Kingston car rentals from $28/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 Kingston with a pick-up date of 4/29 and drop-off date of 5/6. 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 Kingston

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Economy$34/day
Intermediate$31/day
Minivan$65/day
Full-size SUV$68/day
Premium$43/day
Luxury$53/day
Pickup truck$45/day
Premium SUV$67/day
Supplier choice$28/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$41/day
Intermediate SUV$42/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kingston

  • Rent a car for your Kingston visit and the very best of New York’s first capital. Located in Ulster County, approximately 91 miles from New York City, Kingston has plenty to offer for locals and visitors alike. All you need to do is book your car rentals in Kingston from one of the agencies that operate in the city. With your car rentals in Kingston, you can explore the best of this 18th-century city like a visit to the Stockade Historic District, and the Hudson River Maritime Museum or head to the Forsyth Nature Walk and get up close and candid with turtles. And for your shopping experience, be sure to check out the boutiques in Uptown Kingston.
  • Kingston is located approximately 30 miles from Newburgh (SWF) Airport. Travelers to Kingston will be delighted to learn that some of the major Kingston car rentals operate right within the airport. Some of these car rental agencies include Budget, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Alamo. Upon touching down at the arrivals, you can head straight to the lower level of the terminal and hop onto the shuttle for a five-minute ride to the car rental desks.
  • Kingston might not be as busy as the Big Apple. However, driving around this city can still be a huge challenge, especially if you are a visitor. Driving in Kingston can be particularly challenging during winter months when the snow-covered roads are slippery. That said, it is not uncommon to see pedestrians jaywalking or cyclists failing to stick to their lances. As such, it helps to be extra cautious while driving your Kingston car rental lest you are involved in a totally preventable accident.
  • As already mentioned, Kingston may not be a big city. However, it does experience its share of traffic, especially during rush hours. Specifically, traffic tends to be heavy along Emerson Street between 7am and 9am and later in the evening between 5pm and 7pm. Kingston experiences heavy snow during winter months. As such, if you are planning to visit the city during winter, be sure to go for the four-wheel car. Look out for cars that have snow tires.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kingston for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kingston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Kingston are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kingston

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

    On average a rental car in Kingston costs $54 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 Kingston found in the last 2 weeks is $30.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Kingston?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($28/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($34/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 790 Ulster Avenue 12401 (2 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Kingston?

    The average gas price in Kingston is $3.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $61, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Kingston?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kingston.

  • Which car rental companies are at Stewart airport (SWF)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Stewart airport include Budget, Avis, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National and Empire Rent A Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Stewart airport (SWF)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Stewart airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and National.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Kingston?

    A Standard car rental in Kingston costs $21 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car rental in Kingston costs $107 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Kingston costs $43 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Kingston costs $378 per week ($54 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Kingston costs $1,622 per month ($54 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Kingston?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 4 car rental agencies in Kingston.

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

    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 Kingston?

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

  • Which type of car is recommended for driving in Kingston?

    Anyone who is at least 18 years and with the right documentation can rent a car in Kingston. Your choice of car rentals in Kingston generally depends on the nature of your visit. If you are visiting the city for business, and on a budget, then you are better off renting a compact car. With your compact car, you can easily navigate some of the narrow streets around Kingston. If you are coming to Kingston with a family, however, then you may consider renting an SUV. Still, vans are available for those who are visiting the city for a group tour.

  • What is the speed limit in Kingston?

    The speed limit in Kingston varies depending on where you are driving in. If you are driving through densely populated areas like residential areas, commercial areas or near schools, then it is important that you keep your maximum speed limit at 20mph. However, as you get to more free areas, you can drive at 30 mph. Once you get to freeways like Lucas Avenue or Washington Avenue, you can drive at 50mph. That said, it is important that you pay attention to traffic signs. Most importantly, pay attention to the road conditions, especially at night as well as during winter months when the roads tend to be slippery.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kingston?

    Finding parking in Kingston can be as tough as finding a needle in a haystack, especially during weekdays. That said, some of the pocket-friendly parking locations you can check out while in Kingston include Jansen Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Park and Ride Entrance and Kingston Point Rotary Park. All these offer metered parking, meaning that you can park your car for as low as $2/hour. There are daily, weekly and monthly parking plans.

Kingston car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.0

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

4 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

20 Ibm Rd

+1 845 462 6160

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

20 Ibm Road

+1 845 462 6160

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

4524 Route 32

+1 518 678 3125

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

790 Ulster Avenue

+1 845 338 6929

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We selected a Hyundai Elantra online but were given a different vehicle with only 1/2 tank of gas. The employees didn’t even ask if a substitute vehicle was okay. Was also charged an absurd 20% tax, which is more than 4x the tax rate of our home state VA and which is 2x the tax rate of the state we rented from, NY. Nobody told us about that tax rate and it came as a total surprise. Probably won’t rent from Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The parking situation was a bit confusing There was no clear signage as to where it was legal to park our vehicle for a couple of days

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
All Very Good

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and nice

Cons:

Only thing I would like is more selection of vehicles

9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Mentioning the PlatePass and how it works would have been helpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was great and the process was smooth and fast

Cons:

no complaints

1 out of 11

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

20 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

28 Ibm Road

+1 845 625 0201

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

711 E Chester St

+1 845 768 3598

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service with renting the vehicle. answered all the questions we had about the GMC we rented. Drop off was easy .

Cons:

I didn't care so much for the model I rented for the long trip we took, there were a lot of little things ,not Avis fault but GMC the way they designed the car. I can go on and on about this but If I had to rent another car I would come back to Avis. by the way this is a great way to check a car out before you buy! I would not buy this GMC SUV. but my next trip I would definitely go back to Avis.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle and prices was good

Cons:

The location was not very inviting, as soon you walked in it was weird smell in the office, the guy there was ok not really good customer service.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and helpful.

4.4 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Even with no electricity drop off was so easy!

Cons:

Car needed coolant, it was filthy.

8.8 Very good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant people at both ends; helpful.

Cons:

Dingy office in Poughkeepsie. Drop-off charge for 1 day Poughkeepsie to Albany rental was excessive.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price, speed at pickup, friendliness/attitude at counter, ability to leave my car on the property.

Cons:

Not a big fan of the Dodge Journey as a vehicle.

1 out of 4

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

711 E Chester St

+1 845 768 3601

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was very easy and good! I love the easy process

Cons:

In my experience everything was good!

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1051 Ulster Ave

+1 845 336 4700

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

126 State Route 28

+1 845 338 6006

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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696 Dutchess Tpke

+1 845 485 2222

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off super easy.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I like how the person that helped me when I picked the car up. She was amicable and replied to my questions in a great manner.

Cons:

The gentleman that worked with me when I dropped the car was rude and borderline xenophobic. His attitude was not professional. I wouldn’t rent a car from that office again.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very friendly and following safety procedures.

Cons:

we needed to put air in one of the back tires because the low pressure alert went on. Although it did not go flat and seemed to be a slow leak, it was a bit nerve racking.

6.0 Okay

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice. Got me into a car quickly and efficiently.

Cons:

The car had obviously been smoked in before it was given to me. Luckily, I didn't need the car more than the time it took to get to my destination. Still though, not an ideal way to receive or drive a long distance.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Nothing.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and accommodating. I called up to meet us at the train station and they were there waiting and they got us to the train station on time when we left. Could not be happier with the responsiveness of the service.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 5

98 travelers who rented a car in Kingston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Kingston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$54/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Kingston

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