Travel Suppliers: Car Rental

Princeton's Preferred Car Rental Partners

Princeton University has preferred pricing for Princeton faculty, staff, and students renting a vehicle for official University business. The University has negotiated competitive rental rates with Enterprise/National and Hertz.  University contract rates 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 maximum level of LDW or CDW insurance offered by the rental agency. (Note: Insurance for personal property damage/theft is not a reimburseable expense.)

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

Car Rental 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.

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