There is no better way to see everything Ottawa has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next getaway to Canada more enjoyable with a Thrifty rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With everything to do in and around the Ottawa area, you'll want to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your visit. Whether you have to have dinner at the cafe that has received rave reviews across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own car to explore as much as you can during your trip. No matter where you end up staying in Ottawa, if you wish to get the most out of your time in the city, having your automobile is key.
CarRentals.com works with many of the best rental car companies, like Thrifty, to not only get you the vehicle you desire for your vacation, but also the best price. Thrifty is known for their success in providing customers with the best cars. We can help your visit get off on the right foot.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best deals on an Ottawa Thrifty car rental?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, whether you reserve your car. However, getting your car ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my car rental in Ottawa?
You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Ottawa?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Ottawa is 21. Take time to check Thrifty's policy, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Ottawa?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Ottawa. Economy or compact cars are ideal for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Ottawa trip can choose a higher-end vehicle like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does Canada require car insurance?
In Canada you do need to have insurance before you rent a car from Thrifty. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger 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 add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Ottawa. Please be aware that the deposit can 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 Thrifty?
We encourage a full to full policy. You should get into your car with full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back to Thrifty. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Ottawa certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Ottawa.
Does Ottawa Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?
Thrifty usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at a different Thrifty. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Ottawa, having access to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Canada, you can leave when you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.
Before your next holiday, book your Thrifty Ottawa rental car and take off to all the must-do activities at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and drive the road in Ottawa, Canada.