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Pick-up location Edmonton
Rental locations 47
Airport locations 8

Edmonton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Driving Force
Best rated
8.6 Excellent (47 reviews)
4 locations in Edmonton
Driving Force
Locations in Edmonton
10645-184th Street
+1 780 669 2088
11025 - 184th Street
780-641-1090
8336 Sparrow Crescent
+1 780 980 2672
9503 - 34 Ave
780-930-3667
  • 8.6
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 Jul 2017
Pros: good people/ client relations; good vehicle. No problems at all.
8.0 Excellent
29 Sep 2017
Pros: No problems. Shuttle pickup was fine. Probably a ten minute wait. Not a big deal considering they were one third the price of budget rental right in the airport.
9.6 Excellent
28 Jul 2018
Great service, vehicle better then expexted
Pros: It was pretty much the lowest priced rental I could find. Booked a Chev Spark or equivalent, got a Subaru Impreza, definitely a step or 2 up. Prompt pickup from airport. Girl at service counter didn’t try to load me up with extras to jack up the price. Just a good deal, local company, recommended.
Cons: No 24hr 800 number if you remember in the middle of the night to call and confirm your reservation. If you return car after hours, you have to go to neighbouring hotel to get shuttle bus to airport, which could be a concern if there were mobility issues or lots of baggage. But it’s a better deal than airport terminal rental if you can deal with these minor inconveniences.
8.8 Excellent
3 Nov 2018
Pros: All good. With the car and the front desk lady.
Cons: Insurance the offer me was overpriced. 35 per day.
10.0 Excellent
19 Jul 2016
Grate place
Pros: It was great, super friendly people. Really quick ride to airport
Cons: Nothing I can think of it was all really well put together
10.0 Excellent
22 Nov 2016
Another excellent rental
Pros: The staff are friendly and the service to and from the airport is quick and efficient. It takes less time to check out your vehicle than with any other rental agency. The car was clean, comfortable and well appointed.
8.0 Excellent
7 Feb 2017
Pros: Great car - friendly staff
Cons: Hours of operation were limited, so shuttle service to the airport was not very convenient
8.0 Excellent
19 Apr 2017
Pros: great deal, good price. go sabres
10.0 Excellent
20 Apr 2017
Pros: Pleasant staff, clean car, efficient pick up at airport
Cons: Not sure of drop off process when office closed
10.0 Excellent
26 Apr 2017
Money well spent
Pros: The people were friendly The service was prompt The vehicle was clean and waiting upon arrival The price was right
Cons: The weather now if they could only fix that they'd have it made
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.0 Excellent (52 reviews)
11 locations in Edmonton
Enterprise
Locations in Edmonton
10222 178 Street
+1 780 483 1668
10645 101 Street
+1 780 429 4883
10903 - 156 Street
+1 780 489 7577
11525 Jasper Ave
+1 780 454 0223
12981 50 St Nw Unit 34
+1 780 406 6503
1330 Calgary Trail Sw
+1 780 989 0215
3859 99th Street
+1 780 440 4550
4517 Gateway Blvd
+1 780 415 4350
7520 104 St
+1 780 989 0240
7615 Argyll Road
+1 780 495 1205
8640 Yellowhead Trail Nw
+1 780 477 1717
  • 7.9
  • 8.0
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Jul 2016
Quick clean and friendly
Pros: The staff was very helpful and friendly. The Nissan Altima was great and wonderful gas mileage
10.0 Excellent
22 Oct 2016
Pros: really enjoyed driving the car i had the chevy trax
9.6 Excellent
15 Dec 2016
Pros: Fast and easy. Good value for what I got
Cons: The car smelled like someone smoked in it.
10.0 Excellent
30 Dec 2016
Pros: excellent customer service i will use this company again
8.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Pros: Great service very helpful and reduced my rat and upgraded me free for better comfort
10.0 Excellent
8 Jan 2017
Very good service
Pros: Everything was good other than they do not offer winter tires if requested
10.0 Excellent
16 Jan 2017
Great customer service
Pros: They had me on the road in 30 minutes. Great customer service.
10.0 Excellent
13 Feb 2017
Outstanding Service
Pros: The service that was provided by the rental company was outstanding.
10.0 Excellent
22 Feb 2017
Excellent service
Pros: These days you don't get an excellent service anymore, anywhere. The moment I walked in I was greeted immidiately and I was taken care off until I drove away, which was not a long process. Same service when I dropped the vehicle off and consistency makes a great customer service.
Cons: Not applicable
8.0 Excellent
28 Mar 2017
Alright
Pros: Deal that I got
Rated no. 3
Hertz
7.7 Good (72 reviews)
4 locations in Edmonton
Hertz
Locations in Edmonton
10205 - 100 Avenue
+1 780 423 3431
17610 102 Avenue
+1 780 408 4455
8624 53rd Avenue
+1 780 408 4450
