Calgary

Cheap Car Hire in Calgary from $18

Calgary, AB, Canada
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Calgary, AB, Canada
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Calgary car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Calgary. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

THRIFTY

Price of petrol per litre

$2.10

Average price per day

$103

Cheapest price per day

$18

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Calgary?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Calgary and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$48

February

$57

March

$59

April

$54

May

$88

June

$133

July

$150

August

$139

September

$114

October

$66

November

$49

December

$59

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Calgary is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Calgary

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Calgary and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

There are currently 79 hire locations operating in Calgary spread across 23 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Calgary is small car at $18 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compare available car types for hire in Calgary

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Calgary to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$69 - $193

All Car Types

$78 - $195

To hire a small car in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Calgary, Canada (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$193/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a small car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Calgary small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $102/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Calgary, Canada (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$153/day). In fact, February is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Calgary medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $140/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Calgary, Canada (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$245/day). In fact, March is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a large car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Calgary large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $116/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Calgary, Canada (~$79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$197/day). In fact, March is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a SUV saves you 2% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Calgary SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $181/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a van in Calgary, Canada (~$106/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$304/day). In fact, March is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a van is 35% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Calgary, Canada, you would pay an average price of $126/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Calgary, Canada (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$519/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Calgary. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Calgary, hiring a luxury car is 8% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Yaris$18/day
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Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Accent Hatch$21/day
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Hyundai Accent Hatch
Skoda Fabia$36/day
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Skoda Fabia

Top hire agencies in Calgary

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Calgary known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Calgary. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Calgary, including Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Alamo

8.8
Very Good
141 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very Good
269 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.3

Avis

7.5
Good
222 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.2

Hertz

7.5
Good
213 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.0

Budget

7.0
Good
177 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

Thrifty

7.6
Good
55 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.4

Dollar

7.0
Good
51 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

6.7

Driving Force

6.1
Okay
42 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.3

Best Calgary car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Calgary. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Calgary with an average daily rate of $32. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Peruse the best Calgary car hire deals we've found. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Toyota Yaris$18/day
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Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Accent Hatch$21/day
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Mitsubishi ASX$22/day
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Mitsubishi ASX

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Calgary, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Calgary?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $103/day when booking a car hire in Calgary. The absolute best deal a user found was for $38/day from Routes Car & Truck Rentals, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Calgary?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Calgary from the following companies over the past two weeks: Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($18/day), Budget ($31/day), and Dollar ($33/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Calgary?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.7 rating), National (8.6 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Calgary.

  • What are petrol prices like in Calgary?

    The average price of petrol in Calgary is $2.10/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $94 and $136 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Calgary for a week from Thrifty?

    Thrifty is one of the most popular car hire companies in Calgary, offering car hire for around $820 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Calgary for the best price?

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 39%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Calgary.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Calgary?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in Calgary for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Calgary for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 82% on a month-long rental by booking with Routes Car & Truck Rentals. Routes Car & Truck Rentals is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Calgary can cost you on average $3,514 a month or $117 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car hire in Calgary for a weekend?

    $111 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Calgary, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Calgary, then opt for a Compact hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of May, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as $100/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Calgary?

    Toyota Corolla, which is a Compact vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Calgary according to Cheapflights users.

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Car hires by fuel type in Calgary

Browse car hires by fuel type in Calgary. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Calgary. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Calgary. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($37+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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