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West Haven, CT
Aug 9 — Aug 16
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West Haven, CT
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West Haven car rental information

Pick-up locationWest Haven
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations3
Popular agenciesHertz, Sixt, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in West Haven

$55/dayEconomy
$55/dayIntermediate
$63/dayStandard
$74/dayFull-size
$120/dayMinivan
$92/dayFull-size SUV
$84/dayStandard SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental insurance in West Haven

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some West Haven car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in West Haven.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your West Haven car rental.

West Haven car rental reviews and directory

From $43/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
7.2 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in West Haven
Budget
Locations in West Haven
50 Union Avenue+1 203 782 0082
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2019
Pros: Everything was great, picking up and dropping off were very easy. The car was in excellent condition and cleanliness was great.Cons: Not sure why I had to pay 22 on kayak and then the whole rental amount at the rental agency. I was under the impression I was paying some “due now” and would pay the rest at pick up. Kayak, please explain?
10.0 ExcellentNov 25 2018
Patrick, the manager is greatPros: Patrick, the manager at Union Station made the whole expense pain free
2.4 MediocreAug 16 2018
NEVER USE BUDGET IN NEW HAVENPros: NOTHINGCons: Overpriced and a total rip off. The staff wouldn't work with me to make changes and when I saw a much cheaper price for the same car at the same place, he wouldn't honor it.
9.6 ExcellentAug 8 2018
Usually use Enterprise, but Budget was great!Pros: Patrick was excellent. He gave us the best price. We were treated well and everything went smoothly. We were concerned because of past poor reviews, but all was super.Cons: Car interior needed a more thorough cleaning, but I like everything really clean. Car indicator said it was due for maintenance and oil change. It was a newer model and we had no issues while driving.
4.4 OkayApr 3 2018
No flexibiltyCons: We had a situation arise where we needed to return the car a day early and found very little flexibility from the Budget location where we dropped off. Customer service was also not helpful in finding us a solution without charging us a $200 one way fee for a situation out of our control. Luckily the location we did go to to return the car a day early was understanding. Kudos to the Logan Airport location.
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2018
Great to be able to rent a car at the New Haven Train StationPros: Quick and efficient check in and check out, and very convenient location!Cons: I should have asked where the button to open the gas cap was - took me 10 minutes to find it at the gas station!
8.8 ExcellentDec 2 2017
Pros: I liked the price the best. And the options of car size.
5.2 OkayNov 26 2017
OverchargedPros: The salesperson included addition insurance that I did not ask for, as well as doubled the young renter fee that was already on the reservation.Cons: See above. My $355 reservation ended up being a $490 charge.
6.0 GoodJul 3 2017
Cons: Car was not smooth and it's hard to drive. The engine constantly making noise
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2017
Over charged for. Dirty carCons: There was a problem with the booking instead of getting the rate I had booked I was charged a higher rate. I was told that if I don't like the rate they were offering that I should book it on line. When I couldn't find a cheaper rate on line I came back to the counter and the rate went up by another 50.00 for the three day rental. The man that helped me said I should have taken the first offer. I felt like he was punishing me. I had also asked if they offer senior discounts or AAA discount he said yes but I never received any discount. When I dropped off the car I told them there was a leak in the left rear tire and the person looked at the car and asked if I was driving it on a construction sight. I said of course not but it was that dirty when I picked it up. It was never detailed they just gave it to me in that condition. Overalls my experience was poor and the attitude of the counter person was less than helpful condescending and curt. As he passed the other counter person he whispered something about me having to pay more because I didn't take the first offer.
From $49/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
7.1 Good (57 reviews)
2 locations in West Haven
Hertz
Locations in West Haven
1 George Street+1 203 777 6861
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
465 Derby Ave+1 203 389 6400
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2021
8.0 ExcellentJun 6 2021
Pros: Yes
8.0 ExcellentMay 31 2021
Pros: Customer service was pleasant
2.0 MediocreMar 27 2021
Pros: Not much - the rep at the satelite pickup location doesn't answer phone calls. He said I could extend the rental as needed. When an extension was necessary he again was not reachable by phone. I had to call a main location who informed me that if I didn't return the car at 2pm on Friday and kept it until Monday (when my vehicle would be ready as per the delay from the autobody) I would incur a $56/day rate (up from the $40/day I had already paid) plus a $250-300 surcharge because I booked through Kayak, they were unable to extend the existing reservation. When I inquired about creating a new booking direct with them from drop off time until Monday they said that would cost me an additional $500.00. I contacted my insurance agent who suggested I call customer service to have them call Hertz on my behalf to negotiate a more reasonable rate, Hertz told the insurance adjuster "they would not discuss my business with him." The adjuster was able to secure me a new rental with Enterprise for $159 through the weekend, however due to Covid Enterprise would not pick me up from drop off at Hertz. I had to hire a taxi service to get from Hertz to Enterprise. All of this was extremely unnecessary. I will never book another Hertz rental again.Cons: Everything - Hertz had every opportunity to provide better customer service, competitive rates and to be more accommodating.
2.0 MediocreJun 30 2020
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 resortCons: 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 ExcellentJan 31 2020
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 OkayJul 8 2019
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
6.8 GoodJun 11 2019
