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Car rental at Calgary Airport

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Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
10 Dec — 17 Dec
Same drop-off
Calgary, AB, Canada - Calgary
Fri 10.12
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Fri 17.12
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Calgary Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (172 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Alamo
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent2020 Apr 26
Everything was efficient and an excellent car
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 26
friendly staff, smooth transaction, new/clean vehicle
8.0 Excellent2019 Dec 29
It was easy to get in and out of parking and held our luggage nicelyI would prefer the guy not try to get us to pay for an upgrade . He kept going on and going on about us needing a bigger car .......of course to pay more for . I ordered what o thought we needed and it was fine . No need to waste our time .
8.4 Excellent2019 Nov 18
It was easy to get the car, the car was perfect, I had a great experience with the overall renting. Easy to get there from the airport, & excellent service at the counter.It was a bit too expensive. I was shocked to learn insurance through Alamo would be $30 / day, when I could have gotten it for $12 / day through Kayak. I realize there are differences, but I don't understand the huge spike in price.
5.2 Okay2019 Nov 12
There was no windshield washer fluid. The roads were complete slush. It was awful
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 21
carca r
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 05
Everyone helpful and friendly. The location was easy to get out of and back into. But, there are no gas stations between hwy 2 and the airport so filling the car can be tricky. I filled before I left Calgary but still got charged for a fill up.Can’t think of anything that could be improved
4.8 Okay2019 Sep 06
Charged me more than estimated
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 03
Quick check in and Quick selection and out the Door,Return process was a little chaotic, and unsafe , cars were coming in all lanes while we are alighting and trying to retrieve our stuff,
7.6 Good2019 Aug 06
Easy to pick up.More help on navigating out of facility; less upselling (yes, know that's how companies make more profit... but enough already. Tried to shame me into larger vehicle.. "it;s very small.. more comfortable full size..etc." Full size is too big for getting around a large city; give me what I want.
Rated #2
Hertz
7.9 Good (104 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Hertz
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2019 Aug 19
Easy pickup at the airportManagers special was a large truck, would have preferred some option for a car.
6.4 Good2019 Jul 20
The saff was very tired - check-in around midnight. They rather work other stuff than take care of the customers.The staff could have been more interested in the customers. But when you already are the largest rental car company, why bother with the customers?
4.0 Okay2019 Jul 16
Staff should have taken care of my car switchI was given a monster truck-5.7L engine. Fuel sucker. They said I had got the managers special. Then when I asked for a smaller veh, and after waiting minimum 45 min on line, they said I would be up charged roughly $120 and have to wait another 40 minutes or so-
8.8 Excellent2019 Jul 15
I was charged for a damage I didn't do. It seems that attendants do not thoroughly check for damages, and then the next customer has to pay for someone else's damage. I noticed this because I DID find a scratch on the car initially and reported it. But missed seeing the chip on the window. Lame.
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 11
Georges (sp) the agent who handled our transaction was excellent and due to some problems upgraded us to a larger vehicle at no additional charge. He was very knowledgeable great to work with.My only complaint was taxes and fees added an additional 25% or more to the cost of the car rental and it would have been nice to know this before getting to the rental counter.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jul 08
Worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. Had a prepaid reservation which they did not honor (at night). I had to rent a last minute vehicle from another location for triple the price as it was the other company’s last one.
5.2 Okay2019 Jun 16
Charged fees that were not indicated beforehand.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jun 13
I did not like the experience at all. There was no car for me when I needed it. Had to take a taxi instead!Just about everything!
8.0 Excellent2019 May 28
Car was perfect, exactly as expected. Staff at drop off were great, and the process was quick!Staff member at car pickup at the airport was less than friendly, didn’t smile once and indicated that booking through an on line third party agency was problematic. We didn’t actually have any problems and we were happy with everything. Clearly she didn’t want to be working that day!!
