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Kelowna car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kelowna

  • Canada simply is a nation built with cars in mind, and Kelowna is no exception. As such, it is highly recommended that visitors rent a car in Kelowna, especially if they plan to take in the area’s beautiful scenery. Many of the most majestic spots are only accessible via tours or by car, such as Knox Mountain Park and Myra Canyon Park.
  • Can’t wait to begin your trip to Kelowna? For travelers with flights landing at Kelowna International Airport, the airport’s rental car counters can be found in the main terminal building by the arrivals area.
  • The mountains neighboring Kelowna sure are picturesque, but the weather up there can turn suddenly. Drivers should be cautious when going through any of the passes and should check the weather beforehand. In the case of rain or snow, make sure to drive extra carefully and even consider driving below the speed limit if you do not feel confident navigating the steep mountain roads.
  • Fortunately for visitors to Kelowna, there isn’t much congestion or traffic to worry about in the city. However, there is still a spot of rush hour traffic during the work week. In general, drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 6:30 a.m. and to finish up around 9:00 a.m. In the afternoon, the congestion picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and calms down at around 6:00 p.m. As for congested roads in Kelowna, BC-97 is one of the central routes that backs up during rush hour, so drivers should steer clear of it if they can.
  • Book your rental car in Kelowna at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Kelowna are around 4% cheaper than other car types, on average

Kelowna car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who rented a car in Kelowna 
GlennMar 2024
Ensure you get M&S tires if renting in the winter as it is not standard, as you might expect.
MikeFeb 2024
make sure the rental car people will be there when you arrived.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Extremely easy to drive in Kelowna and navigate
Verified travelerSep 2023
Book directly from the company, and not online with a secondary company.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Ensure car has BC plates. Kelowna traffic is very aggressive and fast paced. Poor city design for flow, no bypass and frequent bridge issues, let alone the sheer volume. And that doesn't include tourist season.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Go with Driving Force and save yourself hundreds of dollars. Not kidding..
BobAug 2023
My only tip is to use Enterprise.
Verified travelerAug 2023
Normal driving rush hour is busy

FAQs about renting a car in Kelowna

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kelowna?

    Kelowna, like much of Canada, has wide open roads and large avenues that are perfect for all sizes of vehicles. No matter the size of vehicle they choose, renters will have no issues whether it be fitting into parking spaces or navigating narrow streets during their time in Kelowna. However, if you are planning a long road trip, it may be worth selecting a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kelowna?

    Residential areas in Kelowna feature speed limits of 30 km/h (19 mph), while on urban roads the speed limit jumps up to 50 km/h (31 mph). On freeways in Kelowna the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). Motorways and interstates, on the other hand, have speed limits of 110 km/h (68 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Kelowna?

    Parking is an absolute breeze in Kelowna. For instance, the vast majority of businesses and restaurants will have private parking available for their customers. Aside from that, streetside parking is amply available in the built-up areas of town along with parking lots. In residential areas, streetside parking is the most common choice and there shouldn’t be any problem finding available spaces.

  • What is the best car hire company in Kelowna?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Kelowna is Hertz (7.5, 78 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kelowna?

    The average price of fuel in Kelowna is ₹ 417 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 5,004 and ₹ 6,672, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kelowna?

    Economy (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kelowna.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kelowna?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Kelowna?

    An Economy car hire in Kelowna costs ₹ 6,605 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Kelowna?

    A Special car hire in Kelowna costs ₹ 5,434 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Kelowna?

    An Intermediate car hire in Kelowna costs ₹ 5,074 per day, on average.

Kelowna car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

1075 Mccurdy Road Kelowna

+1 778 910 2101

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

5533 Airport Way

+1 250 491 0165

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
It was all was good

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The Hertz front counter attendant was wonderful

6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The store is the least attractive/comfortable place I’ve ever seen in business. The washroom is unspeakable. Counter staff rude. Overall surprised a large company like Hertz would be ok with putting their sign on something like this.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Did not enjoy the additional charges on check out.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Car wasn't vacuumed well

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They gave me an suv with no winter tires during the worst snow storm of the year which is illegal to drive in certain parts of BC. I slid right into a snowbank, had to get towed out, and drove 30km/hr the rest of the way home because it was so bad.

1 out of 24

Driving Force

9.7

Wonderful

39 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

9.9

One location in Kelowna

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2320 Highway 97 N

+1 250 712 1222

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I had a fantastic experience with driving force! Pick up and drop off was a breeze. I would Highly recommend them and will definitely rent from them again!

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The drop off location in the email confirmation was wrong, when we arrived we had to drive to another location 15-minutes away

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Amazing vehicle! Amazing service!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The excellent customer service of pick up and drop off. Even though Driving Force was not located at the airport, and needing to take a 20min. taxi ride to the pick up/drop off area, the price point is still attractive and affordable. Thank you to the Driving Force team and best wishes!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Very affordable, but far from airport though

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

For me, it was also handy to have a city (vs airport) location.

