Car Rental at Edmonton Airport

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Edmonton Airport, Edmonton, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$151.27 per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$162.78 per day
Compact
Nissan Kicks or similar
Nissan Kicks
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$207.67 per day
Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$365.30 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$151.87 / per day
Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$167.07 / per day
Full-size Elite
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$172.93 / per day
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or similar
Chrysler 300
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$174.67 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-06-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%
Rating
8.7
Edmonton Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Formerly known as the Gateway to the North and now as the Portal to the World, Edmonton is northern Alberta’s largest city and Edmonton Airport is its main gateway. With more than a million people residing in its metro area, the city is lively and vibrant. It has great historic parks and opportunities to experience life outdoors. 

The real draw of the city is that it is a gateway to Alberta as a whole. From it, you can easily reach the Rocky Mountains including Jasper National Park. It is also the beginning of the main route to the Northwest Territories. Noone of these places is possible to visit without a rental car, though.

Luckily, the airport is the perfect place to pick up a rental car. There are companies that are located at the airport and other, low-cost companies that are located a short shuttle ride away. This makes Edmonton Airport the perfect place to being a road trip through Alberta and the rest of northern Canada. 

 

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 also 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 $225 per day
  • Medium cars - from $278 per day
  • Vans - from $296 per day
  • Premium cars - from $174 per day
  • Small cars - from $257 per day
  • SUVs - from $330 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.
  • 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 Vancouver Art Gallery and Museum of Anthropology, experience the atmosphere of a home game of Canucks, the local ice hockey team, or enjoy the view from the top of the 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 water sliding in summer and 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.

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 5.5
  • Departure and check-in 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 7.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 2.6
  • Lounge 5.1

Edmonton Airport (YEG)

  • IATA: YEG
  • ICAO: CYEG
  • Name: Edmonton Airport (YEG)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 139,086
  • Passengers (per year): 7,523,864
  • Distance from City: 5 miles / 8 km SSW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 (780) 890-8900
  • Email: info@edmontonairports.com

Top 20 Locations near Edmonton Airport

  1. 273.2 km / 169.8 miles away
  2. 374.1 km / 232.4 miles away
  3. 393.3 km / 244.4 miles away
  4. 465.6 km / 289.3 miles away
  5. 481.0 km / 298.9 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Kelowna Airport from $235.06 per day
    568.7 km / 353.3 miles away
  7. 570.0 km / 354.2 miles away
  8. 605.1 km / 376.0 miles away
  9. 696.1 km / 432.6 miles away
  10. 762.7 km / 473.9 miles away
  11. 794.9 km / 493.9 miles away
  12. Car Rental in Vancouver South from $262.60 per day
    821.5 km / 510.5 miles away
  13. 827.8 km / 514.4 miles away
  14. Car Rental at Nanaimo Airport from $142.02 per day
    876.4 km / 544.6 miles away
  15. 880.9 km / 547.3 miles away
  16. 893.4 km / 555.1 miles away
  17. 893.5 km / 555.2 miles away
  18. 997.7 km / 619.9 miles away
  19. 1187.1 km / 737.6 miles away
  20. 1777.7 km / 1104.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Edmonton Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Edmonton Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Edmonton Airport
$41.38
January
$32.30
February
$40.11
March
$51.72
April
$39.06
May
$42.82
June
$38.27
July
$41.97
August
$25.79
September
$31.18
October
$35.89
November
$30.68
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Edmonton Airport is September when prices for an Economy class start from $25.79. You can see that this is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $51.72 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Edmonton Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in March the average rental period is 9 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
9
March
8
April
7
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
3
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Edmonton Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Edmonton Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
116%
January
122%
February
141%
March
125%
April
169%
May
146%
June
210%
July
170%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars
Hertz Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Rav4 5 2 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. 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.
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Alamo
8.78 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.3 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$167.62
Lowest daily price
$27.69
Total cars available
40

Top 9 Suppliers at Edmonton Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 3 reviews
+17808907345
1, 1000 Airport Rd, Leduc, Alberta
$151 - $447
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8337183042
1, 1000 AIRPORT ROAD
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5
8337183048
1, 1000 AIRPORT ROAD,
$162 - $458
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
7808904436
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+17804482000
1000 Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4
8772830898
1000 Airport Road
$208 - $292
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
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
+17809552224 / +33017666025
405 11th Avenue Nisku, T9E 7N2
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.3 / 41 reviews
+17809552224 / +14033983931
405 11th Avenue Nisku, T9E 7N2
$228 - $365
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:09:00-16:30
Sun:09:00-16:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+17808907596
1000 Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 07:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
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