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Kingston car hire information

Pick-up locationKingston
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Hire locations5
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kingston

  • Rent a car for your Kingston visit and the very best of New York’s first capital. Located in Ulster County, approximately 91 miles from New York City, Kingston has plenty to offer for locals and visitors alike. All you need to do is book your car rentals in Kingston from one of the agencies that operate in the city. With your car rentals in Kingston, you can explore the best of this 18th-century city like a visit to the Stockade Historic District, and the Hudson River Maritime Museum or head to the Forsyth Nature Walk and get up close and candid with turtles. And for your shopping experience, be sure to check out the boutiques in Uptown Kingston.
  • Kingston is located approximately 30 miles from Newburgh (SWF) Airport. Travelers to Kingston will be delighted to learn that some of the major Kingston car rentals operate right within the airport. Some of these car rental agencies include Budget, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, and Alamo. Upon touching down at the arrivals, you can head straight to the lower level of the terminal and hop onto the shuttle for a five-minute ride to the car rental desks.
  • Kingston might not be as busy as the Big Apple. However, driving around this city can still be a huge challenge, especially if you are a visitor. Driving in Kingston can be particularly challenging during winter months when the snow-covered roads are slippery. That said, it is not uncommon to see pedestrians jaywalking or cyclists failing to stick to their lances. As such, it helps to be extra cautious while driving your Kingston car rental lest you are involved in a totally preventable accident.
  • As already mentioned, Kingston may not be a big city. However, it does experience its share of traffic, especially during rush hours. Specifically, traffic tends to be heavy along Emerson Street between 7am and 9am and later in the evening between 5pm and 7pm. Kingston experiences heavy snow during winter months. As such, if you are planning to visit the city during winter, be sure to go for the four-wheel car. Look out for cars that have snow tires.
  • Book your car hire in Kingston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Kingston are around -19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kingston

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kingston?

    The average price of fuel in Kingston is R74,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R895 and R1 194, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kingston?

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

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

    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 Kingston?

    A Mini car hire in Kingston costs R1 459 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Kingston costs R1 390 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Kingston?

    A Special car hire in Kingston costs R897 per day, on average.

  • Which type of car is recommended for driving in Kingston?

    Anyone who is at least 18 years and with the right documentation can rent a car in Kingston. Your choice of car rentals in Kingston generally depends on the nature of your visit. If you are visiting the city for business, and on a budget, then you are better off renting a compact car. With your compact car, you can easily navigate some of the narrow streets around Kingston. If you are coming to Kingston with a family, however, then you may consider renting an SUV. Still, vans are available for those who are visiting the city for a group tour.

  • What is the speed limit in Kingston?

    The speed limit in Kingston varies depending on where you are driving in. If you are driving through densely populated areas like residential areas, commercial areas or near schools, then it is important that you keep your maximum speed limit at 20mph. However, as you get to more free areas, you can drive at 30 mph. Once you get to freeways like Lucas Avenue or Washington Avenue, you can drive at 50mph. That said, it is important that you pay attention to traffic signs. Most importantly, pay attention to the road conditions, especially at night as well as during winter months when the roads tend to be slippery.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kingston?

    Finding parking in Kingston can be as tough as finding a needle in a haystack, especially during weekdays. That said, some of the pocket-friendly parking locations you can check out while in Kingston include Jansen Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Park and Ride Entrance and Kingston Point Rotary Park. All these offer metered parking, meaning that you can park your car for as low as $2/hour. There are daily, weekly and monthly parking plans.

Kingston car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7,0

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

4 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

20 Ibm Rd

+1 845 462 6160

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

20 Ibm Road

+1 845 462 6160

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

4524 Route 32

+1 518 678 3125

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

790 Ulster Avenue

+1 845 338 6929

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

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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

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The parking situation was a bit confusing There was no clear signage as to where it was legal to park our vehicle for a couple of days

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
All Very Good

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and nice

Cons:

Only thing I would like is more selection of vehicles

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Mentioning the PlatePass and how it works would have been helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was great and the process was smooth and fast

Cons:

no complaints

1 out of 11

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

20 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

28 Ibm Road

+1 845 625 0201

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

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.

6,0 Okay

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle and prices was good

Cons:

The location was not very inviting, as soon you walked in it was weird smell in the office, the guy there was ok not really good customer service.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was professional and helpful.

4,4 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Even with no electricity drop off was so easy!

Cons:

Car needed coolant, it was filthy.

8,8 Very Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant people at both ends; helpful.

Cons:

Dingy office in Poughkeepsie. Drop-off charge for 1 day Poughkeepsie to Albany rental was excessive.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price, speed at pickup, friendliness/attitude at counter, ability to leave my car on the property.

Cons:

Not a big fan of the Dodge Journey as a vehicle.

1 out of 4

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

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

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,9

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Kingston

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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
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

696 Dutchess Tpke

+1 845 485 2222

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

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Very good

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.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 6

99 travellers who hired a car in Kingston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Kingston

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Most popular car type

Mini

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