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Victoria car rentals

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Victoria car rental information

Pick-up location Victoria
Rental locations 19
Airport locations 5

Victoria car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.5 Good (37 reviews)
2 locations in Victoria
Hertz
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd
+1 250 657 0380
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
548 David Street
+1 250 952 3765
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
  • 7.5
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
6 Sep 2016
Cons: They called me the day I was to pick up the car and said they didn't have any cars. They said I should not have been able to reserve one online because they had been sold out for awhile. So I had to quickly find another car to rent. Bummer.
9.2 Excellent
18 Sep 2016
Pros: The person at the pickup and drop off was wonderful.
Cons: no way to play music
10.0 Excellent
18 Apr 2017
will definitely use Hertz again !!
Pros: We paid for an economy but received the next class. We had low kilometers and received a discount ...Excellent customer service !!
Cons: Computer was down when we arrived but it still worked out well.
8.8 Excellent
7 May 2017
Pros: Skookum deal via kayak/priceline 50 %
Cons: My fault. I chose a vehicle which my elderly mother had a hard time getting in to. They might of known too...
10.0 Excellent
8 May 2017
Problem free vehicle rental!
Pros: I was assigned a Toyota Rav 4 with only 60 kms on the odometer! As new as you can get with a vehicle rental! Yahoo...
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jun 2017
Epic fail
Pros: Not much
Cons: The fact that there wasn't a car available!
8.8 Excellent
12 Aug 2017
Great but too expensive
Pros: Very easy and cozy to drive; gas was also not too expensive despite high gas prices
Cons: The rental itself was insanely expensive for just 2 days
9.2 Excellent
8 Sep 2017
Good value.
Pros: Car ran well. Pick up and drop off were easy. Staff were friendly.
Cons: Car was a little dirty on the inside. Not in an off-putting way, but it could benefit from a professional clean.
5.6 Okay
16 Sep 2017
Cons: Not very friendly customer service
10.0 Excellent
2 Oct 2017
Pros: Price is cery good
Rated no. 2
National
7.1 Good (48 reviews)
4 locations in Victoria
National
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd
+1 250 656 2541
Monday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
1721 Old Island Highway
+1 250 479 0036
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
2898 Douglas St
+1 250 386 1828
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
767 Douglas Street
+1 250 386 1213
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
25 Oct 2017
Pros: Free upgrade due to no midsize in stock, helpful staff coached us to change pickup time by 2 hours and save a day.
6.8 Good
3 Mar 2017
This is one of the saddest car rental outposts I'v
Pros: Cheap and convenient. As anyone that has come into Victoria on a ferry or float plane probably knows, this is one of the two car rental places in the corner lot across from the Conference Centre on Douglas. It's about the most convenient spot possible if you're staying in one of the downtown Victoria hotels. For some reason both facilities were very low on available cars when we were in Victoria, so we ended up going with National instead of the place next door that I usually use purely based on the availability of cheaper cars (all the other place had left was luxury cars & SUVs), as all we needed the car for was about 12 hours.
Cons: They are a mess organizationally. I didn't get the car I reserved. When trying to drop off, there were missing employees. On top of all this, the car we were given was dirty inside. Would I use them again? Probably, if the price was right, but with my expectations more in tune with my experience.
8.4 Excellent
17 Apr 2017
Friendly Staff, Decent Car
Pros: Convenient location, clean car, easy drop off.
Cons: I don't like the fact that I can't pay with my debit/credit card. I rode a bus for thirty minutes only to be turned around because the card I had in my pocket wasn't the one they wanted. They wouldn't give me a ride back to my hotel, no I had to travel an hour round trip on the bus to bring a satisfactory card. I dislike this policy immensely and will not do business with companies that require it.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jun 2017
Was told when I called I could rent with an N meaning new driver
Pros: I could rent with an N meaning new driver just to get there to find out I couldn't never using the service again
10.0 Excellent
9 Aug 2017
great service
Pros: Everything
8.0 Excellent
22 Aug 2017
Pros: Everything was easy and they let us drop it off at the airport location. Great Job National!
2.0 Mediocre
9 Jan 2018
Idiots did not know there product and gave me misinformation by phone
