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Car hire in Albany

Car hire in Albany

Albany is the state capital of New York, and is situated approximately 240km north of the iconic New York City. It is served from the north by the 787 highway, from the south by highway 87 and south east by highway 90. It can be reached easily from Albany International Airport.

What I need to know

Albany International Airport (ALB) offers a selection of suppliers for people looking for Albany car hire. Compare car hire prices on the Holiday Autos site to get the best deal for your trip, with the added benefits of customer support and free cancellation.

Where to pick up my car

If you are hiring a vehicle from the airport, you will find the Albany car rental companies in the baggage claim area of the terminal. The rental car fleet is located inside the airport parking garage.

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Where to go

There are a number of museums in Albany for those interested in history, and a few scenic parks in which to take a stroll. It is also easy to drive to some of the USA’s most famous cities from Albany.

Nearby Albany

There are many small towns around Albany, and it takes just 20 minutes to drive to the nearby city of Schenectady. You can also get to the edge of Green Mountain Forest - located in Vermont - in around 45 minutes.

Longer drives

If you’re willing to take a longer road trip, you could find yourself in New York City - one of the most iconic cities in the world. Catch a show on Broadway, go shopping in Manhattan or just relax in central park and watch the locals go by. Alternatively, travel the 2.5 hours to the historic city of Boston.

Eating and drinking

A number of gourmet burger joins and craft ale bars have sprung up in Albany over the past few years, and there are plenty of casual eating options, but there are still many fine dining opportunities in the city. Ultimately, the cuisine on offer in Albany is eclectic and varied, so there’s something for everyone.

Things to do

Military enthusiasts can take a tour on the USS Slater - a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the US navy. Alternatively, take a walk in John Boyd Thacher State Park, which features a number of rural hiking trails. For a more relaxing few hours, head to Empire State Plaza for some shopping or eating opportunities.


The New York State Capitol - the seat of the New York State government - is a great stop on an Albany sightseeing itinerary. If you’re interested in history, head to the Albany Institute of History & Art, the Ten Broek Mansion - which dates back to 1797, or the Schuyler Mansion, which now contains a museum of revolutionary history.