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Calgary, AB, Canada
5 Jun — 12 Jun
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (187 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Alamo
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre25 Feb 2022
Booked online, got the confirmation and so drove over to pick up the car I was confirmed to be renting. Only to talk to staff and be told, we have no vehicles for you...anywhere. Left me stranded as my regular vehicle was being repaired so I had no way of getting home. Would not recommend.
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
10.0 Excellent3 Sep 2019
Quick check in and Quick selection and out the Door,Return process was a little chaotic, and unsafe , cars were coming in all lanes while we are alighting and trying to retrieve our stuff,
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From $63/dayRated no. 2
Enterprise
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (410 reviews)
17 locations in Calgary
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 May 2022
The employees were very friendly and answered all our questions and concerns thoroughly. Although they were short-staffed, they worked so hard to provide the best customer experience possible. I will definitely be renting with them again in the future!
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2022
Enterprise said that they don't have a car available despite having confirmed booking.
10.0 Excellent19 May 2022
Great service, quick! Great car
10.0 Excellent13 May 2022
The car was reserved a night before and it was available in the morning on time and no issue with the customer service, great guys! Drop off was no issue, I dropped the car after hour, parked the car, drop the key in the drop box as I was told to do so. There was an existing cracked on the front wind shield, the agent acknowledged and took pictures. The car was Rav4, and it was amazing round trip Calgary to Edmonton and back.
10.0 Excellent4 May 2022
Vehicle itself and cleaniness
2.0 Mediocre21 Apr 2022
Cancelled car
2.0 Mediocre13 Apr 2022
I paid for the car , the car was not filled with gas .The person who left to fill the gas took too long that I ended up having to leave without the rental car.
10.0 Excellent18 Mar 2022
Great overall
10.0 Excellent6 Mar 2022
Very friendly staff and great customer service!!!
10.0 Excellent2 Mar 2022
Clean
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Rated no. 3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (231 reviews)
6 locations in Calgary
Avis
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 May 2022
None
10.0 Excellent23 Apr 2022
Pickup wast fast, car clean
8.0 Excellent17 Mar 2022
It was good
1.9 Horrible14 Oct 2021
- i had a reservation, but when i got to the kiosk for the pick up, they didnt have a car for me. They didnt even think to call or email me to let me know before i got there. Then the guy at the kiosk took my number on a piece of paper and said that i was 8th in line. I never got a call back from them. So i basically never got a car from avis.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct 2021
clean vehicle, what could have been better ? THE PRICE !
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
I received the car I wanted
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2021
Mix up about off-airport pickup handled teriffically in downtown Calgary office!!
1.9 Horrible18 Sep 2021
The employee at the desk was extremely aggressive and unpleasant to deal with. He attempted to charge us for damage to the vehicle. Luckily we documented everything really well and were able to prove it was not us. I would not recommend this company after my experience. This is the first time I've been so anxious to deal with an employee before, and return a vehicle.
10.0 Excellent12 Sep 2021
Good place in downtown Calgary close to the tower. Fast processing and pleasant people
10.0 Excellent12 Sep 2021
Free upgrade and fast service plus best price in town.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.8 Good (287 reviews)
5 locations in Calgary
Hertz
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 May 2022
The pick up/ drop off was fast Car in a very good condition, has a lot of space and really clean The prince was good
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2022
the insurance is a bit steep per day. The gas tank was maybe 90% full when I started. But overall. Good......
2.0 Mediocre18 Jan 2022
To not have charged me for something I did not get. I was charged for insurance when I didn’t get a vehicle. I have yet heard back from your staff from the complaint I have filed, and I will be reaching out to the better business bureau today because I haven’t heard any response for my refund. May I please get a call back at 403-660-8413 or to answer my email, because this is a huge scam.
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2021
The staff gave me excellent service during my time in Calgary. My rental was supposed to be for 5 days, but they advised me I'd be getting a 6th day free as they were closed on the day I was supposed to return the car. They were extremely friendly and informative, and the process was clear and quick. I will definitely be doing business with Hertz again the next time I'm needing a vehicle in Calgary or any other province within Canada!
6.0 Good16 Dec 2021
Price was great! Car was nice and smooth. Car was not clean on the exterior upon pick up which was a surprise for a rental company! That could’ve been prevented prior to pickup
6.0 Good5 Dec 2021
Got surprised by young driver fees, i selected the age 24 while booking, it gave me those prices, they added additional charges.
10.0 Excellent26 Oct 2021
Reasonable price, good service, no surprises, good vehicle.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2021
We arrived at the Calgary pick up location and was greeted by a courteous and friendly staff member. He set us up with a nice Chrysler Pacifica and got us on our way in record time. I would definitely recommend Hertz in the future.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2021
The kiosk attendant was great, good service. Make sure to check on third-party websites, prices are really different for the exact same service. It takes a little bit of time, but researching all the options is worthy.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2021
The service was excellent.The agent asked my husband how he was getting back to the hotel. and upon learning he had a 20 minute walk, offered to give him a lift.
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From $77/dayRated no. 5
