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Charlottetown car hire information

Pick-up locationCharlottetown
Car types
Hire locations14
Airport locations10

Cheap car hire in Charlottetown

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Charlottetown

  • As one of Canada’s smallest provinces, Prince Edward Island and the city of Charlottetown is a great getaway for a holiday that combines nature, history, great culture and amazing cuisine into one. Cheap car hire in Charlottetown will be a wonderful way to explore the city and surrounding island, as very few public transport links will get you off the beaten track. With the Gulf of St Lawrence and the idyllic coastlines on your doorstep, various lighthouse attractions, several museums and friendly locals, using Charlottetown car hire will be a wise way to really make the most of this scenic area. Coastal drives are a must, so check out the Points East Coastal Drive or North Cape Coastal Drive, both of which offer unique scenery.
  • When arriving on Prince Edward Island, you will probably land at Charlottetown Airport (YYG). It is a small but efficient airport and offers you the opportunity to fly in and drive away with your cheap hire car in Charlottetown. Book ahead of time through KAYAK and order your specific add-ons for the trip. When you arrive you will find a Thrifty, Avis and Hertz, among others, which can assist you in getting on the road.
  • When driving in Charlottetown or around Prince Edward Island in general, you will make use of Route 1. It spans roughly 120 km and serves the entire island, offering you an excellent stretch of road to enjoy long trips. You will drive on the right-hand side of the road when using car hire in Charlottetown. Blood alcohol limits are capped at 0.05%, with licence suspensions resulting from being caught over the limit. If you drive directly, you could drive around the entire island in about 3 hours. Refrain from mobile phone use and remain buckled up while driving. Summer drives should be leisurely, as the locals are pretty laid back on the roads.
  • If you are visiting Charlottetown in winter, you might have a tough time on the road. There is no doubt that snow and ice in the region make road conditions slippery and hair-raising, and you should definitely hire a vehicle with winter tyres. If you are planning a road trip at any time of the year, stick to the predetermined routes. If you veer off the beaten track, you will find good roads suddenly becoming gravel and difficult to navigate in smaller cars. GPS hire is always a good idea in a new city.
  • Book your car hire in Charlottetown at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Charlottetown are around -30% cheaper than other car types, on average

Charlottetown car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Charlottetown 
BrendonSep 2023
Charlottetown is fairly easy to navigate as it's a small city. Just remember the primary streets: University/Queen/St Peters to going north/south and Belvedere/Grafton/Euston for east/west. The biggest change from my last visit was the construction of all the roundabouts. While they can technically save you time on waiting for traffic lights, they can be a bit repetitive when you have to go through 5 in a row to leave via St Peters Rd.
SteveAug 2023
Rent early! Cars are limited on the island, and ridiculosly expensive if you wait last minute.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Make sure to rent a big enough vehicle for your purpose and please make sure to check the inside of th vehicle as well before you take it off the lot …. Be careful of using enterprise

FAQs about hiring a car in Charlottetown

  • How much is the price of fuel in Charlottetown?

    The average price of fuel in Charlottetown is R89,46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 073 and R1 431, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Charlottetown?

    Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Charlottetown.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Charlottetown?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Charlottetown?

    An Intermediate car hire in Charlottetown costs R1 806 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Charlottetown?

    A Standard car hire in Charlottetown costs R1 405 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Charlottetown?

    A Compact car hire in Charlottetown costs R557 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Charlottetown?

    When it comes to car hire in Charlottetown, your choice should depend on what time of the year you will be visiting. Summer months will present no problems and you can enjoy the city and surrounding road trips with anything from a compact economy car to a sedan or SUV. The winter months present some challenges, and the power and road handling of a sturdy 4x4 may make you feel safer when tackling snow-laden roads. Take budget and itinerary into consideration and tailor your car hire choice to your needs.

  • What is the speed limit in Charlottetown?

    The speed limit on Prince Edward Island is rather conservative, even compared to other Canadian provinces. In the city centre, it is advised that you stick to 50 kph, and when roads are larger, you can push it to 80 kph. Generally, the fastest you can go on the highways is around 90 kph. Always use the signs around you as your guide.

  • Where are the best places to park in Charlottetown?

    Parking is free in many parts of Charlottetown if you stay for under an hour. This is a municipality initiative that has been great for the city and is good news when you want to go shopping and enjoy quick visits. When staying in town a little longer, you can find some parking garages that can accommodate your vehicle for a fee. The Pownal Parkade, Queen Parkade and Fitzroy Parkade are all large garages that will be safe to leave your Charlottetown hire car.

Charlottetown car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8,6

Very Good

36 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.0

One location in Charlottetown

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Locations in Charlottetown

250 Maple Hills Ave

+1 902 566 5566

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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
It was Rhonda that checked us in. I wish that great customer service experiences like I had with her were more common.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Didn't give me RAV4 as it says when book, Kia Sportage is fine but doesn't consist some actived safety features, I should pay more attention on high ways.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Thé service regarding pickup was bad. They said they would close at 6 on my agreement. When they called me they said they were closing at 4 pm. A huge difference for s traveler. I was bounced from kayak to beers to change the pickup time. Hertz didn’t think it was their problem. So I went back and forth. Finding the number to corset hertz was difficult and took a half hour. When I got through they said I should context the pick up location. That’s when I was told that they would be closing at 4. which high was false. I had to pick up my car two hours earlier than I planned because of that misinformation. I felt it was handled very badly and was a stressful experience. It had an impact on the time I decided to head to the airport which hindered my plans with my friends. All in all I wouldn’t do it again

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Go for a larger car to navigate the lot holes of the Maritimes!

