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Ottawa car rental information

Pick-up locationOttawa
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Rental locations71
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesHertz, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Ottawa

$37/dayEconomy
$37/dayCompact
$40/dayIntermediate
$44/dayStandard
$44/dayFull-size
$68/dayFull-size SUV
$51/dayPremium
$46/daySupplier choice
$48/dayIntermediate SUV
$53/dayCompact SUV
$55/dayStandard SUV
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Ottawa car rental reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (288 reviews)
16 locations in Ottawa
Enterprise
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Pvt+1 613 248 0005
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
11-2194 Robertson Road+1 613 596 2255
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1430 Youville Dr+1 613 841 5110
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1555 Michael St+1 613 742 6433
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1579 Cyrville Road+1 613 746 2800
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1615 Laperriere Ave+1 613 729 4009
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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1788 Bank Street+1 613 247 0220
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday13:00 - 16:00
1997 Merivale Road+1 613 228 8206
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
226 Queen Street+1 613 232 3536
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2450 Palladium Dr+1 613 595 0999
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
250 Vanguard Dr+1 613 834 0935
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
2677 Bank Street+1 613 738 2221
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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280 Catherine Street+1 613 566 3277
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355 St. Patrick St+1 613 236 3366
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3788 Prince Of Wales Drive+1 613 692 3022
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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550 Dealership Drive+1 613 825 5187
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2021
Cons: They cancelled the booking a few days in advance and I was very upset as I had to vacate my apartment and needed the rental to do so
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2021
Pros: The staff was excellent at both Enterprise locations - loved the vehicle - there was no surprises (e.g. switch of make/model). Great service.Cons: Pricey. But everything else was great! Thank you!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2020
Cons: Drive back service
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2020
Pros: The staff are nice and they make the effort to show you the car before you drive off.
3.2 MediocreJul 14 2020
Pros: They did not have an economy car available despite the fact that I had booked economy.Cons: The car was dirty. The attendant made an excuse to say she tried to clean up the car but in fact she did nothing. There was dirt in the trunk and around the hinges of the trunk door.
4.0 OkayJun 5 2019
Pros: The staff at pick-up was super friendly.Cons: The interior of the car could have been cleaner. The drop-off experience could have been WAY better. They might be able to update their Computer System - 1 -easy access for local locations to change drop-off if that's what the customer is requesting, and 2 - have the ability to convert currency!
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2019
Pros: It was easy in and out. Great car
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2019
Pros: The service was really good. Staff was friendly, quick and efficient.Cons: I wish they would have told me about being able to give rides to customers who are going to a nearby address.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2019
Pros: Excellent customer service at the downtown location.
10.0 ExcellentJan 8 2019
Friendly and professionallyPros: Mario is very friendly and professionally to process the car rental.
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From $45/dayRated #2
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (37 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Alamo
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private+1 613 737 7264
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2020
Pros: Pick up was simple, drop off was easy, staff was very friendly and helpfulCons: More signage to help find the drop off location
9.2 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Pros: Last minute decent few.
7.6 GoodAug 28 2018
Price gougingCons: Price
2.0 MediocreJun 19 2018
Closed when I arrivedCons: I booked a car for a late evening arrival but when I arrived to pick up my car Alamo was already closed. Thankfully Avis was open and able to rent me a car
5.6 OkayJun 12 2018
Decent, Unlikely to ReturnPros: Car upgrade, competitive weekend price.Cons: To extend rental for 24 hours was quoted to cost more than the entire total for previous 3 days - no flexibility to meet customer needs despite not needing the vehicle for another reservation.
9.6 ExcellentJun 11 2018
Cons: I wanted a smaller car but I got a Nissan Altima.
8.0 ExcellentMay 20 2018
Cons: Insurance too expensive
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2018
I'm back with Alamo!Pros: Mgr. Kylie Lauzon was very helpful with my rental process and got me a car with snow tires as requested.Cons: Everything was fine- car was fresh
9.6 ExcellentSep 8 2017
ExcellentPros: The car was clean and in great condition. The drop off was quick and smooth. Pick up was fast given I had a copy of the reservation and maps were provided. Price was better than the other rental companies.Cons: I had made the reservation through Kayak the previous evening. Alamo check out desk didn't have the reservation, but luckily I had a paper copy. After they reviewed it, pickup was quick and painless.
10.0 ExcellentNov 14 2016
Pros: customer service - friendly!
