Trenton car rentals from $30/day

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Economy$35/day
Compact$36/day
Intermediate$30/day
Standard$40/day
Full-size$35/day
Minivan$38/day
Full-size SUV$39/day
Luxury$76/day
Premium SUV$44/day
Standard SUV$39/day
Intermediate SUV$44/day
Supplier choice$52/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Trenton

  • Car rentals in Trenton are the simplest way to get around. Trenton and its surrounding are enclosed by Interstate 295. As such, you can drive to New York City in only two hours or Philadelphia in an hour or less. A rental car allows you to travel within the city and throughout the surrounding area. Such flexibility and convenience are impossible by taxi or public transportation.
  • Trenton Mercer Airport has rental car services provided by National and Enterprise. To get a car rental in Trenton from the airport, go to the main level of the passenger terminal. You can pick up or drop off your car rental there. Additionally, Budget has a car rental service outside the airport premises. The airport has shuttles available at the terminal, which take interested travelers to the off-site rental center.
  • When driving a Trenton car rental, always turn right before turning left, a rule in the city. Additionally, watch for road signs indicating when and where turns are allowed. Some areas in Trenton, for example, "The Island," along Route 29, are prone to flooding in months like September. Due to the floodwater, driving can get dangerous hence it is advised that no cars, including SUVs, attempt to cross.
  • Trenton is a metropolitan area meaning that most commuters use their cars to get to work. As a result, getting into the city center can be problematic during rush hour. Trenton has traffic congestion, especially in the morning and evening. It is busiest at 5 pm when most people leave work, but the traffic clears out later in the evenings. As you drive around Trenton, beware of skateboarders and bicyclists who don't seem to be strict followers of traffic rules.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Trenton for $50 or less
  • Book your rental car in Trenton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Trenton are around 20% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Trenton are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Trenton

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

    On average a rental car in Trenton costs $60 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 Trenton found in the last 2 weeks is $34.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Trenton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($51/day) and Budget ($52/day).

  • How much is gas price in Trenton?

    The average gas price in Trenton is $3.86 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $46 and $62, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Trenton?

    Compact (Chevrolet Bolt or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Trenton.

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

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

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

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

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

    Car rental companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Payless 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 Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National, and Payless.

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

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

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

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

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

    A Compact car rental in Trenton costs $32 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Trenton costs $33 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Trenton?

    An Economy car rental in Trenton costs $38 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Trenton?

    In Trenton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 327 Lincoln Highway (5 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Trenton costs $419 per week ($60 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Trenton costs $1,797 per month ($60 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Trenton?

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

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

    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 Trenton?

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

    Sedans and economy car rentals in Trenton are highly recommended. The weather in Trenton is suitable for economy cars to navigate even during colder months. An economy Trenton car rental is ideal for mild temperatures and rain. For example, temperatures recommend renting an Economy car when visiting Trenton during September. An economy car may not do handle ice and snow very well but it is good for mild temperatures and rain which characterizes most parts of Trenton. For instance, Trenton experiences only 4 inches of snow a year, while the US average is 28 inches. Therefore, the roads don't get snowy and are impossible to navigate with a sedan.

  • What's the speed limit in Trenton?

    Trenton has different speed limits for specific areas. For most parts of Trenton, the speed limit is 25 mph unless a road sign indicates otherwise. The speed limit in suburban areas is 75 mph, which cops strictly enforce. The 75 mph is the same on a highway in Trenton. The speed limit for northbound and southbound traffic in the middle of Hamilton Township - Trenton City lines and Cass Street is 45 mph, and 40 mph in the middle of Cass and South Warren Streets. The speed limit is 45 mph in the middle of South Warren and Bridge, 50 mph in the middle of Bridge and Lee Avenue, 40 mph in the middle of Lee Avenue and Aberfeldy, and 55 mph in the middle of Aberfeldy and Trenton City–Ewing Township line.

  • Where is the best place to park in Trenton?

    Availability of parking space is a concern for many travelers with a car rental in Trenton. Fortunately, parking in Trenton is widely available in the street and public and private lots. The accessibility of parking in Trenton has made it possible for people in areas like Capitol Complex to park their cars and walk. All parking garages in Trenton are located downtown, with charges starting at around $2 per hour for four hours and around $8 daily. 

