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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris 3d or similar
Toyota Yaris 3d
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • Yes
Peel Car Rentals
$29.17 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • Yes
Peel Car Rentals
$29.17 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Compact
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Yes
Peel Car Rentals
$29.85 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Yes
Peel Car Rentals
$31.43 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$32.95 / per day
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Toronto, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$35.00 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$36.02 / per day
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Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Iversta Car & Van Rentals
$36.29 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:51 on 2019-11-13. 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
5 days
Economy car rental price
$50.26 / 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
8.7

Why rent a car in Toronto?

It's great having your own ride in Toronto. With a rental car, you can see all the distinct parts and neighborhoods of this sprawling metropolis, and to visit important landmarks outside the city.

Toronto Car Rental

Top ways to enter Toronto

  • Toronto Pearson Airport: The busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson has flights to and from all parts of the world. 
  • Toronto Billy Bishop Airport: Although much smaller than Toronto's primary airport, Billy Bishop is located very near the city center.
  • Ottawa Airport: Primarily serving Canada's capital city, Ottawa Airport is about 348 km (216 mi) away.
  • By rail: If you're arriving in Toronto by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Toronto Union Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Although not the capital, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. The population in the city proper is 2.7 million, but more than 5 million people live in Toronto’s larger metropolitan area.
  • Toronto has one of the most diverse populations in the world, with 47.5% of its inhabitants born outside Canada. 
  • Toronto has a humid continental climate. The average temperature in July is 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) and the average temperature in January is -6.7 °C (-19.9 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  1. Art Gallery of Ontario. The largest gallery in Canada mostly focuses on works by well-known and contemporary Canadian artists, but it also houses paintings by classical European masters like Ruben.
  2. Black Creek Pioneer Village. Thoughtfully recreated, Black Creek Pioneer Village is a place where you can see what life was like in the 19th-century Ontario and to observe the architecture of that age.
  3. CN Tower. The tallest in North America, CN Tower is a great place to start (or finish) your vacation in Toronto. Going to its top in a glass elevator is a stunning experience, and the view from up there makes the rest of the city look tiny.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limits vary between different roads. The general limits are 90 km/h to 110 km/h on motorways and outside cities and from 30 km/h to 50 km/h inside cities.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%. Driving under influence exceeding the limit is a criminal offence and can lead to hefty fines, a driving ban, and even imprisonment.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, 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 a number of toll roads in Canada. 

Ontario Highway 407 is toll road for which you can only pay electronically. As you will be driving a rental car, the bill will be automatically sent to your rental car provider. The exact fee will depend on how long will you drive along this road. Some rental providers do include an additional toll charge fee. Do get in touch with your rental car provider in advance to find out more. Visit the official Highway 407 website to find out more information about fees and payment methods.

Highway 412 is another toll road in Ontario. It is part of the same toll system as the Highway 407. The exact fee will depend on the time of the day and the day of the week of your travel, as well as the length of your travel along this road. 

There are some other toll roads in Ontario. Do look them up in advance depending on your planned route. 

In the rest of Canada, payment method and fees differ for different toll roads. 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 a toll calculator to calculate the approximate fees for your upcoming ride.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Niagara Region. The famous Niagara Falls is just a tad more than an hour's drive away from Toronto, but you might be tempted to also visit the surrounding nature areas, vineyards, and the cozy town of Niagara-on-the Lake.
  • Stratford. This town in Perth County that's about two hours drive west of Toronto has a population of just over 30,000 inhabitants, but it is home to the famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival that lasts all the way from April to November. If you're a classic literature lover, time your travels accordingly.
  • Ottawa. Canada's capital is about for to five hours drive away, so this one's probably a two-day trip, but this underrated city makes a great travel destination thanks to the combination of beautiful architecture and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Detroit. The famous Motor City is only a four hour drive from Toronto. It's possible to drive to Windsor and cross the border into the city on foot from there. 
  • Linocln. One might not think of Canada as a producer of wine, but Lincoln, just outside of Toronto, sits at the heart of valleys with many wineries, most of which have tasting rooms. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car type in Canada is an economy, but fullsize and intermediate are also often picked. The most popular rental cars are the Kia Rio, the Jeep Wrangler, and the Nissan Rogue.

