Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Fly-drives in New York

Give yourself the freedom to explore beyond the city on a New York fly-drive holiday. Book your flight + car package with us and take advantage of the many benefits that come with our New York car hire.

Once you’ve experienced the exhilarating sights and sounds of the buzzing Big Apple, enjoy some downtime in the tranquillity of the stunning Catskill Mountains. Experience the old-world charm of Boston or hit the glittering casinos in Atlantic City. With our car hire in New York, choose the vehicle to suit you and start enjoying everything that this exciting state has to offer.

See New York and beyond by car

Atlantic City from the beach

South of the City

On a New York fly-drive holiday, head to the ‘little Las Vegas’ that is Atlantic City. With its glittering casinos, famous Boardwalk and thriving nightlife, Atlantic City is a magnet for New Yorkers seeking excitement outside the capital. Take a stroll along the Boardwalk promenade or buckle up for a thrilling amusement ride. If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at the casino slots. Shops, restaurants and bars abound, ensuring you will never be bored in Atlantic City.

A lake view along the Seaway trail

The Seaway Trail

Head north of New York City on a fly-drive holiday and discover scenic splendour. The Seaway Trail is a 454-mile route that takes in spectacular vistas including Niagara River, the Thousand Islands, St Lawrence River and majestic Lake Ontario. This stunning trail runs along the New York state line to Pennsylvania, affording wonderful views and passing historic lighthouses on the way. Be sure to bring your camera so you don’t miss out on excellent photo opportunities.

A river in the Catskill Mountains

The Catskill Mountains

Travel the short distance upstate from New York, where adventure and scenic glory await you at the Catskill Mountains. Known as America’s ‘first wilderness’, the magnificent Catskills encompass 6,000 square miles of breathtaking natural beauty. Discover rugged peaks, sprawling forests and stunning waterfalls tripping into meandering rivers. For hiking, golfing, skiing and fishing, this stunning area is a must-visit on a New York fly-drive holiday.

Boats tied up on a lake jetty

The Adirondack Mountains

Hire a car on New York holidays and discover the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. More than 2,000 miles of hiking trails and exquisite scenery are just waiting to be explored in this gloriously picturesque region. Take driving routes 9N and 28 to venture into the heart of the Adirondacks. Route 30 up to Malone affords panoramic views that will not fail to impress, or head east on Route 8 along the beautiful Brant Lake shoreline.

Acorn Street in Boston


Visit Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, on a New York fly-drive holiday. Take the scenic route or travel the 230 miles by motorway from New York to this attractive city. Boston is the cultural hub of New England, boasting museums, theatres and concert venues a-plenty. Baseball fans should head to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Make your way to Downtown Crossing or Newbury Street for superb shopping and discover world-class cuisine at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Three weekend escapes from NYC

New York state.

High Life Magazine

New Yorkers love nothing more than escaping the city when the heat rises in summer. But there’s more to discover than just the Hamptons.

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