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Camper Van Rentals In New York City

Ready for an unforgettable East Coast adventure? Kickstart your campervan journey at our strategically placed Escape Camper Vans locale in Jersey City. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the electric energy of Manhattan, our Jersey City depot offers the perfect launchpad for exploring everything from the dazzling lights of Broadway to the serene vistas of upstate New York and beyond. 

At Escape Camper Vans, we’re not just handing you a set of keys; we’re handing you the freedom to roam, discover, and create lifelong memories. Here’s your ultimate playbook for everything you need to know about renting a camper van in the NYC metro area—from getting to our hub from local airports to planning road trips you’ll remember for years.

Our NYC Rental Location
11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA

Our Jersey City hub is strategically located to offer you the best of both worlds. Not only is it conveniently situated for easy access to Manhattan’s must-visit spots, but it’s also your quick escape route to the great outdoors. Please note that we do not offer long-term parking on-site.

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11 Marin Blvd

Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA


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How to Get to Escape Camper Vans from New York Area Airports

Whether you’re landing at nearby Newark Airport, JFK, or LaGuardia, rest assured that reaching our Escape Camper Vans location in Jersey City is convenient and straightforward. Below are your various transportation options from each airport:

From Newark Airport (EWR) – Closest to Jersey City

Uber or Lyft: Once you’ve collected your luggage, head to the designated Rideshare Pickup areas. Open your preferred ridesharing app and book a ride to our Jersey City location. The journey typically takes 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic. For up-to-date information, visit Newark Airport’s official website.

Taxi: Taxi stands are clearly marked and easily accessible just outside the terminal. The ride to Jersey City usually takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

Public Transport: NJ Transit offers an economical way to reach Jersey City from Newark Airport. Take the AirTrain to the Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station, then catch an NJ Transit train to Newark Penn Station. From there, either take a PATH train to Jersey City or a short Uber ride.

From JFK Airport

Uber or Lyft: After retrieving your luggage, proceed to the Rideshare Pickup zones, usually located outside each terminal. The ride to Jersey City can take up to an hour or more, depending on traffic. For the most current information, consult JFK’s official website.

Taxi: Taxi stands are available outside every terminal. The ride to Jersey City may take over an hour, depending on traffic conditions.

Public Transport: Take the AirTrain JFK to Jamaica Station, where you can catch the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Penn Station in Manhattan. From Penn Station, the PATH train will take you to Jersey City.

From LaGuardia Airport

Uber or Lyft: Once at LaGuardia, locate the designated Rideshare Pickup zones to book a ride to our Jersey City location, which usually takes about an hour, depending on traffic conditions. For up-to-date information, visit LaGuardia’s official website.

Taxi: Taxis are stationed at clearly marked stands outside the terminals. Depending on traffic, the journey could take up to an hour or more.

Public Transport: The M60 bus will take you to 125th St. in Manhattan, where you can catch a subway to the World Trade Center station. From there, the PATH train goes to Jersey City.

Camper Vans Available for Reservation in New York, NY

Mavericks

Craving a cozy, intimate road trip with all the practicalities you could ask for? Meet Mavericks, your ultimate home-away-from-home on wheels. This gem is perfect for couples, small families, and friend groups. The Mavericks comes fully equipped with:

  • A luxurious, queen-sized bed.
  • A functional kitchen that boasts a 2-burner propane stove, dual-powered refrigerator, and a handy sink.
  • Ample storage space for all your road trip essentials and souvenirs.
  • A foldaway in-van table and benches, converting easily into your big comfy bed for the night.
  • Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg and a range of technical specs that guarantee a smooth ride.
  • An optional rooftop sleeper.

