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Hamilton car rentals

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Hamilton

  • If you’re visiting Hamilton, why should you rent a car? First of all, nearby attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Webster’s Falls are more easily reached by car. In addition, Saint Catharines, Mississauga and Toronto are all just a short drive from the airport; in other words, renting a car will enable you to visit a number of cities in Canada besides Hamilton.
  • Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton International Airport is not a very large facility. However, it offers everything that a larger airport provides including hire car services inside the terminal via several big companies such as Budget, National, and Avis. Consequently, many travelers opt to fly out of or into Hamilton in lieu of Toronto Pearson International Airport to avoid the hassle of crowds.
  • Downtown Hamilton is made up mostly of one-way streets which can be confusing for a tourist at first. If you are not going downtown, you can bypass city traffic by taking the Link. Conveniently, you can also dial 511 from your cell phone to learn about construction and traffic conditions before getting on the road.
  • Traffic is heaviest in Hamilton during commuting hours. This typically ranges from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evenings. Some of the busiest streets during peak hours are Main Street and Upper James Street as well as highway 401. If driving downtown, pedestrians can also cause traffic congestion.
  • Book your rental car in Hamilton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Hamilton are around 71% more expensive than other car types, on average

Hamilton car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Hamilton 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Hamilton Airport was very easy to rent a vehicle and they were open for my flight arriving at 1:00 am. I called a few days prior to check if someone would be there.
Verified travelerJun 2023
the pickup/dropoff point is about 100 meters from the terminal. Be prepared to walk.
Verified travelerJun 2023
Driving around town was ok, but fast moving and a bit aggressive.

FAQs about renting a car in Hamilton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Hamilton?

    If you want to fit in with the locals, you should drive a car that they like. Some of the most popular cars driven around Ontario include cars manufactured by Dodge, Chevrolet, Toyota, and Ford. Choose from a sedan, SUV, or minivan, depending upon the number of passengers you’ll have with you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hamilton?

    The speed limit on residential streets in Hamilton is quite slow. You’ll be expected to drive a maximum of 24 mph (or 40 km) whenever you are in neighborhoods and 18 mph (or 30 km/h) when driving near a school. Once you are on the freeway, you can drive as fast as 62 mph (or 100km/h). Main roads around the city typically have allowed speeds of 50 mph (or 80 km/h) unless marked otherwise.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

    There is ample metered parking in downtown Hamilton. Nonetheless, this is offered as short-term parking only. If you want to park for more than a couple of hours, you should consider a parking lot or garage such as Eaton Centre Parkade or the lot on Bay Street and Market.

  • What is the best rental car company in Hamilton?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Hamilton is Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.1, 58 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Hamilton?

    The average gas price in Hamilton is ₪18.85 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪226 and ₪301, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Hamilton?

    Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Hamilton.

  • Which car rental companies are at Pearson Intl airport (YYZ)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Pearson Intl airport include Thrifty, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Dollar and City Car & Truck Rental.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Pearson Intl airport (YYZ)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pearson Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, Avis, Alamo, Dollar, and Budget.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Hamilton?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Hamilton?

    A Mini car rental in Hamilton costs ₪439 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Hamilton?

    An Economy car rental in Hamilton costs ₪196 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Hamilton?

    An Intermediate car rental in Hamilton costs ₪207 per day, on average.

Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very good

57 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.9

6 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1 Osler Dr

+1 905 627 9177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1124 Rymal Road East

+1 905 388 6777

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

1400 Upper James St

+1 905 575 5500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

203 Main St East St.a

+1 905 529 5001

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

2434 Barton Street East

+1 905 561 5200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

9300 Airport Rd

+1 289 639 5666

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
I book an online when reaching the enterprise the said we don’t have a car I will never book a car from kayak it’s a total scam

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Exceptional. The girl at the front desk was very friendly, profecional and informative.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Quick, friendly, professional.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Excellent customer service, attention, and respect at this Main Street location. I dealt with the Dundas location last year, and was totally turned off by the lack of customer service and blatant disrespect at drop off. This Main Street location is well staffed with smiles all the way around.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Friendly staff, served me quickly, answered any and all questions I had.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
SUPER

