Car hire at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport

Car hire at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport

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New York, NY, United States - John F Kennedy Intl
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Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (204 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2022
Could be cheaper
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
The lady processing my order was AMAZING!!
6.0 GoodJan 15 2022
Car interior was old and outdated
7.9 GoodSep 28 2021
Too expensive.
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2021
Too expensive! Gauging after Covid
10.0 ExcellentJun 11 2021
Their location has poor signage. They need to update Google maps, goes to old lot
10.0 ExcellentDec 24 2020
greatnothing
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2020
The car was very very clean when I picked it up, which I really appreciate!The model of the car wasn’t super new, which I personally prefer more. It had about 20,000 miles on it.
4.8 OkayOct 23 2020
They had two vehicles that both smelled like smoke. The employees “don’t have the discount codes” anymore. Apparently, you have to figure out the code and bring it to them to input. So no military discount.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2020
The staff at the JFK Enterprise location was absolutely fantastic. Jesse was the man who checked us in and he really made it easy for us. We made a mistake with the return of our reservation - we accidentally booked a round trip instead of a one-way rental - and he fixed it quickly and with no extra charge to us. We also had tons of bags and he offered to pull the car around so we didn't have to carry them all to the car. He really went above and beyond to make the pick-up process easy for us and was extremely friendly. The car was very clean and ran very well!Nothing!
Rated no. 2
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (217 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2022
After renting vehicles with all the major brands over many decades Alamo is the absolute worst. A toxic combination of cluelessness and unresponsiveness. Do yourself a favor - rent elsewhere.
2.0 MediocreJan 27 2021
They should let me know I cannot read the car without credit card
10.0 ExcellentDec 23 2020
Picking up the car was fast and easy. The staff was very friendly and made it easy.I would have liked to pick up the car in Brooklyn, rather than driving out to JFK airport.
6.0 GoodNov 29 2020
Check in and check out was very easy.The car was dirty on the outside and the inside smelled like someone had been smoking a pack of cigarettes. Had to have it clean when I arrived at my destinations.
8.0 ExcellentOct 13 2020
Fast pickup, no long processing at the counter. Waited on immediately and car was ready, not complicated with a lot of questions. The actual drop off was fast, but the first problem occurred within 1 hour of drop off when I received the email itemizing the charges which was wrong.I was incorrectly charged for refueling two gallons of gas, even though I topped off the tank less than two miles from the rental car drop off location. When I FUELED the vehicle I clicked the pump 3 to 4 times to make sure the tank was topped off, and the fuel gauge read full with 350 miles of available range shown on the vehicles computer. I had to call to get this refuel charge removed. Now I’m worried about the EZ-Pass charges not being charged correctly.
8.4 ExcellentAug 9 2020
Customer service at pickup and drop off.There was a toll pass in the rental. Also the tire pressure felt to high.
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2020
Easy pick up and drop off.I had picked a smaller car, but ended up with something bigger than I originally wanted but was very happy in the end.
4.8 OkayJun 22 2020
Staff was friendly but I overpaid. There were no premium sedan options so I was give lower end model because that’s all they had.Didn’t receive value for my money. Disappointed.
10.0 ExcellentJun 6 2020
How quick the service was.NA
Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.2 Good (182 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2022
They refused to honor the reservation.
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2022
Heads up fellow travellers! Look in the trunk of your rental car BEFORE you leave the pick up location. Be sure to find out if there is a spare tire and/or that junky glue/self patch of a flat tire kit. Be sure to check the glue bottle! Nothing like getting a car with no spare and and empty glue bottle and discovering this only after you find you have a flat tire. Also - be sure to ask if their roadside assistance service and 800 number are 24-hour a day supported by LIVING HUMAN BEINGS.
2.0 MediocreApr 28 2022
Only one person was available to finalize my reservation, so we stood in line for a half hour or so. The drop off location was closed. There was some uncertainty by the owner of the connected auto parts store whether I should leave the car there.
