Halifax car rentals

Halifax car rentals

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Halifax, NS, Canada
3 Nov — 10 Nov
Same drop-off
Halifax, NS, Canada
Wed 03.11
Noon
Wed 10.11
Noon
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Halifax car rental information

Pick-up locationHalifax
Rental locations27
Airport locations5

Halifax car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (144 reviews)
4 locations in Halifax
Enterprise
Locations in Halifax
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 01
Simple pick up and drop off at Avis. No issues and car was in excellent condition
5.9 Okay2021 Aug 28
The car i was given was not the car I rented I think it was pricey
7.9 Good2021 Aug 28
Vehicle ride was terrible Service was excellent from staff
8.0 Excellent2019 Jun 09
I was not explained the détails of the invoice. When asked, there was an extra charge which need to be correct. Pickup and drop off was easy.
10.0 Excellent2019 Feb 26
Morgan was super helpful and polite, and drop off was easy!
2.0 Mediocre2018 Sep 03
I made a mistake and booked the car 1 day too early and when we went to pick it up, it had been rented to someone else. So we had to go back to the airport to get a car from Alamo
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 01
All good
6.0 Good2018 Aug 15
Good service, dirty carCar worked really well. Customer service at drop off was excellent.Car interior was worst I ever had. Ketchup on steering wheel, dirty seats and console. Dead bugs. Also hidden charge discovered when dropping off. Agent at time fixed it so that ended up ok.
5.6 Okay2018 Aug 06
DisappointedThe interior of the car was not detailed, it had not been cleaned. There was mud smeared on the bottom passenger door panel, potato chips on the floor and under the drivers seat. There was an old receipt from the dollar store, the dash was very dusty and hadn't been cleaned, the media screen had fingerprints all over it and the drivers door panel had dirt smudged on it. I had to clean the car myself for my passengers. Not what I expected from Enterprise.
4.8 Okay2018 Jul 07
Had to come back on second day to sort out my messed up invoice which lost a whole morning of my vacation while trying to get the correct invoice as advertised when I booked the car on line. If I had not gone back I would have been charged for another $200 extra than advertised plus the vehicle did not have a full tank and I had to make sure that was indicated correctly. In the end the supervisor had to come out and sort out the incorrect invoice and seemed to be the only person who knew what to do.
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Rated #2
Budget
8.8 Excellent (47 reviews)
4 locations in Halifax
Budget
Locations in Halifax
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre2021 Oct 13
The pick up of the car was really bad. No car available when we arrived to pick up the car we had ordered. Then we got the wrong information from the guy renting out the car that made us even later. The car itself was nice but someone had locked it so not possible to connect your phone for listening to music.
6.4 Good2020 Oct 06
Staff were fine - no complaints there. Pretty simple process.Did not get what I asked for. Ordered a full-size car, but got a Jeep. Not good for highway driving.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 25
The staff who served me on pickup and return (23 and 24) was very friendly and made the process super easy. He even gave me suggestions where to go during my stay. I usually go to hertz but I think I’ll be going to budget from now on, very happy with this booking.0
10.0 Excellent2018 Oct 14
Close to cruise shipA few blocks walk from the port... easy pickup and drop off and they were open til 6– some close at 5. Worked great for a day in port. Efficient.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 11
Helpful staff; efficient.
4.0 Okay2018 Sep 01
be careful when making reservationsII asked for an airport pickup but the reservation was made at an off airport location resulting in my paying double the price.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Apr 03
I didn't rent a car from Budget ... I am confused so ya, it was poor.That you are saying that I rented a car from Budget and I did not. Please do let me know what is going on as I would like to leave a review. Thank you
9.2 Excellent2017 Sep 19
I wish there had been a more low cost option for a hybrid vehicle or at least one that was more fuel efficient. Also, it took a bit to figure out how to work the windshield wipers. It was a bit different in this newer vehicle. We had to look it up in the manual. Tired to use the Bluetooth but it wasn't enabled. Someone going through the features would have been nice.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 01
The guys were great, the care was better than expected, they were flexible on the drop off location and they had the best price in town.not 24/7
5.6 Okay2017 Aug 02
Picked up car was not cleaned at ALLlocation of pick up.The car was not cleaned on the inside or outside. There were foot smears on the front windshield on the inside and sand/dirt on the dash board from the front passenger putting their feet on the dash. There was food in the back seats and garbage in the car. The outside was dirty and the windshield was covered in bugs. Very unhappy with the vehicle state when we picked it up.
