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Kelowna car rental information

Pick-up location Kelowna
Car types Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Minivan, Premium, SUV, Standard, Van
Rental locations 16
Airport locations 8
Popular agencies National, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Kelowna

Economy $41/day
Compact $43/day
Intermediate $44/day
Standard $46/day
Full-size $46/day
SUV $61/day
Minivan $81/day
Premium $50/day
Commercial $70/day
Van $82/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy car in Kelowna
enterprise
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact car in Kelowna
national
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate car in Kelowna
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard car in Kelowna
national
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size car in Kelowna
enterprise
5 Adults, 3 Bags
SUV car in Kelowna
national
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Minivan car in Kelowna
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium car in Kelowna
enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Commercial car in Kelowna
enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Van car in Kelowna
budget
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Kelowna car rental reviews and directory

From $30/day
Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
6.8 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Hertz
Locations in Kelowna
5533 Airport Way
+1 250 491 0165
Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59
  • 6.6
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  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Apr 16 2017
Cons: Didn't get the car we reserved. The system was down at registration and didn't get a receipt until three days later and only because I requested it twice.
9.6 Excellent
Apr 25 2017
Great Customer Service
Pros: Very pleasant, easy to deal with!
Cons: The 2 cars they were going to give me did not have gas in them
8.0 Excellent
May 8 2017
Comments on Car Rental Condition
Pros: Checks in and checkout process was very smooth and efficient.
Cons: Car was not as cleaned on the outside ie: bad wash job and not wiped down[properly...very wishy washy type of a look with lots of dirt marks left unwiped, making it very difficult to identify any pre-existing damages.
10.0 Excellent
May 10 2017
Agent went over and above !
Pros: Our flight was late arriving but our Hertz agent made arrangements for me to get the rental car after their office had closed. Excellent service !!
6.8 Good
May 11 2017
Shuttle
Pros: The car was fine and and as expected
Cons: The shuttle system is a nuisance. It easily adds an hour each way. There's no instruction as to whom to contact once you get off your plans.
10.0 Excellent
May 15 2017
Pros: the service was prompt - i do plan on using your services in the future
10.0 Excellent
May 24 2017
Pros: I liked the owners. They were very friendly and helpful. It was a very positive experience.
2.0 Mediocre
May 28 2017
Cancellation, rebooking, and hours of service
Pros: Never had a chance to find out
Cons: Cancellation policy and hours of service. We booked through kayak and paid in advance. Plans changed so we tried to cancel--cancellation charge was almost as much as the rental. Tried to rebook the car for the new date. Not possible because we arrive after the closing time (4:00 PM). What car rental airport location closes at 4?? If you cannot provide the service, there should be a full refund.
2.0 Mediocre
May 30 2017
Did not issue refund
Cons: Due to a funeral in my family, I had to cancel my plans to rent a car. The agent I spoke with said she would be refunding my payment to my credit card. Nothing has happened to date.
2.0 Mediocre
Jun 29 2017
Cons: We didn't pick up the car as it was at an airport 100 kms away from where we landed. We rented from another company.
Rated #2
Driving Force
9.2 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Driving Force
Locations in Kelowna
2320 Highway 97 N
+1 250 712 1222
  • 9.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Sep 5 2017
Pretty good
Pros: Super close to airport. Cheap and we had asked for a car and they gave us an suv since they didnt have a car anymore and charged us the same price. It was great. Will go again.
Cons: Nothing much
10.0 Excellent
Jul 9 2018
Easy and edficient
Pros: Nice clean newer model Homda
Cons: Nothing!
6.0 Good
Jul 25 2018
Nice staff good car but far from airport and no shuttle
Pros: Nice staff and cars are great (albeit a little old) - nicely maintained.
Cons: 15-20 minutes taxi (there’s is no shuttle bus provided) that costars between $30-38 CAD.
10.0 Excellent
Aug 1 2018
Great customer service!
Pros: Our flight was delayed and we were going to arrive after the rental office had closed so I called ahead and two representatives stayed late to make sure we got our rental. My wife and two young children waited back at the airport and it worked out very well. Thank you for the extra service! We highly recommend the Driving Force. The Keith family
