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Montreal, QC, Canada
28 Sep — 5 Oct
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Montreal, QC, Canada
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Pick-up locationMontreal
Hire locations141
Airport locations11

Montreal car hire reviews and directory

From $76/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (310 reviews)
21 locations in Montreal
Enterprise
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2021
Excellent service both on pick-up and return.
1.9 Horrible16 Sep. 2021
I couldn't get the car although I reserved it
7.9 Good15 Sep. 2021
Easy drop off. Good price.
1.9 Horrible11 Sep. 2021
The sponsored price was 60$ but with hidden fees it cost me 111$
10.0 Excellent20 Jul. 2021
Perfection
8.0 Excellent24 Apr. 2021
Friendly staff, fast pick up got exactly what I wanted got a fair deal from the advertise price.The only thing was the tires could have been better. They felt cheap on the road and where very noisy.
4.0 Okay8 Mar. 2021
The employee at the front desk was not friendly. He did not even mention that the vehicle had a few dents and scratches until we brought it to his attention. Usually, the employee comes with us to verify the vehicle but he did not do it. So we had to do it and come back inside and wait in line again to inform him and he said he already knew. Very unfriendly service and unprofessional. We were recommended by family and friends to rent a vehicle with Enterprise but it was the first time and last time.The customer service. Be polite and cordial. Not dismissive. Especially, you do not know who you are serving.
2.0 Mediocre2 Sep. 2020
I didnt even get the car i had reserved...
5.6 Okay1 Sep. 2020
Poor customer service. Manager overseeing customer service has left.
10.0 Excellent25 Aug. 2020
Staff was courteous. I had picked the cheaper "We choose" option, getting my anything above an economical class car. The employee asked me about my plans and when I mentioned camping and hiking far in Charlevoix, he offered an SUV they had on the lot. It was definitely more than what I expected and it made a difference in our trip.No option to return the vehicle on Sundays, as they're closed, so I had to rent the car for an extra day to drop it off on Monday morning.
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From $107/dayRated no. 2
Avis
7.8 Good (100 reviews)
15 locations in Montreal
Avis
Locations in Montreal
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent6 Oct. 2019
Very friendly staffNothing
4.8 Okay24 Sep. 2019
Drop-off was extremely easy.Pick-up at 1225 Metcalf in Montreal was terrible. Poor area to load luggage. Was given no orientation concerning operating the car even when asked. Harassed by garage owner and Avis personnel. Area for car pick-up totally inadequate, Given wrong information by Avis personnel, Evenmorecomplaints
5.2 Okay9 Sep. 2019
More staff
8.8 Excellent26 Aug. 2019
Staff was very courteus even though they had some stress issue happening. But the lady chatted and managed two employees customers while helping me. BRAVO! They did not have midsize car that I had reserved so they put me in small SUV.Small SUV was a less fuel efficient. So ended up filling more gas before returning. Return was quick even though it was a Sunday night 9 pm.
4.0 Okay18 Aug. 2019
We waited two and a half hour to get our car.
6.4 Good21 Jul. 2019
It was easy to pickup and drop offThe seats are extremely uncomfortable in this car. It was kind of dirty.
6.0 Good8 Jul. 2019
Car was fine, pickup experience was goodNo directions were provided on where to drop off the car. I spent 2 hours driving around downtown Quebec City in heavy traffic trying to find the drop off location. Incredibly stressful experience. Avis staff would not pick up the phone. Provide more detailed drop off instructions!
7.6 Good18 Jun. 2019
Always a busy location, there is always a wait
5.6 Okay3 Jun. 2019
YesI stood in line for one hour and twenty minutes. They did not have the vehicle type I reserved.
10.0 Excellent26 May 2019
yes.nothing
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From $33/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.7 Good (338 reviews)
4 locations in Montreal
Hertz
Locations in Montreal
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible16 Sep. 2021
Car wasn't ready until 4 hours after my pickup time
1.9 Horrible11 Sep. 2021
They cancelled my reservation
10.0 Excellent7 Sep. 2021
Staff very helpful. Location east to access from an out of town trip.
10.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2021
Overall experience was solid.
5.9 Okay30 Aug. 2021
Too pricy
3.9 Mediocre25 Aug. 2021
Had to wait a hour for my car and it was dirty
1.9 Horrible20 Jul. 2021
hertz charge more than the price in your web site
1.9 Horrible12 Jul. 2021
