Car hire at Edmonton Airport

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Cheap car hire at Edmonton airport

Economy$64/day
Compact$64/day
Intermediate$64/day
Full-size$66/day
Full-size SUV$67/day
Premium$67/day
Pick-up truck$78/day
Compact SUV$65/day
Intermediate SUV$66/day
Standard SUV$66/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car at Edmonton airport

  • A car rental at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is mandatory, especially if you plan on visiting destinations in small towns that public transport cannot access. Edmonton International Airport car rentals come in handy by giving you the freedom of operating at your schedule, unlike the use of buses which forces you to operate on the fixed schedule of the bus. Car rentals are also cheaper than the use of taxis throughout your stay.
  • Fortunately, travelers can book a car rental at Edmonton International Airport via KAYAK. Booking your rental with KAYAK is fast, easy, and convenient since you do it from home and save big through the discounts available on the website. Finding a fitting rental on KAYAK is easy. Simply filter your search according to your budget and preferred rental type. Do this a few days before your flight and quickly drive away with your rental when you arrive at Edmonton International Airport.
  • Making returns at Edmonton International Airport is easy because the return car lot is the same as the pick-up lot. This way, you can easily find it. Follow the directions leading to the return lot when you enter the airport. An important thing to keep in mind about a drop off is to make sure your rental is clean, free from damage, and free from your belonging. Making drop offs during your agency’s operating hours is ideal. However, some agencies like National provide after-hours return services for a more convenient drop off.
  • Edmonton International Airport experiences peak times before 9 am and between 2 pm and 6 pm. These are the worst times to transit through the airport. During these times, it can take up to 2 hours to transit through the airport and pick up your rental. For a smooth and quick transit, try looking for flights that arrive outside peak times. The airport is also busy during holidays like summer. We advise against flying into the airport during such holidays if possible.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Edmonton airport for $90 or less
  • Book your car hire at Edmonton airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Edmonton airport

  • Where are the rental companies situated at Edmonton International Airport?

    Edmonton International Airport has a rental car center that boasts several popular international rental companies, including Budget, National, Alamo, and Thrifty. The car rental center is at the parkade outside the main terminal building. You can reach the rental center by walking from the arrivals hall, which only takes a few minutes. Alternatively, you can take the Ped-Way from the main terminal. The car lot is on-site, just a short walk away.

  • Which companies are most convenient at Edmonton International Airport?

    Budget and National are the best options for acquiring a rental. Budget remains open till 1 am, while National operates till 12 am. The long operating hours are convenient for travelers who require a rental and are arriving on late flights. You don’t have to go to an off-airport location to acquire a rental if you arrive at the airport late at night. After-hours return services are also available from the agencies for a convenient return process. If you cannot drop off your rental within the agency’s operating hours, you can always settle for the after-hours drop off option.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Edmonton International Airport?

    All renters must be at least 21 years to acquire a car rental at Edmonton International Airport. You must have a driver’s license and a major credit card in your name. The license should remain valid during the entire rental period. If the driver’s license from your country of residence is in another language like Japanese or Arabic, you must acquire an additional international driver’s permit. Present the permit alongside the license for translation.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Edmonton airport?

    On average a car hire at Edmonton airport costs $98 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company at Edmonton airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at National ($66/day), Thrifty ($67/day) and Hertz ($73/day).

  • What is the best car hire company at Edmonton airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Edmonton airport is Budget (8.2, 57 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Edmonton airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Edmonton airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Thrifty, and Alamo.

Edmonton Airport car rental reviews and directory

Driving Force

9.7

Wonderful

91 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Edmonton Airport

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8336 Sparrow Crescent

+1 780 980 2672

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10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2021

KAYAK
looked after all my needs great. the only suggestion is have a shuttle on weekends. cost 25 dollars to get to airport

8.4 Very Good

July 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Someone at the office between noon and 5 pm on a Sunday.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

It 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 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

yes

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were polite and efficient.

Cons:

If not providing winter tires in January, at least mentioning that they are not winter tires before I drove away.

8.8 Very Good

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

All good. With the car and the front desk lady.

Cons:

Insurance the offer me was overpriced. 35 per day.

1 out of 15

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very Good

36 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

8.1

One location in Edmonton Airport

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1, 1000 Airport Road

+1 833 718 3042

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Very Good

Sept 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very professional and honest.

Cons:

The air filter needed to be changed because it smelt like cannabis every time I turned on the heat or AC. I was very glad to accept a discount. :).

2.0 Poor

June 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

n/a

Cons:

agency cancelled the rental one hour before pickup, stated I would be on the waiting list but did not contact me after the cancellation

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, clean vehicle, easy pickup and drop off

2.0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Required to drop the car off early to catch flight while no attendant present and now Enterprise is trying to charge me for a scratch on the car.

