Car rental at Vancouver Intl Airport

Car rental at Vancouver Intl Airport

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Vancouver, BC, Canada - Vancouver Intl
23 May — 30 May
Same drop-off
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Vancouver Intl
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Vancouver Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (173 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 12
I got a better deal through Kayak than at the counter of the rental company.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 10
Great
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 07
Alamo gave my car away
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 11
They gave me a vehicle with low tire pressure and no windshield washer fluid in the middle of winter. I had to spend time getting these things taken care of on a one-way from BC to AB. The management was unavailable to respond in a timely manner (more than 24 hours later) and they did not respond to my request for a refund. Luckily, when I got to my destination, they (staff for all airport rental companies) told Alamo to refund me for the inconvenience and for the fact that they issued an unsafe vehicle that was not properly checked. Will not rent here again.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 26
This was smooth throughout. One of the very best car rental experiences!
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 27
I've travelled a lot and this was one of the best car rentals I've ever tried
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 26
Having vehicles ready for pick up.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 20
The car was great! Everything went smooth and as it should be
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jan 01
NothingRental wasn’t available. 7 people were ahead of me. Told 3-4 hours wait. Had to cancel.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Oct 05
Knowing that being under 25, I’d have to pick a non premium vehicle. In the future, that should be written, so when I get to the place to pick up the vehicle I had selected
Rated #2
Budget
7.3 Good (358 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 May 15
Excellent service at pick-up from a friendly, knowledgeable agent and no high-pressure upsell. A nice car in excellent shape and a super-easy drop-off.
10.0 Excellent2022 Jan 22
Courtesy and speed
2.0 Mediocre2021 Dec 21
They gave me a car that the media system did not work at all. So I paid for a premium rental that I couldn’t listen to music in or use my phone or navigation ect. And budget would not do anything for me after.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 13
I booked my rental ahead of time. Only to be told at the airport that my license was no valid. Went to the next counter and rented a vehicle with National. When I returned the vehicle to the airport, I went back to Budget counter and gave the customer service rep my licence and asked to rent a car. He was happy to rent one to me. My question is what changed between Saturday 9 October and Monday 11 October. Called and left a message for Budget to call back. I am still waiting. It was terrible experience. Ended up renting a car at a higher rate. Ruined my vacation.
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 13
I did not have a good experience overall. I don't think it was a KAYAK thing necessarily..... Booked a car online with Kayak. I chose a Jeep Grand Cherokee ( Or similar ) what I got was a Hyundai Santa fe. I'm sorry but this is not even close to being similar. Above and beyond the price / class difference of the car. The Santa Fe didn't drive nice. The push button experience was inconvenient. Had trouble adjusting to this fact. For a car that has seemingly has so many electronics and technology, it was not very intuitive. I went to get in the car after parking it for the night and the next day the battery was completely drained. I double checked and the lights had not been left on...... The mechanic that was dispatched to help get the car started again told me that this is a common occurrence with this model. If you have the radio on for example and the car is off and parked it wont turn itself off. Whereas the Cherokee does turn itself off after a certain point. My biggest complaint however is service related. I had booked my pickup to correspond with my flight arrival. 2pm. My flight was early so I arrived to pick up the car 20 mins early. So I was prepared for a little bit of a wait. I ended up waiting over and hour and a half for the car to be ready.... When I complained about it the agents kept telling me that it would be ready in 10 mins and again 10 mins and again 10 mins. What's the point of booking a car in advance when you have to wait this long?! Then when I finally got the car it wasn't what I had expected. I did mention it immediately, that this isn't the type of car I was expecting and the agent said well, it's an SUV and a comparable car. A Santa Fe instead of a Grand Cherokee. I wasn't happy about it but I also wasn't going to risk waiting another hour and a half. .
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
The best rental car pickup and dropoff experience ever. No waiting. Friendly, patient staff. Very clean vehicle. Right at the airport - no shuttle needed. One employee quickly brought me a luggage cart when I really needed one. Best price I could find. I was very happy with all aspects of my experience.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 06
We liked the free vehicle upgrade they provided but the pricing was a little higher than we were expecting.
