Kelowna car rentals

Kelowna car rentals

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Kelowna, BC, Canada
23 Sep — 30 Sep
Same drop-off
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Thu 23/9
Noon
Thu 30/9
Noon
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Kelowna car rental information

Pick-up locationKelowna
Rental locations17
Airport locations8

Kelowna car hire reviews and directory

From $59/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Most popular
Cheapest deal
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (52 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
Enterprise
Locations in Kelowna
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent15 Jun 2019
Friendly StaffI thought Enterprise picked you up / dropped you off but neither my pickup, nor drop off locations provided that service.
6.8 Good4 Jun 2019
Manager Joe was friendly and accommodating.
6.0 Good15 Oct 2018
They charged $60 extra for not being 25 or older
6.4 Good13 Sep 2018
Easy renting it @ the airport, friendly staffThe walk to & from the terminal. Also no one to show me different features such as turning off & on wipers, how to work the sun roof, didn't know there was a lever in the car to release the fuel door. Twice the vehicle I wanted wasn't there.
10.0 Excellent9 Sep 2018
Friendly counter staffThey were friendly and seemed interested that everything for our group was set up well
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2018
As advertisedStraight forward check-in and drop-off.N/A
10.0 Excellent12 Apr 2018
Ash and mikeEase of rental and options of vehicleN/a
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2017
I LOVE this location....I rent every 2 weeks-monthly and this location is friendly, professional...and they pick you up!!
9.2 Excellent2 Dec 2017
Great overall experienceQuick service - nice, clean and good car.Considering i was driving in the Kootrnays i really wish i had snow tires on! Some very dangerous driving and the tires were all seasons - not ideal for high mountain driving.
6.8 Good20 Nov 2017
Check the tires carefullyNice vehicle, leather, heated seats and steering wheel and automatic start and lightsThe tires were awful. I was to go over mountain passes and insisted on winter tires. With only a couple of cars left they did give me their AWD and they said the tires were rated as mud/snow they were bald. Scary on the passes!!!
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.5 Good (60 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Hertz
Locations in Kelowna
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent11 Sep 2021
It would be better if have site in Vernon. Thanks!
5.9 Okay7 Aug 2021
When I picked up the car in Kelowna the car was dirty on the outside due to the environmental ashes from near by forest fires. I blame no one for that as it is understandable. The agent told me to do the walk around of the vehicle on my own and if there were any damages to report back. I did the walk around and did not notice any marks or scratches on it. When I returned the vehicle the agent noticed a scratch on the vehicle. I do not know if it was already there as I did not recall scratching myself either. For this I have been charged an extra fee. I understand these things happen but I wish the car had been cleaner on pickup so I could have determined whether it was previously there or not .
10.0 Excellent26 Sep 2019
Was very easy to rent. From pick up to drop off, only spent 25 minutes for both transactions. No hassles
2.8 Mediocre3 Sep 2019
Easy to get carI got a lower class of vehicle than I rented and paid for
6.4 Good2 Sep 2019
Everything was great except for the items listed in the next section.The taxes had to be paid at pickup, and due to the location being at the airport, were quite high (airport improvement tax). During booking, I was not made aware of these taxes, so they were a big surprise, being over $100.
2.0 Mediocre30 Aug 2019
When I arrived at the airport kiosk to pick up my rental vehicle I had misjudged the time of arrival and my flight came in early so when I went to get my rental I was told that because I was an hour early I could have my car but would have to pay an extra 45.00! Not acceptable.
6.4 Good26 Aug 2019
convenientcar smelled steering was bad
10.0 Excellent21 Aug 2019
Staff was very helpful and efficientcompletely satisfied.
8.4 Excellent17 Aug 2019
Ststaff were super friendly and pick up was very fast.The car have been closer, I was on crutches and took some effort to get there.
2.0 Mediocre5 Aug 2019
Staff should not waste time on the phone then hang up.
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Rated no. 3
Driving Force
9.4 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Driving Force
Locations in Kelowna
  • 9.6
  • 9.5
  • 9.6
  • 8.8
  • 9.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2018
Overall great experience!For me, it was also handy to have a city (vs airport) location.I didn't appreciate that winter tires are considered an upsell. It wasn't relevant for my trip but soon when there is snow, winter tires are practically mandatory for out-of-town driving.
9.2 Excellent10 Oct 2018
Friendly staff and quick service.
10.0 Excellent1 Aug 2018
Great customer service!Our flight was delayed and we were going to arrive after the rental office had closed so I called ahead and two representatives stayed late to make sure we got our rental. My wife and two young children waited back at the airport and it worked out very well. Thank you for the extra service! We highly recommend the Driving Force. The Keith family
6.0 Good25 Jul 2018
Nice staff good car but far from airport and no shuttleNice staff and cars are great (albeit a little old) - nicely maintained.15-20 minutes taxi (there’s is no shuttle bus provided) that costars between $30-38 CAD.
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2018
