Victoria car hire

Victoria car hire

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Victoria, BC, Canada
25 Oct — 1 Nov
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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Victoria car hire information

Pick-up locationVictoria
Hire locations20
Airport locations6

Victoria car hire reviews and directory

From $41/dayRated no. 1
National
Best rated
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (123 reviews)
4 locations in Victoria
National
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2021
Great vehicle. Great costumer service. All around very happy!
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2021
Excellent and fast service at Victoria International
1.9 Horrible11 Sep. 2021
I booked a vehicle through Kayak website and when I arrived at the car rental shop they had no inventory available for rent. Not sure why Kayak would list vehicles as available when there were none to be rented? Such a waste of time and very frustrating.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug. 2021
The drop off was so quick and easy which was nice because our flight was waiting. They let us change the drop off location part way through which was great. We called the 1-800 national car rental and we were able to talk to a real person within a few minutes. That was very nice for us.
3.9 Mediocre6 Aug. 2021
Rav 4 not a great vehicle
10.0 Excellent7 Jul. 2021
nice and personable staff. understanding and quickreally nothing, maybe the price but even that wasn't bad
7.6 Good6 Oct. 2020
There were scratches on the car that weren't reported.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec. 2019
Friendly staff, excellent location, nice comfortable vehicle.A little difficult to return the vehicle due to one way roads not easily maneuverable but on the 2nd go-around we figured out how to get into the lot and through the road construction. Nice staff, but they really scrutinize the vehicle so take pictures before you drive off the lot.
7.6 Good29 Jul. 2019
The drop off was convenient.We went to National twice after driving a distance to get there and were not able to add a second driver either time. Misinformation, computer system down, nobody there. Very frustrating,.
3.6 Mediocre23 Jul. 2019
Damage check when returning felt like a criminal investigation. It ended up fine, but seemed like they were really trying to find insignificant damage to hold you accountable for. They also shadily dodged questions about the gas fill up requirements.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (62 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Enterprise
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jul. 2021
pick up and drop off were quick and easy and there's a gas station a block away for the last minute fill up upon returnCan't think of anything that would have made it better. smooth and seamless
10.0 Excellent8 Nov. 2020
It was all a positive experience.There is nothing that I could identify as needing improvement.
10.0 Excellent21 Apr. 2019
Staff was helpful and pleasantEvery thing went well
10.0 Excellent29 Mar. 2019
Great staff. Awesome SUV.
7.6 Good13 Mar. 2019
everything on time and as expected however... the new electronic "agreement" seems pretty sketchy, no hard copy for the customer... could easily be changed on their side cant fit all the negatives into the better part, oopsfirst off, the guy who i picked up the car from straight up lied to me saying gas from them would be 2.15/liter if i dropped it off empty, saying its below market price, great deal, no extra fees... wow sounds very nice... i looked closer at the electronic agreement, nope, almost 3.00/liter....
9.6 Excellent27 Feb. 2019
Staff were efficient and friendly. The rental pick up and drop off was quick and easy. Great value for the money.Only issue was the exterior of rental vehicle was not clean when picked up.
8.4 Excellent20 Feb. 2019
nice car, friendly staffhad to wait 1.5 hours (past closing time...) for a car, because other renter was 3.5 hours late returning the vehicle. Seemed like a lack of communication, but not sure if one person was just blaming other for the situation... I was offered a small discount for the trouble.
7.2 Good8 Oct. 2018
Very dirty carService was good, man behind the counter was ver friendly.The car was not clean inside or out. The windows inside the car were discussing - not sure they had ever been cleaned. We cleaned them ourselves so we could see to drive.
10.0 Excellent18 Sep. 2018
Friendly, helpful, great dealIt was a bargain find but no stinting on service. The staff were friendly and helpful, the vehicle clean and well kept.
9.2 Excellent6 Aug. 2018
Perfect service!Because of an early check in for the ferry they brought us up to the harbour as a service. Perfect!
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From $36/dayRated no. 3
Budget
Cheapest deal
8.6 Excellent (63 reviews)
5 locations in Victoria
Budget
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2021
Everything was fabulous. I go a great deal on my rental and the experience was excellent. I would highly recommend using Budget anytime! Thanks for the great ride :)
10.0 Excellent27 Sep. 2021
Don’t try to fix what’s not broken!
7.9 Good22 Sep. 2021
The pick up & drop off was quick and the rental booth was conveniently located near the baggage claim at the airport. The agents we dealt with both at pick up & drop off were great to deal with. The vehicle we received was as expected, clean and in great shape.
7.9 Good14 Sep. 2021
Everything worked out well with the car rental, except the original quote was in US dollars. This should be clarified when the rental is in Canada. Simply adding US$ beside the final quote would eliminate misunderstandings.
8.8 Excellent27 Oct. 2020
The car was very clean. The price was great (likely because of COVID)
6.4 Good2 Sep. 2019
The pick up was unorganized and took a bit for anyone to acknowledged me. They seemed to be understaffed and not aware of what was going on. The office was extremely hot and was not well kept.
9.2 Excellent22 Jul. 2019