9.2 Excellent
Oct 10 2018
Pros: Friendly staff and quick service.
10.0 Excellent
Dec 2 2018
Overall great experience!
Pros: For me, it was also handy to have a city (vs airport) location.
Cons: I didn't appreciate that winter tires are considered an upsell. It wasn't relevant for my trip but soon when there is snow, winter tires are practically mandatory for out-of-town driving.
From $49/day
Rated #3
Enterprise
8.3 Excellent (23 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
Enterprise
Locations in Kelowna
11 - 5533 Airport Way
+1 250 491 9611
Monday00:00 - 00:15
06:45 - 23:59
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1517 Keehn Road
+1 250 979 0299
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
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Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.4
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  • 7.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Jan 5 2016
Pros: Very friendly and helpful great services
Cons: Nothing
5.2 Okay
Feb 1 2016
Pros: Was able to at least drop back at the airport.
Cons: Didn't have cars at the airport so had to taxi in to town. Staff were good. Car was low grade. I am fine with a compact but this particular car had a rumbling muffler and almost 50k km. It also wasn't particularly clean. Dog hair in a few spots around dash etc
5.6 Okay
Feb 27 2016
Wrong car
Pros: The car had a motor and 4 wheels
Cons: Not the car promised. Not booked at airport as thought, that could have been my error. Cost more to pick up in town due to taxi ride needed. Agent was slow, unprepared, printer was not working properly. Not much gas in tank. Big car small people. Not very happy with this rental.
10.0 Excellent
Sep 17 2016
Pros: The service was great. I was given a little Fiat to drive and I was actually impressed with the way it handled. Not a bad little car at all.
10.0 Excellent
Feb 8 2017
Great service
Pros: We were late arriving due to weather conditions at the Kelowna airport, enterprise called to confirm our arrival and held our SUV for us. Shannon called later to ask how everything was going with the car to ensure everything was okay. We had no problem extending our rental for one day and dropping off at the airport instead of keehn road location. Will use this enterprise location again, good value and worth the cab ride to get there.
8.4 Excellent
Feb 23 2017
Pros: The car itself was great, very clean and comfortable, drop off was really easy once we asked to change to drop off at the airport
Cons: I had listed the airport as my pick up/drop off but didnt realize until I went to pick up the car that we had to take a taxi in to town to get our car, the pick up location was NOT the airport. So we ended up paying an extra $50 to drop it off at the airport. I will likely not be using Kayak again for a car rental.
8.0 Excellent
Mar 4 2017
Great car and service, booking switch cost me mone
Pros: The car was perfect, a great ride, a Kia Soul.
Cons: I believed that I was booking the rental at the airport location. Somehow my reservation got switched to another location and I had to taxi back and forth to and from the airport. That was $50 more in taxi fees!
9.2 Excellent
Mar 24 2017
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: No pick up and drop off to and from airport
10.0 Excellent
Sep 20 2017
Pros: Easy drop off at the airport. Just put the key in a box!
2.0 Mediocre
Nov 2 2017
Cons: Wanted and thought the rental was at airport but was a ten min drive away
From $34/day
Rated #4
Budget
Most popular
8.3 Excellent (14 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
Budget
Locations in Kelowna
14-5533 Kelowna Intl Apt
+1 250 491 7368
Monday00:00 - 00:15
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Sunday06:30 - 23:59
2702 Highway 97 North
+1 250 491 7368
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
Feb 13 2016
Cons: Charge for the car rental showed on my credit card in Canadian dollars and the correct exchange rate was not applied for a few days. Budget did it correctly but some reason it takes a few days on the MasterCard. No problem but confusing.
9.6 Excellent
Feb 26 2017
Pros: Nice clean 2017 Ford Escape , only 1200Km . Rented for 10 days. Just what we wanted. Unlimited Km's
Cons: Required an upgrade from Chev Impala of $15/day plus fees and taxes. Really?
10.0 Excellent
Mar 5 2017
Great experience
Pros: Customer service agent got us changed from 2 suv's to a big van that had snow tires. It was cheaper and worked out great for us.
10.0 Excellent
Jun 5 2017
Very nice car
Pros: Upgrade to a CUV at no extra. Fantastic car
Cons: Nothing
2.0 Mediocre
Nov 24 2017
Terribly misleading car type
Cons: I was told i would get a nissan altima or similar, i ended up with a hulking, gas guzzling ford van, verging on a shuttle bus. Very disappointing.
4.0 Okay
Jul 23 2018
Pros: Vehicle was new
