New Haven car rentals from $25/day

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New Haven car rental information

Pick-up locationNew Haven
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations20
Airport locations7
Popular agenciesTuro, Budget

Cheap car rentals in New Haven

Mitsubishi Mirage car
Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$27Total
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$30Total
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$25Total
Honda Accord car
Honda Accord
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$30Total
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$33Total
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$34Total
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$42Total
Ford Taurus car
Ford Taurus
or similar LARGE
5
5
4-5
$38Total
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
2/4
$39Total
Toyota Venza car
Toyota Venza
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$30Total
Dodge Journey car
Dodge Journey
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$37Total
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

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

  • With the help of cheap New Haven car rentals, you can explore the attractions outside New Haven with ease. Check out New Hampshire which is about 141 miles northeast of New Haven and get to see scenic attractions like Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves and Kancamagus Highway and White Mountain National Forests. 151 miles southwest of New Haven drive by the Philadelphia Museum of Art which is known to be flocked by tourists and get to experience a range of art history at its finest. Salem being around 141 miles away is another great destination famed for its colonial architecture and prominent museums, and you can stop by the Colonial Witch Trials that made Salem renowned.
  • Travelers disembarking at State Street train station in New Haven should consider renting cheap New Haven car rentals for assured comfort plus flexibility. The car rental agencies are strategically located next to State Street train station you can easily spot them. Zipcar car rental at State Street and Hertz Car Rental at George Street will have you out and about your business, once you rent one of course depending on your preference.
  • Drivers of cheap New Haven car rentals need to beware that they and the passenger riding shotgun are required to wear a safety belt. As for the backseat riders, as long as they are above the age of 4, they too must buckle up. Passengers under the age of 13 need to be strapped in the back seats of automobiles. Children below the age of 4 must use an approved child restraint car seat for safety reasons.
  • It is highly recommended that visitors of New Haven rent a car, as the city is much more easily navigated in your vehicle than via public transportation. This is partly because public transportation is fairly limited, plus because the city was designed primarily with private vehicles in mind. For example, say you want to visit West Rock Ridge State Park. It is just a 12-minute drive of 3.4 miles from central New Haven, but with public transport it can take up to 30 minutes to get there.
  • Travelers arriving at Tweed New Haven Airport can find the rental car desks in Tweed Terminal’s Arrivals Lobby.
  • Beware using your phone while driving in New Haven, as it is illegal throughout the state of Connecticut to call, text, or use cell phones when driving unless it is hands-free. This also includes using your phone as a GPS device. It is advised that drivers make sure to have their passengers handle the phone duties when driving, otherwise you risk incurring a fine.
  • Drivers will be happy to hear that, while New Haven does experience its share of rush hour traffic, it is by no means severe. Drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start up at around 7:00 a.m. and to last until 9:00 a.m., while the afternoon rush hour starts at around 4:00 p.m. and finishes up by about 6:30 p.m. most weekdays. During the peak times, College Street and Howard Avenue are two of the main roads that drivers avoid to escape the worst traffic.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Haven for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Haven at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in New Haven are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in New Haven are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Haven

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Haven?

    New Haven is an older city that goes back to the early Colonial days in the U.S. and, as a result, many of its streets are on the smaller side. For the most part, mid-sized and smaller vehicles are your best bet for driving in comfort in New Haven because there are times when larger SUVs and trucks may feel oversized on the road. This is especially the case when it comes to finding on-street parking.

  • What’s the speed limit in New Haven?

    Residential and neighborhood roads in New Haven feature speed limits of 20 to 40 mph, while urban roads go up to 50 mph. Outside of New Haven proper, the roads have speed limits of anywhere from 45 to 55 mph. Interstates have speed limits that go up to 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Haven?

    If you are in the downtown area, parking garages and lots are likely the safest bet. On-street parking can be difficult to find downtown, especially during the peak hours of the day. Outside of the downtown core and university district, streetside parking is plentifully available and drivers should have an easier time finding available spaces. Hourly parking garages in New Haven typically start at $2.00 per hour.

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

    On average a rental car in New Haven costs $55 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 Haven found in the last 2 weeks is $40.

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

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($30/day).

  • How much is gas price in New Haven?

    The average gas price in New Haven is $3.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in New Haven?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in New Haven.

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

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

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

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in New Haven?

    An Economy car rental in New Haven costs $64 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in New Haven costs $46 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in New Haven?

    A Compact car rental in New Haven costs $85 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in New Haven costs $386 per week ($55 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in New Haven costs $1,655 per month ($55 per day).

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

    Most car rental providers in New Haven 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 Haven, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in New Haven?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 12 car rental agencies in New Haven.

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

    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 Haven?

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

  • Can I rent cheap New Haven car rentals from New Haven Union Station?

    Yes, you can. There’s a wide range of decent New Haven car rentals located next to New Haven Union Station which are at your service. New Haven Union Station is a highly rated train station, and the car rental agencies are in very close proximity to ensure convenience for the guests. You can book Avis Car Rental at Train Station 50 Union Ave or Avis Car Rental located at State Street, New Haven.

  • Is free cancellation available when renting a car in New Haven?

    Yes, free cancellation is possible in New Haven as long as you cancel 48hours before your scheduled departure time. Some of the popular car rental companies that offer this free cancellation are Hertz Car Rental- New Haven and Budget Car Rental.

