Car rental at Calgary Airport

Car rental at Calgary Airport

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Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
Oct 10 — Oct 17
Same drop-off
Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
Mon 10/10
Noon
Mon 10/17
Noon

Cheap car rentals in Calgary Airport

Economy$24/day
Compact$24/day
Intermediate$26/day
Standard$32/day
Full-size$29/day
Minivan$60/day
Full-size SUV$60/day
Premium$33/day
Pickup truck$48/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Intermediate SUV$39/day
Standard SUV$44/day
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Calgary Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (182 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Alamo
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 2022
Picking up and returning the rental was smooth and easy.
6.0 GoodSep 21 2022
Vehicle pick up at YYC is inconvenient - after checking in at the counter, you wait for an Alamo/Enterprise employee to "take" you to your car. We had to wait nearly 1/2 hour. Not helpful in keeping a schedule!
8.0 ExcellentAug 3 2022
Friendly and helpful. Prices were terrible.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2022
Asked counter if the rental was right sized for my family. He looked over. Shook his head and got me into an appropriate vehicle without serious uplift in price. Midsized SUV is a broad stroke. Was very happy with the service received.
9.6 ExcellentApr 26 2020
Everything was efficient and an excellent car
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2020
friendly staff, smooth transaction, new/clean vehicle
8.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
It was easy to get in and out of parking and held our luggage nicelyI would prefer the guy not try to get us to pay for an upgrade . He kept going on and going on about us needing a bigger car .......of course to pay more for . I ordered what o thought we needed and it was fine . No need to waste our time .
8.4 ExcellentNov 18 2019
It was easy to get the car, the car was perfect, I had a great experience with the overall renting. Easy to get there from the airport, & excellent service at the counter.It was a bit too expensive. I was shocked to learn insurance through Alamo would be $30 / day, when I could have gotten it for $12 / day through Kayak. I realize there are differences, but I don't understand the huge spike in price.
5.2 OkayNov 12 2019
There was no windshield washer fluid. The roads were complete slush. It was awful
8.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.9 Good (110 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Hertz
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2022
No option to buy only liability insurance. Can be cheaper if there is an option to buy only liability insurance and use your own or credit card’s insurance for rental car. Bit expensive.
4.0 OkayAug 25 2022
Pick up was terrible. Was third in line and still waited over 30 minutes to get served. Never seen such a slow process. The line grew to about 20 people because the throughout for each customer was insanely slow. No reason for it. Car itself was ok. Bizarre car though. We requested an SUV for my family (two small kids) and we got this military style jeep. Not exactly what I expected when requesting a family style SUV. Drop off process was fine.
8.0 ExcellentAug 4 2022
The staffer was very helpful and friendly, however the car we ordered was not available. We were given an old F150 truck instead.
4.0 OkayJul 20 2022
$700 Airport fees not charged at time of booking made for nasty surprise.
8.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Easy pickup at the airportManagers special was a large truck, would have preferred some option for a car.
6.4 GoodJul 20 2019
The saff was very tired - check-in around midnight. They rather work other stuff than take care of the customers.The staff could have been more interested in the customers. But when you already are the largest rental car company, why bother with the customers?
4.0 OkayJul 16 2019
Staff should have taken care of my car switchI was given a monster truck-5.7L engine. Fuel sucker. They said I had got the managers special. Then when I asked for a smaller veh, and after waiting minimum 45 min on line, they said I would be up charged roughly $120 and have to wait another 40 minutes or so-
8.8 ExcellentJul 15 2019
I was charged for a damage I didn't do. It seems that attendants do not thoroughly check for damages, and then the next customer has to pay for someone else's damage. I noticed this because I DID find a scratch on the car initially and reported it. But missed seeing the chip on the window. Lame.
9.6 ExcellentJul 11 2019
Georges (sp) the agent who handled our transaction was excellent and due to some problems upgraded us to a larger vehicle at no additional charge. He was very knowledgeable great to work with.My only complaint was taxes and fees added an additional 25% or more to the cost of the car rental and it would have been nice to know this before getting to the rental counter.
