Most people consider a car service, bus, or taxi when they fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. However, some NYC visitors would rather rent a car of their own after landing at JFK. For those travelers, there are six rental car agencies located at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Airline passengers can choose one of those agencies, reserve a car, and pick it up after landing in New York City.
Hertz, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and National are the six rental car agencies that serve JFK. Some of the companies have rental counters in the arrivals terminal and some have rental counters located off-site at the parking lot facility where the rental cars are housed. If a traveler rented from one of the agencies with a rental counter located off-site, he or she can follow the instructions on the courtesy phones located in the arrivals terminal to contact the agency to pick them up.
To pick up a rental car from the rental lot after signing their rental agreement and picking up the car keys, travelers need to take the AirTran ride to the Federal Circle Station. The airport is full of signs directing travelers to the AirTran, which makes finding it very simple.
Leaving JFK requires paying at least a few tolls, no matter where a traveler is going. Most of the rental companies in JFK have E-Z Pass transponders in each car. However, travelers must ask the rental agency to explain to them how the transponder works and how payment is made. Rental car agencies that do not offer toll transponders leave drivers with two options: Pay the tolls with cash or use their own E-Z Pass transponder. If a driver chooses to use his or her own E-Z Pass, rental agencies discourage them from adding the rental car license plate to their E-Z Pass transponder account.
Unpaid toll fees vary at each rental agency.