Hudson Valley car hire

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Cheap car hire in Hudson Valley

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Top tips for hiring a car in Hudson Valley

  • Hudson Valley is popular for many attractions, including farms, vineyards, state parks, and orchards. The best way to maximize your vacation in the region and tick off most of these attractions from your itinerary is by acquiring a rental. You can drive off to Minnewaska State Park and Breakneck Ridge Loop with a suitable four-wheel rental. If you are staying within cities like Hudson and Albany, opt for an economy rental and free yourself from the hassle of finding parking.
  • Expect tolls when driving in Hudson Valley. The main tolls are on the bridges, the dominant means across the Hudson River. Expect to pay more tolls when approaching New York City. Some roads where tolls are required include Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, and Rip Van Winkle Bridge. We recommend acquiring an E-Z Pass transponder to pay for your tolls. Alternatively, you can opt for the toll program from your rental provider to easily pay for tolls.
  • All occupants in the rental must strap on their seatbelts as it's mandatory by the law. Child safety seats are also mandatory for children aged up to six years or 100 pounds. Children under four years must be fastened in a rear-facing child seat, while those between four and six years or under 100 pounds require a booster seat. Children weighing more than 100 pounds must put on a seat belt with a lap and shoulder belt.
  • The cross-border policy for Hudson Valley car rentals is similar to all car rental agencies. You can drive these rentals outside of Hudson Valley and any state within the United States without restrictions. You can also cross the border into Canada with Hudson Valley car rentals without restrictions. Some companies like Budget provide you with a Canadian Non-Resident Card before crossing into Canada. Rentals cannot cross the border into Mexico unless with written authorization from your provider and additional insurance to protect the rental in Mexico.
  • Book your car hire in Hudson Valley at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Hudson Valley

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hudson Valley?

    Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hudson Valley.

  • What is the best car hire company in Hudson Valley?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Hudson Valley are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,4, 67 reviews), Alamo (8,0, 57 reviews), and Dollar (7,8, 72 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Hudson Valley?

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

  • Should I rent a car in Hudson Valley?

    Yes. Car rentals in Hudson Valley are a great way of getting around the region. Public transportation in Hudson Valley is not reliable if heading to certain parts of the region. For instance, you can only rely on public transport if operating in Kingston city. Public transit is poor in counties like Ulster and Dutchess and nearly non-existent in counties like Columbia and Sullivan. As such, public transport limits attractions you can explore. A rental lets you explore all attractions in every county since you create your schedule.

  • What is driving like in Hudson Valley?

    Follow the two-second rule when driving Hudson Valley car rentals behind other vehicles. This is higher if there are adverse weather conditions. Yield to passengers in unmarked and marked crosswalks. You must turn on headlights 30 minutes before sunset for visibility and turn them off 30 minutes before sunrise. The speed limit on roads in Hudson Valley varies. The speed limit on interstates is 65 mph, but it can be as low as 40 mph on some interstates. Maintain speeds of 40 mph within cities and 55 mph outside the city and in suburban areas.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hudson Valley?

    You must be at least 18 years to acquire Hudson Valley car rentals. Any renter under 25 years will incur a young driver’s fee and access a limited category of rentals. Have a credit or debit card as a form of payment, preferably a major credit card like Mastercard. A driver’s license in English is also necessary. If it's not in English, you must obtain an international driver’s permit for its translation. Additional documentation, like a valid passport, utility bill, or airline return ticket, may be requested.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    10 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    9 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    2 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    1 Location

  • empire

    Empire Rent A Car car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    1 Location

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Hudson Valley

    1 Location

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