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Rates

Welcome Offer : for a whole month!

Enjoy unlimited FLEX trips of 30 minutes or less
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Our Rates

Depending on the duration, length, and frequency of your trips, one of our various plans will be able to meet your needs.

The cost of gas and maintenance are always included in our rates, taxes extra. A supplement of $10 per additional day applies for all trips longer than 28 days.

To learn about the advantages of opting for Open Plus or a Value plan even if you use FLEX vehicles, see “Access to FLEX vehicles at the round-trip vehicle price of your Open Plus or Value plan if cheaper“.

A minimum commitment of 12 months is required for plans with a monthly subscription fee. Monthly fees are nonrefundable.

Printable version of Plans and Rates

Open

Free membership

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

first day

$50 per additional day

75 km included per trip

+ 25¢/km after 75 km

$0 refundable
membership bond

Open Plus

$3.75

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

or

$

first day

$35 per additional day

+ 20¢/km

$0 refundable
membership bond

Value

$3.75

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 44¢/km

32¢/km after 50 km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**


Value Plus

$12.50

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 36¢/km

27¢/km after 50 km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**




Value Extra

$30

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 27¢/km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**

Open

Free membership

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

first day

75 km included per trip

+ 25¢/km after 75 km

$0 refundable
membership bond

Open Plus

$3,75

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

or

$

first day

$35 per additional day

+ 20¢/km

$0 refundable
membership bond

Value

$3,75

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 44¢/km

32¢/km after 50 km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**


Value Plus

$12.50

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 36¢/km

27¢/km after 50 km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**




Value Extra

$30

per month

Round-trip Vehicle*

$

per hour

max.

$

per day

+ 27¢/km

$500/person

(Family: $750)**

Whatever your plan is, the pricing for the use of a FLEX vehicle is as follows:

Flex Vehicles

42¢

per minute

max.

13$

per hour

max.

50$

per day

75 km included/trip

+ 25¢/km after 75 km

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*Add 35¢/hour or $3.50/day on Saturday and Sunday

** The refundable membership bond is non-taxable, and is fully refundable after 1 year if you leave the service (3 months’ notice is required for reimbursement).

See Other Fees for additional fee details.

Compare our plans with the trip calculator!

Perks for Open Plus and Value Plans Members

Open
Plus
ValueValue
Plus
Value
Extra
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 >
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Quick round-trip preferred rate. 
Learn more >
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Family Membership available. 
Learn more >
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Reduced price with the purchase of a FLEX Pass.n/a✔✔ ✔
No hourly fee between 1am and 6am when your trip is billed at the round-trip rate.n/an/a✔✔
Workday rate. Learn more >n/an/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. 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.

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 $15.80 ($2.60/hr x 4 + 27¢/km x 20). The regular FLEX rate would have been $25.50 ($12.75/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 $15.80, versus $38.25 ($12.75/hr x 3).

Try out your own scenarios and see how much you can save with this advantageous feature of the Open Plus or Value plans.

Long Distance rates

For trips that require traveling a lot of kilometres, 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 kilometre than the regular rate provided in your Value plan.

Long distance rates are applied automatically upon completion of the trip, for FLEX and round-trip vehicles. Depending on the total kilometres the best rate offered per plan will be applied.

From October 16 to June 14 (low season):
  First day Additional days Per week
Time rate * $39 $29.95 $165
First 300km 21¢/km
After 300km 13¢/km
Cost of gas included
From June 15 to October 15 (high season):
  First day Additional days Per week
Time rate * $49 $39 $205
First 300km 21¢/km
After 300km 13¢/km
Cost of gas included

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

Quick round-trip preferred rate

Value plans 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 do a quick one-hour round trip to drop someone off and drive 60km, this trip will end up costing you only $18.40 instead of being charged $28.65, $23.80 or $18.80, respectively, depending on whether you are enrolled in the Value, Value Plus or Value Extra plan.

