass. If you wish to use E-ZPass while moving about, you will have to set up an account, install an E-ZPass tag on your car, and navigate using the E-ZPass lanes. You can request your car rental provider to help with creating an account. Additionally, if you choose a model that conserves fuel, you may be eligible for a discount.
  • When driving in the city, you should be aware that the pedestrians always have the right of way in most instances. If a school bus stops ahead of you, make sure to be at least 25 ft away from it. If you are on the road 30min before sunset and 30min before sunrise, ensure to turn your headlights on. You should ensure that your headlights are on in foggy, rainy or snowy weather.
  • If you’re on a budget, the best place to get cheap car rentals in Edison will depend on your requirements and preferences. If you have a flight landing at Linden Airport (LDJ), renting a car instead of taking an airport taxi or limousine would be best. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of the biggest rental providers with offices outside the airport’s building. At the end of your trip, you may return the car at one of their drop-off locations: North Brunswick Township, East East Brunswick, or next to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.
  • Travelers visiting the city for the first time and using the car rentals in Edison should be aware of the city’s rush hours. The city experiences traffic and rush hours from 7 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. It would be best if you were weary of I-287, which will experience traffic even in non-rush hours. The exits and entrance ramps at the intersection of I-287 are normally congested. It is more advisable to use Woodbridge Avenue during such times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Edison for $43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edison at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Edison are around -21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Edison

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

    On average a rental car in Edison costs $56 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 Edison found in the last 2 weeks is $26.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Edison?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($38/day).

  • How much is gas price in Edison?

    The average gas price in Edison 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 Edison?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Edison.

  • 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, Dollar, Alamo, 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, Yesaway and Empire Rent A Car.

  • 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, Dollar, Alamo, 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, Dollar, Alamo, Avis, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless, and National.

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

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

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

    A Mini car rental in Edison costs $109 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Edison costs $83 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car rental in Edison costs $55 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Edison costs $390 per week ($56 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Edison costs $1,672 per month ($56 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Edison?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Edison.

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

    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 Edison?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Edison 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 Edison?

    The most recommended car in among the car rentals in Edison is the Nissan Maxima due to the high levels of demand placed on them by the renters. Categorized among the largest sedans, the Nissan Maxima offers comfortable seats, smartphone compatibility, a powerful V6 engine and infotainment controls. The vehicle can accommodate up to 5 occupants comfortably as you visit various locations within the city.

  • What road trips can I take from Edison?

    With Edison car rentals, you will have the flexibility to explore nearby areas such as Spotswood, which is 9 miles away. It is well known for its lakes and natural beauty. You can also visit Keansburg and Great Kills Park, which is 15 miles away.

  • What’s the speed limit in Edison?

    If you opt for car rentals in Edison, you must observe the maximum speed limits of 25 mph in residential and business areas. Unless otherwise posted, this speed limit also applies in school zones. In places where the residential and business districts are low density, the speed limit is 35 mph. The highway speed limits are different as some highways have a speed limit of 55 mph while others have a speed limit of 65 mph, as posted.

  • Are there any restricted roads in Edison?

    When driving your Edison car rental through the New Jersey Turnpike, you’ll note that different lanes are designated for certain classes of vehicles, particularly between Exits 6 and 14, where the Turnpike route is separated into four lanes. The turnpike's inner lanes are only for cars, while the outer lanes are for buses and trucks. Additionally, you will find a 13-lane tollgate at Exit 10, offering access to numerous highways and interstates.

  • Where are the best places to park in Edison?  

    There are several parking spots in Edison where your rental car will be safe. The Edison Station Parking Lot 3 and Metuchen Parking Authority Parking Lot are among the places you can park your car. Other spaces within the city include Veteran’s Memorial Parking, Metuchen Station Lot 9, Civilian Conservation Corps Parking and the Pearl Street Parking Garage.

Edison car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.4

Very good

5 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

8.8

Locations in Edison

15 Wood Ave

+1 848 200 7776

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550 Route 1 North

+1 732 985 1414

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
great spot for a last min rental! got in and out without any issues and was able to return early!

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.8

Locations in Edison

2136 State Route 27

+1 732 572 7700

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2913 Woodbridge Ave

+1 732 516 1079

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8.0 Very good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no pickup and drop off service

9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service at the counter, cost, and car condition.

Cons:

Inside cleanliness

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Quick and solid

1 out of 1

Budget

4.0

Mediocre

11 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

3.6

Comfort

4.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

3.2

Locations in Edison

15 Wood Ave

+1 848 200 7777

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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550 Route 1 North

+1 732 572 2112

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2.8 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I was charged around 100 dollars extra since I dropped off around 40 mins off the time from what I picked up the car. This is ridiculous!!! This was the first and the last time I will be renting from here. Staff does not know what they are doing. For anything the answer is the system does it, I don’t know. First of all, it took for ever to rent the car, only one choice, no options to pick from, computer system was slow, etc.

Cons:

To not get charged, basically it’s around 1 day’s rental cost.

5.2 Fair

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was a complete mess when we picked it up.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The one and only employee who was in there was friendly but seemed in a hurry to get out of there. She left before I did with the rental.

Cons:

Just about everything. Place sucked, girl was nice, car was wrong and so tiny and had stains all in the back. The drop off was me throwing a key on a garage floor. No one to speak to about the light that went on when I first came in. (Toyota Yaris) Won’t be back.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Very convenient location across the street from Amtrak's Metropark station--and MUCH cheaper than renting at Newark Airport!

3.6 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I rented a Nissan versa note from 15 N Wood Ave, Edison, NJ 08820. The gas tank was marked full in the contract, but in reality it wasn't. I found out that this when I drove only 71 miles during the one day rental, but ended up pumping 5.5 gallons while return. I informed this to the Agent, but he was blaming me saying that it was my fault that I didn't get check the contract properly. I agree that its my fault, but even after providing evidence that it doesn't 5.5 gallons to drive only 71 miles on a Versa note (usually 30 mpg), he wasn't listening. I feel this was a bad experience to me.

5.2 Fair

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The whole process was very hassle free and was completed in less than 10 mins

Cons:

The car should have been cleaned properly.There were dog hair all over the seats and inside the car.

1 out of 4

Payless

6.6

One location in Edison

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Locations in Edison

550 Route 1 North

+1 848 202 1390

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothin

2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Was not informed that there was a 250 mile radius for the car and spent money on a wasted day before returning it only to be late to a wedding

2.0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Exactly nothing.

Cons:

It was already terrible on the first min I got there. The front desk was by himself and there were about 5 people in the line. When it was finally my turn, he asked me if I could go to ANOTHER LOCATION ON MY OWN to get a car because they DID NOT HAVE ANY MORE VEHICLES. Usually the full insurance coverage is on the 20s or 27s. The guy told me it was 43!!!!! That was outrageous. Didn't give me any other options or any discounts for the inconvivience. NEVER AGAIN!

1 out of 1

Dollar

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

Locations in Edison

700 Us Highway 1

732-985-4555

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Thrifty

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Edison

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700 Us Highway 1

(732) 985-4555

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Autoteam Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Edison

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Locations in Edison

1259 US #1 South at Route 87

+1 732 727 7272

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26 travelers who rented a car in Edison gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near Edison

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$43/day

When to book a rental car in Edison

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