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Car Rental in Montreal

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Montreal Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$24.03 / per day
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Montreal Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$24.25 / per day
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Montreal Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$25.71 / per day
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Montreal Airport Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$28.51 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Montreal Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Rav4 or similar
Toyota Rav4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$34.65 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$40.42 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$42.51 / per day
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Montreal Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
$44.71 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:57 on 2020-05-29. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$37.90 / per day
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
10.0

Why rent a car in Montreal?

Montreal is a great place to visit. Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in North America, it combines elegant historic architecture with sophisticated museums and contemporary art spaces. After seeing the city, you can drive to explore the rest of the vast and diverse province of Quebec.

Montreal Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Montreal

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Montreal and drop off in another city include:

  • From Montreal to Chicago - 17 offers from 78.50 USD per day
  • From Montreal to Toronto - 62 offers from 64.03 USD per day
  • From Montreal to Quebec City - 30 offers from 76.09 USD per day
  • From Montreal to Dieppe - 15 offers from 64.03 USD per day
  • From Montreal to Vancouver - 15 offers from 136.74 USD per day

Top ways to enter Montreal

  • Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The third-busiest in Canada, Montreal Airport served 19.4 million travelers in 2018. The airport is named after Pierre Trudeau, a former prime minister of Canada and the father of current Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Located about 20km (12 miles) west of downtown, the airport can be reached in 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Ottawa Airport. Serving Canada’s capital city, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport handles nearly five million travelers every year. The airports host a number of domestic flights as well as flights to and from the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Located near the border of Ontario and Quebec, Ottawa Airport is 200km (125 miles) west of Montreal and can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Quebec City Airport. Located in the capital of Quebec, this airport handles many flights to and from small communities in the northern part of Quebec as well as other destinations in Canada and abroad. Located 250km (155 miles) northeast of Montreal, the airport can be reached in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Toronto Pearson Airport. With 49.5 million travelers served in 2018, Toronto Pearson is the busiest airport in Canada and one of the busiest in North America. A hub for a number of airlines including Air Canada and WestJet, and also served by tens of others, it offers flights to and from all of the continents in the world. Located 550km (342 miles) southwest of Montreal, the airport can be reached in 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Useful city facts

  • Montreal has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold, snowy winters. The average high temperature in the city is 26°C  (79°F) in July, the warmest month, and -5°C  (22°F) in January, the coldest. The rainiest period of the year is between June and September; February is the driest month.
  • Montreal, like the rest of Quebec, is a primarily French-speaking city, but there is also a large community of native English speakers. Around 60% of Montreal’s residents are fluent in both languages, and this includes the majority of people working in the tourism and service industries. Other languages such as Italian, Arabic, and Spanish also have a large number of native speakers in the city.
  • The largest part of Montreal is located on the Island of Montreal, a large island at the meeting point of Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. Montreal is made up of 19 boroughs that are further divided into neighborhoods. Many neighborhoods have a distinct character. Some of the best-known are the Latin Quarter, Chinatown, the Gay Village, and Old Montreal. Montreal has a population of around 1.7 million, making it the second-largest city in Canada. Another 2.3 million people live in its wider metropolitan area.

Top destinations and activities

  • Old Montreal. Also known as Vieux-Montréal, the most famous part of the city is made up of narrow cobblestone streets, the Old Montreal Port, and some of the oldest European architecture in North America. First, visit Jacques-Cartier Street which is full of tiny galleries, classy restaurants, and street performers. Then, check out landmarks like the Bonsecours Market and the Montreal Clock Tower.
  • Parc du Mont-Royal. Surrounding Mount Royal which gave Montreal its name, this park is one of the largest green spaces in Montreal. A scenic place to visit regardless of the season, it is made up of walking paths, Beaver Lake, and man-made attractions such as the George-Étienne Cartier Monument and the Mount Royal Chalet.
  • McCord Museum. Located in Downtown Montreal, the McCord Museum is dedicated to the history of Canada. Plenty of exhibitions introduce visitors to such varied topics as the First Nations of Canada, the arrival of Europeans, and the art made by inhabitants of the country throughout centuries.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limits vary between different roads. The general limits are 90km/h to 110km/h on motorways and outside cities and from 30km/h to 50km/h inside cities.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%. Driving under influence exceeding the limit is a criminal offense and can lead to hefty fines, a suspension of your license, and even imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • Using the mobile phone while driving is prohibited. The rule is strictly imposed with high fines.
  • The phone number for emergencies is 112.

