St. John's Car Hire

St. John's Car Hire

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Pick-up location St. John's
Hire locations 17
Airport locations 10

St. John's car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,872 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Enterprise
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 738 3900
79 Kenmount Road
+1 709 722 9480
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From £27/day
Rated no. 2
Avis
avis
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (2,240 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 722 6620
136 Airport Road
+1 709 778 2950
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From £28/day
Rated no. 3
Budget
Most popular
7.4 Good (4,177 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 747 1234
136 Airport Road
+1 709 778 2950
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Rated no. 5
Alamo
alamo
9.1 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 722 8383
Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
4 Graig Dobbins Way
+1 709 726 0795
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
thrifty
8.3 Excellent (21 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 877 283 0898
220 Kenmount Road
+1 877 283 0898
4 Craig Dobbins Way
+1 877 283 0898
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Dollar
dollar
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
220 Kenmount Road
+1 866 434 2226
4 Craig Dobbins Way
+1 866 434 2226
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
80 Craig Dobbin´s Way
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
92 Elizabeth Avenue

Car hire locations in St. John's

Good to know

Most popular agency Budget
Most popular car type Mini
Average price £45/day
Good deal £37/day

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

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

  • A hire 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 hire 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 hire 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 a car hire in St. John's for £37 or less
  • Book your car hire in St. John's at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in St. John's

How much does it cost to hire a car in St. John's?

On average a hire car in St. John's costs £51 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in St. John's?

Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in St. John's.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in St. John's?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Avis (£32/day), Alamo (£47/day) and National (£122/day).

What is the best hire car agency in St. John's?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in St. John's are Enterprise (8.5, 12872 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2240 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4177 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: St John's Airport (YYT)?

Car hire companies onsite at St John's Airport include Budget, Avis and National.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: St John's Airport (YYT)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from St John's Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis and National.

What is the cheapest car hire location in St. John's?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis 100 World Parkway A1A 5T2 (4 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in St. John's?

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 St John s?

What type of car is recommended for driving in St. John's? If you're just driving in the city, a small, compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. If you're traveling through Newfoundland, you may prefer an SUV, and in the summer months a convertible may be a great option as it allows you to drive with the top down through the scenic routes. Families can opt for a minivan.

What's the speed limit in St John s?

The speed limit within the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), but it can be lower in certain residential areas, in which case signs will be posted. Speed limits on rural roads can range from 60 to 80 km/h (37 to 50 mph), and on highways they range from 100 to 110 km/h (62 to 68 mph).

How are gas prices in St John s?

The average petrol prices in St. John's are about $4.66 CAD ($3.49 USD) per gallon. Average prices can go as low as $4.03 CAD ($3.02 USD) per gallon and as high as $5.36 CAD ($4.01 USD) per gallon. Petrolin Canada is expressed in Canadian dollars per liter. There are very few big cities across Newfoundland, so plan your refueling stops well so you don't run out of gas.

Where are the best places to park in St John s?

Street parking in St. John's must be paid between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking meters usually have a two-hour time limit, and cost about $0.25 CAD for 10 minutes. Some streets may observe overnight parking restrictions during winter due to snow clearing operations. Brunswick Square shopping center also offers free parking on weekends.