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Jersey City, NJ
May 18 — May 25
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Jersey City car rental information

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Jersey City car rental reviews and directory

From $50/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
6.6 Good (51 reviews)
3 locations in Jersey City
Hertz
Locations in Jersey City
135 Greene Street+1 201 946 7887
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
49 Mall Drive West+1 201 459 0900
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
896 Communipaw Ave+1 201 221 3818
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 13 2021
Pros: Car was clean and upgradedCons: Pickup time was unreasonably long
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
Pros: price much better than usual. process very easy. site access easy.Cons: compared to the usual price experience in NYC this was a dream.
3.6 MediocreSep 10 2020
Pros: Nothing about the experience was good.Cons: Pick up of the car was a nightmare. Spent over an hour in line and took a total of two hours to complete the rental. Really messed up our day plans and even missed a reservation. They didn't honor the prices that were online and we had to pay more for the rental insurance in the office. The EZ Pass wasn't activated and they didn't bother to tell us. The whole experience was unpleasant.
2.0 MediocreSep 4 2020
Pros: They didn’t have a car for me at all nor did they help me to find another option.Cons: Not taking my reservation in the first place. Assistance finding another reservation and price matching the original booking at another local Hertz.
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2019
Pros: Nothing. Hertz did not have an available car from me at the location my reservation time, even though I made AND PAID FOR the reservation in advance. The location not only ran out of cars hours before my reservation, but they did not think to even call me to tell me that they will not be able to honor my reservation. I had to commute almost two hours to reach the Hertz location. I only found out AFTER reaching the Hertz location that my reservation would not be honored. The location also refused to assist me with my dilemma. I am STILL actively trying to get my money back for a service they refused to provide.Cons: Confirm the location will have a car when a reservation is made in advance. I made the reservation over a week in advance. There is NO REASON AT ALL for Hertz to not have a car ready for me when I arrived.
2.0 MediocreOct 15 2019
Pros: They did not have a car available to honor reservation!Cons: Having a car available to rent!
6.0 GoodJun 18 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop offCons: Car wasn't cleaned, tires had low pressure, car didn't come with a full tank of gas, Bluetooth wasn't working properly all the time.
8.4 ExcellentJun 14 2019
Cons: It would have been great to the ez pass included in the car. Can you please make that possible. Thank you.
10.0 ExcellentMar 13 2019
Pros: Brandon was really great and helpful!Cons: It's really hard to find the kiosk - specific directions inside the garage would have been more helpful
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2018
Cons: They charged me $200 for unknown reason. Still in the process of getting my money back.
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From $47/dayRated #2
Avis
Cheapest deal
6 Good (62 reviews)
2 locations in Jersey City
Avis
Locations in Jersey City
129 Montgomery Street+1 201 427 7232
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
30 Mall Drive West+1 201 217 8209
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
  • 6
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2021
Pros: Nothing absolutely nothing, i got the car for one day and they charged me for three days. still trying to resolve the issue with the bank. my charge was supposed to be 123USD instead i got charged 402USDCons: EVerything!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2020
Pros: Evening goes smoothly. Good staffs.Cons: Nothing much to saying.
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2020
Pros: Staff was super friendly and the car I received was great.Cons: They should allow drop off outside the business hours.
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2020
Pros: No car was available! Over 20 people in the same position... the online inventory was incorrectCons: A car would have been nice
4.4 OkaySep 23 2020
Pros: Nothing really.Cons: Pickup and drop off sucked. There was only one agent at the counter. There were like 10-12 people in the line. I had to wait for almost 2 and half hours to pickup the vehicle. The agent was a little slow. Avis could put one more person at the counter. Even the car drop off took over 30 mins. To drop off the vehicle I was in line for over 30 mins.i think Avis could afford to out one more agent to work at the counter.
5.6 OkaySep 15 2020
Cons: The pickup and drop off process was rather disorganized.
3.2 MediocreAug 2 2020
Pros: The staff was awful. They did not give me any instructions when I picked up the car or inform me I needed to bring the parking ticket when dropping off the car or that I needed to record the mileage. They also told me there would be an ezpass and there was no ezpass in the car. Then it took one entire hour waiting in line at the Avis desk to return the car.Cons: Everything could have been better. This is the worst rental experience I have ever had.
7.2 GoodJul 21 2020
Pros: Convenient location.Cons: Car interior did not look like it had been cleaned.
