You can rent a car at the Ottawa International Airport or downtown Ottawa or at various other areas in the city. Some companies will even offer free customer pick-up and return. They come and pick you up at your hotel or at your home.
The prices vary depending on what size vehicle you want and for how long you want it for. Some of the Ottawa car rental companies offer special discounts so when you call to make your reservation you may want to ask if they have a discount at the time you are reserving it for.
We strongly advise that you book your Ottawa car rental in advance (if you can) because rental cars are quite popular for residents and tourists. Also make sure to reserve any special features in advance like a car seat for a child or a bike rack or a non-smoking vehicle etc. This will ensure that you get the type of car you want on the day that you rent it.
Ottawa is a fairly easy city to drive around. If you are coming from another country you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the rules before arriving (i.e. you can turn right on a red light). We have had many friends from out of town rent cars in Ottawa and they all agree that it is easy to get around but they do comment that there are a lot of one way streets. So beware! Get a good map and ask for directions.
Here is a listing of some of the car rental companies in Ottawa:
Locations in Kanata, Nepean, Orleans, St. Laurent, the Ottawa International Airport and more.
They have 3 locations to choose from (downtown Ottawa, the Ottawa International Airport and St. Laurent).
Over 10 locations to choose from including the Ottawa International Airport, downtown Ottawa, Orleans, Kanata and more.
Locations in Bells Corners, Orleans, downtown Ottawa, the Ottawa International Airport and more.
They have 14 locations including the Ottawa International Airport, downtown Ottawa, Orleans, Gloucester, Nepean and many more locations.
They have 10 locations including Orleans, Kanata, Gatineau, Hull, downtown Ottawa, and the Ottawa International Airport.
Locations in downtown Ottawa, the Ottawa International Airport and more.
Locations in downtown Ottawa, Bells Corners, downtown Ottawa and more.
Good luck finding an Ottawa rental car company and we wish you a safe journey.