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Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (185 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Alamo
Locations in Calgary
129 17 Ave Se+1 403 264 0424
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road Ne+1 833 619 3653
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentApr 26 2020
Pros: Everything was efficient and an excellent car
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2020
Pros: friendly staff, smooth transaction, new/clean vehicle
8.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
Pros: It was easy to get in and out of parking and held our luggage nicelyCons: I 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 ExcellentNov 18 2019
Pros: 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.Cons: 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 OkayNov 12 2019
Cons: There was no windshield washer fluid. The roads were complete slush. It was awful
8.0 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: carCons: ca r
10.0 ExcellentOct 5 2019
Pros: 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.Cons: Can’t think of anything that could be improved
4.8 OkaySep 6 2019
Cons: Charged me more than estimated
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2019
Pros: Quick check in and Quick selection and out the Door,Cons: 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 GoodAug 6 2019
Pros: Easy to pick up.Cons: 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 no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (357 reviews)
17 locations in Calgary
Enterprise
Locations in Calgary
1036 - 9 Avenue Sw+1 403 212 5232
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
129 17 Ave Se+1 403 264 0424
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
14371 Macleod Trail Sw+1 403 216 3630
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
155 Crowfoot Way Nw+1 403 241 7053
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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20 Freeport Landing Ne+1 403 542 7820
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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2000 Airport Rd Ne+1 833 619 3654
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
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Sunday07:30 - 23:59
2615 26 St Ne+1 403 735 6080
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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40 Hopewell Way Ne+1 403 299 1201
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
4115 Macleod Trail South+1 403 253 1853
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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4603 - 16 Avenue Nw+1 403 212 5232
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4720 Crowchild Trail Nw+1 403 216 3346
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4802 - 17 Avenue Se+1 403 248 1136
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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4804 Edmonton Trail Ne+1 403 282 9881
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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626 58th Ave Se+1 403 253 1853
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7687 110 Ave Nw+1 403 241 5840
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7820 Macleod Trail South+1 403 252 0222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Unit 500, 11488 - 24 Street Se+1 403 720 1916
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2021
Pros: Staff made a strong effort to get to know you and make rental personable.Cons: Nothing
6.0 GoodFeb 4 2021
Cons: Horrible smell in car Not sure if it was a cleaning agent but it smelled like horrible perfume
8.0 ExcellentJul 11 2020
Pros: Staff was great, enjoyed the vehicle upgrade.Cons: The Grand Cherokee was poorly washed. I like a clean vehicle for business.
2.0 MediocreJul 6 2020
Pros: Well, nothing... as we didn’t get the car.Cons: We could have gotten the car
10.0 ExcellentJun 27 2020
Pros: Beautiful C Class for an awesome price
2.0 MediocreJun 1 2020
Pros: Well, I was supposed to pick up the car at 1 pm (as the working hours based on the information on your website kayak.com were 9am-1pm). But when I arrived at the location 15 mins before 1pm, it was closed and the sign on the door was saying that the working hours are 9am-12 pm!!!!! So please update your website and do not waste people’s time during this hard days!!!
2.0 MediocreFeb 18 2020
Pros: NothingCons: They didnt have a vehicle for me when i arrived they said they had nothing and couldnt help. Didnt even offer to help me.
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2019
Pros: Very affordable prices and the customer serviceCons: It was great!
4.8 OkayOct 16 2019
Pros: I loved the pick up part but I hated the drop-off, I didn't get to see how much I payed, and so I have no clue about anything, he just took the keys out of my hands and said I will email you the information... now 16 hours later and still no email
5.2 OkayOct 6 2019
Cons: Tried for several days to cancel reservation. From Kayak was unable to cancel via my account as kept getting notice that I couldn‘t cancel a reservation under someone else‘s name (??). From enterprise website every time I clicked to modify the existing reservation it refreshed to starting homepage. And rental location did not pick up phone for 5-6 calls, and no other form of contact. Four days of unsuccessful attempts - huge waste of time and very frustrating!!
