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  • National Car Rental

    7.8 (401)
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  • Enterprise

    8.4 (1948)
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  • Economy Rent a Car

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Car rental location Thompson Airport

Thompson Airport Guide

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Located about 520 miles north the US-Canada border and about 480 miles from Manitoba's provincial capital Winnipeg, Thompson is the largest city in northern Manitoba. It is the centre of trade and service in the region and is often referred to as the Hub of the North. The gateway to the Hub of the North is Thompson Airport, situated about five miles north of the city across the Burntwood River. Much of the area is beautiful raw nature, but is sparsely populated. Renting a car would be the best way to take advantage of the scenic drives this region has to offer and you should compare rates before booking your vehicle.

Who to Book With
Thompson Airport currently has two car hire companies operating within its premises. These are Enterprise and National. Many more car rental firms have offices in downtown Thompson including Hertz and Enterprise. The desks of these rental firms are right by the main doors of the airport near the entrance of the restaurant.

Need to Know Essentials
When collecting your rented car, the following items will be asked of you:

- Driver's licence
- ID (which will indicate that you are 21 years or above)
- Booking receipt
- Credit card of the renter (enough credit for the deposit)

More info in our FAQs.

Driving around the vast province of Manitoba means that towns, cities and petrol stations may be few and far between. Thus, before you set off, you need to check the condition of your vehicle. It must be in tip-top shape. Check the spark plugs, ignition wires, filters, brakes (very important especially in winter), cooling system (for the radiator) and naturally, the oil. Because of the harsh weather in Manitoba, it is common to see construction projects and repairs along or beside the roads happening outside the winter months. Slow down when passing by construction areas and watch out for workers and their construction equipment. The speed limit for highways is 37mph; 19mph to 25mph for built-up areas.

Browse our Guide to Canada for more tips on driving in this country.


Public transport can be limited in such sparsely populated place. The best option is to rent your own car to pick up right at the airport. Should you wish to take public transport, taxis and buses are available at the airport. Thompson has a railway station but it does not have station servicing the airport nor does the train make stops in town. The station is for long-distance trains only. To reach the town from the airport, you simply need to drive south along Mystery Lake Road.

A few cab companies operate in Thompson. Making prior arrangements via phone is always recommended. Companies here include Thompson Cabs (+1 677 6262), North Star Taxi (+1 778 3333) and Driftwood-Nickel City (+1 677 6000).

Taxi prices:
Thompson Airport to Thompson city centre is just over £13.

Grey Goose Bus Lines runs the public transit services in Thompson, called Thompson Transit. There are only two basic bus lines in town: Eastwood and Westwood. Eastwood buses ply routes in the eastern part of town, stopping at Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point) all the way to Southwood (Transfer Point) and Wal-Mart. Westwood buses ply routes in the western part of town, stopping at Plaza Shopping Centre (Transfer Point) and Burntwood School towards R D Parker Collegiate. The base fare is a little over £1.


Thompson Airport has only one terminal building. As it is the hub of the north it is the third busiest airport in the province after the two in the capital Winnipeg. Calm Air and Perimeter Aviation are the two airlines which use the airport. They mostly run domestic and regional flights.

Parking is available at the lot outside the terminal building. Daily parking costs about £4. Long-term parking begins at around £30.

The airport does not have Wi-Fi services and internet stations.

Information Services
The entrance to the office of Thompson Regional Airport Authority (TRAA) can be found along the way to the right of the Passenger Holding Area.

Useful Numbers
TRAA Office: +1 204 677 0720

Information on accessibility of the airport for persons with reduced mobility is not available at present.

Restaurants and Bars
There is one restaurant operating in the airport terminal. The restaurant entrance is right by the car rental desks close to the main terminal doors.

VIP Lounges
There is no VIP Lounge at Thompson Airport.

Money and ATMs
The airport has one ATM located between the car rental desks in the main hallway.

There are no shops in the terminal building of Thompson Airport.

Practical information

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

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?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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?
  • National Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Economy Rent a Car
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