8.0 Excellent2021 May 06
My experience was actually amazing. The on line experience and both in person experiences were excellent. I do not want to take away from that. The accidental ordering of two cars, and being able to cancel with no trouble was a very great experience as well.My experience ordering an economy car and getting a V6, was a bit sad. I had a long way to travel and that was the impulse to get a eco car. The gas cost more that the rental of the car, due to the engine size. My recommendation would to ensure if a eco car was ordered do your best or at least tell the person so they may choose something more fuel efficient. All in all great experience. Thank you so much!
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 01
Everything. Exceptional services , always
2.0 Mediocre2020 Nov 16
I booked mini van online i was there at the location on time. I called, I went to the front desk, ask everyone around. No one was there to inform me anything or reply by email or cellphone. I was at trouble finding a van for my business. Very bad experience and I will pass on to my friend also my partner.
Rated #3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2017 Jul 30
Rental Car From HellIt was the right size.Wait time was very long picking up the car, they seemed under staffed. The electronic and USB connections were not working! Therefore our phones would not charge and our GPS systems would not work!! The GPS system in the car was stuck on demo mode and kept shutting off after about two minutes. Navigation was a nightmare! They also failed to tell us that the gas cap lid was a spring loaded push plate, so we wasted a lot of time looking for a release lever before we figured it out.
9.2 Excellent2017 Jul 08
Great - other than drop offEasy pick up. Great quality.When we dropped the car off (during the night), the drop box for the key was very confusing to find and I was confused as to what paperwork I was to let with the keys.
8.8 Excellent2017 Jul 04
Very easy to rent a vehicle.Employee's were friendly and helpfulIt was a little difficult to find the rental location. We did not see any signs for the car rental locations until after we were out in the parking lot.
7.6 Good2017 Jun 19
The car was very nice - clean, newer and worked well. Drop off was easy.1. When we picked up the car, the driver had to be the name of the person who made the reservation. I had intended for my husband to be the driver, but since I had used my own name for the reservation, I had to be the driver, which I was not comfortable with. We have never before had this experience and we have rented many cars in the past. We were told the only way to change the driver is to cancel the reservation and start all over again with a new reservation. As we had arrived at 9pm and it was getting late and we had had a tiring long day, we did not want to start all over. 2. Another thing we found annoying was that there were $103 of additional taxes and fees we had to pay upon pick-up that we were not advised of when we made the reservation. When I reserved the car on line, it was because Hertz seemed to have the lowest price. With the additional $103 that we ended up having to pay, it was probably the most expensive of all of the companies. And this was not for additional insurance or anything like that. It was taxes and fees slapped on. The attendant said it had been in the small print. Again, we have never before had this experience with a rental car. Usually, the price you see in the large print is the price you pay and no more. Because of this, we would not rent from Hertz again.
6.4 Good2017 Jun 12
I liked that they had the vehicle we needed available. The vehicle was clean. The pick up went well.They said using my insurance was ok. Didn't explain that they would refuse it if something happened. We had a small chip in th corner from a rock that was thrown from a pick up in front of us. We filed a claim. When we returned the car she wouldn't talk to us about it just kept repeating no third parties no third parties handed me a bill for$250 and wouldn't explain anything. Refused. Horrible customer service and we will not be using hertz again.
2.0 Mediocre2017 May 26
Stole $340 from me.I had authorized $57 to be paid at time of pickup. After returning the car, Hertz charged $395 to my credit card for "detailing". Disputing.
4.0 Okay2017 May 16
InsuranceYou can not buy insurance from a third party, Hertz´s insurance is double the cost of the car rental.
10.0 Excellent2017 May 13
Very satisfiedAll the above
4.8 Okay2017 May 09
The fuel purchase plan is a rip off . They charged me 87$ .. I could have gotten the tank filled for 40$
8.0 Excellent2017 May 08
The unlimited milesN/A
Rated #4
Avis
7.9 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Apr 21
Staff were friendly, the car was nice, and I was told they hold the car regardless of when you show up.There wasn't an opportunity to mark down if the car had scratches or damage when you picked it up.
4.0 Okay2021 Jan 07
Wish they would stop classifying “luxury” vehicles as a regular domestic POS
8.8 Excellent2019 Oct 04
Friendly staffI wasn't counseled about the inability to pay for cashless tolling and now the company gets to charge me an additional fine. Seems to be true for multiple rental car companies though
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 22
fast, convenient, super nice attendants for pick up and drop off!
