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Car rental at Calgary Airport

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Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
Fri 19/8
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Fri 26/8
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Calgary Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (177 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Alamo
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Aug 2022
Friendly and helpful. Prices were terrible.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2022
Asked counter if the rental was right sized for my family. He looked over. Shook his head and got me into an appropriate vehicle without serious uplift in price. Midsized SUV is a broad stroke. Was very happy with the service received.
9.6 Excellent26 Apr 2020
Everything was efficient and an excellent car
10.0 Excellent26 Mar 2020
friendly staff, smooth transaction, new/clean vehicle
8.0 Excellent29 Dec 2019
It was easy to get in and out of parking and held our luggage nicelyI would prefer the guy not try to get us to pay for an upgrade . He kept going on and going on about us needing a bigger car .......of course to pay more for . I ordered what o thought we needed and it was fine . No need to waste our time .
8.4 Excellent18 Nov 2019
It was easy to get the car, the car was perfect, I had a great experience with the overall renting. Easy to get there from the airport, & excellent service at the counter.It was a bit too expensive. I was shocked to learn insurance through Alamo would be $30 / day, when I could have gotten it for $12 / day through Kayak. I realize there are differences, but I don't understand the huge spike in price.
5.2 Okay12 Nov 2019
There was no windshield washer fluid. The roads were complete slush. It was awful
8.0 Excellent21 Oct 2019
carca r
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2019
Everyone helpful and friendly. The location was easy to get out of and back into. But, there are no gas stations between hwy 2 and the airport so filling the car can be tricky. I filled before I left Calgary but still got charged for a fill up.Can’t think of anything that could be improved
4.8 Okay6 Sep 2019
Charged me more than estimated
Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.9 Good (107 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Hertz
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent4 Aug 2022
The staffer was very helpful and friendly, however the car we ordered was not available. We were given an old F150 truck instead.
4.0 Okay20 Jul 2022
$700 Airport fees not charged at time of booking made for nasty surprise.
8.0 Excellent19 Aug 2019
Easy pickup at the airportManagers special was a large truck, would have preferred some option for a car.
6.4 Good20 Jul 2019
The saff was very tired - check-in around midnight. They rather work other stuff than take care of the customers.The staff could have been more interested in the customers. But when you already are the largest rental car company, why bother with the customers?
4.0 Okay16 Jul 2019
Staff should have taken care of my car switchI was given a monster truck-5.7L engine. Fuel sucker. They said I had got the managers special. Then when I asked for a smaller veh, and after waiting minimum 45 min on line, they said I would be up charged roughly $120 and have to wait another 40 minutes or so-
8.8 Excellent15 Jul 2019
I was charged for a damage I didn't do. It seems that attendants do not thoroughly check for damages, and then the next customer has to pay for someone else's damage. I noticed this because I DID find a scratch on the car initially and reported it. But missed seeing the chip on the window. Lame.
9.6 Excellent11 Jul 2019
Georges (sp) the agent who handled our transaction was excellent and due to some problems upgraded us to a larger vehicle at no additional charge. He was very knowledgeable great to work with.My only complaint was taxes and fees added an additional 25% or more to the cost of the car rental and it would have been nice to know this before getting to the rental counter.
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2019
Worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. Had a prepaid reservation which they did not honor (at night). I had to rent a last minute vehicle from another location for triple the price as it was the other company’s last one.
5.2 Okay16 Jun 2019
Charged fees that were not indicated beforehand.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jun 2019
I did not like the experience at all. There was no car for me when I needed it. Had to take a taxi instead!Just about everything!