Trenton car rental reviews and directory

Budget

5.5

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

6.4

One location in Trenton

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Locations in Trenton

34 East Piper Avenue

+1 609 882 8130

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00

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8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
It depends. I haven’t received the final bill yet.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have a gasoline car which I reserved. I was stuck with a low mileage EV which was an inconvenience. Not an upgrade as I was never informed of. It took time to charge and I was subsequently late in the return. The “manager” at the Trenton Mercer Airport location was rude and not at all understanding about this. I will NEVER rent there again.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The vehicle we rented did not have operational windshield wipers and we did not find out until we were in a downpour on our trip. This was very inconvenient and disheartening and took time away from our travels. We also lost all of the air conditioning in our vehicle. We had to drive with open windows and we were very uncomfortable. We tried to exchange the rental and were told there were no other vehicles available. This forced us to change some of our plans and minimize our trip. The temperature guage in the truck was also fluctuating and we were afraid we would break down along our ride. The pickup and drop-off were seamless and both were helpful.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

vehicle smelled like blunts, not sure if the workers smoke in there or if nobody checked it after whoever used it last.

4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

On pickup the service clerk spent 20 minutes talking to another customer in Russian helping them buy a car dealer and talking shop while I waited in line. He assumed I wouldn't know what's going on, little did he know I speak perfect Russian. With all that going on the computer showed the vehicle with a full tank, when I was at empty. We had to work it all out upon return on the vehicle in a different state. I did forget my EZ pass in the car and once I realized what happened I contacted Budget to request tag to be returned. Both the drop off site and customer service claim they don't have the tag, yet I see Florida toll charges on it. Obviously forgetting the tag in the car is my fault, but how anyone claim the car is disinfected and cleaned if the tag attached to the window is missed?????

2.0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I never ordered a car for pickup in Trenton. I ordered one for pickup in Philly. I canceled this order by phone and placed a new order directly through Budget's website for pickup in Philly. Somehow this reservation in Trenton wasn't actually canceled because someone then called that morning asking where I was to pickup the car.

1 out of 10

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

3 locations in Trenton

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Locations in Trenton

1571 N. Olden Ave.

+1 609 695 0990

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2142 S Broad St

+1 609 888 1634

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3201 Us Rt 1 Brunswick Pk

+1 609 620 1399

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The manager

Cons:

All perfect the manager Dino was wonderful

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was extremely courteous. It was a pleasure patronizing this place and I would do it again without hesitation.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant people, all around! The car was good, and affordable.

Cons:

none

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

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 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

speed to get and leave the car convenient hours

1 out of 4

Avis

7.1

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

One location in Trenton

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Locations in Trenton

34 East Piper Avenue

+1 609 434 1791

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I could not rent the car because they did not accept my type of debit card! It would have been nice to know that before wasting my time setting the appointment and then going to them for the attendant to rudely tell me he can’t accept my chime debit card.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not feel like a professionally run business. All employees were young got distracted very easily.

5.2 Fair

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much was average car company with average car.

Cons:

Car was smoked in, took a while to pick up and drop off due to only one staff member.

3.2 Poor

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

That I got my vehicle so I could leave the place

Cons:

The person at the counter was so rude! No good customer service was given at anytime we were there. He even was on his phone taking a personal call while trying to get our vehicle! Not going to that Avis facility ever again

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The shuttle bus was a very bumpy ride. News shocks maybe? But everything else was excellent, including shuttle driver. 9.5 out of 10!

1 out of 4

Dollar

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Trenton

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1164 Route 33

(609) 890-0162

Opening times not available

2062 Brunswick Pike

+1 609 392 2138

Opening times not available

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Hertz

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3 locations in Trenton

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1164 Route 33

+1 609 890 0162

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

1536 Lower Ferry Rd

+1 609 392 2138

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00

2062 Brunswick Ave

+1 609 392 2138

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We were upgraded to an SUV because the woman there renting a car did not want the SUV and carried on about it. The sales rep. offered it to us.

Cons:

There was absolutely nothing that we did not like.

1 out of 1

Alternative Rent A Car

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One location in Trenton

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Locations in Trenton

1100 terminal circle drive

+1 732 979 2277

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Sunnycars

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One location in Trenton

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1100 Terminal Circle Drive

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84 travelers who rented a car in Trenton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car rental locations in or near Trenton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$60/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a rental car in Trenton

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