Hertz called me at 5pm the day BEFORE, I was due to pick up my hire car and said, can you pick it up at 1 pm as we haven't got anything available for you! I was due to pick it up at 8am as I was going to visit family 1 hours drive away. I told them I couldn't pick it up later, has to cancel the booking and won't get a refund for 10 days. Very poor service and will not use them again, nor will I recommend them.
10.0 Excellent27 May 2021
The staff was very friendly and helpful, also efficient. Pick-up and dropoff process were easy.Honestly everything was ok
8.8 Excellent23 Oct. 2020
The staff was nice and friendly. The car was in very good condition.I think their daily insurance is a bit overpriced.
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From $66/dayRated no. 4
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (55 reviews)
1 location in Montreal
Alamo
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Sep. 2021
All 3 guys I dealt with in Montreal, two at check-in, we’re great!
10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2021
Brand new car
8.0 Excellent17 Jul. 2020
facility of process cleanliness of car ease of pickup and drop-offdemeanor of the desk clerk
7.2 Good1 Jul. 2020
Staff at pick up location could have been more friendly but the staff at drop off were awesome and helpful.There was smell of cigarettes in the car and a burning spot on driver’s seat. It will be better to clean up inside the car and use some fragrance to eliminate the bad smells.
10.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2019
Yes everything went very smooth. They offered a free upgrade for me.Cheaper gas when they fill on own on return
9.2 Excellent26 Sep. 2019
Drop off was very easy.Rather a long wait wait for the car at pick up Montreal downtown. WIfi in the pick up office would be helpful.
8.0 Excellent15 Mar. 2019
Staff very friendly and drop off easy/fast.
7.2 Good21 Sep. 2018
Car was fine although the check engine light was on. Price was good. Convenience of pickup site was good.A long (30 minute) wait at the pickup counter in Montreal.
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2018
Got bumped up for a bigger car since they did not have what I had requested, with the same price.They would not even try to enter my Visa Electron (with credit card capabilities enabled) to their system, and we had to resort to my friend's MasterCard (with credit and debit). Even with that they first insisted they can't accept it, but after some debate yielded to trying it out and were surprised that it worked as a credit card. I would appreciate if the store first did what the customer asked and only then said something doesn't work if it actually doesn't work. I paid multiple hotels and other things successfully with the Visa Electron in Canada so I'm quite sure it would've worked with Alamo too, for some reason they just didn't want to even try.
6.8 Good6 Sep. 2018
- great car- staff at pick up took a call while he was taking my informtiaon which I thought was a bit rude and unprofessional. - drop off in Toronto wasn’t very clear when dropping off after hours.
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From $43/dayRated no. 5
Dollar
8.3 Excellent (49 reviews)
3 locations in Montreal
Dollar
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent8 Nov. 2019
Everything went well.
10.0 Excellent15 Oct. 2018
Customer service was quick and helpfulThe parking deck is underground and a bit confusing
7.2 Good3 Apr. 2018
Fuel efficientDidn't get the car wanted
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar. 2018
VERY bad customer service at the front desk
2.0 Mediocre7 Feb. 2018
ON THE KAYAK WEBSITE WAS THE PRICE $76.00 FOR 4 DAYS. I CAME THERE, THEY TOLD ME THE PRICE IS 340.00$ BAD BAD BAD BUT HOPE
6.0 Good23 Oct. 2017
No signage anywhere when dropping off at night. Building was closed so i had to get out to an emergency exit which noone should or could have expectd your wayout
2.0 Mediocre16 Oct. 2017
Could not pick the car. Office was closed and now one called me to inform me about that.
8.0 Excellent17 Sep. 2017
It was difficult to find..
9.6 Excellent20 Jun. 2017
The price was great, and the executive was very helpful.They gave us the car with full tank gasoline, and were advised that we have to return the car with full tank. If it's not, then they will charge $3 per litre for the missing fuel.
5.2 Okay25 Apr. 2017
cheap company which asks way to much for gos and insurance. Never again Dollar.
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From $82/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
8.2 Excellent (44 reviews)
3 locations in Montreal
Thrifty
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Sep. 2021
Good clean car. Car rental rates are expensive post covid
10.0 Excellent29 Mar. 2021
Easy pick up and drop off on the weekend with no time limitation
10.0 Excellent23 Nov. 2020
Reception at counter was exceptional
8.0 Excellent4 Dec. 2019
Staff was friendly, collecting and dropping was fastCollected car was dirty , the least was to check it before handing over.
8.4 Excellent18 Feb. 2019