Rated no. 3
Budget
6.8 Good (102 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Budget
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug 2022
Copy of email to Car Rentals.com Hello, I’ve recently returned from Canada and on checking my credit card statement I have been grossly overcharged for car rental. Your booking Itinerary number 643551295 refers My booking, made on 12th April showed a hire charge of 2025.22 USD (by today’s exchange rate that is approximately 2605 CAD or 1658 Pounds Sterling) Budget Car & Truck were unable to supply the type of car requested but provided a Volvo XC90 as a replacement. I did not require, or indeed require a larger car. The hire charge taken by Budget Car & Truck Rental was £3576. More than 100% above what was quoted. I accept that I took additional insurance amounting to 1637 CAD (circa 1000 Pounds Sterling) When all of the above is considered Budget Car & Truck Rental have still overcharged by about £1000. They also appear to have also charged for fuel despite agreeing to take the car back with a full tank. I would welcome your advice and arrange a refund to equate to the original quotation
2.0 Mediocre30 Jul 2022
I had to wait for 2 hours for a car because they had ran out.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul 2022
Easy and convenient. Great car
8.0 Excellent22 Jun 2022
Drop off staff were excellent, very busy but polite and efficient. The car was exactly what I needed and had booked - it was clean and seemed almost new. I had been concerned about collection as my flight was late but that was also handled with no fuss. First time I have hired a car so I was a bit confused about the process and felt it could have been explained better with less focus on telling me what I wasn't covered for. I left not sure as to what should be done if things went wrong on the road. Thankfully, I made my trip without incident.
6.0 Good21 Jun 2022
We waited 45 minutes for a car. After a long flight, it's the last thing you want to deal with. Otherwise, it was a good and efficient experience.
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2022
The person at the counter Victoriano is an awful and petty human being who should never be allowed in a customer facing job.
4.0 Okay18 Mar 2022
Very pushy to take extras. Told me I wasn't insured if I didn't take the CDW (doubled the cost of the rental, and was not needed as I have 3rd party excess insurance) My booking was for a 'subaru impreza or similar' but I was told the car I had been assigned was not all wheel drive - dont specify a subaru or similar if that's the case.
8.0 Excellent5 Mar 2022
We were upgraded from medium sized car to van- love it !
6.0 Good28 Feb 2022
I was surprised when I picked up my SUV rental in Calgary, AB on Feb 23, 2022 that winter tires were not automatically part of the rental. ITS CALGARY IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER?!?! I was told there was one similar vehicle left with winter tires and it was going to be an additional $18/day. This was very disappointing.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2022
$75 dollars turned into $394. I will never use kayak or budget again for car rental.
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (67 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Aug 2022
Like all rental cars since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the rate was very high. Aside from the price, the experience was excellent. Pickup/drop-off was quick and easy.
8.8 Excellent24 Jul 2019
Staff and car was great.Price
9.2 Excellent10 Apr 2018
Good experienceThey vehicle was nice specially since it was going to snow. I drive a small car older car overall it was great just a couple of issue just because of me being new in a new car and the snow.I wasn't told in the beginning how the car works. I didn't know about the push start or that the emergency break is on automatically after you out the gear in park or where the emergency break was. Also, they told me it was going to snow but there was no snow brush so when it did snow I had to use my sleeve and my hand to try and get rid of a lot of snow.
8.8 Excellent30 Jan 2018
Great Car and Good PriceGreat car, good price, friendly staff at pick-up
10.0 Excellent30 Jan 2018
Fast serviceVery efficient service, nice car and good price.
10.0 Excellent25 Oct 2017
Drop off was friendly, quick and efficient.
9.6 Excellent20 Sep 2017
Overall the car was perfect for our needs...we are used to a SUV so it was different to drive but still a great ride.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2017
Great Service at a Great PriceRented a midsize SUV, for two weeks, in western Canada. Speedy service at the check-in counter and then met by an agent at the pick-up site. Showed us to the car, assisted in the usual pre-rental review of the car and offered direction to out first destination. Then we received a welcome email from the local manager, including where the closest gas station was when we returned the car. Equally courteous greeting and assistance at the return. Probably the best service I have ever experienced when renting a car. No complaints at all with the car - was just what we wanted. Yes, all was exactly as the reservation specificed. No surprises!!!
9.2 Excellent3 Aug 2017
Very professionalNo lines, knowledgeable and professional staff, offered me a bottle of water, took me out to the car and went over the way they check for damage (a bit over the top on that). At that point we discovered they had mistakenly booked the car as a round trip when I'd reserved one way, not a problem and promptly fixed.The review of how they checked for damage was a bit over the top. One way fee is annoying but in line with the market.
8.4 Excellent21 Jul 2017
pricey rentalquality of car was finethere seems to be a discrepancy between different websites about whether enterprise at YYC is on airport or offsite. It is at the airport, but they seem to be less well integrated into the parking garage than other companies. Return was a bit confused. I also didn't appreciate the aggressive upsetting of the insurance coverage. My brother rented a similar SUV at the same time in Calgary, slightly away from the airport for about 2/3 the price, something that didn't;t get picked up by the Kayak search.
