Ottawa Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Ottawa

Ottawa - Canada's capital is the perfect destination for an exciting self-drive holiday, offering plenty to do for all types of visitors. Whether you visit for the gothic architecture, rolling hills, endless valleys, world-class museums or mixing pot of diverse cultures, a rental car with DriveAway gives you the freedom to create your own self-drive itinerary to explore Ottawa. DriveAway makes it easy to organise hire car collection from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, or a selection of various downtown depots for your convenience. The airport is approximately 15 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa.

With the choice of many car hire categories including economy and compact through to full size, SUV’s and people movers, we will have something to suit your needs. DriveAway partners with reputable suppliers in Ottawa to bring you comfort and style at the best price possible. To help you feel confident about driving your rental car in Ottawa take a look at our driving tips page for more information. Or if you have found a better price on any of our vehicles, take a look at our beat rate policy to discover how DriveAway can help you save!

Experience Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, situated along the Ontario side of the Ottawa River. Ottawa is a mixing pot of many of the world's cultures, and the city has quickly become a rapidly growing city thanks to the booming high-tech business sector. Ottawa houses various universities and research institutes which have also contributed to its success. Learn about the government of Canada with a drive to the Victorian Gothic sandstone, Parliament Buildings of Ottawa. The remarkable buildings sit on top of a hill looking out over the Ottawa River with sweeping panoramic views over the city. Reflect while enjoying a bite to eat along the banks of Rideau Canal or visit the ultra-modern National Gallery of Canada housing fabulous works of art.

Enjoy the comfort and ease of having your own hire car with various day trips around Ottawa. Located approximately one hour drive north of Ottawa, experience a day in the life of a classic pioneer village at the Upper Canada Village and travel back in time to see how Canada was in the 1800’s. Make friends with the wildlife at Parc Omega located just outside Montebello, approximately one hour north eastern of Ottawa. You will be rewarded with dozens of deer, elk, and bison wandering up to the car windows hoping to score a carrot or two.

Booking car hire in Ottawa with DriveAway is easy. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and travel dates in the booking engine above. Contact us online or call 1300 363 500 for more information on car rental in Canada’s capital - Ottawa.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Ottawa to Montreal 200 2
Ottawa to Toronto 450 4.5
Ottawa to Québec City 445 4.5
Ottawa to Charlottetown 1340 13.5
Ottawa to Halifax 1440 14

Top Locations in Canada

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