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Vancouver car hire

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Vancouver car hire information

Pick-up locationVancouver
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Hire locations12
Airport locations3

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Vancouver

  • Car rentals in Vancouver are a convenient way to explore all of the nearby attractions both within the city limits and in the surrounding region. Head to the charming towns of Salmon Creek and Portland, which are easy to reach from Vancouver if you opt to drive. If you enjoy hiking, you will want to go to the scenic Frenchman's Bar Hiking Trail, which is approximately a 20min drive from the city.
  • If you will be flying into the city, you have the option of picking up Vancouver car rentals directly from Portland International Airport. Simply head to the airport’s car rental center, which can conveniently be found on the first level of the short-term parking garage. As it is such a short walking distance from the airport’s main building, you will not need to take a shuttle or taxi. There are a few different rental companies that can be found here, including Avis, Enterprise, and National.
  • Vancouver is known for having a high volume of pedestrians, so always be on the lookout when you are driving. Pedestrian crossing areas are not always clearly marked, so you will want to drive extra cautiously, particularly when you are downtown. If you are in an intersection and the green light is blinking, this is a signal that a pedestrian may be crossing and that you should drive slowly. The city is also home to many cyclists, so keep your eyes open for bike lanes to ensure that you are not driving in them.
  • The city has become known for having a high level of traffic, particularly along the main roads and including highways 5 and 205. If you don’t want to risk getting caught in a traffic jam, avoid driving along these roads during rush hour, which is considered to be from 9:30am to 10:30am and from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. There is often snow and ice in Vancouver during winter months, so make sure to reduce your speed if this is the case, as well as outfit your vehicle with appropriate winter gear.
  • Book your car hire in Vancouver at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Vancouver

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

    As the city has wide roads, a spacious SUV from car rentals in Vancouver can be a convenient choice for driving around the city. This will also give you plenty of room to store any recreational equipment you might be using, like skis, bicycles, or beach supplies. Plus, if you decide to embark on a longer road trip in the area, you will have plenty of room.

  • What’s the speed limit in Vancouver?

    Unless there is a sign stating otherwise, the speed limit for all streets within the city limits of Vancouver is around 30mph. If you are driving near a school, the limit will instead be closer to 20mph. The maximum speed limit on highways is about 65mph and varies depending on your location. Vancouver is known for having many traffic cameras, so always pay close attention to how fast you are driving in order to avoid being pulled over or receiving a ticket.

  • Where are the best places to park in Vancouver?

    While free street parking is generally not offered in the city’s downtown district, you can often find it in more remote parts of the city. Prices for metered parking generally start at around $0.50 per hour. These same spots are free after 6pm. There are several large parking garages in the city center, including Lot #1 Smith Tower Lot, Lot #2 Evergreen Lot, and Lot #11 Broadway Lot, all of which charge around $1.25 per hour. The maximum daily fee is approximately $12.50.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Vancouver?

    The average price of fuel in Vancouver is R71,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 146, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Vancouver?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Vancouver.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Vancouver costs R618 per day, on average.

Vancouver car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,3

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.4

5 locations in Vancouver

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Locations in Vancouver

11516 Ne 66th St

+1 360 553 3258

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

300 Se Hearthwood Blvd

+1 360 713 0081

Monday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7503 E Mill Plain Blvd

+1 360 750 1111

Monday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:0014:00 - 17:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 13:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8008 Ne Fourth Plain Blvd

+1 360 254 1111

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

9319 Ne Highway 99

+1 360 576 9999

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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6,0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The car had a strong vibration throughout the drive tha.There was clearly a lack of cleaning.. there is a sticky substance around the gearshift. I use the supplied cleaning, wipe wipe to clean .

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful and friendly. Truck was available when requested. I had an excellent experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, who pick us up and checked us in

Cons:

Nothing

8,8 Very Good

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was an easy experience and the price was excellant

9,6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were great. It was busy but they were efficient at taking care of everyone.

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

After hours drop off available and easy. Pickup was quick.

1 out of 7

Hertz

4,1

Mediocre

30 reviews

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

4.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.3

One location in Vancouver

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2700 Ne Andresen Rd Ste A1

+1 360 993 2184

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Didn't honor the reservation. Would have left me stranded without a car except a nice employee let me yse the one they were using.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Poor; They cancelled my reservation 10 minutes before it was set to start

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, the location that I was sent to was closed and was not able to rent my car

Cons:

It would have been nice to let me know that the location I was sent to was closed, and actually be able to rent my car

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was awesome. The process was quick.

3,6 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy because they were closed and all I did was drop the keys in a drop box.

Cons:

They had no cars available. They told me to go to the airport location to get a car. The airport location had no cars and said even if they did, they couldn’t honor a reservation for another location.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing positive- I took a taxi to the location after booking and there were zero vehicles. I had booked an SUV, but they said they hadn’t had one returned in days.

Cons:

A vehicle onsite, an apology, or an attempt at a solution. The staff weren’t helpful in the least. Never renting from Hertz again :(

1 out of 7

Avis

7,7

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Vancouver

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14605 Ne Fourth Plain Blvd

+1 360 896 8475

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

8800 Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive

+1 360 254 5991

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6,8 Okay

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and dropoff were a breeze

Cons:

Car was filthy, but I rented at the last minute so maybe there was no time to clean? Windows had paint pen on them, windshield had tape on it like it had just been replaced, interior hadn't been cleaned and there might have been mustard on the steering wheel!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

dirty car ( twice!!!) no showing of ins and out of the car poor customer service

2,0 Poor

Feb 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing good to say about avis other then I will never take my business there, and so should you.

Cons:

Getting the run around with what card i can use and cant, on top of that you have to have a perfect credit score in order for them to even rent a car. Thats just wrong and creates gentrification of class. So if you have lots of money and a perfect credit score, then by all means rent from here. If you are an average American who works hard and doesn't meet their requirements, don't bother stepping foot in their store. I was treated so much better by their competitor that i will be doing business with their competitor and recommending anyone to never do business with Avis. The policies that Avis has in place is just plain wrong.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Pickup and drop off were seamless. Thank you to Vancouver and San Francisco teams.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Very helpful staff at this location. Pick-up and return very efficient.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Ordered and paid for a full size car. Had to return do to expired tags.They could said sorry for inconvenience or have me a comparable car she said we don't have full size cars left. The lot was full of vehicles So they gave me a small SUV no leg room in back seat at all, my guest had to put feet on seat

1 out of 2

Budget

6,6

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Vancouver

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Locations in Vancouver

14605 Ne Fourth Plain Blvd

+1 360 896 3076

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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8,0 Very Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes the staff was friendly and helpful!

6,0 Okay

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Plenty of room in the car, easy pick up

Cons:

No after hours returns but no one told me when I picked it up. I had to clean the interior myself, lots of dust, food wrappers etc

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

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Cons:

Check engine light was on

1 out of 1

AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Vancouver

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Portland International Airport

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VIPCars Recommendation

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One location in Vancouver

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9115 Ne Airport Way, Portland, , USA Oregon

+1 914 368 0091

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Zeeba Rent-A-Van

No score available yet

One location in Vancouver

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7000 Ne Airport Way Portland, Or ,portland,or,us

+1 800 761 8913

Opening times not available

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80 travellers who hired a car in Vancouver gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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