Car rental Deer Lake Airport


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Discover Newfoundland with a Deer Lake Airport car rental

Pick up a Deer Lake Airport car rental and experience an incredibly unique part of Atlantic Canada. The small town sits on the shores of Deer Lake itself at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Viking Trail in Western Newfoundland. Bordered to the west by the Humber River, Deer Lake provides access to the Northern Peninsula and Labrador, home to three UNESCO world heritage sites. A visit here guarantees exciting adventures, spectacular sightseeing, and warm hospitality. Get a deal on Deer Lake Airport car rentals and GoSee it all for yourself.  

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Minimum hire period: 7 days

Collecting your Deer Lake Regional Airport car rental 

Busy Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) is the gateway to western Newfoundland, connecting this remote destination to other cities in Canada and the USA. It has regular direct flights mostly to cities in eastern Canada, including Toronto, St. Johns, Halifax, Fredericton, and Montreal.

The terminal is a modern and spacious building with a restaurant, gift shop, ATM, a television lounge, and free WiFi. The Car hire kiosks are situated near the arrivals area in the main concourse.

Driving in your Deer Lake car rental 

Keep these driving tips in mind when you pick up Deer Lake Newfoundland car rental.  

  • The six-kilometre trip from Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) to town should take less than ten minutes. Just utilize the Airport Road until you reach the end of it. Then, turn right to the Trans-Canada Highway. After that, exit Deer Lake through Nicholsville Road and you will reach the city centre. 

  • You aren’t likely to be affected by traffic in Deer Lake, but the remoteness poses its own challenges. Long stretches of road without many service stations mean you should plan ahead by filling up your fuel tank whenever possible and carrying extra supplies during your car rental Deer Lake Newfoundland trip.  

  • Newfoundland’s weather is very changeable. In the summer, be prepared for sunshine, high winds, rain, and fog all on the same day. Winter is even more unpredictable with the potential for snow and ice storms. Check reports before your vehicle reservation date and when in doubt, stay put.  

  • You may encounter wildlife on the road which can be a major hazard. Drive defensively. 

  • In a small town like this, you should have no problems finding a spot to park your Deer Lake Airport car rental. Busy areas like the beach or the downtown area may require a short walk to your destination when the nearby parking spaces are taken. 

  • The short-term parking options at Deer Lake Regional Airport are intended for those staying just a few hours, and the rates in that lot are set at CAD$1 per hour up to a maximum of CAD$10 per day. There is also a long-term parking lot, for those planning to leave a car there during their trip. You will have to pay between CAD$1 per hour and CAD$5 per day, CAD$35 per week to CAD$100 per month.

The Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Co.

Things to do with your car rentals in Deer Lake, NL

With an itinerary full of fun, you are ready to hit the Newfoundland highways in your car hire from Deer Lake and enjoy a road trip to a new and exciting part of the globe.

Summer fun

A visit to Deer Lake in the summertime offers myriad recreational opportunities, including birdwatching along the Humber River, hiking in the nearby parks and nature reserves, sunbathing at the local beach, golfing at Humber River Golf Course, fishing for Salmon at the “Tailrace” and so much more. 

Winter wonderland

The snowy season offers just as much excitement with plenty of cold-weather activities to choose from, including snowmobiling (Deer Lake is the Snowmobiling Hub of Newfoundland), snowshoeing or cross country skiing along the nature trails or on the golf course, ice fishing, skating on the Humber River, and more. 

Nearby hotspots

A road trip north in your Deer Lake Airport car rental will bring you to Gros Morne National Park, Port au Choix National Historic Site, and L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic site. A drive south will bring you to Corner Brook, Marble Mountain Ski Resort, and Stephenville. 

A sign showing the way to Deer Lake.

Our tips for Deer Lake car rentals

  • Deer Lake car rentals are essential for exploring the region. Book yours well in advance to get the one you want at a good price.  

  • There are very few people carriers/vans to get for your car rentals Deer Lake, Newfoundland tour, so it is essential to book these early—especially when travelling during peak travel periods.  

  • If you are planning a road trip around Labrador, most companies allow you to pick up a rental car in YDF Deer Lake Regional Airport and drop it off somewhere else like St Johns or Gander. 

