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Kingston car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kingston

  • Travellers who plan on taking day trips to any of the many natural features or nearby cities should consider booking car hire in Kingston. It takes just over an hour to get from Kingston to Prince Edward County, where you can visit a number of different wineries and vineyards. There are also a number of beautiful major parks in the area, including Frontenac Provincial Park, which is around 40 minutes from Kingston. You can also get to major cities including Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal within roughly three hours.
  • There are limited options if you want to book car hire in Kingston at Kingston Airport (YGK). Only Avis has an office at the airport. However, other car hire companies in Kingston may be able to meet you at the airport or arrange transportation to their offices downtown. Alternatively, Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is roughly 2 hours from Kingston. You'll find a much more varied range of companies here including Hertz, Avis and Enterprise. Most companies have their desks in the car park on Level 1.
  • If you're visiting Kingston during winter, you may encounter snow ploughs while exploring the city. Always leave at least three car lengths between your vehicle and the plough. Never drive beside or pass a plough. In addition to snow clearing, they also salt and sand roads in preparation for snowfall. If you're visiting with children, you'll need to ensure they're in an appropriate booster seat, if necessary. These are mandatory for children who are under eight years old or shorter than 145 cm. Remember, these rules may differ between provinces, for example, some require children to be at least nine years old.
  • If you're visiting Kingston during the winter months, consider downloading the Ontario 511 app to your phone. While it may come in handy at any point in the year, their up-to-date information on road conditions is especially useful during winter, when snow and ice may cause delays, closures, and difficult conditions. You'll need to make sure you get winter tyres as part of your booking for car hire in Kingston between December 1st and March 30th. You'll also want to keep an eye out for animals on the road if you're driving outside the city. If you encounter moose on the road, it's best to bring your vehicle to a stop far from the animal, and allow it to cross.
  • Book your car hire in Kingston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Kingston are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kingston

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kingston?

    The average price of fuel in Kingston is R95,21 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 142 and R1 523, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kingston?

    Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kingston.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Kingston?

    An Intermediate car hire in Kingston costs R1 070 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Kingston?

    A Special car hire in Kingston costs R1 081 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Kingston?

    A Mini car hire in Kingston costs R2 216 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kingston?

    You can generally choose the vehicle for your Kingston car hire based on your personal needs and preferences. You won't usually have a specific need for a small vehicle or for a 4WD. Smaller vehicles will be a good choice for travellers on a budget, and larger vehicles will be handy if you plan on transporting a lot of luggage and equipment. If you're visiting in winter, you may want to ensure that you book a front-wheel car drive, as these can often handle snow better than back-wheel drives.

  • What's the speed limit in Kingston?

    When driving in Kingston, if you're south of the 401, the limit will be 50 km/h (roughly 30 mph) unless otherwise stated. If you're north of the 401, it will be 80 km/h (about 50 mph), unless otherwise stated. On the highways, the maximum speed is usually 100 km/h (around 62 mph), and the minimum speed is generally 60 km/h (approximately 37 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Kingston?

    There are some very handy car parks on the Waterfront at the Macdonald/Memorial Park. They're free on Sundays and usually 2 CAD (about £1.20) per hour during the rest of the week. There is a three-hour limit. The hourly rate at most other car parks is 1.50 CAD (roughly 0.90 GBP). At the Ontario/Brock Lot, you can park for the day for 15 CAD (around £8.75) during summer, and 10 CAD (approximately £5.80) during winter.

Kingston car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1114 Len Birchall Way

+1 613 389 2228

Monday09:30 - 21:45
Tuesday09:30 - 21:45
Wednesday09:30 - 21:45
Thursday09:30 - 21:45
Friday09:30 - 21:45
Saturday09:30 - 21:45
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

1412 Princess Street

+1 613 531 3311

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Very easy to rent... Work people is very nice

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.7

2 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1284 Bath Rd

+1 613 545 4044

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

2244 Princess Street

+1 613 547 0755

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff!

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Erin, manager in Kingston is a very professional and great person !

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
The pick up was excellent, staff reviewed the Rav 4 features. Car that I picked was a basic model, I liked the color. Seat upholstery was a bit stained, rest of car was very clean. Did not find passenger seat comfortable...aggravated sciatica.

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Super reasonably priced

Cons:

Pick up was confusing, and location of pickup was unclear

2,0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

pick-up service was at their convenience, . . . one hour late. . . gas policy was vague. . . suggestion: agency provides car with full tank, customer returns car with full tank. . . .no bs about guess-timatinting gas volume at either end of trans action, , , ,will NEVER use enterprise again. . .a dog and pony show going out and coming in

1 out of 2

Budget

8,5

Very Good

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.2

One location in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1412 Princess Street

+1 613 546 3231

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Liked everything. This vendor is my favorite. Been using them for years.

4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Staff were not very friendly. Customer service is not a priority.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2024

KAYAK
No apple car play in the car. Rental costs are significantly higher than last time i rented. Would have been nice to see cheaper pricing for the car.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Good service, no hassle!

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Quick service on both pickup & return of vehicle. Good value on car.

9,2 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was good, no complaints there.

Cons:

It took almost half an hour to pick up and drop off the vehicle. The staff were friendly and helpful, but service was really slow.

1 out of 2

National

8,3

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1114 Len Birchall Way

+1 613 547 0755

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Europcar

6,9

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1288 Bath Road

+1 613 384 8224

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1712-1776 John Counter Blvd

+1 888 412 3733

Opening times not available

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5,2 Fair

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up was a great pain- no number to call, no one waiting

7,6 Good

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Jeeps are fun to drive!

Cons:

the kiosk was at the train station but we had to wait for the guy to bring a car and then get our vehicle from the train station home for the duration of our trip. it added about an hour and a half to get it all sorted which put us behind on our eta. we reserved a small car but got the Jeep and while it was fun to drive oh my word the extra cost on gas was crazy :(

1 out of 0

keddy by Europcar

6,3

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

1114 Len Birchall Way, Kingston

+1 613 384 8224

Opening times not available

1288 Bath Road, Kingston, Ontario

+1 613 384 8224

Opening times not available

1712-1776 John Counter Blvd, Kingston

+1 888 412 3733

Opening times not available

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score available yet

4 locations in Kingston

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Locations in Kingston

0 1288 BATH ROAD 1288 BATH ROAD Ontario

Opening times not available

1114 Len Birchall Way

Opening times not available

1288 Bath Road

+1 613 384 8224

Opening times not available

1712-1776 John Counter Blvd

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

16 travellers who hired a car in Kingston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Kingston

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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Kingston car hire information

Pick-up locationKingston
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Hire locations16
Airport locations6