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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Catskill

  • Car rentals in Catskill offer enhanced flexibility, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace and enabling access to remote areas, many of which are not accessible by public buses. With a rental car, you can easily reach the picturesque Kaaterskill Falls and explore the scenic Catskill Mountains, which are among the most visited sites in the city. When you rent a car, you gain the power to control your schedule, including the departure times and suitable routes to your destination.
  • You can conveniently get Catskill car rentals at Albany International Airport (ALB), the nearest major airport to Catskill, NY. At ALB, the car rentals are conveniently located at the Rental Car Center, accessible via shuttle buses from the terminal. The shuttle service operates at regular intervals, ensuring easy access to rental car offices. It's advisable to book in advance prior to arriving at the airport in order to secure your preferred vehicle and streamline the process.
  • When driving in Catskill, be mindful of a few things for an exciting experience. For instance, beware of deer, especially during dusk and dawn, as they might cross the roads. Be prepared for occasional narrow and winding roads in the Catskill Mountains. In these two cases, it is advisable to always drive your car at lower speeds whenever possible. Lastly, respect pedestrian crossings and be cautious around pedestrians, particularly in downtown areas. It is common for some pedestrians to cross the road without checking for oncoming vehicles.
  • You will experience notable challenges using car rentals in Catskill during rush hours, which occur from around 7 am to 9 am and later in the evening from around 4 pm to 6 pm. Traffic is heavy on a majority of roads during such times, with Route 9W and Route 23 having the worst situations. Winter months can bring challenging driving conditions due to potential snowfall, affecting roads like Route 23A towards the Catskill Mountains. It's recommended to monitor weather forecasts, use snow tires, and drive cautiously during snowy conditions. Additionally, fall foliage season can attract heavy tourist traffic, especially along scenic routes, potentially causing delays.
  • Book your car hire in Catskill at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Catskill are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Catskill

  • How much is the price of fuel in Catskill?

    The average price of fuel in Catskill is R71,22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R855 and R1 139, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Catskill?

    Full-size (Ford F-150 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Catskill.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Catskill?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Catskill?

    A Full Size car hire in Catskill costs R1 372 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Catskill?

    A Mini car hire in Catskill costs R2 865 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Catskill?

    An Intermediate car hire in Catskill costs R1 292 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in the Catskills?

    For convenient driving in the Catskills, a versatile vehicle like a compact SUV or crossover is recommended. This type of car has the necessary traction and stability to handle varying road conditions, including winding mountain roads and potentially snowy weather during winter. The car's extra ground clearance provides an advantage on uneven terrain, while the ample cargo space accommodates outdoor gear and luggage. Apart from these, an electric car is also a suitable option to consider renting in Catskill. The city has more than 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within a 10-mile radius of the center of Catskill.

  • What's the speed limit in Catskill?

    Different areas or roads in Catskill have different speed limits. Generally, residential areas maintain a speed limit of 25 mph, while school zones typically enforce lower speeds, often around 15 to 20 mph, during school hours. Major highways like Route 9W and Route 23 have speed limits of around 55 to 65 mph. Adhering to these limits promotes safety and ensures a smooth driving experience throughout the region.

  • What are the best places to park in Catskill?

    When using car rentals in Catskill, parking should be the last thing to worry about. If you are in the city's downtown, the municipal parking lot on Main Street is convenient, with free parking. Paid parking is available at the Catskill Point, costing around $5 per day. In Palenville, accessing Kaaterskill Falls, you can park at designated lots for $10 per vehicle. Along the Catskill Creek, Point Street Public Parking offers free parking for trail access. These parking spots cater to various attractions and budgets, ensuring convenient access to the town's highlights and natural wonders. Always check signage for specific rates and time restrictions.

Catskill car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

3,0

Best rated

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

3.0

3 locations in Catskill

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Locations in Catskill

232 Route 23b

+1 845 338 6929

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

4524 Route 32

+1 518 678 3125

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

790 Ulster Avenue

+1 845 338 6929

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We selected a Hyundai Elantra online but were given a different vehicle with only 1/2 tank of gas. The employees didn’t even ask if a substitute vehicle was okay. Was also charged an absurd 20% tax, which is more than 4x the tax rate of our home state VA and which is 2x the tax rate of the state we rented from, NY. Nobody told us about that tax rate and it came as a total surprise. Probably won’t rent from Hertz again.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and nice

Cons:

Only thing I would like is more selection of vehicles

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

I was very much satisfied with the service. Great staffs

2,0 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was not there because the location was closed despite my reservation!!!

Cons:

The location could have been open so that I could actually get my car! Instead I had to get a ride halfway home from someone who was not able to leave for several hours, followed by a bus. So I ended up getting to my final destination about 4.5 hours later than expected. Very bad job, Hertz!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

fuel efficient, clean car and nice staff

Cons:

nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a smooth process, thats what i like.

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

5 locations in Catskill

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1051 Ulster Ave

+1 845 336 4700

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

126 State Route 28

+1 845 338 6006

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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350 Fairview Ave

+1 518 828 5492

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

525 East St

+1 518 427 3893

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

745 Columbia Turnpike

+1 518 479 0606

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off super easy.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I like how the person that helped me when I picked the car up. She was amicable and replied to my questions in a great manner.

Cons:

The gentleman that worked with me when I dropped the car was rude and borderline xenophobic. His attitude was not professional. I wouldn’t rent a car from that office again.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes very friendly and following safety procedures.

Cons:

we needed to put air in one of the back tires because the low pressure alert went on. Although it did not go flat and seemed to be a slow leak, it was a bit nerve racking.

6,0 Okay

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice. Got me into a car quickly and efficiently.

Cons:

The car had obviously been smoked in before it was given to me. Luckily, I didn't need the car more than the time it took to get to my destination. Still though, not an ideal way to receive or drive a long distance.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I LOVED this cargo van!! Me and this Ford Transit van became good friends on our 2000 mile two week tour! The local Enterprise staff is wonderful and pickup / drop off was easy!

Cons:

The van interior could’ve been a little cleaner but that didn’t stop me from loving this van!

7,6 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Returned on a Sunday: drop-off directions were confusing.

Cons:

Clearer drop-off instructions.

1 out of 5

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Catskill

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711 E Chester St

+1 845 768 3598

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service with renting the vehicle. answered all the questions we had about the GMC we rented. Drop off was easy .

Cons:

I didn't care so much for the model I rented for the long trip we took, there were a lot of little things ,not Avis fault but GMC the way they designed the car. I can go on and on about this but If I had to rent another car I would come back to Avis. by the way this is a great way to check a car out before you buy! I would not buy this GMC SUV. but my next trip I would definitely go back to Avis.

1 out of 1

Budget

No score available yet

One location in Catskill

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711 E Chester St

+1 845 768 3601

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was very easy and good! I love the easy process

Cons:

In my experience everything was good!

1 out of 1

44 travellers who hired a car in Catskill gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.0

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