By getting a car hire at Windsor Airport, you will set yourself up for easy and flexible travel throughout the entirety of your trip. Whether you are headed from the terminal into Windsor, Ontario, or across the border, your own vehicle will ensure that you can enjoy yourself at your own pace, without needing to worry about public transport schedules or fares. By booking your vehicle ahead of time for the airport you can easily select a vehicle type that best suits your travel needs and have it waiting for you when you land, letting you get on the road right away.
Although the airport is located in Canada, given its proximity to the Canada/USA border many travellers may wish to travel into nearby cities in the United States such as Detroit via the Detroit/Windsor tunnel located roughly 8 miles from the terminal. Conveniently, most providers will allow you to use your Windsor Airport car hire in both the USA and Canada. Usually, this will be included in the cost of the hire at no extra fee, which gives your vehicle extra flexibility as taxis across the border tend to cost significantly extra.
If you're travelling in the colder months you may wish to get snow tires for your vehicle. These are offered by most providers for a small extra fee. We recommend getting snow tyres if you'll be driving in snow or possibly icy conditions, especially if you aren't used to it. You can also opt for snow chains if they're available and we recommend asking the staff to assist you in fitting and removing them if you haven't used them before.
The best time to pick up your car hire at Windsor Airport will most likely be in the afternoon and evening, between 12:00 and 21:00 as this is when most provider's offices are open. If you wish to avoid queues it will likely be less busy in the evenings between 17:00 and 21:00. To return your vehicle you can opt for after-hours drop-off, which may need to be arranged when you pick up your vehicle.
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FAQs about renting a car at Windsor Airport
Avis and National both offer 24h returns. If you're returning outside of their staffed hours you can simply place your keys and paperwork into the appropriate drop-box located just outside their offices. Budget and Avis have the longest staffed opening hours, between 12:00 and 22:30 during the week and 9:00 and 16:00 on the weekend. Avis also has a loyalty program and this location includes express pick-up services for members of that program. If you usually prefer to pay by debit, while all providers require a credit card for deposit, Avis allows you to use a debit card for payment when you return the vehicle.
You will need your driver's license, which can be in English or French, if it's in another language you will also need an international driver's license. You will also need to present your passport as well as an accepted credit card. We recommend checking ahead with your chosen provider about what credit cards they accept.
You can find on-site car hire at Windsor Airport conveniently located just across from the domestic Baggage Claim hall. To get there from the International Arrivals hall, go through border security and exit into the main hall. The desks will be located ahead on the left, just past check-in. Once staff have gone over your booking and paperwork they will direct you to your vehicle located in the pick-up and return lots just outside the terminal.
On average a rental car at Windsor Airport costs C$ 95 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 70/day) and Budget (C$ 72/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Windsor Airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Enterprise, and Avis.