New York City is fast. It takes your breath away. It's the city that never sleeps. It's simply amazing.
Located on the east coast of US, in the state of the same name, the city with world-famous attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, awaits your exploration. With DriveBoo, you can compare car rental deals in New York and easily book a car online.
Where is it best to rent a car in New York?
Countless car rental companies with their competitive offers are waiting for you in New York City.
You can also rent a car at one of the city's airports:
It is possible to rent a car conveniently on site. Competition is strong here, which is very beneficial for customers and increases your chances of a cheap offer. Further advantages of renting at an airport are the longer opening hours and better availability of special vehicles such as convertibles, sports cars or SUVs.
Are there any toll roads in New York?
There are generally only a few toll roads in the USA. However, New York belongs to one of the states with relatively many—over 30 toll roads, tunnels and bridges can be found here. Most of them are located near New York City, by the border crossing with Canada at Niagara Falls and around Buffalo. In most cases, you can pay contactlessly with a transponder that should be present in the rental car. Cash payment at the machine is usually possible as well. In order to pay with cash, you should always have some small change ready. The amount you pay is based on the number of axles your vehicle has and other factors.
Where can I park my car in New York?
New York is the most populated city in the USA. It does not offer a lot of parking spaces and parking garages are very expensive - $50 for a day is not an unusual. Parking on the street is usually reserved for residents. Manhattan in particular has an extremely difficult parking situation. Outside of parking garages, there is a general ban on parking by hydrants (within a distance of three metres) and in areas marked red, as well as at bus stops.
Anyone renting a car in New York should follow the street cleaning signs. Street cleaning usually takes place twice a week. After cleaning, it takes about half an hour for all parking spaces to be filled again. Using this time window is the best way to get a car parking space in New York.
What are the speed limits in the US?
Type of road
Outside urban areas
Speeding is punishable in the US with high fines or even imprisonment.
What more should I know about driving in New York?
The alcohol limit in the state of New York is 0.8. However, in some states it is 0.0, so you should definitely check the details if you are planning to travel with your rental car to neighbouring states. Even at the lower limit, violations can be punished with 10 days in jail and a several-hundred-dollar of fine. In addition, alcohol may not be carried in the driver's compartment, but only in the boot of the car.
Although in most cases a European driving license is sufficient in the USA, in individual cases an international driver's license is required. It is therefore advisable to apply for one before coming to America. The process of issuing usually takes about a week.
In the event of a breakdown or accident in your rental car, you should always turn to your rental car company in order to discuss what needs to be done.
How much are speeding tickets in United States?
Exceeding in km/h
What insurance do I need for my rental car in New York?
No matter which country you are renting a car in, for your own protection, you should always choose full insurance without non-waivable excess. In addition, you should opt for high liability coverage.
What emergency numbers should I know while driving around New York City?
Police, Fire department
Information about the traffic situation
When should I travel to New York?
The Big Apple is always worth a trip. During the summer, you can enjoy the vibrant street life of the city while wearing a T-shirt and shorts, and in the winter, you can wander through snow-clad Central Park wrapped in scarves, hats and gloves. Thanks to your rental car, you can not only explore the bustling metropolis in all its glory, but also discover its surroundings all year round!
Discover New York and its surroundings with a rental car
New York offers one highlight after another that you can enjoy and admire. You can visit some of the world-famous museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art or the Metropolitan, and see the iconic city symbols such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Then, stroll through Central Park and admire the sunset over the world's most famous skyline. Experience the city that never sleeps first-hand!
Highlights of New York City:
Central Park - Probably the most famous park in the world
Ground Zero - The place where the World Trade Center towers used to stand
Museum of Natural History
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The High Line - A former freight train connection that has been converted into a park
Statue of Liberty
Broadway - Go to a musical or concert and enjoy New York nightlife
Grand Central Station
Top of the Rock
The Empire State Building
Trips with a rental car in the New York area
Rent a car in New York and explore the surrounding area of the city! With a rental car, you have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful region that lies beyond the city limits. Destinations like Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. should be at the top of your list. You can also easily visit Niagara Falls. Especially interesting destinations that you can reach thanks to your rental car are listed in the following table along with distances:
Distance by car in kilometres
Distance by car in miles
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04.06.2018 • 12:00
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