Car Rental at Calgary Airport

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Calgary Airport, Calgary, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Calgary Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$29.35 / per day
Calgary Airport
Compact
Mazda 2 or similar
Mazda 2
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Zoom Rent A Car
$41.42 / per day
Calgary Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$48.82 / per day
Calgary Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$54.61 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Calgary Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$63.82 / per day
Calgary Airport
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$81.25 / per day
Calgary Airport
Compact Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$91.70 / per day
Calgary Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or similar
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$148.02 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:39 on 2024-04-12. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, French
Currency
CAD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$70 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 70 km/h or 25 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 110 km/h or 50 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Calgary Airport

Airport Car Rental

The capital of the province of Alberta, Calgary is one of the most interesting cities in Canada. A modern metropolis, it is a hub of culture and entertainment, but also offers easy access to some of Canada’s most majestic scenic destinations. With that in mind, here are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Calgary:

  • Glenbow Museum. One of the most impressive museums in all of Canada, the Glenbow is a mecca for lovers of art, history, and anthropology. Mainly focused on the history of Alberta, the museum offers interesting collections dedicated to such varied subjects as indigenous Canada, the arrival of Europeans, the military, the mounted police, and more.
  • Telus Spark. Another fascinating museum in Calgary, Telus Spark is dedicated to science, innovation, and discovery. With a special focus on the audiences of children and young adults, many of the museum’s exhibitions are interactive and digital. Sections of the museum include the Being Human area, Creative Kids Museum, and HD Digital Dome Theater. The museum is in the northeastern part of Calgary near Tom Campbell’s Hill Natural Park and the Calgary Zoo.
  • Stampede Park. The Calgary Stampede is one of the main reasons why many people visit the city. Taking place every July, this self-styled ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ is a ten-day celebration filled with rodeos, shows, and concerts, which attracts more than one million visitors every year. However, even if your visit to the city doesn’t coincide with the Stampede, you can still catch a glimpse of its magic by visiting Stampede Park which is home to the Boyce Theater and other venues and hosts frequent events throughout the year.
  • Chinese Cultural Center. Perhaps the largest of its kind in North America, the Chinese Cultural Center is located in and the representation of Calgary’s own Chinatown. Having celebrated its 30th birthday in 2022, the center provides a home to the fascinating Chinese Artifacts Museum and also frequently hosts various cultural events and performances. 
  • Banff. The most famous national park in Canada, Banff is one of the main reasons why people travel to Calgary. Made up of awe-inspiring mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and forests, this is the Canada of postcards and tourism ads. The national park is famous for its winter sports opportunities but is equally nice to visit during the summer months when it becomes a prime destination for trekking, climbing, and kayaking. The southern entrance of Banff near the town of Canmore is about 110 km (68 miles) west of Calgary and can be reached in just over an hour by car.

Top international routes

  • Vancouver
  • Edmonton
  • Toronto
  • Kelowna
  • Winnipeg
  • Montego Bay

Main airlines

WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat, Flair Airlines, United Airlines, and Air North

Terminals

The two passenger terminals are T1 or the domestic terminal and T2 or the international terminal. T1 is further divided into Concourses A, B, and C, and T2 is further divided into Concourses E and F. The YYC LINK passenger shuttle is the fastest and easiest way to move between terminals.

Location

Calgary Airport is about 17 km (11 miles) northeast of downtown Calgary. Airport Trail, Deerfoot Trail, and Memorial Drive are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $31 per day
  • Vans - from $66 per day
  • Premium cars - from $81 per day
  • Small cars - from $30 per day
  • SUVs - from $36 per day

