Car hire at Newark Airport

Car hire at Newark Airport

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Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
25 Jan — 1 Feb
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Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
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Cheap car hire in Newark Airport

Economy$103/day
Compact$103/day
Intermediate$106/day
Standard$109/day
Full-size$109/day
People mover$199/day
Full-size SUV$165/day
Premium$155/day
Luxury$171/day
Intermediate SUV$156/day
Standard SUV$159/day
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Newark Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (377 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Alamo
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay4 Jan. 2022
Staff could have been more helpful, and a little less unprofessional on some accounts when I went for the pickup. When I was standing at the counter it took ages to get the documentation done as the staff was rather interesting in chatting among themselves than paying attention to the customer. Otherwise, overall experience with the car itself was fine, I would give 5 stars on that account.
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2021
Easy pickup and drop off
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec. 2021
Way overcharged initially as the system had a booking of 25 hours rather than 24. When asked, the agent stated that there are extra taxes and fees that are “never correct” when initially booked. My daughter rented the car (I had reserved it) so she didn’t know how to answer. Also we had changed the rental to an earlier date but and were charged for insurance twice. The initial charged (two days for 24 hours) was not accepted by Alamo when we changed the date of the rental.
10.0 Excellent30 Nov. 2021
Good service, good car. Great mileage
2.0 Mediocre21 Nov. 2021
Charged different (higher) amount than reservation. When I called to tell them, they never got back to me. At drop off, I never got an email receipt as promised
10.0 Excellent24 Jul. 2021
Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent13 Apr. 2021
Easy and quick access to picking up and dropping off. No hassle and very timely.
4.0 Okay8 Mar. 2021
The car was cleanCustomer service
10.0 Excellent4 Jan. 2021
Nothing
6.0 Good30 Dec. 2020
The drop off was great. Service in Atlanta was very fast and contactless. The rental hold money was returned quickly following drop off. The car ran fine.The car was not very clean either inside or outside upon pickup. The car was not available at the pick up time and I had to wait about 45 minutes to an hour for a vehicle to arrive that I could use. The person checking me in was not forthcoming about the amount Alamo was going to charge my card which caused unnecessary confusion during pickup. I have used Alamo before and did not have any problems when renting in other states so my family will likely rent from them again in the future. Maybe it was the ERW airport having an off day.
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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
7.2 Good (141 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Jan. 2022
Car had issues: check engine light on, broken cruise control, broken volume knob, tailgate didn't close.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec. 2021
No one answered the phone to verify close time. My flight was delayed and by the time I got in, they were closed and the lights were out.
7.9 Good17 Aug. 2021
Was easy and simple
1.9 Horrible8 Aug. 2021
I didn't use Thrifty. I used Budget. There was a line of about 10-15 people, almost out the door or the building. When I finally get to the counter I was told they didn't have any cars left, so I would have to wait. After a short period they said they found a car for me. They didn't ask if I wanted insurance. The didn't ask if I wanted to fill the gas, or have them fill for a fee. They didn't ask if I wanted to use the transponder for tolls(which didn't work). They didn't tell me why the charge was $500 instead of $250 for a 2 day rental. I had to ask all those questions. I was given a receipt and told a parking spot number. The vehicle had significant roof damage and some dents/scratches to the front end. They never provided any instructions. They did not tell me I had to open the door on the toll transponder to use it. When I did open it, it didn't work. Budget might as well get rid of all the people they have working and set up a couple kiosks. It would be faster and more informative, as I felt like I was asking all the questions and doing all the work anyway.
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun. 2021
disaster waiting in line for 1.5 hrs with 6 people in lineneed faster and more customer service reps will not use thrifty in newark again
2.0 Mediocre25 May 2021
The employees at drop off verbally say one thing but once the billing statement is email there is something else.
2.0 Mediocre9 Mar. 2021
The line to pick up was very long. Then the only card I had was my debit cards. Even though I had a photo of my Mastercard they said they could not use it so I did not get to rent a car. Budget will take debit cards so I thought I would use Budget again, They were booked, which is why my son rented a car for me at Thrifty online using his card. Live and learn.The pick up line at the airport was very long. Thrifty could take debit cards,
8.0 Excellent20 Feb. 2021
It would great if someone was there to provide directions
9.2 Excellent15 Oct. 2020
The priceThe check in line was very long
10.0 Excellent13 Jun. 2020
Not one thing - it was an excellent experience all the way around! Thank you!