Easy and edficientNice clean newer model HomdaNothing!
10.0 Excellent5 Sep 2017
Pretty goodSuper close to airport. Cheap and we had asked for a car and they gave us an suv since they didnt have a car anymore and charged us the same price. It was great. Will go again.Nothing much
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Rated no. 4
Budget
8.3 Excellent (25 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
Budget
Locations in Kelowna
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay15 Sep 2021
The car rental had a maintenance please see a dealer. The whole time I drove the car. I phoned budget and told them, they told me it only has 8 thousand and something Kms, so it will be fine, and I didn’t like there answer.
6.4 Good30 Oct 2020
Clean car and smooth pick-up process.Following drop off, someone from Budget called to say they had found a nik in the window and tried to hold me responsible. At no point did I hear anything while driving. Moreover, they should have checked the car upon return and brought it to my attention then.
10.0 Excellent24 Apr 2019
Super easy drop off.
5.2 Okay9 Apr 2019
Car was dirty and fuel was low despite agent assuring me it was full.
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2019
Fantastic
9.2 Excellent13 Feb 2019
Easy pickup and drop off, nice staff..
8.8 Excellent26 Jan 2019
No one at drop off. Had to go inside and leave keys
7.2 Good8 Jan 2019
Very pleasant staff, helpfulHad to pay extra for winter tires in a location that winter tires should be mandatory
4.0 Okay23 Jul 2018
Vehicle was newdescription told me it would be an escalade or similar. Was mid trim level suburban. Only thing similar to escalade was the size.
2.0 Mediocre24 Nov 2017
Terribly misleading car typeI was told i would get a nissan altima or similar, i ended up with a hulking, gas guzzling ford van, verging on a shuttle bus. Very disappointing.
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From $123/dayRated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (18 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Avis
Locations in Kelowna
  • 8.7
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.9 Good15 Sep 2021
Nice vehicle, very spacious, friendly people. Love Avis highly recommend ❤️
7.9 Good2 Sep 2021
I think it was a bit expensive. Otherwise great.
10.0 Excellent23 Mar 2020
Everything was great, also considering that I arrived at the airport a little before midnight and the Avis employee was waiting for me to give me the key and all. Saturday night, too... Many thanks to that wonderful lady employee!
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2019
The price was ridiculous so I cancelled
8.0 Excellent27 May 2019
Staff was friendly service was fastSignage of where to pick up and drop off
7.6 Good20 Jul 2018
One Way RentalFound the one way rental rate from Kelowna to Abbotsford a little outrageous
5.2 Okay26 Jul 2017
mini is too miniclean and smokefreereserved a 4 door 4 seater for 3 bags, got two seater with three bags
6.4 Good26 Apr 2017
Very friendly, uncomplicated staff.Poor selection of vehicles. Ended up with a 4 cylinder Patriot which was screaming most of the time due to the lack of power. Therefore used around 15 liters per 100km. Rather drive a V8 and at least be able to drive relaxed...
8.4 Excellent4 Apr 2017
Payment issues on pickupThe actual car was fine. Well equipped for the conditions i drove it in.At pickup the counter worker could not process the car on my visa for some reason and blamed my card for the problem. We tried another card from mastercard and same problem. Then we tried a third card a visa and it worked. Seems like their system only likes certain cards from certain banks. So bring a few cards with you!
5.6 Okay5 Jan 2017
Car was clean, dropoff and pickup was easy tough ther could be better signs of where to go.How can there be an extra charge for getting Winther tires on your wehicle when you rent a car in the Winther? The wehicle are not allowed on all highways with only all season tires.
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Rated no. 6
National
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Kelowna
National
Locations in Kelowna
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay21 May 2019
The older gentlemen that work the shuttles were very kind and friendly. That is where the positive experience ends.Like other reviewers have reported, I had a quote emailed to me and when I arrived to pickup the vehicle it was $150 more!! I asked about price matching, or honouring the quote and he was extremely unhelpful and would not even look at my email I had received.
10.0 Excellent15 Apr 2019
Staff were friendly. Pick up and drop off were efficient.
2.0 Mediocre17 Feb 2019
NothingMy car was reserved 1000 miles away from were I was staying
9.2 Excellent28 Dec 2017
renters should know the facility is not located at the airportnice caroff property pick up
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Kelowna
Thrifty
Locations in Kelowna
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2018
Price hiked after bookingPrice at booking was competitivePrice was increased about 60% after booking, $500 on kayak became $800 at thrifty, I declined the reservation and will not use them again.
Sunnycars
3 locations in Kelowna
Sunnycars
Locations in Kelowna
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Ace
1 location in Kelowna
Ace
Locations in Kelowna
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AliGo Rent A Car
1 location in Kelowna
AliGo Rent A Car
Locations in Kelowna
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Kelowna
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Kelowna
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Dollar
1 location in Kelowna
Dollar
Locations in Kelowna
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184 travellers who rented a car in Kelowna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Kelowna

