Plans & Rates

Communauto Atlantic OPEN one way basic membership plan

Voiture Communauto

Access to FLEX cars,
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pick up a car and drop it off wherever you want within the zone or at a FLEX’s Drop Off Point.

41¢/min or $12/hour or $50/day, 100 km incl. / trip

$0.20/km fee after 100 km (plus tax)

  • No membership fee! It’s free!

  • Gas and insurance included

  • In winter, up to 15 free minutes for snow removal

  • 30 free minutes to get to the vehicle once it has been blocked (not charged)

Enjoy the privilege of parking in Resident-only zones. When the trip is finished, your FLEX car must always be released to a place where the parking signage allows it.

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Communauto Atlantic full membership plans

Voiture Communauto Atlantic cars

More Options, More Perks! ,
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reserve ahead, Value Plans long distance rates, FLEX car preferred rate starting from…

$2.25/hour + 23¢/km

  • Plans starting from $3.50/month

  • Special rates available for long distance trips

  • Preferred rates with Communauto Atlantic FLEX

  • Preferred rates with Communauto Atlantic FLEX

  • Gas and insurance included

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Open Plus

$6.25/hour

or $50/day

$35/additional day

17¢/km

  • $3.50/month
  • $0 refundable membership bond
  • FLEX Perks
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Value

$3.15/hour

or $26.80/day

39¢/km

30¢/km after 50km

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Value Plus

$2.75/hour

or $23.80/day

32¢/km

23¢/km after 50km

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Value Extra

$2.25/hour

or $19.80/day

23¢/km

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

All full membership plans are a minimum 12 month commitment.

Online reservation or modification: free.

Reservation or modification by phone: $1.50 per transaction from 8am to 5pm and $2.50 in the evenings.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance to assess the plan that best suits your needs or use our Trip Calculator.

For each driver there is an application fee of $35. This is a one-time, non refundable fee.


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Open Plus
A non-binding offer that will take you far


With the Open Plus Plan access all the vehicles in our fleet, whether they are accessible WITH or WITHOUT reservation, without further commitment than the $3.50 monthly fee.

Individual subscription only: the Open Plus Plan does not allow the addition of joint-members and does not include access to Long Distance rates.


Preferred rates with one way Open Plan

As a Communauto Atlantic full membership plans member you get a preferred rate when you use the FLEX cars. Your trip fees will be based on the basic rates of your plan*. No matter the duration of your trip, the lowest fare according to your plan is automatically offered adding in the number of kilometres travelled. However, a 4-hour minimum will be charged.

To be more concrete, here is an example. If you use a FLEX car for 3 hours with the Open Plus Plan and you drive 30 km, you will be charged for $30.10(6.25/h x 4 + .17/km X 30)*. The Flex fee would have been $36 (12 x 3). There is 100km free with each FLEX trip.

* The basic rate excludes special offers such as Workweek rate and Long distance rate. Prices based on the rates outside of peak periods, taxes are extra.

Value
Our most popular plan!


The Value Plan allows you to access all vehicles at incomparable hourly and daily rates, in addition to allowing you to enjoy our famous Long distance rates.

Maximize your savings by adding one or more joint-members to your account through our family memberships.

Minimum twelve month commitment

The refundable membership fee ($500) required to sign up for this plan is payable only once in a lifetime. The amount is exempt of taxes and fully refundable after a year if you cancel your plan.


Preferred rates with one way FLEX

As a Communauto Atlantic full membership plans member you get a preferred rate when you use the FLEX cars. Pay 35¢/minute instead of 41¢. Plus if cheaper, your trip fees will be based on the basic rates of your plan*. No matter the duration of your trip, the lowest fare according to your plan is automatically offered adding in the number of kilometres travelled. However, a 4-hour minimum will be charged.

To be more concrete, here is an example. If you use a FLEX car for 2 hours with the Value Plan and you drive 20 km, you will be charged for $20.40 (3.15/h x 4 + .39/km X 20)*. The FLEX fee would have been $24 (12 x 2). There is 100km free with each FLEX trip.

