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Saint John car hire information

Pick-up locationSaint John
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Hire locations17
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Saint John

  • Car hire in Saint John offers numerous perks compared to public transportation, including the freedom to move around the city at your pace. With a hired car, you can access many places that are hardly accessible by public transport due to fixed schedules. You can visit Reversing Falls, New Brunswick Museum, Fort Howe, Rockwood Park, Irving Nature Park and even remote attractions like Fundy National Park, Hopewell Rocks and St. Martins Sea Caves. Hiring a car also provides privacy to comfortably explore the city of Saint John. You can set the vehicle to meet your preferred temperatures, play your select music and travel in a personalised environment.
  • Saint John is served by three major airports where you can hire a car, including Moncton International Airport (YQM), Fredericton Airport (YFC) and Saint John Airport (YSJ). The companies for car hire in Saint John at Moncton Airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Avis and Budget are on the main level of the airport’s terminal. If you are flying into Fredericton Airport, the onsite car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, Enterprise and National, are in the terminal near the luggage claim. For Saint John Airport, car hire companies onsite include Alamo, Budget, Enterprise and National. The vehicles are outside the airport’s terminal building for pick-up and drop-off.
  • Using car hire in Saint John, you’ll find there are several roundabouts; ensure you follow the traffic circle rules when approaching and exiting. Yield to the vehicles already in the circle and wait for a clear gap to enter the ring. Ensure you indicate when you are leaving the circle. Saint John occasionally experiences pedestrians crossing the road unexpectedly; therefore, be cautious, especially in urban areas with high pedestrian traffic and near pedestrian crossings.
  • Rush hours in Saint John typically run from 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00. Consider using less congested routes during peak hours and avoid Highway 1, Route 1 and 7, which experience heavier traffic during peak hours. Saint John has various festivals and events throughout the year, including the Dragon Boat Festival in July, Buskers on the Bay Festival in August and Area 506 Festival during summer; these increase traffic and sometimes even cause closures of certain roads. The city experiences winter weather from December to February, which can cause icy and slippery roads. Consider hiring a vehicle with extra stability when visiting during winter. Appropriate winter tyres can be added to your Saint John car hire booking.
  • Book your car hire in Saint John at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Saint John are around -28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Saint John

  • How much is the price of fuel in Saint John?

    The average price of fuel in Saint John is R101,38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 217 and R1 622, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Saint John?

    Standard (Ford Edge or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint John.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Saint John?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Saint John?

    A Standard car hire in Saint John costs R1 740 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Saint John?

    A Full Size car hire in Saint John costs R1 574 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Saint John?

    An Intermediate car hire in Saint John costs R948 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Saint John?

    The roads in Saint John are well-maintained, and most of the streets are not narrow; therefore, when hiring a car in the city, consider a comfortable and versatile car according to your preference. However, the town experiences winter seasons, which may affect driving conditions. Consider hiring an all-wheel drive to move on icy and slippery roads safely. If you want a long drive with family or a group of friends, consider hiring a mid-size vehicle with ample space for both luggage and passengers for a comfortable drive.

  • What’s the speed limit in Saint John?

    The speed limits in Saint John are 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas and urban areas and 80 km/h (50 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph) on major roads and highways, unless posted otherwise. School zones have a lower speed limit of 30 km/h (18 mph). Ensure you drive within the required speed limit to avoid penalties.

  • What are the best places to park in Saint John?

    Saint John has several car parks that you can consider. When looking for a parking spot, ensure you familiarise yourself with the parking regulations in various locations within the city. To save money, consider free car parks, including uptown areas, residential areas, shopping centres and the exhibition park. Parking costs about CA$1 ($0.76) to CA$2 ($1.51) per hour, depending on the location. You can find metered parking, mostly in downtown Saint John. Consider Market Square Parking Garage, Peel Plaza Parking Lot, Brunswick Square Parking Garage and Canterbury Street Parking Lot.  

Saint John car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

4 locations in Saint John

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Locations in Saint John

10 Crown St

+1 506 642 9176

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

132 Station Street

+1 506 693 8688

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 696 3340

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 23:30
Sunday09:30 - 23:30

516 Rothesay Avenue

+1 506 633 4901

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I'm going back!

Cons:

Nothing.

6,0 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

At least they did have a car for us although it used up extra time having to wait to get driven to the other office and then check in there.

