Rental companies may charge extra for drivers under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before making your reservation.

Car rental in New York

Not only is New York City the most populous city in the United States, it's also one of the most populous in the world. This economic, cultural, and entertainment hub attracts millions of visitors every year. Travellers who use the Skyscanner app can find great deals on rental cars, flights, and hotels in New York City, so they still have plenty of money left in their travel budget to take in all the famous sights.

Car Rental Options in New York City

Visitors flying to New York City will likely land at one of two airports in the city: John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport. No matter which airport travellers decide on, they'll find a number of rental car companies conveniently located at each one.

Once travellers make it to the arrivals level of each terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, they'll find rental car counters or courtesy phones for Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty. When they're ready to pick up their car, they simply take the AirTrain to the Federal Circle Station.

Travellers who arrive at LaGuardia Airport can take one of the free and frequent shuttles between the airport and the rental car facility. All shuttles pick up and drop off in terminal A at the rental car shuttle transfer point. The car rental companies available at LaGuardia Airport are Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty.

Driving in New York City

With so many people trying to get everywhere at once, New York City has a bustling transportation system. Unlike nearly every other city in the United States, it's illegal for drivers to make a right on red in New York. To limit congestion, it's also illegal to make a left turn on many major avenues during certain times of the day.

While gridlock is always an issue in New York City, navigating the streets isn't difficult to figure out. In Manhattan, where the heart of the city is, the roads that run north and south are labelled "avenue" and the roads that run east and west are labelled "street." Keep in mind that there are many toll roads around New York City. Some rental car companies provide E-ZPass transponder tags that drivers can put money on, or drivers can choose to pay cash at the tolls.

Things to Do in New York City

New York City consists of five boroughs that have their own character and attractions. In Manhattan, take some time to explore Central Park. This magnificent urban park has playgrounds, a zoo, restaurants, lakes, walking paths, museums, theatres, sculptures, and more. Or head to Brooklyn to see the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This peaceful retreat has a Japanese garden, rose garden, children's garden, bonsai museum, tropical pavilion, fragrance garden, desert pavilion, and more.

With so much to see and do, visitors find themselves coming back repeatedly to enjoy everything New York City has to offer. With Skyscanner, they can find affordable deals on hotels, rental cars, and flights to do so.

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