Car Rental at New York International Airport Kennedy

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

New York International Airport Kennedy
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$87.22 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Intermediate
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$88.86 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Standard
Standard (Volkswagen Jetta) or similar
Standard (Volkswagen Jetta)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$112.99 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$128.56 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

New York International Airport Kennedy
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$128.77 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$141.85 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Mini Van
Chrysler Pacifica or similar
Chrysler Pacifica
  • 7
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$151.82 / per day
New York International Airport Kennedy
Compact Elite SUV
Audi Q3 or similar
Audi Q3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$199.59 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 16:52 on 2024-05-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$130 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 72 km/h or 25 - 45 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.05 per liter or $3.97 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.89 per liter or $3.37 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.32 per liter or $5.00 / 1 gallon
New York International Airport Kennedy

Airport Car Rental

A capital of culture, entertainment, fashion, and cuisine, New York is truly unlike any other place. Its landmarks are iconic, its neighborhoods diverse, and its residents have come up with countless cultural gems that are famous all over the world. Here are just three suggestions for your visit:

  • Central Park. One of the main symbols of the Big Apple, Central Park should be visited at least once during your visit. Taking up a big portion of Manhattan, Central Park is naturally great for walks and picnics, but is also home to a plethora of landmarks, not least the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, and Conservatory Garden, as well as several lakes and ponds. During the warmer months of the year, many concerts and other events take place in the park – you can look up the upcoming ones here.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also located in Central Park – more specifically, its central-east corner – but deserving a special mention is The Met, perhaps the most famous art museum in the United States. With a collection of about two million artworks, the gems in its collection are too numerous to mention – you can see them for yourself at the museum’s official website.
  • Theater District. Located in Midtown Manhattan is the Theater District, home to the famous performance venues of Broadway. Even if you’re not into theater, the area is worth visiting just for its electric energy and many landmarks that also include Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA), and Madame Tussauds’. In Hells’ Kitchen, the former working class neighborhood that’s now turned into a creative hub, you’ll find 9th Avenue which has perhaps the most diversity of ethnic restaurants anywhere on the planet – it even hosts its own International Food Festival every month.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Dominican Republic
  • Puerto Rico
  • Toronto
  • Paris
  • Mexico
  • Jamaica
  • Milan

Main airlines

American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Aeromexico British Airways, Avianca, and Copa

Terminals

The five passenger terminals currently in use are T1, T4, T5, T7, and T8. You can move between any two of them with the AirTrain, a free shuttle.

Location

New York-JFK Airport is located in the New York City borough of Queens, about 16 mi (25.7 km) from central Manhattan. Motorways I-678 and I-495, and 37th Street are the main roads connecting the airport to Manhattan. Each of them has tolls.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $88 per day
  • Medium cars - from $88 per day
  • Vans - from $146 per day
  • Premium cars - from $94 per day
  • Small cars - from $87 per day
  • SUVs - from $101 per day

Car rental desks

You can find most rental desks in the baggage claim of all the terminals. If they aren't there, you will find a phone to call the rental company. You must make your way on the AirTrain to Federal Circle Station to pick up your rental cars. You'll also have to return your car there.

Services and facilities

You’ll find countless bars, steakhouses, fast food outlets, coffee shops, and full-service restaurants. There are plenty and all kinds of shops, including duty-free outlets in most terminals. You’ll also find ATMs, many currency exchanges, baby changing facilities, an airport medical center, luggage wrapping services, a spa, a chapel, and a Traveler’s Aid office (Traveler’s Aid is an organization that helps travelers in difficult situations). There are luggage storage facilities in the arrivals halls of Terminals 1, 4, 5, and 8 open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. New York-JFK Airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility.

Nearest gas station

There is a Sunoco station in the JFK Travel Plaza just to the east of the rental car center. When coming from New York City, you must pass the rental car center to reach it.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Boston (215 mi / 346 km)
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  • Philadelphia (109 mi / 175 km)
  • Washington (238 mi / 383 km)
  • Buffalo (395 mi / 636 km)
  • Ottawa (462 mi / 743 km)
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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.5
  • Check-in and departures 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi 6.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.9
  • Lounge 6.9

New York International Airport Kennedy (JFK)

  • IATA: JFK
  • ICAO: KJFK
  • Name: New York International Airport Kennedy (JFK)
  • Distance from city: 13 miles / 20.9 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at New York International Airport Kennedy?

The cost of renting a car at New York International Airport Kennedy varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at New York International Airport Kennedy
$44.42
January
$51.95
February
$58.04
March
$71.19
April
$70.20
May
$85.86
June
$85.41
July
$80.50
August
$66.37
September
$61.23
October
$62.48
November
$68.58
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at New York International Airport Kennedy is January — when rental costs average $44.42 per day. This is 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $85.86 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at New York International Airport Kennedy?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 10 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at New York International Airport Kennedy
6
January
6
February
7
March
9
April
8
May
6
June
10
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
6
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at New York International Airport Kennedy?

Based on how many users search for a car in at New York International Airport Kennedy, travelers are most likely to rent a car at New York International Airport Kennedy in November, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches at New York International Airport Kennedy by pick-up date relative to the average
74%
January
91%
February
34%
March
66%
April
89%
May
96%
June
90%
July
117%
August
104%
September
159%
October
173%
November
107%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Ace Rent a car, Dollar, SIXT, Thrifty, Alamo
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $87 per day
Cheapest supplier Thrifty

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Toyota Rav4 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Dollar Honda Civic 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Midsize (Toyota RAV4) 4 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
April 17, 2024
College visits
Ireland
Honda Civic
January 6, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
November 12, 2023
Since I now live in Florida, it was wonderful to travel to the Poconos and see the beautiful colors on the trees. I miss that, since I am a native New Yorker.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
4.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$129.96
Lowest daily price
$87.22
Total cars available
537

Top 14 Suppliers at New York International Airport Kennedy in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 14 reviews
8446481611
BUILDING 308 FEDERAL CIRCLE,
$128 - $211
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Avis
Very good 8.1 / 41 reviews
+17182445400
Building #305 Federal Circle
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
7186567600
Building 318
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
7186561890
Building 305 Federal Circle
$123 - $175
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:30
Tue:05:30-23:30
Wed:05:30-23:30
Thu:05:30-23:30
Fri:05:30-23:30
Sat:05:30-23:30
Sun:05:30-23:30
SIXT
Good 7.7 / 11 reviews
+18887498227
312 Federal Cir, 11430-1514
$113 - $210
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
+18446481609
69 Federal Cir, Jamaica, NY 11430
$132 - $228
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.7
+18446481610
308 Federal Cir Bldg 308, Jamaica, NY 11430
$133 - $213
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.6
7184190000 / 8007085030
15167 N. Conduit Ave
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Advantage
Advantage
Good 7.5 / 6 reviews
8007775500
Federal Circle, Bldg 312
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
yesaway
yesaway
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
+19172249809 / +18007811023
163-33 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
$146 - $247
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Payless
Payless
Good 7.5
7182448277
305 Federal Circle
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Satisfactory 6.7 / 59 reviews
8664342226
Building 318 Federal Circle
$88 - $194
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Satisfactory 6.3 / 22 reviews
+18772830898
312 Federal Cir, Queens, NY 11430, United States
$87 - $195
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Ace Rent a car
Poor 4.8 / 85 reviews
+18555880008 / +18778223872
124-10 S Conduit Avenue
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
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