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2020
Pros: Staff who brought the car to me was really nice, the female at the counter a little ornery but with my kindness she warmed up. Rental experience overall was excellent. Ford Escape extremely comfortable. Process quick.
10.0 ExcellentJan 1 2020
Pros: Kendall and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I was on the road in no time and my car was clean and ran perfectly!
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From $86/dayRated #3
National
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Jersey City
National
Locations in Jersey City
110 1st St+1 201 656 7410
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2016
Pros: Maureen was very efficient (and nice)! Check in was speedy but professional. She even gave me a quick run through of features/buttons on my car (as a NYer, I don't drive that often and having driven Hondas for most of my life, it took me a little while to figure out where everything was on my rental Chevy.)Cons: This National is located in a hotel, and the check in/check out desk was a little hard to find. I ended up following signage up to the 8th floor parking deck at first. Luckily, I ran into Maureen on the way and she brought me back to the desk (down a hallway to the left of the lobby). Other issue was getting the car out of the deck. The deck is a paid parking deck that services the hotel as well, and apparently they don't have a system in place for handling the rental cars. When driving out, deck attendants told me I should have grabbed a ticket at the deck first, checked out my car, and THEN paid for parking on the way out?!? Made no sense, and I had to wait at the gate for 5 minutes while they verified my information.
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From $64/dayRated #4
Enterprise
Most popular
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
3 locations in Jersey City
Enterprise
Locations in Jersey City
21 2nd St+1 201 792 2402
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3715 John F Kennedy Blvd+1 201 217 3320
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
832 Communipaw Ave+1 201 434 2424
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.7
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2020
Pros: Absolutely nothingCons: The store was not open on the appointed time/date. It ruined our road trip. It is absolutely unacceptable and it doesn’t speak well of the services offered at Kayak
5.6 OkayJul 21 2020
Cons: I got a call to pick up the car earlier because they close at noon. When i got there, the car wasn’t available. They tried to give me a car that costs more.
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful and the drop off was extremely easy.Cons: It was great. All you could ask for. Thanks!
9.2 ExcellentJan 29 2019
Pros: she was super helpful and nice
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2017
Pros: Very patient, kind, accommodating servcie, good priceCons: Everything was great!
7.6 GoodApr 17 2017
Friendly and Easy pick-upPros: The associates were very friendly and nice, helped me load up the rental car with all my stuff. Great value for money.Cons: I really hated that I got two sets of keys and they were stuck together, so I always had this bulky ring with 2 keys and 2 fobs on it. They apparently need to have it like that so the keys are together if/when the car is sold, but it's incredibly inconvenient. What if I lost them? Which I didn't, but what if? Also the fact that I couldn't just put the keys in my pocket was very frustrating. Additionally, the car wasn't clean on the inside or outside, but that didn't bother me too much since I was driving out to the country, but I just thought I would mention it.
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
Pros: This Enterprise location is great and easy. Brand new vehicle, and friendly service. It's a smaller location, so there's opportunity for free upgrades when vehicles are not in.Cons: This is an Enterprise problem, not this location, but if you pick up after 2-3pm, drop off really should extend to the end of the day... I ended up paying for an extra day, but well worth it.
7.2 GoodJan 3 2017
Good and BadPros: They had a wonderful young lady drive me to the metro after my rental. She was pleasant and professional. The car was ok.Cons: I arrived later than expected and even though I had confirmed my reservation and they had given my car to someone else. The man at the desk was very dismissive of me. I found him quite rude. They then had to drive me 20min away to another location to pick up another vehicle. The car smelled so strong of air freshener that it made me nauseous.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2016
Great servicePros: A small super friendly business in the middle of Jersey City. I needed to rent a car on short notice, they had what I wanted at a competitive price I dodn't have to go out to the airport to get a car - they were near by and it could not have been better
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2016
Pros: Fast. Convenient location.Cons: Closed Sunday
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From $74/dayRated #5
Alamo
8.2 Excellent (23 reviews)
1 location in Jersey City
Alamo
Locations in Jersey City
110 1st St+1 201 656 7410
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayNov 26 2020