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Rated no. 3
Avis
8.4 Excellent (203 reviews)
6 locations in Calgary
Avis
Locations in Calgary
115 9th Avenue Southeast - Unit 162+1 403 269 6166
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1525 16 Avenue Northwest+1 403 503 8540
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road+1 403 221 1700
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
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2828 23 Street Northeast+1 403 571 3236
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
400 Midpark Way Southeast+1 403 873 2580
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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5707 A Macleod Trail+1 403 287 2113
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 6 2021
Pros: The second agent was able to switch out the car for what I actually rentedCons: Did not receive the type of vehicle I paid for The one I received was dirty inside and out Took one full hour to get a new car Ended up driving 40 mins to a different location to pick up a car in the category I reserved
6.4 GoodJul 29 2020
Cons: Zero customer service from the drop off location at YYC Rude, unhelpful and disrespectful Never again
6.0 GoodSep 26 2019
Cons: You guys actually communicating with them
10.0 ExcellentSep 21 2019
Pros: Drop off difficult to find in the dark after hours as small office
6.0 GoodSep 13 2019
Pros: The staff was helpful, basically just completed the reservation process.Cons: The wait time was too long, 1 hour to be exact. There were not enough agents to assist customers who had reservations. And more importantly, there was not an apology or explanation for the reason. People are eager to forgive if given the opportunity but only more upset if not.
9.6 ExcellentSep 1 2019
Pros: Our rate was awsome compared to others! Car was just what we needed and was available.
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Cons: The instructions for drop at different location were not clear and had to call main number to have me walked through them. E.g. me rental was to 6:00 but learned that the office was closed. Difficulty understanding the person explaining the procedure was a challenge. All in all not seamless.
6.8 GoodJul 30 2019
Pros: Lengthy car pick-up & drop-off due to parking arrangementCons: Need Avis person available to inspect returned vehicles before renter's departure from Avis location
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Pros: Very affordable.Cons: Car was smaller than what I thought I had booked.
7.2 GoodJun 26 2019
Cons: Provide pickup /drop off service especially for long term rentals. Also provide easy online checkin and checkout service to save time in lineup waiting.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.8 Good (262 reviews)
5 locations in Calgary
Hertz
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Se+1 403 267 1690
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road Ne+1 403 221 1676
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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3318 32nd Street Ne+1 403 221 1341
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4101 Macleod Trail, South+1 403 221 1339
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
927-6th Avenue Sw+1 403 221 2560
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 16 2021
Pros: The staff was friendly and the specific car that I requested was ready to go when I arrived.
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2021
Pros: nothingCons: please exclude cars that are unavailable from listing
4.0 OkayDec 4 2020
Cons: Accused me of damages on the car. I wont be buying from them next time. Unfriendly front desk
8.0 ExcellentMar 31 2020
Cons: Good
5.2 OkaySep 20 2019
Pros: Drop-off process is very quick. Car was in mint condition.Cons: The pick-up process is way too long! The agent was too pushy to sell extra insurance. Airport taxes are expensive and not appearingin the initial quote reczived by email. Was not the case when I rented in Vancouver via another agency
4.0 OkaySep 17 2019
Cons: The check in process and subsequent drop off was not done well and not clear. The car was small for a medium sized SUV. We were also told that we could prepay the gas but then told when we arrived that if the tank wasn’t 100% full, no refund for that gas. They should have told us that upfront.
8.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Pros: Easy pickup at the airportCons: Managers special was a large truck, would have preferred some option for a car.
6.4 GoodJul 20 2019
Pros: The saff was very tired - check-in around midnight. They rather work other stuff than take care of the customers.Cons: The staff could have been more interested in the customers. But when you already are the largest rental car company, why bother with the customers?
4.0 OkayJul 16 2019
Pros: Staff should have taken care of my car switchCons: I was given a monster truck-5.7L engine. Fuel sucker. They said I had got the managers special. Then when I asked for a smaller veh, and after waiting minimum 45 min on line, they said I would be up charged roughly $120 and have to wait another 40 minutes or so-
8.8 ExcellentJul 15 2019
Cons: I was charged for a damage I didn't do. It seems that attendants do not thoroughly check for damages, and then the next customer has to pay for someone else's damage. I noticed this because I DID find a scratch on the car initially and reported it. But missed seeing the chip on the window. Lame.
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Rated no. 5
Budget
7.4 Good (145 reviews)
9 locations in Calgary
Budget
Locations in Calgary
140 6th Avenue Southeast+1 403 226 1550
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
15180 Bannister Road Southeast+1 403 226 1550
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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1544 16th Avenue Northwest+1 403 226 1550
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road Northeast+1 403 221 1715
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
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3328 26th Street Northeast+1 403 299 6800
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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5210 Macleod Trail Southwest+1 403 299 6811
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724 6th Avenue Southwest+1 403 299 6830
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7687 110 Avenue Northwest+1 403 226 1550
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Bay 6,125 11450 29th Street Se+1 403 226 1550
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: pick up and drop off was great. customer service was awesome. Ana Maria and Mike were awesome.
