Hamden car hire

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Hamden car hire information

Pick-up locationHamden
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Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hamden

  • Using car rentals in Hamden instead of relying on public transport helps you navigate throughout the city, fully enjoy the beautiful scenery, and explore hidden gems that may not be easily reachable by public transportation. Hamden car rentals allow passengers to travel around the city at their own pace and conditions. With a Hamden car rental, you can conveniently visit places outside of the city, like Hamden Gillette Castle State Park, which is approximately 47.6 miles via CT-9 S and CT-15 N.
  • Suppose you fly to Hamden; you'll likely land at John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK). JFK has several car rental companies with customer desks within the airport premises. Although there isn't a centralized rental car center at JFK, the major rental car companies are conveniently clustered together at Federal Circle. You can easily reach Federal Circle by taking the AirTrain on the airport's northern edge, south of the Belt Parkway. Before landing, you can also book the car on KAYAK.
  • Driving in car rentals in Hamden is an exciting experience, but you should be aware of pedestrian activity, especially near busy intersections and downtown areas. Pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks, so always be prepared to yield. It's also important to stay vigilant for cyclists sharing the road. Hamden has several bike lanes, and cyclists are a common sight. Adhere to posted speed limits and be cautious while driving through residential areas where children may be playing or crossing the street.
  • Driving car rentals in Hamden can present certain challenges, especially during rush hour. The morning and evening rush hours, typically between 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm, can experience increased traffic congestion on major routes like Dixwell Avenue and Whitney Avenue. It's advisable to plan your travel accordingly and allow extra time during these periods. While Hamden does not experience heavy winter snowfall compared to some cities, it's still important to exercise caution during snowy or icy conditions. Road conditions can become slippery, so maintaining a safe distance and adjusting your driving speed is crucial during winter.
  • Book your car hire in Hamden at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Hamden are around -131% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hamden

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hamden?

    The average price of fuel in Hamden is R73,42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R881 and R1 175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hamden?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamden.

  • Which car hire agencies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Avis, Dollar, Budget and Sixt.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Dollar and Budget.

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

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

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

    A Mini car hire in Hamden costs R3 322 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Hamden?

    An Economy car hire in Hamden costs R1 322 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Hamden?

    A Compact car hire in Hamden costs R1 620 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hamden?

    The factors determining the Hamden car rental you should reserve include your preferences, budget, and the number of passengers or luggage you need to accommodate. In Hamden, economy cars are a wise choice due to their affordability and fuel efficiency. Their compact size makes them well-suited for navigating busy city streets and challenging parking situations. A range of rental car options is also available, including compacts, full-size cars, and SUVs, allowing you to select the type that best suits your preferences and needs.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hamden?

    Like most other cities, the speed limits in Hamden can vary depending on the type of road and the specific location. In Hamden, the speed limits range from a minimum enforceable speed limit of 25 mph to a maximum speed limit of 40 mph. According to Connecticut State Law, the maximum speed limit is 55 mph unless specific signs indicate otherwise. It's important to adhere to these speed limits to ensure compliance with the law and promote safe driving practices in Hamden.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamden?

    Hamden offers various parking options for visitors. Downtown Hamden provides metered street parking, allowing short-term parking near shops and restaurants. Additionally, parking lots and garages are available, such as the parking lot behind the Hamden Town Hall or the parking garage near the Whitney Center. Some shopping centers and attractions may have designated parking areas as well. The average Hamden parking charges are around $2.00 per hour and $5 to $10 for daily rates.

Hamden car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4,0

Mediocre

10 reviews

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

2.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

2.6

3 locations in Hamden

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1586 Dixwell Ave

+1 203 288 1176

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2 Amity Rd

+1 203 397 4999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

389 State St

+1 203 248 5556

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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6,0 Okay

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Not the car I reserved for pick up a lot smaller than what I thought was going to be available for me

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Clean car and fast pick up

3,2 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful

Cons:

Car was dirty, gas tank was empty, no one there when car returned during business hours

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked nothing. They promised a cargo van said they had one for us when we arrived they gave the last cargo van to something else. The offered us a mini van that had no she to us. We left without any sort of vehicle

Cons:

Everything

7,6 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Cons:

The car had previously been used by a smoker and reeked of cigarettes.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

First time using Kayak,,,exceeded Expectations !!! Beat other Prices by far ..... all went well.... will use Kayak again in Future !!!

1 out of 3

Hertz

3,6

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Hamden

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2301 Dixwell Ave

+1 203 407 3498

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

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5,2 Fair

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop-off bad. No indication where Hertz is, how to bring the car back. As a foreigner coming to US it was a nightmare.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The Hertz rental agent called 2 hours before pick up time notifying me that there is no service out of Hampden where I was scheduled to pick up. I had to find a ride to travel 25 minutes to pick up in New Haven Ct. The Hertz agent tried to sell me another insurance, claiming the insurance from third party (Price line) is not recognized by Hertz. Minimal assistance was offered to drive the vehicle out of the crowded lot. Very poor service experience.

1 out of 1

Dollar

7,1

Best rated

One location in Hamden

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2260 Whitney Avenue

+1 203 466 0439

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Thrifty

7,0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamden

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1 George Street

+1 203 777 6861

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

2260 Whitney Avenue

+1 203 466 0439

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Priceless

4,7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Hamden

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957 Foxon Road

+1 203 466 5315

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Hamden

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170 Olive Street

+1 203 772 6626

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The car I reserved wasn’t available (small car) was given a massive SUV instead. Car was dirty on the outside and had a large scratch on the outside. My pickup time was for 12 pm and I arrived at 4 pm, and was told that they do not hold cars or guarantee the car reserved if you come after your pickup time (I could only select 12 pm on the site when booking).

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was lacking. Not friendly or helpful. Car itself was perfectly fine. Clean, economical to use.

5,2 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The New Haven staff member was not helpful. He did not explain to me additional charges that were added to my bill before he charged me and then was not helpful in helping me sort out a better course of action.

Cons:

The company could be more transparent about their fee structures online vs in the store. The company could make their workers feel more valued.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental doesn't exist any more.. There is a construction site instead...

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Did not have requested hybrid car or any real alternative

6,0 Okay

Aug 2023

KAYAK
We received two faulty cars. The first was a breeze to exchange in Portland, ME. The second was incredibly dangerous and took us asking to speak with a a manager for our situation to be taken seriously and car of equal value to be provided. Overall we had a good experience.

1 out of 4

Rent-A-Wreck

No score available yet

2 locations in Hamden

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Locations in Hamden

1091 Dixwell Avenue

+1 203 498 7368

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

957 Foxon Road

+1 203 469 7331

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00

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5,2 Fair

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Courteous staff

Cons:

The car was filthy and smelled like cigarette smoke with an air freshner. Engine light was on... Was not expecting to verify insurance. They could have told me when they called me before pick up.

1 out of 0

26 travellers who hired a car in Hamden gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car hire locations in or near Hamden

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Most popular car type

Mini

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