Pros: Pick-up and drop-off was a breeze. Nice enough little car.Cons: The inside of the car's windows were very dirty (covered in that new car "film").
10.0 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Pros: yes, very friendly and helpful
10.0 ExcellentSep 15 2019
Pros: Staff is Quebec was polite, professional, and helpful. Car was clean and in excellent condition. Drop off was super easyCons: No changes necessary.
8.8 ExcellentAug 20 2019
Pros: Very helpful staffCons: nothing
7.6 GoodAug 16 2019
Pros: The car and pick up and drop off were fine---eventually. But the frustrations came when trying to get Enterprise on the phone to talk to a live person about a serious problem.Cons: 2 months in advance, we chose the wrong pick-up date in Quebec. We couldn't correct it online or by phone and on arrival had to taxi to the office to try to fix it. Jonte Jyne was very helpful. But Enterprise's voice-mail system is the WORST!
5.2 OkayJul 13 2019
Cons: The reservation was made for a pick up at a closed location. Spent a few hours on the phone with Enterprise and had to get to a new location and then wait a few hours for a car.
8.0 ExcellentJul 1 2019
Pros: Staff was great at pick up. Drop off was chaotic in hotel lobby.Cons: Not crazy about Sonata. Would have preferred Camry or ???
7.6 GoodJun 24 2019
Pros: helpful staff. they spoke English which helpedCons: the reserved location did not have cars so I had to take a taxi to another location the contract was in French!! no option for English, evidently the drop off charges were exorbitant!
8.0 ExcellentJun 23 2019
Pros: The drop off was super easy, and our check-in fella was courteous and helpful with directions.Cons: Telling us the car had a quarter tank when it had barely an 1/8 when we got underway was annoying. Shouldn't all cars be rented full and returned full? That expectation just makes it easier to be accurate on both ends. We left it with a third of a tank, alas.
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2018
Ten days vacation in CanadaPros: Excellent friendly service both when picking up and dropping off. Good car too.
Pros: Because of Covid-19 restrictions, they picked me up at home
5.6 OkayDec 18 2019
Pros: At pick up, the receptionist requested more money than specified on my reservation.Cons: I should have paid the amount on my reservation.
9.2 ExcellentOct 7 2019
Pros: Pleasant employees and gave us a great car. So quick and easy at Quebec City Airport.Cons: Although I booked on a Canadian website, and went to a Canadian place the booking ended up being in American dollars which made it not really a deal.
2.0 MediocreSep 29 2019
Cons: Charged 50 percent more at the airport
8.0 ExcellentSep 18 2019
Pros: The car was perfect. We did not expect so much comfort and a quality car like that.Cons: The staff was bad. I mean, she was really bad. She did not want to help up at all and the answers came with a bad mood and even putting some kind of terror since we chose not to take insurance. Also, I'm worried about the $210 that was temporaly charged in my credit card and it was not cancelled yet
9.6 ExcellentAug 18 2019
Pros: Everything was great, friendly staff, great car. and zero issues.Cons: Drop off procedure was not clear. To be fair its airport set up and not Hert's policy. After hours drop off was not clear, but we figure it out.
10.0 ExcellentAug 14 2019
Cons: We could have been told extra features we didn't see we had such as the GPS which we didn't recognize for three days.
7.6 GoodAug 12 2019
Pros: Staff and car were great. Easy pick up and drop off.Cons: I don’t like paying a small amount online and then getting hit for $150 at the check out counter. Hidden fees never appreciated.
10.0 ExcellentJun 24 2019
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff
9.6 ExcellentJun 9 2019
Pros: Good price. Contract ready upon arrival.Cons: Check in could be faster.
