St. John's car rentals

St. John's car rentals

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St. John's, NL, Canada
Dec 9 — Dec 16
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St. John's, NL, Canada
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St. John's car rental information

Pick-up locationSt. John's
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations16
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesDollar, Alamo, Thrifty, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in St. John's

Economy$21/day
Compact$21/day
Intermediate$21/day
Standard$26/day
Full-size$26/day
Minivan$31/day
Full-size SUV$38/day
Supplier choice$24/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Intermediate SUV$26/day
Standard SUV$31/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

St. John's car rental reviews and directory

From $58/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (76 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Enterprise
Locations in St. John's
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 15 2020
Good value. Very service. Good car.I made the mistake of booking at a location that wasn’t at the airport. Cost us $35 for a taxi. Due to Covid they wouldn’t pick us up. That’s lame. Shuttles run. They would have gotten 5 stars otherwise.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2019
Cold weather could have been a problem but van was waiting in drop off parking lot. So I’m happy.
10.0 ExcellentApr 1 2019
Didn't press to buy extra insurance (my Geico covers it). Friendly, helpful. Enterprise is my favorite at any worldwide location.A chauffeur (just kidding!). Nothing. Enterprise is great!
2.8 MediocreAug 31 2018
Way too expensive.
8.4 ExcellentAug 27 2018
Great service and price but slipped in an extra charge at the endCar was great, very automated check in process, appreciated the drop off on the way back to the airport.Noticed after reviewing the bill that we were charged an extra $18/hour when we returned the car 2 minutes past 2 o'clock. Nothing was said about the charge during the closing process (just slipped in). Not very transparent.
10.0 ExcellentAug 18 2018
Good car and good service
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2018
Super customer serviceStaff were the nicest ever in a car rental location. We had free shuttle pick up downtown and drop off at airport. Car was a bit a late in being available but they bent over backwards to fix this including offering a bigger car for no extra charge and not charging us for an extra day on top our weekly rate. We opted for a smaller car that was returned while we were there and the staff member put a priority on getting it ready - she said she'd clean it herself if needed. No hard sell on anything, no hidden issues like not driving on gravel in Nfld (Budget/Avis - impossible in Nfld). Even showed us how they assess damage - we've never had anyone doing that before.Car was about an hour late but staff went out of their way to rectify the problem. Lack of rental cars in St John's during the busiest tourist season is common for all rental agencies.
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2018
Good serviceFriendly staff. Arranged a ride to the airport after returning the car. Appreciated the discount after having to wait for the car at pick up time. Price was great.
8.0 ExcellentJul 17 2018
I had booked at the downtown centre and not at airport. ? There was a surcharge for airport pick up ?
4.0 OkayJul 13 2018
Didn't get the compact car; had to choose a pickup truck with worse gas mileage, and even then there were only 3 left; people behind us in line would have gotten nothing
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From $69/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
National
Locations in St. John's
  • 10
  • 9.4
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2018
ServiceEveryone was happy and easy to deal eith
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Excellent dealLovely car at a very good rate. Good service for a last minute booking.I was not able to extend for one more day at the same rate.
From $60/dayRated #3
Thrifty
9.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2021
The Thrifty staff went well beyond the line of duty to assist us. The car we received was an upgrade because of complications that they tried to resolve. I don’t think you can ask for better service than someone hanging around at 2AM at the airport to rent you the car.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Everything went smoothly.Nothing. All was good
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, customer-focused ... even made sure we got a ride home after we dropped it off.The computer program seemed to have a mind of it's own - but the staff person knew just how to make it cooperate - but it did make it more time consuming than it should have been.
9.2 ExcellentDec 15 2017
AccommodatingThey came in early to accommodate our schedule.Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.
8.0 ExcellentJun 24 2017
Reasonable RateNice car, low mileage, free upgradeShort wait for clean car
From $57/dayRated #4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 22 2021
The staff was good at the St Johns Airport even though we had to wait. There was a problem at the number of cars available, but Kayak came through.
9.6 ExcellentSep 17 2019
Honestly it’s an airport thing it was confusing after we returned the car to the airport to know who to report to next! Eventually scar was circling with a very nice guy and he checked the car back in but there was10 minutes of wondering first.
7.6 GoodAug 29 2017
Quick serviceFree upgrade as they did not have the car we booked available.Price quoted online was very different than that of which we paid once we arrived.
From $52/dayRated #5
Avis
8.9 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
  • 9.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Really helpful, friendly staff
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2016
Great customer service.Quick and efficient, no up-sells.
From $58/dayRated #6
Budget
8.4 Excellent (13 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2019
Customer service was awesome
9.2 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Car was new and clean. Pick up staff was friendly and efficient. We had a Dodge Charger which had lots of trunk room for luggage for 3. Quite fuel efficient also.Drop off staff was not overly pleasant, however, she was efficient! A snails would have been nice!
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2018
GoodLots of trunk space, drove nicely and pretty fast/kind pickup/drop off service.I didnt get the vehicle of choice but it worked for what we needed. A little more pricey then I thought it would be and some extra expenses that I had to pay were not outlined when I rented the vehicle such as paying an extra $20 per day because I am under the age of 25.
2.0 MediocreNov 19 2017
I will be writing a letter of complaint to Budget concerning the customer service I received at pick-up in Newfoundland. The security agent told me to also complain to the airport as he said she was rude to me. I did not receive the rental. I needed to spend the remainder of the evening and the next morning to arrange a new rental. I went with Enterprise. Good customer service, lower price, better car, etc. I will NEVER rent with budget again.
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From $48/dayRated #7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 30 2021
I had a great experience with kayak. They found me a car when there is a rental shortage.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
We never had a rental with them
9.2 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Staff were friendly.Truck was not ready when I arrived. Had to wait 10 minutes while it was being refueled.
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2019
No car!
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
6.0 GoodDec 9 2018
Stuck for want of a shovelI asked for a shovel as St John’s Newfoundland has just received 20-20 cm snow. They said that they didn’t provide shovels. I had already paid $20 for four snow tires to be installed. I told the individual in charge that I had just had shovel my way out to come ask for a shovel when I realized that the car didn’t have one. We had to look for ways around to avoid windows left by plies or just uncleared streets as we had no means to dig our shelves out of trouble short of buying a shovel if we could find one Roy
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2018
Great Service at HertzSuch friendly staff that were extremely helpful
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2018
Great Customer ServiceI had requested an economy car, when I noticed that they had a KIA Soul ( which I currently own and I’m very familiar with) they had the Kia Soul ready for me. Possible the highlight to my trip to St John’s NL
6.0 GoodOct 8 2018
Staff was excellentCar was a lemon
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2018
Very good car and very good service.No anything I didn't like.
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From $66/dayRated #8
Dollar
7.9 Good (1 review)
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 5.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodJul 18 2021
I reserved a RAV4 and ended up with a Trailblazer. MPG not as good nor the trunk room. The lady at the Dollar pick up site was very nice.
Sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
Recent reviews
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
Recent reviews
143 travelers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near St. John's