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
6.8 Good (202 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Dollar
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre1 Jan. 2022
Bad experience! The car they rented me literally died, the battery couldn't even be jumped by the roadside assistance they sent. I spent 3 hours on my daughter's 18th birthday waiting at the car, dealing with the AAA people who were excellent and professional. Then Dollar sent me an Uber to take me back to the airport rental center (30 minutes away) to get a replacement car and when I arrived, I had to wait in line with all the people coming for new rentals, then the rental person couldn't access my record (I had a case # I gave her) and asked me all these questions that were already asked and answered in the case record. She briefly yelled at me for leaving the car unattended with the car keys in it - which is EXACTLY what the Dollar people on the phone told me to do since it was dead, couldn't be jumped, and couldn't be towed from the garage with the tow truck that was sent since the garage height was too low for the truck. Finally they gave me a new car and it has no trunk, which I wanted since we were driving around cities (NYC, Boston) and I didn't want to leave luggage or bags visible in the car due to risk of break-ins. But at that point I was missing my daughter's birthday dinner and did not want to take even more time away to get back in line for a different car.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec. 2021
kindness of representative--despite her being overworked--the lines were horrible and only 1 person at the counter---the car was ok--new but too small for me
8.0 Excellent30 Nov. 2021
Drop off was really easy, the extra costs made the rental price far too expensive
6.0 Good8 Nov. 2021
Hot, cramped room. Ordered 1car, good price, had to upgrade because that car was not available. Very disappointed. More money. Did not know that I had to pay for additional driver. Also extra money per day. The gentleman that helped me was pleasant. My bill was much higher than originally quoted.
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov. 2021
It took me over an hour (waiting inside, w/ lots of other people, only some in masks--including some maskless staff) to pick up the car. Almost left to take an Uber. Seemed to be a Dollar-specific issue--the lines for Sixt and another company were well-managed.
7.9 Good12 Oct. 2021
Had a mechanical issue with the first rental car, but Dollar was very accommodating and worked to resolve my predicament immediately. Much appreciated.
3.9 Mediocre25 Sep. 2021
First, I drove around the airport for 15 minutes trying to find the pick up place. It was in a trailer in the parking lot and the only signage said “Drop off Only”. The guy at the counter in Newark was super nice so this is not his fault but there was a long exceedingly slow line. They appeared to not have a record of one customer’s reservation and couldn’t find the key for another customer’s car. I was in line for at least 30 minutes and once I got to the front, the second of only two people working there left on break. Again, I don’t blame her! Bad management. The biggest issue is that my car sucked. $277 for a 24 hour rental and it was a totally stripped down Hyundai that was dirty - looked like coffee spatters all over the upholstery and the ceiling of the car - and the tire pressure gauge was illuminated. I should have refused the car but I was already late and couldn’t face going in and starting over. Drop off in Hyannis wasn’t fabulous either. I again waited forever even though there was only one person ahead of me. Why no key drop? Is this still 1994? The guy actually went to the parking lot to check the car. Who even does that anymore? Like I said, bad management. Sorry, Dollar. I’ll be back at Avis next time.
1.9 Horrible26 Jul. 2021
The only positive thing from this experience was the customer service rep who helped me sign out the car initially. She was courteous. Some of the negatives of the experience include: -trash left in the car from previous renters -EZ pass not operating correctly -return experience (no one was available to assist and we were provided no instructions for the return) -damages were not documented when I received the car. I had to figure out how to document the damages myself
1.9 Horrible19 Jul. 2021
Had to wait more than one hour in line to pick up car because there was literally 1 person for literally 30 people in line. Wipers were old and visibility was dangerous in the rain during our trip. Expensive overall.
4.0 Okay3 Jul. 2021
The vehicle was new and clean, had good fuel efficiency, and performed well.The pick-up experience was terrible. The dollar counter had a very long and slow line. The staff requested redundant personal information that had already been entered into the online rental system. This wasted a lot of time. No other rental car companies had a line because they were able to process their rentals very fast. Many other companies simply have the keys and vehicle ready for quick pick-up and the rental agreement is provided via email. Dollar needs to do better before I decide to use them again.
