Victoria car rentals

Victoria car rentals

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Victoria, BC, Canada
Jan 23 — Jan 30
Same drop-off
Victoria, BC, Canada
Sun 1/23
Noon
Sun 1/30
Noon
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Victoria car rental information

Pick-up locationVictoria
Rental locations20
Airport locations6

Victoria car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
National
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (132 reviews)
4 locations in Victoria
National
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJan 13 2022
Staff were very friendly. Car was brand new and immaculate. I wish there was an insurance option for $0 deductible as the only option they had was a $500 deductible. Apart from that I had no issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire from them again.
10.0 ExcellentDec 6 2021
outstanding staff at counter
10.0 ExcellentOct 19 2021
Clean, excellent vehicle. Staff were friendly and efficient
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 2021
Great vehicle. Great costumer service. All around very happy!
10.0 ExcellentSep 19 2021
Excellent and fast service at Victoria International
1.9 HorribleSep 11 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 ExcellentAug 26 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 MediocreAug 6 2021
Rav 4 not a great vehicle
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
nice and personable staff. understanding and quickreally nothing, maybe the price but even that wasn't bad
7.6 GoodOct 6 2020
There were scratches on the car that weren't reported.
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Rated #2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (64 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Enterprise
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 7 2022
Compact SUV was not equipped for winter snow conditions. Although agent was explicitly told that we'd be traveling to the far north end of the island and would need to travel on logging roads the tires met the provincially regulated bare minimum - NOT winter tires as the agent tried to insist; there was no ice/snow scraper provided and the brakes were sketchy.
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2021
Easy to deal with.Prompt, courteous and, efficient. A great recipe?
10.0 ExcellentJul 1 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 ExcellentNov 8 2020
It was all a positive experience.There is nothing that I could identify as needing improvement.
10.0 ExcellentApr 21 2019
Staff was helpful and pleasantEvery thing went well
10.0 ExcellentMar 29 2019
Great staff. Awesome SUV.
7.6 GoodMar 13 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 ExcellentFeb 27 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 ExcellentFeb 20 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 GoodOct 8 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.
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Rated #3
Budget
8.4 Excellent (65 reviews)
4 locations in Victoria
Budget
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 22 2021
They changed the class of car with no notice a day before I was to pick it up
6.0 GoodOct 24 2021
person during pick-up told me one thing but at drop-off the story was different. eventually they apologized and gave me a discount but i had to fight about it after i had very sensitive hospital visit. it was painful
10.0 ExcellentOct 1 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 ExcellentSep 27 2021
Don’t try to fix what’s not broken!
7.9 GoodSep 22 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 GoodSep 14 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 ExcellentOct 27 2020
The car was very clean. The price was great (likely because of COVID)
6.4 GoodSep 2 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 ExcellentJul 22 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 ExcellentJul 17 2019
hard pressure on insurance but everything else was wonderful
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Rated #4
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (76 reviews)
2 locations in Victoria
Hertz
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2021
Everything was good
6.0 GoodNov 9 2021
The car wasn’t very clean at all Chip crumbs on the seat, ketchup packets in the door, and someone spilt something on the dash
10.0 ExcellentSep 3 2021
Great service.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2021
Great service. Wonderful car. Clean. Nice to drive. Pick up and drop off great.
8.8 ExcellentNov 10 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 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Nothing- everything was seamless
10.0 ExcellentAug 12 2019
Super friendly. Easy to get to car. Easy drop off.
7.2 GoodJul 31 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 ExcellentJun 18 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 ExcellentJun 16 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.
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Rated #5
Avis
7.8 Good (16 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Avis
Locations in Victoria
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentSep 25 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 ExcellentSep 14 2021
every thing was just fine. will gladly do it again.
10.0 ExcellentMay 11 2021
Front desk guy was professional, friendly and thorough.Those underground drop-off locations are always a little dicey.
8.8 ExcellentJul 30 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 ExcellentJun 3 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 ExcellentOct 22 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 ExcellentSep 16 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 MediocreMay 30 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 MediocreMay 3 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 MediocreApr 28 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 #6
Thrifty
7.8 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Thrifty
Locations in Victoria
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 12 2021
Fast and easy
10.0 ExcellentDec 8 2021
Excellent service by the representative.
2.0 MediocreDec 2 2021
Needed to extend our rental. They wouldn’t honour our previous rate or the rates available online. This caused us to have to drive for 2 hours to exchange vehicles. The new vehicle was not adequately cleaned with garbage from the previous renters left in the vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentOct 24 2021
Thrifty car rental in Victoria was by far the most inexpensive and although the location is listed as being off site it actually shares the Hertz location at the airport which was a pleasant surprise. The guy at the counter was incredibly efficient and had us on our way quickly. Very impressed.
1.9 HorribleOct 4 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 GoodJul 11 2021
Nothing really
Sunnycars
3 locations in Victoria
Sunnycars
Locations in Victoria
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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
364 travelers who rented a car in Victoria gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Victoria

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Victoria

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Top tips for renting 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.
  • Book your rental car in Victoria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Victoria are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Victoria