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
wonderful experience and drop off very convenient.
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2022
Hertz did not honor the price negotiated through Kayak! They charged over $100 more than the negotiated price. The line to check in for the car was over one hour long and, once checked in, there was an additional half an hour wait because the vehicle was not ready, a truly awful experience.
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
They were very accommodating as we had a log of luggage so they gave us the perfect vehicle.
8.4 ExcellentNov 3 2019
Drop off at 40 Lodge Street in Albany NY was a bit confusing since it was sharing a parking garage with a Hilton hotel and the Hertz office was closed. Luckily the hotel staff was very helpful and gave me the info on parking and key drop off. Other than that confusion everything else was great.
8.4 ExcellentOct 28 2019
Staff very helpful and drop off couldn't have been more convenient. I mean, the drive to JFK isn't their fault!
6.0 GoodOct 13 2019
The hertz counter at JFK airport was great. The person was nice and it was a smooth process.The booking at Canandaigua was scheduled to drop off after hours. But the Canandaigua location wasn’t incredibly difficult to see at night since it was just a small sign in a window of a building that was primarily for another company. Then the out of hours drop box had no sign is was for hertz. It was plastered with the logo of the company that clearly was the main company of the building. When I felt uncomfortable with dropping the key in an unmarked (with hertz) drop box, I received these crazy suggestions to just lock the keys in the car but that I would be charged for an unlock fee. One rep told me the Canandaigua location was not an after hours location whereas another rep did say that was the case. I offered to bring the car back the neck day so that I could safety and comfortably return the car but was told I would incur a late fee. In all - while hertz was willing to talk to me, they did not seem to have it fully together when trying to give their car back to them and the suggested solutions seemed inappropriate while the right solution (have a branded after hours drop off box) did not exist.
9.6 ExcellentOct 5 2019
The drop off sas very easyThe staff could be more attentive to the language comprehension for people arriving from abroad
Rated no. 4
Payless
6.8 Good (242 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Payless
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2022
Everything was quick and easy. Thank you
2.0 MediocreJan 19 2022
The customer service was very poor the car was dirty
6.0 GoodJan 5 2022
Improve the check in and the check out !!
6.0 GoodDec 7 2021
The service of the staff was ok' however the car that was given to us a disgrace///we received a car with 44.000 miles !!! that was full of scratches - an experience I would like to forget.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2021
Thank you for a stress free car rental during the busiest time of the year . I would recommend you to everyone . Valérie Portente :0)
8.0 ExcellentNov 3 2021
All went very well with this guys. Good value for money. Will definetly rent with them in the future.
1.9 HorribleOct 1 2021
Need more good experience person to work. No any customer service when I pick car, No any service when I return the car.
5.9 OkaySep 28 2021
Car tank was not full, seats were stained
1.9 HorribleSep 5 2021
Waited over 45 minutes in a very long line with only 2 agents at the counter. The manager was called to handle a customer complaint and made no effort to assist with the line or engage with the customers. I didn’t get the car requested online. I had to answer the same questions that I already replied to online. My Avis advantage number couldn’t be used to expédiâtes me in the line for the Payless reservation, but there wasn’t a dedicated person to help with Payless customers. Overall it was a horrible experience. When I dropped off my car they still made me go inside to speak to a representative.
3.9 MediocreSep 5 2021
There was NO instruction how to get BACK. It took me 30 minutes riding around AirPort Car was OK
Rated no. 5
Budget
6.8 Good (339 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2022
Took forever to pick the car up. Waited in line for almost an hour. Budget needs more counters at the car pickup at jfk
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2022
Everything was perfect and the time I get the car to the time and turn the car back to Budget. I have a wonderful employee who helped me and JFK. Unfortunately I do not remember her name But she was a great example for your company. I will definitely use but it again because of this employee.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2022
The agent, Rae Kwon was super helpful and friendly. Hooked us up with a great car too!
