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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris Advance or similar
Toyota Yaris Advance
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$14.49 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$14.59 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$16.20 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$16.20 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris 3d or similar
Toyota Yaris 3d
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Peel Car Rentals
$29.96 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Peel Car Rentals
$29.96 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Compact
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Peel Car Rentals
$30.66 / per day
Toronto Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Peel Car Rentals
$32.28 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

March 8, 2019
so satisfactory rental car experience
February 24, 2019
You can not move in Toronto without a car
October 2, 2018
Toronto, Niagara Falls, Collingwood and Blue Mountain were beautiful places to visit. We really enjoyed our stay and all the different options for things to do.
September 15, 2018
Ontario is just great to visit.
September 4, 2018
I love Toronto, I actually rented the car to take a trip to Lake Erie, which was lovely.
August 31, 2018
Love Toronto in small doses
June 13, 2018
We stay in a hotel by the airport, the hotels by the airport are cheaper and more comfortable, some places are far from the metro and also we traveled to Niagara fall, we save money by rent a car. A good tip download a parking price comparison.

Travel information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
+1
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$44.17 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%

Why rent a car in Toronto?

It's great having your own ride in Toronto. With a rental car, you can see all the distinct parts and neighborhoods of this sprawling metropolis, and to visit important landmarks outside the city.

Toronto Car Rental

Top ways to enter Toronto

  • Toronto Pearson Airport: The busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson has flights to and from all parts of the world. 
  • Toronto Billy Bishop Airport: Although much smaller than Toronto's primary airport, Billy Bishop is located very near the city center.
  • Ottawa Airport: Primarily serving Canada's capital city, Ottawa Airport is about 348 km (216 mi) away.
  • By rail: If you're arriving in Toronto by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Toronto Union Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • Although not the capital, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. The population in the city proper is 2.7 million, but more than 5 million people live in Toronto’s larger metropolitan area.
  • Toronto has one of the most diverse populations in the world, with 47.5% of its inhabitants born outside Canada. 
  • Toronto has a humid continental climate. The average temperature in July is 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) and the average temperature in January is -6.7 °C (-19.9 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  1. Art Gallery of Ontario. The largest gallery in Canada mostly focuses on works by well-known and contemporary Canadian artists, but it also houses paintings by classical European masters like Ruben.
  2. Black Creek Pioneer Village. Thoughtfully recreated, Black Creek Pioneer Village is a place where you can see what life was like in the 19th-century Ontario and to observe the architecture of that age.
  3. CN Tower. The tallest in North America, CN Tower is a great place to start (or finish) your vacation in Toronto. Going to its top in a glass elevator is a stunning experience, and the view from up there makes the rest of the city look tiny.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limits vary between different roads. The general limits are 90 km/h to 110 km/h on motorways and outside cities and from 30 km/h to 50 km/h inside cities.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05%. Driving under influence exceeding the limit is a criminal offence and can lead to hefty fines, a driving ban, and even imprisonment.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • Using the mobile phone while driving is prohibited. The rule is strictly imposed with high fines.
  • The phone number for emergencies is 112.

Toll roads

There are a number of toll roads in Canada. 

Ontario Highway 407 is toll road for which you can only pay electronically. As you will be driving a rental car, the bill will be automatically sent to your rental car provider. The exact fee will depend on how long will you drive along this road. Some rental providers do include an additional toll charge fee. Do get in touch with your rental car provider in advance to find out more. Visit the official Highway 407 website to find out more information about fees and payment methods.

Highway 412 is another toll road in Ontario. It is part of the same toll system as the Highway 407. The exact fee will depend on the time of the day and the day of the week of your travel, as well as the length of your travel along this road. 

There are some other toll roads in Ontario. Do look them up in advance depending on your planned route. 

In the rest of Canada, payment method and fees differ for different toll roads. It is best to look them up in advance, finding the information for each province in which you plan to travel. You can also use a toll calculator to calculate the approximate fees for your upcoming ride.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Niagara Region. The famous Niagara Falls is just a tad more than an hour's drive away from Toronto, but you might be tempted to also visit the surrounding nature areas, vineyards, and the cozy town of Niagara-on-the Lake.
  • Stratford. This town in Perth County that's about two hours drive west of Toronto has a population of just over 30,000 inhabitants, but it is home to the famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival that lasts all the way from April to November. If you're a classic literature lover, time your travels accordingly.
  • Ottawa. Canada's capital is about for to five hours drive away, so this one's probably a two-day trip, but this underrated city makes a great travel destination thanks to the combination of beautiful architecture and relaxed atmosphere.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car type in Canada is an economy, but fullsize and intermediate are also often picked. The most popular rental cars are the Kia Rio, the Jeep Wrangler, and the Nissan Rogue.

