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Hire locations24
Airport locations7

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Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise

8.1

Very Good

101 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

8.0

6 locations in Hamilton

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Locations in Hamilton

1 Osler Dr

+1 905 627 9177

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1124 Rymal Road East

+1 905 388 6777

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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1400 Upper James St

+1 905 575 5500

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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203 Main St East St.a

+1 905 529 5001

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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2434 Barton Street East

+1 905 561 5200

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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9300 Airport Rd

+1 289 639 5666

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle I wanted was unavailable. So, they upgraded me at no extra charge. Also, the pick up and drop off were quick and easy. Finally, the staff were genuinely friendly and helpful.

Cons:

Hamilton needs reliable access to more pick-up trucks.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off we’re quick and easy, staff were very friendly and knowledgeable

Cons:

Booked an F-150, received a Ram, would have preferred the F-150

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up and drop off was very easy. The staff was very friendly

Cons:

Maybe if the car was a little more clean.. the seats smelled like smoke when we got there.

5.6 Fair

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

They gave me the SMALLEST car possible when it was a complete blizzard/ horrible road conditions all week. They also did not have winter tires on their vehicle. I felt extremely unsafe in the vehicle. I was not even able to drive it for some of the days because the car could not handle the road.

6.8 Okay

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was really great. The gentleman assisting me got me a vehicle right away and apologized repeatedly for not having an intermediate sized car like I had booked for (only had SUVs) .

Cons:

The only downside was that the SUV available had just been returned and not fully cleaned out yet. Previous driver smoked in it. Not a big deal but not the best haha. The enterprise associate though did make sure that I knew that I could trade it at another location if I needed to which was very kind ! We decided not to as it would interfere with our trip.

3.2 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Crowded, long line, long waiting time, I didn't get what I want.I'll not come again and I'll not recommend to anyone.

1 out of 16

National

9.6

Wonderful

11 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.7

Value for money

8.7

One location in Hamilton

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9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 0066

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
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8.8 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was comfortable.

Cons:

Smelled like an ashtray.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Exceptional service at the counter! Extra long hours. Great selection of current vehicles.

Cons:

N/A

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I liked how easy it was to pick up and got upgraded to a Mercedes which just made my trip even better. Loved driving it and now I want one😂drop off was easy and staff very friendly and helpful👍

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
I made a reservation on a different location which I was not aware that the pick up location was not where we will arrive by air. I called and notify of my out-of-hour arrival. They accommodate the off time but not the pick up car. So, I called the customer service and the very next day I was able to pick up the rental. It was my fault to have not known the pick up location. All in all, I recommend National/Alamo Car Rental. They are accommodating. Thanks for the service.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Great service ! Excellent vehicl

1 out of 2

Avis

8.3

Very Good

27 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

3 locations in Hamilton

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2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 679 9556

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1400

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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9300 Airport Road

+1 905 679 3233

Monday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Wednesday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Saturday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car was nice and peppy with better than i would have imajined gas mileage. they were also cheaper than enterprise and thrifty whom i have also recently rented from. two thumbs up. great staff aswell.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The look , ride and comfort.

Cons:

Enjoyed everything.

7.6 Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Insurance premiums per day are outrageously expensive! Appropriate sized car not immediately available because I booked through Kayak and not directly with the company.

8.4 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean and suitable car.

Cons:

Most expensive per day rental in 3 weeks of renting from several different companies. Nobody at the drop off in YHM airport. Poor or obscured signage to direct the renter to the parking lot

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Worst customer service I've ever had and very arrogant manager. I was charged one and a half times more than the original quote.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The person at the counter didn’t want to help to match my needs for car rental. He was very disinterested to his job and he had one line answer and kept repeating same answer when I explained my situation. I wanted car drop off after hours. I understand this avis facility had no after hours option (which is very annoying and it broke the deal). Who wants to come again to the facility next day morning, pay for extra day (when car rentals are very expensive these days).

