Car hire at Vancouver Intl Airport

Car hire at Vancouver Intl Airport

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Vancouver, BC, Canada - Vancouver Intl
May 27 — Jun 3
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Vancouver, BC, Canada - Vancouver Intl
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Cheap car hire in Vancouver Intl Airport

EconomyR3 955/day
CompactR4 021/day
IntermediateR1 548/day
Full-sizeR2 171/day
People carrierR7 715/day
Intermediate SUVR1 849/day
Compact SUVR3 213/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Vancouver Intl Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (175 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Alamo
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
The car is clean. Customer service is good. Car Condition is not too good. The brake is making noise and vibrate when pressing.
10.0 ExcellentMay 12 2022
I got a better deal through Kayak than at the counter of the rental company.
10.0 ExcellentMay 10 2022
Great
2.0 MediocreMar 7 2022
Alamo gave my car away
2.0 MediocreJan 11 2022
They gave me a vehicle with low tire pressure and no windshield washer fluid in the middle of winter. I had to spend time getting these things taken care of on a one-way from BC to AB. The management was unavailable to respond in a timely manner (more than 24 hours later) and they did not respond to my request for a refund. Luckily, when I got to my destination, they (staff for all airport rental companies) told Alamo to refund me for the inconvenience and for the fact that they issued an unsafe vehicle that was not properly checked. Will not rent here again.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2021
This was smooth throughout. One of the very best car rental experiences!
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2021
I've travelled a lot and this was one of the best car rentals I've ever tried
3.9 MediocreJul 26 2021
Having vehicles ready for pick up.
10.0 ExcellentJul 20 2021
The car was great! Everything went smooth and as it should be
2.0 MediocreJan 1 2021
NothingRental wasn’t available. 7 people were ahead of me. Told 3-4 hours wait. Had to cancel.
Rated no. 2
Budget
7.3 Good (359 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 15 2022
Excellent service at pick-up from a friendly, knowledgeable agent and no high-pressure upsell. A nice car in excellent shape and a super-easy drop-off.
10.0 ExcellentJan 22 2022
Courtesy and speed
2.0 MediocreDec 21 2021
They gave me a car that the media system did not work at all. So I paid for a premium rental that I couldn’t listen to music in or use my phone or navigation ect. And budget would not do anything for me after.
1.9 HorribleOct 13 2021
I booked my rental ahead of time. Only to be told at the airport that my license was no valid. Went to the next counter and rented a vehicle with National. When I returned the vehicle to the airport, I went back to Budget counter and gave the customer service rep my licence and asked to rent a car. He was happy to rent one to me. My question is what changed between Saturday 9 October and Monday 11 October. Called and left a message for Budget to call back. I am still waiting. It was terrible experience. Ended up renting a car at a higher rate. Ruined my vacation.
1.9 HorribleOct 13 2021
I did not have a good experience overall. I don't think it was a KAYAK thing necessarily..... Booked a car online with Kayak. I chose a Jeep Grand Cherokee ( Or similar ) what I got was a Hyundai Santa fe. I'm sorry but this is not even close to being similar. Above and beyond the price / class difference of the car. The Santa Fe didn't drive nice. The push button experience was inconvenient. Had trouble adjusting to this fact. For a car that has seemingly has so many electronics and technology, it was not very intuitive. I went to get in the car after parking it for the night and the next day the battery was completely drained. I double checked and the lights had not been left on...... The mechanic that was dispatched to help get the car started again told me that this is a common occurrence with this model. If you have the radio on for example and the car is off and parked it wont turn itself off. Whereas the Cherokee does turn itself off after a certain point. My biggest complaint however is service related. I had booked my pickup to correspond with my flight arrival. 2pm. My flight was early so I arrived to pick up the car 20 mins early. So I was prepared for a little bit of a wait. I ended up waiting over and hour and a half for the car to be ready.... When I complained about it the agents kept telling me that it would be ready in 10 mins and again 10 mins and again 10 mins. What's the point of booking a car in advance when you have to wait this long?! Then when I finally got the car it wasn't what I had expected. I did mention it immediately, that this isn't the type of car I was expecting and the agent said well, it's an SUV and a comparable car. A Santa Fe instead of a Grand Cherokee. I wasn't happy about it but I also wasn't going to risk waiting another hour and a half. .
