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Pick-up location Brooklyn
Rental locations 35
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Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (32 reviews)
11 locations in Brooklyn
Enterprise
Locations in Brooklyn
1212 Coney Island Ave.
+1 718 859 1200
150 Empire Blvd
+1 929 258 3385
2147 Bath Avenue
+1 718 265 3000
2235 Flatbush Ave
+1 718 421 7409
239 State St
+1 718 488 8800
266 Mcguinness Blvd
+1 718 349 7100
2815 Coney Island Ave
+1 718 332 8900
415 88th Street
+1 929 275 3922
453 3rd Ave
+1 718 369 5100
657 64th Street
+1 718 836 0900
8014 Foster Ave
+1 718 763 3101
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
21 Sep 2018
Cons: The company should give margin 1 hour in pick up and return
6.4 Good
23 Feb 2017
Pros: Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful. The overall experience was EXCELLENT.
Cons: The only thing that I would say is NOT ACCEPTABLE, the original reservation was ordered to pickup at 6pm and drop-off at 6pm. The location was closed upon drop-off and I incurred fees. They were very nice and accommodated me by waving the insurance and only charging for half a day, HOWEVER, it was not my fault the location was closed to drop off the car. When ordering the car I should not been given the option to pick it up or drop it off the same time the location closes. I should not have paid for anything.
10.0 Excellent
31 May 2017
Pros: The employees!!!
Cons: I had to bring it back
8.0 Excellent
19 Jun 2017
Pros: Overall, great deal on can. However, I had to call uber for a ride home. Enterprise was not willing to give me a ride.
Cons: Not willing to pick up or drop off.
10.0 Excellent
26 Sep 2016
Great customer service
Pros: All associates were so kind and accommodating and worked quickly to help everyone get their rentals as soon as possible.
Cons: Everything went well.
10.0 Excellent
30 Oct 2016
Excellent
Pros: From beginning to end great customer service
10.0 Excellent
31 Oct 2016
Pros: The staff is very helpful and friendly.
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2017
Great staff at this location
Pros: The pickup, drop off and car exchange were all done efficiently and with great attitude. I was very impressed
2.0 Mediocre
18 Sep 2018
Cons: They wouldn’t let me rent a car. Because I don’t have a major credit card. I’ve rented cars from this company for years. Because of this I was late for my meeting and will now longer be using Enterprise moving forward.
9.2 Excellent
16 Jul 2019
Pros: Best car rental customer service experience of my entire life. Every single employee shook my hand, introduced themselves, was friendly, and offered to help. It was amazing.
Cons: I only wish they had overnight drop off.
Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.1 Good (48 reviews)
5 locations in Brooklyn
Hertz
Locations in Brooklyn
1 Northside Piers
+1 718 269 5079
238 Atlantic Ave
+1 718 522 0532
34 N 7th Street
+1 516 246 0875
817 Remsen Ave
+1 718 272 1823
906 Union St
+1 718 636 6302
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.0
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Jun 2018
Great from start to finish!
Pros: Picking up and dropping off were both under ten minutes. Friendly staff. Great price.
9.6 Excellent
14 Jan 2019
Pros: Easy drop off. friendly staff.
Cons: A wait to rent the car.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Oct 2015
HAD A RESERVATION; ARRIVED AND HERTZ HAD NO CARS (
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: We made a reservation. Went to pick up the car and they had no cars. At least 20 other people were there with reservations as well and yet found themselves in the same boat. It was a holiday weekend and not getting a car ruined ours. Plus we paid in advance for the Kayak insurance which was pointless because we never even got a car.
10.0 Excellent
8 Nov 2015
Pros: My drop off took all of two minutes. Simple process, friendly service.
2.0 Mediocre
28 Sep 2016
Pay online with debit, get denied at the pickup lo
Cons: Online booking allowed me to use a debit card to pay for my car rental. When I went to pick up the car, I brought the card that I payed with and the employee said I couldn't rent without a credit card. I feel pretty strongly that the online booking process should account and correct for this. My trip was torpedoed because of this and I'm waiting for a refund that I hopefully get by the end of the month.
8.8 Excellent
17 Oct 2016
Pros: Car was great, service was great. This location is very tiny, but they are efficient.
Cons: The only disappointing factor was just the cost -- it's always absurdly expensive to rent a car in NYC, and this was no exception.
4.0 Okay
24 Jan 2017
Needs work, especially given local competitors