Budget
7.3 Good (182 reviews)
9 locations in Calgary
Budget
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
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.
8.0 Excellent23 Feb 2022
Great
2.0 Mediocre5 Jan 2022
$75 dollars turned into $394. I will never use kayak or budget again for car rental.
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec 2021
No winter tires on car (end of November in Alberta). Got charged over 1400$ for a stone hitting my windshield on my credit card without the option of them sending it directly to my insurance. They basically drained my credit card 100% without my consent before I even left the desk!
2.0 Mediocre19 Nov 2021
No rent anything
8.0 Excellent6 Nov 2021
it was not clear when i book it and I thought that location was the airport. and was not and I had to take an uber to the location that increase the cost .the gentleman said that if I drop the car at the airport needed to charge me extra .it is the same city!!!!That is ridiculous
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2021
Budget Car Rental in Calgary is an excellent rental company. They gave us two SUV for the price of economy car - a Murano and Rogue. Drop off and pick up is just a breeze. I will definitely rent from Budget in the future !
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Rated no. 6
Driving Force
8.3 Excellent (87 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2018
Friendly Service, Awesome VehicleThe 2016 Surburban LTZ reserved was exactly what we needed to transport 7 with carry-on size luggage on a trip from Calgary to Kelowna. I called in a few months before to ask for either a Surburban or Yukon XL so it was great that Driving Force was able to accommodate my needs. This vehicle had all the added bells and whistles such as, adaptive cruise control, pretty good fuel mileage for it's size, collision sensors, A/C seats (front only), and a pretty bumping sound system. It definitely made it easier for me to feel safe and confident enough to drive the SUV since I normally drive a Mazda 3 so it was a big change for me.Honestly nothing to complain about!
8.4 Excellent21 Jul 2018
Good Car, Unexpected Extra CostGreat customer service at pick up. Shuttle service. Nice vehicle.Unexpected extra fees, not included in Kayak quote...final cost was $100 MORE...NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. Rental company blamed Kayak for not informing me about those fees. I won’t book through Kayak or that company again...not cool to be overcharged.
10.0 Excellent13 Jul 2018
Best car rental experience to dateFriendly and easy going staff. We made a few modifications to our booking over the course of a few days and the staff were more than accommodating to our requests. They were a pleasure to deal with and I will look no where else on returning to Calgary for car rental.Nothing..
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.
8.4 Excellent9 Jan 2018
Excellent vehicle at a great priceI rented a Yukon XL and it was a 2018 with 2K km's. It was loaded with everything including a DVD which was great for a long drive.They overbooked my reservation that I had for 6 weeks. They tried to slough off a Ford Transit instead, but after I refused they miraculously found my reservation at another location. I had to drive there to pick it up, but after that all was good.
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
6.0 Good29 Sep 2017
The vehicle has many blind spots and the automatic side mirror adjustment when reversing was inconvenient
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From $83/dayRated no. 7
Thrifty
7.5 Good (98 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 May 2022
Easy pick up/ drop off . A little trash in the car. Couple of dings in the windshield only became apparent when we hit the road.
6.0 Good17 May 2022
The line up at the Thrifty/Dollar pick up counter was 20+ people long where every other car rental place had either no line or just a couple people. We waited over an hour to get the car. Everything else was fine.
4.0 Okay17 May 2022
Apparently there is an extra fee picking a car up from the airport so we had to pay another $50 more than what we paid on Kayak.
2.0 Mediocre16 May 2022
Very bad experience… never ever again car rent from thrifty calgary
10.0 Excellent7 May 2022
My Thrifty car rental went well. When I got there, they upgraded me from an economy car to a small SUV (and I was glad I took it as the larger vehicle suited my needs), but be aware they do upsell. The first upsell price was a little high and I asked if they could do better. They came down a bit. The overall experience was very good. They do take pictures of the vehicle when you rent to cover you for existing damage but make sure they get the whole vehicle including the inside and the roof. I didn't have any problems but protect yourself. I would recommend Thrifty and the location I rented from - 5th Ave and 1st St SE in downtown Calgary, AB. Friendly staff, efficient rental process and the vehicle was clean.
6.0 Good26 Apr 2022
It didn't look like the car had been cleaned, visible dirt in the trunk.
10.0 Excellent23 Apr 2022
The guys in the front desk were very kind
10.0 Excellent3 Mar 2022
Agnes at the front counter in Calgary Airport went above and beyond to make our rental car experience an excellent one. We had a great car, very comfortable, and an excellent value for the money. Drop off was very easy and smooth as well. We will rent from the Thrifty/Hertz team the next time we’re in YYC.
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb 2022
Inspect properly with the client before let pick up. Do not harass when it comes to drop off Be competitive in pricing, enterprise rental is better in many ways. I was harassed by a lady when I went to drop off at Edmonton int. airport location. They did not do an inspection when they let me pick up but blamed on damage ( not true) when I went to drop off. It was very expensive rental in over all.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2022
No heads up about 10 pm closure so when delayed arrival the desk was closed. No sorry next day, no new car offer neither!
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Rated no. 8
Dollar
7.3 Good (66 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Dollar
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 May 2022
The car was perfect!
10.0 Excellent29 Apr 2022
Dollar was very helpful in getting me where I had to go, when I had to go. Thank you for the great service.
2.0 Mediocre10 Apr 2022
Did not use
8.0 Excellent6 Feb 2022
Friendly service. Convenience of dropping off at airport at no extra cost. Free upgrade
