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Car Rental in New York City, NY

Reserving your New York City car rental with SIXT provides you with numerous benefits, including our friendly and helpful customer service, as well as access to our large and diverse fleet of vehicles. To make it easy for you to pick up and return our rental, we have multiple rental stations in New York City, including at JFK International Airport and Battery Park in Manhattan. Travel in style by renting a luxury model, or make sure that you can fit your entire family and luggage with a standard SUV. A compact car is also a convenient choice as it makes parking in the busy city easy. 

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Rent A Car in New York City, NY

Enjoy your trip on your own schedule with a car rental in New York City. We have a large selection of vehicles to choose from depending on your preferences, including sedans, minivans, SUVs, luxury models and economy cars. It’s easy to customize your New York City car rental with add-ons like child seats, GPS and an additional driver. Many of the roads and bridges in NYC have tolls, so adding Express Toll Unlimited is a good idea. Our policies give you maximum flexibility, allowing you to rent a car in New York City for however long you like, whether it’s a weekly rental or a quick weekend. 

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Can I rent a car if I'm under 25 in New York City?

It is possible to rent a car with SIXT in New York from the age of 21 with a valid driver’s license. An underage driver fee will apply. Some specialty and larger vehicles require drivers to be 25. 

Can I rent a car without a credit card in New York City?

It is possible to rent at some SIXT stations with a debit card and 2 forms of government-issued ID. Check with the station before renting if this is how you wish to pay. Otherwise, we accept all major credit cards. 
 

Which optional extras are recommended?

We offer Express Toll Unlimited, where a transponder automatically pays while going through toll areas. And there’s the option of General Toll Service where you pay the cost of tolls and a discounted service fee. 
 

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What to do in NYC 

Make your way through the top 10 things to do in NYC and you’ll never be bored. Whether you want to walk across an iconic bridge, eat tasty food or visit one of the many museums the city has to offer, we have you covered.

Driving Tips 

Tips: Know some rules beforehand and have fun driving in NYC. Speed limits are 30-45 mph on city streets and 55-65 mph on freeways. Drivers must yield to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks, and at 4-way stops, the first vehicle to stop has right of way. 

Toll roads: There are more than 30 toll roads in the state of NY, including bridges and tunnels going in and out of NYC. Other toll roads include I-95 from the Bronx to Connecticut and I-190 between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. You can pay with E-ZPass or cash on most toll roads in NY. 

Parking in NYC 

There are tons of parking options in NYC, including at meters, in garages and in parking lots. You will pay between $20 and $50 per day for a parking garage in the city, and if parking at meters be mindful of rules posted on signs. Your best bet for finding parking is using an app like Spot Hero and booking in advance.

Best Road Trips from NYC

Philadelphia: Just 1.5 hours south of NYC is historic Philadelphia. Visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall or get some culture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Then stop at Reading Terminal Market for a bite to eat. 

Storm King Art Center: This 500-acre outdoor sculpture park is less than a 2-hour drive from NYC. It sits just outside Cornwall, NY, and is a great place to be out in nature while gazing at the large sculptures. 

Bear Mountain State Park: Drive just over 1 hour and go hiking or skiing at Bear Mountain. Have a picnic or hike the oldest section of the Appalachian Trail.

Niagara Falls: Head northwest from NYC through Pennsylvania and western New York before arriving at the “8th wonder of the world”, Niagara Falls. Once there you can hop on a boat and get soaked by the mist from the awe-inspiring falls. 

Boston, MA: Drive a few hours north and visit one of the oldest cities in the US where many historic events took place. Walk around Boston Harbor and catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park if you visit during baseball season. 

Summer in New York City

The city is known for having many green spaces that are beautiful to visit during the summer, including the famous Central Park, as well as the unique High Line. Get your legs moving and soak up some sun while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge. 5th Avenue is also a great place to explore if you want to see some of the city’s elegant architecture and high-end shopping. 

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10 Scenic Road Trips from NYC

Fortunately, NYC is a great starting point for a road trip. If you’re ready to plan your next adventure, take a look at our list of the 10 best scenic road trips from New York City.

5 Small Towns to Visit from NYC

It’s easy to get caught up in the urban landscape and forget that there are fun day trips from New York. If you have a couple of extra days on hand, we have 5 getaways to tempt you to leave the boundaries of NYC.

Road Trip from NYC to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a popular road trip from New York. The fastest route takes less than 2 hours if traffic is light, or you can take a more roundabout way and see some of the area in between the two cities. 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

Eric h.

Best place to rent from , Kareem definitely knows what’s he doing , ever helpful and educated best experience i had in a while

Eric D S.

Great service, poor location. Avoid the underpass.

 

Outside of a very long line to get my rental, my experience with Sixt car rental service was positive. We got an upgrade since the car we reserved was not available. Not the greatest car, but a good rental car. Clean and nice. Our return was flawless (we returned it to the attendant on the sixth floor just before closing time).

 

The biggest drawback is its downtown Manhattan location off of Battery Park. Returning the car using Google maps instructions from Brooklyn is a total disaster.

 

Most direct instructions put me on the Brooklyn Bridge to the FDR drive south, to the Battery Park underpass. It is impossible (especially with traffic) to get to Morris St this way due to traffic and police. To make matters worse, the lane threw me onto the Battery tunnel which is a toll ride back to Brooklyn.

 

Avoid my costly mistake and do this: take the Brooklyn bridge (if coming from Brooklyn), to Park Row (which is a circular right turn off the bridge). Take Park Row all the way down and make a left onto Broadway take Broadway about a quarter mile down to battery place. Make a right and take that down and make a right (and stay to the right on the NY-9A West ramp) and that will put you in the proper lane to make a right onto Morris st.

 

Wish the people working there would warn folks about this. But that's why you're reading this review.

Kemar L.

Rented a vehicle from this location for 3 days. At pick up, agents were super friendly and knowledgeable, car was well cleaned and sanitized. Would highly recommend!

Hayden W.

i had no issues. i rented a car day-of on their website, jared did a great job helping me get into it and explained everything super clearly, writing numbers down for me etc. when i returned the car i handed the keys to a guy in the garage, and everything worked out ok, but i do think if you definitely want to avoid a possible late fee that maybe you should take them down to the desk (which is what i was told to do but i was in a rush).

 

anyways i had no problems. im not sure what all the hate is about, its a car rental place lol. they have good rates and the whole process is pretty easy. i can only assume the reason ive never had any issues is because i treat people the way i want to be treated, idk.

G P.

What a wonderful & pleasant experience dealing with Sixt. I’m a first time guest & man was the total experience worth it, Johnnie who my customer service agent was nothing short of world class and I’m looking forward to coming back to NY & hopefully I can see her & have her assist me again with another awesome rental. Keep up the great work everyone

Yuki I.

Good location, but long wait for cars despite many details pre-entered online.

 

Garage kinda weird to exit, there are problems sometimes with the exit gate not properly letting cars leave.

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Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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