Nanaimo Car Hire

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Pick-up location Nanaimo
Hire locations 10
Airport locations 3

Nanaimo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Best rated
9,1 Excellent (4 reviews)
4 locations in Nanaimo
Locations in Nanaimo
2393 Hayes Road
+1 250 760 7368
33 Terminal Avenue
+1 250 760 7368
6450 North Island Highway
+1 250 760 7368
90 Front Street
+1 250 760 7368
  • 8.5
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
9,2 Excellent
Sep 27 2017
Pros: very comfortable Terrain. Handles well on the highway but would not buy one
Cons: Terrain has doors that sound tinny when you close them. Interior finishes average
10,0 Excellent
Jul 13 2018
Pros: Very Friendly Helpful Staff. Rental Vehicles was clean and ready when I arrived.
Cons: Nothing
7,2 Good
Jul 2 2017
This location doesn't exist
Pros: 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.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 6 2019
Pros: fast and easy
Cons: I didn't know that there was a shuttle service from the airport, Kayak should have included this information in the booking confirmation
Rated no. 2
8,4 Excellent (9 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
Locations in Nanaimo
3440 Shenton Rd
+1 250 751 1200
  • 8.4
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • 8.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10,0 Excellent
Dec 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.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 29 2017
Excellent service!!
Pros: The staff at both pickup and drop off locations were friendly, efficient and helpfull. We will be back!!
5,2 Okay
Mar 9 2016
Pros: They only had one car available full size. I like to see choices in the car
9,6 Excellent
Jul 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.
6,0 Good
Sep 6 2016
Cheap rental for a long weekend but no airport shu
Pros: 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.
7,2 Good
May 22 2017
Super nice
Pros: 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.
8,0 Excellent
Jun 7 2017
Pros: They came and pick us up at the ferry terminal, awsome
9,6 Excellent
Jun 27 2018
Pros: Cameron at Nanaimo was very helpful with directions & local knowledge & he was a very pleasant person to deal with.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 2 2018
Pros: Fastest/friendliest staff I've ever encountered!
Rated no. 3
5,5 Okay (6 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
Locations in Nanaimo
1602 Northfield Rd
+1 250 758 3509
  • 4.9
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.1
  • 4.3
Recent reviews
4,0 Okay
Jul 4 2017
Cons: They changed my reservation at the moment and forced me to take their extra services.
8,0 Excellent
Jul 30 2017
Pros: service & tining eas good
Cons: Extra charge on kilometers ... allowed 100 and went 117 ... extra $6.00
2,0 Mediocre
Sep 5 2017
Rental restrictions not listed and no accountability
Cons: 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.
2,8 Mediocre
May 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!
7,6 Good
Aug 28 2018
Pros: Great mileage Friendly staff who were very helpful
Cons: 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?
8,8 Excellent
Apr 21 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and professional
Cons: NA
2 locations in Nanaimo
Locations in Nanaimo
1602 Northfield Road
3350 Spitfire Road
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1 location in Nanaimo
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Locations in Nanaimo
2474 Kenworth Road
19 travellers who hired a car in Nanaimo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,6

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Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Nanaimo are Alamo (8,7, 6471 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 12818 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 4177 reviews).

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