10.0 ExcellentApr 27 2022
Ease of check in and drop off was great!
6.0 GoodApr 25 2022
Old beatup van ripped seats nasty odor not efficient in gas usage
10.0 ExcellentApr 20 2022
Drove their car across the country The car ran very well, it was fairly new and it had a lot of newer cruise control features which made driving a breeze. It was very clean and did not have any bad odors in the car. The staff at both Queens New York and Los Angeles were all extremely helpful and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2022
Picking up at NewYork JFK airport rental car place was great! quick, courteous and streamlined. The car was warm inside and the engine was running, was clean, in very good condition, full fuel tank and performed excellent. To drop it off at Miami Budget office on Bird Road (40th Street) was Not Good. After driving overnight from New York to Miami, our scheduled drop off time was 8:00 am so my wife and me were there at 7:50 am. on my arrival there were 2 other clients waiting, the place was closed and no soul in sight. Although they have posted a large sign at the door with instructions about dropping off the car after hours, there is no drop-off box, or any mail box or alike, so I called customer service to ask for instructions but Michelle adamantly said that I needed to deliver the car and keys to a representative and that I would be responsible for everything and if not, yakety, yakety, yakety..., thus we had to wait 40 minutes to be able to handle the keys to someone. The only employee at the office showed up 30 minutes later at 8:30 am. After 8:30 AM the traffic in Miami is horrendous so we were an hour late for work.
10.0 ExcellentMar 2 2022
Easy to pick up and go on our way. Customer service girl was friendly. We were in our car in less than 15 minutes. Return was even easier. Thank you!
8.0 ExcellentMar 1 2022
Well situated at the Kennedy airport. Excellent welcome and good return
8.0 ExcellentFeb 26 2022
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Rated no. 6
Economy Rent a Car
6.2 Good (139 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreMar 4 2019
NothingLiterally everything. Inconvenient location. Unfriendly staff. First car they gave me didn’t have a working radio. The second one had stains all over the seats and garbage under the seat. Spend an extra couple dollars and rent elsewhere.
6.4 GoodJan 29 2019
We mentioned we were going upstate and it would be snowing. We were told the car would be fine but it certainly was not!! It was so dangerous and did not grasp on to the road so several times we thought we were going to crash as we had no control over the car. we would've gladly paid more to be safe
4.4 OkayDec 11 2018
Car was cleanDid not have the car that I reserved. I reserved a full size and they did not honor my reservation. All they had was a economy car. It ruined my trip. Also, the shuttle took 3 stops (30 minutes) to get to the rental parking lot. Very inconvenient.
2.0 MediocreDec 10 2018
A big wate of my time.When I arrived to pick up the car I reserved a week in advance at 9:45 AM, it was unavailable because I was "late" for my 9 AM pick up time. Economy did not contact me and was unable to offer me any assistance. They also stated they do not take walk-ins only reservations, so it was easy to determine that a car had never been available that day. Two other customers present at the time with reservations also arrived to find that there were no cars available. An abysmal experience. I can not believe Economy can run a business this way.
4.0 OkayDec 4 2018
Terrible rental car. Car was dirty and had something mechanically wrong with it. Workers in the office are half asleep and have no personality . Definitely DO NOT recommend this company to anyone. Also price was way higher than what it said online
4.0 OkayNov 30 2018
the hidden fees once i arrived at the rental center
8.0 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Good for the priceNeeded a last minute rental in NYC. The car was clean, though a bit dated, got me where I needed to go.Unlimited miles only applies if you’re coming off a JFK flight.
4.0 OkaySep 13 2018
Disappointed.The people were kind at the pickup locationCar was filthy I couldn’t believe the interior looked how it did. And the car had a horrible scent to it. I was in a rush and there were no other suvs at the moment so I was stuck but definitely disgusting I had to take it to a car wash immediately and get it detailed !
