Car rental Edmonton Airport


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Hit the highlights with an Edmonton Airport car rental 

Pick up an Edmonton car rental and get exploring this fantastic city in the Great White North. A unique blend of untamed wilderness and urban amusement, visitors to Alberta’s provincial capital can roam with the bison by day and sample culinary delights by night. Experience West Edmonton Mall, watch a hockey game in the ICE District, and keep your eyes peeled for the Auroras. This city will surprise you—secure your Edmonton car rental today and GoSee it all.  

Picking up Edmonton Airport rental cars

Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport, offering non-stop services to 50 destinations around the world. You’ll find all the amenities you need for a comfortable welcome within the terminal, such as restaurants, shops, free WiFi, and charging stations.  

All airport car rental companies, including Budget and National Car Rental Edmonton Airport, can be found on the ground level of the parkade, outside Door 8. 

Edmonton city covered in snow.

Finding your way with YEG car rental 

Keep these driving tips in mind when you pick up your rental car at Edmonton International Airport:  

  • The drive between downtown and the airport is a straightforward one. As you leave the terminal on Airport Road, you’ll take a left onto the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and follow it for 30 minutes north as it takes you straight into the city. When you hit Saskatchewan Drive NW, turn right and follow the road to Connors Road, crossing the bridge into the CBD. 
  • Before you head off in your rental car, familiarise yourself with the main routes servicing the city. There is a ring road that traces a route around the edge of Edmonton, as well as several main highways that cut through the heart of town. These roadways are a huge help in getting around in your Edmonton car, with multiple exits and alternate route options in case of congestion.  
  • There are four city-run parkades in the downtown Edmonton area, offering 2,500 spots in total. Try the City Hall Parkade, Library Parkade, Canada Place Parkade, or Edmonton City Centre West Parkade. Most spots are free on Sundays and public holidays, and all are CA$1 per hour on Saturdays. Stalls cost from CA$2.50 to CA$3.50 per hour during the week.  
  • Winter driving poses the greatest challenge for visiting drivers, with ice and snow occasionally wreaking havoc on the roads and highways. Check local weather reports and road closures when planning your route for your Edmonton car rental road trip. 

Car rental Edmonton: Things to do and see 

West Edmonton Mall

Featuring a waterpark, ice rink, thrill rides, wildlife experiences, and much more, a visit to ‘West Ed’ is much more than a shopping experience. You could spend several days here enjoying the largest mall in North America.  

Science and history

Edmonton boasts a number of educational sites worth your time. Start with Fort Edmonton Park, the Royal Alberta Museum, and TELUS World of Science.  

Arts and culture

Get a glimpse of local and international talent through the fascinating art exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre.

Elk Island National Park & Beaver Hills

One of Alberta’s lesser-known national parks, Elk Island is just 30 minutes’ drive from Edmonton and will bring you up close and personal to some of Canada’s most incredible wildlife. Look for bison, moose, elk deer, and much more! 

An autumnal forest on the sides of a river.

Top tips for car rentals at Edmonton Airport  

  • If cheap car rental is your priority, Enterprise Edmonton Airport offers consistently low rates.  
  • Thrifty and Routes Car Rentals are located off site from the airport, so you need to catch a shuttle upon landing to collect your car from these brands.  
  • Winter driving in Edmonton can be a challenge. So if you plan to get rental cars Edmonton Airport during the colder months, make sure to request winter tires ahead of your vehicle reservation date. You may also opt for a sturdy vehicle like an SUV for the entire rental period. Please coordinate with the rental office directly for availability and pricing.
  • Please ensure you have obtained sufficient insurance coverage before you rent a car in Edmonton. Read the terms and conditions for that vehicle, and important information about topics such as third-party liability protection, or contractually waive renter's responsibility before you complete your booking.
  • Not sure where to begin? Check out the customer reviews for Edmonton International Airport (YEG) car rental to help you make a decision.  

