Vancouver

Cheap Car Rentals in Vancouver 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 Vancouver with a pick-up date of 28/5 and drop-off date of 11/6. 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.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
30 Apr — 7 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Noon
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Noon

Vancouver car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Vancouver. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

Most popular company

HERTZ

Price of gas per litre

C$ 2.12

Average price per day

C$ 55

Cheapest price per day

C$ 27

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Vancouver 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 23 April 2024.

January

C$ 43

February

C$ 45

March

C$ 46

April

C$ 48

May

C$ 63

June

C$ 90

July

C$ 113

August

C$ 101

September

C$ 72

October

C$ 52

November

C$ 41

December

C$ 56

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Vancouver is November. 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 Vancouver

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Vancouver and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

There are, in total, 65 car rental locations in Vancouver that are operated by 29 companies. In the past week, medium car is the cheapest car type users can rent (cheapest price last found: C$ 27/day). Explore 5 car types currently offered from Vancouver rental providers:

Economy

Economy

C$ 29+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 27+

Standard

Standard

C$ 36+

Full-size

Full-size

C$ 29+

Minivan

Minivan

C$ 51+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

C$ 41+

Premium

Premium

C$ 29+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

C$ 29+

Compare available car types for rental in Vancouver

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Vancouver to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.

Small cars

C$ 36 - C$ 126

All Car Types

C$ 46 - C$ 161

To rent a small car in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 64/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 126/day). In fact, January is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a small car saves you 24% 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 Vancouver small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 126/day). In fact, January is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a medium car saves you 20% 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 Vancouver medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 104/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 54/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 213/day). In fact, January is about 49% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, 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 Vancouver large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 82/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 46/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 160/day). In fact, January is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a SUV saves you 2% 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 Vancouver SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 144/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 87/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 292/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a van is 42% 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 Vancouver van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pick-up truck in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 107/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a pick-up truck in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 169/day). In fact, November is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pick-up truck rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a pick-up truck is 23% 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 Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 132/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 246/day). In fact, January is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a luxury car 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.

To rent a convertible in Vancouver, Canada, you would pay an average price of C$ 166/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Vancouver, Canada (~C$ 101/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 244/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Vancouver. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Vancouver, renting a convertible is 50% 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.

Honda FitC$ 29/day
2
5
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A/C
Honda Fit
Toyota CamryC$ 31/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Camry

Tips for renting a car in Vancouver

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Vancouver including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 23 April 2024.
  • Keep in mind that in Vancouver, any person operating a rental vehicle with a child between the ages of 3 to 8 must utilize safety child seats. Therefore, make sure to ask for an infant carrier seat if you intend to rent a car from your preferred rental business in Vancouver.
  • To get to most of Vancouver's destinations, you can book a car of your choosing. The most practical method of navigating Vancouver's congested streets may be to drive a smaller automobile. A wonderful option for family outings to nearby communities, like the Village of Anmore, Village of Belcarra, or the City of Burnaby that are only a short drive away in an SUV or double cabin pickup with plenty of storage space and seating.
  • To obtain a car rental in Vancouver, renters must be at least 20 years old. Drivers under the age of 25 are subject to an additional underage surcharge. If you're under 20 and require a hire vehicle in Vancouver for military or even government duty, the majority of firms won't charge you an additional cost and will just let you use one of their vehicles.
  • Vancouver's climate is known for being mild but rainy, especially during the fall and winter months. When driving in wet conditions, it's important to keep your headlights on, maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, and reduce your speed to accommodate for reduced traction. In the winter, although heavy snow is rare in the city itself, it can occur, and roads can become slippery. Use winter tires if you're driving in the surrounding mountains or areas with more severe winter conditions. Be mindful of the frequent fog, which can significantly reduce visibility, particularly in areas near the water.
  • Vancouver is a bustling city with a diverse mix of urban streets and scenic routes. The downtown area is known for its dense traffic, one-way streets, and limited parking options. Be prepared for busy intersections and heavy pedestrian traffic, especially in popular areas like Granville Street, Robson Street, and around Stanley Park. When driving in residential areas, be aware of speed bumps and school zones, which have lower speed limits. The city is also very bike-friendly, with numerous bike lanes – so you should always check for cyclists before turning. Using a GPS or navigation app is highly recommended to navigate efficiently and find parking spots.
  • Familiarize yourself with local driving regulations and etiquette. In Vancouver, as throughout British Columbia, it's important to adhere to the rules of the road, including speed limits and traffic signals. The city has several bridges and tunnels where traffic can become congested during rush hours – plan your routes to avoid these bottlenecks. Be aware of Vancouver’s “no right turns on red” rule in effect at certain downtown intersections. Additionally, be prepared to share the road with a large number of cyclists, and always yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.

Top rental agencies in Vancouver

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Vancouver known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Vancouver. Reviews were last updated on 23 April 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Vancouver, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Avis in Vancouver. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4
Very good
140 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.1

Hertz

6.7
Okay
214 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.6

Avis

8.2
Very good
67 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.0

Dollar

7.9
Good
59 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.7

Economy Rent a Car

6.2
Okay
78 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.7

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.4

CarWiz

9.0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Thrifty

7.9
Good
29 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.8

Europcar

6.0
Okay
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

8.0

Best Vancouver car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Vancouver. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Vancouver with an average daily rate of C$ 34. Data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Vancouver. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Ford Focus SedanC$ 27/day
5
4
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A/C
Ford Focus Sedan
Nissan SentraC$ 28/day
5
M
A/C
Nissan Sentra
Toyota YarisC$ 29/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Vancouver, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 April 2024.
  • What traffic laws must I abide by when I hire a car in Vancouver?