Cons: description told me it would be an escalade or similar. Was mid trim level suburban. Only thing similar to escalade was the size.
7.2 Good
Jan 8 2019
Pros: Very pleasant staff, helpful
Cons: Had to pay extra for winter tires in a location that winter tires should be mandatory
8.8 Excellent
Jan 26 2019
Cons: No one at drop off. Had to go inside and leave keys
9.2 Excellent
Feb 13 2019
Pros: Easy pickup and drop off, nice staff..
10.0 Excellent
Apr 8 2019
Pros: Fantastic
From $28/day
Rated #5
Dollar
dollar
7.0 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Dollar
Locations in Kelowna
5505 Airport Way
+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 17:00
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From $45/day
Rated #6
Avis
6.7 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
Avis
Locations in Kelowna
3646-C Highway 97 North
+1 250 820 0000
5533 Airport Road, # 12
+1 250 491 9500
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00
  • 6.3
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
Jan 5 2017
Pros: Car was clean, dropoff and pickup was easy tough ther could be better signs of where to go.
Cons: How can there be an extra charge for getting Winther tires on your wehicle when you rent a car in the Winther? The wehicle are not allowed on all highways with only all season tires.
6.4 Good
Apr 26 2017
Pros: Very friendly, uncomplicated staff.
Cons: Poor selection of vehicles. Ended up with a 4 cylinder Patriot which was screaming most of the time due to the lack of power. Therefore used around 15 liters per 100km. Rather drive a V8 and at least be able to drive relaxed...
5.2 Okay
Jul 26 2017
mini is too mini
Pros: clean and smokefree
Cons: reserved a 4 door 4 seater for 3 bags, got two seater with three bags
7.6 Good
Jul 20 2018
One Way Rental
Cons: Found the one way rental rate from Kelowna to Abbotsford a little outrageous
8.4 Excellent
Apr 4 2017
Payment issues on pickup
Pros: The actual car was fine. Well equipped for the conditions i drove it in.
Cons: At pickup the counter worker could not process the car on my visa for some reason and blamed my card for the problem. We tried another card from mastercard and same problem. Then we tried a third card a visa and it worked. Seems like their system only likes certain cards from certain banks. So bring a few cards with you!
8.0 Excellent
May 27 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly service was fast
Cons: Signage of where to pick up and drop off
2.0 Mediocre
Jul 6 2019
Cons: The price was ridiculous so I cancelled
10.0 Excellent
Mar 23 2020
Cons: Everything was great, also considering that I arrived at the airport a little before midnight and the Avis employee was waiting for me to give me the key and all. Saturday night, too... Many thanks to that wonderful lady employee!
From $42/day
Rated #7
National
6.3 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
National
Locations in Kelowna
1756 Pier Mac Way
+1 250 765 2800
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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402 1756 Pier Mac Way
+1 250 765 2800
Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:30 - 20:45
Sunday08:30 - 20:45
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
Dec 28 2017
renters should know the facility is not located at the airport
Pros: nice car
Cons: off property pick up
2.0 Mediocre
Feb 17 2019
Pros: Nothing
Cons: My car was reserved 1000 miles away from were I was staying
10.0 Excellent
Apr 15 2019
Pros: Staff were friendly. Pick up and drop off were efficient.
4.0 Okay
May 21 2019
Pros: The older gentlemen that work the shuttles were very kind and friendly. That is where the positive experience ends.
Cons: Like other reviewers have reported, I had a quote emailed to me and when I arrived to pickup the vehicle it was $150 more!! I asked about price matching, or honouring the quote and he was extremely unhelpful and would not even look at my email I had received.
From $28/day
Rated #8
Thrifty
thrifty
Cheapest deal
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Kelowna
Thrifty
Locations in Kelowna
5505 Airport Way
+1 877 283 0898
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
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  • 2.0
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
Aug 8 2018
Price hiked after booking
Pros: Price at booking was competitive
Cons: Price was increased about 60% after booking, $500 on kayak became $800 at thrifty, I declined the reservation and will not use them again.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Kelowna
Sunnycars
Locations in Kelowna
13-5533 Airport Way
1756 Pier Mac way
2320 Highway 97 N
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
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1 location in Kelowna
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Kelowna
102 2307 Enterprise Way
88 travelers who rented a car in Kelowna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Kelowna

