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Hamilton Car Hire

Hamilton Car Hire

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Hamilton car hire information

Pick-up location Hamilton
Rental locations 18
Airport locations 4

Hamilton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Hamilton
Avis
Locations in Hamilton
2350 Upper James Street
+1 905 679 9556
237 Main Street East
+1 905 525 1400
9300 Airport Road
+1 905 679 3233
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.0
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
23 Jul 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Worst customer service I've ever had and very arrogant manager. I was charged one and a half times more than the original quote.
8.4 Excellent
29 Jul 2017
Nice but the Price
Pros: 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
10.0 Excellent
17 Aug 2018
Great Car
Pros: The look , ride and comfort.
Cons: Enjoyed everything.
7.6 Good
20 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.
10.0 Excellent
15 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.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
7.0 Good (24 reviews)
4 locations in Hamilton
Enterprise
Locations in Hamilton
1124 Rymal Road East
+1 905 388 6777
1400 Upper James St Unit 18
+1 905 575 5500
203 Main St East St.a
+1 905 529 5001
2434 Barton Street East
+1 905 561 5200
  • 6.8
  • 6.9
  • 7.1
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent
6 Oct 2016
Pros: Car was peppy. People were kind abd friendly
10.0 Excellent
5 Dec 2016
Pros: Nice car,,,fast service
Cons: Dirty front windshield inside
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Pros: great deal.great service. clean friendly office and car rental. Highly recomend.
10.0 Excellent
8 Jan 2017
Will definitely use Enterprise again
Pros: The service was excellent We picked up car on Dec 24th hectic day for them They were all so friendly and pleasant Very good experience using Enterprise and will return again for sure when needed Thanks for asking ... and for ur help in obtaining deal on car
8.0 Excellent
14 Jun 2017
Pros: Great service
2.0 Mediocre
14 Nov 2017
Cons: They had no cars to rent!
10.0 Excellent
21 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 Robertson
Cons: That I couldn't keep the car
5.6 Okay
31 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.
10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable
Cons: Booked an F-150, received a Ram, would have preferred the F-150
2.0 Mediocre
1 Dec 2016
No reservation made
Pros: The company never got my reservation.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
hertz
6.4 Good (1 review)
1 location in Hamilton
Hertz
Locations in Hamilton
190 Main Street East
+1 905 522 2277
  • 4.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 2.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
6 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. 5
Ace
4.9 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Hamilton
Ace
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street
+1 905 575 9963
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
  • 6.0
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
5 Jun 2017
Worth it
Pros: The staff at Discount is super efficient and provide excellent customer service. I dealt with Collin and one of the female staff members during drop off and pick up and they were accommodating and walked me through the process ensuring that I was comfortable with everything. They upgraded my vehicle from Toyota Corolla to a Chrysler 300 for the same, affordable cost. Overall, I was really impressed and happy with Discount.
Cons: Not a big deal but Ace should have specified that they are a third party for Discount. Also, I was really surprised with the $250 hold. I understood the reasoning behind it but should have been communicated ahead of time before pick up.
2.8 Mediocre
4 Jan 2018
Pros: Was right vehicle for the trip
Cons: a 2016 model with higher mileage, windshield washer didn't work at all, and front tires were worn. Winter trip to NB. Washer and good tires a must.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Mar 2018
Pros: Discount was great in helping us find a new car.
Cons: The car that we reserved was not available the day we booked it and caused a huge headache for us
Rated no. 6
Budget
budget
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Hamilton
Budget
Locations in Hamilton
2350 Upper James Street
+1 905 383 1118
237 Main Street East
+1 905 525 1096
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
31 Jul 2017
Closes early
Cons: 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
keddy by Europcar
keddy
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
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Hamilton
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Hamilton
Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
1588 Upper James Street
+1 905 575 9206
Sunnycars
sunnycars
1 location in Hamilton
Sunnycars
Locations in Hamilton
9300 Airport road
34 travellers who rented a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in Hamilton

When to book a hire car in Hamilton

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Top tips for renting 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 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Hamilton

What is the best rental car company in Hamilton?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Hamilton are Enterprise (8.5, 12875 reviews), Dollar (7.3, 6359 reviews), and National (8.0, 886 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Pearson Intl Airport (YYZ)?

The only car hire company onsite at Pearson Intl Airport is Hertz.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Pearson Intl Airport (YYZ)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Pearson Intl Airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

How can I find car rentals near me in Hamilton?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Hamilton?

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.

What's the speed limit in Hamilton?

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.

How are gas prices in Hamilton?

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.

Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

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.