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Car Rental at Vancouver Airport

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Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$20.26 / per day
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Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$32.78 / per day
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Intermediate
Honda Civic or similar
Honda Civic
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Economy rent a car
$34.71 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$36.68 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$52.32 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$157.78 / per day
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Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$23.86 / per day
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Premium
Nissan Maxima or similar
Nissan Maxima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$55.51 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2020-05-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$33.86 / per day
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
7.8
Vancouver Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Vancouver Airport! Then drive to Stanley Park, one of the city’s most famous spots and home to the Vancouver Aquarium. The Coal Harbour walkway is right next to it too. Drive a little farther and you’ll reach the ocean at Kitsilano Beach or West Point Grey Beach. Up for an adventure? Visit Lynn Canyon or take a thrilling walk over the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Visit one of the city’s top-notch museums—the Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the TELUS World of Science are just a few. Vancouver’s restaurant scene is vibrant. Local dining is generally relaxed with a focus on fresh seafood, healthy ingredients, and multicultural influences. And make sure you head to East Van for some Chinese, Japanese, and Punjabi cuisine, too!

Vancouver’s a great destination, but the surrounding region has even more to offer, so why not get a longer-term car rental? You can drive to nearby Seattle, Alberta, or even explore the north of British Columbia. Picking up your rental car at Vancouver Airport and dropping it off at a different location is easy. Start planning your adventure today!

Vancouver Airport is also known as Aéroport international de Vancouver.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Transat, Pacific Coastal Airlines, WestJet, and Sunwing Airlines

Terminals

There are three passenger terminals—Domestic Terminal, International Terminal and South Terminal. Domestic and International are connected and sometimes collectively referred to as the Main Terminal. South Terminal is sometimes called Airport South. A free airport shuttle can take you between the Main Terminal and South Terminal.

Location

Vancouver Airport is about 12 km (7.5 mi) south of downtown Vancouver. Grant McConachie Way and Granville Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $52 per day
  • Medium cars - from $38 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $61 per day
  • Premium cars - from $77 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $42 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Alamo (Tel: +18336193650)
  • National (Tel: 8336193652)
  • NUCarrentals (Tel: 6043704445)
  • Routes Car Rental (Tel: +16043704445 / +18557532343 / +18664676883)
  • Discount (Tel: +16043702277 / +18669670846)
  • Avis (Tel: +16046062847)
  • Budget (Tel: +16046687000)
  • Europcar (Tel: +16043702277 / +18669670846)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 6042078140 / 6043700583)
  • Economy rent a car (Tel: +17783855551 / +16046891231)

Car rental desks

The rental desks of National and Alamo are located across from to the Main Terminal on the ground floor of the parking lot.

Routes, Discount (including Europcar), and Ace all provide shuttle service to their locations which are just a few minutes’ ride away.

Services and facilities

You’ll find plenty of snack bars, fast food stands, cafeterias, and restaurants. For shopping, try one of the many stores and gift shops. Most duty-free outlets are in International Terminal. You’ll also find several lounges, an on-site hotel, ATMs, a currency exchange, baby changing facilities, a children’s play area, a medical clinic, a pharmacy, spa, showers, a dry cleaner, post office, aquarium, and a chapel. Luggage storage services are located landside in both International and Domestic Terminals and are open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the International Terminal and from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Domestic Terminal. The airport is fully accessible to travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There is a Petro- Canada gas station at 5111 Grant McConachie Way right next to the airport that is perfect for those returning Alamo or National rentals. The station is open 24/7.

For those returning cars to Ace, Discount (including Europcar), or Routes, a husky station on Bridgeport Road can be found just after exiting Oak Street and is a stone’s throw away from the rental companies’ locations.