Good to know

Most popular agency Budget
Most popular car type Standard
Average price $54/day
Good deal $38/day

When to book a rental car in Kelowna

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Top tips for renting a car in Kelowna

  • Canada simply is a nation built with cars in mind, and Kelowna is no exception. As such, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a car in Kelowna, especially if they plan to take in the area’s beautiful scenery. Many of the most majestic spots are only accessible via tours or by car, such as Knox Mountain Park and Myra Canyon Park.
  • Can’t wait to begin your trip to Kelowna? For travelers with flights landing at Kelowna International Airport, the airport’s rental car counters can be found in the main terminal building by the arrivals area.
  • The mountains neighboring Kelowna sure are picturesque, but the weather up there can turn suddenly. Drivers should be cautious when going through any of the passes and should check the weather beforehand. In the case of rain or snow, make sure to drive extra carefully and even consider driving below the speed limit if you do not feel confident navigating the steep mountain roads.
  • Fortunately for visitors to Kelowna, there isn’t much congestion or traffic to worry about in the city. However, there is still a spot of rush hour traffic during the work week. In general, drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 6:30 a.m. and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the congestion picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and calms down at around 6:00 p.m. As for congested roads in Kelowna, BC-97 is one of the central routes that backs up during rush hour, so drivers should steer clear of it if they can.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kelowna for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kelowna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Kelowna are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kelowna

How much does it cost to rent a car in Kelowna?

On average a rental car in Kelowna costs $54 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Kelowna?

Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kelowna.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Kelowna?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise ($41/day) and National ($61/day).

What is the best rental car company in Kelowna?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Kelowna are Driving Force (9.5, 19 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12860 reviews), and National (8.0, 886 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Kelowna airport (YLW)?

Car rental companies onsite at Kelowna airport include Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty, National and Dollar.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Kelowna airport (YLW)?

Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kelowna airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

What is the cheapest rental car location in Kelowna?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise 11 - 5533 Airport Way V1V 1S1 (7 miles from city center).

How can I find car rentals near me in Kelowna?

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

How much does a Standard car rental cost in Kelowna?

A Standard car rental in Kelowna costs $90 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Kelowna?

A Intermediate car rental in Kelowna costs $85 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Kelowna?

A Economy car rental in Kelowna costs $64 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Kelowna?

In Kelowna, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 14-5533 Kelowna Intl Apt (6.62 miles from city center).

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Kelowna?

On average a rental car in Kelowna costs $377 per week ($54 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Kelowna?

On average a rental car in Kelowna costs $1616 per month ($54 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Kelowna?

Kelowna, like much of Canada, has wide open roads and large avenues that are perfect for all sizes of vehicles. No matter the size of vehicle they choose, renters will have no issues whether it be fitting into parking spaces or navigating narrow streets during their time in Kelowna. However, if you are planning a long road trip, it may be worth selecting a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

What's the speed limit in Kelowna?

Residential areas in Kelowna feature speed limits of 30 km/h (19 mph), while on urban roads the speed limit jumps up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On freeways in Kelowna the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). Motorways and interstates, on the other hand, have speed limits of 110 km/h (68 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph).

How are gas prices in Kelowna?

Gas prices in Kelowna are an average of about $1.25 CAD ($0.93 USD) per liter of gas, which comes out to an average of $4.73 CAD ($3.54 USD) per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Kelowna?

Parking is an absolute breeze in Kelowna. For instance, the vast majority of businesses and restaurants will have private parking available for their customers. Aside from that, streetside parking is amply available in the built-up areas of town along with parking lots. In residential areas, streetside parking is the most common choice and there shouldn’t be any problem finding available spaces.

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