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2022
Very kind and welcoming staff
2.0 Mediocre21 Dec 2021
Extra for winter tires. Insurance was super expensive and they gave me an AWD SUV that ate gas when I reserved a sedan.
1.9 Horrible4 Oct 2021
I tried to cancel my reservation, and they made it impossible. Literally.
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
Provided great suggestions, answered all my questions
10.0 Excellent25 Sep 2021
The staff were terrific especially David at the rental return . He was helpful and friendly Dollar has a great employee there!
7.9 Good23 Sep 2021
So, I am the one doing all the bookings and organization of travel plans. As my husband is not computer literate and less inclined to do such things. So I put in my name as the driver and paid for it on the credit card. I figured when we got there he could be the primary driver and everything could go on his credit card as he has the insurance coverage etc.. We are told we cannot do this and I have to be the primary driver because that is what I filled in. This has never happened to us before. I always book the stuff and when we check in he is the primary driver. The clerk said this is not the case with DOLLAR, I said there was no info informing me of this process. So in the end we had to pay extra to have him as a primary driver! this is such a money grab and I am not all happy with this transaction that was added on later and we still had to add it to my credit card! NOT HIS!
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Rated no. 9
Europcar
6.7 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Europcar
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 6.6
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.
8.0 Excellent1 Jan 2019
Good service and nice clean vehicleExcellent suv handled snow in the rockies very wellNothing
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!
6.0 Good7 Feb 2018
Put a sign on the building yoUltimately the truck was really dopeCouldn’t find the shop easily because it was named discount rentals with no street signage of europcar. When we arrived they didn’t have the car we ordered and uphold us to a truck. That I was three hours late to get the car shouldn’t have been an issue, my planes were delayed so I was delayed.
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.
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From $62/dayRated no. 10
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Cheapest deal
6.3 Good (34 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
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
2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2022
I contacted them 24hrs before my arrival date to tell them that my flight is delayed a few hours. When I showed up, they gave away my car.
2.0 Mediocre7 Dec 2021
I requested a car for a schedule and they did not deliver it to me because they had already closed. but they did charge me. How can you allow reservations outside of business hours?
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Rated no. 11
National
7.6 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
National
Locations in Calgary
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Apr 2022
They advertise pick up anywhere we had to take a taxi both way to the pick up cost 100.00 in fare.
10.0 Excellent22 Dec 2021
No complaints (true story). We missed a connection during Xmas travel and would have had to wait in Calgary for three days for the next available flight. Instead, we rented a one-way rental and make our way home the following day, in time for Xmas. The car was clean, well maintained, damage-free and worry-free, all for a reasonable fee.
1.9 Horrible9 Oct 2021
I had a booking for September 27 to October 8th. Our flight schedule changed so I asked for a two day increase - September 25 to October 8th. The cost increase was $1321 !!! We are retired and travel more than ever now. Kayak is off my list of travel/rental providers....permanently.
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 Excellent7 Aug 2018
Great car and service. price was decent too. customer service was positive. free upgrade to larger carnothing. it was all good.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2018
Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Nothing.
2.8 Mediocre3 Apr 2018
Very Friendly helpful staff in Winnipeg, however the van we rented was not up to highway standards. the back wiper didn't work properly. Not worth the price we paid. There was no staff to return the vehicle to, was difficult to find return location.
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2017
Very good customer service, flexible hours, cheap.Nothing to say!!
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Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary
  • 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
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Rated no. 13
Ace
5.5 Okay (27 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Ace
Locations in Calgary
  • 6.1
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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 Mediocre17 Sep 2019
NothingAfter receiving the email confirmation I made specific plans to get a ride to the pick location office only to be told they don't have the car and nothing could be done about it. Then I had to pay Uber for a ride back to my hotel. No offers to help in any way. Who runs a business like this?
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
4.9 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Zoom Rent A Car
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7.9 Good21 Sep 2021
Location a little difficult to find when returning car even with GPS
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
5 locations in Calgary
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Calgary
Sunnycars
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Calgary
keddy by Europcar
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FlexWays
1 location in Calgary
FlexWays
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Maxx Car Rental
1 location in Calgary
Maxx Car Rental
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Calgary
MEXRENTACAR
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Miles Van Rental
1 location in Calgary
Miles Van Rental
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NU Car
1 location in Calgary
NU Car
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1692 travellers who rented a car in Calgary gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Calgary