They told us we would have a Kia online and ended up with a very small car that was hard to get our luggage in. Any other car was going to be exceptionally more expensive so we didn’t really have a choice.
9.6 Excellent17 Jul. 2019
hard pressure on insurance but everything else was wonderful
5.2 Okay6 May 2019
Pick up staff told me they did not have a full sized car and tried to push me into paying 80 dollars more for a car I did not want or need. Was that a pushy individual or is it a management policy. I think it was the agent
8.4 Excellent20 Oct. 2018
Friendly staff. Price was good.Seats were a little soiled.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.3 Excellent (73 reviews)
2 locations in Victoria
Hertz
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent3 Sep. 2021
Great service.
10.0 Excellent22 Jul. 2021
Great service. Wonderful car. Clean. Nice to drive. Pick up and drop off great.
8.8 Excellent10 Nov. 2019
Staff was friendly and helpful however the website severely hampered his ability to provide timely service.Fix the website........more user friendly
10.0 Excellent31 Aug. 2019
Nothing- everything was seamless
10.0 Excellent12 Aug. 2019
Super friendly. Easy to get to car. Easy drop off.
7.2 Good31 Jul. 2019
Pick up was complicated and took a long time. There was a new employee checking me out, but she didn't seem to have very friendly support from the rest of her team. I felt bad for her. Also, there was an attempted charge for a driver's licence check which shocked me. I think this is ABSOLUTELY(cont from first question) RIDICULOUS. I cannot believe Hertz charges for checking the driver's licence. I will not be renting from Hertz again because of this.
10.0 Excellent18 Jun. 2019
Everything's was very fast and easy and the car was great. We noticed during the pre-trip inspection that one tire had a nail in it, as is common around here with all the construction, so they gave me a new car, no issues at all with only a slight delay to change the paperwork. It was great.Not much. I was really happy with it all.
9.2 Excellent16 Jun. 2019
We like the pick up at 1 location and drop off at another location with no extra fee. The rental car was clean and affordable.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2019
Really appreciated the pick up and drop off from/to the harbor. Gary was very friendly and helpful in pointing out how to navigate the city and where all the good spots are.
2.0 Mediocre7 May 2019
I was given the option through Kayak to book this car for a time that the rental place literally WAS NOT OPEN. When I went to pick up the car the place was closed so I had to call Hertz customer service, demand a refund (which will take up to two weeks to be refunded to my card) and go to Enterprise
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From $66/dayRated no. 5
Avis
7.9 Good (14 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Avis
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.7
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2021
The person at the pickup location was very knowledgeable and helpful. The car was clean, and return was painless. Excellent service a around
10.0 Excellent14 Sep. 2021
every thing was just fine. will gladly do it again.
10.0 Excellent11 May 2021
Front desk guy was professional, friendly and thorough.Those underground drop-off locations are always a little dicey.
8.8 Excellent30 Jul. 2019
Staff was good, location was good, parking for my vehicle was available and reasonably priced. The vehicle was in perfect condition and the late drop provision was very easy.I reserved a minivan very specifically, because I needed that size of vehicle. When I picked it up though, they did not have any minivans at all. They said my options were either a Suburban or a Ford Flex. I reserved a van because I needed a van. It didn’t really work that well, but we made do.
10.0 Excellent3 Jun. 2018
Great rate. Great serviceCar was ready when required, well prepared. Staff were great. On return also very helpful. No issues at all!Nothing
8.0 Excellent22 Oct. 2017
Avis YYJFirst class always.Counter lady a bit of an attitude but we all have off days. They are better left at home though.
10.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2017
most efficient agent everunfortunately I don't have the name of the agent but was this ever a great, fast and pleasant experience and I got a great car - Ford Fusion- incl GPS awesome!!!nothing
2.0 Mediocre30 May 2017
Senior DenialWent to to pick up rental car and was told my 2 debit cards were unacceptable, I needed to have a credit card. Have not owned a credit card for 20 years. Very very unhappy.
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2017
I didn't end up picking up the car because the Avis office closed at 6the office was closed at 6:00pm and I was supposed to pickup at 5:00pm but arrived late. There was no closing time info on the booking information. I ended up having to cancel and get a ride from someone to the event.
3.6 Mediocre28 Apr. 2017
I will never use it againNothingRental fee ended up being 4 or 5 times expected payment on Kayak. Never use it again and never recommend this place for anyone.
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.2 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Thrifty
Locations in Victoria
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible4 Oct. 2021
Terrible experience. We had already paid for our rental and had a confirmation number. When we showed up they didn’t have a car for us and didn’t do anything to help. We ended up having to come back the next day and get a car from Avis. Will never use thrifty again! Pathetic customer service and employees.
7.9 Good11 Jul. 2021
Nothing really
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Victoria
Sunnycars
Locations in Victoria
Recent reviews
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Victoria
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Victoria
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Victoria
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Victoria
Recent reviews
340 travellers who hired a car in Victoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Victoria