Mesa

Traveling with a bigger crew or a family that needs a little extra room? Say hello to the Mesa, our beloved Mavericks model’s expanded, tricked-out sibling. Perfect for those who never want to compromise on space or amenities, Mesa is about two feet longer than the Mavericks, allowing you to keep the rear bucket seats up even when the bed is down—ideal for families with car seats. When traveling in the Mesa, you’ll have the following at your disposal:

  • A queen-sized bed that promises sound sleep under the stars.
  • Advanced kitchen facilities featuring a 2-burner propane stove, a dual-powered refrigerator, and a sink with a 5-gallon water tank.
  • Additional drawers and compartments underneath the back benches offer extra storage and organization.
  • Aux and Bluetooth capabilities allow you to curate the soundtrack for your adventure. 
  • Optional rooftop sleeper accommodations.
  • Fuel efficiency of 14-17 mpg.

Road Trip Ideas from New York

Embarking on a road trip but not sure where to go? Fear not, as the opportunities are endless when you start your journey with a class B RV rental from Jersey City. Here are some top picks for destinations that range from nearby getaways to longer adventures.

Catskills and Adirondacks, NY

Just 2 to 4 hours away in Upstate New York, the Catskills and the Adirondacks are perfect for nature lovers. From hiking and kayaking to camping, these mountain ranges offer a variety of outdoor activities. For beginners, the Catskills have shorter trails like the Kaaterskill Falls hike. The Adirondacks offer High Peaks, challenging but rewarding climbs with breathtaking views for more advanced hikers.

The Hamptons, NY

Looking for something more upscale? A 2.5-hour drive takes you to the Hamptons, where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and exquisite dining. With clear blue waters and fine sands that are perfect for relaxing, and boutique shopping options abound, a trip to the Hamptons will leave you feeling like your best self.

Shenandoah National Park, VA

For a longer getaway, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia offers a different kind of beauty. Known for its scenic Skyline Drive, hiking trails, and waterfalls, it’s a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

Cape Cod, MA

Approximately a 5-hour drive away, Cape Cod offers pristine beaches and charming small towns. It’s a perfect location for a more relaxed, laid-back getaway. Don’t leave without trying a traditional clam bake or enjoying freshly caught lobster!

Acadia National Park

If you are searching for a trip full of dramatic coastlines, rocky shorelines, and pristine beaches, consider heading 8 hours north to Acadia National Park. Arcadia is renowned for its extensive network of hiking trails; some favorites include the Beehive Trail, Precipice Trail, and the iconic Jordan Cliffs Trail. 

Major Destinations Near Our New York City Location

Manhattan, NY

This one feels like cheating, but we’d be remiss not to include Manhattan – just across the river from our Jersey City hub. From Times Square to Central Park, the iconic sights are endless. With Broadway, world-class museums, and historic neighborhoods, you’ll never run out of things to do.

Philadelphia, PA

Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and don’t forget to try a Philly Cheesesteak. Philadelphia is rich in American history and uniquely blends past and present.

Washington, DC

The U.S. capital city offers an array of historical landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, not to mention the Smithsonian museums.

Boston, MA

Boston is rich in American history. Visitors can walk along cobblestone streets and explore historic landmarks like the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and Massachusetts State House.

Niagara Falls, NY

Located right on the Canadian-American border, Niagara Falls is one of the most iconic natural wonders on the East Coast. Visitors will witness the sheer power of millions of gallons of water cascading over the falls’ edge. In the evening, the falls are illuminated with a spectacular light show, creating a magical experience for visitors. 

Camper Van-Friendly Campgrounds Near Jersey City

Liberty Harbor RV Park
11 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302, United States

Located in Jersey City itself, this campground and RV park offers views of the Manhattan skyline. Not only is this campground camper van-friendly, but it’s also a dream come true for those who want to balance urban exploration with outdoor relaxation. With its easy access to public transportation, you can enjoy all the cultural and entertainment options in nearby New York City before retreating to the peace and quiet of your van.

Croton Point Park, NY
1 Croton Point Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

Situated an hour’s drive up the Hudson, Croton Point Park provides an idyllic riverside setting for your camper van adventure. Amenities include hot showers and electrical hookups, making it a comfortable and convenient choice. The area also offers hiking and fishing opportunities, providing a more natural counterpoint to the urban attractions of Jersey City and Manhattan.

