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Valley Stream car rentals from $31/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 Valley Stream with a pick-up date of 7/23 and drop-off date of 7/26. 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 Valley Stream

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Chevrolet Spark car
Chevrolet Spark
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$31/day
Nissan Sentra car
Nissan Sentra
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$33/day
Hyundai Elantra car
Hyundai Elantra
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$42/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$33/day
Nissan Altima car
Nissan Altima
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$34/day
Kia Sedona car
Kia Sedona
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
$86/day
Lexus NX car
Lexus NX
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$62/day
Mercedes-Benz C-Class car
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
$86/day
Honda Pilot car
Honda Pilot
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$98/day
Chevrolet Equinox car
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$51/day
Mazda CX-5 car
Mazda CX-5
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$59/day
Toyota C-HR car
Toyota C-HR
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$72/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Valley Stream

  • You can experience the beauty and attractions in the area effortlessly with car rentals in Valley Stream. Enjoy the freedom to explore the area at your own pace, from the relaxing Hendrickson Park to the vibrant Green Acres Mall. With a car rental in Valley Stream, you'll enjoy the convenience of reaching popular destinations like Valley Stream State Park and the Firemen's Memorial Park hassle-free. Discover hidden gems and indulge in local foods without the constraints of public transportation schedules. A Valley Stream car rental grants you the flexibility to embark on day trips to nearby destinations, like Fire Island or the Hamptons.
  • Valley Stream car rentals are best if reserved and picked up at the airport. This will give you the most options of agencies and vehicle types. The closest airport to Valley Stream is JFK Airport. Upon arrival, follow the signs to the AirTran stop and take the train to Federal Circle Station C. This is home to several major rental car companies, like Avis and Budget. If you’re flying into LaGuardia Airport (LGA), collect your bags and then follow the signs for Rental Car Shuttles. This is where the designated shuttle for each rental agency will stop.
  • Driving car rentals in Valley Stream is generally an enjoyable and relaxed experience. The area offers a mix of urban and suburban settings. The roads are generally well-maintained, but traffic congestion can occur during peak hours of 8 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7 pm, especially near major commercial areas like Green Acres Mall. Drivers typically follow traffic rules and obey signals, making the driving environment organized and relaxed. While Valley Stream generally offers a calm driving atmosphere, it's recommended to stay alert, be patient, and adapt to the flow of traffic.
  • Keep in mind some possible challenges that might come up. When driving car rentals in Valley Stream during peak hours, traffic congestion can be significant. The area has a mix of residential and commercial zones, which means you may have to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists. Being watchful for pedestrians crossing and following crosswalk rules is essential. You may encounter road construction, which leads to detours and closures. Carefully follow the posted signs to navigate around this.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Valley Stream for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Valley Stream at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Valley Stream are around 74% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Valley Stream

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

    On average a rental car in Valley Stream costs $58 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 Valley Stream found in the last 2 weeks is $39.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Valley Stream?

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  • How much is gas price in Valley Stream?

    The average gas price in Valley Stream 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 Valley Stream?

    Intermediate (Honda Civic or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Valley Stream.

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

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

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

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

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Valley Stream?

    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 Valley Stream?

    An Intermediate car rental in Valley Stream costs $25 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Valley Stream?

    A Standard car rental in Valley Stream costs $37 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Valley Stream?

    An Economy car rental in Valley Stream costs $37 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Valley Stream costs $405 per week ($58 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Valley Stream costs $1,734 per month ($58 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Valley Stream?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Valley Stream?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Valley Stream.

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

    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 Valley Stream?

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

    Navigating Valley Stream, NY, requires a versatile and comfortable vehicle suited to both urban and suburban settings. A compact car like a sedan or hatchback is recommended for its easy maneuverability through city streets, parking options, and fuel efficiency. Given the region's seasonal weather changes, a car with good traction, all-wheel drive, or front-wheel drive is helpful during winter months. If you plan to explore beyond Valley Stream, an SUV offers more space for passengers and luggage, making it perfect for trips to nearby attractions. Look for a Valley Stream car rental with modern safety features, such as blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control, to ensure a safe driving experience.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Valley Stream?

    The speed limit in Valley Stream, NY, generally varies between 25 and 35 mph on local roads and residential areas. Larger roads and main thoroughfares might have limits of 35 to 45 mph. On highways and interstates, the limit is usually 65 to 70 mph. Speed limits may be reduced in areas of construction or during special events, so always be aware of and adhere to posted signs.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Valley Stream?

    In Valley Stream, NY, convenient parking options are available for visitors. For shopping and dining at Green Acres Mall, ample parking is provided on-site. Downtown areas offer metered street parking, offering access to local businesses. It's essential to comply with parking regulations and time limits to avoid fines. Additionally, some residential areas have permit parking, so be mindful of signage. As parking availability can vary, considering public transportation or ride-sharing during peak times might be a good alternative.