Further destinations

  • Montreal. Canada's second largest city is sometimes considered Toronto's rival, so why not travel there to make up your own mind? Competition aside, this bilingual metropolis is as unique a destination as Toronto in terms of history, arts, and atmosphere.
  • Northern Ontario. The sparsely populated north of the province doesn't see as many tourists as the big cities in the south, but it's impressive nature areas will convince anyone that you don't need to go to Yukon to see Canada at its wildest.
  • USA. Detroit and Michigan is just a couple of hours drive away, but with a rental car you can also easily reach other famous cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York. Note that you'll have to cross the national border to visit U.S., so do get in touch with your rental car provider in advance to find out if they permit it. Also, make sure your entry documents are in order.

Car Rental Prices in Toronto

  • Large cars - from $59 per day
  • Medium cars - from $48 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $75 per day
  • Premium cars - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $47 per day
  • SUVs - from $86 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Toronto:

  • 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 Toronto is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting a car in June.

Top 9 Cities near Toronto

  1. Hamilton Car Rentals from $54.37 per day
    61.2 km / 38.0 miles away
  2. Montreal Car Rentals from $35.49 per day
    507.2 km / 315.2 miles away
  3. Ottawa Car Rentals from $30.58 per day
    363.5 km / 225.9 miles away
  4. 151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
  5. Windsor Car Rentals from $49.82 per day
    312.2 km / 194.0 miles away
  6. Quebec City Car Rentals from $33.91 per day
    731.5 km / 454.6 miles away
  7. Thunder Bay Car Rentals from $63.86 per day
    911.4 km / 566.3 miles away
  8. Kingston Car Rentals from $49.82 per day
    250.1 km / 155.4 miles away
  9. Sarnia Car Rentals from $49.82 per day
    229.3 km / 142.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Toronto

