Vancouver Island car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Vancouver Island

Economy$18/day
Compact$18/day
Intermediate$19/day
Standard$24/day
Full-size$19/day
SUV$78/day
Minivan$45/day
Full-size SUV$57/day
Mini$47/day
Premium$27/day
Luxury$43/day
Pickup truck$33/day
Supplier choice$17/day
Compact SUV$21/day
Intermediate SUV$25/day
Standard SUV$29/day
Luxury SUV$38/day
Standard station wagon$69/day
Compact station wagon$82/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Vancouver Island

  • Your rental car should be one that you and the people you’re traveling with find comfortable. Before you decide on a given rental vehicle, you need to consider the number of people who will be traveling with you. If you’re traveling with three or four other passengers, you might want to rent a compact car. On the other hand, if you’re carrying seven or more people, you should consider a passenger van, since these are much more spacious. With a larger car, you will also have more space to comfortably carry everyone’s luggage.
  • If you are going to rent a car while on Vancouver Island, your rental car selection should be one whose controls you’re comfortable using. With a car that you’re comfortable driving, you will experience much more ease on the road. It might go without saying, but the rental car you choose should also be one that’s in excellent working condition. Before settling on any rental car, it’s essential to check things like the car’s tire condition, the headlights, and the reliability and safety of the airbags. If your rental car is in good condition, you can rest assured that it’ll come through for you in an emergency.
  • Vancouver Island has regulations regarding the transportation of children in private vehicles. In this region, any child younger than three must ride in a forward-facing car seat, while any child age three to twelve is required to ride in a booster seat. Because of these laws, if you’re going to travel to Vancouver Island with young kids, make sure that the car you rent is equipped with the proper children’s seats. Most Vancouver Island car rentals will install child seats upon request. Therefore, you should be able to easily find a company that will install your children’s seats in the rental car you desire.
  • Minor accidents occur all the time. However, minor accidents can sometimes cause substantial damage to your car. To avoid having to pay the high costs of these damages, you might want to purchase a short-term insurance plan before you choose a rental car. Several Vancouver Island car-rental companies offer clients short-term insurance options. For this reason, finding a suitable insurance plan for your rental car shouldn’t be overly stressful.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Vancouver Island for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Vancouver Island at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Vancouver Island are around 28% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Vancouver Island are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Vancouver Island

  • Should I rent a car in Vancouver Island?

    If you plan to visit Vancouver Island, renting a car might be a wise choice. With a rental car, you’ll be able to move from one part of the area to another with ease. You’ll also save yourself a lot of invaluable time, since you won’t have to wait around for public transportation. If you’d like to feel like a local while you’re on the island, you should rent a car from one of the top Vancouver Island car rental companies.

  • What is driving like in Vancouver Island?

    Driving in Vancouver Island can be a thrilling experience. The region’s roads are well paved and generally kept in excellent condition. While you’re driving here, you’ll have absolute freedom on the road, as many roads here have pedestrian and cyclist pathways. Because there are many parking spots all over the majestic region, you’ll find it easy enough to find a safe place to park your rental car. Being a location with many beautiful views, having a rental car will make it possible for you to get to most of the places you set your heart on.

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

    In Vancouver Island, the age requirement for renting a car is eighteen years. If you’re older than eighteen but not yet twenty one, you’ll have to purchase the collision and basic liability add-on. In order to rent a car, you’ll have to provide an authentic, government-issued driver’s license and a valid credit card. Without either of these documents, you won’t be able to rent a car, even if you are older than eighteen.

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

    On average a rental car in Vancouver Island costs $53 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Vancouver Island?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Vancouver Island.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Vancouver Island?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($17/day), National ($18/day) and Budget ($20/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Vancouver Island?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Vancouver Island are Budget (8.8, 95 reviews), Avis (8.7, 66 reviews), and National (8.1, 129 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Vancouver Island?

    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 Vancouver Island?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Vancouver Island are Victoria (70% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Vancouver Island), Nanaimo (18%) and Comox (5%).

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

    On average a rental car in Vancouver Island costs $338 per week ($48 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Vancouver Island costs $1,449 per month ($48 per day).

Car rental directory

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    23 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    14 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    11 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    4 Locations

  • discount

    Discount Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    4 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    1 Location

  • drivingforce

    Driving Force car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    1 Location

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    1 Location

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    1 Location

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Vancouver Island

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Vancouver Island

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