St. John's car rentals

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St. John's car rental information

Pick-up location St. John's
Rental locations 17
Airport locations 10

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in St. John's

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (42 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Enterprise
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 738 3900
Monday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
79 Kenmount Road
+1 709 722 9480
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
13 Jul 2018
Cons: Didn't get the compact car; had to choose a pickup truck with worse gas mileage, and even then there were only 3 left; people behind us in line would have gotten nothing
10.0 Excellent
13 May 2016
Give your review a headline
Pros: Great service at the counter both on pick up and drop off. Car was fantasitc around the city and the price was unbeatable. I would use them again the next time I'm in St. John's.
9.6 Excellent
7 Jun 2016
Pros: The car was great! We were expecting a Hyundai but got a Fiat instead.
Cons: They took almost 40 minutes to get the car ready after I arrived to pick it up.
4.8 Okay
28 Jun 2016
Far too expensive!
Cons: In city availability was very poor, requiring a taxi ride to the airport for pick up. Cost was extraordinary at $120 per day for a very ordinary car.
6.8 Good
14 Aug 2016
Expensive, they don't answer the phone
Pros: Nice car, no hassle
Cons: Price too high. No availability in summer. So I went 4days without a car before I got one. Also the airport office never answers the phone or returns messages. I left 4 messages over 3 days before someone finally answered my next call.
8.0 Excellent
8 Sep 2016
Tough Long Weekend to Rent
Pros: Nice car, included navigation and satellite radio. Great discount for onsite gas fill up at drop off. Friendly staff.
Cons: Not right class/model ready for pick up. Slight upgrade charge. Confusing drop off area.
8.8 Excellent
9 Sep 2016
Pros: Counter staff was great and very helpful.
Cons: Had a musty smell, car wasnt ready when I landed.
10.0 Excellent
5 Oct 2016
Pros: I liked the brand new s u v and the fact that the mileage was free. Customer service was super friendly leaving and returning. They made a car rental very easy and painless. Thanks for everything I would highly recommend Enterprise for anyone renting a car.
Cons: no complanints.
9.2 Excellent
19 Oct 2016
Easy pick up and drop off
Pros: Very little paperwork
8.4 Excellent
13 Aug 2017
It was easy!
Pros: I like the fact they are right at the bottom of the stairs by baggage pick up.
Cons: The cost of an economy car for a week is very high.
Rated no. 2
Avis
avis
10.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Avis
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 722 6620
Monday00:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 23:59
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08:00 - 23:59
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08:00 - 23:59
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08:30 - 23:59
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08:30 - 23:59
136 Airport Road
+1 709 778 2950
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 9.3
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  • 8.7
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
19 Jul 2016
Great customer service.
Pros: Quick and efficient, no up-sells.
10.0 Excellent
21 Oct 2019
Pros: Really helpful, friendly staff
Rated no. 3
National
national
10.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
National
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 722 4307
Monday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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  • 10.0
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
31 May 2017
Excellent deal
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
28 May 2018
Service
Pros: Everyone was happy and easy to deal eith
Rated no. 4
Thrifty
thrifty
9.3 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in St. John's
Thrifty
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 877 283 0898
Monday00:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 23:59
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06:00 - 23:59
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06:00 - 23:59
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06:00 - 23:59
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06:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 23:59
220 Kenmount Road
+1 877 283 0898
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
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
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 9.5
  • 9.0
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
24 Jun 2017
Reasonable Rate
Pros: Nice car, low mileage, free upgrade
Cons: Short wait for clean car
9.2 Excellent
15 Dec 2017
Accommodating
Pros: They came in early to accommodate our schedule.
Cons: Windshield wipers needed replacement - no small thing in Newfoundland winter.
10.0 Excellent
27 Jul 2019
Pros: Everything went smoothly.
Cons: Nothing. All was good
10.0 Excellent
17 Jun 2019
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.
Rated no. 5
Alamo
alamo
8.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Alamo
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 722 8383
Monday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
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07:00 - 23:59
  • 9.0
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Recent reviews
7.6 Good
29 Aug 2017
Quick service
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.
9.6 Excellent
17 Sep 2019
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.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
7.7 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in St. John's
Hertz
Locations in St. John's
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
  • 7.6
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 7.9
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
21 Jun 2018
Not a great experience.
Pros: The vehicle was fine
Cons: Location is NOT at the airport, but was charged $34 for premium location! Great confusion over the booking price and the price at the pick up location.
10.0 Excellent
13 Jul 2018
Excellent
Pros: Quality of service, expanded things clearly, vehicle was clean inside and out....
10.0 Excellent
27 Nov 2018
Great Service at Hertz
Pros: Such friendly staff that were extremely helpful
4.8 Okay
8 Aug 2018
Car was dirty
Cons: Car was dirty from the previous renter. Upon pickup we were promised a discount. However when we returned the car we were told we could not get a discount as we had already prepaid. Ended up with a voucher.
7.2 Good
21 Aug 2018
Very disorganized
Pros: Shuttle efficient. Car was clean and worked well
Cons: Did not have a record of my pre payment. Had the wrong return date on the reservation. Had the wrong outgoing mileage on the reservation. Had 6500 kms listed but mileage was significantly more.Took three times to have info corrected prior to drop off of car
8.0 Excellent
9 Sep 2018
Pick-up in Deer Lake - Return in St. Johns
Pros: I drove the Tuscon over 2700 km during the 11 day rental period, and it was comfortable, roomy, pleasant to drive and reliable.
Cons: I returned the vehicle at St. Johns, Newfoundland. The location of the off-airport return site was not provided in the rental documents, and I had some delays in trying to find it. Fortunately, the shuttle ride back to the airport with our luggage was prompt and pleasant. The rental agents handled the return quickly and professionally.
10.0 Excellent
18 Sep 2018
Pros: Great fast service. No fuss no muss.
10.0 Excellent
23 Sep 2018
Pros: Very good car and very good service.
Cons: No anything I didn't like.
6.0 Good
8 Oct 2018
Pros: Staff was excellent
Cons: Car was a lemon
10.0 Excellent
8 Nov 2018
Great Customer Service
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
Rated no. 7
Budget
7.3 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in St. John's
Budget
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
+1 709 747 1234
Monday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 23:59
136 Airport Road
+1 709 778 2950
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
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  • 6.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
19 Nov 2017
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.
8.0 Excellent
29 Aug 2018
Good
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.
9.2 Excellent
22 Sep 2018
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!
10.0 Excellent
16 Nov 2019
Pros: Customer service was awesome
Dollar
dollar
2 locations in St. John's
Dollar
Locations in St. John's
220 Kenmount Road
+1 866 434 2226
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday
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
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in St. John's
Sunnycars
Locations in St. John's
100 World Parkway
80 Craig Dobbin´s Way
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in St. John's
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in St. John's
92 Elizabeth Avenue
70 travellers who rented a car in St. John's gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

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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.
  • Book your rental car in St. John's at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in St. John's

What is the best rental car company in St. John's?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in St. John's are Enterprise (8.5, 12878 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2246 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4183 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in St. John's?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in St John s?

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.

What's the speed limit in St John s?

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).

How are gas prices in St John s?

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.

Where are the best places to park in St John s?

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.

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