Canada car hire

Canada car hire

Aug 25 — Aug 28
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Tue 8/25
Fri 8/28

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car hire locations in Canada

    149 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Canada

    99 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Canada

    90 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car hire locations in Canada

    66 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Canada

    56 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Canada

    45 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Canada

    42 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Canada

    32 Locations


    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car hire locations in Canada

    31 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Canada

    31 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Canada

    29 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Canada

    29 Locations

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.

FAQs about hiring a car in Canada

  • Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Canada.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Canada are Alamo (8,7, 1155 reviews), Driving Force (8,7, 287 reviews), and Enterprise (8,6, 3632 reviews).

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

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Canada are Vancouver (55% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Canada), Toronto (36%) and Halifax (9%).

  • On average hiring a car in Canada costs R5 785 per week (R826 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Canada costs R24 793 per month (R826 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 locations in Canada

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