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Rated no. 4
Budget
6.8 Good (215 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Budget
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 Dec. 2021
Nice clean car. Speedy service.
10.0 Excellent15 Dec. 2021
Very easy access to the car renal from he airport terminal. No waiting for curbside shuttles & long drive to get to the car rental location. Very fast check in & go. Loved it
10.0 Excellent1 Nov. 2021
Fast check-in and check-out, no pressure on add-on insurance option, clean vehicle, and super customer service!
2.0 Mediocre30 Oct. 2021
Very rude and snarky staff, unhelpful at best. Had to call customer service, got incorrect information, was ultimately unable to rent a car at all despite having a reservation.
3.9 Mediocre20 Sep. 2021
Pick up was generally fine, however office was in a trailer so a bit hard to find. Also the car we got was a Prius, would have been good to have that pointed out before choosing the full tank gas option as a Prius uses FAR less fuel than a fully gas car. Return was stressful, return area was hard to find, it looked like there was only one staff checking people in at 4:00 on a Sunday so we had to wait a long time for him to get to us and then after he checked us in he said we had to go to the office. I did and the office did not understand why but they guy in the office did some stuff and checked us in finally but way too long and much harder than your competitors.
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
Pickup took 3.5 hours
1.9 Horrible10 Sep. 2021
We ask for a 7 seat vehicle because we were traveling with a lot, but when we arrive they kept putting us inside a small vehicle where we did not fit comfortably and squeezed together with a very tight fit. Our price started off at $438 for two days but when we returned they ended up charging us $663.00 way over priced 😔 not happy at all
10.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2021
Whole process from pick up to driving off w/vehicle took 10 mins. CSR at counter was very helpful after the hurricane IDA flooded location.
1.9 Horrible2 Sep. 2021
Car busted a rear tire on the NJ turnpike. Called budget--left me on the turnpike over an hour before calling me back and saying I had to call the turnpike authority to get off the turnpike. Then when off the turnpike, they were supposed to send a ride to receive a new rental car and they left me out there over 8 hours and never came to get me. I talked to multiple people and they Assured me someone was coming they never did. A relative came to get me in the middle of the night to transport me to Philadelphia Airport. I am unhappy with them.
10.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2021
The car was great. Pick up and drop off were easy. The lines were long though. I stood nearly an hour in line to get my car.
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Rated no. 5
Payless
6.4 Good (159 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Payless
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
  • 6.2
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good29 Dec. 2021
Car was fine. Pick up process no problem. Returning car to Newark was a fiasco; the signage was terrible. We circled a couple times trying to figure out where to go, but finally gave up and returned the car to Avis. They laughed and helped us. Still not sure what signs we missed!
2.0 Mediocre8 Nov. 2021
I did not receive the vehicle I was supposed to get upon pick up. I was really upset but I was running late and couldn’t dispute my rental situation due to the long lines at the counter
10.0 Excellent29 Oct. 2021
Ok
1.9 Horrible1 Oct. 2021
Pickup was long, drop off was very difficult to locate. One of the employees told me that he had to locate other (many) clients on the streets to help them locate the drop off area. I was an hour and a half late, coming from a long meeting and I was charged an extra day of rental. They are crazy. I rented many cars this is the last time with budget!!!
1.9 Horrible14 Sep. 2021
The wait on line to get prepaid car was over 1 hour in a very hot crowded trailer at Newark Airport. COVID waiting to happen. The car was not clean and only had 1/2 tank of gas. The change oil light was on the whole time I then recieved a call from the last renter of this car ....not Payless to tell me she left a valuable under the passenger seat. It was not discovered because the car was not cleaned properly. Payless gave my cell phone to this person?? I met this person on the highway and gave her the wallet. Very disappointed in the whole process. It was less than Avis and Hertz ....but
1.9 Horrible13 Sep. 2021
picking up your car in Newark {ewr} is a nightmare I was in line standing for over 11/2 hr
7.9 Good13 Sep. 2021
Easy pickup and drop off. No fuss
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
The only that I didn’t really “like” was when I was dropping it off. Because of construction at Newark, the new? Temporary? rental car location was hard find but otherwise the process was smooth and easy
1.9 Horrible24 Jul. 2021
I have been placed on the DNR list with Payless for some reason. Would have been nice to know before I made a reservation and expected to have a car waiting for me.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul. 2021
Had family tragedy at home had to turn in my rental car two weeks early. I paid for full month up front as priceless expressed that was better rate. I expressed my emergency and ask for refund of remaining two weeks due to emergency. After 4 weeks calling and being put on hold with different person. Each person with different story I still have not received refund. Last person stated we could not help me as others said we should be able too Getting serious run around. I would definitely advise using another company.
