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.
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.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Hamilton is Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.3, 55 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Hamilton is $8.90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $107 and $142, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamilton.
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An Intermediate car hire in Hamilton costs $105 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Hamilton costs $118 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Hamilton costs $186 per day, on average.
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.
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
Pros:The pick up and drop off was very easy. The staff was very friendly
Cons:Maybe if the car was a little more clean.. the seats smelled like smoke when we got there.
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.
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.
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.
8.8 Very Good
Pros:Car was comfortable.
Cons:Smelled like an ashtray.
Pros:Exceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.
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.
Pros:The look , ride and comfort.
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 Very Good
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
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.
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
8.0 Very Good
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