2.0 MediocreSep 11 2018
DECEPTIVENothing. Your service sucks.Although I reserved a car, economy car rental did not have a car for me when I arrived.
5.6 OkayJun 12 2018
the vehicle had lot of running noise
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6.1 Good (266 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 6.6
  • 6.5
  • 5.9
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 26 2022
Check the hours carefully. Flight was delayed after take off and when we arrived, Thrifty was closed with no way to fulfill reservation.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2022
The customer service representatives were not so nice. Otherwise I was very happy with the car.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2021
They reserved my car online then they didn’t have a car when I got there and treated me like an idiot when I didn’t understand why I reserved a car and it wasn’t there. Calling me by my first name and asking”what did I expect it was the weekend” and go somewhere else.
4.0 OkayDec 29 2021
I booked my Thrifty rental car two months ahead of time. I woke up at 4 AM to commute via public transportation to JFK in order to make my scheduled 6 AM pickup time. The staff were incredibly rude to all customers and stated that they were not going to be renting out any cars until at least 7 AM. By the time 7 AM rolled around, they had allowed many customers ahead of the individuals that arrived at 6 AM. There is no seating outside of the lobby or in the lobby so customers waiting for the staff to be ready were forced to sit on the concrete outside in December. My car reeked of cigarette smoke and had not been vacuumed prior to me being "handed" the keys. In fact, I was told to go wait at the end of the sidewalk for someone to hand me the keys but no one arrived so I went searching myself in the parking lot to find the car. I cross-referenced my receipt and the license plate then waited in the car just in case someone was coming to get me. No one did so I left. My only complaint after driving my dirty and smelly car off the lot was that the passenger's side air controls had gotten so hot at some point prior to me renting it. I could not figure out how to manipulate the air for my husband as the knob had melted off and fallen behind the vent. I extended my rental by a week so I have yet to do the dropoff portion but I am crossing my fingers that it is not as difficult as the pickup.
8.0 ExcellentDec 1 2021
At the Thrifty pickup at JFK, there was only one worker on duty in the car service area. That meant that all three parties in line had to wait while he washed, sanitized and delivered one car, then went back to service the next.
2.0 MediocreNov 16 2021
Over 90 minute wait for a car? Who has ever heard of that? Not the line. The wait for the car after the line.
1.9 HorribleSep 19 2021
Terrible. Zero empathy At this location. Liars
10.0 ExcellentAug 27 2021
His cod server tanks
1.9 HorribleAug 24 2021
Long wait to pick up Pre-paid rental car, and the first 2 cars assigned to me were then taken back as I was finally preparing to drive off the lot, due to deferred maintenance issues. Also, I was kept On hold for over an hour and then disconnected when calling for emergency roadside assistance.
1.9 HorribleAug 23 2021
About a million hidden fees and no phone number in existence to get ahold of the specific branch. Having to pay $23 for EZ Pass every SINGLE day I had the car when I used it 2 days or $15 EVERY time you go through a toll PLUS the toll? This is the literal definition of highway robbery. Skip Thrifty particularly from the airport if you don’t have to pick up there. What a giant waste of time and money. Plus the “deep clean” on the car left a used mask between the seats and what looked like sweat stains in the back. So glad that’s an extra charge!
Rated no. 8
Dollar
5.8 Okay (233 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 8 2022
First, Kayak should not allow bookings if the rental car company cannot give a car for bookings made the day of. I had to travel 2 hours total to pickup the car only for people at the Dollar Rental to not give me a car bc I had booked 4 hours earlier. They said the wait would be 7 hours to get a rental car. So I had to come back the next day where the ladies at the counter were so rude and unhelpful. Had to wait for my car to be ready for an hour!! And then the cad wasn’t even that clean. Horrible.
2.0 MediocreMay 7 2022
We took an EZ pass for our rental period. When we came back we were charged over 200 dollar for toll. Total rip-off.
