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It may take barely more than 90 minutes to drive from one end of this state to the other with car rental in Connecticut, but visitors will undoubtedly want to stop several times along the way. Connecticut is the third smallest of the American states, but its surprising variations in landscape range from the rolling Litchfield Hills to southeast New London County’s beautiful beaches. The Connecticut River flows through the geographic centre on its way to Long Island Sound.
Car hire in Connecticut is easily available at Bradley International Airport, all of the state’s rail and bus stations, and all major cities. National, Enterprise, and Alamo are just three of the internationally famous chains. Intending visitors should compare car hire before they travel to obtain the most competitive rates.
Bradley International Airport, Connecticut’s largest airport, lies 15 miles north of the state capital, Hartford, in Windsor Locks. The smaller Tweed New Haven Regional Airport offers direct flights to Philadelphia. Several cities are stops on Amtrak’s high speed route between Boston and New York City. Connecticut Transit operates a statewide bus service, while ferries sail daily between Bridgeport, Connecticut’s biggest city, and Port Jefferson, New York.
Few Interstate highways are as congested as the portion of I-95 across eastern Connecticut, a thoroughfare filled with commuters to New York City during evening and morning rush hours. The Merritt Parkway provides a more scenic alternative, but is off limits for buses and trucks. I-84 links Danbury and Hartford with New York’s Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania.
Uncasville’s Mohegan Sun and Ledyard’s Foxwoods are, respectively, the country’s first and second biggest casinos. However, families may prefer driving to Bristol’s Lake Compounce, the nation’s oldest amusement park. The imposing campus of Yale, the most famous of the state’s universities, faces downtown New Haven’s relaxing green, the centrepiece of America’s first planned city.
Connecticut may have the same hot summers and cold winters as the rest of New England, but the state also experiences some surprising climate variations. Atlantic Ocean breezes cool the four counties along the Long Island Sound, so the coastal city of New London’s average summer temperature is about four degrees cooler than inland Windsor Locks. Northwest Connecticut experiences more snowfall and colder winter temperatures that hover below freezing than the state’s southeast portion. Rainfall is one of the few constants during the unpredictable springs.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).