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From $37/dayRated #3
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (70 reviews)
6 locations in Ottawa
Hertz
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private+1 613 521 3332
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
1160 Newmarket+1 613 745 1396
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
170 Paul Benoit Drivewa+1 613 521 3294
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
1916 Merivale Road+1 613 228 0330
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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320 Catherine Street+1 613 241 7681
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
881 St. Laurent Blvd+1 613 746 6683
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayNov 4 2020
Pros: Noone was there when I dropped the car off. I found papertowel (used) in the car. Not acceptable at all given this is a Covid pandemic. I was told after I had booked the car that Costco members get a discount. The agents never really tell you about any features or benefits. When I showed up the woman was not there so I had to wait for her.
4.4 OkaySep 21 2020
Pros: Nothing but the initial price of the car itself.Cons: Customer service, after hour return policy, initial and final inspection accuracy, insurance plans, ease of finding the rental place, and so many more.
2.0 MediocreAug 29 2020
Pros: The company cancelled on me!
5.6 OkayJul 27 2020
Pros: The staff was okay. I was told the car was a new model but when I got in the car it smelled like marijuana. The AC was on and this is what it smelled like.
4.0 OkayJul 14 2020
Pros: I had asked for an economy car but I was told that none were available despite the fact that I had booked economy.Cons: They should go outside with the customer to do an inspection of the car and to explain the features of the car.
6.0 GoodOct 1 2019
Cons: When someone rents a GPS it should have instructions with it or the operation be explained. I could not get sound out of it and old address kept coming up. It was night time rain and it seems all the City is in Construction, and the GPS does not work very dangerous.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2019
Pros: Both the pick up and drop off were very easy. Staff on both occassions were friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2019
Pros: Simple and easy rental applicationCons: Just including the information about the insurance price
10.0 ExcellentMay 5 2019
Pros: Long hours and good carsCons: Accuracy of available cars, wanted a German car, got an American one instead, big difference in quality
6.0 GoodMar 22 2019
Pros: Friendly staff for pickup. Great downtown location.Cons: The vehicle check. According to the staff, the vehicle was damage free. Upon review, I found multiple areas with minor to moderate damage. This was rectified and an apology was given.
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From $44/dayRated #4
Avis
8.5 Excellent (16 reviews)
11 locations in Ottawa
Avis
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway+1 613 739 3334
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1255 Johnston Rd+1 613 692 9460
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
1899 Merivale Road+1 613 688 0397
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2141 Saint Joseph Boulevard+1 613 841 9955
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2150 Robertson Road+1 613 726 6596
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2273 Gladwin Crescent+1 613 288 0935
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
345 Slater Street+1 613 232 2847
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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38 Edgewater Street+1 613 831 3380
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday10:00 - 18:00
449 Gladstone Avenue+1 613 238 3421
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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5835 Hazeldean Road+1 613 739 4430
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
826 Clyde Avenue+1 613 724 4567
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentDec 5 2020
Cons: Despite booking an intermediate on Kayak, the Avis received my booking as a compact. Thankfully, Avis found an intermediate car for me at a nearby location for no extra charge, which I appreciated. Seems like a miscommunication between the Kayak and Avis systems.
6.8 GoodAug 28 2020
Cons: We received quite a larger vehicle than booked as the type of vehicle we had booked was not available so I think the vehicle should have been the correct size. Also, the vehicle had Florida license plates and being in Canada and driving, because of the travel restrictions and people’s heightened stress, we didn’t feel comfortable driving in Canada with the Florida plates under Covid.
10.0 ExcellentApr 10 2019
Pros: After streetparking my mirror had been flopped back. Sure enough-two dents in the door - I had been side swiped. I reported to insurance and Avis Ottawa who were very calm and supportive. Returning the car, an employee immediately told me that it was old damage. Honest and clear service.
2.0 MediocreFeb 25 2019
Cons: The rental place was supposed to open at 8 A.M. (as was indicated on their own front door), which was when my pickup was arranged for. I got there at 8:05 A.M. and waited until 8:25 A.M. until I had to find other arrangements to get to my appointment because no one showed up.
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From $57/dayRated #5
National
8.4 Excellent (7 reviews)
2 locations in Ottawa
National
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private+1 613 737 7023
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
226 Queen Street+1 613 232 3536
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentMay 3 2019
Pros: Drop off wasnt that easy.
6.0 GoodAug 5 2018
Pros: People were niceCons: O had booking for 10 am, got there at 930. After checking waited 2 hr to get the car
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2017
Excellent servicePros: They even offered an upgrade for a lower cost when we got there. Offered a GPS and ezpass for tolls.
