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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$17.31 per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
$17.89 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$17.94 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$18.27 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Calgary Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$18.59 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
$18.70 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Sonata or similar
Hyundai Sonata
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$19.24 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
$19.51 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:29 on 2021-10-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%
Rating
9.4

Why rent a car in Canada?

A vast and diverse country, Canada is as known for its multicultural society and high standard of living as it is for its wild boreal landscapes. Cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are truly modern and sophisticated metropolises, but at the same time, mountains, the sea, and nature preserves are never far away. Getting a rental car is a good way to take in as much of this fascinating country as possible.

Canada Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Canada

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Canada and drop off in another country:

  • From Canada to Illinois - 67 offers from US$ 82.06 per day
  • From Canada to Washington - 34 offers from US$ 74.61 per day
  • From Canada to Pennsylvania - 18 offers from US$ 89.11 per day
  • From Canada to Massachusetts - 12 offers from US$ 89.11 per day
  • From Canada to Ohio - 18 offers from US$ 85.16 per day

Top ways to enter Canada

  • Vancouver Airport: The main airport of British Columbia, Vancouver Airport offers access to Western Canada and Northwestern United States, and offers great connections not only to the Americas but also to destinations in Europe and East Asia.
  • Toronto Airport: Canada’s largest airport serves its most populous city and much of Canada’s East, and serves flights to and from countless destinations in all parts of the world.
  • Calgary Airport: Serving as the main access point to the picturesque province of Alberta, Calgary Airport is served by more than 30 airlines and offers flights to and from not only the rest of Canada and the USA, but also countries like Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, China, and others.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Canada. Some large international airports near Canada are Seattle Airport in Washington, USA, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport in Minnesota, USA, and Detroit Airport in Michigan, USA.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Toronto. The most populous city in the country, Toronto is notable not only for the CN Tower, but also for being a hub of culture, music, and art. A true metropolis that’s full of creative energy, the city is home to world-class museums, ethnic neighborhoods, and plenty of entertainment. Toronto also offers easy access to the nearby Niagara region.
  • Montreal. With its French-speaking majority and strong Quebecois identity, Montreal is one of the most distinct cities in North America. Notable for its well-preserved core and architectural heritage, as well as a youthful student population, Montreal is a truly sophisticated destination and can also serve as a hub from which to explore the rest of Quebec.
  • Vancouver. A melting pot on the Canadian Pacific coast, Vancouver constantly has topped multiple rankings for its high quality of living. The city is also plenty of fun if you’re visiting on a shorter-term trip — don’t miss out on attractions like the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Stanley Park. Many nature areas and other popular day trip destinations are just a short drive away.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Canada is the Kia Rio, but the Jeep Wrangler and the Nissan Rogue are also often picked by travelers.

Driver license requirements

  • Canada recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses if you’re visiting for a limited amount of time (the exact permitted length varies from province to province). If you’re living in the country permanently, you need to obtain a local license instead.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

The only neighboring country of Canada is the United States of America, both to the entirety of the country’s South, as well as to northwest (the state of Alaska). USA has a different visa policy than Canada, and, depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. We strongly advise you getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out whether you need a visa to visit the USA.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Canada is an Economy, but Fullsize and Intermediate are also frequently chosen.

Top driving routes

  • Alberta. So much more than just its oil wealth, the province of Alberta is home to Jasper and Banff, two of Canada’s most iconic national parks, as well as a number of smaller, but equally interesting preserves. In addition to scenic nature, they offer everything from dinosaur fossils to prehistoric indigenous rock art and some of the best skiing on the continent. Calgary, the largest city, is one of the most interesting urban destinations in the country, while Edmonton is both the political and the business capital but also has lots of museums, galleries, and outdoor things to do.
  • Yukon and the rest of Northern Canada. Although much harder to access than the rest of the country, if you manage to get there, Northern Canada is a very rewarding travel destination. Sparsely populated, the north is pure wilderness and endless natural beauty. Whitehorse, the capital and the largest city in the Yukon, is perhaps the best entry point. Yellowknife Airport, located in the Northwest Territories, is another place with direct flights to Canada’s major cities.
  • Nova Scotia. Remote and sparsely populated, but surprisingly diverse and culturally distinct, the Atlantic peninsula of Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s most underrated destinations. Home to a rugged coastline and wild nature preserves, the region has some of the most scenic car routes in the country.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $112 per day
  • Large cars - from $61 per day
  • Medium cars - from $55 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $82 per day
  • Premium cars - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $52 per day
  • SUVs - from $75 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Canada:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Canada is the cheapest in February when renting a car is almost 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Canada

