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Top tips for hiring a car in New Jersey

  • To hire a vehicle in New Jersey, you need to present a valid driver's licence, a passport, a credit or debit card and proof of Insurance. The driving licence should bear the hirer’s name and photograph. Foreigners may be required to present an International Driving Permit if their native driving licence is not in English. Please keep in mind that while car hire is available all year round, the holiday season can cause higher demand and additional fees may apply if it gets too busy at one time or another.
  • Ensure you’re up to date with the latest traffic laws and regulations in New Jersey, to keep yourself and other road users safe. For instance, if you are on a street or highway with several lanes, remain in the right lane unless overtaking. Also, beware of various speed limits; in general, the city’s speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/h), whereas the suburban speed limit is generally 35 mph (56 km/h). It’s usually 75 mph (120 km/h) on highways. Given that speed limits may change depending on your current location, be on the lookout for posted signage. In NJ, pedestrians always have the right of way.
  • All vehicle occupants must wear a seatbelt when the car is in motion, even at the traffic lights. Children under eight years must be properly restrained in a child seat at all times. Driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% and above is prohibited in New Jersey.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New Jersey for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in New Jersey at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in New Jersey are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in New Jersey

  • What is the most popular car hire in New Jersey?

    Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New Jersey.

  • What is the best car hire company in New Jersey?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New Jersey are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 55 reviews), Hertz (6.8, 70 reviews), and Avis (6.6, 73 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in New Jersey?

    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 New Jersey?

    New Jersey is a lovely place to visit, full of history and natural beauty. Hiring a car in New Jersey is a great way to get around, especially if you plan on making the most of your limited time. You’ll definitely enjoy a road trip in New Jersey, given the smooth roads and wide range of attractions, including rolling hills and stunning views at every turn. Even with New Jersey’s vibrant public transportation, hiring your own vehicle is an economical option to exhaustively travel to various attractions, including those in remote areas. If you like admiring unique architecture and exploring old towns, then there’s likely no better place to enjoy a road trip in North America.

  • What is driving like in New Jersey?

    New Jersey is a great place to drive, with its long and scenic highways. The road network is very well connected, with excellent roads to most destinations. The New Jersey Department of Transportation continues to work on improving and expanding the state’s highway system, which results in very good driving conditions all year around. In fact, New Jersey was ranked by Forbes as one of the top states with the best road systems and highway networks in the country. There are many excellent highways, including the New Jersey Turnpike, which goes from Florida to Maine. It also has an extensive network of expressways and one of the world’s longest interstate highways: the Garden State Parkway (Route 22). And there are several other scenic turnpikes and long toll roads that are not part of the Turnpike system. Keep an eye out for some of the major roads that connect various regions, leading to some of the biggest cities in the state. For instance, Middlesex and Somerset counties are traversed by Interstate 287, which runs across New Jersey's northern region.

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

    Most car hire companies in New Jersey require their clients to be a minimum of 21 years old. However, drivers under 25 years old may still be required to pay an underage driver’s fee and be limited to hiring certain types of vehicles.

Car rental locations in New Jersey

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in New Jersey

    18 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in New Jersey

    15 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in New Jersey

    14 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in New Jersey

    10 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in New Jersey

    6 Locations

  • priceless

    Priceless car hire locations in New Jersey

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

  • national

    National car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

  • payless

    Payless car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

  • rentawreck

    Rent-A-Wreck car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in New Jersey

    1 Location

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