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St. John's, NL, Canada
23 Jun — 30 Jun
Same drop-off
St. John's, NL, Canada
Wed 23/6
Noon
Wed 30/6
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St. John's car rental Information

Pick-up locationSt. John's
Rental locations16
Airport locations10

St. John's car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 61/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (76 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Enterprise
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 738 3900
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
79 Kenmount Road+1 709 722 9480
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
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From C$ 90/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
National
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 4307
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From C$ 62/dayRated #3
Avis
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 6620
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 9
  • 9
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From C$ 69/dayRated #4
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 722 8383
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.6
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From C$ 69/dayRated #5
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
220 Kenmount Road+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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From C$ 65/dayRated #6
Budget
8.2 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway+1 709 747 1234
Monday09:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:59
Wednesday09:00 - 23:59
Thursday09:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:59
Sunday09:00 - 23:59
136 Airport Road+1 709 778 2950
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8
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From C$ 60/dayRated #7
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
8.2 Excellent (21 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
4 Graig Dobbins Way+1 709 726 0795
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.9
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From C$ 66/day
Dollar
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
220 Kenmount Road+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
4 Craig Dobbins Way+1 866 434 2226
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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Sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
80 Craig Dobbin´s Way
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
92 Elizabeth Avenue
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127 travellers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.7

Car rental locations in or near St. John's

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 82/day

Good deal

C$ 61/day

When to book a rental car in St. John's

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in St. John's

  • A rental car is the perfect way to explore not only St. John's, but the whole of Newfoundland, as most of its best places can't be accessed without four wheels. There are so many scenic routes to drive along that it will be hard to choose, but driving to St. Anthony on the northern tip of the island is a popular option, as you can take your time and even stay overnight in the charming towns as you make your way there.
  • All the big car rental companies can be found at St. John's International Airport (YYT), which is located less than 10 km (6.2 miles) from downtown St. John's. Car rental services are situated in the Baggage Claim area of the airport's main terminal. If you're heading there during high tourism season (May-September), you should book your car in advance.
  • The Trans-Canada Highway connects St. John's to other cities and towns around Newfoundland and, although the highway is in great condition, you will likely encounter sharp curves while driving through these hills. Always stay alert when driving on the island, as moose roam around freely and sometimes cause accidents. Stop the car and wait for the animals to fully disappear if you bump into them.
  • Although traffic is quite tame when compared to other big Canadian cities, rush hour traffic (between 7 and 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m.) can affect certain areas of St. John's, particularly Parkway, which is made up of three roads funneling into a single route. Most heavy construction work takes place during summer, so take that into consideration in case you have to be somewhere by a specific time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in St. John's for C$ 61 or less
  • Book your rental car in St. John's at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in St. John's are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in St. John's

  • Some car rental companies in St. John's which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Thrifty

  • On average a hire car in St. John's costs C$ 82 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in St. John's is Enterprise (8.7, 80 reviews).

  • The average gas price in St. John's is C$ 5.75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 69 and C$ 92, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in St. John's.

  • Car rental companies onsite at St John's airport include Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from St John's airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget, Alamo, Dollar, Avis and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in St. John's costs C$ 68 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in St. John's costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in St. John's costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

  • In St. John's, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 79 Kenmount Road (4 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in St. John's costs C$ 577 per week (C$ 82 per day).

  • On average a rental car in St. John's costs C$ 2,471 per month (C$ 82 per day).

  • If you're just driving in the city, a small, compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. If you're traveling through Newfoundland, you may prefer an SUV, and in the summer months a convertible may be a great option as it allows you to drive with the top down through the scenic routes. Families can opt for a minivan.

  • The speed limit within the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), but it can be lower in certain residential areas, in which case signs will be posted. Speed limits on rural roads can range from 60 to 80 km/h (37 to 50 mph), and on highways they range from 100 to 110 km/h (62 to 68 mph).

  • The average gas prices in St. John's are about $4.66 CAD ($3.49 USD) per gallon. Average prices can go as low as $4.03 CAD ($3.02 USD) per gallon and as high as $5.36 CAD ($4.01 USD) per gallon. Gas in Canada is expressed in Canadian dollars per liter. There are very few big cities across Newfoundland, so plan your refueling stops well so you don't run out of gas.

  • Street parking in St. John's must be paid between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parking meters usually have a two-hour time limit, and cost about $0.25 CAD for 10 minutes. Some streets may observe overnight parking restrictions during winter due to snow clearing operations. Brunswick Square shopping center also offers free parking on weekends.