Princeton car rentals from $24/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 Princeton with a pick-up date of 3/1 and drop-off date of 3/31. 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 Princeton

Toyota Yaris car
Toyota Yaris
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$24Total
Fiat 500L car
Fiat 500L
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$30Total
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$30Total
Honda Accord car
Honda Accord
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$29Total
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$40Total
Nissan Pathfinder car
Nissan Pathfinder
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$37Total
Lexus ES car
Lexus ES
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$45Total
Infiniti QX70 car
Infiniti QX70
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$27Total
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$28Total
Kia Sorento car
Kia Sorento
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$32Total
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$44Total
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Princeton

  • Car rentals in Princeton can help you save time and get around the city on your own timeline. On top of this, using car rentals in Princeton gives you the opportunity to travel in comfort, especially if you’re travelling in a big group, such as with family, or if you have a lot of luggage. With the time saved, you could head over to some of the city’s most famous sites, such as the Princeton Battlefield State Park or Princeton University Art Museum.
  • When traveling to Princeton, you are likely to land at Newark Liberty International Airport, which serves the greater New Jersey area. Upon landing at the airport, head over to either of the 2 rental car centers in the airport located at Station P2 or P3 to pick up your Princeton car rentals. Getting to the rental car centers is possible via the AirTrain located in the airport, which is absolutely free. At Station P3, choose between Hertz, Avis, or Experience, while Dollar, Alamo, and Budget are located at Station P2.
  • Families make up the bulk of the city's population, therefore it will be crucial that you drive your Simi Valley car rentals with the utmost caution both in the city and the suburbs. Because it's likely that there may be kids on the road, you should drive much more slowly than the official speed limit to keep both you and everyone else safe. When utilizing the roads in Simi Valley, you should also pay close attention to bicycles and bikers because they account for a sizeable portion of road users and have the same rights to the road as motor vehicle users.
  • Driving in Princeton may be a hectic endeavor for most motorists using Princeton car rentals, especially if you’re not used to fast moving traffic. The city has a lot of traffic throughout the day, which is especially congested during rush hour. Morning rush hour typically lasts between 7 am to 9 am, while rush hour in the evening occurs between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Make sure to use the GPS navigation system on your car rental or mobile phone to avoid congested roads within the city center, and instead use routes on the city’s outskirts.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Princeton for $43 or less
  • Book your rental car in Princeton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Princeton are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Princeton

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

    On average a rental car in Princeton costs $53 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 Princeton found in the last 2 weeks is $26.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Princeton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($38/day) and Avis ($44/day).

  • How much is gas price in Princeton?

    The average gas price in Princeton 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 Princeton?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Princeton.

  • 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 are at Newark airport (EWR)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Advantage, Kyte, Ace, Economy Rent a Car, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Alamo and Thrifty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Princeton costs $80 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Princeton?

    A Compact car rental in Princeton costs $65 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car rental in Princeton costs $125 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Princeton costs $373 per week ($53 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Princeton costs $1,597 per month ($53 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Princeton?

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

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

    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 Princeton?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Princeton 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 Princeton?

    Most travelers heading out to Princeton are doing so in small groups, so taking either an economy size or compact car will serve you best. Most Princeton car rentals in these categories are filled with modern features, including top-notch safety features. Alternatively, if you’re traveling in larger groups, opt for the full-size SUVs or mini-vans that car rental companies in Princeton provide, which will accommodate larger groups of passengers as well as more luggage.

  • What is the speed limit in Princeton?

    The speed limit in New Jersey differs according to the specific road you’re driving on. Most roadways in the city have a maximum speed of 50mph, with low density business areas having a speed limit of 35 mph. When driving in residential areas, business districts, and school zones ensure to cap your sped at 25 mph to protect other road users. When on state highways, you are allowed to drive at a maximum of 55 mph, with the exception of certain state highways where you can drive at 65 mph (as posted).

  • Where are the best places to park in Princeton?