Black Bear Campground, NY
197 Wheeler Rd, Florida, NY 10921

Another excellent option is Black Bear Campground, located about an hour and a half away from Jersey City. This campground offers a range of amenities such as Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and even planned activities for kids. It’s a great spot for those who are looking for a campground with a community feel and more on-site amenities.

Grocery and Liquor Stores Near Our Jersey City Location

Before you hit the road, you’ll need to stock up on essentials. Having enough supplies for your journey is crucial, especially if you plan to explore more remote areas with scarce amenities. Here are your best grocery and liquor shopping options in the Jersey City area.

ShopRite
400 Marin Blvd, Metro Pl Dr, NJ 07302

ShopRite is your go-to option for a comprehensive grocery shopping experience just down the road from our Jersey City hub. ShopRite offers a broad selection of food items, ranging from fresh produce to canned goods and even specialty international foods.

Buy Rite Liquors
575 Manila Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310

A ten-minute drive from our location, Buy Rite Liquors is perfect for picking up wines, beers, or spirits for your journey. From craft beers to premium wines and a variety of spirits, you’re sure to find something that suits your palate.

Outdoor Stores Near Our New York Location

No adventure is complete without the right gear. Whether you’re looking for camping supplies or outdoor clothing, these stores have you covered.

Modell’s Sporting Goods
3109 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 07047

Thirty minutes to the north in North Bergen, Modell’s is a one-stop-shop for all your sporting goods needs. From camping chairs and portable grills to hiking boots and fishing gear, they offer a wide range of outdoor supplies.

REI SoHo
303 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

If you’re looking for specialized outdoor gear and expert advice, consider REI in SoHo, just a short trip in Manhattan from our Jersey City location. REI is a well-respected chain offering high-quality camping, hiking, and outdoor supplies. They also offer outdoor classes and events to help you prepare for your adventure.

Campmor
810 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652

Located in Paramus, Campmor offers an extensive selection of outdoor gear, from tents and sleeping bags to hiking boots and backpacks. The store is about one hour north of our Jersey City location, making it a convenient option for stocking up before heading out on your upstate adventure.

How much does it cost to rent a camper in New York?

On average, you can expect it to cost $70-150 per day to rent a camper in New York. You may also want to plan ahead when you’re renting since New York has so much traffic, so rental options may be more limited throughout the year. Prices can increase when there is limited availability or during big tourist times like the holidays.

You’ll also want to be mindful of other costs when renting a camper van. Most companies have mileage fees of $0.30-0.40 cents for every mile you drive. Plus, you’ll need to budget for gas, which can be costly in New York, with it being one of the highest average costs per gallon on the East Coast.

How old do you have to be to rent a camper in New York?

You need to be at least 21 years old to rent a camper in New York. Some companies may have higher age requirements, up to a minimum of 25 years old, depending on their policies. Insurance expenses are the reason for the higher minimum age requirements to rent a camper. Renting camper vans has high liability involved and younger drivers have much higher insurance premiums, so renting to them would be unprofitable in most cases.

Also, watch out for extra fees. Drivers over the age of 21 but under 25 still have relatively high insurance premiums, so some companies may charge extra security expenses or void insurance coverage if the driver doesn’t meet a certain age threshold. Always make sure you review rental agreements before reserving a camper van in New York to ensure you get a good deal.

Book Your Van With Escape Camper Vans Today

Why limit yourself to traditional travel options when your ultimate East Coast experience is merely a click away? Whether you’re captivated by New York City’s dynamic pulse, charmed by the serenity of New Jersey’s beaches, or intrigued by the natural splendors of the Hudson Valley, the East Coast serves up an array of destinations perfect for exploration in an Escape Campervan.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Escape Campervan today!

