If you want to see everything Ottawa has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Alamo. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the attractions you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Canada even better with an Alamo car rental.
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With everything to do in and around Ottawa, you'll want to take in more than just the block your hotel is on while on your trip. Whether you have to try the bistro that has gotten great reviews across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll want your own set of wheels to take in as much as possible during your stay. No matter what you have planned while in Ottawa, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your vehicle is key.
CarRentals.com works with some of the best businesses. Opening its doors in 1974, Alamo pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, high-value, low-cost rental experience to both business and family travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get an Ottawa Alamo rental car at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But reserving your car ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What do I need have with me when I get my rental car in Ottawa?
You'll need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Ottawa's minimum age to rent a car?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Ottawa is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Alamo's policy to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Ottawa?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ottawa. Compact or economy vehicles are great for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Ottawa getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Canada?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from Alamo in Canada. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Ottawa. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Alamo?
We suggest a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Alamo.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Ottawa certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Can I get a one-way rental from Alamo?
Alamo usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at a different location. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Ottawa, having access to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of Canada, you can drive when you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or signal for a taxi.
Before you head out of town, book your Alamo Ottawa rent-a-car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and drive the highway in Ottawa, Canada.