Ottawa car rentals

Ottawa car rentals

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
1 Jun — 8 Jun
Same drop-off
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Wed 1/6
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Wed 8/6
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Ottawa

IntermediateC$ 40/day
StandardC$ 57/day
Full-sizeC$ 57/day
MinivanC$ 74/day
PremiumC$ 64/day
Pick-up truckC$ 77/day
Premium SUVC$ 147/day
Supplier choiceC$ 35/day
Compact SUVC$ 46/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 65/day
Standard SUVC$ 73/day
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Ottawa car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 70/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (293 reviews)
16 locations in Ottawa
Enterprise
Locations in Ottawa
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
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From C$ 74/dayRated #2
Budget
8.7 Excellent (50 reviews)
11 locations in Ottawa
Budget
Locations in Ottawa
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.3
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From C$ 79/dayRated #3
Alamo
8.7 Excellent (44 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Alamo
Locations in Ottawa
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.2
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From C$ 86/dayRated #4
Hertz
8 Excellent (80 reviews)
7 locations in Ottawa
Hertz
Locations in Ottawa
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
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From C$ 52/dayRated #5
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Cheapest deal
Most popular
6 Good (37 reviews)
1 location in Ottawa
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
  • 6.2
  • 6.8
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
  • 5.9
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From C$ 84/dayRated #6
Dollar
8.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
5 locations in Ottawa
Dollar
Locations in Ottawa
  • 9.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 9.4
  • 7.9
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From C$ 116/dayRated #7
Europcar
8 Excellent (6 reviews)
5 locations in Ottawa
Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
  • 7.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
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From C$ 77/dayRated #8
Avis
7.7 Good (25 reviews)
11 locations in Ottawa
Avis
Locations in Ottawa
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
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From C$ 95/dayRated #9
National
7.7 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Ottawa
National
Locations in Ottawa
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
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From C$ 122/dayRated #10
Thrifty
2 Mediocre (1 review)
6 locations in Ottawa
Thrifty
Locations in Ottawa
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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From C$ 79/day
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
6 locations in Ottawa
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Ottawa
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Ottawa
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Ottawa
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Payless
2 locations in Ottawa
Payless
Locations in Ottawa
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Ottawa
Sunnycars
Locations in Ottawa
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553 travellers who rented a car in Ottawa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Ottawa

Good to know

Most popular agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 84/day

Good deal

C$ 71/day

When to book a rental car in Ottawa

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Top tips for renting a car in Ottawa

  • Canada’s capital is an evergreen city that is overflowing with spectacular parks and gardens. Ottawa is located along the Ottawa River and is connected to the Rideau Canal, providing extensive opportunities to get outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. Renting a car will give you unrivaled access to the glorious hiking trails of Gatineau Park while also allowing the time to take in the significant cultural arts attractions, such as the National Gallery and Canadian Museum of History. If you are planning to attend an Ottawa Senators ice hockey match, renting a car is the best option since Canadian Tire Center is more than 25 km (15 miles) from the downtown district.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is located approximately 11 km (7 miles) from downtown and you will be able to arrive in just over 20 minutes of driving. Rental companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise have their counters located on Level 1 of the parking facility, directly across from the baggage claim area.
  • Since the expanse of parklands and outdoor activities lends Ottawa to be an optimal location for bike riding, so be vigilant while driving and remember to check blind spots regularly. Turning right at a red light is legal in Ottawa unless otherwise indicated by signage; however, always remember to stop at the intersection and ensure the road is clear.
  • Ottawa and the surrounding areas of Ontario are well known for the heavy amounts of snowfall they often get during the winter. If you are planning to travel during this time of the year you will witness some beautiful frozen lakes and scenery; however, be extra cautious while driving. It is important to regularly check weather reports which will provide information on road conditions and safety. When driving on icy roads, remember to reduce speeds and allow more braking time and space than you would in normal conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Ottawa for C$ 71 or less
  • Book your rental car in Ottawa at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Ottawa are around 5% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Ottawa are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Ottawa