Nanaimo car hire

Nanaimo car hire

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Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Aug 1 — Aug 8
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Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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Nanaimo car hire information

Pick-up locationNanaimo
Hire locations10
Airport locations3

Nanaimo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (6 reviews)
4 locations in Nanaimo
Budget
Locations in Nanaimo
2393 Hayes Road+1 250 760 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
33 Terminal Avenue+1 250 760 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
6450 North Island Highway+1 250 760 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
90 Front Street+1 250 760 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2019
Pros: fast and easyCons: I didn't know that there was a shuttle service from the airport, Kayak should have included this information in the booking confirmation
10.0 ExcellentJul 13 2018
Pros: Very Friendly Helpful Staff. Rental Vehicles was clean and ready when I arrived.Cons: Nothing
9.2 ExcellentSep 27 2017
Pros: very comfortable Terrain. Handles well on the highway but would not buy oneCons: Terrain has doors that sound tinny when you close them. Interior finishes average
7.2 GoodJul 2 2017
This location doesn't existPros: We paid $50 for a cab from the ferry to the "location" at 90 Front. It's not an actual location. Get a shuttle (and save the cab fare) to the Terminal street location. Really annoying.Cons: The location doesn't exist.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
9.1 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
Enterprise
Locations in Nanaimo
3440 Shenton Rd+1 250 751 1200
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9.4
  • 9.4
  • 9.1
  • 9.2
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2020
Pros: It was first time when rental staff explained everything in such detail way. There was no rush with car inspection. We walked around the car discussing what kind of scratches are under warranty and what to be aware of.Cons: I have no complaints.
10.0 ExcellentAug 2 2018
Pros: Fastest/friendliest staff I've ever encountered!
9.6 ExcellentJun 27 2018
Pros: Cameron at Nanaimo was very helpful with directions & local knowledge & he was a very pleasant person to deal with.
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2017
Excellent service!!Pros: The staff at both pickup and drop off locations were friendly, efficient and helpfull. We will be back!!
8.0 ExcellentJun 7 2017
Pros: They came and pick us up at the ferry terminal, awsome
7.2 GoodMay 22 2017
Super nicePros: They had everything ready when we got there to pick it up, and the guy helping us was super nice.Cons: Not quite the car we expected to get, but if worked out fine. However, we had to take a taxi to get there, which was a little frustrating and expensive.
10.0 ExcellentDec 9 2016
No extra charge!Pros: When the highway was closed completely due to a sinkhole, the company was understanding of the situation and chose not to charge us for the extra day due to circumstances.
6.0 GoodSep 6 2016
Cheap rental for a long weekend but no airport shuPros: The car was great and customer service was excellent.Cons: They don't have an airport shuttle. They do help by meeting you half way to downtown Nanaimo when you arrive but it was still a $30 cab ride from the airport to the meeting point. It was a long weekend and they were closed when I arrived to drop off so I took a cab and ended up costing me another $60 to get back to the airport. The rental was cheap but expect to pay an extra $90 in cab fares.
9.6 ExcellentJul 20 2016
Pros: Booked via Kayak. Went there in the am as planned (in fact one hr earlier). Great customer service. Car waiting. Picked it up and returned as planned. No complain.
5.2 OkayMar 9 2016
CarPros: They only had one car available full size. I like to see choices in the car
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Rated no. 3
National
6.5 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
National
Locations in Nanaimo
1602 Northfield Rd+1 250 758 3509
Monday07:15 - 18:00
Tuesday07:15 - 18:00
Wednesday07:15 - 18:00
Thursday07:15 - 18:00
Friday07:15 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 17:30
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentSep 24 2020
Cons: The Kia really is a horrible car to drive
8.8 ExcellentApr 21 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and professionalCons: NA
7.6 GoodAug 28 2018
Pros: Great mileage Friendly staff who were very helpfulCons: We onlly had 1200 km and Vancouver Island is a big island which we did not realize. We were unable to get more km without paying what would have been an exorbitant amount of money so had to take it back and get another contract. In spite of paying much more for the car why are you penalized if you take it back at a different location?
2.8 MediocreMay 30 2018
Pros: They drove me back to where I needed to be, so I didn't have to call a cab.Cons: In Canada they charge you .35 cents a kil. after you drive 100 K.. That really adds up when driving from Victoria to Nanaimo! You have to read your contract VERY carefully. Our C$78.00 rental turned out to be almost C$200.00.! Also, when I returned the car I had forgotten to fill it up w/ fuel. The counter guy didn't want to let me fill it up myself and I had to demand that he did! Very poor service. They really rip you off. I will never rent another car from National again!
2.0 MediocreSep 5 2017
Rental restrictions not listed and no accountabilityCons: I reserved a compact car weeks in advance and when I arrived I was told National does rent to N drivers. Neither the website nor confirmation email indicated this, which is pretty important restriction. The lady said it's corporate policy and there's nothing she can do. Where is the accountability? Had to reserve last minute with another company 20min away at double the price.
8.0 ExcellentJul 30 2017
Pros: service & tining eas goodCons: Extra charge on kilometers ... allowed 100 and went 117 ... extra $6.00
4.0 OkayJul 4 2017
Cons: They changed my reservation at the moment and forced me to take their extra services.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Nanaimo
Sunnycars
Locations in Nanaimo
1602 Northfield Road
3350 Spitfire Road
Recent reviews
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Nanaimo
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Nanaimo
2474 Kenworth Road
Recent reviews
40 travellers who hired a car in Nanaimo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

Car hire locations in or near Nanaimo

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Nanaimo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Nanaimo

  • Book your car hire in Nanaimo at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Nanaimo

  • The average price of fuel in Nanaimo is R70,69 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R848 and R1 131, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Vancouver Intl airport include Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Vancouver Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Thrifty.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Nanaimo costs R1 384 per day, on average.