Connecticut car rentals

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Top tips for hiring a car in Connecticut

  • When arranging Connecticut car hire, it’s recommended that you check out car hire agencies in the state’s major cities such as Stamford, New Haven, and Bridgeport. Near to these cities, you’ll discover that the closest airports are your best option when it comes to diversity of vehicles on offer and a high possibility of the best deals to be had. You can find various car hire companies located at airports, such as Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) or White Plains Westchester Airport (HPN) in nearby New York state. If you’re looking for the most competitive deals, local airports are usually your best option.
  • If you're travelling with young children in Connecticut, it's important to arrange for an appropriate child seat to be installed in the car. Children under the age of 2 must be placed in a rear-facing child safety seat, as this offers enhanced protection for their head in case of an accident. For children aged 2 to 4, a forward-facing child seat with a harness is suitable. Booster seats are necessary for kids under 4 feet 9 inches tall, usually around 5 to 7 years old. After outgrowing the booster seat, children under 16 must use a seat belt for restraint.
  • If you're considering travelling north to cross the US-Canada border while planning your car hire in Connecticut, make sure to include this arrangement in your initial agreement with the selected car hire agency. Numerous prominent car hire companies in Connecticut permit drivers to take their rented vehicles over the US-Canada border. Nevertheless, there are usually specific limitations and extra charges involved. It's crucial to consult the particular hiring company to comprehend their rules, prerequisites, and any additional expenses related to border crossing. Additionally, ensure you possess all essential documentation, including passports, visas, and any obligatory permits for international travel.
  • When it comes to Connecticut car hire, and you're exploring the state for the first time by car, take the time to acquaint yourself with local driving regulations. Adhere to speed limits, typically around 65-70 mph on motorways. On limited access highways, Connecticut mandates a minimum speed of 40 mph to ensure you're not obstructing traffic flow. Exercise caution on Highway I-95, especially between New Haven and Bridgeport during rush hour, as it tends to be congested. In winter, be cautious due to the potentially harsh weather; equip your vehicle with necessary gear, like tyre chains for snowy conditions.
  • Book your rental car in Connecticut at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Connecticut are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Connecticut

  • What is the most popular car hire in Connecticut?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Connecticut.

  • What is the best car hire company in Connecticut?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Connecticut are Alamo (8.5, 69 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.2, 76 reviews), and Avis (6.8, 74 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Connecticut?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I hire a car in Connecticut?

    Car hire in Connecticut is a wise choice due to several advantages. Public transport options are limited in some areas, making a car essential for accessing remote and scenic locations at your own pace. This flexibility is particularly advantageous when exploring attractions like Mystic Seaport, offering a historical maritime experience, or visiting Litchfield Hills with its picturesque landscapes. Additionally, a car allows you to conveniently explore the charming coastal towns and experience the natural beauty of Connecticut, enhancing your travel experience beyond what public transport can offer.

  • What is driving like in Connecticut?

    Driving in Connecticut offers a mix of experiences influenced by various factors. Road conditions are generally good, with well-maintained highways and roads. However, congested urban areas and ongoing construction projects can cause delays. Weather conditions range from snowy winters to humid summers, so be prepared for changing conditions and adjust your driving accordingly. You can enjoy breathtaking views when driving on roads such as the Connecticut River Byway, the Long Island Sound Coastal Route, and the Litchfield Hills Loop.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Connecticut?

    When it comes to Connecticut car hire, the car hire age minimum stands at 21, yet certain companies might mandate a minimum age of 25 to avoid extra fees for young drivers. Additional charges frequently pertain to those under 25, increasing the overall rental price. To secure a rental, ensure you have a valid driving licence, a primary credit card registered in the driver's name for payments, plus a further form of identification, like a passport or evidence of insurance.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Connecticut

    24 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Connecticut

    13 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Connecticut

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Connecticut

    7 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Connecticut

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Connecticut

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Connecticut

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Connecticut

    2 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in Connecticut

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Connecticut

    2 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in Connecticut

    1 Location

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in Connecticut

    1 Location

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in Connecticut

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