2.0 MediocreJul 8 2019
Worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. Had a prepaid reservation which they did not honor (at night). I had to rent a last minute vehicle from another location for triple the price as it was the other company’s last one.
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Rated #3
Budget
6.7 Good (109 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Budget
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodSep 29 2022
Person at the counter trying to UNWILLINGLY add all extra insurance and taxes to the price. Only after explicit request this amount was eventually reduced to the initial and communicated price. This is false and misleading!
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2022
I had a horrible time at check in with Victorino. He was rude and extremely unhelpful.
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2022
Easy pick up and drop off. Helpful staff.
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2022
The price to pay for returning my car with a tank of gas half full was rather steep . $ 95.00 .
8.0 ExcellentAug 26 2022
I didn’t like they over charged for full tank gasoline!!!
2.0 MediocreAug 17 2022
Waited two hours for our rental because they ran out of cars despite us booking three months in advance. Then the car we received wasn’t even the one we booked. When driving 115km/h on the highway the vehicle would warn that the car is reaching max. speed even though it was a Mustang. Also the radio volume maxed out at volume 14 which is barely audible when driving a highway with the windows down. Not renting with Budget ever again.
2.0 MediocreAug 14 2022
Rude and unhelpful staff. Rental wasn't ready even though we checked in early and called before pickup as we were on a tight timeline. We were told it would be at least a 40 minute wait. When we said we were in a hurry the response was and eyeroll followed by "So like do you want me to cancel then or what?" We had a horrible experience with this company years ago and thought we could give them another try....bad idea.
2.0 MediocreAug 2 2022
Copy of email to Car Rentals.com Hello, I’ve recently returned from Canada and on checking my credit card statement I have been grossly overcharged for car rental. Your booking Itinerary number 643551295 refers My booking, made on 12th April showed a hire charge of 2025.22 USD (by today’s exchange rate that is approximately 2605 CAD or 1658 Pounds Sterling) Budget Car & Truck were unable to supply the type of car requested but provided a Volvo XC90 as a replacement. I did not require, or indeed require a larger car. The hire charge taken by Budget Car & Truck Rental was £3576. More than 100% above what was quoted. I accept that I took additional insurance amounting to 1637 CAD (circa 1000 Pounds Sterling) When all of the above is considered Budget Car & Truck Rental have still overcharged by about £1000. They also appear to have also charged for fuel despite agreeing to take the car back with a full tank. I would welcome your advice and arrange a refund to equate to the original quotation
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2022
I had to wait for 2 hours for a car because they had ran out.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2022
Easy and convenient. Great car
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Rated #4
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (69 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 15 2022
Quickest and most efficient car renting experience I've ever had!
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2022
Like all rental cars since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the rate was very high. Aside from the price, the experience was excellent. Pickup/drop-off was quick and easy.
8.8 ExcellentJul 24 2019
Staff and car was great.Price
9.2 ExcellentApr 10 2018
Good experienceThey vehicle was nice specially since it was going to snow. I drive a small car older car overall it was great just a couple of issue just because of me being new in a new car and the snow.I wasn't told in the beginning how the car works. I didn't know about the push start or that the emergency break is on automatically after you out the gear in park or where the emergency break was. Also, they told me it was going to snow but there was no snow brush so when it did snow I had to use my sleeve and my hand to try and get rid of a lot of snow.
8.8 ExcellentJan 30 2018
Great Car and Good PriceGreat car, good price, friendly staff at pick-up
10.0 ExcellentJan 30 2018
Fast serviceVery efficient service, nice car and good price.
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2017
Drop off was friendly, quick and efficient.
9.6 ExcellentSep 20 2017
Overall the car was perfect for our needs...we are used to a SUV so it was different to drive but still a great ride.
