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Banff car rentals from $53/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Banff with a pick-up date of 6/30 and drop-off date of 7/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Banff

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Economy$55/day
Compact$55/day
Intermediate$53/day
Standard$67/day
Full-size$62/day
Luxury$77/day
Pickup truck$58/day
Supplier choice$55/day
Intermediate SUV$61/day
Compact SUV$72/day
Standard SUV$79/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Banff

  • Banff is a beautiful destination with many beautiful sceneries and attractions like the Banff National Park and Lake Louise. You can easily access several of these attractions and natural wonders in Banff by using Banff car rentals. With car rentals in Banff, navigating the scenic roads is easy as you take photos of the breathtaking attractions. Car rentals in Banff also offer convenience and flexibility, as you can travel on your schedule. They also provide accessibility to places with limited access to public means of transport due to fixed routes and schedules.
  • If you’re visiting Banff, you will most likely use Calgary International Airport (YYC) due to its proximity of around 89 miles. YYC houses internationally recognized car rental companies like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, and Thrifty. The car rental center is on the Departure level of the International Terminal across Domestic Terminal Broadways. You can book your car rentals in Banff in advance via KAYAK for a seamless experience.
  • Driving in Banff is relatively easy as roads are clearly marked with working and effective traffic regulations. When driving in Banff, you are required to use the right side of the road and overtake on the left. Drivers in Banff should not have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08. A blood alcohol concentration of more than 0.08 is a criminal offense with severe penalties. The age restriction for car rental in Banff is 21 years. However, the age restriction may vary between agencies for different vehicle classes.
  • Traffic congestion is not a major concern in Banff. However, it is important to understand traffic patterns and peak hours. Banff experiences an increase in traffic mostly during weekends and peak travel seasons like the summer season. Weekend mornings experience an increase in traffic from around 7 am to 9:30 am. Banff Avenue, the town’s main street, is the most affected during these periods. It is advisable to plan your activities and adjust your itinerary to ensure a smooth travel.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Banff for $65 or less
  • Book your rental car in Banff at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Banff car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Banff 
TynaSep 2023
Absolutely get a car for the Icefield Parkway. Enjoy the scenery at your leisure instead of a bus tour.
Verified travelerAug 2023
If you don’t have your own car, just rent a car from Avis and visit Jasper National Park as well!

FAQs about renting a car in Banff

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

    On average a rental car in Banff costs $79 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Banff found in the last 2 weeks is $62.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Banff?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($53/day), Hertz ($55/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($58/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 317 Banff Ave T1L 1A2 (1 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Banff?

    The average gas price in Banff is $5.14 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $62 and $82, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Banff?

    Intermediate (Honda Civic or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Banff.

  • Which car rental companies are at Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Calgary airport include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Zoom Rent A Car and Ace.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Calgary airport (YYC)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Calgary airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Zoom Rent A Car, Ace, and Driving Force.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Banff?

    An Intermediate car rental in Banff costs $84 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Banff costs $553 per week ($79 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Banff costs $2,370 per month ($79 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Banff?

    Most car rental providers in Banff offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Banff, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Banff?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Banff.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Banff?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Banff?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Banff so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Banff?

    Travelers’ preferences and needs provide the basis for car type recommendations when traveling in Banff. Compact cars like sedans make maneuvering and navigating narrow mountain roads easy due to their compact size. All-wheel drives (AWD) vehicles are suitable for Banffs mountainous terrain and during winter seasons. AWD vehicles transmit power to all four wheels hence firm grip and control on slippery surfaces. SUV vehicles are more suitable for off-road ventures as they have more traction and high ground clearance.

  • What is the speed limit in Banff?

    Provincial laws regulate the speed limits in Banff and vary depending on the type of road and the zone you are driving. The town-wide speed enforced by Banff town council is 30 km/h (18 mph). Bow Valley Parkway (HWY 1A) has a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph). Driving above the speed limit attracts a heavy fine or penalty. It is important to adjust your speed according to weather, traffic, and road conditions. Road signs in Banff are written in English, as more than 90% of Banff residents are English speakers.

  • Where are the best parking sites in Banff?