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Rated no. 6
Advantage
6.1 Good (169 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Advantage
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6.3
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 5.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good25 Oct. 2019
Pickup process is terrible
10.0 Excellent19 Oct. 2019
The woman who worked with me at the counter could not have been nicer. The car was literally right around the corner and ready to goIt took forever to get to the car rental counter at Newark! Like 30+ minutes
8.0 Excellent30 Sep. 2019
Easy drop-off, nice carNot the friendliest staff at pick-up or drop-off, tires needed air
8.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2019
Yes. Staff was friendly and drop off was easy.It was pretty good
2.8 Mediocre9 Sep. 2019
I was able to get a car same dayJust about everything. First car had rock damage to the windshield and I was asked to sign off on the existing damage to the car prior to inspecting. The entire facility is trashy and dirty. The worst part is the EZpass charge. Because of the EZpass charge alone, I will not rent from advantage again
5.6 Okay3 Sep. 2019
Old car 50k miles with strange smell
5.2 Okay27 Aug. 2019
Pick up was easy enough though it appeared the car hadn't been washed and there was what seemed to be melted chocolate on the passenger's seat which we didn't know until my husband noticed brown spots on the back of several shirts we wore during the trip.The drop-off experience was miserable. The drop-off lanes were completely full so there was nowhere to actually return the car. There was no Advantage attendant offering directions or instructions. And there was nowhere to leave my key so I could easily return the car and head to the terminal
6.4 Good22 Aug. 2019
Long lines and you could see that many people in line had issues of some type that held the line up and the staff was frustratedMore people at the desk
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul. 2019
Inspite of paying in advance and reserving a car. They were sold out and did not have a car for me. I had to make my own arrangements at 1 am and got an expensive rental last minute from other company.
10.0 Excellent15 Jul. 2019
they were very helpful and for a change, was a very good experience.the only thing I find irritating lately is, that there is not enough advice and information given about tolls, and it seems that the only option is to hire an ex-pass, but it does not seem right, I am sure there must be a sight which you can look up if you are due to pay any toll ? Any advice ?
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Rated no. 7
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (76 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent19 Apr. 2021
Can't remember. Adequate.Can't remember.
6.0 Good13 Sep. 2019
The agent who finally helped was professionalCould have showed how the phone syncs with car for safety. Random how u drop off the car 2 agents prior to the 3rd ignored me Too pushy in trying up sales when showing the car Said I was the 1st to drive car and an open bag of Flaming Cheetos was in the middle console —GROSS
10.0 Excellent8 Jan. 2019
Quick service, new vehicle and friendly associate at the garageNone
2.0 Mediocre14 Jul. 2018
horrible customer service unfortunatelyThe carEverything else. It was extremely disappointing. They didnt process my contract even thought they promised me I could switch my credit card. They said they couldn’t get ahold of the other office and there was nothing they could do I and I should call them myself. I called and left messages and haven’t heard anything in 18 hours. They promised 24 and I’m not feeling confident about it. The associate literally didn’t even say sorry—it was such a bummer to spend money on that. Would really appreciate some sort of acknowledgement.
10.0 Excellent1 Jul. 2018
All was great!!
7.2 Good19 May 2018
Mediocre experienceCar (chevy impala) was very new and excellent.The dropoff guy was not interested about his job at all. The customer service was very poor, but in the pick up it was good. Would have been nice to know all the taxes and airport extra charges in advance.
