Calgary International Airport is found in the Alberta region of Canada, and serves the large city of Calgary. It is particularly nearby the areas of Thorncliffe, Tuxedo Park, Falconridge and Martindale, and is situated approximately 17km, or 11 miles northeast of downtown Calgary. It has the official IATA code of YYC, and serves around 12 million passengers per annum. Transport is available for passengers by public buses, but many prefer to rent a car, from Calgary Airport car hire companies such as Alamo. Alamo is the ideal choice of car rental company for leisure travellers, and has a wide range of vehicles for hire.
The airport Car Rental Centre is found on the departure level, across the roadway from the main terminal building, and is within walking distance of the arrival areas. The car rental companies, including Alamo, can also be accessed from the elevator lobby, across the arrivals roadway. The vehicles of Alamo are found level 2 of the parkade, which is also within walking distance of the Car Rental Centre. Alamo has been a reliable car rental company for well over thirty years, providing their customers with late-model vehicles and excellent customer service. They are particularly experienced in provided rentals for holiday travels, and offer many vehicles which are ideal for city and long-distance driving. Alamo was the first car rental company to introduce real-time booking capabilities on the internet, and had the only Online Check-in system in 2005. The company’s mission is to provide a fun, low-cost, high-value rental experience for all travellers for leisure purposes.
Alamo Calgary Airport is open seven days a week, from 06:00 to midnight. They may even be open during later or earlier hours, and on bank holidays. Always confirm your time of arrival with Alamo. Many of the Calgary Airport car rental companies also offer the possibility of out-of-office hour returns, as they have key boxes available. Unless a vehicle is arranged as an Alamo one way hire, it is returned to the rental location at Calgary Airport, and to the same parking lot as from where it was collected. Certain car hire companies do offer one way hires, when the vehicle may be returned to a location other than Calgary Airport. One way hire services are therefore convenient for customers who are leaving from a different airport, or who are planning to travel more extensively. Find out from Alamo if cross-border rentals are permitted, should you wish to drive to cities in the United States. The region of Montana is just south of Alberta, with a number of U.S. cities.
In Canada, and at Calgary Airport, Alamo has many vehicles for hire, the majority of which are divided into various car groups. Customers therefore choose a car category, rather than a vehicle by its specific make and model. The smaller cars are hired from the Economy, Compact and Midsize categories, and may be similar to the Suzuki Swift, Nissan Versa and Dodge Caliber, while larger sized cars are available from Minivan and SUV categories. A minivan for seven includes the Dodge Grand Caravan, and SUVs for seven could include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban. Additional SUVs hired from Alamo include the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge. Sometimes a customer requires a car with more elegant and luxurious features, and therefore Alamo has the Premium and Luxury car categories available. They contain vehicles such as the Buick Allure and the Chrysler 300C.
The majority of vehicles hired have automatic transmissions, and a number of other useful features, such as air conditioning, cruise control, power locks and windows and power mirrors. Many have CD players as well. For your hire car from Alamo, various items of optional equipment can be selected, and are best reserved along with the vehicle, in advance of your arrival at Calgary Airport. Child seats are essential for the safety of the younger members of your family, and if you have never driven in Calgary before, a satellite navigation system could be most useful. Various sizes of child seats are available, suitable for infants, toddlers and older children. Disabled drivers at Alamo have options as well, and from Calgary Airport, hand control equipment is often available. Alamo hand controls are ideally used by persons with a lower limb disability, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle. Always request hand controls at least forty-eight hours prior to your arrival at the airport, as they will need to be fitted to the correct type of vehicle.
Car rentals in Canada are usually possible by anyone 21 years of age or older, provided that they have a valid driving license and major credit card in their name. Many credit cards are accepted by the car rental companies of Calgary Airport, including American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. Local driving licenses are accepted, provided that they show a safe driving record, however, foreign renters may need to organise an International Driving Permit before leaving for Canada. An IDP serves as a translation of the local license, and both documents should therefore be kept together. Drivers younger than 25 will be paying higher rental rates, as young driver fees are applicable to their rentals. This is a standard procedure at many of the car rental companies, and at most car rental locations around the world. Always ensure that you have confirmed all documents required by Alamo for your car rental.
Alamo, Calgary Airport, will be able to provide you with best car for your holiday in Alberta, and can provide all further car hire details required.
Calgary International Airport (YYCT71)
2000 Airport Road North East
Calgary, AB T2E 6W5
Telephone Number: (403)543-3985
Fax Number: (403)543-3990