1 out of 5

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in Hamilton

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190 Main Street East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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6.4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The brand new Hyundai Elantra was the biggest positive. Great and smooth car to drive.

Cons:

Specifically, this location of Hertz is unprofessional. I arrived promptly to pick up the car at 8:00 am. But, the manager did not open the store until 8:25, which set back our trip. The same thing could be said on the drop-off. The same person was also late to open the building, which made me late

3.9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Asked to extend rental by one day was told not open weekends

1 out of 1

Budget

6.8

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.3

3 locations in Hamilton

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2350 Upper James Street

+1 905 383 1118

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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237 Main Street East

+1 905 525 1096

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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9300 Airport Rd

+1 905 679 3233

Monday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Wednesday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 00:0012:00 - 23:59
Sunday12:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

All perfect

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Flight was late 2 hours so instead of 3 pm it was 5 pm that's when they close tried calling no answer and too bad for you. Got screwed

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Really enjoyed the Van on our weekend trip to the USA and would rent it again.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Gas meter read less then line when took car out wanted to charge us.except it was not parked in same spot we took it from which was with tank at back sloped down.then we parked with tank raised so represented as lower.eventhough when we filled it up the gas actually spat overflow out.they didn't seem to want to believe us.so if renting make sure you park in same spot you took it from to allow for major Dios in their parking lot grades.to get an dven read.as we say apples for apples.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
I didn't get a rental because they didn't have any ready. I was told asked to come back/I'd receive a call in about an hour. No call, returned to the store to find the door locked. Left for another 20 minutes to come back to the door still locked and about 5 other customers waiting. I decided to walk down to the Enterprise location down the street and was lucky to get a rental and was in and out in 10 minutes -- always a great experience with Enterprise. I tried giving a budget a chance and I won't be using them again.

1.9 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Hit with huge fees at the end that were not communicated originally. We're disputing them now so we'll see how that gets resolved, but currently I'm dissatisfied with Budget Rental Cars.

1 out of 3

Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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2 locations in Hamilton

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1588 Upper James Street

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Hamilton Downtown

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Dollar

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2 locations in Hamilton

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1 Parkdale Ave South

+1 905 544 4562

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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190 Main St East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

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1588 Upper James Street, ** Please Go To Discount Counter **, Hamilton

+1 905 575 9206

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Call 1 9055759206 For Shuttle To- Discount//1588 Upper James Street

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Thrifty

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1 Parkdale Ave South

+1 905 544 4562

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
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190 Main St East

+1 905 522 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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Europcar

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One location in Hamilton

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1588 Upper James Street

+1 905 575 9206

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Sunnycars

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One location in Hamilton

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9300 Airport road

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160 travellers who hired a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

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Most popular car type

Mini

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Car hire insurance in Hamilton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Hamilton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Hamilton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Hamilton car hire.

Top tips for hiring a car in Hamilton

  • If you’re visiting Hamilton, why should you rent a car? First of all, nearby attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Webster’s Falls are more easily reached by car. In addition, Saint Catharines, Mississauga and Toronto are all just a short drive from the airport; in other words, renting a car will enable you to visit a number of cities in Canada besides Hamilton.
  • Located in Mount Hope, Hamilton International Airport is not a very large facility. However, it offers everything that a larger airport provides including hire car services inside the terminal via several big companies such as Budget, National, and Avis. Consequently, many travelers opt to fly out of or into Hamilton in lieu of Toronto Pearson International Airport to avoid the hassle of crowds.
  • Downtown Hamilton is made up mostly of one-way streets which can be confusing for a tourist at first. If you are not going downtown, you can bypass city traffic by taking the Link. Conveniently, you can also dial 511 from your cell phone to learn about construction and traffic conditions before getting on the road.
  • Traffic is heaviest in Hamilton during commuting hours. This typically ranges from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the evenings. Some of the busiest streets during peak hours are Main Street and Upper James Street as well as highway 401. If driving downtown, pedestrians can also cause traffic congestion.
  • Book your car hire in Hamilton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Hamilton are around -72% cheaper than other car types, on average

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