Travel Suppliers: Car Rental

Princeton's Preferred Car Rental Partners

Princeton University has preferred pricing with Enterprise/National and Hertz for faculty, staff, and students renting a vehicle for University sponsored travel. The rates include primary insurance for liability and physical damage within the 48 contiguous United States. When renting a car in Alaska, Hawaii, outside the United States, or with a rental car company other than Enterprise/National or Hertz, purchase the maximum level of LDW or CDW insurance offered by the rental agency. (Note: Insurance for personal property damage/theft is not a reimbursable expense.)

The discounts and insurance coverage is only available when booking through Concur or calling World Travel

Insurance is not included on rentals for personal use.

All accidents, regardless of the severity of the accident or the amount of damage, must be reported immediately to Risk Management, your department manager, and to the rental car agency.

Service Amenities

  • Bypass the car rental counter.
  • Choose a car you prefer on the spot.
  • Get a text or email confirmation of your car rental.
  • e-Receipts
  • Hertz Gold Plus Free Enrollment
  • Enterprise/National Emerald Club Free Enrollment

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.