6.8 Good2019 Sep 16
Quick and easy pick up and drop offStaff constantly interrupting and not listening at pick up. Trying to upwelling, cold and uninterested service Food and drinks underneath the front seats Not a sparkling clean car
9.2 Excellent2019 Aug 26
Check-in to pick up very slow
2.0 Mediocre2019 Aug 18
nothing - the staff were rude and not at all helpfuleverything
7.6 Good2019 Aug 12
Good carWait time in line when renting the car Vancouver
7.2 Good2019 Jul 22
The car was nice.Avis could have been more transparent about the fees that were added on during the pick up. There was an 18% location fee just because we were picking up at the airport. The staff was not knowledgeable on what these extra taxes were for.
6.4 Good2019 Jul 04
The car you reserve never seems to be available when you get to the counter. After the routine try at an upsell, you are then made to wait "as no cars available right now"
Rated #5
Dollar
7.3 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2022 Apr 21
Cost for gas was insanely high. Next time booking a Tesla. Spent $400 dollars in gas in 8 days.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 29
They upcharged me on close to $1,000 of add ons when I arrived most of which I did not want or had already pid for
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 21
Everything from pickup to drop off was quick, easy and pleasant. Will be using Dollae in the future.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 15
Everything went as planned
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 01
We rented the smallest size car but got a dodge charger. It was all new and super clean. The employees were all super nice!
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 25
From picking up the rental car to dropping it off, the people at the front desk to the car attendants made my trip hassle free. Have rented through them before and will continue to do so.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 25
No wait, good service, car East clean
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 19
Dodge Journey is a great SUVCar was very comfortable and car drove very nicely Plenty of space for golf clubs, luggage, etc.Driving power of car. Handles very well.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 17
Unable to pick up the carI rented the car under my name, because I was paying with a card under my name as well. My wife was suppoused to drived because my license was expires. They did not let us pick up the car because according to their policies the card holder is enforced to drive, and they did not even let us put her as an extra driver. They were not flexible at all and the set my a penalty of 60 USD
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jul 30
The agent was very reluctant to alert me when recommendations they made were going to be extra cost. By the time she was done with her recommendations and I asked for a price it was double price on the site. Needless to say I did not complete rental. A felt very bait and switched!!
Rated #6
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
7.3 Good (95 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 09
I was given a very big car (a van) when all I needed was a compact car! Which meant I had to pay a fortune to fill it up! The staff member was not friendly at all and said they cannot accommodate my request and this this the only car size they have! I felt cornered, either I accept this car or walk away without a car!! Beware when you book with this company, don’t pick ‘Supplier’s Choice’ or ‘Special Cars’ (unless you need a van) as I believe it is a trap to make clients rent the cars that are not in demand!! Overall, I am not happy with the experience with Routes!
8.0 Excellent2022 May 09
Thank you
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 11
Nice staff and great service
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 10
Car was dirty. Wanted to extend for a day. Could not do it online or on the phone. Drove to the rental agency. I had already paid for an extra day to return the vehicle at 6pm. Charged another day plus about 60% taxes and fees to extend the reservation until noon the next day. Ridiculous.
10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 08
The checking in and customer desk experience is very painless. The employees are helpful and explain any questions about directions and car renting in general. Preeti was especially helpful!
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 21
I was upgraded for free. Lovely customer service. Would definitely recommend.
10.0 Excellent2022 Feb 01
Very happy with the service!!!
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 07
Very unprofessional staff. I filled up their gas and they never reimburse me for that. Rude manager and I would never go back to this company
7.6 Good2020 Mar 17
Dodge Durango was clean and new. Ladies at pickup were nice.We waited for at least 45 mins to an hour to get a shuttle to pick up our car. It's a bit of a sketchy operation but then the big operators can seem that way too just have a lacquer of a big corporation.
3.2 Mediocre2019 Aug 11
The rest of the staff is stressed and overworked - it’s not their fault they work in some crappy place - but it affects the service. The building is some old restaurant - which, whatever, nice use of repurposing - but it’s not taken care of. The car was fine - it was dented when I got it.Do not rent from this place. It took an hour to get my car (from arrival to standing in line to actually getting the car), and then it took 40 minutes to wait for the shuttle upon return. Also, the driver on the way to the place told me I had “nice hair” (we were alone in the van - SUPER creepy.)