Toll roads

There are many toll roads in Canada, including some in Quebec. Different toll roads are administered by different authorities, so the available methods of payment and fee amount also depends on each toll road. It is best to look them up in advance, finding the information for each province in which you plan to travel. You can also use the Canadian toll calculator to calculate the approximate fees for your upcoming trip.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Quebec City. Much smaller than Montreal, but the capital city of Quebec, Quebec City is a history lover’s dream. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Chateau Frontenac is claimed to be the most photographed hotel in North America. And there are also other attractions like the Citadel and the Terrasse Dufferin. Located 260km (160 miles) northeast of Montreal, Quebec City can be reached in about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Mont-Tremblant National Park. The small town of Mont-Tremblant is rightly known as Eastern Canada’s winter sports mecca. But unlike the ski slopes, the national park that surrounds it can be enjoyed year-round. The perfect place for hiking, canoeing, and spotting wildlife, Mont-Tremblant is one of the nicest national parks in Quebec. The park is 135km (84 miles) northwest of Montreal and can be reached in just 90 minutes.
  • Ottawa. More interesting than a lot of people give it credit for, Canada’s capital has more than its fair share of attractions. Visitors enjoy high-class museums like the Canadian Aviation Museum and the Canadian Museum of History, the city’s many green spaces, and, of course, the majestic Parliament Hill. Located 200km (125 miles) west of Montreal, Ottawa can be reached by car in only two hours. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car type in Montreal is the economy, followed by compact and standard. The most popular rental cars are the Nissan Note, the Chevrolet Spark, and the Hyundai Elantra.

Further destinations

  • Toronto. The largest city in Canada, Toronto is also a hub of culture, performance arts, and innovation. There’s plenty to see and do here including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Science Center, the CN Tower, the beaches of Lake Ontario, and nearby Niagara Falls. Located 540km (335 miles) southwest of Montreal, Toronto can be reached in about 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  • La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve. A protected area that’s the size of a small country, La Verendrye is the proof that even near the large cities of Eastern Canada, it is possible to find true wilderness. Made up of more than 4,000 rivers and lakes and home to wildlife species like the black bear, white-tailed deer, and gray wolf, it is the perfect place for being in nature. Located 290km (180 miles) northwest of Montreal, the reserve can be reached in about 3 hours.
  • The United States. Montreal is located on the border with the United States, and any traveler must be at least tempted to visit Canada’s neighbor. Iconic American cities like Boston and New York are just a few hours drive south, and with a rental car, even cities like Detroit or Philadelphia are within your reach. To go from Canada to the United States, you’d have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Also, be sure to check if you need a visa to enter the United States.

Car Rental Prices in Montreal

  • Large cars - from $48 per day
  • Medium cars - from $40 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $59 per day
  • Premium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $35 per day
  • SUVs - from $66 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips to land a good rental car in Montreal:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Montreal is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 37% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 53% cheaper than renting a vehicle in April.

Top 15 Cities near Montreal

  1. Toronto Car Rentals from $7.14 per day
    507.2 km / 315.2 miles away
  2. Ottawa Car Rentals from $21.07 per day
    151.5 km / 94.1 miles away
  3. Hamilton Car Rentals from $40.10 per day
    554.8 km / 344.7 miles away
  4. London Car Rentals from $28.56 per day
    649.1 km / 403.3 miles away
  5. Windsor Car Rentals from $31.19 per day
    819.0 km / 508.9 miles away
  6. Quebec City Car Rentals from $40.42 per day
    233.0 km / 144.8 miles away
  7. Dieppe Car Rentals from $33.79 per day
    705.8 km / 438.6 miles away
  8. Kingston Car Rentals from $28.56 per day
    264.6 km / 164.4 miles away
  9. Mississauga Car Rentals from $19.72 per day
    509.4 km / 316.5 miles away
  10. Saint John Car Rentals from $71.49 per day
    613.0 km / 380.9 miles away
  11. Halifax Car Rentals from $26.49 per day
    801.1 km / 497.8 miles away
  12. Sarnia Car Rentals from $28.56 per day
    735.4 km / 456.9 miles away
  13. 572.0 km / 355.4 miles away
  14. Mont-Tremblant Car Rentals from $27.11 per day
    131.9 km / 81.9 miles away
  15. Whitby Car Rentals from $78.48 per day
    446.1 km / 277.2 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Montreal

