Car Rental at Vancouver Airport

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Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Canada
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$120.91 per day
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$223.12 per day
Premium
Chevrolet Silverado or similar
Chevrolet Silverado
  • 5
  • 6
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$243.16 per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$378.63 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$396.17 / per day
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$196.14 / per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$394.25 / per day
Premium Elite
BMW X3 or similar
BMW X3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$477.06 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$303.68 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%
Rating
8.3
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, the largest civic museum in Canada which is dedicated to a variety of topics from the history of Vancouver to cultures around the world, and the 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).
  • 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

  • Large cars - from $312 per day
  • Medium cars - from $398 per day
  • Vans - from $539 per day
  • Premium cars - from $460 per day
  • Small cars - from $396 per day
  • SUVs - from $661 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 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)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 330,839
  • Passengers (per year): 24,166,122
  • Phone: +1 604 207 7077

Top 20 Locations near Vancouver Airport

  1. 61.2 km / 38.0 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Nanaimo Airport from $201.11 per day
    65.3 km / 40.6 miles away
  3. 79.4 km / 49.3 miles away
  4. 84.3 km / 52.4 miles away
  5. 100.4 km / 62.4 miles away
  6. 138.1 km / 85.8 miles away
  7. 173.2 km / 107.6 miles away
  8. 242.5 km / 150.7 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Kelowna Airport from $245.18 per day
    275.1 km / 170.9 miles away
  10. 342.1 km / 212.6 miles away
  11. 508.6 km / 316.0 miles away
  12. 527.5 km / 327.8 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Calgary Airport from $140.10 per day
    673.6 km / 418.5 miles away
  14. 710.7 km / 441.6 miles away
  15. 793.8 km / 493.3 miles away
  16. 1134.4 km / 704.9 miles away
  17. 1191.7 km / 740.5 miles away
  18. 1321.2 km / 821.0 miles away
  19. 1852.9 km / 1151.3 miles away
  20. 2451.1 km / 1523.0 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
$29.74
January
$37.82
February
$32.64
March
$38.70
April
$38.28
May
$44.08
June
$69.37
July
$61.41
August
$27.22
September
$24.80
October
$18.84
November
$40.80
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Vancouver Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $18.84. 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 $69.37 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 Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 Vans
Thrifty Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car Rental Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Toyota RAV4 4 4 SUVs
Alamo Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 1 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

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.

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! 👍👍
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 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 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.
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.
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
9.13 / 10
Lowest rated company
Economy rent a car
7.45 / 10
Total number of reviews
12
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$303.68
Lowest daily price
$27.95
Total cars available
58

Top 14 Suppliers at Vancouver Airport in 2022

Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 22 reviews
+18336193650
3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, British Columbia
$368 - $368
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 5 reviews
6046063700
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
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
National
Excellent 8.6
8336193652
VANCOUVER INTL AIRPORT, 3211 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY
$243 - $243
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 6 reviews
6046061655
3880 GRANT MCCONACHIE WAY
$181 - $231
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+16046687000
5140 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
6046061656
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4
+16046062847
3880 Grant Mcconachie Way
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Excellent 8.1
+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
Flexways
Flexways
Excellent 8.1 / 3 reviews
+5491152599877 / +16043242898
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
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
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8 / 1 reviews
+16042422962 / +18778223872
Unit 426-5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond, V6X 2X9
$378 - $1101
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:09:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-15:00
Routes Car Rental
Very good 7.9 / 550 reviews
+16043704445 / +18664676883
9231 Beckwith Road, British Columbia
$121 - $196
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.5 / 23 reviews
+17783855551 / +16046891231
2651 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B2
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