Cheapest car hire in Canada

Top tips when hiring a car in Canada

  • Drive on the right hand side of the road in Canada, the steering wheel in your rental car is on the left
  • Fuel is cheap in Canada which is good news as driving distances can be vast
  • Speed limits are in km/h, prior to 1977 they were in mph like the USA
  • Dollar and National are the joint highest ranked car rental agents in Canada scoring a very respectable 8.6

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Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 36.63
€ 40.47
€ 45.33
€ 35.64
€ 36.92
€ 35.56
€ 38.78
€ 40.32
€ 35.56
€ 56.63
€ 24.73
€ 27.85
€ 36.65
€ 39.64
€ 43.23
€ 37.22
€ 40.98
€ 43.22
€ 30.06
€ 42.41
€ 47.29
€ 65.90

Car rental agent statistics in Canada

  • 9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 4,955
    Total number of reviews in
  • 79
    Most Locations in Canada:
  • 18
    Average wait time
  • 9
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Canada

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Fuel prices in Canada

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.67 0.77
Oct , 2020 0.64 0.77
Sep , 2020 0.62 0.78
Aug , 2020 0.64 0.80
Jul , 2020 0.65 0.80
Jun , 2020 0.64 0.79
May , 2020 0.60 0.74
Apr , 2020 0.62 0.62
Mar , 2020 0.64 0.59
Feb , 2020 0.84 0.92
Jan , 2020 0.88 0.90
Dec , 2019 0.88 0.92

Car rental price statistics in Canada

  • € 146.09
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 278.48
    Highest daily price:
    GMC Yukon XL
  • 4,376
    Total cars available
  • 420
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 177
    Location with most cars:
    Toronto - Airport
  • € 20.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Missisagua - Dixie

FAQs about car hire in Canada

How much does it cost to hire a car in Canada?

Car hire in Canada starts from just €20.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Green motion. The average price to hire a car in Canada is just €53.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Canada is a Dodge Durango car for a (fullsize) class from Hertz costing €278.50 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Canada?

We often have special offers on car hire in Canada including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Missisagua - Dixie for €45.60 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Canada?

Car hire prices in Canada are kept low thanks to the 9 car hire companies across the country. With over 189 car hire locations and 18,482 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Canada.

Who is the best car hire company in Canada?

Based on over 4,955 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Canada Is Avis who score on average 7.0/10 across all locations in Canada.

What is the most popular car hire location in Canada?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Canada is Toronto - Airport with 8 car hire companies and 177 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Canada?

Current fuel prices in Canada are €0.77/ltr for petrol and €0.66/ltr for diesel as of 16 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €31 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €26 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Canada?

Speed limits in Canada are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Canada?

Green motion is the cheapest car hire company in Canada offering a (economy) class car such as the Chevrolet Aveo for as little as €146.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Canada?

The most popular car hire category in Canada is the Chevrolet Spark available from 5 car hire companies in over 134 locations.

Where can you rent a car in Canada?

When renting a car in Canada, you’ll find most leading international rental agents are very well represented at all major airports, suppliers including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt & Thrifty. You’ll also find many downtown locations in major towns and cities offering added convenience for those not arriving or travelling by air.

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Tips for renting a car in Canada

Before booking car rental in Canada, it’s useful to consider what you plan to use the car for, how many passengers will be travelling and what luggage you need to carry. Canada is a vast country and driving distances can be huge, so you might want to consider a larger rental car in Canada than you are used to, one better equipped for longer journeys. Renting and SUV in Canada is a great option for groups and families, many of which can cater for up to 7 passengers with luggage and offer a comfortable ride for a long day on the road.

What's included with car rental in Canada?

