Nanaimo car hire

Nanaimo car hire

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Nanaimo, BC, Canada
4 Nov — 11 Nov
Same drop-off
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Thu 4/11
Noon
Thu 11/11
Noon
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Nanaimo car hire information

Pick-up locationNanaimo
Hire locations10
Airport locations3

Nanaimo car hire reviews and directory

From $51/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
Cheapest deal
9.6 Excellent (9 reviews)
4 locations in Nanaimo
Budget
Locations in Nanaimo
  • 9.5
  • 9.7
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2019
fast and easyI didn't know that there was a shuttle service from the airport, Kayak should have included this information in the booking confirmation
10.0 Excellent13 Jul. 2018
Very Friendly Helpful Staff. Rental Vehicles was clean and ready when I arrived.Nothing
9.2 Excellent27 Sep. 2017
very comfortable Terrain. Handles well on the highway but would not buy oneTerrain has doors that sound tinny when you close them. Interior finishes average
7.2 Good2 Jul. 2017
This location doesn't existWe paid $50 for a cab from the ferry to the "location" at 90 Front. It's not an actual location. Get a shuttle (and save the cab fare) to the Terminal street location. Really annoying.The location doesn't exist.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
9.2 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
Enterprise
Locations in Nanaimo
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.2
  • 9.3
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent26 Oct. 2021
All good
10.0 Excellent8 Aug. 2020
It was first time when rental staff explained everything in such detail way. There was no rush with car inspection. We walked around the car discussing what kind of scratches are under warranty and what to be aware of.I have no complaints.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2018
Fastest/friendliest staff I've ever encountered!
9.6 Excellent27 Jun. 2018
Cameron at Nanaimo was very helpful with directions & local knowledge & he was a very pleasant person to deal with.
10.0 Excellent29 Aug. 2017
Excellent service!!The staff at both pickup and drop off locations were friendly, efficient and helpfull. We will be back!!
8.0 Excellent7 Jun. 2017
They came and pick us up at the ferry terminal, awsome
7.2 Good22 May 2017
Super niceThey had everything ready when we got there to pick it up, and the guy helping us was super nice.Not quite the car we expected to get, but if worked out fine. However, we had to take a taxi to get there, which was a little frustrating and expensive.
10.0 Excellent9 Dec. 2016
No extra charge!When the highway was closed completely due to a sinkhole, the company was understanding of the situation and chose not to charge us for the extra day due to circumstances.
6.0 Good6 Sep. 2016
Cheap rental for a long weekend but no airport shuThe car was great and customer service was excellent.They don't have an airport shuttle. They do help by meeting you half way to downtown Nanaimo when you arrive but it was still a $30 cab ride from the airport to the meeting point. It was a long weekend and they were closed when I arrived to drop off so I took a cab and ended up costing me another $60 to get back to the airport. The rental was cheap but expect to pay an extra $90 in cab fares.
9.6 Excellent20 Jul. 2016
Booked via Kayak. Went there in the am as planned (in fact one hr earlier). Great customer service. Car waiting. Picked it up and returned as planned. No complain.
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From $59/dayRated no. 3
National
Most popular
7.2 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Nanaimo
National
Locations in Nanaimo
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Oct. 2021
efficient helpful staff.......nothing could have been better.....an all round positive experience.
10.0 Excellent29 Jul. 2021
perfect!
8.4 Excellent24 Sep. 2020
The Kia really is a horrible car to drive
8.8 Excellent21 Apr. 2019
Staff was friendly and professionalNA
7.6 Good28 Aug. 2018
Great mileage Friendly staff who were very helpfulWe onlly had 1200 km and Vancouver Island is a big island which we did not realize. We were unable to get more km without paying what would have been an exorbitant amount of money so had to take it back and get another contract. In spite of paying much more for the car why are you penalized if you take it back at a different location?
2.8 Mediocre30 May 2018
They drove me back to where I needed to be, so I didn't have to call a cab.In Canada they charge you .35 cents a kil. after you drive 100 K.. That really adds up when driving from Victoria to Nanaimo! You have to read your contract VERY carefully. Our C$78.00 rental turned out to be almost C$200.00.! Also, when I returned the car I had forgotten to fill it up w/ fuel. The counter guy didn't want to let me fill it up myself and I had to demand that he did! Very poor service. They really rip you off. I will never rent another car from National again!
2.0 Mediocre5 Sep. 2017
Rental restrictions not listed and no accountabilityI reserved a compact car weeks in advance and when I arrived I was told National does rent to N drivers. Neither the website nor confirmation email indicated this, which is pretty important restriction. The lady said it's corporate policy and there's nothing she can do. Where is the accountability? Had to reserve last minute with another company 20min away at double the price.
8.0 Excellent30 Jul. 2017
service & tining eas goodExtra charge on kilometers ... allowed 100 and went 117 ... extra $6.00
4.0 Okay4 Jul. 2017
They changed my reservation at the moment and forced me to take their extra services.
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Nanaimo
Sunnycars
Locations in Nanaimo
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Nanaimo
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Nanaimo
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49 travellers who hired a car in Nanaimo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car hire locations in or near Nanaimo

Good to know

Most popular agency

National

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a car hire in Nanaimo

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

Car hire excess insurance in Nanaimo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Nanaimo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Nanaimo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Nanaimo car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Nanaimo

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Nanaimo for $58 or less
  • Book your car hire in Nanaimo at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Nanaimo are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Nanaimo