There is hardly any other city in the world comparable to New York. The giant city surely belongs to the must-see places on Earth and bears the title of the centre of the world for good reason. With a well-prepared plan and a car hire in New York, you will be able to see all of the five boroughs. Still, there is a lot of ground to cover and you need a thought-through itinerary to get the most out of your visit.
If you are looking for a reliable partner for car rental in New York, you have come to the right place. Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx or even an outside location, Auto Europe can help you find the most suitable car hire in New York. Some of the appealing cities to visit near New York are surely Philadelphia and Boston.
Buckle up and put your own spin on a tour through the centre of the world!
The State's Vehicle and Traffic Law is in effect throughout the whole city of New York. All cars illegally and double parked or without licence plates and the necessary inspection stickers may be towed away at any moment. In order to ensure easier street cleaning, alternate side rules have been introduced to the parking system. Such places where parking is temporarily forbidden will be marked with signs containing the letter "P" crossed with a broom. Please be careful when choosing a parking space for your car hire.
With considerably varying times, you are best to look for these signs. Normally, this regulation is cancelled on important holidays. Updated information is available online and per email. As in every large city, congestion is highly probable in New York City's traffic, particularly in busy city areas. Please see our guide to driving in USA for more detailed information.
New York City holds an interesting geographic position, right at the mouth of the Hudson River and on the Eastern coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Numerous waterways separate its five main neighbourhoods of which Staten Island and Manhattan are proper islands, while Brooklyn and Queens stretch along Long Island, and Bronx is part of the state's mainland.
Naturally, the immediate proximity of the Atlantic has a strong influence on the climate in the city. Classified under a humid subtropical climate, New York City has cold winters, typically with snow. Springs tend to be mild and pleasant, especially as the summer nears. Occasional thunderstorms in spring are no surprise in the city. Visitors to New York City in the summer should be prepared for hot and humid days with thunderstorms resulting in tornadoes at times. Fortunately quite infrequent, hurricanes are thought to be a serious threat to the city.
The annual influx of tourists, visitors and passengers in New York is measured in millions. Altogether three airports serve the city. The main airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International Airport which operates most of the international flights. Another airport which handles international flights is Newark International Airport. Situated comparably farther than the other two airports, it has modern, less crowded facilities and enough capacity to handle some of the domestic flights as well. The airport in Queens called LaGuardia Airport mainly manages domestic flights.
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Telephone: (718) 244-4444
Newark International Airport (EWR)
Telephone: (973) 961-6000
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Telephone: (718) 533-3400
New York City, as expected from a city with over eight million inhabitants, has an advanced network of public transportation routes. The fastest means of public transport is the underground, serving a large number of passengers on a daily basis.
We recommend parking your car rental in New York City in one of the guarded car parks and taking advantage of the affordable weekly pass. The ticket will get you access to city buses as well while ferry rides to Staten Island are free of charge. An insider tip - during the ferry ride you will be able to admire the wonderful view of lower Manhattan without any obstacles!
The Big Apple has more to offer than its cultural and business life. With a campervan hire in New York, you will be able to visit Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest one in the USA. There are 22 national parks, two major forests reserves and many state parks in New York state which make it a perfect destination for a motorhome holiday. Auto Europe offers now RV rentals as well, so take a look at our offer!