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (53 reviews)
2 locations in Halifax
Hertz
Locations in Halifax
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 29
$50 charge for 2 week advance cancellation Will never use Priceline or Hertz again
7.9 Good2021 Sep 24
I have no suggestions for improvement. The staff were efficient and very helpful.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 16
The only thing I did not like was that i was charged an additional $7.00 for an air conditioning fee. This should be included with the base price.Air conditioning comes with the vehicle when the car is manufactured. I then asked for a car without air conditioning; they do not have any such car. Money grab big time (ridiculous). DJ.
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 28
My rental was upgraded as cars were a bit late being turned in. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I had to wait a bit for the vehicle but it worked out ok.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 27
Liked: A new car ! This does not happen every day, but I was pleased to find a brand new (71km on the odo) 2021 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle exceeded my expectations for comfort and convenience. Not so much: the policy of requiring extra $ for 2nd driver who is on the same insurance policy.
8.0 Excellent2020 Mar 24
YesThe advertised price was $32 per day - no mention of insurance. When I collected the car I paid over $80. Insurance alone was $42. These hidden charges are bad. $80 per day for a car is excessive.
9.6 Excellent2018 Sep 18
The car I paid for (full size) was not available in Halifax, NS Canada. They gave me a mini-van which worked fine. Lots of additional fees.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 07
Easy to drive, comfortable. Some blind spots but what car doesn’t have those?! Getting car was a cinch and same with return.Can’t think of anything.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 25
Great rideMy rental was a nice upgrade to an XTS, quick turn around at the counter once talking to counter staff.A little backed up, busy weekend but seemed a little distracted by challenging rentals and as a result waited for 20 minutes before getting my rental picked up.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 11
Easy rentalWe picked up the car at the Halifax airport and two days later dropped it off at our hotel. It worked seamlessly and we were very pleased.Everything was good
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Rated #4
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (38 reviews)
2 locations in Halifax
Thrifty
Locations in Halifax
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 29
Devon at your Hollis location in Halifax was extremely positive and polite. What. Wonderful young man and you should be extremely happy to have him on your term. He deserves a raise. Sincerely Helen scott
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 20
Very friendly and helpful
6.0 Good2020 Sep 27
it was cancelled due to C-19
8.8 Excellent2020 Mar 22
Staff excellent, car was goodPrice, very high price for returning to another city when in this day and age rentals are so fluid same company owns all locations!
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 21
No , ended up getting another rental car from another companyBetter and helpful customer service
8.8 Excellent2020 Feb 04
Yes the staff was helpful and polite. Most notably the return was exceptionally quick and easy.More counter help. The customer in front of me asked EVERY question imaginable and some that were unimaginable and then of course the attendant was trying to up sell. Sorry but the last thing you want to do after a long day of traveling is to wait in line unnecessarily. Once they got done our transaction went smoothly and we were on our way.
8.0 Excellent2019 Dec 21
Helpful staff, efficient, quick pick up and drop off.
6.8 Good2019 Aug 19
Drop off was off hours. The signage for Hertz was poor. Only Avis and budget were marked prominently on the lot. Signage and instructions could be more obvious.Thrifty pickup was poor as no cars were available. They had to shuttle me to the local Hertz instead to complete the contract. It took about 1.5hrs to get my vehicle. Once gotten, it was fine as it looks like they gave me an upgraded car-by choice or not, I don’t know.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 08
Airport pickup/dropoff
9.6 Excellent2019 May 30
Efficient check-in. Free upgrade.Grace period is a bit short. No sign or address number visible at Hollis Street, wasted minutes looking around.
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Rated #5
Avis
9 Excellent (12 reviews)
4 locations in Halifax
Avis
Locations in Halifax
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 11
My rental was canceled after I advise Avis my flight was delayed. I will extremely surprise if I ever rent a car from that compagnie again. I have absolutely no control on flight delay or canceled. Real Langford