6,8 Okay

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off

Cons:

Way too expensive even for summer

5,2 Fair

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car we eventually received was clean and in excellent condition

Cons:

Be warned. When they say taxes and fees included. They by NO means mean all taxes and fees. Read the fine print ladies and gents. When I arrived to pick up the car we were informed of MANY extra charges. If you want an extra driver it is an extra 25-35$ per PER DAY. If you want full insurance coverage it is an extra 20-35$ a day PER DRIVER. If you are under 25 it is and extra 25-35$ a day PER DRIVER. When we arrived .to pick up the rental csr, I was informed that I would be unable to actually rent the car unless I rebooked it under a credit card with the main drivers name. I intended to be the sole driver, and do not have a credit card under my name. We had to completely rearrange our trip so that the person with the credit card was the main driver of the csr. Once that was all re arranged, we were invoiced almost 400$ for a car rental that we had booked for around 85$ online . Pretty ridiculous. I'm sure there are lots of details I have left out, feel frree to ask

1 out of 6

Avis

9,7

Wonderful

10 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.7

One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 892 3706

Monday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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8,0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great except for customer service beforehand. Two voicemails to change arrival time were completely ignored. AVIS 1-800 disconnected my calls and could not change my arrival time. Luckily, when we arrived a car was available, an upgrade, and service at the desk was excellent.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Quick service and professional

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Pick up was very easy. We ordered the “mystery car” to save money since any type of of vehicle would work for us. When we got to the desk they had enough cars to give us a choice and we took a hybrid which got great gas mileage and only had to fill up once after a week of driving all over the island.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Fast return . All good

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Everything was excellent! Great experience from booking, pickup and drop off

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Kayak helped us find a rental. Cars were difficult to find this year. I was able to rent a terrific car and had a wonderful experience.

1 out of 2

Budget

9,2

Wonderful

22 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.2

One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 566 5525

Monday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0008:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We were very happy with the car rental. The car was nice and clean, no issues at all. Pick up & drop off was a breeze. Thank you!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Counter staff was helpful and efficient. Car was clean and comfortable. Overall, a very good experience renting a car from Budget Charlottetown airport.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The young man who worked for Avis but was covering for Budget at the Charlottetown airport was exceptional. Friendly, kind and understanding. He helped me when we took our car in to trade and was so nice to my entire group. Quick drop off when we returned the vehicle.

Cons:

Our Jeep Cherokee had mechanical problems so we lost a day because we had to turn back from a day trip to exchange the vehicle.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
No issues!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Vehicle good have been cleaner but the service was wonderful. I will surely recommend you people in Charlottetown. Thank You

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great service- person available when flight was delayed and didn't arrive until 3 am.

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,7

Very Good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 628 6990

Monday09:00 - 23:59
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384 University Ave Ste A

+1 902 894 5004

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very kindful staff. Perfect location.

4,4 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I contracted to pick up the car at 12:00pm only to find the closed at 12:00pm. And Sunday. Nightmare.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice people. Got me everything I wanted plus more!

Cons:

The online system knowing if they have cars in at the time of booking a car on line. I thought I was getting a car for 1 and I was on my way there to get it and got a call saying they didn’t have any cars available at the time.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They were great to deal with, and I ended up with a very nice upgrade. And no hard upsales like some places...which I really value.

Cons:

The only issue I have is that the University Ave location closed at 6:00pm, and my flight was late so I needed to wait a day to get car. They should be open much later in the summer tourist season at least.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service, ride to airport was a plus. Super nice people to deal with.

Cons:

Selection of cars, I had requested for a sedan, but ended up with hatchback.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter service at enterprise was excellent

Cons:

Even after a confirmation call two days prior to my trip, the kayak reps assured me that I was renting from the airport when in fact it was downtown Charlottetown. This caused me to have both a financial and time delay in getting to my destination.

1 out of 7

Thrifty

7,8

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

6.7

One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 566 5566

Monday09:00 - 23:59
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keddy by Europcar

6,4

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Charlottetown

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185 Brackley Point Road

+1 902 566 3341

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+1 902 566 3341

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Europcar

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2 locations in Charlottetown

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+1 902 566 3341

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2,0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no car available despite my reservation.

1 out of 0

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in Charlottetown

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185 Brackley Point Road

+1 902 566 3341

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National

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One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

+1 902 628 6990

Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
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Thursday09:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service at the Charlottetown airport location. They were also very helpful in returning my wallet after I dropped it inside the car while returning. What a relief.

Cons:

Nothing.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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One location in Charlottetown

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250 Maple Hills Avenue

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94 travellers who hired a car in Charlottetown gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,1

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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