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2022
I called Priceline to change the date of the rental and was told that it would be fine, but when I got there to pick up the car the rental had not been changed and the dollar employee would not let me rent a car because she said she didn’t have enough to go one way to my destination.
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2022
I made the reservation on Kayak and received an email confirming my booking. I then called Dollar customer service to confirm that they had my reservation and a car for me to which they said yes. I explained that I did not want to go to their counter if they had no cars. She said not yo worry. They had a car waiting for me. When I arrived at the Dollar counter, the worker rudely told me they had no cars available. How?!! I just called less than 5 minutes ago and they confirmed my reservation. Her response - that’s what they say but I don’t have any car for you. All the other car rental companies where sold out. Literally left us stranded! What a rubbish company with rubbish service. If I could give them zero stars, I would. Do business with them at your own risk!
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2022
I accidentally booked the wrong day and they were able to work with me to find an available car on the spot.
6.0 GoodMar 23 2022
The rental car that I did give it to me it was Dario say they look like they just give it to the clients they never watching outside I know they were just a really good but if you’re renting he has to give me a green card
2.0 MediocreMar 15 2022
Rude pick up Over priced
4.0 OkayFeb 27 2022
They didn’t have the car ready for the time reserved. They told me they had a bigger car but I would have to pay an extra $75 per day. I asked if I could have that car for no extra cost since they didn’t have mine and was told no, if I didn’t want to pay for it I would just have to wait.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2022
Never again Had to wait 2 and a half hours ran out of cars Car tire had slow leak
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2022
We have paid for a EZ-Pass but Dollar have don‘t give us a Transponder. In the States Indiana, Illinois and Iowa we have need the Transponder. We musst paid the Toll!!
Rated no. 9
Advantage
5.4 Okay (208 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Advantage
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.1
  • 5.3
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2020
Car was damaged in all 4 quarters at pickup. Also had a nail in one tire. They wouldn't answer the phone when I called to report it 5 min after pickup.
8.4 ExcellentJan 21 2020
Pick up and drop off was indeed super easy.I normally don't opt for prepaid fuel but when the question of prepaid fuel came up I said that would be convenient since I didn't know of a gas station nearby (I have never rented a car from JFK Airport before). It turns out there is a gas station one block away from the rental drop off. It could not have been easier to get gas. Seems like the nice guy at the desk could have pointed that out.
5.2 OkayNov 25 2019
Staff very friendly and helpful on both pickup and drop offCar was in very poor condition (breaks very worn, windows did not function properly, poor wipers, car smelled like smoke)
2.0 MediocreOct 29 2019
Google Translation: When I arrived at the rental, I was told that because I was driving less than 25, it cost me $ 560 instead of the 130 I ordered and paid - even though I specifically wrote in the reservation that I was 23 !!!
8.0 ExcellentOct 25 2019
The car was very comfortable.Customer service at pickup.
6.8 GoodOct 18 2019
Price was good. EZ Pass expensive though.More customer service people at the counter.
9.2 ExcellentSep 30 2019
Very good cars/ no like price
2.0 MediocreSep 24 2019
Nothing. The worts experience I have ever had renting a car.I had a confirmed reservation for a Minivan. Once I got to the airport office, they just told "We don't have the minivan, rent in another location'
5.6 OkaySep 24 2019
Ez pass should be inlcuded in rent contract and not proposed separately to tourists that have no notion on how pervasive toll roads are in and around New York. To not include it is just a scam.
2.0 MediocreSep 5 2019
literally nothingif they had an actual car to provide
Rated no. 10
Ace
4.4 Okay (103 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Ace
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 5
  • 4.8
  • 4.3
  • 4.2
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2022
I didn’t like anything, the rental process of getting a car from ACE was horrible.