Pros: Car was nice, ran well and was as expected.
Cons: Didn't receive car until 45 minutes after reservation. Pick up process was messy. After returning, I noticed a charge on my credit card for over $300 beyond what was expected. This was cleared up after a phone call, but this was much more painful than it had to be. With competitors like Zipcar and Enterprise Car Share, this location would do well to tighten things up.
9.2 Excellent
25 Jan 2017
Cons: Booked for one location online (Union Street in Brooklyn) - when I went to that location, they said they didn't have any cars and were completely, utterly unhelpful. Said I could try a different location (Atlantic Ave), but made ME call and coordinate rather than taking care of it for me. The Atlantic Ave location was excellent - they honored the original price I'd booked even though it was supposed to be more expensive, and allowed me to drop off at the Union St location, who had hours more convenient for me, at no extra cost. Further, the eventual price was $20 less than what I'd originally agreed to when renting! The Union Street location was terrible.
8.8 Excellent
15 Feb 2017
Two thumbs up for Hertz and Kayak
Pros: The price was great, the Brookyln Hertz staff were excellent, as were the LGA staff. I was provided a much nicer car than I was promised!!! All-and-all excellent.
Cons: I am being picky, but that is what reviews are for. The exterior of the car was very dirty, but the dirt was more than compensated for by the price, the quality of the car and the Hertz service staff. The car only had 1/4 tank of fuel, which was a minor inconvenience, but also meant I could return it near 1/4 with no questions asked.
8.8 Excellent
17 May 2017
Pros: Quick and excellent service
Cons: Service should be until midnight in locations outside airports.
Rated no. 3
Budget
6.1 Good (35 reviews)
1 location in Brooklyn
Budget
Locations in Brooklyn
333 Adams Street
+1 718 237 3190
  • 5.7
  • 7.0
  • 7.0
  • 5.3
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
5 Apr 2016
Cheated me on gas.
Pros: Not much. Rate was cheap, especially for a one way rental but I figure I was doing them a favor getting the car from city center to the airport.
Cons: Reserved a compact and got a Ford Mustang. Not small and yet not easy to get two suitcases into. And the car rides incredibly rough. And I drove it 25 miles but had to put 3 gallons of gas into it to fill it before return. Either tank was not full when I picked it up or the car gets 8 mpg.
10.0 Excellent
20 Apr 2016
Pros: the lady at tne budget office, she was great
5.2 Okay
17 Oct 2016
Pros: Staff was friendly and the pick-up/return process was easy and convenient.
Cons: The car was extremely dirty and sticky. The seats were stained and the interior clearly hadn't been cleaned in quite some time.
4.4 Okay
11 Sep 2018
Scammed at dropoff
Pros: The car drove well and pickup was fairly easy.
Cons: We used the car for a weekend trip to the beach. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time so we didn't get to spend any time on the actual beach, but inevitably a bit of sand stuck to the bottoms of our shoes. Also, a small bit of pet hair transferred from our clothes to the seats. When it was time to return the car, 2 men came to check it out. The first one, James, tried to claim the car was excessively dirty and I would be charged "up to $250." He then showed me a line in my agreement that said the fee was for messes considered to be beyond "normal wear and tear," which is exactly what it was. He let me know that he "accepts tips" and we could "work something out" if I'd like to pay him cash to take care of it for me in order to avoid the charge. When I said no, he suggested I give the security guard $20 to let me leave, get the car detailed, and come back. At this point I asked him if he was trying to hustle me and he threw up his arms and walked away. The second man came over when he saw me frantically pulling the individual hairs off the upholstery (that's how little hair was there) and told me that the condition of the car was well within their guidelines of cleanliness and not to worry about it. So I went to the counter to settle the bill and told the attendant what happened. First she said that was crazy and then left to speak to James. When she returned, she said he "must have been joking because that's not how we operate here." She then said I would have to take the car to get detailed or pay $75, and when I finally agreed (they had my credit card number - what else could I do?), she said to make sure they put the paper down over the floor mats so they know I really did it. Cost me an extra $45. Seems like their employees just don't want to do any work because when I returned, both James and the desk agent were just lounging in the office. Finally, as I noted, it had been raining for days, so as I was leaving, I slipped on the wet step and injured my ankle and knee. The Budget employees did nothing. The other customer in line was the only one who came out to make sure I was okay. Horrible experience. I would never rent from this place again.
