The basic car hire documents in Alberta include a valid driver’s licence and one of the major credit cards. Non-residents might need an International Driver's Licence and a passport for identification to hire a car. Some Alberta car hire agencies offer an extra car-hire protection insurance package to hirers (acts as a collision damage waiver and basic hire car insurance). Check to see if your car hire package includes additional protection insurance and read and understand the details of the given policy. Other car hire companies may only have hire car cover and will require that you buy a separate insurance policy.
Once you pick up your vehicle from your car hire agency, it’s important that you observe traffic rules and other road regulations from the beginning. Always drive on the right-hand side of the road. The law also prohibits drivers from making U-turns at traffic lights unless there's a "U-Turn Permitted" sign on display. Drivers are also banned from texting while on the road.
Drivers and passengers should ensure that they are comfortably buckled up before setting off. The driver is responsible for ensuring children between the ages of six and 15 wear an authorised children's seat belt depending on individual weight and height. The law also applies to children younger than six years but weighing at least 18 kg.
25% of our users found rental cars in Alberta for ₹ 6,913 or less
Book your rental car in Alberta at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Standard rental cars in Alberta are around -43% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Alberta
On average a car hire in Alberta costs ₹ 4,226 per day.
Compact (Hyundai Venue or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alberta.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Dollar (₹ 3,280/day), Budget (₹ 3,860/day) and Thrifty (₹ 4,105/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Alberta are Driving Force (8.6, 69 reviews), Alamo (8.5, 169 reviews), and National (8.4, 53 reviews).
Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Alberta are Calgary (97% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Alberta), Edmonton (3%) and Banff (1%).
On average a car hire in Alberta costs ₹ 55,414 per week (₹ 7,916 per day).
On average a car hire in Alberta costs ₹ 237,487 per month (₹ 7,916 per day).
Hiring a car in Alberta enables you to cover more ground at an affordable rate wherever you want. A hire car provides convenience and flexibility in travelling from one point to another. You also save much time, since you don't have to worry about bus schedules or waiting around for public transportation to facilitate your trips. Alberta is a magnificent place to hit the highways and open roads with an independent set of wheels. Turn up the radio and enjoy the uncompromised liberty of exploring all the hidden gems scattered across its most popular cities and celebrated destinations, including Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray and Red Deer.
Driving conditions in Alberta are pretty friendly, even for newbies. If you're coming from Montana, driving across the border into the province is surprisingly quick and easy. Also, Alberta highways are moderately busy, and the various road and traffic signs are very clear. Alberta Road Department has ensured that construction work along motorways is minimal, to avoid distractions and long backups and consequently, time wastage. In most of Alberta, it is not surprising to find an extra lane that's purely dedicated to vehicles moving faster than the regular flow of traffic. This makes it easier for faster drivers to pass slower traffic, when necessary. It’s crucial to keep in mind the time of year and season when hiring a car in Alberta. For example, during the summer months, it’s wise to pick a car that has air conditioning and is not susceptible to heating up excessively; whereas, during the winter season, it’s a good idea to choose a vehicle with good traction and stability control, to avoid skidding on icy roads during snow storms.
Currently in Alberta, you must be at least 21 years old to hire a car. Some Alberta car hire agencies allow younger drivers to hire vehicles, but you’ll need to check with them individually. A “young driver fee” generally applies to those under the age of 25, which is used to cover the risk of accidents and damages, while they may only be able to hire certain types of vehicles. You should read any fine print carefully to avoid unpleasant surprises involving costs, since policies differ from dealer to dealer.