Further destinations

  • Montreal. Canada's second largest city is sometimes considered Toronto's rival, so why not travel there to make up your own mind? Competition aside, this bilingual metropolis is as unique a destination as Toronto in terms of history, arts, and atmosphere.
  • Northern Ontario. The sparsely populated north of the province doesn't see as many tourists as the big cities in the south, but it's impressive nature areas will convince anyone that you don't need to go to Yukon to see Canada at its wildest.
  • USA. Detroit and Michigan is just a couple of hours drive away, but with a rental car you can also easily reach other famous cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York. Note that you'll have to cross the national border to visit U.S., so do get in touch with your rental car provider in advance to find out if they permit it. Also, make sure your entry documents are in order.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are things you can do to get a good rental car deal in Toronto:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Toronto is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting a car in June.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Toronto?

Car rental prices in Toronto vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Toronto
$36.99
January
$39.28
February
$31.76
March
$34.87
April
$44.15
May
$59.72
June
$58.71
July
$55.80
August
$30.54
September
$28.23
October
$41.96
November
$41.96
December
The best month to rent a car in Toronto is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $28.23). This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 53% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $59.72 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Toronto?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days, in April, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Toronto
7
January
9
February
7
March
5
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
9
August
6
September
6
October
9
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Toronto?

While travelers visit Toronto year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is August, and the least popular is April.
Toronto Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
83%
January
74%
February
63%
March
62%
April
85%
May
104%
June
195%
July
200%
August
78%
September
86%
October
81%
November
89%
December

Top 13 Cities near Toronto

Montreal Car Rentals from $30.79 per day
507.2 km / 315.2 miles away
Ottawa Car Rentals from $14.49 per day
363.5 km / 225.9 miles away
Windsor Car Rentals from $34.64 per day
312.2 km / 194.0 miles away
Hamilton Car Rentals from $54.59 per day
61.2 km / 38.0 miles away
Quebec City Car Rentals from $34.84 per day
731.5 km / 454.6 miles away
London Car Rentals from $34.64 per day
142.2 km / 88.4 miles away
Kingston Car Rentals from $29.78 per day
250.1 km / 155.4 miles away
Thunder Bay Car Rentals from $54.59 per day
911.4 km / 566.3 miles away
Sarnia Car Rentals from $34.64 per day
229.3 km / 142.5 miles away
494.0 km / 307.0 miles away
Timmins Car Rentals from $33.35 per day
560.4 km / 348.2 miles away
781.9 km / 485.9 miles away
64.9 km / 40.3 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Toronto

2.3 km / 1.5 miles away
Toronto Airport Car Rentals from $14.49 per day
20.4 km / 12.7 miles away
Hamilton Airport Car Rentals from $54.59 per day
69.0 km / 42.9 miles away
158.5 km / 98.5 miles away
Kingston Airport Car Rentals from $29.78 per day
231.8 km / 144.0 miles away
247.5 km / 153.8 miles away
328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
342.6 km / 212.9 miles away
Ottawa Airport Car Rentals from $14.49 per day
348.5 km / 216.5 miles away
Montreal Airport Car Rentals from $30.79 per day
490.6 km / 304.9 miles away
568.7 km / 353.4 miles away
716.3 km / 445.1 miles away
929.4 km / 577.5 miles away
1042.5 km / 647.8 miles away
1085.1 km / 674.3 miles away
1188.6 km / 738.5 miles away
1232.7 km / 765.9 miles away
Halifax Airport Car Rentals from $28.16 per day
1269.3 km / 788.7 miles away

Top 8 Best Toronto Suppliers in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
001 800 651 1223 / 001 905 676 4000
6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1A2
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
001 905 671 9444
3356 Elmbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1A6
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
001 800 259 1638
655 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3, Canada
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
001 4 168 001 222 / 001 8 887 779 202
6301 Silver Dart Dr. Mississauga, Ontario, L5P 1B2
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.9
001 800 651 1223 / 001 905 676 4000
6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, Ontario
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Very good 7.8
001 905 677 4848 / 001 905 677 9994
3687 Nashua Drive
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
001 9 055 642 425
6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
416-249-5554, 416.249.8785
655 Dixon Rd

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