Rated no. 5
Avis
8.3 Excellent (85 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Avis
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Jul 2022
Lied amount unlimited miles!!!!
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul 2022
Terrible communication and inflated prices. What a rip off!
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2022
Excellent behavior of staffs, easy pick up and return of car.
6.4 Good29 Jul 2020
Zero customer service from the drop off location at YYC Rude, unhelpful and disrespectful Never again
10.0 Excellent21 Sep 2019
Drop off difficult to find in the dark after hours as small office
6.0 Good13 Sep 2019
The staff was helpful, basically just completed the reservation process.The wait time was too long, 1 hour to be exact. There were not enough agents to assist customers who had reservations. And more importantly, there was not an apology or explanation for the reason. People are eager to forgive if given the opportunity but only more upset if not.
9.6 Excellent1 Sep 2019
Our rate was awsome compared to others! Car was just what we needed and was available.
10.0 Excellent25 Aug 2019
The instructions for drop at different location were not clear and had to call main number to have me walked through them. E.g. me rental was to 6:00 but learned that the office was closed. Difficulty understanding the person explaining the procedure was a challenge. All in all not seamless.
9.2 Excellent3 Jun 2019
Clean and new car, friendly staff, easy pick up and drop offUnderage fee was very high for being 24
8.0 Excellent28 May 2019
Car was clean, and ran greatI reserved a Standard, at pick up they tried to give me an economy. Luckily I had the paper that said what kind of car I rented. With some hesitation they gave me a free upgrade, but then tried to sell me allot of coverages I did not need. I turned them all down, but clerk was not happy.
Rated no. 6
Driving Force
7.9 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul 2022
My flight got delayed and the company was closed by the time I landed. They were closed the next day and all weekend. Never got my rental and had to Uber all weekend.
5.6 Okay24 Jan 2018
Took 40 minutes to get picked up from the airportCar was new and clean and drove well. Staff at the office was nice and friendly. Price was fair. They did not hassle me about getting insurance.Called the office to have the shuttle come pick me up at the airport. It took 40 minutes for them to arrive. Then their garage is another 15-20 minutes from the airport. If you are flying in and out of the airport and time and convenience is important to you, rent from someone at the airport.
8.0 Excellent15 Jan 2018
VanClean.I was upgraded to a van at no extra charge, but it was too big of a vehicle for me, and consumed lots more gas than the car I asked for would have. I was told at time of pick up that there would be a shuttle to the airport for me, but when I arrived to return the van, they were closed and I had to pay for a cab.
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2017
The price quoted was the price charged
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2017
you have to call to be picked up from the airport, we waited about 35 minutes before they finally got there and than had to drive another 15 minutes. but we did get a nice upgrade
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2017
Driving forceWe didn't anticipate not having cell service but thankfully the Rent-A-Car had a navigation system. Saved the week! Thanks
3.6 Mediocre27 Sep 2017
Never againThey werr out of cars the first day I checked in and the staff initially did not offer any solutions until we gave them some ideas. Horrible service, will never use this car rental again
8.8 Excellent20 Sep 2017
Calgary Driving Force RentalPretty close to the airport, 15min max on the shuttle to/from. Good service.They don't offer third party liability as an option. It's not covered by the damage waiver or insurance via credit card, so personally I always add it when possible.
6.8 Good28 Aug 2017
Not located within Calgary AirportGood price on a Nissan Sentra. The car was clean and comfortable. The glove compartment contained an owner's manual for questions.Had trouble finding the meeting spot -- I assumed it would be with the other rental companies, which it was not. When I phoned the office for pick-up, no one answered (an agent later said they were too busy to bother with the phone). When the shuttle arrived, it was full so had to wait another 40 minutes for the next one. The desk had only two agents manning it so I had to wait 20 more minutes for attention. Like many companies, I inspected the car for initial damage. The agent missed major paint chips, which I had to point out. While the driving itself went well, I question whether it ever makes sense to choose a rental car company that you don't know.
10.0 Excellent22 Aug 2017
Good price & serviceI really liked my first experience with Driving Force, price was very convenient, the car was in good shape, easy dropoff and great service. I'm very satisfied.
