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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in New Brunswick

  • A car rental in New Brunswick, NJ, offers several advantages over relying solely on public transportation or other means of transportation. Having a rental car provides convenience and flexibility in terms of travel. You can explore New Brunswick and its surrounding areas at your own pace without being tied to public transportation schedules. You can choose your routes, make spontaneous stops, and plan your itinerary according to your preferences. Also, renting a car ensures easy accessibility to various destinations, including those not well-served by public transportation, like Rutgers Gardens and Boyd Park.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is the major international gateway to New Brunswick, NJ, and other towns in the neighborhood. If you plan to rent a car in New Brunswick at this facility, you will find several agencies operating their counters here. The car rental companies are located at the designated Rental Car Center (RCC). Follow the signs to the AirTrain Newark station within the terminal. Board the AirTrain, and ensure you are on the correct train heading towards Station P3. The RCC is a multi-level building where you will find the rental car companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.
  • When driving a car rental in New Brunswick, remember that the city has several one-way streets, especially in the downtown area. Pay attention to signage and road markings to ensure you drive in the correct direction and avoid potential violations or confusion. New Brunswick has a vibrant downtown, with many pedestrians walking in the area. Be attentive to crosswalks and pedestrians crossing the streets, particularly near the university campus, shopping areas, and popular attractions. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and exercise caution to ensure their safety.
  • Like many urban areas, New Brunswick experiences peak traffic during weekday rush hours, typically from around 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. During these times, major roads and intersections can become congested as commuters travel to and from work or school. Route 18 is a major highway that runs through New Brunswick and can experience heavy traffic, particularly during peak travel times. This highway connects the city with other areas of New Jersey, so it's important to plan your routes accordingly and allow extra travel time if you need to drive a car rental in New Brunswick on Route 18.
  • Book your car hire in New Brunswick at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in New Brunswick are around 14% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in New Brunswick

  • How much is the price of fuel in New Brunswick?

    The average price of fuel in New Brunswick is R72,30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R868 and R1 157, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in New Brunswick?

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

  • 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 Thrifty.

  • Which car hire agencies are at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia airport include Hertz, Dollar, Budget and Thrifty.

  • 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 Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Budget and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at LaGuardia airport (LGA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Budget and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in New Brunswick?

    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 New Brunswick?

    A Mini car hire in New Brunswick costs R2 170 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in New Brunswick?

    A Standard car hire in New Brunswick costs R3 571 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in New Brunswick?

    A Compact car hire in New Brunswick costs R1 226 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Brunswick, NJ?

    New Brunswick is a city with urban and suburban areas, and a compact or mid-size car is often suitable for navigating city streets and finding parking in the downtown area. These cars offer good maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and ease of parking. New Brunswick promotes sustainability and eco-friendly practices. If you are environmentally conscious or prefer to reduce your carbon footprint, consider renting or driving a hybrid or electric vehicle. These vehicles offer improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions, contributing to a greener driving experience.

  • What’s the speed limit in New Brunswick, NJ?

    When driving a car rental in New Brunswick, NJ, pay attention to the posted speeds, as they may change depending on the road and the location. For instance, you must be at most 25 mph in residential neighborhoods and areas with homes, schools, and parks. However, on State highways and arterial roads in and around New Brunswick, speeds can range from 40 mph to 55 mph, depending on the specific road segment and conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Brunswick, NJ?

    To drop off a New Brunswick car rental, numerous on-street parking spaces are available throughout the city. Therefore, check for parking regulations and restrictions, such as time limits, resident-only zones, or metered parking areas. Moreover, if you are visiting Rutgers University or attending an event on campus, designated parking areas are available for visitors. Follow the signage and instructions provided by the university to access the appropriate parking lots or garages.

New Brunswick car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,2

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.3

One location in New Brunswick

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1160 Somerset St

+1 732 214 1022

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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2,0 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I'm 24 and no one advertised me I cannot rent a SUV

4,8 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Once a vehicle was located (after nearly thirty minutes of excuses), the service person (Michael) drove us to the location where a vehicle was found. Michael was friendly, professional, and courteous.

Cons:

I reserved a vehicle, confirmed the reservation a week and again one day before arriving. When I got to the Enterprise location, I was told they had no vehicles and it took nearly a half hour and my insisting they locate one before a vehicle was found.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The New Brunswick staff were great too, very personable, took care of me quickly.

1 out of 1

National

8,2

Very Good

1 review
Best rated

One location in New Brunswick

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17 Easton Ave

+1 732 565 3892

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Avis

7,2

2 locations in New Brunswick

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3 Tower Center Boulevard

+1 732 659 6081

Monday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Tuesday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Wednesday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Friday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

New Brunswick Sears Auto-51 US Hwy 1

+1 732 937 6644

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy drop off.

Cons:

Took me a while to figure out it was at the Sears Auto Center, a separate building from Sears.

1 out of 1

Budget

6,5

2 locations in New Brunswick

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3 Tower Center Boulevard

+1 732 659 6224

Monday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Tuesday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Wednesday12:30 - 17:3007:30 - 11:30
Thursday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 11:3012:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

51 Us Highway 1

+1 732 937 8118

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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5,6 Fair

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

pick up and drop off was quick

Cons:

They overcharged me for 30 minute late return. They did not even call me to let me know that I am being overcharged!

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The minivan was perfect for moving a graduate student from one university to another! It was spacious and got good gas mileage.

Cons:

There were no problems at all!

1 out of 1

Thrifty

5,2

Fair

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One location in New Brunswick

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215 Route 18 South

(732) 545-0500

Opening times not available

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Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in New Brunswick

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1 Squibb Drive

+1 732 297 1588

Opening times not available

1153 Raritan Avenue

+1 732 572 8913

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

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Rent-A-Wreck

No score available yet

One location in New Brunswick

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200 New Jersey 18

+1 732 247 4744

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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14 travellers who hired a car in New Brunswick gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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