10.0 Excellent25 Nov. 2017
Inventory was limited when I rented so forced to upgrade and car was very nicePrice was high because holiday
10.0 Excellent14 Nov. 2017
A brilliant serviceAfter having a previous bad spell with enterprise and moving to a competitor I decided to try a one day rental.. I was pleasantly surprised from the check in to the well trained and courteous staff to the quality of the car. Drop off was flexible and total experience was excellentIf you pick up a car at 4pm or whatever time drop off should be 24 hours or less to mike a day and should be expressly written. Drop off must not always be 12 noon as this is not a hotel service.. a day is a day and not a fraction of a day
9.6 Excellent27 Oct. 2017
Fast dropp-on and dropp-off possibilities. We had a little problem with the car at dropp-on, Enterprise upgraded it immediately. .
10.0 Excellent9 Oct. 2017
Exactly what I hoped forFriendly, quick, simple. Needed to extend my original reservation, and it was painless.
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Rated no. 8
Hertz
7.7 Good (90 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Hertz
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre18 Dec. 2018
Counter representative was polite and nice.Hertz has a do not rent to list, but you don't find out you're on it until you go to rent. The incident they claim put me on the list happened over 9 years ago and I have rented from them since with no problems.
10.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2018
They go out of their way at each step to make the entire process smooth.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2018
Great customer service and so easy to check in and check out. Car was new and clean. Great value.
10.0 Excellent7 May 2018
Super speedy pick up and return- like a dream.
8.4 Excellent30 Apr. 2018
Great optionsGreat selection of vehicles. Easy drop off. Pick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchyPick up using the video teller was annoying as it was technically glitchy
8.4 Excellent30 Apr. 2018
EverythingI don’t recommend to buy insurance from kayak You are in good hope that you do right thing ,but it’s better take insurance directly from rental company because in case of something they don’t recognize kayak’s
9.6 Excellent30 Apr. 2018
Good experienceHelpful, kind staff. Quick pickup and return. Clean car in great condition. A lotA little more direction at car return would have been good but it all worked out.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr. 2018
No problemChoice of any car in aisle...took a brand new Ford Focus (14 miles on odometer) over a Kia or Toyota Yaris. Prepaid thru Kayak dealt directly thru Hrrtz to chamge pickup date for 2 days later and got a lower rate created to my credit card.
10.0 Excellent5 Mar. 2018
Easy pick up and drop off.
8.8 Excellent30 Nov. 2017
Obtaining vehicle at Newark NJ airport was excellent.Went to drop off vehicle hours later in Long Island ISP and signage was poor and the sign said to return key to office. What office it was a parking lot connected to a private pay parking lot. They told us to go into the terminal where it says check baggage. We did and there was the Hertz counter. Pleas improve on your signage at ISP airport indicating "Return Key at Hertz Counter Located inside Terminal Check Baggage Doors. Brian T Lewis 164345 Cottage Nook Fenton MI 48430 810-629-8456
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Rated no. 9
Avis
7.6 Good (91 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Avis
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Jan. 2022
It was so easy and great service
8.0 Excellent13 Dec. 2021
No line at pick up. Rental was the easiest I can remember and price was good too.
1.9 Horrible3 Oct. 2021
Arrived in Newark at 5:30 am on an early morning flight There was only one person working at the desk, she was busy talking on the phone outside the counter for a while. She finally came back to do the paperwork, all while still chatting on her phone. Got the paperwork, picked up the car but there was nobody at the exit and the gate was closed. Had to call and wait another 10 mins for someone to show up and open the gate. Car was not clean, but OK. Overall the experience could have been better.
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
Lady at Avis drop off was so nice. The car battery died and I had to take an Uber to a meeting and that’s the whole purpose of me getting a car to start with.
3.9 Mediocre4 Sep. 2021
Long wait to pick up . Really old car. Car not clean.
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2021
Everything was great!
5.9 Okay29 Aug. 2021
The cost was high for a one day rental. Drop off was cumbersome and time consuming.
10.0 Excellent28 Aug. 2021
The staff was exceptionally helpful and accommodating. I accidentally left my license with the attendant she held on to it until I returned two days later. I also accidentally returned the car to the wrong place to which they said no problem it's on the lot it's on the lot. And they got me through to the airport. So all in all a very good experience
10.0 Excellent28 Aug. 2021
Pickup agent was super friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. One of my best car pickup experiences!
