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Calgary Car Hire

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Calgary car hire information

Pick-up location Calgary
Car types 4x4, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 72
Airport locations 20
Popular agencies Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar

Cheap Car Hire in Calgary

Economy £18/day
Compact £18/day
Intermediate £20/day
Standard £26/day
Full-size £27/day
4x4 £31/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Calgary thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Calgary budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Calgary budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Calgary hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Calgary discount
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Calgary dollar
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Calgary car hire reviews and directory

From £41/day
Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,639 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Alamo
Locations in Calgary
120 10 Ave Sw
+1 403 444 5464
2000 Airport Road Ne
+1 403 543 3985
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,160 reviews)
15 locations in Calgary
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary
1036 - 9 Avenue Sw
+1 403 212 5232
129 17 Ave Se
+1 403 264 0424
14371 Macleod Trail Sw
+1 403 216 3630
155 Crowfoot Way Nw
+1 403 241 7053
2000 Airport Rd Ne
+1 403 233 8021
2615 26 St Ne
+1 403 735 6080
4115 Macleod Trail South
+1 403 243 2100
4603 - 16 Avenue Nw
+1 403 202 8720
4802 - 17 Avenue Se
+1 403 248 1136
4804 Edmonton Trail Ne
+1 403 282 9881
5100 Shaganappi Trail Nw
+1 403 216 3346
626 58th Ave Se
+1 403 253 1853
7700 110 Avenue Nw Suite 20
+1 403 241 5840
7820 Macleod Trail South
+1 403 252 0222
Unit 500, 11488 - 24 Street Se
+1 403 720 1916
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From £37/day
Rated no. 3
Avis
7.7 Good (2,408 reviews)
6 locations in Calgary
Avis
Locations in Calgary
115 9th Avenue Southeast, Unit 162
+1 403 269 6166
1525 16 Avenue Northwest
+1 403 503 8540
2000 Airport Road
+1 403 221 1700
2828 23 Street Northeast
+1 403 571 3236
400 Midpark Way Southeast
+1 403 873 2580
5707 A Macleod Trail
+1 403 287 2113
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From £17/day
Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,301 reviews)
10 locations in Calgary
Budget
Locations in Calgary
140 6th Avenue Southeast
+1 403 226 1550
15180 Bannister Road Southeast
+1 403 226 1550
1544 16th Avenue Northwest
+1 403 226 1550
2000 Airport Road Northeast
+1 403 226 1550
3328 26th Street Northeast
+1 403 226 1550
5210 Macleod Trail Southwest
+1 403 226 1550
724 6th Avenue Southwest
+1 403 226 1550
7687 110 Avenue Northwest
+1 403 226 1550
9707 Barlow Trail Ne
+1 403 226 1550
Bay 6,125 11450 29th Street Se
+1 403 226 1550
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From £31/day
Rated no. 5
Hertz
Most popular
7.4 Good (4,097 reviews)
5 locations in Calgary
Hertz
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Se
+1 403 267 1690
2000 Airport Road Ne
+1 403 221 1676
3318 32nd Street Ne
+1 403 221 1341
4101 Macleod Trail, South
+1 403 221 1339
927-6th Avenue Sw
+1 403 221 2560
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From £30/day
Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,412 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Dollar
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Southeast
+1 866 434 2226
2000 Airport Road Ne
+1 403 221 1806
4101 Macleod Trail Se
+1 403 539 0206
927 6 Avenue Southwest
+1 866 434 2226
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From £20/day
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,809 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Southeast
+1 877 283 0898
2000 Airport Road Ne
+1 403 221 1806
4101 Macleod Trail Se
+1 403 539 0206
927-6 Ave Sw
+1 403 262 4400
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Rated no. 8
Driving Force
8.4 Excellent (102 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary
2332-23 Street Ne
+1 403 296 0770
3660-50 Avenue Se
403-296-0776
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From £47/day
Rated no. 9
National
8.0 Excellent (901 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
National
Locations in Calgary
120 10 Ave Sw
+1 403 444 5449
2000 Airport Rd Ne
+1 403 221 1690
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Rated no. 10
Economy Rent a Car
5.0 OK (992 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary
Calgary International Airport Via Shuttle
+1 403 291 4666
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From £15/day
Rated no. 11
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
8.0 Excellent (39 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
130-588 Aero Road NorthEast, Calgary AB
+1 403 398 3930
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From £24/day
Rated no. 12
Europcar
6.7 Good (28 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Europcar
Locations in Calgary
140 17th AVENUE SE
+1 403 265 6821
Upon Arrival Call (403)299-1201 To
+1 403 299 1201
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From £45/day
Rated no. 13
Ace
6.0 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Ace
Locations in Calgary
140 17th Avenue SE
+1 403 265 6821
40 Hopewell Way NE
+1 403 299 1201
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From £28/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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4 locations in Calgary
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
140 17th Avenue SE Alberta
+1 403 299 1201
2790, Windsor Street
40 Hopewell Way Ne
Calgary Airport
+1 403 299 1201
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Calgary
Sunnycars
Locations in Calgary
120, 10th avenue south east
2000 Airport Road NE
2332 - 23 Street NE
3660 - 50 Avenue SE
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Calgary
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calgary
140 17th Avenue Se
Please Go To Post 6 Opposite Gate 1- A Driver Will Be Send For Pick Up
Maxx Car Rental
maxx
1 location in Calgary
Maxx Car Rental
Locations in Calgary
3863 54 Avenue NE
+1 403 407 2400
From £16/day
MEXRENTACAR
mexrentacar
1 location in Calgary
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Calgary
2021 100 Avenue NE
+1 334 170 8243
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Calgary
NU Car
Locations in Calgary
11124 36 St NE Unit 2010
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Calgary
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Calgary
In Terminal
From £13/day
Zoom Rent A Car
zoomrentals
Cheapest deal
1 location in Calgary
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary
Calgary airport
+1 587 885 8888