Rated #7
Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (40 reviews)
3 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 May 11
I still have not received my deposit of 1500$ back and I need my money back. They said it would take 3-7 business days and I returned the vehicle last Saturday April 30, it is now May 11 2022 and I still have not received a notice or anything regarding my deposit. The car was washed when I took it, so it made some of the scratches that were on there prior to me renting it not visible so I hope that they don’t put that on me because that is bs. I just really want my money back and don’t understand why it is taking so long, I returned it in good condition, so I do not see the problem. Although they were nice people I wish that they were faster and honest with their service.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 11
The offsite lot was a bit of a pain, but their service made up for it.
10.0 Excellent2022 May 03
They were really helpfull and understanding.. we really appreciate by the service they provide.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 27
It is not at the airport and the shuttle service is not reliable. Book somewhere else.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 14
This was the smoothest, easiest transaction we've had renting a car in our last few attempts. The staff was friendly and accommodating with picking us up from the airport and getting us back there on time to catch our flight. I would rent from here again and recommend anyone else to do the same.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 21
The agency did not deliver the car and I am still waiting for the re found, I would like to know how to start a claim in Kayak also, please let me know the next steps
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 19
When I arrived at the airport the rental store was not with the others and I found out they were offsite and a shuttle was required. I called them to request a shuttle and was put on hold for over 1/2 an hour, was hung up on, and several times there was no answer. When I finally got through, someone told me that my vehicle was no longer available because they only hold it for 1/2 an hour (my flight was delayed by 2 hours). They also said my payment was non refundable. I paid, didn’t get the vehicle and had to use another company, and lost over an hour of vacation time while trying to get through to them. Other companies told me they hold the vehicle for 10 to 12 hours and couldn’t believe what Economy Rent a Car said. Worst experience ever.
2.0 Mediocre2020 Dec 29
extremely dishonest staff, promised 300$ but ended up charging 658$
5.2 Okay2020 Feb 04
Pick up/drop off were confusing and not explained at all. We had to call the company and were told to meet at a different location than publicized.
6.0 Good2019 Dec 09
Good priceDidn’t get the honda HRV we expected even I requested in advance to ensure that’s what I reserved for.
Rated #8
NextCar
4.8 Okay (33 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
NextCar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 5.6
  • 5.7
  • 4.8
  • 4.6
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 25
Prior to pick up there was scratches everywhere on the car. The hood was slightly bent. The front bumper was starting to fall off because some of the clips were broken. I requested an economy car but after I already paid they gave me a full sized sedan with a v6 engine. The only good thing about getting this car was that it was cheap.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Apr 19
Terrible. Start to finish. Should not be on Kayak.
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 16
Great mileage on this car . And very easy process Thanks.
8.0 Excellent2022 Apr 03
Great car with lots of space for our needs. Car was clean, staff were friendly, And good value for money. But there were not enough staff and we had to wait quite a long time to initially get our car and to get our drive back to the airport. Otherwise a good experience.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 17
DO NOT HIRE THROUGH THESE GUYS. Car was lovely, but these guys are rip off merchants and scammers. We drove through the mountains mid winter through roadworks and we got a windscreen chip. They told us afterwards that the insurance doesn’t cover windscreen chips. This has NEVER been an issue with any reputable car hire company and chips in winter are going to happen and are not a fault of the driver. They tried to charge us 960$ for windscreen replacement. I called the guys they took the car too for assessment and they told me over the phone windscreen would only be 500$. So when we argued this with these guys; they backed down and charged us nothing. We got the car originally with 2 chips in it which they tried to blame us for, so make sure you always get clear photographs! These guys are awful and you should avoid at all costs.
8.0 Excellent2022 Feb 12
Good value.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Jan 03
Super slow, rude and not informative, they tried to charge me double with additional fees when I came to pick up. I ended up renting elsewhere on Xmas eve! They almost ruined my family trip. I will never go back.
