Rent a Car at John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)

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John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)


310 Federal Circle,
Jamaica, NY, New York, 11430, United States


(1) 718-656-1890 (0)

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Sat 5:30 AM - 11:30 PM

If flying in, shuttle to both the rental counter and car lot.


Location Information

New York City has a beautiful blend of historic, urban, and rural areas all within a one-hour drive of John F. Kennedy International Airport. Grab an economy JFK car rental and hit the busy city streets, or rent an SUV to go kayaking on the Hudson River.

Where is Budget Car Rental at JFK Airport?

John F. Kennedy International Airport does not have a Budget counter in any arriving terminals. All customers, including Fastbreak customers, must take the courtesy AirTrain shuttle from the arriving terminals to Station C/Federal Circle. The Budget counter is located about 50 feet away from the AirTrain stop—and with our wide selection of excellent vehicles, we will have cheap car rental at JFK to meet your needs.

JFK Rental Car Return

The JFK rental car return area is located at 310 Federal Circle, Jamaica, New York. Go to the airport and follow signs to the car rental return area. The Budget counter is open 24 hours a day, so you will always be able to check in your rental car.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in New York City, New York?

Drivers as young as 18 can rent vehicles from Budget in NYC, but there are some rules and restrictions. An underage surcharge of $52 applies to drivers 18-20, and a charge of $35 for drivers 21-24. Drivers under 25 are also limited on which vehicle types they may rent.

What is the best type of car to rent in New York City?

When you need to rent a car, Budget can help! Our van rentals have plenty of room for large tourist groups visiting Times Square, but the best type of car to enjoy the upbeat Marquee nightclub is a luxury car rental.

Van Rental

You can’t beat the comfort and efficiency of a van rental. Get a 12- or 15-passenger van rental for large groups, such as corporate teambuilding events at Sunset Terrace, or get a Kia Sedona or other minivan rental to take your family to the 9/11 Memorial.

SUV Rental

Get an SUV rental to handle the versatile terrain in New York state. You’ll stay comfortable in a Ford Escape as you navigate the busy city streets, and you’ll need the storage capacity of a Chevrolet Suburban if you go kayaking on the Hudson River.

Long-Term Car Rental

Get a long-term car rental if you’ll be in New York for more than a few weeks. Our cheap monthly car rentals are perfect for people who just moved to New York City, for extended vacationers, and for city people looking to take a trip to the country.

Luxury Car Rental

New York’s upbeat nightlife, lavish nightclubs, and elegant shopping destinations are the perfect excuse to get a luxury car rental. Whether you prefer taking a convertible car rental down 5th Avenue or a Chevrolet Camaro to the classy Gramercy Tavern, be sure to make a reservation early.

Fastbreak Service
There is NO counter located in the Arrival Terminals. ALL FASTBREAK CUSTOMERS must take the Air Train to Terminal C. The Budget counter is approx 50 yds. Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk.
General Directions
COUNTER: There are NO counters located in the Arrival Terminals. ALL CUSTOMERS must take the Air Train to Station C/Federal Circle. The Budget counter is approx 50 yds.
VEHICLES: Located at the Car Rental Facility.
RETURNS: Follow signs that say "Car Rental Return".
There is NO counter located in the Arrival Terminals. ALL DRIVERS CIRCLE CUSTOMERS must take the Air Train to Terminal C. The Budget counter is approx 50 yds. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
Valet Return: If offered, you will be told about our service as you are escorted to your car.

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