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Car hire at Halifax Intl Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Halifax Intl airport

  • Securing a car rental at Halifax International Airport (YHZ), also known as Halifax Stanfield International Airport, is the ideal choice for Halifax. Within the city, driving a Halifax International Airport car rental instead of using public transportation can save you more than 30 minutes of travel time. Driving a rental car is also a convenient way to explore the island of Nova Scotia, from Antigonish in the north to Yarmouth in the south. In a Halifax International Airport car rental, you can also drive to New Brunswick in just about 2 hours and to the world-renowned Prince Edward Island in just under 3 hours. Deciding to book a car rental at Halifax International Airport can help you get the most out of this fascinating corner of the world.
  • When you are driving a Halifax International Airport car rental, be careful about driving within the speed limit to avoid incurring a hefty fine. In Canada, the speed limit is posted in kilometers. So, if you see a posted speed limit of 50 km, do not slip into habitual thinking and drive at 50 mph, because 50 km is actually about 30 mph, and you would inadvertently be driving 20 miles over the speed limit.
  • If you need to wait before you can collect your car rental at Halifax International Airport, or if, due to severe weather, you want to wait until you drive away from the airport, you will find several amenities and services at the Halifax Airport that will make your wait-time there both relaxing and constructive. At Halifax Airport, you can find currency exchange, ATMs, charging ports for your phone, facilities for nursing mothers, a play area for kids, restaurants and shops, a non-denominational chapel, and more.
  • Extended hours of operation among most of the agencies is a benefit of booking a car rental at Halifax International Airport. Most car rental agencies within the city of Halifax tend to close by 6 pm. However, at Halifax Airport, the agencies tend to stay open much later. For example, Enterprise and Alamo stay open until midnight most days, and Avis and Hertz are usually open until 1:30 am. These longer hours are incredibly convenient for travelers who land at night or have their planes delayed.
  • Book your car hire at Halifax Intl airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Halifax Intl airport

  • Where can I find the counters for the car rental agencies at Halifax Airport?

    When you enter the Arrivals area of the airport, head out of the terminal, across Bell Boulevard, across Silver Dart Drive, and into the Airport Parkade covered garage. On the Lower Level, you'll find a number of familiar car agencies to choose from, including Alamo/National, Dollar/Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, and Budget. To make the rental process as efficient as possible, you should make a reservation before you arrive at the airport.

  • Where can I find my rental vehicle and where do I return it?

    Halifax Airport makes getting a rental car as easy as possible. Rental cars are parked on the Lower Level of the Airport Parkade, the same area where the rental car companies have their counters situated. When it is time to return your car rental at Halifax International Airport, follow the signs for rental car return when you enter the airport grounds to get back to the Parkade.

  • Do I need an International Driving Permit in order to get a rental car at Halifax International Airport?

    No. Your US driver's license, as long as it is valid and not expired, should be sufficient proof that you legally know how to drive. Most car rental agencies at the Halifax Airport will also require a major credit card in your name and some will require additional photo ID, such as your passport. If you intend to use your own insurance to cover your rental car, make sure that your coverage extends to Canada and find out whether you need to show proof of coverage at the time you pick up your Halifax International Airport car rental. 

  • What is the best car hire company at Halifax Intl airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Halifax Intl airport is Budget (8,8, 101 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Halifax Intl airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Halifax Intl airport to off-airport locations include Ace, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Dollar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Halifax Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

8,8

Very Good

116 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.9

One location in Halifax Intl Airport

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Locations in Halifax Intl Airport

747 Bell Boulevard

+1 902 492 7553

Monday05:45 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3005:45 - 23:59
Wednesday05:45 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Thursday00:00 - 01:3005:45 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Excellent. Car was clean, service agent was very friendly, and it was a smooth experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Easy access & departure. Great car.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Employees for pick up and return were excellent

6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pick-up and drop off was great. Inside of the car was dirty and we had to put air in all four tires which should not be required for a 10 day rental costing close to $90/day. The attendant provided a $50 refund which was acceptable I suppose. Would have happier with a little more than that.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
There was scratches on the car after they told me it was in perfect condition so I had to go back in to the desk and have them note it so I wouldn’t receive charges for them.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The Budget counter staff in Halifax were great. The rental cost was high, much higher than in previous years. But aside from cost the rental experience was great.

1 out of 21

Alamo

8,9

Very Good

53 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.3

One location in Halifax Intl Airport

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 902 873 3159

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Rosie was great

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
You booked the car in Enfield N.S. instilled of Boston,Massachusetts where I needed it.Had to go with another car rental when I got to Boston Airport.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
All good. Great service at pickup and at drop off. Thank you!

8,8 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Service

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly. Car great. Drop off easy.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The ease of the rental. The associate went out of her way to ensure we got the car that we needed.

Cons:

Nothing. Everything was great.

1 out of 9

Avis

8,8

Very Good

39 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

7.8

One location in Halifax Intl Airport

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747 Bell Boulevard

+1 902 429 0963

Monday00:00 - 01:3005:45 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3005:45 - 23:59
Wednesday05:45 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Thursday05:45 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
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Saturday05:45 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
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10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pick up was great -- staff at the Halifax airport desk were friendly and quick. Drop off was the easiest and fastest we've ever experienced in 30 years of travel. And the staff member who checked us in was very personable and polite. Will absolutely use Avis again for our next trip. Thanks for the great service!