4.0 OkayApr 21 2022
Car stunk of weed and drove like a pig. Two magic Trees and still the kids were complaining about the smell. Pick up was great although no toilet facilities for customers. Drop off was easy. The car was clean, but clearly the previous hirer had no respect for the no smoking policy, car had done 30000 miles was due an oil service just didn’t want to go up hills unless nursed. I’m no expert on Chev Impalas but it felt like it needed a tune to deal with any form of incline. The staff were all professional and courteous, but maybe this was a case of you pay for what you get and the luck of the draw.
2.0 MediocreMar 31 2022
place is terrible. doesn't honor pricing. had to wait 40 min and call 3 times for shuttle. waited 30 min when we arrived to place to be given rental.
6.0 GoodMar 22 2022
Everything you read in the reviews for this place is probably accurate. But it still might be your best option for the price and convenience.
2.0 MediocreMar 9 2022
I rented a car for $207 inclusive fee’s and tax, I had to pay for the car $255,17!!! Also unexpected a car insurance $ 23,99 a day total $ 239,92. I said to them my Visa platinum car will cover the insurance they didn’t excepted that. I find your offer at $207 very misleading and want to get the overpaid back from you.
2.0 MediocreFeb 13 2022
They did not have a car for rent
4.0 OkayFeb 10 2022
Pickup was a nightmare. The shuttle is almost impossible to find from the B15 bus stop. I had to cross several 55mph roads and calling the 800 number was not helpful; it was someone from a call center who had no familiarity with JFK or how to actually get to the off-airport location. The person who helped me at pickup was terrible to deal with, arguing me about my credit card's damage waiver policy, and trying like a snake oil salesman to get me to pay for their insurance when my credit card's was a) free and b) offering better coverage. There was a cigarette smell when I got in the car and I could see where someone had burned the interior passenger seat. The car was not in great condition, with a failed defroster which was difficult for where we were traveling, and at some points outright dangerous. We had to travel on the highway with windows open to avoid the windshield fogging. The car hadn't been serviced recently and it pulled a bit to the right, and the suspension was not great. Didn't actually rent from ACE in the end; some company named Drivo was who we had to rent from using the reservation from Kayak. Two stars are for the ease of drop-off, and the very good price. Not sure now if it was worth it.
2.0 MediocreDec 15 2021
They didn’t answer the phone for pickup at the airport. They charged $100 more than they said they would. The employees were rude and the car had a whole bunch of warning lights come on about 1 hour before we returned it. When we mentioned it, they said “yeah it happens”.
6.0 GoodDec 14 2021
Far away from aero port Shuttle not bringing us to the terminal and we need to trawler with heavy laggages from train to the terminal
10.0 ExcellentNov 29 2021
Short wait at the airport, great car, pleasant and kind front desk associate, quick and easy return process.
Rated no. 11
Avis
7.1 Good (96 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2022
Excellent service!
10.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
Pick up & dop off absolutely perfect. Smooth as you like. Keep coming back for that reason. Will use Avis again without doubt. A1.
6.0 GoodMar 12 2022
Pick up was the best interaction. Drop off was lacking.
1.9 HorribleOct 14 2021
Two hours late and they charged me an extra day at 1.5x the daily rate… so basically paid for 3 days
3.9 MediocreSep 17 2021
Long wait at the counter. Not enough staff working to help the people. I was on line for over an hour with only 5 Putin front of me. Very disappointed
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
There was only one person working at JFK airport and there were like 30 people on line. I decided to ditch the line and find another rental service. Ridiculous
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
I was overcharged $100 with no valid explanation. The price i was supposed to pay was listed then the final price stated $100 more. The car was in good condition as when received, gas was back to normal there was no reason for this extra charge. I called and was hung up on by a rude associate and then had to wait weeks before a manager contacted me. Worst experience EVER!
3.9 MediocreAug 15 2021
They don’t tell you that you have to pay the full amount upfront. And they charge extra fees and their payment methods are different from other companies. And the guy at the counter was rude!
1.9 HorribleJul 25 2021
We were rented a car with an out of date inspection!