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Bethany CarpenterBethany Carpenter
15:07 24 Sep 23
Escape Camper Vans rocks! This is our 2nd year booking a van and we plan on doing it again next year. The vans are great, the customer service and communication rocks, Forest at the JC location was a pleasure. Hope the price doesn't increase again 🤞
Casey EisenreichCasey Eisenreich
16:14 16 Sep 23
This was our 3rd time using Escape Camper Vans but first time at the New York/New Jersey location.The staff was super friendly and helpful during the pick up and drop off process. They were clear about all of the options and information needed about the vehicle rental.We rented a Maverick and it was just as expected - some of the vans are on the older side but we had no issues with the van or any of the features.Would highly recommend Escape to anyone looking for a semi built out van life van for a quick adventure!
Iain McIntyreIain McIntyre
20:14 22 Aug 23
We hired a Maverick from New Jersey in August and had a great two weeks driving to Catskills, Niagara, 1000 Islands, Lake George, Cape Cod, Mystic and back. The van's small enough to fit in normal parking places and camping sites but is large enough to fit all your gear and give a good view of the road ahead. You also get a few looks, smiles and questions because of the paint designs.
Laurent VancaillieLaurent Vancaillie
22:44 17 Aug 23
We booked our trip trusting the Google reviews but our experience turned out to be totally different and not satisfactory at all. Aside from different "small" issues like the driver's door that was not closing properly, the windshield wipers that needed to be replaced, the kitchen kit (extra) that was not complete and the delay at pick-up, we mostly suffered from the fact that water was dropping inside the van from different places and on the mattress. The same happened with the roof tent, when it rained mattress was wet. We mentioned this to the support which was very reactive but couldn't offer any solution other than visiting a repair shop ourselves and possibly immobilizing the family for a full day or more. Switching vehicle was not possible after support contacted the local office. They offered to foresee a compensation upon drop-off. At drop-off the employee from the local office was not aware of the compensation and there was no senior person available to take a decision as it was Sunday. We had to leave as we had booked tickets that day to travel further, they told us we would be contacted by the local manager the day after. That was done after we had reached once again to the support. The local manager minimized our issues and closed the discussion.update: we were contacted by the corporate support after we returned back to Europe and they offered additional compensation. Of course we would have preferred no issue but at the corporate level they assumed their responsibility in a proper manner.
Jamie McClownJamie McClown
12:38 27 Jul 23
Everything worked and was very simple to operate. Staff was friendly and helpful. And the whole check in and check out process was nothing like a normal vehicle rental - no waiting, very smooth, relaxed and without surprises. We will do this again! Only regrets are the extras we didn't order but should have (rooftop tent and camping chairs).
tonya grahamtonya graham
15:38 17 Jul 23
The NY office was left with an obviously newer employee on his own and send out vans on the day we picked up. We were able to resolve all issues by calling the main line on the phone.The van was as expected. It was clean and with a few reminders to the employee we left with everything we rented. 14 days into our 15 day trip we got a flat tire. The roadside department was awesome. We were swamped for a spare and sent back out to finish our last 250 miles!When I returned our van to the Seattle office they were well organized and the return was done with ease.Overall the trip went as expected!
Miri A.Miri A.
14:48 23 Aug 22
We booked an escape camper van for our national park trip starting in Vegas and ending in Denver. I love that we were able to drop off at a different location, it made the planning so much easier! The van was equipped with exactly what was listed, and it was freshly cleaned when we picked it up. We LOVED our van, and it made our camping experience so much moreEnjoyable.
Karen LmxKaren Lmx
13:59 01 Jun 21
Escape Camper Vans is great to work with. We recently rented from their new Salt Lake City location and was very pleased with the service and communication. Very close to the airport. Probably a 15.00 Uber ride. Picking up the van was so easy and dropping off was just as easy. I cannot remember the person's name but he was very helpful. The van was clean when we received it. This is great to rent if you want to travel and explore without having to make reservations at a hotel, or put up a tent every night. We’ve rented from Escape two years ago out of Denver and also had a great experience. You can rent the van and also rent additional supplies such as tents, kitchen kit, chairs…etc….I would highly recommend using Escape Camper Vans and can’t wait for my next adventure with them!
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