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Princeton, NJ
Apr 21 — Apr 28
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Princeton, NJ
Wed 4/21
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Princeton car rental information

Pick-up locationPrinceton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Passenger van, Pickup truck, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations6
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Princeton

$31/dayEconomy
$31/dayCompact
$32/dayIntermediate
$31/dayStandard
$33/dayFull-size
$64/dayMinivan
$55/dayFull-size SUV
$43/dayPremium
$92/dayPassenger van
$46/dayLuxury
$42/dayPickup truck
$34/dayIntermediate SUV
$39/dayStandard SUV
$45/dayCompact SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Princeton car rental reviews and directory

From $46/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
9.3 Excellent (10 reviews)
2 locations in Princeton
Enterprise
Locations in Princeton
272 Alexander St+1 609 524 0997
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3201 Us Rt 1 Brunswick Pk+1 609 620 1399
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 9.4
  • 9
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 1 2020
Pros: Great Staff!!
9.6 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Pros: staff were friendly and prompt. nice car and convenient locationCons: 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 ExcellentMay 29 2019
Pros: Staff was very helpful. Pickup was efficient.
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2017
Excellent experience!Pros: I arrived timely, and only needed to wait minutes for my car. The car was clean, comfortable, and the when the person helping me offered the gas at a below market rate, I took it. I arrived before the stated opening time the next a.m. and they were already open and assisting other. Quick & immediate lift to the train station as previously requested. Would definitely recommend them!
9.6 ExcellentJan 23 2017
Great ExperiencePros: Clean brand new F150. Pick up and drop off was quick and efficient. Overall I would do it again.Cons: Had to rent in New Jersey 6.875% Sales Tax. :(
9.6 ExcellentDec 11 2016
Pros: speed to get and leave the car convenient hours
9.6 ExcellentSep 5 2016
Pros: I like their pick up and drop off service, but they didn't inform me for pick up, so I ubered there. Will be nice if they can tell me before. Send me an email or call me.
From $54/dayRated #2
Budget
8.8 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Princeton
Budget
Locations in Princeton
14 Lower Harrison Street+1 609 452 2732
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJul 29 2019
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 OkayDec 20 2017
Cons: Budget overbooks, car was not available.
9.6 ExcellentSep 9 2017
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.
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From $40/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.1 Good (27 reviews)
4 locations in Princeton
Hertz
Locations in Princeton
102 Carnegie Ctr Rt 1+1 609 452 9548
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
2062 Brunswick Ave+1 609 392 2138
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
777 Scudders Mill Road+1 732 297 1588
875 State Road+1 609 236 2175
Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 20 2021
Cons: Fuck your terms and conditions, I canceled the rental days in advance and was still charged 50 bucks, fuck you fuck all of you. I will laugh when you collect your things to get a new job because your company is fucking bankrupt you fucking fuck
4.4 OkayJul 23 2020
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 ExcellentFeb 14 2020
Pros: better car for less money, they give me suv instead of a sedan/
5.6 OkaySep 23 2019
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 MediocreAug 15 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Everything
2.0 MediocreJun 29 2019
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 ExcellentFeb 23 2019
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.
9.2 ExcellentNov 16 2018
Pros: The person at the rental counter, Trevor was very helpful, courteous, friendly and professional
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2018
Cons: Horrible. Horrible. Hertz went back and forth about the rental all day, didn't rent the car in the end. What a nightmare.
2.0 MediocreOct 16 2018
"You have already driven the car. How can I give you a refund?"Cons: The air bag was not functioning in the car that I rented. (The air bag light was glowing and, according to the manual, this means the air bag was not functioning.) When I called Hertz (having already driven a few miles), I was told I must rent a different car at a location 44 miles away (through Philadelphia traffic), since the 1st location was about to close. Two hours later as I drove the 2nd car away from the 2nd location, I realized the air bag light was on in THIS car too. This was actually a good thing, because when I returned I realized that the Hertz employee had not actually given me the key -- he had merely turned the ignition on. Since my wife and I had to drive home (44 miles again) in order to return my own car before beginning our trip, about 3 and a half hours passed between when we were supposed to leave on our trip and when we were actually able to leave. We had wanted to get a few hours of driving in that evening, since we had 700 miles to travel and didn't want to do it all in one day. But by now it was 9:00, we were exhausted, and we decided to wait until the next morning before starting our trip. This meant that -- rather than having time to visit with my family the next evening -- we spent the entire day driving and arrived at our destination late in the evening. When I had asked the man at the rental office for a discount, he told me I should call Customer Service. When I called Customer Service today and explained everything, they told me they could not give me a refund or even a discount because the car had been "prepaid." "You have already driven the car," the woman told me. "How can I give you a refund?"
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From $55/dayRated #4
Avis
6.7 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Princeton
Avis
Locations in Princeton
14 Lower Harrison Street+1 609 452 8285
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
41 Airpark Road+1 609 924 4100
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 25 2019
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 ExcellentSep 9 2017
delayed drop offPros: 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.
Rent-A-Wreck
1 location in Princeton
Rent-A-Wreck
Locations in Princeton
4105 Rt. 1 South+1 732 438 1220
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
55 travelers who rented a car in Princeton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Princeton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in Princeton

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Princeton

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Princeton for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Princeton at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Princeton are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Princeton

  • Some car rental companies in Princeton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a rental car in Princeton costs $65 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($31/day), Avis ($39/day) and Hertz ($45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis 41 Airpark Road 08540 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in Princeton is $3.21 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $39 and $51, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Princeton.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Newark airport include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Rent-A-Wreck, Economy Rent a Car, Budget and Avis.

  • Car rental companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, Sixt and National.

  • Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Advantage, Avis and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Advantage, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Payless, and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, National, and Payless.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget, Alamo, Advantage, Enterprise, Avis, National, and Payless.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Princeton costs $64 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Princeton costs $54 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Princeton costs $62 per day, on average.

  • In Princeton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 875 State Road (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Princeton costs $456 per week ($65 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Princeton costs $1,956 per month ($65 per day).

  • 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!).