10.0 ExcellentAug 16 2017
Great Service at a Great PriceRented a midsize SUV, for two weeks, in western Canada. Speedy service at the check-in counter and then met by an agent at the pick-up site. Showed us to the car, assisted in the usual pre-rental review of the car and offered direction to out first destination. Then we received a welcome email from the local manager, including where the closest gas station was when we returned the car. Equally courteous greeting and assistance at the return. Probably the best service I have ever experienced when renting a car. No complaints at all with the car - was just what we wanted. Yes, all was exactly as the reservation specificed. No surprises!!!
9.2 ExcellentAug 3 2017
Very professionalNo lines, knowledgeable and professional staff, offered me a bottle of water, took me out to the car and went over the way they check for damage (a bit over the top on that). At that point we discovered they had mistakenly booked the car as a round trip when I'd reserved one way, not a problem and promptly fixed.The review of how they checked for damage was a bit over the top. One way fee is annoying but in line with the market.
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Rated #5
Avis
8.1 Excellent (94 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Avis
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 26 2022
No clear drop off instructions
8.0 ExcellentSep 15 2022
Waited more than 20 minutes in line for pickup. Drop off was a breeze.
2.0 MediocreSep 2 2022
Do not be late on return. One hour late cost more than one day of a four day rental.
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2022
Car was fine. Attendant told me he didn't have car full-size that I reserved and said he would upgrade me complimentary. Well when we went to car it was an older model compact suv. Obviously not an upgrade and wasn't gonna work for my family with all bags. I went back to attendant and he made a big stink. Saying I didn't like his complimentary upgrade and made a display to the other staff and drop off crew yelling loudly this. He then said he had missed tbat he did have a full-size Camry and must have just missed it. Oh silly me he said. 😑. Harassment and mistreated by this staff person. The car once we got it. Although wasn't overly clean was fine and suitable for what we needed.
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2022
Other than a bit of a wait to get the car, it was a very good and easy experience.
8.0 ExcellentAug 18 2022
Great service overall. Great car. Easy to extend contract by two days. Long lines at the airport. Horrifying hidden fees that basically doubled the price that was listed on Kayak (including insurance coverage). Beware!
2.0 MediocreJul 26 2022
Lied amount unlimited miles!!!!
2.0 MediocreJul 25 2022
Terrible communication and inflated prices. What a rip off!
10.0 ExcellentJul 4 2022
Excellent behavior of staffs, easy pick up and return of car.
6.4 GoodJul 29 2020
Zero customer service from the drop off location at YYC Rude, unhelpful and disrespectful Never again
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Rated #6
Driving Force
7.9 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2022
They switched me out for an even better vehicle when the air conditioning in the first one functioned poorly, very thoughtful and proud of their strong reputation.
2.0 MediocreJul 4 2022
My flight got delayed and the company was closed by the time I landed. They were closed the next day and all weekend. Never got my rental and had to Uber all weekend.
5.6 OkayJan 24 2018
Took 40 minutes to get picked up from the airportCar was new and clean and drove well. Staff at the office was nice and friendly. Price was fair. They did not hassle me about getting insurance.Called the office to have the shuttle come pick me up at the airport. It took 40 minutes for them to arrive. Then their garage is another 15-20 minutes from the airport. If you are flying in and out of the airport and time and convenience is important to you, rent from someone at the airport.
8.0 ExcellentJan 15 2018
VanClean.I was upgraded to a van at no extra charge, but it was too big of a vehicle for me, and consumed lots more gas than the car I asked for would have. I was told at time of pick up that there would be a shuttle to the airport for me, but when I arrived to return the van, they were closed and I had to pay for a cab.
10.0 ExcellentOct 4 2017
The price quoted was the price charged
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2017
you have to call to be picked up from the airport, we waited about 35 minutes before they finally got there and than had to drive another 15 minutes. but we did get a nice upgrade
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2017
Driving forceWe didn't anticipate not having cell service but thankfully the Rent-A-Car had a navigation system. Saved the week! Thanks
3.6 MediocreSep 27 2017
Never againThey werr out of cars the first day I checked in and the staff initially did not offer any solutions until we gave them some ideas. Horrible service, will never use this car rental again
8.8 ExcellentSep 20 2017
Calgary Driving Force RentalPretty close to the airport, 15min max on the shuttle to/from. Good service.They don't offer third party liability as an option. It's not covered by the damage waiver or insurance via credit card, so personally I always add it when possible.
