Whitehorse car hire

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Whitehorse car hire information

Pick-up locationWhitehorse
Car types
Hire locations6
Airport locations3

Cheap car hire in Whitehorse

Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
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People carrier
Passenger van
SUV
Commercial
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Whitehorse

  • Choosing car hire in Whitehorse will allow you to explore the incredible national parks and wilderness regions of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Whitehorse is a small city and there are no public transport links to the surrounding areas. Hiring a car in Whitehorse will let you drive to stunning locations, like Kluane National Park and Marsh Lake, which cannot be reached by public transport. Whitehorse is also the starting point for the famous circular Yukon road trip, which allows drivers to cover most of the Yukon area via its main highways and then return to Whitehorse via Route 1. You can enjoy driving through the lakes south of Whitehorse and taking in the spectacular views from the car bridges too.
  • If you’re flying into Whitehorse, you can pick up your hire car as soon as you arrive at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY). Passengers landing here will find car hire desks located inside the main Arrivals Hall on the north side of the terminal. Once you have collected your hire car, you will be able to reach the city centre in around 10min by road, as opposed to around 30min by public transport.
  • When you choose car hire in Whitehorse, you should get to know some of the Canadian driving conventions and customs before you go. One thing to watch out for while driving in Whitehorse is the use of carpool lanes, which are not common in the UK. Carpool lanes are usually found in urban areas and are marked with diamond symbols. You can only drive in the carpool lane if there are two or more people in your vehicle. If you are visiting Yukon in winter, you must also pay attention to weather conditions. Make sure you take blankets and warm clothes with you and don’t set out on long journeys into remote areas if the weather is likely to change.
  • Yukon is sparsely populated and much of the area is wilderness, so you will generally find that the driving conditions are good and that the roads are mostly clear. Watch out for wildlife on the roads, especially if you are driving in forested areas where animals may emerge. You should also watch out for hikers walking near campsites during the summer months. If you are travelling for work and staying in Whitehorse, you will find that most traffic congestion occurs centrally and during rush hour, which generally falls from 07:00-09:00 and 15:00-18:00.
  • Book your car hire in Whitehorse at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Whitehorse are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

Whitehorse car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Whitehorse 
Verified travelerMar 2024
The Yukon requires that lights are on all the time. The roads are OK even during winter and not difficult to navigate
Verified travelerNov 2023
Driving in Whitehorse during winter is easy as long as you drive slow and follow the common sense of the road. Driving Force is an excellent rental company.
Verified travelerOct 2023
There are a few parking meters downtown but parking is free after 5:30pm. Easy downtown area to walk. Restaurants everywhere.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Must yield to pedestrians crossing the street on non-stoplight intersections. For an American like me, the speed limit may seem slightly slow, but that's OK.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Be there before 4:00 or you have to get it the next day
Verified travelerSep 2023
A great deal has changed in Whitehorse, but we managed okay.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Share it you can, it’s not cheap but Yukon is worth seeing.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Take the Ford Edge. Its a good car
Verified travelerAug 2023
I definitely recommend renting from the airport.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Pay for windshield and tire insurance
Verified travelerAug 2023
Drop off is possible at airport

FAQs about hiring a car in Whitehorse

  • How much is the price of fuel in Whitehorse?

    The average price of fuel in Whitehorse is R95,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 151 and R1 534, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Whitehorse?

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

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

    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 Whitehorse?

    An Intermediate car hire in Whitehorse costs R1 809 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Whitehorse costs R1 484 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Whitehorse?

    A Mini car hire in Whitehorse costs R2 336 per day, on average.

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

    If you want to explore the surrounding Yukon landscape, a larger vehicle with off-road capacity, such as an SUV, is highly recommended. This type of vehicle is much easier to drive in difficult conditions, such as on dirt roads or roads with snow and ice on them, which you may encounter even during the summer months in Yukon. Even if you visit Whitehorse in the summer, a large vehicle with a more powerful engine will help you cross large distances more efficiently and will give you a better view of the road – perfect for enjoying the incredible scenery.

  • What’s the speed limit in Whitehorse?

