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New Jersey Guide


The most heavily populated state in the USA, New Jersey is also one of the smallest states, making it simple to roam by car. Jersey Shore, its popular coastal area, is lined with beaches and home to the gambling and entertainment mecca Atlantic City. Trenton, the state capital, has some fantastic architecture, while Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is best known for its art, culture and lovely parks. The lively Jersey City offers historical attractions mixed with fantastic eateries and a bustling nightlife.

Hiring a Vehicle

There are plenty of places to organise car rental, including Trenton, Newark, Atlantic City and the Newark Liberty Airport. Renowned companies such as Europcar, Hertz and Alamo supply these cars, and to ensure the lowest rates intending travellers should compare car hire in advance.

Transport Options

Newark Liberty International Airport is the main hub serving New Jersey, receiving flights from across Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia as well as the USA. Amtrak trains that run from New York to Virginia stop in New Jersey, as do those from Philadelphia to New York City. Numerous buses serve the state, and the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) is the most travelled route. The Garden State Parkway is the fastest route along New Jersey’s coast.

Car Hire Driving Tips in New Jersey

Locals drive on the right-hand side, and turning left is often not permitted in urban areas. Still, car hire in New Jersey is the most practical way to explore and see all that it has to offer. The maximum speed limit on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway is 65mph while the minimum limit is 55mph.

Not to be Missed!

Newark, being the gateway into New Jersey, is a great place to arrange car rental in New Jersey to visit the state’s best attractions. Head for Hoboken, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, and surround yourself with tree-lined streets and brownstones. Vernon is famed for its superb skiing, while the Victorian seaside town of Cape May is ideal for surfing, parasailing, kayaking and sun bathing.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Hot, humid summers and cold winters are typical in New Jersey. In July visitors should expect the temperature to be around 30°C, while in January it can drop to -4°C. July also experiences the most rainfall and in January blizzards are typical. October and November are the state’s driest months.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

What most people want to know

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).