10.0 ExcellentOct 11 2021
The best rental car pickup and dropoff experience ever. No waiting. Friendly, patient staff. Very clean vehicle. Right at the airport - no shuttle needed. One employee quickly brought me a luggage cart when I really needed one. Best price I could find. I was very happy with all aspects of my experience.
7.9 GoodSep 6 2021
We liked the free vehicle upgrade they provided but the pricing was a little higher than we were expecting.
8.0 ExcellentMay 6 2021
My experience was actually amazing. The on line experience and both in person experiences were excellent. I do not want to take away from that. The accidental ordering of two cars, and being able to cancel with no trouble was a very great experience as well.My experience ordering an economy car and getting a V6, was a bit sad. I had a long way to travel and that was the impulse to get a eco car. The gas cost more that the rental of the car, due to the engine size. My recommendation would to ensure if a eco car was ordered do your best or at least tell the person so they may choose something more fuel efficient. All in all great experience. Thank you so much!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2021
Everything. Exceptional services , always
2.0 MediocreNov 16 2020
I booked mini van online i was there at the location on time. I called, I went to the front desk, ask everyone around. No one was there to inform me anything or reply by email or cellphone. I was at trouble finding a van for my business. Very bad experience and I will pass on to my friend also my partner.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodJul 30 2017
Rental Car From HellIt was the right size.Wait time was very long picking up the car, they seemed under staffed. The electronic and USB connections were not working! Therefore our phones would not charge and our GPS systems would not work!! The GPS system in the car was stuck on demo mode and kept shutting off after about two minutes. Navigation was a nightmare! They also failed to tell us that the gas cap lid was a spring loaded push plate, so we wasted a lot of time looking for a release lever before we figured it out.
9.2 ExcellentJul 8 2017
Great - other than drop offEasy pick up. Great quality.When we dropped the car off (during the night), the drop box for the key was very confusing to find and I was confused as to what paperwork I was to let with the keys.
8.8 ExcellentJul 4 2017
Very easy to rent a vehicle.Employee's were friendly and helpfulIt was a little difficult to find the rental location. We did not see any signs for the car rental locations until after we were out in the parking lot.
7.6 GoodJun 19 2017
The car was very nice - clean, newer and worked well. Drop off was easy.1. When we picked up the car, the driver had to be the name of the person who made the reservation. I had intended for my husband to be the driver, but since I had used my own name for the reservation, I had to be the driver, which I was not comfortable with. We have never before had this experience and we have rented many cars in the past. We were told the only way to change the driver is to cancel the reservation and start all over again with a new reservation. As we had arrived at 9pm and it was getting late and we had had a tiring long day, we did not want to start all over. 2. Another thing we found annoying was that there were $103 of additional taxes and fees we had to pay upon pick-up that we were not advised of when we made the reservation. When I reserved the car on line, it was because Hertz seemed to have the lowest price. With the additional $103 that we ended up having to pay, it was probably the most expensive of all of the companies. And this was not for additional insurance or anything like that. It was taxes and fees slapped on. The attendant said it had been in the small print. Again, we have never before had this experience with a rental car. Usually, the price you see in the large print is the price you pay and no more. Because of this, we would not rent from Hertz again.
6.4 GoodJun 12 2017
I liked that they had the vehicle we needed available. The vehicle was clean. The pick up went well.They said using my insurance was ok. Didn't explain that they would refuse it if something happened. We had a small chip in th corner from a rock that was thrown from a pick up in front of us. We filed a claim. When we returned the car she wouldn't talk to us about it just kept repeating no third parties no third parties handed me a bill for$250 and wouldn't explain anything. Refused. Horrible customer service and we will not be using hertz again.