Rated no. 7
Dollar
7.5 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Dollar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2022
Big line up for pick up. Took about an hour.
2.0 Mediocre7 Aug 2022
They give me wrong address
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2022
Tanvir was very helpful at drop off. Had a small issue with wheel imbalance during our rental and Tanvir offered a discomfort to compensate for our trouble which was very generous. Will use Dollar again.
6.0 Good20 Jul 2022
Had to wait close to two hours before the car rented was available. Need to hire more clerks at the front desk.
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2022
Very surprised to see Calgary airport pickup not possible because it’s off site. NOT TRUE Dollar is ON SITE. Please correct your website Great service!
2.0 Mediocre18 Jul 2022
Your staff had very poor attitude and we're contradictive we did not rent a car from dollar we went somewhere else
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2022
Great car, great value. Service was slow at the counter, but that's the only complaint.
10.0 Excellent6 Jul 2022
Customer service was great.. gave us a great car with only 2000km .. almost new .. thank you
10.0 Excellent25 Jun 2022
I was very skeptical about dollar through kayak because the price was so much better than other competitors but everything worked out to our expectations.
4.0 Okay7 Jun 2022
Pricing was a little to much for a few days.
Rated no. 8
Thrifty
7.3 Good (51 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Aug 2022
Waited in line for close to two hours. Finally got up to counter, checked in and had to wait additional half hour for car. Workers were slow and one just said "my shift is over, I'm out. Someone will be here soon to replace me." Left about 15 of us in line with on counter worker before two others finally showed up. None of them seemed well trained or concerned about moving the line along to let people begin their vacations.
8.0 Excellent6 Aug 2022
No complaints. I was offered my choice of 3 different vehicles at the rental counter. Nice to have options. Only one minor detail which isn't a very big deal because I live 15 minutes from the airport location. More locations to choose from would be a huge help. Not everyone renting a car is flying in.
10.0 Excellent6 Aug 2022
Everything was excellent!
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2022
The agent who helped me, Mike Linng (not sure of spelling) was very helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. He was courteous and knows his job well. He even offered help as he was getting off and my companions and I were loading our bags.
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2022
Smooth transaction. Thank you
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2022
super easy to pick up the car - no line - and got upgraded to a compact suv. thanks!
8.0 Excellent28 Jul 2022
Reserved a compact vehicle 2 months ahead of time. At pick up time the only available vehicles were mini van and pickup trucks. Was given van at no additional cost so obviously not completely negative situation but was too big for 2 people who only had carry on luggage and not as fuel efficient with today's gas prices. Got to wonder why a vehicle I reserved so far ahead was not available when i picked up right on time. No complaints with anything else.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul 2022
Excellent service at pick-up counter and when returning the car. The price was quite high for 14 days however lower than some other car rental companies
10.0 Excellent20 Jul 2022
Received excellent customer service from the representative at the counter. Provided options in clear manner. One point that could be empathized is that Thrifty is associated with other rentals companies. That individuals could check-in with any one of those other car rental companies, instead of waiting in a long line at one particular company counter.
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2022
Too expensive !!!
Rated no. 9
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.5 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good15 Jul 2022
Vehicle was a 2022 Kia C instead of a a Dodge Grand Caravan, which was nice. It could have been cleaner, though. Goldfish and french fries were stuffed in little crevices. What upset me was that they claimed a small stone chip on the windshield was my doing and it was not. They charged me $75. So look over the vehicle very carefully beforehand! I asked to see the video of the car before I took it and it was a joke. They used it to say the chip wasn’t there but it proved nothing. It was mostly the dude filming the ground. It was very unprofessional. Lots of people there but no one working the counter to keep things moving. I would never use them again.
10.0 Excellent30 Jun 2022
Service was excellent and car was perfect! No issues at all!
