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West Haven car hire information

Pick-up locationWest Haven
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in West Haven

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in West Haven

  • Driving car rentals in West Haven is a wonderful way to see this small city, nestled on the shores of the Long Island Sound. A bit more convenient and definitely faster than public transportation, West Haven car rentals will allow you to get to your appointments on time and see family and friends according to your own schedule. Those driving car rentals in West Haven can see local sites including Lighthouse Point Park, the New Haven Museum, and the PEZ Visitor Center. With West Haven car rentals, you can drive southwest to New York City or northeast to Boston.
  • Located about 75 miles southwest of West Haven, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) provides a convenient place to secure a West Haven car rental if you are flying in. When you deplane at JFK, you can get your keys and arrange all of your paperwork at the car rental kiosks in arrivals near baggage claim. Then take the AirTrain to Federal Circle Station, where you can collect your rental vehicle. When it is time to return your rental car, take it to the same lot where you got it and board the AirTrain to the JFK terminals.
  • Because West Haven is part of the New York City metropolitan area, it experiences congested traffic during peak rush hours of 6:30 am to 9 am and 3:30 pm to 7 pm. In warmer months, those driving car rentals in West Haven should keep an eye out for people riding bicycles and remember to always give them the right of way.
  • Those driving car rentals in West Haven will have to deal with snow and ice in the winter months. Clear your car, especially the windows, of all snow and ice before you attempt to drive it. If it is raining or snowing, always leave more room on the road between you and other vehicles because it takes longer to stop. If your car loses traction on ice, steer into the skid in order to regain control of the car. If you are driving toward New York City, you will almost definitely encounter toll roads. Consider investing in the car rental agency’s toll program in order to avoid fines. If you try to use your own transponder, the payment will often not register because the account name on the transponder does not match the registered owner of the car.
  • Book your car hire in West Haven at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in West Haven are around -70% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in West Haven

  • How much is the price of fuel in West Haven?

    The average price of fuel in West Haven is R66,58 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R799 and R1 065, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in West Haven?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at John F Kennedy Intl airport (JFK)?

    Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl airport include Budget, Dollar, Alamo, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz.

  • 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 Budget, Dollar, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hertz.

  • How can I find car hires near me in West Haven?

    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 West Haven?

    A Mini car hire in West Haven costs R2 239 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in West Haven?

    An Intermediate car hire in West Haven costs R741 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in West Haven?

    A Special car hire in West Haven costs R1 032 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in West Haven?

    In order to keep costs down, consider opting for a smaller car, such as a small sedan, a small SUV, a compact car, or an economy car. A smaller West Haven car rental will also help you negotiate traffic. If you will be attending business meetings or social events and would like to arrive in style, consider renting a luxury sedan.

  • What's the speed limit when driving a car rental in West Haven?

    Within the city of West Haven, most roads have a speed limit of 25 mph. Occasionally, there is a road or a section of road with a speed limit of 30 mph, 20 mph, or 15 mph. And very occasionally, you can find a road or a section of road that has a speed limit of 40 mph. Those driving West Haven car rentals should keep an eye out for posted speed limits to avoid getting a citation or a fine. As the I-95 courses through West Haven, the speed is reduced to 40 mph.

  • What are the best places to park a car rental in West Haven?

    If you want to park at the beach in West Haven, it is free for residents. However, residents must make sure that their vehicle’s registration is up-to-date.  In West Haven, most retail establishments, such as shopping plazas, restaurants, and pharmacies have their own parking lots with free parking for patrons, usually up to 2 hours. In downtown West Haven there are a number of parking garages that you have to pay for. The rate tends to be an hourly rate.  

West Haven car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

2,0

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

1 George Street

+1 203 777 6861

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Not good highly unlikely I’ll rent again

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Not good I was charged for the cars called and cancelled them and they were not refunded

8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was pleasant

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing Car was dirty took me 45 min to clean it during COVID esp unacceptable previous contract was in glove compartment that says alot drop off was closed for 3 mos had to go to airport as a last resort

Cons:

Everything car should be clean. We are in the middle of a pandemic. they gave us a drop off that has been closed fo 3 mos again unacceptable. nobody answers your phones this was a horrible experience

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful. Car was clean and ready.

Cons:

The location is a little small so it's tough to pull in and out of the location but that's just nit picking because I have nothing else bad to say lol

4,8 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was polite.

Cons:

Staff was slow, distracted and ended up giving us the contract paperwork for a different car than the one we were given, this caused us problems we had to exchange the car on 4th of July because of a flat tire. We had to just rent another car. Spent almost an hour and 15 minutes picking up the car

1 out of 12

Sixt

6,6

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.0

One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

371 Derby Ave

+1 203 772 1143

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Wasn’t able to rent a car because i didn’t have a credit card but was going to pay with my debit card or cash ans I wasn’t allowed and they didn’t have the car i reserved anyways so never actually rented a car from them

2,0 Poor

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was nice

Cons:

Company has hidden fees and charges your not made aware of until days after you return the vehicle, like not being able to cross state lines. If I knew ahead of time I would not have rented here and won't ever again. Shady and sneaky.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly Staff Easy pick up and drop off. Car very clean.