2.0 MediocreMay 26 2017
Stole $340 from me.I had authorized $57 to be paid at time of pickup. After returning the car, Hertz charged $395 to my credit card for "detailing". Disputing.
4.0 OkayMay 16 2017
InsuranceYou can not buy insurance from a third party, Hertz´s insurance is double the cost of the car rental.
10.0 ExcellentMay 13 2017
Very satisfiedAll the above
4.8 OkayMay 9 2017
The fuel purchase plan is a rip off . They charged me 87$ .. I could have gotten the tank filled for 40$
8.0 ExcellentMay 8 2017
The unlimited milesN/A
Rated no. 4
Avis
7.9 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2021
Staff were friendly, the car was nice, and I was told they hold the car regardless of when you show up.There wasn't an opportunity to mark down if the car had scratches or damage when you picked it up.
4.0 OkayJan 7 2021
Wish they would stop classifying “luxury” vehicles as a regular domestic POS
8.8 ExcellentOct 4 2019
Friendly staffI wasn't counseled about the inability to pay for cashless tolling and now the company gets to charge me an additional fine. Seems to be true for multiple rental car companies though
10.0 ExcellentSep 22 2019
fast, convenient, super nice attendants for pick up and drop off!
6.8 GoodSep 16 2019
Quick and easy pick up and drop offStaff constantly interrupting and not listening at pick up. Trying to upwelling, cold and uninterested service Food and drinks underneath the front seats Not a sparkling clean car
9.2 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Check-in to pick up very slow
2.0 MediocreAug 18 2019
nothing - the staff were rude and not at all helpfuleverything
7.6 GoodAug 12 2019
Good carWait time in line when renting the car Vancouver
7.2 GoodJul 22 2019
The car was nice.Avis could have been more transparent about the fees that were added on during the pick up. There was an 18% location fee just because we were picking up at the airport. The staff was not knowledgeable on what these extra taxes were for.
6.4 GoodJul 4 2019
The car you reserve never seems to be available when you get to the counter. After the routine try at an upsell, you are then made to wait "as no cars available right now"
Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.3 Good (40 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 21 2022
Cost for gas was insanely high. Next time booking a Tesla. Spent $400 dollars in gas in 8 days.
2.0 MediocreMar 29 2022
They upcharged me on close to $1,000 of add ons when I arrived most of which I did not want or had already pid for
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2022
Everything from pickup to drop off was quick, easy and pleasant. Will be using Dollae in the future.
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2021
Everything went as planned
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2021
We rented the smallest size car but got a dodge charger. It was all new and super clean. The employees were all super nice!
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2021
From picking up the rental car to dropping it off, the people at the front desk to the car attendants made my trip hassle free. Have rented through them before and will continue to do so.
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2021
No wait, good service, car East clean
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2018
Dodge Journey is a great SUVCar was very comfortable and car drove very nicely Plenty of space for golf clubs, luggage, etc.Driving power of car. Handles very well.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2018
Unable to pick up the carI rented the car under my name, because I was paying with a card under my name as well. My wife was suppoused to drived because my license was expires. They did not let us pick up the car because according to their policies the card holder is enforced to drive, and they did not even let us put her as an extra driver. They were not flexible at all and the set my a penalty of 60 USD
2.0 MediocreJul 30 2017
The agent was very reluctant to alert me when recommendations they made were going to be extra cost. By the time she was done with her recommendations and I asked for a price it was double price on the site. Needless to say I did not complete rental. A felt very bait and switched!!
Rated no. 6
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
7.3 Good (96 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 16 2022
Good price. Shuttle service was there in a timely manner. Short staffed when picking up and dropping off. Hard to get a hold of by telephone.
