Victoria International Airport is one of Canada’s most important airports. It is not as large as Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto or Vancouver, but is the second busiest airport in British Columbia, and handles around 1.5 million passengers per annum. The airport is known by its IATA code of YYJ, and is found on the Saanich Peninsula, approximately 22km, or 14 miles from the city of Victoria. It is also very nearby to Sidney. Passengers who would like to travel the area will be best off renting a car from one of the car hire companies at the airport such as Avis Victoria International Airport. Avis provides high quality vehicles for business and leisure travellers, and offers very competitive car rental rates.
Victoria International Airport consists of a single terminal building that has all the facilities that are required by its arriving and departing passengers. There are several shops and restaurants, free wireless internet connections, public telephones, two ATMs and business workstations. The airport also has children’s play areas and a VIP lounge. In the next ten years the airport plans to expand its terminal with an upper hold room area and two extra loading bridges, and in the next twenty years, the airport should be equipped with U.S. border preclearance facilities and an additional car park. Currently, arriving passengers will find two baggage reclaim carousels for domestic flights and one for international flights, and once they have collected their baggage, may proceed directly to the Victoria International Airport care hire companies that have rental counters in the arrival area. Avis is open at this car rental location from 06:30 to midnight, seven days a week. Avis’ vehicles are parked nearby the terminal, therefore no further form of transport is required when hiring a vehicle from Victoria Airport.
In general, anyone 21 years of age or older may hire a vehicle from Avis in Canada, however, persons younger than 25 will pay higher rental rates. The underage fee from Avis will cost $35.00 CAD per day and per young driver registered on the rental contract. Luxury cars, Minivans, 12-Passenger Vans, Specialty cars and SUVs may also not be hired by younger drivers. All car rental customers should have a major credit card, such as American Express, AT&T, Discover, Diner’s Club, Diner’s Club Int’l, GE Capital, Mastercard, Visa, Peterson, Howell and Heather (PHH), JCB and Sears. Avis accepts these cards at their rental locations in Canada, as well as Avis Charge Cards. Although debit cards are not accepted at the beginning of the rental period, they may be used to make the final payment for the vehicle.
Although most customers return their vehicle to Victoria International Airport, one way hire services can be arranged from Avis. One way hires allow the customer to deliver their vehicle to a different car rental location, usually within the country of Canada. Avis has rental locations at most of the Canadian Airports, and at many downtown locations as well. Rented cars can be driven to many lovely areas nearby Victoria Airport, such as the Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, the city of Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Nanaimo, which is just 110km away. Lake Cowichan is another popular area, and to the west is the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Upon the return of your rented car, regardless of the return location, it will be checked for any new damages, besides reasonable wear and tear. The car should have a full tank of fuel if fuel was not purchased at the beginning of the rental period, or should be returned as empty as possible if fuel was purchased. Avis may also be able to re-fuel the vehicle at an additional cost should there be no time to stop for fuel on the way to the return location.
The Victoria International Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles for hire, and they are mostly divided into various car groups. The more affordable cars from Avis are found in the Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories, and could be similar to the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Accent Sedan and the Chrysler 200 Sedan. Fullsize cars are similar to the Chevrolet Impala, and cars that are ideal for customers who prefer luxury are similar to the Chrysler 300 Limited and the Chrysler 300 Hemi. Of course, Premium and Luxury cars come with a higher price tag. Convertibles could be possible to arrange from Avis, and Minivans are often chosen by groups of travellers, as the Dodge Grand Caravan can seat up to seven passengers. Avis’ range of larger vehicles also include SUVS, similar to the Ford Escape, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban and Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Drivers who are looking for something a little more interesting for their journey in Victoria, Canada, can try one of Avis’ Specialty categories, which include the Volkswagen Beetle, Jeep Wrangler, Lincoln Navigator, Dodge Challenger RT, Hyundai Genesis, Fiat 500 Sport, BMW 328I, Fiat 500 Convertible, Cadillac CTS and the Ford Mustang GT Convertible. An early reservation is recommended to ensure that your ideal cars is ready and waiting at Victoria International Airport, and that you have all the items of equipment needed for your journey. Avis child seats and satellite navigation systems can be hired, as well as Avis hand controls for disabled drivers. From the rental location of Victoria Airport, hand controls are free of charge, and are used on certain types of vehicles with an automatic transmission. Hand controls will require an advanced reservation, as they will need to be fitted to the vehicle.
All further car rental details are available from Avis, Victoria International Airport.
Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
131-1640 Electra Boulevard
Sidney, BC, V8L 5V4, CA
Telephone Number: (1) 250-656-6033