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Explore New York City with a hired car

5th Avenue in New York City

5th Avenue in New York City

Located on the east coast of US, New York City awaits your exploration with a hired car. With Driveboo, you can compare car hire deals in New York City and easily book a car online. Benefit from the price comparison and find the cheapest offers of renowned car hire companies. Add extras such as navigation systems or child seats and travel independently through New York City and the United States!

Where is it best to hire a car in New York?

Countless car hire companies with their competitive offers are waiting for you in New York City. You can also hire a car at one of the city's airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). It is possible to hire 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 hiring at an airport are the longer opening hours and better availability of special vehicles such as convertibles, sports cars or SUVs.

Spend an unforgettable summer in Manhattan

What better place to spend the summer than Manhattan, New York City? Grab your best friends, book a hired car on and look forward to the summer of your life in Manhattan. Take a hired car to visit the most popular attractions in New York City, go shopping and finish off the summer evenings in one of the rooftop bars. How does that sound to you? Don't hesitate, book the perfect hired car for your summer in Manhattan today.

Where can I park my car in New York?

Parking New York USA

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 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 hiring 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 New York and the USA?

Type of road Maximum speed
Urban areas 25-30 mph
Outside urban areas 55-65 mph

Please be aware of that different traffic rules and speed limits apply in different states of the United States. It is therefore advisable to pay attention to the traffic signs next to the road.

Car hire New York City - Important traffic rules

  • The alcohol limit in the state of New York is 0.8
  • Don't carry open alcoholic beverages with you in the car
  • In most cases a European driving license is sufficient in the USA
  • In individual cases an international driver's license is required

What insurance do I need for my hired car in New York?

No matter which country you are hiring 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. 

Important emergency numbers while travelling with your hired car

Emergency situation Phone number
Police, Fire brigade 911
General information 411
Information about the traffic situation 511

Car hire New York - What is the best season to travel?

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 hired 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 hired car

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Skyline

The Hamptons


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! The Hamptons or Philadelphia are amazing destinations for a day-trip.

Highlights of New York City:

Statue of Liberty New York

Statue of Liberty

Central Park New York

Central Park

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York at Night

Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Central Park
  • Ground Zero
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • Metropolitan Museum
  • The High Line - A former freight train connection that has been converted into a park
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Broadway
  • Grand Central Station
  • Top of the Rock
  • The Empire State Building

Trips with your hired car in the New York area

Hire a car in New York and explore the surrounding area of the city! With a hired 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 hired car are listed in the following table along with distances:

Destination Distance by car in kilometres Distance by car in miles Time
Boston 350 km 217.5 miles 200 min
Washington D.C. 360 km 224 miles 220 min
Philadelphia 160 km 99.5 miles 100 min
Niagara Falls 660 km 410 miles 360 min
The Hamptons 160 km 99.5 miles 110 min
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