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2022
I was given a very big car (a van) when all I needed was a compact car! Which meant I had to pay a fortune to fill it up! The staff member was not friendly at all and said they cannot accommodate my request and this this the only car size they have! I felt cornered, either I accept this car or walk away without a car!! Beware when you book with this company, don’t pick ‘Supplier’s Choice’ or ‘Special Cars’ (unless you need a van) as I believe it is a trap to make clients rent the cars that are not in demand!! Overall, I am not happy with the experience with Routes!
8.0 ExcellentMay 9 2022
Thank you
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
Nice staff and great service
2.0 MediocreApr 10 2022
Car was dirty. Wanted to extend for a day. Could not do it online or on the phone. Drove to the rental agency. I had already paid for an extra day to return the vehicle at 6pm. Charged another day plus about 60% taxes and fees to extend the reservation until noon the next day. Ridiculous.
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2022
The checking in and customer desk experience is very painless. The employees are helpful and explain any questions about directions and car renting in general. Preeti was especially helpful!
10.0 ExcellentFeb 21 2022
I was upgraded for free. Lovely customer service. Would definitely recommend.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2022
Very happy with the service!!!
2.0 MediocreNov 7 2021
Very unprofessional staff. I filled up their gas and they never reimburse me for that. Rude manager and I would never go back to this company
7.6 GoodMar 17 2020
Dodge Durango was clean and new. Ladies at pickup were nice.We waited for at least 45 mins to an hour to get a shuttle to pick up our car. It's a bit of a sketchy operation but then the big operators can seem that way too just have a lacquer of a big corporation.
Rated no. 7
Economy Rent a Car
5.9 Okay (40 reviews)
3 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
  • 5.8
  • 5.2
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 11 2022
I still have not received my deposit of 1500$ back and I need my money back. They said it would take 3-7 business days and I returned the vehicle last Saturday April 30, it is now May 11 2022 and I still have not received a notice or anything regarding my deposit. The car was washed when I took it, so it made some of the scratches that were on there prior to me renting it not visible so I hope that they don’t put that on me because that is bs. I just really want my money back and don’t understand why it is taking so long, I returned it in good condition, so I do not see the problem. Although they were nice people I wish that they were faster and honest with their service.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2022
The offsite lot was a bit of a pain, but their service made up for it.
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2022
They were really helpfull and understanding.. we really appreciate by the service they provide.
2.0 MediocreApr 27 2022
It is not at the airport and the shuttle service is not reliable. Book somewhere else.
10.0 ExcellentApr 14 2022
This was the smoothest, easiest transaction we've had renting a car in our last few attempts. The staff was friendly and accommodating with picking us up from the airport and getting us back there on time to catch our flight. I would rent from here again and recommend anyone else to do the same.
2.0 MediocreMar 21 2022
The agency did not deliver the car and I am still waiting for the re found, I would like to know how to start a claim in Kayak also, please let me know the next steps
2.0 MediocreMar 19 2022
When I arrived at the airport the rental store was not with the others and I found out they were offsite and a shuttle was required. I called them to request a shuttle and was put on hold for over 1/2 an hour, was hung up on, and several times there was no answer. When I finally got through, someone told me that my vehicle was no longer available because they only hold it for 1/2 an hour (my flight was delayed by 2 hours). They also said my payment was non refundable. I paid, didn’t get the vehicle and had to use another company, and lost over an hour of vacation time while trying to get through to them. Other companies told me they hold the vehicle for 10 to 12 hours and couldn’t believe what Economy Rent a Car said. Worst experience ever.
2.0 MediocreDec 29 2020
extremely dishonest staff, promised 300$ but ended up charging 658$
5.2 OkayFeb 4 2020
Pick up/drop off were confusing and not explained at all. We had to call the company and were told to meet at a different location than publicized.
6.0 GoodDec 9 2019
Good priceDidn’t get the honda HRV we expected even I requested in advance to ensure that’s what I reserved for.
