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Hamilton, ON, Canada
30 Jun — 7 Jul
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Hamilton, ON, Canada
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Cheap car rentals in Hamilton

CompactC$ 65/day
IntermediateC$ 77/day
StandardC$ 74/day
Full-sizeC$ 79/day
PremiumC$ 84/day
Premium SUVC$ 271/day
Supplier choiceC$ 64/day
Compact SUVC$ 81/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 82/day
Standard SUVC$ 101/day
Open-air all-terrainC$ 139/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

7.8

Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.4

6 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1 Osler Dr

+1 905 627 9177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1124 Rymal Road East

+1 905 388 6777

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1400 Upper James St Unit 18

+1 905 575 5500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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203 Main St East St.a

+1 905 529 5001

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2434 Barton Street East

+1 905 561 5200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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9300 Airport Rd

+1 289 639 5666

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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9.2 Excellent

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle I wanted was unavailable. So, they upgraded me at no extra charge. Also, the pick up and drop off were quick and easy. Finally, the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Hamilton needs reliable access to more pick-up trucks.

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

Cons:

Booked an F-150, received a Ram, would have preferred the F-150

9.6 Excellent

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off was very easy. The staff was very friendly

Cons:

Maybe if the car was a little more clean.. the seats smelled like smoke when we got there.

5.6 Okay

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They gave me the SMALLEST car possible when it was a complete blizzard/ horrible road conditions all week. They also did not have winter tires on their vehicle. I felt extremely unsafe in the vehicle. I was not even able to drive it for some of the days because the car could not handle the road.

6.8 Good

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was really great. The gentleman assisting me got me a vehicle right away and apologized repeatedly for not having an intermediate sized car like I had booked for (only had SUVs) .

Cons:

The only downside was that the SUV available had just been returned and not fully cleaned out yet. Previous driver smoked in it. Not a big deal but not the best haha. The enterprise associate though did make sure that I knew that I could trade it at another location if I needed to which was very kind ! We decided not to as it would interfere with our trip.

3.2 Mediocre

Sep. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Crowded, long line, long waiting time, I didn't get what I want.I'll not come again and I'll not recommend to anyone.

1 out of 13

Avis

7.7

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

7.7

3 locations in Hamilton

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2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 679 9556

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1400

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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9300 Airport Road

+1 905 679 3233

Monday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Friday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was nice and peppy with better than i would have imajined gas mileage. they were also cheaper than enterprise and thrifty whom i have also recently rented from. two thumbs up. great staff aswell.

10.0 Excellent

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The look , ride and comfort.

Cons:

Enjoyed everything.

7.6 Good

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Insurance premiums per day are outrageously expensive! Appropriate sized car not immediately available because I booked through Kayak and not directly with the company.

8.4 Excellent

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and suitable car.

Cons:

Most expensive per day rental in 3 weeks of renting from several different companies. Nobody at the drop off in YHM airport. Poor or obscured signage to direct the renter to the parking lot

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Worst customer service I've ever had and very arrogant manager. I was charged one and a half times more than the original quote.

10.0 Excellent

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
All great, but dealing with lost and found has become the largest hassle ever!!!

8.0 Excellent

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
The car I rented had automated steering in the event the car began to wander on the road. The first night I had it it was quite windy and I was fighting with the automatic steering to the point that I was seriously contemplaing taking the car back to Avis. Drivers who are going to use similar vehicles with automated steering should be warned about this. After the first night I found the car was a joy to drive. I also want to mention that I had accidentally left a book that I was reading at the Avis counter. I got a call the next day telling me about the book and to pick it up when I dropped the car off and sure enough, when I dropped the car off, I picked up the book. Thanks go to the Avis counter guy.

10.0 Excellent

Dec. 2021

KAYAK
Excellent experience for the first time ..Thank you.

1.9 Horrible

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Clear requirements during bookings and the need for independent credit card.

7.9 Good

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
The vehicle was quiet, comfortable and a pleasure to drive. However, pick up of the vehicle left much to be desired. We arrived in a strange city, after dark and in the pouring rain. We were handed a key fob, and told that our vehicle would be just two buildings over to our left. After walking for some distance in the dark, we could not see any lit up AVIS sign, so looking at our black key fob, in the dark, tried to figure out which button might trigger the lights of our vehicle. Finally we saw lights go on, but have NEVER owned a keyless start vehicle. Again, in the dark night, had to figure out how to open the vehicle, then even worse, how to start it? After pushing the start button several times, I accidentally touched the brake pedal while pushing the button and it started. It would have been nice if someone took the time to show us where the vehicle was located, and it's features ---- especially in the dark and pouring rain. Drop off was easy.

10.0 Excellent

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
Good service good rates

1 out of 5

Budget

5.4

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

4.7

3 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 383 1118

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1096

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 3233

Monday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Wednesday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Saturday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

All perfect

2.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was unhelpful, rude and unwilling to find any type of solution.

