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Cheap Car Rentals in Ottawa from C$ 27

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Ottawa with a pick-up date of 4/9 and drop-off date of 9/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Ottawa car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Ottawa. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Most popular company

ROUTESCARTRK

Price of gas per litre

C$ 1.77

Average price per day

C$ 71

Cheapest price per day

C$ 27

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Ottawa 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 20 June 2024.

January

C$ 50

February

C$ 50

March

C$ 49

April

C$ 52

May

C$ 58

June

C$ 76

July

C$ 91

August

C$ 91

September

C$ 74

October

C$ 61

November

C$ 53

December

C$ 63

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Ottawa is March. 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 Ottawa

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Ottawa and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

There are 15 rental agencies servicing Ottawa. These agencies, altogether, have 83 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? SUV is the cheapest car type to rent in Ottawa with prices from C$ 27 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 6 car types you can rent in Ottawa:

Economy

Economy

C$ 47+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 46+

Standard

Standard

C$ 56+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 54+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 78+

Luxury

Luxury

C$ 71+

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

C$ 43+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

C$ 27+

Compare available car types for rental in Ottawa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Ottawa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 June 2024.

Small cars

C$ 51 - C$ 100

All Car Types

C$ 58 - C$ 115

To rent a small car in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 68/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 100/day). In fact, October is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, 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 Ottawa small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 63/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 94/day). In fact, April is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a medium car saves you 18% 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 Ottawa medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 96/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 69/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 143/day). In fact, February is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a large car is 20% 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 Ottawa large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 76/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 110/day). In fact, April is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a SUV saves you 3% 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 Ottawa SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 159/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a van in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 118/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 220/day). In fact, March is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a van is 52% 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 pick-up truck in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 79/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 122/day). In fact, November is about 12% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a pick-up truck is 3% 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 Ottawa pick-up truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Ottawa, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 109/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Ottawa, Canada (~C$ 80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 159/day). In fact, March is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Ottawa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Ottawa, renting a luxury car is 30% 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 Ottawa luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota YarisC$ 47/day
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Toyota Yaris
Toyota CamryC$ 63/day
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Top rental agencies in Ottawa

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Ottawa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Ottawa. Reviews were last updated on 20 June 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Ottawa, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Hertz. Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4
Very good
154 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.8

Budget

7.6
Good
55 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.3

Hertz

7.6
Good
34 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.1

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

5.5
Fair
56 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.2

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

5.8

Alamo

9.4
Wonderful
27 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

8.8

National

8.1
Very good
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.6

Avis

8.0
Very good
27 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.6

Europcar

7.3
Good
13 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

8.1

Best Ottawa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Ottawa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Ottawa with an average daily rate of C$ 55. Data was last updated on 20 June 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Ottawa we've found at this time. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Nissan RogueC$ 27/day
5
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A/C
Nissan Rogue
RAM PickupC$ 43/day
5
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A/C
RAM Pickup
Ford F-150C$ 44/day
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Ford F-150

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ottawa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 June 2024.
  • 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$ 71/day when booking a rental car in Ottawa. The best deal a user found was for C$ 28/day from Routes Car & Truck Rentals, booked on Jun. 16.

  • 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$ 27/day), Budget (C$ 43/day), and Avis (C$ 54/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Dollar (10.0 rating), Alamo (9.4 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.2 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$ 1.77/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 80 and C$ 115 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$ 302 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 34% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 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$ 1,295 if you consider booking with Routes Car & Truck Rentals. That price represents savings of 71% compared to the Ottawa average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Ottawa is on average C$ 1,295 (C$ 43/day).

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

    The average price for a weekend car rental in Ottawa is C$ 97. Renting a Standard SUV is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Ottawa. For the month of July, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Ottawa for as low as C$ 77/day.

  • What car do most people rent in Ottawa?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to rent a Intermediate (Nissan Rogue) in Ottawa, making it the most popular option.

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Luxury car rentals in Ottawa

Find luxury car rental deals in Ottawa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Ottawa cost an average of C$ 74 per day. Price data was last updated on 20 June 2024.
Check out some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in the Ottawa area. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 71/day
5
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A/C
BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 71/day
5
M
A/C
BMW 3 Series
Chrysler 300C$ 71/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Ottawa

Find van rental deals in Ottawa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Ottawa cost an average of C$ 53 per day. Price data was last updated on 20 June 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on van rentals in Ottawa. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 44/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Dodge Grand CaravanC$ 46/day
5
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Dodge Grand Caravan
Toyota SiennaC$ 49/day
5
5
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Toyota Sienna

Car rentals by fuel type in Ottawa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Ottawa. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Ottawa. Deals were last updated on 20 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Ottawa. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (C$ 28+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 28+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 49+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 35+

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