* The basic rate excludes special offers such as Workweek rate and Long distance rate. Prices based on the rates outside of peak periods, taxes are extra.

Value Plus
Ride for even less!


As its name says, the Value Plus gives you all the attributes of the Value Plan at even lower hourly and kilometer rates.

Minimum twelve month commitment

The refundable membership fee ($500) required to sign up for this plan is payable only once in a lifetime. The amount is exempt of taxes and fully refundable after a year if you cancel your plan.


Preferred rates with one way FLEX

As a Communauto Atlantic full membership plans member you get a preferred rate when you use the FLEX cars. Pay 35¢/minute instead of 41¢. Plus if cheaper, your trip fees will be based on the basic rates of your plan*. No matter the duration of your trip, the lowest fare according to your plan is automatically offered adding in the number of kilometres travelled. However, a 4-hour minimum will be charged.

To be more concrete, here is an example. If you use a FLEX car for 2 hours with the Value Plan and you drive 20 km, you will be charged for $17.40(2.75/h x 4 + .32/km X 20)*. The FLEX fee would have been $24 (12 x 2). There is 100km free with each FLEX trip.

* The basic rate excludes special offers such as Workweek rate and Long distance rate. Prices based on the rates outside of peak periods, taxes are extra.

Value Extra
Maximize your savings!


Saving more is "Extra"! In addition to even lower hourly and kilometer rates, this plan gives you exclusive access to our Workweek rates: 10 hours for $19.20, 40 km included. Valid from Monday to Friday: a real bargain if you plan to use a vehicle regularly during the week.

Minimum twelve month commitment

The refundable membership fee ($500) required to sign up for this plan is payable only once in a lifetime. The amount is exempt of taxes and fully refundable after a year if you cancel your plan.


Preferred rates with one way FLEX

As a Communauto Atlantic full membership plans member you get a preferred rate when you use the FLEX cars. Pay 35¢/minute instead of 41¢. Plus if cheaper, your trip fees will be based on the basic rates of your plan*. No matter the duration of your trip, the lowest fare according to your plan is automatically offered adding in the number of kilometres travelled. However, a 4-hour minimum will be charged.

To be more concrete, here is an example. If you use a FLEX car for 2 hours with the Value Plan and you drive 20 km, you will be charged for $13.60 (2.25/h x 4 + .23/km X 20)*. The FLEX fee would have been $24 (12 x 2). There is 100km free with each FLEX trip.

* The basic rate excludes special offers such as Workweek rate and Long distance rate. Prices based on the rates outside of peak periods, taxes are extra.

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FLEX vehicles

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full subscription plans

Open Plus

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FLEX vehicles

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Value

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FLEX vehicles

$0.00

Value Plus

$0.00

FLEX vehicles

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Value Extra

$0.00

FLEX vehicles

$0.00
* Subscribers to Value Plan Extra automatically have access to the Workweek rate.
* For a quick trip, Value Plan Plus and Extra allow you to automatically take advantage of the Open Plan rates if this option is more affordable. Moreover, a $1 reduction on the hourly rate of the Open Plan, known as Open Super (formerly le Lièvre Super) is offered to members of this plan.
** Advantages for CarShare Atlantic subscribers of Value Plans or Open Plan

At all times, when you use an FLEX vehicle, the following rates are applied depending on which one is more affordable:
  • Pay 35¢/minute instead of 41¢
  • The basic rate of your package (hourly rate + kilometre rate): no matter the duration of your trip it will be calculated at the best price for you. A 4 hours minimum is however billed, even if you use the vehicle for less than 4 hours.

Benefits

Long Distance Rates

For longer trips, Communauto Atlantic provides all Value Plans highly advantageous day rates with the Long Distance rates. Find out more 

These rates are applied automatically upon completion of the trip. Depending on the total kilometres the best rate offered per plan will be applied (Long Distance rates do not apply on FLEX car trips).


