Nova Scotia

Cheap Car Rentals in Nova Scotia from C$ 39

Halifax, NS, Canada
18 Apr — 25 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Nova Scotia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Nova Scotia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Most popular company

Budget

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

C$ 82

Cheapest price per day

C$ 39

Nova Scotia car rental prices in popular cities

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Nova Scotia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 53 pickup locations in Nova Scotia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Price

C$ 44 - C$ 78

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Nova Scotia 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 11 April 2024.

January

C$ 54

February

C$ 51

March

C$ 53

April

C$ 55

May

C$ 74

June

C$ 103

July

C$ 132

August

C$ 119

September

C$ 93

October

C$ 74

November

C$ 58

December

C$ 55

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Nova Scotia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

At C$ 39/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for rental in Nova Scotia in the past week. Out of 94 car rental agencies operating in Nova Scotia, there are, in total, 2,609 rental locations. View below for 7 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

C$ 39+

Compact

Compact

C$ 42+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 40+

Standard

Standard

C$ 41+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 43+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 68+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 48+

Premium

Premium

C$ 56+

Passenger Van

Passenger Van

C$ 164+

Luxury

Luxury

C$ 62+

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

C$ 40+

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

C$ 85+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

C$ 39+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

C$ 46+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

C$ 46+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

C$ 47+

Supplier choice sedan

Supplier choice sedan

C$ 51+

Standard station wagon

Standard station wagon

C$ 80+

Open-air all-terrain

Open-air all-terrain

C$ 90+

Premium coupe

Premium coupe

C$ 175+

Luxury SUV

Luxury SUV

C$ 195+

Compare available car types for rental in Nova Scotia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Nova Scotia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Small cars

C$ 55 - C$ 158

All Car Types

C$ 57 - C$ 137

To rent a small car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 85/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Nova Scotia (~C$ 55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 158/day). In fact, March is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a small car saves you 5% 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 Nova Scotia small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 80/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Nova Scotia (~C$ 50/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 108/day). In fact, March is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a medium car saves you 11% 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 Nova Scotia medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 100/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Nova Scotia (~C$ 69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 180/day). In fact, March is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a large car is 12% 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 Nova Scotia large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 94/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Nova Scotia (~C$ 56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 157/day). In fact, March is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a SUV is 6% 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 Nova Scotia SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 133/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a van in Nova Scotia (~C$ 82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 220/day). In fact, March is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a van 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. Here are the best Nova Scotia van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pick-up truck in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 111/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Nova Scotia (~C$ 69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 274/day). In fact, January is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a pick-up truck is 21% 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 Nova Scotia pick-up truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 112/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Nova Scotia (~C$ 76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 194/day). In fact, January is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a luxury car is 22% 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 Nova Scotia luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of C$ 88/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Nova Scotia (~C$ 110/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 253/day). In fact, June is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a convertible saves you 0% 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.

Chevrolet SparkC$ 39/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Honda FitC$ 39/day
2
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A/C
Honda Fit
Kia RioC$ 41/day
2
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Kia Rio

Tips for renting a car in Nova Scotia

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Nova Scotia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • Infants must be secured in a rear-facing car seat in the back seat of the vehicle until they reach at least one year of age and weigh at least 10 kilograms (22 pounds). Once a child has outgrown the rear-facing infant seat, they should transition to a forward-facing child car seat with a five-point harness. This is suitable for children who are at least one-year-old and weigh between 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Children who have outgrown their forward-facing child car seats should use a booster seat until they reach a height of at least 145 centimeters (4 feet 9 inches) or until they turn nine years old.
  • It is generally possible to take a rental car from Nova Scotia into the United States. Before making any travel plans, contact the rental car company from which you plan to rent the vehicle. Not all rental car companies permit their cars to be taken across international borders, and some may have specific requirements or fees for such travel. Ensure you have all the necessary travel documents for crossing the U.S.-Canada border, including a valid passport, any required visas, and driver's licenses for all drivers of the vehicle. The driver's license should be valid for the entire duration of your stay in the United States.
  • In cities like Halifax, Dartmouth, and Sydney, you'll find numerous gas stations conveniently located throughout the city. It's easy to locate a gas station near major roads, shopping areas, and residential neighborhoods. Major highways and interstates in Nova Scotia, such as the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 104) and Highway 102, have multiple gas stations along the way. While urban areas have a high density of gas stations, rural areas may have fewer options. It's advisable to keep an eye on your fuel level and refuel when you have the opportunity, especially if you plan to travel through sparsely populated regions.

