Car rentals in Nova Scotia

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Halifax, NS, Canada
Dec 6 — Dec 13
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Rental cars insight and trends in Nova Scotia

Useful insights to help you book the perfect rental car in Nova Scotia

What is the best rental car company in Nova Scotia?

The best rental car company in Nova Scotia is Alamo. This is based on an average momondo customer rating of 8.9/10 from 38 reviews. If you are planning a trip to Nova Scotia, you will be able to find Alamo at 2 locations in the region, such as in the city of Halifax.

What is the most popular type of car to rent in Nova Scotia?

Although there are plenty of other rental car types to choose from, the most popular type for a trip to Nova Scotia are Intermediate sized cars. 30% of our users chose this rental type and found prices for $74/day on average.

Best deals found for Nova Scotia car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Nova Scotia
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$24/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

11 Dec - 18 Dec
Toyota Yaris
Mitsubishi Galant
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$25/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Mitsubishi Galant
Hyundai Sonata
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$25/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Hyundai Sonata
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$28/day

11 Dec - 18 Dec
Volkswagen Jetta
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$29/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Mazda CX-5
Hyundai Tucson
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
4-door vehicles

$29/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Hyundai Tucson
Kia Forte
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$29/day

4 Dec - 11 Dec
Kia Forte

Nova Scotia car rental information

What are the driving conditions like in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia is one of the most popular places to visit while touring the east coast of Canada. You can be even more adventurous when you travel around Nova Scotia in a rental car. Usually, roads in this Canadian province are in good condition and you can enjoy driving without major hurdles. Along with ice, snow, and colder temperatures, the winter season comes with potentially risky driving conditions. Decreased visibility and slippery roads can also be a challenge when driving in Nova Scotia. To stay safe in your car rental, make sure it is in good working order. The car should be equipped with the recommended winter tires to handle slippery roads and snowy conditions. When driving in Nova Scotia, you’ll want to rent an all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle, such as an SUV or truck, designed specifically to handle winter conditions.

What laws should I be aware of when driving in Nova Scotia?

We recommend studying and understanding the laws of Nova Scotia even before you sit behind the wheel of your car rental. Driving in any Canadian city or province is similar to driving in the United States. Only a few differences exist in terms of the driving rules and provincial traffic laws. The speed measurements are usually in kilometers per hour (km/h) instead of miles per hour. Wearing seatbelts is mandatory for passengers of all ages. Cellular phones are only allowed if they are used “hands-free" while you are driving. It’s best to check with Nova Scotia’s department of motor vehicles for recent changes in traffic laws.

What documents do I need to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

Whether you’re going for cheap car rentals or luxury cars, you must have the right documents at the time of your car rental pickup. A valid driver’s license is mandatory for all drivers. You will also need to present proof of your auto insurance to be allowed to drive in Nova Scotia. Travelers from countries other than the US are required to submit an International Driving Permit (IDP) if they are staying in Canada for more than six months. You’ll need to pay for your car rental with a valid credit card.


Nova Scotia car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Nova Scotia that's right for you

Small cars

$45 - $83

All Car Types

$60 - $134

The average price of a small car rental in Nova Scotia is $62. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Nova Scotia is in October. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A small car rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Nova Scotia is $68. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Nova Scotia is in December. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A medium car rental is typically 20% less expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Nova Scotia is $87. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Nova Scotia is in January. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just $55 per day. A large car rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Nova Scotia is $79. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Nova Scotia is in December. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Nova Scotia is $101. The cheapest time to rent a van in Nova Scotia is in January. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A van rental is typically 17% more expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck rental in Nova Scotia is $86. The cheapest time to rent a pickup truck in Nova Scotia is in April. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $46 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia pickup truck rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Nova Scotia is $100. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Nova Scotia is in April. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $61 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 16% more expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Nova Scotia luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible rental in Nova Scotia is $74. The cheapest time to rent a convertible in Nova Scotia is in March. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A convertible rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car in Nova Scotia. The average price of a vehicle rental in Nova Scotia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$24/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$24/day

5 Dec - 12 Dec
Hyundai Accent
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

11 Dec - 18 Dec
Toyota Yaris

Nova Scotia car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Nova Scotia

Alamo

8.9
Very good
33 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.2

Budget

8.8
Very good
68 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very good
96 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.2

Avis

8.3
Very good
30 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.7

Thrifty

7.3
Good
35 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

6.9

National

8.2
Very good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.6

Dollar

7.5
Good
19 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.9

Hertz

6.9
Okay
15 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.2

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Nova Scotia

Nearby attractions:

Casino Nova Scotia16.3 mi
Fairview Cemetery16.3 mi
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia16.5 mi
Grand Parade16.6 mi
Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre16.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Fortress of Louisbourg19.3 mi
Cape Breton Highlands National Park49.2 mi
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic200.3 mi
Casino Nova Scotia200.3 mi
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia200.3 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Nova Scotia?

We recommend cheap rental cars if you’re traveling on a tight budget so that you can visit as many places as possible. A car rental in Nova Scotia will enable you to make the most out of your visit. During your visit to Nova Scotia, you can start in Halifax, the capitol city. Halifax has a bustling waterfront dotted with restaurants, attractions, and scenic views of the beautiful harborfront. Next, you can head southwest to Peggy’s Cove, which is under an hour drive from Halifax. Alternatively, you can choose to tour Mahone Bay, Luneburg, Blue Rocks fishing village, and finally, make a stop in the famous historic town of Liverpool. Other places to visit in your rental car include Yarmouth, Annapolis Valley, Bay of Fundy, Cape Breton, Ingonish Beach, Guysborough, and Tangier. Only a rental car will allow you to reach most of these destinations during your stay in Nova Scotia.


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Car rental in Nova Scotia

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How long do people rent a car when staying in Nova Scotia?

The most popular length of time momondo users rent a car in Nova Scotia is 7 days. For a 7-day rental the average daily price is $57, though prices are subject to change depending on the type of car you rent and what city you stay in. To rent a car for a week in general is $399 on average and for a weekend rental, expect to pay a total of $130 on average. Month-long Nova Scotia car rentals are generally about $1,787 in total depending on your dates.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Nova Scotia?

Prices for cars in Nova Scotia are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Nova Scotia?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Nova Scotia?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Nova Scotia. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

When renting a car in Nova Scotia, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Nova Scotia?

You should book a car rental in Nova Scotia using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the rental car prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Nova Scotia?

Once you have performed a search for a car rental in Nova Scotia, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Nova Scotia with free cancellation?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car rental companies in Nova Scotia offering free cancellation.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Nova Scotia on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for rental cars in Nova Scotia.

Can I find a car rental in Nova Scotia which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including Nova Scotia.

Can I search for rental cars in Nova Scotia with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on rental cars in Nova Scotia on momondo.


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