Cons: I called the location in Victoria while booking online with Kayak making my reservation. I was going to book a full size to try to get a 4 wheel drive vehicle as I was driving to Whistler (snowy mountain village) but the rep told me I had a better chance of getting a Subaru outback if I booked an intermediate size car so that is what I did. He said "9 times out of 10 you will get an Outback". The day I arrived to pick up my car I found out there were no Subaru's for me and I could only have a mazda 3!! Was not even willing to upgrade me. Nice car, but when it dumped snow for 3 days straight in Whistler I basically could not drive my 2 wheel drive car for half of rental time due to ice and snow. I was very VERY angry and will never use them again. I will also write reviews to that effect wherever I can online. This is the second time they have screwed me over there. The first time they "forgot" to file an insurance claim for me so I was never reimbursed $250 for a windshield repair. The manager Rumy was a nice guy in person, so I gave them a second chance, but it was a total mistake. No apology, no compensation. Will never use National again and would encourage Kayak to let this location know that they are failed YOUR customer. If possible I would like compensation for the time I was not able to drive my car due to their mistake. I booked on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 6:10 PM. You should be able to find the exact employee I spoke to by their schedule on that date. only two or 3 people work at this location at any given time and I spoke to a man. Should narrow it down. They will not give that information to me.
6.0 Good
26 Feb 2018
Cons: No customer service provided in Catalan
10.0 Excellent
28 Mar 2018
Pros: Great car and price
10.0 Excellent
13 Sep 2018
Flexible and convenient
Pros: Ability to drop off at airport
Cons: No problems
Rated no. 3
Budget
8.4 Excellent (21 reviews)
5 locations in Victoria
Budget
Locations in Victoria
132-1640 Electra Boulevard
+1 250 953 5300
Monday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:30
06:30 - 23:59
2224 Douglas Street
+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
Saturday
Sunday
3657 Harriet Road
+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
724 Douglas Street
+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
757 Douglas Street
+1 250 953 5218
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
31 Dec 2015
Easy and efficient
Pros: Friendly and fast is the best way to describe my Budget experience in Victoria. Even got a free upgrade, so that was a nice surprise. I was particularly surprised at how much attention I received at a busy time. I didn't feel like I was being processed in order to move on to the next person. Great experience from start to finish.
10.0 Excellent
23 Jun 2016
Chelsea at Budget in Victoria was great
Pros: She gave us great suggestions of places to go and things to do while in Victoria. She also selected a great car for us based on what we drive at home.
10.0 Excellent
11 Sep 2016
Found my wallet
Pros: I left my wallet in the glove box and didn't realize it until I got back to FL. The Budget office in Tofino, BC, Canada was polite, professional and they found my wallet. It is in the mail on the way back to me as I write this. As far as the car rental experience, the pick up and drop off was quick and easy. The Chevy Equinox we rented was clean and gave us no problems.
10.0 Excellent
26 Jan 2017
Its worth it!
Pros: Everything. They are friendly and giving you good options.
2.0 Mediocre
15 May 2017
The shipl arrived a little late. And I hiked to the rental place and g
Pros: The ship arrived late and I hiked to the rental place and arrived after 7:00 PM but there was someone inside and I knocked on the window and there told me the place was closed and wouldn't open it up so I didn't get to rent the car. David
9.2 Excellent
21 Sep 2017
The drop counter was empty-no one there to check the vehicle.
Pros: Good condition and modern.
Cons: Vechicle check out to ensure that someone confirmed that the vehicle was returned in good condition.
9.6 Excellent
28 May 2018
Solid rental at a great price
Pros: My wife and I were able to rent a car at the last minute, on a holiday weekend, but at a very good price. Car was clean and comfortable.
Cons: Couldn't find an owner's manual to understand a few of the car's quirks, but eventually figured them out.
2.0 Mediocre
10 Sep 2018
Cons: I cancelled my reservation. Unlimited mileage from the Victoria Budget office does include travel outside the province of B.C. There is a surcharge per kilometre for the entire rental if you travel outside of B.C. This should be noted on your site when selecting this Budget location. I became aware of this during a research on a travel web site. This was confirmed with a call to the car rental office. Unlimited should mean unlimited.
8.4 Excellent
20 Oct 2018
Pros: Friendly staff. Price was good.
Cons: Seats were a little soiled.
9.6 Excellent
17 Jul 2019
Cons: hard pressure on insurance but everything else was wonderful
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
7.6 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Enterprise
Locations in Victoria
2507 Government Street
+1 250 475 6900
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
15 Jun 2018
Pros: Great service directions and help
4.4 Okay
28 Feb 2016
Watch out for unkept promises
Pros: Car was fine. Service was fine. Hey upgraded the car but I didn't really want that. The main problem being gas. It was the only car they had so I didn't have a choice. There were no hidden charges which was good
