Calgary

Cheap Car Rentals in Calgary

Calgary
23 May — 30 May
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Calgary
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Calgary Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyTHRIFTY
Price of gas per litreC$ 1.79
Average price per dayC$ 81
Cheapest price per dayC$ 25

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Calgary?

January

C$ 46

February

C$ 63

March

C$ 77

April

C$ 61

May

C$ 42

June

C$ 64

July

C$ 95

August

C$ 121

September

C$ 100

October

C$ 65

November

C$ 43

December

C$ 72

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Calgary is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top rental agencies in Calgary

All major car rental suppliers in Calgary
8.1
Excellent
201 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.0
7.8
Good
112 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.7
7.0
Good
164 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.8
6.6
Good
106 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.2
8.2
Excellent
89 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.9
7.2
Good
39 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0
6.7
Good
36 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.3
8.2
Excellent
26 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

8.2

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Calgary?

If you’re interested in car rentals in Calgary, you will need to have a valid Canadian driver’s license that will not expire during your rental period. Foreign licenses are accepted as well as long as they are valid and you have your passport. To book a vehicle, even if it is a cheap car rental in Calgary, most companies will require you to be at least 21 years old, and you may need to pay an additional fee if you’re under 25.

What are the rules for driving in Calgary?

If you’ll be driving car rentals in Calgary, it’s important that you are aware of the different driving laws that you will need to follow. For example, if your child is under the age of six, they must legally be in a child’s seat. When inside rental cars in Calgary, the driver and passengers must always be wearing a seatbelt. Be careful when operating car rentals in Calgary and drinking, as there is a strict blood alcohol content maximum of 0.08%. During the winter months, the weather tends to be quite snowy and rainy, so make sure to drive as cautiously as possible to avoid a collision. Consult Calgary's local motor vehicle authorities to see if there have been any recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Calgary?

There are a few different types of vehicles that can be convenient for Calgary car rentals. If you’ll mainly be staying in the city center, consider renting either an economy car rental or an electric car rental. You can typically find a cheap car rental in Calgary that falls into these categories. Those that will be going on longer road trips, or specifically visiting during the winter months, may be interested in larger rental cars in Calgary to help with navigating through the colder weather. In this case, an SUV or a passenger van are both great options.

What are the best places to park in Calgary?

It can be difficult to find free parking for Calgary car rentals, so you may need to opt for a paid solution instead, such as a metered parking space or a spot in a parking garage. If you do want to find free parking, keep in mind that you will need to start looking for a spot early on in the day. Most parking meters and garages accept both cash and credit cards, which is convenient when you are paying. There are over 10 different parking lots that can be found directly downtown, as well as quite a few in the neighborhoods of Kensington and Bell Line.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Calgary?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 105/day when booking a rental car in Calgary. The best deal a user found was for C$ 33/day from MEXRENTACAR , booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Calgary?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Calgary from the following companies over the past two weeks: Enterprise (C$ 35/day), National (C$ 40/day), and Avis (C$ 44/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Calgary?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.7 rating), Enterprise (8.6 rating) and Avis (8.3 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Calgary.

What are gas prices like in Calgary?

The average gas price in Calgary is C$ 1.79/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 80 and C$ 116 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Calgary for a week from Thrifty?

Thrifty is one of the top picks in Calgary. They can have you in a rental car for about C$ 576 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Calgary for the best price?

Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 13% to make it a great deal in Calgary. Try to book at least 90 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

Can I rent a car for a month in Calgary?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Calgary for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Calgary for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Calgary can be found for about C$ 2,469, with the average price for a rental being around C$ 82 a day. Book with MEXRENTACAR , to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 96% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Calgary.

How much is a car rental in Calgary for a weekend?

C$ 180 is typically the average cost for a rental car for the weekend in Calgary, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Calgary, then opt for a Intermediate rental vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of June, you can expect to find car rental prices on Cheapflights for as low as C$ 174/day.

What car do most people rent in Calgary?

The most popular car to rent while in Calgary is the Hyundai Elantra, which is a Intermediate vehicle.