1.9 Horrible17 Aug. 2021
There was a 2+ hour wait to pick up our rental car; we would have missed the wedding we were traveling for. We were not able to use this reservation.
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Rated no. 10
Sixt
6.8 Good (71 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Sixt
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec. 2021
I never was able to rent a car after Sixt received their payment from me. I’m highly disappointed and I would like a refund of the full amount I spent.
10.0 Excellent13 Dec. 2021
The price of the rental was reasonable for the amount of time I used it for.
8.0 Excellent13 Dec. 2021
Interior was clean but outside was filthy. No one went over the car with me and there was some pre-existing damage and I was afraid I would get charged. I did not. Car was great though. Q50, which I'm very familiar with. And it was very current.
4.0 Okay8 Nov. 2021
At check in, the woman tried to “upsell” me from a Mercedes Benz that I reserved to a Subaru Outback. No way! After taking FOREVER to get through the line and convince the woman that I really wanted the car I reserved, I hopped into the car and drove off as I was late. In my rush, I forgot to check the gas tank, so was surprised when the empty gas tank icon popped up on the dashboard as I was trying to navigate crazy NJ freeways. What kind of car rental place sends you out with an empty tank!!!
2.0 Mediocre2 Nov. 2021
We prepaid for the car and when we got there they said there is a problem and you need to call the main office. After 20 minutes on phone trying to get a real person, I gave up and rented a car from Avis for $100 less than Sixt. The people at the counter would not help me at all and wouldn’t even get anyone on the phone for me to talk to. I will never use this company again
2.0 Mediocre20 Oct. 2021
I paid for one car when I reserved and then they downgraded me when I got there but told me I still needed to pay for the more expensive car I booked. Then the paperwork they gave me didn't match the car they gave me. So then they gave me another car that didn't have the ezpass in it that I paid for, so I got hit with a ton of tolls. And they said there was nothing they could do about it. In the end, I paid almost twice as much for a crappy car then I would have anywhere else and it took twice as long as I kept getting moved to different cars. I will not be renting from them again.
10.0 Excellent11 Oct. 2021
I was pleased my ‘non smoking ‘ car truly was a non smoker. At the end of a long trip while returning the car in pouring rain your bright orange SIXT signs stood out above all your competitors making my drop very easy and much appreciated.
1.9 Horrible28 Sep. 2021
The car was dirty enough to render seeing dangerously difficult. I had to pay to clean the car myself in order to safely drive on highways. So a deal that was predicated an upfront payment was meaningless when safety is compromised.
1.9 Horrible12 Sep. 2021
Canceled the rental 3 days in advance. They charged me a penalty of$100. You take your chances dealing with Sixt. I won't do it again.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep. 2021
good quality for the price.
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
5.3 Okay (55 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 6
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
  • 4.7
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay22 Dec. 2020
Insurance was as much as the rental
3.2 Mediocre5 Oct. 2020
About an hour after driving away from the rental agency the rearview mirror fell off. Two days later the car died completely on the NJ Turnpike and I had to scramble to get a tow to catch my flight.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun. 2020
If the company did not false advertise and if they had better customer service reps that are courteous.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2020
It’s the nature of the beast but the cost doubled with all of the add-one but only from $100 to $200
2.0 Mediocre15 Apr. 2019
Had no car for me, ride customer service
5.2 Okay19 Mar. 2019
The car was in good shapeOverall customer service. The entire staff just didn’t care. The attendant who pulled up the car was on her phone cackling obnoxiously in the middle of my transaction. The man who did the walk-around didn’t offer to help with baggage or go over any features, benefits of the vehicle. overall, poor
5.2 Okay12 Mar. 2019
The outside of the car was not clean
3.2 Mediocre12 Mar. 2019
Drop off was super easyCalled a month ahead of trip and asked if debit cards are accepted. Was informed that they would accept a debit card but a higher deposit is required. No problem there, but upon arrival was then told I'd be charged an extra $30 per day on top of the higher deposit for the daily damage waiver insur.
5.6 Okay6 Mar. 2019
Rental car company said they did not have my reservation. I gave them my confirmation number and they said they had no record of it.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb. 2019
I rented a car in advance and the rental company at the airport closed earlier than their stated closing time and I missed the rental. So I had to rent another car and lost the $200 because it’s non refundable due to 3rd party rental. I will rent directly from the rental company from now on.