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$98/day

Good deal

$71/day

When to book a rental car in Calgary

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Top tips for hiring a car in Calgary

  • Calgary is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Situated at the junction of the Bow and Elbow Rivers and with the Canadian Rockies on your doorstep, exploring the surroundings of Calgary is a dream with a hire car. The world famous Banff National Park is only a little over an hour’s drive west and will leave you awestruck with the picturesque turquoise glacial lakes, untouched wilderness, and natural hot springs. Canada’s third largest city by population is located nearly 3,500 feet above sea level and has something to offer for every willing traveler.
  • Once you land at Calgary International Airport and collect your baggage, follow the signage to the Car Rental Center elevator. On the second level you will find the counters of multiple major car hire companies including Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Thrifty. The drive from the airport to downtown is seamless along the AB-2 S Highway and will only take approximately 25 minutes. If you are heading to Banff National Park you can either take the Highway 1, which will allow you to pass through Calgary on the way, or the Stoney Trail (201) Highway, which is a more direct route.
  • Canada, and specifically the mountain range, is blessed with wildlife that sometimes feels an explorative urge and wanders onto the roads. Be mindful when driving and keep an attentive eye out for animals. If you do approach any hazardous animals, remember to drive carefully and reduce speed.
  • Thanks to its higher altitude, Calgary can experience significant snowfall in the winter months, causing difficult driving conditions. The roads are designed to best deal with this snowfall; however it is important that you follow some simple tips to increase your safety. Scrape any accumulated snow off your car before driving, paying extra attention to the windows and headlights. Listen to weather reports and adhere to any warnings; the city has a Traffic Advisory station which you can tune in to at 106.5 FM. Be mindful to reduce your speed when driving in poor conditions and be extra cautious around pedestrians.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Calgary for $71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Calgary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Calgary are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

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