Edmonton Int'l Ap
+1 780 890 4436
  • 7.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
24 Jun 2017
Would use again
Pros: The time appointed for pick was met with the option of one upgrade (which I took). The upgrade made sense, a slightly bigger car but with cruise control, which for the journey I was about to make made life a lot easier. The representative was pleasant without being pushy. The car performed really well with no problems at all.
10.0 Excellent
14 May 2017
Cons: They don't pick up from residential home, they should like others.
8.0 Excellent
20 May 2017
staff are really friendly and nice
Pros: the staff are very nice and friendly and the deal on the car i rent is so nice and cheap i will totally recommend this west end hertz .... but the hertz on BANFF totally disappointment .. coz i want to add road side assistant on my car i rent coz i a already in banff area and so i call the westend hertz the told me to go t banff and show them the car so they can add a road side assistant and i call this stupid arrogant guy on the phone i tell to him i will add the road side assistant and i am already in the building on banff hertz parking stall ..and he reply and shouting in the phone COME OVER HERE BRiNG THE PAPERS AND DON'T PARK ON MY STALL YOU NEED TO PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE ... YOUR NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN MY STALL .... so i said ok i will go out and find some place to park and call you back and he start screaming in the phone DON'T CALL ME BACK JUST CAME HERE IN THE SHOP AND DON'T PARK ON MY STALL and start to tell him relax ok relax you don't need to shout on me on phone and he just hung up.... and i decide not to go this hertz ANYMORE coz he is fucking arrogant and idiot .... but not all the staff there are like that and didn't get his name and its only my experience ... i will never ever go there or call them again ..
10.0 Excellent
24 May 2017
Pros: The person who was at the front desk was wonderful and professional
Cons: Nothing
6.4 Good
1 Jun 2017
Cons: when booking via Kayak the system changed my location from the airport to another location and there was no car ready for me.
8.4 Excellent
22 Jun 2017
economical and reliable
Pros: Car ready on time. Excellent value. Got what we ordered. Staff very helpful. Provided directions and came to the rescue when we prematurely put the keys in the after hours drop box and had left the windows down. Thanks guys!
2.0 Mediocre
18 Sep 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: You booked me the wrong day And then u didn't help me never again
10.0 Excellent
1 Oct 2017
Good service
Pros: Awesome
Cons: Good
2.0 Mediocre
23 Oct 2017
Cons: you lied to me about the rental if you can call me I will explain steve galambos 5196603706 I tried to call you but could not get through to a human
2.0 Mediocre
3 Dec 2017
Garbage company
Pros: Nothing. My flight was delayed and then they cancelled my rental.
Cons: Terrible customer service. Cancelled my reservation because I was a couple hours late due to my flight being delayed
Rated no. 4
Ace
9.1 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Edmonton
Ace
Locations in Edmonton
9943 Jasper Avenue
+1 780 425 0027
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
30 Jul 2018
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent
19 Aug 2017
Good Service renter Discount Motor; BUT BAD Service from Kayak website
Pros: Good Car, and reduce rate for collision waiver insurance when Kayak has in a way misled me to book through its system.
Cons: The actual provider is DISCOUNT motor, NOT Ace. Why Kayak system did NOT reflect this? Also Kayak misled customer and deliberately not clarifying collision waiver insurance was not included and gave impression overall rate was low. Very bad practice.
9.2 Excellent
17 Dec 2017
Pros: Car was in perfect condition. Easy to drive. Love the backup camera with curved backup lines adjusted to steering. Easy to maneuver.
Cons: Car was a bit too low in front. Had to be extra careful parking.
Rated no. 5
Avis
8.0 Good (13 reviews)
6 locations in Edmonton
Avis
Locations in Edmonton
1000 Airport Road
10016 106th Street Northwest
+1 780 448 2001
10200-102 Avenue Northwest, Unit C225
+1 780 448 0066
11106 151st Street Northwest
+1 780 408 2847
5905 104th Street Northwest
+1 780 408 2847
8112 Roper Road Northwest
+1 780 408 2847
  • 7.8
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
17 Jul 2016
Cons: Although the drop off was to be attended until 7pm, there was no one in the kiosk when we arrived at the airport well before 7. We went inside, the desk clerk took our paperwork and that was it. Upon return home, we had a phone message stating there was a scratch on the car and to call, but we could make out neither the name or the phone # of the guy who called. We called the only # we had for Avis in Edmonton and told them, we were unaware of any damage that occurred while we had the car. Hopefully there inquiry will show earlier damage, but both garages where we picked up & dropped off were dark, & no one accompanied us either place to look over the car.
