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Car Hire in Ottawa

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Ottawa, Canada
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Ottawa Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 15.46 per day
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Ottawa Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Rogue or comparable
Nissan Rogue
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 15.85 per day
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Ottawa Airport
Standard
Kia Forte or comparable
Kia Forte
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 17.28 per day
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Ottawa Airport
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 18.01 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Ottawa Airport
Compact
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 18.18 / per day
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Ottawa Airport
Special
Jeep Wrangler or comparable
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 18.40 / per day
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Ottawa Airport
Full-size
Nissan Altima or comparable
Nissan Altima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
£ 18.56 / per day
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Ottawa City Centre
Economy
Toyota Yaris or comparable
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 19.36 / 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 05:45 on 2021-10-20.

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%

One-way Car Hire in Ottawa

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Ottawa and drop off in another city include:

  • From Ottawa to Toronto - 34 offers from £ 58.70 per day

Top 12 Cities near Ottawa

  1. Toronto starting at £ 42.84 per day
    329.1 km / 204.5 miles away
  2. Montreal starting at £ 41.21 per day
    157.0 km / 97.6 miles away
  3. Mississauga starting at £ 13.02 per day
    360.0 km / 223.7 miles away
  4. Quebec City starting at £ 41.21 per day
    373.9 km / 232.4 miles away
  5. Hamilton starting at £ 44.57 per day
    409.5 km / 254.4 miles away
  6. London starting at £ 68.51 per day
    509.5 km / 316.6 miles away
  7. Windsor starting at £ 38.44 per day
    669.6 km / 416.1 miles away
  8. 421.7 km / 262.0 miles away
  9. Saint John starting at £ 53.96 per day
    769.6 km / 478.2 miles away
  10. Sarnia starting at £ 38.44 per day
    583.2 km / 362.4 miles away
  11. Kingston starting at £ 21.68 per day
    137.7 km / 85.5 miles away
  12. 335.6 km / 208.5 miles away

Top 6 Destinations around Ottawa

  1. Ottawa Airport starting at £ 15.46 per day
    5.9 km / 3.6 miles away
  2. Toronto Scarborough starting at £ 42.84 per day
    329.1 km / 204.5 miles away
  3. Toronto Airport starting at £ 12.57 per day
    357.6 km / 222.2 miles away
  4. Quebec City Airport starting at £ 41.21 per day
    373.9 km / 232.4 miles away
  5. London Railway Station starting at £ 68.51 per day
    509.5 km / 316.6 miles away
  6. Windsor International Airport starting at £ 38.44 per day
    669.6 km / 416.1 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Ottawafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Ottawa
£ 23.55
January
£ 23.72
February
£ 16.58
March
£ 29.14
April
£ 20.73
May
£ 48.42
June
£ 34.69
July
£ 35.85
August
£ 47.88
September
£ 42.39
October
£ 46.43
November
£ 46.11
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Ottawa is March with prices starting at £ 16.58 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is June with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 48.42. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 35. 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.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Ottawa?

Hirers picking up a car in Ottawa keep them for an average of 8 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Ottawa
4
January
6
February
5
March
4
April
4
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
6
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Ottawa?

While travellers visit Ottawa year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Hire in Ottawa by Monthly Searches
4%
January
315%
February
516%
March
April
May
June
July
August
40%
September
38%
October
153%
November
132%
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 Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Grand Caravan 4 2 People Carriers/Vans
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Kia Rio
15 February 2020
Public transit in Ottawa in the winter would have been stressful and uncomfortable with cold icy conditions and walking between buses to get to where I needed to be.

Top 11 Hire Companies in Ottawa in 2021

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+16137377264
1003 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, Ontario
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
6137377023
1003 AIRPORT PARKWAY PRIVATE,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Remarkable 9.1
6135233003
2644 LEITRIM RD.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.5
+16135233003 / +16138222409
2644 Leitrim Rd. Ottawa, K1T3V3
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
+16137393334
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:15
Tue:08:00-23:15
Wed:08:00-23:15
Thu:08:00-23:15
Fri:08:00-23:15
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-23:15
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+16135214844
1003 Airport Parkway Ottawa International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:15
Tue:08:00-23:15
Wed:08:00-23:15
Thu:08:00-23:15
Fri:08:00-23:15
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-23:15
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
6137377264
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:30
Tue:07:30-23:30
Wed:07:30-23:30
Thu:07:30-23:30
Fri:07:30-23:30
Sat:07:30-23:30
Sun:07:30-23:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
6135213332
1003 Airport Parkway Private
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-23:30
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8
+16132322277
305 Cumberland Street, Ottawa, K1N 7J1
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:00
Tue:09:00-15:00
Wed:09:00-15:00
Thu:09:00-15:00
Fri:09:00-15:00
Sat:09:00-11:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
8663102277
3347 Fallowfield Rd
Working hours
Mon:09:00-12:00
Tue:09:00-12:00
Wed:09:00-12:00
Thu:09:00-12:00
Fri:09:00-12:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.1
+16135233003
2644 LEITRIM RD.
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