|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People mover, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Budget, Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Calgary car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Calgary.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Calgary car rental.
Some car hire companies in Calgary which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Thrifty and Avis
On average a hire car in Calgary costs $60 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($24/day), Hertz ($50/day) and Enterprise ($66/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 3328 26th Street Northeast T1Y 4T7 (6 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Calgary is $6.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $78 and $104, depending on the car size.
Economy (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Calgary.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Calgary airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, National, Ace and Zoom Rent A Car.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Calgary costs $52 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Calgary costs $60 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Calgary costs $61 per day, on average.
In Calgary, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 4101 Macleod Trail Se (3 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Calgary costs $418 per week ($60 per day).
On average a car hire in Calgary costs $1,793 per month ($60 per day).
A four-wheel drive is the safest car option to help navigate icy roads. A Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar 4WD will provide extra traction on the surface, leading to easier control and handling. When planning for driving in snowy conditions, the larger the car the better, as additional weight will help provide more grip on the road.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit on Calgary roads is 50 km/h (31 mph). Keep an eye out and be careful when driving in school zones as the limit drops to 30 km/h (19 mph). Freeways and highways will vary between 80 km/h (50 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph) so it is important to always pay attention to the signage.
You can expect to pay slightly above the U.S. average for petrol in Calgary, with a liter costing approximately $1.01 Canadian Dollars. This translates to approximately $2.87 USD per gallon. If you are planning on exploring the mountain ranges, be sure to fill up on petrol before heading off on a long trip, as an empty tank is the last thing you want to worry about.
Parking in downtown Calgary is quite manageable and cheap, considering the population of the city. If you are heading out for a meal or to explore the city’s nightlife, make the most of free street parking across the city after 6 pm. The Calgary Parking Authority also provides free street parking all day on Sundays and holidays.