Cons: Kayak basically lied. There is no enterprise location at the airport so it was a $60 cab ride both ways to pick the car up. It was a long weekend and everyone was sold out of cars so I was left without a choice. I will never rent with enterprise in Victoria again,and I will definitely never use kayak to book a car.
10.0 Excellent
16 Apr 2016
Good Value, Great Customer Service
Pros: The rental price was competitive, the vehicle was well maintained and comfortable, and the customer service really shone. We were made to feel truly valued as customers.
4.4 Okay
2 May 2016
No car in this lot
Pros: Car was cleaned
Cons: I reserved my car about 1 month ago and when I arrived, there was no car closed to what I ordered. I ordered a compact car and they only had a minivan and a SUV. In addition, they wanted to charge me for an extra driver. I have never experienced this with Avis or Hertz. Although other companies may be slightly more expensive, at the end, I am not sure it really is. Their location is also not close to the downtown. They gave us a ride to downtown and said they would call me in about 30min when the car arrives. After the time passed, they did not call me and i had to call them to remind them to pick me up. They also do not tell you that they charge you $500 in advance and then will give you a credit for the difference upon your return. This is also very different from other rental car companies that I have rented from.
10.0 Excellent
6 May 2016
Awesome
Pros: Friendly. Pick up smooth. Return smooth
8.0 Excellent
24 May 2016
Pros: They were happy to help and tried to be helpful. The car was new, easy drive, and clean when I got it.
Cons: The car was not ready on time, and the tank was not full.
10.0 Excellent
4 Jun 2016
Great customer service
Pros: I appreciated being picked up and offered a ride back to my address after I returned the car. I also didn't have to return the car with a full tank of gas since I took it out with less than half and they told me not to bother adding more to the tank. Very nice!
2.0 Mediocre
13 Jun 2016
Cons: Enterprise denied any knowledge of a booking and would not rent us a vehicle.
6.0 Good
31 Aug 2016
Average rental
Pros: They picked me up and when faced with an issue with rear seat belts gave me a free one day extension.
Cons: The extra to drop it at the airport was over a $100???? I thought they would drop me back. I guess the radius for pick up and drop off is very small
10.0 Excellent
20 Sep 2016
Pros: Very friendly service at arrival and drop off. My experience with Enterprise has always been very positive.
Rated no. 5
Avis
6.3 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Avis
Locations in Victoria
1001 Douglas Street
+1 250 386 8468
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
  • 6.0
  • 7.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
28 Apr 2017
I will never use it again
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Rental fee ended up being 4 or 5 times expected payment on Kayak. Never use it again and never recommend this place for anyone.
2.0 Mediocre
3 May 2017
I didn't end up picking up the car because the Avis office closed at 6
Cons: the office was closed at 6:00pm and I was supposed to pickup at 5:00pm but arrived late. There was no closing time info on the booking information. I ended up having to cancel and get a ride from someone to the event.
2.0 Mediocre
30 May 2017
Senior Denial
Cons: Went to to pick up rental car and was told my 2 debit cards were unacceptable, I needed to have a credit card. Have not owned a credit card for 20 years. Very very unhappy.
10.0 Excellent
16 Sep 2017
most efficient agent ever
Pros: unfortunately I don't have the name of the agent but was this ever a great, fast and pleasant experience and I got a great car - Ford Fusion- incl GPS awesome!!!
Cons: nothing
8.0 Excellent
22 Oct 2017
Avis YYJ
Pros: First class always.
Cons: Counter lady a bit of an attitude but we all have off days. They are better left at home though.
10.0 Excellent
3 Jun 2018
Great rate. Great service
Pros: Car was ready when required, well prepared. Staff were great. On return also very helpful. No issues at all!
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
30 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was good, location was good, parking for my vehicle was available and reasonably priced. The vehicle was in perfect condition and the late drop provision was very easy.
Cons: I reserved a minivan very specifically, because I needed that size of vehicle. When I picked it up though, they did not have any minivans at all. They said my options were either a Suburban or a Ford Flex. I reserved a van because I needed a van. It didn’t really work that well, but we made do.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Victoria
Sunnycars
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd Suite 134
2898 Douglas Street
767 Douglas Street
9429 Canora Road
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
discount
1 location in Victoria
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Victoria
742 Johnson Street
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Victoria
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Victoria
95 Esquimalt Road
140 travellers who rented a car in Victoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Victoria

