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Cheap car rentals in Alberta

Full-size SUV$65/day
Pickup truck$38/day
Premium SUV$127/day
Supplier choice$25/day
Intermediate SUV$26/day
Standard SUV$30/day
Compact SUV$31/day
Supplier choice sedan$79/day
Open air all terrain$89/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Alberta

  • If you’re planning to go to Alberta and you’d like to rent a car while you’re there, there are many places to rent from. Alberta is home to several top car rentals in Canada. When you’re searching for the right place to rent a car from, you should look for a dealer with a good selection of cars and additional extras that suit your trip, like unlimited mileage if you are planning to cover a lot of miles. There’s nothing as frustrating as car troubles, if you purchase a rental car from a car-rental agency with a good reputation and outstanding track record, you can rest assured knowing that your rental car won’t let you down. You can find a sizable selection of top rental companies and compare different options through KAYAK.
  • Alberta is quite hot in the summer, as it receives more sunshine than any other Canadian province. This being the case, when you’re choosing a rental car, you should look for one that has a dependable AC. When it gets hot, you’ll be able to stay cool in your rental car. If it gets cold, the AC is what will provide heat in the car. Since many of Alberta’s car rentals offer vehicles with effectively performing air conditioners, it’s safe to say that finding a car with a decent AC will be easy enough.
  • Different cars suit different people. Bearing this in mind, when you’re looking for a vehicle to rent, you should search for one that you’re more familiar with. If you end up in a car whose controls you already understand, it’ll make your driving experience much easier to manage. The car you choose should also be comfortable for you and your passengers. If you intend to visit Alberta with only one other person, you should consider renting an economy car. However, if you plan to visit Alberta with four or more others, you should think about renting a minivan. The more people you have, the larger your rental car should be.
  • If you’d like to rent a car in Alberta, it’s best if you buy the full damage insurance waiver. Minor accidents happen often, and with the full damage waiver, you can drive with less pressure because you’ll know that you’re financially safe if you’re involved in a minor accident. Because the full damage waiver is surprisingly inexpensive, it would be a wise idea.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alberta for $57 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alberta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Alberta are around 11% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Alberta are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alberta

  • Should I rent a car in Alberta?

    Renting a car in Alberta is one of the best decisions you can make. With a rental car, you’ll be able to get from one point to another in Alberta with much less stress. You’ll also save much time, since you won’t have to wait around for public transportation to get to you. Because rental cars are usually spacious, if you do choose to rent one, you’ll have an added advantage of having a place to keep your luggage as you travel.

  • What is driving like in Alberta?

    Many travelers and past visitors describe Alberta as being a pleasant place to be. One reason for this is doubtless Alberta’s well-maintained and smooth roads. When you’re on the road in this Canadian province, you will have the luxury of helpful signage on most roads you travel on.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alberta?

    To rent a car from one of the premier Alberta car rental agencies, you must be at least twenty one years old. If you’d like to rent a car and you’re not yet twenty one, there is still a way for you to do it. You’ll need to hire a professional driver with a valid driver’s license to serve as your designated driver. Since most of the top Alberta car rentals keep contact information for these professional drivers, you can usually find one through the agency without much trouble.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Alberta?

    On average a rental car in Alberta costs $57 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alberta?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alberta.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Alberta?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($19/day), Avis ($24/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($25/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Alberta?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Alberta are Alamo (8.7, 181 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 364 reviews), and National (8.2, 52 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alberta?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Alberta?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Alberta are Calgary (83% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Alberta), Edmonton (12%) and Banff (2%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alberta?

    On average a rental car in Alberta costs $509 per week ($73 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alberta?

    On average a rental car in Alberta costs $2,180 per month ($73 per day).

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Alberta

    51 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Alberta

    31 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Alberta

    22 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Alberta

    18 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Alberta

    18 Locations

  • drivingforce

    Driving Force car rental locations in Alberta

    11 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Alberta

    10 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Alberta

    9 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Alberta

    8 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Alberta

    6 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Alberta

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Alberta

    4 Locations

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