Toronto Pearson International Airport is one of the largest in the world, and is found in Canada, approximately 22.5km, or 14 miles from Downtown Toronto. It serves this city, as well as its metropolitan area and the Golden Horseshoe, an urban conglomeration consisting of around 25% of Canada’s population. The airport is extremely well equipped for the needs of its passengers, and its facilities include car hire companies, such as Alamo Toronto Pearson Airport. Alamo is one of the best-known leisure car rental companies in the world, and is able to provide competitive car hire rates at all their airport branches.
Alamo has rental branches around the world, and at most major airports. They are very popular for providing vehicles for leisure travel, and have introduced many services to promote and encourage holiday car rentals. Their customers also always receive a fun, low-cost but high-value car rental experience, and enjoy cars which are in good mechanical condition. Over Alamo’s thirty odd years of experience, they have revolutionised options regarding collision damage waiver insurance, and have introduced a customised rental agreement the size of an airline ticket. They were also the first car hire company to offer online booking capabilities. For car rental at Toronto Airport, online reservations are best, and customers should try to request the vehicle they need as early as possible.
There are two terminal buildings at Toronto Airport, but the car hire companies have rental counters for each terminal. They are located in the parking garage of the terminal buildings, which is accessible on foot from the arrival areas. The two terminal buildings are connected by a people mover system known as the Link Train, and this train also runs to the car park of the airport, which is too far for walking. Some of the car hire companies have their vehicles parked in areas that are linked to the terminal by the Link Train as well. The Toronto Pearson Airport car hire companies are open from 06:00 to 01:30, which cover the main times when arrival flights are expected at the airport. Alamo’s hours of operation may vary on public holidays.
To rent a car from Alamo, the primary renter will need to be at least 21 years of age, and must be the holder of a major credit card and valid drivers license. Many credit cards are accepted at the rental location of Toronto Airport, and debit cards may even be used for payments that are required at the end of the rental period. Debit cards are not, however, accepted when the vehicle is being collected. Driving licenses should show a safe driving record, and may need to be held by the person for a year or two prior to the rental period. Other documents may be required, such as a return airline ticket and proof of residential address. Contact Alamo if you would like to find out if you will need an International Driving Permit as well. Although 21 is the minimum age requirement at this rental location, there may be vehicles that cannot be hired by younger renters, and there are usually extra fees for younger drivers listed on the rental contract.
The Toronto Pearson Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of quality vehicles for hire, and from Alamo, all vehicles are divided into various car groups. The SUV categories are quite popular rentals, and most vehicles in these categories can seat five passengers. There are also those which can seat seven, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and the Chevrolet Suburban, in the Fullsize SUV and Premium SUV categories. Other SUVs may include the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge. Passenger vans which can seat seven people are similar to the Dodge Grand Caravan, and for up to fifteen people, the Chevrolet Express can be hired. Economy and Compact cars are much smaller, but usually have lower rental rates, and are excellent for city driving. They are similar to the Suzuki Swift and Nissan Versa. Midsize cars may include the Dodge Caliber, Standard cars are like the Ford Fusion and Fullsize rentals include the Chevrolet Impala.
Most cars hired have automatic transmissions, and come with nice features such as air conditioning, power locks and windows and even cruise control and power mirrors. Many vehicles have a large space for luggage as well, storing up to five or six luggage items. Automatic cars are also used when a disabled customer requests the use of Alamo hand control equipment from Toronto Pearson Airport. Hand controls are a device that operates the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle, and may include a steering wheel knob. They are also free of charge, but require an advanced reservation. Other items are also available for hire from Alamo, such as child seats and satellite navigation systems. These items will have additional charges.
Alamo one way hires can be selected when hiring a vehicle online, and are convenient for many passengers, as the vehicle can be returned to a rental location other than Toronto Pearson Airport. One way hires may be driven to all cities in Canada, including the nearby areas of Barrie, London and Peterborough, and even to cities in the United States of America, such as Detroit or Cleveland. Vehicles that are going to be driven out of the country may be referred to as cross-border rentals, and may be more expensive than ordinary rentals.
Find out all details regarding Canadian car hire options from Alamo, Toronto Pearson Airport.
Toronto Intl Arpt (YYZT71)
Pearson International Airport
Toronto, ON L5P1A2
Telephone Number: (905)6764000
Fax Number: (905)671-2763