Cons:

I go to Kayak and reserve the car. I go to the location 2 days later to pick up the car for a business trip where they say we do not have a that reservation or a car for you. It is 11;40 closes at 12 and sitting in their parking lot is an abundance of other vehicles that could have been offered, were all going to be used that day for a day or two? Then the guy behind the counter says well it could be a computer glitch. We don't have the reservation or a car. My response was so now we are not going to take any accountability or responsibility for having computers do the work for us, like answer the telephone to make the reservation and talk to a live agent who speaks English or French. No offer to see what they can do, apologize for any inconvenience,not that they care I got the distinct feeling, said nothing they just stood there dumb founded and not speaking, as if to say it is my fault, and nothing we can do. So FO, basically. Customer Service wow, requires excessive training, and YES, I work in customer service, and know all about how customers can be, especially when they are intoxicated, high, or stealing merchandise in front of you. So, I know a little bit about dealing with the public, and their rights and cityit attitude, how to offer assistance and not blame the customer, or 3rd party online computer sites, as the reason there are no vehicles. If this is the case,then there is a serious flaw in the system that needs to be addressed. I call Kayak, they say it is Budget, call Budget they say it is Kayak. The final from the Philippines head office on customer service, that they could give me a 25 dollar credit towards my next rental, and how the hell did I get to work 4 hours away for that evening? Will I ever rent from Budget again, No, will I go to Hamilton, Ontario for rentals at this location. No. But, also being in customer service, and the I don't give a shit attitudes that do exist, when writing to complaint departments, they do nothing. At the end of it, be kind. They will go on with business, I just choose not to be their customer.

2.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Flight was late 2 hours so instead of 3 pm it was 5 pm that's when they close tried calling no answer and too bad for you. Got screwed

10.0 Excellent

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
Really enjoyed the Van on our weekend trip to the USA and would rent it again.

10.0 Excellent

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
Gas meter read less then line when took car out wanted to charge us.except it was not parked in same spot we took it from which was with tank at back sloped down.then we parked with tank raised so represented as lower.eventhough when we filled it up the gas actually spat overflow out.they didn't seem to want to believe us.so if renting make sure you park in same spot you took it from to allow for major Dios in their parking lot grades.to get an dven read.as we say apples for apples.

2.0 Mediocre

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
I didn't get a rental because they didn't have any ready. I was told asked to come back/I'd receive a call in about an hour. No call, returned to the store to find the door locked. Left for another 20 minutes to come back to the door still locked and about 5 other customers waiting. I decided to walk down to the Enterprise location down the street and was lucky to get a rental and was in and out in 10 minutes -- always a great experience with Enterprise. I tried giving a budget a chance and I won't be using them again.

1.9 Horrible

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Hit with huge fees at the end that were not communicated originally. We're disputing them now so we'll see how that gets resolved, but currently I'm dissatisfied with Budget Rental Cars.

5.9 Okay

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
Open and closing times are not as published. No way to get a hold of budget or the rental office at YHM to confirm the hours of operation. There is a key drop box, but I am highly sceptical of this as if you are close to drop off time how do you know you won't be over charged?

10.0 Excellent

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

All perfect

1 out of 3

Hertz

3.9

Mediocre

4 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

5.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

5.9

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

190 Main Street East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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6.4 Good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.

Cons:

Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late

3.9 Mediocre

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
Asked to extend rental by one day was told not open weekends

6.4 Good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.

Cons:

Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late

1 out of 1

National

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 0066

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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8.8 Excellent

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable.

Cons:

Smelled like an ashtray.

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Exceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.

Cons:

N/A

8.8 Excellent

Jun. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable.

Cons:

Smelled like an ashtray.

10.0 Excellent

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Exceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.

Cons:

N/A

1 out of 1

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street

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Hamilton Downtown

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Dollar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1 Parkdale Ave South

+1 905 544 4562

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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190 Main St East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street, ** Please Go To Discount Counter **, Hamilton

+1 905 575 9206

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Call 1 9055759206 For Shuttle To- Discount//1588 Upper James Street

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Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street

+1 905 575 9206

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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

9300 Airport road

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136 travellers who rented a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Hamilton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 97/day

Good deal

C$ 82/day

When to book a rental car in Hamilton

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Top tips for renting a car in Hamilton

  • If you’re visiting Hamilton, why should you rent a car? First of all, nearby attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Webster’s Falls are more easily reached by car. In addition, Saint Catharines, Mississauga and Toronto are all just a short drive from the airport; in other words, renting a car will enable you to visit a number of cities in Canada besides Hamilton.
  • Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton International Airport is not a very large facility. However, it offers everything that a larger airport provides including rental car services inside the terminal via several big companies such as Budget, National, and Avis. Consequently, many travelers opt to fly out of or into Hamilton in lieu of Toronto Pearson International Airport to avoid the hassle of crowds.
  • Downtown Hamilton is made up mostly of one-way streets which can be confusing for a tourist at first. If you are not going downtown, you can bypass city traffic by taking the Link. Conveniently, you can also dial 511 from your cell phone to learn about construction and traffic conditions before getting on the road.
  • Traffic is heaviest in Hamilton during commuting hours. This typically ranges from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evenings. Some of the busiest streets during peak hours are Main Street and Upper James Street as well as highway 401. If driving downtown, pedestrians can also cause traffic congestion.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Hamilton for C$ 82 or less
  • Book your rental car in Hamilton at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Hamilton are around 53% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Hamilton are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Hamilton