7.9 GoodJul 13 2021
The staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, the RAV4 was an older, bottom of the line Toyota. The car had no pickup, rattled and hesitated when you pressed on the gas. It made us very nervous merging onto New York turnpikes with their short merge lanes.
Rated no. 12
Fox
4.3 Okay (71 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Fox
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 5.3
  • 4.8
  • 4.3
  • 4.2
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 20 2022
Do not book at FOX!! they gave the car away, due to delay we were late but there was no car available The car they offered was not in a good shape. The staff was absolutely not service minded of kind. SO: DO NOT BOOK AT FOX
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2022
They cancelled my reservation because my flight was delayed 2 hours. Ended up having to go to another renter and spent over $300
6.0 GoodJan 2 2022
After waiting a while in line, the employee when I was checking in was very pushy to keep “adding” stuff to my rental - especially the insurance (when I already bought insurance through alliance) .. a $200 rental he was trying to push to a new total of $600. He just kept insisting even when I told him several times NO. That annoyed me a lot. Then I was told that the car I booked was not ready and he wouldn’t know when it was ready. But he told me if I upgraded to a midsize for another $60 it would be ready immediately. Overall the car itself was fine, but the experience there was not my favorite. I have mixed feelings about it and probably wouldn’t use them again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2021
I had a great experience at Fox Rental! The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive and they made sure that I had all my questions answered and explained the rental agreement in detail. I highly recommend renting a car here and I will be back soon!
6.0 GoodNov 28 2021
No bathrooms at location. Car smelled like marijuana. Feels somewhat unprofessional & a true New York experience where the shuttle driver blasts music & the staff aren’t too concerned with service.
2.0 MediocreNov 23 2021
They cancel my order because my flight was delayed and I won't able to pick it up at the scheduled time.
2.0 MediocreOct 19 2021
My experience was terrible. An hour into the trip i see that my front left tire is losing air pressure constantly. I call the roadside assistance number who only pickup the phone after making me wait 30 mins. They finally send some road assistance. The mechanic realises that the spare tire is useless. Only good for 30-40 miles. I try calling drivo but they never pick up the phone! I had to pay the mechanic out of my pocket and buy a new tire! I wasted 2-3 hours doing this. I reached my hotel at 2am in the morning. I had to drive in pitch dark because I didn't want to lose the 300dollars i had paid to book my hotel. How can an agency not pick up the phone in the middle of the day! And not provide a spare tire for a 4 days trip! After i came back and explained this to the manager he refused to accept any mistake on his part.
1.9 HorribleOct 7 2021
Booked me for earlier than planned and then wouldn’t honor my late arrival. Just robots, they can’t help you, avoid it.
1.9 HorribleOct 7 2021
No deben ofrecer cosas que no cumplen
10.0 ExcellentSep 28 2021
Agent Dayana was super helpful and friendly when picking up the car! Really loved her spirit!
Rated no. 13
National
8.2 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
National
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10.0 ExcellentSep 8 2021
Pick up and drop off was extremely quick and easy! We picked up our vehicle at JFK on 9/4 late in the evening and dropped off our vehicle back at JFK on 9/6 early in the morning and every single staff member was kind and helpful. I wish I would’ve asked their names to include in this review. Great customer service and extremely friendly staff members!
5.9 OkayJul 29 2021
No gps on board, return drop off adress on bill different from drop off location at the airport. Could have been better.
2.0 MediocreOct 20 2020
I never got any sort of confirmation, therefore was not able to rent the car
6.8 GoodAug 28 2020
The staff was helpful, although a little slow.The car looked very used and smelled like smoke.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2020
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10.0 ExcellentFeb 24 2019
The staff was wonderful. Picking my own car was the best.
