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Victoria, BC, Canada
15 May — 22 May
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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Victoria car rental information

Pick-up locationVictoria
Rental locations20
Airport locations6

Victoria car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
National
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (109 reviews)
4 locations in Victoria
National
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd+1 250 656 2541
Monday06:30 - 23:59
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Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
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Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
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Thursday06:30 - 23:59
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Friday06:30 - 23:59
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Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
1721 Old Island Highway+1 250 479 0036
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
2898 Douglas St+1 250 386 1828
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:30 - 16:30
767 Douglas Street+1 250 386 1213
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.6 Good6 Oct 2020
Cons: There were scratches on the car that weren't reported.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, excellent location, nice comfortable vehicle.Cons: 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
Pros: The drop off was convenient.Cons: 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
Cons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jul 2019
Pros: The whole experience was awful, I will never use national car rentals again.Cons: The customer service and management
8.4 Excellent5 Jun 2019
Pros: Car was clean.Cons: This office has a weird after hours dropoff policy: you are "responsible for the car" even when you drop the keys off in their lock box. In short: you're responsible for any damage even after you "return" the car until they have someone process your return.
10.0 Excellent5 Jun 2019
Pros: The flexibility of 'drop-off locations' is what I appreciate. Other companies charge an additional amount if the car is dropped off at a location that is different from the locations where the car was picked up. National does not and there are several lots in the Greater Victoria area to use.Cons: The $300 deposit required when the car is picked up was a surprise. It is meant to cover outstanding claims (like parking or speeding tickets) and is becoming the standard for all rental companies, but it was still an unexpected surprise and should have been stated up front when the car was booked.
9.6 Excellent4 Jun 2019
Pros: No wait to pickup or drop off. No pressure to buy add-ons like "prepay fuel" or extra insurancesCons: Parking lot is really tiny (a bit annoying to inspect the car because of how close it ends up being parked next to other cars) but not really an issue.
2.0 Mediocre1 Jun 2019
Pros: N/ACons: Having previously worked for their parent company, I've seen some poor looking offices, but this took the cake. It was a tiny, rundown, modular structure that was a wreck inside. When we finally found someone they wouldn't even try our cards because they don't take US credit/debit.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2019
Pros: Super convenient and speedy service. We were up and on our way within 10 minutes!
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.6 Excellent (60 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Enterprise
Locations in Victoria
2507 Government Street+1 250 475 6900
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Nov 2020
Pros: It was all a positive experience.Cons: There is nothing that I could identify as needing improvement.
10.0 Excellent21 Apr 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful and pleasantCons: Every thing went well
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2019
Pros: Great staff. Awesome SUV.
7.6 Good13 Mar 2019
Pros: 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, oopsCons: first 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
Pros: Staff were efficient and friendly. The rental pick up and drop off was quick and easy. Great value for the money.Cons: Only issue was the exterior of rental vehicle was not clean when picked up.
8.4 Excellent20 Feb 2019
Pros: nice car, friendly staffCons: had 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 carPros: Service was good, man behind the counter was ver friendly.Cons: 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 dealPros: It 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!Pros: Because of an early check in for the ferry they brought us up to the harbour as a service. Perfect!
6.4 Good23 Jul 2018
Great car and service, poor opening hoursPros: Great car Very clean Friendly staffCons: Victoria office only open 10 am - 2 pm Had to pick up car early and pay for an extra day Price was very high
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Rated no. 3
Budget
8.5 Excellent (56 reviews)
6 locations in Victoria
Budget
Locations in Victoria
132-1640 Electra Boulevard+1 250 953 5300
Monday06:30 - 23:59
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Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
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Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - Invalid date
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
00:00 - Invalid date
Friday06:30 - 23:59
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Saturday06:30 - 23:59
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Sunday06:30 - 23:59
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2224 Douglas Street+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
3657 Harriet Road+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
724 Douglas Street+1 250 953 5300
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 17:30
757 Douglas Street+1 250 953 5218
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 17:30