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 25
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I couldn’t have asked for better service. The rental was amazing. It was very clean and well kept. It was exactly what we needed for our trip!
Rated #3
Enterprise
9 Excellent (65 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2019 Jul 24
Staff and car was great.Price
9.2 Excellent2018 Apr 10
Good experienceThey vehicle was nice specially since it was going to snow. I drive a small car older car overall it was great just a couple of issue just because of me being new in a new car and the snow.I wasn't told in the beginning how the car works. I didn't know about the push start or that the emergency break is on automatically after you out the gear in park or where the emergency break was. Also, they told me it was going to snow but there was no snow brush so when it did snow I had to use my sleeve and my hand to try and get rid of a lot of snow.
8.8 Excellent2018 Jan 30
Great Car and Good PriceGreat car, good price, friendly staff at pick-up
10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 30
Fast serviceVery efficient service, nice car and good price.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 25
Drop off was friendly, quick and efficient.
9.6 Excellent2017 Sep 20
Overall the car was perfect for our needs...we are used to a SUV so it was different to drive but still a great ride.
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 16
Great Service at a Great PriceRented a midsize SUV, for two weeks, in western Canada. Speedy service at the check-in counter and then met by an agent at the pick-up site. Showed us to the car, assisted in the usual pre-rental review of the car and offered direction to out first destination. Then we received a welcome email from the local manager, including where the closest gas station was when we returned the car. Equally courteous greeting and assistance at the return. Probably the best service I have ever experienced when renting a car. No complaints at all with the car - was just what we wanted. Yes, all was exactly as the reservation specificed. No surprises!!!
9.2 Excellent2017 Aug 03
Very professionalNo lines, knowledgeable and professional staff, offered me a bottle of water, took me out to the car and went over the way they check for damage (a bit over the top on that). At that point we discovered they had mistakenly booked the car as a round trip when I'd reserved one way, not a problem and promptly fixed.The review of how they checked for damage was a bit over the top. One way fee is annoying but in line with the market.
8.4 Excellent2017 Jul 21
pricey rentalquality of car was finethere seems to be a discrepancy between different websites about whether enterprise at YYC is on airport or offsite. It is at the airport, but they seem to be less well integrated into the parking garage than other companies. Return was a bit confused. I also didn't appreciate the aggressive upsetting of the insurance coverage. My brother rented a similar SUV at the same time in Calgary, slightly away from the airport for about 2/3 the price, something that didn't;t get picked up by the Kayak search.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 18
Caitlin Smigel at Calgary treated us like royalty. Thanks Caitlin.
Rated #4
Avis
8.4 Excellent (78 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Avis
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.4 Good2020 Jul 29
Zero customer service from the drop off location at YYC Rude, unhelpful and disrespectful Never again
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 21
Drop off difficult to find in the dark after hours as small office
6.0 Good2019 Sep 13
The staff was helpful, basically just completed the reservation process.The wait time was too long, 1 hour to be exact. There were not enough agents to assist customers who had reservations. And more importantly, there was not an apology or explanation for the reason. People are eager to forgive if given the opportunity but only more upset if not.
9.6 Excellent2019 Sep 01
Our rate was awsome compared to others! Car was just what we needed and was available.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 25
The instructions for drop at different location were not clear and had to call main number to have me walked through them. E.g. me rental was to 6:00 but learned that the office was closed. Difficulty understanding the person explaining the procedure was a challenge. All in all not seamless.
9.2 Excellent2019 Jun 03
Clean and new car, friendly staff, easy pick up and drop offUnderage fee was very high for being 24
8.0 Excellent2019 May 28
Car was clean, and ran greatI reserved a Standard, at pick up they tried to give me an economy. Luckily I had the paper that said what kind of car I rented. With some hesitation they gave me a free upgrade, but then tried to sell me allot of coverages I did not need. I turned them all down, but clerk was not happy.