10.0 Excellent2021 Dec 10
No problems, excellent care at agreed price.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 05
Booking online does NOT let you know the actual cost of the rental, so there are surprises when you pick up the car. The final cost was OVER 3 TIMES MORE than the price advertised. -- The essential and optional extra costs were NOT shown on the website - there should be menus of options WITH THE COSTS, and a total that includes everything. The customer should know ahead of time what the rental will cost, not when they pick up the car. It is unfair to the customer not to reveal the full cost. -- The website was apparently ONLY in USD! Booking a car in Canada should show CAN$ and provide a button to show other currencies, like most websites do. I will not use NextCar again.
7.9 Good2021 Oct 17
Deposit is higher than I normally have paid with other car rental companies. Was picked up and dropped off by friendly staff.
Rated #9
Ace
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Ace
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated #10
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2022 Apr 18
Car was clean, good conditions and service was excellent!
4.0 Okay2022 Jan 09
We waited in a freezing parking garage for the one attendant 30 minutes before he showed up. Long line of people behind us too. I ordered an SUV but was given a 2 wheel drive hatchback and they didn't have any 4WDs at any price. Drove to the ski resort despite my better judgement and somehow lived to tell the tale.
8.0 Excellent2022 Jan 05
Car ready and very efficient process.
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 03
The whole service.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 16
Very friendly and quick service!
7.9 Good2021 Sep 05
Everything was ok except that we got a car from a smoker. Eurk!
Rated #11
National
8.1 Excellent (28 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
National
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 30
There was no shuttle to take me to the off site pickup and no offsite address was given to me. I picked up the car at the Vancouver airport where they initially honored the kayak-National on-line price but charged me another $800. when I returned the car in perfect condition and fully gased. Customer Service processed my service objection but I haven't received confirmation of a charge reversal. I feel I've been scammed.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 17
We liked: the way we were treated by all the National folks. The car, a Hyundai Kona, was just perfect. I'd buy one if we didn't already have a year-old SUV. We didn't like: the really long line to get the car. The fact that while we thought we booked the car at the airport, we were actually supposed to pick it up elsewhere. And we really hated that we were charged a whole lot more for showing up early because of a last-minute flight change (although your agent was able to mitigate that a little).
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 30
The best car rental we have ever had!
9.2 Excellent2020 May 06
Very easy and straightforward, fast service, great vehiclesPrices need to be reduced a bit
8.8 Excellent2019 Aug 30
Staff friendly, solve our needs. The pick up and drop off was very easy.O think the prices can lower a little more. There’s no need to charge so much, or you may have an insurance package less expensive. Otherwise it was really nice
6.4 Good2019 Aug 22
Got the run around. Had to pay additional cab fare because terminal location was closed for the day. Was told to return to main airport and subsequently tried to charge us 3x the original amount.
8.8 Excellent2019 Aug 09
Staff on the phone helping make modification to rental and at pick up point were helpful, friendly and efficient.I know it’s the busy season and this was a one way rental but very expensive for a few hour rental.
7.6 Good2019 Jun 23
I regularly use national for all my business travel. They have great cars and great customer service when you BOOK THROUGH NATIONAL.National had originally told me they didnt have any cars, however I was able to book one through kayak. After booking with kayak my company contract with them was somehow no longer valid even though I had to still pay and do everything through National.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 30
A rental nightmareTurning the car in at Seattle was as should have been.Overpriced!!! $630 for 2 days. We went to the National counter at Vancouver, and were told that they did not handle my rental. That I had to go to the South terminal. No instructions on how to get to the South terminal were given. We went around the airport lugging 5 suitcases and an infant for over 1 1/2 hours until a bus driver told us how to get to the remote terminal. I will avoid renting from National ever again.
8.8 Excellent2018 Aug 26
Receiving my carReceived a complimentary upgrade based on the fact that my car class was not availableTransaction was completed with the agent but needed to wait while the manager handled the process of picking out my vehicle. I worked as a manager in rental car for 10 years and found this practice a bit strange. Also, we were asked to initial the vehicle inspection BEFORE we received and saw the car. This should never happen. The inspection should be done WITH the customer before they get the car. NATIONAL should know better than this.
Rated #12
Thrifty
7.7 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2019 Jul 13
Great car, drove well, man at the counter was really nice.They didn't seem to know anything about the online booking system that I used, I ended up paying almost double because I wanted a GPS system which upgraded me to a nicer vehicle. However, I booked a Rav4 which is pretty comparable to a Chevy Esquire. I just feel like I overpaid for the upgrade.