6.8 GoodAug 28 2017
Not located within Calgary AirportGood price on a Nissan Sentra. The car was clean and comfortable. The glove compartment contained an owner's manual for questions.Had trouble finding the meeting spot -- I assumed it would be with the other rental companies, which it was not. When I phoned the office for pick-up, no one answered (an agent later said they were too busy to bother with the phone). When the shuttle arrived, it was full so had to wait another 40 minutes for the next one. The desk had only two agents manning it so I had to wait 20 more minutes for attention. Like many companies, I inspected the car for initial damage. The agent missed major paint chips, which I had to point out. While the driving itself went well, I question whether it ever makes sense to choose a rental car company that you don't know.
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Rated #7
Dollar
7.4 Good (52 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Dollar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 12 2022
We waited in line at the Calgary airport for almost 2 hours. None of the other companies had a line. The price was better than the other companies, but I would have gladly paid more rather than stand in line for 2 hours.
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2022
Big line up for pick up. Took about an hour.
2.0 MediocreAug 7 2022
They give me wrong address
10.0 ExcellentAug 4 2022
Tanvir was very helpful at drop off. Had a small issue with wheel imbalance during our rental and Tanvir offered a discomfort to compensate for our trouble which was very generous. Will use Dollar again.
6.0 GoodJul 20 2022
Had to wait close to two hours before the car rented was available. Need to hire more clerks at the front desk.
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2022
Very surprised to see Calgary airport pickup not possible because it’s off site. NOT TRUE Dollar is ON SITE. Please correct your website Great service!
2.0 MediocreJul 18 2022
Your staff had very poor attitude and we're contradictive we did not rent a car from dollar we went somewhere else
10.0 ExcellentJul 17 2022
Great car, great value. Service was slow at the counter, but that's the only complaint.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2022
Customer service was great.. gave us a great car with only 2000km .. almost new .. thank you
10.0 ExcellentJun 25 2022
I was very skeptical about dollar through kayak because the price was so much better than other competitors but everything worked out to our expectations.
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Rated #8
Thrifty
7.3 Good (56 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentSep 10 2022
Many customers in queue, all the time. All counters open to accommodate all needs, what can we do in holidays
8.0 ExcellentSep 3 2022
Car rental process was easy. Gas tank level is not done properly. Shouldn't have to fill the tank on return.
8.0 ExcellentAug 30 2022
The vehicle is reliable. But the heating and ventilation control systems are not very good. It happened to me early in the morning when the windshield suddenly frost up completely within seconds. I have to guesstimate pull my vehicle to the side in a hurry in highway. I have cleaned the windshield and warm up the vehicle prior to drive on street. After this incident. I have a few times experience the windshield frosting up. But since we already have the experience to prevent it. I would not recommend this Toyota Corolla for rental cars.
2.0 MediocreAug 25 2022
Terrible customer experience. No resolve with issue. Over priced and charged more than rental agreement said. Having a hard time reaching customer service. They keep saying their system is done.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2022
Nothing to complain about except for the fact they had 3 prices for us when we got there as if we had 3 reservations. Took 15 min to sort it out but they ended up giving us the price we expected. Return was quick and easy.
2.0 MediocreAug 7 2022
Waited in line for close to two hours. Finally got up to counter, checked in and had to wait additional half hour for car. Workers were slow and one just said "my shift is over, I'm out. Someone will be here soon to replace me." Left about 15 of us in line with on counter worker before two others finally showed up. None of them seemed well trained or concerned about moving the line along to let people begin their vacations.
