Car rental at Vancouver Airport [YVR], Canada
Renting a car in Vancouver Airport (YVR) is really easy with VIP Cars which is the single most efficient portal that allows you to choose a rental car at Vancouver Airport, at the cheapest prices. Our partners like Alamo, Avis, Hertz, and Dollar help us bring you the best car hire deals for YVR Airport, at even better prices. Your trip to Canada, beginning at the YVR airport, can become so much more comfortable, with your own personal vehicle by your side. Book now!
Useful Information & Advice
- In Vancouver, U-turn at an intersection with a traffic light is illegal. The parking garages in Vancouver are also known as 'parkades’.
- In case you are planning to take your car rental to Vancouver Island, do check it with the car rental company – you are booking with – to be sure whether it is allowed or not.
Car rental companies in Vancouver Airport
Vancouver airport is one of the biggest airports in Canada and is used by millions of travelers annually, no wonder it is also a major vehicle rental pickup location. VIP Cars works with the following car rental companies in Canada so as to make sure that needs of such a big variety of travelers can be easily met:
Location of the car rental desks at YVR Airport
The offices of the mentioned companies are located just a few minutes away from the Main Terminal, on the ground floor of the multi-story car park.
Out of the listed companies National, Alamo, Dollar, and Thrifty have on-site car rental offices, while the other partner suppliers offer 'meet & greet’ service. Some of these off-site rental car agencies offer shuttle service from the airport.
Rental car-types available for Vancouver Airport
A wide fleet of cars is offered by the suppliers with rental car deals meant for Vancouver airport. For budget travelers, a lot of options are there, like economy cars, sedans, compacts, and mini cars, which are usually the cheapest to rent vehicle categories and are great for city travel. With group travelers, 7, 8, 9 or 12 passenger van or a minivan rental is a really popular car type. They are preferred by travelers who are planning longer trips with big groups of friends and family. On VIPCars.com we also have deals that cover Audi, Porsche & other classic or exotic cars. If that is what you want for your trip to Canada, call us and we will help you find what you are looking for.
- Van / Minivan
Car rental deal-types available for Vancouver Airport
Our suppliers offer both long-term and short-term car rental deals, and the former is comparatively cheaper to rent. For rental deals that span over months, the suppliers usually renew the agreements on a monthly basis. Monthly rental cars are most popular with travelers who plan trips over annual vacations. Our suppliers also offer one-way deals, one-day deals, and special deals for last-minute renters.
Car rental locations near Vancouver Airport (YVR)
With VIP Cars you have the choice to choose the drop-off location that suits you better. You can set a different return location by using the 'Different Drop-off location?’ section on our booking form. Though the list of the locations available as drop-offs is quite big, here we are just listing a few popular locations in Vancouver where you can return your airport rental car:
- City Centre Sandman Hotel
- Cruise Ship Terminal
- North Vancouver
- Pan Pacific
- SW Marine Drive
- Vancouver Downtown
Returning the car at the Vancouver Airport
Once your trip gets over, you can drop off the car right at the airport.Most companies will prefer a full tank at the returning time or they may charge you a little extra for the empty tank. There is a Gas station right before you reach the airport that is open 24/7, so you can fill up before returning the car. The dropping off is simple with companies like AVIS that have a drop box for the after work hours. Depending on the company you choose and your vehicle , they may ask you to fill in a returning form or there may be some other formalities that you have to meet.
Cross country car rental from YVR airport
Dropping off a car that you hired from YVR Airport across the country in the USA, depends on certain factors.
- Every company has different policies for cross country driving. It is always better to check in with the company at the time of hiring.
- A different drop-off location may cost you a little extra, depending on which company you choose.
- Usually, you are required to have an International Driving Permit, passport and a credit card to your name. Check the rental voucher for the documents you are supposed to have.
One-Way Car Rentals YVR airport
A lot of people traveling to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) tend to travel to various other parts of the country like Victoria, Surrey, Toronto and Calgary. If you choose to drop off the car at a different location, there may be some extra charges depending on the company you choose.
When booking on VIPCARS portal, make sure to change the default settings for a one way trip.
Vancouver Airport – Overview & Facilities
|Address:||Vancouver Airport, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A4, Canada|
Located in Richmond, Vancouver airport is the second busiest airport in Canada. It provides flights to numerous major destinations around the globe in Asia, Europe, USA, Mexico, and Oceania. The airport offers a big array of facilities for the passengers, which includes: a Chapel, various parking options, post services and various lounges where travelers can have a relaxing time while waiting for their flights. The following are the shops and cafes available at the airport.
Rules for driving in Canada
Driving Side in CanadaYou always drive on the Right side of the road.
Phone not allowedThe use of cell-phones is not allowed unless they are hands-free devices.
No drinking and drivingDriving under the influence of Alcohol and other drugs is not at all tolerated.
DocumentsIf not a permanent resident, your license from your own country is valid for 90 days.
Points of Interests in Vancouver
Located in the lower mainland regions of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver is credited to be one of the most livable cities in the world. With a daily footfall of 90,000 , YVR airport is one of the busiest in Canada. With Vancouver's very efficient train transportation one can travel in the city, however renting a car makes commuting so much better. No halting in tour buses. No waiting in line for trains. In a busy city, with a lot of daily commuters traveling by public transport, the best places are better discovered in a personal environment, that renting a car can provide.
Distance : 14.4 km via Granville St
It is the largest urban park in Vancouver and is spread over an area of 405 hectares; it has beaches, seawalls, and trails.
Distance : 17.4 km via BC-99 S and Granville St
It is a friendly kid attraction – a public aquarium which is best known for educational aquatic exhibits & shows.
Queen Elizabeth Park, British Columbia
Distance : 8.9 km via Oak St and Grant McConachie Way E
It is a 130-acre municipal garden overlooking the city; it has a conservatory and sports courts.
Distance : 15.9 km via Grant McConachie Way E and Granville St
It is a Science center in Vancouver noted for its Geodesic dome with interactive exhibits for kids.