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Hit the highlights with a Winnipeg Airport car rental
Pick up a Winnipeg Airport car rental and get exploring this central transport hub of North America, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. Manitoba’s capital is a leafy city in the prairies with large lakes to the north and the US border to the south. You’ll find a great mix of arts, culture, sports and entertainment here, and no shortage of friendly hosts. Head to the Forks, take in a hockey game at the Canada Life Centre, and sample the culinary delights all across the city. Lock in a Winnipeg car rental deal today and get planning your trip to ‘Friendly Manitoba’.
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Picking up your rental car at Winnipeg Airport
In addition to its modern layout and world-class design, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) is conveniently located inside the city, about 20 minutes’ drive to the downtown area. You can expect standard airport services and free WiFi throughout the terminal.
Once you’ve collected your luggage, head to the car rental desks located on the main level of the four-level parkade. Upon return, you may also place the completed contract and the keys at the drop box located in the return area kiosks.
Choose from the top and trusted suppliers of rental cars with airport locations including Budget, Alamo, Aivs, Hertz, National, Economy and Enterprise Winnipeg Airport. Fox Rent a Car, Dollar and Thrifty have off-airport nearby locations. To collect your Winnipeg rental car from these off-airport brands, you may catch public transportation to get to the depot or coordinate with the rental office directly for shuttle pick up service.
Car rentals Winnipeg: Things to see and do
If you only have time to visit one location on your car rentals Winnipeg trip, make it the Forks. In summer or winter, you can get a true taste of the city’s local food, arts, culture, and entertainment.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Right next to the Forks, the CMHR is the only museum in the world solely devoted to human rights awareness and education. Its harrowing stories will stay with you long after your visit.
Winnipeg is a hockey city, so a winter visit here must include a Winnipeg Jets game (NHL) to experience legendary hockey fandom.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
The Polar Bears exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo is world-renowned—and for great reason. Here you can watch these majestic animals swim right over you through the uniquely designed glass enclosure.
Top tips for rental cars in Winnipeg
- They don’t call it ‘Winterpeg’ for nothing - if you are visiting during the colder months, get a sturdy model that can handle the snow. You may also request winter tires ahead of your vehicle reservation date for added safety. Just contact your car rentals Winnipeg supplier for details and to determine availability.
- If you’re looking for no-frills cheap car rentals from Winnipeg Airport, Thrifty is among the cheapest—but it is located off-site so you will require a shuttle upon landing.
- The cheapest on-site car rental brands at Winnipeg Airport are Alamo, Enterprise, or Budget Car Rental Winnipeg Airport.
- Younger drivers have more options in Winnipeg, with at least three brands offering vehicles to drivers aged 20 (Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty), and one (Fox Rental Car) renting to drivers aged 19.
- If you plan to have an additional authorized driver, ensure that he also has a valid driver's license (Canadian driver's license, home country driver's license, or International driver's permit) prepared for the entire rental period as only permitted additional driver is allowed to drive the rental car.
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Winnipeg Airport car rentals: Frequently asked questions
What car rental suppliers are at Winnipeg Airport?
There are several car rental companies at Winnipeg Airport, including Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Fox Rent A Car, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Payless, and Economy. You’ll find the Winnipeg car rental airport counters on the main level of the four-level parkade.
Will my Winnipeg rent a car have unlimited mileage?
Most vehicles at Winnipeg Airport have unlimited mileage, but you should double-check the specs provided on the listings in your search results to ensure that the vehicle you choose includes this benefit. Always double-check the rental agreement to avoid charges.
What is the cheapest car rental in Winnipeg?
The cheapest car rentals in Winnipeg vary, but they are usually brands located off-site that require shuttle transportation from the airport, like Economy, Thrifty, Dollar, or Payless.
What is the most popular rental car in Winnipeg?
The most popular car rentals in Winnipeg at the moment are SUVs like the Hyundai Kona, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Edge.
Which car rental companies in Winnipeg have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Most car rental companies in Winnipeg have responded to the COVID-19 crisis with updates to their vehicle cleaning and safety policies. National, Enterprise, and Alamo even offer ‘Enhanced Cleaning’ with their vehicles. You can find this option under the ‘Suggested’ search filters to refine your results.
Do I need to return my car rental with a full tank?
Unless your Winnipeg car rental pick up depot agent advises you otherwise, you must return your car rental with a full tank of gas to avoid additional charges.
How old do I have to be to book a Winnipeg car rental?
Most car rental companies require renters to be at least 21 years of age. However, younger drivers have more options in Winnipeg, with at least three brands offering vehicles to drivers aged 20 (Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty), and one (Fox Rental Car) renting to drivers aged 19. Drivers under the age of 25 will likely be subject to youthful driver charges.
Please note that additional authorized drivers are also required to abide by these age rules.
Is it possible to book a one-way rental from Winnipeg Airport?
It is possible to book one-way rentals from Winnipeg Airport to other hire car destinations within Canada. You may head west and return your rental car in Edmonton or Victoria. Alternatively, go east and drop your vehicle off after a car hire trip in Toronto or Halifax. Simply uncheck the ‘Return car to same location’ box in the search form and type in your desired destination to view available car rentals and prices. There will likely be a one-way fee with this type of rental.
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What is needed to hire a car?
When you come to collect the rental car at Winnipeg International Airport, you should bring with you:
- Driving licenses of all the named drivers. Make sure that the renter's driver's license is valid, as temporary driver's licenses are not allowed. Please check the company's driver's license information policy for more details.
- 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.
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What is included in the rental rate?
Once you have made your Winnipeg International Airport hire car selections, you will find everything itemized that’s included in the car hire, from unlimited mileage to Collision Damage Waiver and 24-Hour Roadside Assistance. An overview of the optional extras you have made is also displayed.
Please ensure you have obtained sufficient insurance coverage before you rent a car at Winnipeg International Airport. Read the terms and conditions for that vehicle, and review topics about third-party liability protection, third-party liability claims, or contractually waive renter's responsibility before you finalize your booking.
Always read your rental agreement before going on a trip to avoid any hassle on your entire rental duration.