  1. 2.3 km / 1.5 miles away
  2. Toronto Airport Car Rentals from $29.17 per day
    20.4 km / 12.7 miles away
  3. Hamilton Airport Car Rentals from $54.37 per day
    69.0 km / 42.9 miles away
  4. 158.5 km / 98.5 miles away
  5. Kingston Airport Car Rentals from $49.82 per day
    231.8 km / 144.0 miles away
  6. 247.5 km / 153.8 miles away
  7. 328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  8. Ottawa Airport Car Rentals from $30.58 per day
    348.5 km / 216.5 miles away
  9. 474.3 km / 294.7 miles away
  10. Montreal Airport Car Rentals from $35.49 per day
    490.6 km / 304.9 miles away
  11. 716.3 km / 445.1 miles away
  12. 929.4 km / 577.5 miles away
  13. 1085.1 km / 674.3 miles away
  14. 1188.6 km / 738.5 miles away
  15. Winnipeg Airport Car Rentals from $42.83 per day
    1522.7 km / 946.2 miles away
  16. Sydney Airport Car Rentals from $26.68 per day
    1544.1 km / 959.5 miles away
  17. 1984.9 km / 1233.4 miles away
  18. 2046.9 km / 1271.9 miles away
  19. 2106.1 km / 1308.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Toronto 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 Toronto
$36.01
January
$38.24
February
$30.92
March
$43.23
April
$42.98
May
$74.84
June
$45.13
July
$64.54
August
$48.30
September
$33.47
October
$53.95
November
$40.85
December
The best month to rent a car in Toronto is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $30.92). This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $74.84 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Toronto?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 26 days in September, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Toronto
7
January
9
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
26
June
10
July
8
August
6
September
10
October
8
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Toronto year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is May, and the least popular is June.
Toronto Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
139%
January
125%
February
131%
March
133%
April
230%
May
3%
June
4%
July
5%
August
19%
September
120%
October
142%
November
150%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Cherokee 4 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers / Vans
Alamo Ford Escape 4 4 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Yaris Advance 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Nissan Versa
October 31, 2019
Make sure you book in advance and you will literally spend a few minutes in the office before you are on your way
United Kingdom
Mazda 2
October 17, 2019
Go to one of the established companies and check that they have an office at the airport, not off site. Definitely hire a car if you're expecting to stay outside the city or travel around as public transport is poor outside the city.
Canada
Toyota Yaris Advance
September 9, 2019
Convenience of process, no waiting like most rent a car at airports
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
July 14, 2019
If your going to the national parks, ensure you have bug spray and when using the 401 high way leave plenty of time for journeys, it’s very, very busy.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
June 22, 2019
I would (and did) avoid driving IN Toronto. Downtown & freeways leading downtown were pretty treacherous: a lot of other aggressive traffic, narrow downtown roads with vehicles parked roadside, lots of foot & bike traffic, electric street cars & buses. Not to mention parking. If downtown, I just Ubered or took public transport. I rented primarily because I needed an easy way to get to Ottawa after a few days in Toronto. Driving in Ottawa was easy and very comfortable. Otherwise: the car drove well, was in excellent condition and the staff were helpful, friendly and courteous.
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
April 15, 2019
Great country to drive around- Niagara and surrounding wine area. No need for a car in Toronto. I feel Toronto is a two night stop over on the way to exploring far better places outside city.
Saudi Arabia
Jeep Cherokee
April 13, 2019
Very important renting a car, especially with kids, given the distances there. However, fuel prices are high in Canada so make sure you rent an fuel economic model
China
Nissan Rogue
March 8, 2019
so satisfactory rental car experience
Canada
Toyota Corolla
February 24, 2019
You can not move in Toronto without a car
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
February 18, 2019
In the Winter in Canada certainly try to rent an AWD or 4wd Vehicle. Routes car hire certainly has the best of those vehicles, being brand new Jeep Wranglers which are top of the range. Drive steady in the snow in Canada and you should be ok. Fuel is cheap and there is no need to worry about the type of vehicle rented by the hirer. Pre book through a company like "Discover Car Hire" which would get you a good deal with companies like "Routes Car Hire".
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
December 9, 2018
The price i was given was the lowest possible with the best service. dont even hesitate to book with them . 100% sattisfied . our whole family rented from them for my mums funeral in November
Greece
Toyota Yaris Advance
November 24, 2018
Please get your self a good GPS. Missing a highway exit in toronto might become a nightmare. Also avoid downtown, prefer the metro. Otherwise, car driving is easy cause canadiens are quite polite on driving.
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Cherokee
October 2, 2018
Toronto, Niagara Falls, Collingwood and Blue Mountain were beautiful places to visit. We really enjoyed our stay and all the different options for things to do.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
September 18, 2018
I think the smaller car rental companies are the best and economical as well as give the best service. Very reliable.
Canada
Toyota Yaris
September 15, 2018
Ontario is just great to visit.
Canada
Kia Rio
September 4, 2018
I love Toronto, I actually rented the car to take a trip to Lake Erie, which was lovely.
Canada
Nissan Rogue
August 31, 2018
Love Toronto in small doses
Brazil
Jeep Cherokee
June 13, 2018
We stay in a hotel by the airport, the hotels by the airport are cheaper and more comfortable, some places are far from the metro and also we traveled to Niagara fall, we save money by rent a car. A good tip download a parking price comparison.

Top 14 Suppliers for Toronto in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+18337923290
6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1A2
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18337923291
6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, Ontario
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
+18883179666 / +19056707368
5835 Dixie Road #3 Bestwestern Plus Hotel Plaza, Mississauga, ON L4W 4V7
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+19056761100
5990 Airport Road Toronto Pearson Intl Airport
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Excellent 8.2
+19056707368
5835 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario, L4W 4V7
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+18002591638
655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3, Canada
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8
+19056774848 / +19056779994
3687 Nashua Drive
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
4162495554 / 4162498785
655 Dixon Rd
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7.5
+19056707368 / +18662455501
5835 Dixie Road, Unit 3
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
16476914042
Toronto Airport 6465 Airport Road
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
+19056719444
3356 Elmbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1A6
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.1
+18883179666 / +19056707368
5835 Dixie Road #3 Bestwestern Plus Hotel Plaza, Mississauga, ON L4W 4V7
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+14168001222 / +18887779202
445 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M9W 6P8
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6
+19055642425
6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario

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