It is highly recommended that visitors of Saskatoon reserve a rental vehicle for their time in the city due to the lack of public transportation. Though there are public buses available in Saskatoon, the service is limited to the core downtown area. Additionally, the service slows down in the evening, making transit times particularly lengthy compared to driving one’s personal vehicle.
Planning on renting a car during your time in Saskatoon? If so and your flight lands at Saskatoon International Airport, you can go straight to the rental car counters, located in the Arrivals Hall of the airport, while the rental cars themselves are in the P2 Parking Lot.
Using, holding, and even viewing a hand-held cell phone in Saskatoon and throughout Saskatchewan is strictly forbidden. However, drivers may use hands-free cell phones that can be operated with voice commands when driving. If you cannot use voice commands with your cell phone, just make sure to play it safe and have your passengers operate your phone for you.
Visitors of Saskatoon will rejoice to hear that it does not suffer from the same congestion and rush hour issues that plague many other metropolitan areas in Canada. However, there is still some minor rush hour traffic during the work week. On a typical day, the morning rush hour starts at about 7:00 a.m. and cools down by around 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the congestion builds back up again shortly after 4:00 p.m. and clears out at around 6:00 p.m. Circle Drive, the ring road surrounding the city, often bears the brunt of the traffic during rush hour and drivers should avoid it if possible.
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Economy rental cars in Saskatoon are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Saskatoon
Some car rental companies in Saskatoon which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Hertz and Budget
On average a hire car in Saskatoon costs C$ 47 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Saskatoon are Hertz (8.6, 65 reviews), and Enterprise (8.5, 62 reviews).
The average gas price in Saskatoon is C$ 5.77 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 69 and C$ 92, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Saskatoon.
A Intermediate car rental in Saskatoon costs C$ 42 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Saskatoon costs C$ 38 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Saskatoon costs C$ 82 per day, on average.
In Saskatoon, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 702 1st Ave N (1 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Saskatoon costs C$ 331 per week (C$ 47 per day).
On average a rental car in Saskatoon costs C$ 1,420 per month (C$ 47 per day).
Car enthusiasts will be happy to hear that all sizes of vehicles are well suited for the streets of Saskatoon. Large cars – like trucks and SUVs – and smaller makes – like sedans and compacts – will all fit comfortably on the downtown roads and the suburban streets. Even the parking spaces in the downtown area are large enough to accommodate a wide range of vehicle sizes.
Residential areas in Saskatoon feature speed limits of 30 to 40 km/h (19 to 25 mph), while on urban roads and in built-up areas the speed limit goes up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On freeways and interstates, the speed limit ranges from 80 to 110 km/h (50 to 68 mph).
Fortunately for drivers, gas is fairly cheap in Saskatoon at just around $0.95 CAD ($0.70 USD) per liter of gas, which is $3.60 CAD ($2.67 USD) per gallon.
If you plan on visiting the downtown area and the central business district, parking garages will be your main go-to option. Outside of those areas, though, street-side parking will be more than sufficient. Street parking is also available downtown, but often the parking garages are more than sufficient and are a better bet for finding free parking spots. The average price for parking is about $2.00 CAD ($1.48 USD).