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Rated no. 12
Ace
5.1 Okay (51 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Ace
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2.0 Mediocre18 Jan. 2022
They canceled my reservation despite early notice!
2.0 Mediocre16 Jan. 2022
Never fot oicked up by the shuttle. I ended up canceling the reservation.
4.0 Okay14 Jan. 2022
Was not notified that they airport pickup is on demand only, had a difficult time getting ahold of someone and waited 40 minutes at the airport to be shuttled to the rental location.
6.0 Good11 Jan. 2022
They gave me a vehicle that sounded everything and smelled humid inside
2.0 Mediocre2 Dec. 2021
They forced me to buy insurance at the pickup desk at a daily rate saying it was a state law requirement and they don’t include it in their price on kayak. No idea if the requirement part is true but I’ve been renting cars in NJ for years and no other rental company has ever forced me to additional insurance at the desk. The insurance rate was over $15/day and more than wiped out the price advantage that has caused me to book in the first place. I booked a midsize SUV and they gave me a Chevy Trax. Car was not particularly clean and only half full of gas. Granted they said I could return it half full. Will not be going back to this company.
2.0 Mediocre19 Nov. 2021
Cat was not available upon arrival, they wouldn't put me in another car, had to book another car with a different agency. Customer service did not care at all about situation.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
The price was ok but not worth the inconvenience! Even though we confirmed reservation, we didn't have the pickup. Ace is not part of the airport shuttle.
1.9 Horrible20 Sep. 2021
When my flight was delayed, I called the company hours in advance to let them know I would probably be 2 hours late to pick up my car (due to the flight delays - no fault of my own), and they said that I would be out of luck. First time I called they said there was a 2 hour grace period, and the second time I called they said there was a 1 hour grace period. So either way they were refusing to hold the car for me.
1.9 Horrible6 Aug. 2021
They canceled my reservation and left me stranded at the airport with no transportation. They suck. Do not use.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2021
Good car for the price
Rated no. 13
National
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
National
Locations in Newark Airport
  • 7.9
  • 8.3
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  • 6.8
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2.0 Mediocre11 Oct. 2020
Their customer service was really very good. Unfortunately they had no cars to honour the booking. They did try to help and we're very willing to do so. But there were no cars.Have more cars.
8.8 Excellent2 Nov. 2019
Quick and pretty easy processConfusion when picking up car - it was origami given to another couple and then they were told to get out and give the car to me (with no explanation)
8.4 Excellent26 Oct. 2019
Staff at Newark was excellent. Beautiful van and nice ride.The price for less than 24 hours was quite pricey.
9.6 Excellent21 Oct. 2019
Pick up and drop off were both super easy. Everything went smoothly. No complaints.I always like a cheaper deal, but this was the cheapest option i could find
9.6 Excellent20 Aug. 2019
The customer service was excellent I really appreciated the help given to me by your employee HAAS.
4.8 Okay18 Aug. 2019
Pick-up counter was a nightmare-- we waitied 30 minutes. They were woefully understaffed, and all but one of the staff was ridiculously slow. The location is also very difficult to access when returning the car. It's like some kind of google map exercise to see if you can actually find the drop-offMore staff, or at least one that felt some sense of urgency. Unfortunately, the location issue is a bigger issue with Newark Airport.
8.0 Excellent1 Jan. 2017
Too expensive.
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Rated no. 14
Silvercar
6.9 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Silvercar
Locations in Newark Airport
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  • 6.7
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10.0 Excellent29 Mar. 2020
Helpful staff, attentive, and the car was great!I had an overall great experience!
4.4 Okay28 Dec. 2019
Nice car but not enough explanation on how to operate the features of the car.Getting to the rental location was difficult, no clear direction on where and how to get a pick up. Everything is on an app. and that is a pain if you phone is no working well.
5.2 Okay23 Nov. 2019
Please ensure that u add additional time to your booking in the beginning itself. They charged me for 2 whole additional days for returning the car about 3 hours late. Also, the Audi Q3 is not the best option for a long drive. The car hydroplaned massively on wet road conditions in upstate NY. Seat quality and ride quality left a whole lot to be desired. Overall, I’m extremely disappointed. Wouldn’t be recommending.
