Car rental at Halifax Intl Airport

Car rental at Halifax Intl Airport

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Halifax, NS, Canada - Halifax Intl
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Halifax, NS, Canada - Halifax Intl
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Halifax Intl Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (42 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 9.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent17 Jul 2022
Car clean and the VW Jetta, achieved excellent gas mileage. Downsides - rentals are very expensive and we had to wait ~15 minutes to get the car after we checked in.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2022
I made this reservation about three hours prior to pick up and there were no problems at all. Everything was as smooth as silk.
6.0 Good19 May 2022
The air conditioning in a brand new car blows warm/ hot at all times. Didn’t think that would be an issue until it was 27 in Ontario randomly…. The radio interface dies randomly on you … had no radio for 3 provinces.
10.0 Excellent11 Dec 2021
The car performed great. The car needed to be serviced, since it had several messages about routine maintenance that kept appearing every time the car was started.
10.0 Excellent7 Dec 2021
Great experience- very easy and smooth process to pickup and return car.
10.0 Excellent3 Nov 2021
Booked online outside of airport terminal and walked in and picked up car. Whole process start to finish took about 15 minutes. Filled up at service station by airport and dropped car off and left keys in the lock box which took about 1 minute of my valuable time. Seamless process.
10.0 Excellent16 Oct 2021
A more eco friendly option.
8.8 Excellent17 Feb 2020
ServiceNothing
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2019
Staff friendly. Car great. Drop off easy.
10.0 Excellent16 Aug 2018
Great serviceThe ease of the rental. The associate went out of her way to ensure we got the car that we needed.Nothing. Everything was great.
Rated no. 2
Budget
8.9 Excellent (48 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2022
Hassle free rental of a very comfortable vehicle at a very competitive price
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2022
Car was upgraded at no extra cost. Clean and ready for us when we arrived. Super easy drop off.
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2022
Chevy Malibu. Great car for our 10 days. Budget service was prompt and courteous.
10.0 Excellent3 Jul 2022
Awesome customer service - friendly staff at Halifax airport!
10.0 Excellent22 Jun 2022
It was easy from pick up to drop off.
10.0 Excellent19 Jun 2022
Staff was really helpful.
2.0 Mediocre15 Jun 2022
Lots of hidden costs my final bill was $500 more than quoted and shown when I picked up the car still waiting for an explanation as what all the hidden costs are.
2.0 Mediocre24 May 2022
Start to finish was poor service. Was quoted one price only to find once we had landed that it was actually more than double which significantly ate into our holiday money. We were even charged a further £47 for returning the car in the evening before we flew back rather than waiting until the morning despite being told it was fine to bring it back early. Seems like you get a good deal but by the time all the hidden and surprise costs are added on you may as well use someone else. Would not recommend or use them again.
6.0 Good17 May 2022
Prices are getting outrageous. 2 years ago rented through budget, rented a luxury jaguar f pace with unlimited kms for under 500. Now it was premier vehicle, 1600 kms for over 700 for same amount of time. I also had no options this time to chose between different vehicles, 2 years ago I had options. Very limited and getting over priced for the value like everything else in the world. Getting too expensive to travel.
8.0 Excellent5 May 2022
Reserved a minivan but only got large suv which did not help as trying to move a mattress
Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (52 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible29 Sep 2021
$50 charge for 2 week advance cancellation Will never use Priceline or Hertz again
7.9 Good24 Sep 2021
I have no suggestions for improvement. The staff were efficient and very helpful.
7.9 Good16 Sep 2021
The only thing I did not like was that i was charged an additional $7.00 for an air conditioning fee. This should be included with the base price.Air conditioning comes with the vehicle when the car is manufactured. I then asked for a car without air conditioning; they do not have any such car. Money grab big time (ridiculous). DJ.
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2021
My rental was upgraded as cars were a bit late being turned in. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had to wait a bit for the vehicle but it worked out ok.
10.0 Excellent27 Jul 2021
Liked: A new car ! This does not happen every day, but I was pleased to find a brand new (71km on the odo) 2021 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle exceeded my expectations for comfort and convenience. Not so much: the policy of requiring extra $ for 2nd driver who is on the same insurance policy.
8.0 Excellent24 Mar 2020
YesThe advertised price was $32 per day - no mention of insurance. When I collected the car I paid over $80. Insurance alone was $42. These hidden charges are bad. $80 per day for a car is excessive.
9.6 Excellent18 Sep 2018
