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Car Rental in Canada

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$15.78 per day
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Calgary Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$17.41 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$17.69 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
$18.29 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$18.33 / per day
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Calgary Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Nissan Altima or similar
Nissan Altima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$18.50 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$18.68 / 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
$19.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 17:20 on 2021-08-01. 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?

Canada is a great country to visit by car. The road network is in great shape, and, considering the length of the distances, having your own ride is the best way to see more than just one part of the country during your trip.

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 323708.62 COP per day
  • From Canada to Pennsylvania - 18 offers from 351504.79 COP per day
  • From Canada to Washington - 34 offers from 294309.70 COP per day
  • From Canada to Massachusetts - 12 offers from 351504.79 COP per day
  • From Canada to Ohio - 18 offers from 335935.27 COP 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

  • British Columbia: B.C., as it is called by locals, is home of the city of Vancouver, often voted one of the most livable cities on planet, but the province’s real attraction is its natural beauty.
  • Alberta: Paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, Alberta is home to the Banff and Jasper national parks, as well as the city of Calgary, nowadays a great culture and music hub.
  • Montreal: Capital of French-speaking Quebec province, Montreal has lots to offer in terms of its cuisine, culture, and history, as well as its distinct atmosphere.
  • Toronto: Huge and busy, yet surprisingly accessible and cozy, Toronto charms visitors with its many distinct and unique neighborhoods, as well as landmarks like the CN Tower.
  • Yukon and the rest of Northern Canada: Although much harder to access than the rest of the country, Northern Canada is a very rewarding travel destination as a place of endless natural beauty and wilderness. Whitehorse Airport in the capital and the largest city of Yukon, is perhaps the best entry point. Yellowknife Airport, located in the Northwest Territories, is another entry point.

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.

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

  • Vancouver - Seattle (229 km / 142 mi) Seattle and the Pacific Northwest of USA is just a short and pleasant drive away from Vancouver. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your rental car provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Calgary - Edmonton (299 km / 186 mi) The two big cities of Alberta are just three hours drive apart, with lots of scenic nature in between.
  • Toronto - Montreal (547 km / 340 mi) Thanks to great road conditions, the route between Canada’s two largest cities can be done in under six hours, and you’ll be going along the Lake Ontario coast for a large part of it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $115 per day
  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $56 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $84 per day
  • Premium cars - from $82 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $77 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 $17.69 per day
  2. Car Rental in Calgary from $16.87 per day
  3. Car Rental in Vancouver from $38.79 per day
  4. Car Rental in Montreal from $58.00 per day
  5. Car Rental in Edmonton from $31.13 per day
  6. Car Rental in Mississauga from $18.33 per day
  7. Car Rental in Abbotsford from $62.42 per day
  8. Car Rental in Ottawa from $27.26 per day
  9. Car Rental in Victoria from $58.00 per day
  10. Car Rental in Winnipeg from $58.00 per day
  11. Car Rental in Surrey from $15.78 per day
  12. Car Rental in Quebec City from $58.00 per day
  13. Car Rental in St. John's from $88.62 per day
  14. Car Rental in Hamilton from $62.74 per day
  15. Car Rental in Saskatoon from $58.00 per day
  16. Car Rental in London from $96.44 per day
  17. Car Rental in Dieppe from $58.00 per day
  18. Car Rental in Regina from $75.77 per day

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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
$54.77
January
$47.58
February
$46.98
March
$53.18
April
$42.87
May
$59.15
June
$69.60
July
$69.49
August
$135.27
September
$54.16
October
$86.62
November
$56.35
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Canada is May — prices start from $42.87 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 $135.27 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
25%
January
24%
February
26%
March
25%
April
35%
May
39%
June
61%
July
57%
August
2%
September
903%
October
1%
November
1%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Surprice Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Surprice Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Zoom Rent A Car Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Economy rent a car Honda Civic 4 3 Medium cars
Zoom Rent A Car Honda CRV 4 2 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

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
+17808907345
1, 1000 Airport Rd, Leduc, Alberta
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
7808907232
1, 1000 AIRPORT ROAD,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
+17809552224
405 11 Ave, Nisku, Edmonton
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:09:00-12:30
Sun:09:00-12:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
9058820400
228 Steeles Ave W,
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+17809552224 / +14033983931
405 11th Avenue Nisku, T9E 7N2
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:09:00-16:30
Sun:09:00-16:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+17808907596
1000 Airport Road Edmonton International Airport
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:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+17804482000
8th Avenue And Service Road Edmonton International Airport
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:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 08:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
7808907345
1, 1000 Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
8772830898
1000 Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
5196596100
1750 CRUMLIN ROAD
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Excellent 8.5
+19056707368 / +18883179666
5945 Dixie Rd Unit #1,Mississauga ON,L4W 1E8
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
Sun:09:00-16:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+17809866701
6109 45 St, Leduc, AB T9E 7C3
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00
Tue:08:00-13:00
Wed:08:00-13:00
Thu:08:00-13:00
Fri:08:00-13:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
7809866701 / 7809866708
3-6109 45th St
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00
Tue:08:00-13:00
Wed:08:00-13:00
Thu:08:00-13:00
Fri:08:00-13:00
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7.5
+19056707368 / +18662455501 / +18883179666
5945 Dixie Road Mississauga, Toronto, OntarioL4W1E8
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:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
16476914042
Toronto Airport 6465 Airport Road
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
+17783855551 / +16046891231
1361 Robson St, BC V6E 1C6
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.1
+17809552224
405 11 Ave, Nisku, Edmonton
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:09:00-12:30
Sun:09:00-12:30
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 / 4402071864000
6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga. Ontario L5T 1X4
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
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