Rated no. 8
NextCar
4.7 Okay (34 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
NextCar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 4.7
  • 4.5
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 18 2022
Nextcar left me stranded at the airport!!!! Closed before posted hours. Told me to come back the next day. Called for pick up at 940pm. Not closed until 10pm. My reservation was for 9pm. Plane was late a half hour. Guy told me he would send someone to pick me up and then put me on hold. Then he told me everyone went home!!!!! Horrible service. Hung up on me on top of it. Then gave me a US number to cancel the reservation instead of the 1877 number. Never use them!!!
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2022
Prior to pick up there was scratches everywhere on the car. The hood was slightly bent. The front bumper was starting to fall off because some of the clips were broken. I requested an economy car but after I already paid they gave me a full sized sedan with a v6 engine. The only good thing about getting this car was that it was cheap.
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2022
Terrible. Start to finish. Should not be on Kayak.
10.0 ExcellentApr 16 2022
Great mileage on this car . And very easy process Thanks.
8.0 ExcellentApr 3 2022
Great car with lots of space for our needs. Car was clean, staff were friendly, And good value for money. But there were not enough staff and we had to wait quite a long time to initially get our car and to get our drive back to the airport. Otherwise a good experience.
2.0 MediocreFeb 17 2022
DO NOT HIRE THROUGH THESE GUYS. Car was lovely, but these guys are rip off merchants and scammers. We drove through the mountains mid winter through roadworks and we got a windscreen chip. They told us afterwards that the insurance doesn’t cover windscreen chips. This has NEVER been an issue with any reputable car hire company and chips in winter are going to happen and are not a fault of the driver. They tried to charge us 960$ for windscreen replacement. I called the guys they took the car too for assessment and they told me over the phone windscreen would only be 500$. So when we argued this with these guys; they backed down and charged us nothing. We got the car originally with 2 chips in it which they tried to blame us for, so make sure you always get clear photographs! These guys are awful and you should avoid at all costs.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2022
Good value.
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2022
Super slow, rude and not informative, they tried to charge me double with additional fees when I came to pick up. I ended up renting elsewhere on Xmas eve! They almost ruined my family trip. I will never go back.
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2021
No problems, excellent care at agreed price.
2.0 MediocreNov 5 2021
Booking online does NOT let you know the actual cost of the rental, so there are surprises when you pick up the car. The final cost was OVER 3 TIMES MORE than the price advertised. -- The essential and optional extra costs were NOT shown on the website - there should be menus of options WITH THE COSTS, and a total that includes everything. The customer should know ahead of time what the rental will cost, not when they pick up the car. It is unfair to the customer not to reveal the full cost. -- The website was apparently ONLY in USD! Booking a car in Canada should show CAN$ and provide a button to show other currencies, like most websites do. I will not use NextCar again.
Rated no. 9
Ace
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Ace
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 10
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2022
Car was clean, good conditions and service was excellent!
4.0 OkayJan 9 2022
We waited in a freezing parking garage for the one attendant 30 minutes before he showed up. Long line of people behind us too. I ordered an SUV but was given a 2 wheel drive hatchback and they didn't have any 4WDs at any price. Drove to the ski resort despite my better judgement and somehow lived to tell the tale.
8.0 ExcellentJan 5 2022
Car ready and very efficient process.
10.0 ExcellentNov 3 2021
The whole service.
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2021
Very friendly and quick service!
7.9 GoodSep 5 2021
Everything was ok except that we got a car from a smoker. Eurk!
Rated no. 11
National
8.1 Excellent (28 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
National
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 30 2021
There was no shuttle to take me to the off site pickup and no offsite address was given to me. I picked up the car at the Vancouver airport where they initially honored the kayak-National on-line price but charged me another $800. when I returned the car in perfect condition and fully gased. Customer Service processed my service objection but I haven't received confirmation of a charge reversal. I feel I've been scammed.