10.0 Excellent19 May 2022
Excellent A+ If you read everything & you are prepared you will be very glad to save hundreds of dollars. It’s off airport at CYY. You need to have the shuttle phone number on your phone when you are near the tour Busses pick up door and call them. It’s easy and went seamlessly. I was even upgraded to a smother larger vehicle at no charge! 😎
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2022
Wasn’t able to rent the vehicle as they require their insurance as well as your own personal insurance. This wasn’t the end of the world but they still charged me a $50 cancellation charge when it wasn’t noted anywhere when booking. Also required $1500.00 hold on credit card which seems excessive especially when dually insured. They capitalize on providing as little detail as possible. Terrible customer service
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2022
I had a new car with excellent customer service
6.0 Good18 Mar 2022
My flight into Calgary was delayed by several hours, my flight landing at 5:25 when the off-airport rental office officially closed at 5:00. I had spoken to someone at the rental office prior to my departure from Halifax and they agreed to stay until 5:30-5:45 so that I could still pick up the car. I called as soon as the aircraft had cleared the active runway, well before 5:30 and received no answer. I was working quite a distance outside Calgary and had to rely on a colleague to collect me from the airport. It was not convenient to get back to the airport and I had to let the car go. On the positive side, the third-party customer service organization contracted by Routes (QEEQ) provided outstanding service working with myself and Routes to apply their policy that charges the equivalent of 1-day of rental for noshow customers. They promptly refunded my prepayment, less one-day of charges. Overall, I'd take a chance on Routes again.
2.0 Mediocre10 Mar 2022
Horrible. Do not ever use this company.
2.0 Mediocre9 Mar 2022
They ask $1500 deposit and you’re only allowed to drive 200km don’t know how it is fair for $80 a day for intermediate car
10.0 Excellent9 Mar 2022
good value, good vehicles, good service
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb 2022
Unprofessional
Rated no. 10
National
7.3 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
National
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.8
  • 6.9
  • 7
  • 7.2
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay22 Sep 2019
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4.0 Okay10 Mar 2019
The vehicle was smooth ride,give all the credit on this rental to Nissan for amazing eco fuel car they build.check the Rental agreement and paper work of the rental they give to costumers who pay lots of money to prevent alot of trouble can led in
9.2 Excellent26 Aug 2018
Drop OffReasonable gas return rate of $1.89No gas station close to the airport and was forced to fill upon return at NATIONAL. No fault of the rental company but, an inconvenience and added cost none the less.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2018
Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Nothing.
8.0 Excellent1 Jul 2017
Great price watch out for feesCar was $200 for a week. And they gave us a slight upgrade with gps.When I went to pay i was charged for roadside assistance and insurance which I was not asked to purchase which doubled the cost of the rental. I had to work with their management to take the charges off. Had I not had the time I would have had to call and fight on the phone. Be aware of those before leaving with car.
Rated no. 11
Europcar
6.6 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Europcar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good22 Jun 2019
Drop off staff was friendly and made the process easy.Europcar doesn’t accept insurance from USA/int’l policies, although they are valid in Canada. They cited difficulty recouping claims from int’l insurance companies. I had to purchase their insurance for $12-13/day, which increased my rental cost by 25%. This policy was not stated until I arrived.
6.0 Good15 Sep 2018
Good valueCustomer service could have been better. A walk through the car features, would have been helpful
8.4 Excellent23 Jun 2018
Everything was good thank you.
8.0 Excellent26 Mar 2018
Upgraded car.
6.4 Good25 Feb 2018
Far from airport and didn’t have my vehicleThe price. Reserved a mini van and ended up with a Dodge Ram 4 x 4. Worked out well only because the weather was dry - all our luggage went in the bed and there was no cover. Had it been wet and sloppy roads, it would have been a disaster.Was 15 min drive from airport. By the time you wait for the shuttle it’s half hour one way. I reserved months in advance a mini van and when I got there there were none available - some “broke down”. Ya right. This happens all the time with car rentals. I’m sure they over book in order to sell out to capacity. Not sure it was worth the savings.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb 2018
There was NO CAR for me!!There was no car for me and no one bothered to let me know via text, call, email, etc!
6.4 Good29 Dec 2017
Did not have the car I booked (compact) when I arrived, only had a massive pickup truck. Also, the truck had no gas in it. Had to return the next day to swap the truck for a smaller car.
7.6 Good28 Dec 2017
Very nice, clean, comfortable, feature-packed vehicle. Handled well in the winter snow and ice. Didn't get the car I ordered, but they upgraded me at the same price.The battery was spotty and I needed to jump start it quite frequently in the cold weather.
10.0 Excellent26 Dec 2017
No problems...I got a larger vehicle than I asked for and didn't pay extra. Better deal than the 'big box' rental companies. No issues with the vehicle. Good service.