Car rental desks

Most are in the separate Rental Car Center building across the road from the airport terminal building. Some other car rental offices are further off-site, and a free shuttle bus running from Bus Bay #6 will take you there.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many restaurants, cafés, and snack bars, as well as different stores, bookshops, and gift shops. The duty-free outlet is available to international passengers. There are also ATMs, currency exchange offices, two on-site hotels, baby changing rooms, many children’s play areas for different ages, a medical service, a pharmacy, a pet relief area, spa, showers, a barber shop, an interfaith chapel, and the Calgary International SpacePort where you can learn about aeronautics and space. Luggage storage is on the arrivals level and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The airport is well equipped for passengers with reduced mobility or visual impairment. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Gas Plus Inc., located at 5216 6 Street, can be reached in about six minutes. There are many other gas stations nearby and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Vancouver (990 km / 615 mi). It’s a long drive to the largest city of the neighboring British Columbia province, but the trip is very much worth it. One of the best places to live in North America according to many surveys, Vancouver is also a fascinating city full of cultural things to see and outdoor activities to try.
  • Edmonton (288 km / 179 mi). The capital of the Alberta province (in which Calgary is also located), Edmonton is the northernmost large city of Canada. Although mainly known as a center of the oil industry, it also has plenty for a tourist to enjoy like the Art Gallery of Alberta and TELUS World of Science Museum.
  • Saskatoon (579 km / 360 mi). The largest city of Saskatchewan province, Saskatoon is flying under the radar of most visitors of Canada. Those who do venture to the city in the Canadian prairies are rewarded with unique little museums and beautiful walks of the Meewasin Trail that runs along the city of the same name.
  • Seattle (1,147 km / 713 mi). The largest city in the state of Washington, Seattle is the home of Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and many other world-famous bands and musicians. This legacy and the creative spirit of the city continues to live on in its museums, cultural centers, and performance venues. To travel from Canada to the United States, you’ll have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it.
  • Winnipeg (1,333 km / 828 mi). Often called the cultural capital of the Prairies, Winnipeg is one of the most sophisticated cities in Canada. It is home to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Graffiti Gallery, and Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Center, as well as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Airforce Heritage Museum.
  • Lethbridge (224 km / 140 mi). The third most-populous city of Alberta, Lethbridge doesn’t have the same tourist pull as Calgary and Edmonton. What it lacks in size, however, it more than makes up for with small town hospitality, historic sites, a large Japanese garden, and proximity to Waterton Lakes National Park.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in and departures 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.7
  • Wi-Fi 7.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 7.3

Calgary Airport (YYC)

  • IATA: YYC
  • ICAO: CYYC
  • Name: Calgary Airport (YYC)
  • Distance from city: 4.3 miles / 7 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Calgary Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Calgary Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Calgary Airport
$30.46
January
$35.00
February
$35.21
March
$32.56
April
$69.66
May
$133.80
June
$153.30
July
$113.16
August
$62.77
September
$41.97
October
$27.78
November
$37.01
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Calgary Airport is November — when rental costs average $27.78 per day. This is 57% cheaper than the yearly average and 82% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $153.30 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Calgary Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in February the average rental period is 7 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Calgary Airport
6
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Calgary Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Calgary Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Calgary Airport in September, while they are least likely to rent in in April.
Monthly searches at Calgary Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
63%
January
64%
February
80%
March
54%
April
86%
May
164%
June
152%
July
125%
August
171%
September
102%
October
77%
November
63%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Routes Car Rental, Dollar, Zoom Rent A Car, Avis, Thrifty
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $29 per day
Cheapest supplier Routes Car Rental

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Zoom Rent A Car Honda CR-V 4 2 SUVs
Zoom Rent A Car Mazda 2 4 1 Medium cars
Avis Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Kia Sorento 4 2 SUVs

