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General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Newark is one of the world’s busiest airports and one of New York’s trio of international airports alongside JFK and La Guardia. Sitting 16 miles from midtown Manhattan, you can access the city via hire car or use it as a base from which to venture further afield. It handled 35.6 million passengers in 2014. The airport was first opened in 1928 as the US’s first major airport. After being slightly eclipsed by JFK, it has seen a huge expansion programme in the last decade. There are three runways and a helipad, and three terminals. A state-of-the-art monorail connects the terminals and the parking lots and rental car facilities. All terminals feature shops, bars, restaurants, information points and other services. There is also a Marriott hotel on the premises with a shuttle bus to the terminals. Over 30 airlines use the airport.

Usefull Information

Information desks can be found in Terminals B and C, offering a host of facilities including hotel and theatre bookings, currency exchange, and sightseeing information. There are also information points in the baggage areas of all three terminals offering assistance on ground transportation.

General Enquiries: +1 973 961 6000

Lost & Found: +1 973 961 6230

How do I hire a car?

First things first when you come to pick up your car – look it over to see if there any dents, scratches or other damage. Ensure this gets documented by the hire company as existing before you got the keys, otherwise you could find yourself charged for it at a later date. Give the vehicle back with the same fuel level as when you collected it. This is to avoid a hefty charge for the fuel which would be more than the actual cost of the gas at the garage.

Make sure you know the rules of the road in your destination. These are different between states, so read up on all the ones you plan to visit. Be a responsible driver just like you would at home – don’t drink and drive, no talking on the phone while driving and take regular rest stops.

Newark features operations by ten of the best car hire providers. From the desks in the terminals, you can easily reach your car via the AirTrain monorail. Alamo, Budget and Dollar are at Station P2, while Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and National can be found at Station P3. You can turn up and book a car, but it’s cheaper to hire beforehand online which will also save you time at the airport.

Company Telephone Number Website
Advantage +1 800-777-5500 http://www.advantage.com/
Alamo +1 973-849-4315 https://www.alamo.com/
Avis +1 973-961-4300 http://www.avis.co.uk/?affsrc=1&CID=GBAFCJ3180829-00001
Budget +1 800-527-0700 www.budget.co.uk
Dollar +1 800-800-4000 http://www.dollar.com/
Enterprise +1 973-792-0312 www.enterprise.co.uk
Hertz +1 973-621-2000 www.hertz.co.uk
National Car Rental +1 877 222-9058 https://www.nationalcar.com/en_US/car-rental/home.html
Payless +1 973-242-2124 https://www.paylesscar.com/
Thrifty +1 800-331-3550 https://www.thrifty.com/
Driving costs and Potential Destinations

The average price of unleaded gasoline in New York is $0.78 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, your approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be $1.17.

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Destination Distance Journey Time Directions Video
Times Square 16.8 miles 31 minutes https://goo.gl/TYbUbt https://goo.gl/4viB2h
The Frick Collection 18.9 miles 38 minutes https://goo.gl/pu4vsQ https://goo.gl/b4pGIV
The Statue of Liberty 15.5 miles 30 minutes https://goo.gl/0uhRaB https://goo.gl/e6wflV
Central Park 17.9 miles 34 minutes https://goo.gl/afdEKm https://goo.gl/KGjLBo
Empire State Building 17 miles 32 minutes https://goo.gl/O7iVvu https://goo.gl/RwAJ5l
Metropolitan Museum of Art 19.5 miles 39 minutes https://goo.gl/hxYeHe https://goo.gl/9LNz7L
Guggenheim Museum 21 miles 41 minutes https://goo.gl/c60dXL https://goo.gl/cKHhwM
City Hall 14.8 miles 28 minutes https://goo.gl/i8RL3b https://goo.gl/s2dofj
Federal Hall 15.6 miles 34 minutes https://goo.gl/eWc5uX https://goo.gl/Z9YUQW
Ground Zero Museum Workshop 15.8 miles 31 minutes https://goo.gl/hJfoFH https://goo.gl/GQnMc9
Savings on Attractions and Restaurants

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Before You Go

You’ll need to show certain documents when collecting your car. Generally, the age at which you can hire a car is 21, although Avis caters to 18-years-old while Hertz requires you to be over 25. You should produce your Driver’s Licence from your home country – it needs to be photographic so whip your passport out if there’s no photo. Also, you have to have an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) which needs to be obtained before you fly to America.

How to Buy Car Insurance

There’ll be some insurance provisions given with your car hire, but check out exactly what is included. There might not be any third party cover, and it may only apply in New York State even if there is. Normally, there would be a Collision or Loss Damage Waiver, but you would still need to pay an excess in case of any damage. For this reason, you should consider buying excess insurance from an independent body such as insurance4carhire.com.


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