Toronto Pearson Airport can also be referred to as the Lester B. Pearson International Airport, or simply as the Pearson Airport, as it named after the late Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson. It is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, and has the official code of YYZ. Over 30 million passengers pass through Toronto Pearson Airport every year, and it is a major gateway to the most densely populated area of the country. Car hire options are available from companies such as Hertz Toronto Pearson Airport, and Hertz is well known around the world for providing quality car rental services.
Hertz is the longest standing car rental company in the world, as they have over ninety years of experience in the industry. They are also very popular for their wide range of vehicles for hire, their friendly customer service and their innovative car rental products. At many of their locations, vehicles can even be hired by their specific makes and models, whereas from most car hire companies, cars can only be selected by category. Hertz is available at all the major airports, and at many downtown locations as well.
The Toronto Pearson Airport car rental companies are found in the parking garages that are located adjacent to the two terminal buildings which handle all arrival and departure flights. Terminal 1 is the larger of the two buildings, and is actually considered as the eleventh largest airport terminal in the world, as it covers a total surface area of 464,000 square metres. There are two car rental offices for most of the car hire companies at Toronto Airport, one for each terminal, and their rental cars are parked on the airport grounds. However, the Link Train may be needed in order to reach the vehicles. This is the people mover system of the airport, and it travels between the terminals, to the car parking areas and to the Sheraton Hotel at Terminal 3. The Link Train is free to use and accessible to disabled passengers.
Passengers renting a car in Canada will need to be at least 21 years of age, and must show a valid drivers license upon collection of the vehicle. Advanced online bookings are usually preferable, as cheaper rental rates are then often achieved. It also brings peace of mind in knowing that your ideal car is waiting for your arrival at the airport. At Toronto Airport, Hertz is open from 06:00 to 01:00, seven days a week, and will also wait to meet arrival flights which have been delayed. Vehicles which are not arranged as a Hertz one way hire can be returned to the location of Toronto Airport, and may also be returned out-of-office hours. The drop-off point for early morning hours is at the kiosk in the parking lots of both terminals. From Toronto Airport, one way hire services are convenient for passengers who will be leaving from another airport, or who are perhaps travelling more extensively, as it allows the rented car to be delivered to another rental location.
At the beginning of the rental period, the vehicle will have a full tank of fuel, and should be returned with a full tank if fuel was not purchased. This is usually the case for short rental periods, but for longer periods, fuel must be purchased and the car should be returned as empty as possible, as no refunds are given for unused fuel. In general, the city of Toronto is quite easy to navigate, as the streets are mainly in a grid pattern. It is also easy to drive your rented car to nearby towns, such as London, which is about 192km from Toronto. If you are unfamiliar with the road network surrounding Toronto, a satellite navigation system can be hired from Hertz. The system is known as the Hertz NeverLost In-Car Navigation System, and is a state-of-the art device with many useful features. It is well worth the extra few dollars charged for its rental. From your chosen Toronto Pearson Airport car hire company, ensure that you have the emergency numbers to contact should anything go wrong with the vehicle, and that you are comfortable with the workings of the vehicle before leaving the airport.
Standard cars from Hertz at this rental location include the Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Sentra, Dodge Avenger, Chevrolet Impala, Buick Lucerne and the Volvo S80. There is also a large selection of 4WD/SUV/Minivan vehicles available, such as the Chrysler Grand Caravan, Ford Escape, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GM Tahoe, Ford Flex, GM Suburban, Lincoln Navigator and the Mercedes GLK350. These larger cars are ideal for groups of travellers, or for those who prefer to drive SUVs. Convertibles from Hertz’s Canadian locations include the Ford Mustang and the Volvo C70. Most cars come with an automatic transmission, and this type of car is also used when a passenger requests Hertz hand controls. Hand control equipment is ideal for a person with a lower limb disability, and is hired free of charge from Toronto Pearson Airport. Hand controls will require an advanced reservation.
Families travelling with young children, or babies, are also advised to hire a child seat from Hertz. The age of the child should be specified in order to receive the correct size of seat. At Hertz, Toronto Airport, frequent renters who belong to the Hertz #1 Club Gold will receive Gold Counter Service, and all the other benefits which come with the membership. A frequent renter as defined by Hertz is anyone who has rented three or more times in a twelve month period. Occasional renters, however, can join the Hertz #1 Club, and also save time and money each time they rent a car.
Contact Hertz Toronto Pearson Airport for all further car rental information.
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto (Toronto), Ontario L5P 1B2
Telephone Number: 416-674-2020
Fax Number: 905-676-0225