    When picking up your rental car from your selected Vancouver car rental, you ought to be aware of several important traffic restrictions. After returning your rental car in Vancouver, it is illegal to talk on the phone while operating a vehicle. On roads without a specified speed limit, Vancouver drivers must always adhere to the posted speed limits. It is advised that you follow the statutory upper speed limits when operating your rental car on a highway without clearly visible speed limit signs. For instance, when driving in your hire car on any unpaved roads in Vancouver, reduce your pace to not more than 35 mph. In the designated school zones that ring Vancouver, the top speed limit should be somewhere between 20 to 25 mph. The main criterion is that all vehicle rental drivers follow the 70 mph limit on Vancouver's rural interstates.

  • What benefits may driving a rental car in Vancouver provide?

    Renting a cheap car is the most practical option for visitors to effortlessly experience a variety of Vancouver's built-in attractions. A rental car gives you much more freedom to travel wherever you want to go than Vancouver's public transit, which only has a predetermined schedule and predetermined routes. In Vancouver, shuttles or buses that are primarily used for public transit typically go along predetermined routes. Visit places like Stanley Park, Granville Island, the Vancouver Aquarium, and FlyOver Canada with your cheap car rental in Vancouver. You may use the car when you want to and travel wherever you choose, which is the other advantage of hiring a car in Vancouver.

  • What kinds of identification are needed in Vancouver to hire a car?

    Before hiring their desired rental car from a Vancouver car rental company, renters must present a variety of necessary documents. This would include your official identification documents, a valid driver's license with at least one year of driving experience, a hard copy of the confirmation voucher which you acquired for your car rental booking from your preferred leasing company, and any additional documentation that your specific Vancouver rental car company may require. Additionally, having credit cards issued in the names of the primary tenants of the Vancouver car rental is necessary. The credit card which you used to purchase the rental car must have at least a $200 balance. If you currently possess an international driving license, you are still able to rent a car in Vancouver even if you did not obtain your license from Canada.

  • Does Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have rental cars relatively accessible to travelers?

    Vancouver International Airport (YVR) provides travelers with easy access to a variety of rental car services. Renowned car rental companies such as Avis, Alamo, and Budget have their counters strategically positioned within the airport's terminals, offering convenience right after disembarking. These counters are easily accessible, allowing travelers to quickly find a suitable vehicle upon arrival. The rental process is designed to be efficient, facilitating a smooth transition from airplane to car. Additionally, these services cater to a range of needs and budgets, ensuring that every traveler can find a car that fits their requirements.

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

    When navigating Vancouver's streets, be prepared for busy traffic during peak rush hours, which can lead to slower travel times and delays. It's beneficial to keep up with the current traffic updates to find more efficient routes. Regular road construction in the city can also impact traffic flow, so staying informed about construction zones and potential detours is crucial. Moreover, the diverse weather conditions in Vancouver, particularly in winter, can significantly affect driving conditions, necessitating caution. Additionally, with numerous bike lanes and pedestrian zones throughout the city, drivers must remain vigilant to ensure the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Also, understanding local traffic regulations, including speed limits and parking rules, is essential to avoid fines and ensure a smooth driving experience.

  • Can I drive to other states, regions, or countries with a rental car from Vancouver?

    Driving a rental car from Vancouver to other provinces in Canada or the United States is generally permissible. However, it's important to check with the rental agency for any specific travel restrictions or requirements, especially when planning a long-distance trip. Crossing international borders, for instance, might have additional prerequisites or restrictions. It's also essential to ensure that the rental agreement covers travel to the intended destinations to avoid any complications during the journey.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Vancouver?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 55/day when booking a rental car in Vancouver. The best deal a user found was for C$ 25/day from Surprise Agency, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Vancouver?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Vancouver from the following companies over the past two weeks: MEXRENTACAR (C$ 27/day), Economy Rent a Car (C$ 29/day), and Priceless (C$ 29/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), CarWiz (9.0 rating) and Sixt (9.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Vancouver.

  • What are gas prices like in Vancouver?

    The average gas price in Vancouver is C$ 2.12/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 95 and C$ 137 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

    Renting a car in Vancouver for a week can be a great option for travel. Routes Car & Truck Rentals, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around C$ 235/week on average.

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

    Generally, for a better deal in Vancouver it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 42%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Vancouver?

    Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Vancouver however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

    Surprise Agency currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 55% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Vancouver. Typically, a monthly car rental in Vancouver can be found for C$ 1,005. You can find car rental deals to be on average C$ 34 a day.

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

    It costs C$ 80 for a weekend car rental in Vancouver, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Intermediate as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Vancouver in May, prices are C$ 81 per day on average.

  • What car do most people rent in Vancouver?

    The most popular car to rent while in Vancouver is the Toyota RAV4, which is a Intermediate vehicle.

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Luxury car rentals in Vancouver

Find luxury car rental deals in Vancouver from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Vancouver cost an average of C$ 44 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Reserve a luxury car rental in Vancouver by selecting one of these great deals available. Be sure that the car type, dates, pickup location and other key details suit your needs.
Chrysler 300C$ 42/day
5
M
A/C
Chrysler 300
Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC$ 42/day
5
M
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
BMW 3 SeriesC$ 42/day
5
M
A/C
BMW 3 Series

Car rentals by fuel type in Vancouver

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Vancouver. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Vancouver. Deals were last updated on 23 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Vancouver. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (C$ 21+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 21+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 42+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 30+

Airport car rentals in Vancouver
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