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Ottawa Car Hire

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Pick-up location Ottawa
Rental locations 74
Airport locations 13

Ottawa car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,509 reviews)
2 locations in Ottawa
Alamo
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private
+1 613 737 7264
226 Queen St
+1 613 232 3536
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (13,095 reviews)
14 locations in Ottawa
Enterprise
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Pvt
+1 613 248 0005
1430 Youville Dr
+1 613 841 5110
1555 Michael St
+1 613 742 6433
1579 Cyrville Road
+1 613 746 2800
1615 Laperriere Ave
+1 613 729 4009
1788 Bank Street
+1 613 247 0220
200-2500 Palladium Drive
+1 613 595 0999
226 Queen Street
+1 613 232 3536
250 Vanguard Dr
+1 613 834 0935
2677 Bank Street
+1 613 738 2221
280 Catherine Street
+1 613 566 3277
355 St. Patrick St
+1 613 236 3366
3788 Prince Of Wales Drive
+1 613 692 3022
4123 Strandherd Dr
+1 613 825 5187
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Rated no. 3
Avis
avis
7.6 Good (2,253 reviews)
10 locations in Ottawa
Avis
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway
+1 613 739 3334
1346 Bankfield Rd
+1 613 692 9460
1899 Merivale Road
+1 613 688 0397
2141 Saint Joseph Boulevard
+1 613 841 9955
2150 Robertson Road
+1 613 726 6596
2273 Gladwin Crescent
+1 613 288 0935
345 Slater Street
+1 613 232 2847
449 Gladstone Avenue
+1 613 238 3421
5835 Hazeldean Road
+1 613 739 4430
826 Clyde Avenue
+1 613 724 4567
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Rated no. 4
Budget
7.4 Good (4,191 reviews)
11 locations in Ottawa
Budget
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway
+1 613 521 4844
1346 Bankfield Rd
+1 613 692 9461
1899 Merivale Road
+1 613 288 2828
2141 Saint Joseph Boulevard
+1 613 837 9649
2150 Robertson Road
+1 613 288 1288
2273 Gladwin Crescent
+1 613 739 4231
345 Slater Street
+1 613 288 2498
38 Edgewater Street
+1 613 831 9090
443 Somerset Street West
+1 613 232 1527
5835 Hazeldean Road
+1 613 739 4430
826 Clyde Avenue
+1 613 724 1234
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Rated no. 5
National
8.0 Excellent (886 reviews)
2 locations in Ottawa
National
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private
+1 613 737 7023
226 Queen Street
+1 613 232 3536
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Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.4 Excellent (72 reviews)
7 locations in Ottawa
Hertz
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private
+1 613 521 3332
1160 Newmarket
+1 613 745 1396
1916 Merivale Road
+1 613 228 0330
2600 Bank Street
+1 613 521 3294
30 York Street
+1 613 241 7681
525 Legget Drive Ste 100
881 St. Laurent Blvd
+1 613 746 6683
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
8.0 Excellent (26 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Dollar
Locations in Ottawa
320 Catherine St
+1 613 238 8000
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Thrifty
Locations in Ottawa
320 Catherine St
+1 613 238 8000
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Rated no. 9
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.1 Good (19 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
2644 Leitrim Road
+1 613 523 3003
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Rated no. 10
Europcar
europcar
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
5 locations in Ottawa
Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
** Please Go To Discount Counter **
+1 888 412 3734
305 Cumberland Street
+1 613 232 2277
Call 6136679394 For Disc Shuttle
+1 613 667 9394
Go To Discount Automate Kiosk
+1 613 667 9393
Please Go To Discount Counter
+1 450 372 0941
Rated no. 11
Ace
3.0 Mediocre (5 reviews)
4 locations in Ottawa
Ace
Locations in Ottawa
1749 Bank Street
+1 613 667 9394
200 Tremblay Rd
+1 613 667 9394
305 Cumberland St
+1 613 232 2277
3347 Fallowfield Rd
+1 866 310 2277
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
6 locations in Ottawa
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
1749 Bank Street N
200 Tremblay Rd
305 Cumberland St
3347 Fallowfield Rd
475 Chemin Mc Connell
+1 819 282 1521
Ottawa airport
+1 613 667 9393
keddy by Europcar
keddy
4 locations in Ottawa
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
** Please Go To Discount Counter **, 3347 Fallofield Road, Kingston
+1 888 412 3734
305 Cumberland Street, Ottawa
+1 613 232 2277
Call 613 667 9394 For Shuttle To- Discount// 1749 Bank Street
+1 613 667 9394
Go To Discount Automate Kiosk, Inside The Via Rail 200 Tremblay Rd, Ottawa, K1G 3HS
+1 613 667 9393
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Ottawa
Sunnycars
Locations in Ottawa
1003 Airport Parkway Private
226 Queen Street
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Ottawa
NU Car
Locations in Ottawa
2644 Leitrim Rd.
+1 613 523 3003
Payless
payless
1 location in Ottawa
Payless
Locations in Ottawa
1255 Johnston Road
+1 613 739 4430