You should also check what is included in your rental, most car rentals in Canada include insurance and taxes and our rates always include one-way fees. If you need any additional extras such as child seats, sat-nav or additional drivers, it’s worth comparing costs between rental agents as the cheapest rental agent may not offer the lowest total cost for your rental when you take optional extras into account. You shouldn’t need an international driving license when renting a car in Canada unless your domestic license is not printed in the roman alphabet. If you plan to take your rental car from Canada into the USA via any of the popular border crossings you should disclose your intentions to the rental agent on arrival so that the necessary documentation can be prepared.

Does car rental in Canada come with snow chains / winter tyres?

Depending on the time of year you are renting a car in Canada and where abouts in the country will determine if the rental car is supplied with winter tyres. Where legally required to drive on the road, winter tyres will be included free of charge with any rental car in Canada. Snow chains will be classed as an optional extra and can be included within your rental.

Canada Mini Guide

Canada covers a very large land mass, the second largest country in the world. Canada is noted for its vastly untouched natural landscape, and it's entirely unique history and culture. Canada is a very popular tourist destination, and is also one of the most economically wealthy nations in the entire world. The land border between Canada and the USA is the longest undefended land border in the world.

Canada has two official languages, English and French. All sign posts and official documentation is produced in both languages. English is the primary language everywhere in Canada except the region of Quebec. When visiting Quebec it is usually fairly easy to get by with only English as your spoken language, almost every Canadian national is multilingual to some extent. Canadian English uses a combination of both British and American spellings, with local dialects introducing French words as slang. Canada is a country which is defined by very large distances. An area of outstanding natural beauty. These large distances make car hire as part of a vacation package a logical choice. In some areas there will be a need to equip the vehicle with special cold weather equipment.

Canada can be divided into six separate regions known as 'provinces'. The Atlantic Provinces focus very much around maritime culture, and are typified by traditional fishing villages and rich folk heritage. Quebec is the largely French speaking area of Canada, it displays both style and charm, lush farmland and quaint rural villages dot the landscape. Ontario is the modern cultural centre of Canada, great lakes, breathtaking coastal scenery and small towns abound. Prairies, this is the rugged area of Canada, the Rocky Mountains form the backdrop, with heavily forested valleys and laid back rural towns. British Columbia is home to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, great winter sports and unspoiled wilderness area surround the city. The North is an arctic area, featuring glaciers, mountains and huge lakes.

The largest cities in Canada include the capital city Ottawa, which is actually only the 4th largest city in Canada, popular with tourists. Calgary is close to the Rocky Mountains and was the host of the Winter Olympics in 1988. Edmonton is often termed "the festival city of Canada", with a seemingly unending schedule of festivals both small and large; it is the capital of Alberta and contains a range of site of interest to tourists.

Do you need to rent a car in Canada?

Whether you are planning to visit the major cities of Toronto, Montreal or Quebec for some sightseeing or you want to hit the slopes for some skiing in Whistler then Rhino can supply you with a hire car to meet your requirements and budget. Our rental rates include insurance, taxes, collision damage waiver, theft waiver and airport fees.

We also include unlimited mileage and complimentary breakdown assistance should you run into any problems. Visitors to Canada who plan to take advantage of the brilliant ski slopes and perfect conditions for snowboarding, usually opt to hire one of our SUVs with models available such as the Toyota Rav4 and Nissan Pathfinder. Ski racks, snow tyres and snow chains can all be added on as optional extras to ensure you stay safe and comfortable whilst travelling.

Fuel Prices in Canada

  • Price of petrol in Canada in November

    € 0.77/Ltr

    ($ 0.94/Ltr | 1.19/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Canada in November

    € 0.66/Ltr

    ($ 0.81/Ltr | 1.02/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Canada in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 30.80  ($ 37.72) | € 26.40  ($ 32.33)
Compact € 30.80  ($ 37.72) | € 26.40  ($ 32.33)
Full Size € 38.50  ($ 47.15) | € 33.00  ($ 40.41)
SUV € 46.20  ($ 56.58) | € 39.60  ($ 48.49)
Carrier € 53.90  ($ 66.00) | € 46.20  ($ 56.58)

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