Car Rental at Edmonton Airport

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Edmonton Airport, Edmonton, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Edmonton Airport
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$61.41 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Premium Regular Cab Pickup
Chevrolet Silverado or similar
Chevrolet Silverado
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$93.36 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$101.24 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 5
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$118.25 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Edmonton Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$63.22 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$118.25 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$120.10 / per day
Edmonton Airport
Mini Van
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$168.54 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:24 on 2024-06-14. 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
$106 per day
Average car rental length
9 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
8.7 / 10
Edmonton Airport

Airport Car Rental

Known as the oil capital of Canada, this affluent Albertan city is sometimes overlooked for its southern neighbor, Calgary, but can be a very rewarding travel destination. While a big draw is, of course, the access Edmonton provides to Canada’s stunning nature, the city itself also has plenty to see and do. Here are three such suggestions:

  • The Art Gallery of Alberta. Many modern structures get labeled futuristic and unique, but if there’s one building deserving of these monikers, it’s Edmonton’s own Art Gallery. Slightly resembling the melting forms of Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona, the redeveloped museum was opened in 2010. The art collections you can find inside are very much worth your attention, too.
  • Muttart Conservatory. Known for its distinct greenhouses and pyramids, Muttart is Edmonton’s main botanic garden. In addition to plants native to the North Saskatchewan River valley, there is fauna from places as far away as Australia and East Asia. Easily accessible, the conservatory is in South Central Edmonton and provides free parking for visitors.
  • Elk Island National Park. Banff and Jasper are the two most famous national parks in Alberta. Located only a four-hour drive from Edmonton (to the south and west, respectively), they are definitely worth a visit. If your time is limited, however, a good alternative is the much closer Elk Island which is only half an hour’s drive to the east. Known for its active role in the conservation of plains bison, the park is also home to moose, porcupines, pelicans, and many other species of wildlife.

Top international routes

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Seattle, WA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Palm Springs, CA

Main airlines

Edmonton airport is a hub for both Swoop and Flair Airlines, both of which are low-cost Canadian carriers. The airport is also the base for Canadian North which flies to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The airport is one of WestJet’s focus cities, and it has the largest share of passengers at the airport.

Other airlines include Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Iceland Air, KLM, and United Airlines.

Terminals

There is only one terminal at the airport. It is where both domestic and international flights depart and arrive. The airport is one of the eight airports in Canada with United States Customs and Border Protection Preclearance. This is at one end of the terminal and after clearing this immigration checkpoint, passengers must wait in a secure area. This saves time, though, as passengers do not need to go through immigration nor pick up the baggage and go through customs once arriving in the United States.

Location

The airport is located approximately 30km (19 miles) south of downtown Edmonton just off of Highway 2, a drive that takes roughly 30 minutes.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $61 per day
  • Medium cars - from $118 per day
  • Vans - from $169 per day
  • Premium cars - from $89 per day
  • Small cars - from $118 per day
  • SUVs - from $86 per day

Car rental desks

The rental desks for those suppliers that operate at the airport are located in the P1 parking garage which is just across the road from baggage claim. The other rental companies are located on the other side of Highway 2 just five to ten minutes away.

Services and facilities

Edmonton Airport has all of the services and facilities that one would expect from an airport its size.

There is a Renaissance Hotel on the grounds of the airport that is directly connected to the check-in area of the terminal. Other hotels at lower price points can be found a short drive away from the airport. Many of them offer free shuttle service, too.

The gates for U.S.-bound flights are separate from the rest of the terminal. The selection of facilities such as restaurants in this area is more limited. There is a duty-free shop on the way to the gates, though. There is also a currency exchange booth.

The airport has three lounges. One is an Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge. The others are Plaza Premium Lounges, one in the main part of the terminal and the other in the area of the US gates.

Nearest gas station

The nearest gas stations to the airport are actually on the grounds of it. A 7-Eleven and an Esso station can be found on Airport Road as you enter the airport. Don’t worry! Unlike in other places, these stations have competitive prices and do not try to gouge renters returning cars.