ComfortablePros: At first I thought taking a large pickup vehicle would be abit excessive for two. However, with a full tank of fuel already provided and plenty of legroom inside the car it made the 8hr journey to our destination totally worth it. The car also had a great stereo system!Cons: Nothing, although would love to drive a manual next time.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2017
PerfectPros: we got to the counter before they were open. Agent opened early so we could get going on the road
9.2 ExcellentOct 23 2016
Pros: Everything was perfect.Cons: The price was too high. Said that, Alamo was among the only few companies offering the service of dropping the car in Montreal, so good job.
6.0 GoodSep 8 2016
Pros: The car was clean and roomy.Cons: The car I reserved and expected to drive was apparently unavailable and a Kia Soul was the replacement. Your agent assured me that it was an upgrade but I found that it lacked power especially when passing and climbing hills. Rear window visibility could have been better. The radio tone was muddy.
8.0 ExcellentOct 12 2015
Pros: No lines, attentive attendants.Cons: Car pick of was a bit of a point in the direction we should walk, but we found it.
Pros: Well, we reserved 2 vans, but when we came to pick up, they did not have the vans, so they upgraded us to a Ford Flex. We did like the Ford Flex so that worked out well.Cons: Luckily, even though we reserved a van - which is why we went with National, because they showed to have a van. When showed up to pick up, they did not have the van we reserved, so they gave us a Ford Flex. We did like the Ford Flex, so it worked out fine.
8.8 ExcellentMar 20 2018
Customer service was execellent.Pros: Overall a good experienceCons: A little pricey
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2017
Fastest Drop off I've never had.Cons: I'll appreciate to have the opportunity to drop off the car Down town instead of the airport.
Pros: Yes !Cons: One fact and the only disappointment was no indication at any point on the reservation that the rental was “off airport” adding a cab ride and time that was NOT accounted for. Not being from the region the address was NOT obvious to me.
Pros: The car was clean, in very good condition and got decent gas mileage.Cons: It was an over two hour wait in line to get the car because it was a holiday in Canada. They only had one clerk working, who did a great job under the circumstances.
4.0 OkaySep 19 2018
Cons: Car should not be in fleet. All seats were full of coffee/ drink stains. Very piggish. Car was very misused and with high mileage.
8.0 ExcellentApr 14 2018
Cons: The 1400km limit.
8.0 ExcellentNov 7 2017
Pros: Easy to collect carCons: No clear instruction that I had to drop the car in a parking garage and then drop the key and parking ticket in the Budget/Avis office INSIDE Hilton Hotel.
5.6 OkayJun 16 2017
Impossible to locate drop offPros: easy going staffCons: The address for the drop off was incorrect and there were no directions. In an unfamiliar city this was very difficult.
10.0 ExcellentDec 28 2016
Great servicePros: Great service and hassel free.
10.0 ExcellentOct 27 2016
Great servicePros: Great service at pickup
10.0 ExcellentOct 25 2016
Nice peoplePros: Counter person was very professional. Excellent service.
Pros: Easy pick-up, helpful staffCons: No hand sanitizer at the counter.
9.2 ExcellentJun 17 2019
Cons: There was only one problem, there was a sign in the car about a flat tire all the time. Other than that the trip was perfect.
8.0 ExcellentOct 28 2018
Mostly okPros: Car was ready. Ran fine. Local office was helpful, and allowed early pick-up when requested, despite main Thrifty customer service refusal to do so. Drop off office was equally helpful. No drop charge going from Quebec to Montreal. Best price.Cons: Primary thrifty customer service not helpful. Car was supposed to be full size, was smaller than expected.
2.0 MediocreOct 10 2018
Cons: Did not rent this car - found a better deal with NO drop charges fo one-way rental
2.8 MediocreAug 31 2018
Waited forever and not helpfulPros: The car - a Hyundai Elantra - was great. Good mileage and lots of safety features. Clean -but wet - when we got it.Cons: WE had to wait 1 .5 hrs to get the car and we got it only after refusing a SUV and Minivan. Suddenly the car appeared all wet from a wash but in a No Parking zone where I was told to inspect the car. I did not look at the bottom of the front bumper which was later found to have a small tear.
