Travel Suppliers: Car Rental

Princeton's Preferred Car Rental Partners

Princeton University has preferred pricing for Princeton faculty, staff, students, and invited guests renting a vehicle for official University business with Hertz and Enterprise. Additional pricing is available with Avis, Budget, and National.

The University has negotiated these competitive rental rates to include primary insurance for liability and physical damage. This insurance only applies to business rentals within the 48 contiguous United States. When renting a car in Alaska, Hawaii, or outside the United States, purchase the minimum level of insurance required by the rental agency. Sales tax and airport charges vary considerably from state to state and from country to country.

These discounts and insurance coverage are only available when booking through Concur or calling World Travel.

Other Tips

Beware of the pre-paid fuel option. Typically, when you prepay for gas, you're agreeing to pay to fill the tank as though the tank were empty. In reality, that's not likely to happen--which means that you're essentially giving the rental company free fuel for their car.

Reconsider accepting the free upgrade. Rental agents occasionally "reward" customers with a larger, more luxurious vehicle than they paid for, but before you accept the offer – consider carefully whether this freebie is worth it. After all, a smaller vehicle is generally more fuel-efficient, so if you don't want to pay more at the pump, you should politely decline the offer.

Stick to one driver if you can. Most rental car companies will charge you a daily fee to add an extra driver. That fee is typically $12 per day with Enterprise and National and $13 per day with Budget and Avis, but can vary by location.

Complimentary Service Amenities

Hertz Gold Member Benefits include:

  • Hertz Gold Plus Free Enrollment
  • Designated car rental area that allows you to bypass the car rental counter.
  • Choose a car you prefer on the spot.
  • Get your Carfirmation - text or email confirmation of your car rental.
  • e-Receipts