The car I paid for (full size) was not available in Halifax, NS Canada. They gave me a mini-van which worked fine. Lots of additional fees.
10.0 Excellent7 Jul 2018
Easy to drive, comfortable. Some blind spots but what car doesn’t have those?! Getting car was a cinch and same with return.Can’t think of anything.
10.0 Excellent25 Jun 2018
Great rideMy rental was a nice upgrade to an XTS, quick turn around at the counter once talking to counter staff.A little backed up, busy weekend but seemed a little distracted by challenging rentals and as a result waited for 20 minutes before getting my rental picked up.
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2018
Easy rentalWe picked up the car at the Halifax airport and two days later dropped it off at our hotel. It worked seamlessly and we were very pleased.Everything was good
Rated no. 4
Avis
8.9 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Aug 2022
Personne ne parle Français au guichet donc on ne se comprends pas J'ai payé beaucoup plus cher que prévu et je ne sais pas pourquoi Mauvaise expérience
8.0 Excellent10 Jul 2022
Had to wait 20-30 minutes for car to be ready. Otherwise everything was good.
10.0 Excellent10 Jul 2022
Avis did not have a car available upon our arrival so they sent us to Hertz to get a car from them at the Avis cost. No hassles at all. Furthermore, our flights were late and the staff stayed after closing to accommodate our late flight arrival. Now that is service!
10.0 Excellent1 Jul 2022
I found the car very awesome car.. I know with the time right now prices were a bit high but my choice.
10.0 Excellent15 Jun 2022
We had a great experience renting a car through Avis! We were worried we wouldn't be able to find a rental for our trip (June 10th-14th), but we ended up finding a "dealer's choice" car available with Avis, so we booked it as soon as possible. We booked a month before our trip, but remember it was also technically the "off-season." Upon arriving in Halifax the counter staff was super friendly and gave us two options of vehicles to choose from, so we chose a Hyundai Kona. The car was clean and in great shape, we noticed a few dings that weren't noted on the rental agreement so we called someone over in the parking garage and had them sign off on the extra damage (always make sure to check before driving off the lot!!). The car worked great and we drove quite a ways in it (Halifax airport -> Fredericton -> Moncton -> PEI -> Windsor -> Halifax airport). It was an excellent little vehicle with great gas mileage. Upon returning the car we met an extremely friendly Avis employee in the parking garage who made sure we didn't leave anything in the car, and made our kids giggle. It was honestly such an easy experience, we can't say enough good things. We would 100% rent through Avis again (especially in Halifax) in a heartbeat.
6.0 Good7 Jun 2022
Booked Hyundai but end up with Chevy that out of expectation even through same size and same price range. I think Avis should email me ahead of arrival that is way better. Drop off car at airport quite professional and confirmation emailed to me just an hour. Amazing efficient.
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2022
There was a fee of $79 that was not ment when I booked the car.
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2022
Our flight was delayed and they offered to stay and wait for us until 3am. When we were delayed beyond that time they were ready for us early the next day. Pick up and drop off were super easy!
8.8 Excellent9 Jul 2019
Pickup and drop off went very smoothly.
9.2 Excellent16 Sep 2016
Essentially right in front of the airport; easy & quick return!
Rated no. 5
Europcar
8.8 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Europcar
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent8 Mar 2019
Yes to staff ...excellentTires were worn but ok
5.2 Okay4 Jan 2019
Fight to get my carThat I got a better car for the same costThat I had to stand there and refuse to take the mini bus that they tried to find me that was not what I booked and not what I wanted.
9.6 Excellent21 Jul 2017
UpgradeWe had a reservation for a compact car, and were offered an upgrade to a larger car at no charge. Had a Hyundai Sonata, very nice car with good fuel economy.We arrived at Halifax airport late (9:30 PM), and called the number. No answer. Waited about 10 minutes, called again, go someone to pick us up. Staff should have headsets to be able to answer phone wherever they are, to avoid panic attacks by customers.
7.6 Good15 Jun 2017
Good car rental in Canada but beware of excess insuranceCar was good fitted with satnav fitted and we received an upgradeRental company would not accept vehicle excess insurance which had been purchased, so we had to take full insurance with the rental company which was more expensive and then claim a refund on the external policy
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.8 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2022
I will rent with Enterprise exclusively going forward.
2.0 Mediocre5 Jul 2022
The tires were over inflated and loose. We could have died. We were left stranded and in place of the spare was a piece of foam in the shape of a tire. They do not safety check these vehicles. When I complained they got defensive instead of telling me they would look into it.
10.0 Excellent6 Jun 2022
Fast and easy
10.0 Excellent8 Sep 2021
Everything. I kept car 1 extra day. I’ll be returning it today. Can’t yet say about drop off experience!
