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Kitchener car rentals from C$ 26/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Kitchener with a pick-up date of 8/3 and drop-off date of 11/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Kitchener

EconomyC$ 28/day
CompactC$ 28/day
IntermediateC$ 28/day
Full-sizeC$ 30/day
MinivanC$ 60/day
LuxuryC$ 41/day
Supplier choiceC$ 26/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 35/day
Standard SUVC$ 41/day
Compact SUVC$ 57/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kitchener

  • Using car rentals in Kitchener offers numerous advantages over relying on public transportation. With Kitchener car rentals, you can explore several scenic places at your pace and on your schedule without the limitations of public transportation. It also allows you to adapt accordingly depending on the weather conditions, which may be unpredictable. The car rentals in Kitchener allow you to minimize the time you will use between getting to different attractions and also allow you to optimize your routes. As such, you can maximize your daily travel destinations. Your privacy will also be enhanced when you use Kitchener car rentals, especially if traveling with your spouse or family. Some scenic places you can visit thanks to your car rental in Kitchener include the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Adventure Rooms Canada, and Victoria Park.
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is Kitchener's main airport. At YKF, several car rental agencies with counters are located in the arrivals hall near the baggage claim inside the terminal. The rental car pick-up and drop-off location is adjacent to the airport. To be a renter at YKF, you must be at least 21 years old. You must also present several documents, including a credit or debit card and a valid driver’s license.
  • Using car rentals in Kitchener requires you to be as courteous as other road users in the city, which can be achieved by typically allowing others to change lanes or merge, following traffic rules, and yielding to pedestrians. Since this city is cyclist-friendly, you will have to share roads with them most of the time. For the safety of cyclists, drive a safe distance from them. You are also expected to adhere to their traffic rules, including obeying stop signs, speed limits, and traffic lights.
  • When using car rentals in Kitchener, you will experience heavy traffic when people commute to and from work, school, and other daytime activities. These rush hour times are typically 7:30 am to 9 am and from about 4:30 pm to 6 pm, mostly on weekdays. You will likely experience this congestion on several major roads in Kitchener, including Highway 7, Highway 401, and Street King. Alternatively, you can opt for routes including Victoria Street, Homer Watson Boulevard, and Weber Street to avoid the heavy traffic during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kitchener for C$ 44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kitchener at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Kitchener are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kitchener

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Kitchener?

    On average a rental car in Kitchener costs C$ 54 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Kitchener?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 26/day), Budget (C$ 28/day) and Avis (C$ 31/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 70 Alpine Court N2E 2M7 (3 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is gas price in Kitchener?

    The average gas price in Kitchener is C$ 6.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 78 and C$ 104, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Kitchener?

    Compact (Mazda Mazda2 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kitchener.

  • Which car rental companies are at Pearson Intl airport (YYZ)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Pearson Intl airport include SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Thrifty, York Car Rental, Dollar, Hub Rent a Car, City Car & Truck Rental, Payless, Discount Car & Truck Rentals, York Rent a Car and MEXRENTACAR.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Pearson Intl airport (YYZ)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pearson Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Zoom Rent A Car, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Dollar, Alamo, National and Swift Rent a Car.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Kitchener?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kitchener?

    A Compact car rental in Kitchener costs C$ 26 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Kitchener?

    An Economy car rental in Kitchener costs C$ 29 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Kitchener?

    A Standard car rental in Kitchener costs C$ 35 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Kitchener?

    In Kitchener, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 70 Alpine Court (3 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Kitchener?

    On average a rental car in Kitchener costs C$ 379 per week (C$ 54 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Kitchener?

    On average a rental car in Kitchener costs C$ 1,625 per month (C$ 54 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving car rentals in Kitchener?

    Considering the harsh winter conditions experienced in Kitchener, it is recommended that you opt for a four-wheel-drive Kitchener car rental. These vehicles have good ground clearance to avoid obstacles and maintain stability. Additionally, these vehicles have improved traction resulting from the even power distribution to all their wheels. This feature enhances their control, even on slippery roads. Besides, four-wheel drives offer off-road capabilities, implying that despite the season, they are reliable, and can provide you with exploration opportunities even in areas with poor road conditions within Kitchener.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Kitchener?

    Speed limits around school zones have been lowered to about 30 km/h (19 mph). For residential and business streets within Kitchener, expect speed limits of about 40 km/h (25 mph). Most major roads and highways passing through Kitchener have speed limits set to about 50 km/h (31 mph). The rural routes out of Kitchener have their maximum speed limits set to about 50 km/h (31 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Kitchener?

    You have many options for parking your Kitchener car rental, including metered street parking, public parking, and pay-by-phone parking. These rates will vary depending on where and how long you want to park. If you need free parking spaces, consider areas including Grand River Transit bus stops and GO Transit stations.