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car. Nice and helpful staff

Cons:

Nothing

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were professional.

Cons:

I would have liked to be able to change my payment method when I returned the car.

1 out of 2

National

9,5

Wonderful

4 reviews

One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

290 State St

+1 888 826 6890

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient, good price for dropping car at different location

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7,2

Good

No reviews available

One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

1 George Street

+1 203 777 6861

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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Alamo

No score available yet

One location in West Haven

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290 State St

+1 888 233 8749

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The only positive thing about my experience with Alamo was that the car was clean.

Cons:

They didn’t give me the size of vehicle promised even though I paid extra and then when I returned the car they attempted to charge me $60 more than my quote and I had to argue with them in order to be charged the quote given. I will never use Alamo again.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service

Cons:

N/A

9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

The car had a fishy odor

8,8 Very Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a very smooth experience, no 5ime wasted at either pickup or drop-off

Cons:

E

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and delivery went off without any glitches. Car was as expected.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

practically seamless rental process, courteous and pleasant staff. informative and proffesional.

1 out of 8

Budget

No score available yet

One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

50 Union Avenue

+1 203 782 0082

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Found keys in back seat and gave to attendant. Car not washed.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great, picking up and dropping off were very easy. The car was in excellent condition and cleanliness was great.

Cons:

Not sure why I had to pay 22 on kayak and then the whole rental amount at the rental agency. I was under the impression I was paying some “due now” and would pay the rest at pick up. Kayak, please explain?

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Patrick, the manager at Union Station made the whole expense pain free

2,4 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING

Cons:

Overpriced and a total rip off. The staff wouldn't work with me to make changes and when I saw a much cheaper price for the same car at the same place, he wouldn't honor it.

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Patrick was excellent. He gave us the best price. We were treated well and everything went smoothly. We were concerned because of past poor reviews, but all was super.

Cons:

Car interior needed a more thorough cleaning, but I like everything really clean. Car indicator said it was due for maintenance and oil change. It was a newer model and we had no issues while driving.

4,4 Mediocre

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We had a situation arise where we needed to return the car a day early and found very little flexibility from the Budget location where we dropped off. Customer service was also not helpful in finding us a solution without charging us a $200 one way fee for a situation out of our control. Luckily the location we did go to to return the car a day early was understanding. Kudos to the Logan Airport location.

1 out of 8

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

2 locations in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

408 Crown St

+1 203 789 2252

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 13:00
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835 Boston Post Rd

+1 203 931 4090

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6,0 Okay

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good experience. Except needed the car for several more days. Non available at the time. Had to go with Budget rental for the additional time needed.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

A Service with a smile in the nicest way

Cons:

Nothing

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Did not honor my reservation and did not have a car available for me to rent when I arrived. Made no effort to call me before they gave the car I reserved to someone else. Staff were inconsiderate and lack basic customer service skills. Went to Sixt on RT 34 and was able to rent a car there and treated like a customer should be. Don;t waste your time at this facility.

4,4 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I like that this time the agent was straight forward with us when we got the car. The car also reported low tire pressure about 3 days in, probably due to the sudden drop in temperature. The agent at Enterprise put some air in and cleared the message.

Cons:

Due to inclement weather, the whole city was under traveling ban and parking ban on the day I was supposed to drop off the car (Tue 3/14/2017). Thus, I called 1 day prior (3/13/2017) when they issued the ban to check if Enterprise would be open at all (I suspected not), and if they weren't open how could I drop off the car on the scheduled date. They said they would charge me an extra day despite the fact that over that day, nobody would be able to rent that car anyway, so they're not suffering from any extra revenue loss. So much for "treating customers like family in a corporate world." It is all about them making money...

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Customer service was top notch. Adis was particularly patient and helpful.

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

One location in West Haven

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50 Union Avenue

+1 203 624 2161

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I reserved a rental last week appear to pick it up and it isn't present and avis had "no" cars I was able to rent

4,0 Mediocre

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up took to long. Didn't have my car. Car they gave me was filthy.

Cons:

Have the car i reserved. Have more locations for one way travel. Don't rent filthy old cars.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Great choice of cars--thank you!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I chose Avis after I missed getting to New Haven in time to pick up my car from Hertz. Hertz told me I would have to pay $170 more if I picked up the car the next day, plus I would have had to Uber around until then. Avis had a car for almost the same price I had originally been paying with Hertz, their office was right in the train station, and they were open 2 hours later than Hertz! Reserved and picked up the car within minutes. It was a Toyota Corolla and worked great! Everything from checkin to checkout was smooth sailing. I’m going with Avis from now on whenever possible.

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
The vehicle was filthy seats, windows I wiped down the interior then had to clean the front windshield if I wasn’t in a hurry I would have asked for a different car!

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Avis did not have a car available. Customer service did not bother to call to let us know. So we wasted an hour going to pick up a nonexistent rental car

1 out of 3

AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in West Haven

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New Haven Union Rail Station

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One location in West Haven

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Locations in West Haven

290 State St, New Haven, , USA Connecticut

+1 914 368 0091

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180 travellers who hired a car in West Haven gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Most popular car type

Mini

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