Popular one-way rentals

Airport info

Rating
8.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Departure and check-in 8.1
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.4
  • Lounge 7.2

Vancouver Airport (YVR)

  • IATA: YVR
  • ICAO: CYVR
  • Name: Vancouver Airport (YVR)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 4 m / 13 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Concrete
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 330,839
  • Passengers (per year): 24,166,122
  • Phone: +1 604 207 7077

Top 20 Locations near Vancouver Airport

  1. 4.1 km / 2.6 miles away
  2. 25.5 km / 15.9 miles away
  3. 60.7 km / 37.7 miles away
  4. 61.7 km / 38.3 miles away
  5. 74.2 km / 46.1 miles away
  6. 86.5 km / 53.7 miles away
  7. 136.7 km / 85.0 miles away
  8. 247.7 km / 153.9 miles away
  9. 341.6 km / 212.2 miles away
  10. 513.2 km / 318.9 miles away
  11. 531.0 km / 330.0 miles away
  12. 673.2 km / 418.3 miles away
  13. 678.0 km / 421.3 miles away
  14. 715.9 km / 444.9 miles away
  15. 799.0 km / 496.5 miles away
  16. 1139.8 km / 708.2 miles away
  17. 1196.2 km / 743.3 miles away
  18. 1325.1 km / 823.4 miles away
  19. 1329.2 km / 825.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Vancouver Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Vancouver 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 Vancouver Airport
$31.06
January
$39.50
February
$34.09
March
$40.42
April
$39.98
May
$46.04
June
$72.45
July
$64.13
August
$28.43
September
$25.90
October
$19.68
November
$42.61
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Vancouver Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $19.68. You can see that this is 51% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $72.45 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 Vancouver Airport?

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

Which is the busiest car rental month at Vancouver Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Vancouver Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in October.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
95%
February
113%
March
123%
April
160%
May
102%
June
140%
July
118%
August
68%
September
59%
October
64%
November
68%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Toyota Yaris Advance 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Escape 4 4 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers/Vans
Routes Car Rental Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars

FAQ

Is there a limitation on the number of drivers for a rental car? Are there any conditions?
Yes, there is a limitation on the number of additional drivers. This can be either three or four per vehicle depending on the rental conditions of the car rental company. Additional drivers need to sign a contract along with the main driver and they will need to provide all the documents similar to the main driver except a credit card.
Is there any additional cost for leaving the car at a different location than where I picked it up?
Yes, the is an additional charge called a one-way rental fee. The amount of the one-way rental fee depends on the distance between the pick-up location and drop-off location and the car rental company. You can see the costs when searching for a rental car on our site; all you need to do is to choose the location where you wish to drop off the car.
Are there any restrictions on where I can take the car?
Yes, there are some restrictions in Canada on where a rental car may be taken.In general, you are allowed to drive the car in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta along with the US state of Washington. Depending on which car rental company you chose, there may be an additional fee for traveling to Washington.Check the

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Advance
October 8, 2019
Loved Vancouver! Rented a car to get to Squamish and North Vancouver.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
September 6, 2019
Vancouver is beautify and a worthy destination. Renting a bike to ride around city center, Stanley Park, and the waterfront is well-worth the time.
Canada
Honda Civic
September 5, 2019
Whattya gonn do? ya need a car, ya rent a car. though Carshare is looking like a better option.
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
July 22, 2019
Excellent base from which to discover more of British Columbia and a fantastic city
Canada
Toyota Corolla
April 28, 2019
We did not drive into Vancouver but went directly to Seattle. The drive to and from the Routes location was simple and uncomplicated. Seattle was a great location to visit with many things to do and see. Visited the Flight Museum and Pikes Market .... wonderful.

Top 10 Suppliers at Vancouver Airport in 2020

Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18336193650
3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, British Columbia
$40 - $72
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
8336193652
VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORT, 3211 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
6043704445
8991 CHARLES ST,
Routes Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
+16043704445 / +18557532343 / +18664676883
9231 Beckwith Road, British Columbia
$20 - $30
Working hours
Mon:07:00-00:00
Tue:07:00-00:00
Wed:07:00-00:00
Thu:07:00-00:00
Fri:07:00-00:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Discount
Discount
Excellent 8.5
+16043702277 / +18669670846
8971 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+16046062847
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way Vancouver International
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:15; 05:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+16046687000
5140 Grant Mcconachie Way Vancouver Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Europcar
Excellent 8
+16043702277 / +18669670846
8971 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6X AR9
$33 - $60
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-13:00
Wed:09:00-13:00
Thu:09:00-13:00
Fri:09:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
6042078140 / 6043700583
8971 Bridgeport Road
$106 - $158
Working hours
Mon:08:00-14:00
Tue:08:00-14:00
Wed:08:00-14:00
Thu:08:00-14:00
Fri:08:00-14:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
+17783855551 / +16046891231
2651 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B2
$35 - $213

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