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Begin Your New York Road Trip With a Reliable Car Rental in Rochester 

Downtown Rochester in New York

Whether you are traveling to New York for business or pleasure, VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect car rental in Rochester. We compare rental cars from the country's leading companies including Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz. Start comparing vehicles to help you find a car rental that will suit your budget and needs. 

Rochester is the state of New York's 3rd largest city with over 210 thousand residents. (Only New York City and Buffalo are bigger.) The suburban area around Rochester in Western New York is home to another 800 thousand Americans. The Rochester metropolitan area is also home to companies including Xerox and Bausch & Lomb. In 2012, Kiplinger cited this city's great public schools, high employment rate and low cost of living, as it called Rochester the 5th best city in the country for families. Famous Americans Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony were once residents of Rochester.

Reasons to book a car rental in Rochester at VroomVroomVroom

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If you're traveling to Rochester on a business trip, you probably already know how convenient and relaxing it is to have a rental car in a large city. Allowing you to zip back and forth between your hotel, business appointments, meetings and related tasks, the cheap Rochester car rental that you can book here at VroomVroomVroom will also give you the freedom to spend your free time however you want to.

You can go and see a movie, do some shopping, frequent any of Rochester's great bars and fine restaurants, or just check out some of the famous landmarks and attractions that this historic city has to offer. The best thing about having your own car rental in Rochester is that you can go where you need to go, do what you want to do, and you get to do all of it on your own schedule without the hassle of dealing with taxis or public transportation!

If you are in Rochester for business, you may already know that it's been the home of many Fortune 500 companies over the years! Businesses like Bausch & Lomb, Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Gannett newspapers, French's mustard, Ragu pasta sauce and Western Union were all founded in, or built headquarters in, Rochester.

Travelers to Rochester sometimes fly into Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code: ROC). In 2010, Cheapflights ranked GRIA as 14th among the least expensive U.S. airports. This airport is served by 6 of the major Rochester car rental companies – on-airport are Avis, Budget Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National Rental Car and Thrifty Car Rental. You can also take a free shuttle ride to pick up your Rochester car hire at Alamo. You will find the rental car counters at Greater Rochester International next to baggage claim on the airport's lower level!

Explore Rochester with a car rental

Formerly referred to as “The Flour City” and “The Flower City”, Rochester is the county seat for Monroe County and is located at the core of a major urbanized region, which includes and expands past the Monroe County and encompasses the Livingston County, Wayne County, Orleans County, Genesee County, and Ontario County.  With a car rental, you can easily hop from one attraction to another. Check out our recommended places to visit in Rochester below:

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Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours

Address: 12 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534 

Aside from renting a car, another great way to explore New York is by hiring a charter. Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours offer 90-minute public cruises daily onboard a packet boat replica. The tour begins in Schoen Place in Pittsford traveling across Erie Canal passing through a historic canal town. Whether you are planning a romantic cruise or an educational trip with your kids, Sam Patch can arrange everything for you. They also have specialty cruises and holiday cruises which include the July 4th Fireworks Cruise. 

George Eastman Museum

This museum gives the photography enthusiast an opportunity to explore the pioneering residence of photography. This residence was once the exclusive parkland of George Eastman (the founder of Eastman Kodak Firm). Currently, the museum includes the renovated home and parks, a research hub, dual cinematic theaters, and an archives building.

Seabreeze Amusement Park

A family oriented amusement park that provides loads of amusement and recreational amenities suited for all ages - ranging from thrilling adult rides to cool kiddie rides. They also have a waterpark that is perfect for summer and it features different attractions including The Wave, Helix and Lazy River. The park also has a museum, arcade, gift shop and several snack options.


Edward Harris House Bed & Breakfast

Are you looking for a peaceful yet central location? You can enjoy both worlds when you stay at Edward Harris House, which is nestled between Rochester's East and Park Avenues. Guests have easy access to the nearby shops, cafes and restaurants and still enjoy urban serenity. Feel at home in their lovely cottages that are situated along Long Pond Lake and just 15 minutes away from the main inn. For relaxation, guests can stay at their living room or library. 

Top depots in Rochester
  • Avis Avis Greater Rochester Intl Airport - 1200 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, .
  • Budget Budget Greater Rochester Intl Apo - 1200 Brooks Avenue, Greater Rochester Intl Airport, Rochester, .
  • Enterprise Enterprise Downtown Rochester Erac - 568 East Main Street, Rochester, .
  • Enterprise Enterprise Gates Erac - 248 Buell Rd, Rochester, .
  • Hertz Hertz Rochester Int'l Airport - 1200 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, .
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