Best Car Rental in Connecticut, CT

  • All-in coverage with no hidden fees

  • No down payment with approval in minutes

  • More transparent than a rental, with a new car every 6-12 months

Car Rental in Connecticut with FINN.
Car Rental in Connecticut with FINN.

The benefits of FINN vs Car Rental in Connecticut

All-in coverage

Insurance, maintenance, and roadside assistance included in a single monthly fee.

Flexible terms

With a new car every 6-12 months, you’re not tied to long-term contracts.

Incredibly simple

Get your subscription in just 5 minutes. No more complicated paperwork.

Delivery to your home

FINN delivers your new car right to your door so you can focus on the road ahead.

Best Car Rentals in Connecticut

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Start exploring Connecticut with FINN

Connecticut may be one of the smallest states, but there’s still so much to see by car. Explore at your own pace with a FINN car subscription. 


Take in the views of picturesque coastal towns, historic landmarks and scenic views as you drive through Litchfield Hills and towns like Woodbury and Kent. Don’t forget to drive along the Connecticut River Valley and for nature lovers, get out and hike at Sleeping Giant State Park or visit the iconic Gillette Castle State Park. Connecticut is also not too far away from New York City and Newark to the south and Boston to the north. 


With a FINN car subscription, you’ll have the freedom of exploring Connecticut and beyond. 

Start exploring Connecticut with FINN
Start exploring Connecticut with FINN

Start exploring Connecticut with FINN

Connecticut may be one of the smallest states, but there’s still so much to see by car. Explore at your own pace with a FINN car subscription. 


Take in the views of picturesque coastal towns, historic landmarks and scenic views as you drive through Litchfield Hills and towns like Woodbury and Kent. Don’t forget to drive along the Connecticut River Valley and for nature lovers, get out and hike at Sleeping Giant State Park or visit the iconic Gillette Castle State Park. Connecticut is also not too far away from New York City and Newark to the south and Boston to the north. 


With a FINN car subscription, you’ll have the freedom of exploring Connecticut and beyond. 

Top tips for driving in and around Connecticut

Speed Limits in Connecticut

Residential areas: 40 mph

Urban freeways: 55 mph

Rural freeways: 65 mph


You should still keep in mind that speed limits may change, so always pay attention to road signposts.

Parking in Connecticut

When visiting Hartford, you can park at the One Financial Plaza Garage (06103) which has over 1,100 spaces and is conveniently located just a short walk from Bushnell Park.


If you’re visiting Stamford, the Stamford Town Center Garage (06901) offers over 3,800 spots and accepts various payment options like cash, card, or mobile app.

Highways and Interstates in Connecticut

Interstate 84 (I-84)

Runs east-west from Union to Danbury (at the New York state line), passing through Manchester, Hartford, and Waterbury.


Interstate 91 (I-91)

Major north-south route in western Connecticut, following the Connecticut River.

Connects New Haven and Hartford to Springfield, Massachusetts.


Interstate 95 (I-95)

Main highway along the east coast, following the shoreline in Connecticut.

Connects Greenwich, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Norwalk.


Connecticut Turnpike

Stretches east-west for 88 miles, sharing the roadbed with I-95 between Greenwich and East Lyme.

Scenic Routes to Explore in Connecticut

New Haven to Mystic

Traveling from New Haven to Mystic takes approximately one hour by car. Begin your journey by taking I-95 N, where you'll have the opportunity to pass by the scenic Hammonasset Beach State Park and cross the majestic Connecticut River. As you approach your destination, take exit 89 onto State Highway 614. To reach the charming village of Mystic, simply cross the Mystic River, and you'll be greeted by its unique atmosphere and attractions.


Stamford to Hartford

If you're traveling from Stamford to Hartford, the journey can be completed in under 90 minutes. Start by heading north on I-95, enjoying the sights along the way. As you reach New Haven, merge onto I-91, which will take you directly towards Hartford. Continue on this route, and you'll arrive at your destination, ready to explore Connecticut's capital city.

 

FAQs on Car Rental in Connecticut

The answer depends on your personal preferences, driving needs, and financial situation.

Leasing may be a good option if you want to drive a new car every few years. Renting is a short-term option if you need a car for a specific period but can be more expensive in the long run. While buying a car may be more cost-effective in the long run if you plan on keeping it for a longer period of time, you'll also have to pay for maintenance, insurance and repairs.

Additionally, a car subscription may be a good alternative that provides flexibility without long-term commitment. Unlike leasing, renting or buying, your transparent monthly fee includes everything you need to hit the road: insurance, maintenance, registration and emergency roadside assistance.

Car subscriptions and car rentals are different in terms of their flexibility and commitment.

Unlike short term car leases or long term rental cars, we don't require a down payment and we cover the cost of insurance, registration, repairs, maintenance and roadside assistance.

The main difference between a car subscription and car rental is the duration. There's generally a maximum length for a rental term, ranging from a couple of weeks to several months, whereas car subscription services are designed to offer you flexibility and carry on for as long as you need. With a FINN car, your subscription is all-inclusive.

At the end of your subscription term, you can switch to another FINN car or simply walk away.

The cost of renting a car in Connecticut varies depending on the company and the duration. In general, with a rental contract, there is a maximum length for a rental term, a deposit is required and you'll need to pick up the vehicle.

With a FINN car subscription, you’re only paying one transparent monthly fee that includes everything you need to hit the road: insurance, maintenance, registration, and emergency roadside assistance.

When choosing to rent a car in Connecticut, it's important to evaluate your daily needs and wants. In other words, renting the perfect car means many different things to many different people.

If you plan on spending the majority of your time in town, a compact or mid-size SUV like the Chevy Blazer may be most suitable. If you're hitting the road with your family and luggage capacity is a must-have, consider renting a 8 seater such as the Jeep Wagoneer.

When choosing a car subscription instead of renting, you won't have to pick up your vehicle. All of our cars are delivered to your preferred address. The vehicles arrive in ready-to-drive condition so that you can hit the road as soon as we hand over the keys.

In addition to your vehicle itself as well as any accompanying physical or digital components needed to operate your vehicle, we make sure to also include copies of important documents, such as your vehicle's insurance, so that you can immediately get driving safely and without worry.

More tips for renting a car and hitting the road in Connecticut

Connecticut Wine Trail

Connecticut Wine Trail

Taste local wine from one of over 40 vineyards and wineries across the state. Some are family-owned and most have dining options and tours.

Gillette Caste State Park

Gillette Caste State Park

Explore Gillette Castle State Park, where the medieval fortress-like Gillette Castle overlooks the scenic Connecticut River. Hike trails and tour the castle.

New Haven

New Haven

Visit New Haven's vibrant downtown: shop, dine, tour Yale University. Explore nearby shores with outdoor activities, like biking, fishing, or jogging.