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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Surrey, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris Advance or similar
Toyota Yaris Advance
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$15.48 / per day
Surrey, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$16.29 / per day
Calgary Airport Car Rental
Standard
Honda Civic or similar
Honda Civic
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$20.25 / per day
Surrey, Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Nissan Altima or similar
Nissan Altima
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$24.29 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Surrey, Downtown Car Rental
Minivan
Dodge Caravan or similar
Dodge Caravan
  • 7x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$28.34 / per day
Sydney Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Discount
$29.50 / per day
Mississauga, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris 3d or similar
Toyota Yaris 3d
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Peel Car Rentals
$30.13 / per day
Mississauga, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Peel Car Rentals
$30.13 / 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.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$46.01 / 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 Canada?

Canada is a great country to visit by car. The road network is in great shape, and, considering the length of the distances, having your own ride is the best way to see more than just one part of the country during your trip.

Canada Car Rental

Top ways to enter Canada

  • Vancouver Airport: The main airport of British Columbia, Vancouver Airport offers access to Western Canada and Northwestern United States, and offers great connections not only to the Americas but also to destinations in Europe and East Asia.
  • Toronto Airport: Canada’s largest airport serves its most populous city and much of Canada’s East, and serves flights to and from countless destinations in all parts of the world.
  • Calgary Airport: Serving as the main access point to the picturesque province of Alberta, Calgary Airport is served by more than 30 airlines and offers flights to and from not only the rest of Canada and the USA, but also countries like Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, China, and others.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Canada. Some large international airports near Canada are Seattle Airport in Washington, USA, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport in Minnesota, USA, and Detroit Airport in Michigan, USA.

Top cities and places to visit

  • British Columbia: B.C., as it is called by locals, is home of the city of Vancouver, often voted one of the most livable cities on planet, but the province’s real attraction is its natural beauty.
  • Alberta: Paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, Alberta is home to the Banff and Jasper national parks, as well as the city of Calgary, nowadays a great culture and music hub.
  • Montreal: Capital of French-speaking Quebec province, Montreal has lots to offer in terms of its cuisine, culture, and history, as well as its distinct atmosphere.
  • Toronto: Huge and busy, yet surprisingly accessible and cozy, Toronto charms visitors with its many distinct and unique neighborhoods, as well as landmarks like the CN Tower.
  • Yukon and the rest of Northern Canada: Although much harder to access than the rest of the country, Northern Canada is a very rewarding travel destination as a place of endless natural beauty and wilderness. Whitehorse Airport in the capital and the largest city of Yukon, is perhaps the best entry point. Yellowknife Airport, located in the Northwest Territories, is another entry point.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Canada is the Kia Rio, but the Jeep Wrangler and the Nissan Rogue are also often picked by travelers.

Crossing Borders

The only neighboring country of Canada is the United States of America, both to the entirety of the country’s South, as well as to northwest (the state of Alaska). USA has a different visa policy than Canada, and, depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. We strongly advise you getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out whether you need a visa to visit the USA.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Canada is an Economy, but Fullsize and Intermediate are also frequently chosen.

Top driving routes

  • Vancouver - Seattle (229 km / 142 mi) Seattle and the Pacific Northwest of USA is just a short and pleasant drive away from Vancouver. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your rental car provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Calgary - Edmonton (299 km / 186 mi) The two big cities of Alberta are just three hours drive apart, with lots of scenic nature in between.
  • Toronto - Montreal (547 km / 340 mi) Thanks to great road conditions, the route between Canada’s two largest cities can be done in under six hours, and you’ll be going along the Lake Ontario coast for a large part of it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Canada:

  • 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 Canada is the cheapest in February when renting a car is almost 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Canada

  1. Car Rental in Toronto from $30.13 per day
  2. Car Rental in Vancouver from $39.17 per day
  3. Car Rental in Calgary from $47.00 per day
  4. Car Rental in Montreal from $36.65 per day
  5. Car Rental in Abbotsford from $56.16 per day
  6. Car Rental in Edmonton from $31.58 per day
  7. Car Rental in Ottawa from $31.58 per day
  8. Car Rental in Windsor from $51.45 per day
  9. Car Rental in Winnipeg from $44.23 per day
  10. Car Rental in Hamilton from $56.16 per day
  11. Car Rental in St. John's from $83.80 per day
  12. Car Rental in Victoria from $47.00 per day
  13. Car Rental in Quebec City from $35.03 per day
  14. Car Rental in Saskatoon from $47.00 per day
  15. Car Rental in Regina from $72.59 per day
  16. Car Rental in Dieppe from $47.00 per day
  17. Car Rental in Thunder Bay from $65.96 per day
  18. Car Rental in Sydney from $27.56 per day

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

The cost of renting a car in Canada depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Canada
$52.48
January
$45.59
February
$45.01
March
$50.95
April
$41.07
May
$56.67
June
$66.67
July
$66.57
August
$129.60
September
$51.88
October
$82.99
November
$53.99
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Canada is May — prices start from $41.07 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 34% cheaper than the year’s average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $129.60 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Canada?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in June — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Canada
8
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
8
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
7
September
8
October
8
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Canada?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Canada. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
Canada Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
86%
January
83%
February
88%
March
85%
April
120%
May
133%
June
207%
July
195%
August
5%
September
93%
October
5%
November
100%
December

Our Customers Reviews

April 21, 2019
I visited Niagara-on-the-lake (including the Butterfly Conservatory), Niagara Falls, Bell Homestead (Brantford), Tew's Falls (Hamilton) and would recommend all of them. Driving in Canada was fine just watch the highways - you can pass on either side which can be a little disconcerting and don't forget you can turn right on (most) red lights.
March 28, 2019
There is a lot to see in Ottawa and across the river in Gatineau, a car makes it much easier to get around to all!

Top 9 Suppliers for Canada in 2019

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
Discount
Discount
Excellent 8.5
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7.5
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
Peel Car Rentals
Peel Car Rentals
Very good 7.2
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.1
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6

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