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Welcome to the car rental Yellowknife Airport information page with information on Yellowknife Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Yellowknife driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Yellowknife Airport car rental options and search for the best available Yellowknife car rental rates in the search box below.

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Yellowknife Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are two Yellowknife Airport car rental companies providing cars here.


You can find their Yellowknife Airport car hire desks in the main arrivals area. Keep in mind they may not be staffed when there are no flights scheduled, so if you decide to go back to the airport to get a car at a later time in your trip, make sure there is a flight coming or going.

Yellowknife Airport Car Rental Companies

Budget, Hertz

Yellowknife Driving Information

Driving is on the right side of the road.

All Yellowknife Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Yellowknife Driving Stress Level: 3/10

Yellowknife is a small city and most likely you are renting a car to explore the territory. The only real driving caution is icy road conditions and wandering wildlife.


Driving, particularly away from the main highway, may involve long distances without seeing much traffic. Be sure to check the usual summer driving requirements, spare tire, water etc. In winter temperatures can drop to -50C and colder. Be prepared! Bring a candle lantern for heat, a thermos of hot water, foods such as chocolate or nuts and a heavy blanket, mitts not gloves. If stranded do not leave your vehicle unless forced to. Bison are prevalent between the Mackenzie River at Fort Providence to Rae\Edzo. They like to amble on the highway. Take care during night driving along this section.


Yellowknife Airport Car Rental Recommendations

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If you will be staying in town for more than a day or two, a Yellowknife Airport rental car can come in really handy.

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Last Updated: 22 Feb 2024