1 out of 12

National

10.0

Wonderful

12 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 0066

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Nothing could be better, I guess! Good and fast service, also car return! The best thing is, if they continue this way

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Helpful person who listened to my need of needing a bigger SUV and arranged for it

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
They were fast and courteous and a pleasure to deal with

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Someone who had rented the car before me smoked in it. The smell was still there. Other than that everything was great

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I liked how easy it was to pick up and got upgraded to a Mercedes which just made my trip even better. Loved driving it and now I want one😂drop off was easy and staff very friendly and helpful👍

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I made a reservation on a different location which I was not aware that the pick up location was not where we will arrive by air. I called and notify of my out-of-hour arrival. They accommodate the off time but not the pick up car. So, I called the customer service and the very next day I was able to pick up the rental. It was my fault to have not known the pick up location. All in all, I recommend National/Alamo Car Rental. They are accommodating. Thanks for the service.

1 out of 3

Avis

8.1

Very good

20 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.8

3 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 679 9556

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1400

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

9300 Airport Road

+1 905 679 3233

Monday23:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday23:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:00
Wednesday16:00 - 19:0023:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0016:00 - 19:0023:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0023:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:00
Saturday16:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:0023:00 - 23:59
Sunday16:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:0023:00 - 23:59

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Avis gentleman at pick up was extremely helpful and cheerful. He came across as being very professional in his work. One of the issues I had was the inability to charge my Android phone as there were no USB ports (all I could see were Apple charger ports). As a result my phone had died and I lost my GPS to find my way back to the Hamilton Airport. I ended up taking a number of wrong ways but eventually made it to the airport but had no time to refill the fuel, so regrettably I will be charged a premium for the field I used. My recommendation is to equip the car with at least an adapter for the cigarette lighter slot to accommodate either Android phone ports or a USB port IF for some reason there were these boards they are not easily identified nor found as I have searched when I finally got to the airport and could not find any to suit my connection

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Arrived on location only to find out car is not available but website confirmed it.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great service

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The person at the counter didn’t want to help to match my needs for car rental. He was very disinterested to his job and he had one line answer and kept repeating same answer when I explained my situation. I wanted car drop off after hours. I understand this avis facility had no after hours option (which is very annoying and it broke the deal). Who wants to come again to the facility next day morning, pay for extra day (when car rentals are very expensive these days).

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
They were so so friendly and accommodating it was a total pleasure renting from them

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
All great, but dealing with lost and found has become the largest hassle ever!!!

1 out of 5

Budget

7.9

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 383 1118

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1096

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 3233

Monday23:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:00
Tuesday16:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:0023:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 00:0016:00 - 19:0023:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 00:0016:00 - 19:0023:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0023:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:00
Saturday23:00 - 23:5916:00 - 19:0000:00 - 00:00
Sunday23:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:0016:00 - 19:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Friendly office staff. Car maintenance satisfactory.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

All perfect

8.0 Very good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Location closer to mountain brow, too far.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Overall satisfying experience

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Everything is ok except the multiple id request

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Really enjoyed the Van on our weekend trip to the USA and would rent it again.

1 out of 4

Hertz

5.1

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.9

Value for money

6.9

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

190 Main Street East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00

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6.4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.

Cons:

Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late

3.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Asked to extend rental by one day was told not open weekends

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7.2

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamilton

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1 Parkdale Ave South

+1 905 544 4562

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00

190 Main St East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Dollar

7.1

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1 Parkdale Ave South

+1 905 544 4562

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00

190 Main St East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Europcar

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street

+1 905 575 9206

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street, ** Please Go To Discount Counter **, Hamilton

+1 905 575 9206

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Call 1 9055759206 For Shuttle To- Discount//1588 Upper James Street

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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2 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1588 Upper James Street

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Hamilton Downtown

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Sunnycars

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One location in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

9300 Airport road

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109 travelers who rented a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Hamilton

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

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Hamilton car rental information

Pick-up locationHamilton
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Rental locations24
Airport locations7