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 04
Halifax to Bangor rentalI loved getting an SUV for our vacation and the price was very reasonable considering we returned it out of the country!
9.2 Excellent2017 Aug 13
Pleasant Avis ride in beautiful Cape BretonThe Taurus we rented was in great shape, clean and ready to go as promised. The manager at the Avis outlet in Halifax was courteous and helpful. Though I rented with Kayak, he found my Avid Preferred number in the system and saved me a little more. We immediately drove up to Cape Breton and all over the island. Very enjoyable trip, and the car served its purpose quite well. If we visit NS again, I will certainly rent with this agency.Not the franchise's fault, but the road construction on Grafton Street in Halifax, not to mention all over downtown was horrible. This is on the City, with a seeming lack of proper traffic flow analysis before they'd shut down streets. Total lack of signage too.
9.2 Excellent2017 Jul 21
Overall good, gas tank unfilled at pickupFriendly representatives, clean car, modernGas tank wasn't completely filled at pickup, didn't notice till started driving
10.0 Excellent2016 Oct 10
The car was clean and in good condition; the counter help at pick up in Halifax was very friendly and very informative; the drop off at the airport was quick and easy.
8.8 Excellent2016 Sep 16
They were conveniently located in the city center. The agent was by himself when we arrived soon after they opened, but he was very helpful. Perhaps we were scheduled to drop off at the airport location, we were super-upgraded for free.Nothing really. If we must, the upgrade was a bit too luxurious (we'd requested an economy car, as it was just two of us with not much luggage, but got a Cherokee. Hmm, extra gas...)
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Rated #6
Europcar
8.8 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Halifax
Europcar
Locations in Halifax
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent2019 Mar 08
Yes to staff ...excellentTires were worn but ok
5.2 Okay2019 Jan 04
Fight to get my carThat I got a better car for the same costThat I had to stand there and refuse to take the mini bus that they tried to find me that was not what I booked and not what I wanted.
9.6 Excellent2017 Jul 21
UpgradeWe had a reservation for a compact car, and were offered an upgrade to a larger car at no charge. Had a Hyundai Sonata, very nice car with good fuel economy.We arrived at Halifax airport late (9:30 PM), and called the number. No answer. Waited about 10 minutes, called again, go someone to pick us up. Staff should have headsets to be able to answer phone wherever they are, to avoid panic attacks by customers.
7.6 Good2017 Jun 15
Good car rental in Canada but beware of excess insuranceCar was good fitted with satnav fitted and we received an upgradeRental company would not accept vehicle excess insurance which had been purchased, so we had to take full insurance with the rental company which was more expensive and then claim a refund on the external policy
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Rated #7
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Halifax
Alamo
Locations in Halifax
  • 9.1
  • 9.4
  • 8
  • 7.4
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 18
ExcellentThe people working at the pick up in Halifax were great..friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I was in and out within twenty minutes. When we dropped off the car in Toronto the process took less then five minutes. The car was clean and great on gas. We would definitely rent from Alamo again and we highly recommend them as the place to rent vehicles.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 20
Helpful staff at rental counterHelpful suggestions. Maps already marked. Super nice.
6.4 Good2017 Oct 10
1) I didn't like that the Alamo office was closed when we dropped off our vehicle. We asked businesses close by and figured out what to do. It should have been mentioned on our rental agreement. 2) We were contacted by Alamo the next day that there was damage to the vehicle. It was marked on our form when we picked up the vehicle but it was not communicated on the receiving end. My husband informed them of this and it was cleared. We arrived home to find a letter from Alamo requesting us to get in touch with them re: damaged vehicle. My husband called again to inform them of the history. Message was left a few days late stating the letter could be disregarded.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 27
The compact size of the Tiguan on the outside was great. The roominess on the inside was good. The service counter personnel were fast, friendly and helpful although a little too eager to try to upsize our rental to a yukon-like behemoth of a vehicleThe gas mileage was so-so.
4.0 Okay2016 Oct 09
Car was fine, performed wellGave me a reservation to pick up after the downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia location was closed. Had to hire a cab to take me back to airport, to obtain car, Besides the extra $120.00 canadian for the two cab fares, the whole first day of our vacation lost. Would appreciate your consideration, of reimbursing me the $120.00, as reservation from Kayak the flawed cause.