7.2 Good2019 Feb 26
Car was clean and the drop off was relatively simplePick up took forever even though we had pre booked, needed no gps, extra insurance, car seat for my 4 month old or anything. Should have been much simpler.
6.0 Good2019 Feb 25
drop off was easy and staff friendlyI paid for a full size car and had a tiny car that my elderly father could barely get in and out of.
8.0 Excellent2018 Aug 20
Did not even come close to quoted priceVehicle was in good working condition and cleanWe were quoted $599 CAD in Calgary and charged $815 CAD when dropped off in Edmonton..and we dropped off the car a day early with a full tank of gas.
Rated #5
Driving Force
8 Excellent (49 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2018 Jan 24
Took 40 minutes to get picked up from the airportCar was new and clean and drove well. Staff at the office was nice and friendly. Price was fair. They did not hassle me about getting insurance.Called the office to have the shuttle come pick me up at the airport. It took 40 minutes for them to arrive. Then their garage is another 15-20 minutes from the airport. If you are flying in and out of the airport and time and convenience is important to you, rent from someone at the airport.
8.0 Excellent2018 Jan 15
VanClean.I was upgraded to a van at no extra charge, but it was too big of a vehicle for me, and consumed lots more gas than the car I asked for would have. I was told at time of pick up that there would be a shuttle to the airport for me, but when I arrived to return the van, they were closed and I had to pay for a cab.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 04
The price quoted was the price charged
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 03
you have to call to be picked up from the airport, we waited about 35 minutes before they finally got there and than had to drive another 15 minutes. but we did get a nice upgrade
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 03
Driving forceWe didn't anticipate not having cell service but thankfully the Rent-A-Car had a navigation system. Saved the week! Thanks
3.6 Mediocre2017 Sep 27
Never againThey werr out of cars the first day I checked in and the staff initially did not offer any solutions until we gave them some ideas. Horrible service, will never use this car rental again
8.8 Excellent2017 Sep 20
Calgary Driving Force RentalPretty close to the airport, 15min max on the shuttle to/from. Good service.They don't offer third party liability as an option. It's not covered by the damage waiver or insurance via credit card, so personally I always add it when possible.
6.8 Good2017 Aug 28
Not located within Calgary AirportGood price on a Nissan Sentra. The car was clean and comfortable. The glove compartment contained an owner's manual for questions.Had trouble finding the meeting spot -- I assumed it would be with the other rental companies, which it was not. When I phoned the office for pick-up, no one answered (an agent later said they were too busy to bother with the phone). When the shuttle arrived, it was full so had to wait another 40 minutes for the next one. The desk had only two agents manning it so I had to wait 20 more minutes for attention. Like many companies, I inspected the car for initial damage. The agent missed major paint chips, which I had to point out. While the driving itself went well, I question whether it ever makes sense to choose a rental car company that you don't know.
10.0 Excellent2017 Aug 22
Good price & serviceI really liked my first experience with Driving Force, price was very convenient, the car was in good shape, easy dropoff and great service. I'm very satisfied.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 30
Everything went as expected.
Rated #6
Dollar
7.4 Good (30 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Dollar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 04
I tried to cancel my reservation, and they made it impossible. Literally.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 25
The staff were terrific especially David at the rental return . He was helpful and friendly Dollar has a great employee there!
7.9 Good2021 Sep 23
So, I am the one doing all the bookings and organization of travel plans. As my husband is not computer literate and less inclined to do such things. So I put in my name as the driver and paid for it on the credit card. I figured when we got there he could be the primary driver and everything could go on his credit card as he has the insurance coverage etc.. We are told we cannot do this and I have to be the primary driver because that is what I filled in. This has never happened to us before. I always book the stuff and when we check in he is the primary driver. The clerk said this is not the case with DOLLAR, I said there was no info informing me of this process. So in the end we had to pay extra to have him as a primary driver! this is such a money grab and I am not all happy with this transaction that was added on later and we still had to add it to my credit card! NOT HIS!