4.8 Okay2017 Apr 29
OverpricedCar was clean, ran well (Toyota Camry).I only had the car 5 days and was charged the weekly rate. I was given only 1 day of insurance back when I brought it back early. On your website it doesn't mention the $30/day for insurance on top of the rental charge. I was led to believe at booking everything was included. Too expensive.
10.0 Excellent2017 Apr 03
the car was smaller than i expected from an SUV, but it worked out fine. also, i asked for a ski rack at time of reservation and also called thrifty the day before we went to vancouver. both times i was told that my request was recorded, but not guaranteed. so i thought there was a decent chance that i would get a ski rack since i requested it so far in advance. when we arrived at the pick up location, i was told that they do not have ski racks in that location and never have them available for customers. that was kind of weird.
8.0 Excellent2017 Feb 08
Good CompanyFriendly guy behind the counter in Vancouver Airport.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jan 15
Dishonest experience with Thrifty car rentalI booked a rate on your site for a total car rental period with all fees for just under $40. When I returned my car to Thrifty the total was $199. 52 and I filled the car full of gas. They said that they added a $35 dollar per day insurance that I did not sign up for and they would not remove this charge. I am waiting for a phone call from you to discuss a refund. 949-910-0033
2.0 Mediocre2016 Dec 03
Crappy cars - didn't bother using them - switchedThe guys tried to be helpful but...The first Jeep Cherokee's 4WD service light was on, the second Jeep Patriot was old, ratty and stunk of cigarette smoke, and the last option with AWD was a Chevrolet thing. We left and went to Hertz and got a brand new clean Jeep Wrangler instead.
10.0 Excellent2016 Oct 20
Very nice deal!!!Perfect deal and nice ppl. Will do it again!
Rated #13
Europcar
5.5 Okay (29 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Europcar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.2
  • 4.4
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2019 Feb 02
Nothing.They let me book a vehicle for a Sunday evening pickup, but I couldn't get my vehicle because they closed earlier than normal that day without giving me advance notice. When I called customer service, they basically said "Yeah, it's holiday time. Try again in the morning." Seriously!
6.8 Good2018 Dec 26
clean newer carforced to take $100 insurance as they claimed that they would not accept my US credit card coverage.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Dec 24
ScamThis place is a complete scam. Do not rent from them. They require non Canadians to purchase their rental insurance (but don’t tell you this ahead of time) EVEN if you have coverage through a credit card or through your own car insurance. So add $15 a day to the price of the rental.
4.8 Okay2018 Dec 19
Not the car we requestedThe vehicle was clean and comfortableNot even close to the car requested. Reserved a Toyota Yaris or similar but ended up with a Chevrolet Malibu. Horribly large car and not fuel efficient whatsoever. Extremely disappointed.
4.8 Okay2018 Sep 10
Airport pickup not apparentThe rental place was very difficult to find. It is not on site at the airport. You will not be able to find ‘Europcar’ on google maps. it is called ‘discount cars and truck rentals’. Phone number didn’t work either when I tried calling. The rest of the rental was ok.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 01
Excellent car
2.0 Mediocre2018 Aug 20
Ghost companyAdvertised price.Company cannot be reached for shuttle pick-up. Nobody answers the phone and voice mailbox is full.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jul 22
Horrible experienceI had a Europcar reservation for a car, but it was handled by Discount Car Rental in Vancouver. When I showed up, they had no cars, and only offered me a very large truck with an open flat bed. This did not accomodate my 5 passengers, and the luggage would get wet since it was raining. The manager said I could exchange it the next day or two for the car I reserved, but when I returned, there were no cars. After initally telling me they couldn't refund my remaining rental fee, they agreed, and I went to another car rental company. I would not rent from them every again.
7.6 Good2018 Feb 02
Pick upWas not told that the pick up site was not at the airport & there was no clear signage as to where to go. Had to ask another rental company & phone in stand for pick up didn't. Had to use my cell to call for pick up.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Feb 01
No car provided as committed.NothingThey confirmed a car, but did not provide one.
