St. John's car rentals

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St. John's, NL, Canada
5 Jul — 12 Jul
Same drop-off
St. John's, NL, Canada
Tue 5/7
Noon
Tue 12/7
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in St. John's

EconomyC$ 93/day
IntermediateC$ 86/day
StandardC$ 89/day
Full-sizeC$ 91/day
MinivanC$ 264/day
Full-size SUVC$ 198/day
Pick-up truckC$ 156/day
Supplier choiceC$ 93/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 114/day
Compact SUVC$ 114/day
Standard SUVC$ 118/day
Supplier choice sedanC$ 176/day
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St. John's car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.4

Excellent

79 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

8.8

2 locations in St. John's

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100 World Parkway

+1 709 738 3900

Monday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Tuesday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Thursday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Friday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Saturday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Sunday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
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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 - 02:00
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8.0 Excellent

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value. Very service. Good car.

Cons:

I made the mistake of booking at a location that wasn’t at the airport. Cost us $35 for a taxi. Due to Covid they wouldn’t pick us up. That’s lame. Shuttles run. They would have gotten 5 stars otherwise.

10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Cold weather could have been a problem but van was waiting in drop off parking lot. So I’m happy.

10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Didn't press to buy extra insurance (my Geico covers it). Friendly, helpful. Enterprise is my favorite at any worldwide location.

Cons:

A chauffeur (just kidding!). Nothing. Enterprise is great!

2.8 Mediocre

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Way too expensive.

8.4 Excellent

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was great, very automated check in process, appreciated the drop off on the way back to the airport.

Cons:

Noticed after reviewing the bill that we were charged an extra $18/hour when we returned the car 2 minutes past 2 o'clock. Nothing was said about the charge during the closing process (just slipped in). Not very transparent.

10.0 Excellent

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car and good service

1 out of 16

Alamo

10.0

Excellent

8 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.9

One location in St. John's

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100 World Parkway

+1 709 722 8383

Monday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Tuesday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Wednesday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Thursday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Saturday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Sunday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
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9.6 Excellent

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Honestly it’s an airport thing it was confusing after we returned the car to the airport to know who to report to next! Eventually scar was circling with a very nice guy and he checked the car back in but there was10 minutes of wondering first.

7.6 Good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade as they did not have the car we booked available.

Cons:

Price quoted online was very different than that of which we paid once we arrived.

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
Very easy process at St. John's to pick up and drop off the car. All was good!

10.0 Excellent

Aug. 2021

KAYAK
The staff was good at the St Johns Airport even though we had to wait. There was a problem at the number of cars available, but Kayak came through.

9.6 Excellent

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Honestly it’s an airport thing it was confusing after we returned the car to the airport to know who to report to next! Eventually scar was circling with a very nice guy and he checked the car back in but there was10 minutes of wondering first.

7.6 Good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Free upgrade as they did not have the car we booked available.

Cons:

Price quoted online was very different than that of which we paid once we arrived.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

8.0

Excellent

12 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in St. John's

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100 World Parkway

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Thursday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
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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
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4 Craig Dobbins Way

+1 877 283 0898

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went smoothly.

Cons:

Nothing. All was good

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, customer-focused ... even made sure we got a ride home after we dropped it off.

Cons:

The computer program seemed to have a mind of it's own - but the staff person knew just how to make it cooperate - but it did make it more time consuming than it should have been.

9.2 Excellent

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They came in early to accommodate our schedule.

Cons:

Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.

8.0 Excellent

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, low mileage, free upgrade

Cons:

Short wait for clean car

10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
the price was quite elevated compared to other times i have rented, other than the price it was a great car and the service was amazing

8.0 Excellent

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Would like to see Better pricing for long term rentals

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
The Thrifty staff went well beyond the line of duty to assist us. The car we received was an upgrade because of complications that they tried to resolve. I don’t think you can ask for better service than someone hanging around at 2AM at the airport to rent you the car.

10.0 Excellent

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went smoothly.

Cons:

Nothing. All was good

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were exceptionally friendly, professional, customer-focused ... even made sure we got a ride home after we dropped it off.

Cons:

The computer program seemed to have a mind of it's own - but the staff person knew just how to make it cooperate - but it did make it more time consuming than it should have been.

9.2 Excellent

Dec. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They came in early to accommodate our schedule.

Cons:

Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.