2.0 Mediocre
3 May 2016
Cons: There were no cars when I went to pick my car up and there was no timeline as to when cars would be made available-- despite having made a reservation in advance. The woman at the desk was unhelpful and I ended up waiting for two hours past my reservation time for a car.
5.2 Okay
1 Jun 2016
Waited 40 minutes for car
Pros: Drop off was painless
Cons: I waited 40 minutes for my car, despite the fact that I had an appointment. One person in line in front of me took 10 minutes - no problem. Then another half hour with no explanation. Repeated requests for the car had no effect. I'll never use Budget again.
6.0 Good
8 Jun 2016
Pros: The car was very nice.
Cons: We arrived at 11:15 am to pick up my rental, which was booked for noon. Without saying anything, the representative printed out the contract for me to sign, which showed $392 as the price. The price I booked was $215 for a 24-hour rental. I asked why it was so much, and she said "You're early, so you went over the 24 hours." This is ridiculous, as I hadn't done anything yet. I said I would have happily waited until noon--just 45 minutes--to take the car had she notified me that it would cost an additional $150 for an extra hour of the rental. She actually didn't speak at all while she was processing the rental. We just stood there waiting for her to tell us what to do. Terrible customer service. She did, finally, tell us that if we arrived the following day by 11:16 am then we would not be charged. We arrived at 10:30 to be safe, and were assured that we would not incur additional hourly charges.
3.6 Mediocre
2 Jul 2016
total rip off . unpleasant staff at pick up. un he
Cons: Went to pick up van i rented on line for one way trip bringing household items to new home in Florida. arranged on-line for a panel van reservation made no problem. arrived to pick up van and only passanger vans avail, rude obnaxious stall told me they dont rent panel vans for one way and told to walk to another location in brooklyn or manhattan.they would NOT call other locations ,aid they didnt have a phone to call "outside" no one offered to use their phone. asked them to check "online" for me and they said they dont have internet access. i asked for manager.no manager and no call as promised. I wil NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER USE THEM AGAIN . i AM TELLING EVERYONE TO AVOID THEM
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jul 2016
Cons: i did not rent any car there that day. i reserved a compact car, but when i arrived, the maneger said they do NOT have cars except a Ford explore. and there were three families waiting cars there. they treated customers and messed our plan.
5.2 Okay
25 Jul 2016
Unfriendly desk staff
Pros: Car was clean, ran well
Cons: The staff at this location when I picked up the car was super uncommunicative and unfriendly. Didn't explain charges. Also if you don't refill the car all the way, it's $10 per gallon for them to refill it, which is highway robbery
Rated no. 4
National
9.4 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Brooklyn
National
Locations in Brooklyn
239 State St
+1 347 763 1902
  • 9.3
  • 9.8
  • 9.5
  • 9.0
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
16 Dec 2016
You got my business!
Pros: The person that helped me with my checking (I think her name was Jessica) really went the extra mile the car that I received as my first option had a funky smell to it, she wasted to time in getting me in to another vehicle. One that actually really helped me out on my move back to FL, I've told all my friends about my experience with National and def will keep them as my first choice for my car rental needs!
10.0 Excellent
17 Dec 2016
Pros: The staff at the Brooklyn office could not have been more helpful. They went out of their way to ensure that we got the right vehicle to move our party of 5 and 10 suitcases back to Virginia. What a team. Destiny was a star!
10.0 Excellent
29 Dec 2016
Pros: I was really impressed with the people working at the pick up center. Not only did they accommodate me seamlessly, they went above and beyond in assisting me and the other customers there during stressful pre-holiday pickups. The team was EXTREMELY professional and went above and beyond. Not what I was expecting in downtown brooklyn!
10.0 Excellent
31 Jul 2017