Helpful staff and got the car I want even when it was not available thru Thrifty (took me to Hertz).Car was not available (fixed by taking me to Hertz) and then there were two counters to wait at for Hertz. Why not do everything at one counter? Or even better do it online and skip the counter.
8.8 Excellent4 Apr. 2018
The pick-up was quick and easy, and the car was almost new and very clean and comfortable. Helpful and friendly staff.The directions for returning the car were a bit unclear.
2.8 Mediocre27 Mar. 2018
Way to expensiveI made the reservation online. It said 145$ the only thing I was missing was the 60$ for the insurance. When I did the reservation I clicked on age 21 to 24. When I got to pick up th3 car he added an additional 60$ for being under 25. And something else. To total 311$ that is rediculous. When I got into the car, the gas light was on. When I dropped off the car the place said opened but the door was locked and no one was there. Horrible service and the most expensive I have ever paid for a rental.
10.0 Excellent31 Dec. 2017
The car was the one I expected,I was not charge more for other insurance as I already had coverage with my credit card. Service was good!Nothing, I was happy with my location
2.0 Mediocre5 Nov. 2017
Very bad service, employees that did not know what they are doing. Not they are having problems with theyer own system!! Almost worst experiance I had. One of the employees have done some manipulation and caused me the trouble not being accepted as client lol !! Imagine that
10.0 Excellent22 Oct. 2017
Very helpful, kind, thoughtful staff!
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From $61/dayRated no. 7
Budget
Most popular
7.7 Good (39 reviews)
16 locations in Montreal
Budget
Locations in Montreal
  • 7.7
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible21 Sep. 2021
I always have problems at this branch and vowed never to rent from there again.
1.9 Horrible23 Aug. 2021
The day before our trip a rep from Budget called to say they would not have a car for us and lease don't show up at their location ( not at airport). He said to call customer service and change my reservation to the airport as they would have cars. I called the toll free number and explained to the helpful rep what the conversation had been with the Budget location. She happily changed my reservation from that location to the airport - then informed me that my $147 reservation was now $538. She said that after the rental I could call customer service and request a refund. I hung up and thought through that conversation. I called customer service back, got a new person and explained the whole scenario again. He said "I only see your current reservation at the airport." I went through it again. He said "the reservation is at the airport for $538. There is no other history." Felt extremely scammy and dishonest. He could have cares less about the situation. I then cancelled my reservation and have vowed to never rent from Budget again.
1.9 Horrible16 Aug. 2021
Worst rental car ever. The car had many issues with its sensors and when the rental location was informed that the vehicle was dangerous to drive they could not care less.
5.6 Okay23 Sep. 2019
Car wasn't ready for pick up on time
9.6 Excellent18 Jun. 2019
Staff was excellent, from a free upgrade to calling me when I left my coat in the car!After-hours drop off would have been helpful.
7.2 Good13 Jun. 2019
The reservation of a small car was confirmed online even though at the location there were only pick-up trucks. So I had to take one, and it's very cumbersome with terrible mileage. I wish the online booking worked more accurately with what is really available at a specific location.
10.0 Excellent19 Apr. 2019
Rate, convenient, new car. All good!
5.2 Okay9 Jul. 2018
Attendre 30 minutes pour avoir son véhicule. Personnel pas disponible auprès du client.
7.2 Good31 Jul. 2017
Car drove from Quebec to Montreal with no problem. Comfortable and quiet.It was a very stressful experience returning the car. It was downtown Montreal (Place Desjardins--Blvd Rene Levesque/Jeanne Mance) and one street was blocked off for a festival. Our GPS also kept trying to take us on the opposite side of the rental office. The office was closed, so we just gave it a shot to call a hotel nearby, the Hyatt Regency. Luckily the man on the phone gave us a clear route down St. Urbain (one way street) to find the office (a small sign outside a parking garage). So call that hotel if you get lost! The office was down in the parking garage. There was no sign of where to put the car, except a space with a bunch of cars with a rope across it. We decided to just unhook the rope and park it there. It also took us awhile to find the key drop (a inconspicuous pipe with a lid over it). A sign with an indication "key drop" would be helpful.
9.6 Excellent24 Jul. 2017