4.0 Okay2018 Sep 25
What rental?Not much at all.We waited in line for 20 minutes only to be told they had no car for us. They walked us down to Hertz where we waited another 30 minutes in line only to be told we had to wait for a car. We waited 45 minutes. We ended up arriving to our destination over an hour late and missing an important dinner. The car itself was fine, but we will never rent from dollar again - when you add in the list time and missed dinner with colleagues, this was a very expensive rental and one we don’t want to repeat. There was no apology and no explanation - they oversold and did nothing.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 13
Got a Volvo upgradeNeat car would recommend upgrading
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 09
A really fantastic experience.From pick up to drop off, it was great customer service. I arrived at almost midnight and the check in service was delightful. I was treated to an effortless, sweet smile to not only me but all of his colleagues, despite the hour, a brand new car and a free upgrade. Drop off was so easy. While I was unpacking the car the attendant checked the vehicle and provided me with a final receipt. It was amazing value. I'd definitely choose Dollar again.
6.8 Good2017 Jun 25
False pricing advertisementEasy to pick up and drop off the carThe advertised price was 30$/day and i paid almost three times this price (170$/two days). Hidden fees should be more clearly specified.
4.8 Okay2017 Mar 05
Camry was clean, operated well, was ready upon pickup drop off was process was smoothmultiple scratches that weren't noted upon initial evaluation pick up desk personnel was very rude, she made it seem as if I was annoying her to give dollar my business the drop off fee was 2x as much as the actual rental
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 18
CrooksInsurance scammers
6.0 Good2017 Feb 14
You have to decline every add onThey automatically add on every possible perk and they got pretty insistent about it. It tripled my quoted price before I demanded that they just give me the basics.
Rated #7
Budget
7.1 Good (79 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Budget
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
  • 6.9
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 15
No wait time. Car was ready. Easy drop off. All around awesome
2.4 Mediocre2020 Feb 18
Quick serviceDidn't have the promised car
5.2 Okay2019 Oct 20
Although the staff is friendly, I felt like they rushed me and try to upsell me at every turn. It was annoying.The windshield wipers we're old and in need of replacement. There were four used Tim Hortons coffee cups in the backseat which were obviously missed by the cleaning staff. That Andy filed on additional charges made for a bit of a frustrating car rental experience.
7.2 Good2019 Jul 21
The reception desk people at the Calgary airport were not very customer service minded. No smiles, no nice greeting, substandard customer service. I was told I had to wait half hour for my car despite the fact my reservation was confirmed weeks ahead of my arrival date. Car was not properly cleaned.
3.2 Mediocre2019 May 21
Why are you offering cars to business people that are covered with hail damage??? And have mold inside? Sales person's response: I'm sorry you had this experience.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Apr 02
The extra charges turned this into an experience that was beyond belief
9.2 Excellent2019 Mar 22
Staff was only trying to yodel and not all that friendly.Be more upfront on what is included and not included and why you are getting. Especially when it comes to winter tires
2.0 Mediocre2019 Mar 04
NothingBy being told that the car wouldn’t be able to be picked up at the time my flight arrived. I called 3 people that told me that I could get the car then.
6.4 Good2019 Jan 26
Midsize booked was a Chevy cruise hatchback. One suitcase in the trunk one in the back seat. Was advertised as Chrysler 200. Midsized should never be a hatchback. Of course they wanted the upgrade for the size booked.
6.0 Good2018 Dec 29
Misleading salesperson and quoteQuick drop off.Our rental quote didn't include any of the airport fees, which add up quickly. The front desk lady that we had did not explain things like the gas option well and was actually misleading by saying there weren't any gas stations around the airport so we should take this option for our Calgary to Canmore trip. She said the gas was charged at 92c/litre but didn't mention that we pay for a full fill regardless of what we use. In the end, our quote of $110 turned into $220 which I just would've liked to know upfront.
