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Car rentals in Jamestown, Newport: What you need to know

Newport, Rhode Island, is full of eclectic and exciting neighborhoods like Jamestown. It's in these communities where you can get a true sense for a region like Newport. But once you are done checking out all the terrific shops and restaurants in Jamestown, you'll need a vehicle to check out everything that Newport offers.

Riding the public transportation is an inexpensive method to move around Jamestown and the bordering neighborhoods, but then you have to follow a tight schedule and make sure you have the right amount of money. Taxis and rideshares are easier, but little trips here and there can add up. Moreover, you may not be able to hail one when you need a ride. Booking a car in Jamestown is the simplest method to make sure you see this great neighborhood and other areas of Newport on your getaway. See below to learn all that you want to know about renting a car in Jamestown.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an affordable car rental in Jamestown?

Trying to find the best rates on a car rental? You've come to the right spot. To get the most savings on your trip to Jamestown you can do a few things:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Be aware of any cost for a mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you rent your car
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Make sure you read the supplier's policy so you can understand the total cost before you book.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Jamestown?

With a number of car types to select from, it could be tricky to decide which vehicle is the best for your vacation. Nonetheless, keep in mind the amount of driving and the number of people you are riding with. Look at the table below to help you choose what vehicle is the best one for your needs.

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Jamestown?

The youngest age to rent a vehicle in most cities, like Jamestown, Newport, is 21. Be aware that there is usually an additional charge for anyone under 25 years of age. Make sure you check the car rental company's policy before you book. Also note, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be different age restrictions.

Do I need insurance when I rent a car?

In United States of America you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. You might also be able to purchase additional insurance through the supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through United States of America.

Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Newport. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

What fuel policy should I go for in Jamestown?

Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, you should find a filling station before you bring it back.

Do most companies offer one-way rentals in Jamestown?

Most rental car providers offer one-way rentals. It may be easier to drop off your car in a different city. Please note that there is typically an extra fee for one-way drop offs.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Jamestown?

The majority of suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you need to make sure it is part of your bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips ahead of time. Although most rental car providers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package you could face additional cost. You may want unlimited miles if you are hitting the open road to explore what else is in Newport.

What is there to do around Jamestown?

Once you've checked out Jamestown, you'll be happy that you have your own set of wheels available. There are some worthwhile stops around Newport that are just a drive away. There is a lot of history around areas like Jamestown. You'll find 23 historical sites and landmarks in nearby Newport. If you're a history buff, then you can't miss places like:

  • Isaac Bell Jr. House on 70 Perry St. in Newport
  • Chateau-sur-Mer located at 424 Bellevue Ave.
  • United Congregational Church found at 73 Pelham St.
  • Hunter House at 54 Washington St. in Newport

Rhode Island has lots of things to do for tourist and locals alike. You may just have to jump into your rental and see what is else is around the area.

Your Jamestown, Newport Rental Car is waiting

Has an attraction in Newport caught your attention? Do you need to get to a conference on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Jamestown must-see attractions or be late to your meeting. When you have access to your own car, you can make sure your trip is following your schedule, and not have to adhere a bus schedule.

Look through our selection of vehicles from the top rental car agencies in the nation and pick out the perfect vehicle for your Jamestown adventure! The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.