Car Rental at Vancouver Airport

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Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$54.11 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$68.18 per day
Full-size
Hyundai Sonata or similar
Hyundai Sonata
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$77.60 per day
Compact SUV
Ford Escape or similar
Ford Escape
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$108.06 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$205.55 / per day
Premium Regular Cab Pickup
Chevrolet Silverado or similar
Chevrolet Silverado
  • 5
  • 6
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$216.30 / per day
Special SUV
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
$1039.93 / per day
Mini Van
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$75.82 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:41 on 2023-05-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$230.69 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 70 km/h
25 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 110 km/h
50 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.1
Vancouver Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

One of the biggest cities in Canada (and by far the largest on its Pacific coast), Vancouver is also one of the country’s main tourist destinations. A diverse city known for its high quality of life, Vancouver also has plenty to offer in terms of history, nature, and active cultural life. These are three of its main attractions:

  • Museums: Similar to Toronto and Montreal in the eastern part of Canada, Vancouver is home to many interesting museums. The two most famous are the Museum of Vancouver, t dedicated to a variety of topics from the history of Vancouver to cultures around the world, and Science World, an interactive museum dedicated to different branches of science and innovation. Other interesting museums in Vancouver include the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, the Maritime Museum, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Center (the latter shares its premises with the Museum of Vancouver).
  • Stanley Park: One of the largest urban parks in the world, Stanley Park is home to forested trails and the beautiful 10km section of the sea wall; a paved cycling and walking path around the perimeter of the park where you can see Lions Gate Bridge, beaches and sculptures. There are many bike rental companies to rent from near the park so you can bike this route
  • Grouse Mountain: One of the three North Shore Mountains, Grouse Mountain is also known as the Peak of Vancouver. Offering skiing and snowboarding as well as ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter, Grouse is home to two rescued grizzly bears, Grindr and Coola, as well as a bird show, lumberjack show and a scenic chairlift ride in the summer. Energetic travelers should test their fitness on the Grouse Grind known as nature’s staircase which goes from the bottom of the Grouse gondola to the top of the mountain.

And here are a couple of more places to check out near Vancouver:

  • Bowen Island. A small island just northwest of Vancouver, Bowen is one of the most popular destinations for day trips in the region. The area is famous for its coastline, well-preserved historical buildings, scenic nature, and, above all, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The island is connected to the mainland by ferry; it is possible to bring a car (you’ll need to purchase an additional ticket for it), but you can also park at Horseshoe Bay and pick it up upon your return.
  • Squamish. One of the main hubs of the Sea to Sky region that begins just north of Vancouver and stretches about 200 km (125 miles) to the northeast, Squamish is known as the outdoor capital of Canada. From kayaking to scuba diving to trekking and climbing, the area offers plenty of opportunities for adventure sports and activities. The drive from Vancouver to Squamish takes about an hour. Highway 99 passes through the city and is one of the most scenic drives in all of Canada, and the further north you go, the wilder the surrounding nature becomes. 

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

  • Convertibles - from $255 per day
  • Large cars - from $68 per day
  • Medium cars - from $170 per day
  • Vans - from $76 per day
  • Premium cars - from $76 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $72 per day

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 10:00 p.m. in the International Terminal and from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 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

  • Seattle (223 km / 138 mi)
  • Calgary (982 km / 610 mi)
  • Portland (502 km / 312 mi)
  • San Francisco (1,521 km / 945 mi)
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This article was reviewed and updated by Hannah, the adventurer behind That Adventurer, a travel blog for active travellers. If you like exploring new places by hiking, biking, kayaking or paddleboarding, then you’ll enjoy That Adventurer’s travel guides. Originally from the UK, Hannah has lived in Canada, Norway and France.

