Rates

Depending on the duration, length, and frequency of your trips, one of our plans is sure to meet your needs!

Hesitating? Sign up for free on the Open plan (no membership bond required), or opt for one of the Value plans to get the best rates.

A minimum commitment of 12 months is required for plans with a monthly subscription fee. Annual fees are non-refundable.

All our prices include gas, maintenance and insurance!

Printable version of Plans and Rates.

One-Way FLEX Vehicle Rates

Open plan membership is free. Pay less for your trips by opting for the Open Plus plan or enjoy even more benefits with a Value plan! For all the details on Open Plus or Value plans savings, see “Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper”.

Open

Free

40¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50

per day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

Open Plus

$40

per year

40¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50

per day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

Value Plans

From $40*

per year

35¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50 first day

$35 per additional day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

*Value plans: See “Round-trip vehicle rates” below for all the details.

Perks for all FLEX trips!

- 30 minutes free blocking time

Once you’ve located a FLEX vehicle using our mobile app, you can block it free of charge for up to 30 minutes, giving you time to reach it. You can block the same vehicle one additional time if you do not access it within the first 30 minutes.

- 20 minutes credit if you are refueling

A time credit of 20 minutes will be applied for any trip of an hour or less billed at the FLEX vehicle rate if it costs at least $20 (taxes included) to fill up the tank.

In the case of a trip of less than 20 minutes, the maximum credit will be equivalent to the length of the trip.

- Up to 15 minutes to clear snow in the winter

During winter, a credit of up to 15 minutes is applied to your trip for snow removal. Your billed trip time will begin when you start driving, or 15 minutes after you unlock the vehicle, whichever comes first.

The snow removal credit is applied regardless of the weather. If you use more than one FLEX vehicle in a day, the credit applies to each vehicle used. If you happen to use the same vehicle again during the day, the credit will only apply once.

The goal of this policy is to give you the best value by only charging you for the time you use the vehicle.

Round-trip Vehicle Rates

Minimum of 30 billable minutes/trip for round-trip vehicles and 4 billable hours/trip for FLEX vehicles when billed at the Open Plus or Value plan rates

Use the Trip Calculator below to compare what it would cost you to drive a FLEX or a round-trip vehicle with one or the other of the proposed plans. For all the details on Open Plus or Value plans savings, see “Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper”.

Open

$0

per month

$12.00

per hour

$50

per day

100 km included

20¢/km after 100 km

No membership fees

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Open Plus*

$40

per year

$6.25

per hour

$50

first day

16¢/km

No membership fees

* $35 for an additional day

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Value*

$40

per year

$3.35

per hour

$26.80

per day

41¢/km (1 to 50 km)

30¢/km after 50 km

$500 Individual Membership**

$750 Family Membership**

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Value Plus*

$12.50

per month

$2.95

per hour

$23.80

per day

33¢/km (1 to 50 km)

24¢/km after 50 km

$500 Individual Membership**

$750 Family Membership**

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Value Extra*

$30

per month

$2.45

per hour

$19.80

per day

24¢/km

$500 Individual Membership**

$750 Family Membership**

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* Add 30¢/hour or $3/day on Saturday and Sunday.
** The refundable membership bond is payable only once for life, is non-taxable, and is fully refundable if you leave the service after one year (3 month’s notice is required for reimbursement).

See Other fees for additional fee details.

Perks for Open Plus and Value Plan Members

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Plus
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Value
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Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper. Learn more✔✔✔✔
Access to Long Distance rate. Learn more✔✔✔
Family Membership available. Learn more✔✔✔
Business Membership available. Learn more✔✔✔
No hourly fee between 1am and 6amn/a✔✔
Quick round-trip preferred rate. Learn moren/a✔✔
Workday rate. Learn moren/an/a✔

Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper

This extraordinary perk is exclusive to Open Plus and Value plans members. If cheaper, any trip made with a FLEX vehicle will automatically be charged at the most economical rate (cost of 40¢ or 35¢/min, $12/hr, etc. compared to the cost of the same trip calculated at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan). This comparison will be made no matter the duration of the trip, however a minimum of 4 hours will be charged if round-trip vehicle rates are applied (i.e $2.45 x 4 = $9.80 on Value Extra plan).

Here is an example, using Value Extra plan rates:

  • If you use a FLEX car for 2 hours and drive 20km, you will be charged only $14.60 ($2.45/hr x 4 + 24¢/km X 20). The regular FLEX rate would have been $24 ($12/hr x 2).
  • The benefit is even greater if you keep the vehicle longer. For example, for 3 hours/20km, the price for the trip remains $14.60, versus $36 ($12/hr x 3).
  • Try out your own scenarios and see how much you can save with this advantageous feature of the Open Plus and the Value plans.

Long Distance rate

For trips that require traveling a lot of kilometers in a short time or that extend beyond a few days, Communauto offers through all Value plans highly advantageous daily and weekly Long Distance rates. This pricing formula also allows you to take advantage of cheaper prices per kilometer than the regular rate provided in your Value plan.

