Yellowknife Airport Car Rentals

Car Rentals

If passengers rented a car, the first thing they need to do is go to the rental booth of the company they made the booking with (Budget, National, etc.). Counters are very easy to find. If commuters walk in the doors off of the tarmac from the plane and keep going straight towards the exit door of the terminal building, the rental car booths are conveniently located just to the right of that door.


The budget counter can be found inside the airport terminal near the baggage claim area. All the cars are parked outside the building within walking distance.

Commuters can follow signs when returning a vehicle. The car can be parked in any Budget space and keys, as well as the contract, returned to the rental desk for check-in.

After-hours return is available at the agency. After parking and locking a car, the completed contract and the keys should be placed in the key dropbox.

At Yellowknife Airport, the minimum age is 25 for all car groups. No underage (18-24) rentals permitted.

At the time of rental, the driver should present a valid driver’s license in the driver’s name.

Licenses required by issuing province to hire a vehicle are: New Brunswick requires Class 7 (level 2 only), Manitoba requires Class 5 Full (F), and Class 5, Ontario requires Class G & G2 and all other provinces need Class 5.

Customers who show a driver’s license in a non-roman alphabet are also requested to provide an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to their valid driver’s license.

Budget operating hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 am - 05:00pm;

Contact information: (1) 867-920-9209



After proceeding to the luggage area, passengers can find the rental counter located on the Airport site about 400 meters from the main terminal outside.

In case of renting a car with an additional driver, both drivers are requested to meet the same rental qualifications. Additional drivers must appear at the rental desk with the primary renter. An additional fee may apply for any additional drivers.

Cars rented in Canada can be driven throughout Canada and the United States.

However, vehicles cannot be driven into Mexico.

Customers who reside in the U.S. Territories or Canada must show a valid, unexpired government-issued driver’s license, which contains a photograph of the customer. Digital licenses are not accepted at National. The driver’s license has to be valid for the entire hire period.

A credit card, with available credit in the renter’s name, also must be presented. The signature on the back should match the title, which is imprinted on the card. Besides, if the customer has an online transaction, the number and name printed on the card provided by renter must match the name and number stored for the online purchase.

The following credit cards are accepted for hire in Canada: VISA, American Express, and MasterCard.

All customers and additional drivers must be 21 or older. All customers must have a valid driver’s license and a major debit card or credit card in their name. Individuals with learners’ or instructional licenses are not eligible to rent.

The underage surcharge for commuters between the ages of 21 and 24 is $20 per day. Customers from the age of 21 to 24 are permitted to rent the following classes: Cargo and Minivans, Pick-up Trucks, Economy through Full-Size cars, and up to a Standard Size SUV.

Working hours: Monday - Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 04:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 08:00 am - 11:45 pm; Sunday: closed;

Contact information: +1 867-920-2970