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New Brunswick car rentals from $32/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 New Brunswick with a pick-up date of 8/5 and drop-off date of 8/26. 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 New Brunswick

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Ford Fiesta car
Ford Fiesta
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$33/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$41/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$32/day
Honda Accord car
Honda Accord
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$39/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$36/day
Toyota Highlander car
Toyota Highlander
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$52/day
Chevrolet Impala car
Chevrolet Impala
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$36/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$45/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$45/day
Mitsubishi Outlander car
Mitsubishi Outlander
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$49/day
Class Standard Wagon car
Class Standard Wagon
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$57/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in New Brunswick

  • A car rental in New Brunswick, NJ, offers several advantages over relying solely on public transportation or other means of transportation. Having a rental car provides convenience and flexibility in terms of travel. You can explore New Brunswick and its surrounding areas at your own pace without being tied to public transportation schedules. You can choose your routes, make spontaneous stops, and plan your itinerary according to your preferences. Also, renting a car ensures easy accessibility to various destinations, including those not well-served by public transportation, like Rutgers Gardens and Boyd Park.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the major international gateway to New Brunswick, NJ, and other towns in the neighborhood. If you plan to rent a car in New Brunswick at this facility, you will find several agencies operating their counters here. The car rental companies are located at the designated Rental Car Center (RCC). Follow the signs to the AirTrain Newark station within the terminal. Board the AirTrain, and ensure you are on the correct train heading towards Station P3. The RCC is a multi-level building where you will find the rental car companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.
  • When driving a car rental in New Brunswick, remember that the city has several one-way streets, especially in the downtown area. Pay attention to signage and road markings to ensure you drive in the correct direction and avoid potential violations or confusion. New Brunswick has a vibrant downtown, with many pedestrians walking in the area. Be attentive to crosswalks and pedestrians crossing the streets, particularly near the university campus, shopping areas, and popular attractions. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and exercise caution to ensure their safety.
  • Like many urban areas, New Brunswick experiences peak traffic during weekday rush hours, typically from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. During these times, major roads and intersections can become congested as commuters travel to and from work or school. Route 18 is a major highway that runs through New Brunswick and can experience heavy traffic, particularly during peak travel times. This highway connects the city with other areas of New Jersey, so it's important to plan your routes accordingly and allow extra travel time if you need to drive a car rental in New Brunswick on Route 18.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Brunswick for $60 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Brunswick at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in New Brunswick are around 106% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Brunswick

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

    On average a rental car in New Brunswick costs $73 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 New Brunswick found in the last 2 weeks is $38.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in New Brunswick?

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  • How much is gas price in New Brunswick?

    The average gas price in New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick?

    Full-size (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Brunswick.

  • Which car rental companies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Sixt, Ace, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Payless and National.

  • Which car rental companies are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Kyte, Dollar, Alamo, Ace, Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Payless.

  • Which car rental companies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Sixt, Dollar, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Payless, Empire Rent A Car and Yesaway.

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

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in New Brunswick?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in New Brunswick?

    A Full Size car rental in New Brunswick costs $225 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in New Brunswick?

    A Mini car rental in New Brunswick costs $141 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in New Brunswick?

    An Intermediate car rental in New Brunswick costs $93 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in New Brunswick?

    In New Brunswick, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2136 State Route 27 (5 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in New Brunswick costs $514 per week ($73 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in New Brunswick costs $2,205 per month ($73 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in New Brunswick?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in New Brunswick?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in New Brunswick.

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

    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 New Brunswick?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick, NJ?

    New Brunswick is a city with urban and suburban areas, and a compact or mid-size car is often suitable for navigating city streets and finding parking in the downtown area. These cars offer good maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and ease of parking. New Brunswick promotes sustainability and eco-friendly practices. If you are environmentally conscious or prefer to reduce your carbon footprint, consider renting or driving a hybrid or electric vehicle. These vehicles offer improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions, contributing to a greener driving experience.

  • What’s the speed limit in New Brunswick, NJ?

    When driving a car rental in New Brunswick, NJ, pay attention to the posted speeds, as they may change depending on the road and the location. For instance, you must be at most 25 mph in residential neighborhoods and areas with homes, schools, and parks. However, on State highways and arterial roads in and around New Brunswick, speeds can range from 40 mph to 55 mph, depending on the specific road segment and conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Brunswick, NJ?

    To drop off a New Brunswick car rental, numerous on-street parking spaces are available throughout the city. Therefore, check for parking regulations and restrictions, such as time limits, resident-only zones, or metered parking areas. Moreover, if you are visiting Rutgers University or attending an event on campus, designated parking areas are available for visitors. Follow the signage and instructions provided by the university to access the appropriate parking lots or garages.

New Brunswick car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.2

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in New Brunswick

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Locations in New Brunswick

1160 Somerset St

+1 732 214 1022

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I'm 24 and no one advertised me I cannot rent a SUV

4.8 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Once a vehicle was located (after nearly thirty minutes of excuses), the service person (Michael) drove us to the location where a vehicle was found. Michael was friendly, professional, and courteous.

Cons:

I reserved a vehicle, confirmed the reservation a week and again one day before arriving. When I got to the Enterprise location, I was told they had no vehicles and it took nearly a half hour and my insisting they locate one before a vehicle was found.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The New Brunswick staff were great too, very personable, took care of me quickly.

1 out of 1

National

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in New Brunswick

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17 Easton Ave

+1 732 565 3892

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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Avis

7.2

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in New Brunswick

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3 Tower Center Boulevard

+1 732 659 6081

Monday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Tuesday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

New Brunswick Sears Auto-51 US Hwy 1

+1 732 937 6644

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off.

Cons:

Took me a while to figure out it was at the Sears Auto Center, a separate building from Sears.

1 out of 0

Budget

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

Most popular

2 locations in New Brunswick

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3 Tower Center Boulevard

+1 732 659 6224

Monday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Tuesday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Thursday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Friday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

51 Us Highway 1

+1 732 937 8118

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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5.6 Fair

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

pick up and drop off was quick

Cons:

They overcharged me for 30 minute late return. They did not even call me to let me know that I am being overcharged!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The minivan was perfect for moving a graduate student from one university to another! It was spacious and got good gas mileage.

Cons:

There were no problems at all!

1 out of 0

Thrifty

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

One location in New Brunswick

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215 Route 18 South

(732) 545-0500

Opening times not available

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Hertz

No score available yet

Cheapest deal

2 locations in New Brunswick

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1 Squibb Drive

+1 732 297 1588

Opening times not available

1153 Raritan Avenue

+1 732 572 8913

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

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Rent-A-Wreck

No score available yet

One location in New Brunswick

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200 New Jersey 18

+1 732 247 4744

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4 travelers who rented a car in New Brunswick gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near New Brunswick

Good to know

Most popular agency

Turo

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$73/day

Good deal

$60/day

When to book a rental car in New Brunswick

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