Car Hire New York City

Discover Car Rental in New York City

For many, visiting New York may be a lifetime dream, but once you have visited the Big Apple, you won't want to leave. New York City is the largest city in the United States, so what better way to visit than by car hire? You have the freedom to drive up and down Manhattan without having to hail a taxi, or ride the crowded subways. The convenience of car hire also makes it easy to travel to surrounding areas such as Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, or if you're in the mood to see a Yankees game in the Bronx.

You have the choice of collecting your hire car from one of the main airports John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports or from one of our reputable suppliers at a downtown location. No matter where you are in New York City, imagine discovering this exciting destination in the comfort of your own hire car from DriveAway, including NIL excess on all vehicles for peace of mind.

We have put together some handy USA Driving Tips so be sure to check those out. It features important information, tips and driving itineraries, it is a go-to resource for driving in the USA. To also view our latest deals we have, visit our USA Car Hire Deals page to view any car hire deals we may have in NYC and the rest of America.

I Love NY have created three great Top Drives for you to plan your next road trip starting from NYC.

Experience New York City

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New York is home to some unbelievable attractions such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, Central Park, Washington Square Park and of course, Times Square. When you are travelling by car hire in NYC you are sure to see all of these plus the side of New York City you don't see on the Metro.

Arguably, the best view of the city is from the 'Top of the Rock,' 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where on one side you receive unspoiled views of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Centre, then on the other side, the whole of Central Park. Rockefeller Centre consists of 19 commercial buildings located in Midtown Manhattan, including 30 Rock and Radio City Music Hall. The history and incredible art and architecture located in a few of these buildings is not to be missed for history and art lovers.

Central Park stretches from 59th to 110th Street and consists of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a zoo, outdoor concert venues and theatres, fountains, lakes, and sporting fields, bordered by the American Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim Museum.

Located at the crossroad of Broadway and 7th Avenue is the iconic Times Square and its mesmerising billboards. If a Broadway show is more your taste, it is best to book in advance, as they sell out quite quickly. If you travel downtown from Times Square on Broadway you will first come to the Empire State Building - the heart of New York City.

NYU is a reputable University and their campus is located nearby Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, located on the lower west side of Manhattan. Make the trip with your NYC car hire to Washington Square Park and you will find the famous Washington Square Arch. There are an array of chess players and artists of all kinds either performing classical music, sketching scenery, or reciting Shakespeare for dollar tips.

While most attractions are in Manhattan, you can take on an adventure and drive with your hire car across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset before having dinner at one of the many restaurants in Williamsburg. Alternatively, travel uptown to the Bronx and visit the Yankee Stadium on game day, get excited to experience the lively atmosphere and parking is abundant (be sure to pre-pay).

Book a car hire today by entering your dates and locations in the online booking engine above or contact us on 1300 363 500 and speak to one of our friendly reservations specialists.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
New York City – Newark 25 0.50
New York City – Philadelphia 157 2
New York City – Washington DC 365 4
New York City – Pittsburgh 600 6
New York City – Boston 350 3.5