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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. 

Documents you need to rent a car in New York City

All drivers need a valid driver’s license. International renters also need their passports, as well as an international driving permit if the license uses a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic.

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. 
 

SIXT's flexible car rental booking policy in New York City

Have your plans changed? Don't worry! Select our flexible option when booking and change or cancel your reservation free of charge.

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. 
 

What type of car should I rent in New York City?

Parking spaces are tight in the city, so a sedan is always a good choice. Families or groups can choose from a range of SUVs.

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What to do in NYC 

Make your way through the top 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. 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

Sean Z.

Rent a pretty new BMW 2 series gran coupe, it’s a nice car with Panoramic Moonroof, witless Apple car play and all other cool functions. Take and return the car is very quick. I used UK website to book, it gives me 0 excess insurance. The price was very good when I booked it.

Robert N.

Very convenient location for the bottom of Manhattan with a great selection of cars. We had a problem caused by ourselves (left a passport in our rental car) and Ava at the desk provided went above and beyond to sort it out for us. Great customer service.

Ashley P.

This is the only positive car rental experience I've ever had, and will only rent from Sixt in the future! Easy location, nice cars, and even nicer people. Shoutout to Kay, who made our experience wonderful. We will be back!

Markus V.

Wonderful place. Super polite staff. Next time I rent a car I will definitely come back to Sixt in morris street.

I reserved a BMW and after 10 minutes I had the car handed over. I got time to inspect everything on the car.

Super nice people there , everything well organised and the garage is super spacious which makes it easy to drive in and out. The car was way above of what I expected. The car was almost new and in perfect condition I am thankful Sixt made my U.S roadtrip so pleasant. Definitely a 5 star rating. I hope I can make it back to U.S anytime soon. And if I need a car I will go to Sixt NY morris street

Joseph C.

Good prices. Excellent luxury cars. Seamless extensions and desk staff insanely helpful. 10/10 recommend. Never using budget and waiting 3 hours to get my car again

Henlow R.

Great service from the Sixt team at JFK Airport rental site and Sixt overall, from booking, to pick up, to return, the staff were friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend Sixt to anyone wishing to book a rental from JFK.

Why rent with Sixt?

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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