ExcellentI've done over a dozen car rentals in my life and without a doubt, this was the easiest and fastest I've ever had. No upselling, or trying to get my to pay for an upgrade when my reservation was out, I was driving within 3 minutes of walking into the place. They let me switch return locations by phone no hassles at all.
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Rated no. 8
National
8.6 Excellent (11 reviews)
1 location in Montreal
National
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8.9
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Sep. 2018
everythingnothing
5.6 Okay10 Apr. 2018
The costumer service is great but I didn't like the carThe fast costumer serviceThe car was uncomfortable and the cheapest model
10.0 Excellent18 Sep. 2017
Excellent service- We had initially booked to pick up our car 8am on a Saturday, but we were able to pick it up the evening before (around 7pm on Friday) with no additional cost - Staff at 1200 Stanley Montreal location extremely helpful - Brand new car in excellent condition - Pick up and drop off location was booked for different provinces but extremely satisfied with the low price
8.8 Excellent23 May 2017
Quick and easyThe staff was very quick and professional. The car was clean and no issues with it.
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From $44/dayRated no. 9
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
7.8 Good (3 reviews)
26 locations in Montreal
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Montreal
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
Rated no. 10
Europcar
6.5 Good (20 reviews)
9 locations in Montreal
Europcar
Locations in Montreal
  • 7
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan. 2019
Good service, horrible vehicle.The service was fast and efficient.The Dodge Grand Caravan minivan is an absolutely horrible car in every way. Chrysler and Kia both have much better vehicles in that segment.
7.2 Good25 Nov. 2017
The windows were filthy
4.4 Okay28 Aug. 2017
Rental was actually Discount but still ACE as I understand it...The staff was generally kind and helpful to interact with when needed. Cars were comfortable to ride in.Did not have my promised car (economy) or similar (compact). Was offered a minivan, which is insane as I'm by myself in a foreign country and don't need something large to increase accident likelihood. Was okay with BMW X1 as it's a very small SUV, until the warning light came on 45min into rental saying IT'S 500KM OVERDUE FOR BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT. Had to return it, held car for half day of rental and then given Jeep (only option given); ride was fine but uses more gas than I wanted, still too big a car for one person. Upon dropoff, was clear they had only one shuttle despite two full shuttles of people waiting to get to airport. Had to take a cab out of concern of missing flight. Also worth mentioning that during my three trips to the rental location, saw zero compact cars on lot; saw almost entirely Jeeps. Would recommend a metric added to KAYAK displaying chances of being FORCED to take an "upgrade", as some people don't want these larger cars that clearly make up the bulk of their fleet. Not certain this car rental company's location relies too heavily on the concept of repeat business.
4.4 Okay22 Aug. 2017
original price .first car the trunk would not lock. no map to help us. denied car i nsurance we had purchased. staff said they would not accept our insurance. we had to buy yours at an increase. had trouble finding office to return car because we had no map or instruction. i would never recommend Europcar to any one. And i will never use them again.
4.0 Okay18 Jun. 2017
Beware, will overbill you
5.6 Okay12 Jun. 2017
Careful with overbilling and airport locationCar was good, clean. But didn't have size requestedOvercharged me. They don't give you a paper receipt; instead told me it would be emailed and then overcharged me. Beware. Also, Pickup not convenient; difficult to find phone number to call and request van pickup, which seems to run infrequentlywhat
6.8 Good20 Apr. 2017
Brand new carSneakily tried to sell an upgrade for the only car available. Fuel tank not full Weird request of the parking lot ticket No off hours return instructions
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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC
21 locations in Montreal
DISCOUNT.QUEBEC
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
12 locations in Montreal
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
Globe
3 locations in Montreal
Globe
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
3 locations in Montreal
Sunnycars
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
L&M Car Rental
1 location in Montreal
L&M Car Rental
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Montreal
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
Right Cars
1 location in Montreal
Right Cars
Locations in Montreal
Recent reviews
991 travellers who hired a car in Montreal gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Montreal

