St. John's car rentals

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St. John's, NL, CanadaNov 2 — Nov 9
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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, Passenger Van, Pickup Truck, Premium, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier Choice
Rental locations16
Airport locations10
Popular agenciesSurprise Agency, Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Dollar

Cheap car rentals in St. John's

$31/dayEconomy
$32/dayCompact
$32/dayIntermediate
$36/dayStandard
$36/dayFull-size
$377/daySUV
$53/dayMinivan
$59/dayFull-size SUV
$47/dayPremium
$59/dayPassenger Van
$53/dayPickup Truck
$39/daySupplier Choice
$39/dayIntermediate SUV
$51/dayCompact SUV
$53/dayStandard SUV
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
100 World Parkway+1 709 738 3900
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
79 Kenmount Road+1 709 722 9480
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
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Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentAug 15 2020
Pros: Good value. Very service. Good car.Cons: 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
Pros: 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
Pros: Didn't press to buy extra insurance (my Geico covers it). Friendly, helpful. Enterprise is my favorite at any worldwide location.Cons: A chauffeur (just kidding!). Nothing. Enterprise is great!
2.8 MediocreAug 31 2018
Cons: Way too expensive.
8.4 ExcellentAug 27 2018
Great service and price but slipped in an extra charge at the endPros: Car was great, very automated check in process, appreciated the drop off on the way back to the airport.Cons: 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
Pros: Good car and good service
9.6 ExcellentAug 11 2018
Super customer servicePros: Staff 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.Cons: 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 servicePros: Friendly 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
Cons: I had booked at the downtown centre and not at airport. ? There was a surcharge for airport pick up ?
4.0 OkayJul 13 2018
Cons: 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 (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
National
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 4307
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2018
ServicePros: Everyone was happy and easy to deal eith
10.0 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Excellent dealPros: Lovely car at a very good rate. Good service for a last minute booking.Cons: I was not able to extend for one more day at the same rate.
From $52/dayRated #3
Avis
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 6620
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
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  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: Really helpful, friendly staff
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2016
Great customer service.Pros: Quick and efficient, no up-sells.
From $57/dayRated #4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 8383
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
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  • 9.3
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentSep 17 2019
Cons: 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 servicePros: Free upgrade as they did not have the car we booked available.Cons: Price quoted online was very different than that of which we paid once we arrived.
From $60/dayRated #5
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
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Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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220 Kenmount Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.6
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Pros: Everything went smoothly.Cons: Nothing. All was good
10.0 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Pros: Staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, customer-focused ... even made sure we got a ride home after we dropped it off.Cons: 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
AccommodatingPros: They came in early to accommodate our schedule.Cons: Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.
8.0 ExcellentJun 24 2017
Reasonable RatePros: Nice car, low mileage, free upgradeCons: Short wait for clean car
From $58/dayRated #6
Budget
8.2 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 747 1234
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
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136 Airport Road+1 709 778 2950
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.3
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  • 8
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 16 2019
Pros: Customer service was awesome
9.2 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Pros: 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.Cons: Drop off staff was not overly pleasant, however, she was efficient! A snails would have been nice!
8.0 ExcellentAug 29 2018
GoodPros: Lots of trunk space, drove nicely and pretty fast/kind pickup/drop off service.Cons: 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
Cons: 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
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.2 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
4 Graig Dobbins Way+1 709 726 0795
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
9.2 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Pros: Staff were friendly.Cons: Truck was not ready when I arrived. Had to wait 10 minutes while it was being refueled.
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2019
Cons: No car!
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
Pros: Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
6.0 GoodDec 9 2018
Stuck for want of a shovelPros: I 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 HertzPros: Such friendly staff that were extremely helpful
10.0 ExcellentNov 8 2018
Great Customer ServicePros: I 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
Pros: Staff was excellentCons: Car was a lemon
10.0 ExcellentSep 23 2018
Pros: Very good car and very good service.Cons: No anything I didn't like.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Pros: Great fast service. No fuss no muss.
8.0 ExcellentSep 9 2018
Pick-up in Deer Lake - Return in St. JohnsPros: I drove the Tuscon over 2700 km during the 11 day rental period, and it was comfortable, roomy, pleasant to drive and reliable.Cons: I returned the vehicle at St. Johns, Newfoundland. The location of the off-airport return site was not provided in the rental documents, and I had some delays in trying to find it. Fortunately, the shuttle ride back to the airport with our luggage was prompt and pleasant. The rental agents handled the return quickly and professionally.
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From $66/day
Dollar
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
220 Kenmount Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
80 Craig Dobbin´s Way
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
92 Elizabeth Avenue
Recent reviews
127 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

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 33% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in St. John's are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in St. John's

  • Some car rental companies in St. John's which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Budget

  • On average a rental car in St. John's costs $73 per day.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in St. John's.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($31/day), Dollar ($36/day) and Alamo ($39/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in St. John's is Enterprise (8.7, 80 reviews).

  • Car rental companies onsite at St John's airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Dollar and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from St John's airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis, Dollar, and National.

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 4 Graig Dobbins Way A1A 4Y3 (3 miles from city center).

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

  • A Standard car rental in St. John's costs $79 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in St. John's costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in St. John's costs $76 per day, on average.

  • In St. John's, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 79 Kenmount Road (2 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in St. John's costs $510 per week ($73 per day).

  • On average a rental car in St. John's costs $2,184 per month ($73 per day).