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Explore New York with a Reliable Car Rental in JFK Airport

A plane lands in JFK airport

You are assured of getting high-quality rental cars at JFK Airport when you book at VroomVroomVroom. Why? Because we only compare deals from trusted brands, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, National, Enterprise, and Hertz. These rental car companies often change their fleet to assure their customers of getting vehicles that are in great condition. If you have a tight budget, you can easily find the cheapest rental car by filtering the list by its price.

John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest airport in New York City. Located in the Queens borough, about 12 miles southeast from Lower Manhattan, JFK handles the most international air traffic in North America. JFK Airport together with LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty Airport are all operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which is the country's largest airport system. Each terminal's arrivals level has a rental car counter or courtesy telephone, usually near the baggage carousel. For a list of rental cars in JFK, visit their official website.

Why book a JFK airport car rental at VroomVroomVroom

  • Great rates: We have negotiated with our partners to provide you with the best price. Our Price Promise assures you of getting a great deal.
  • Wide selection of vehicles: We compare a wide range of vehicles including economy, SUVs, and luxury cars. If you prefer renting a car outside the airport, you can click here to find your preferred depot. Apart from rental cars, we also compare RV rentals in New York.
  • Trusted since 2001: Real people to assist and help you! We have been helping people find and book reliable rental cars for more than a decade. Contact us today.

Driving tips in JFK

Upon arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just head to AirTrain which will transport you to Federal Circle Station where the rental cars are physically located. If it is your first time to drive in New York, then you may find it difficult to adjust because of the crowd and traffic. It is best to leave an hour early if you are planning to drop off your vehicle at the airport so as not to miss your flight. Since most hotels are located in Manhattan, you can drive via Grand Central Parkway from JFK Airport. If you are heading to Times Square, the quickest route is via I-678 N and I-495 W. Read our Driving tips in New York for more useful information.

Important information on toll roads around New York City

Each rental car agency has a different policy about paying tolls. Some will provide you with E-ZPass transponder tags. Make sure the company representative explains how to use these, and the fees and charges if any. You may also have the options of simply paying the tolls with cash, or paying the tolls with your own E-ZPass. However, if you have an E-ZPass account, never add the rental car's license plate number to your account. Click here for more information on Toll Roads in the USA.

Experience New York's diversity, style, and culture

Once you've arrived in the city that never sleeps, looking and getting a cheap car rental at JFK International Airport is highly-recommended, since there are hundred different things to do and see in this massive city. In fact, it can be very troublesome to decide on activities with the tight and restricted downtime business travelers normally have. And there's no way you can witness and visit all the stunning attractions of New York in just one visit, hence booking a car hire is strongly suggested when you are in this busy and complex city. 

With a rental car, you have the liberty to go where you want any time you want, as well as to stop and enjoy beautiful sights as you tour and explore the city. By booking a car rental with VroomVroomVroom, we put the key to having the best vacation of your life in your hands, as you can make and plan the most of your time. 

With your reliable JFK International Airport car hire you can start by visiting the standards such as, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Brooklyn Museum, Central Park, the Grand Central Terminal, Radio City Music Hall, MoMA PS1, United Nations Headquarters, Washington Square Park; or you can run down NYC's latest sights and attractions by scouting the most recent art galleries and museums, and restaurants presently making buzz in town.

The best places to dine in NYC

When you're visiting New York City, it's only natural that you want to try some of its world-famous restaurants. It depends on the area of the city to determine where to drive your affordable car rental for a quick bite, a sit-down dinner, or just a hot dog with everything!

If you're in the East Village, you should drive over to  Pylos, one of the best Greek restaurants in NYC. Or if you love seafood, get over to  Luke's Lobster for an amazing lobster roll!

In Manhattan and Midtown, there are thousands of places to eat, but French restaurants such as  Le Bernardin and  Daniel are top-ranked choices, albeit somewhat expensive. Nevertheless driving with a special someone in your car rental to one of these could make a night to remember!

The Upper East Side has lots of interesting places to dine, foremost among them the delicious Vegan restaurant  Candle 79. If meat is more to your taste, you might plan to drive your car rental to  San Matteo Pizza Espresso Bar for lunch, or to the delightful Japanese restaurant called  Sushi of Gari.

In Chinatown, check out  Nom Wah Tea Parlor or  Joe's Shanghai -- they're two of the best Chinese places (and affordable, too). You really can't go wrong thanks to your rental car and the great variety of options it lets you choose from!

New York City practically pleads with repeat visits, which works out pretty well if you hire a car from VroomVroomVroom. We make reserving, picking up and dropping off John F. Kennedy International Airport car rentals quick and easy.

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