5.6 OkayJun 26 2018
unclearPros: car was nice and new.Cons: extra fees basically tripled the price advertised online. unclear about pick up and drop off times. watch out... if you're under 25, there is an extra 30 dollars a day. also, I signed the contract for 225$yet my credit card was charged 270...
8.4 ExcellentSep 26 2017
Everything was finePros: Easy pick up/drop off at old Quebec City location. Friendly service.
There is much to explore in and around Quebec City, and the surrounding areas are perfect for extensive road trips, during which travelers can discover the various attractions of the city, like the Citadelle or Chateâu Frontenac. Gain the flexibility to create your own travel schedule when exploring French Canada with your own rental car during your stay in the city.
When landing in Jean Lesage Quebec International Airport, head to the administrative building, on whose ground floor there are various onsite agencies offering vehicles for every need. The airport is about 11 miles from the heart of Quebec and travelers can be in the vicinity of the Citadelle and city center in about 40 minutes via the Autoroute 440 E. Note that public transport will take well over an hour to get you to the center, so picking up your car directly upon arrival is a good idea.
Quebec is a beautiful city with many old and new parts -- there are old cobblestone streets and broad highways alike. Maneuvering through the narrower streets can be a challenge at first, so adjust your speed, if necessary. Drivers in Quebec usually adhere to the street regulations, making it a pleasant experience to drive through the city. The average speed is faster than some US cities, which may take some getting used to.
Rush hour usually hits the city between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 8 pm on weekdays and can lead up to delays of one hour. Especially the 73 can get clogged up during peak times in both directions and should be avoided by either taking the side alleys or heading out at another time of day altogether, if possible. Also remember to stay in the right lane, as the left is only for passing other cars, a rule that is mostly adhered to by Canadian drivers.
25% of our users found rental cars in Québec City for $43 or less
Book your rental car in Québec City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Intermediate rental cars in Québec City are around 72% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Québec City
Some car rental companies in Québec City which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Enterprise and Avis
On average a rental car in Québec City costs $68 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($40/day), Dollar ($40/day) and Thrifty ($41/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 44 Cote Du Palais G1R 4H8 (1 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Québec City are Enterprise (8.8, 100 reviews), and Hertz (8.3, 85 reviews).
The average gas price in Québec City 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 Québec City.
A Standard car rental in Québec City costs $67 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Québec City costs $51 per day, on average.
A Full-size car rental in Québec City costs $66 per day, on average.
In Québec City, cars are most frequently rented at Dollar 44 Cote Du Palais (1 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Québec City costs $473 per week ($68 per day).
On average a rental car in Québec City costs $2,029 per month ($68 per day).
If you intend to drive mainly within the city limits, a compact car may be a better choice due to the many narrow roads within the old parts of the city. If visiting in the winter with plans to venture out of the city, a 4-wheel-drive car such as an SUV is recommended.
Unlike in the US, speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour in Canada, so keep the conversions in mind. Within the city limits of Quebec City, 50 km/h (31 mph) is generally permitted, though it is only 30 km/h (18 mph) in some areas. Secondary roads allow up to 90 km/h (55 mph) and on freeways 100 km/h (62 mph) is permitted.
Gas prices are measured in liters, and the average liter costs around $1.24 CAD ($0.93 USD, which translates to $3.72 per gallon). Familiarize yourself with what kind of gas your rental car needs and refill the tank accordingly. When venturing out into the Canadian countryside, it is recommended to fill up the tank completely beforehand, as gas stations can become scarcer the further you drive away from the city.
On-street parking is metered in most areas in Quebec City, but there is also a plethora of parking lots available in and around downtown, such as the D’église Saint-Dominique in Montcalm or the Place Haute-Ville in Saint-Jean Baptiste, which cost about $11 CAD ($8 USD) for two hours and approximately $18 CAD ($13 USD) for one day.
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!).