Rated #8
Zoom Rent A Car
7.9 Good (1 review)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 21
Location a little difficult to find when returning car even with GPS
Rated #9
Thrifty
7.1 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.9
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 18
Very slow check in at Calgary. How can you NOT include winter tires in November in regions that snow & icy conditions are common
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 26
I liked the vehicle. It was exactly what I had hoped for. Picking the vehicle up in Calgary was ok. The gentleman who we dealt with (Talat) was very nice and accommodating. When our vehicle was not available, he made sure it was taken care of as quick as possible and made sure we were compensated with a free tank of gas. Dropping the vehicle off in Toronto was a nightmare. Talat had told me that I could close the contract at the Carlton Street location rather than at Pearson airport because it turned out that I stayed in walking distance to it. I had a hard time finding it. When I got there, there was no sign and I had to ask around. Was directed to a small place where I was told THrifty was not there. I was given an address on Front Street, which was not in walking distance any more. I drove there and again could not find the place. I called and was told it was there and there would be a sign but I never found it. Circled around the area, looked and looked and followed the directions of the person on the phone, who was hard to understand too. But could not find it. I called the main THrifty line and was not assisted well, just told that I would have to pay extra in order to change the location of drop off. FIrst of all I was never told that there would be a fee (by Talat when I picked the vehicle up) but second, my concern at that time was finding the place. I ended up having to drive all the way to PEarson Airport anyway and lost valuable time in Toronto besides being very stressed. Communication with me was horrible and finding the location should be easier
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 03
Everything experienced was great. From pickup and drop-off. Frank was made my experience seamless as he has in the past on previous rentals.Nothing at all!
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 13
Loved my upgradeFree upgrade from Corolla to Dodge Charger. Worse gas mileage but more power. It was fun. Also, I was in and out of there in 10 minutes. I was coming from a hotel instead of off a flight. So nobody was there and it went quickly and smoothly. Drop off was quick too.
6.4 Good2018 Jul 27
Paid for upgrade to get GPS in the car. GPS did not work. Did not get refund for upgrade.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 28
The whole process was very easy and smooth. I was able to pick up and drop off at the airport very quickly. I also received a great car that was an upgrade from my reservation.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 23
Didn’t even have a car for usNothing.After waiting a half an hour in line...the man goes oh, you need to come here and rent from Hertz!? What I rented from you guys...”oh we don’t have enough cars” so I was pushed off to Hertz and had to wait another 25 minutes in their line!
4.8 Okay2017 Dec 26
Snow tires are not included, you must pay extra, even if the city has snow most of the year.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 31
Thrifty in CanadaGood customer service in airport; car pickup and drop off on site in Edmonton and Calgary airports.
6.4 Good2017 Aug 30
Calgary Thrifty - mehCheck out was pretty easy. Check in was easy. Location of rentals is good.A little extreme in pushing insurance. Vehicle exterior wasn't clean. Vehicle exterior had multiple, obvious scratches (even under the dirt). Vehicle interior was moderately clean. There wasn't a "check out" process where I could go over the vehicle with someone. I ended up calling the 800 number and reporting issues that way.
Rated #10
National
7 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
National
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2019 Sep 22
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4.0 Okay2019 Mar 10
The vehicle was smooth ride,give all the credit on this rental to Nissan for amazing eco fuel car they build.check the Rental agreement and paper work of the rental they give to costumers who pay lots of money to prevent alot of trouble can led in
9.2 Excellent2018 Aug 26
Drop OffReasonable gas return rate of $1.89No gas station close to the airport and was forced to fill upon return at NATIONAL. No fault of the rental company but, an inconvenience and added cost none the less.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 26
Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Nothing.
8.0 Excellent2017 Jul 01
Great price watch out for feesCar was $200 for a week. And they gave us a slight upgrade with gps.When I went to pay i was charged for roadside assistance and insurance which I was not asked to purchase which doubled the cost of the rental. I had to work with their management to take the charges off. Had I not had the time I would have had to call and fight on the phone. Be aware of those before leaving with car.
