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Jersey City, NJ
May 26 — Jun 2
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Jersey City, NJ
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From $77/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
6.1 Good (74 reviews)
2 locations in Jersey City
Avis
Locations in Jersey City
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 15 2022
They double charged me Vs. Agreed upon rate
2.0 MediocreFeb 7 2022
The stuff were being rude and not friendly. They didn’t want to help and started making rude comments.
2.0 MediocreDec 3 2021
Unprofessional staff, dirty car
7.9 GoodAug 12 2021
Great service pleasant agent
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
Great car.Pick-up location was disorganized. Drop-off closed 1hr sooner than listed online. Incorrectly charged several additional fees.
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2021
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 402USDEVerything!!!!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2020
Evening goes smoothly. Good staffs.Nothing much to saying.
10.0 ExcellentNov 10 2020
Staff was super friendly and the car I received was great.They should allow drop off outside the business hours.
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2020
No car was available! Over 20 people in the same position... the online inventory was incorrectA car would have been nice
4.4 OkaySep 23 2020
Nothing really.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.
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From $90/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Jersey City
National
Locations in Jersey City
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 25 2016
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.)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 $73/dayRated #3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (22 reviews)
3 locations in Jersey City
Enterprise
Locations in Jersey City
  • 8.7
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2022
The staff was great, car was not washed well - very dirty windshield.
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2021
Earlier hours (6am-8am)to pick up car would be great 👍 maybe schedule it as a personal request fee ....
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2020
Absolutely nothingThe 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
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
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the drop off was extremely easy.It was great. All you could ask for. Thanks!
9.2 ExcellentJan 29 2019
she was super helpful and nice
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2017
Very patient, kind, accommodating servcie, good priceEverything was great!
7.6 GoodApr 17 2017
Friendly and Easy pick-upThe associates were very friendly and nice, helped me load up the rental car with all my stuff. Great value for money.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
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.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 BadThey had a wonderful young lady drive me to the metro after my rental. She was pleasant and professional. The car was ok.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.
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From $93/dayRated #4
Alamo
8 Excellent (25 reviews)
1 location in Jersey City
Alamo
Locations in Jersey City
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 8 2022
The reservation address sent to my email from Kayak was absolutely wrong and I wasted an hour trying to figure out where to pick up my car. Ended up missing my event and canceling the reservation.
4.0 OkayNov 26 2020
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 musicThe 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
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.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
EVERYTHING
7.6 GoodAug 25 2020
Staff was friendlyVehicle 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 wonderfulI 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 serviceThe 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
The team in New Jersey did an excellent job checking us in and making us feel appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2016
Jersey to ChicagoGreat ride -- great service -- great price !!!Not a thing -- it was a great experience !!
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From $74/dayRated #5
Budget
7.1 Good (28 reviews)
3 locations in Jersey City
Budget
Locations in Jersey City
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2021
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
At pick up they were somewhat friendly but, returning the car was an ordeal, it took a long time and they were rude.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
Super convenient to pick up and drop off (at different locations)I was not given the type of car I requested, though i enjoyed the one i got (kia soul)
6.0 GoodApr 6 2019
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 jokeThere was nothingI 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
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
The car was much smaller than what I had reserved online.
9.6 ExcellentJun 21 2017
great serviceIn and out quickly, courteous and professional staff
10.0 ExcellentJun 20 2017
5 minute walk from the PATH train. Owner/operator was great!Everything. Short wait time. Very nice, friendly staff. Great, clean car. Bill was exactly as expected.Nothing.
9.6 ExcellentApr 27 2017
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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From $45/dayRated #6
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
5.8 Okay (13 reviews)
2 locations in Jersey City
Hertz
Locations in Jersey City
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 15 2022
Very easy pickup and drop-off. Whole process took about 10 minutes. Car was washed and lots of photos were taken and emailed me so that there was no confusion over pickup and dropoff condition.
6.0 GoodApr 13 2021
Car was clean and upgradedPickup time was unreasonably long
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2020
price much better than usual. process very easy. site access easy.compared to the usual price experience in NYC this was a dream.
3.6 MediocreSep 10 2020
Nothing about the experience was good.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
They didn’t have a car for me at all nor did they help me to find another option.Not taking my reservation in the first place. Assistance finding another reservation and price matching the original booking at another local Hertz.
6.0 GoodJun 18 2019
Easy pick up and drop offCar 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.
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2018
They charged me $200 for unknown reason. Still in the process of getting my money back.
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From $62/day
Priceless
1 location in Jersey City
Priceless
Locations in Jersey City
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Jersey City
Sunnycars
Locations in Jersey City
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165 travelers who rented a car in Jersey City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Jersey City

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a rental car in Jersey City

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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 $59 or less
  • Book your rental car in Jersey City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Jersey City are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

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