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From $40/dayRated #6
Budget
8.2 Excellent (25 reviews)
11 locations in Ottawa
Budget
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway+1 613 521 4844
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
1255 Johnston Road+1 613 692 9461
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
1899 Merivale Road+1 613 288 2828
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2141 Saint Joseph Boulevard+1 613 837 9649
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2150 Robertson Road+1 613 288 1288
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
2273 Gladwin Crescent+1 613 739 4231
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
345 Slater Street+1 613 288 2498
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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38 Edgewater Street+1 613 831 9090
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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443 Somerset Street West+1 613 232 1527
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
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Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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5835 Hazeldean Road+1 613 739 4430
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
826 Clyde Avenue+1 613 724 1234
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:00
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodFeb 13 2020
Cons: When we booked the car for our trip we requested a Ford Focus or similar. This is a 4 door sedan. When we arrived we were given a Volkswagen Beetle. Not exactly what we were expecting or similar.
8.4 ExcellentNov 15 2019
Pros: Getting to the rental agency and eventually to the vehicle was very convenient.Cons: Agent was slightly confused about the fact that it was a one-way rental. After a long drive, the budget drop-off office had no bathrooms available, apparently, and I had to walk across four lanes of rush-hour traffic in the snow WITH LUGGAGE to use a bathroom at a coffee shop across the street! The agent there was aware of my obvious discomfort (made a comment to me about such) but didn't offer to hold my bags or allow me to use the staff bathroom even though I was a paying customer.
10.0 ExcellentOct 15 2019
Pros: Central drop off location, clean car
9.2 ExcellentSep 10 2018
Pros: upgraded free of charge to fully loaded vehicle...very niceCons: waiting for my wife to pick me up from the depot
6.0 GoodAug 19 2018
Rip off pricesPros: Drop off at Pearson T3 was quick and effucient.Cons: - CDN $800 for 4 days is a rip off - no hint of additiona insurance charges until pickup - car wad a gas guzzler that i was 'upgraded' to without a choice - hatch back with missing luggage cover - not very clean upon pickup - disabled sat nav - are you guys kidding - other agencues that I've used don't do this..
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2018
Pros: Counter service excellent.
2.0 MediocreJun 30 2018
Cons: Dirty car at pick up
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2017
Centraly located & easy to usePros: Very nice personnel working the counter. Easy to pick up and drop off after hours. Would use them again when in the area.
4.4 OkayOct 10 2017
Pros: they did get on ready quicklyCons: I was 20 minutes early for my car, so one was not available. they did however get one ready for me quickly, it was very dirty in side the location of the rental car place was very very dirty and unprofessional looking.
2.0 MediocreAug 16 2017
Cons: Truck was the only available vehicle despite booking a small car. Massive increase in gas costs for trip. Terrible location to get to, and cost more than initial quote (thanks to USD). Back to Enterprise forever.
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From $33/dayRated #7
Dollar
7.6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Ottawa
Dollar
Locations in Ottawa
881 St Laurent+1 613 746 6683
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 10
  • 6
  • 6
  • 10
  • 6
Recent reviews
7.6 GoodMay 15 2020
Cons: We had purchased rental insurance through thinking we were doing the insurance through you but in actuality we later found out that tha insurance agency was a third part called Allianz Global Assistance. The car rental man did not have any record of that so when he asked if we wanted insurance I figured that the earlier transaction for purchase did not go through. In fact I later learned it had gone through and this I was charged for insurance twice.,,once by Allianz Global and a second time by the car rental man. Fortunately I was doing other online banking, noticed the charge from Allianz, disputed the charge with them and was refunded. If you are using a third party for insurance good idea to have open line of communication between you and them so that the customer doesn’t get duplicate charges as in my case.
From $32/dayRated #8
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6.2 Good (22 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
2644 Leitrim Road+1 613 523 3003
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 30 2021
Pros: The orginal price was 209$ and they end up charging 349$. Also, on the site, it's state 500$ deposit, and once on site, they want 1500$ deposit.Cons: Price is a scam. Make sure of what the customer will pay. Really a scam !
6.0 GoodApr 24 2021
Pros: I scheduled my pick up at 8:00 since I was on a tight scheduled. John was helpful showed me the vehicle and did the walk-around with me. They also dropped me off at work which was fantastic.Cons: First off the $1500 hold is a bit excessive. The other thing is the scam with the unlimited mileage, don't advertise unlimited mileage if that is not the case knowing very well that once we have made the arrangements, the customer is at your mercy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2018
Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. Great vehicle, great price, and a free shuttle to the airport.
3.6 MediocreJun 25 2018