Cons:

They didn't answer the phone (understaffed) so nobody came to pick us up at the cruise terminal. The location was overbooked so had to drive several of us to another location to get the cars we reserved. Upon return (before 5:30) we were told they might not be able to drive up back to the cruise terminal since it would be at least 5:30 till the driver returned from dropping others off (again due to being understaffed).

2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was NOT available like reservation said it would be THERE WAS NO CAR AVAILABLE!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

fast service

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
the pickup and dropoff was easy the staff was great.would for sure use enterprise again.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Expensive. The lady at pickup was excellent, even waited as our flight was late by about an hour and a half. Same lady at drop off, very nice and pleasant. Other than the cost renting from Enterprise was very good.

1 out of 2

Avis

9,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Saint John

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4 Water Street

+1 506 634 7750

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 696 4406

Monday10:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0009:00 - 14:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0010:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 14:0000:00 - 00:00
Friday10:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:0000:00 - 00:00
Sunday10:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Fantastic service!!!!!!!

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Shortly after we started on our drive we noticed a dragging sound from the bottom of the car and we could see a loose panel. A few days later our comfort level was declining, We tried calling St. John Avis where we picked up the car but there was no answer and the voice mailbox was full. I called Halifax Avis and the rep reassured me we could exchange the car in Prince Edward Island. The exchange went smoothly and their service was excellent. The car we received in the exchange was very comfortable for our needs.

1 out of 1

Budget

8,9

Very Good

17 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.8

2 locations in Saint John

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Locations in Saint John

4 Water Street

+1 506 633 3434

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 633 3467

Monday00:00 - 00:0010:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0009:00 - 14:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0010:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 14:0000:00 - 00:00
Friday10:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0009:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0010:00 - 23:59

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The service men were wonderful to deal with. They gave me a very nice car. Will definitely use you again next month.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Excellent experience. Very friendly check-in person who moved things along quickly and efficiently for people in line (not always the case at rental counters in my experience!) Great car, of the kind we requested. Easy return and drop-off.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at budget were very professional

Cons:

Receiving the original car that I booked

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready to go when I arrived. One signature and I was on the road. Great price for a fullsize rental. Employees very helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was very fast and professional . The car was clean and waiting for us when we arrived. Their location is right next to the cruise terminal, making vehicle pickup and drop off very smooth. I will definitely go there when in the area again.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
There were difficulties returning the car due to a music festival which had taken over the rental location's parking. The alternate parking location was nearly 1km away. In addition, I was charged for 1 extra day.

1 out of 4

Alamo

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 696 3340

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:30 - 23:30
Sunday09:30 - 23:30

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Dollar

8,0

Very Good

1 review

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomand Road

+1 506 634 1949

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 23:59

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9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I was early for the pickup but the attendant was very accommodating. The car was new, clean and quite satisfactory. The return was just as smooth and quick and the attendants were quite pleasant and friendly.

Cons:

The price for the three days was a little steep considering it was after the Canada Day celebration and there seemed to be many cars available in the lot. Ten days earlier I had rented a car for half the price for four days.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 634 6655

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 23:59

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9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I wanted a specific type of vehicle for my elderly parents. I phoned the day ahead and the guy I spoke with was really helpful. Thanks!

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

staff friendly. Car I had was good on gas.

Cons:

the car I had book had to have an oil change; therefore wasn't available. I did have the choice to upgrade or take a lesser car. I should have had a lesser charge as I chose economy. Unable to pick up the car when I arrived. Early am 0130. no one was on duty. had to take a cab instead.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7,7

Good

No reviews available

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomand Road

+1 506 634 1949

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 23:59

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keddy by Europcar

6,3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Saint John

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Locations in Saint John

242 Rothesay Ave, Saint John, E2J 2NB

+1 506 633 4440

Opening times not available

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Saint John

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255 Rothesay Ave

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Europcar

No score available yet

One location in Saint John

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242 Rothesay Ave

+1 506 633 4440

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

National

No score available yet

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomond Road

+1 506 696 3340

Monday22:00 - 23:3015:00 - 17:00
Tuesday15:00 - 17:0022:00 - 23:30
Wednesday15:00 - 17:00
Thursday15:00 - 17:00
Friday15:00 - 17:00
Saturday15:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:30 - 23:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was simple and polite. Friendly staff at the Saint John airport location.

Cons:

Nothing!

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Saint John

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4180 Loch Lomond Road

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31 travellers who hired a car in Saint John gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Standard

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