5.6 Okay14 Sep 2017
Lest expensive suvPrice, very nice staffDid not open until 730 so when I showed up at 715 to return the car expecting the shuttle to airport it wasn't available and I almost missed my flight waiting on taxi. Even though they are listed as Calgary airport they are a 15 minute ride from the passenger side. They also had trouble accepting my American car insurance even after directly talking to Progressive. I had previously confirmed I was covered by my policy. They just couldn't agree on the paperwork of it. Sounded like the progressive customer service was uninformed but still took an extra 30 minutes at pick up. Not really a negative but not what I expected.
Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre17 Jun 2019
It's honestly hard for me to think of something I liked. The lady who picked us up from the airport was nice. Overall it was horrible.It says they are at the airport, but they are actually 20 minutes from the airport, after you have to wait 20-30 minutes for them to pick you up. Coming back to the airport you need to factor in at least an hour because they only have one small shuttle and you do not know where it will be in route.
2.0 Mediocre6 May 2019
Shuttle never showed up at airport to pick up because my pickup time was close to closing. Reservation had incorrect phone for car rental place. Number was to a local hotel, therefore getting direct contact with car rental was a hassle. Had to book a car with different company at airport.
4.0 Okay18 Apr 2019
The car was not safe to be on the road. Tires were completely bare.
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2019
Bait and switch for rental car Insurance
2.4 Mediocre9 Dec 2018
I would gladly pay more elsewhere for a rental carI liked that we were able to have unlimited driving allowance. It was a bonus having a vehicle with command start.The vehicle didn't have bluetooth. The windshield had cracks in it and continued to crack as small chunks of snow hit the windshield (it was a Jeep). When I booked the rental, I received a detailed invoice stating I would be charged $137 CAD but when I went to pick up the car, I was charged $178 CAD. When I brought it up, I was told I had to call in to the website which was closed. It was upsetting ever since we picked up the car. I would not recommend Economy Rent a Car to anyone. I would gladly pay more to have a better experience at just about any other rental agency.
6.8 Good14 Nov 2018
This company is okayThe price is very good, and the staff was friendly. They even called the night before to see what time I landed and asked for my flight info going over what their pickup process was going to be.This company takes a while to pick you up and get you to their offsite location (20-30 min) which is a small room inside a hotel. The car didn’t have enough windshield washing fluid which could have made the trip up the mountains very dangerous if I didn’t catch it while I was still near civilization. They were very picky while checking the condition of the car with me. Had me use my phone flashlight as it was dark out so they could write down ever scratch and chip on the body (and there ended up being a considerable amount) which makes me glad that I took the insurance (who knows if they missed a tiny scratch?) The vehicle was past due on an oil change for over 2,000 km at the time of pick up. My reservation was for a Toyota rav 4 or similar ( I love Toyota’s) and their only options were a dodge pickup truck, or 3 types of kia’s.
6.0 Good5 Nov 2018
At seats were not super clean. Shuttle was not at the airport when we arrived as they had said they would be. Waited for a while then called and had to wait again - rather disappointing when they confirmed our arrive time and said they would be there for us.
8.8 Excellent1 Sep 2018
Friendly staff, best price, and flexible. We're willing to swap in the car for another when I had issues.Long ways from airport, confusion on shuttle. Originally gave me a.jeep rental which is very different to drive.
2.0 Mediocre13 Jul 2018
Car rental was not available despite being prepaid on fullN/AI prepaid for the rental ($500) but the rental location did not honor the reservation since I was over an hour late. However, they still charged me and refuse to issue a refund.
2.0 Mediocre5 Mar 2018
Accepted my 9pm reservation but did not mention they would be closedNothing, I was not able to rent a carThat I was lied to and forced to pay more than double for a sedan, not an SUV. Need refund ASAP, would NOT recommend this company
Rated no. 13
Ace
5.3 Okay (28 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Ace
Locations in Calgary Airport
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  • 5.1
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2.0 Mediocre3 Aug 2022
There was not an airport shuttle as advertised. Just a car that could not fit everyone at once. Also there was a mandatory insurance charge added at the pickup that was not disclosed by kayak. Then a mileage fee that was also not disclosed previously. I ended up paying $100 more to ace than what was advertised on kayak for only a 2 day rental. Id have never booked through kayak if I knew that would be the case and i wont be doing it again.