8.0 ExcellentAug 6 2022
No complaints. I was offered my choice of 3 different vehicles at the rental counter. Nice to have options. Only one minor detail which isn't a very big deal because I live 15 minutes from the airport location. More locations to choose from would be a huge help. Not everyone renting a car is flying in.
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2022
Everything was excellent!
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2022
The agent who helped me, Mike Linng (not sure of spelling) was very helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was courteous and knows his job well. He even offered help as he was getting off and my companions and I were loading our bags.
10.0 ExcellentAug 1 2022
Smooth transaction. Thank you
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Rated #9
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.2 Good (43 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 5.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2022
When we came to pick up the car there was only one person working at the front desk so the wait was long. After we spoke to the lady we still had to wait for them to wash the car which they should've done before the customer get there. But the car was good on gas 👍🏻
2.0 MediocreSep 10 2022
DO NOT rent from this company. I reserved a car, and paid in full using my MasterCard prior to my trip. When I arrived at Routes to pick up my car, I was told they needed to put a damage damage of $500 on my credit card- no problem as this was in the fine print of the contract. Unfortunately and completely unbeknownst to me, the chip/stripe on my card wasn’t working. As crazy as it sounds, they don’t accept ‘tap’! And they couldn’t input the card manually. I didn’t have another credit card with me (no need as this was the card I used to pay for the car and the contract said to bring this card)…not only did they refuse to let me leave with the car, they refused to issue me a refund! I spoke to someone at Head Office who had the nerve to tell me that I ‘might’ get a partial refund- but that it might take up to 20 days. I emailed them a couple of days later, demanding a FULL refund and that they reimburse me for the $90 in cab fare I had to pay to get to my destination from Routes and back to the airport after my trip. It’s been 1 week since this fiasco happened and I’ve not heard anything back from these people. Do yourself a favour and rent from someone else. They’re crooks.
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2022
Great customer service
6.0 GoodJul 15 2022
Vehicle was a 2022 Kia C instead of a a Dodge Grand Caravan, which was nice. It could have been cleaner, though. Goldfish and french fries were stuffed in little crevices. What upset me was that they claimed a small stone chip on the windshield was my doing and it was not. They charged me $75. So look over the vehicle very carefully beforehand! I asked to see the video of the car before I took it and it was a joke. They used it to say the chip wasn’t there but it proved nothing. It was mostly the dude filming the ground. It was very unprofessional. Lots of people there but no one working the counter to keep things moving. I would never use them again.
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2022
Service was excellent and car was perfect! No issues at all!
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2022
Excellent A+ If you read everything & you are prepared you will be very glad to save hundreds of dollars. It’s off airport at CYY. You need to have the shuttle phone number on your phone when you are near the tour Busses pick up door and call them. It’s easy and went seamlessly. I was even upgraded to a smother larger vehicle at no charge! 😎
2.0 MediocreMay 3 2022
Wasn’t able to rent the vehicle as they require their insurance as well as your own personal insurance. This wasn’t the end of the world but they still charged me a $50 cancellation charge when it wasn’t noted anywhere when booking. Also required $1500.00 hold on credit card which seems excessive especially when dually insured. They capitalize on providing as little detail as possible. Terrible customer service
10.0 ExcellentApr 9 2022
I had a new car with excellent customer service
6.0 GoodMar 18 2022
My flight into Calgary was delayed by several hours, my flight landing at 5:25 when the off-airport rental office officially closed at 5:00. I had spoken to someone at the rental office prior to my departure from Halifax and they agreed to stay until 5:30-5:45 so that I could still pick up the car. I called as soon as the aircraft had cleared the active runway, well before 5:30 and received no answer. I was working quite a distance outside Calgary and had to rely on a colleague to collect me from the airport. It was not convenient to get back to the airport and I had to let the car go. On the positive side, the third-party customer service organization contracted by Routes (QEEQ) provided outstanding service working with myself and Routes to apply their policy that charges the equivalent of 1-day of rental for noshow customers. They promptly refunded my prepayment, less one-day of charges. Overall, I'd take a chance on Routes again.