Pros: Every thing was good, customer service flow smooth
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
1 Dec 2017
Pros: Fast checkout.
10.0 Excellent
13 Jul 2018
Great customer service and super smooth car.
Pros: Customer service was very friendly and the car was awesome!
Cons: That I didn’t have the car for longer.
7.2 Good
13 Dec 2018
Pros: Both times when picking up or dropping off was met with friendly and helpful staff.I feel that for the price the vehicle was adequate. Vehicle was clean and the amenities where nice and functioned well i.e. bluetooth/ media/ USB ports.
Cons: My complaint is that after purchasing insurance on the website at the time of booking, I was then told upon pick up that the website insurance wasn't as valid and was through a third party and the liability would fall on me to recoup any loss if something was to happen. It always feels like a scam when you book a rental then told the insurance you already got wasn't as good as the one offered in store. I feel after driving it for some time the vehicle needed a tune up, would stagger to accelerate and ran sluggish.
8.0 Excellent
27 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful, and the drop-off could not have been faster or easier.
Cons: They didn't have the vehicle model I reserved and the price was more than advertised online. Also, the car interior was not cleaned (or even emptied of trash) before it was given to me.
Rated no. 5
Silvercar
silvercar
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Brooklyn
Silvercar
Locations in Brooklyn
160 N 12th St
+1 855 359 2227
535 Carlton Ave
+1 855 359 2227
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
15 Apr 2017
Cons: This was a beautiful car, the customer service was great and everything was accommodating. My only complaint was that the price is high. I suppose it is competitive but it is a lot of money. If they lowered the price, I would be more likely to rent frequently.
Rated no. 6
Avis
6.9 Good (29 reviews)
2 locations in Brooklyn
Avis
Locations in Brooklyn
210 State Street
+1 718 858 4395
325 Kent Avenue (btwn S 3rd & S 4th St)
+1 347 894 3688
  • 6.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
26 Apr 2016
Pros: Was great.
10.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2016
Pros: Very pleasant people working, even though some lady was screaming at them. Easy and fast service!
8.8 Excellent
11 Aug 2018
Pros: The van was new, drive well, and was just the right size
Cons: The price seemed a bit high
6.0 Good
25 Sep 2019
Pros: The upgraded car easy to book online
Cons: Explanation on the way out like gas option lights operating the car
7.6 Good
20 Oct 2015
Cons: I reserved a Lincoln MKZ and ended up with a Lincoln MKT which is smaller than what I needed. Customers should get what they pay for, not what you guys have available. It's very frustrating because I rented that car for a specific reason and had to alter my plans to accommodate what you gave me instead of what I reserved.
10.0 Excellent
16 Nov 2015
Very friendly staff
Pros: Awesome guys. Easy process in dropoff.
10.0 Excellent
30 May 2016
Great!
Pros: Super helpful staff, easy drop off!
Cons: All great!
7.6 Good
13 Aug 2016
Pros: Personel were nice.
Cons: It took us about 30 minutes to find a gas station near the Avis office. It wash rush hour with traffic, one way roads and 'no u turn' signs. I wish at least there was some information about the closest working gas station for people who are new in ny.
9.2 Excellent
21 Aug 2016
Very satisfied overall - perhaps more of a heads-u
Cons: Not a huge issue, but there was a long line-up for pick-up on a Saturday morning (9:00 am) pick-up. Perhaps some sort of early warning via email might enable customers to plan better. Otherwise, excellent car experience, no price surprises.
4.4 Okay
5 Sep 2016
Cons: Reps were rude.
All Car
allcar
7 locations in Brooklyn
All Car
Locations in Brooklyn
1204 Coney Island Ave
347-226-6932
1941 Utica Ave
347-226-6930
2686 Nostrand Ave
347-226-6940
3475 Fort Hamilton Parkway
347-226-6934
610 Warren St
347-226-6931
8901 4th Ave (89th And 90th)
347-226-6937
Brooklyn Bridge Marriott 333 Adams Street
347-226-6933
EZ Rental
ez-rental
3 locations in Brooklyn
EZ Rental
Locations in Brooklyn
4919 20th Ave
+1 347 704 3000
5314 16th Ave
+1 347 704 3000
547 Park Ave
+1 347 704 3000
Ace
ace
1 location in Brooklyn
Ace
Locations in Brooklyn
1399 Utica Avenue
+1 347 486 4040
Empire Rent A Car
empire
1 location in Brooklyn
Empire Rent A Car
Locations in Brooklyn
835 Pennsylvania Avenue
+1 718 649 6600
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Brooklyn
Sunnycars
Locations in Brooklyn
239 State Street
153 travellers who hired a car in Brooklyn gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in Brooklyn