Rated #11
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.9 Good (22 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 6.9
  • 6
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 09
It was a great rental service with good cars and honest prices. Just wish the servicd at the desk was faster.
6.4 Good2020 Oct 03
Car is clean. Drop of was very easy and convenient.When we got to the airport we had to wait for two hours before getting the car because they didn't have any available.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 30
staff let you read the fine print.AVOID this rental car. have all sorts of hidden fees . while booking, it was 'unlimited mileage'. then because i am an Albertan renting in Calgary, it is 200kms per day and have to pay for extra mileage. RIPPED OFF , Used another rental agency last week to go to Victoria BC with real 'unlimited mileage"- well now i know how ROUTES works, i will never ever rent a car there. i actually declined and cancelled the car rental on that day, i went to another agency and get another car for unlimited mileage almost the same price. AVOID this agency !
4.0 Okay2020 Sep 30
no commentsThey have hidden fees, while booking, it was supposed to be unlimited mileage however since i am an Albertan ,it is not unlimited, it is 200kms per day and the agent told me you should have read the fine print . Thats fine! i missed it , i thought it would be "unlimited mileage" as it states . I rented a van from another agency a week ago in calgary , we went to VICTORIA BC with unlimited mileage . So folks, avoid this company , its ripped off - choose a better rental company !
8.0 Excellent2019 Apr 20
staff were good
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 31
Yes it was easy to find. Friendly staff as well.Not much everything was great.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 29
Shuttle from the airport. Customer service was great. Only a 500 deposit in Calgary vs 1500 deposit in Mississauga.
5.2 Okay2019 Mar 25
They upgraded my rental due to allow stock on hand, the suv was comfortable but was not as fuel efficient as the one I had expected.The car was not cleaned before they gave it to me
9.6 Excellent2019 Mar 20
I was unsure about the pick up and drop off aspect, but it went very smoothly and was very little trouble. The staff were very helpful and cheerful.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 16
Staff was very helpful.
Rated #12
Europcar
6.6 Good (24 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Europcar
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2019 Jun 22
Drop off staff was friendly and made the process easy.Europcar doesn’t accept insurance from USA/int’l policies, although they are valid in Canada. They cited difficulty recouping claims from int’l insurance companies. I had to purchase their insurance for $12-13/day, which increased my rental cost by 25%. This policy was not stated until I arrived.
6.0 Good2018 Sep 15
Good valueCustomer service could have been better. A walk through the car features, would have been helpful
8.4 Excellent2018 Jun 23
Everything was good thank you.
8.0 Excellent2018 Mar 26
Upgraded car.
6.4 Good2018 Feb 25
Far from airport and didn’t have my vehicleThe price. Reserved a mini van and ended up with a Dodge Ram 4 x 4. Worked out well only because the weather was dry - all our luggage went in the bed and there was no cover. Had it been wet and sloppy roads, it would have been a disaster.Was 15 min drive from airport. By the time you wait for the shuttle it’s half hour one way. I reserved months in advance a mini van and when I got there there were none available - some “broke down”. Ya right. This happens all the time with car rentals. I’m sure they over book in order to sell out to capacity. Not sure it was worth the savings.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 19
There was NO CAR for me!!There was no car for me and no one bothered to let me know via text, call, email, etc!
6.4 Good2017 Dec 29
Did not have the car I booked (compact) when I arrived, only had a massive pickup truck. Also, the truck had no gas in it. Had to return the next day to swap the truck for a smaller car.
7.6 Good2017 Dec 28
Very nice, clean, comfortable, feature-packed vehicle. Handled well in the winter snow and ice. Didn't get the car I ordered, but they upgraded me at the same price.The battery was spotty and I needed to jump start it quite frequently in the cold weather.
