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Top tips for renting a car in Alberta

  • The basic car hire documents in Alberta include a valid driver’s licence and one of the major credit cards. Non-residents might need an International Driver's Licence and a passport for identification to hire a car. Some Alberta car hire agencies offer an extra car-hire protection insurance package to hirers (acts as a collision damage waiver and basic hire car insurance). Check to see if your car hire package includes additional protection insurance and read and understand the details of the given policy. Other car hire companies may only have hire car cover and will require that you buy a separate insurance policy.
  • Once you pick up your vehicle from your car hire agency, it’s important that you observe traffic rules and other road regulations from the beginning. Always drive on the right-hand side of the road. The law also prohibits drivers from making U-turns at traffic lights unless there's a "U-Turn Permitted" sign on display. Drivers are also banned from texting while on the road.
  • Drivers and passengers should ensure that they are comfortably buckled up before setting off. The driver is responsible for ensuring children between the ages of six and 15 wear an authorised children's seat belt depending on individual weight and height. The law also applies to children younger than six years but weighing at least 18 kg.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alberta for ₪199 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alberta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Alberta are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alberta

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alberta?

    Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alberta.

  • What is the best rental car company in Alberta?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Alberta are Alamo (8.7, 174 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.5, 371 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 405 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alberta?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Alberta?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Alberta are Calgary (53% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Alberta) and Edmonton (11%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alberta?

    On average a rental car in Alberta costs ₪1,533 per week (₪219 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alberta?

    On average a rental car in Alberta costs ₪6,572 per month (₪219 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in Alberta?

    Hiring a car in Alberta enables you to cover more ground at an affordable rate wherever you want. A hire car provides convenience and flexibility in travelling from one point to another. You also save much time, since you don't have to worry about bus schedules or waiting around for public transportation to facilitate your trips. Alberta is a magnificent place to hit the highways and open roads with an independent set of wheels. Turn up the radio and enjoy the uncompromised liberty of exploring all the hidden gems scattered across its most popular cities and celebrated destinations, including Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Red Deer.

  • What is driving like in Alberta?

    Driving conditions in Alberta are pretty friendly, even for newbies. If you're coming from Montana, driving across the border into the province is surprisingly quick and easy. Also, Alberta highways are moderately busy, and the various road and traffic signs are very clear. Alberta Road Department has ensured that construction work along motorways is minimal, to avoid distractions and long backups and consequently, time wastage. In most of Alberta, it is not surprising to find an extra lane that's purely dedicated to vehicles moving faster than the regular flow of traffic. This makes it easier for faster drivers to pass slower traffic, when necessary. It’s crucial to keep in mind the time of year and season when hiring a car in Alberta. For example, during the summer months, it’s wise to pick a car that has air conditioning and is not susceptible to heating up excessively; whereas, during the winter season, it’s a good idea to choose a vehicle with good traction and stability control, to avoid skidding on icy roads during snow storms.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Alberta?

    Currently in Alberta, you must be at least 21 years old to hire a car. Some Alberta car hire agencies allow younger drivers to hire vehicles, but you’ll need to check with them individually. A “young driver fee” generally applies to those under the age of 25, which is used to cover the risk of accidents and damages, while they may only be able to hire certain types of vehicles. You should read any fine print carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises involving costs, since policies differ from dealer to dealer.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Alberta

    51 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Alberta

    31 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Alberta

    22 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Alberta

    18 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Alberta

    18 Locations

  • drivingforce

    Driving Force car rental locations in Alberta

    11 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Alberta

    10 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Alberta

    9 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Alberta

    8 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Alberta

    6 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Alberta

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Alberta

    4 Locations

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