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Car hire at Ottawa Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Ottawa Airport

Kia Rio car
Kia Rio
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
C$ 36/day
Kia Soul car
Kia Soul
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
C$ 32/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
C$ 35/day
Chrysler 200 car
Chrysler 200
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
C$ 59/day
Chevrolet Malibu car
Chevrolet Malibu
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
C$ 57/day
Dodge Grand Caravan car
Dodge Grand Caravan
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
C$ 83/day
Class Full-size SUV car
Class Full-size SUV
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
C$ 62/day
Chrysler 300 car
Chrysler 300
or similar LUXURY
5
5
2/4
C$ 71/day
Nissan Rogue car
Nissan Rogue
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
C$ 22/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
C$ 31/day
Kia Sorento car
Kia Sorento
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
C$ 34/day
Ford Escape car
Ford Escape
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
C$ 61/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Ottawa Airport

  •  A car rental at Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a convenient and reliable option for getting around. You can create your schedule and move at your pace with a car rental. Public transport like buses doesn’t give you such freedom. Only two bus lines operate from YOW and cover only specific routes. This makes it difficult to rely on buses if the destinations on your itinerary are not covered by the buses. On the other hand, rental cars enable you to access destinations inaccessible by public transport. Rental cars are also cheaper in the long run, making them a better alternative to taxis.
  • Acquiring an Ottawa International Airport car rental comes with several perks. For instance, most car hire agencies provide the option of adding extras to your rental for an individualized rental experience. These include GPS navigation to navigate Ottawa and Canada like a local, child safety seats and an additional driver. Moreover, with a rental, you rest assured of roadside assistance in case you encounter any challenges with your rental while on the road.
  • Follow the signs to the return car lot once you enter the airport to drop off a car rental at Ottawa International Airport. Ensure you return the rental to the designated car lot of your provider. Park the car, remove all your belongings, lock it, and make your way to the rental counter to return the car keys and hand in the rental agreement contract. Record the fuel level and mileage on the rental agreement before handing it over.
  • Ottawa International Airport is the busiest airport in Canada's National Capital Region metropolitan area. The worst day of the week to travel to YOW is Thursday. Many travelers transit through the airport on this day, which can make it longer for you to make pick-ups and drop-offs at the airport. Also, avoid booking flights that land before 8:30 am or between 3 pm and 6 pm, as the airport experiences the worst traffic during these times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Ottawa Airport for C$ 82 or less
  • Book your rental car at Ottawa Airport at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Ottawa Airport

  • Where are the car rental companies situated at Ottawa International Airport?

    Ottawa International Airport has about 10 rental companies stationed at the onsite car rental center. Some popular international car hire providers at YOW include Budget, Alamo, Hertz, and National. The center is located on Level 1 of the Parkade inside the main terminal building. It is easy to find since it is just a few steps away from the baggage claim area. The pick-up car lot is a short walk away, which makes the pick-up process.

  • Which rental companies are most convenient at Ottawa International Airport?

    If you’re looking for convenience when picking up a car rental at Ottawa International Airport, look into Alamo and Budget. These companies have favorable operating hours since they remain open till 1 am. They save renters who arrive past 10 pm the trouble of finding a car rental outside the airport. These companies also provide the renter a chance to make a drop off at their best advantage by having an after-hours return service. A valet return service is also an option when you book Ottawa International Airport car rentals at Budget.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Ottawa International Airport?

    Car rental at Ottawa International Airport is only available to renters above 21 years. Those aged 21 to 24 will still incur an additional underage surcharge. Renters require a valid driver’s license and a major credit card with matching names. If the driver’s license is in the non-Roman alphabet, you must also acquire an international driver’s permit essential for translation. An additional form of identification, like a passport, is also required.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Ottawa Airport?

    On average a rental car at Ottawa Airport costs C$ 97 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Ottawa Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals (C$ 41/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (C$ 75/day) and Alamo (C$ 94/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Ottawa Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Ottawa Airport to off-airport locations include Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, National, and Hertz.

Ottawa Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

9.4

Wonderful

40 reviews

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

8.8

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 87/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

+1 613 737 7264

Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2024

KAYAK
We booked the SUV for four days, nice economical and fast process. Just In & Out Good job done Alamo Team!!

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Only a positive experience. Thank you.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was simple, drop off was easy, staff was very friendly and helpful

Cons:

More signage to help find the drop off location

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Great. Return was easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
The young lady the helped us was excellent. I believe her name was Mariam. The only thing that would help would be to be able to supply or buy a map of Ontario and perhaps Quebec. We rented it in Ottawa and bought it back to Ottawa. We would of preferred to have dropped it off in Toronto but the drop off charge was horrendous. thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
Ankit Patel did an excellent job for us in Ottawa. Excellent customer service considering we have a 3 and 6 year old.

