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St. John's, NL, Canada29 Oct — 5 Nov
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St. John's, NL, Canada
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St. John's car rental information

Pick-up locationSt. John's
Rental locations16
Airport locations10

St. John's car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (76 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Enterprise
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 738 3900
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
79 Kenmount Road+1 709 722 9480
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
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  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent15 Aug 2020
Pros: Good value. Very service. Good car.Cons: I made the mistake of booking at a location that wasn’t at the airport. Cost us $35 for a taxi. Due to Covid they wouldn’t pick us up. That’s lame. Shuttles run. They would have gotten 5 stars otherwise.
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2019
Pros: Cold weather could have been a problem but van was waiting in drop off parking lot. So I’m happy.
10.0 Excellent1 Apr 2019
Pros: Didn't press to buy extra insurance (my Geico covers it). Friendly, helpful. Enterprise is my favorite at any worldwide location.Cons: A chauffeur (just kidding!). Nothing. Enterprise is great!
2.8 Mediocre31 Aug 2018
Cons: Way too expensive.
8.4 Excellent27 Aug 2018
Great service and price but slipped in an extra charge at the endPros: Car was great, very automated check in process, appreciated the drop off on the way back to the airport.Cons: Noticed after reviewing the bill that we were charged an extra $18/hour when we returned the car 2 minutes past 2 o'clock. Nothing was said about the charge during the closing process (just slipped in). Not very transparent.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2018
Pros: Good car and good service
9.6 Excellent11 Aug 2018
Super customer servicePros: Staff were the nicest ever in a car rental location. We had free shuttle pick up downtown and drop off at airport. Car was a bit a late in being available but they bent over backwards to fix this including offering a bigger car for no extra charge and not charging us for an extra day on top our weekly rate. We opted for a smaller car that was returned while we were there and the staff member put a priority on getting it ready - she said she'd clean it herself if needed. No hard sell on anything, no hidden issues like not driving on gravel in Nfld (Budget/Avis - impossible in Nfld). Even showed us how they assess damage - we've never had anyone doing that before.Cons: Car was about an hour late but staff went out of their way to rectify the problem. Lack of rental cars in St John's during the busiest tourist season is common for all rental agencies.
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2018
Good servicePros: Friendly staff. Arranged a ride to the airport after returning the car. Appreciated the discount after having to wait for the car at pick up time. Price was great.
8.0 Excellent17 Jul 2018
Cons: I had booked at the downtown centre and not at airport. ? There was a surcharge for airport pick up ?
4.0 Okay13 Jul 2018
Cons: Didn't get the compact car; had to choose a pickup truck with worse gas mileage, and even then there were only 3 left; people behind us in line would have gotten nothing
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Rated no. 2
National
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
National
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 4307
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 May 2018
ServicePros: Everyone was happy and easy to deal eith
10.0 Excellent31 May 2017
Excellent dealPros: Lovely car at a very good rate. Good service for a last minute booking.Cons: I was not able to extend for one more day at the same rate.
Rated no. 3
Avis
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 6620
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
  • 10
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  • 9.5
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Oct 2019
Pros: Really helpful, friendly staff
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2016
Great customer service.Pros: Quick and efficient, no up-sells.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 8383
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent17 Sep 2019
Cons: Honestly it’s an airport thing it was confusing after we returned the car to the airport to know who to report to next! Eventually scar was circling with a very nice guy and he checked the car back in but there was10 minutes of wondering first.
7.6 Good29 Aug 2017
Quick servicePros: Free upgrade as they did not have the car we booked available.Cons: Price quoted online was very different than that of which we paid once we arrived.
Rated no. 5
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
220 Kenmount Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2019
Pros: Everything went smoothly.Cons: Nothing. All was good
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, customer-focused ... even made sure we got a ride home after we dropped it off.Cons: The computer program seemed to have a mind of it's own - but the staff person knew just how to make it cooperate - but it did make it more time consuming than it should have been.
9.2 Excellent15 Dec 2017
AccommodatingPros: They came in early to accommodate our schedule.Cons: Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.
8.0 Excellent24 Jun 2017
Reasonable RatePros: Nice car, low mileage, free upgradeCons: Short wait for clean car
Rated no. 6
Budget
8.2 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 747 1234
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
136 Airport Road+1 709 778 2950
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Nov 2019
Pros: Customer service was awesome
9.2 Excellent22 Sep 2018
Pros: Car was new and clean. Pick up staff was friendly and efficient. We had a Dodge Charger which had lots of trunk room for luggage for 3. Quite fuel efficient also.Cons: Drop off staff was not overly pleasant, however, she was efficient! A snails would have been nice!
8.0 Excellent29 Aug 2018
GoodPros: Lots of trunk space, drove nicely and pretty fast/kind pickup/drop off service.Cons: I didnt get the vehicle of choice but it worked for what we needed. A little more pricey then I thought it would be and some extra expenses that I had to pay were not outlined when I rented the vehicle such as paying an extra $20 per day because I am under the age of 25.
2.0 Mediocre19 Nov 2017
Cons: I will be writing a letter of complaint to Budget concerning the customer service I received at pick-up in Newfoundland. The security agent told me to also complain to the airport as he said she was rude to me. I did not receive the rental. I needed to spend the remainder of the evening and the next morning to arrange a new rental. I went with Enterprise. Good customer service, lower price, better car, etc. I will NEVER rent with budget again.
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Rated no. 7
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
4 Graig Dobbins Way+1 709 726 0795
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8
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  • 7.9
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Pros: Staff were friendly.Cons: Truck was not ready when I arrived. Had to wait 10 minutes while it was being refueled.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jul 2019
Cons: No car!
10.0 Excellent7 May 2019
Pros: Extremely friendly and helpful staff.
6.0 Good9 Dec 2018
Stuck for want of a shovelPros: I asked for a shovel as St John’s Newfoundland has just received 20-20 cm snow. They said that they didn’t provide shovels. I had already paid $20 for four snow tires to be installed. I told the individual in charge that I had just had shovel my way out to come ask for a shovel when I realized that the car didn’t have one. We had to look for ways around to avoid windows left by plies or just uncleared streets as we had no means to dig our shelves out of trouble short of buying a shovel if we could find one Roy
10.0 Excellent27 Nov 2018
Great Service at HertzPros: Such friendly staff that were extremely helpful
10.0 Excellent8 Nov 2018
Great Customer ServicePros: I had requested an economy car, when I noticed that they had a KIA Soul ( which I currently own and I’m very familiar with) they had the Kia Soul ready for me. Possible the highlight to my trip to St John’s NL
6.0 Good8 Oct 2018
Pros: Staff was excellentCons: Car was a lemon
10.0 Excellent23 Sep 2018
Pros: Very good car and very good service.Cons: No anything I didn't like.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep 2018
Pros: Great fast service. No fuss no muss.
8.0 Excellent9 Sep 2018
Pick-up in Deer Lake - Return in St. JohnsPros: I drove the Tuscon over 2700 km during the 11 day rental period, and it was comfortable, roomy, pleasant to drive and reliable.Cons: I returned the vehicle at St. Johns, Newfoundland. The location of the off-airport return site was not provided in the rental documents, and I had some delays in trying to find it. Fortunately, the shuttle ride back to the airport with our luggage was prompt and pleasant. The rental agents handled the return quickly and professionally.
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Dollar
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
220 Kenmount Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
80 Craig Dobbin´s Way
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
92 Elizabeth Avenue
Recent reviews
127 travellers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

