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Journey through PEI with a hire car from Charlottetown Airport
When you rent a car from Charlottetown Airport, the vast beauty and entertainment of Prince Edward Island (PEI) is at your fingertips. From world-class seafood, to gorgeous beaches, and an eventful city centre, Charlottetown has something for everyone. Experience it all in style and comfort with a rental car from GoSee.
Hiring a car from Charlottetown Airport: What you need to know
PEI’s Charlottetown Airport (YYG) is located just 6 kilometres north of the city centre, or around 15 minutes with normal traffic conditions.
Many streets in Charlottetown are one-way streets, so try to plan every trip ahead of time to avoid delays and confusion.
For the quickest way to the city centre, leave the airport and enter the roundabout from Sherwood Road, and exit onto Brackley Point Road. Then turn left onto Arterial Highway (Trans-Canada Hwy), and right onto Kensington Road/Fitzroy Street before taking a left on Queen Street.
If you aren’t returning to Charlottetown Airport, you can always opt for a one-way car hire that you can drop off at nearby cities along your journey.
You can find all the best car hire companies right in Charlottetown Airport, including Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, and Budget.
Driving your Charlottetown car rental in Canada
Keep these driving tips in mind when touring around Canada in your rental car.
Always drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Use signal lights whenever turning or merging lanes.
At uncontrolled intersections, the first vehicle to arrive has the right to go first. If two or more vehicles arrive at the intersection at the same time, the driver to the right of you has the right-of-way.
Pay attention to road signs that indicate the speed limit (usually 50 km in urban areas, 60-80 km in rural areas, and 80-100 km on highways).
See the sights with your rental car in Charlottetown
Charlottetown is the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, and is home to tons of exciting activities within stone’s throw of the city centre. With an auto rental handy, you can also explore and enjoy the entire island with ease. Here are just a few must-sees that we highly recommend for your trip.
Bask in Fun for the Whole Family
Exhilarating family fun can be found throughout PEI.
Just 15 minutes from the city centre is the Rise and Climb Adventure Course, an action-packed high-ropes course that delivers a challenging and memorable experience for over 2 hours.
Other family-friendly gems lie a little further away from the city. Drive 40 minutes away, and you’ll find Shining Waters Family Fun Park which features water slides, splash pools and a petting farm. Just across the way from the Fun Park is Sandspit Cavendish Beach, an amusement park filled with a range of rollercoasters, bumper karts and other rides right by the water.
Shrimp over to World-Class Seafood Restaurants
Charlottetown is famed for its many seafood restaurants which feature the freshest, most delicious local fare. The most popular and highly reviewed restaurants reside right in the city centre, close to the water.
Try the divine oysters at Claddagh Oyster House, or mouthwatering foods from Guadalupe at Founders’ Food Hall & Market, or indulge in a selection of fresh seafood at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar. You can’t go wrong no matter where you decide to eat!
Discover the Delightful Downtown
You can stay right in the heart of the city and find yourself occupied with fun and exciting things to do for days.
The Eckhart Scavenger Hunt will have you exploring the entire downtown looking for nine little bronze mice hidden around the city. On your way, you’ll pass the Charlottetown Farmers Market where you’ll find colourful local produce, delicious hot meals, and friendly vendors offering their tastiest artisanal foods and produce.
Not far is the island-famous Hive and Hollow café which offers Instagram-worthy “crazy shakes”—decorated and delicious milkshakes with a bunch of flavours and sweet treats. Once you’re all shaked-out, you can make your own pottery or play one of their many board games.
You can then launch into your evening with one of the cities many bars. Check out the Craft Beer Corner—a sanctuary of over 24 top craft beers from around PEI, or taste the island's tastiest dry apple cider at Red Island Ciders. The city is your oyster.
Experience Riveting Local Culture
Charlottetown is home to all manner of art culture, boasting quirky festivals, traditional music, art galleries and much more.
Art lovers will want to explore the Confederation Centre of Arts which showcases some of Canada’s finest visual and performing arts. Just a few blocks away is Beaconsfield Historic House, featuring Victorian architecture and fascinating historical tales.
For those wanting to experience local history, head over to the Confederation Players Walking Tour for an up close and interactive tour with actors interpreting historic events in striking Victorian attire.
No matter what you choose to do in PEI, a car hire from Charlottetown Airport will make your adventure even more memorable.
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Car rentals Charlottetown Airport: Frequently asked questions
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or away from the airport?
It is best to rent a car directly from Charlottetown Airport, and with GoSee, you can find the cheapest rental cars without the need for any discount code. Book a rental car and pick up the vehicle as soon as when you land in the airport. More than the price, consider other factors when booking car rental PEI airport deals, like free pick up service depending on availability and by appointment.
How old do you have to be to rent a car?
The minimum age for hiring a car in Charlottetown is 21. However, some companies may have additional restrictions or costs for those aged under 25.
What are the requirements for renting a car?
To book and drive a rental car Charlottetown airport, you need to be at least 21 years old with a full valid driver’s license (or international driver’s permit if necessary), and hold a valid credit card with enough funds to cover the excess. Please be aware that temporary driver's licenses may be refused.
It is optional to create an account with us, select a way to receive your verification code security, and you may monitor your booking. Any other requirements will be specified on your rental agreement once you book a car.
Can I rent one-way?
You can rent a car one-way from Charlottetown Airport and drop it off at many cities along your travel in Canada. Usually, this rental location for drop off is also an airport location, or one which has an airport there.
Is there an additional charge for more than one driver?
Some car rental companies may add a charge for additional drivers under the age of 25. You can check this directly on the car rental booking before confirming your car. Only permitted additional driver or additional authorized driver may drive the rented vehicle, which will also be stated in the rental agreement.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Charlottetown?
There are many cheap Charlottetown airport car hire suppliers, but you’ll find the best prices from companies like Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, and National Car Rental.
Which car rental companies in Charlottetown have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
All of our partner PEI Airport car rental companies maintain a strict vehicle cleaning and safety policy in accordance with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
How much does it cost to rent a car in Charlottetown?
You can find an economy car rental PEI for as low as $22 per day, or over $150 per day for premium luxury cars. Include the cost for travel insurance, and determine if the policy covers the renter and renters passengers, for a more accurate estimate when hiring car. Rent several weeks or months in advance for the cheapest rates.
Can I rent a car from Charlottetown Airport (YYG)?
You can rent the best and cheapest car rental Charlottetown offers before travelling into the city or continuing your journey throughout Canada.
Which car rental companies are at the airport: Charlottetown Airport (YYG)?
You can find all the leading Charlottetown car rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, and Thrifty.