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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kelowna

  • Canada simply is a nation built with cars in mind, and Kelowna is no exception. As such, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a car in Kelowna, especially if they plan to take in the area’s beautiful scenery. Many of the most majestic spots are only accessible via tours or by car, such as Knox Mountain Park and Myra Canyon Park.
  • Can’t wait to begin your trip to Kelowna? For travelers with flights landing at Kelowna International Airport, the airport’s hire car counters can be found in the main terminal building by the arrivals area.
  • The mountains neighboring Kelowna sure are picturesque, but the weather up there can turn suddenly. Drivers should be cautious when going through any of the passes and should check the weather beforehand. In the case of rain or snow, make sure to drive extra carefully and even consider driving below the speed limit if you do not feel confident navigating the steep mountain roads.
  • Fortunately for visitors to Kelowna, there isn’t much congestion or traffic to worry about in the city. However, there is still a spot of rush hour traffic during the work week. In general, drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 6:30 a.m. and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the congestion picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and calms down at around 6:00 p.m. As for congested roads in Kelowna, BC-97 is one of the central routes that backs up during rush hour, so drivers should steer clear of it if they can.
  • Book your rental car in Kelowna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Kelowna are around 72% cheaper than other car types, on average

Kelowna car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Kelowna 
GlennMar 2024
Ensure you get M&S tires if renting in the winter as it is not standard, as you might expect.
MikeFeb 2024
make sure the rental car people will be there when you arrived.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Extremely easy to drive in Kelowna and navigate
Verified travelerSep 2023
Book directly from the company, and not online with a secondary company.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Ensure car has BC plates. Kelowna traffic is very aggressive and fast paced. Poor city design for flow, no bypass and frequent bridge issues, let alone the sheer volume. And that doesn't include tourist season.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Go with Driving Force and save yourself hundreds of dollars. Not kidding..
BobAug 2023
My only tip is to use Enterprise.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Normal driving rush hour is busy

FAQs about renting a car in Kelowna

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

    Kelowna, like much of Canada, has wide open roads and large avenues that are perfect for all sizes of vehicles. No matter the size of vehicle they choose, renters will have no issues whether it be fitting into parking spaces or navigating narrow streets during their time in Kelowna. However, if you are planning a long road trip, it may be worth selecting a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kelowna?

    Residential areas in Kelowna feature speed limits of 30 km/h (19 mph), while on urban roads the speed limit jumps up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On freeways in Kelowna the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). Motorways and interstates, on the other hand, have speed limits of 110 km/h (68 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Kelowna?

    Parking is an absolute breeze in Kelowna. For instance, the vast majority of businesses and restaurants will have private parking available for their customers. Aside from that, streetside parking is amply available in the built-up areas of town along with parking lots. In residential areas, streetside parking is the most common choice and there shouldn’t be any problem finding available spaces.

  • What is the best rental car company in Kelowna?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Kelowna is Hertz (7.4, 79 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Kelowna?

    The average gas price in Kelowna is ₪18.81 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 Kelowna?

    Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kelowna.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kelowna?

    A Compact car rental in Kelowna costs ₪88 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Kelowna?

    A Special car rental in Kelowna costs ₪120 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Kelowna costs ₪123 per day, on average.

Kelowna car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.4

Very good

33 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.9

One location in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

5533 Airport Road #12

+1 250 491 9500

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Terrible customer service

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
When I arrived, the woman at budget had told me the Avis woman went home. Sooooo, I had to rent with budget.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
better level vehicle than expected. great price..

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was great, also considering that I arrived at the airport a little before midnight and the Avis employee was waiting for me to give me the key and all. Saturday night, too... Many thanks to that wonderful lady employee!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Great ! easy and cheap

8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Car was full of scratches and an upgrade would have been nice

1 out of 6

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very good

30 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

11 - 5533 Airport Way

+1 833 600 2569

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

1517 Keehn Road

+1 250 979 0299

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Everything, they were very fast, courteous Yeahand helpful. I will definitely rent again from them. Excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The staff was incredibly accomodating

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, price was very reasonable and drop off was easy.

Cons:

The interior windows were dirty and had a hard time seeing the road because of it.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Very nice people helping us at pick up and drop off, patient and took the time for us ! Really appreciated that, will rent there again for sure !

8.0 Very good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Enterprise was great. However, I did not like the booking process through Kayak. From the beginning I was being quoted a rate in Cdn Dollars (all in) and somewhere between starting the process and being moved to the Hotwire website the quote was switched to US Dollars. I did notice this and it would have been fine if the final total was still ‘all in’ and similar to the Cdn amount expected. It turned out to be almost 40% higher than expected as I guess the US amount was not all in. It was just disappointing that the currency and variables were changing as I went through the reservation process. It was obviously known from the beginning of my inquiry that I was shopping in Canada, making a reservation in Canada and paying in Canadian dollars. Hoping, if I book through Kayak again that the process is more transparent. Regards, Corey Smith

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Car was great the service was perfect

1 out of 7

Budget

7.8

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

14-5533 Kelowna Intl Apt

+1 250 491 7368

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

2702 Highway 97 North

+1 250 491 7368

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2024

KAYAK
Most rental companies have a grace period of 2-3 hours. This place it's 1 hour.