8,8 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off went very smoothly.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Essentially right in front of the airport; easy & quick return!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off were super quick and easy. Location in the YHZ terminal was great. The whole experience was very smooth.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Everything

8,0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
Nothing, vehicle was new, no issues

1 out of 8

Thrifty

7,8

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Halifax Intl Airport

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 877 283 0898

Monday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Friday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
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6,0 Okay

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was cancelled due to C-19

8,8 Very Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff excellent, car was good

Cons:

Price, very high price for returning to another city when in this day and age rentals are so fluid same company owns all locations!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

No , ended up getting another rental car from another company

Cons:

Better and helpful customer service

8,8 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the staff was helpful and polite. Most notably the return was exceptionally quick and easy.

Cons:

More counter help. The customer in front of me asked EVERY question imaginable and some that were unimaginable and then of course the attendant was trying to up sell. Sorry but the last thing you want to do after a long day of traveling is to wait in line unnecessarily. Once they got done our transaction went smoothly and we were on our way.

8,0 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Helpful staff, efficient, quick pick up and drop off.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup and drop off someone coming to vehicle to print your final receipt was perfect

1 out of 6

Hertz

7,7

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

7.4

One location in Halifax Intl Airport

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 902 873 3700

Monday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
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8,0 Very Good

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

The advertised price was $32 per day - no mention of insurance. When I collected the car I paid over $80. Insurance alone was $42. These hidden charges are bad. $80 per day for a car is excessive.

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car I paid for (full size) was not available in Halifax, NS Canada. They gave me a mini-van which worked fine. Lots of additional fees.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to drive, comfortable. Some blind spots but what car doesn’t have those?! Getting car was a cinch and same with return.

Cons:

Can’t think of anything.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

My rental was a nice upgrade to an XTS, quick turn around at the counter once talking to counter staff.

Cons:

A little backed up, busy weekend but seemed a little distracted by challenging rentals and as a result waited for 20 minutes before getting my rental picked up.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We picked up the car at the Halifax airport and two days later dropped it off at our hotel. It worked seamlessly and we were very pleased.

Cons:

Everything was good

10,0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off. Staff was super friendly. Car was great and we received a free upgrade.

1 out of 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,6

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.4

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 902 873 4700

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked the fact that the Hyundai was an SUV and had good visibility and road clearance.

Cons:

There were some controls on the SUV that weren't intuitive and took some time to understand

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

It was advertised for $105 and I eneded up paying $358 with taxes and insurance.

7,6 Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Unfortunately the car was extremely hard on fuel despite asking for an economy. I drove only 60 km on the highway with no traffic and it cost over $20 to refuel. The car did not run well, you could feel it shifting every gear like there was something wrong with it and it was an automatic. Other than that, it was okay. Their staff are very friendly.

8,0 Very Good

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was as advertised and the staff at Halifax Airport were friendly and helpful

Cons:

I got hit with a $20 Premium outlet charge that wasn't stated when I booked with Kayak

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I had no problem changing cars. The first one that I got had problem with slow leak in one of the tires. Later when I had to extend the rental period due to rescheduled flights (by the airline), I had to call more than 3 times because no-one answered those calls and no agent returned my calls despite leaving a message and my phone number. Once I got through to an agent, I had no problem.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Had to cancel because of hurricane.

1 out of 5

National

8,8

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.1

Value for money

8.2

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 902 873 3505

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Pick was easy. Didn’t like that you charged 2.25 a litre for gas. An extra .25 per litre would have been lots

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Broken glasses holder - was noted after we pointed it out to agent.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
There was an extra $138 charged to my Visa. The experience of brining the car back was quite lovely, the clerk was very friendly and nice but she did not say a word about any extra expenses being put on my bill, she simply handed me a triple folded receipt and said have a great holiday season. The next day when I pulled the receipt out of my purse I saw the total charged to my account. Needless to say, I will NOT be using them again.

1 out of 1

Dollar

8,0

Very Good

16 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

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747 Bell Blvd

+1 866 434 2226

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Tuesday00:00 - 01:3006:30 - 23:59
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Thursday06:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
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2,0 Poor

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I tried to cancel because could not travel because of -andemic. No luck. so a complete waste of money

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly, very easy

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They had the correct car. Checkout went smoothly. No high pressure. Car was nice. Good expereince.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Gives me the shittest car you have or tells me I can up grade for 20$ a day.. typical sales bullshit. Will not use you again..

7,2 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at Halifax were excellent.

Cons:

The two telephone reps ( from Timbuck2) did not do anything they were asked to do even though they acknowledged they did. Vehicle was smaller than advertised even though the disclaimer may have shown that. Our vehicle was not similar to a Chev Tahoe by any standard.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Polite helpful desk staff. Very easy and rapid process.

Cons:

Everything was fine with the rental.

1 out of 4

keddy by Europcar

6,2

Okay

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2 locations in Halifax Intl Airport

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** Please Go To Discount Counter **, Airport Hotel-60 Sky Blvd, Halifax

+1 902 873 3049

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60 Sky Blvd, Quality Inn

+1 902 873 3049

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Europcar

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8,4 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes to staff ...excellent

Cons:

Tires were worn but ok

5,2 Fair

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

That I got a better car for the same cost

Cons:

That I had to stand there and refuse to take the mini bus that they tried to find me that was not what I booked and not what I wanted.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We had a reservation for a compact car, and were offered an upgrade to a larger car at no charge. Had a Hyundai Sonata, very nice car with good fuel economy.

Cons:

We arrived at Halifax airport late (9:30 PM), and called the number. No answer. Waited about 10 minutes, called again, go someone to pick us up. Staff should have headsets to be able to answer phone wherever they are, to avoid panic attacks by customers.

7,6 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good fitted with satnav fitted and we received an upgrade

Cons:

Rental company would not accept vehicle excess insurance which had been purchased, so we had to take full insurance with the rental company which was more expensive and then claim a refund on the external policy

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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747 Bell Blvd

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360 travellers who hired a car in Halifax Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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