Charlottetown car rentals from $32/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 Charlottetown with a pick-up date of 5/1 and drop-off date of 5/8. 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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Economy$35/day
Compact$35/day
Intermediate$35/day
Standard$35/day
Full-size$32/day
Minivan$52/day
Premium$41/day
Compact SUV$33/day
Supplier choice$35/day
Intermediate SUV$43/day
Standard SUV$45/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Charlottetown

  • Getting a car rental in Charlottetown has several advantages over relying on public transportation options like buses. Charlottetown has the best of city life with coastal vibes, and there's no better to explore the city’s attractions like the Confederation Centre of the Arts than driving a Charlottetown car rental. Rental cars offer flexibility in terms of both route and time, unlike public options with fixed schedules. You won't have to worry about ferrying your goods during the trip, as most rental cars have enough cargo space. Additionally, rental cars come with more privacy. As such, you can let loose and fully enjoy your trip.
  • Flights to Charlottetown usually land at Charlottetown Airport (YYG). Car rentals in Charlottetown ensure you can get a ride upon arrival at the airport. Several local and international rental agencies operate at the airport. They have rental counters next to the Baggage Claim area of the main terminal building. Once you've cleared with your rental agency, you will be guided to your Charlottetown car rental outside the baggage claim area.
  • Charlottetown is primarily urban, and most residents drive. Driving a car rental in Charlottetown is generally hassle-free, as it has good and extensive roads. The driving style in Charlottetown is mostly considerate. Ensure you follow suit when taking any Charlottetown car rental on the streets. Most drivers are calm and obey traffic laws like speed limits and right-of-way rules. However, a few are usually rowdy when on the roads. Therefore, ensure you stay a safe distance from other vehicles to avoid accidents. The city also has a fair share of pedestrians, so stay alert to avoid conflicts in the intersections and crosswalks.
  • Charlottetown usually experiences rush hour traffic in the morning from around 7 am to 9 am and in the evening from 4 pm to 7 pm. Traffic conditions on most roads during these hours are usually bad Monday through Friday. Plan your travel outside these hours, or avoid the roads that experience heavy congestion. Such routes include those running to the city center and busy intersections like Great George and Fitzroy.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Charlottetown for $53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Charlottetown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Charlottetown are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

Charlottetown car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Charlottetown 
BrendonSep 2023
Charlottetown is fairly easy to navigate as it's a small city. Just remember the primary streets: University/Queen/St Peters to going north/south and Belvedere/Grafton/Euston for east/west. The biggest change from my last visit was the construction of all the roundabouts. While they can technically save you time on waiting for traffic lights, they can be a bit repetitive when you have to go through 5 in a row to leave via St Peters Rd.
SteveAug 2023
Rent early! Cars are limited on the island, and ridiculosly expensive if you wait last minute.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Make sure to rent a big enough vehicle for your purpose and please make sure to check the inside of th vehicle as well before you take it off the lot …. Be careful of using enterprise

FAQs about renting a car in Charlottetown

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

    On average a rental car in Charlottetown costs $73 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 Charlottetown found in the last 2 weeks is $41.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Charlottetown?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Thrifty ($32/day), Budget ($35/day) and Hertz ($35/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Thrifty 250 Maple Hills Avenue C1C 1N2 (3 miles from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Charlottetown?

    The average gas price in Charlottetown is $5.29 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $64 and $85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Charlottetown?

    Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Charlottetown.

  • Which car rental companies are at Charlottetown airport (YYG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Charlottetown airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Charlottetown airport (YYG)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Charlottetown airport to off-airport locations include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and Avis.

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

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Charlottetown?

    A Full Size car rental in Charlottetown costs $70 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Charlottetown?

    A Special car rental in Charlottetown costs $104 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Charlottetown?

    A Standard car rental in Charlottetown costs $78 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    On average a rental car in Charlottetown costs $2,183 per month ($73 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Charlottetown?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Charlottetown.

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

    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 Charlottetown?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Charlottetown 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 a Charlottetown car rental?

    Car rentals in Charlottetown provide rental cars that suit everyone. They have a wide range of options, and the one you choose will largely depend on your personal preferences and needs. Charlottetown is mostly an urban area with a good network of graveled roads. Therefore, a compact rental like a sedan or an SUV would be ideal. Sedans are a great option for solo travelers with trips centered around the downtown area. They excel in fuel economy and will help you get through busy streets easily. Consider renting a compact SUV if you’re traveling with more than three people.

  • What is the speed limit in Charlottetown?

    The speed limit when driving in Charlottetown varies depending on the type of road and its location. Keep your speed under 80 km/h (50 mph) when driving your Charlottetown car rental on highways unless posted otherwise. Unless posted otherwise, the maximum speed allowed when driving on roads in residential zones is 50 km/h (31 mph). If you're driving on roads in business districts with no speed signage, keep your speed under 60 km/h (37 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park car rentals in Charlottetown?

    There are several convenient parking options in Charlottetown. The city has about 4 306 parking spaces in the downtown area, with 3000 spaces being on-street options. Expect to pay an hourly rate for metered street parking. The city has a free parking program in Downtown Charlottetown. When you shop downtown at select merchants, you will get up to one hour of free parking in the metered lots. Queen Street Parkade, Pownal Parkade, and Fitzroy Parkade Confederation Landing offer some of Charlottetown's most secure parking options for a Charlottetown car rental.