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 monthly fee for each additional driver is $3.75/month, regardless of the 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 $37.50 instead of $90 ($30 X 3), saving more than half of the regular monthly 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.

Workday rate (round-trip vehicles only)

Use a vehicle for the flat rate of $19.50 per day, with 40km included! This great bargain is exclusive to Value Extra plan members and only applies on trips made with round-trip 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”).

Terms

  • $19.50 per day flat fee.
  • 40 km included, 27¢ 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 Perks

- 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.

Transit Pass

Get the Dynamic Duo plan! The best of both worlds, access to Halifax Transit and to Communauto Atlantic.

Communauto Atlantic has partnered with Halifax Transit to provide a special offer exclusive for Transit users. Memberships cost just $8/month. Get the fantastic Value plan rates without paying a bond! Plus you could save over $100/year by buying an annual bus pass through us instead of buying monthly passes.

DYNAMIC DUO VALUE PLAN

$8

per month

FLEX Vehicle

42¢

per minute

max.

$13

per hour

or

$50

per day

75 km included per trip

+ 25¢/km after 75 km

Round-trip Vehicle*

$3.45

per hour

max.

$27.80

per day

+ 44¢/km

32¢/km after 50 km

$0/person


Join Now

There are 3 ways to get this special deal:

Have a student transit Upass? If you have a bus pass through your college or university you are eligible for this special offer! Join anytime. Find out more.

Have an employee Xpass? If you have an annual Xpass through your employer you can sign up for this great option. Join anytime.

Want to buy a discounted annual pass? Save over $100/year, that’s a 12.5% discount compared to buying passes monthly! We just add the Xpass charge to your monthly invoice, making it way more convenient than a monthly pass.

Xpass start dates are January 1st and July 1st, with enrollment before.

Find out more.

How to become a member.

  • Easy online subscription
  • Choose “Dynamic DUO” and send a photo of your Transit XPass or UPass
  • Don’t have an annual Transit pass?If Xpasses are available for purchase this option will be in the application.

Need more information? Contact us; it will be our pleasure to help you.

Partnership – Membership Bond Financing 

If you’re planning to maximize savings and benefits with one of Communauto Atlantic’s Value Plan memberships, consider financing the $500 refundable membership bond! Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CUA is a full-service banking option with flexible products, personalized service and quick decisions. With a variety of possible solutions available (including CUA’s Microloan Program), call 902-492-6500 today to start your application or book an appointment at one of CUA’s eight branch locations across HRM. We’ll aim to have you behind the wheel in no time.

Before you contact CUA for an appointment, check that you meet Communauto Atlantic’s eligibility criteria.

FLEX Pass

A different way to use Communauto FLEX vehicles. This exceptional offer lets you make 20 FLEX trips of 30 minutes or less at no cost for the time. Your trips become billable starting on the 31st minute (75 km included/trip, 25¢/km additional kms). You have one month from the date of purchase to use your pass. Learn more >

PlansPrice (for 20 trips/month)
Open or Open Plus$70
Value$65
Value Plus or Value Extra$55

Damage Protection Plan

Damage Fee (per event)*Cost per driver
$0$11.50 per month
$300$8.50 per month
$600$1.75 per trip

*Liable or not.

All monthly Damage Protection Plan options, except for the default ($600 Damage Fee for $1.75 per trip), are a minimum 12 month commitment. You can reduce these costs by taking advantage of the protection offered by the credit card you use to pay your invoices if it includes collision loss damage insurance (cost per driver falls then to $3 per month, and there is no yearly commitment). Requires a signed Damage Protection Plan Waiver.

Other Fees

  • Online reservation or modification: free.
  • Reservation or modification by phone: $1.50 per transaction from 8am to 5pm and $2.50 in the evenings.
  • Damage Protection Plan: Default $1.75 per trip for a $600 Damage Fee in the event of collision or damage (liable or not). Learn more >
  • Family membership: $3.75/month per additional driver, regardless of the Value plan chosen by the household.
  • Taxes not included.

Appendix – Penalties and other fees

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