Car Rentals in Ottawa, Ontario

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
30 Nov — 7 Dec
Same drop-off
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Wed 30/11
Noon
Wed 7/12
Noon
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Best deals found for Ottawa, Ontario car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Ottawa, Ontario
Hyundai Tucson
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 41/day

30 Nov - 8 Dec
Hyundai Tucson
Ford Edge
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 46/day

30 Nov - 8 Dec
Ford Edge
Chrysler 200
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

C$ 36/day

23 Dec - 23 Jan
Chrysler 200
Hyundai Elantra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 30/day

30 Nov - 6 Dec
Hyundai Elantra
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 39/day

22 Dec - 22 Jan
Chevrolet Malibu
Ford Fusion
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 35/day

30 Nov - 28 Feb
Ford Fusion
Hyundai Kona
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
5-door vehicles

C$ 33/day

30 Nov - 6 Dec
Hyundai Kona
Chevrolet Silverado
or similar Pick-up truck
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 27/day

6 Feb - 20 Feb
Chevrolet Silverado
Ford F-150
or similar Pick-up truck
Up to 5 passengers

C$ 54/day

22 Dec - 22 Jan
Ford F-150

Important information about Ottawa car rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.


Ottawa, Ontario car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Ottawa that's right for you

Small Cars

C$ 66 - C$ 163

All Car Types

C$ 69 - C$ 160

The average price of a Small rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 102. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 66 per day. A Small rental is typically 10% 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$ 82. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 61 per day. A Medium rental is typically 27% 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$ 108. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 66 per day. A Large rental is typically 5% 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$ 95. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 64 per day. A SUV rental is typically 16% 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 SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 147. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 96 per day. A Van rental is typically 24% 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 Pickup Truck rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 91. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 72 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 19% 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 Pickup Truck rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 132. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 52 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 15% 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.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Ottawa, Canada is C$ 69. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Ottawa, Canada is in May. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 90 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 39% 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.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 31/day

30 Nov - 8 Dec
Toyota Yaris

Ottawa car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Ottawa, Ontario

Enterprise

8.3
Excellent
146 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.0

Budget

7.9
Good
33 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.4

Hertz

7.8
Good
33 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.5

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

6.4
Good
33 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.5

Value

6.6

Alamo

8.7
Excellent
18 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.9

Europcar

8.0
Excellent
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.3

National

7.9
Good
14 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.4

Avis

7.4
Good
17 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.1

Quick facts about car rentals in Ottawa

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Ottawa

Most Popular Agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Popular Car Types

Intermediate, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

C$ 33

Most Popular Model

Class Special Car
The most popular Ottawa car rental agency found on momondo this month is Routes Car & Truck Rentals. Other top choices for car rental companies are Budget and Enterprise
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Ottawa in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Ottawa is C$ 33/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 68/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Ottawa in the past 7 days is the Class Special Car. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Elantra as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Ottawa

Nearby attractions:

Rideau Carleton Raceway146.2 km
Laurier House150.3 km
Lansdowne Park150.7 km
Canadian Museum of Nature151.2 km
Ottawa Art Gallery151.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Rideau Carleton Raceway5.7 km
Nepean Sportsplex5.9 km
Lansdowne Park8.6 km
Commissioners Park8.7 km
Canadian Museum of Nature10.1 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

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Driving with a rental car in Ottawa - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Ottawa so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

C$ 75 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Ottawa for December, with cheap deals starting as low as C$ 31. Users looking for a one-week rental in Ottawa for December saw an average deal of C$ 65 - but quotes as low as C$ 28 were available depending on dates and car options.

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 Alamo, Enterprise, and Budget, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

Enterprise has 16 locations. momondo users can expect to pay C$ 69/day on average when renting from these locations.

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.

In November, Ottawa usually gets 83 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 2 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Ottawa as it can help you make the best decision.

Travellers looking to leave from Ottawa on a road trip around Ontario or the surrounding areas during the month of November should expect temperatures around 2 °C and about 83.8 mm of possible rain through the month.


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Booking a car rental in Ottawa via momondo could save you time and money. momondo provides you with a wide selection of options and cars as we search thousands of car rental websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

Once you have performed a search for a car rental in Ottawa, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for Ottawa and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for rental cars in Ottawa.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car rentals in Ottawa.

Yes, car rental deals in Ottawa with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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