All about rental cars

Do I need to rent a car in New York?

When visiting New York City (especially Manhattan), renting a car is totally unnecessary and not worth the hassle of dealing with our notoriously bad traffic, bad drivers and badly potholed streets.

Do you need a car when visiting New York?

Almost every New Yorker and anyone who has ever visited will encourage you not to drive in New York City. Once you’re in the city, most people find that they don’t need a car, because you can easily take taxis or the subway to get where you’re going.

Why you don’t need a car in NYC?

Quote from video: With over 300,000 pedestrians passing through Times Square daily. You're definitely going to get up and close with a few strangers. On your commute to work.

Is it easy to drive around NYC?

Driving in NYC requires some serious skills and patience to conquer. Between the impatient and angry drivers, impossible street parking, inability to turn right on red, and the nightmare of getting stuck in the middle of an intersection, it’s definitely not the place you want to leisurely cruise between destinations.

Can I rent a car in NY with a foreign license?

An acceptable, valid driver’s license issued from your country of residence must be presented at the time of rental. The driver’s license must be valid for the entire rental period.

How expensive is having a car in NYC?

Car ownership is slightly more expensive than average in NY, mainly because of the high insurance and gas tax. Overall, you can expect to pay around $2,000 per year, not including your car loan. However, you can manage your own costs by choosing what kind of car you buy and how you pay for it.

Is driving in New York Bad?

Most urban dwellers are using transit over driving a car. Those that are driving are typically stuck in congested urban roads. It’s when you start getting out of the urban areas of New York City that you’ll start to find the bad drivers.

Worst driving cities in New York.

Rank (worst) City
2 Schenectady
3 West Babylon
4 Huntington Station
5 Newburgh

Where should I stay when driving to NYC?

New York City Hotels and Places to Stay

  1. Travel Inn Hotel New York. 2,010 Reviews. View Hotel. …
  2. Skyline Hotel. 2,981 Reviews. …
  3. Hudson River Hotel. 752 Reviews. …
  4. The Manhattan Club. 1,997 Reviews. …
  5. Midtown West Hotel. 166 Reviews. …
  6. Kixby hotel. 4,940 Reviews. …
  7. The Westin New York Grand Central. 5,213 Reviews. …
  8. The Time New York. 1,594 Reviews.

What is the best time to drive into NYC?

Unless you come in the middle of the night, you will have traffic. If you leave early, you will hit rush hour traffic, leaving later you will hit normal NYC traffic, so, IMO, leave to arrive when you can check in mid afternoon.

Is the subway free in New York?

Subways and buses

Fare for most riders on subways and local, limited, and Select Bus Service buses: $2.75. Express buses cost $6.75. Pay with a MetroCard, or use contactless payment with OMNY.

What is the cheapest way to get around in New York?

Use public transportation to avoid the hefty cab prices. Take the AirTrain, the airport’s public transit line to connect with New York City’s subways, buses, and rails. Public transportation is the most affordable way to get to downtown and may be the fastest with traffic.

What’s the cheapest month to go to New York?

As you might well have guessed, the cheapest months of the year to travel to NYC are from January through March. It’s in these 3 months that the costs of both a flight and hotel are on average the lowest for the whole year.

How many days do you need in New York?

5 days in NYC is actually the perfect amount if it’s your first visit. You can spend 3 days in New York City, but it’s cutting it close–and you’ll need to come back again. If you have only one day in New York City, you can still see Manhattan!

How much spending money will I need for a week in New York?

How much money should you budget for a week trip to New York City?

Tight Budget Average budget
Flight from $900 to $ 1200 from $1300 to $1600
Housing from $630 to $700 from $910 to $1400
Transportation aprox. $94 from $170 to $185
Meals from $275 to $460 from $460 to $650