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Cheap car hire in Canada

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Top tips for hiring a car in Canada

  • Renting a car in Canada offers the best flexibility when exploring the country, and it can also be the quickest way to travel, second only to flying. Freight train traffic takes priority in Canada, so traveling by train can often come with delays. Traveling by bus is an option, but routes often leave some flexibility to be desired, especially if you want to travel to mountainous regions.
  • While the weather in Canada can vary greatly depending on which part of whatever province you plan to travel in, the winters all over Canada are long and snowy. If you’re planning on renting a car in the Canadian winter, you’d be better off with a four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate snowy roads and the more remote areas of the country.
  • If you’re traveling with a child under 40 lb, be advised that they’ll need to be secured in a car seat, whether you’re in a taxi or in the car you rented. This rule includes airport pickups, so be sure to either arrive in Canada with your own Canada-approved car seat or add one on to your rental car reservation through your chosen rental car company.
  • If you’re planning on crossing the border to the US with a car you rent in Canada, you can expect to do so without issue. You’ll simply need to gain permission from the rental car company and make sure that the provided insurance is sufficient for both countries’ requirements to cross. As with any border crossing, you’ll need to have your passport or visa on hand to show the border agents.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Canada for R1 013 or less
  • Book your car hire in Canada at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Canada are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Canada

  • What is the most popular car hire in Canada?

    Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Canada.

  • What is the best car hire company in Canada?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Canada are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8,7, 196 reviews), Budget (8,3, 209 reviews), and Avis (8,3, 119 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Canada?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Canada?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Canada are Edmonton (75% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Canada) and Halifax (25%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Canada?

    On average a car hire in Canada costs R7 735 per week (R1 105 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Canada?

    On average a car hire in Canada costs R33 148 per month (R1 105 per day).

  • What is driving like in Canada?

    Driving in Canada is much like driving in the United States. You’ll drive on the right side of the road, and you’re permitted to turn right on a red light everywhere except in the city of Montreal. One thing to note is that if you travel to Quebec, the road signs will be only in French.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Canada?

    The age limits for renting a car in Canada vary by province. In Saskatchewan, the minimum age to rent a car is 18, while the minimum age for renting a car in the rest of the country varies from 21 to 24. Drivers under 25 might have limitations in Canada, such as being restricted from renting luxury cars or SUVs.

  • How much does petrol cost in Canada?

    The price of petrol in Canada is a bit higher than it is in the United States, so make sure to budget for petrol correctly to avoid sticker shock at the pump. A gallon of petrol has an average price of around 2.50 USD in the US. In Canada, the average price of a gallon of petrol is around 5.04 CAD (3.80 USD).

  • What are the speed limits in Canada?

    Speed limits in Canada are remarkably similar to the speed limits in the United States. The Canadian speed limit in school zones ranges from 30-50 km/h (20-30 mph), the limit on residential streets is 40-50 km/h (25-30 mph), the limit on major suburban roads is 60-70 km/h (37-44 mph), the limit on two-lane highways is 80 km/h (50 mph) and the limit on the expressway is 110 km/h (68 mph).

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Canada

    566 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car hire locations in Canada

    295 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Canada

    248 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Canada

    184 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Canada

    172 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Canada

    149 Locations

  • discount.quebec

    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car hire locations in Canada

    130 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Canada

    111 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Canada

    89 Locations

  • fleet

    FLEET car hire locations in Canada

    80 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Canada

    74 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Canada

    74 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

R1 105/day

Good deal

R1 013/day

When to book a rental car in Canada

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.