8.8 Excellent
25 Jul 2016
Pros: Very quick drop off. Friendly representative.
8.8 Excellent
12 Sep 2016
Fast & convenient & no BS .
Pros: Speak up and drop off Was very fast and nobody tried to sell me any think.
Cons: I consider $760 for a smal suv without insurance a bit pricey but didn't had a choice at the moment.
10.0 Excellent
16 Jun 2017
A lovely trip
Pros: Scheduled my pickup from the airport for 11, but they did not have a car ready ( I was 10 minutes early as my flight was ahead of schedule) I was upgraded to a B class car and loved it! May have changed my mind on wanting to purchase a jeep because I loved the Chevy Malibu so much. My first time renting a car, and was very pleased.
Cons: I wasn't offered any kind of km deal, which is fine, but it would have been nice if there was a package since it is roughly 400 kms from Edmonton to Jasper
2.0 Mediocre
16 Dec 2017
Avis wouldn't honor the confirmed rental rate
Cons: Booked a Tahoe online and when we went to pick up the car and was signing all the documents, noticed the price was more than 4 times the price. I showed them my confirmation but the time my just told me there must have been an issue with the booking site. There was no mention of this before I was about to sign and they would not honor the confirmed price I had so I left and went to Alamo who gave me a great deal. Thank you Alamo. Last time booking Avis
8.4 Excellent
21 Jul 2018
Avis drop off Banff downtown is a nightmare for stress
Pros: Nice vehicle. Teasonable
Cons: Downtown drop off location was impossible due to lack of deatails, signage, traffic no where to stop. Deatailed directions for complicated drop off downtown should be provided. Alternative location should be provided with directions
10.0 Excellent
22 Nov 2018
Price
Pros: I rent alot of vehicles every week if they keep there prices done they will get my buisness
9.6 Excellent
19 Feb 2019
Pros: Both pick-up nad drop-off of the car were fast, and staff were all friendly.
Cons: I was surprised that my rental car did not have a block heater, given how cold temperatures can get in winter in Edmonton.
6.4 Good
12 Jul 2019
Cons: Drop off was awful! No signs where to take car. Finally found a tiny sign to drive to the 7th fl of garage. No attendant around. Spent 20 minutes walking around offices to find someone.
4.8 Okay
2 Aug 2017
Pros: Car was really quite fuel efficiencent
Cons: The fuel tank wasn't quite full and the inside of the tank was disgusting, had an awful smell , I had to armour all everything before I could drive the vehicle
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.7 Good (24 reviews)
3 locations in Edmonton
Thrifty
Locations in Edmonton
1000 Airport Road
+1 877 283 0898
17610 102nd Ave Nw
+1 780 989 4888
8624 53rd Ave Nw
+1 780 431 8555
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
17 Aug 2018
Excellent vehicle
Pros: Our flight was delayed, but we were received well, we were given an upgrade and we were very pleased overall.
10.0 Excellent
9 May 2017
Free upgrade
Pros: Very courteous and friendly staff, pick up and drop off! Also got upgraded to a Jeep from teeny car......nice
Cons: Couldn't apply my CAA membership for discount?
10.0 Excellent
16 May 2017
Thrifty car rental Edmonton International YEG
Pros: Nice car for the money, convenient location.
Cons: Telephone support from Thrifty's 1-800 number Ws poor. Telephone Agent not fluent in English Telephone agent thought Edmonton, Alberta was near New York State. Thrifty needs a sign indicating their presence at the airport
9.2 Excellent
17 Jul 2017
Thrifty is no longer offsite!
Pros: Prices, car, drop off service was all great!
Cons: When I rented the car, it said the pick up was offsite and that I would have to take a shuttle. That wasn't true. It is now on site, but there are no signs, no emails, and no notifications that tell you that. Because of that - I had to call customer service, ask airport officials and wander around aimlessly at the Edmonton Airport trying to figure out how to get to my rental car. It was very frustrating! It was a nice surprise to find out it was on-site but I wish the communication had been better.
10.0 Excellent
18 Jul 2017
Ease of rental ...
Pros: excellent location ( pick up drop off (
Cons: excellent location ( pick up & drop off )
10.0 Excellent
31 Oct 2017
Thrifty in Canada
Pros: Good customer service in airport; car pickup and drop off on site in Edmonton and Calgary airports.
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jul 2018
