Kitchener car hire

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Kitchener car hire information

Pick-up locationKitchener
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Hire locations5
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kitchener

  • Use cheap car hire in Kitchener to travel during your Canadian holiday. Although the city does have public transportation, it’s not always reliable and has an old infrastructure which could cause delays. Kitchener has plenty to see. From cultural and historical attractions such as THEMUSEUM, The Doon Heritage Hall and Joseph Scheider Haus to the famous Victoria Park, the city really does offer it all. The location opens up endless road-trip possibilities too, with Toronto being only an hour away and the world-famous lavender farm Terre Blue, with over 50 000 blooming lavender plants just up the road.
  • When you arrive in Canada, you may collect your Kitchener car hire from Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The car hire companies are on Level 1 in the parking garages of Terminals 1 and 3. Here, the on-site companies include Hub Rent A Car, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Thrifty, Dollar Discount Car & Truck Rental and others. To reach Kitchener, take the ON-401E and drive for approximately an 1 h 15 min.
  • With your cheap car hire in Kitchener, you’ll notice the roads don’t follow a similar grid-like pattern to the UK, but rather a complex radial pattern. The roads haven’t been upgraded in terms of layout, and this leads to confusion when trying to navigate. It’s best to get a GPS before even attempting to navigate Kitchener. The city also has many highways, with the Kitchener-Waterloo Highway being the dominant artery. Drive on the right of the road, and remain under the blood alcohol limit of 0.08%. Kitchener is predominantly English with many German residents, so you'll find road signs are in English, with the occasional old sign in German.
  • When driving your cheap car hire in Kitchener, you’ll face similar challenges to most big cities. Kitchener has been upgrading road infrastructure to make it more understandable and safer for motorists, but challenges like speeding and congestion are still an issue. The worst time for traffic is actually afternoons, and between 16:00 and 18:00 the roads are quite jammed, particularly on highway intersections. Winter months bring a lot of rain and snow, and all-weather tyres will be a good help for your confidence. You’ll probably be given an automatic car hire, as this is the default. If you’d prefer a manual, this can be requested during your booking.
  • Book your car hire in Kitchener at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Kitchener are around -319% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kitchener

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kitchener?

    The average price of fuel in Kitchener is R89,46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 073 and R1 431, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kitchener?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kitchener.

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

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

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

    A Mini car hire in Kitchener costs R4 424 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Kitchener?

    An Economy car hire in Kitchener costs R1 059 per day, on average.

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

    A Special car hire in Kitchener costs R572 per day, on average.

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

    Kitchener’s roads are in decent condition. The highways and expressways are well-surfaced, and you won’t need a high-performance vehicle for local travel. The roads aren’t narrow in the city, so a sedan or saloon would be great for a family, while a small economy car will save on fuel. Road trips involving neighbouring mountains may be exciting in an SUV, but the roads will not restrict you from reaching them in a more conservative vehicle.

  • What is the speed limit in Kitchener?

    Canada measures the speed limit in kilometres, as opposed to miles. The speed limits are more conservative, and you will need to pay attention or be at risk of a hefty fine. When driving around schools, stick to 30 km (19 mph). In the city centre, you can drive at 50 km (32 mph). Main roads or urban roads allow 100 km (62 mph) and the motorways usually max-out at 110 km (68 mph). Pedestrians always have right of way, too.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kitchener?

    In Kitchener, you can find many free, 2 hour spaces on the streets of the centre. You won’t be able to park in the same space twice within 5 hours though, so ensure you move your car if you want to keep parking for free. You also won’t be able to park on the street if there’s more than 8 cm of snow forecast. There are many central car parks such as Charles & Benton on Charles Street East, City Hall on King Street West, Kitchener Market on King Street East and Duke & Ontario on Ontario Street North. Prices vary substantially, but you’ll pay on average C$1.75 (£1.00) per hour for covered parking.

Kitchener car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

78 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.0

5 locations in Kitchener

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Locations in Kitchener

1201 Victoria St N

+1 519 772 0888

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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195 Union St E

+1 519 888 6175

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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2959 King St E

+1 519 893 6800

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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379 Weber St. N.