2.0 Mediocre24 Nov 2021
My first time renting a car through kayak. Terrible experience. - ace is not located at the airport despite description - had to call and wait for 20 min for shuttle pick up - no greeting by driver - pick up location in middle of nowhere - held 500.00 on my cc - needed my personal vehicle license plate number - I will never use this rental company again.
4.0 Okay27 Mar 2021
The actual car was niceThe car reaked of the guys cologne, it was also dirty when he gave it to us. The guy was not very friendly and when he dropped us off back at the airport, I had asked him if he could drop us near the taxi section and he dropped us off in a dead zone of the airport really far from the taxis with all our luggage and skis...
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2019
They could have provided the car for me that I had reserved. They said I would be inconvenienced but they did not have a car for me and did nothing to help me out.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2018
Great ServiceSafety and ComfortIt is a big vehicle to park
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2018
Great staffI was very hesitant to book with Ace after reading the reviews but they were half the price of other rental cars so I figured I’d try it. I was pleasantly surprised. I had to wait a bit to get my car when I arrived in Vancouver but when I did it was a brand new Jeep which was a free upgrade from what I reserved. I had no problems on the drive from Vancouver to Calgary (and all the sightseeing trips in between). When I dropped off the car the staff even gave us a ride to the hotel, saving us cab or Uber fare. Thanks!!
5.6 Okay2 Jan 2018
Great price. Bad pickup experienceValue.Pickup and dropoff experience. Car availability.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2017
ACE ran out of cars!Had to wait for hours at Avis to get a car. Avis was helping us out, it was Ace's fault we had to wait.
3.6 Mediocre31 Dec 2017
No cars in CalgeryWaited 5 hours for cars we did not order. Sent to competitor who had no cars, either. Extremely disappointing. No snow tires on Prius in snow storm. Extremely dangerous.
2.0 Mediocre29 Nov 2017
Unorganized and my transparent.Nothing, they just brokered it to Avis.Terrible service.
Rated no. 14
Zoom Rent A Car
5.3 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
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Recent reviews
7.9 Good21 Sep 2021
Location a little difficult to find when returning car even with GPS
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Calgary Airport
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary Airport
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FlexWays
1 location in Calgary Airport
FlexWays
Locations in Calgary Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Calgary Airport
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calgary Airport
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Calgary Airport
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Calgary Airport
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Miles Van Rental
1 location in Calgary Airport
Miles Van Rental
Locations in Calgary Airport
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NU Car
1 location in Calgary Airport
NU Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Calgary Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Calgary Airport
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822 travellers who rented a car in Calgary Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations at Calgary Airport

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Most popular agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$91/day

Good deal

$81/day

Top tips for renting a car at Calgary Airport

  • Getting a car rental at Calgary Airport enables you to connect swiftly to central Calgary, allowing you to manage your itinerary in comfort. You can rent a vehicle and conveniently travel in and outside the city for tourism or official reasons without restrictions to public transportation schedules. Besides, the different gas stations near the airport ensure you can comfortably fuel your tank after picking up or before dropping off your car.
  • The Rental Car Center at Calgary Airport is on Airport Road NE operates daily to ensure convenient access for regular and first-time passengers. In addition, the venue includes after-hours returns that let you drop off your vehicle at night, meeting your needs when dealing with a strict schedule. If you return your vehicle after hours, you can pack and lock the car, leaving the keys and completed contract in the available drop boxes in the Returns section.
  • You can return your vehicle to the car rental at Calgary Airport from the city center using AB-2 N that links to Airport Road NE. Alternately, you can maneuver traffic and ride along Trans-Canada Highway to AB-2 N and follow Barlow Trail NE N to Airport Road. Drive along Departures Lane when you get closer to the airport, following the signs with a car rental icon to the rental car center on Airport Road NE. After dropping your vehicle, the staff inspects its details such as damages, fuel level, and mileage before signing off your completed contract and sending you off in a few minutes.
  • Some Calgary Airport car rental providers implement a fuel policy that requires you to return the vehicle with a gas tank filled to the same level it had during pick-up. Emergencies and rush hours may force you to refill at the stations near the airport, which are generally more costly than downtown fuel stations. As such, it is advisable to organize your itinerary with Calgary rush hours in mind, which begin between around 7.30 am and 9.30 am and from about 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Calgary Airport for $85 or less
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