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Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Jan 24 — Jan 31
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Pick-up locationThunder Bay
Rental locations14
Airport locations7

Thunder Bay car rental reviews and directory

From $17/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (37 reviews)
3 locations in Thunder Bay
Enterprise
Locations in Thunder Bay
100 Princess St.+1 807 473 5222
Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 20:30
Sunday08:00 - 20:30
1100 Arthur St. W+1 807 622 1222
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
727 Memorial Ave.+1 807 344 2800
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 20:30
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 25 2020
Pros: Staff was very friendly - transaction was quick and painless!
9.2 ExcellentSep 24 2019
Pros: Staff were great, very friendly. Car was clean and in good condition with good options.
8.8 ExcellentJul 7 2019
Cons: Car wasn’t the cleanest inside
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2019
Pros: Staff was great, ride was greatCons: Knowing how to open the hatch - bit figured it out eventually
8.4 ExcellentOct 26 2018
Cons: The windows on the inside were marked by a dog, needed a cleaning & excess dog hair in side
5.2 OkaySep 10 2018
Do they have phone service?Pros: The car was great and in good condition, just as anticipated.Cons: I could not get ahold of the location in which I was renting. I called and left messages and no one ever returned my calls. I called the 1-800 number and they couldn't/wouldn't help me stating it had to be taken up with the specific branch and they didn't have access to their files...
8.0 ExcellentMay 6 2018
Pros: vehicle was new and drove and handled well with no problemsCons: extra charge thaat was asked for satellite radio service
10.0 ExcellentJan 3 2018
Great servicePros: Price was really good on kayak and they pick you up and drop you off even from the airport without the ridiculous airport price
3.6 MediocreDec 22 2017
Pulled over by police due to validation sticker being on front of thePros: Not much...Cons: The car wasn’t very clean, interior had a fine musk of wet dog. Validation sticker was on the front licence plate, living in the province of Ontario, not having a validation sticker located on the rear plate is $110 dollar fine. Luckily the officer was pleasant. We got off with a warning, but the situation could of turned very bad, and considering that enterprise makes you sign a waiver stating that “all tickets are the responsibility of the driver” technically I would be responsible for the ticket. I doubt I’ll be using kayak or enterprise again. I’m sure any other car rental company complies with high way traffic act. I also think kayak should be a little bit more cautions and make sure their rental providers conform to all local laws.
10.0 ExcellentSep 11 2016
Great rental in Thunder BayPros: Fast, effecient on pick up and return. Price was excellent.Cons: The car was not clean, especially the exterior.
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From $31/dayRated #2
Avis
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Thunder Bay
Avis
Locations in Thunder Bay
100 Princess Street+1 807 473 8572
Monday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $12/dayRated #3
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Thunder Bay
Alamo
Locations in Thunder Bay
100 Princess St+1 807 344 3331
Monday09:00 - 20:30
Tuesday09:00 - 20:30
Wednesday09:00 - 20:30
Thursday09:00 - 20:30
Friday09:00 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 23:59
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $12/dayRated #4
Hertz
Cheapest deal
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Thunder Bay
Hertz
Locations in Thunder Bay
100 Princess Street+1 807 473 8111
Monday08:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 00:00
Friday08:00 - 20:30
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:59
Sunday10:00 - 23:59
1142 Alloy Drive
Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
951 Memorial Ave+1 807 475 3334
Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 8
Recent reviews
From $26/dayRated #5
Budget
8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Thunder Bay
Budget
Locations in Thunder Bay
100 Princess Street+1 807 473 5040
Monday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Friday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Saturday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Sunday09:30 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
230 Waterloo Street South+1 807 622 3366
Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 25 2019
Cons: Nothing! Customer service at Thunder Bay airport was exceptional! Easy process picking up car and dropping it off
7.6 GoodAug 19 2019
Cons: At could have been ready at designated pick up time. Car could have been in pick up area instead of in front of the airport
10.0 ExcellentJul 16 2019
Cons: Will always go with BUDGET anytime anywhere any day.
From $17/dayRated #6
National
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Thunder Bay
National
Locations in Thunder Bay
450 Sifton Ave+1 807 577 5783
Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
Saturday08:00 - 20:30
Sunday08:00 - 20:30
Thunder Bay Airport+1 807 577 5783
Monday09:00 - 20:30
Tuesday09:00 - 20:30
Wednesday09:00 - 20:30
Thursday09:00 - 20:30
Friday09:00 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 20:30
Sunday10:00 - 23:59
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJul 15 2016
DeceptivePros: Person at counter was knowledgeable.Cons: Mobile website deceptive. Confirmation email said"$total rental: $286" was told at pickup that let per km fee would bring cost to over $1800.00. Travel plans messed up. Never again
Sunnycars
1 location in Thunder Bay
Sunnycars
Locations in Thunder Bay
450 Sifton Avenue
Recent reviews
48 travelers who rented a car in Thunder Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

Car rental locations in or near Thunder Bay

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$25/day

Good deal

$19/day

When to book a rental car in Thunder Bay

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Thunder Bay

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Thunder Bay for $19 or less
  • Book your rental car in Thunder Bay at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Thunder Bay are around 10% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Thunder Bay are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Thunder Bay

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

  • On average a rental car in Thunder Bay costs $25 per day.

  • The average gas price in Thunder Bay is $0.98 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $12 and $16, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Thunder Bay airport include Enterprise, Budget, National, Hertz, Alamo and Avis.

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

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

  • A Standard car rental in Thunder Bay costs $24 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Thunder Bay costs $32 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Thunder Bay costs $16 per day, on average.

  • In Thunder Bay, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise 100 Princess St. (3 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Thunder Bay costs $178 per week ($25 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Thunder Bay costs $764 per month ($25 per day).

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