If you have a Costco membership, you can fill up at the Costco located right off of Airport Road just after you pass highway 2. As usual, Costco has lower prices for gas than nearby stations.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Calgary (300 km / 186 mi). The site of the 1988 Winter Olympics and the largest city in Alberta, Calgary is a great travel destination. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks include the Calgary Tower, Stampede Trail, Glenbow Museum, and Calgary Chinatown. Calgary can also be a great base from where to access some of Alberta’s most impressive nature areas such as Banff National Park and Lake Louise
  • Saskatoon (525 km / 326 mi). The largest city of neighboring Saskatchewan, Saskatoon might not have the same amount of attractions as Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto, but can nonetheless be a lovely place to visit. Travelers love the Prairie Wind installation, Western Development Museum, and the scenic Meewasin Trail.
  • Vancouver (1,160 km / 720 mi). A long trip away, but endlessly appealing, Canada’s third city is an awesome place to visit. Thousands travel to Vancouver every year to see the Stanley Park, the coastal mountains and the city’s beaches orexperience the atmosphere of a Canucks game, the local ice hockey team, or to enjoy the view from the top of Grouse Mountain.
  • Grand Prairie (458 km / 284 mi). Even further north than Edmonton, Grand Prairie is a small, but interesting Albertan city. Art lovers enjoy visiting the Art Gallery of Grand Prairie, and Grant Berg Gallery while history enthusiasts can’t get enough of the Grand Prairie Museum & Heritage Village and Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.
  • Banff (414 km / 257 mi). Located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and surrounded by the natural park of the same name, Banff is a winter sports and outdoor paradise. From snowboarding and skiing in winter to canoeing or hiking in the summer or taking a gondola to the mountaintop, Banff has something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Winnipeg (1,305 km / 811 mi). The hometown of Neil Young, Manitoba's capital is a lively and culturally diverse place. Some of its attractions include the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the unique Graffiti Museum, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Center, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Winnipeg is also near the Grand Beach Provincial Park on the banks of Lake Winnipeg.
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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 6.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 7.5
  • Wi-Fi 7.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.3

Edmonton Airport (YEG)

  • IATA: YEG
  • ICAO: CYEG
  • Name: Edmonton Airport (YEG)
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Edmonton Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Edmonton 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 Edmonton Airport
$43.82
January
February
$28.08
March
$33.19
April
$55.45
May
$61.04
June
$112.08
July
$86.28
August
$76.88
September
$44.66
October
$69.48
November
$88.29
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Edmonton Airport is March — when rental costs average $28.08 per day. This is 56% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $112.08 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 Edmonton Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 16 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at Edmonton Airport
3
January
February
4
March
6
April
6
May
16
June
12
July
4
August
10
September
12
October
6
November
5
December

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Edmonton Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Edmonton Airport in May, while they are least likely to rent in in December.
Monthly searches at Edmonton Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
107%
January
February
54%
March
80%
April
161%
May
107%
June
161%
July
161%
August
80%
September
80%
October
80%
November
27%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Thrifty, Alamo, Hertz, Avis, National
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Premium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $61 per day
Cheapest supplier Avis

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
National Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Thrifty Dodge Charger 4 4 Premium cars
Alamo Chevrolet Suburban 4 3 SUVs
Avis Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Chevrolet Spark 3 2 Small cars
Thrifty Dodge Grand Caravan 5 3 Vans
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Alamo Chevrolet Tahoe 4 3 SUVs
Thrifty Ford Edge 5 3 SUVs

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
Toyota Yaris Advance
August 22, 2019
Much easier to drive than to get around by public transport.
United Kingdom
Honda Civic
June 7, 2019
You need to visit the West Edmonton Mall!
Canada
Kia Rio
October 26, 2018
see above. I was visiting family in Edmonton - I enjoyed the city.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
ALIGO Rent A Car
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$105.55
Lowest daily price
$61.41
Total cars available
80

Top 8 Suppliers at Edmonton Airport in 2024

Alamo
Very good 8.4 / 3 reviews
+17808907345 / +18337183045
1, 1000 Airport Rd, Leduc, Alberta
$93 - $202
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 2 reviews
+17808907596
1000 Airport Road
$61 - $139
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; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
+17808904436
Edmonton Int'l Ap
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
National
National
Very good 8.1 / 1 review
8337183048
1, 1000 AIRPORT ROAD,
$98 - $212
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+18772830898
1000 Airport Rd, Edmonton, AB T9E 0V3, Canada
$118 - $229
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
+17804482000
1000 Airport Road
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; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
8337183042
1, 1000 AIRPORT ROAD
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59; 00:00-01:00
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
ALIGO Rent A Car
ALIGO Rent A Car
Good 7.6
17807690600
405 11 Ave, Nisku
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
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