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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mont-Tremblant International Airport
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
£ 16.07 per day
Mont-Tremblant International Airport
Compact
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
£ 16.75 per day
Mont-Tremblant International Airport
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
£ 17.76 per day
Ottawa City Centre
Compact
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 20.17 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Mont-Tremblant International Airport
Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Discount
£ 20.30 / per day
Kingston Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 21.74 / per day
Ottawa City Centre
Intermediate
Chevrolet Cruze or comparable
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 22.67 / per day
Ottawa City Centre
Full-size
Ford Taurus or comparable
Ford Taurus
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 24.20 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 16:30 on 2022-05-22.

Travel Information

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

Why hire a car in Canada?

Canada is a great country to explore 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

One-way Car Hire in Canada

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

  • From Canada to Illinois - 67 offers from £ 59.76 per day
  • From Canada to Pennsylvania - 18 offers from £ 64.89 per day
  • From Canada to Washington - 34 offers from £ 54.33 per day
  • From Canada to Massachusetts - 12 offers from £ 64.89 per day
  • From Canada to Ohio - 18 offers from £ 62.01 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 hire 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 hire car

The most hired 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 hire companies permit 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 trip, 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 hire car

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

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 Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 82 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 80 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 68 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 116 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 146 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 67 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 112 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

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

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

Top 19 Most Popular Cities in Canada

  1. Car Hire in Toronto starting at £ 80.47 per day
  2. Car Hire in Calgary starting at £ 112.13 per day
  3. Car Hire in Vancouver starting at £ 179.82 per day
  4. Car Hire in Montreal starting at £ 92.06 per day
  5. Car Hire in Mississauga starting at £ 46.26 per day
  6. Car Hire in Edmonton starting at £ 112.13 per day
  7. Car Hire in Ottawa starting at £ 19.42 per day
  8. Car Hire in Abbotsford starting at £ 126.30 per day
  9. Car Hire in St. John’s starting at £ 68.76 per day
  10. Car Hire in Quebec City starting at £ 90.06 per day
  11. Car Hire in Winnipeg starting at £ 86.18 per day
  12. Car Hire in Victoria starting at £ 109.43 per day
  13. Car Hire in North Vancouver starting at £ 110.31 per day
  14. Car Hire in Surrey starting at £ 167.80 per day
  15. Car Hire in Hamilton starting at £ 94.81 per day
  16. Car Hire in Banff starting at £ 87.67 per day
  17. Car Hire in Saskatoon starting at £ 171.79 per day

Top 8 Most Popular Destinations in Canada

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Canada?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Canada fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Canada
£ 39.02
January
£ 33.90
February
£ 33.47
March
£ 37.89
April
£ 30.54
May
£ 42.14
June
£ 49.58
July
£ 49.50
August
£ 96.37
September
£ 38.58
October
£ 61.71
November
£ 40.14
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Canada is May with prices starting at £ 30.54 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is September with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 96.37. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 46. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Canada?

Hirers picking up a car in Canada keep them for an average of 8 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in June keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire 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 month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Canada?

Though Canada is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in October. in December is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Canada Compared to the Yearly Average
39%
January
38%
February
40%
March
39%
April
55%
May
61%
June
94%
July
89%
August
2%
September
740%
October
2%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 People Carriers
Zoom Rent A Car Mazda 2 4 1 Medium cars
Surprice Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
York Car Rental Hyundai Kona 4 2 Large cars
Surprice Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars
Zoom Rent A Car Dodge Caravan 4 4 People Carriers
Hertz Toyota Rav4 5 2 SUVs

Top 20 Hire Companies in Canada in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9 / 84 reviews
+18336193653
2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.9 / 222 reviews
+14168001222 / +18887779202
445 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M9W 6P8
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7 / 24 reviews
5146369530
975 Romeo Vachon North
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6
6048727368
22 East 2Nd Ave
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.5 / 7 reviews
+18336193658
975 Romeo-Vachon Blvd N Dorval, QC H4Y 1J5
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5
+14032991201
UPON ARRIVAL CALL (403)299-1201 TO
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
5198936282
696 Fairway Road South Unit 2
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 reviews
2506570380
1640 Electra Boulevard
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
Outstanding 8.4
4032211806
2000 AIRPORT ROAD NE
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Hub Rent a Car
Hub Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.4 / 2 reviews
+19055979212
426 Major Mackenzie Dr E L4C 1J2, Richmond
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3
+14188722861
507 Rue Principale Suite 121
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:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-21:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.2 / 42 reviews
+19055642425
Toronto Pearson Airport, 3275, Derry Road East, Mississauga, Ontario, L4T 1A8
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
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.2 / 43 reviews
+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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.1 / 1474 reviews
+14033983930 / +14033983931
130-588 Aero Dr Ne Calgary, T2E 7Y4
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
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.8 / 3 reviews
+18443752136
600 Dixon Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-18:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Great 7.8
+16042768278
1361 Robson Street, Vancouver
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.7 / 16 reviews
+16042422962 / +18778223872
Unit 426-5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond, V6X 2X9
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:10:00-13:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.5 / 18 reviews
+16047266502
1234 Hornby St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W2
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
Swift Rent-A-Car
Swift Rent-A-Car
Great 7.2 / 23 reviews
+18886251314
5775 Atlantic Dr, Mississauga, On L4w 4P3
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:10:00-16:00
Sun:10:00-16:00
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Good 6.9 / 20 reviews
+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
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