Good to know

Most popular car type Compact

When to book a hire car in Brooklyn

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Brooklyn

  • Looking to pick up a hire car for your time in Brooklyn? If you are landing at JFK International Airport, the hire car counters are on the Arrivals level in each terminal. At LaGuardia Airport, shuttles are available in front of Terminal A to take passengers to the hire car center. As for Newark Airport, travelers will find hire car counters at Stations P2 and P3 on the AirTrain.
  • Nothing screams New York like rush hour. And while Brooklyn may not experience as severe of traffic as Manhattan, it still retains a spot on the list of worst rush hours. In general, morning rush hour goes from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., while the evening rush hour picks up around 4:00 p.m. and lasts till 7:00 p.m. Drivers should note that the roads neighboring the Brooklyn Bridge are, in particular, some of the worst areas affected by rush hour traffic.
  • Brooklyn is one of the most populated areas in New York and it is especially popular for younger demographics. As a consequence of this, biking is a very prominent mode of transportation in the borough. Drivers should make sure that they keep their eyes open for any bikers on the road, particularly when parking and opening their doors.
  • Love to visit obscure and off-the-beaten-path spots and locales? The best way to get to spots like that in Brooklyn is undoubtedly with a car. For instance, Red Hook, Canarsie Park, and Manhattan Beach are just some of the areas in Brooklyn that are easily reached by car but can be a laborious process to get to otherwise.
  • Book your rental car in Brooklyn at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Brooklyn are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Brooklyn

What is the most popular rental car in Brooklyn?

Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Brooklyn.

What is the best rental car company in Brooklyn?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Brooklyn are Enterprise (8.5, 12869 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2309 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4247 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)?

Car hire companies onsite at John F Kennedy Intl Airport include Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo.

Which car rental companies are at the airport: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)?

Car hire companies onsite at LaGuardia Airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from John F Kennedy Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Newark Airport (EWR)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newark Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo and National.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: LaGuardia Airport (LGA)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from LaGuardia Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo and National.

How can I find car rentals near me in Brooklyn?

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

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Brooklyn?

A Compact car rental in Brooklyn costs AED 310 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Brooklyn?

Compact cars are the best choice for most vacationers visiting Brooklyn, particularly if you plan on exploring the roads yourself. One-way streets and narrow alleys are typical in Brooklyn and are difficult to navigate in a large vehicle. Streetside parking is also very difficult to find in the most popular parts of Brooklyn, so it pays to have a smaller vehicle that can fit in any spot available.

What's the speed limit in Brooklyn?

For the most part, the speed limit in Brooklyn is 25 mph, as that is the baseline speed limit in all of NYC unless signage says otherwise. However, drivers will see the occasional speed limits of 35, 45, and 50 mph depending on the size of the road. In the densest areas, the speed limit will occasionally be 20 mph.

How are gas prices in Brooklyn?

Drivers can expect to pay around $2.60 per gallon of petrol in Brooklyn. This is a fairly moderate price and is neither as cheap as Texas, where drivers will see an average price of $2 per gallon in cities like Houston and San Antonio, nor as expensive as San Diego, where prices are around $3.20 per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Brooklyn?

Parking in Brooklyn, while not as expensive as it is in neighboring Manhattan, can cost a pretty penny and at times can be difficult to find. In general, it pays to stick to garage parking, as that is the most readily available option in Brooklyn. Streetside parallel parking is also available, but at variable rates, and it is largely dependent on the popularity of the immediate area. On a positive note, though, streetside parking is almost always free for everybody unless specific signage says otherwise or meters are present.