Edmonton car hire

Edmonton car hire

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
25 Jan — 1 Feb
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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Edmonton car hire information

Pick-up locationEdmonton
Car typesCompact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice saloon
Hire locations53
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesThrifty, Budget, Avis

Cheap car hire in Edmonton

Economy$33/day
Intermediate$33/day
Standard$35/day
Full-size$77/day
People mover$83/day
Full-size SUV$125/day
Luxury$72/day
Intermediate SUV$46/day
Standard SUV$46/day
Compact SUV$107/day
Supplier choice saloon$108/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Edmonton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Driving Force
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (100 reviews)
4 locations in Edmonton
Driving Force
Locations in Edmonton
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Nov. 2021
The prices were reasonable, the staff were excellent!
10.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2021
I have rented from Driving Force every time I go out to Western Canada in the past 5 years. They are always the best price and give me better vehicle then what I select on the reservation. The only fault I can find, is the Airport location only has limited hours of operation so if you have an early flight or late arrival, they are closed.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2021
looked after all my needs great. the only suggestion is have a shuttle on weekends. cost 25 dollars to get to airport
1.9 Horrible18 Jul. 2021
There were no problems. I canceled the reservation.
7.2 Good10 Sep. 2019
Desk staff could be more welcoming.
8.4 Excellent14 Jul. 2019
Someone at the office between noon and 5 pm on a Sunday.
10.0 Excellent20 Apr. 2019
YesIt wasn't really obvious from my paperwork that we had to call for the shuttle to come pick us up at the airport. The number could be more "front and centre" on the reservation paper. Luckily, someone else on our flight was renting with them and had already called the number.
9.2 Excellent1 Mar. 2019
yes
10.0 Excellent28 Jan. 2019
Staff were polite and efficient.If not providing winter tires in January, at least mentioning that they are not winter tires before I drove away.
8.8 Excellent3 Nov. 2018
All good. With the car and the front desk lady.Insurance the offer me was overpriced. 35 per day.
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From $48/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (125 reviews)
13 locations in Edmonton
Enterprise
Locations in Edmonton
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent31 Dec. 2021
Car was a Volkswagen Jetta and it never really got warm inside it.
10.0 Excellent18 Nov. 2021
The whole experience was excellent. Friendly, courteous and detailed. Highly recommend!
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov. 2021
Our rental was schedule for pickup at 10:00 am as we had meetings to go to during the day. When we arrived we were told they didn't have a car for us until 2:00pm. We had to take Ubers to our meetings costing us over 60$. When we returned we were finally given a car that had been there the whole time. They were holding it for someone who had cancelled their reservation a long time ago. Despite all this nothing was offered as compensation (the least would have been to deduct the Uber costs). The staff was less than helpful and frankly rude when we asked for explanations about the issue with the reservations. When we had a similar issue with Dollar the next day, the manager simply upgraded us to a midsize car at no extra cost, the issue was resolved in minutes, but after waiting in the lobby of enterprise for over an hour and a half, not the slightest attempt to fix the issue was made. The car itself was very uncomfortable, could barely fit two backpacks in the trunk, and made the drive perticularily unpleasant. I've rented several cars on this trip and this was by far the worst experience we had.
10.0 Excellent9 Oct. 2021
Best service
1.9 Horrible22 Sep. 2021
This company is the worst. While flying across Canada enterprise called me while I was in flight and had no service. After a$ 75 cab from the airport to the rental place they told me they rented out the car I had reserved and didn't have anything for me, leaving me stranded. If you reserve anything with this service call ahead before you waste time and money.
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2021
The young man who we dealt with was knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to meet.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep. 2021
Best
10.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2021
Friendly staff. Upgraded our rental. We only rent from Enterprise and always very satisfied.
10.0 Excellent8 Aug. 2021
Very professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff at this enterprise rental office Would absolutely recommend them
7.9 Good5 Aug. 2021
The staff were great at pick-up, but not so great at drop off. They tried to tell me I was going to be charged $350 for detailing because they had to vacuum the vehicle. I took a lint roller to it and it was fine.
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From $80/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
8 Excellent (141 reviews)
5 locations in Edmonton
Hertz
Locations in Edmonton
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay20 Dec. 2021
Everything was amazing until it came time to drop off. Don't get me wrong drop off was fairly easy except when I got to the location it was closed. I had to put the keys in the drop box, which is fine but on confirmation email or other if the location is going to be closed, in the confirmation email that should be mentioned as should the key drop. For me if that is not stated in the email then I am expecting to meet a person at a customer service counter. Other than that it was a great experience
4.0 Okay9 Nov. 2021
Rental car smelled of cigarettes which was really unappealing. Got to the point of our clothes smelling of cigarettes
1.9 Horrible22 Sep. 2021
Booked a car online and they didn't have one once I got to the rental place
10.0 Excellent15 Jul. 2021
correctness, professionalism and that they helped me even though I had made a mistake in booking the car
10.0 Excellent9 May 2021
Yes great staff.Nothing everything good.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr. 2021
the car.customer service at the rental place.
10.0 Excellent26 Apr. 2021
Extremally, I will be using this outlet in the future
8.0 Excellent14 Apr. 2021
YesMore vehicle selection would be great
10.0 Excellent25 Mar. 2021
Staff were great!
10.0 Excellent2 Mar. 2021
Friendly staff and everything was quick
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From $84/dayRated no. 4
Avis
8.9 Excellent (38 reviews)
7 locations in Edmonton
Avis
Locations in Edmonton
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Nov. 2021
Saff was helpful, friendly and professional.
10.0 Excellent21 Nov. 2021
Customer service was top notch. Mildred on Efmonton downtown location was very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend going to her and renting from that location. Keep up the good work Mildred.
10.0 Excellent14 Oct. 2021
