Car Hire in Islip
Car rental in Islip makes travelling around Long Island easy. Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise each have multiple locations in the Islip area. Each rental company has locations around town and at the airport.
For a car hire in Islip away from the airport, Enterprise has a facility at 212 E. Suffolk Ave. in Central Islip. A bit farther from the centre of Islip, there is a Budget facility at the Radisson Hotel at 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy. in Hauppauge. Hertz is found at 480 Commack Rd. in Deer Park.
Various vehicle options are available for car rental in Islip. Select from compact, midsize or full-size cars. Or, choose a minivan, SUV, truck or van. You can even rent a luxury vehicle for driving around Islip.
Car Hire at Islip Airport
Islip's airport is Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Enterprise, Hertz, and Budget service this airport. Thrifty, Avis, and National also offer car rental services at MacArthur Airport.
Hours for the airport rental companies vary, but most are open from early morning until 11 p.m. or midnight.
To drive your car rental to the centre of Islip, follow Johnson Avenue from the airport to NY-27 W. Exit 45 will take you to the centre.
Driving in Islip
Be aware that using your cell phone while behind the wheel of a car is illegal in New York. Put your phone away when you rent a car in Islip.
Pay attention to speed limit signs as you drive. Some Islip roads permit drivers to go 40 miles per hour, but others have a speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
Most hotels in Islip are in the vicinity of the airport in the areas of Ronkonkoma and Bohemia. There are also hotels along I-495 in the area of Hauppauge. Free parking is common at Islip hotels.
Take time to shop along Main Street in the centre of Islip. This area features interesting boutique shops that sell stationery, jewellery, baked goods, and other items. On-street parking is available.
Rent a car in Islip and drive to the nearby Patchogue Theatre where you can see plays, musical performances and more. City car parks are available nearby for parking.
Parking in Islip
The city operates multiple city car parks where you can park when you hire a car in Islip. Many of these car parks are metered. City car parks include the Bay Shore Marina and Benjamin Beach car park on South Clinton Avenue and the Bay Shore car park No. 1 on Third Avenue at Union Boulevard.
On-street parking is also available around town.
Where to Go and What to See in Islip
After you pick up your car hire in Islip, it is just a 85mins drive to New York City. In the Big Apple, you can visit the Empire State Building, gaze at the Statue of Liberty, and catch a Yankees baseball game.
When you hire a car in Islip, you can also drive 1.5 hours to the east end of Long Island to visit the lighthouse at Montauk and stroll along the beach.