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$73/day

Good deal

$54/day

When to book a rental car in St. John's

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Top tips for renting a car in St. John's

  • A rental car is the perfect way to explore not only St. John's, but the whole of Newfoundland, as most of its best places can't be accessed without four wheels. There are so many scenic routes to drive along that it will be hard to choose, but driving to St. Anthony on the northern tip of the island is a popular option, as you can take your time and even stay overnight in the charming towns as you make your way there.
  • All the big car rental companies can be found at St. John's International Airport (YYT), which is located less than 10 km (6.2 miles) from downtown St. John's. Car rental services are situated in the Baggage Claim area of the airport's main terminal. If you're heading there during high tourism season (May-September), you should book your car in advance.
  • The Trans-Canada Highway connects St. John's to other cities and towns around Newfoundland and, although the highway is in great condition, you will likely encounter sharp curves while driving through these hills. Always stay alert when driving on the island, as moose roam around freely and sometimes cause accidents. Stop the car and wait for the animals to fully disappear if you bump into them.
  • Although traffic is quite tame when compared to other big Canadian cities, rush hour traffic (between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.) can affect certain areas of St. John's, particularly Parkway, which is made up of three roads funneling into a single route. Most heavy construction work takes place during summer, so take that into consideration in case you have to be somewhere by a specific time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in St. John's for $54 or less
  • Book your rental car in St. John's at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in St. John's are around 37% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in St. John's are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

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