7.9 GoodSep 17 2021
We liked: the way we were treated by all the National folks. The car, a Hyundai Kona, was just perfect. I'd buy one if we didn't already have a year-old SUV. We didn't like: the really long line to get the car. The fact that while we thought we booked the car at the airport, we were actually supposed to pick it up elsewhere. And we really hated that we were charged a whole lot more for showing up early because of a last-minute flight change (although your agent was able to mitigate that a little).
10.0 ExcellentJul 30 2021
The best car rental we have ever had!
9.2 ExcellentMay 6 2020
Very easy and straightforward, fast service, great vehiclesPrices need to be reduced a bit
8.8 ExcellentAug 30 2019
Staff friendly, solve our needs. The pick up and drop off was very easy.O think the prices can lower a little more. There’s no need to charge so much, or you may have an insurance package less expensive. Otherwise it was really nice
6.4 GoodAug 22 2019
Got the run around. Had to pay additional cab fare because terminal location was closed for the day. Was told to return to main airport and subsequently tried to charge us 3x the original amount.
8.8 ExcellentAug 9 2019
Staff on the phone helping make modification to rental and at pick up point were helpful, friendly and efficient.I know it’s the busy season and this was a one way rental but very expensive for a few hour rental.
7.6 GoodJun 23 2019
I regularly use national for all my business travel. They have great cars and great customer service when you BOOK THROUGH NATIONAL.National had originally told me they didnt have any cars, however I was able to book one through kayak. After booking with kayak my company contract with them was somehow no longer valid even though I had to still pay and do everything through National.
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2018
A rental nightmareTurning the car in at Seattle was as should have been.Overpriced!!! $630 for 2 days. We went to the National counter at Vancouver, and were told that they did not handle my rental. That I had to go to the South terminal. No instructions on how to get to the South terminal were given. We went around the airport lugging 5 suitcases and an infant for over 1 1/2 hours until a bus driver told us how to get to the remote terminal. I will avoid renting from National ever again.
8.8 ExcellentAug 26 2018
Receiving my carReceived a complimentary upgrade based on the fact that my car class was not availableTransaction was completed with the agent but needed to wait while the manager handled the process of picking out my vehicle. I worked as a manager in rental car for 10 years and found this practice a bit strange. Also, we were asked to initial the vehicle inspection BEFORE we received and saw the car. This should never happen. The inspection should be done WITH the customer before they get the car. NATIONAL should know better than this.
Rated no. 12
Thrifty
7.7 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJul 13 2019
Great car, drove well, man at the counter was really nice.They didn't seem to know anything about the online booking system that I used, I ended up paying almost double because I wanted a GPS system which upgraded me to a nicer vehicle. However, I booked a Rav4 which is pretty comparable to a Chevy Esquire. I just feel like I overpaid for the upgrade.
4.8 OkayApr 29 2017
OverpricedCar was clean, ran well (Toyota Camry).I only had the car 5 days and was charged the weekly rate. I was given only 1 day of insurance back when I brought it back early. On your website it doesn't mention the $30/day for insurance on top of the rental charge. I was led to believe at booking everything was included. Too expensive.
10.0 ExcellentApr 3 2017
the car was smaller than i expected from an SUV, but it worked out fine. also, i asked for a ski rack at time of reservation and also called thrifty the day before we went to vancouver. both times i was told that my request was recorded, but not guaranteed. so i thought there was a decent chance that i would get a ski rack since i requested it so far in advance. when we arrived at the pick up location, i was told that they do not have ski racks in that location and never have them available for customers. that was kind of weird.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 8 2017
Good CompanyFriendly guy behind the counter in Vancouver Airport.
2.0 MediocreJan 15 2017
Dishonest experience with Thrifty car rentalI booked a rate on your site for a total car rental period with all fees for just under $40. When I returned my car to Thrifty the total was $199. 52 and I filled the car full of gas. They said that they added a $35 dollar per day insurance that I did not sign up for and they would not remove this charge. I am waiting for a phone call from you to discuss a refund. 949-910-0033
2.0 MediocreDec 3 2016
Crappy cars - didn't bother using them - switchedThe guys tried to be helpful but...The first Jeep Cherokee's 4WD service light was on, the second Jeep Patriot was old, ratty and stunk of cigarette smoke, and the last option with AWD was a Chevrolet thing. We left and went to Hertz and got a brand new clean Jeep Wrangler instead.