Thrifty refuses to accept reservation
Cons: Thrifty refuses to accept the reservation told us they don’t have the car and refused to give us any other car , customer service was rude and refused to accommodate us
10.0 Excellent
3 Aug 2018
Smith and easy
Pros: Everything about this rental went well. Easy booking, friendly service and quality vehicle! Highly recommend.
9.2 Excellent
24 Sep 2018
Pros: Our flight was delayed and they stayed open which was nice.
Cons: The car interior was dirty e.g. carpets.
10.0 Excellent
18 Oct 2018
Excellent all around
Pros: The quick and easy service at Edmonton airport. And the car was right there! Excellent car, excellent price.
Rated no. 7
Budget
6.6 Good (21 reviews)
10 locations in Edmonton
Budget
Locations in Edmonton
10016 106th Street Northwest
+1 780 448 2001
11106 151st Street Northwest
+1 780 448 2031
11519 105 Avenue Northwest
+1 780 448 4745
17640 102 Avenue Northwest
+1 780 448 4747
3304 91st Street Northwest
+1 780 577 2067
5905 104th Street Northwest
+1 780 448 2011
8112 Roper Road Northwest
+1 780 448 2041
8804 Yellowheadtrail Northwest
+1 780 448 2021
8th Avenue And Service Road
+1 780 448 2000
Unit C225 10200-102 Ave
+1 780 448 0066
  • 6.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
24 Aug 2018
Great service
Pros: The staff was excellent at both pick up and drop off location. Best experience I've had with z rental company in s long time. Also great value for my money.
Cons: It would be nice if someone made me familiar with features of the car. It's not safe to learn as your driving. The car had great features but I only figured them out a few days after picking up vehicle.
3.2 Mediocre
10 Dec 2018
Pros: The truck was clean.
Cons: 1) We reserved a car and when we showed up they only had two pickup trucks to choose from. 2) The had the vehicle in 4-wheel drive mode, instead of 2-wheel so we drove three hours in that mode. Would assume that we got worse gas mileage. 3) Overall gas usage, and cost, was higher just by using a big truck instead of the car that we reserved. 4) Big truck made is almost impossible to find a parking spot when driving in downtown Calgary. Truck was almost too high for the parking garage for the hotel that we stayed in. 5) Finally we were charged the rate for a truck as opposed to the rate for the car that we reserved. A
2.0 Mediocre
29 Dec 2017
quote was completely wrong
Cons: When I went to pick up the car, I discovered the quote I'd been given through Carrentals was impossible price and the car rental place couldn't honour it. It was a shock after a long journey and I didn't accept the rental. I can't understand what the benefit is to anyone to give too-good-to-be-true quotes which can't be honoured. Who wins?
9.6 Excellent
22 Dec 2016
YEG to YXE
Pros: Everything went well. Great price for a one way rental
7.6 Good
12 Nov 2017
Small Car
Pros: Supposed to be full size but was a Hyundai Elantra. Which may be classified as full size but had zero head room and was not that comfortable for someone 6'.
Cons: Above
2.0 Mediocre
15 Dec 2017
Quoted Rate Not Honoured
Cons: I am glade that it was just a car rental rate not honoured and not an air fare or I would really be screwed!!!
7.2 Good
3 Dec 2018
Very reasonably priced
Pros: The price was right
Cons: Car could have used winter tires...especially since it was December in Edmonton.
5.6 Okay
10 Jul 2018
Car was not ready. I was offered a Mustang or a truck rather than was.
Pros: Ontariop
Cons: No proper vehicles available at supposed pick up time
10.0 Excellent
12 Mar 2019
Pros: Very helpful and accommodating. Excellent service.
Cons: I was completely satisfied. I will be doing my future business with this Budget location.
10.0 Excellent
10 Dec 2017
Smoking smell in Car
Pros: Service is prompt. Get good service from staff.
Cons: Smell of smoking in the car. Being non smoker it is big putt off.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Edmonton
Sunnycars
Locations in Edmonton
11025 - 184th Street
17205 - 106A Avenue
9503 - 34 Ave
Parkade-Lower Level
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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2 locations in Edmonton
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Edmonton
9943 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Airport
+1 780 986 6701
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Edmonton
Europcar
Locations in Edmonton
** Please Go To Discount Counter **
+1 780 986 6701
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keddy
1 location in Edmonton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edmonton
9943 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, TFJ 2X4
+1 780 425 0027
232 travellers who rented a car in Edmonton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in Edmonton