Car hire locations in Ottawa

When to book a hire car in Ottawa

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Top tips for renting a car in Ottawa

  • Canada’s capital is an evergreen city that is overflowing with spectacular parks and gardens. Ottawa is located along the Ottawa River and is connected to the Rideau Canal, providing extensive opportunities to get outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. Renting a car will give you unrivaled access to the glorious hiking trails of Gatineau Park while also allowing the time to take in the significant cultural arts attractions, such as the National Gallery and Canadian Museum of History. If you are planning to attend an Ottawa Senators ice hockey match, renting a car is the best option since Canadian Tire Center is more than 25 km (15 miles) from the downtown district.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is located approximately 11 km (7 miles) from downtown and you will be able to arrive in just over 20 minutes of driving. hire companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise have their counters located on Level 1 of the parking facility, directly across from the baggage claim area.
  • Since the expanse of parklands and outdoor activities lends Ottawa to be an optimal location for bike riding, so be vigilant while driving and remember to check blind spots regularly. Turning right at a red light is legal in Ottawa unless otherwise indicated by signage; however, always remember to stop at the intersection and ensure the road is clear.
  • Ottawa and the surrounding areas of Ontario are well known for the heavy amounts of snowfall they often get during the winter. If you are planning to travel during this time of the year you will witness some beautiful frozen lakes and scenery; however, be extra cautious while driving. It is important to regularly check weather reports which will provide information on road conditions and safety. When driving on icy roads, remember to reduce speeds and allow more braking time and space than you would in normal conditions.
  • Book your rental car in Ottawa at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Ottawa

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Ottawa?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Alamo ($45/day), Hertz ($55/day) and Avis ($80/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Ottawa?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ottawa are Alamo (8.7, 6509 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 13095 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2253 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Ottawa?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo 1003 Airport Parkway Private K1V 2C1 (11 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Ottawa?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Ottawa?

If you are planning on traveling during the warmer months, a standard sedan such as a Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra will adequately provide you with the capacity to explore any of Ottawa’s attractions. A Toyota RAV4 or similar four-wheel drive will better suit driving demands during the snowy season, offering more traction with the icy roads.

What's the speed limit in Ottawa?

Throughout the state of Ontario, the speed limit in urban areas such as residential or commercial roads is 50 km/h (31 mph). Be wary of school zones as the speed limit decreases to 40 km/h (24 mph). Freeways can range from 80 km/h (49 mph) to 100 km/h (62 mph), depending on the location and lanes available, so it is best to always check the indicated signage.

How are gas prices in Ottawa?

Expect to pay approximately $9.74 Canadian Dollars per liter of gas, which is equivalent to approximately $2.96 USD per gallon. This is slightly above the American average but is relatively low when compared to bordering Canadian states such as Quebec.

Where are the best places to park in Ottawa?

In the heart of downtown, the City of Ottawa has a public underground parking lot situated at City Hall which costs only $2 CAD ($1.50 USD) per day on the weekends. It is recommended that you park here and explore the downtown area by foot if you happen to be visiting on the weekend. If you plan on visiting the National Arts Center, enter after 4 pm for unlimited parking for only $11 CAD ($8 USD).