9.6 ExcellentOct 1 2020
Pros: 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.Cons: 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 ExcellentAug 7 2020
Pros: Friendly staff. This is the third time I've rented from this location and there's always a bit of a wait.Cons: 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 ExcellentJun 27 2020
Pros: Great price, great vehicle!
8.8 ExcellentApr 28 2020
Cons: Friendly fast service ,,,,
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2020
Cons: The reservation went to the wrong Budget location despite triple checking that the airport location was the one for our trip. The reservation went to the downtown location which was closed by the time my flight arrived, and seeking help with this issue was impossible
2.4 MediocreFeb 18 2020
Pros: Quick serviceCons: Didn't have the promised car
5.2 OkayOct 20 2019
Pros: Although the staff is friendly, I felt like they rushed me and try to upsell me at every turn. It was annoying.Cons: The windshield wipers we're old and in need of replacement. There were four used Tim Hortons coffee cups in the backseat which were obviously missed by the cleaning staff. That Andy filed on additional charges made for a bit of a frustrating car rental experience.
10.0 ExcellentSep 10 2019
Pros: Staff was good and quick. He gave 2020 model car and cleaned.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2019
Pros: Free upgrade and drop off at the airport!Cons: Wish I didn’t have to get gas before drop off or get charged for being under 25
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Rated no. 6
Driving Force
8.3 Excellent (87 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Driving Force
Locations in Calgary
2332-23 Street Ne+1 403 296 0770
3660-50 Avenue Se403-296-0776
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2018
Friendly Service, Awesome VehiclePros: The 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.Cons: Honestly nothing to complain about!
8.4 ExcellentJul 21 2018
Good Car, Unexpected Extra CostPros: Great customer service at pick up. Shuttle service. Nice vehicle.Cons: 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 ExcellentJul 13 2018
Best car rental experience to datePros: Friendly 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.Cons: Nothing..
5.6 OkayJan 24 2018
Took 40 minutes to get picked up from the airportPros: Car 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.Cons: 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 ExcellentJan 15 2018
VanPros: Clean.Cons: 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 ExcellentJan 9 2018
Excellent vehicle at a great pricePros: I 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.Cons: 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 ExcellentOct 4 2017
Pros: The price quoted was the price charged
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2017
Cons: 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 ExcellentOct 3 2017
Driving forcePros: We didn't anticipate not having cell service but thankfully the Rent-A-Car had a navigation system. Saved the week! Thanks
6.0 GoodSep 29 2017
Cons: The vehicle has many blind spots and the automatic side mirror adjustment when reversing was inconvenient
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.7 Good (68 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Thrifty
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Southeast+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road Ne+1 403 221 1806
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
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4101 Macleod Trail Se+1 403 539 0206
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
927-6 Ave Sw+1 403 262 4400
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2021
2.0 MediocreFeb 25 2021
Cons: 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 ExcellentJan 3 2021
Pros: Everything experienced was great. From pickup and drop-off. Frank was made my experience seamless as he has in the past on previous rentals.Cons: Nothing at all!
10.0 ExcellentAug 24 2020
Pros: Carlos was amazing. So helpful and professional. Thank you!!
9.2 ExcellentNov 15 2019
Pros: Great staff, the lot is very tight even hard to turn around when dropping off. Other than that awesome.Cons: Not sure they would need to increase the lot size.
5.6 OkayAug 1 2019
Pros: Staff readily available. Car ready to go.Cons: Bait and switch not appreciated. Printed quote we had from Thrifty.com was not honored and went up by $60 at pick up. All manner of fast-talking reasons were cited, all of which had already been accounted for when we got the quote online. Branch or quote software needs examination.
8.4 ExcellentJun 21 2019
Pros: Staff were nice. Upgrade was fantastic.Cons: Locations downtown were inconvenient to get to in the big cities but it was more expensive to get from the airport.
9.2 ExcellentJun 7 2019
Pros: Calgary staff was very helpful.Cons: a) I was “upgraded” from a Corolla type size to a Grand Caravan mini van. I had been hoping for a smaller car rather than the larger minivan. b) I was surprised that the dropoff location closed at 5 PM. Although there was a key dropoff box one does not really know if everything is ok
8.0 ExcellentMay 28 2019
Pros: EASY PICK UP...I DISPUTED A CHARGE AND THERE WAS NO ARGUMENT. CLEARED UP NICELYCons: THE HERTZ SIGN ONLY...THE THRIFTYS AND DOLLAR SIGNS WERE VERY SMALL...THEY NEED TO BE BIGGER
8.4 ExcellentMay 26 2019
Pros: Easy drop off. Helpful staff in Calgary downtown location.
