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Hamilton, ON, Canada
22 Jun — 29 Jun
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Hamilton, ON, Canada
Tue 22/6
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Tue 29/6
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Hamilton car rental information

Pick-up locationHamilton
Rental locations20
Airport locations5

Hamilton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (67 reviews)
5 locations in Hamilton
Enterprise
Locations in Hamilton
1 Osler Dr+1 905 627 9177
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
1124 Rymal Road East+1 905 388 6777
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1400 Upper James St Unit 18+1 905 575 5500
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
203 Main St East St.a+1 905 529 5001
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
2434 Barton Street East+1 905 561 5200
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent28 Jan 2020
Pros: The vehicle I wanted was unavailable. So, they upgraded me at no extra charge. Also, the pick up and drop off were quick and easy. Finally, the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful.Cons: Hamilton needs reliable access to more pick-up trucks.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy, staff were very friendly and knowledgeableCons: Booked an F-150, received a Ram, would have preferred the F-150
5.6 Okay31 Jan 2019
Cons: They gave me the SMALLEST car possible when it was a complete blizzard/ horrible road conditions all week. They also did not have winter tires on their vehicle. I felt extremely unsafe in the vehicle. I was not even able to drive it for some of the days because the car could not handle the road.
6.8 Good5 Nov 2018
Pros: The service was really great. The gentleman assisting me got me a vehicle right away and apologized repeatedly for not having an intermediate sized car like I had booked for (only had SUVs) .Cons: The only downside was that the SUV available had just been returned and not fully cleaned out yet. Previous driver smoked in it. Not a big deal but not the best haha. The enterprise associate though did make sure that I knew that I could trade it at another location if I needed to which was very kind ! We decided not to as it would interfere with our trip.
3.2 Mediocre10 Sep 2018
Cons: Crowded, long line, long waiting time, I didn't get what I want.I'll not come again and I'll not recommend to anyone.
6.0 Good3 Sep 2018
No reminderCons: I was not given the reminder through the sight I booked on and could not retrieve the information so I did not use a rental instead my own vehicle
4.8 Okay15 Feb 2018
RipoffPros: How quick the service wasCons: I didn’t like that I had to pay more then what I was told when I reserved the car. It went from. $180 to $230
10.0 Excellent21 Nov 2017
So refreshing to be treated so kindly, by everyone. Unbelievable !Pros: You genuinely deliver a kind and caring demeanour, I have recommended your services to many, and I will most definitely be back Many thanks to everyone there What a great company you have ! Judy RobertsonCons: That I couldn't keep the car
2.0 Mediocre14 Nov 2017
Cons: They had no cars to rent!
8.0 Excellent14 Jun 2017
Pros: Great service
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Rated no. 2
National
8.9 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Hamilton
National
Locations in Hamilton
9300 Airport Rd+1 905 679 0066
Monday15:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday15:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday23:00 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent26 Jun 2017
Pros: Car was comfortable.Cons: Smelled like an ashtray.
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2016
Car rentalPros: Exceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.Cons: N/A
Rated no. 3
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Hamilton
Hertz
Locations in Hamilton
190 Main Street East+1 905 522 2277
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 8
  • 6.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good6 Aug 2019
Pros: The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.Cons: Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late
Rated no. 4
Avis
8.3 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Hamilton
Avis
Locations in Hamilton
2350 Upper James Street+1 905 679 9556
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
237 Main Street East+1 905 525 1400
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
9300 Airport Road+1 905 679 3233
Monday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 17:00
23:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 14:00
23:00 - 23:59
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Nov 2018
Pros: the car was nice and peppy with better than i would have imajined gas mileage. they were also cheaper than enterprise and thrifty whom i have also recently rented from. two thumbs up. great staff aswell.
10.0 Excellent17 Aug 2018
Great CarPros: The look , ride and comfort.Cons: Enjoyed everything.
7.6 Good20 Aug 2017
Cons: Insurance premiums per day are outrageously expensive! Appropriate sized car not immediately available because I booked through Kayak and not directly with the company.
8.4 Excellent29 Jul 2017
Nice but the PricePros: Clean and suitable car.Cons: Most expensive per day rental in 3 weeks of renting from several different companies. Nobody at the drop off in YHM airport. Poor or obscured signage to direct the renter to the parking lot
2.0 Mediocre23 Jul 2017
Pros: NothingCons: Worst customer service I've ever had and very arrogant manager. I was charged one and a half times more than the original quote.
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Rated no. 5
Budget
6.4 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Hamilton
Budget
Locations in Hamilton
2350 Upper James Street+1 905 383 1118
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
237 Main Street East+1 905 525 1096
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
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 5.5
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 May 2021
Cons: All perfect
2.0 Mediocre9 Jan 2021
Pros: The staff was unhelpful, rude and unwilling to find any type of solution.Cons: I go to Kayak and reserve the car. I go to the location 2 days later to pick up the car for a business trip where they say we do not have a that reservation or a car for you. It is 11;40 closes at 12 and sitting in their parking lot is an abundance of other vehicles that could have been offered, were all going to be used that day for a day or two? Then the guy behind the counter says well it could be a computer glitch. We don't have the reservation or a car. My response was so now we are not going to take any accountability or responsibility for having computers do the work for us, like answer the telephone to make the reservation and talk to a live agent who speaks English or French. No offer to see what they can do, apologize for any inconvenience,not that they care I got the distinct feeling, said nothing they just stood there dumb founded and not speaking, as if to say it is my fault, and nothing we can do. So FO, basically. Customer Service wow, requires excessive training, and YES, I work in customer service, and know all about how customers can be, especially when they are intoxicated, high, or stealing merchandise in front of you. So, I know a little bit about dealing with the public, and their rights and cityit attitude, how to offer assistance and not blame the customer, or 3rd party online computer sites, as the reason there are no vehicles. If this is the case,then there is a serious flaw in the system that needs to be addressed. I call Kayak, they say it is Budget, call Budget they say it is Kayak. The final from the Philippines head office on customer service, that they could give me a 25 dollar credit towards my next rental, and how the hell did I get to work 4 hours away for that evening? Will I ever rent from Budget again, No, will I go to Hamilton, Ontario for rentals at this location. No. But, also being in customer service, and the I don't give a shit attitudes that do exist, when writing to complaint departments, they do nothing. At the end of it, be kind. They will go on with business, I just choose not to be their customer.
2.0 Mediocre22 Sep 2020
Cons: THEY HAD NO CARS
2.0 Mediocre31 Jul 2017
Closes earlyCons: Flight was late 2 hours so instead of 3 pm it was 5 pm that's when they close tried calling no answer and too bad for you. Got screwed
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
2 locations in Hamilton
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street
Hamilton Downtown
Recent reviews
Dollar
2 locations in Hamilton
Dollar
Locations in Hamilton
1 Parkdale Ave South+1 905 544 4562
Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
190 Main St East+1 905 522 2277
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
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Hamilton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street, ** Please Go To Discount Counter **, Hamilton+1 905 575 9206
Call 1 9055759206 For Shuttle To- Discount//1588 Upper James Street
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Hamilton
Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street+1 905 575 9206
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Hamilton
Sunnycars
Locations in Hamilton
9300 Airport road
Recent reviews
96 travellers who rented a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Hamilton