950 Wharf Street+1 250 953 5218
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday07:30 - 17:30
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent27 Oct 2020
Pros: The car was very clean. The price was great (likely because of COVID)
6.4 Good2 Sep 2019
Cons: 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
Cons: 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
Cons: hard pressure on insurance but everything else was wonderful
5.2 Okay6 May 2019
Pros: 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
Pros: Friendly staff. Price was good.Cons: Seats were a little soiled.
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep 2018
Cons: I cancelled my reservation. Unlimited mileage from the Victoria Budget office does include travel outside the province of B.C. There is a surcharge per kilometre for the entire rental if you travel outside of B.C. This should be noted on your site when selecting this Budget location. I became aware of this during a research on a travel web site. This was confirmed with a call to the car rental office. Unlimited should mean unlimited.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2018
Pros: Comfortably , compact and great on gas.
9.6 Excellent28 May 2018
Solid rental at a great pricePros: My wife and I were able to rent a car at the last minute, on a holiday weekend, but at a very good price. Car was clean and comfortable.Cons: Couldn't find an owner's manual to understand a few of the car's quirks, but eventually figured them out.
7.6 Good17 Jan 2018
Pros: The xar worked well.Cons: The vehicles tires were very dangerous in snow and I had difficulty driving vibg around in the snow.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (70 reviews)
2 locations in Victoria
Hertz
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd+1 250 657 0380
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
548 David Street+1 250 952 3765
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent10 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpful however the website severely hampered his ability to provide timely service.Cons: Fix the website........more user friendly
10.0 Excellent31 Aug 2019
Cons: Nothing- everything was seamless
10.0 Excellent12 Aug 2019
Pros: Super friendly. Easy to get to car. Easy drop off.
7.2 Good31 Jul 2019
Pros: 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 ABSOLUTELYCons: (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
Pros: 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.Cons: Not much. I was really happy with it all.
9.2 Excellent16 Jun 2019
Pros: 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
Pros: 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
Cons: 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
10.0 Excellent16 Apr 2019
Pros: Staff was extremely friendly and made for a pleasant and personal experience of renting a car. The car was clean and exactly what I was looking for the day. Quick pick up and speedy drop-off, I even made my bus in time.Cons: Nothing, it was the best experience I have had renting a car in my short list of car rental experiences.
7.6 Good13 Apr 2019
Pros: YesCons: We rented a midsize car but my husband said it was uncomfortably small - a Toyota Corolla.
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Thrifty
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Boulevard+1 877 283 0898
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 7
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated no. 6
Avis
7.1 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Victoria
Avis
Locations in Victoria
1001 Douglas Street+1 250 386 8468
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
  • 8.2
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent30 Jul 2019
Pros: 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.Cons: 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 servicePros: Car was ready when required, well prepared. Staff were great. On return also very helpful. No issues at all!Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent22 Oct 2017
Avis YYJPros: First class always.Cons: 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 everPros: unfortunately 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!!!Cons: nothing
2.0 Mediocre30 May 2017
Senior DenialCons: Went 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 6Cons: the 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 againPros: NothingCons: Rental 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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Sunnycars
3 locations in Victoria
Sunnycars
Locations in Victoria
1640 Electra Blvd Suite 134
2898 Douglas Street
767 Douglas Street
Recent reviews
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Victoria
Discount Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Victoria
742 Johnson Street
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Victoria
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Victoria
95 Esquimalt Road
Recent reviews
307 travellers 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

Standard

When to book a rental car in Victoria

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Victoria at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Victoria are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Victoria

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Victoria are Budget (8.6, 73 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 66 reviews), and Hertz (8.2, 72 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Victoria is AED 16.66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between AED 200 and AED 267, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Kia Soul or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Victoria.

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

  • A Standard car rental in Victoria costs AED 215 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Victoria costs AED 265 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Victoria costs AED 178 per day, on average.

  • 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.