Car hire locations in Calgary

Good to know

Most popular agency Hertz
Most popular car type Mini
Average price £34/day
Good deal £27/day

When to book a hire car in Calgary

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Top tips for hiring a car in Calgary

  • Calgary is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Situated at the junction of the Bow and Elbow Rivers and with the Canadian Rockies on your doorstep, exploring the surroundings of Calgary is a dream with a hire car. The world famous Banff National Park is only a little over an hour’s drive west and will leave you awestruck with the picturesque turquoise glacial lakes, untouched wilderness, and natural hot springs. Canada’s third largest city by population is located nearly 3,500 feet above sea level and has something to offer for every willing traveler.
  • Once you land at Calgary International Airport and collect your baggage, follow the signage to the Car Rental Center elevator. On the second level you will find the counters of multiple major car hire companies including Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Thrifty. The drive from the airport to downtown is seamless along the AB-2 S Highway and will only take approximately 25 minutes. If you are heading to Banff National Park you can either take the Highway 1, which will allow you to pass through Calgary on the way, or the Stoney Trail (201) Highway, which is a more direct route.
  • Canada, and specifically the mountain range, is blessed with wildlife that sometimes feels an explorative urge and wanders onto the roads. Be mindful when driving and keep an attentive eye out for animals. If you do approach any hazardous animals, remember to drive carefully and reduce speed.
  • Thanks to its higher altitude, Calgary can experience significant snowfall in the winter months, causing difficult driving conditions. The roads are designed to best deal with this snowfall; however it is important that you follow some simple tips to increase your safety. Scrape any accumulated snow off your car before driving, paying extra attention to the windows and headlights. Listen to weather reports and adhere to any warnings; the city has a Traffic Advisory station which you can tune in to at 106.5 FM. Be mindful to reduce your speed when driving in poor conditions and be extra cautious around pedestrians.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Calgary for £27 or less
  • Book your car hire in Calgary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Calgary are around 21% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Calgary are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Calgary

How much does it cost to hire a car in Calgary?

On average a hire car in Calgary costs £36 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Calgary?

Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Calgary.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Calgary?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals (£16/day), Thrifty (£18/day) and Budget (£20/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Calgary?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Calgary are Alamo (8.7, 6638 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13161 reviews), and Avis (7.7, 2408 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Calgary Airport (YYC)?

Car hire companies onsite at Calgary Airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Avis, Europcar, Zoom Rent A Car and MEXRENTACAR.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Calgary Airport (YYC)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Calgary Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Zoom Rent A Car, MEXRENTACAR, Ace and National.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Calgary?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals 130-588 Aero Road NorthEast, Calgary AB T2E 7Y4 (3 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Calgary?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Calgary?

A four-wheel drive is the safest car option to help navigate icy roads. A Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar 4WD will provide extra traction on the surface, leading to easier control and handling. When planning for driving in snowy conditions, the larger the car the better, as additional weight will help provide more grip on the road.

What's the speed limit in Calgary?

Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit on Calgary roads is 50 km/h (31 mph). Keep an eye out and be careful when driving in school zones as the limit drops to 30 km/h (19 mph). Freeways and highways will vary between 80 km/h (50 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph) so it is important to always pay attention to the signage.

How are gas prices in Calgary?

You can expect to pay slightly above the U.S. average for petrol in Calgary, with a liter costing approximately $1.01 Canadian Dollars. This translates to approximately $2.87 USD per gallon. If you are planning on exploring the mountain ranges, be sure to fill up on petrol before heading off on a long trip, as an empty tank is the last thing you want to worry about.

Where are the best places to park in Calgary?

Parking in downtown Calgary is quite manageable and cheap, considering the population of the city. If you are heading out for a meal or to explore the city’s nightlife, make the most of free street parking across the city after 6 pm. The Calgary Parking Authority also provides free street parking all day on Sundays and holidays.