Car Hire in Ottawa, Ontario

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Fri 26/8
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Best deals found for Ottawa, Ontario car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Ottawa, Ontario
Tesla Model 3
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£99/day

6 Sep - 5 Oct
Tesla Model 3
Kia Stinger
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
5-door vehicles

£88/day

19 Oct - 26 Oct
Kia Stinger
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£85/day

7 Oct - 8 Oct
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£69/day

20 Oct - 29 Oct
Kia Sportage
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

£137/day

12 Sep - 14 Sep
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£76/day

20 Oct - 27 Oct
Vauxhall Mokka
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£80/day

7 Oct - 8 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£89/day

7 Oct - 8 Oct
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£76/day

19 Oct - 26 Oct
Audi A3

Important information about Ottawa car hire

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 hire 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 central 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 neighbourhoods 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 hired cars in Ottawa is one thing, but to safely navigate through the city, you need to familiarise 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 people carrier rental, economy car rental, and electric car rental, you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid Ontario driving 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 driving 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 driving license as a new driver provided that you follow the process. With a driving license, you’ll be sure to have an easy time with Ottawa car rentals.


Ottawa, Ontario car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

£24 - £92

All Car Types

£31 - £120

The average price of a Small hire in Ottawa, Canada is £53. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A Small car hire is typically 24% less expensive than the average car hire in Ottawa. The average price of a car hire in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Ottawa, Canada is £62. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 55% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 13% less expensive than the average car hire in Ottawa. The average price of a car hire in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Ottawa, Canada is £101. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 64% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A Large car hire is typically 31% more expensive than the average car hire in Ottawa. The average price of a car hire in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Ottawa, Canada is £69. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Ottawa, Canada is in February. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just £21 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 2% less expensive than the average car hire in Ottawa. The average price of a car hire in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ottawa SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Ottawa, Canada is £56. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Ottawa, Canada is in February. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Van car hire is typically 22% less expensive than the average car hire in Ottawa. The average price of a car hire in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Ottawa Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£89/day

7 Oct - 8 Oct
Ford Focus

Ottawa car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Ottawa, Ontario
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Good
142 reviews16 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.9
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Good
32 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.7
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Okay
32 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

5.7

Comfort

6.9

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.7
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Excellent
14 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

7.9
7.9
Good
11 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.2
7.5
Good
27 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

6.9
7.3
Good
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

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6.4
Good
13 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.9

Quick facts about car hire in Ottawa

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

Most Popular Agency

Avis

Popular Car Types

Intermediate, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Hire Car

£55

Most Popular Model

Class Special Sedan
The most popular Ottawa car hire agency found on momondo this month is Avis. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Thrifty
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Ottawa in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a car hire in Ottawa is £55/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £79/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Ottawa in the past 7 days is the Class Special Sedan. Our users also prefer the Chevrolet Sonic Sedan as an alternative.

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Driving with a car hire in Ottawa - FAQs

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

For a weekend in September, the best deals in Ottawa start from around £25 up to around £82. £97 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Ottawa, but for September it's not uncommon to see prices as low as £74, depending on your requirements.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Ottawa do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Ottawa. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting Ottawa during the month of September. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In September, Ottawa experiences temperatures averaging 8 °C and 86 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in Ottawa will cost you £25/day on average.

Avis is very popular in Ottawa, ON, as they have more locations than any other car hire company. You can find 11 locations in the city of Ottawa, ON, and can expect to pay about £95/day for your car rental in Ottawa, ON.

Travellers who hire a car in Ottawa should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 40 mph. Suburban speed limits around Ottawa are generally 70 mph, whereas speed limits on motorways are 75 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

During the month of August the average temperature in Ottawa is 20 °C and the expected precipitation is 84 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Ottawa.

The climate in Ontario during August is usually 20 °C with an expected 79.8 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Ottawa on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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You should use momondo to book a car hire in Ottawa because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Ottawa easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car rental deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Ottawa.

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Ottawa with fair fuel policies.

Yes, car hire in Ottawa with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Ottawa on momondo.


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