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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Toronto Airport
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 12.61 per day
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Toronto Airport
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
£ 13.03 per day
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City Centre
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 13.07 per day
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City Centre
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 13.31 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Calgary Airport
Compact
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 13.54 / per day
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Toronto Airport
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
£ 13.63 / per day
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City Centre
Intermediate
Hyundai Sonata or comparable
Hyundai Sonata
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 14.01 / per day
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Toronto Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or comparable
Nissan Sentra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Swift Rent-A-Car
£ 14.22 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 18:06 on 2021-10-24.

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 £ 59.79 per day
  • From Canada to Pennsylvania - 18 offers from £ 64.92 per day
  • From Canada to Washington - 34 offers from £ 54.36 per day
  • From Canada to Massachusetts - 12 offers from £ 64.92 per day
  • From Canada to Ohio - 18 offers from £ 62.05 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 £ 45 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 40 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 60 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 58 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 38 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 55 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 £ 80.52 per day
  2. Car Hire in Vancouver starting at £ 22.65 per day
  3. Car Hire in Montreal starting at £ 41.34 per day
  4. Car Hire in Calgary starting at £ 41.34 per day
  5. Car Hire in Mississauga starting at £ 13.07 per day
  6. Car Hire in Abbotsford starting at £ 44.49 per day
  7. Car Hire in Ottawa starting at £ 19.43 per day
  8. Car Hire in Edmonton starting at £ 22.18 per day
  9. Car Hire in Victoria starting at £ 41.34 per day
  10. Car Hire in North Vancouver starting at £ 44.49 per day
  11. Car Hire in Winnipeg starting at £ 41.34 per day
  12. Car Hire in Quebec City starting at £ 16.92 per day
  13. Car Hire in Hamilton starting at £ 44.72 per day
  14. Car Hire in London starting at £ 38.57 per day
  15. Car Hire in St. John’s starting at £ 63.16 per day
  16. Car Hire in Saskatoon starting at £ 41.34 per day
  17. Car Hire in Windsor starting at £ 38.57 per day
  18. Car Hire in Regina starting at £ 54.00 per day

Top 7 Most Popular Destinations in Canada

  1. Car Hire at Toronto Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
  2. Car Hire at Vancouver Airport starting at £ 22.65 per day
  3. Car Hire at Calgary Airport starting at £ 12.03 per day
  4. Car Hire at Ottawa Airport starting at £ 15.51 per day
  5. Car Hire at Quebec City Airport starting at £ 41.34 per day
  6. Car Hire at Windsor International Airport starting at £ 38.57 per day

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
£ 39.04
January
£ 33.92
February
£ 33.48
March
£ 37.91
April
£ 30.56
May
£ 42.16
June
£ 49.60
July
£ 49.53
August
£ 96.42
September
£ 38.60
October
£ 61.74
November
£ 40.17
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Canada is May with prices starting at £ 30.56 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 £ 96.42. 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
36%
January
34%
February
36%
March
35%
April
49%
May
55%
June
85%
July
80%
August
2%
September
784%
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
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

Top 20 Hire Companies in Canada in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 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
Remarkable 9.2
+14032640424
129 17 Ave SE, Calgary
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
4032640424
129 17 Ave Se,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
4033983930
11124 36 St Ne Unit 2010
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
9058820400
228 Steeles Ave W,
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
4035390206
4101 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.5
+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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+14032211700
2000 Airport Road
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:59
Tue:07:30-23:59
Wed:07:30-23:59
Thu:07:30-23:59
Fri:07:30-23:59
Sat:07:30-23:59
Sun:07:30-23:59
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+14032261550
2000 Airport Road Northeast Calgary Intl Flyin Cust Only
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:59
Tue:07:30-23:59
Wed:07:30-23:59
Thu:07:30-23:59
Fri:07:30-23:59
Sat:07:30-23:59
Sun:07:30-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
8336193653
2000 Airport Road Ne
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:59
Tue:07:30-23:59
Wed:07:30-23:59
Thu:07:30-23:59
Fri:07:30-23:59
Sat:07:30-23:59
Sun:07:30-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
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
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.5
+15878858888
11124 36 St Ne Unit 2010
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
York Car Rental
York Car Rental
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8
+14032656821
140 17th Avenue SE
Working hours
Mon:08:00-14:00
Tue:08:00-14:00
Wed:08:00-14:00
Thu:08:00-14:00
Fri:08:00-14:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
+14032656821 / +18778223872
140 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1H2
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Great 7.5
+15878858888
11124 36 St NE UNIT#2010, Calgary, AB T3N 1L3
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
RightCars
RightCars
Great 7.3
16476914042
Toronto Airport 6465 Airport Road
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.1
88588
11124 36 ST NE UNIT 2010
Surprice
Surprice
Great 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
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
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