Elizabeth car rentals

Elizabeth car rentals

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Elizabeth, NJ
Dec 15 — Dec 22
Same drop-off
Elizabeth, NJ
Wed 12/15
Noon
Wed 12/22
Noon

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Elizabeth car rental information

Pick-up locationElizabeth
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Passenger van, Supplier choice
Rental locations3
Airport locations1
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Cheap car rentals in Elizabeth

Economy$45/day
Compact$46/day
Intermediate$47/day
Full-size$50/day
Full-size SUV$73/day
Passenger van$999/day
Compact SUV$56/day
Supplier choice$199/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Elizabeth car rental reviews and directory

From $54/dayRated #1
Thrifty
Best rated
7.2 Good (139 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Thrifty
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2021
No one answered the phone to verify close time. My flight was delayed and by the time I got in, they were closed and the lights were out.
7.9 GoodAug 17 2021
Was easy and simple
1.9 HorribleAug 8 2021
I didn't use Thrifty. I used Budget. There was a line of about 10-15 people, almost out the door or the building. When I finally get to the counter I was told they didn't have any cars left, so I would have to wait. After a short period they said they found a car for me. They didn't ask if I wanted insurance. The didn't ask if I wanted to fill the gas, or have them fill for a fee. They didn't ask if I wanted to use the transponder for tolls(which didn't work). They didn't tell me why the charge was $500 instead of $250 for a 2 day rental. I had to ask all those questions. I was given a receipt and told a parking spot number. The vehicle had significant roof damage and some dents/scratches to the front end. They never provided any instructions. They did not tell me I had to open the door on the toll transponder to use it. When I did open it, it didn't work. Budget might as well get rid of all the people they have working and set up a couple kiosks. It would be faster and more informative, as I felt like I was asking all the questions and doing all the work anyway.
2.0 MediocreJun 21 2021
disaster waiting in line for 1.5 hrs with 6 people in lineneed faster and more customer service reps will not use thrifty in newark again
2.0 MediocreMay 25 2021
The employees at drop off verbally say one thing but once the billing statement is email there is something else.
2.0 MediocreMar 9 2021
The line to pick up was very long. Then the only card I had was my debit cards. Even though I had a photo of my Mastercard they said they could not use it so I did not get to rent a car. Budget will take debit cards so I thought I would use Budget again, They were booked, which is why my son rented a car for me at Thrifty online using his card. Live and learn.The pick up line at the airport was very long. Thrifty could take debit cards,
8.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2021
It would great if someone was there to provide directions
9.2 ExcellentOct 15 2020
The priceThe check in line was very long
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2020
Not one thing - it was an excellent experience all the way around! Thank you!
8.8 ExcellentDec 18 2019
Car had high mileage and a lot of dings and scratches. But was in good mechanical condition.
From $54/dayRated #2
Advantage
6.1 Good (169 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Advantage
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodOct 25 2019
Pickup process is terrible
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2019
The woman who worked with me at the counter could not have been nicer. The car was literally right around the corner and ready to goIt took forever to get to the car rental counter at Newark! Like 30+ minutes
8.0 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Easy drop-off, nice carNot the friendliest staff at pick-up or drop-off, tires needed air
8.0 ExcellentSep 16 2019
Yes. Staff was friendly and drop off was easy.It was pretty good
2.8 MediocreSep 9 2019
I was able to get a car same dayJust about everything. First car had rock damage to the windshield and I was asked to sign off on the existing damage to the car prior to inspecting. The entire facility is trashy and dirty. The worst part is the EZpass charge. Because of the EZpass charge alone, I will not rent from advantage again
5.6 OkaySep 3 2019
Old car 50k miles with strange smell
5.2 OkayAug 27 2019
Pick up was easy enough though it appeared the car hadn't been washed and there was what seemed to be melted chocolate on the passenger's seat which we didn't know until my husband noticed brown spots on the back of several shirts we wore during the trip.The drop-off experience was miserable. The drop-off lanes were completely full so there was nowhere to actually return the car. There was no Advantage attendant offering directions or instructions. And there was nowhere to leave my key so I could easily return the car and head to the terminal
6.4 GoodAug 22 2019
Long lines and you could see that many people in line had issues of some type that held the line up and the staff was frustratedMore people at the desk
2.0 MediocreJul 29 2019
Inspite of paying in advance and reserving a car. They were sold out and did not have a car for me. I had to make my own arrangements at 1 am and got an expensive rental last minute from other company.
10.0 ExcellentJul 15 2019
they were very helpful and for a change, was a very good experience.the only thing I find irritating lately is, that there is not enough advice and information given about tolls, and it seems that the only option is to hire an ex-pass, but it does not seem right, I am sure there must be a sight which you can look up if you are due to pay any toll ? Any advice ?
Rated #3
Sixt
6.7 Good (62 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Sixt
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayNov 8 2021
At check in, the woman tried to “upsell” me from a Mercedes Benz that I reserved to a Subaru Outback. No way! After taking FOREVER to get through the line and convince the woman that I really wanted the car I reserved, I hopped into the car and drove off as I was late. In my rush, I forgot to check the gas tank, so was surprised when the empty gas tank icon popped up on the dashboard as I was trying to navigate crazy NJ freeways. What kind of car rental place sends you out with an empty tank!!!
2.0 MediocreNov 2 2021
We prepaid for the car and when we got there they said there is a problem and you need to call the main office. After 20 minutes on phone trying to get a real person, I gave up and rented a car from Avis for $100 less than Sixt. The people at the counter would not help me at all and wouldn’t even get anyone on the phone for me to talk to. I will never use this company again
