Victoria International Airport is found the Saanich Peninsula of British Columbia, approximately 22km, or 14 miles north northwest of Victoria. This Canadian airport is the ninth busiest in the country, with around 1.5 million passengers every year, and is considered as an important air gateway to the area. It is recognised by its IATA code of YYJ, and is operated by the Victoria Airports Authority. There are ground transport options at the airport, for travel to various areas, but passengers can also rent a car, from one of the Victoria International Airport car hire companies, such as Hertz. Hertz is well known around the world for their professional car rental services and their vehicles of high quality.
The airport of Victoria is modern and well equipped for the arrival of its passengers. It has recently been renovated, and two extra passenger loading bridges have been built. Further improvements will also be made to the airport over the next years, which will include the expansion of the terminal building and U.S. border preclearance facilities. Currently, the airport has many useful facilities, including currency exchange services, ATMs, shops and restaurants, public telephones, children’s play areas and information counters. Arriving passengers will find the Victoria International Airport car rental companies in the arrivals hall, within easy walking distance of the baggage reclaim areas. Hertz has car rental counters within the terminal of the airport, and they are open from 07:00 to 23:30, seven days a week.
At the Hertz car rental counters, the primary renter will be asked to show their valid drivers license and major credit card. Driving licenses issued in Canada or the United States are usually accepted, however, not Canadian G1 and G2 licenses. All drivers who are registered on the rental contract will need to be present. A hold will be placed on the credit card account of the primary renter, for the estimated rental costs that will be due at the end of the rental period. This amount will not be available for use. The major credit cards that are accepted include GE Capital, Discover, Sears, Peterson, Heather and Howell (PHH), Mastercard, Visa and American Express. The credit card should be of the usual size, and not the smaller ‘key-ring’ sized cards. The rented car will be checked for existing damages, and any found should be noted. This will ensure that you are not held liable for any damages that you did not cause. Before leaving Victoria International Airport, make sure that you have all emergency numbers to contact should an accident or breakdown occur, and that you are happy with the workings of the vehicle.
Vehicles hired from Hertz usually have unlimited mileage, therefore you can easily travel to areas that are nearby to Victoria. On the northern side of the peninsula, the airport is close by to Sidney and the Shoal Harbour Bird Sanctuary, and to the south is the city of Victoria, and various regional and provincial parks. The Highway 17 is the easiest route to follow to Victoria from the airport. The Island Highway then leads north to Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Lake Cowichan is also an easy drive in a rented car from Hertz. Hire cars should be returned to Hertz Victoria International Airport, unless a Hertz one way hire is arranged, which allows the vehicle to be returned to a different car rental location. Always confirm all details of your travel itinerary with Hertz, and find out to where the hire car may be driven. From Victoria International Airport, one way hire services may have extra charges.
Vehicles from Hertz in Canada can either be Standard Cars, Convertibles or cars that are found in the 4WD/SUV/Minivan category. The Standard Cars that come with affordable car rental rates could be similar to the Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Sentra and Dodge Avenger. There are also larger cars such as the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Lucerne and Volvo S80. A Minivan from Hertz is the Chrysler Grand Caravan which is capable of seating up to seven passengers, and it has a CD player, an anti-theft device, central locking, dual airbags and a V6 engine. The SUVs available are similar to the Ford Escape, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GM Tahoe, Ford Flex, GM Suburban and Lincoln Navigator. They all have nice features, and the larger SUVs for seven passengers have V8 engines. The Lincoln Navigator is a luxury SUV for eight passengers. Convertibles from Hertz may be similar to the Ford Mustang Convertible and Volvo C70.
Vehicles are always recommended to be hired from Hertz in advance, as car rental at airport locations could be in high demand. It is also recommended to hire additional items of equipment as early as possible. Hertz child seats are available, as well as satellite navigation systems. Hertz hand controls can be requested for drivers with a lower limb disability, and are available free of charge from Victoria International Airport. Hand control equipment requires a reservation at least twenty-four to forty-eight hours prior to your arrival, as it will need to be fitted to the vehicle.
Customers who are fond of Hertz can join the Hertz #1 Club and enjoy a wide range of time and money saving benefits. Customers who rent a car more often (three or more times in a twelve month period) will be invited to join the Hertz #1 Club Gold and will have access to even greater benefits. More information is available from Hertz, Victoria International Airport.
Victoria International Airport
1640 Electra Boulevard
Victoria (Sidney), British Columbia V8L 5V4
Telephone Number: 250-656-2312
Fax Number: 250-656-2357