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MEXRENTACAR
3.2 Mediocre (9 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
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10.0 Excellent2022 Mar 29
Small car rental company, run by really nice guys. Was a little challenging to find the number to call for the pickup, only a Mexico area code number was listed on the reservation, but once I found the right number, everything was a good experience. Would recommend, would rent from them again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 27
The car was new and in good condition. However, the pickup process was a nightmare. They lost our reservation and it took a long phone call for them to find it. They then told us that because they didn’t know about our reservation until we landed that they would not have a car ready and would call us when one was available. They are also not located at the airport (about 5k away) so we waited for them to call us and after 2 hours decided to just find our own way to their office and see what was going on. When we arrived we were told that the person we had talked to over the phone was off site at their head office and had never relayed his information to the office we were actually getting the car from. It was about another hour to get the car and when we did get it the seats were wet because they had left the windows open while cleaning. Many other people also waited about 3 hours for their car. Drop off was smooth though.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 18
I paid for the rental but when we arrived to pick up the car they try to charge me the same price again on my credit card! I already told them it’s paid and they still try to get me to pay again! People be very careful for this store! I am so worried about the pre-authorized that they made me to process, it’s still showing pending in my bank account after a week we have returned the car. The most weird thing is - they copied my ID and credit card copy and also COPIED THE CVV NUMBER ON THEIR RECORD! This is so unacceptable and the staffs always talk to each other in their language that is not english and the clients won’t be able to understand what they are talking about! Just be careful everyone this car rental company is totally not trustworthy! I won’t recommend this store to anyone, avoid it if possible!
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 16
Read their Yelp reviews. You should not do business with this company. I lost faith in Kayak after my experience with them and after reading the reviews. Kayak should have eliminated them as an option before they screwed me. Disappointing!!! Kayak should do better
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 14
The car company appears to be a phony company. Neither they have presence on Vancouver airport where I was supposed to pick up rental from nor do they have local phone number. I asked around found out their local phone number and after several calls and multiple voicemails, nobody bothered to call me back. Booking was made on KAYAK via PriceLine and payment was already made but didn't get the rental. A fraud company; not sure why KAYAK and PriceLine list them although very many negative comments.
4.0 Okay2020 Jan 25
When we got to the rental office, they took our information and told us they were taking us to our car. They did not have a car for us, but instead referred our reservation to another company without telling us. We were then given a smaller vehicle for our group which we had TO PAY AGAIN FOR AND FOR MORE MONEY!! We were squeezed into the smaller SUV. This smelled like a bait and switch operation. As we were returning our car, I overheard another man having the same conversation I had a week earlier. NEVER RENT FROM THIS COMPANY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!NEVER RENT FROM THEM !!!!!
Sunnycars
3 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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Priceless
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Priceless
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₪183/day

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₪163/day

Top tips for renting a car at Vancouver Intl Airport

  • Whether you are traveling to Vancouver for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, a car rental eliminates stress from your stay while in this magnificent city. With so many options to choose from, a car rental at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) makes it easy to move around without having to rely on the rigid public transportation system. With your Vancouver International Airport car rental, you can head to the Burrard Inlet for watersport activities like fishing and kayaking, or drive to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC for a glimpse of amazing exhibits from all over the world. Simply put: car rental at Vancouver International Airport gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want to.
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  • Vancouver city center is just 9 miles away from the Vancouver International Airport. Driving from the airport to the city center takes approximately 15min. However, during peak hours when there is traffic, this journey can take between 30min to 45min. Driving from the airport to the city center is straightforward with adequate signposts on the road. From the airport take the Grant McConachie Way and head over to the Arthur Laing Bridge. From the bridge, take SW Marine Drive and proceed to West 72nd Avenue to Granville Street which leads directly to Vancouver city center.
  • Speed limits and distances are measured in kilometers in Vancouver and throughout Canada. Also, driving is on the right-hand side, so be sure to take note of these and adjust your driving to observe the rules. There are several flashing green traffic lights in Vancouver. While this means that you have the right to drive through intersections, it is important that you exercise caution as there will always be pedestrians crossing. There are many cyclists on Vancouver roads too, so be sure to remain attentive while driving around. Be mindful of cyclists; most importantly, avoid driving in designated cycling lanes.
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