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Car Hire Vancouver International Airport | Minivan Rental Vancouver Airport

Car Rental Vancouver International Airport | Vancouver International Airport Car Rental

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When looking for the best car hire Vancouver International Airport, like all good travel websites, we compare car rentals Canada and provide the best car rentals on offer at Vancouver International Airport.

It's easy to use our car hire comparison website - just type on your travel destination, the dates you require the vehicle, and whether you want a one way rental or not - then sit back and relax and let us find you the best choice of car hire at Vancouver International Airport.

Vancouver Airport Car Hire

The best car to hire in Vancouver depends on why you want the car in the first place.

If you’re going on a summer holiday, on your own or with your best friend, or you are just looking for a short-term rental car to stay local then a small car like a Mini would be ideal - easy to park and cheap to run.

If you have a small family then a saloon car or a standard car hire Vancouver Airport such as a hatchback or an estate would work – plenty of space in the back to store all the luggage and enough power to plan a longer journey.

If your journey could benefit from a long-term rental or involves more passengers and requires a bit more comfort and more engine power then an SUV, MPV, Minivan or people carrier would be your best choice.

If you are looking to create a good impression, at a job interview or a special occasion like a wedding, then a luxury car may be the vehicle of choice for you.

Which Car Rental Company Can Help with Best Car Hire Vancouver Airport ?

The following big brand rental car rental agents can help with the best car hire Vancouver Airport.

Book directly with the best car hire companies including Hertz, Avis, National, Thrifty and Alamo. Our multi-lingual team of customer care agents are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist if you should require assistance with your Vancouver International Airport car hire.

Vancouver International Airport Car Rentals 

The following fleet of vehicle makes and models can be chosen for your Vancouver Airport car hire.

Standard Car Hire - Chevrolet Spark, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Impala, Volkswagen Jetta, Ford Fusion, Chrysler 200, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Sonata and the Chevrolet Sonic.

Luxury Car Rental Vancouver Airport

When looking to spend a few dollars more for that extra piece of automobile luxury then your best choice of luxury car rental Vancouver Airport would be  - Chrysler 300, Buick Lacrosse, Cadillac CTS and Nissan Maxima.

Electric Vehicle Rental Vancouver Airport

The electric car rental business is currently in its infancy due to the ongoing push by the motoring industry to improve the car battery technology to guarantee longer life and allow the electric car to travel a longer distance. Additionally, more and more cities and towns are pushing ahead making electric points and charging stations available for electric vehicles (EV's). Some car rental companies are providing electric cars to rent, but currently these are few and far between.

Minivan Rental Vancouver Airport

A minivan or people carrier is the best economical choice of vehicles for all those occasions where you need to transport multiple groups of people such as weddings, wedding anniversary, children’s parties, hen parties, stag parties or sporting events. If you are arriving at Vancouver Airport and your group of friends want to hire a minivan to travel to your luxury holiday villa or to have a fun golf outing at one of the many golf courses in Canada, we recommend that you book the best MPV at least two months in advance. As such, you will find that rental vehicle availability at Vancouver Airport will be easier and you will get cheaper minivan car rental Vancouver Airport rates. The summer time, Christmas and Easter holidays are our busiest times for MPV or minivan rental Vancouver International Airport bookings, so it is best to book early and plan your car hire accordingly.

We find that travellers benefit from a mini-van rental Vancouver Airport especially when they need a 6 seater, 7 seater, 8 seater or even 9 seater car rental Vancouver International Airport for their road trip.

With flexible seating arrangements (backseats can be easily removed to provide more luggage storage) and all-round visibility (most vehicles have a sunroof), all our minivans come with refreshing air conditioning (AC), so you will remain cool and comfortable even with a large number of passengers travelling in the people carrier.

When renting a people carrier or minivan car hire Vancouver Airport to travel with a larger group or family, you can hire a Dodge Grand Caravan or a  Dodge Caravan.

Other makes and models of minivan may be available at time of booking.

SUV Rental Vancouver Airport

Most holidaymakers who rent an SUV Vancouver Airport, benefit from its ability to carry more people than your average car, more cost-effective fuel consumption, safer due to their more robust chassis, more comfortable driving off-road on rough terrain due to their extremely efficient  suspension and additional hill climbing control due to front-wheel or four-wheel drive (4WD) - which come in handy for driving in the tougher terrain in British Columbia on Canada's west coast.

When renting an SUV Vancouver Airport to transport the family around, your choice of hire cars are :- Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Santa Fe, GMC Yukon XL, Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Edge.

All rental cars are subject to availability, and other makes and models may be available at time of booking.

Top Tip - Cheap Car Rental Vancouver International Airport

As with any car rental deals, although we can supply you with details of a cheap car hire Vancouver International Airport, just remember that the cheapest car hire Vancouver International Airport may not be the best value for money, so it is wise to consider all the options when confirming your car rental booking.