FAQ

Can I drop off the car in a different city?
Yes, it is possible to drop off the car in a different city. A one-way rental fee will apply the amount of which depends on the rental company and the distance between the cities.
Can I rent a diesel car?
Yes, you can rent diesel cars from us.
Is it possible to rent two cars under the same name?
Yes, It is possible to rent two cars under the same name. Please note that the customer should have enough available credit to make a deposit for both cars. Also, you will have to add at least one additional driver to one of the cars for that person to be able to drive it (and they will have to have a valid driver’s license).
Do rental cars come with built-in GPS?
No, rental cars do not usually come with in-built GPS but customers can rent one at the rental desk when picking up the car.
Is it possible to travel to British Columbia with a car rented in Calgary?
Yes, it is possible to take a rental car to British Columbia. Some companies in Calgary, notably Routes, have restrictions on the allowed mileage if the vehicle is taken out of Alberta. YOu may also need to get permission beforehand.
Can I travel to Montana in the USA?
Yes, all companies serving Calgary Airport allow their cars to be taken to the USA. However, similar to traveling to other provinces, the mileage may be restricted. Some companies, particularly Routes, charge an extra fee for traveling to the USA.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Jeep Wrangler
November 14, 2023
We went to Calgary for a whisky-tasting event. A lot of fun, with lots of good people and lots of good whiskies. Whisky Calgary
Canada
Nissan Rogue
November 4, 2023
Banff, Lake Louise, Rocky Mountains unbelievable
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
October 16, 2023
Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver, what more to say beautiful scenery amazing hiking and biking in a dream scenery, will definitely come back. The car was awesome.
Canada
Dodge Durango
July 5, 2023
Good family time getting together for a memorial.
Canada
Chevrolet Spark
May 3, 2023
Loved renting a car to drive into Banff and explore the parks there!
Ecuador
Kia Rio
April 19, 2023
Activities
Canada
Nissan Altima
December 29, 2022
Enjoyed Nakiska ski field and Kananaskis reort
Canada
Toyota Corolla
December 3, 2022
Struggled without good tire in winter
United Kingdom
Nissan Altima
November 9, 2022
Trip was brilliant but snow restricted a lot of what we wanted to do unfortunately. Loved Banff and Lake Louise
Canada
Toyota Yaris
March 16, 2021
Banff National park, Jasper, Glenbow museum, Edmonton Mall, sky walk etc
Canada
Toyota Corolla
October 29, 2020
Beautiful Rockies. superb roads.
Canada
Chevrolet Cobalt
August 12, 2020
Such a beautiful Province. So many beautiful lakes and waterfalls. If you like wild nature such as bears, elk, deer, mountain sheep, and eagles, you will not be disappointed. Some of the destinations were a little distant, but if you plan your trip (we stayed at 3 different locations), you can maximize your time. Places you need to see. Emerald Lake, Maligne Lake, Lake Louis, Athabasca Falls. You must also take a chair lift to one of the mountains. The view is stunning. We chose Banff chair lift as it was less crowded.
Canada
Nissan Versa
March 28, 2020
I had to cancel my trip due to the Covid 19 virus. I did not get a car so cannot rate the above. Calgary though is a beautiful city with many many wonderful places to visit.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
January 30, 2020
Clean city, cheapest airport to get to Revelstoke
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Advance
November 14, 2019
It was easy to drive around the city with clear signs and wide roads. Our hire car was smooth and very fuel efficient. Definitely needed the car while in the city. The longer drives into Banff and areas were comfortable. The Rockies are beautiful! Great landscape for walks and adventures.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
July 26, 2019
Routes is good to save money but understand you are not at the airport. The shuttle is a ten minute ride but it was not clear where you go to get the shuttle. In Calgary it is column 22 and 23. Easy airport though. Language barriers can be a problem.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
April 4, 2019
Off site car rental site saved us over $100.00, was well worth it. Staff is professional and friendly. Very close to airport.
Canada
Nissan Rogue
March 30, 2019
Very nice staff, the place is clean and the vehicles are great for the price we pay.
Canada
Nissan Altima
March 17, 2019
An excellent place to rent a car if you are willing to take the time to pick up your car 10 minutes off the airport (free shuttle).
Canada
Jeep Wrangler
January 7, 2019
Calgary is a wonderful city. Its easy to navigate, large, clean roads, and the airport is a good location to rent from.
Canada
Kia Rio
July 6, 2018
Very easy to obtain.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
30
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$69.88
Lowest daily price
$29.35
Total cars available
204

Top 13 Suppliers at Calgary Airport in 2024

Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 24 reviews
+18336193653
2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta
$60 - $215
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 10 reviews
4032211676
2000 Airport Road Ne
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.5 / 10 reviews
+14032211700
2000 Airport Road
$57 - $133
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.3 / 30 reviews
+14032211806
2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W5, Canada
$49 - $149
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
National
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
8336193655
2000 AIRPORT RD NE,
$65 - $225
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 16 reviews
+14032211806
2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W5, Canada
$49 - $149
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
+14032261550
2000 Airport Road Northeast
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 07:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8
8336193654
2000 AIRPORT RD NE
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Aucomm Car Rental
Aucomm Car Rental
Good 7.6
8253655280
10923 38 St Ne #1106, Calgary, Ab T3n 1A5
$145 - $184
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:59
Tue:09:00-15:59
Wed:09:00-15:59
Thu:09:00-15:59
Fri:09:00-15:59
Sat:09:00-15:59
Sun:09:00-23:59
Zoom Rent A Car
Good 7.4 / 58 reviews
+15878858888
11124 36 St Ne Unit 2010
$41 - $77
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Europcar
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
+14033983930 / +330176660251
130-588 Aero Dr Ne Calgary, T2E 7Y4
$85 - $140
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.1 / 5 reviews
18883179666 / 9056707368
11124 36 St NE Unit 2010
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Routes Car Rental
Good 7 / 403 reviews
+14033983930 / +14033983931
130-588 Aero Dr Ne Calgary, T2E 7Y4
$29 - $66
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:30
Tue:07:30-22:30
Wed:07:30-22:30
Thu:07:30-22:30
Fri:07:30-22:30
Sat:07:30-22:30
Sun:07:30-22:30
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