New Haven car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.6

Best rated
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in New Haven

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from $37/day

Locations in New Haven

1 George Street

+1 203 777 6861

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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155 Burr Street

+1 203 469 8826

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Not good highly unlikely I’ll rent again

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Not good I was charged for the cars called and cancelled them and they were not refunded

8.0 Very good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was pleasant

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing Car was dirty took me 45 min to clean it during COVID esp unacceptable previous contract was in glove compartment that says alot drop off was closed for 3 mos had to go to airport as a last resort

Cons:

Everything car should be clean. We are in the middle of a pandemic. they gave us a drop off that has been closed fo 3 mos again unacceptable. nobody answers your phones this was a horrible experience

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful. Car was clean and ready.

Cons:

The location is a little small so it's tough to pull in and out of the location but that's just nit picking because I have nothing else bad to say lol

4.8 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was polite.

Cons:

Staff was slow, distracted and ended up giving us the contract paperwork for a different car than the one we were given, this caused us problems we had to exchange the car on 4th of July because of a flat tire. We had to just rent another car. Spent almost an hour and 15 minutes picking up the car

1 out of 12

Budget

6.7

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.7

3 locations in New Haven

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from $43/day

Locations in New Haven

155 Burr Street

+1 203 468 5704

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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170 Olive Street

+1 203 786 6584

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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50 Union Avenue

+1 203 782 0082

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
All good

8.0 Very good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Found keys in back seat and gave to attendant. Car not washed.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Car speakers didn’t work

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was very helpful and polite. The little Ford suv drove perfectly thanks guys😁

Cons:

Nothing

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

They could not find my car after dropping it off after hours. The car was not as clean as it could be and the price was way too high.

1 out of 14

Alamo

6.2

Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in New Haven

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from $48/day

Locations in New Haven

290 State St

+1 888 233 8749

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The only positive thing about my experience with Alamo was that the car was clean.

Cons:

They didn’t give me the size of vehicle promised even though I paid extra and then when I returned the car they attempted to charge me $60 more than my quote and I had to argue with them in order to be charged the quote given. I will never use Alamo again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

N/A

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had a fishy odor

8.8 Very good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a very smooth experience, no 5ime wasted at either pickup or drop-off

Cons:

E

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and delivery went off without any glitches. Car was as expected.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

practically seamless rental process, courteous and pleasant staff. informative and proffesional.

1 out of 8

Avis

5.8

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.2

3 locations in New Haven

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from $43/day

Locations in New Haven

155 Burr Street

+1 203 466 2847

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
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170 Olive Street

+1 203 772 6626

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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50 Union Avenue

+1 203 624 2161

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The car I reserved wasn’t available (small car) was given a massive SUV instead. Car was dirty on the outside and had a large scratch on the outside. My pickup time was for 12 pm and I arrived at 4 pm, and was told that they do not hold cars or guarantee the car reserved if you come after your pickup time (I could only select 12 pm on the site when booking).

4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Car tires needed air. I had to pump them up. Avoidance warning lights were always on in outside mirrors.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I reserved a rental last week appear to pick it up and it isn't present and avis had "no" cars I was able to rent

8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was lacking. Not friendly or helpful. Car itself was perfectly fine. Clean, economical to use.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Avis tried to rip me off twice. They said the gas tank was full and I had to return it that way when I picked it up at 11:00 am Monday—there was less than 1/8 tank and according to the car, I could drive 27 miles before getting gas. When I returned the car, dropping the keys in the box at 6:30 in the morning Tuesday, before the desk opened and less than 24 hours from picking up, they charged me a late return fee and for an additional day—because they didn’t check the car in until Wednesday. Crappy, unprofessional, dishonest, disgusting.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up took to long. Didn't have my car. Car they gave me was filthy.

Cons:

Have the car i reserved. Have more locations for one way travel. Don't rent filthy old cars.

1 out of 11

National

10.0

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in New Haven

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155 Burr St

+1 833 816 0319

Monday13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday13:00 - 23:00
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Thursday20:00 - 23:0013:00 - 23:00
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290 State St

+1 888 826 6890

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient, good price for dropping car at different location

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.4

3 locations in New Haven

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from $59/day

Locations in New Haven

155 Burr St

+1 833 816 0917

Monday13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday20:00 - 23:0013:00 - 23:00
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2 Amity Rd

+1 203 397 4999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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408 Crown St

+1 203 789 2252

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Clean car and fast pick up

6.0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good experience. Except needed the car for several more days. Non available at the time. Had to go with Budget rental for the additional time needed.

3.2 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful

Cons:

Car was dirty, gas tank was empty, no one there when car returned during business hours

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop of super easy and close by. Staff were friendly and efficient

Cons:

No one was at the return counter when I returned the car, I don't like doing this because if there is an additional charge it is hard to argue

6.8 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very fast.

Cons:

The car we reserved was not there and they had no others like it. Had to give us a smaller vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

A Service with a smile in the nicest way

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 4

Dollar

7.0

One location in New Haven

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2260 Whitney Avenue

+1 203 466 0439

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thrifty

7.2

Good

No reviews available

One location in New Haven

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from $64/day

Locations in New Haven

2260 Whitney Avenue

+1 203 466 0439

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Easirent

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in New Haven

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Tweed-New Haven Airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in New Haven

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New Haven Union Rail Station

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Sunnycars

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One location in New Haven

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155 Burr Street

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290 State St, New Haven, , USA Connecticut

+1 914 368 0091

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267 travelers who rented a car in New Haven gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

Car rental locations in or near New Haven

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$55/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in New Haven

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