Consult online reviews, as all hire cars Vancouver Airport which we select for you comes with a previous renter rating stating :-

  • Overall value for money,
  • Cleanliness of the Car,
  • Service at the Vancouver Airport Car Rental Desk,
  • Hire cars Vancouver Airport pick up process and
  • Vancouver Airport car hire drop off process - 

which you may find useful when making your decision to rent a car and which car rental companies you eventually choose for your car rental booking in Canada.

Where is Vancouver Airport ?

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an award-winning airport, hosting both a Domestic and International Terminal. It is located roughly 12km from Vancouver city centre and handles flights from all over the world. There are 5 car rental depots on the ground floor – National/Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Dollar/Thrifty. Enterprise operates an offsite-rental company.

The Vancouver Airport Authority is investing $1.8b to attract new routes and carriers and improve the customer experience. YVR will upgrade terminals, improve baggage systems and enhance safety and security. These improvements will ensure that the airport remains a gateway of choice. 20 years ago Vancouver Airport Authority launched an ambitious plan to make YVR a gateway of choice for all British Columbians. Vancouver International Airport has been connecting British Columbia (B.C.) to the world for 80 years.  Once it was a single runway, but YVR has grown into an award-winning airport serving 17 million passengers every year.

Vancouver International Airport Flight Information

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What Documentation Do I Require for my Car Hire Vancouver International Airport?

To help you rent a car, we have prepared a car rental travel checklist to help you with your cheap car rental Vancouver International Airport reservation, but plan properly and avoid a headache. You will require a valid credit card, a valid photo ID (passport or national ID), driver's licence valid for 2 years and a printed version of the car rental voucher. If you do not present any of the documents mentioned, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough funds on your credit card, the car rental agent may refuse to release the vehicle and no funds will be reimbursed to you.

Expert Advice to Make your Journey in Vancouver Go Smoothly

  • Always ask for directions to the nearest petrol station to the rental drop-off location. Keep your fuel receipt as proof of refuelling.
  • Take time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle controls before leaving the car park
  • Fully inspect the vehicle for signs of damage and report them to the rental desk before leaving the car park
  • Ask for a map at the Vancouver Airport car rental desk or use Google Maps if safe to do so
  • When visiting a location in Vancouver for the first time, always choose a safe parking spot like a supervised car park

Driving in Vancouver

  • Vancouver drivers are renowned for being very courteous and mild mannered, who will often stop for pedestrians. 
  • Seat belts are mandatory for both drivers and passengers.
  • Car headlights should be on both night and day.
  • Driving distance is measured in kilometres.
  • Vancouver drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Parking in Vancouver is relatively straightforward with many on-street parking meters and parkades (parking garages).

Vancouver Airport Distance Calculator

Vancouver Airport Journey Calculator
Destination Distance Journey Time
Whistler 136 Km 1 h 50 min
Cruise Terminal 15 Km 0 h 30 min
Horseshoe Bay 35 Km 0 h 40 min
Downtown Vancouver 14.5 Km 0 h 19 min






All journey times may be impacted by local traffic delays. 

RV Rental Vancouver Airport

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Hiring A Car In Vancouver International Airport

When looking for the best car rental at Vancouver Airport we compare the car rental market in Canada and provide the best car rental prices of all the best car rental companies at Vancouver Airport. Book directly with the best car rental companies including Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Budget, Alamo, Dollar Sixt and many more. Our multi-lingual team of customer care agents are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist if you should require assistance with your Vancouver Airport car rental.

Weather In Vancouver International Airport

Shopping In Vancouver International Airport

World Duty Free at Vancouver Airport offers great everyday savings on a wide range of products including duty free exclusive products not available in local retail stores. When you shop duty free, you’ll enjoy the added benefit of paying no tax and no duty. For example, travellers may save up to 50% on liquor and other popular items including perfume, watches, jewellery, accessories, candy, travel-related items, and much more. Enjoy the duty free shopping experience at one of our 10 duty free shops located in the International and U.S. departures terminal. Need a last minute keepsake? Thinking Canada offers great gifts and quality Canadian products you can’t find anywhere else. Need to make a statement? Visit us at Les Boutique and enjoy the luxury of one of our many high end brands such as Cartier and Mont Blanc. Need a premium bottle of liquor or a hot pink tube of lipstick? Visit our main tax and duty free shop located post security on the International side which is open 24/7 365 days a year where we have something for everyone.

Car Parking In Vancouver International Airport

Save time and money by using the express pay machines (self-serve) located at the pedestrian entrances throughout the parkade at Vancouver International Airport. Accessible parking spaces are available on all parking levels Level 2 electric vehicle charging is available on P1 for no additional fee, see availability on