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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for your rental car is mainly made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by the main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. Please note that the main driver must present a valid credit card issued in their name. Furthermore, the main and additional drivers must be in possession of a valid driving license for at least 1 year (for further information, please refer to the rental conditions). Moreover, both, the main and additional drivers are required to present a valid identity card/passport and must be of the minimum age specified in the rental conditions.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of delay. As a general rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver must present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driver's license and their valid credit card.
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Ottawa

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1. What do I need to consider when renting a car in Ottawa?

If you want to rent a car in Ottawa, we recommend that you book it in advance. Define the car size, i.e. a small car or a family van, choose an insurance package and the local supplier that meets your requirements. Choose additional options and compare the best offers on HAPPYCAR.

2. Why do I need a credit card to rent a car in Ottawa?

A credit card issued to the main driver of the vehicle is required to block a security deposit for your rental in Ottawa. We recommend that you check the rental conditions to make sure your credit card will be accepted.

3. Who can drive my rental car in Ottawa?

If you are planning to rent a car in Ottawa, include an additional driver at extra fee. You can also filter the search with an "additional driver included" option to find the offers with an additional driver free of charge.

4. What does free mileage mean for car rental in Ottawa?

Free mileage means there is no mileage restriction to the distance you can drive a rental car. When renting a car in Ottawa, unlimited or free mileage is available in most of the car rental companies. Visit HAPPYCAR and select this feature to filter suitable offers.

5. How long do I need to have a driver's license to rent a car in Ottawa?

All car drivers must have had a driving license for at least 12 months - regardless of age. Sometimes, car rentals in Ottawa require a license for at least 24 months. The rental company will only count the period of the license from when the driver reaches the age of 18.

6. How much liability coverage should I have when renting a car in Ottawa?

Third party liability insurance for rental cars differs depending on the country of a rental and the offer itself. By selecting an Excellent Offer you won't run a risk of having insufficient protection.

7. How long can a car rental company in Ottawa keep the deposit?

In general, car rental companies in Ottawa may keep a deposit for 28 working days. It is possible that the amount will only be visible on a credit card at the end of the billing period. Choose a reliable supplier to avoid any inconveniences on site.

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Ottawa Attractions and Travel Tips

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As the attractive capital of Canada, Ottawa manages to impress visitors year-round with its pulsing districts, diverse culture, vibrant autumn and winter events and a whole host of outdoor retreats. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Ottawa has to offer so you can take full advantage of this proud city, with a direct car hire Ottawa Airport also available. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific rental needs.

General Information

Straddling the border between Québec and Ontario, Ottawa was originally seen as an odd site for the capital, but has since justified its status by pioneering electric-powered technology in the country. Today it is an incredibly clean, green city with an incredible amount of diversity, cultural variety and gastronomic choice. With so many things to see, visitors will quickly understand why it’s over one million residents are so fond of their bilingual city, and there is plenty to keep you occupied for days on end. Ottawa covers a vast area, with thoroughfares, parkways, rural roads and quiet streets so a car hire in Ottawa is an excellent way to explore the city.

To Do

Ottawa has an abundance of things to see and do, from the city’s wealth of historic landmarks and capital sites, to architecturally stunning museums and galleries and breathtaking natural beauty. State of the art museums are de rigeur here, from the ultramodern Museum of Civilization and the Canada Science and Technology Museum to the Gothic arches of the Museum of Nature. For families there are also many things to enjoy, from the largest theme Water Park in Canada, the Calypso Water Park, to a visit to the city’s NHL stadium or Ottawa Little Theater, Canada’s oldest community theater that shows a number of quaint performances. In winter the Winterlude festival gets everybody outdoors to enjoy a myriad of dramatic ice sculptures.

Attractions

There are an incredible number of beautiful sights, both historic and modern, that speak of Ottawa’s past, present and future. The Parliament of Canada is a breathtaking Gothic centerpiece to the city that looks out to the Ottawa River, and, combined with Parliament hill, makes it the most visited attraction in Ottawa. Built by hand in the early days of Ottawa’s founding in anticipation of a US attack, the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becomes the world’s longest skating rink in winter and remains a popular place to visit any time of the year. Along with many architectural delights in the city’s museums and rural heritage buildings, a good number of days is required to take it all in.

Eating

Ethnic food abounds in the city, with the largest amount of shawarma restaurants than any other place in the world. The tasty Beaver Tail is a local pastry that can be found everywhere, and consists of deep-fried dough with cinnamon and sugar. Ottawa’s gastronomic diversity is evident on almost every street, with a mix of local and international cuisine. Chinese and Italian food have been veterans of the Ottawa scene for a long time, but now visitors can look forward to African, French, Caribbean, European and Asian food are in abundance.

Excursions

Just over the river lies Gatineau, a quaint trip with an Ottawa car hire, enables visitors to enjoy a great range of outdoor activities like mountain biking and cross-country skiing. There are also some attractive rural towns, agricultural villages and woodland that stretches all the way to Montreal and the US border. Travelling southwest for 4 and a half hours, and you arrive in Toronto, sprawling and pulsating with activity.