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 26
No problems...I got a larger vehicle than I asked for and didn't pay extra. Better deal than the 'big box' rental companies. No issues with the vehicle. Good service.
5.6 Okay2017 Sep 14
Lest expensive suvPrice, very nice staffDid not open until 730 so when I showed up at 715 to return the car expecting the shuttle to airport it wasn't available and I almost missed my flight waiting on taxi. Even though they are listed as Calgary airport they are a 15 minute ride from the passenger side. They also had trouble accepting my American car insurance even after directly talking to Progressive. I had previously confirmed I was covered by my policy. They just couldn't agree on the paperwork of it. Sounded like the progressive customer service was uninformed but still took an extra 30 minutes at pick up. Not really a negative but not what I expected.
Rated #13
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary Airport
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2019 Jun 17
It's honestly hard for me to think of something I liked. The lady who picked us up from the airport was nice. Overall it was horrible.It says they are at the airport, but they are actually 20 minutes from the airport, after you have to wait 20-30 minutes for them to pick you up. Coming back to the airport you need to factor in at least an hour because they only have one small shuttle and you do not know where it will be in route.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 06
Shuttle never showed up at airport to pick up because my pickup time was close to closing. Reservation had incorrect phone for car rental place. Number was to a local hotel, therefore getting direct contact with car rental was a hassle. Had to book a car with different company at airport.
4.0 Okay2019 Apr 18
The car was not safe to be on the road. Tires were completely bare.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Feb 10
Bait and switch for rental car Insurance
2.4 Mediocre2018 Dec 09
I would gladly pay more elsewhere for a rental carI liked that we were able to have unlimited driving allowance. It was a bonus having a vehicle with command start.The vehicle didn't have bluetooth. The windshield had cracks in it and continued to crack as small chunks of snow hit the windshield (it was a Jeep). When I booked the rental, I received a detailed invoice stating I would be charged $137 CAD but when I went to pick up the car, I was charged $178 CAD. When I brought it up, I was told I had to call in to the website which was closed. It was upsetting ever since we picked up the car. I would not recommend Economy Rent a Car to anyone. I would gladly pay more to have a better experience at just about any other rental agency.
6.8 Good2018 Nov 14
This company is okayThe price is very good, and the staff was friendly. They even called the night before to see what time I landed and asked for my flight info going over what their pickup process was going to be.This company takes a while to pick you up and get you to their offsite location (20-30 min) which is a small room inside a hotel. The car didn’t have enough windshield washing fluid which could have made the trip up the mountains very dangerous if I didn’t catch it while I was still near civilization. They were very picky while checking the condition of the car with me. Had me use my phone flashlight as it was dark out so they could write down ever scratch and chip on the body (and there ended up being a considerable amount) which makes me glad that I took the insurance (who knows if they missed a tiny scratch?) The vehicle was past due on an oil change for over 2,000 km at the time of pick up. My reservation was for a Toyota rav 4 or similar ( I love Toyota’s) and their only options were a dodge pickup truck, or 3 types of kia’s.
6.0 Good2018 Nov 05
At seats were not super clean. Shuttle was not at the airport when we arrived as they had said they would be. Waited for a while then called and had to wait again - rather disappointing when they confirmed our arrive time and said they would be there for us.
8.8 Excellent2018 Sep 01
Friendly staff, best price, and flexible. We're willing to swap in the car for another when I had issues.Long ways from airport, confusion on shuttle. Originally gave me a.jeep rental which is very different to drive.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jul 13
Car rental was not available despite being prepaid on fullN/AI prepaid for the rental ($500) but the rental location did not honor the reservation since I was over an hour late. However, they still charged me and refuse to issue a refund.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Mar 05
Accepted my 9pm reservation but did not mention they would be closedNothing, I was not able to rent a carThat I was lied to and forced to pay more than double for a sedan, not an SUV. Need refund ASAP, would NOT recommend this company
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Ace
5.6 Okay (26 reviews)
1 location in Calgary Airport
Ace
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2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 24
My first time renting a car through kayak. Terrible experience. - ace is not located at the airport despite description - had to call and wait for 20 min for shuttle pick up - no greeting by driver - pick up location in middle of nowhere - held 500.00 on my cc - needed my personal vehicle license plate number - I will never use this rental company again.