Cons: They advertised Unlimited Mileage but only had 300 kms per day. I had to argue to get more kms included which was ridiculous. Pickup was slow and drop-off as well they took their sweet time, so it was a slow process both times.
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2018
I never rent a car from them againPros: NothingCons: They advertised "unlimited" mileage, which was not true. They didn't save a car that I have reserved. They told me that I cannot switch the name of renter to charge additional driver. They increased the amount of additional charge of a driver per day without approval. They offered me a car with full of scratches and missed two spots of damages if I didn't point out. I never rent a car from them again
8.4 ExcellentApr 17 2018
The company staff was excellentPros: Pickup and dropoff was easy and smooth. The shuttle from the airport was excellent and staff was very friendly and helpful.the vehicle was next to new and very clean.Cons: I reserved a compact but none were available so I was given a jeep wrangler. The vehicle itself was next to new and very clean but was uncomfortable and was a beast on gas. I spent almost as much on gas for the 3 days I had it as I did for the rental. Would like if they had more compact cars available
6.0 GoodMar 8 2018
Not the best Rental service for short term rentalsPros: The only good thing I can complement on Routes sevices was the receptionist I encountered with. No pick-up or drop-off is offer unless you're going to the YOW airport. The vehicle that I had smelled like smoke but yet they indicated no smoking in their vehicles. I'm a non-smoker so I was bothered by this. The price quote from kayak.com was different from what was presented at their office during pick-up and I their policy is to make a $1000 deposit which I found was outrageous for a two days car rental. I inquired about the discrepancies between the car rental price on kayak.com and in their system. To make the long story short, I ended up getting the price quote on kayak.com. I don't think I use their services again in the future. I'm still waiting for my deposit to be returned to my credit card.Cons: No pick-up or drop-off offered, $1000 deposit for a two days rental, and the vehicle had a cigarette smell in it.
2.0 MediocreDec 8 2017
poor communication and servicePros: nothingCons: The order confirmation said the location would be open until 11:30pm. They weren't and instead closed at 10pm. I was left stranded at the airport without a car. I had to take a taxi to my hotel. The next morning, I had to demand they pick me up and bring me to the location (which they did, but on their schedule, not mine.) Once I finally got to the rental counter, although I was able to PAY the FINAL bill with a debit card, I could not rent (credit card hold) with a debit card. They wanted a $500 (!) hold in order to rent a $90 car rental. I couldn't use my debit cards, so I asked to split the $500 across 2 credit cards. They couldn't do that either (not sure if it was incompetence or policy). I left without renting a car, angry, frustrated and going to their competitor.)
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2017
Excellent Service and ValuePros: I was very impressed with the service, friendliness and professionalism of the business. It was fast, simple and easy. I wad picked up at the airport and brought to my car. It was an upgrade, beautiful Nissan Pathfinder with all the bells and whistles. I had to drop the car off quickly and it took them 1 minute to process my paperwork and then I had a private ride to the airport right to my gate. The whole experience was five star. Thank you Routes!Cons: There is nothing negative to say. It was honestly amazing!
2.0 MediocreNov 18 2017
Cons: They lie .They gave me unlimited But they charge me for 200 km Very bad company
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Europcar
6 Good (2 reviews)
5 locations in Ottawa
Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
305 Cumberland Street+1 613 232 2277
3347 Fallofield Road+1 888 412 3734
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Go To Discount Automate Kiosk+1 613 667 9393
Please Go To Discount Counter+1 450 372 0941
Please Go To The Routes Counter+1 613 822 2409
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10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2017
Great experience with DiscountPros: First time with this rental firm and I'll be back Quick pick up at airport Friendly efficient staff Great car
2.0 MediocreAug 7 2017
Didn't HappenPros: NothingCons: The fulfilling agency lost my reservation. I went off in my own to find a rental.
From $44/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
6 locations in Ottawa
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
1749 Bank Street N
200 Tremblay Rd
305 Cumberland St
3347 Fallowfield Rd
475 Chemin Mc Connell+1 819 282 1521
Ottawa airport+1 613 667 9393
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Ottawa
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
** Please Go To Discount Counter **, 3347 Fallofield Road, Kingston+1 888 412 3734
305 Cumberland Street, Ottawa+1 613 232 2277
Call 613 667 9394 For Shuttle To- Discount// 1749 Bank Street+1 613 667 9394
Go To Discount Automate Kiosk, Inside The Via Rail 200 Tremblay Rd, Ottawa, K1G 3HS+1 613 667 9393
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Payless
2 locations in Ottawa
Payless
Locations in Ottawa
1255 Johnston Road+1 613 739 4430
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
2500 Palladium Dr Unit 1200+1 613 271 7935
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Ottawa
Sunnycars
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private
226 Queen Street
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From $33/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Ottawa
Thrifty
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private+1 613 238 8000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
881 St Laurent+1 613 746 6683
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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468 travelers who rented a car in Ottawa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Ottawa

