Car Rentals in Ottawa, Ontario

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
May 26 — Jun 2
Same drop-off
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Thu 5/26
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Thu 6/2
Noon

Important information about Ottawa car rentals

A weekend getaway in Ottawa won’t be complete with a trip to some of its famous landmarks, including world-class museums, lovely parks, gothic-style government buildings, and the Rideau Canal. This city has numerous major highways with 417 also known as Queensway the most popular one because of ‘The Split’ as it branches into two directions at some point. Parking in Ottawa during rush hours can be challenging due to prohibitions to facilitate easy traffic flow. Therefore, keep an eye on the nearby signs for any traffic restrictions. All streets have a three-hour parking limit, with overnight parking restricted in winter. Renting a car is easy, and there are about 50 car rental locations in Ottawa.

There is no cause to worry regarding parking when visiting the city. Although it is a beautiful city bordering the provinces of Ontario and Quebec and nestled at the junction of three rolling rivers, look out for some traffic hotspots. Most of the streets in downtown Ottawa are one-way, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for signs indicating a one-way street. There is rush hour early in the morning and in the evening. You should always check for parking restrictions as you’ll be fined if your car idles for more than three minutes within 60 minutes. With a rental car, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of visiting other magnificent attractions that are located less than a two-hour's drive from Ottawa, such as the Merrickville Ruins, Bonnechere Caves, and Gatineau Park. With most neighborhoods and sites spread far and wide, a cheap car rental in Ottawa comes in handy if you are cautious about saving time and money.

Booking car rentals in Ottawa is one thing, but to safely navigate through the city, you need to familiarize yourself with some of the city’s traffic laws. For example, you must give a cyclist at least three feet of room or risk a fine. You are prohibited from talking on your phone and texting while driving. The laws are also strict concerning your engagement with pedestrians. You must wait until they completely reach the other side of crosswalks. Driving while under the influence of illegal drugs will attract the same penalty as driving while drunk. When you approach a stopped emergency vehicle, such as a tow truck, ambulance, or police car, you must slow down and move into the next lane. Non-compliance with this particular rule will cost you three demerit points and a fine. It's recommended that you check with Ottawa's department of motor vehicles for any recent changes in traffic law.

For rental cars in Ottawa, including passenger van rental, economy car rental, and electric car rental, you must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid Ontario driver’s license before starting to navigate the streets of this city. If you are arriving from another country, then you can seek to exchange it for an Ontario driver’s license after you book a luxury car rental in Ottawa. However, this will depend on whether your country has a reciprocal agreement with Ottawa. Countries that have a reciprocal agreement with Ottawa include Korea, France, Australia, and the United States of America. Also, you may consider applying for an Ottawa driver’s license as a new driver provided that you follow the process. With a driver’s license, you’ll be sure to have an easy time with Ottawa car rentals.


Best deals found for Ottawa, Ontario car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Ottawa, Ontario
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$51/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$56/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Volkswagen Jetta
Toyota Camry
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$38/day

27 May - 28 May
Toyota Camry
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$40/day

27 May - 28 May
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$51/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Optima
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$55/day

25 May - 1 Jun
Kia Optima
BMW X1
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$44/day

30 May - 29 Jun
BMW X1

Ottawa, Ontario car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Ottawa that's right for you

Small Cars

$37 - $99

All Car Types

$46 - $98

The average price of a Small rental in Ottawa, Canada is $66. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $37 per day. A Small rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa 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 Ottawa Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Ottawa, Canada is $61. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $40 per day. A Medium rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa 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 Ottawa Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Ottawa, Canada is $74. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $46 per day. A Large rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa 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 Ottawa Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Ottawa, Canada is $68. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Ottawa, Canada is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A SUV rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa 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 Ottawa SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Ottawa, Canada is $86. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Ottawa, Canada is in January. The price is 51% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A Van rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa 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 Ottawa Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Ottawa, Canada is $64. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Ottawa, Canada is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average car rental in Ottawa. The average price of a vehicle rental in Ottawa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$42/day

30 May - 29 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt

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Quick facts about car rentals in Ottawa

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Ottawa
Most Popular AgencyBudgetThe most popular Ottawa car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are Enterprise and Alamo
Popular Car TypesIntermediate, SUV, EconomyThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Ottawa in the past 72 hours: Intermediate, SUV, Economy.
Cheapest Rental Car$32The lowest price for a rental car in Ottawa is $32/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $66/day.
Most Popular ModelDodge Grand CaravanThe most popular car model to rent in Ottawa in the past 7 days is the Dodge Grand Caravan. Our users also prefer the Dodge Grand Caravan as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Lansdowne Park93.7 mi
Shaw Centre94.1 mi
National Arts Centre94.2 mi
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica94.3 mi
Nepean Sportsplex97.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Nepean Sportsplex3.7 mi
Lansdowne Park5.3 mi
National Arts Centre7.0 mi
Shaw Centre7.1 mi
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica7.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Canadian Tire Centre81.0 mi
Nepean Sportsplex86.9 mi
Lansdowne Park92.7 mi
National Arts Centre93.8 mi
Shaw Centre93.9 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Ottawa - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Ottawa so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For a weekend in June, the best deals in Ottawa start from around $42 up to around $78. For a week-long rental, the lowest price was $36, with more options around the $100 mark.

You can expect to get the best deals from Enterprise when you visit Ottawa. With average rates of $66/day available at their 16 locations, Enterprise is a great company to rent from.

When renting a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Ottawa do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on rental cars in Ottawa. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

Renting a Standard car in Ottawa during the month of June is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 69.8 °F and precipitation around 3.3″ during June, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Ottawa will cost you $73/day on average.

Enterprise has the most locations in Ottawa, ON with 16 locations. At those locations, momondo users can typically find car rental rates of $66/day.

If you are renting a vehicle in Ottawa, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 40 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Ottawa will generally have a speed limit of 70 mph. If you are traveling on a highway in Ottawa, then the speed limit is 75 mph.

Typically, the weather in Ottawa through the month of May is 57.2 °F and the expected precipitation is 3.4″. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Travelers looking to leave from Ottawa on a road trip around Ontario or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 53.6 °F and about 3.2″ of possible rain through the month.


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Once you have performed a search for a car rental in Ottawa, 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.

Yes, whether it is for cars in Ottawa or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

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

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car rental locations including Ottawa.

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car rental options in Ottawa.


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