Ottawa

Cheap Car Rentals in Ottawa

Ottawa
30 May — 6 Jun
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Ottawa
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Ottawa Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyROUTESCARTRK
Price of gas per litreC$ 2.21
Average price per dayC$ 64
Cheapest price per dayC$ 32

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Ottawa?

January

C$ 59

February

C$ 68

March

C$ 70

April

C$ 73

May

C$ 69

June

C$ 75

July

C$ 94

August

C$ 111

September

C$ 87

October

C$ 71

November

C$ 71

December

C$ 78

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Ottawa is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. 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.

Top rental agencies in Ottawa

All major car rental suppliers in Ottawa
8.3
Excellent
136 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.1
7.3
Good
30 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.4
8.5
Excellent
14 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.7
8.1
Excellent
23 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.6
8.0
Excellent
4 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0
6.9
Good
7 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.8
5.6
Okay
9 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.5
5.0
Okay
24 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.0

Value

5.0

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to rent a car in Ottawa?

If you would like to book car rentals in Ottawa, you must have had your driver’s license for a minimum of one year, and this license needs to remain valid for the duration of your rental period. When reserving rental cars in Ottawa, most companies will require you to be a minimum of 21 years old. However, if you are under the age of 25, you may be required to pay an additional fee, even for a cheap car rental in Ottawa. If you do not have a Canadian driver’s license, you can still book Ottawa car rentals by using your foreign license, as long as it is valid and you have a valid passport with you.

What are the rules for driving in Ottawa?

To operate car rentals in Ottawa as safely as possible, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with some of the local driving regulations. Always be careful when drinking and driving rental cars in Ottawa, as the city has a strict maximum blood alcohol content of 0.08%. If you will be visiting during the winter months, it is always best to decrease your speed limit to avoid skidding on ice or snow. Unless there is a sign expressly prohibiting U-turns, you may turn your vehicle as long as you can safely do so. All children that are eight years or younger are required to be in either a child’s seat or a booster seat.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Ottawa?

There are several different vehicle models that can be convenient for car rentals in Ottawa. Those that are primarily planning on staying in the city center may be interested in booking a sedan or economy car rental. It’s possible to find a cheap car rental in Ottawa that falls into these categories, allowing you to stick to a budget during your trip. If you will be visiting the area during colder months, you may be interested in larger Ottawa car rentals, such as an SUV or a passenger van rental. These can also be convenient for transporting any sports equipment or luggage.

What are the best places to park in Ottawa?

It’s not always possible to find free parking for car rentals in Ottawa, so you may need to opt for a paid option instead. There are many options to choose from, including paid parking lots and metered street parking spaces. If you would like to park in a protected parking garage, there are several downtown options, including the ByWard Market Garage, City Hall Garage, and Dalhousie Garage. There are many lots to choose from as well, such as the Bank and Chamberlain Parking Lot, Cyr Parking Lot, and Mooney’s Bay Beach Parking Lot. Most parking options allow you to pay with either cash or a credit card.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Ottawa?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 82/day when booking a rental car in Ottawa. The best deal a user found was for C$ 41/day from Routes Car & Truck Rentals, booked on May 15.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Ottawa?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Ottawa from the following companies over the past two weeks: Routes Car & Truck Rentals (C$ 52/day), Enterprise (C$ 61/day), and Avis (C$ 64/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (8.8 rating), Budget (8.7 rating) and Alamo (8.7 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Ottawa.

What are gas prices like in Ottawa?

The average gas price in Ottawa is C$ 2.21/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 99 and C$ 143 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Routes Car & Truck Rentals offers rental cars in Ottawa for about C$ 402 per week on average.

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

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 16% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 90 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Ottawa.

Can I rent a car for a month in Ottawa?

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

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

Prices can be as low as C$ 1,722 if you consider booking with Routes Car & Truck Rentals. That price represents savings of 45% compared to the Ottawa average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Ottawa is on average C$ 1,722 (C$ 57/day).

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

The average price for a weekend car rental in Ottawa is C$ 115. Renting a Supplier choice is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Ottawa. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Ottawa for as low as C$ 104/day.

What car do most people rent in Ottawa?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to rent a Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan) in Ottawa, making it the most popular option.

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