Car Rentals Ottawa, Ontario

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
30 Jan — 6 Feb
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Best deals found for Ottawa, ON car rentals

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Audi A4
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 48/day

20 Feb - 27 Feb
Audi A4
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 56/day

14 Mar - 24 Mar
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 47/day

12 Feb - 26 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 56/day

14 Mar - 24 Mar
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 47/day

12 Mar - 19 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 50/day

20 Feb - 27 Feb
Audi A4
Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Avis

C$ 51/day

12 Feb - 26 Feb
Audi A3

Ottawa, Ontario car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

C$ 40 - C$ 93

All Car Types

C$ 52 - C$ 101

The average price of a Small rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 64. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Ottawa, Canada is in March. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 40 per day. A Small rental is typically 14% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 61. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Ottawa, Canada is in April. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 47 per day. A Medium rental is typically 18% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 67. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Ottawa, Canada is in March. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 47 per day. A Large rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 77. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Ottawa, Canada is in September. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 59 per day. A SUV rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 90. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Ottawa, Canada is in March. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 47 per day. A Van rental is typically 17% more expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 71. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Ottawa, Canada is in February. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 37 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 47/day

12 Feb - 26 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Dollar

C$ 47/day

19 Feb - 26 Feb
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Avis

C$ 48/day

15 Feb - 15 Mar
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Ottawa Car Rental Directory

All major car rental suppliers in Ottawa, ON
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1 review16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

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Comfort

8.5

Overall

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Value

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Overview

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
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Overview

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
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Overview

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
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Overview

Cleanliness

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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Good
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Overview

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Comfort

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Overall

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Value

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5.5
Okay
4 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

5.4

Value

5.4
4.9
Okay
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.8

Value

4.5

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Nearby attractions:

Rideau Carleton Raceway146.2 km
Lansdowne Park150.7 km
Shaw Centre151.4 km
National Arts Centre151.6 km
Commissioners Park152.8 km

Nearby attractions:

Rideau Carleton Raceway5.7 km
Nepean Sportsplex5.9 km
Lansdowne Park8.6 km
Commissioners Park8.7 km
Canadian War Museum11.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Canadian Tire Centre130.3 km
Bell Sensplex130.8 km
Nepean Sportsplex139.8 km
Rideau Carleton Raceway142.1 km
Commissioners Park147.8 km

Information about your trip to Ottawa

A weekend getaway in Ottawa won’t be complete with a trip to some of its famous landmarks, including world-class museums, lovely parks, gothic-style government buildings, and the Rideau Canal. This city has numerous major highways with 417 also known as Queensway the most popular one because of ‘The Split’ as it branches into two directions at some point. Parking in Ottawa during rush hours can be challenging due to prohibitions to facilitate easy traffic flow. Therefore, keep an eye on the nearby signs for any traffic restrictions. All streets have a three-hour parking limit, with overnight parking restricted in winter. Renting a car is easy, and there are about 50 car rental locations in Ottawa.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Ottawa?

There is no cause to worry regarding parking when visiting the city. Although it is a beautiful city bordering the provinces of Ontario and Quebec and nestled at the junction of three rolling rivers, look out for some traffic hotspots. Most of the streets in downtown Ottawa are one-way, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for signs indicating a one-way street. There is rush hour early in the morning and in the evening. You should always check for parking restrictions as you’ll be fined if your car idles for more than three minutes within 60 minutes. With a rental car, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of visiting other magnificent attractions that are located less than a two-hour's drive from Ottawa, such as the Merrickville Ruins, Bonnechere Caves, and Gatineau Park. With most neighborhoods and sites spread far and wide, a cheap car rental in Ottawa comes in handy if you are cautious about saving time and money.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Ottawa?

Booking car rentals in Ottawa is one thing, but to safely navigate through the city, you need to familiarize yourself with some of the city’s traffic laws. For example, you must give a cyclist at least three feet of room or risk a fine. You are prohibited from talking on your phone and texting while driving. The laws are also strict concerning your engagement with pedestrians. You must wait until they completely reach the other side of crosswalks. Driving while under the influence of illegal drugs will attract the same penalty as driving while drunk. When you approach a stopped emergency vehicle, such as a tow truck, ambulance, or police car, you must slow down and move into the next lane. Non-compliance with this particular rule will cost you three demerit points and a fine. It's recommended that you check with Ottawa's department of motor vehicles for any recent changes in traffic law.

