Toronto Pearson Airport is found in the Ontario region of Canada, and is the county’s largest airport, with over thirty million passengers per annum. It is a hub for the airline company of Air Canada, and rated as the twenty-third busiest airport in the world for international traffic. The airport also has the official code of YYZ. Its location is approximately 22.5km, or 14 miles northwest of Downtown Toronto, in the municipality of Mississauga. Arriving passengers can rent a car from one of the Toronto Pearson Airport car rental companies, such as National. National Care Hire is famous around the world for providing vehicles of an excellent quality to business travellers, especially at airport locations.
Toronto Airport consists of two large terminal buildings known as Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. They are linked by a people mover system referred to as the Link Train, and this train also takes passengers to the car parks and to the area where some of the cars of the Toronto Pearson Airport car hire companies are parked. The car rental counters of National are found at the parking garages of each terminal, and can be easily accessed from the arrival areas. Directions will then be given by National as to the whereabouts of your vehicle. National is open at this airport location from 06:00am to 01:30am, seven days a week.
Passengers arriving at the airport are recommended to make an advanced reservation for their rented car, as the airport car hire companies are very busy, and will not always have the car you require for your journey. An advanced reservation is also recommended for optional items of equipment needed, for example, a child safety seat and satellite navigation systems. These items will cost a few extra Dollars, but are often essential for a safe and easy journey in Canada. The child seats from National are suitable for infants and toddlers, and booster seats for older children may also be available. National hand controls for disabled drivers can be requested, and are ideally used by persons with a lower limb disability. They are available from the majority of the car hire companies at Toronto Pearson Airport. Hand controls are also free of charge.
National Toronto Pearson Airport has a number of vehicle categories available for their customers. Vehicles are hired by category, rather than by their specific makes and models, and are also priced accordingly. The examples given for the various car groups may not be the vehicle you receive, but the rented car will be similar in size and characteristics. If you do, however, request a specific car, National will do their best to provide it for your rental. Economy cars are light on fuel and easy to drive, and are similar to the Suzuki Swift, while Compact and Midsize cars are slightly larger, and may include the Nissan Versa and Dodge Caliber. Typical features of these cars are an automatic transmission, air conditioning and AM/FM Stereo and CD players. Standard-sized cars from National are like the Ford Fusion and Fullsize cars are similar to the Chevrolet Impala.
Additional types of vehicles from National include Premium and Luxury models, Minivans, SUVs and Pickup trucks. SUVs such as the Ford Escape, Ford Explorer and Ford Edge all seat up to five passengers, but the Chevrolet Tahoe which is a Fullsize SUV has the capacity for seven passengers. Seven people can also hire the Dodge Grand Caravan, and the Chevrolet Express is a Passenger Van for up to fifteen people. Larger cars are more expensive to hire, but can be convenient if you are travelling in a group. Pickup trucks from National may be similar to the Chevrolet Colorado and the Chevrolet Silverado, and Luxury cars include the Chrysler 300C and the Buick Allure. Features of these vehicles include cruise control, power locks and windows, power mirrors, air conditioning and an automatic transmission.
Vehicles hired should be returned to the car park at Toronto Airport unless a National one way has been arranged, in which case the vehicle can be delivered to another National car rental location. This location will need to be confirmed by National, however, cars can generally be driven to all parts of Canada, and even into the United States, as a cross-border rental. Detroit and Cleveland are two U.S. cities quite nearby to Toronto Pearson Airport. One way hires may incur additional charges, but their price will often depend on the return location selected for the vehicle and the length of the rental. Always return your car with a full tank of fuel if you have not purchased fuel, or with an ‘empty as possible’ tank if you did purchase fuel. Various fuel options will be offered at the start of the rental period.
Most cars hired from Toronto Airport can be driven by anyone just 21 years of age or older, but certain vehicle categories are only available to persons 25 years of age or older. Younger drivers are also subject to higher rental rates, for young drivers insurance. To collect the rented car, the primary renter will need a valid drivers license and a major payment card, and should be present in person at the rental counters. All additional drivers listed on the rental contract should also be present and should meet the same requirements as the primary renter.
National at Toronto Pearson International Airport can provide further details regarding their car rental terms and conditions.
Toronto Intl Arpt (YYZT01)
Pearson International Airport
National Car Rental
Toronto, ON L5P1A2
Fax Number: (905)671-2763