  1. Car Rental in Toronto from $17.31 per day
  2. Car Rental in Vancouver from $37.95 per day
  3. Car Rental in Montreal from $56.74 per day
  4. Car Rental in Calgary from $56.74 per day
  5. Car Rental in Mississauga from $17.94 per day
  6. Car Rental in Abbotsford from $61.06 per day
  7. Car Rental in Ottawa from $26.67 per day
  8. Car Rental in Edmonton from $30.45 per day
  9. Car Rental in Victoria from $56.74 per day
  10. Car Rental in Winnipeg from $56.74 per day
  11. Car Rental in Quebec City from $56.74 per day
  12. Car Rental in Hamilton from $61.38 per day
  13. Car Rental in London from $94.34 per day
  14. Car Rental in St. John's from $86.69 per day
  15. Car Rental in Saskatoon from $56.74 per day
  16. Car Rental in Windsor from $52.94 per day
  17. Car Rental in Dieppe from $56.74 per day
  18. Car Rental in Regina from $74.12 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Canada?

The cost of renting a car in Canada depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Canada
$53.59
January
$46.55
February
$45.96
March
$52.03
April
$41.94
May
$57.87
June
$68.09
July
$67.98
August
$132.34
September
$52.98
October
$84.74
November
$55.13
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Canada is May — prices start from $41.94 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $132.34 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Canada?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in June — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Canada
8
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
8
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
7
September
8
October
8
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Canada?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Canada. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is December.
Popularity of Car Rental in Canada by Monthly Searches
36%
January
35%
February
37%
March
36%
April
50%
May
56%
June
86%
July
82%
August
2%
September
777%
October
2%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Surprice Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 People Carriers/Vans
Zoom Rent A Car Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Zoom Rent A Car Mazda 2 4 1 Medium cars
Surprice Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Zoom Rent A Car Honda CRV 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Dodge Caravan
September 27, 2021
You need to use this company and their rates are fantastic.
Canada
Toyota Rav4
August 26, 2021
A+++ experience!
Canada
Honda Civic
August 18, 2021
Make sure to visit these places; Brockville railway tunnel, 1000 islands and tyendinaga caves. It will surely worth your while.
Canada
Mazda 3
August 13, 2021
I was visiting family. Recommendation - ALWAYS allow extra time to return car! There was an accident on the 401 that cost us some time to return car - we made it with only 11 minutes to spare - and we knew enough about driving in Toronto to make our own detour. Not everyone would have that advantage.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
July 28, 2021
Shuttle service waiting too long, it’s only 10-15 mins from the shuttle to Airport but we have to wait for more than 45 mins for shuttler arriving.
Canada
Hyundai Santa Fe
July 21, 2021
The vehicle pick-up and the quality of the vehicle was very easy and efficient. I picked up and dropped off on weekend mornings and there was no waiting as I have experienced picking up at airports. We traveled around eastern and southwestern Ontario with no problems. The vehicle was a Dodge Caravan which provided lots of space for family bags and the loading of the family was quick and easy.
Canada
Nissan Altima
July 19, 2021
Everything was great, just don’t rent with Routes. Pay the slight extra fee for a more reputable firm that won’t charge you an extra day for being a bit late.
Canada
Toyota Yaris
April 17, 2021
Value and service
Hong Kong
Chevrolet Tahoe
February 17, 2021
Just have your documents ready.
Canada
Toyota Yaris
September 3, 2020
The service were great, the car were clean.
Canada
Nissan Rogue
August 20, 2020
we had a fabulous trip! enjoyed our majestic scenic drive from banff to jasper - highly recommend!
Canada
Toyota Yaris
August 10, 2020
I went straight to my family cottage in Muskoka and appreciated directions to the 400.
Canada
Toyota Corolla Sedan
July 3, 2020
price is important
Canada
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 10, 2020
Overall fast service.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 7, 2020
did not spend time in Calgary
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Rogue
January 30, 2020
Clean city, cheapest airport to get to Revelstoke
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
January 29, 2020
I would
Canada
Kia Rio
November 3, 2019
Be aware of your rental car location and your areas of interest om pick up and drop off days
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
October 21, 2019
Toronto and the Niagara area are really accessible by car. Parking in Toronto was very accessible. Access to Niagara was good as well. The car hire staff made it clear where to avoid the toll road.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Advance
October 5, 2019
Give your self time to get used to local driving
Canada
Kia Rio
September 28, 2019
If they r heading out of vancouver right away to plan to give urself more ti e in vancouver before u fly home. Lots to do. Highway travel with signage is good for navigating city. Dont miss stan ely park even if u just drive thru like we did
Philippines
Nissan Altima
September 11, 2019
Great city that is very accessible by public transportation. We chose a rental car because we wanted to be mobile and drive out of the city.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
August 17, 2019
Easy to park in multiple places, but parking can be paid parking. Easy to drive through the city. Plenty of interesting places to visit in neighborhood.
Canada
Mazda 2
August 11, 2019
Make sure you have a GPS. I've been to Toronto many times, really need a GPS to get around.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
August 11, 2019
you certainly save money by renting from an off-airport company. Routes offered an excellent price and clear instructions about how to reach the pick-up location. The pickup vehicle was also clean and staff were pleasant, friendly and courteous.
Japan
Honda Civic
July 30, 2019
Ottawa is a small city in a large area of natural beauty and for those who enjoy nature, there are wonderful things to do within and outside its boundries.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Advance
July 28, 2019
Very good experience.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
June 29, 2019
Awesome trip. We got a great vehicle for our travels with unlimited mileage and really enjoyed exploring from Calgary up to Field BC. Definitely plan on a repeat to this area and renting from Discover Car.
United Kingdom
Jeep Wrangler
May 28, 2019
Geart car but office hours need to be 24 hours a day 7 day a week for your service too be complete or provide this information at Time of booking
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Camaro
April 21, 2019
I visited Niagara-on-the-lake (including the Butterfly Conservatory), Niagara Falls, Bell Homestead (Brantford), Tew's Falls (Hamilton) and would recommend all of them. Driving in Canada was fine just watch the highways - you can pass on either side which can be a little disconcerting and don't forget you can turn right on (most) red lights.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
April 4, 2019
Off site car rental site saved us over $100.00, was well worth it. Staff is professional and friendly. Very close to airport.
Canada
Jeep Wrangler
March 28, 2019
There is a lot to see in Ottawa and across the river in Gatineau, a car makes it much easier to get around to all!
United Kingdom
Jeep Wrangler
January 14, 2019
Visited family in Welland
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
July 27, 2018
Even though the rental company is about 15 minutes from the airport, it is easy to drive to and from Vancouver.
United States of America (USA)
Dodge RAM 1500
July 26, 2018
When reservations are made and flight times/details provided, please make it extremely clear what your hours are and that there's a chance you might be closed so you'll be paying for the rental vehicle even though you aren't driving it and the vehicle you rented online will no longer be available.

