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New England Guide


Boston, Massachusetts, the largest city in the New England area, is the most European and academic of America’s cities, with a proud history, refined culture, riverfront location, important old buildings and the interesting suburb of Cambridge, home to Harvard and MIT. New England is without a doubt one of the most popular places in America for a road trip. Here rugged natural beauty abounds and quaint pretty little towns are commonplace. It is truly a lovely region for a drive. Book car hire in New England with us today and explore the area at your own leisurely pace.

Explore New England

Boston - Visit the North End where the majority of residents are Italian, and the streets are filled with lovely restaurants and coffee shops. Visit the historic building 'Quincy Market' centered in a beautiful square, lovely for relaxing and watching the world go by. Boston's richest area is Beacon Hill, and is easily distinguished from other parts of the city due to its gilt dome of the Massachusetts State House.

Connecticut - During the autumn here, the amazing Litchfield Hills explode with the colour of the changing leaves. A great way to experience the area is to take Route 7, which runs north to south through the northwest corner of the state and along the shore of the lovely Housatonic River.

Hartford - Connecticut’s capital, and its largest city. Hartford, originally settled as a trading post in 1633, is Connecticut’s capital and its largest city. This city has been around long enough to see some big changes. Today Hartford is a thriving city, while retaining its old-fashioned New England charm.

Maine - The largest city here is Portland, which is located on a beautiful peninsula extending into the scenic Casco Bay. This lovely ‘burg’ is home to brick sidewalks, cobblestone streets, a wonderful lighthouse (see image above) and reputedly, some of the best food in New England. One of the best ways to enjoy Maine is to drive to one of its many seaside inns and just sit on the deck and watch the ocean. This can make a very nice break from lots of driving or city exploring.

Massachusetts - Out on Cape Cod you will find the charming little town of Chatham. This quiet resort town is classic small town America down to its shopping on Main Street. During the summer there are great sunbathing opportunities and outdoor concerts every Friday night.

New Hampshire - The two largest cities here are Manchester and the capital Concord. Concord has a good history museum and planetarium, and Manchester’s proliferation of old mills along the river is an impressive sight.

Portsmouth - This salty coastal city in New Hampshire contains a beautiful harbour as well as a fascinating compound of 42 buildings dating from 1695-1820. This wonderful little town is also home to many grand houses dating from the time of the Revolution.

Providence - Rhode Island’s capital and its largest city. It has such sites as the 1753 Atheneum Library, the 1762 General Assembly Building, the 1773 old market building, the 1755 Stephen Hopkins House and the John Brown House built in 1786.

Rhode Island - Newport is a fascinating seaside community. Originally built up as a key port of the British clipper trade, today its wonderful harbour is filled with cigarette boats, tugs, ferries and sloops. The town also has a lovely collection of preserved waterside homes, Federal houses and mansions.

Vermont - The capital of Vermont is Montpelier and its largest city is Burlington. Both are pretty towns, and both are noted for being the only American cities in recent memory to elect socialists to run their administrations. A drive along Route 100 is one of the most beautiful in America, especially during the autumn when the leaves are changing colour. This lovely wooded, hilly route is a perfect way to explore this enchanting state.


By air
New England is well served by most major American carriers. Boston’s Logan Airport is the most common and convenient location for those coming to explore the area from overseas. Other common flyways to New England are Albany, Bangor and Portland, Maine, Montreal and New York City.

By car
Take the I-95 highway to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island if you wish to see more of what New England has to offer. The best way to get around if you have several stops on your itinerary is to book car hire before you travel. The roads are well signposted and easy to drive so you can also enjoy the scenery whilst cruising along the interstate highways. The easiest approach to northern New England from southern New England is along I-91, I-93 and I-95 highways.

Book car hire for the duration of your stay in New England here today. We offer a selection of car rental companies and cars for you to choose from to ensure you find the right vehicle to suit your needs. Travel in comfort and style and avoid long and busy queues. Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt are just a few of the popular suppliers we have to offer our customers.

By trains
Amtrak offers direct service between Boston and Washington DC with major stops New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore on the way. The railway extensively serves southern New England, while the less populated northern area has fewer options.

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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

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.

Are there any additional costs?

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).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

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.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

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).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

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).