2.0 MediocreSep 19 2017
Bad wheel bearings - low tires alertThe car was available on time.The car got terrible mileage partially due to grinding wheel bearings, and needed air in tires- no wiper fluid. I performed the easier tasks of course. Due to my business constraints, I had to time to exchange the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2017
Easy fast no hassleThe guys asked on checkout if we needed the fast pass - nice touch, saved us a ton of time
10.0 ExcellentMay 24 2017
Came thru in the clutch.During a very busy graduation weekend I was able to find a vehicle to accommodate 7 adults with luggage AND allowed me to pickup and drop off at different locations. Well done.Nothing!
2.0 MediocreApr 16 2017
Horrible experienceNothingThe individuals never specified what was needed to rent the car and also had a nasty attitude when asked about renting the car itself. They are horrible at customer service and if kayak is Offering service as such I will never be using this service again.
Rated no. 14
Europcar
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Europcar
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Rated no. 15
Sixt
6.1 Good (26 reviews)
1 location in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
Sixt
Locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
  • 6.6
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2.0 MediocreApr 21 2022
The rental was not possible because they would not accept my license. I went next door to enterprise and rented with them. I want a refund from Kayak for this rental
2.0 MediocreApr 6 2022
I booked an 11pm pickup. when I showed up they were closed and i was stranded without a car. No one to talk to over the phone and they still charged me for the rental. Eventual rented a car from Avis which is open 24/7. Why would you book and confirm a reservation for a time that their office is closed is beyond me. To add to the insult they charged me for the rental. Obviously, i disputed the charge with my CC.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2022
Car is new and safe. The staff at the office is amazing and super helpful
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2022
The staff at the branch were super friendly and accommodating
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2022
Representative were not accommodating for extension and made me come back to branch for extension
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2022
The car was disgusting upon pickup. The car was full of damage, the interior was horrific, full of hair, melted candy and dirt. The tire pressure was low, and the windshield washer fluid was on borderline low. As well, now I’m being charged a final fee that is almost 3x the initial amount that I had originally agreed to. Had this final price been known to me, I never would have agreed to book this car. I am also being charged for 2 days when I only used the car one day. I will NEVER book with Sixt ever again and I refuse to be taken advantage of and robbed. This is highway robbery and I demand to be compensated, especially since the car I received was completely disgusting.
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2021
Two things: (1) The rental car had less than 1/4 tank of gas when I picked it up. (2) The service fees for toll roads were different than described on the website.
6.0 GoodOct 25 2021
The people at the counter and at the car station were profesional and nice.
3.9 MediocreAug 29 2021
Paid nearly $800 for 3 days for M-series BMW and guy rents one without a reservation in front of me in line. I come in with that reservation and they tell me they don’t have any BMWs anymore and give me a Volvo at that price.
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2021
So easy, friendly, and best rates
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2 locations in New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport
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Top tips for hiring a car at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport

  • John F Kennedy International Airport is one of the main airports serving New York City. As one of the main airports, JFK is typically busy and wait times for public transport travel can be time-consuming. For this reason, car hire at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport might be the best way for you to travel around the city, especially if you aim to explore the city and surrounding towns or cities.
  • To take advantage of car hire at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, you'll need to follow the signs after exiting the baggage section to the AirTrain and catch the free shuttle to the Federal Circle Station where you will pick up the vehicle. If you haven't arranged a car hire service before arriving at JFK, you will find several car rental counters at the Arrivals section where you can arrange your car hire.
  • To hire a car at New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, you will need to be at least 18 years old and hold a valid international driver’s license as a foreigner or a local driver’s license as a US citizen. Be aware that some companies may have an additional surcharge for those under the age of 25. As a foreigner hiring a vehicle at JFK, you will also need to produce a valid passport from the same country your license was issued in.
  • There are numerous ways to save money when hiring a car at JFK International Airport, one of which is to pre-book your car hire online before your arrival. Rental prices at the airport are generally less affordable than pre-booked vehicles. New York John F Kennedy International Airport car hire is also cheaper for those wanting to travel extensively as you'll save on public transport costs in the city. Hiring a vehicle not only saves money but also gives you more flexibility with your travel.
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