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $40.42 per day
  2. Montreal Airport Car Rentals from $24.03 per day
    13.6 km / 8.5 miles away
  3. 137.7 km / 85.5 miles away
  4. Ottawa Airport Car Rentals from $21.07 per day
    164.9 km / 102.5 miles away
  5. Ottawa Downtown Car Rentals from $25.51 per day
    165.4 km / 102.7 miles away
  6. 220.7 km / 137.1 miles away
  7. Quebec Downtown Car Rentals from $22.35 per day
    232.1 km / 144.2 miles away
  8. Kingston Airport Car Rentals from $28.56 per day
    277.7 km / 172.6 miles away
  9. Whitby Downtown Car Rentals from $78.48 per day
    459.6 km / 285.6 miles away
  10. Downtown Car Rentals from $7.14 per day
    506.1 km / 314.5 miles away
  11. 506.2 km / 314.5 miles away
  12. 520.8 km / 323.6 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $19.72 per day
    522.9 km / 324.9 miles away
  14. Hamilton Airport Car Rentals from $40.10 per day
    568.2 km / 353.1 miles away
  15. 599.8 km / 372.7 miles away
  16. 662.6 km / 411.7 miles away
  17. 672.2 km / 417.7 miles away
  18. 692.3 km / 430.2 miles away
  19. 749.0 km / 465.4 miles away
  20. Halifax Port Car Rentals from $26.49 per day
    788.1 km / 489.7 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Montreal vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Montreal
$31.09
January
$43.76
February
$27.23
March
$48.31
April
$33.14
May
$35.26
June
$36.69
July
$47.04
August
$22.75
September
$28.56
October
$37.12
November
$33.10
December
The best month to rent a car in Montreal is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $22.75). This is 36% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting in April (when rental prices start at $48.31 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Montreal?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 17 days in August, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Montreal
13
January
8
February
9
March
7
April
9
May
10
June
6
July
3
August
17
September
5
October
10
November
14
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Montreal?

While travelers visit Montreal year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Rental in Montreal by Monthly Searches
114%
January
529%
February
538%
March
1%
April
May
1%
June
1%
July
7%
August
7%
September
October
1%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Ford Escape 4 4 SUVs
Discount Toyota Rav4 5 2 SUVs
Discount Nissan Micra 5 2 Small cars
Discount Toyota Yaris 4 3 Medium cars
Discount Hyundai Accent 4 3 Large cars
Discount Dodge Grand Caravan 5 3 People Carriers/Vans
Economy rent a car Honda Fit 4 3 Small cars
Economy rent a car Honda Civic 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo Chevrolet Spark 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Canada
Jeep Compass
July 7, 2018
The old port is really nice. You will find a pedestrian zone during the summer months. One should also visit Isle Jean Drapeau with many green spots. Or Mont Royal, the city's mountain.

Top 11 Suppliers in Montreal in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18336193656
975 Romeo-Vachon Blvd N Dorval, Quebec
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18336193658
975 Romeo-Vachon Blvd N Dorval, QC H4Y 1J5
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
5146363332 / 5148289494
457 MICHEL JASMIN
Discount
Discount
Excellent 8.5
+15146311436 / +18883355683
405 Michel Jasmin Ave, Dorval, QC H9P 1E9
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+15146361902
975 Romeo Vachon Po Box 104 Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+15146360052
975 Romeo Vachon Blvd N/lv3 Montreal Trudeau Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 07:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+15146311436 / +18883355683
405 av. Michel Jasmin, Montreal, H9P 1C2
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
5146311436 / 5143337128
405 Michel Jasmin
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+14387956621
Montreal Airport 635 Marshall Ave
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
+15146363332
635 Avenue Marshall, Dorval, QC H9P 1E1
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.1
+15146363332
457 MICHEL JASMIN

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