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Explore Canada’s fastest-growing city with a rental car from Saskatoon Airport
Saskatoon has long been known as the hub of the Saskatchewan province. With plenty of natural splendour, a rich and diverse local culture, and other exciting attractions, it’s not surprising it's Canada’s fastest-growing city. With a Saskatoon car rental from GoSee, you can discover why the masses are flocking to this up-and-coming city.
Picking up your car rental from Saskatoon Airport
Saskatoon Airport (YXE) is located just under 7 kilometres northwest of the city centre and serves as both a local and international hub for the Saskatchewan province. The airport offers shops, restaurants, kids’ play areas, artwork, and free WiFi throughout the terminal.
The airport has a great selection of the best and cheapest car rental companies, including Budget, Avis, Hertz, and Alamo. You may proceed to the middle of the arrivals area to find the dedicated rental counter for each supplier.
After booking your hire car, you can be in the city centre in under 15 minutes under normal driving conditions, but always allow extra time just in case.
Driving your Saskatoon rental car through Canada
Keep these driving tips in mind when navigating the roads of Canada.
Always drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Use signal lights whenever turning or merging lanes.
Be extra cautious driving through icy and snowy road conditions during the winter months. It is recommended to contact the rental office directly if you wish to request winter tires ahead of your vehicle reservation date.
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).
Using your mobile phone while driving is prohibited.
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Saskatoon is beginning to struggle with traffic congestion. It will help to have some patience when driving your car hire on Saskatoon roads during peak travel times.
Looking to park your rental car? Saskatoon Airport offers both short-term and long-term parking, while the city offers a number of parking options around Riversdale, River Landing, City Hospital, and Broadway.
Car rental Saskatoon: What to see and do
As a rapidly growing city, Saskatoon is not short on entertainment. Kids, adults, nature lovers, history buffs, night owls…everyone can find something to keep them smiling and satisfied while in this pristine city.
The Fun Factory - Saskatoon’s premier family entertainment center takes fun…seriously. Packed with arcade games, laser tag, an indoor playground, and other attractions, you might wish you were still a kid, too. But adults aren’t barred from having fun here, so look forward to being as thrilled as your children will be.
Nutrien Wonderhub - Kids and their adventurous parents won’t get enough of this entertaining museum. There are hours of hands-on experiences, interactive games, and themed areas waiting to thrill anyone lucky enough to visit this local gem.
Kinsmen Park - Playground meets mini carnival in this local treasure. From swings to slides, zip lines, a merry-go-round and even a Ferris wheel, Kinsmen Park keeps both kids and adults entertained for hours on end, and it’s only minutes away from the city center.
Nature and wildlife
Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo - Boasting beautifully manicured gardens, restored heritage buildings, a naturally-themed playground, this national historic site is sure to excite and entertain. Look forward to meeting both local and foreign animals, from gorgeous grizzly bears to cute meerkats, regal foxes, and stoic giraffes.
Pike Lake Provincial Park - Squirrel lovers, hikers, BBQ eaters, and water sports enthusiasts can all unite under one flag in this remarkable park. With well-kept walking trails, swimming pool, cabins and campsites, Pike Lake Provincial park is perfect as a day-time activity or overnight adventure.
Diefenbaker Park - This top-tier park is a local favourite for good reason. With plenty of trees, BBQ areas, trails and a stunning view of the river, Diefenbaker is a common venue for festival events, friends playing Frisbee golf, and tobogganing. Why not join in the fun while you're in town during your Saskatoon airport car rental tour?
Art, history and culture
Remai Modern - Housed inside a marvellous avant-garde building is Saskatoon's biggest art gallery and museum. Remai Modern holds over 8,000 works from Canadian and International artists, including an incredible collection of work from Picasso. You can also regularly find exhibitions and film offerings throughout the year.
Wanuskewin - Celebrating the indigenous peoples of Saskatchewan, this cultural and historical centre represents nearly 6000 years of history of the Northern Plains peoples, and may become a UNESCO World Heritage Site very soon. Stroll through its interpretive trails, discover the culture and history in the museum, or enjoy a delicious meal inside its restaurant.
