Gander sits on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. Pick up a Gander Airport Rental to discover this special section of Newfoundland and Labrador province.
Upon arrival in the city, you will get a sense of its history as you drive through town and notice streets named after famous aviators. It was in part established as an important refuelling stop for transatlantic air travellers, chosen for its proximity to the great circle route between London and New York. Visitors can discover more of this history at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum.
This eastern Canadian city also has plenty to offer by way of nature and coastal attractions. Hop in your Gander car hire to explore nearby parks and take in a round of golf. Then, make your way to other hotspots on the island, including St. John’s (the provincial capital), Deer Lake, Stephenville and Corner Brook.
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Booking a Gander rental car
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is best explored with your own car hire, and they can be in high demand, so book early. Use Airport Rentals to compare deals and features from multiple suppliers at Gander International Airport.
Simply type in your travel dates to generate a list of available rental cars and use the handy filters to narrow your options down to the perfect vehicle. From compact cars to luxury SUVs, Airport Rentals will help you find the ideal car for your specific needs and preferences.
Finalise your secure booking by filling in a quick form and selecting any additional items such as a child seat. Our friendly customer service team is ready to take your call 24/7 if you should have any questions along the way.
Gander International Airport (YQX)
Gander International Airport is a small regional airport that accommodates a variety of Canadian based airlines, primarily Air Canada and WestJet. There are plenty of facilities within the single terminal for shopping and dining, including a duty-free store. Free WiFi, ATMs, and a 24/7 information counter are also available.
The car hire kiosks are located in the arrival area on the ground floor.
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Guide to driving in Gander
Use our driving and parking tips to make the most out of your Gander car hire.
Driving from the Gander International Airport to Gander city centre
Getting from Gander International Airport to the city centre could not be easier. Departing the airport, head out onto James Boulevard which turns into Airport Boulevard. After about six minutes three kilometres, you will have arrived at Gander’s city centre.
Driving tips for your Gander rental car
Newfoundland is a remote place, and you may find yourself driving on long stretches of road with no fuel stations, so it is recommended to fill up your tank whenever possible - and ensure you are carrying extra supplies and a cell phone in case of breakdowns.
Newfoundland’s weather is very changeable. Be prepared for anything, particularly when driving in winter. You may also come across wildlife on the road, which can be a major hazard. Dawn and dusk carry the most risk of wandering animals, so try to avoid driving at these times if you can.
Parking options at the Gander International Airport and Gander city centre
The airport has both short-term and long-term parking options available. The parking lot is an open-air lot that is patrolled 24/7 to ensure your vehicle is safe. The parking area is located directly adjacent to the terminal.
Parking within the city is typically on-street only, with some spaces requiring payment at a meter. The city of Gander has a strict ban on vehicles parking on-street between midnight and 8AM from November to April.