Kitchener car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.6

Wonderful

78 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

9.0

5 locations in Kitchener

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Locations in Kitchener

1201 Victoria St N

+1 519 772 0888

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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195 Union St E

+1 519 888 6175

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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2959 King St E

+1 519 893 6800

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

379 Weber St. N.

+1 519 884 6001

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

70 Alpine Court

+1 519 741 5980

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Excelente atención

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Keep doing the good job.👍👍👍👍

4.4 Mediocre

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They re easy going when I requested a change of vehicle on 1st day. 2 pick up experience are good. They worked fast. No long wait. Drop off airport was painful. Hard to find Enterprise entrance!

Cons:

I didn’t get correct receipt or rent contract. I didn’t hv any paper 1st day as they said they would email me. But no email received. I requested paper 2nd day. They gave me one but vehicle info wasn’t right. I told them the incorrect info n asked question about payable by email. No reply. After returned car 4 days, I still hv no email no receipt. I still don’t know what payable. Doc needs improvement.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

short nice and sweet

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Kayak made it seem easy, and booking was fast. I like that I didn't have to pay upfront.

Cons:

I wasn't able to rent a car at all because Kayak all the small print and so I didn't show up to the dealership with the proper paperwork for under 25 driver. The person st enterprise was very kind but couldn't rent me a car so I went elsewhere. I won't be using kayak again for a while.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded to great suv - Murano at no charge. Friendly, attentive staff

1 out of 11

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in Kitchener

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160 Weber Street South

+1 519 749 7912

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
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696 Fairway Road South Unit 2

+1 519 893 6282

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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8.0 Very good

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
We got a car, was difficult to get out of, we should have taken a SUV, we are seniors. The car was nice. The passenger seat was uncomfortable for the 1 1/2 hour drive.

6.8 Okay

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Service from an employee who appeared rushed, despite no one being around. Different messages being delivered about availability of car, time of booking, etc. No real commitment about final cost. No walk around the car...no proper receipt for payment...

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

car is ok. nothing special

Cons:

rude, arrogant staff

6.4 Okay

Aug. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They have fun cars. You don't see turbocharged cars too often at other agencies.

Cons:

They just hand you the keys, no car walk around with the customer is done. On returning the car I walked into the office and very audibly said good afternoon directly to the face of the customer service gentleman who was busy typing he didnt return the greeting plus took close to a minute to acknowledge me. At other agencies I would have immediately recieved an acknowledgement. Customer service and manners are a big deal for me. The exterior and interior of the office are also badly in need of some sprucing up. The car was also pricey compared to other rental agencies in the area.

2.0 Poor

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Person at the front desk did not inform about the car having all season tires instead of winter tires according to the weather. On Wednesday we has freezing rain and resulted in car getting out of control on highway 401 traffic going at 100km. It resulted pretty bad as the car got out of control and started skidding and I don't know how I got saved from that situation. I informed the same guy at the desk and he just laughed about the complaint. After that, the guy at desk started talking about the mileage driven as how I was able to drive that much in 2 days and that was sure said in insulting manner.

5.9 Fair

Sep. 2021

KAYAK
the guy that was helping us was very rude, and personally i wasn’t a fan of the leather seats

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Kitchener

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160 Weber Street South

+1 519 886 5846

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

696 Fairway Road Unit 2

+1 519 893 1110

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Nothing horrible never again!

6.8 Okay

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car itself

Cons:

Customer service. Pickup time was 6 I was there at 5 30 and they were like I am in a rush hurry you have 2 minutes.. They never open till 6 always close at 5 30

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
Overall, it was good. The drop off location in Mississauga was inconvenient, since it is in a busy area. But other than that, it was a decent experience.

4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
I had reserved a full size Chevy truck and once at the dealers I was given a small tiny Spark! Disappointing!!

4.0 Mediocre

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
I had booked crysler 200 that was shown online and after reaching there i was given mitsubishi rvr. That was a way much of difference in both cars. I might not book through kayak next time.

1 out of 2

Dollar

No score available yet

One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
Great service. Clean car. Great pricing. Cooperative and courteous overall. Keep up the great

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
The car had a terrible odor in the driver´s sea belt.

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2021

KAYAK
Terrible experience dealing with the associate. I will avoid renting from Dollar or Hertz in the future.

1 out of 2

Hertz

No score available yet

One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
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6.4 Okay

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not there at our pickup time. No one there when we dropped it off

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick transaction at both the pick up and drop off. Staff friendly and easy to talk to. Car was in great condition.

1 out of 1

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Kitchener

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0-195 Union St E

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Thrifty

No score available yet

Cheapest deal

One location in Kitchener

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133 Weber Street North

+1 519 888 8296

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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118 travellers who rented a car in Kitchener gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.2

Car rental locations in or near Kitchener

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 54/day

Good deal

C$ 44/day

When to book a rental car in Kitchener

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