I usually rent with enterprise but they didn't have the type of vehicle I needed so I went with Avis. In the past Avis over charged me (see Vegas review) but this time there were absolutely no billing issues and their checkout process was the fastest I'd ever had at YEG. It wasn't the cheapest rental but Edmonton has unusually high rental prices in general.
6.4 Good12 Jul. 2019
Drop off was awful! No signs where to take car. Finally found a tiny sign to drive to the 7th fl of garage. No attendant around. Spent 20 minutes walking around offices to find someone.
9.6 Excellent19 Feb. 2019
Both pick-up nad drop-off of the car were fast, and staff were all friendly.I was surprised that my rental car did not have a block heater, given how cold temperatures can get in winter in Edmonton.
10.0 Excellent22 Nov. 2018
PriceI rent alot of vehicles every week if they keep there prices done they will get my buisness
8.4 Excellent21 Jul. 2018
Avis drop off Banff downtown is a nightmare for stressNice vehicle. TeasonableDowntown drop off location was impossible due to lack of deatails, signage, traffic no where to stop. Deatailed directions for complicated drop off downtown should be provided. Alternative location should be provided with directions
10.0 Excellent5 Jun. 2018
The attendant at the drop off location was helpful and attentive to my concern and fixed the problem.AVIS was charging me for a late fee, when I had paid for 2days (2*24hr periods)
2.0 Mediocre16 Dec. 2017
Avis wouldn't honor the confirmed rental rateBooked a Tahoe online and when we went to pick up the car and was signing all the documents, noticed the price was more than 4 times the price. I showed them my confirmation but the time my just told me there must have been an issue with the booking site. There was no mention of this before I was about to sign and they would not honor the confirmed price I had so I left and went to Alamo who gave me a great deal. Thank you Alamo. Last time booking Avis
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2017
Fast and FriendlyThe Avis rep was got us on our way in recorded time, and was a pleasure to deal with.
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From $42/dayRated no. 5
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.7 Good (57 reviews)
3 locations in Edmonton
Thrifty
Locations in Edmonton
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.0 Good10 Jan. 2022
It was a nice clean car but it didn't have a block heater or winter tires in Edmonton, Alberta, in December. The office was closed when we went to return the car but they didn't warm us they would have limited hours the date of our return. Luckily, the self serve return went relatively smoothly.
4.0 Okay28 Oct. 2021
Attendant at pick up was not very welcoming. Was surprised that we had to pay an extra fee for my spouse to drive the car. Since we share family insurance, this does not seem to make sense. For this reason we will not rent from this agency again.
1.9 Horrible15 Sep. 2021
They are after your money and don't care about you. They charged me $400 plus for one day. I am with a lawyer preparing to see them.
1.9 Horrible27 Aug. 2021
When I was booking - I searched for a rental at the Edmonton Airport. My car ended up being booked at a Thrifty that was about a 40 minute drive from the airport. We had to hire a driver with a large vehicle (because of all of our luggage) to get us there. It cost a $100! When we finally arrived we were given a vehicle that had not been cleaned. We had to wait even longer for it to be sanitized. The whole ordeal between waiting and travel time took about 2 hours. I will never book with hotwire again. They should be reimbursing me for the $100 (or more).
10.0 Excellent18 Aug. 2021
All great
10.0 Excellent6 Feb. 2020
Very friendly staff.Signage in the garage could have been more clear.
2.0 Mediocre20 Aug. 2019
NothingOnly offered pickup trucks, credit card insurance doesn't cover
10.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2019
100% satisfiedI like the vehicle.
9.6 Excellent1 Apr. 2019
Great customer service , quick and painless
10.0 Excellent4 Mar. 2019
Super friendly staff at airport. Great vehicle. Low rate.
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From $71/dayRated no. 6
Budget
7.5 Good (59 reviews)
11 locations in Edmonton
Budget
Locations in Edmonton
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent15 Jan. 2022
Staff were very friendly. Disappointed with vehicle for the price I thought i would have received better quality than what was provided
4.0 Okay29 Dec. 2021
I did not like that I had to wait in a long line to return the car. I should be able to drop the keys and be done. Also, cars that are not suitable for winter conditions should not be rented out - at least not so if they are not properly equipped - for example, winter tires. Budget’s pitch to upgrade was to ask me if I “wanted to upgrade to a vehicle with better traction.” So, they know full well their vehicles are not suitable for winter conditions. I should have confidence that any option available will be suitable and safe in all weather conditions.
10.0 Excellent28 Nov. 2021
Very Good
2.0 Mediocre27 Oct. 2021
Unbelievably difficult pick up and drop off. This location should be move to more suitable place. Never ever rent from this location.
4.4 Okay22 Aug. 2020
The car smelt freshI could have gotten what I wanted and the time I wanted it. Your employees could use better interpersonal skills. Customers relations. Took me almost a week to get a car . I was not impressed I called and never once got a call back from any rep that I talked to
5.6 Okay18 Aug. 2020
The staff was not friendly I was charged 30 dollars more during pic up . Also the car was parked in the basement parking lot I couldn't see every thing clear because it was dark after I drive out the car from the parking I call them to mention about there was detective at the edge of driver side door and I was told they check it with flash light i was on the phone 2 twice instead of hedding iff to my destination finally they told me to take a pic .Customer service suppose to be more professional and help full instead of giving out the kie and expect you to check for any scratched wille the car was parked in the basement parked.
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug. 2020
Staff was far from helpful. Seemed very miserable. I ended up cancelling my reservationLet people know online when making a reservation. That you need a MasterCard. And that you don’t accept visa. Kind of shitty. Making a reservation online put all my info in. All my card info. Just to show up. And not even be able to get it cause they can’t swipe my Visa card. What a joke
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2019
Customer serviceNothing
7.6 Good17 Jun. 2019
Efficient service.Could be clearer internally.
7.2 Good23 May 2019
It was okayA lot more
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Edmonton
Sunnycars
Locations in Edmonton
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
3 locations in Edmonton
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Edmonton
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Edmonton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edmonton
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Edmonton
Europcar
Locations in Edmonton
Recent reviews
520 travellers who hired a car in Edmonton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car hire locations in or near Edmonton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$92/day

