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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Calgary International Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Avis

    8.9 (4911)
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  • ACE Rent A Car

    8.9 (2)
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  • Enterprise

    8.7 (1610)
  • National Car Rental

    8.5 (360)
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  • Discount

    8 (28)
  • Alamo

    7.9 (7470)
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  • Budget

    7.9 (8488)
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  • NÜ Car Rentals

    7.7 (18)
  • Hertz

    7.6 (5743)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.5 (3623)
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  • Thrifty

    7.5 (4510)
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  • Economy Car Rental Aruba

    7 (5)
  • Mex Rent a Car

    5.2 (41)

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Car rental location Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport Guide

Car Hire

Calgary Airport, located a 10-mile drive from the city centre of Calgary, supplies convenient access to a number of other locations around Alberta, all of which can be easily reached with car hire in Calgary Airport. By passenger numbers, this is Canada's fourth-busiest airport.

Who to Book With
Calgary Airport’s specially-designated Rental Car Centre is located across the road from the main terminal, on the same level as Departures. Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise and National all have a presence in the Rental Car Centre but another option is Discount Rent-A-Car, which has an office off the premises that can be reached by shuttle bus.

Need to Know Essentials
Bring the following documents with you at vehicle collection:

- Full and valid UK driver’s licence
- Booker's credit card that was used for the reservation
- A passport or other proof of identification
- Printed confirmation of booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Although there are huge distances between most cities due to Canada's sheer size, driving is still a rewarding experience and one of the best ways to absorb the country's unique scenery. Charges are usually involved when dropping off a rental vehicle in another city to the one it was picked up in. Toll-roads usually exist between large cities, with charges usually submitted electronically. The majority of roads in Calgary are numbered.

See our guide to Canada for more information on driving here.


By car, Calgary Airport can be accessed via the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, which is also referred to as the Deerfoot Trail. Without traffic, the trip from the CBD should take between 30 and 45 minutes. Other transport options include buses, the Downtown Shuttle Service, limousines, the Red Arrow Motorcoach and taxis.

Taxis can be caught from outside the main terminal, on the same level as Arrivals. Services are supplied by Livery Transport Services, which is operated by the City of Calgary. Fares are metered. There is also a limousine service through Allied Limousine which operates according to a fixed fare system from near the regular taxi stand.

Taxi prices:
Calgary Airport to Calgary is about £30

Bus bays 10 and 11 are where the Airport Downtown Shuttle Service can be caught from. Services leave every 30 minutes and usually run from 08:00 to midnight seven days a week. A one-way fare to the city is around £5 and only exact change is accepted is paying on the bus.


Calgary Airport consists of one main terminal, which receives nearly 13 million passengers per year. While being the headquarters of WestJet, the airport is also a hub for Air Canada and its sister airline Air Canada Express. Between them, the airlines that operate here offer flights to cities around Canada, North American at large including the US and Mexico, and places in the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Parking at Calgary Airport is divided into: Short-Term, Long–Term, Overheight and Economy Lot. In Short-Term, parking is free for the first 30 minutes. In the Economy Lot, vehicles can be left at reasonable costs for up to 60 days.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the main terminal building. The network, which is named YYC.Free.Public.WiFi, must be connected to in order to take advantage of this service.

Information Services
There is an information desk in the Arrivals hall of the main terminal.

Useful Numbers
Information Desk: +1 403 735 1372

Those with reduced mobility won't struggle to get around Calgary Airport, whether they have their own equipment or pre-arrange equipment. The Short-Term parking area has several accessible parking stalls in P2 and P4, and wheelchair-friendly taxis are available from Access Calgary.

Restaurants and Bars
There are numerous restaurants both before and after security. In the Food Court & Mezzanine, some of the popular choices include Sbarro, Taco Time, A & W and Harvey's. Popular cafés around the hub include Canadian favourite Tim Hortons and Starbucks.

VIP Lounges
Servisair Chinook Lounge
Rocky Mountain Lounge
Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge

Money and ATMs
Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank, Toronto Dominion and BankCanadian Imperial Bank of Commerce all have a branch each in the main terminal and ATMs. An ATM that dispenses US currency can be found on Concourse C. Travelex has no less than five bureaux de change outlets in the main terminal building.

There are numerous shops before and after security. They mainly sell local produce or handicrafts but there are other establishments, such as Virgin Books & Music, Relay and Hudson, which sell books and magazines. Duty-free outlets such as Skyway Liquour sell goods at tax-free prices.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Canadian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    50 - 100 km/h
  • Language
    English, French
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Avis
  • ACE Rent A Car
  • Enterprise
  • National Car Rental
  • Discount
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • NÜ Car Rentals
  • Hertz
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Thrifty
  • Economy Car Rental Aruba
  • Mex Rent a Car
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