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Flying into Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)? Located nine miles west of Manhattan, Newark is one of three major airports serving New York City.

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Newark airport (EWR) has three terminals—A, B and C—arranged in an oval-shaped loop layout. Public transportation, parking garages and rental car facilities are linked to the terminals by the AirTrain.

 

Rental Cars at EWR Airport

 

Want to rent a car at Newark airport? From baggage claim, follow signs for AirTrain. The on-site rental car facilities are located at stops P2 and P3, depending on the rental car company. Listen to the announcements onboard to hear which stop is yours.

  • P2: Advantage, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Payless, Thrifty
  • P3: Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, National

There are 10 car rental companies at EWR:

Advantage Rent a Car (800) 777-5500
Return Location: 36 Carson Rd., Building 36, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Advantage.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Alamo Rent a Car (844) 727-2984
Available Services: Online check-in and self-service kiosk. Online check-in offers the option to "skip the counter" and go straight to your car.
Return Location: 25 Newark Airport, Building 25, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Alamo.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Avis Rent a Car (973) 961-4300
Preferred Services: Avis Preferred available. Check your smartphone or the Preferred board inside the rental car facility to find your preassigned vehicle. You have the option to change your pre-selected vehicle for a similar one in the Select & Go Exchange Area, or get a nicer car in the Select & Go Upgrade Area. Prices are on the cars' hangtags.
Return Location: 28 Newark Airport, Building 28, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Avis.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Budget Car Rental (973) 961-2990
Preferred Services: Look for the Fastbreak line or kiosk. Show your ID, and you will receive the rental agreement, keys and instructions for finding the car.
Return Location: 38 Carson Rd., Building 38, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Budget. Fastbreak members do not have to go to the counter to return the car.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Dollar Rent a Car (866) 434-2226
Return Location: 36 Carson Rd., Building 36, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Dollar.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car (844) 727-2982
Return Location: 25 Newark Airport, Building 25, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Enterprise.
After-Hours Returns: Location open daily 6 am-12 am. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the dropbox.

Hertz (973) 621-2000
Preferred Services: Gold Canopy Service, Gold Choice and Prestige Service are available.
Return Location: 23 Newark Airport, Building 23, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Hertz.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

National (844) 727-2983
Preferred Services: Emerald Aisle and Drop & Go are available.
Return Location: 25 Newark Airport, Building 25, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for National.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

Payless Car Rental (973) 242-2124
Return Location: 38 Carson Rd., Building 38, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Payless.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open daily 7 am-11 pm. For drop-offs outside these hours, leave keys in the dropbox.

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Thrifty Car Rental (877) 283-0898
Return Location: 36 Carson Rd., Building 36, Newark. Put the address in a GPS system or a mobile mapping application. As you enter the airport, look for the Car Rental Returns sign and then the sign for Payless.
After-Hours Returns: Location is open 24/7.

 

Off-Airport Rental Cars at EWR

 

Silvercar has an off-site location at Newark airport.

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