Good deal

$67/day

When to book a car hire in Edmonton

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Top tips for hiring a car in Edmonton

  • While the capital of Canada's Alberta region may offer good transportation services in the city, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to embark on some outdoor adventures outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to must-see destinations that are fairly close to the city such as the Elk Island National Park, which is only a 35-minute drive from Edmonton and is the perfect place to hike, canoe, or even camp. Head to the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, which is located just 40 minutes east of Edmonton, for an incredible stargazing experience and a good chance to spot the northern lights.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Edmonton International Airport (YEG), including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz. The car hire counters are located near the baggage claim area on Level P1 (Ground Level) of the Parkade. Some car hire companies may require that you contact them a few days in advance, so make sure you chose one that accommodates your needs.
  • Edmonton has a few interior highways and even a ring road, but you don't necessarily have to take the main roads (such as Whitemud, Yellowhead, or Anthony Henday) as they end up being the busiest. Look out for cyclists during the months when the weather is good. The weather can be quite harsh in the winter, so reduce your speed and keep a safe distance between your car and the other vehicles since roads can get slippery.
  • Although traffic in Edmonton is fairly manageable when compared to other Canadian cities, rush hour can still add an extra 30 minutes to an hour to your travel time. Take this into consideration when driving into or out of the city's downtown core, and avoid morning rush hour (between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.) as well as afternoon rush hour (between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.). The Anthony Henday freeway is one of the busiest roads in Edmonton during rush hour, as well as the Whitemud freeway, which is usually busy with traffic heading from south to north and vice-versa.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Edmonton for $67 or less
  • Book your car hire in Edmonton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Edmonton are around 23% cheaper than airport locations on average

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