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Grace yourself in the Queen City with a Regina car rental
Regina, also known as the “Queen City”, is one of Canada’s fastest-growing major cities, and for very good reason. Rich in history, heritage, and the home of the Métis people, there are a lot of fascinating sights and sounds to uncover in the area. From remarkable city structures to gorgeous green gardens and parks, you can access the best of the city with a Regina car rental from GoSee.
Hiring a car from Regina Airport (YQR)
Regina International Airport (YQR) has a great selection of the best and cheapest car rental companies. You may proceed to the rental counter of Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, or National to rent a car.
After booking your car hire, you can be in the city center within a few minutes. Simply head onto the Airport Loop and continue onto Regina Ave. Head to the end of the road, then take a left onto Albert Street.
A quick guide for driving your YQR rental car
Always drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Regina is easy to navigate - numbered avenues run west to east, while named streets run north to south. Regina sits along the Trans-Canada Highway, so is often a pit stop for people road-tripping across the country.
While Regina traffic is rarely heavy, do be aware of additional traffic near the highway, and avoid driving at peak hours if you can.
Use signal lights whenever turning or merging lanes.
Be extra cautious driving your rental vehicle through icy and snowy road conditions during the winter months.
Speed is measured in kilometers. 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). Always follow these all throughout your rental car Regina Intl Airport trip to avoid any delay or inconvenience.
Using your mobile phone while driving is prohibited.
Lookout for animals on the road.
Looking to park your car rental? Regina Airport provides both short and long-term parking. Short-term is situated right in front of the terminal building and costs $2 for 30 minutes, with a 2-hour time restriction. If you prefer long-term parking, rates begin at $4 for the first hour, and $2 per hour thereafter. The maximum you will have to pay per day is $15. The downtown area has plenty of spaces to park your rental car.
Where to stay while you’re in Regina
Regina has the perfect accommodation for any budget, from backpacker’s hostels to luxury hotels. Here are a few highly recommended options.
HI Regina - Basic rooms & dorms with shared kitchens and a cozy TV lounge right in the heart of the city.
Royal Hotel Regina - Well maintained rooms with modern amenities, a buffet restaurant, gym, & meeting area.
Stone Hall Castle - Medieval meets comfortable and clean in this genuine castle hotel.
Modernist House Downtown Regina - Enjoy Regina in complete privacy and comfort with a modern house for up to 5 people.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Regina - Located in the heart of downtown, families will enjoy our indoor water park, including a swimming pool and waterslide.
Things to see and do with your hire car in Regina
As the second-largest city and capital of the Saskatchewan province, Regina boasts a lot of good reasons to visit and stick around. Whether you are a nature lover, fancy the arts, or like to delve deep into local culture and history, you’ll find plenty of things to keep you occupied.
See the ins and outs of Sterling City Structures
With buildings this beautiful, you’d forget there’s more to see and do inside them all. There are so many incredible structures to see in Regina, but here are just a few that also pack history and culture into their gorgeous frames.
Saskatchewan Legislative Building
An awe-inspiring building with war memorials, lush green and flower-filled gardens, fountains, statues…and that’s just outside. Inside you enjoy either a guided group tour or self-guided tour of the building.
Constructed in 1889 as a residence for the Lieutenant-Governer of the North-West Territories, this incredible building also packs a ton of riveting history with its free museum and tour guide.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Marvel at the architecture from outside before delving into rich indigenous history, animal exhibits, dinosaur fossils and much more. This is a perfect family-friendly activity all year round.
Explore the Local Nature & Fauna
Regina isn’t short on picturesque parks, gardens and conservatories. And it wouldn’t be a proper visit to the Queen City without strolling through them in a regal fashion.
A sprawling urban park built around Wascana Lake, this gorgeous 930-hectare sanctuary is home to wild geese, pelicans, monuments, flower gardens and walking trails. Kids and adults alike will love spending time in this peaceful park.
Kiwanis Waterfall Park
One of Regina’s most popular wedding photo spots, and more recently, Instagram-worthy locations. Kiwanis Waterfall Park is beautifully serene and offers a picnic area with BBQs, play areas for kids, a baseball diamond, a horseshoe pit, and walking paths. Oh, and the delightful waterfall itself, of course.
Situated right in the heart of downtown Regina, Victoria Park offers a lovely respite from the busy city streets, hustle and bustle, and shopping sprees. You can often find local events here, including free public concerts, farmers markets, and performances from local dance groups.
There really is something for everyone in Regina, but you’ll want to book a rental car to make the most of the city and its many gorgeous attractions.
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What our customers say
Which car rental companies in Regina Intl Airport have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
All of our partner car rental companies in Regina Intl Airport maintain a strict vehicle cleaning and safety policy in accordance with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
How much does it cost to rent a car in Regina?
Car rent prices depend on the time of year, rental duration, and availability, date of pick up/drop off. Regina car rentals cost as low as $31 per day, or from $61 per day for SUVs and other larger vehicles.
To get a better idea of what you’d pay for the particular vehicle you require for your next Regina tour, use GoSee's search widget to compare rates and book from a massive selection of car rentals. You can even input your discount code/promo code if you want to save more! No booking fees, no hidden charges! Find the best car rental deals when you book with GoSee.
Which car rental companies are at the Regina Intl. Airport (YQR)?
Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, National are among the companies where you can get rental cars Regina Airport.
What kind of vehicle would you recommend I hire at Regina Airport (YQR)?
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 vehicle. For those wanting a more luxury YQR car rental experience, or for larger groups, we recommend an SUV like the Toyota RAV4 or Dodge Durango.
The minimum hire length for any vehicle in Regina varies per brand and is subject to change. So always double-check the terms and conditions before booking your rental car.
Can I get a one-way rental for my Regina trip?
Yes, it is possible to get a one-way rental from Regina Intl Airport (YQR) and drop it off somewhere else. You may collect your vehicle from Regina and return it to other car rental locations in Canada like neighbouring cities including Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon.
Please note that there might be a one-way fee for these. Read the rental agreement to know more about the nitty-gritty of booking airport car rentals.
Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Regina?
The minimum age to rent a car in Regina is 21. However, some YQR airport companies may have additional restrictions or costs for those aged under 25. Also, make sure that you and your additional drivers satisfy the driver's license requirements requested by the car rental company.
Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or away from the airport?
It is best to rent a car Regina directly from YQR Airport. With GoSee, you can find the cheapest car rentals and pick up your chosen vehicle as soon as you land.
What is the most popular rental car in Regina?
The most popular Regina car rental is the Toyota Camry. A value-packed, 5 seater car with great value, and over 2000 5-star reviews, this is the ideal choice for solo travellers or couples.
If you are looking for other vehicle classes, use the 'Filter by' option to find the car rental suitable to your travel needs.
What is included in the car rental rate?
A full tank of gas is included in every vehicle hire. You can find out whether this needs to be refilled on return, and what insurance and covers are included in the Terms and Conditions of a selected car.
It is recommended to have sufficient insurance coverage for the protection of both renter and renters' passengers. Read the terms and conditions especially about topics such as renters' existing coverage, third-party liability claims, and contractually waive renter's responsibility before you complete your car rentals Regina booking.
What do I need to rent a car from Regina International Airport (YQR - Regina Intl.)?
The renter of the vehicle should present a valid driver's license/Canadian driver's license, his own credit card for payment, and an additional government-issued identification such as a passport. For foreigners, a valid home country driver's license is enough along with an international driver's permit. Always remember that temporary driver's licenses are not allowed.
These rules also apply to any additional drivers for your car rental Regina. Please refer to the driver's license information policy of your chosen company to get more details on these.