    Banff offers several parking options within the town center, providing easy access to attraction sites, shops, and restaurants. For non-local visitors, pay parking is available in Banff’s downtown, which is ideal for short-term parking. The bear street parkade and the Train Station public parking lots on Bow Avenue offer free 9-hour parking. Pay parking is available daily from 8 am to 8 pm, with free parking for the remaining hours. The parking charges are around C$7 (about $5) during summer and C$5.5 ($4) during winter. You can pay the parking charges with coins at any paying machine on the streets, while card payments can be made through mobile devices.

Banff car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very good

23 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.3

2 locations in Banff

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Locations in Banff

514 Bow Valley Trail

+1 403 609 3070

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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521 Banff Ave (caribou Lodge)

+1 403 762 2688

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
You should have cars first then run the company. We booked 2 times within 2 weeks firstly they booked the car for us then the next day when we were ready to pickup the car they are informing us that they don't have cars right now , we have to have another 2-3 days. Such a poor management of staff, service and specially cars. Get the cats first so people can book when they urgently need it.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
👍👍🤙🤙

9.6 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The upgrade to a Jeep

Cons:

The waiting time at pick-up, but understand as it was the busiest week of the year

6.0 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Well I haven't seen anybody I just dropped the car. The office was closed, but the cariboo lodge reception was open.

Cons:

The underground car park is a bit narrow. It's difficult to park, therefore it's quite scary with a rental car.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service from the get-go, both checking out and returning.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

These guys were very friendly, seemed genuinely pleased I was bringing them such a nice new car (not that I had anything to do with it), gave the car a once over and I was on my way.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.9

Most popular

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.8

One location in Banff

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Locations in Banff

317 Banff Avenue

+1 403 762 3222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8.8 Very good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It took a while to get used to the car's buttons but it was a very good and clean car. The second person I spoke to who brought the car keys to the railroad station was very helpful and clear on return instructions. The return went very smoothly.

Cons:

The 1st person I spoke to on ten (10) calls repeatedly gave me wrong directions for RR station pickup. I said repeatedly that I had was having trouble with phone reception but he kept saying "Call me when you get there." Also they didn't answer phones between 11:30am & 1pm on pick up or return days.

7.2 Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Better coordination with customers

4.8 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was the worst experience to date. They literally stole my money.

7.2 Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car and value for money

Cons:

I arranged to collect the car at 9am, at 8:59 the Banff Avis office called me unfortunately I missed the call as I was on the way to the office to collect the car. When I arrived the customer agent advised there were no cars available until 11am. I advised her I had booked the car for 9am however the agent advised she called me to change the time at 8:3am. When I checked my phone the call was missed at 8:59, 1 minute before collection. This took 2 hours of our car driving through Banff National Park and we couldn't do this when it had got dark after 6pm.

5.6 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter person very unhelpful.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
So easy, clean car and full of gas.

1 out of 4

Budget

6.6

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Banff

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Locations in Banff

317 Banff Ave

+1 403 762 3222

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Price too high. I had previously booked car from Banff to Calgary Airport for much less.

3.6 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Price beat the competition.

Cons:

The full size I reserved due to hip replacement was not available so they shoehorned me into a low slung Mustang. The pickup location is in a mall with no street number on the building nor marquee placard outside...hard to find. I trusted the agent to point out the dings/damage to the dirty car and he overlooked the chip in the windshield...though when I found him after 20 minutes upon return he verbally agreed it had been present at pickup.

7.6 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

i got an upgrade on the car when I arrived

Cons:

Their credit card machine was down... so they took an imprint of my card, left my yellow carbon copy in the car and when i called to make sure they destroyed it, no one answered, have yet to get a call back. Also left a small gift from a local giftshop in the back (just a magnet, touristy stuff, and have yet to hear back from the rental car place)... did not have enough people working for such a touristy place.

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

5.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Banff

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Locations in Banff

111 Lake Louise Drive

+1 403 522 2470

Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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405 Spray Ave

+1 403 762 2027

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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2.0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Had to change booking date but no availability. Ended up cancelling the booking.

1 out of 1

National

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Banff

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101b Lake Louise Dr

+1 403 522 3870

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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521 Banff Ave

+1 403 762 2688

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Alamo

8.6

Very good

1 review
Best rated

One location in Banff

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Locations in Banff

521 Banff Ave

+1 403 760 3236

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Banff

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Locations in Banff

521 Banff Avenue

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54 travelers who rented a car in Banff gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Banff

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$79/day

Good deal

$65/day

When to book a rental car in Banff

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