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Thrifty car rental prices at Edmonton Airport

EconomyC$ 65/day
CompactC$ 65/day
IntermediateC$ 66/day
StandardC$ 64/day
Full-sizeC$ 67/day
MinivanC$ 213/day
PremiumC$ 74/day
Standard SUVC$ 67/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 69/day
Compact SUVC$ 76/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.



"Super friendly at airport."(in 959 reviews)
" for the money, convenient location"(in 2376 reviews)
"Excellent car, excellent "(in 581 reviews)


"The interior was dirty e.g."(in 2245 reviews)
"It was a rental in Edmonton Alberta."(in 2245 reviews)
"Surcharge for 2nd driver - $13 extra"(in 245 reviews)
Overall Rating7.8 GoodBased on 30 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

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Pros:Very friendly staff.Cons:Signage in the garage could have been more clear.Reviewed 6 Feb. 2020
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Pros:NothingCons:Only offered pickup trucks, credit card insurance doesn't coverReviewed 20 Aug. 2019
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Pros:Super friendly staff at airport. Great vehicle. Low rate.Reviewed 4 Mar. 2019
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Pros:Staff were great. Thecar was clean and handled very well.Cons:The tank wasn’t full-full when I picked it up.Reviewed 27 Feb. 2019
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Pros:Everything worked and the rental price was right.Cons:Surcharge for 2nd driver - $13 per day extra... never seen this before.Reviewed 11 Jan. 2019
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Pros:size was good for 8Cons:sometimes storage tight with back seats up but great if back seats down and only five peopleReviewed 7 Jan. 2019
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Pros:The rental agency was easy to find and convenient to the airport. The vehicle was nice and clean and well-maintained. The staff outside in the lot were punctual and helpful.Cons:There was quite a wait to begin our process.The return of the rental car was very time consuming more so than at any other city we have ever rented a vehicle in.Reviewed 27 Nov. 2018
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Pros:Not much at all I liked about this experienceCons:It was a car rental in Edmonton Alberta. they gave us a BC plate car. it was also during a snow storm in November, no winter tires, windshield washers didn't work, gadgets on the screen kept flashing up. worst car rental experience I have ever had.Reviewed 20 Nov. 2018
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keep your original confirmation email and price given!Pros:Car was fine. Heater worked fast and well. Comfortable and easy to drive.Cons:There was a discrepancy between kayak price of $84C and their invoice of $96C returned two hours early. Asian fellow at Hertz/Thrifty desk was rude and didn’t know what he was doing and put me through finding photos of the kayak info and the old email and confirmation etc and then he ended up passing item off to a female agent who got it all fixed and charged me the original Kayak price agreed on. Anxiety over missing the allowed time to get our luggage put through... the whole thing was not my fault but ended up looking like I was the one doing something wrong!!!Reviewed 6 Nov. 2018
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Quick in, quick outPros:Very content. Got off my plane, and was s driving my rental car about 15 minutes later. Friendly staff. Got a nice car for a very decent value.Cons:NothingReviewed 3 Nov. 2018
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Excellent all aroundPros:The quick and easy service at Edmonton airport. And the car was right there! Excellent car, excellent price.Reviewed 18 Oct. 2018
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Pros:Our flight was delayed and they stayed open which was nice.Cons:The car interior was dirty e.g. carpets.Reviewed 24 Sep. 2018
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Thrifty car rentals near Edmonton Airport


1000 Airport Road


Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00


+1 877 283 0898

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport

  • When you land at Edmonton Airport (YEG), you can take a bus, hotel shuttle, airport shuttle, taxi or rental car to the city center, about 30 km away. Choosing to book budget car rentals at Edmonton Airport for the trip is your best choice. The rental car will be convenient and inexpensive for you, more so when you want to explore locations not covered by public transportation. The taxi might initially seem affordable and convenient but remember you will be charged for every second it spends waiting for you to explore the city's attractions like Fred Johns Park, Telford Lake and Dr. Wood House Museum.
  • Getting Budget car rentals at Edmonton Airport is easy. When you arrive, proceed to the airport parkade's Level P1 outside the terminal, where the kiosks are located. The parkade is about 50 meters from the terminal, with the Budget rental center on the far left of the entrance. You can use the free airport shuttle to get to the car rental facility if the distance sounds too far.
  • Returning your Budget car rental is as easy as renting it. At the end of your rental period, drive the rental car to the airport's parkade, take all your belongings and drop your completed contract and car keys at the counter. If you drop the vehicle outside business hours, drop the key and contract in a box in the returns area.
  • The busiest time in Edmonton Airport is during the summer, from June to August. If you will be traveling at this time, be patient because there will likely be long queues at the car rental counter. Booking a car online a week or two before you travel can save you the time spent in the queue and ensure you have a car when you land. Waiting to book Budget car rentals at Edmonton airport after you land or just a few hours before landing can leave you frustrated when you find all cars in your desired class booked.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport for C$ 47 or less
  • Book your rental car at Edmonton Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport

  • What documents do you need to book Budget car rentals at Edmonton Airport?

    When booking a Budget car rental, you need a valid license that proves you have at least one year's driving experience and have no major endorsements. Moreover, you should have a credit card in your name if you are the car's main renter. This credit card should have an adequate limit to cover the car's deposit and rental fees.

  • Do you need extra insurance for Budget car rentals at Edmonton Airport?

    Rental cars are only available for renters who have valid insurance. Nonetheless, you might not need an insurance plan when your initial coverage applies to international pickups and the class of car you rent. You might also not need the insurance when your credit card company gives you extra coverage for rental cars abroad. If you do not have insurance, you can get an excess reduction or full coverage at the Budget car rental counter.

  • What amenities are available at the Edmonton Airport?

    The main advantage of picking up or dropping off your rental car from a large airport like Edmonton Airport is the many amenities you can enjoy. There are volunteers at the airport to help you check your baggage, check in and clear security to ease your travel. As you wait for your rental car or to board your flight, shop and dine at the sixty shops and restaurants in the airport or be entertained by the occasional live musical performances, wide selection of art displays and free Wi-Fi. There are even two hotels, the Fairfield by Marriott EIA and the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel, where you can relax as you wait for your flight.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport costs C$ 75 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport?

    Compact (Jeep Compass or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Edmonton Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Edmonton Airport?

    1000 Airport Road is the closest Thrifty rental location to Edmonton Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Edmonton Airport (YEG)?