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Rated no. 8
Dollar
7.5 Good (52 reviews)
4 locations in Calgary
Dollar
Locations in Calgary
114 5th Avenue Southeast+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Road Ne+1 403 221 1806
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
4101 Macleod Trail Se+1 403 539 0206
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
927 6 Avenue Southwest+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 26 2021
Pros: Manu at Calgary airport did an awesome job. Great service !Cons: Nothing, everything was perfect.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2021
Pros: NothingCons: Dollar rental car did not have a car to give me, so when i arrived they could not provide the service confirmed.
7.6 GoodJan 25 2020
Pros: Staff was great. Good value. Convenient location.Cons: 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 OkaySep 25 2018
What rental?Pros: Not much at all.Cons: 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 GoodMar 10 2018
Great desk staff. Car not checked over properly.Pros: Friendly professional desk staff.Cons: 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 GoodNov 8 2017
Cons: Car was not vacuumed - possibly because I picked it up a few hours early
4.8 OkayNov 6 2017
Cons: You offer insurance that is not accessible to my country. And it took me few phone calls, email, with several company to figure it out. Lot of time and energy wast.
4.0 OkaySep 25 2017
chance some people..Cons: the person who has at the airports are great ... this woman behaved like a real fool and believing we do not know what she says. the worst of all is that it is not canenciada. I'm American. us. and his attitude of knowing everything makes every tourist feel bad. change it because we rent cars and the other will be in another company. It's very disgusting. I was getting the car out of the car.
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2017
Got a Volvo upgradePros: Neat car would recommend upgrading
5.6 OkayJul 12 2017
Pros: Easy to get to from the terminalCons: Exterior was not clean. Brakes needed to be looked at.
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Rated no. 9
National
8 Excellent (19 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
National
Locations in Calgary
129 17 Ave Se+1 403 264 0424
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2000 Airport Rd Ne+1 833 619 3655
Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday07:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:30 - 23:59
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
5.2 OkaySep 22 2019
Pros: The weangler jerpCons: The cidf
4.0 OkayMar 10 2019
Pros: The vehicle was smooth ride,give all the credit on this rental to Nissan for amazing eco fuel car they build.Cons: 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 ExcellentAug 26 2018
Drop OffPros: Reasonable gas return rate of $1.89Cons: No 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 ExcellentAug 7 2018
Pros: Great car and service. price was decent too. customer service was positive. free upgrade to larger carCons: nothing. it was all good.
10.0 ExcellentJul 26 2018
Pros: Customer service was superior and in and out was quick. The vehicle was what was advertised. Great price!Cons: Nothing.
2.8 MediocreApr 3 2018
Pros: 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 ExcellentJul 24 2017
Pros: Very good customer service, flexible hours, cheap.Cons: Nothing to say!!
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2017
Great price watch out for feesPros: Car was $200 for a week. And they gave us a slight upgrade with gps.Cons: 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 no. 10
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
7.1 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
130-588 Aero Drive NorthEast, Calgary AB+1 403 398 3930
  • 7.5
  • 8
  • 7.2
  • 6.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodOct 3 2020
Pros: Car is clean. Drop of was very easy and convenient.Cons: 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 MediocreSep 30 2020
Pros: staff let you read the fine print.Cons: 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 OkaySep 30 2020
Pros: no commentsCons: They 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 ExcellentApr 20 2019
Pros: staff were good
10.0 ExcellentMar 31 2019
Pros: Yes it was easy to find. Friendly staff as well.Cons: Not much everything was great.
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2019
Pros: Shuttle from the airport. Customer service was great. Only a 500 deposit in Calgary vs 1500 deposit in Mississauga.
5.2 OkayMar 25 2019
Pros: 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.Cons: The car was not cleaned before they gave it to me
9.6 ExcellentMar 20 2019
Pros: 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 ExcellentMar 16 2019
Pros: Staff was very helpful.
4.0 OkayMar 14 2019
Cons: Didn’t get the vehicle they promised. Tried to double charge me if I keep it an extra day.
