Ontario car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Ontario

Full-size SUV$57/day
Passenger van$50/day
Pickup truck$40/day
Premium SUV$35/day
Supplier choice$27/day
Intermediate SUV$29/day
Standard SUV$33/day
Compact SUV$35/day
Open air all terrain$45/day
Premium coupe$212/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Ontario

  • If you’d like to rent a car while in Ontario, certain factors should influence the car you choose. One of these factors is the number of people you’ll be traveling with. If you plan on renting a car for only you and your partner, you should consider a small, comfortable economy car. If, however, you’ll be traveling with seven family members or friends, you’ll need a larger vehicle, such as a spacious passenger van. Another factor that should influence your car rental of choice is the number of bags you’ll be transporting. The more luggage you’ll be carrying, the larger your rental car will need to be.
  • Your car of choice should be one that you’ll find easy to control wherever you go. With this in mind, before settling on a given rental car, you should consider whether it can manage to cruise smoothly in the destinations you intend to visit. Ontario is home to several destinations. Although some of these destinations have well-paved roads, some others only have rough roads. If you plan to stick to the areas with well-paved roads, you should look into hiring a compact rental car. On the other hand, if you plan to visit some of the destinations that boast rough roads, an all-terrain SUV is the right rental car for you.
  • The weather in Ontario is usually rather mild. However, in the summer months, the weather can get quite hot. Hence, prior to selecting a given car rental, you must ensure its air conditioner is in perfect condition. Apart from ensuring your car of choice has a working air conditioner, you should also ensure that it has a good audio system, a well-serviced engine, and tires in good shape. If you select a car with all these attributes, you can rest assured that it will serve you extremely well during your time in Ontario.
  • Finding the right rental car can be a bit challenging. However, if you follow the above-stated tips, you can find a suitable rental car relatively easily. Once you’ve picked a car, it’s in your best interest to purchase short-term insurance coverage for the vehicle because you’ll be able to avoid incurring repair costs in the unfortunate event that you get involved in a minor accident. Time and time again, short-term insurance coverage has proven valuable for many rental car drivers. Given that this coverage is usually fairly inexpensive, purchasing it would be a sound financial decision to ensure peace of mind on your trip.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ontario for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ontario at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ontario are around 36% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Ontario are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ontario

  • Should I rent a car in Ontario?

    Renting a car in Ontario is a smart decision because you’ll be able to visit different parts of the province quickly, comfortably, and easily. If you decide to rent a car, you’ll have more flexibility on your trip, as your plans won’t be reliant on public transportation such as buses or taxis. You can travel at your own pace and have control over your own schedule.

  • What is driving like in Ontario?

    Driving in Ontario is simple and stress-free. This Canadian province prides itself on its well-designed roads and well-behaved, courteous drivers. In addition, when it comes to parking, you’ll easily find a secure parking spot for your rental car anywhere you go in Ontario.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ontario?

    If you want to rent a car in Ontario, you must be twenty one years or older. You must also have a valid driver’s license and a bank card. An international driver’s license is also advisable for those traveling from a country outside of the US or Canada. Given that all Ontario car rental companies are strict about requiring these documents, before traveling to Ontario, you should ensure that you’ve got all the necessary documents in order.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Ontario?

    On average a rental car in Ontario costs $52 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Ontario?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ontario.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Ontario?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($24/day), Hertz ($26/day) and Europcar ($29/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Ontario?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ontario are Alamo (9.0, 79 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 408 reviews), and City Car & Truck Rental (8.1, 74 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Ontario?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Ontario?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Ontario are Toronto (83% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Ontario), Ottawa (11%) and London (3%).

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

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

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

    On average a rental car in Ontario costs $1,464 per month ($49 per day).

Car rental locations in Ontario

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Ontario

    98 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Ontario

    38 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Ontario

    34 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Ontario

    27 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Ontario

    24 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Ontario

    23 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Ontario

    16 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Ontario

    12 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Ontario

    11 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Ontario

    10 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Ontario

    7 Locations

  • mexrentacar

    MEXRENTACAR car rental locations in Ontario

    5 Locations

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