Pros: Car was excellent, clean, drove very wellCons: At the time of pickup the attendant took every opportunity to upcharge me on extra features as if they were standard or required. Was confusing and dishonest, had me sign off before even seeing an itemized list. Did not even realize she enrolled me for expensive add-ons until it was done
9.2 ExcellentMay 25 2019
Pros: It was convenient that Hertz picked us up from our home for the rental pick-up.Cons: The drop-off time was quite long (20+ minutes), which seemed excessive. We also didn't get dropped off the same way we were picked up before our rental.
9.6 ExcellentJan 31 2019
Pros: Staff was super friendlyCons: Space is a little cramped, and the lot itself is very packed in
From $71/dayRated #3
National
8.9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in West Haven
National
Locations in West Haven
290 State St+1 888 826 6890
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
  • 9.5
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2016
Pros: Convenient, good price for dropping car at different location
From $43/dayRated #4
Avis
Cheapest deal
8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in West Haven
Avis
Locations in West Haven
50 Union Avenue+1 203 624 2161
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 24 2021
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.
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2020
Pros: Great choice of cars--thank you!
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2018
Best car rental experience everPros: I chose Avis after I missed getting to New Haven in time to pick up my car from Hertz. Hertz told me I would have to pay $170 more if I picked up the car the next day, plus I would have had to Uber around until then. Avis had a car for almost the same price I had originally been paying with Hertz, their office was right in the train station, and they were open 2 hours later than Hertz! Reserved and picked up the car within minutes. It was a Toyota Corolla and worked great! Everything from checkin to checkout was smooth sailing. I’m going with Avis from now on whenever possible.
From $46/dayRated #5
Sixt
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in West Haven
Sixt
Locations in West Haven
371 Derby Ave+1 203 772 1143
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 2 2021
Pros: The staff were professional.Cons: I would have liked to be able to change my payment method when I returned the car.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2020
Pros: Staff was niceCons: Company has hidden fees and charges your not made aware of until days after you return the vehicle, like not being able to cross state lines. If I knew ahead of time I would not have rented here and won't ever again. Shady and sneaky.
10.0 ExcellentAug 20 2019
Pros: Friendly Staff Easy pick up and drop off. Car very clean.Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2019
Pros: Clean car. Nice and helpful staffCons: Nothing
From $46/dayRated #6
Enterprise
6.4 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in West Haven
Enterprise
Locations in West Haven
408 Crown St+1 203 789 2252
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
835 Boston Post Rd+1 203 931 4090
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodOct 27 2020
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.
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2019
Pros: A Service with a smile in the nicest wayCons: Nothing
2.0 MediocreSep 22 2018
Cons: Did not honor my reservation and did not have a car available for me to rent when I arrived. Made no effort to call me before they gave the car I reserved to someone else. Staff were inconsiderate and lack basic customer service skills. Went to Sixt on RT 34 and was able to rent a car there and treated like a customer should be. Don;t waste your time at this facility.
4.4 OkayMar 15 2017
Pros: I like that this time the agent was straight forward with us when we got the car. The car also reported low tire pressure about 3 days in, probably due to the sudden drop in temperature. The agent at Enterprise put some air in and cleared the message.Cons: Due to inclement weather, the whole city was under traveling ban and parking ban on the day I was supposed to drop off the car (Tue 3/14/2017). Thus, I called 1 day prior (3/13/2017) when they issued the ban to check if Enterprise would be open at all (I suspected not), and if they weren't open how could I drop off the car on the scheduled date. They said they would charge me an extra day despite the fact that over that day, nobody would be able to rent that car anyway, so they're not suffering from any extra revenue loss. So much for "treating customers like family in a corporate world." It is all about them making money...
Sunnycars
1 location in West Haven
Sunnycars
Locations in West Haven
290 State Street
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in West Haven
Thrifty
Locations in West Haven
1 George Street+1 203 777 6861
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
117 travelers who rented a car in West Haven gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations in or near West Haven

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$48/day

When to book a rental car in West Haven

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

Top tips for renting a car in West Haven

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in West Haven for $48 or less
  • Book your rental car in West Haven at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in West Haven are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in West Haven

  • Some car rental companies in West Haven 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 Budget

  • On average a rental car in West Haven costs $61 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($55/day), Hertz ($63/day) and Enterprise ($120/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Sixt 371 Derby Ave 06516-1003 (3 miles from city center).

  • The average gas price in West Haven is $3.52 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $42 and $56, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 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.

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

  • A Standard car rental in West Haven costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in West Haven costs $58 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in West Haven costs $93 per day, on average.

  • In West Haven, cars are most frequently rented at Avis 170 Olive Street (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in West Haven costs $427 per week ($61 per day).

  • On average a rental car in West Haven costs $1,830 per month ($61 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!).