Charlottetown car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.6

Very good

36 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.0

One location in Charlottetown

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Locations in Charlottetown

250 Maple Hills Ave

+1 902 566 5566

Monday09:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
It was Rhonda that checked us in. I wish that great customer service experiences like I had with her were more common.

8.0 Very good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Didn't give me RAV4 as it says when book, Kia Sportage is fine but doesn't consist some actived safety features, I should pay more attention on high ways.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Thé service regarding pickup was bad. They said they would close at 6 on my agreement. When they called me they said they were closing at 4 pm. A huge difference for s traveler. I was bounced from kayak to beers to change the pickup time. Hertz didn’t think it was their problem. So I went back and forth. Finding the number to corset hertz was difficult and took a half hour. When I got through they said I should context the pick up location. That’s when I was told that they would be closing at 4. which high was false. I had to pick up my car two hours earlier than I planned because of that misinformation. I felt it was handled very badly and was a stressful experience. It had an impact on the time I decided to head to the airport which hindered my plans with my friends. All in all I wouldn’t do it again

8.0 Very good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Go for a larger car to navigate the lot holes of the Maritimes!

6.8 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Way too expensive even for summer

5.2 Fair

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car we eventually received was clean and in excellent condition

Cons:

Be warned. When they say taxes and fees included. They by NO means mean all taxes and fees. Read the fine print ladies and gents. When I arrived to pick up the car we were informed of MANY extra charges. If you want an extra driver it is an extra 25-35$ per PER DAY. If you want full insurance coverage it is an extra 20-35$ a day PER DRIVER. If you are under 25 it is and extra 25-35$ a day PER DRIVER. When we arrived .to pick up the rental csr, I was informed that I would be unable to actually rent the car unless I rebooked it under a credit card with the main drivers name. I intended to be the sole driver, and do not have a credit card under my name. We had to completely rearrange our trip so that the person with the credit card was the main driver of the csr. Once that was all re arranged, we were invoiced almost 400$ for a car rental that we had booked for around 85$ online . Pretty ridiculous. I'm sure there are lots of details I have left out, feel frree to ask

1 out of 6

Avis

9.7

Wonderful

10 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.7

One location in Charlottetown

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Locations in Charlottetown

250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 892 3706

Monday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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Thursday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great except for customer service beforehand. Two voicemails to change arrival time were completely ignored. AVIS 1-800 disconnected my calls and could not change my arrival time. Luckily, when we arrived a car was available, an upgrade, and service at the desk was excellent.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Quick service and professional

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Pick up was very easy. We ordered the “mystery car” to save money since any type of of vehicle would work for us. When we got to the desk they had enough cars to give us a choice and we took a hybrid which got great gas mileage and only had to fill up once after a week of driving all over the island.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Fast return . All good

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Everything was excellent! Great experience from booking, pickup and drop off

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Kayak helped us find a rental. Cars were difficult to find this year. I was able to rent a terrific car and had a wonderful experience.

1 out of 2

Budget

9.2

Wonderful

22 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.2

One location in Charlottetown

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Locations in Charlottetown

250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 566 5525

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We were very happy with the car rental. The car was nice and clean, no issues at all. Pick up & drop off was a breeze. Thank you!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Counter staff was helpful and efficient. Car was clean and comfortable. Overall, a very good experience renting a car from Budget Charlottetown airport.

8.0 Very good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The young man who worked for Avis but was covering for Budget at the Charlottetown airport was exceptional. Friendly, kind and understanding. He helped me when we took our car in to trade and was so nice to my entire group. Quick drop off when we returned the vehicle.

Cons:

Our Jeep Cherokee had mechanical problems so we lost a day because we had to turn back from a day trip to exchange the vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
No issues!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Vehicle good have been cleaner but the service was wonderful. I will surely recommend you people in Charlottetown. Thank You

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great service- person available when flight was delayed and didn't arrive until 3 am.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

26 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 628 6990

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
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384 University Ave Ste A

+1 902 894 5004

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very kindful staff. Perfect location.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I contracted to pick up the car at 12:00pm only to find the closed at 12:00pm. And Sunday. Nightmare.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice people. Got me everything I wanted plus more!

Cons:

The online system knowing if they have cars in at the time of booking a car on line. I thought I was getting a car for 1 and I was on my way there to get it and got a call saying they didn’t have any cars available at the time.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were great to deal with, and I ended up with a very nice upgrade. And no hard upsales like some places...which I really value.

Cons:

The only issue I have is that the University Ave location closed at 6:00pm, and my flight was late so I needed to wait a day to get car. They should be open much later in the summer tourist season at least.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service, ride to airport was a plus. Super nice people to deal with.

Cons:

Selection of cars, I had requested for a sedan, but ended up with hatchback.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter service at enterprise was excellent

Cons:

Even after a confirmation call two days prior to my trip, the kayak reps assured me that I was renting from the airport when in fact it was downtown Charlottetown. This caused me to have both a financial and time delay in getting to my destination.

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7.8

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

6.7

One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 566 5566

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Charlottetown

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185 Brackley Point Road

+1 902 566 3341

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+1 902 566 3341

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Europcar

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2 locations in Charlottetown

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+1 902 566 3341

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185 Brackley Point Road

+1 902 566 3341

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available despite my reservation.

1 out of 0

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in Charlottetown

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185 Brackley Point Road

+1 902 566 3341

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One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 628 6990

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service at the Charlottetown airport location. They were also very helpful in returning my wallet after I dropped it inside the car while returning. What a relief.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

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94 travelers who rented a car in Charlottetown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Charlottetown

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Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$73/day

Good deal

$53/day

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