Potsdam car hire

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Potsdam car hire information

Pick-up locationPotsdam
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Potsdam

  • If you're visiting Potsdam, opting for Potsdam car rentals grants unparalleled freedom to explore the region's attractions at your own pace and convenience. Unlike alternative transport options, a rental car allows you to reach remote destinations and lesser-known gems that may be inaccessible via public transportation. With a car, you can easily visit places like the stunning Adirondack Mountains, the Thousand Islands region, and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The flexibility and accessibility provided by car rentals in Potsdam enhance the overall travel experience in and around the city.
  • If you're visiting Potsdam, you will likely land at Massena International Airport (MSS) or Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS). You can rent a car from the various car rental offices available at the airports. When renting a car at MSS, you should know that the rental car counters are conveniently situated within the terminal buildings, specifically in Terminal 1. Upon arrival, travelers can easily spot signs directing them to the rental car area, streamlining their car rental process. At OGS, accessing the car rental station is straightforward. After entering the terminal, passengers should turn right and follow signs guiding them to the Car Rental section positioned at the terminal building's far end.
  • Driving in Potsdam generally reflects a calm and relaxed demeanor, as residents respect traffic rules and prioritize safety. The city's smaller size contributes to a more orderly traffic flow, with fewer instances of aggression. While bicycles are common, especially around the local university, they share the road harmoniously. Jaywalking is infrequent, and pedestrians usually adhere to crosswalks. The presence of trucks is moderate, primarily related to local businesses and logistics. Common vehicles include sedans, SUVs, and some pickup trucks.
  • Driving car rentals in Potsdam can be challenging during rush hours, typically around 8 am and 5 am, mainly impacting the main roads like Market Street and Clarkson Avenue. These hours can experience increased traffic congestion as locals commute to work or school. During the winter months, particularly from November to March, snowfall can make driving more challenging due to icy road conditions. It's advisable to exercise caution during these times and consider using alternative routes to avoid rush hour congestion and winter weather-related difficulties.
  • Book your car hire in Potsdam at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Potsdam are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Potsdam

  • How much is the price of fuel in Potsdam?

    The average price of fuel in Potsdam is R67,05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R805 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Potsdam?

    Intermediate (Nissan Rogue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Potsdam.

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

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

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Potsdam costs R1 577 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Potsdam costs R1 218 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Potsdam?

    A Standard car hire in Potsdam costs R2 551 per day, on average.

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

    A compact or midsize SUV would be recommended when looking for car rentals in Potsdam. The region experiences varying weather conditions, including snowfall during winter, which can make road surfaces slippery. A compact or midsize SUV offers better traction and stability, making it suitable for navigating such conditions. Also, the slightly elevated driving position provides better visibility, aiding in maneuvering around potential obstacles. This vehicle balances space, comfort, and weather-appropriate features, making it an ideal option for Potsdam's diverse driving needs.

  • What's the speed limit in Potsdam?

    When driving car rentals in Potsdam, be aware that the general speed limit within the city is 30 mph on most residential and commercial streets. However, speed limits can vary depending on the specific area. Near school zones and busy pedestrian areas, the speed limit may drop to 20 mph during school hours. There are areas where speed cameras might be installed to enforce speed limits, so it's important to stay attentive to posted signs. Adhering to these varying limits and being cautious around schools and pedestrian zones is crucial for safe and compliant driving in Potsdam.

  • Where are the best places to park in Potsdam?

    When driving car rentals in Potsdam, convenient parking can be found in various areas in the city. Street parking is available in the downtown district and residential neighborhoods, often with time limits and metered payment. Public parking lots are also near popular destinations like Market Street and the university campus. Costs for street parking can vary, but hourly rates in public lots are reasonable, ranging from $0.50 to $1.50 per hour. It's advisable to carry sufficient change for meters. Remember parking restrictions and adhere to posted regulations to avoid fines or towing.

Potsdam car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3,3

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4.6

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.3

Value for money

2.0

4 locations in Potsdam

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104 Elvira St E

+1 613 342 9474

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1220 Stewart Blvd.

+1 613 342 9474

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560 Pitt Street

+1 613 933 7711

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6805 State Highway 56

+1 315 265 0700

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Picked me up at the train station, exactly as my train arrived. Upgraded my car for no additional cost. Staff were friendly and helpful.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff on collecting the car were friendly and professional.

Cons:

There was a slight vibration as you drove. The tires also weren't suitable for winter driving. Combining the two meant that the car was quite unstable on snow and ice. I have so greatly disliked driving a vehicle.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
They had no vehicles on the lot, and could not say when they might have one I would recommend potential customers to look elsewhere

3,9 Poor

Jul 2021

KAYAK
could of had a better car with no brake problems or inside light problems

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National

8,2

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1520 Vincent Massey Drive

+1 613 933 2460

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4,4

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7384 State Hwy 68

+1 315 393 7285

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4 locations in Potsdam

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1111 Paterson St

+1 315 201 9151

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1213 Us-11

+1 315 535 5004

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159 Meade Road

+1 315 379 9853

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812 New York #5900

+1 315 782 2635

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9 travellers who hired a car in Potsdam gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,9

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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