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Calgary, AB, Canada
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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Tue 09.11
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Pick-up locationCalgary
Rental locations74
Airport locations21

Calgary car rental reviews and directory

From ₪201/dayRated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (185 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Alamo
Locations in Calgary
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
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.
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (380 reviews)
17 locations in Calgary
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 08
Very friendly staff, reliable car and got a very good price for my rental. Extremely satisfied!
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 21
There was no car available. Had to rent from another company at much greater expense. I called their 1-800 # to try to sort it out. Their agent promised to get back to me but I never heard from them again. All this tells me Kayak is an unreliability service.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 19
good expeience
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 19
Almost a new car. It was easy to pick it up in Calgary and drop off in Edmonton airport location. Excellent services.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 15
Quick and easy pickup and drop off. Very friendly staff and good value.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 24
The service is fantastic. The car was very clean. The price of a car in Calgary is astronomical at the moment due to the circumstances left by the pandemic.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 23
The car was amazing value for money! Friendly, easy and smooth pick up and delivery.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 19
easy drop off.. issues with the smell.. carpet had a musty oder.. forgot to refuel upon return.. difficult time finding a gas station
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 11
Very good
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 06
Staff made a strong effort to get to know you and make rental personable.Nothing
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Rated #3
Avis
8.3 Excellent (225 reviews)
6 locations in Calgary
Avis
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 14
- i had a reservation, but when i got to the kiosk for the pick up, they didnt have a car for me. They didnt even think to call or email me to let me know before i got there. Then the guy at the kiosk took my number on a piece of paper and said that i was 8th in line. I never got a call back from them. So i basically never got a car from avis.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 03
clean vehicle, what could have been better ? THE PRICE !
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 27
I received the car I wanted
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 26
Mix up about off-airport pickup handled teriffically in downtown Calgary office!!
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 18
The employee at the desk was extremely aggressive and unpleasant to deal with. He attempted to charge us for damage to the vehicle. Luckily we documented everything really well and were able to prove it was not us. I would not recommend this company after my experience. This is the first time I've been so anxious to deal with an employee before, and return a vehicle.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 12
Good place in downtown Calgary close to the tower. Fast processing and pleasant people
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 12
Free upgrade and fast service plus best price in town.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 07
Very good service on our arrival. The clerk spoke French. Recent model of our car. I recommend this company as well as this rental office.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 06
Location was a little far from the airport, but the price was way better. Front desk clerk was both efficient and very helpful. We had the chance of having him for both pick up and drop off and it was a breeze. Definitely recommend!
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 04
Difficult pickup and drop off but had grandson to help us so turned out okay the woman at the counter was just great ,very helpful and kind
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From ₪148/dayRated #4
Hertz
Most popular
7.8 Good (275 reviews)
5 locations in Calgary
Hertz
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 26
Reasonable price, good service, no surprises, good vehicle.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 19
We arrived at the Calgary pick up location and was greeted by a courteous and friendly staff member. He set us up with a nice Chrysler Pacifica and got us on our way in record time. I would definitely recommend Hertz in the future.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 10
The kiosk attendant was great, good service. Make sure to check on third-party websites, prices are really different for the exact same service. It takes a little bit of time, but researching all the options is worthy.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 02
The service was excellent.The agent asked my husband how he was getting back to the hotel. and upon learning he had a 20 minute walk, offered to give him a lift.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 21
Went onto the site, and despite the fact that I had a reservation, “my email address could not be found” my reservation had disappeared
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 22
Dropoff times should be extended until 9pm we had a plane at 12am and had to walk 7km to airport from rental location and then wait another 7 hours for a plane. Final dropoff was at 16:30 which is way too early.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 03
They canceled my reservation the day before the pick-up. Screwing up my vacation. Now, 8 days later, I'm still waiting for my refund.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 16
The staff was friendly and the specific car that I requested was ready to go when I arrived.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 12
nothingplease exclude cars that are unavailable from listing
4.0 Okay2020 Dec 04
Accused me of damages on the car. I wont be buying from them next time. Unfriendly front desk
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Rated #5
Budget
7.5 Good (163 reviews)
9 locations in Calgary
Budget
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.3
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 30