2.0 MediocreMar 10 2022
Horrible. Do not ever use this company.
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Rated #10
National
7.7 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
National
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 2 2022
Everything was OK
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2022
1. Vehicle was not sanitized/cleaned when picked up 2. Vehicle was not serviced (overdue on oil change), windshield fluid still had winter and not summer (bugs splatter would not get cleaned), etc 3. National reimbursed and compensated for the time and money spent on fixing the vehicle.
5.2 OkaySep 22 2019
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4.0 OkayMar 10 2019
The vehicle was smooth ride,give all the credit on this rental to Nissan for amazing eco fuel car they build.check the Rental agreement and paper work of the rental they give to costumers who pay lots of money to prevent alot of trouble can led in
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2018
Drop OffReasonable gas return rate of $1.89No gas station close to the airport and was forced to fill upon return at NATIONAL. No fault of the rental company but, an inconvenience and added cost none the less.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2018
Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Nothing.
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2017
Great price watch out for feesCar was $200 for a week. And they gave us a slight upgrade with gps.When I went to pay i was charged for roadside assistance and insurance which I was not asked to purchase which doubled the cost of the rental. I had to work with their management to take the charges off. Had I not had the time I would have had to call and fight on the phone. Be aware of those before leaving with car.
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Rated #11
Europcar
6.6 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Europcar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 22 2019
Drop off staff was friendly and made the process easy.Europcar doesn’t accept insurance from USA/int’l policies, although they are valid in Canada. They cited difficulty recouping claims from int’l insurance companies. I had to purchase their insurance for $12-13/day, which increased my rental cost by 25%. This policy was not stated until I arrived.
6.0 GoodSep 15 2018
Good valueCustomer service could have been better. A walk through the car features, would have been helpful
8.4 ExcellentJun 23 2018
Everything was good thank you.
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2018
Upgraded car.
6.4 GoodFeb 25 2018
Far from airport and didn’t have my vehicleThe price. Reserved a mini van and ended up with a Dodge Ram 4 x 4. Worked out well only because the weather was dry - all our luggage went in the bed and there was no cover. Had it been wet and sloppy roads, it would have been a disaster.Was 15 min drive from airport. By the time you wait for the shuttle it’s half hour one way. I reserved months in advance a mini van and when I got there there were none available - some “broke down”. Ya right. This happens all the time with car rentals. I’m sure they over book in order to sell out to capacity. Not sure it was worth the savings.
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2018
There was NO CAR for me!!There was no car for me and no one bothered to let me know via text, call, email, etc!
6.4 GoodDec 29 2017
Did not have the car I booked (compact) when I arrived, only had a massive pickup truck. Also, the truck had no gas in it. Had to return the next day to swap the truck for a smaller car.
7.6 GoodDec 28 2017
Very nice, clean, comfortable, feature-packed vehicle. Handled well in the winter snow and ice. Didn't get the car I ordered, but they upgraded me at the same price.The battery was spotty and I needed to jump start it quite frequently in the cold weather.
10.0 ExcellentDec 26 2017
No problems...I got a larger vehicle than I asked for and didn't pay extra. Better deal than the 'big box' rental companies. No issues with the vehicle. Good service.
5.6 OkaySep 14 2017
Lest expensive suvPrice, very nice staffDid not open until 730 so when I showed up at 715 to return the car expecting the shuttle to airport it wasn't available and I almost missed my flight waiting on taxi. Even though they are listed as Calgary airport they are a 15 minute ride from the passenger side. They also had trouble accepting my American car insurance even after directly talking to Progressive. I had previously confirmed I was covered by my policy. They just couldn't agree on the paperwork of it. Sounded like the progressive customer service was uninformed but still took an extra 30 minutes at pick up. Not really a negative but not what I expected.