Valley Stream car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

4 locations in Valley Stream

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Locations in Valley Stream

13007 Merrick Blvd

+1 718 949 5200

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

184 Merrick Road

+1 516 887 6700

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

360 W Merrick Rd

+1 516 256 7808

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

600 Atlantic Ave

+1 516 887 6700

Opening times not available

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Car was not available when I went into pick it up. Ruined my holiday for my kids.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was unbelievably friendly.

Cons:

Hard to take a turn out of the parking lot, but overall I would rent a car from here again.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Price quoted was not able to be honored at the location. Enterprise customer service said it was a valid booking. The branch made me rebook for a much higher amount

7.2 Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

If enterprise would have gave me the price that was quoted to me. Im quite sure the price should have been on the reservation ...The deal was so good they didn't Believe it .. need a car so I had to get it. Don't get me wrong the staff was great just the price kept the car extra day let see credit

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service friendly staff and great prices

Cons:

They need more room for parking

4.8 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They adjusted the rental fees at the several problems wiere brought to their attention.

Cons:

Windshield was so dirty inside and outside that we had to buy glass cleaner and paper towels to clean it so we could see during the rain. Tire pressure in a one front tire was 39 lb should have been 32 - tire pressure in the rear tire was 26 lb -should have been 32. Car previously rented to a smoker and was not cleaned prior to renting it to us.

1 out of 4

Dollar

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Valley Stream

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56 Horton Avenue

+1 516 825 2186

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

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Hertz

No score available yet

Most popular

2 locations in Valley Stream

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1297 Woodfield Rd

+1 516 764 0272

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

56 Horton Avenue

+1 516 825 2186

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The original car had a nail in tire and tire pressure light came on so I took car back and they gave me a different vehicle. What’s strange is that the tire pressure light was on when I picked up the car so not sure if mail was in tire then.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Quick and easy pick up and drop off. It was also the best price and the cars I rented were clean and new.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and friendly . Car was in great shape

Cons:

Only down point, the car was not ready. Pick took 1/2 hour. Not the worse thing, but could be more prompt.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly & easy during pickup and drop off

Cons:

Wait time to pick up and drop off could have been faster, but overall good experience.

3.6 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Close to my place to pick and drop off

Cons:

Almost everything

9.2 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff made the pickup process extremely efficient

Cons:

The parking lot was full when we dropped the car off but luckily found some street parking

1 out of 4

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Valley Stream

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55 Sunrise Highway

+1 516 599 0800

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.4 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was near my home

Cons:

It was dirty, people were not wearing masks, and wasnt the friendliest group. Probably will not return to this location

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Agent was very unhelpful - there was no car upon arrival and no estimated time for when a car would be available. We went to a competitor upon both agent and customer service recommendation.

6.8 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The Lynbrook location of the Avis counter was convenient for my stay on Long Island. They seemed to have plenty of cars and there was essentially no wait at the counter to get my car.

Cons:

The Avis office is in a dingy broken down building - no frills. The car was clean except for the interior windows which were filthy. Upon returning the car the Avis attendant must of noticed the filthy windows and even asked if I smoked in the car (I'm a non-smoker) and I informed her that that was the status of the windows when I rented the car just a few days earlier.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
This was the first time renting a vehicle since before the pandemic. The young lady at the counter was super-professional, nice, and took the time to explain everything I needed to know to make the pickup very smooth. She did the very same at the drop-off. This Avis branch was wonderful and I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a rental. On a sour note (which has nothing to do with Avis or the personnel): I was ASTONISHED at the outrageously high price it cost to rent this vehicle! It came out to almost $200 a day! This car normally would be under $50 a day, including all the bells and whistles and insurances added on. I HAD to rent a car to visit a family member up in Connecticut, since the public train was an undesirable option in these times of COVID, and the timing and distance from the train station to their home was very far. Renting a car made the journey only about 2+ hours each way. A lot faster. So I hope I won’t be renting another car any time soon until these pandemic rates fall back down to normal. But be that as it may, in spite of all the negativity of the current health situation, this Avis dealership went out of their way to make me feel welcome and to make this experience ultimately a very positive one.

1 out of 2

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Valley Stream

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55 Sunrise Highway

+1 516 593 4359

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Van met our needs

Cons:

Van was not ready or clean at pickup time. Staff at counter forst told us that our credit score was not high enough to use debit card at that moment. If we did not carry another card we would have had to leave with no van.

8.0 Very good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

That my car was available

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Easy pick up. Great car and good value for long term rentak

1 out of 1

NU Car

No score available yet

One location in Valley Stream

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229-20 S Conduit Ave, Jamaica

+1 718 413 0000

Monday07:00 - 11:00
Tuesday07:00 - 11:00
Wednesday07:00 - 11:00
Thursday07:00 - 11:00
Friday07:00 - 11:00
Saturday07:00 - 11:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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51 travelers who rented a car in Valley Stream gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Valley Stream

Good to know

Most popular agency

Ace

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$58/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Valley Stream

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