1 out of 6

Budget

7.8

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 94/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway

+1 613 521 4844

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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8.0 Very good

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Good Liked the pre check in text to speed the process along !!!!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Nothing it was perfect great staff !

2.0 Poor

Oct. 2022

KAYAK
I was unable to rent a vehicle, though I had reserved one. The machine to read my licence did not work, so I could not proceed with renting the vehicle that I had reserved. The staff seemed to imply that my licence was invalid. They said to me that I should try to rent from another company, which I did. There was no problem with my licence being read and another company was happy to rent to me, though I missed out on the better priced vehicle from Budget.

8.0 Very good

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
What’s with two pieces of picture ID required? A driver’s license is no longer sufficient. Hmmmm.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The check-in staff was very good. And the Manager was excellent in quickly approving my request to alter the time of return.

1 out of 8

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

5.5

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.8

Value for money

5.8

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 41/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

2644 Leitrim Road,, ON

+1 613 523 3003

Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2024

KAYAK
Friendly quick and accommodating

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
bad, they charges me cross border fees, in the same region. NO sense.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
The price was great. The staff were very helpful. The software and paperwork too cumbersome.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
I never got the car

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Great service and friendly staff

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t give me the car ‘cause my G2 was not a valid driver's license

1 out of 15

National

8.7

Very good

12 reviews

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.1

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 80/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

+1 613 737 7023

Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
Excellent service

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Everything was as announced. 👍

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
I arrived at the rental location at Ottawa International Airport with a Quebec driver's license and an Ontario health card. The employee there told me that because I had a Quebec driver's license, I needed 3 photo IDs and 2 phone numbers to rent. This is ridiculous because I have used my Quebec license to rent cars from airports in Montreal, Toronto, and Boston without issue. There was also no warning about this before I arrived at the airport. This forced my partner to also take an Uber to the airport to bring my passport, and so we departed more than an hour late and spent extra money on transit to the airport. They also told us that because we left at 5 p.m. in stead of 4 p.m., we'd be able to return the car at 5 p.m. instead of 4 without extra charges. But the contract they sent still said a 4 p.m. return time.

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
The car wasn’t ready when we arrived but it was fine. The chap in the office was pretty good, got friendlier as we were there longer. He helped us out with our insurance and we were off. They offered to drive us back to the hotel after we returned the car but then reneged the offer and left us at a local Walmart. Not great …

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Great staff car smelled a bit like cigarettes but I told staff who marked it down and apologized

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Both keys were locked together by a metal strap so if you lost one key you lost them all

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.4

Very good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.2

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 89/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Pvt

+1 613 248 0005

Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
At a time when there are awful stories about renting cars, everything was quick, efficient and just easy. We had a brand new car. Thank you.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
Smooth and easy process.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Too expensive, with hidden charges

4.0 Mediocre

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at pick-up was super friendly.

Cons:

The interior of the car could have been cleaner. The drop-off experience could have been WAY better. They might be able to update their Computer System - 1 -easy access for local locations to change drop-off if that's what the customer is requesting, and 2 - have the ability to convert currency!

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy in and out. Great car

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent service at the front counter when I picked up the car.

1 out of 1

Avis

8.2

Very good

14 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.3

Value for money

7.7

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 99/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

+1 613 739 3334

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 01:0007:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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6.8 Okay

Aug. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We received quite a larger vehicle than booked as the type of vehicle we had booked was not available so I think the vehicle should have been the correct size. Also, the vehicle had Florida license plates and being in Canada and driving, because of the travel restrictions and people’s heightened stress, we didn’t feel comfortable driving in Canada with the Florida plates under Covid.

2.0 Poor

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
Please check the validity of the vendors that you work with. I searched for a vehicle rental through the Kayak platform which directed me to another third party booking site called QEEQ. When I arrived at the location for my booking, the vehicle was not available. I was told they never carry that type of vehicle. I was not able to reach anyone from the QEEQ customer service to sort out the issue. I am now out 500 USD for a vehicle I did not receive

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
Easy pickup and drop off

6.0 Okay

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Everything was decent other than the availability, we reserved a compact SUV and got a car, not sure the purpose of a reservation if you can't reserve what you want... It would seem they try to unload the luxury vehicles on you that don't conform to the credit cards' built in insurance too, so be careful and know your coverage.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
Easy booking, good value and no delays at counter during pickup or drop off.

