Vancouver Airport Car Hire
Vancouver airport is situated in the south of the city and it is only a twenty minute drive across the bridge into the heart of the city. It is a large modern international airport with flights departing to airports in 108 locations all over the world including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. 55 airlines including many of the major international airlines operate flights from Vancouver as well as smaller local airlines too. It is Canada's second busiest airport with over 22 million passengers every year.
Where are the car hire desks at Vancouver Airport?
After you exit the baggage reclaim follow the signs for 'Ground Transportation'. This will take you out the main exit doors and across the road. Once over the road turn immediately right and follow the path as indicated under the covered archway and into the parking garage. You will find the car rental offices immediately in front of you. The cars are also parked in this garage and your representative will indicate the parking space when you pick up your keys.
To return your car, follow the grey overhead signs for 'Car Rental Return' to the car park and park where shown or in one of your rental company's designated spaces. Make sure you have emptied the car of all your personal items before returning the keys to the office.
Vancouver Airport Top Tips
If you are planning a few days in the city before heading off on your road trip, it is very easy to get the shuttle train service into Vancouver. You can then use the same method to get back to the airport to collect your vehicle.
As you might imagine from a large airport, there are countless places to get something to eat or drink- however do bear in mind that they are not open 24hours.
There are many service in the terminals including currency exchanges, pharmacies, medical services and several spas!