Top 20 Suppliers in Canada in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+35725320000 / +35725316444
Larnaka International Airport Glafkos Clerides 1
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+15066963340
4180 Loch Lomond Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
5066963340
4180 LOCH LOMOND ROAD,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
5146363332 / 5148289494
457 MICHEL JASMIN
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
9058820400
228 Steeles Ave W,
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+15066964406
4180 Loch Lomond Road
Working hours
Mon:21:30-22:30; 11:00-18:00
Tue:21:30-22:30; 11:00-18:00
Wed:21:30-22:30; 10:00-17:30
Thu:21:30-22:30; 11:00-18:00
Fri:21:30-22:30; 11:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-17:30; 21:30-22:00
Sun:11:00-17:30; 21:30-22:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+15066333467
4180 Loch Lomond Road Saint John Apt Terminal
Working hours
Mon:11:00-18:00; 21:30-22:30
Tue:11:00-18:00; 21:30-22:30
Wed:10:00-17:30; 21:30-22:30
Thu:11:00-18:00; 21:30-22:30
Fri:11:00-18:00; 21:30-22:30
Sat:10:00-17:30; 21:30-22:00
Sun:11:00-17:30; 21:30-22:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
5066963340
4180 Loch Lomond Road
Working hours
Mon:20:00-23:59
Tue:20:00-23:59
Wed:20:00-23:59
Thu:20:00-23:59
Fri:20:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
5066341949
4180 LOCH LOMAND ROAD
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:10:00-19:00
Sun:00:00-00:30; 10:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
5066341949
4180 LOCH LOMAND ROAD
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:10:00-19:00
Sun:00:00-00:30; 10:00-23:59
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+16045930636
7127 King George Blvd., V3W 5A4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Excellent 8.5
+16476226000
1286 Dupont Street,Toronto ON,M6H 2A4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Excellent 8.5
+19055979212
600 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1, Toronto
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+16045930636
7127 King George Blvd., V3W 5A4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-17:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
5066334440
242 Rothesay Ave
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00
Tue:08:00-12:00
Wed:08:00-12:00
Thu:08:00-12:00
Fri:08:00-12:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7.5
+16476226000
1286 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6H 2A4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+14387956621
Montreal Airport 635 Marshall Ave
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.1
+15146363332
457 MICHEL JASMIN
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+14168001222 / +18887779202
445 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6P8
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6
+19055642425
3275 Derry Road East, ,
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
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