What our customers say

The booking process is easy and the filtering is well detailed and allows one to only look at cars one is interested in.
Sean William Cummins
Very helpful and knowledgeable
no waiting person very good and new her job
Michael Carr
Couldn't get through on Web site. Rang & Amy helped me with booking my rental car in Cairns Australia. The phone dropped out at the last minute & Amy rang me back with the final information. Great service!
Glenn Fabar
Very clear communication and professional team.
Prompt service in a different time zone.
Majella Finn
It was just straight forward and easy. The only thing, which I may have missed, is how the payment works. Do you just hold my card, or do you take the full payment straight away?


Jason Campbell
Easy to change my booking and find a cheaper price.
Dezlee Masters
Your staff are super calm and friendly and sorted problems for me. I love the way the double check everything!
It made it easy to pay by afterpay love it
bronwyn Simon

Car rentals Edmonton Airport: Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car from Edmonton International Airport (YEG)? 

Edmonton Airport (YEG) car rental prices can change depending on the vehicle you choose, demand, and availability. The average daily cost to rent a car Edmonton Intl Airport, Alberta is currently CA$57. However, rental rates can change due to multiple factors. Use our search and booking tool at the top of this page to check out the great deals on offer and real-time prices.  

Where are the car rental counters at Edmonton Airport? 

The car rental counters at Edmonton International Airport can be found on the ground level of the parkade, outside Door 8. These airport locations are ready to serve you every day.

What car rental suppliers are at Edmonton Airport? 

There are several car rental companies at Edmonton Airport, including Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Routes Car Rental, Alamo, National, and Enterprise. 

Can I book now and pay later for my car rental at Edmonton International Airport? 

Yes, you can book a rental car from Edmonton International Airport now and pay for it upon pick up. When searching for vehicles, simply tick the filter ‘Pay at Pick up’ under the heading ‘Payment Type’. Your search results will display the car rental companies that allow this option at Edmonton Airport— most do.  

What is the cheapest car rental in Edmonton? 

The cheapest car rental in Edmonton varies between brands but are usually within compact and economy vehicle classes. Alamo, National, and Hertz often have similar prices at the lower end of the scale.  

What is the most popular rental car in Edmonton? 

The most popular car rental in Edmonton varies, but SUVs like the Hyundai Kona and Toyota RAV4 are currently in high demand. Check our customer reviews to see which car rentals get the best ratings.  

Which car rental companies in Edmonton have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

Most major car hire brands have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies as a result of COVID-19, and some—like National and Enterprise Car Rental Edmonton—have gone the extra mile in offering enhanced cleaning services. You can select this option in the filters under the ‘Suggested’ heading to find the vehicles with this offering.  

How old do I have to be to book an Edmonton airport car rental? 

You must be at least 20 years old to book an Edmonton rental car with Hertz or Thrifty. Most other brands require you to be at least 21 years old. Please be advised that drivers under the age of 25 will likely pay a young drivers surcharge. 

Also, always have your valid Canadian driver's license/home country driver's license or International driver's permit while driving your Canada car hire. If you need more details, please refer to your chosen company's Driver's License Information Policy.

Is it possible to book a one-way rental from Edmonton Airport? 

Yes, it is possible to book one-way rentals from Edmonton Airport, whether you are driving within the same province to Calgary, east to Winnipeg, west to Kelowna, or clear across Canada. Simply uncheck the ‘Return car to same location’ box in the search form and type in your desired destination to see availability and prices across the rental brands.  Also, make it a habit to read through your rental agreement before going on your one-way trip.

What is needed to hire a car at Edmonton International Airport (YEG)?

When you come to collect the Edmonton rental car, you should bring with you the following:

  • The renter's driver's license and the valid driver's license of the additional authorized drivers. Please note that temporary driver's licenses may be refused and only permitted additional driver is allowed to drive the vehicle.
  • A credit card in the name of the renter. This should have enough funds to cover any of the security deposit options.
  • Passport / I.D.