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Most popular car type Economy

When to book a hire car in Edmonton

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Top tips for renting a car in Edmonton

  • While the capital of Canada's Alberta region may offer good transportation services in the city, renting a car is a great option for travelers looking to embark on some outdoor adventures outside the city. Driving is the best way to get to must-see destinations that are fairly close to the city such as the Elk Island National Park, which is only a 35-minute drive from Edmonton and is the perfect place to hike, canoe, or even camp. Head to the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, which is located just 40 minutes east of Edmonton, for an incredible stargazing experience and a good chance to spot the northern lights.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Edmonton International Airport (YEG), including Alamo, Enterprise, and Hertz. The car hire counters are located near the baggage claim area on Level P1 (Ground Level) of the Parkade. Some car hire companies may require that you contact them a few days in advance, so make sure you chose one that accommodates your needs.
  • Edmonton has a few interior highways and even a ring road, but you don't necessarily have to take the main roads (such as Whitemud, Yellowhead, or Anthony Henday) as they end up being the busiest. Look out for cyclists during the months when the weather is good. The weather can be quite harsh in the winter, so reduce your speed and keep a safe distance between your car and the other vehicles since roads can get slippery.
  • Although traffic in Edmonton is fairly manageable when compared to other Canadian cities, rush hour can still add an extra 30 minutes to an hour to your travel time. Take this into consideration when driving into or out of the city's downtown core, and avoid morning rush hour (between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.) as well as afternoon rush hour (between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.). The Anthony Henday freeway is one of the busiest roads in Edmonton during rush hour, as well as the Whitemud freeway, which is usually busy with traffic heading from south to north and vice-versa.
  • Book your rental car in Edmonton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Edmonton

What is the most popular rental car in Edmonton?

Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Edmonton.

What is the best rental car company in Edmonton?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Edmonton are Enterprise (8.5, 12917 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4216 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3966 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Edmonton?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Edmonton?

A Economy car rental in Edmonton costs $54 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Edmonton?

Regular sedans with front wheel drive are a good option in the metropolitan area of Edmonton, but when the weather gets harsher, a four-wheel drive such as a Subaru, offers more security when driving outside the city.

What's the speed limit in Edmonton?

The speed limit in the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), but on rural highways it ranges between 80 and 100 km/h (50 and 62 mph) and on expressways it is usually set between 100 and 110 km/h (62 and 68 mph).

How are gas prices in Edmonton?

The average petrol prices in Edmonton are about 97.4¢ per liter (approximately US$2.76 per gallon). Try to fill up the tank early in the morning or late in the evening, and avoid doing so on weekends or Thursdays and Fridays before long weekends, as petrol stations get pretty crowded.

Where are the best places to park in Edmonton?

Street parking in Edmonton usually costs between $2.50 to $3.50 per hour from Monday to Friday, $1 an hour on Saturdays, and is free on Sundays and public holidays. The demand for parking in the downtown area is high, so if you're attending any event at Rogers Place arena you should park your car outside the city center.