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12 best car rental sites in Canada to get top deals

Drive the price of your rental down by comparing the car rental companies from around the world.

Renting cars for holidays can be a confusing business. There are so many providers to choose from, all with different terms and conditions, vehicles and models and, most crucially, prices.

We’ve rounded up the best car rental sites on the Internet to help take the stress out of your search.


Europcar

Europcar

Despite the name Europcar is not confined to Europe. Since it was founded in 1949 it has spread to over 140 countries worldwide, and rents a wide variety of cars, vans and trucks.

  • Redeem Virgin Velocity Frequent Flyer points against your booking
  • Accounts available for business customers
  • Privilege Loyalty Program offers exclusive rewards and discounts


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Avis

Global car hire giant Avis has been around since 1946. Since then it has expanded and currently has over 5,000 rental locations worldwide.

  • Mobile app available for iOS and Android
  • Offers and specials available in the site’s deals section
  • Avis Preferred Membership offers priority service and pricing


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Expedia

Since it was founded in 1996, Expedia has become one of the world’s leading online travel agents and is a trusted site for finding online deals. It is known for flight and hotel bookings, but also offers rental car deals.

  • Price-match guarantee ensures it won’t be beaten on price
  • Exclusive last-minute deals
  • Expedia Rewards provides members-only discounts and deals

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Sixt

With thousands of locations around the world, no matter where you need a car, Sixt has you covered.

  • Frequent deals with up to 35% off rentals
  • Discounts available if you pre-pay for your vehicle
  • Average age of cars is just three months

Hotwire

Hotwire

Hotwire specialises in unsold travel deals. This means that anytime a plane seat goes unsold, a hotel room goes unbooked or a hire care is not reserved, Hotwire swoops in and negotiates a cheaper rate for consumers.

  • Exclusive rates and deals
  • Get $10 off when you sign up for the newsletter
  • Mobile app for on-the-go browsing and booking

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Rentalcars.com

Rentalcars.com is a global car rental website that sources, compares and allows you to book a hire car from more than 900 companies in 160 countries.

  • Find rentals from the big brands alongside the smaller local companies
  • Pay no credit card, booking or change fees when you book
  • Offers a price-match guarantee if you happen to find a lower price


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Enterprise

Founded in 1957, Enterprise now has over 7,600 branches worldwide and is known for providing excellent customer service and great value.

  • Find vans, exotic car rentals and even car share
  • Special weekend rates for Friday through Monday rentals
  • Redeem Enterprise Plus points for free rental days


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Qeeq

Make road trips easy with Qeeq as you compare and book online from over 100,000 pick-up locations available worldwide.

  • Price-match guarantee ensures you won’t pay a higher price
  • Get 5% off when you sign up for the newsletter
  • No credit card fee and free cancellation

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Fox Rent A Car

Catering to airport travellers since 1989, Fox Rent A Car finds you a cheaper way to start your vacation.

  • Rewards program to earn points towards gifts or future rentals
  • Exclusive rates for drivers 19 and over
  • Save an additional 12% when you pay up-front

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Car Rental 8

Newcomer Car Rental 8 burst onto the scene in 2008, offering car rental comparison and booking of the big brands in 125 countries.

  • Secure your price and car with pre-paid bookings
  • CR8 Protect Package offered for extra peace of mind
  • 17,000 locations available worldwide

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Budget

Part of the Avis rental group, Budget specialises in cars and trucks for those on, well, a budget. It stocks a wide range of cars, vans and trucks in over 2,500 locations worldwide.

  • e-Toll in all bookings automatically charges any tolls incurred to your credit card
  • Join the Budget Fastbreak program for exclusive rewards
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles or Air Miles on all bookings


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Hertz

Hertz was founded in 1918 with just 12 Model-T Fords in its fleet. Today it has operations in over 146 countries and is the largest worldwide airport use car rental brand in the world.

  • Save 15% off your next rental when you sign up for the newsletter
  • Hertz Mobile Wi-Fi connects you to Wi-Fi wherever you go
  • Hertz Gold Plus Rewards users receive exclusive rewards


Which of these retailers allow me to compare different car companies?

  • Expedia compares car rental companies including Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise.
  • Hotwire compares Alamo, Budget, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
  • Rentalcars.com compares car rental companies including Avis, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz.
  • Qeeq compares car rental from popular companies including Alamo, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Firefly, National and Enterprise.
  • Car Rental 8 compares Budget, Sixt, Thrifty, Fox Rent A Car, Hertz and Europcar.

Which car rental company should I choose?

There’s no single right answer to this question. Sometimes it might be cheaper to book direct with the car rental company, but aggregators like Hotwire and Expedia may feature special deals that you can only access through them.

If you’re looking for the cheapest car rental available for your trip, spend the time to see what each company and aggregator is offering in terms of cars, price and insurance costs, to make an informed decision. Don’t forget to check out our coupon codes and deals to see what steals you can drive away with.


Which of these retailers allow me to add on rental car insurance?


Car hire deals

Deal

Up to 70% off Canada car hire

Available on select dates. Destinations include Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Get 10% off car and van rentals

Sign up your email to Europcar's newsletter to get discounts on rentals. Destinations include Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Receive EUR€20 voucher when you subscribe

Subscribe your email address to Kiwi.com's newsletter and receive a EUR€20 voucher for your next trip. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 40% off Hertz car rentals

Available on select travel dates across Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 30% off Budget car rentals

Available on select travel dates in Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 50% off hotels and car hires

Sign up and become a Priceline.com VIP member to receive discounts on hotels and car hires. Destinations include Canada, USA, London, United Kingdom, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 40% off car hires

Available on Express Deals on car rentals. Destinations include Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec, Niagara Falls and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 35% off worldwide car hires

Available for travel on select dates with Avis, Hertz, Budget and more. Sign up to the AirportRentalCars.com newsletter to receive coupons, promotions and special offers.
Deal

Up to 40% off member deals

Sign up as a member and get access to member deals to save up to 40% off your bookings at Hotwire. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Calgary rentals from $41.72/day

Available on rental in 2020 on Intermediate, Economy, Compact cars and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Montreal rentals from $33.66/day

Available on rental in 2020 on Intermediate, Economy, Compact cars and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Ottawa rentals from $52.72/day

Available on rental in 2020 on Intermediate, Economy, Compact cars and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Toronto rentals from $32.50/day

Available on rental in 2020 on Intermediate, Economy, Compact cars and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Vancouver rentals from $44.66/day

Available on rental in 2020 on Intermediate, Economy and Compact cars. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 50% off car rentals nationwide

Available for travel on select dates with brands like Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and National. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Canada car hires from 46/day

Available on select dates in 2020. Car types include economy, compact, intermediate, standard and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 50% off member-exclusive deals

Register to access member-only deals, earn bonus Trip Coins, and unlock exclusive awards.

Popular Car Hire coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
15 Jul 2020 Up to 70% off Canada car hire ********
15 May 2021 Get 10% off car and van rentals ********
8 Apr 2021 Receive EUR€20 voucher when you subscribe ********
15 Jan 2021 Up to 40% off Hertz car rentals ********
15 Jan 2021 Up to 30% off Budget car rentals ********


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