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great customer service and very quick process coming and going.

Cons:

full-size vehicle was pretty compact!

10.0 Wonderful

June 2023

KAYAK
Our interaction was seamless, both when picking up and dropping off. The gentlemen who helped us were wonderful and friendly. Charles and Stanley were their names ( I hope I am remembering correctly). While the wait to pick up was a bit long, Charles seemed to be training another employee while helping us, so it was understandable. Overall I am very happy. The price was great too. In a time when it’s difficult to get great service in the service industry, these young men definitely stand out. Thank you so much! Dale McCarthy

1 out of 4

Hertz

8.3

Very Good

96 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.9

One location in Edmonton Airport

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Edmonton Int'l Ap

+1 780 890 4436

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Checking in and out was amazing! Extremely friendly and helpful staff. I can't say enough great things about them! Highly recommend renting a vehicle from the Edmonton Airport Hertz location!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Super fast and easy airport pickup and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I liked the vehicle and Patti was amazing⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When I picked the Tesla I said iI would be late because I work in the oilfields and transportation was behind. Ya no problems. But when I called and said I'd be late late maybe an hr because couldn't find a charging station in Leduc and I'd have to take it back to Edmonton. All I got was we'll charge you a late return fee. So its ok to pick up late but return a little late? Then the person who person at reception either has a bad attitude or having a bad day. "Customer service", is not bad attitude it's doing what you can to the best of your abilities to make to customer feel like you actually care. This isn't the first time I've had a bad experience with Hertz. Patti was the only person plus the pickup staff that actually made me think, ok it was just that other time with the bad attitudes. Anyways liked the car andn Patti. Don't think I'll will be using Hertz again

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They changed another model for me. It was said that it was a new car before I booked. However, it is way more older. The car was only partially cleaned.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy and quick pick-up and cardrop systwm.

4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2023

KAYAK
First i had to wait several minutes for a staff member to arrive at the counter to pick up my reserved vehicle. The one staff member that was working was having a bad night.. he was very cold and rude so I asked empathetically how his night was going. He responded it wasn't going well. Next, I had requested a compact and recieved a mini van. Altho thos is a nice upgrade, it's not what I asked for. I asked the clerk if he was coming out to inspect the car with me but he said he wasn't able as he had two more people waiting behind me. He said if I could see any dents, to come in and tell him. He said superficial scratches don't matter. I proceeded to the vehicle and noticed some scratches but was told not to worry about this. It was 10:00pm so was dark and dimly lit. I looked as best as I could. I should also mention, I'm 5'2" so could not see the top of the vehicle. I drove this vehicle minimally, to my dad's and back to the airport over the 3.5 days I used it. The gas fill was only $7.50 before returning it. I returned it and the lady who greeted me was very kind. I left the parking lot and went through security to my flight and was called by a Hertz staff member that there was a scratch on the bumper and a dent on the roof. I absolutely did not make these marks for certain and should have had a staff member look it over before driving away as I am too short to have seen this prior to leaving with this huge vehicle and was told not to worry about scratches. I verbally asked them to send me untouched photos, to leave the dust on the vehicle as not to touch where these so called dent and scratch were...untouched as it may prove this was there prior to me renting it if all the dust on the car was uniform. This staff member told me they would do so asap. I also emailed them with this same request. I never did recieve these photos. I was treated like a criminal as this staff member was hostile and rude telling me this was my fault. I'm not an auto specialist...this is not my area of expertise. I asked the original rude staff member to inspect with me and he refused. If these marks were indeed on this van, then this was done prior to me using this vehicle and should have been inspected by upon the return from the previous renter. I shouldn't be paying for someone else's oversight.

1 out of 20

Budget

8.2

Very Good

70 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.6

One location in Edmonton Airport

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1000 Airport Road

+1 780 890 4801

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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8.0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
It was good. The pick up was fine. Car was as expected. Drop off was really quick. Price wasn’t fantastic but was reasonable. All of in all a good experience. The only negative was trying to get car play to work. The customer service person did try to help but couldn’t. We got it working the second day.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Had a reservation for a SUV and they didnt have any! But they had the BMW SUV and she would give that one! Told me to go sit over there and wait till one comes in? Took a taxi to my hotel instead!

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Pickup was average, drop off was quick, although the return lanes were confusing and disorganized - not enough space at the Edmonton airport facility for returns - I would hold up Houston's George Bush airport as the "gold standard" in this respect. All in all, it was a good rental experience - car was clean, in "as new" conditioning, and economical to operate.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Check the car for damage before you leave the location.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
They do not accept BC N licenses even over 25. This knowledge was not provided until the counter. Had to cancel and wait 2 hours for another rental.