Pros: So the staff member upon picking it up asked if I wanted to add easy pass which I said yes to and then it never got added since it didn't work at any of the tolls. Also, he never said anything about returning the car with a full tank. When we got the car it was less than a quarter full and we dropped it off with half a tank and then found out it was supposed to be full? What? Why wasn't this in our contract or told to us? The car kept dropping the blue tooth for our phone when we were trying to play musicCons: The staff should have told us about how full the tank needed to be upon returning and they should have told us about the E-ZPass not being added when we thought we were using it. Not happy with the car or service
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2020
Pros: Always a joy renting from this Alamo location, they are so quick to get you in/out and it's never busy. Had a few great experiences renting from Gio, it's definitely my location of choice in Jersey City.Cons: Only negative is that the cars are parked on the 8th floor of a parking garage and it takes foreeeever to go in/out. But not the end of the world.
2.0 MediocreSep 5 2020
Cons: EVERYTHING
7.6 GoodAug 25 2020
Pros: Staff was friendlyCons: Vehicle did not look like it was cleaned at all and during this time with Covid it was a little unsettling and I cleaned the entire vehicle after picking it up
10.0 ExcellentDec 18 2016
Was wonderfulPros: I love the Caddy I got, smooth sailing. Great customer service.i will probably rent another Cadillac from Alamo again Lex
10.0 ExcellentNov 30 2016
Customer servicePros: The customer service at both our pick up and drop off was great. Everyone was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions.
8.8 ExcellentNov 27 2016
Pros: The team in New Jersey did an excellent job checking us in and making us feel appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2016
Jersey to ChicagoPros: Great ride -- great service -- great price !!!Cons: Not a thing -- it was a great experience !!
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From $51/dayRated #6
Budget
6.9 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Jersey City
Budget
Locations in Jersey City
129 Montgomery Street+1 201 792 2028
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
351 Luis Munoz Marin Boulevard+1 201 792 2028
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2021
Cons: Renting a car always feels kind of expensive and stressful, but overall this was a very good and easy experience. I don’t feel I could have really asked for more.
2.0 MediocreOct 21 2020
Pros: At pick up they were somewhat friendly but, returning the car was an ordeal, it took a long time and they were rude.Cons: A car that had functioning windows and keys. Giving me the right return information. Letting me know the final cost and not charge extra afterwards, $90 more than expected on a two day rental is robbery.
9.2 ExcellentAug 9 2019
Pros: Super convenient to pick up and drop off (at different locations)Cons: I was not given the type of car I requested, though i enjoyed the one i got (kia soul)
6.0 GoodApr 6 2019
Cons: Customer service was lacking. Energy was low in the office. The employees were stressed about the computer system. The car wasn’t ready to go when I got there.
6.0 GoodOct 13 2018
This is a jokePros: There was nothingCons: I reserved a vehicle online, the reservation confirmed the vehicle was at the location I needed so I thought OK everything is going work out. I called the budget location that I was going to be picking the vehicle up from that’s were things took a turn. The guy could barely speak English the vehicle that I reserved was not there. And it was not going to be there for three or four days. I could get no clear answers. The guy basically said that he cannot help me even though had a reservation. Huh... great So I called Avis, quick easy everything worked out I would recommend renting from Avis if you are ever in New Jerse.
6.4 GoodApr 2 2018
Cons: I was charge $25 in Boston for returning the car earlier ?!?!?!? I will be disputing this charge as soon as I'm back in Jersey City. I made reservation to pick up the car around 9:00 am and to return next day around 4:00 am and that exactly when I return the car. I was told that because reservation was made for a full day by the Budget office in Jersey City from 11:00 am(when I came to pick up the car) till 11:00am there is a fee for returning CAR EARLY - I have never experience to be charged because I return a car earlier. The funny thing is that I repeated 3 times in Jersey City office that I would be returning the car by 4:00 and don't need till 11:00 am and they repeated 3 times that this was just formality and I could return the car whenever I wish to.
6.0 GoodMar 30 2018
Cons: The car was much smaller than what I had reserved online.
9.6 ExcellentJun 21 2017
great servicePros: In and out quickly, courteous and professional staff
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2017
5 minute walk from the PATH train. Owner/operator was great!Pros: Everything. Short wait time. Very nice, friendly staff. Great, clean car. Bill was exactly as expected.Cons: Nothing.
9.6 ExcellentApr 27 2017
Cons: Some expanded hours at the drop-off location or perhaps an after-hours drop-off option would have made life a lot easier. Aside from that, everything was terrific.
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Priceless
1 location in Jersey City
Priceless
Locations in Jersey City
597 Marin Blvd+1 973 361 3044
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Sunnycars
1 location in Jersey City
Sunnycars
Locations in Jersey City
110 1st Street
Recent reviews
185 travelers who rented a car in Jersey City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations in or near Jersey City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$76/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a rental car in Jersey City