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Rated no. 11
Europcar
6.7 Good (29 reviews)
2 locations in Calgary
Europcar
Locations in Calgary
140 17th AVENUE SE+1 403 265 6821
Please Go To The Routes Counter+1 403 398 3930
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 5.7
  • 5.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJun 22 2019
Pros: Drop off staff was friendly and made the process easy.Cons: 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 ExcellentJan 1 2019
Good service and nice clean vehiclePros: Excellent suv handled snow in the rockies very wellCons: Nothing
6.0 GoodSep 15 2018
Pros: Good valueCons: Customer service could have been better. A walk through the car features, would have been helpful
8.4 ExcellentJun 23 2018
Pros: Everything was good thank you.
8.0 ExcellentMar 26 2018
Pros: Upgraded car.
6.4 GoodFeb 25 2018
Far from airport and didn’t have my vehiclePros: The 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.Cons: 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 MediocreFeb 19 2018
There was NO CAR for me!!Pros: There was no car for me and no one bothered to let me know via text, call, email, etc!
6.0 GoodFeb 7 2018
Put a sign on the building yoPros: Ultimately the truck was really dopeCons: Couldn’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 GoodDec 29 2017
Cons: 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 GoodDec 28 2017
Pros: 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.Cons: The battery was spotty and I needed to jump start it quite frequently in the cold weather.
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Rated no. 12
Economy Rent a Car
6.5 Good (29 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Calgary
Calgary International Airport Via Shuttle+1 403 291 4666
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 17 2019
Pros: 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.Cons: 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 MediocreMay 6 2019
Cons: 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 OkayApr 18 2019
Cons: The car was not safe to be on the road. Tires were completely bare.
2.0 MediocreFeb 10 2019
Cons: Bait and switch for rental car Insurance
2.4 MediocreDec 9 2018
I would gladly pay more elsewhere for a rental carPros: I liked that we were able to have unlimited driving allowance. It was a bonus having a vehicle with command start.Cons: 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 GoodNov 14 2018
This company is okayPros: The 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.Cons: 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 GoodNov 5 2018
Cons: 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 ExcellentSep 1 2018
Pros: Friendly staff, best price, and flexible. We're willing to swap in the car for another when I had issues.Cons: Long ways from airport, confusion on shuttle. Originally gave me a.jeep rental which is very different to drive.
2.0 MediocreJul 13 2018
Car rental was not available despite being prepaid on fullPros: N/ACons: I 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 MediocreMar 5 2018
Accepted my 9pm reservation but did not mention they would be closedPros: Nothing, I was not able to rent a carCons: That 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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Rated no. 13
Ace
5.6 Okay (26 reviews)
1 location in Calgary
Ace
Locations in Calgary
11124 36 St NE+1 587 885 8888
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 5.6
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMar 27 2021
Pros: The actual car was niceCons: The 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 MediocreSep 17 2019
Pros: NothingCons: After 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 MediocreSep 13 2019
Cons: 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 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Great ServicePros: Safety and ComfortCons: It is a big vehicle to park
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 2018
Great staffPros: I 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 OkayJan 2 2018
Great price. Bad pickup experiencePros: Value.Cons: Pickup and dropoff experience. Car availability.
2.0 MediocreDec 31 2017
ACE ran out of cars!Cons: 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 MediocreDec 31 2017
No cars in CalgeryCons: Waited 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 MediocreNov 29 2017
Unorganized and my transparent.Pros: Nothing, they just brokered it to Avis.Cons: Terrible service.
10.0 ExcellentSep 12 2017
Pros: Friendly staff. Shuttle service to the airport was a blessing!
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
5 locations in Calgary
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Calgary
140 17th Avenue SE Alberta+1 403 299 1201
2790, Windsor Street
40 Hopewell Way Ne
Calgary Airport+1 403 299 1201
Calgary Downtown
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Calgary
Sunnycars
Locations in Calgary
120, 10th avenue south east
2000 Airport Road NE
2332 - 23 Street NE
3660 - 50 Avenue SE
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Calgary
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calgary
140 17th Avenue Se
Please Go To Post 6 Opposite Gate 1- A Driver Will Be Send For Pick Up
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Maxx Car Rental
1 location in Calgary
Maxx Car Rental
Locations in Calgary
3863 54 Avenue NE+1 403 407 2400
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Calgary
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Calgary
2021 100 Avenue NE+1 334 170 8243
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Miles Van Rental
1 location in Calgary
Miles Van Rental
Locations in Calgary
57 freeport cres NE+1 587 393 0709
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NU Car
1 location in Calgary
NU Car
Locations in Calgary
11124 36 St NE Unit 2010
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
Zoom Rent A Car
1 location in Calgary
Zoom Rent A Car
Locations in Calgary
Calgary airport+1 587 885 8888
Recent reviews
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