+1 519 884 6001

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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70 Alpine Court

+1 519 741 5980

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Excelente atención

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Keep doing the good job.👍👍👍👍

4,4 Mediocre

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They re easy going when I requested a change of vehicle on 1st day. 2 pick up experience are good. They worked fast. No long wait. Drop off airport was painful. Hard to find Enterprise entrance!

Cons:

I didn’t get correct receipt or rent contract. I didn’t hv any paper 1st day as they said they would email me. But no email received. I requested paper 2nd day. They gave me one but vehicle info wasn’t right. I told them the incorrect info n asked question about payable by email. No reply. After returned car 4 days, I still hv no email no receipt. I still don’t know what payable. Doc needs improvement.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

short nice and sweet

2,0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak made it seem easy, and booking was fast. I like that I didn't have to pay upfront.

Cons:

I wasn't able to rent a car at all because Kayak all the small print and so I didn't show up to the dealership with the proper paperwork for under 25 driver. The person st enterprise was very kind but couldn't rent me a car so I went elsewhere. I won't be using kayak again for a while.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded to great suv - Murano at no charge. Friendly, attentive staff

1 out of 11

Budget

6,9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in Kitchener

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160 Weber Street South

+1 519 749 7912

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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696 Fairway Road South Unit 2

+1 519 893 6282

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We got a car, was difficult to get out of, we should have taken a SUV, we are seniors. The car was nice. The passenger seat was uncomfortable for the 1 1/2 hour drive.

6,8 Okay

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Service from an employee who appeared rushed, despite no one being around. Different messages being delivered about availability of car, time of booking, etc. No real commitment about final cost. No walk around the car...no proper receipt for payment...

2,0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

car is ok. nothing special

Cons:

rude, arrogant staff

6,4 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They have fun cars. You don't see turbocharged cars too often at other agencies.

Cons:

They just hand you the keys, no car walk around with the customer is done. On returning the car I walked into the office and very audibly said good afternoon directly to the face of the customer service gentleman who was busy typing he didnt return the greeting plus took close to a minute to acknowledge me. At other agencies I would have immediately recieved an acknowledgement. Customer service and manners are a big deal for me. The exterior and interior of the office are also badly in need of some sprucing up. The car was also pricey compared to other rental agencies in the area.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Person at the front desk did not inform about the car having all season tires instead of winter tires according to the weather. On Wednesday we has freezing rain and resulted in car getting out of control on highway 401 traffic going at 100km. It resulted pretty bad as the car got out of control and started skidding and I don't know how I got saved from that situation. I informed the same guy at the desk and he just laughed about the complaint. After that, the guy at desk started talking about the mileage driven as how I was able to drive that much in 2 days and that was sure said in insulting manner.

5,9 Fair

Sep 2021

KAYAK
the guy that was helping us was very rude, and personally i wasn’t a fan of the leather seats

1 out of 2

Avis

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2 locations in Kitchener

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160 Weber Street South

+1 519 886 5846

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
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696 Fairway Road Unit 2

+1 519 893 1110

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Nothing horrible never again!

6,8 Okay

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car itself

Cons:

Customer service. Pickup time was 6 I was there at 5 30 and they were like I am in a rush hurry you have 2 minutes.. They never open till 6 always close at 5 30

8,0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Overall, it was good. The drop off location in Mississauga was inconvenient, since it is in a busy area. But other than that, it was a decent experience.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I had reserved a full size Chevy truck and once at the dealers I was given a small tiny Spark! Disappointing!!

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I had booked crysler 200 that was shown online and after reaching there i was given mitsubishi rvr. That was a way much of difference in both cars. I might not book through kayak next time.

1 out of 2

Dollar

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One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Thanks

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Great service. Clean car. Great pricing. Cooperative and courteous overall. Keep up the great

6,0 Okay

Mar 2022

KAYAK
The car had a terrible odor in the driver´s sea belt.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Terrible experience dealing with the associate. I will avoid renting from Dollar or Hertz in the future.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
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6,4 Okay

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not there at our pickup time. No one there when we dropped it off

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick transaction at both the pick up and drop off. Staff friendly and easy to talk to. Car was in great condition.

1 out of 1

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Kitchener

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0-195 Union St E

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Thrifty

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One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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118 travellers who hired a car in Kitchener gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9,2

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