    Parking car rentals in Princeton is a relatively easy process as the city provides several parking lots, garages, and on-street parking options where you can safely and conveniently park your vehicle. The parking meters in the city are operational between 9 am and 8 pm from Monday to Thursday, with parking on weekends being extended to 9 pm, and from 1 pm to 8 pm on Sundays. The city’s parking meters charge according to the stay, with shorter stays giving you more value.

Princeton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.9

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Princeton

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from $51/day

Locations in Princeton

272 Alexander St

+1 609 524 0997

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great Staff!!

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

staff were friendly and prompt. nice car and convenient location

Cons:

I searched for SUV on Kayak and found a good rate on SUV for the dates I needed. I got to location and was informed that "their" rate was for a standard car, not SUV, and the only "standard" car they had was tiny. They gave me a discount on a very nice SUV. More $ than I planned, but nice car

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful. Pickup was efficient.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.8

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Princeton

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from $54/day

Locations in Princeton

14 Lower Harrison Street

+1 609 452 2732

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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41 Airpark Road

+1 609 917 2000

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

After booking a week in advance, Budget called me less than an hour before pickup to inform me they didn’t have a car for me, and likely wouldn’t. No offers to help find something else, just sorry and good luck.

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

If they had a car for me it would have made my trip a lot easier. Budget call the night before and said they would not have a car for me and it was too late to try to get a car from a more reliable source. Never Again

8.0 Very good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Nice clean car. Quick checkout and dropoff.

Cons:

Kind of pricey for the location/car category. Could be because of summer..

5.2 Fair

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget overbooks, car was not available.

9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I loved that I was able to make a last-minute booking on Labor Day. The car was comfortable and clean and handled great.

Cons:

It was difficult to get someone to answer the phone even during business hours. I was trying to confirm for several days that the location would be open on the holiday. Also $48 a day is a bit steeper than I am used to.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff, exactly the car we needed for the trip and everything went very smoothly.

1 out of 4

Avis

6.9

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Princeton

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from $47/day

Locations in Princeton

14 Lower Harrison Street

+1 609 452 8285

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
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41 Airpark Road

+1 609 924 4100

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful with arranging for a ride to the Pep Boys where my car was being repaired.

Cons:

It would be nice if courtesy pick-ups or drop offs were included. Many rental agencies include this service.

8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

convenient location.

Cons:

The gas tank was only partially filled. Had to go back and get it corrected on the rental agreement.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Someone arrived about 15 minutes after the designated drop off time. There were no issues raised about the delayed drop off - person on duty accepted the drop off without any questions or concerns.

Cons:

No one was there at the designated drop off time.

8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Price

8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Employees were arguing in checking out the car. Felt like their strife spilled over into the car. Turning in the car was great.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
very helpful and friendly counter service at AVIS. I will be back.

1 out of 4

Hertz

5.7

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

5.6

5 locations in Princeton

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from $37/day

Locations in Princeton

100 Nassau Park

+1 609 890 0162

Opening times not available

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102 Carnegie Ctr Rt 1

+1 609 452 9548

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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777 Scudders Mill Road

+1 732 297 1588

Opening times not available

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875 State Road

+1 609 236 2175

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Route 206 & Province Line Road

+1 609 890 0162

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4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Could not provide type of vehicle reserved. Vehicle sensors displayed incorrectly. Debit card policy buried in fine print Total inflexibility at location and from remote management. Necessitated return trip with credit card. Will never rent from Hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

better car for less money, they give me suv instead of a sedan/

5.6 Fair

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The reservation shouldn’t have gone through because the pick up time I requested was when the office closed. So I paid for an extra day without using the car at all.

Cons:

Making it clear that the office closed at 7pm

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

Employees constantly leave prior to scheduled closing time. I was unable to get my rental car because even though I arrived prior to their stated closing time, the employees had already left for the day.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Crowded and very slow at pickup. Inexperienced staff on duty. Waited in wrong line because Hertz desk wasn't readily obvious.

Cons:

Drip off was smoother. Different CSR.

1 out of 6

75 travelers who rented a car in Princeton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near Princeton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$43/day

When to book a rental car in Princeton

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