Top rental agencies in Nova Scotia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Nova Scotia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Nova Scotia. Reviews were last updated on 11 April 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Nova Scotia region, including those located within the Halifax, Sydney and Bedford area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.9
Very good
89 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.4

Budget

8.8
Very good
68 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.2

Avis

8.3
Very good
31 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.6

Thrifty

7.4
Good
38 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.9

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

Dollar

7.5
Good
21 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.9

Hertz

6.7
Okay
22 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.5

National

2.0
Poor
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Best Nova Scotia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Nova Scotia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Nova Scotia with an average daily rate of C$ 56. Data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
These are some the most attractive deals we've found on rentals cars within the Nova Scotia region, including options close to Halifax, Sydney and Bedford. If these deals don't match what you're looking for, not to worry -- deals are updated on a regular basis.
Chevrolet SparkC$ 39/day
2
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A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Honda FitC$ 39/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit
Kia ForteC$ 40/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Forte

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Nova Scotia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Nova Scotia?

    If your plans involve exploring the beautiful natural landscapes, coastal areas, and rural regions of Nova Scotia, having a car provides the flexibility to visit more remote and off-the-beaten-path locations. Nova Scotia offers some of Canada's most scenic drives, including the Cabot Trail, the Lighthouse Route, and the Evangeline Trail. Having a car allows you to enjoy these picturesque routes at your own pace. Nova Scotia has several national parks and outdoor recreational areas that are easier to access with a car. If you enjoy hiking, camping, and outdoor activities, a rental car can be advantageous.

  • What is driving like in Nova Scotia?

    The road network in Nova Scotia is generally well-maintained, with paved roads connecting cities, towns, and popular tourist destinations. Major highways are in good condition but be prepared for narrower and winding roads in rural and coastal areas. Speed limits are posted and typically range from 50 km/h (approximately 31 mph) in urban areas to 100 km/h (approximately 62 mph) on highways. Nova Scotia's natural landscapes mean you might encounter wildlife on the roads, especially in rural and wooded areas. Nova Scotia experiences winter weather, which can lead to slippery road conditions. Winter tires are recommended during the colder months, and it's important to drive cautiously in snowy or icy conditions.

  • How old will I need to be to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

    The standard minimum age for renting a car in Nova Scotia, as is common in Canada, is usually 21 years. However, it's important to note that some car rental companies may impose a higher age requirement of 25 to avoid additional fees or surcharges. If you fall within the age bracket of 21 to 24, you may be subject to an additional fee, which can raise the overall rental cost due to the perceived increased risk associated with younger drivers. To ensure a smooth rental process, it's crucial to review the specific age policies and guidelines of the car rental company you plan to use in Nova Scotia, as these requirements and potential fees can differ between rental agencies.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Nova Scotia?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 83/day when booking a rental car in Nova Scotia. The best deal a user found was for C$ 30/day from Thrifty, booked on Apr. 9.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Nova Scotia?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Nova Scotia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar (C$ 39/day), Thrifty (C$ 39/day), and Hertz (C$ 43/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Nova Scotia?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Trust Auto (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.5 rating) and Driving Force (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Nova Scotia.

  • What are gas prices like in Nova Scotia?

    The average gas price in Nova Scotia is C$ 1.87/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 84 and C$ 121 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Nova Scotia for a week from Budget?

    Renting a car in Nova Scotia for a week can be a great option for travel. Budget, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around C$ 592/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Nova Scotia for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 31% on a rental car in Nova Scotia. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Nova Scotia?

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Nova Scotia.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Nova Scotia for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Nova Scotia can be found for about C$ 2,538, with the average price for a rental being around C$ 85 a day. Book with Thrifty, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 71% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Nova Scotia.

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Luxury car rentals in Nova Scotia

Find luxury car rental deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Nova Scotia cost an average of C$ 64 per day. Price data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
An assortment of some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in Nova Scotia, including options close to Halifax, Sydney and Bedford. If you don't see a deal that suits you, return soon as new offers are always being added.
Chrysler 300C$ 52/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 52/day
5
M
A/C
BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 56/day
5
M
A/C
BMW 3 Series

Van rentals in Nova Scotia

Find van rental deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Nova Scotia cost an average of C$ 64 per day. Price data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
To make it easier to find a van rental in Nova Scotia, we've compiled these deals for you, including pickup options near Halifax, Sydney and Bedford. If these deals aren't exactly what you're looking for, not to worry, as new offers are constantly being added.
Toyota SiennaC$ 44/day
5
5
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Toyota Sienna
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 46/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 48/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan

Car rentals by fuel type in Nova Scotia

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Nova Scotia. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Nova Scotia. Deals were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Nova Scotia. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 36+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 40+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 36+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 39+

Airport car rentals in Nova Scotia
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