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Company Overview

Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.  

Quick History

Founded in 1946 by Warren Avis (who sold his interest in 1954), Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations. The company grew rapidly during the 1950’s through franchised and corporate-owned expansion. In 1963, Avis introduced the award-winning “We try harder®” campaign and the tagline remains the company’s rallying cry even today. Ten years later, Avis launched its innovative Wizard system, the company’s proprietary reservation technology. Avis changed ownership multiple times in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming employee-owned in 1987. That same year, Avis introduced the Roving Rapid Return, a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter. Two years later, the company launched Avis Cares® a program aimed at promoting renter and employee safety. In 1996, HFS Incorporated acquired Avis, which was then spun off as a separate public company, all but the franchising rights, Wizard system, and reservation operations. In 2000, the company introduced Avis Interactive, the first Internet-based reporting system for commercial accounts in the car rental industry, which was significantly enhanced and re-launched in 2006. In March 2001, Cendant Corporation purchased all of the outstanding shares of Avis Group Holdings and later that year moved its world headquarters to Parsippany, NJ. In 2006, Cendant Corp. separated into four independent companies: Realogy, Wyndham Worldwide, Travelport and Avis Budget Group, Inc., which is now the parent company of Avis Car Rental. In 2011, Avis Budget Group acquires Avis Europe plc. The transaction re-unites Avis Budget Group with its licensee for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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Princeton Airport

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When you want a Princeton rental car deal, the Avis Rent a Car Princeton Airport location has you covered. Conveniently located right at the Princeton Airport, you can come by on your business trip to New Jersey and pick up a car in minutes. Not only do our cars come with GSP navigation systems, but you can also opt for E-Toll, which cuts down on the amount of time you spend waiting to pay your tolls.Though you might have a busy schedule, you may have some time to take in the local sites after picking up a car rental. While driving to and from the Princeton Airport, Princeton visitors often visit some of the historic attractions in town, including the University Art Museum and University Chapel, both located on the Princeton campus. Other historic sites include Prospect House and Maybury Hill. Don’t forget to leave yourself time to explore the quaint downtown portion of the city, which is home to ample restaurants and boutiques.When you decide to rent a car from the Avis Princeton Airport location, you’ll find that we offer all the services that a busy business traveler might need. We offer numerous rental cars that range from economy models that get amazing gas mileages to larger SUVs that have more room for a small group traveling together. Reserve your Avis car rental from Princeton Airport by going online today.

Additional Location Information


  • Proceed to the Avis rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.


  • COUNTER: FROM POINTS NORTH: take NJ Turnpike to Exit 9. Get onto Route 1 South (towards Princeton); follow approx 16 miles to Route 571 West. Make a left onto Nassau Street. Stay on Nassau Street for 3 traffic lights. Make a right onto Route 206 North. Our office is located at the Princeton Airport; which is on the right at the foot of the hill.
    FROM POINTS SOUTH: take Route 95 North to Route 206 North (Lawrenceville Exit). Stay on Route 206 for approx 6 miles. At the intersection of Route 206 & Nassau Street, bear to the left (stay on Route 206). Our office is located at the Princeton Airport; approx 6 blocks on the right, at the bottom of the hill.
    VEHICLES: Located outside of office.
    RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
    AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available. Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.
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