1 out of 3

Dollar

7.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in St. John's

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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
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4 Craig Dobbins Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
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7.9 Good

Jul. 2021

KAYAK
I reserved a RAV4 and ended up with a Trailblazer. MPG not as good nor the trunk room. The lady at the Dollar pick up site was very nice.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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4 Graig Dobbins Way

+1 709 726 0795

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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9.2 Excellent

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly.

Cons:

Truck was not ready when I arrived. Had to wait 10 minutes while it was being refueled.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No car!

10.0 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

6.0 Good

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I asked for a shovel as St John’s Newfoundland has just received 20-20 cm snow. They said that they didn’t provide shovels. I had already paid $20 for four snow tires to be installed. I told the individual in charge that I had just had shovel my way out to come ask for a shovel when I realized that the car didn’t have one. We had to look for ways around to avoid windows left by plies or just uncleared streets as we had no means to dig our shelves out of trouble short of buying a shovel if we could find one Roy

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Such friendly staff that were extremely helpful

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I had requested an economy car, when I noticed that they had a KIA Soul ( which I currently own and I’m very familiar with) they had the Kia Soul ready for me. Possible the highlight to my trip to St John’s NL

1 out of 6

Budget

2.0

Mediocre

15 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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100 World Parkway

+1 709 747 1234

Monday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Friday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
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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
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2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Never had the pleasure of driving the rental

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was awesome

9.2 Excellent

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was new and clean. Pick up staff was friendly and efficient. We had a Dodge Charger which had lots of trunk room for luggage for 3. Quite fuel efficient also.

Cons:

Drop off staff was not overly pleasant, however, she was efficient! A snails would have been nice!

8.0 Excellent

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Lots of trunk space, drove nicely and pretty fast/kind pickup/drop off service.

Cons:

I didnt get the vehicle of choice but it worked for what we needed. A little more pricey then I thought it would be and some extra expenses that I had to pay were not outlined when I rented the vehicle such as paying an extra $20 per day because I am under the age of 25.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I will be writing a letter of complaint to Budget concerning the customer service I received at pick-up in Newfoundland. The security agent told me to also complain to the airport as he said she was rude to me. I did not receive the rental. I needed to spend the remainder of the evening and the next morning to arrange a new rental. I went with Enterprise. Good customer service, lower price, better car, etc. I will NEVER rent with budget again.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
Never had the pleasure of driving the rental

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer service was awesome

9.2 Excellent

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was new and clean. Pick up staff was friendly and efficient. We had a Dodge Charger which had lots of trunk room for luggage for 3. Quite fuel efficient also.

Cons:

Drop off staff was not overly pleasant, however, she was efficient! A snails would have been nice!

8.0 Excellent

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Lots of trunk space, drove nicely and pretty fast/kind pickup/drop off service.

Cons:

I didnt get the vehicle of choice but it worked for what we needed. A little more pricey then I thought it would be and some extra expenses that I had to pay were not outlined when I rented the vehicle such as paying an extra $20 per day because I am under the age of 25.

2.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I will be writing a letter of complaint to Budget concerning the customer service I received at pick-up in Newfoundland. The security agent told me to also complain to the airport as he said she was rude to me. I did not receive the rental. I needed to spend the remainder of the evening and the next morning to arrange a new rental. I went with Enterprise. Good customer service, lower price, better car, etc. I will NEVER rent with budget again.

1 out of 2

Avis

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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100 World Parkway

+1 709 722 6620

Monday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:3000:00 - 02:00
Thursday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 02:0008:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Excellent

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Really helpful, friendly staff

10.0 Excellent

Jul. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and efficient, no up-sells.

10.0 Excellent

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Really helpful, friendly staff

10.0 Excellent

Jul. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and efficient, no up-sells.

1 out of 1

National

No score is available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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100 World Parkway

+1 709 722 4307

Monday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
Tuesday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 02:0009:00 - 23:59
Friday09:00 - 23:5900:00 - 02:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was happy and easy to deal eith

10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Lovely car at a very good rate. Good service for a last minute booking.

Cons:

I was not able to extend for one more day at the same rate.

10.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was happy and easy to deal eith

10.0 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Lovely car at a very good rate. Good service for a last minute booking.

Cons:

I was not able to extend for one more day at the same rate.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in St. John's

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100 World Parkway

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80 Craig Dobbin´s Way

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in St. John's

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92 Elizabeth Avenue

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152 travellers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near St. John's

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Average price

C$ 195/day

Good deal

C$ 167/day

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

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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$ 167 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
  • Off-airport rental car locations in St. John's are around 4% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Supplier choice rental cars in St. John's are around -16% cheaper than other car types, on average

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