8.0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
everything was ok. We had a very hard time reaching a person to extend another day (10+ missed calls) but overall ok experience. Would be nice to have a more affordable large car option for mountain driving

1 out of 14

Avis

8.2

Very Good

33 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

One location in Edmonton Airport

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from $86/day

Locations in Edmonton Airport

1000 Airport Road

+1 780 890 7596

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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6.4 Okay

July 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Both pick-up nad drop-off of the car were fast, and staff were all friendly.

Cons:

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 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I rent alot of vehicles every week if they keep there prices done they will get my buisness

8.4 Very Good

July 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice vehicle. Teasonable

Cons:

Downtown 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

2.0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Booked 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 Wonderful

June 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Scheduled my pickup from the airport for 11, but they did not have a car ready ( I was 10 minutes early as my flight was ahead of schedule) I was upgraded to a B class car and loved it! May have changed my mind on wanting to purchase a jeep because I loved the Chevy Malibu so much. My first time renting a car, and was very pleased.

Cons:

I wasn't offered any kind of km deal, which is fine, but it would have been nice if there was a package since it is roughly 400 kms from Edmonton to Jasper

1 out of 7

Alamo

7.9

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Edmonton Airport

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from $100/day

Locations in Edmonton Airport

1, 1000 Airport Road

+1 833 718 3045

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Nice clean car with an enjoyable service. Quick pickup and return

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent. Friendly, helpful, professional staff. Nice vehicle. Well done!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I had ordered a small car to keep the prices low and they offered me a large vehicle and I asked for a pick up truck and they gave me one at no extra charge great service great company policy

8.8 Very Good

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything EXCEPT.... (see what I didn't like)

Cons:

I had been provided this address 1, 1000 Airport Road, Leduc, AB T9E8B7 which is wrong. The correct location is inside the airport. It was extremely difficult for me to pick up the vehicle because of that.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy pick up and drop off

9.2 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good keep with 4wd

Cons:

Hood rattles and bends when hit by gusts of air from passing tricks

1 out of 13

Thrifty

7.8

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.4

One location in Edmonton Airport

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from $84/day

Locations in Edmonton Airport

1000 Airport Road

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff.

Cons:

Signage in the garage could have been more clear.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Only offered pickup trucks, credit card insurance doesn't cover

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super friendly staff at airport. Great vehicle. Low rate.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were great. Thecar was clean and handled very well.

Cons:

The tank wasn’t full-full when I picked it up.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything worked and the rental price was right.

Cons:

Surcharge for 2nd driver - $13 per day extra... never seen this before.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

size was good for 8

Cons:

sometimes storage tight with back seats up but great if back seats down and only five people

1 out of 11

National

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

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1, 1000 Airport Road

+1 833 718 3048

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Agent AURAURA was amazing at her work. Her professional attitude towards client service was outstanding. She quickly understood my requirements and offer me the perfect solution that suited me. Amazing job Keep it up. Thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Excellent service…!!!

10.0 Wonderful

July 2022

KAYAK
I everything was good

1 out of 1

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

8.4

Very Good

15 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

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405 11th Ave

+1 780 955 2224

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10.0 Wonderful

June 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We liked everything about our rental

Cons:

nothing could have been better. enjoyed dealing with Routes

8.4 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The stuff was very friendly and approachable.

Cons:

I would be glad if the car had USB to phone charger ports

6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Service is decent.

Cons:

Windshield deductible of $100 after paying $7.99 makes no sense for one rock chip. We know they will just repair the windshield until it actually cracks. It's the first car rental that's ever hit me with an additional insurance and $100 charge thereafter for a rock chip. Overall a bad experience.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer is great ... very friendly staff and the best rate

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Prompt, efficient service. Very reasonable price.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great and transaction was easy.

Cons:

May be due to construction close to the Branch, pickup time is quite long, 40 minutes. Pre Authorize deposit is usually 300/350 but they have $500 Pre Authorized amount..

1 out of 4

Ace

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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405 11th Ave

+1 780 769 0600

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

7.7

Good

No reviews available

One location in Edmonton Airport

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Please Go To The Routes Counter

+1 780 955 2224

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Edmonton Airport

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** Please Go To Discount Counter **, 3-6109 45Th St, Leduc, Edmonton

+1 780 436 3165

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Edmonton Airport

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1, 1000 Airport Road

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Parkade-Lower Level

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in Edmonton Airport

Locations in Edmonton Airport

Edmonton Airport

+1 780 986 6701

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466 travellers who hired a car in Edmonton Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations at Edmonton Airport

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Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$95/day

Good deal

$87/day