  • If you have more time, other popular adventures to discover the hidden gems of Canada include a car hire road trip to Calgary, Edmonton, or Abbotsford. You may also opt to collect a car rental in Comox or Kelowna.

  • Generally, most vehicle rentals collected in Canada can be driven throughout the country and the neighbouring US. So if you have a long vacation, you can head to Spokane, or anywhere in the United States.

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Rental car Deer Lake Airport: Frequently asked questions

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Is it cheaper to get rental cars at Deer Lake Reginal Airport or away from the airport? 

Rental car Deer Lake prices can fluctuate due to multiple factors so the cheapest place to rent, whether on or off-airport, can change. Sometimes off-airport locations are cheaper upfront but the cost of getting there plus your time can tip the scales. Check current rates across multiple car rental companies using our search function and compare the costs and benefits of renting a car at the airport or offsite. 

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

The majority of car rental companies in Deer Lake have updated their cleaning and safety policies as a result of the pandemic. You can check individual policies in the terms sections of each rental before booking. 

How much does it cost to rent a car in Deer Lake? 

Deer Lake rental car prices fluctuate due to supply, demand, time of year, rental duration, vehicle availability, date of pick up/drop off. Deer Lake car hire prices usually cost around CAD$73 per day. For the most accurate estimate, type your dates into the search function on this page and compare rates across multiple brands instantly. 

When you have selected the perfect vehicle for your trip, you may also input the promo code/discount code before you complete your booking. Pay less when you book with GoSee today.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Deer Lake? 

The cheapest car rental company in Deer Lake will vary due to multiple factors, but Hertz and Budget offer consistently low rates. Be sure to consider perks and extras when comparing brands. 

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Deer Lake Airport (YDF)? 

The following big brands offer car rental at Deer Lake Regional Airport: Avis, Budget Car Rental Deer Lake, Enterprise, National, Thrifty Car Rental Deer Lake Airport NL. Just proceed to the rental counter of your chosen company to pick up your keys.

However, if you wish to get your Deer Lake car rental from an off-airport rental location, just arrange a free pick up service with the rental office directly about the collection of your vehicle. For more details, you may refer to the rental locations policies of your supplier.

What types of cars can I rent in Deer Lake? 

You can rent the following types of cars in Deer Lake: compact, economy, intermediate, standard, full size, SUV, people carrier/vans, and premium/luxury cars. Brands such as Toyota, Kia, and Chevrolet are all represented, and many more.  

What do you need to rent a car in Deer Lake? 

To get rental cars Deer Lake, you need to meet the age requirement of 25 years old. You must have a full and valid driver’s license/home country driver's license, or an international driver's permit, and have a credit card in your name to secure the booking. Please note that temporary driver's licenses and any expired home state license may be refused. Other companies might allow younger drivers with restrictions and may incur additional charges so check your rental agreement to be clear.

Also, the additional authorized driver must present his valid driver's license requirements along with the renter's driver's license, as only permitted additional driver is allowed to drive the Deer Lake car rental. Please visit the driver's license information policy of your chosen company for more information.

How do I find the best car rental deals in Deer Lake? 

You can find the best Deer Lake car rental deals by comparing offers from multiple brands at once. It’s very simple and convenient to find the perfect vehicle with our search engine - just enter your travel details and see a list of options, promotions, and perks from a range of rental suppliers to peruse and compare. Handy filters can narrow the list down according to your preferences for vehicle type, transmission, and other features to pinpoint the right car that suits your travel plans.

Save time and money on booking a car hire when you let GoSee help you out. So pick up a bargain on your Deer Lake car rental and kickstart your holiday off.

When is the best time to get car rentals in Deer Lake? 

Demand is generally higher in the summer months so if you can travel at off-peak times you may find cheaper options. The best time to get car rentals Deer Lake Airport is well in advance to ensure you get the vehicle you want at a good price. 

Do I need insurance for my Deer Lake car rentals?

Having insurance coverage is highly suggested when renting cars. You may get third-party liability insurance through our partners before you complete your booking. This will provide you with extra protection for your entire rental period.

If you have any personal insurance policies already, please check with your company on the coverage for your Deer Lake car rental. Always browse through the terms and conditions, especially on topics about renter and renters passengers third-party liability protection, anything about contractually waive renter's responsibility, and other insurance coverage/limits.