Budget Car Rental in Calgary is an excellent rental company. They gave us two SUV for the price of economy car - a Murano and Rogue. Drop off and pick up is just a breeze. I will definitely rent from Budget in the future !
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 28
pickup location much clearer. I selected airport as my pickup location and it assigned a location very close to airport but did not state it was not at the airport
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 24
Not the car I had on the booking and they had no other cars. No one was at the shop when returning under regular business hours.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 15
No wait time. Car was ready. Easy drop off. All around awesome
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 10
Perfect service and friendliness, proposed to drop off car at the airport when they realized I was heading there for no extra charge!
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 01
pick up and drop off was great. customer service was awesome. Ana Maria and Mike were awesome.
9.6 Excellent2020 Oct 01
Ana Maria was a great person to deal with. Customer service was par excellence. She was quick to point out the facts and help us out with the rental. Mike was courteous too. I was amazed at their customer service. Prompt and proactive.The vehicle had some side pockets on the door that were not cleaned and there were food crumbs near the gear-shifter from previous rental. We had to wipe it clean with a wet towel and a disinfectant especially in this pandemic environment.
8.4 Excellent2020 Aug 07
Friendly staff. This is the third time I've rented from this location and there's always a bit of a wait.The after hours drop off worked well but they tell customers "you are responsible for the vehicle until the keys are picked up in the morning". So it feels risky to do it but we had to due to our timelines.
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 27
Great price, great vehicle!
8.8 Excellent2020 Apr 28
Friendly fast service ,,,,
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Rated #6
Driving Force
8.3 Excellent (87 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 08
Friendly Service, Awesome VehicleThe 2016 Surburban LTZ reserved was exactly what we needed to transport 7 with carry-on size luggage on a trip from Calgary to Kelowna. I called in a few months before to ask for either a Surburban or Yukon XL so it was great that Driving Force was able to accommodate my needs. This vehicle had all the added bells and whistles such as, adaptive cruise control, pretty good fuel mileage for it's size, collision sensors, A/C seats (front only), and a pretty bumping sound system. It definitely made it easier for me to feel safe and confident enough to drive the SUV since I normally drive a Mazda 3 so it was a big change for me.Honestly nothing to complain about!
8.4 Excellent2018 Jul 21
Good Car, Unexpected Extra CostGreat customer service at pick up. Shuttle service. Nice vehicle.Unexpected extra fees, not included in Kayak quote...final cost was $100 MORE...NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT. Rental company blamed Kayak for not informing me about those fees. I won’t book through Kayak or that company again...not cool to be overcharged.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 13
Best car rental experience to dateFriendly and easy going staff. We made a few modifications to our booking over the course of a few days and the staff were more than accommodating to our requests. They were a pleasure to deal with and I will look no where else on returning to Calgary for car rental.Nothing..
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.
8.4 Excellent2018 Jan 09
Excellent vehicle at a great priceI rented a Yukon XL and it was a 2018 with 2K km's. It was loaded with everything including a DVD which was great for a long drive.They overbooked my reservation that I had for 6 weeks. They tried to slough off a Ford Transit instead, but after I refused they miraculously found my reservation at another location. I had to drive there to pick it up, but after that all was good.
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
6.0 Good2017 Sep 29
The vehicle has many blind spots and the automatic side mirror adjustment when reversing was inconvenient
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From ₪120/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7.6 Good (76 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 27
Good service.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 25
Good service!
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 19
Guys working at the Thrifty in downtown Calgary at 5th were really nice and I had no issues with their service.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 19
My flight was delayed, and for some reason they were closed after 1pm and closed on Sunday. I was lost a day of vacation because of it.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Aug 29
When we arrived in Calgary the office for Thrifty was closed. It closed at 1pm which was not publicized when we booked. We went back to the airport and only through contacting the head office would they rent us a vehicle, at an increased cost. We were stuck. Head office was great.
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 Jul 24
I would like to mention the staff great service, specially Mr. Ulises at Vancouver airport, he makes the drop off a very easy experience, he is kind and very professional.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 25
I rented a car through kayak only to be told by the vendor on arrival that they were sold out and the online merchant who sold the deal to me neglected to give them any contact so that they could let me know. This was discovered after my ride left leaving me stranded on an unfamiliar road in an unfamiliar city in the cold at 5 PM when essentially everything was shutting down and derailing my plans completely. It looks like you over sold and now are pawning me off on the third party (carrentals.com) for resolution “in a few days.” The reservation was paid in advance for a rental that KAYAK was claiming to guarantee and failed to deliver. On your own website you write “we work hard as the world’s leading travel search engine to get our users the information they need so they can plan trips the way they want, confidently.” In big bold letters no less! What a crock, this was my first experience booking through you and I’ll be sure to tell everyone I know about my experience with KAYAK. Finally I request again you either secure a car so I may complete my delayed travel or refund what I paid. Thank you.
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 Excellent2020 Aug 24
Carlos was amazing. So helpful and professional. Thank you!!
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From ₪158/dayRated #8
