Rental companies may charge extra for drivers under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before making your reservation.

Cheap Car Rentals and Car Rental Deals From Edmonton International Airport

Using Skyscanner to find car rentals in Edmonton gives visitors the chance to get the best deal possible. Renting a car is a good option when visiting Edmonton because it allows people to experience the city at their own pace and visit attractions without having to rely on public transport.

Car Rentals in Edmonton International Airport

Seven car rental companies operate out of Edmonton International Airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. The car rental kiosks at Edmonton International Airport are on level P1, which is the ground level of the airport's parkade.

Visitors can take advantage of the reward programs many of the popular car rental companies offer. By collecting points from renting cars in different cities, participants in these programs eventually qualify for free car rentals. Most types of vehicles are available from the car rental companies at Edmonton Airport, including SUVs, minivans, sedans, and trucks. 

Driving in Canada

International visitors to Edmonton should note that Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road. The rules of the road state that all car passengers must wear a seatbelt in Canada. To rent a car in Edmonton, visitors need a valid driving license. Depending on the country travellers hail from, they might also need an International Driving Permit, which they must obtain before arriving in Canada. Visitors planning to rent a car should also show proof of auto insurance. 

Driving From Edmonton International Airport

The drive from Edmonton International Airport to Edmonton city centre is easy and straightforward. Upon leaving the airport, visitors can drive down Airport Road, which leads to Queen Elizabeth Highway. Downtown Edmonton is a 30-minute drive down the highway. 

Edmonton operates a metered parking system called EPark. Meters display the rate to park in a given area. Typical rates are CA$3.50 per hour in high-demand areas, CA$3 per hour in medium-demand areas, and CA$2.50 per hour in low-demand zones. The rate for parking on Saturdays lowers to CA$1 per hour in all zones.

There are two gas stations immediately outside the airport on Airport Road for drivers needing to fill up before returning their rentals.

Edmonton Things To Do

Elk Island National Park of Canada is an animal-lover's dream located 20 minutes east of downtown Edmonton or a 50-minute drive from Edmonton International Airport. This small park is home to more than 40 species of mammals, including bison, elk, and moose, and over 250 species of birds.

Travellers should also consider visiting the popular Fort Edmonton Park, just a 15-minute drive southwest of Edmonton's city centre. The park is ideal for people who want to learn about Canada's history. It's also Canada's largest living history museum, where visitors can take a ride on a steam train. Visitors to Edmonton can also check out a music performance at the city's Winspear Centre, which has a state-of-the-art sound system. 

Travellers can download the Skyscanner app before their trip to Edmonton to get the best deal on car rentals or hotels in the city. 

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