10.0 ExcellentOct 20 2016
Very nice deal!!!Perfect deal and nice ppl. Will do it again!
Rated no. 13
Europcar
5.5 Okay (29 reviews)
2 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
Europcar
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
  • 6.1
  • 6.3
  • 5.2
  • 4.4
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 2 2019
Nothing.They let me book a vehicle for a Sunday evening pickup, but I couldn't get my vehicle because they closed earlier than normal that day without giving me advance notice. When I called customer service, they basically said "Yeah, it's holiday time. Try again in the morning." Seriously!
6.8 GoodDec 26 2018
clean newer carforced to take $100 insurance as they claimed that they would not accept my US credit card coverage.
2.0 MediocreDec 24 2018
ScamThis place is a complete scam. Do not rent from them. They require non Canadians to purchase their rental insurance (but don’t tell you this ahead of time) EVEN if you have coverage through a credit card or through your own car insurance. So add $15 a day to the price of the rental.
4.8 OkayDec 19 2018
Not the car we requestedThe vehicle was clean and comfortableNot even close to the car requested. Reserved a Toyota Yaris or similar but ended up with a Chevrolet Malibu. Horribly large car and not fuel efficient whatsoever. Extremely disappointed.
4.8 OkaySep 10 2018
Airport pickup not apparentThe rental place was very difficult to find. It is not on site at the airport. You will not be able to find ‘Europcar’ on google maps. it is called ‘discount cars and truck rentals’. Phone number didn’t work either when I tried calling. The rest of the rental was ok.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2018
Excellent car
2.0 MediocreAug 20 2018
Ghost companyAdvertised price.Company cannot be reached for shuttle pick-up. Nobody answers the phone and voice mailbox is full.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2018
Horrible experienceI had a Europcar reservation for a car, but it was handled by Discount Car Rental in Vancouver. When I showed up, they had no cars, and only offered me a very large truck with an open flat bed. This did not accomodate my 5 passengers, and the luggage would get wet since it was raining. The manager said I could exchange it the next day or two for the car I reserved, but when I returned, there were no cars. After initally telling me they couldn't refund my remaining rental fee, they agreed, and I went to another car rental company. I would not rent from them every again.
7.6 GoodFeb 2 2018
Pick upWas not told that the pick up site was not at the airport & there was no clear signage as to where to go. Had to ask another rental company & phone in stand for pick up didn't. Had to use my cell to call for pick up.
2.0 MediocreFeb 1 2018
No car provided as committed.NothingThey confirmed a car, but did not provide one.
Rated no. 14
MEXRENTACAR
3.2 Mediocre (9 reviews)
1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
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10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2022
Small car rental company, run by really nice guys. Was a little challenging to find the number to call for the pickup, only a Mexico area code number was listed on the reservation, but once I found the right number, everything was a good experience. Would recommend, would rent from them again.
1.9 HorribleSep 27 2021
The car was new and in good condition. However, the pickup process was a nightmare. They lost our reservation and it took a long phone call for them to find it. They then told us that because they didn’t know about our reservation until we landed that they would not have a car ready and would call us when one was available. They are also not located at the airport (about 5k away) so we waited for them to call us and after 2 hours decided to just find our own way to their office and see what was going on. When we arrived we were told that the person we had talked to over the phone was off site at their head office and had never relayed his information to the office we were actually getting the car from. It was about another hour to get the car and when we did get it the seats were wet because they had left the windows open while cleaning. Many other people also waited about 3 hours for their car. Drop off was smooth though.