    When you choose car hire in Whitehorse, remember that speed limit signs will be displayed in km/h rather than mph. If you’re driving in an urban area, the speed limit is usually 40-50 km/h (25-30 mph), while on rural roads, the speed limit sits at 60-70 km/h (35-45 mph). On dual carriageways, the speed limit is typically 80 km/h (50 mph), and on motorways, this limit goes up to 100 km/h (60 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Whitehorse?

    If you opt for Whitehorse car hire, you will find central car parks where you can securely leave your vehicle. Parking in Whitehorse costs roughly C$16-20 (£9-15) for a 2 hour stay. You will also have to pay if you want to park at campsites along the Yukon wilderness trail. Parking at these spots costs roughly C$20 (£15) for a day permit.  

Whitehorse car rental reviews and directory

Driving Force

8,6

Very Good

51 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Whitehorse

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Locations in Whitehorse

213 Range Road

867-668-2137

Opening times not available

75 Barkley-Grow Crescent

867-668-2137

Opening times not available

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Excellent customer service and extremely pleased to receive a clean and working car. Looking forward to rent from them in the future.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They were really helpful and the car was in perfect state!

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent! Staff at airport (Pauli) was efficient and helpful. Car was spotless. We had to put down an extra $200 as a retainer in case we didn't fuel up car or we put too many miles on it. I expect to get that $200 back. I'll check my credit card statement on a day or two. I would recommend Driving Force.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Instruction given to collect car key is very clear. Professional services. We are given a new car and also is what we have booked. But just that there is a message on the car dashboard “need servicing”. Thank you Driving Force.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Fast check-in. Helpful customer service agent, who clearly explains features and limitations. Clean car. Everything was great. Even though I had never heard of Driving Force (nor how their business was being brokered by Rentalcars.com), everything ended up being just as straightforward as one of the major rental car agencies.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Perfect

1 out of 10

Budget

7,3

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Whitehorse

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Locations in Whitehorse

4178 4th Avenue

+1 867 667 6200

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00

75 Barkley Grow Crescent

+1 867 667 6200

Monday10:00 - 17:3021:00 - 23:30
Tuesday21:00 - 23:3010:00 - 17:30
Wednesday10:00 - 17:3021:00 - 23:30
Thursday10:00 - 17:3021:00 - 23:30
Friday10:00 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 17:30

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fantastic service at Whitehorse airport. Car was ready and cleaned for collection and we were on our way in minutes. We received advice on where to visit and were able to extend our hire when we decided to keep the the car for an extra day

4,0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Double the charges compared with the booing online. Still negotiate with rental company. I suspected the price quoted online is a scam.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Great clean car and friendly service at the front desk.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter is right next to baggage claim, so you can get your car while waiting for your luggage.

8,8 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

did not tell us the rear hatch release was located under the right taillight. Had to go on the internet to find out the next day

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

PICKUP and drop off was quick and easy . The upgraded vehicle was nice and it met my needs.

Cons:

There was no vehicle manual in the car.

1 out of 6

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Whitehorse

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Locations in Whitehorse

State Street And 2nd Avenue

+1 907 983 2247

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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9,2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

A bit of a line up. A small operation with 4 cruise ships in town. Car, and information given was great. I highly recommend driving to Whitehorse if you have at least 8 or 9 hours.( can be done in 7 hours) Very scenic drive.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

What's not to like? The car was ready when I arrived, and I was on the road in minutes. The staff were very good. This is the place to rent a car in Skagway AK!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good selection of cars, quality of available vehicle overall is excellent. Onsite personnel are friendly, helpful and professional.

Cons:

Somewhat pricey, but in Skagway, AL (pop 1057 as of 2015), they are pretty much the only game in town, as far as I know. Office could be a bit more spacious.

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great. The car was clean, filled with gas and ready to go when we arrived. Paperwork was handled quickly and efficiently and I appreciated the emails I received prior to pick-up confirming the AVIS location. We were fortunate in that it was a slow day for AVIS -- I was informed that the next three days they were sold out which would certainly affect the pick-up experience. Good value for Skagway, but expensive by lower-48 standards!

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
20 minute walk from the cruise ship. Easy pick up and drop off. Gas pump right across the street (the only one in town :) )

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Whitehorse

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Locations in Whitehorse

213 Range Road

Opening times not available

75 Barkley-Grow Crescent

Opening times not available

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90 travellers who hired a car in Whitehorse gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car hire locations in or near Whitehorse

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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