JFK Airport Car Rental

Each terminal's have rental car counter or courtesy telephones.

Car rental companies that operate at JFK Airport:

Car rental Phone Number(s)
Advantage 800-777-5500
Alamo 888-233-8749
Avis 718-244-5406

Budget 718-656-1890

Dollar 800-800-4000
Enterprise 718-553-7013

Hertz 718-656-7600

National 718-632-8300

Payless 800-729-5377
Thrifty 800-331-3550



When you enter the airport area follow signs for rental car returns to Avis. There is an Airtrain stop closeby that will take you to all terminals, Jet Blue is T5.

Is there a rental company from which I can rent a car to go from JFK to Toronto or is the border the limit?
Thank you

I've rented cars from most major companies for trips north of the border and have had no problem as long as you return to the original rental location, no one way trips. You should let them know you are crossing the border when you make a reservation and they'll tell you if there are any restrictions.


i rented a car from National. I'm staying at the Salisbury hotel, and was wondering what the best way is to get to there.
I can't seem to locate where i have to be, because i cant find Bldg 308, federal circle when trying to add it to my gps.
So, how do i get there ?

From your hotel go east on 57th St. to 2nd Ave., turn right and follow to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel (toll)which will put you on the LI Expwy I-495 East. Follow to the Grand Central Pkwy. east and then Van Wyck Expwy. I-678 south to JFK and follow the signs for car rental returns.

Hi, Can anyone tell me what SUVs does National usually have in JFK?

If you've been trying to call Avis today (5/10/2010), they are not answering the phone, or perhaps the phone isn't working. I'm *guessing* it's a real phone system problem, but there's apparently no way to get hold of them at the moment. Even the central office is unable to contact them.

hi ,
can I rent a car from JFK for one way commute to Worcester, MA and return the car there? which rental companies have this facility?
Thank you

I have a valid Egyptian liscence can I use it to drive a rented car from JFK airport when I arrive in July

See the post bellow - the same goes for you.

i will arrive in JFK on a 10 day holiday - can i rent a car at JFK for that period using my valid India Driving License.

Yes, you can rent/drive with India Driving License.
"NYS recognizes your foreign driver license if you remain a resident of the nation that issued the license. You do not need to have a NYS driver license to drive in NYS unless you become a resident of NYS."

See http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/license.htm for details.

Hi, I rented a SUV from Dollar rent a car Co. at 22nd April at 22nd str.address.
I will drive from Washington DC to JFK Int.Airport at 1st. of May and return the car. But I can't find the Dollar rent a car return address at JFK Int.
Please give me the address and phone number with the directions from Belt Pkwy and S.Conduit Ave.
Thnks and rgds.

The address and the phone is right at the beginning of this web page . Just google it....

I need to travel from JFK to CT. Have close to 5 bags and a child. What is the best mode of transportation available. Also is a car seat necessary if we go for a taxi service?

Thank you.


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