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2021
I paid for one car when I reserved and then they downgraded me when I got there but told me I still needed to pay for the more expensive car I booked. Then the paperwork they gave me didn't match the car they gave me. So then they gave me another car that didn't have the ezpass in it that I paid for, so I got hit with a ton of tolls. And they said there was nothing they could do about it. In the end, I paid almost twice as much for a crappy car then I would have anywhere else and it took twice as long as I kept getting moved to different cars. I will not be renting from them again.
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
I was pleased my ‘non smoking ‘ car truly was a non smoker. At the end of a long trip while returning the car in pouring rain your bright orange SIXT signs stood out above all your competitors making my drop very easy and much appreciated.
1.9 HorribleSep 28 2021
The car was dirty enough to render seeing dangerously difficult. I had to pay to clean the car myself in order to safely drive on highways. So a deal that was predicated an upfront payment was meaningless when safety is compromised.
1.9 HorribleSep 12 2021
Canceled the rental 3 days in advance. They charged me a penalty of$100. You take your chances dealing with Sixt. I won't do it again.
10.0 ExcellentSep 9 2021
good quality for the price.
1.9 HorribleAug 25 2021
I reserved a car to be picked up at 11pm, but my flight was delayed such that I arrived at Sixt just after midnight, only to find that their office is closed and (unlike Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar) there is no way to pickup your car. Eventually I just rented a car last-second from Hertz (which luckily was cheaper), and spent days convincing Sixt to cancel my prepaid reservation. Which they finally did, minus a $200 cancellation fee. Ridiculous.
5.9 OkayAug 17 2021
Car too small for family of 4, no much space
7.9 GoodAug 16 2021
Very long wait due to lack of staff. Cost of rental car high. The return of the car was a poor experience. Poor customer service at car return, the ability to discuss the final bill would have meant missing my flight due to extreme long lines
From $52/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Elizabeth
Hertz
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
The staff is helpful and friendly
From $58/dayRated #5
Enterprise
9.6 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Enterprise
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 10
  • 9.6
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2018
SatisfiedNearby
8.8 ExcellentAug 6 2017
The staff in Newark were great. Very helpful.The high cost for a oneway trip. Too much
Rated #6
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Elizabeth
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
Recent reviews
From $67/dayRated #7
Budget
4.8 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Budget
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 4.6
  • 4
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayNov 10 2021
My reservation was essentially cancelled with an hour to go before I was to get it. I was told they didn’t have a car so I had to scramble find another vehicle. I had to go to the airport & pay more for the same size vehicle & deal with an associate who seemed to be mad at the world. And then after everything was totaled, the rental cost an additional ~ $150. An original ~$240 rental became a -$320 rental with an additional $150 is other charges = $480.
4.0 OkayApr 6 2021
The price was the only good thing about this rentalCar was filthy, tire kept going low, and inside of the car smelled like smoke. Worst rental I’ve ever had.
6.4 GoodJun 6 2017
Quickness of the rental officeI did not like the price for the size of the car
From $60/dayRated #8
Avis
4.6 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Avis
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 4.4
  • 4.4
  • 4.4
  • 4.4
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 28 2021
They have no cars and rel me to call back but I call back several times they would not answer the phone
5.2 OkayAug 29 2017
The check in/out process was smooth, although some of the staff did not show good customer skills.The vehicle was not fully serviced, it did not have wiper fluid and it was low in coolant.
3.6 MediocreDec 28 2016
The Worst.This location is the worst. The guys who worked there were rude and unhelpful. They did not have my car when I arrived, and it took over two hours for them to get it. I will never use this location again.
From $40/dayRated #9
Payless
Cheapest deal
4.4 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Elizabeth
Payless
Locations in Elizabeth
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 3.6
  • 3.6
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 29 2017
Payless is greateverything was topnotch. Highly recommend this place.
2.0 MediocreMay 16 2017
never had my reservation
2.0 MediocreMar 22 2017
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANYNOTHINGThey would not pick us up at airport - causing us to spend money on a cab. When we arrived they were RUDE, asked if they would be driving us back to airport when we returned the car - they said no causing a round trip cab ride of $43.00. We decided not to use their service. Don't like dealing with rude people
6.0 GoodFeb 8 2017
Booked at EWR and had to travel 10 miles in taxiPrice and car were greatLocation was ridiculous
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2017
Classic bait and switch - Failed to mention a 250mHad to change rental, with completely new rate (twice the price) for the exact same class of vehicles. This was due to the limit in range you can take certain cars from Payless. I would have taken my business elsewhere.
From $73/day
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Elizabeth
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Elizabeth
Recent reviews
390 travelers who rented a car in Elizabeth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car rental locations in or near Elizabeth

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a rental car in Elizabeth

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Top tips for renting a car in Elizabeth

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Elizabeth for $59 or less
  • Book your rental car in Elizabeth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Elizabeth are around 89% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Elizabeth are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

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