8.0 Very good

May 2024

KAYAK
Good economical car. Did not like the passenger seat. The seat was way too low. I am not tall (5'3") but I am not a midget and I could barely see over the dash.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Excellent in all respects.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off instructions misleading. Stall I was to leave the car in was occupied but otherwise quick and easy.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off cost in Penticton a bit exorbitant.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Helpful staff.good car.

1 out of 8

Hertz

7.4

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

7.1

2 locations in Kelowna

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1075 Mccurdy Road Kelowna

+1 778 910 2101

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00

5533 Airport Way

+1 250 491 0165

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2024

KAYAK
They did not answer the phone and did not provide any explanation that my credit card had been checked. They never asked me to verify my credit. Additionally, the rental fee was charged twice. I called them, but they did not answer.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
It was all was good

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The Hertz front counter attendant was wonderful

6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The store is the least attractive/comfortable place I’ve ever seen in business. The washroom is unspeakable. Counter staff rude. Overall surprised a large company like Hertz would be ok with putting their sign on something like this.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Did not enjoy the additional charges on check out.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Car wasn't vacuumed well

1 out of 16

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

1075 Mccurdy Road

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

5505 Airport Way

+1 866 434 2226

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

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Driving Force

9.7

Wonderful

20 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

9.9

One location in Kelowna

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2320 Highway 97 N

+1 250 712 1222

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had a fantastic experience with driving force! Pick up and drop off was a breeze. I would Highly recommend them and will definitely rent from them again!

8.0 Very good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The drop off location in the email confirmation was wrong, when we arrived we had to drive to another location 15-minutes away

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Amazing vehicle! Amazing service!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The excellent customer service of pick up and drop off. Even though Driving Force was not located at the airport, and needing to take a 20min. taxi ride to the pick up/drop off area, the price point is still attractive and affordable. Thank you to the Driving Force team and best wishes!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Very affordable, but far from airport though

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Staff were great, car was great, cost was $600 less than picking up at the airport with the major brands. Highly recommend.

1 out of 5

Ace

8.4

Very good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

9.5

One location in Kelowna

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5505 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9956

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Computer problems when I arrived and I felt they didn't care about my plans. I did get an apology however as I was going finally. The car had no winter tires which is compulsory in BC after October 1st. I traveled through mountains so was lucky there was no snow or ice when I was driving.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Nobody was there on Monday as promised. Still got shuttle ride to airport by hotel shuttle.

8.0 Very good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
The logistics of the pick up turned out to be perfect, but we’re not well explained in the reservation materials, so I had to do a little detective work. Also the local brand name of Aligo should have been included in the reservation, as the Ace name isn’t well known in Kelowna.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Kelowna

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1075 Mccurdy Road

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

5505 Airport Way

+1 877 283 0898

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

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I never got a car. After booking on kayak I even called thrifty directly to give my credit card info. They assured me not needed and I could provide when I picked up my vehicle, which when I arrived, the local thrifty location had no reservation. Horrible experience and actually cost me money taking a cab Lol the way to that locale

2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Price at booking was competitive

Cons:

Price was increased about 60% after booking, $500 on kayak became $800 at thrifty, I declined the reservation and will not use them again.

1 out of 1

National

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Kelowna

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1756 Pier Mac Way

+1 250 765 2800

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

402 1756 Pier Mac Way

+1 250 765 2800

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The older gentlemen that work the shuttles were very kind and friendly. That is where the positive experience ends.

Cons:

Like other reviewers have reported, I had a quote emailed to me and when I arrived to pickup the vehicle it was $150 more!! I asked about price matching, or honouring the quote and he was extremely unhelpful and would not even look at my email I had received.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly. Pick up and drop off were efficient.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

My car was reserved 1000 miles away from were I was staying

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car

Cons:

off property pick up

1 out of 0

AliGo Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Kelowna

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3410 Hwy 97 N

+1 604 242 2962

Opening times not available

5533 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Kelowna

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13-5533 Airport Way

Opening times not available

2320 Highway 97 N

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AliGo Rent A Car Okanagon

No score available yet

One location in Kelowna

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5505 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

Opening times not available

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AliGo Rent A Car Vancouver South

No score available yet

One location in Kelowna

Locations in Kelowna

5533 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

Opening times not available

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Kelowna

Locations in Kelowna

102 2307 Enterprise Way

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209 travelers who rented a car in Kelowna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Pick-up locationKelowna
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Rental locations24
Airport locations10