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Most popular agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in Ottawa

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Top tips for renting a car in Ottawa

  • Canada’s capital is an evergreen city that is overflowing with spectacular parks and gardens. Ottawa is located along the Ottawa River and is connected to the Rideau Canal, providing extensive opportunities to get outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. Renting a car will give you unrivaled access to the glorious hiking trails of Gatineau Park while also allowing the time to take in the significant cultural arts attractions, such as the National Gallery and Canadian Museum of History. If you are planning to attend an Ottawa Senators ice hockey match, renting a car is the best option since Canadian Tire Center is more than 25 km (15 miles) from the downtown district.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is located approximately 11 km (7 miles) from downtown and you will be able to arrive in just over 20 minutes of driving. Rental companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise have their counters located on Level 1 of the parking facility, directly across from the baggage claim area.
  • Since the expanse of parklands and outdoor activities lends Ottawa to be an optimal location for bike riding, so be vigilant while driving and remember to check blind spots regularly. Turning right at a red light is legal in Ottawa unless otherwise indicated by signage; however, always remember to stop at the intersection and ensure the road is clear.
  • Ottawa and the surrounding areas of Ontario are well known for the heavy amounts of snowfall they often get during the winter. If you are planning to travel during this time of the year you will witness some beautiful frozen lakes and scenery; however, be extra cautious while driving. It is important to regularly check weather reports which will provide information on road conditions and safety. When driving on icy roads, remember to reduce speeds and allow more braking time and space than you would in normal conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ottawa for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ottawa at least 10 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ottawa are around 15% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Ottawa are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ottawa

  • Some car rental companies in Ottawa which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise, Alamo and Budget

  • On average a rental car in Ottawa costs $49 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($53/day) and Hertz ($55/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 170 Paul Benoit Drivewa null (6 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ottawa are Enterprise (8.7, 354 reviews), Alamo (8.5, 54 reviews), and Hertz (8.1, 81 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Ottawa is $4.72 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $57 and $76, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ottawa.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Ottawa airport include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, National, Thrifty and Europcar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Ottawa airport to off-airport locations include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Enterprise, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, National, and Ace.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Ottawa costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Ottawa costs $43 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Ottawa costs $40 per day, on average.

  • In Ottawa, cars are most frequently rented at Routes Car & Truck Rentals 2644 Leitrim Road (8 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Ottawa costs $342 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Ottawa costs $1,468 per month ($49 per day).

  • If you are planning on traveling during the warmer months, a standard sedan such as a Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra will adequately provide you with the capacity to explore any of Ottawa’s attractions. A Toyota RAV4 or similar four-wheel drive will better suit driving demands during the snowy season, offering more traction with the icy roads.

  • Throughout the state of Ontario, the speed limit in urban areas such as residential or commercial roads is 50 km/h (31 mph). Be wary of school zones as the speed limit decreases to 40 km/h (24 mph). Freeways can range from 80 km/h (49 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph), depending on the location and lanes available, so it is best to always check the indicated signage.

  • Expect to pay approximately $9.74 Canadian Dollars per liter of gas, which is equivalent to approximately $2.96 USD per gallon. This is slightly above the American average but is relatively low when compared to bordering Canadian states such as Quebec.

  • In the heart of downtown, the City of Ottawa has a public underground parking lot situated at City Hall which costs only $2 CAD ($1.50 USD) per day on the weekends. It is recommended that you park here and explore the downtown area by foot if you happen to be visiting on the weekend. If you plan on visiting the National Arts Center, enter after 4 pm for unlimited parking for only $11 CAD ($8 USD).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).