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Top tips for renting a car in St. John's

  • A hire car is the perfect way to explore not only St. John's, but the whole of Newfoundland, as most of its best places can't be accessed without four wheels. There are so many scenic routes to drive along that it will be hard to choose, but driving to St. Anthony on the northern tip of the island is a popular option, as you can take your time and even stay overnight in the charming towns as you make your way there.
  • All the big car hire companies can be found at St. John's International Airport (YYT), which is located less than 10 km (6.2 miles) from downtown St. John's. Car hire services are situated in the Baggage Claim area of the airport's main terminal. If you're heading there during high tourism season (May-September), you should book your car in advance.
  • The Trans-Canada Highway connects St. John's to other cities and towns around Newfoundland and, although the highway is in great condition, you will likely encounter sharp curves while driving through these hills. Always stay alert when driving on the island, as moose roam around freely and sometimes cause accidents. Stop the car and wait for the animals to fully disappear if you bump into them.
  • Although traffic is quite tame when compared to other big Canadian cities, rush hour traffic (between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.) can affect certain areas of St. John's, particularly Parkway, which is made up of three roads funneling into a single route. Most heavy construction work takes place during summer, so take that into consideration in case you have to be somewhere by a specific time.
  • Book your rental car in St. John's at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in St. John's

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in St. John's is Enterprise (8.7, 80 reviews).

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

  • A Standard car rental in St. John's costs $100 per day, on average.