Will I need a special driver’s license or permit to drive a rental car in Ottawa if I’m visiting from another country?

For rental cars in Ottawa, including passenger van rental, economy car rental, and electric car rental, you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid Ontario driver’s license before starting to navigate the streets of this city. If you are arriving from another country, then you can seek to exchange it for an Ontario driver’s license after you book a luxury car rental in Ottawa. However, this will depend on whether your country has a reciprocal agreement with Ottawa. Countries that have a reciprocal agreement with Ottawa include Korea, France, Australia, and the United States of America. Also, you may consider applying for an Ottawa driver’s license as a new driver provided that you follow the process. With a driver’s license, you’ll be sure to have an easy time with Ottawa car rentals.


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Car Rental in Ottawa

  • What cleaning measures are being taken by Ottawa car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

    Enhanced cleaning is one of the new benefits that may be provided to you when you rent a car in Ottawa. Use our search filter to see all the companies offering enhanced cleaning for your trip. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

  • How much will it cost to rent a car in Ottawa, Ontario in February?

    C$ 43 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Ottawa for February, with cheap deals starting as low as C$ 17. Users looking for a one-week rental in Ottawa for February saw an average deal of C$ 37 - but quotes as low as C$ 18 were available depending on dates and car options.

  • Which car rental agency in Ottawa has the cheapest rental car prices?

    You can expect to get the best deals from Routes Car & Truck Rentals when you visit Ottawa. With average rates of C$ 47/day available at their location, Routes Car & Truck Rentals is a great company to rent from.

  • Is there a fee to cancel my Ottawa, ON car rental?

    Every rental car company in Ottawa has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Ottawa include Enterprise, Budget, and Alamo, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

  • What is the best type of car to rent in Ottawa during February?

    Based on the weather in Ottawa during the month of February, you should rent an SUV. Ottawa in February typically sees, on average, 58 mm of precipitation with an average temperature of -2 °C. Although the weather may vary from year to year, renting an SUV is your best bet because it can manoeuvre through snow and ice thanks to the AWD feature. Renting a SUV in Ottawa will cost you C$ 41/day on average.

  • Which rental car company in Ottawa has the most locations?

    Enterprise has 16 locations. momondo users can expect to pay C$ 64/day on average when renting from these locations.

  • What is the speed limit in Ottawa, ON?

    If you are renting a vehicle in Ottawa, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 60 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Ottawa will generally have a speed limit of 110 km/h. If you are travelling on a highway in Ottawa, then the speed limit is 120 km/h.

  • What car do most people rent in Ottawa?

    Renting the Ford Escape in Ottawa is the most popular car rental among momondo users, followed by renting the Hyundai Accent. Our users have seen Ford Escape deals in Ottawa for C$ 62 per day on average, and as cheap as C$ 19 per day. It’s an average of C$ 58 per day to rent the Hyundai Accent in Ottawa, though you may find prices as low as C$ 14 per day.

  • What car rental company has the Ford Escape in Ottawa?

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals is the most popular car rental company in Ottawa that has Ford Escape rentals. Ford Escape rentals in Ottawa are around C$ 35/day when renting from Routes Car & Truck Rentals.

  • What is the weather like in Ottawa, ON in January?

    In January, Ottawa usually gets 63 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of -10 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Ottawa as it can help you make the best decision.

  • What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in January?

    January in Ottawa is typically below freezing and has a higher chance of ice and snow. It’s likely best to rent an SUV with four wheel drive for your trip to Ottawa.

  • Is the weather in Ottawa similar to the rest of Ontario?

    Travellers looking to leave from Ottawa on a road trip around Ontario or the surrounding areas during the month of January should expect temperatures around -6 °C and about 64.9 mm of possible rain through the month.


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