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Utica car hire information

Pick-up locationUtica
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Cheap car hire in Utica

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Utica

  • If you love exploring new destinations, contemplate hiring car rentals in Uticar from one of the cheap car rentals in Utica. Having access to a rental car gives you the ability to go to destinations situated on the outskirts of the town like New Hartford, Whitesboro, New York Mills and Oriskany. Utica Zoo and Oneida County Historical Society are incredibly remarkable destinations you could easily go to and have a good time with a rental car which is convenient and is located 1.3 miles from the university respectively. You could visit outstanding attractions like Utica Children’s Museum as well.
  • Utica has a network of roads that are crucial for getting around the city. If you're new to the area, it's important to know which roads are the most important and how to navigate them efficiently. For instance, Route 5 is a major highway that runs through Utica and connects the city to other major cities in the region. It's an important route for commuters and travelers, but it can be busy at times. To navigate this road, keep an eye out for signs that indicate upcoming exits, and be sure to maintain a safe speed.
  • People looking for car rental in Uticawill most likely fly into Syracuse Airport which is 44.6 miles away or the Ithaca Airport. The airports have car rental centres in the baggage claim area where agencies such as National, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise and SUV Rental. The rental car lot is a short walk from the terminal. Some providers like Budget provide shuttle services outside the pick-up location.
  • New York State's drunk driving laws apply to Utica as it is a city within the state. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers in Utica is 0.08%. Commercial drivers in Utica are held to a lower standard, with a legal BAC limit of 0.04%. There is a Zero Tolerance Law that applies to drivers under the age of 21 meaning that it is illegal for drivers under 21 to operate cheap car rentals in Utica with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system.
  • There are a few things that drivers of Car Rentals in Utica should keep in mind when driving in the city. First, it is important to be aware of your surroundings at all times and pay attention to the traffic around you, as well as any pedestrians or cyclists who may be sharing the road. Second, it is important to be patient when driving in the city. This can be difficult, especially when traffic is heavy, but it is important to avoid road rage and aggressive driving. Finally, it is important to obey all traffic laws.
  • There are certain restricted roads that you should be aware of while driving cheap car rentals in Utica. One of the most notable is Genesee Street, which is part of a pedestrian-friendly downtown area that has been blocked off to vehicles. This street is closed to traffic between Bleecker Street and Bank Place, so you'll need to plan an alternate route if you need to get through this area. Another road to be aware of is Oriskany Street, which is a one-way street that runs through the heart of downtown Utica. This street has restricted lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Even though driving Car rentals in Utica, New York is generally simple, there are still some difficulties, with rush hour traffic being the biggest. Peak morning traffic occurs between 8 am and 10 am in the morning, and peak afternoon traffic is between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm in the evening. The roadways leading to and from the city’s central business district see the bulk of this traffic. Therefore, stay away from the CBD area sometimes.The persistent traffic that results from heavy traffic hours is another issue that Utica drivers occasionally encounter. This can be a scary warning to new travelers to watch out for any irresponsible drivers and to keep vigilant because there have been several bad accidents and fights. Car rentals in Utica are insured so it explains some the dash cams in the cars.
  • Book your car hire in Utica at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Utica are around -4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Utica

  • How much is the price of fuel in Utica?

    The average price of fuel in Utica is R67,04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R804 and R1 073, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Utica?

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

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

    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 Utica?

    A Mini car hire in Utica costs R1 686 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Utica costs R1 261 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Utica costs R1 441 per day, on average.

  • What car is recommended for driving in Utica?

    Obtain a compact car for rental if Utica if you’re only staying on North Gage, Baker corners and Deerfield. These can easily squeeze into the limited parking spaces within the center. They are also convenient for driving on narrow streets in Utica. The type of car you rent in Utica should be influenced by the number of people in your group and the amount of luggage you have. If you are travelling solo, then an economy rental would be highly advised. A big car like an SUV or RV is suitable if you are many.

  • Where can I charge my electric car in Utica?

    There are several locations where you can charge your electric car in Utica. The city of Utica has 224 public charging stations, 25 of which are free EV charging stations. These include North Utica Shopping Center, Kayuta Lake Campground, and the Old Forge Library. Additionally, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website has a map that allows you to locate charging stations throughout the state including those in Utica.

  • What’s the speed limit in Utica?

    Different Utica roads have different speed limits. On the urban road, you’re not allowed to drive at a speed exceeding 30mph In areas of new schools, construction sites, and social establishments, you should follow the traffic rules as high-quality security cameras are most likely present. The speed limit there is 15mph.