1.9 Poor

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
This company is simply not interested in renting cars to people who have money. From the se one I arrived until the second I left , the agent at the counter could not have been any more rude. Not sure if it’s the way I look ( 100% it is ) but for the life of of me I could not get him to give me the car I choose wanted and paid for! It’s was insane, I drive an Audi and wanted something comparable, so I choose premium class , I called ahead and everything was ready until I arrived. This man looked like I was bothering him and then greeted me by saying “ what” ! I politely gave him my name and said we spoke earlier I believe, he said nope not me ! Turns out that all the other 30 vehicles were unavailable and had reservations, the only car he had was a Corolla, and it might not be clean if that was ok, it was all mine! For 25 mins this man did everything he could think up of to make sure that I only got the Corolla. I understood who he was and what he was doing , and I have zero time for that kind of garbage , so I canceled politely and left. Or so he though, took less then 10 mins for someone to walk up and within 5 mins off they went in the bmw ! It’s 2021, last time I checked , my money is just the same as other peoples money. Never again AVIS YOW

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.0

Very good

10 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.6

One location in Ottawa Airport

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fromC$ 133/day

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

+1 613 521 3332

Monday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Thursday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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6.0 Okay

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

When someone rents a GPS it should have instructions with it or the operation be explained. I could not get sound out of it and old address kept coming up. It was night time rain and it seems all the City is in Construction, and the GPS does not work very dangerous.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The large deposit required. You need to make the vehicle availability inclusive to ppl who don't have alot of credit cards as many of us don't want them.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Long hours and good cars

Cons:

Accuracy of available cars, wanted a German car, got an American one instead, big difference in quality

7.6 Good

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

With the red part at the bottom of the gauge and the hash marks at various points, and the confusing symbols for "full and "empty (Yes, I know a filled circle should be full and an empty circle empty but if you don't drive all the time and as I said, the red colour at the bottom made me think that the graph would turn red as it emptied.) Then, after reading the materials, saying the car was 8/8 full, I thought maybe the rpm thing to the left, which has 8 divisions, was the gauge. The woman who was working your counter on Dec. 24 at 7 pm when I picked up my car was phenomenal. Give her a raise and hold onto her. There were 3 of us and she handled us professionally and with friendliness that's rare these days. A++ for her.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

When we arrived late Robert said.we will have a treat for you. Instead of a corolla we got to brand new cadilac for our vacation. It was a pleasure to drive and a major enjoyment to our holiday.

Cons:

New cars have so many new controls. Took a couple of days to figure them out. The on star navigation not activated.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very helpful during pickup and drop off. Convenient airport location.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.3

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.1

2 locations in Ottawa Airport

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Call 6136679394 For Disc Shuttle

+1 613 667 9394

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Please Go To The Routes Counter

+1 613 822 2409

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4.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Kayak's description AND the confirmation both say that the Europcar location is in the Ottawa airport, but this is a total lie. It is FAR away and requires travelers to call for a shuttle, which takes 15 minutes to get there. I waited outside in freezing Ottawa for a van to take me another 15 minutes away to a ROUTES(!!!) rental location. I SPECIFICALLY didn't want a Routes car because they suck as a rental agency. I then had to sign a million pieces of paper like it was 1985 and waited an obscene amount of time in an ugly rental agency. I consider this entire experience to be a scam due to the false advertising. To add insult to injury, there was a no refund/no cancelation policy. I feel duped by Kayak and this rental agency. I will literally never rent a car from Europcar or Routes in my life again. I would rather Uber everywhere even if it cost 50 times more than the price of a rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
It was highly appreciated and recommended to others

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
It was a great experience with a great car, economical and clean, great staff also.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
Make pick up and dropped off time more realistic 8am to 8pm

8.0 Very good

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
Quite nice, I was surprised to have to take a shuttle to there set up, There office was pretty rough but they were pleasant and the car was new, clean and was a great value, they even offered an upgrade at no extra cost.

4.0 Mediocre

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
Got over charged for no reason , outside of brand new car was filthy.

1 out of 4

Thrifty

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Ottawa Airport

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Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

+1 613 521 3332

Monday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday00:00 - 01:0007:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 22:00
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2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
You left us stranded in ottawa , Horrible Experiance !!!!!!

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Ottawa Airport

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Locations in Ottawa Airport

Call 613 667 9394 For Shuttle To- Discount// 1749 Bank Street

+1 613 667 9394

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Please Go To The Routes Counter 2644 Leitrim Road

+1 613 822 2409

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in Ottawa Airport

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Ottawa airport

+1 613 667 9393

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Ottawa Airport

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Call 6136679394 For Disc Shuttle 1749 Bank St.

+1 613 667 9394

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Sunnycars

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One location in Ottawa Airport

Locations in Ottawa Airport

1003 Airport Parkway Private

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201 travellers who rented a car in Ottawa Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car rental locations at Ottawa Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 75/day

Good deal

C$ 63/day