Airport info

Rating
8.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 8.3
  • Wi-Fi 8.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.7
  • Lounge 7.7

Vancouver Airport (YVR)

  • IATA: YVR
  • ICAO: CYVR
  • Name: Vancouver Airport (YVR)

Top 20 Locations near Vancouver Airport

  1. 11.0 km / 6.8 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Nanaimo Airport from $129.71 per day
    52.3 km / 32.5 miles away
  3. 62.8 km / 39.0 miles away
  4. 63.3 km / 39.3 miles away
  5. 258.0 km / 160.3 miles away
  6. 287.2 km / 178.5 miles away
  7. 681.5 km / 423.5 miles away
  8. 686.4 km / 426.5 miles away
  9. 809.1 km / 502.8 miles away
  10. 1204.7 km / 748.6 miles away
  11. 1863.9 km / 1158.2 miles away
  12. 3175.3 km / 1973.0 miles away
  13. 3345.5 km / 2078.8 miles away
  14. 3348.5 km / 2080.7 miles away
  15. 3361.4 km / 2088.7 miles away
  16. 3364.9 km / 2090.9 miles away
  17. Car Rental at Ottawa Airport from $54.11 per day
    3552.0 km / 2207.1 miles away
  18. 3682.2 km / 2288.0 miles away
  19. 3787.4 km / 2353.4 miles away
  20. 4240.9 km / 2635.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Vancouver Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Vancouver 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 Vancouver Airport
$35.39
January
$33.80
February
$34.46
March
$37.27
April
$49.39
May
$99.98
June
$111.66
July
$95.22
August
$56.60
September
$46.32
October
$28.49
November
$32.31
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Vancouver Airport is November — when rental costs average $28.49 per day. This is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 74% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $111.66 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 Vancouver Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in May the average rental period is 8 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average rental length at Vancouver Airport
5
January
6
February
5
March
7
April
8
May
6
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
6
November
6
December

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Vancouver Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Vancouver Airport in September, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Vancouver Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
51%
January
72%
February
52%
March
70%
April
119%
May
126%
June
136%
July
141%
August
181%
September
88%
October
84%
November
79%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Routes Car Rental, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, Flexways
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs, Vans, Small cars
Lowest price $54 per day
Cheapest supplier Avis

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 Vans
Routes Car Rental Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car Rental Ford Escape 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Dodge Caravan 4 4 Vans
Avis Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Avis Mitsubishi Mirage 4 2 Small 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