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Rated #8
Dollar
7.5 Good (23 reviews)
2 locations in Halifax
Dollar
Locations in Halifax
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 09
The pick up experience was dreadful. We went the day before we were to pick up our car rental to ensure that everything was in place. We were assured that the mid size car we rented and paid for would be there. When we returned the next day to pick up the car we were told that they only had a compact car available and that we should pay the extra for an SUV that was available. We said no that we wanted the mid size car we rented and paid for. The two attendants wasted 30 minutes trying to convince us to take the SUV. We refused and they finally said they would have to bring the car that we ordered from another location and that would take another 30 minutes. We did not appreciate the attendants wasting our time. The drop off was much less onerous. Dropped the keys left a phone number and email address.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 29
Very nice people on both ends. Quick and efficient
7.9 Good2021 Sep 05
Surprise charges to sign on second driver for the last 5 days of the contract usage, even though we were returning the car 5 days early we were charged the second driver for 14 day minimum = $200
2.0 Mediocre2020 Mar 22
I tried to cancel because could not travel because of -andemic. No luck. so a complete waste of money
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 05
Very friendly, very easy
6.0 Good2019 Oct 15
The staff were friendly, but there was a long line to pick up and a long line to drop off. You need a second staff person in the mornings. I won't rent from you again in Halifax. It's too big a hassle.The car was also dirty. Not horrible, but not washed, and had dirty floor mats and a couple of scattered pieces of debris inside. This was not a terrible experience, but the pickup-dropoff wait of more than half an hour made it not worth it. I went by the counter of the competition in the bus station, and they had a much shorter line. I'll use them next time, which is upcoming in the spring.
2.0 Mediocre2019 May 13
If they had a car available instead of wasting our time, that would have made the overall experience better..
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 21
Convenient LocationDrop off location was convenient for walking around the city after. Staff was friendly. Service quick and easy.
5.2 Okay2018 Jul 21
Poor customer service and misleadingly expensiveIt was great to have a car for my stay in Halifax and it was very clean.I didn't like how my rate went from $89 to $177 because I asked to extend it less than 24 hours longer which in the beginning they told me was okay to do. The lady who I spoke with on the phone was extremely rude, so I asked to speak with a manager who was much better to deal with. I think the charges associated with extending it a day was excessive and I felt ripped off. I wouldn't recommend this company.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jun 14
All as expectedThey had the correct car. Checkout went smoothly. No high pressure. Car was nice. Good expereince.
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Discount Car & Truck Rentals
2 locations in Halifax
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Halifax
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Halifax
Sunnycars
Locations in Halifax
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Halifax
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Halifax
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National
1 location in Halifax
National
Locations in Halifax
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332 travelers who rented a car in Halifax gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car rental locations in or near Halifax

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Halifax

Average daily price per month
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Car rental insurance in Halifax

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Halifax 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 Halifax.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Halifax car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Halifax

  • Book your rental car in Halifax at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Halifax are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Halifax

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Halifax are Enterprise (8.9, 188 reviews), Budget (8.9, 55 reviews), and Thrifty (8.1, 51 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Halifax is ₪16.07 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪193 and ₪257, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Halifax.

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

  • A Intermediate car rental in Halifax costs ₪105 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Halifax costs ₪110 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car rental in Halifax costs ₪118 per day, on average.

  • In Halifax, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 1181 Hollis St (1 km from city center ).