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$96/day

Good deal

$87/day

When to book a rental car in Kelowna

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Top tips for hiring a car in Kelowna

  • Canada simply is a nation built with cars in mind, and Kelowna is no exception. As such, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a car in Kelowna, especially if they plan to take in the area’s beautiful scenery. Many of the most majestic spots are only accessible via tours or by car, such as Knox Mountain Park and Myra Canyon Park.
  • Can’t wait to begin your trip to Kelowna? For travelers with flights landing at Kelowna International Airport, the airport’s hire car counters can be found in the main terminal building by the arrivals area.
  • The mountains neighboring Kelowna sure are picturesque, but the weather up there can turn suddenly. Drivers should be cautious when going through any of the passes and should check the weather beforehand. In the case of rain or snow, make sure to drive extra carefully and even consider driving below the speed limit if you do not feel confident navigating the steep mountain roads.
  • Fortunately for visitors to Kelowna, there isn’t much congestion or traffic to worry about in the city. However, there is still a spot of rush hour traffic during the work week. In general, drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 6:30 a.m. and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the congestion picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and calms down at around 6:00 p.m. As for congested roads in Kelowna, BC-97 is one of the central routes that backs up during rush hour, so drivers should steer clear of it if they can.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kelowna for $87 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kelowna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Kelowna are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kelowna

  • Some car rental companies in Kelowna which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Kelowna costs $96 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Kelowna are Enterprise (8.9, 67 reviews), and Hertz (7.5, 61 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Kelowna is $6.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $80 and $106, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kelowna.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Kelowna airport include Enterprise and Avis.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Kelowna costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Kelowna costs $63 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Kelowna costs $52 per day, on average.

  • In Kelowna, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise 1517 Keehn Road (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Kelowna costs $672 per week ($96 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Kelowna costs $2,882 per month ($96 per day).

  • Kelowna, like much of Canada, has wide open roads and large avenues that are perfect for all sizes of vehicles. No matter the size of vehicle they choose, renters will have no issues whether it be fitting into parking spaces or navigating narrow streets during their time in Kelowna. However, if you are planning a long road trip, it may be worth selecting a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • Residential areas in Kelowna feature speed limits of 30 km/h (19 mph), while on urban roads the speed limit jumps up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On freeways in Kelowna the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). Motorways and interstates, on the other hand, have speed limits of 110 km/h (68 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • Petrol prices in Kelowna are an average of about $1.25 CAD ($0.93 USD) per liter of gas, which comes out to an average of $4.73 CAD ($3.54 USD) per gallon.

  • Parking is an absolute breeze in Kelowna. For instance, the vast majority of businesses and restaurants will have private parking available for their customers. Aside from that, streetside parking is amply available in the built-up areas of town along with parking lots. In residential areas, streetside parking is the most common choice and there shouldn’t be any problem finding available spaces.