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Rated #12
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 17 2019
It's honestly hard for me to think of something I liked. The lady who picked us up from the airport was nice. Overall it was horrible.It says they are at the airport, but they are actually 20 minutes from the airport, after you have to wait 20-30 minutes for them to pick you up. Coming back to the airport you need to factor in at least an hour because they only have one small shuttle and you do not know where it will be in route.
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2019
Shuttle never showed up at airport to pick up because my pickup time was close to closing. Reservation had incorrect phone for car rental place. Number was to a local hotel, therefore getting direct contact with car rental was a hassle. Had to book a car with different company at airport.
4.0 OkayApr 18 2019
The car was not safe to be on the road. Tires were completely bare.
2.0 MediocreFeb 10 2019
Bait and switch for rental car Insurance
2.4 MediocreDec 9 2018
I would gladly pay more elsewhere for a rental carI liked that we were able to have unlimited driving allowance. It was a bonus having a vehicle with command start.The vehicle didn't have bluetooth. The windshield had cracks in it and continued to crack as small chunks of snow hit the windshield (it was a Jeep). When I booked the rental, I received a detailed invoice stating I would be charged $137 CAD but when I went to pick up the car, I was charged $178 CAD. When I brought it up, I was told I had to call in to the website which was closed. It was upsetting ever since we picked up the car. I would not recommend Economy Rent a Car to anyone. I would gladly pay more to have a better experience at just about any other rental agency.
6.8 GoodNov 14 2018
This company is okayThe price is very good, and the staff was friendly. They even called the night before to see what time I landed and asked for my flight info going over what their pickup process was going to be.This company takes a while to pick you up and get you to their offsite location (20-30 min) which is a small room inside a hotel. The car didn’t have enough windshield washing fluid which could have made the trip up the mountains very dangerous if I didn’t catch it while I was still near civilization. They were very picky while checking the condition of the car with me. Had me use my phone flashlight as it was dark out so they could write down ever scratch and chip on the body (and there ended up being a considerable amount) which makes me glad that I took the insurance (who knows if they missed a tiny scratch?) The vehicle was past due on an oil change for over 2,000 km at the time of pick up. My reservation was for a Toyota rav 4 or similar ( I love Toyota’s) and their only options were a dodge pickup truck, or 3 types of kia’s.
6.0 GoodNov 5 2018
At seats were not super clean. Shuttle was not at the airport when we arrived as they had said they would be. Waited for a while then called and had to wait again - rather disappointing when they confirmed our arrive time and said they would be there for us.
8.8 ExcellentSep 1 2018
Friendly staff, best price, and flexible. We're willing to swap in the car for another when I had issues.Long ways from airport, confusion on shuttle. Originally gave me a.jeep rental which is very different to drive.
2.0 MediocreJul 13 2018
Car rental was not available despite being prepaid on fullN/AI prepaid for the rental ($500) but the rental location did not honor the reservation since I was over an hour late. However, they still charged me and refuse to issue a refund.
2.0 MediocreMar 5 2018
Accepted my 9pm reservation but did not mention they would be closedNothing, I was not able to rent a carThat I was lied to and forced to pay more than double for a sedan, not an SUV. Need refund ASAP, would NOT recommend this company
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Rated #13
Ace
5.3 Okay (28 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Ace
Locations in Calgary Airport
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2.0 MediocreAug 3 2022
There was not an airport shuttle as advertised. Just a car that could not fit everyone at once. Also there was a mandatory insurance charge added at the pickup that was not disclosed by kayak. Then a mileage fee that was also not disclosed previously. I ended up paying $100 more to ace than what was advertised on kayak for only a 2 day rental. Id have never booked through kayak if I knew that would be the case and i wont be doing it again.
2.0 MediocreNov 24 2021
My first time renting a car through kayak. Terrible experience. - ace is not located at the airport despite description - had to call and wait for 20 min for shuttle pick up - no greeting by driver - pick up location in middle of nowhere - held 500.00 on my cc - needed my personal vehicle license plate number - I will never use this rental company again.