9.2 Excellent6 Oct. 2019
The great Audi A5 and the quick/convenient pickup and drop off.The App is essential and I was only recommended to get it ahead of time. Tell the customer that it is required, so they will have all info loaded ahead of time.
9.6 Excellent15 Jul. 2019
Staff was super friendly, helpful, and accommodating.The cost is high high, but it was expected. The pick-up spot gate was closed and there is no parking for those who come with a car.
3.6 Mediocre22 Sep. 2018
Poor service at the pickup locationAttendant at location was unprofessional, unhelpful, and rude enough that I opted to cancel my reservation and make other arrangements. I can't say anything about the vehicle itself since I was never in it.
4.0 Okay12 Jan. 2018
Find employees that want to be thereCar was goodPickup - attendant was rude and abrasive when picking up. Drop off - extremely rude attendant when dropping off. The entire staff did not want to be there. I had to call an Uber backvto the airport bc there was no shuttle available. When I asked about the shuttle they brushed me off. I almost missed my flight and anniversary dinner bc of them
10.0 Excellent2 Jan. 2018
Silvervar gets the silver medal!Great rate for a fantastic vehicle (Audi A4S), agent was friendly and helpful during the initial phase, text messaging service to remind me of drop-off was very effective absThe office was a mess, the initial app sign up wasn't clearly mentioned that had to be completed prior to picking up the vehicle, parking lot extremely tight
4.0 Okay27 Apr. 2017
not what i expectedAudi's Very kind woman working at the rental centerwaiting for the buss forever terrible rental center - horrible office car a bit tired after only 35000 miles definitely not a premium experience insane amount of money for insurance
2.0 Mediocre9 Apr. 2017
not truthfulI was able to reserve a car on line to drive from Manhattan to Cleveland. I even received a confirmation number. When we called to verify, we were then told that we could not have a car with a one way trip to Cleveland. I then received 2 texts and 2 phone calls requesting that I forward my information regarding the rental. During the last phone call, requesting "where I was" it was indeed clarified that I could not rent the car one way to Cleveland and the person on the line would just cancel the rental "for me". Really? It was confusing and frustrating.
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Rated no. 15
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Newark Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Newark Airport
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Rated no. 16
Europcar
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Newark Airport
Europcar
Locations in Newark Airport
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  • 3
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4.0 Okay24 Apr. 2017
Long waiting time and no car selection availableDrop of was fast and easyCar already had many damages, was not clean and didn't provide me a safe appearance.
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1741 travellers who hired a car in Newark Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car rental locations at Newark Airport

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Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$80/day

Good deal

$73/day

Top tips for hiring a car at Newark Airport

  • Getting car hire at Newark Airport is a great way to start your trip to New Jersey. Public transport in New Jersey is more focused on travel between New Jersey and other states like New York and Philadelphia and less so on travel within the state; this makes some places difficult to access using public transport. Your own vehicle will allow you to travel freely both within Newark and into the nearby states with total flexibility.
  • If an easy and quick return is a priority for you then take advantage of the fact that many providers offering car hire at Newark Airport offer after-hours drop-off. If you choose this option, make sure you check the terms of the return thoroughly. Depending on whether your payment is hourly, daily, or weekly you may continue to be charged until opening the following day or for the full following day. Remember to check your vehicle thoroughly for any belongings before returning the keys and any necessary paperwork to the appropriate drop box.
  • Most of the providers of car hire at Newark Airport are busiest between 12:00 and 16:00 so earlier in the morning or later in the day in the evening will be the best time to pick up and drop off your vehicle to avoid long queues. Luckily, most providers have long opening hours. For example, Budget opens at 06:00 and Alamo opens at 05:00 and both are open until 00:00. For complete flexibility, Avis is open 24h a day.
  • Newark is a very large airport so be sure to take note of the location of your vehicle when you pick it up as you will likely need to return it to the same place. You may also wish to take note when you leave of the easiest way to get to the departures hall from the parking lot so that you can be confident in getting to your flight easily after you return your vehicle. Be aware that it is not permitted to park in front of, or next to, the terminal buildings at any time for any reason, even briefly.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Newark Airport for $75 or less
  • Book your car hire at Newark Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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