Brooklyn is quickly becoming the highlight of a visit to New York City, offering some of the most genuine and fantastic food throughout northeast America, as well as excellent street and nightlife. While you don’t need a car to explore Brooklyn thoroughly, Brooklyn is a great borough from which to rent a car for your road trip to Pennsylvania, New England, or beyond. Here is a brief guide to finding the cheapest rental cars in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is one of New York City’s five “boroughs,” or neighborhoods. It is located at the very end of Long Island and a direct neighbor to the borough Queens. Brooklyn is also connected to Staten Island and Manhattan by a number of bridges and/or tunnels.
Brooklyn rental cars are available in 8 locations throughout the borough: downtown, on Coney Island Avenue, at Flatlands, Marine Park, Midwood, northeast, Park Slope, and in Brooklyn South. Brooklyn car hire typically starts at around $65 a day for short-term rentals.
One of the cheapest locations from which to rent a car in Brooklyn is at Brooklyn downtown, where renowned rental car companies Avis and Hertz compete to offer customers the cheapest daily rates. This is one the cheapest locations at which to rent a car from Hertz throughout the borough. In Park Slope, for instance, rental cars typically start at a rate of $10 more than they do downtown.
Regardless of which location you choose to pick up your rental car, you can typically save at least $20 a day by extending your rental period to over a week!
If you are willing to take the train, it is also possible that you can save on your rental car by booking cars from the John F. Kennedy International Airport, located in Brooklyn’s neighboring borough, Queens. Because JFK Airport is a popular spot for people to pick up rental cars for their travels through Brooklyn and beyond, over 7 rental car companies compete with one another to offer travelers the cheapest rates on NYC rental cars. JFK Airport rates typically beat the economy rental car rates of downtown Brooklyn by around $10 a day.
Driving a rental car in Brooklyn:
Parking your rental car in Brooklyn:
Toll roads, bridges, and tunnels in the Brooklyn area:
While most of the bridges and tunnels that link New York City to New Jersey and Connecticut are tolled, there are only two tolled connections from Brooklyn to the other boroughs of New York City:
Most tolls are now collected electronically in and around New York City. If your rental car is not outfitted with an EZ-Pass, your car’s license plate will be photographed on any of the tolled throughways you use. Your rental car company will then pass the tolls onto you. Be sure to ask your rental car company if any surcharges apply to your use of tolled roads.