Good to know

Most popular agency

National

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$57/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a car hire in Victoria

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

Car hire excess insurance in Victoria

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 Victoria 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 Victoria.

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 Victoria car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Victoria

  • Renting a car in Victoria lets you explore the city and its surroundings on your own schedule without having to pay for cabs or face the crowds in public transports. Perched on the edge of Vancouver Island, the city has lots of places you can drive to such as Beacon Hill Park. A hire car is also perfect for discovering other destinations outside Victoria, including the scenic route to nearby Saanich Peninsula, which is only 45 minutes away.
  • All the big car hire agencies can be found at Victoria International Airport (YYJ), which is located approximately 25 km (15.5 miles) north of Victoria. Car hire services are situated in the arrivals hall of the airport's passenger terminal, straight across from the Information Desk. Handicap hand controls are available with some companies when requested in advance.
  • Victoria itself is a fairly easy city to navigate, but remember that traffic signs will be expressed in kilometers rather than miles. If you're heading to other destinations outside the city, beware that some back roads may be trickier, especially in the winter months. Vancouver Island is also popular among cyclists, so be extra careful when driving through the area.
  • Traffic around Victoria usually flows nicely throughout the whole day, especially when compared to other big cities in Canada and the U.S., but driving into or out of the city during morning or evening rush hour can be a bit chaotic. Avoid driving into the city between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and out of the city between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Victoria for $41 or less
  • Book your car hire in Victoria at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Victoria

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

  • On average a hire car in Victoria costs $57 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Victoria are Budget (8.6, 80 reviews), Enterprise (8.6, 68 reviews), and Hertz (8.3, 75 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Victoria is $6.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $76 and $101, depending on the car size.

  • Full-size (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Victoria.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Inner Harbour Seaplane Base airport is Budget.

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

  • A Full-size car hire in Victoria costs $73 per day, on average.

  • In Victoria, cars are most frequently hired at National 767 Douglas Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Victoria costs $396 per week ($57 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Victoria costs $1,696 per month ($57 per day).

  • If you're just driving within the city limits, a compact car is a good option as it's easy to park downtown. If you're traveling through the regions valleys and hills you may prefer an SUV, but in the summer months a convertible may be a fun option to drive with the top down along the scenic roads.

  • The speed limit within the city is typically 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), but it can be lower in certain residential areas, in which case signs will be posted. Speed limits on rural roads range between 60 and 80 km/h (37 and 50 mph) and on highways they range from 100 to 110 km/h (62 and 68 mph).

  • The average petrol prices in Victoria are about C$5.48 (US$4.14) per gallon. Average prices can go as low as C$4.92 (US$3.72) per gallon and as high as C$5.83 (US$4.41) per gallon. Take into consideration that petrol is Canada is expressed in Canadian dollars per liter, rather than US$ per gallon like in the United States.

  • The city of Victoria has plenty of street parking spaces as well as parking lots. Street parking must be paid between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, and after this time it is free. Parking is free all day Sunday and on public holidays. Some meters are limited to 90 minutes while others allow you to park all day, and prices range between $1.50 and $3 per hour.