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 27
The actual car was niceThe car reaked of the guys cologne, it was also dirty when he gave it to us. The guy was not very friendly and when he dropped us off back at the airport, I had asked him if he could drop us near the taxi section and he dropped us off in a dead zone of the airport really far from the taxis with all our luggage and skis...
2.0 Mediocre2019 Sep 13
They could have provided the car for me that I had reserved. They said I would be inconvenienced but they did not have a car for me and did nothing to help me out.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 18
Great ServiceSafety and ComfortIt is a big vehicle to park
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 01
Great staffI was very hesitant to book with Ace after reading the reviews but they were half the price of other rental cars so I figured I’d try it. I was pleasantly surprised. I had to wait a bit to get my car when I arrived in Vancouver but when I did it was a brand new Jeep which was a free upgrade from what I reserved. I had no problems on the drive from Vancouver to Calgary (and all the sightseeing trips in between). When I dropped off the car the staff even gave us a ride to the hotel, saving us cab or Uber fare. Thanks!!
5.6 Okay2018 Jan 02
Great price. Bad pickup experienceValue.Pickup and dropoff experience. Car availability.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Dec 31
ACE ran out of cars!Had to wait for hours at Avis to get a car. Avis was helping us out, it was Ace's fault we had to wait.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Dec 31
No cars in CalgeryWaited 5 hours for cars we did not order. Sent to competitor who had no cars, either. Extremely disappointing. No snow tires on Prius in snow storm. Extremely dangerous.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Nov 29
Unorganized and my transparent.Nothing, they just brokered it to Avis.Terrible service.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 12
Friendly staff. Shuttle service to the airport was a blessing!
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713 travelers who rented a car in Calgary Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations at Calgary Airport

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Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪181/day

Good deal

₪151/day

Top tips for renting a car at Calgary Airport

  • Getting a car rental at Calgary Airport enables you to connect swiftly to central Calgary, allowing you to manage your itinerary in comfort. You can rent a vehicle and conveniently travel in and outside the city for tourism or official reasons without restrictions to public transportation schedules. Besides, the different gas stations near the airport ensure you can comfortably fuel your tank after picking up or before dropping off your car.
  • The Rental Car Center at Calgary Airport is on Airport Road NE operates daily to ensure convenient access for regular and first-time passengers. In addition, the venue includes after-hours returns that let you drop off your vehicle at night, meeting your needs when dealing with a strict schedule. If you return your vehicle after hours, you can pack and lock the car, leaving the keys and completed contract in the available drop boxes in the Returns section.
  • You can return your vehicle to the car rental at Calgary Airport from the city center using AB-2 N that links to Airport Road NE. Alternately, you can maneuver traffic and ride along Trans-Canada Highway to AB-2 N and follow Barlow Trail NE N to Airport Road. Drive along Departures Lane when you get closer to the airport, following the signs with a car rental icon to the rental car center on Airport Road NE. After dropping your vehicle, the staff inspects its details such as damages, fuel level, and mileage before signing off your completed contract and sending you off in a few minutes.
  • Some Calgary Airport car rental providers implement a fuel policy that requires you to return the vehicle with a gas tank filled to the same level it had during pick-up. Emergencies and rush hours may force you to refill at the stations near the airport, which are generally more costly than downtown fuel stations. As such, it is advisable to organize your itinerary with Calgary rush hours in mind, which begin between around 7.30 am and 9.30 am and from about 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Calgary Airport for ₪143 or less
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