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$73/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a car hire in Montreal

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Montreal

  • Fortunately for travelers looking to rent a car after landing in Montreal, the hire car desks are located right within the airport’s baggage claim terminal, meaning you don’t have to take a shuttle or bus to reach an off-site hire car center. After collecting your luggage, the signs will lead you to the hire car desks and from there it is a short walk downstairs to the hire garage.
  • Drivers should beware that right turns on red are not allowed on the actual island of Montreal. Outside the island and in neighboring areas, right turns on red are allowed, but on the island it is strictly forbidden.
  • Rush hour can be rough in Montreal as it has rated among the most congested cities in Canada. However, if you avoid the bulk of the morning rush hour (6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.) and the afternoon rush hour (3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.), then you should be fairly safe from congested streets and traffic jams. In particular, the major highways, such as Highways 20 and 40, are to be avoided during peak rush hour.
  • Drivers should take note that intersections will often lack crossing signs for pedestrians. As such, cars are to yield to pedestrians crossing as they have the right of way. Drivers should also keep their eyes open for bikes, as biking is very popular in Montreal during the warmer months.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Montreal for $59 or less
  • Book your car hire in Montreal at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Montreal are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Montreal

  • Some car hire companies in Montreal which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Alamo and Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in Montreal costs $73 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Montreal are Alamo (8.9, 122 reviews), Enterprise (8.4, 498 reviews), and Budget (8.0, 64 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Montreal is $6.79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $81 and $109, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Montreal.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl airport include Discount Car & Truck Rentals, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, Dollar, E-Z Rent-A-Car, Ace, Thrifty and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Montreal costs $62 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Montreal costs $70 per day, on average.

  • In Montreal, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 1080 Rue Stanley (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Montreal costs $510 per week ($73 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Montreal costs $2,186 per month ($73 per day).

  • Montreal is an older city and thus many of the streets can be a bit on the smaller side. For the most part, a mid-sized vehicle will be comfortable on Montreal’s roads, but to play it safe, it may be worth it to rent a sedan or a smaller vehicle. This is especially the case if you plan on exploring the older parts of the city.

  • The speed limits in Montreal, Quebec, and in Canada are in general a bit lower than what is seen in the United States. So, be prepared to drive a little slower than you are used to. Some of the speeds you may see posted in Montreal include 50 km/h (31 mph) in most urban and residential areas and 100 km/h (62 mph) on highways.

  • Petrol prices can be a bit expensive outside of the United States due to higher taxes and lower subsidies on fuel. In Montreal, the average petrol price is around $4 per gallon. Travelers should note that the prices will be listed per liter at petrol stations in Montreal.

  • There are a wide variety of parking options available in Montreal from streetside parking to serviced lots. In general, prices on weekends will be cheaper than during work hours on weekdays. On-street parking will also be a better deal than short-term parking lots.