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



Hi. I am returning a car at hertz (federal circle). What would be the closest taxi stand? Thanks

Right outside the station.

I intend to rent a car at JFK soon. Is my European / German driver's license sufficient or is it mandatory to have an international license?

You should have an international drivers permit with you in the U.S.

You should, but you do not really need to...
It was enough for me to get my local driving license (Slovak). The guy at the counter used a magic book to check whether it's valid unlimited time...
They recognize European driving licenses.

We are flying in via American to JFK and renting from National. My husband has a breathing condition and can't walk far, can I pick up the car and drive back to the airport close to baggage claim to pick him and the baggage up?

Thank you for your reply.

Absolutely. Take any AirTrain on track 1 from T8 to Federal Circle (about 5 minutes), all rental cars are located there.

My fiance is coming from Diseldorf Germany to JKF by Air Berlin and than by American Airlines to Miami..When he picks up his begs where does he check them in??Where he waits for his plain for Miami or there is a desk for American Airlines that he needs to look for???

Terminal 8 American Airlines check in counter.

Is there an Alamo counter at Federal Circle?


How long does it take to get from the car rental location to the airport?

5.10 minutes.

1.I intend to pick up a rental car from the airport, do I go straight to Federal Circle, I will be coming via Manhattan....taxi....will it be able to drop me off at the Federal Circle.
2.The hire car company we will be using is Alamo (through Virgin-Alantic)but have noticed that Alamo are not on the list of rental companies that operate here?

1)just tell the driver you want to go to JFK Airport-Federal Circle, all rental cars are located there, there are no rental car counters in the terminals.
2)Alamo is located there.


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