4.0 OkayMar 27 2021
The actual car was niceThe car reaked of the guys cologne, it was also dirty when he gave it to us. The guy was not very friendly and when he dropped us off back at the airport, I had asked him if he could drop us near the taxi section and he dropped us off in a dead zone of the airport really far from the taxis with all our luggage and skis...
2.0 MediocreSep 13 2019
They could have provided the car for me that I had reserved. They said I would be inconvenienced but they did not have a car for me and did nothing to help me out.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Great ServiceSafety and ComfortIt is a big vehicle to park
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2018
Great staffI was very hesitant to book with Ace after reading the reviews but they were half the price of other rental cars so I figured I’d try it. I was pleasantly surprised. I had to wait a bit to get my car when I arrived in Vancouver but when I did it was a brand new Jeep which was a free upgrade from what I reserved. I had no problems on the drive from Vancouver to Calgary (and all the sightseeing trips in between). When I dropped off the car the staff even gave us a ride to the hotel, saving us cab or Uber fare. Thanks!!
5.6 OkayJan 2 2018
Great price. Bad pickup experienceValue.Pickup and dropoff experience. Car availability.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2017
ACE ran out of cars!Had to wait for hours at Avis to get a car. Avis was helping us out, it was Ace's fault we had to wait.
3.6 MediocreDec 31 2017
No cars in CalgeryWaited 5 hours for cars we did not order. Sent to competitor who had no cars, either. Extremely disappointing. No snow tires on Prius in snow storm. Extremely dangerous.
2.0 MediocreNov 29 2017
Unorganized and my transparent.Nothing, they just brokered it to Avis.Terrible service.
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Rated #14
Zoom Rent A Car
5.3 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
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7.9 GoodSep 21 2021
Location a little difficult to find when returning car even with GPS
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Calgary Airport
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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FlexWays
1 location in Calgary Airport
FlexWays
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Calgary Airport
keddy by Europcar
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Calgary Airport
MEXRENTACAR
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Miles Van Rental
1 location in Calgary Airport
Miles Van Rental
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NU Car
1 location in Calgary Airport
NU Car
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Sunnycars
1 location in Calgary Airport
Sunnycars
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864 travelers who rented a car in Calgary Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations at Calgary Airport

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Most popular agency

Turo

Average price

$78/day

Good deal

$59/day

Top tips for renting a car at Calgary Airport

  • Getting a car rental at Calgary Airport enables you to connect swiftly to central Calgary, allowing you to manage your itinerary in comfort. You can rent a vehicle and conveniently travel in and outside the city for tourism or official reasons without restrictions to public transportation schedules. Besides, the different gas stations near the airport ensure you can comfortably fuel your tank after picking up or before dropping off your car.
  • The Rental Car Center at Calgary Airport is on Airport Road NE operates daily to ensure convenient access for regular and first-time passengers. In addition, the venue includes after-hours returns that let you drop off your vehicle at night, meeting your needs when dealing with a strict schedule. If you return your vehicle after hours, you can pack and lock the car, leaving the keys and completed contract in the available drop boxes in the Returns section.
  • You can return your vehicle to the car rental at Calgary Airport from the city center using AB-2 N that links to Airport Road NE. Alternately, you can maneuver traffic and ride along Trans-Canada Highway to AB-2 N and follow Barlow Trail NE N to Airport Road. Drive along Departures Lane when you get closer to the airport, following the signs with a car rental icon to the rental car center on Airport Road NE. After dropping your vehicle, the staff inspects its details such as damages, fuel level, and mileage before signing off your completed contract and sending you off in a few minutes.
  • Some Calgary Airport car rental providers implement a fuel policy that requires you to return the vehicle with a gas tank filled to the same level it had during pick-up. Emergencies and rush hours may force you to refill at the stations near the airport, which are generally more costly than downtown fuel stations. As such, it is advisable to organize your itinerary with Calgary rush hours in mind, which begin between around 7.30 am and 9.30 am and from about 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
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