10.0 Excellent3 Nov 2018
I liked the fact that the Hyundai was an SUV and had good visibility and road clearance.There were some controls on the SUV that weren't intuitive and took some time to understand
4.0 Okay20 Feb 2018
It was advertised for $105 and I eneded up paying $358 with taxes and insurance.
7.6 Good12 Sep 2016
Unfortunately the car was extremely hard on fuel despite asking for an economy. I drove only 60 km on the highway with no traffic and it cost over $20 to refuel. The car did not run well, you could feel it shifting every gear like there was something wrong with it and it was an automatic. Other than that, it was okay. Their staff are very friendly.
8.0 Excellent12 Sep 2016
Friendly service with nice new carThe car was as advertised and the staff at Halifax Airport were friendly and helpfulI got hit with a $20 Premium outlet charge that wasn't stated when I booked with Kayak
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
8.4 Excellent (22 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Aug 2022
All good. many thanx.
10.0 Excellent19 Jul 2022
Just not the type of car I usually drive but not necessarily bad- just different
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2022
Very helpful front desk. Clean vehicle.
6.0 Good29 Jun 2022
My experience with KAYAK was excellent. I ended up cancelling the vehicle I had rented, so I can not comment on the rental experience. Thank you.
8.0 Excellent4 Apr 2022
There was an extremely long line of customers waiting to get their cars with only 2 employees working, one of whom was being monitored which slowed her down immensely. The process was made longer due to the questionable requirement of the agent to try to upgrade you to a more expensive car and then to buy extra car insurance. Maybe if you cannot staff adequately you could forgo the extra sales efforts? Or maybe the lady standing there watching could fire up a terminal and get some travelers on their way?
8.0 Excellent22 Mar 2022
Very accommodating, had no issue at all except at check in, the clerk wanted me to sign the inspection slip of the car without actually going out to inspect the car before leaving.. maybe he was new and that’s ok bc I just advised that we should go look before signing anything..
6.0 Good27 Sep 2020
it was cancelled due to C-19
8.8 Excellent22 Mar 2020
Staff excellent, car was goodPrice, very high price for returning to another city when in this day and age rentals are so fluid same company owns all locations!
2.0 Mediocre21 Mar 2020
No , ended up getting another rental car from another companyBetter and helpful customer service
8.8 Excellent4 Feb 2020
Yes the staff was helpful and polite. Most notably the return was exceptionally quick and easy.More counter help. The customer in front of me asked EVERY question imaginable and some that were unimaginable and then of course the attendant was trying to up sell. Sorry but the last thing you want to do after a long day of traveling is to wait in line unnecessarily. Once they got done our transaction went smoothly and we were on our way.
Rated no. 8
Dollar
8.1 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2022
Everything went exactly as it was supposed to. The car we requested was waiting for us when we arrived, check in was quick, and return was simple and easy. A pleasure!
10.0 Excellent29 Sep 2021
Very nice people on both ends. Quick and efficient
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2020
I tried to cancel because could not travel because of -andemic. No luck. so a complete waste of money
10.0 Excellent5 Dec 2019
Very friendly, very easy
10.0 Excellent14 Jun 2018
All as expectedThey had the correct car. Checkout went smoothly. No high pressure. Car was nice. Good expereince.
2.0 Mediocre28 Feb 2018
Gives me the shittest car you have or tells me I can up grade for 20$ a day.. typical sales bullshit. Will not use you again..
7.2 Good23 Aug 2017
Staff at Halifax were excellent.The two telephone reps ( from Timbuck2) did not do anything they were asked to do even though they acknowledged they did. Vehicle was smaller than advertised even though the disclaimer may have shown that. Our vehicle was not similar to a Chev Tahoe by any standard.
10.0 Excellent25 Mar 2017
Great service and clean new carsPolite helpful desk staff. Very easy and rapid process.Everything was fine with the rental.
Rated no. 9
National
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
National
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
  • 9
  • 9
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Dec 2021
There was an extra $138 charged to my Visa. The experience of brining the car back was quite lovely, the clerk was very friendly and nice but she did not say a word about any extra expenses being put on my bill, she simply handed me a triple folded receipt and said have a great holiday season. The next day when I pulled the receipt out of my purse I saw the total charged to my account. Needless to say, I will NOT be using them again.
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Halifax Intl Airport
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Halifax Intl Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Halifax Intl Airport
Recent reviews
233 travellers who rented a car in Halifax Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations at Halifax Intl Airport

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$131/day

Good deal

$112/day

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