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Cheap Car Hire in British Columbia from $37

Vancouver, BC, Canada
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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British Columbia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in British Columbia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Most popular company

Thrifty

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

$113

Cheapest price per day

$37

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in British Columbia?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across British Columbia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 119 pickup locations in British Columbia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Price

$77 - $187

Out of all the popular cities in British Columbia, Vancouver is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $77/day. Renting a car in Vancouver is 59% cheaper than renting one in Cranbrook where the per day rate is around $187. Other fairly inexpensive cities in British Columbia to get a rental car in are: Terrace ($79/day), Victoria ($146/day), and Cranbrook ($187/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Vancouver should expect to spend around $77/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in British Columbia is Vancouver.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in British Columbia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in British Columbia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

January

$52

February

$55

March

$55

April

$58

May

$74

June

$107

July

$135

August

$120

September

$86

October

$63

November

$48

December

$66

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in British Columbia is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in British Columbia

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in British Columbia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

There are 91 hire agencies servicing British Columbia. These agencies, altogether, have 2,534 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in British Columbia with prices from $37 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in British Columbia:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Supplier choice saloon

Supplier choice saloon

Compare available car types for rental in British Columbia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in British Columbia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Small cars

$76 - $150

All Car Types

$83 - $167

To hire a small car in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $105/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a small car in British Columbia (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$150/day). In fact, March is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a small car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best British Columbia small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $103/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in British Columbia (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$170/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best British Columbia medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $117/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in British Columbia (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$172/day). In fact, October is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a large car saves you 1% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best British Columbia large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $105/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in British Columbia (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$152/day). In fact, March is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a SUV saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best British Columbia SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $150/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in British Columbia (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$279/day). In fact, November is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a van is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in British Columbia, you would pay an average price of $122/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in British Columbia (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$234/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for British Columbia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in British Columbia, hiring a luxury car is 4% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$37/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Suzuki Swift$37/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Corolla$69/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Top rental agencies in British Columbia

Explore the leading car hire agencies in British Columbia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in British Columbia. Reviews were last updated on 20 February 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving British Columbia, including those serving the Vancouver, Victoria and Port Coquitlam area. Make sure to take a look at reviews from past customers, daily rate and other charges, and pickup location before making your decision.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3
Very Good
361 reviews30 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.0

Avis

8.2
Very Good
165 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.9

National

8.1
Very Good
150 reviews15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Budget

8.0
Very Good
341 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Hertz

7.3
Good
429 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.2

Dollar

8.1
Very Good
62 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.9

Thrifty

7.6
Good
37 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.5

Economy Rent a Car

6.2
Okay
76 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.2

Pick-up/drop-off

5.8

Value

6.3

Best British Columbia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in British Columbia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in British Columbia with an average daily rate of $76. Data was last updated on 20 February 2024.
We've found these great deals on car rentals in British Columbia, including options within the Vancouver, Victoria and Port Coquitlam area. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Kia Picanto$37/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Suzuki Swift$37/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Corolla$37/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in British Columbia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 February 2024.

What is the cheapest hire car found in British Columbia?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $112/day when booking a car hire in British Columbia. The absolute best deal a user found was for $61/day from Sixt, booked on Feb. 18.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in British Columbia?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in British Columbia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Thrifty ($37/day), Dollar ($37/day), and Sixt ($52/day).

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in British Columbia?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (8.5 rating), Driving Force (8.5 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.3 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in British Columbia.

What are petrol prices like in British Columbia?

The average price of petrol in British Columbia is $2.01/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $90 and $130 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in British Columbia for a week from Thrifty?

Thrifty offers hire cars in British Columbia for about $713 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in British Columbia for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in British Columbia it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 42%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in British Columbia?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in British Columbia.

How much does it cost to rent a car in British Columbia for a month?

You can potentially save up to 62% on a month-long rental by booking with Sixt. Sixt is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in British Columbia can cost you on average $3,055 a month or $102 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.