When to book a rental car in Hamilton

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Top tips for hiring a car in Hamilton

  • If you’re visiting Hamilton, why should you rent a car? First of all, nearby attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Webster’s Falls are more easily reached by car. In addition, Saint Catharines, Mississauga and Toronto are all just a short drive from the airport; in other words, renting a car will enable you to visit a number of cities in Canada besides Hamilton.
  • Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton International Airport is not a very large facility. However, it offers everything that a larger airport provides including hire car services inside the terminal via several big companies such as Budget, National, and Avis. Consequently, many travelers opt to fly out of or into Hamilton in lieu of Toronto Pearson International Airport to avoid the hassle of crowds.
  • Downtown Hamilton is made up mostly of one-way streets which can be confusing for a tourist at first. If you are not going downtown, you can bypass city traffic by taking the Link. Conveniently, you can also dial 511 from your cell phone to learn about construction and traffic conditions before getting on the road.
  • Traffic is heaviest in Hamilton during commuting hours. This typically ranges from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evenings. Some of the busiest streets during peak hours are Main Street and Upper James Street as well as highway 401. If driving downtown, pedestrians can also cause traffic congestion.
  • Book your rental car in Hamilton at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Hamilton

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Hamilton is Enterprise (8.5, 94 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Hamilton is $6.62 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $79 and $106, depending on the car size.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Pearson Intl airport include MEXRENTACAR, GREEN MOTION and Dollar.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Hamilton airport include Budget and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Toronto Island airport include Budget, MEXRENTACAR and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pearson Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, MEXRENTACAR, Dollar and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Toronto Island airport to off-airport locations include Budget and Enterprise.

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

  • If you want to fit in with the locals, you should drive a car that they like. Some of the most popular cars driven around Ontario include cars manufactured by Dodge, Chevrolet, Toyota, and Ford. Choose from a sedan, SUV, or minivan, depending upon the number of passengers you’ll have with you.

  • The speed limit on residential streets in Hamilton is quite slow. You’ll be expected to drive a maximum of 24 mph (or 40 km) whenever you are in neighborhoods and 18 mph (or 30 km/h) when driving near a school. Once you are on the freeway, you can drive as fast as 62 mph (or 100km/h). Main roads around the city typically have allowed speeds of 50 mph (or 80 km/h) unless marked otherwise.

  • Hamilton petrol prices are lower than in most other cities and provinces in Canada. It is also lower than the national average. When going to the pump in Hamilton, you’ll typically pay $0.78/liter ($0.974 in Canadian dollars) for petrol, which comes out to about $2.95 USD per gallon. This price will sometimes increase on weekends and during the holidays.

  • There is ample metered parking in downtown Hamilton. Nonetheless, this is offered as short-term parking only. If you want to park for more than a couple of hours, you should consider a parking lot or garage such as Eaton Centre Parkade or the lot on Bay Street and Market.