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Jersey City

  • Located only a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, Jersey City has a well-established identity centered around arts, music, sports, and exceptional food. Renting a car during your trip to Jersey City will help you capitalize on the city’s incredible location, sitting just across the Hudson River from the array of Manhattan attractions and equally close to the Jersey Shore and the expanse of beach towns and resorts. Having a rental car will provide you the freedom to set your own schedule travel at your own pace.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport is located only 10 miles from downtown Jersey City and is host to a long list of major global rental companies including Avis, Alamo, Budget, and Hertz. The counters for all rental agencies are located at station P3 of the airport, a short Air Train ride from station P2. Also consider flying to either Teterboro Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport, both about a one-hour drive from Jersey City.
  • Being part of the Greater New York City metropolitan area means that there are people everywhere; on the roads, on sidewalks, in parked cars, in alleyways. Be aware of the fact that conditions on Jersey City roads are constantly changing and it is important to stay concentrated and yield to pedestrians.
  • Jersey City experiences significant rush hour traffic from 6:30 am to 9:30 am in the morning, as well as between 4 pm and 7 pm in the evening. It is advisable to avoid or minimize the driving that you do during these periods and instead look towards the reliable public transport system as a viable alternative.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Jersey City for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Jersey City at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium rental cars in Jersey City are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Jersey City

  • Some car rental companies in Jersey City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Jersey City costs $76 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Jersey City are Dollar (7.9, 51 reviews), Hertz (6.7, 53 reviews), and Avis (6.2, 73 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Jersey City is $3.25 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $52, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Jersey City.

  • Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, Sixt and National.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Rent-A-Wreck, Economy Rent a Car, Budget and Avis.

  • Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage, Avis and Payless.

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

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

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Jersey City costs $75 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Jersey City costs $72 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Jersey City costs $63 per day, on average.

  • In Jersey City, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 88-08 23rd Avenue (9 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Jersey City costs $531 per week ($76 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Jersey City costs $2,277 per month ($76 per day).

  • A standard sedan will suit the streets of Jersey City. While traffic congestion occurs now and then, there are wide roads and sufficient space for driving and parking just about any modern car. Browse the extensive list of rental options available with KAYAK to choose the car that best suits your personal requirements and preferences.

  • The majority of roads within a close proximity to Jersey City will be considered an urban area and thus have a 25-mph speed limit. In suburban residential and business areas the speed limit can increase to 35 mph, while on state and interstate highways, the speed limit can range from 50 to 65 mph.

  • Your travel budget just got a helping hand; you can expect to pay approximately $2.46 per gallon for gas, which is slightly below the American average. If you are traveling across to Manhattan or eastern New York, top up with a full tank before you cross the bridge as gas prices are more expensive once you cross the Hudson.

  • On-street parking can be difficult to find and is often limited to a 2-hour maximum. Instead, it is best to focus your efforts on finding a parking garage within walking distance of your destination. Located one street behind the major thoroughfare of Washington Street, Montgomery Greene Garage offers a flat daily rate of only $15.

  • 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!).