24hr

Additional day

Per Week

Time rate1 $34.95 $29.95 $149.75
High season2 $45 $35 $195
Rate per km3 0-300km 17¢/km
> 300km 13¢/km
Gas and insurance included
  1. A charge of $10/h applies for each additional hour, the maximum being the cost of an extra day.
  2. High season (July – August)
  3. A "gas price supplement" can be applied according to the fluctuations of the oil market. Supplement in effect currently: $0.
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Household Memberships

Two or more members of a household living at the same address can register together on a shared Communauto membership. Find out more 

A household can add up to 6 drivers per account, and will receive a single invoice each month.

Terms

The refundable membership bond for a household is $750. One primary driver can join on any Value Plan. Each additional driver's membership fee will be capped at $3.50 per month, regardless of the plan chosen by the household.

This offer is for Value Plans only.

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Workday Rate

Use a vehicle for the flat rate of $19.20 per day. This great bargain is available to Value Extra members exclusively. (Workweek Rate does not apply on FLEX car trips)Find out more 

Terms :

  • $19.20 per day flat fee
  • Available only between Monday 6:00 AM to Friday 11:30 PM
  • Max. of 10 consecutive hours (If your trip exceeds this period, it will be fully charged at the basic rate of your plan)*
  • 40 km included
  • $0.45 per extra km

*An unbilled period from midnight to 6:00 AM is included. This means that, for example, you can pick the up the car at 5:00 PM and return it the next day at 9:00 AM (16 hours later) without incurring any extra costs.

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Quick Round-Trip Rate

Value Plus and Value Extra members automatically enjoy the Open Plus rates when this option is less expensive. Exclusively. 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).

Partnership

Membership Bond Financing

If you’re planning to maximize savings and benefits with one of CarShare 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 CarShare Atlantic’s eligibility criteria.

Damage Protection Plan Options

By default, an amount of one dollar ($1) per trip is charged to limit your responsibility to $600 if a vehicle you are in possession of suffers a collision, a loss or other damages. You can eliminate this amount and reduce your liability further by choosing one of the other damage protection plan options. This damage fee will be charged whether the damage is considered “at-fault” or not.

Damage protection plan options (per event) Cost per driver (non-refundable)
$0 $8 per month
$0 $2 per month (Available if you pay your Communauto Atlantic bill with a credit card that has rental insurance or collision loss damage insurance. Requires a signed waiver)
$300 $6 per month
$600 $1 per trip
$500 For Workplaces only: $25/driver/year

All monthly damage protection plan options, except for the default, are a minimum 12 month commitment.

Transit Pass

Dynamic Duo

Special Offer! Communauto Atlantic has partnered with HRM SmartTrip to provide a special offer exclusive for Transit users, whether you own a car or not. Plus, enjoy an annual pass convenience and get a 12.5 % discount/Paid monthly. Would you like the convenience of an annual pass? Order yours before May 29, 2020 to receive your June 2020 transit pass! Offer: Join our Value Plan for $8.00 per month. That’s it!

Student Rates

If you are a student and you hold a Student Transit Pass (UPass), check out our Dynamic DUO offer and sign up for Communauto Atlantic for only $8 per month, no membership bond required!

Regular
Value Plan

$3.15/h

or $26.80/day

39¢/km

30¢/km after 100km

$3.50/month

$500 refundable bond

Dynamic DUO
Value Plan

$3.15/h

or $26.80/day

39¢/km

30¢/km after 100km

$8/month

$0 refundable bond

How to become a member.
  • Easy online subscription
  • Choose “Dynamic DUO” and send a photo of your Transit EPass or UPass
  • Don’t have an Annual Transit? Apply by May 29, 2020 to enjoy the Dynamic DUO starting in June.
  • For each driver there is an application fee of $35. This is a one-time, non refundable fee.
Need more information? Contact us; it will be our pleasure to help you.