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 monthly fee!), or opt for one of the Value plans to get the best rates.

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”.

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

Open

$0

per month

41¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50 first day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

Open Plus

$3.50

per month

41¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50 first day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

Value Plans

35¢

per minute

$12

per hour

or $50 first day

100km included per trip

20¢ per km after 100km

* Value plans: See "Round-trip vehicle rates" below for all the details. In addition to enjoying all the Value plan advantages, your FLEX trips are automatically billed at your Value plan's round-trip vehicle rates if more economical. This extraordinary perk is exclusive to Value plans members. Learn more >

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

Although round-trip vehicle rates are great both for short trips, and when travelling a lot of kilometers (see Long Distance rates), these plans allow for significant savings even when you drive FLEX vehicles. For all the details on Value plans savings, 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.

Open Plus

$3.50

per month

$6.25

per hour

$50

first day

$35 per additional day

17¢/km

No membership bond

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Value

$3.50

per month

$3.15*

per hour

$26.80

per day

39¢/km

30¢/km after 50 km

Refundable bond**

$500 Individual Membership

$750 Family Membership

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Value Plus

$12.50

per month

$2.75*

per hour

$23.80

per day

32¢/km

23¢/km after 50 km

Refundable bond**

$500 Individual Membership

$750 Family Membership

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Value Extra

$30

per month

$2.25*

per hour

$19.80

per day

23¢/km

Refundable bond**

$500 Individual Membership

$750 Family Membership

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*Add 15¢/hour or $1.50/day on Saturday and Sunday

** The refundable membership bond is payable only once for the life of your membership, 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
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 >n/a✔✔✔
Family Membership available. Learn more >n/a✔✔✔
Business Membership available. Learn more >n/a✔✔✔
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Quick round-trip preferred rate. Learn more >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 Value plans members. If cheaper, any trip made with a FLEX vehicle will automatically be charged at the most economical rate (cost of 41¢/min, $12/hr, etc. compared to the cost of the same trip calculated at the round-trip vehicle price of your 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 $2.25 x 4 = $9 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 $13.60 ($2.25/hr x 4 + 23¢/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 $13.60, versus $36 ($12/hr x 3).

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

- Long Distance rates

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.

These rates are applied automatically upon completion of the trip. Depending on the total kilometres the best rate offered per plan will be applied.

From September to June:
  First day Additional days Per week
Time rate * $34.95 $29.95 $149.75
First 300km 17¢/km
After 300km 13¢/km
Gas and insurance included
In July and August:
  First day Additional days Per week
Time rate * $45.00 $35.00 $195.00
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.

Long Distance rates only apply on trips made with round-trip vehicles. 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 Value plan if cheaper”).

- 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 $3.50/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 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.

- 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 80km, this trip would end up costing only $19.85 instead of $25.65 (regular Value Plus rate) or $20.65 (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 Value plan if cheaper”).

- Workday rate (round-trip vehicles only)

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 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 Value plan if cheaper”).

Terms

  • $19.20 per day flat fee.
  • 40 km included, 45¢ 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.

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.

Regular
Value Plan

$3.15

per hour

or

$26.80

per day

39¢

per km

30¢/km after 100km

$3.50/month

$500 refundable bond

Long Distance Rate

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Dynamic Duo
Value Plan

$3.15

per hour

or

$26.80

per day

39¢

per km

30¢/km after 100km

$8/month

$0 refundable bond

Long Distance Rate

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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 June 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? Don’t have an annual Transit pass? If Xpasses are available for purchase this option will be in the contact form.

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.

Damage Protection Plan

Damage Fee (per event)*Cost per driver
$0$8 per month
$300$6 per month
$600$1 per trip

*Liable or not.

All monthly Damage Protection Plan options, except for the default ($600 Damage Fee for $1 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 $2 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 per trip for a $600 Damage Fee in the event of collision or damage (liable or not). Learn more >
  • Family membership: $3.50/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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