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Riverhead car hire

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Riverhead car hire information

Pick-up locationRiverhead
Car types
Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Riverhead

  • Riverhead is located in the eastern part of Long Island. One of the main advantages of renting cheap car rentals in Riverhead is the freedom it provides. With a car, visitors can easily explore the many beaches, parks, and vineyards in the surrounding areas and experience all that Long Island has to offer. Top attractions that are more easily accessible with Riverhead car rentals include the Long Island Aquarium, Tanger Outlets, and Splish Splash Water Park. Additionally, renting a car also allows visitors to save money on transportation costs because taxis and ride-sharing services can be expensive, especially for those looking to travel longer distances.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is about 70 miles from Riverhead. The rental car offices at JFK are located at the Federal Circle Station, accessible via AirTrain from all airport terminals. The rental car company shuttle buses are frequent and pick up passengers at Terminals 1, 2, 4, and 5. New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is 84 miles from Riverhead. The rental car offices at LGA are located outside the airport terminal building, and a shuttle bus is required to reach the rental car area. Buses depart regularly from all airport terminals and can be found outside the baggage claim area. Islip Long Island Airport (ISP) is 58 miles from Riverhead. The rental car offices at ISP are located in the airport terminal building, so no shuttle bus is required.
  • One major thing to keep in mind when driving cheap car rentals in Riverhead is the high number of bicyclists and pedestrians in the area. Many people take advantage of the city's bike lanes and enjoy walking around the downtown area, so drivers should be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. Drivers should also be mindful of jaywalking pedestrians, particularly on Main Street. Furthermore, while drivers in Riverhead generally obey the rules of the road, there are some instances of aggressive or impatient driving behavior.
  • Rush hour in Riverhead typically occurs during the morning and evening commute times, between 7 am-9 am and 4 pm-6 pm respectively. During these times, major roads such as Route 58, Route 25, and the Long Island Expressway may experience heavier traffic, which can lead to longer travel times and delays. Additionally, winter weather conditions can make driving cheap car rentals in Riverhead more difficult, particularly during periods of heavy snow or icy conditions. Drivers should be cautious when driving on hilly roads or around bends, as visibility can be reduced and roadways may become slippery.
  • Book your car hire in Riverhead at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Riverhead are around 146% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Riverhead

  • How much is the price of fuel in Riverhead?

    The average price of fuel in Riverhead 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 Riverhead?

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

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

    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 Riverhead?

    A Mini car hire in Riverhead costs R3 812 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Riverhead costs R633 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Riverhead costs R1 611 per day, on average.

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

    A compact car or a sedan would be recommended for driving in Riverhead. These types of cars are easy to maneuver around the town's narrow streets and tight parking spaces. They are also fuel-efficient, which is beneficial for driving in the city. Additionally, sedans provide enough space for passengers and their belongings.

  • What’s the speed limit in Riverhead?

    The speed limit in residential areas in Riverhead is generally 30 mph, although some residential areas may have lower limits posted. In school zones and around parks, the speed limit is typically reduced to 15-20 mph during certain times of the day when children are present. On main roads and highways, the speed limit is higher, with most roads allowing speeds of 40-55 mph. The Long Island Expressway, which runs through Riverhead, has a posted speed limit of 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Riverhead?

    There are several options for parking Riverhead car rentals, both free and paid. If you plan to visit downtown Riverhead, some areas offer free street parking for up to two hours. Other street parking areas may require payment at a parking meter, which typically costs around $1.00 per hour. In addition to street parking, there are several municipal parking lots located throughout downtown Riverhead that offer paid parking. These lots typically charge $0.25-$0.50 per hour, or a daily maximum of around $8.00-$10.00.

Riverhead car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5,2

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Riverhead

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Locations in Riverhead

12 Midhampton Ave

+1 631 653 6040

Monday09:30 - 15:00
Tuesday09:30 - 15:00
Wednesday09:30 - 15:00
Thursday09:30 - 15:00
Friday09:30 - 15:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

1830 W Main Street

+1 631 727 7892

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

1830 West Main Street

+1 631 727 7892

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

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Worst experience

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was clean and ready to go as scheduled. Agent was friendly, efficient and professional

Cons:

Nothing

4,0 Mediocre

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I ordered a midsize car. When I got to the rental office in Riverhead no one was at the desk. I called and called the phone and finally reached the attendant. He said he was outside. 30 minutes later he FINALLY appeared. Advised he only had a compact car. I had 4 passengers with luggage and struggled to get all in the car plus putting all that luggage in the small trunk. He advised me there were no other cars available So disappointed in the lack of customer service and lack of consideration for me the customer.

9,2 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Alex at Hertz Riverhead was pleasant, accommodating, and helpful

Cons:

The cost was pretty high

5,6 Fair

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was nicely appointed with leather seats and satellite radio.

Cons:

Car did not have a gas cap. Gas was only at 5/8 level full. Took longer than it should have to return the vehicle.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was upgraded from full size to a small SUV .. Rav4 toyota which was a good upgrade... but...

Cons:

But the gas mileage and 4cyl performance was less than my full size suv that I own. I put in 23 gallons to go 480 miles ... which is only 21 mpg... my full size Buick suv that rides much better and much roomier gets a easy 26 ( it is rated at 26mpg) mpg with two people and much more carge.... It was only me in this rental . Hertz advertisement shows a Equinox in the photo but the Equinox was not available .... I spent much more for gas than expected ... I would have liked the Equinox much better... or a full size Malibu.

1 out of 3

Empire Rent A Car

6,4

Okay

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Riverhead

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Locations in Riverhead

Francis S. Gabreki Airport

+1 718 353 6848

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Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Riverhead

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The Francis S Gabreski Airport

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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5 locations in Riverhead

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1076 Route 58

+1 631 369 6300

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

29950 Main Rd

+1 631 369 6300

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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44 Surrey Cir

+1 631 395 7700

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

534 Route 25a

+1 631 821 7000

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

Gabreski Airport-bldg 308

+1 631 288 8630

Opening times not available

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Everything was excellent. They dropped me off after return the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
This process was seamless and easy. The staff was friendly, efficient and professional. Car was well maintained. Would use them again for sure

1 out of 1

20 travellers who hired a car in Riverhead gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular car type

Mini

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