Cons:

I didn't appreciate that winter tires are considered an upsell. It wasn't relevant for my trip but soon when there is snow, winter tires are practically mandatory for out-of-town driving.

1 out of 7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

80 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

11 - 5533 Airport Way

+1 833 600 2569

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

1517 Keehn Road

+1 250 979 0299

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
The staff was incredibly accomodating

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great, price was very reasonable and drop off was easy.

Cons:

The interior windows were dirty and had a hard time seeing the road because of it.

8.8 Very Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly Staff

Cons:

I thought Enterprise picked you up / dropped you off but neither my pickup, nor drop off locations provided that service.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Manager Joe was friendly and accommodating.

6.0 Okay

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged $60 extra for not being 25 or older

6.4 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy renting it @ the airport, friendly staff

Cons:

The walk to & from the terminal. Also no one to show me different features such as turning off & on wipers, how to work the sun roof, didn't know there was a lever in the car to release the fuel door. Twice the vehicle I wanted wasn't there.

1 out of 14

Avis

8.2

Very Good

45 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.7

One location in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

5533 Airport Road #12

+1 250 491 9500

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Terrible customer service

2.0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
When I arrived, the woman at budget had told me the Avis woman went home. Sooooo, I had to rent with budget.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
better level vehicle than expected. great price..

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything was great, also considering that I arrived at the airport a little before midnight and the Avis employee was waiting for me to give me the key and all. Saturday night, too... Many thanks to that wonderful lady employee!

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The price was ridiculous so I cancelled

8.0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly service was fast

Cons:

Signage of where to pick up and drop off

1 out of 8

Budget

7.9

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Kelowna

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14-5533 Kelowna Intl Apt

+1 250 491 7368

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

2702 Highway 97 North

+1 250 491 7368

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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8.0 Very Good

May 2024

KAYAK
Good economical car. Did not like the passenger seat. The seat was way too low. I am not tall (5'3") but I am not a midget and I could barely see over the dash.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Excellent in all respects.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off instructions misleading. Stall I was to leave the car in was occupied but otherwise quick and easy.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Drop off cost in Penticton a bit exorbitant.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Helpful staff.good car.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
My experience with budget was excellent as always. However, I was disappointed when I realize that I had booked with kayak, and it was in US dollars. I will not be booking through kayak in the future.

1 out of 13

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

1075 Mccurdy Road

+1 866 434 2226

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

5505 Airport Way

+1 866 434 2226

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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National

10.0

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Kelowna

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1756 Pier Mac Way

+1 250 765 2800

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

402 1756 Pier Mac Way

+1 250 765 2800

Monday07:30 - 23:59
Tuesday07:30 - 23:59
Wednesday07:30 - 23:59
Thursday07:30 - 23:59
Friday07:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The older gentlemen that work the shuttles were very kind and friendly. That is where the positive experience ends.

Cons:

Like other reviewers have reported, I had a quote emailed to me and when I arrived to pickup the vehicle it was $150 more!! I asked about price matching, or honouring the quote and he was extremely unhelpful and would not even look at my email I had received.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly. Pick up and drop off were efficient.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

My car was reserved 1000 miles away from were I was staying

9.2 Wonderful

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nice car

Cons:

off property pick up

1 out of 2

Ace

8.4

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

9.5

One location in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

5505 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9956

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful

6.0 Okay

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Computer problems when I arrived and I felt they didn't care about my plans. I did get an apology however as I was going finally. The car had no winter tires which is compulsory in BC after October 1st. I traveled through mountains so was lucky there was no snow or ice when I was driving.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Nobody was there on Monday as promised. Still got shuttle ride to airport by hotel shuttle.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
The logistics of the pick up turned out to be perfect, but we’re not well explained in the reservation materials, so I had to do a little detective work. Also the local brand name of Aligo should have been included in the reservation, as the Ace name isn’t well known in Kelowna.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

1075 Mccurdy Road

+1 877 283 0898

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

5505 Airport Way

+1 877 283 0898

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Price at booking was competitive

Cons:

Price was increased about 60% after booking, $500 on kayak became $800 at thrifty, I declined the reservation and will not use them again.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I never got a car. After booking on kayak I even called thrifty directly to give my credit card info. They assured me not needed and I could provide when I picked up my vehicle, which when I arrived, the local thrifty location had no reservation. Horrible experience and actually cost me money taking a cab Lol the way to that locale

1 out of 1

AliGo Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

3410 Hwy 97 N

+1 604 242 2962

Opening times not available

5533 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Kelowna

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Locations in Kelowna

13-5533 Airport Way

Opening times not available

2320 Highway 97 N

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AliGo Rent A Car Okanagon

No score available yet

One location in Kelowna

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5505 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

Opening times not available

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AliGo Rent A Car Vancouver South

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One location in Kelowna

Locations in Kelowna

5533 Airport Way

+1 778 484 9954

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Discount Car & Truck Rentals

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One location in Kelowna

Locations in Kelowna

102 2307 Enterprise Way

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358 travellers who rented a car in Kelowna gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Economy

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Pick-up locationKelowna
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Hire locations24
Airport locations10