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
Honda Civic
March 8, 2023
Food is really good, lots of different kinds of restaurants. City is very clean. Will be back again 👍
Switzerland
Dodge Grand Caravan
January 26, 2023
Visiting friends on Vancouver Island
France
Dodge Grand Caravan
January 13, 2023
Fantastic city and region although too much rain
Canada
Dodge Grand Caravan
November 29, 2022
Stanley Park, Robson Street, Central Park running trails (Burnaby), Granville Island, the Persian restaurants and stores in North Vancouver (including some based on helpful recommendations from the Routes shuttle bus driver! )
Brazil
Toyota Corolla
October 13, 2022
It was easy to contact the agent and arrange pick up at the airport. They’ve upgraded the vehicle and extended our drop off. I highly recommend it.
Canada
Nissan Rogue
September 29, 2022
My 4th time using Routes. They are fabulous.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
September 17, 2022
It was very easy to pick up and drop off car. The clerk was friendly. Also it was a short walk to get to the location.
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Grand Caravan
September 16, 2022
Absolutely recommended to our friends who has kids still in college. We normally need a big car like mini van and you guys have it
Canada
Honda Civic
June 29, 2022
If staying in a hotel in Richmond, the Rental office may be withing easy walk of your hotel. it may better to go to your hotel first and walk down.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
May 18, 2022
Visited the Gulf Islands, 6 of them in 3 days. Rushed but amazing!
Canada
Nissan Rogue
May 9, 2022
Please move to a convenient place
Canada
Dodge Grand Caravan
April 27, 2022
The front desk staff were polite and accommodating. It’s very comfortable dealing with them. Overall it was indeed a pleasant experience. I would definitely refer them to my family and friends! 👍👍
Canada
Dodge Grand Caravan
January 15, 2022
We used Discovercars Route for a week in Whistler. the service was excellent , our driver, Sammy that drove us in the shuttle from the airport was so nice ! We would use this company again anytime!
Netherlands
Toyota Camry
January 7, 2022
prices per car triple or even more during Christmas period. So make sure you book in time and do not need to change things so you do not bump up into this game. Tripling the prices is to me something the rental companies can prevent if they wish to do so...... but apparently they all (which feels like agreements) do not do so.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
July 28, 2021
Shuttle service waiting too long, it’s only 10-15 mins from the shuttle to Airport but we have to wait for more than 45 mins for shuttler arriving.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
July 2, 2021
Easy and quick rental process for a good rate. Would rent from routes again. Agents were friendly and helpful.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
October 20, 2020
The place is currently under renovation. Washrooms are not open to the public.
Canada
Jeep Wrangler
May 28, 2020
ist all accessible annd easy to find
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Durango
February 5, 2020
Vancouver is an awesome city!
Canada
Nissan Rogue
November 2, 2019
We would recommend getting a car in Vancouver. We drove to Whistler and Cheakamus Lake (must-dos!), plus Grousse Mountain, and family in the North. Great way to get around the city, plus parking in Stanley Park is cheap for the day and can rent the Shaw bikes. Vancouver is a great city!
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
November 1, 2019
We travelled from Vancouver to Calgary, stopping off in Kamloops, Vernon, Golden, Canmore, Calgary, Painted Butte, Fernie, etc. finally spending 2 days in Richmond near Vancouver airport. The car was so reliable, we had rain, snow, sunshine. The reliability of the car added so much to the holiday and we so travelled to places we might not have seen. Thank you.
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 Yaris Advance
October 1, 2019
Vancouver is a very beautiful city. we travelled to the okanagen valley and penticton to go wine tasting. wonderful experience. after visiting the Okanagen we went to Victoria after dropping off our car. one of the routes personel told us how to get to the ferry. the bus terminal is 5 minutes walk from the routes office. the routes shuttle very kindly dropped us there.I think that should be standard as it made our whole experience better. the bus to the ferry was only $3.00. coming back from Victoria we took the bus and sky train directly to the airport . buy the combined ticket in the ferry terminal to get both sky train and bus ticket for $3.00 direct to airport . it only took 40 mins. so convenient. both of my experiences with routes have been fantastic. I look forward to booking you again. i booked through discover car hire. best price ever. Thankyou. Nick
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.
Canada
Jeep Cherokee
September 4, 2019
Overall value was very good.Staff was courteous. Pickup at the airport was great & the driver loaded our luggage. Drop off was exactly that nothing to sign.
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.
United States of America (USA)
Dodge Caravan
September 3, 2018
Route car and truck rental is a very easy location to find from airport. Shuttle service is very frequent.
Canada
Nissan Altima
September 3, 2018
Routes is located a short distance from the airport but the shuttle was very quick. I would definitely rent from Routes again (probably through Discover Car Hire) as it was significantly cheaper than airport rental companies.
Canada
Toyota Yaris
July 30, 2018
Car rental in summer can be very expensive, much more reasonable the rest of the year. If you don't need to get to unusual locations, public transit in Vancouver (lower mainland) is quite good.
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
July 27, 2018
Even though the rental company is about 15 minutes from the airport, it is easy to drive to and from Vancouver.
Canada
Kia Rio
July 13, 2018
Do not rent the cheapest option you find. You end up paying the difference one way or another.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
9.2 / 10
Lowest rated company
Economy rent a car
7.4 / 10
Total number of reviews
34
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$230.69
Lowest daily price
$54.11
Total cars available
82

Top 14 Suppliers at Vancouver Airport in 2023

Alamo
Exceptional 9.2 / 24 reviews
+18336193650
3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, British Columbia
$184 - $261
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
6046063700
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.8 / 3 reviews
+16046062847
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
$54 - $93
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.8 / 6 reviews
6046061656
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
$68 - $110
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.6 / 6 reviews
6046061655
3880 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY
$68 - $128
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Excellent 8.6
8336193652
VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORT, 3211 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY
$192 - $263
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+16046687000
5140 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.5
6048344102
9051 Beckwith Rd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Excellent 8.5
+17786281231
2651 Number 3 Road, Richmond BC
$114 - $1059
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Flexways
Flexways
Excellent 8.3 / 5 reviews
+5491152599877 / +16043242898
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
$170 - $404
Routes Car Rental
Excellent 8.2 / 601 reviews
+16043704445 / +18664676883
9231 Beckwith Road, British Columbia
$105 - $319
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
Europcar
Excellent 8 / 6 reviews
+16043704445 / +330176660251
9231 Beckwith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1V7
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:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Excellent 8
+16043701779
7900 Westminster Highway, , Richmond, BC V6X 1A5
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.4 / 26 reviews
+17783855551 / +16046891231
2651 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B2
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