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Car rentals in Westwego, New Orleans: What you need to know

Whether you are in Westwego on business or to check out the sights, having the option to go anywhere you want can help make your trip all the better. Using Westwego buses may be an inexpensive method to see the neighborhood, but if you want to get to another part of New Orleans, you could be left waiting a long time. Taxis and ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, can be faster, but if you are going to check out as much as you can in New Orleans, the cost can start to add up. Plus, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to make the most out of your trip to Westwego, then having access to your own set of wheels is the best way to be sure you have time to go everywhere you want to go during your visit. We can help you find an inexpensive rate and the car of your choosing. Check out our tips to discover all that you need about renting a car in Westwego.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get a cheap car rental in Westwego?

If you are searching for some of the best rates on a car rental, then you are in the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Westwego by doing a few things:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Before you book, be sure to go through the rental policy.

What kind of rental car should I get in Westwego?

With so many types of vehicles to select from, it may be difficult to decide what type is ideal for your vacation. But, keep in mind your needs and the number of you are riding with. Our table below can help you choose the best car for you.

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

In most places, you can rent a car in New Orleans if you are at least 21. Take time to review the supplier's policies, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Make sure to check the rental company's policies to know what the total cost is before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Westwego.

Should I return my car rental with a full tank?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank of gas. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing your car back with the same amount as you received it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, you should fill up your tank before you bring your car back.

Can I reserve a one-way rental in Westwego?

Many rental car providers offer one-way rentals. It may be simpler to drop off your car at a different location. However, there is generally an extra fee for one-way rentals. Make sure to read the rental car company's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Westwego?

Most suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it's part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to think about how much driving you will be doing in and around Westwego. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so be sure to read the company's policy. You may want unlimited miles if you're hitting the highway to find out what else is in New Orleans.

Anything I should make sure to do around Westwego?

Once you've checked out Westwego, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around New Orleans that are just a drive away. There is a lot of history around communities like Westwego. You'll find 28 historical sites and landmarks in nearby New Orleans. If you're a fan of history, then you can't miss places like:

  • Old Ursuline Convent on 1114 Chartres St. in New Orleans
  • U.S. Court of Appeals--Fifth Circuit located at 600 Camp St.
  • DELUGE found at Mississippi River N of Canal St. Algiers Ferry
  • Garden District at Bounded by Carondelet, Josephine, and Magazine Sts., and Louisiana Ave. in New Orleans

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

Book Your Westwego Rental Car Today

Has a restaurant on the other side of Westwego intrigued you? Do you have to meet a prospective client at their hotel or office? Don't miss out on one of New Orleans must-sees or be late to a client meeting. When you have access to your own set of wheels, you can make sure your trip is following your schedule, and not have to adhere a metro schedule.

Peruse our inventory of cars from the top rental car agencies in the country and choose the ideal vehicle for your Westwego vacation!