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Cheap Car Rentals in Halifax from C$ 21

Halifax, NS, Canada
29 Feb — 7 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
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Halifax car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Halifax. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Most popular company

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Price of gas per litre

C$ 1.67

Average price per day

C$ 79

Cheapest price per day

C$ 21

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Halifax?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Halifax and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

January

C$ 54

February

C$ 51

March

C$ 56

April

C$ 55

May

C$ 74

June

C$ 101

July

C$ 125

August

C$ 117

September

C$ 93

October

C$ 74

November

C$ 58

December

C$ 55

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Halifax is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Halifax

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Halifax and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

There are, in total, 27 car rental locations in Halifax that are operated by 12 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: C$ 21/day). Explore 5 car types currently offered from Halifax rental providers:

Economy

Economy

C$ 26+

Compact

Compact

C$ 21+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 27+

Standard

Standard

C$ 28+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 23+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 48+

Premium

Premium

C$ 36+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

C$ 35+

Compare available car types for rental in Halifax

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Halifax to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.

Small cars

C$ 53 - C$ 107

All Car Types

C$ 61 - C$ 129

To rent a small car in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 72/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 107/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a small car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Halifax small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 73/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 110/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Halifax medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 97/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 72/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 142/day). In fact, October is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a large car is 16% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Halifax large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 89/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 133/day). In fact, January is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a SUV is 7% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Halifax SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 129/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a van in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 211/day). In fact, November is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a van is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Halifax van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pick-up truck in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 124/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 79/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 245/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a pick-up truck is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 114/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 161/day). In fact, April is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a luxury car is 28% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a convertible in Halifax, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 112/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Halifax, Canada (~C$ 120/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~C$ 265/day). In fact, April is about 6% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Halifax. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Halifax, renting a convertible is 27% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Nissan VersaC$ 21/day
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Nissan Versa
Toyota YarisC$ 26/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Mitsubishi MirageC$ 32/day
2
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Mitsubishi Mirage

Tips for renting a car in Halifax

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Halifax including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 22 February 2024.
  • Halifax experiences a range of weather conditions. Winters can be cold with frequent snow and ice, making winter tires a necessity for safe driving. Be prepared for rapidly changing conditions, such as fog and sudden snowfall, which can reduce visibility. During the winter, roads are salted and plowed, but caution is still advised, especially on less-traveled streets and during storms. In summer, be aware of the potential for heavy rain and occasional fog, especially near the coast.
  • Halifax has a mix of urban and scenic coastal roads. The downtown area features narrow, one-way streets and can be busy, particularly during rush hours. Pay attention to parking regulations in the downtown area, as parking can be limited and is often metered or in designated lots. When driving along the coastal areas, such as the scenic routes near Peggy’s Cove or the Eastern Shore, enjoy the views but stay alert to the winding roads and changing weather conditions. Using GPS navigation can be very helpful in the city and along coastal routes.
  • Familiarize yourself with local driving customs and laws. In Halifax, as in the rest of Nova Scotia, you must yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, and they are common throughout the city. Be aware of the frequent presence of cyclists and give them the required space. Also, be mindful of the numerous roundabouts within the city; know the rules for yielding and lane usage in these areas. In winter, be aware of parking bans during and after snowfalls to allow for street clearing. These regulations help keep the roads safe and efficient for everyone.

Top rental agencies in Halifax

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Halifax known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Halifax. Reviews were last updated on 22 February 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Halifax area such as Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Thrifty. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Budget

9.0
Wonderful
58 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0
Wonderful
62 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.5

Thrifty

7.5
Good
35 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.1

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

9.3
Wonderful
9 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

8.3

Avis

8.6
Very good
26 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.0

Europcar

8.4
Very good
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.5
Good
19 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.7

Best Halifax car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Halifax. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Halifax with an average daily rate of C$ 31. Data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on rentals cars in Halifax. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Nissan VersaC$ 21/day
4
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A/C
Nissan Versa
Ford FusionC$ 23/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Fusion
Chevrolet MalibuC$ 25/day
5
M
A/C
Chevrolet Malibu

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Halifax, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 February 2024.

Does Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) have rental cars relatively accessible to travelers?

Halifax Stanfield International Airport provides a range of car rental options, conveniently accessible to travelers. The car rental services, including companies like National, Enterprise, and Budget, are located within easy reach of arriving passengers. The rental counters are situated in the bottom level of the parking garage, just in front of the main terminal building, making it straightforward for travelers to pick up their rental car soon after arrival. With operation hours extending from early morning till midnight, these services cater to various flight schedules, ensuring that renting a car is simple and convenient regardless of when you land.

What should I be aware of regarding traffic conditions when driving in Halifax?

When driving in Halifax, it's important to be aware of local traffic conditions, especially during peak hours in the morning and late afternoon. While Halifax may not experience the same level of congestion as larger cities, certain areas can become busy, particularly around downtown and major routes during rush hours. Drivers should also be prepared for varying weather conditions, particularly in winter, when roads can become slippery due to snow and ice. It's advisable to stay informed about current road conditions and any ongoing construction that might affect travel times. Keeping an eye on the weather forecast is also crucial for a safe and smooth driving experience in and around Halifax.

Can I drive to other provinces or countries with a rental car from Halifax?

Rental cars from Halifax Stanfield International Airport can generally be driven throughout Canada, offering great flexibility for travelers wanting to explore the region. Many rental companies also allow their vehicles to be driven to the United States, but it's important to check with the rental agency for any specific travel restrictions or requirements. However, vehicles rented in Canada cannot be driven into Mexico. When planning a trip that involves crossing international borders, it's crucial to discuss your travel plans with the rental agency and ensure you have the appropriate insurance and documentation for your journey.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Halifax?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 79/day when booking a rental car in Halifax. The best deal a user found was for C$ 33/day from Dollar, booked on Feb. 18.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Halifax?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (9.3 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (9.0 rating) and Budget (9.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Halifax.

What are gas prices like in Halifax?

The average gas price in Halifax is C$ 1.67/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 75 and C$ 108 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Halifax for a week from Discount Car & Truck Rentals?

From Discount Car & Truck Rentals you can rent a car in Halifax from about C$ 498 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Halifax for the best price?

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 30% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Halifax.

Can I rent a car for a month in Halifax?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Halifax for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Halifax for a month?

Dollar currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 67% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Halifax. Typically, a monthly car rental in Halifax can be found for C$ 2,136. You can find car rental deals to be on average C$ 71 a day.

How much is a car rental in Halifax for a weekend?

Car rental prices in Halifax are typically C$ 112 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car rental deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider renting a Full-size to save money on your trip to C$ 112. Our users have found prices for Full-size car rentals in March to be on average C$ 94 per day.

What car do most people rent in Halifax?

The most popular car to rent while in Halifax is the Jeep Cherokee, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

Van rentals in Halifax

Find van rental deals in Halifax from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Halifax cost an average of C$ 105 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Halifax. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 65/day
5
M
A/C
Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 65/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna
Toyota SiennaC$ 67/day
5
5
M
A/C
Toyota Sienna

Car rentals by fuel type in Halifax

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Halifax. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Halifax. Deals were last updated on 22 February 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Halifax. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (C$ 30+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 60+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 49+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 30+

Airport car rentals in Halifax
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