Western Development Museum - The WDM is a network of four museums that each display a different theme from economy, to people, transportation, and agriculture. You can expect to find plenty of farm equipment, old cars, historical artifacts and items in between exhilarating and interactive exhibitions. Visitors often praise the restaurant inside, too.
Bridges, bridges, and more bridges
Saskatoon is also known as the “Paris of Prairies” for the eight bridges that span across the South Saskatchewan River. It’s also known as the “City of Bridges”. Can you guess why? Yes, bridges and overpasses are in great supply here. Explore them all in style with your car rental from Saskatoon Airport.
Explore the rest of Saskatchewan, and see what rival town Regina has to offer. Heading west? Browse and book the best and cheapest rental cars in Calgary. You can also make your way around Edmonton with a car hire. Or head for the serene nature and explore Winnipeg.
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Car rental Saskatoon Airport: Frequently asked questions
Which car rental companies in Saskatoon have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
All of our partner car rental companies in Saskatoon Airport (YXE) maintain a strict vehicle cleaning and safety policy in accordance with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
How much does it cost to rent a car in Saskatoon?
Looking for cheap rental cars Saskatoon Airport has? Rates usually vary based on season, vehicle availability and car rental supplier. You may be able to find rental vehicles for as low as $31 per day, or from $62 per day for SUVs and other larger vehicles. Use our search widget above to get a more accurate rental estimate for your Saskatoon airport car rental.
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What is the cheapest car rental company in Saskatoon?
Budget and Avis often offer the cheapest rental cars in Saskatoon.
Which car rental companies are at the airport: Saskatoon Airport (YXE)?
Budget, Avis, Hertz, Alamo, and Enterprise Saskatoon Airport are among the best and cheapest car rental companies ready to serve you right in John G. Diefenbaker Intl.
What is the most popular rental car in Saskatoon?
The most popular rental car in Saskatoon is the Hyundai Elantra. A value-packed, 5 seater car with great value, and over 6000 reviews, this is the ideal choice for solo travellers or couples exploring Saskatoon.
You can also rent from the following vehicle classes depending on your travel needs: Economy and Compact cars, Full Size vehicles, Cargo and Minivans, Small and Standard SUVs. To find the perfect vehicle for your Saskatoon adventure, use the 'Filter By' option on the left -hand side of the search listing.
What kind of rental car should I get from Saskatoon, SK Airport (YXE-John G. Diefenbaker Intl.)?
If you’re a solo traveller, or a couple, we recommend a Full Size or Economy car, like the Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Spark. They pack great value with a reliable and safe rental vehicle. For those wanting a more luxury experience, or for larger groups, we recommend an SUV like the Toyota RAV4 or Dodge Durango.
How do I find the best car rental deal in Saskatoon?
Simply search for rental cars using GoSee, and you will quickly find the best car rental deals available in Saskatoon.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Saskatoon?
The minimum age to rent a car in Saskatoon is 21. However, some companies may have additional restrictions or costs for those aged under 25. Check the rental agreement for each supplier for the age requirements and youthful driver charges or call our customer service team for inquiries.
Can I rent one-way car rental from Saskatoon and drop it off somewhere else?
You can get a one-way car rental from Saskatoon Airport and drop it off at many corresponding car rental locations along your travel in Canada, like neighbouring cities including Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, and Deer Lake.
Can I drive in Saskatoon with my U.S. driver’s license?
You can drive car rentals throughout Saskatoon with a full US driver’s license. Always bring with you your valid driver's license or an International Driver's Permit if your home country driver's license does not have an English translation for the entire rental period.
Please be aware that expired home state license and temporary driver's licenses may be refused. Also, only permitted additional driver or additional authorized driver can drive the rental car. For additional details on license requirements, refer to the Driver's License Information Policy or contact us for assistance.
What do you need to rent a car in Saskatoon Airport (YXE)?
Most Saskatoon car rental airport suppliers require the following documents from customers who wish to hire YXE vehicles: renter's driver's license, major credit card for payment and security deposit, and additional government issued identification such as passport.