  First day Additionnal day Per week
Time rate * $34.95 $29.95 $149.75
First 300km 17¢/km
After 300km 13¢/km
Gas and insurance included

* A charge of $10/h applies for each additional hour, the maximum being the cost of an extra day.

Terms

Long distance rates are reserved to any one of the Value plans.

They do not apply to trips made with FLEX vehicles, even if the trip ends up being charged at round-trip rates (see Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper”).

They are accessible only on request when booking a vehicle (in the app, simply select “Long distance” instead of “Local” in the Vehicle search “Rate” drop-down menu) and depend on the availability of vehicles.

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Choose a vehicle identified by a sun and save even more!

To locate these vehicles, simply select the option "Promotion Sun" after selecting Long distance rate when making a reservation. Then choose a station identified with the sun icon.

Family Membership

Join as a family to maximize your savings!

All members of a household living at the same address have the option to register together on a single account, to enjoy great savings on their membership fees (offer available for Value plans members only).

Terms

The refundable membership bond for a household is $750. The additional fee for each additional driver is $3.33/month or $40/year, depending on the Value plan chosen by the family.

For example, a family of three who chooses to subscribe to the Value Extra plan will have a total monthly invoice of $36.66 instead of $90 ($30/month X 3), saving more than 60% of the regular cost.

Family members under 19 years old are eligible to join.

People under the age of 19 who wish to join Communauto will be able to do so by joining as a co-member if living at the same address as their parent/guardian at the time of registration.

Quick round-trip preferred rate

Value Plus and Value Extra members automatically enjoy the Open Plus plan rates when calculating the trip price if it works out to be cheaper for them.

For example, if you have to do a quick one hour round trip to drop someone off and drive 60km, this trip would end up costing only $15.85 instead of $21.85 (regular Value Plus rate) or $16.85 (regular Value Extra rate).

This perk also applies when using a FLEX vehicle, if the trip ends up being charged at round-trip rates (see Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper”).

Workday Rate

Use a vehicle for the flat rate of $19.20 per day, with 40km included! This great bargain is exclusive to Value Extra plan members and only applies on trips made with Station-Based vehicles. It does not apply to trips made with FLEX vehicles, even if the trip ends up being charged at round-trip rates (see Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper”).

Conditions

  • $19.20 per day flat fee.
  • 40km included.
  • 24¢ per additional km.
  • Available Monday to Friday only.
  • Max. of 10 consecutive hours. If your trip exceeds this period, it will be fully charged at your regular plan rates. An unbilled period from midnight to 6am is included (one more hour than when regular Value Extra rates apply). This means that, for example, you can pick up the car at 5pm and return it the next day at 9am (16 hours later) without incurring any extra costs.

FLEX Unlimited Pass

A different way to use Communauto FLEX vehicles. This exceptional offer lets you take advantage of 30 free minutes of driving on an unlimited number of trips for the whole month (100km included per trip, 20¢ per km after 100km). Learn more >

PlansPrice of the pass
Open$80 per month
Open Plus$80 per month
Value$70 per month
Value Plus$65 per month
Value Extra$55 per month

DUO Auto + Bus

Subscribe to public transportation year-round by purchasing 12 consecutive monthly passes and save on the regular price of your pass while also gaining privileged access to Communauto’s self-service vehicles. Learn more

Damage Protection Plan

Damage Fee (per event)*Cost per driver
$0$60 per year
$300$45 per year
$600$1 per trip

*Liable or not.

**Damage Protection Plan fees are non-refundable.

All monthly Damage Protection Plan options, except for the default ($600 Damage Fee for $1 per trip), are a minimum 12 month commitment.

Other Fees

  • Family vehicles: 20% surcharge on hourly rental rates for Prius V. The surcharge does not apply on day rates or Long Distance Rates.
  • Online reservation or modification: free.
  • Reservation or modification by phone: $1.50 per transaction from 8am to 5pm and $2.50 in the evenings.
  • Family membership: $40/year per additional driver, regardless of the Value plan chosen by the household. Learn more >
  • Taxes not included.

See also: Appendix – Penalties and other fees

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Family vehicles: 20% surcharge on hourly rental rates for Prius V. The surcharge does not apply on day rates or Long Distance Rates.

Open and all Value Plans

  • If applicable, the price displayed includes the supplement of 30¢/hour or $3/day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The FLEX price displayed is always the lowest between the cost of the trip calculated at FLEX rates (35¢/min, $12/h, etc.) and the cost of the trip calculated at the price of the Value plan. See Access to FLEX vehicles at your Value plan rates when more economical.

Value Plus and Value Extra

  • If applicable, the price displayed takes into account the no hourly fee period between 1am and 6am. See Perks for Value plans members.
  • Subscribers to Value Plan Extra automatically have access to the Workweek rate.