Dollar
7.5 Good (59 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Dollar
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 04
I tried to cancel my reservation, and they made it impossible. Literally.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 27
Provided great suggestions, answered all my questions
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!
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 26
Manu at Calgary airport did an awesome job. Great service !Nothing, everything was perfect.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 17
NothingDollar rental car did not have a car to give me, so when i arrived they could not provide the service confirmed.
7.6 Good2020 Jan 25
Staff was great. Good value. Convenient location.Make sure all vehicles have apple car play. It is safer for travellers and others on the road. Also figure out your lot it is always hard to get in and out. Dangerous even.
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.
6.8 Good2018 Mar 10
Great desk staff. Car not checked over properly.Friendly professional desk staff.The car has a slow leak in the right front tire. I wish I'd paid better attention to ensure the care had cruise control. Leaving the parkade on foot involves a trip through a nasty old stairwell and corridor where I thought I might get stabbed. The frost scraper was badly chipped and mostly useless. If pickup/dropoff was an option, I wasn't made aware of it.
7.6 Good2017 Nov 08
Car was not vacuumed - possibly because I picked it up a few hours early
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Rated #9
Europcar
6.7 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Europcar
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.9
  • 6.6
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.
8.0 Excellent2019 Jan 01
Good service and nice clean vehicleExcellent suv handled snow in the rockies very wellNothing
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!
6.0 Good2018 Feb 07
Put a sign on the building yoUltimately the truck was really dopeCouldn’t find the shop easily because it was named discount rentals with no street signage of europcar. When we arrived they didn’t have the car we ordered and uphold us to a truck. That I was three hours late to get the car shouldn’t have been an issue, my planes were delayed so I was delayed.
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.
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Rated #10
Zoom Rent A Car
7.9 Good (1 review)
1 location in Calgary
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary
  • 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 #11
National
7.7 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
National
Locations in Calgary
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 09
I had a booking for September 27 to October 8th. Our flight schedule changed so I asked for a two day increase - September 25 to October 8th. The cost increase was $1321 !!! We are retired and travel more than ever now. Kayak is off my list of travel/rental providers....permanently.
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 Aug 07
Great car and service. price was decent too. customer service was positive. free upgrade to larger carnothing. it was all good.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 26
Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Nothing.
2.8 Mediocre2018 Apr 03
Very Friendly helpful staff in Winnipeg, however the van we rented was not up to highway standards. the back wiper didn't work properly. Not worth the price we paid. There was no staff to return the vehicle to, was difficult to find return location.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 24
Very good customer service, flexible hours, cheap.Nothing to say!!
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.
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Rated #12
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.9 Good (22 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
  • 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.
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Rated #13
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary
  • 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
Ace
Locations in Calgary
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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 17
NothingAfter receiving the email confirmation I made specific plans to get a ride to the pick location office only to be told they don't have the car and nothing could be done about it. Then I had to pay Uber for a ride back to my hotel. No offers to help in any way. Who runs a business like this?
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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Car rental locations in or near Calgary

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₪170/day

Good deal

₪154/day

When to book a rental car in Calgary

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Car rental insurance in Calgary

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Calgary car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Calgary.

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Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Calgary car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Calgary

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Calgary for ₪154 or less
  • Book your rental car in Calgary at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Calgary are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Calgary

  • Some car rental companies in Calgary which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Calgary costs ₪170 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Calgary are Alamo (8.7, 227 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 463 reviews), and Driving Force (8.3, 98 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Calgary is ₪15.60 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪187 and ₪250, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Calgary.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Calgary airport include Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Alamo.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Calgary airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, and Alamo.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Calgary costs ₪113 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Calgary costs ₪199 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Calgary costs ₪109 per day, on average.

  • In Calgary, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 2000 Airport Road Ne (8 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Calgary costs ₪1,190 per week (₪170 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Calgary costs ₪5,099 per month (₪170 per day).