Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Calgary Airport

Car Hire Calgary Airport

Calgary in Alberta, Canada is the gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. Car hire from Calgary Airport is one of the easiest ways to get around the region, you can find the best car hire deal available with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Calgary Airport

Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar and Hertz all operate from within Calgary Airport in the dedicated Rental Car Centre. This can be found across the road after leaving the airport terminal building.
Discount Car Rental and Routes both offer car rental from the airport, these are located off site and a shuttle bus is available from Bus Bay #6 to take you to your car. Four wheel drive cars would be recommended if you are planning on driving in the Rockies during the winter months.

Petrol Stations near Calgary Airport

If you hire a car from Calgary Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

There are a number of service stations surrounding the airport. An Esso Station is located to the south of the airport on McKnight Boulevard NE, in the north of the airport in Country Hills there is a Shell Station on Country Hills Boulevard NE and a Mohawk Station on Coventry Drive NE.

Driving around Calgary Airport

After leaving the airport on Airport Trail you can quickly reach the Deerfoot Trail Interstate which gives you easy access to Calgary, Edmonton and the Trans-Canada Highway.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to Alberta, Canada which can be easily reached from Calgary Airport


The nearby Rocky Mountains combined with the vibrant city atmosphere makes Calgary an ideal destination for those looking to enjoy the outdoors and the arts and festivals that the cosmopolitan city of Calgary has to offer.

Driving from Calgary Airport to Downtown Calgary will take approximately 25 minutes, via the freeway heading south.
There are lots of paid parking lots and on street car parking available at convenient points throughout the city. Calgary is one of the least congested cities in Canada which can make driving an enjoyable experience however you should still bear in mind there may be some delays during evening rush hour periods.


Banff, one of Canada’s top tourist destinations is a resort town located within the Banff National Park. The national park is home to stunning views, miles of spectacular scenery hot springs, lakes and ski resorts making Banff a must-visit.

Calgary Airport to Banff is a 143km, 1.5 hour drive via the AB-1 road heading west. The last leg of the journey is through the national park where you will be surrounded by mountains and forests.
On street parking is available in some areas of the town, these are marked by parking signs but can be difficult to find spaces in peak periods. If you are staying in a hotel in Banff, check for parking available as many attractions in the town are walking distance away.

Red Deer

Located between Edmonton and Calgary, Red Deer is known for its outdoor activity opportunities and the exciting Canadian atmosphere. The town is home to The Waskakoo Park, Normandeau and Bower Ponds.

Calgary Airport to Red Deer is a 1.5 hour, 134km drive via the Deerfoot Trail Freeway heading north through small towns on the way such as Crossfield.
Plenty of paid parking spaces are available in Red Deer. Within the central zone you can park for up to 2 hours, in the outer zones you can park for up to 8 hours.

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