  •  What is the age requirement to rent a car in Utica?

    The minimum age required to rent Utica car rentals changes based on the rental company you choose. However, most companies typically require renters to be at least 21 years old, while additional fees may apply for younger renters. It's important to confirm the specific age requirements and fees for the company you wish to rent from.

  •  Where are the best places to park in Utica?

    Parking lots in most hotels, restaurants and other few places like schools offer free parking otherwise, people are required to pay for it. Some of the recommended parking places that are safe and pocket friendly in Utica are 71 North Genesee Street Parking, MVCC – P1 Parking Lot, Utica Kennedy Garage, Public Parking area and Utica train station.

Utica car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Utica

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123 E Albany St

+1 315 866 2516

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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1705 Burrstone Rd

+1 315 736 0002

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
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

clean good on gas

Cons:

car was a bit smaller than expected and not up to date with extras like most of the other cars

1 out of 1

Priceless

6,4

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Utica

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1 Ontario Avenue

+1 315 736 8222

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
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4981 Commercial Drive

+1 315 736 8222

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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5020 Commercial Dr.

+1 315 736 8222

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Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Utica

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660 Hangar Road

+1 315 339 3718

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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708 Oriskany Blvd

+1 315 736 2848

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful stafff

8,8 Very Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to wait before I could pickup

8,8 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

No markings of how to find the Budget office - had to ask someone in this extremely small terminal.

7,2 Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, friendly service.

2,0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

I could not rent the car due to the polices not included in the fine print as I was renting the car. The price was way over how much the original cost stated on the web page. The credit check was also unbelievable being I used 3 different credit cards and none of them were accepted. They should also mention the fact that you will need a $200 hold before renting he car. That will help with you guys not getting any service; tricking people.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

No comment

Cons:

That I paid 150$ for a one day rental.

1 out of 3

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in Utica

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5174 Commericial Dr East

+1 315 736 5201

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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5174 Commericial Dr

+1 315 736 5201

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Nothing

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. Staff was great at both pick up and drop off location.

Cons:

Car was bigger, but didn't look like it was cleaned well.

2,8 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was not friendly and was very unhappy with the vehicle kept having to put air in tire and car pulled to left

Cons:

Everything

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt services and make things easy for the process.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The website only stated that the cr fit card used to book the rental needed to be present upon pickup. I paid for the car and registered my uncle as the driver. They would. Or let him take the car unless I drive to hertz.....I was at work and unavailable to leave. So we lost $75 because of coarse the car had alr day been paid for at that point! Kayak or hertz charged my card with in 12 hours of the online booking!!! But still no car on the 15th!!!

3,6 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Was supposed to travel to NH to help my father after a surgery. Found out the day after renting (as I was in route) it was no longer necessary to come, my stepmother was going to be available to help after all. Called Hertz to notify them I would be returning the car early and was told no (0) refund would be returned cause I fully prepaid. I do not recall seeing this policy while renting, nor on the any website as I researched after being told this. Absolutely ludacris policy and I will never use Kayak, Expedia, nor Hurtz again. Also, via social media and word of mouth I will be letting others know how I was treated and of my displeasure.

1 out of 5

Avis

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One location in Utica

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708 Oriskany Blvd

+1 315 735 3692

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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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Still waiting on my refund

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The staff was not friendly. She cancelled my reservation without notice and had nothing on record when I arrived. After speaking with her for about 10 minutes she all of sudden had a car for me. Said it would be double the rate I booked it at. I had no choice so did this. On the way I call the 800 number to mention this and they tell me she put the incorrect drop off location. I spend an hour on the phone with them to get the correct drop off location confirmed. The women in the store was also not wearing a mask (despite numerous signs indicated it was needed) and she was coughing... it looked like she rolled out of bed and ended up at the counter. She was rude and didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Also when I arrive in NY I find out the location closed at 3 and there is no drop box - this was NOT mentioned to me at pickup. I then have to park the car overnight in NYC (for $38) and return the next morning to turn in the keys and get my receipts. Staff in NYC when I arrived were helpful.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady at Avis she was not to help at all so I did not take the car She said they do credit score of any debit card and my score was not that great so I asked her if they take deposit like other car rentals she refused I went to Enterprise next to them and they gave me a car in few minutes and now I’m renting again with them Avis the place totally unprofessional No uniform And only that girl working and she looked like she just went out off bed . Never going back again or my family and friends

Cons:

Everything

1 out of 1

44 travellers who hired a car in Utica gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,6

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Most popular car type

Mini

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