1.9 HorribleSep 18 2021
I paid for the rental but when we arrived to pick up the car they try to charge me the same price again on my credit card! I already told them it’s paid and they still try to get me to pay again! People be very careful for this store! I am so worried about the pre-authorized that they made me to process, it’s still showing pending in my bank account after a week we have returned the car. The most weird thing is - they copied my ID and credit card copy and also COPIED THE CVV NUMBER ON THEIR RECORD! This is so unacceptable and the staffs always talk to each other in their language that is not english and the clients won’t be able to understand what they are talking about! Just be careful everyone this car rental company is totally not trustworthy! I won’t recommend this store to anyone, avoid it if possible!
1.9 HorribleSep 16 2021
Read their Yelp reviews. You should not do business with this company. I lost faith in Kayak after my experience with them and after reading the reviews. Kayak should have eliminated them as an option before they screwed me. Disappointing!!! Kayak should do better
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
The car company appears to be a phony company. Neither they have presence on Vancouver airport where I was supposed to pick up rental from nor do they have local phone number. I asked around found out their local phone number and after several calls and multiple voicemails, nobody bothered to call me back. Booking was made on KAYAK via PriceLine and payment was already made but didn't get the rental. A fraud company; not sure why KAYAK and PriceLine list them although very many negative comments.
4.0 OkayJan 25 2020
When we got to the rental office, they took our information and told us they were taking us to our car. They did not have a car for us, but instead referred our reservation to another company without telling us. We were then given a smaller vehicle for our group which we had TO PAY AGAIN FOR AND FOR MORE MONEY!! We were squeezed into the smaller SUV. This smelled like a bait and switch operation. As we were returning our car, I overheard another man having the same conversation I had a week earlier. NEVER RENT FROM THIS COMPANY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!!!NEVER RENT FROM THEM !!!!!
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3 locations in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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1 location in Vancouver Intl Airport
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966 travellers who hired a car in Vancouver Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,5

Car rental locations at Vancouver Intl Airport

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

R800/day

Good deal

R769/day

Top tips for hiring a car at Vancouver Intl Airport

  • Whether you are traveling to Vancouver for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, a car rental eliminates stress from your stay while in this magnificent city. With so many options to choose from, a car rental at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) makes it easy to move around without having to rely on the rigid public transportation system. With your Vancouver International Airport car rental, you can head to the Burrard Inlet for watersport activities like fishing and kayaking, or drive to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC for a glimpse of amazing exhibits from all over the world. Simply put: car rental at Vancouver International Airport gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want to.
  • Picking up your Vancouver International Airport car rental is pretty easy. Car rental companies have their service desks conveniently located next to the baggage claim areas at both the Main Terminal as well as the Southern Terminal. The car rental companies at the airport offer a wide selection of cars for rent that are certain to accommodate business as well as leisure travelers. You can select and reserve your Vancouver International Airport car rental online through travel sites like KAYAK and pay and pick up your car upon arrival. Most car rentals also come with extras such XM radio, GPS navigation systems, and MP3 players among other amenities.
  • Vancouver city center is just 9 miles away from the Vancouver International Airport. Driving from the airport to the city center takes approximately 15min. However, during peak hours when there is traffic, this journey can take between 30min to 45min. Driving from the airport to the city center is straightforward with adequate signposts on the road. From the airport take the Grant McConachie Way and head over to the Arthur Laing Bridge. From the bridge, take SW Marine Drive and proceed to West 72nd Avenue to Granville Street which leads directly to Vancouver city center.
  • Speed limits and distances are measured in kilometers in Vancouver and throughout Canada. Also, driving is on the right-hand side, so be sure to take note of these and adjust your driving to observe the rules. There are several flashing green traffic lights in Vancouver. While this means that you have the right to drive through intersections, it is important that you exercise caution as there will always be pedestrians crossing. There are many cyclists on Vancouver roads too, so be sure to remain attentive while driving around. Be mindful of cyclists; most importantly, avoid driving in designated cycling lanes.
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