When to book a rental car in Victoria

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Top tips for renting a car in Victoria

  • Renting a car in Victoria lets you explore the city and its surroundings on your own schedule without having to pay for cabs or face the crowds in public transports. Perched on the edge of Vancouver Island, the city has lots of places you can drive to such as Beacon Hill Park. A hire car is also perfect for discovering other destinations outside Victoria, including the scenic route to nearby Saanich Peninsula, which is only 45 minutes away.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Victoria International Airport (YYJ), which is located approximately 25 km (15.5 miles) north of Victoria. Car hire services are situated in the arrivals hall of the airport's passenger terminal, straight across from the Information Desk. Handicap hand controls are available with some companies when requested in advance.
  • Victoria itself is a fairly easy city to navigate, but remember that traffic signs will be expressed in kilometers rather than miles. If you're heading to other destinations outside the city, beware that some back roads may be trickier, especially in the winter months. Vancouver Island is also popular among cyclists, so be extra careful when driving through the area.
  • Traffic around Victoria usually flows nicely throughout the whole day, especially when compared to other big cities in Canada and the U.S., but driving into or out of the city during morning or evening rush hour can be a bit chaotic. Avoid driving into the city between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and out of the city between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Book your rental car in Victoria at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Victoria

What is the best rental car company in Victoria?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Victoria are Enterprise (8.5, 12863 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2252 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4224 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Victoria?

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 Victoria?

If you're just driving within the city limits, a compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. If you're traveling through the regions valleys and hills you may prefer an SUV, but in the summer months a convertible may be a fun option to drive with the top down along the scenic roads.

What's the speed limit in Victoria?

The speed limit within the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), but it can be lower in certain residential areas, in which case signs will be posted. Speed limits on rural roads range between 60 and 80 km/h (37 and 50 mph) and on highways they range from 100 to 110 km/h (62 and 68 mph).

How are gas prices in Victoria?

The average petrol prices in Victoria are about C$5.48 (US$4.14) per gallon. Average prices can go as low as C$4.92 (US$3.72) per gallon and as high as C$5.83 (US$4.41) per gallon. Take into consideration that petrol is Canada is expressed in Canadian dollars per liter, rather than US$ per gallon like in the United States.

Where are the best places to park in Victoria?

The city of Victoria has plenty of street parking spaces as well as parking lots. Street parking must be paid between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, and after this time it is free. Parking is free all day Sunday and on public holidays. Some meters are limited to 90 minutes while others allow you to park all day, and prices range between $1.50 and $3 per hour.

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