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Explore Ontario with a Toronto Airport car rental

From the Waterfront to the Westside: Toronto is Canada’s most cosmopolitan city and the urban center of the east. Enjoy its bustling bars, restaurants, galleries, and festivals, or, hit the road and explore Ontario’s many stunning lakes and sprawling forests. Getting around is easy: simply pick up your Toronto Airport car rental when you land and GoSee the sights! 

Picking up your car rental from Toronto Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Toronto’s main airport. It’s also Canada’s busiest! It’s located around 22.5 km from downtown, so it makes sense to book a car rental at YYZ that you can pick up as soon as you land.  

To collect your vehicle hire at Toronto Pearson Intl Airport, make your way to the car rental area located at the Level 1 of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 parking garages. There are at least eight major car rental companies operating inside of the airport, with many more offering free pick-up service to their depots located outside of the airport.  

When you are ready to drop off your airport rental car, just follow the signs that say, “Car Rental Return” so you can bring back your vehicle. You may also put the completed rental agreement and the car keys in the dropbox located in the Returns area.

A square in Toronto with sculptures and a Toronto sign.

Rental Cars Toronto Airport - Top Brands

Searching for the best vehicle for your Canada car rental trip? Compare prices and vehicles from the many suppliers of car rentals at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Choose from the following international and local brands are available for either on-site or off-site:

On-Airport Brands

Avis

Avis is one of the world’s largest car rental companies that is located in Pearson Intl Airport (YYZ). Avis Preferred Service booth is proud to offer a wide selection of rental vehicles including small economy cars, mid-sized and full-sized sedans, station wagons, 4WD's, and people movers.

Budget

Budget Car Rental at Toronto Pearson Intl Airport offers a wide range of vehicles at reasonable rates. Whether you require the luxury of a BMW, the horsepower of a Chevy Corvette or the pure savings of their Economy models, Budget’s fleet of late-model vehicles has something for everyone.

Dollar/Thrifty

Go to their shared rental office directly if you want to score affordable airport car rental Toronto deals. Look out for these brands when renting a car at Pearson Airport as it often offers great savings.

Enterprise

Enterprise has a wide variety of vehicles for you to choose from at the Toronto Pearson Airport. So whether you want the versatility of an SUV or Pickup, the luxury of an Elite model or Convertible, or just an affordable car you can use to zip around the city, Enterprise is sure to have the perfect vehicle for you.

Hertz

With high-performance vehicles and the elite Hertz Prestige Collection, Hertz has proved that they are one of the best car rental suppliers around the globe. They also have affordable options for your Toronto Pearson Intl Airport car hire needs.

National/Alamo

National and Alamo Car Rental Toronto Airport Pearson are established global companies that share the same rental office at the airport. Their fleet has a little something for just about everyone and features a mix of both older and late-model vehicles.

Off-Airport Brands

There are a number of car rental companies off-site that provide pick-up services from Viscount Station to the airport's Terminal Link train. For more details and to arrange a pick-up, please contact your chosen car rental agency directly. These companies include ACE Rent A Car, Europcar, Fox Rent-A-Car, MEX Rent A Car, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among many others.

GoSee provides a huge variety of rental cars Toronto Airport has to offer. Our site allows you to book your vehicle in advance and get on the road sooner. Simply key in your travel details into our search engine and we do the rest. Use our handy filters and it will show you the results based on rental prices, vehicle types, or suppliers to find the best car hire for your Toronto adventure. With GoSee, you are sure to get a cheap car rental in Toronto. Be prepared to witness Toronto’s hidden gems with freedom!

Getting around Toronto in your airport car hire

Before you hit the road to explore the city in your Toronto car rental, take note of these driving tips.  

  • As Canada’s most populated city, it’s also the most congested. Use a driving app or GPS to plan your route and avoid peak hour traffic if you can. Be mindful of one-way streets. 
  •  Yield to buses, and respect the rules of bike lanes to avoid hefty fines. 
  • There is limited parking in the downtown area and it is pricey. Look for parking garages for lengthy visits, meters for shorter visits, and have the appropriate payment method on you. It helps to have cash.
  • Be aware of extreme weather. If you’re visiting in winter, you may be driving in the snow, so make sure you are confident in these conditions before setting out. Contact your rental provider directly if you need to request winter tires before your vehicle reservation date .
  • The expressways in and out of the city are highly trafficked, with Highway 401 among the busiest highways in the world. Ensure you plan your exits and drive in the appropriate lane.  

Hit the highlights in your Toronto car hire

The CN Tower

Tick this iconic Toronto activity off the list and head up the CN Tower, which stands at 553m tall. Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city from several different lookout levels. If you’re feeling extra daring, you can even complete a harnessed walk around the exterior - 116 storeys up!  

Toronto Islands

Visit the serene Toronto Islands, also known as ‘’The Island’’ or Toronto Island Park, reachable by ferry. These are a series of islands connected by paths and bridges, perfect for enjoying the view of the city on sunny days while driving around in your YYZ car rental. 

Casa Loma

Did you know Toronto has its own castle? Built in 1914, the building and lush grounds are now available for tours. 

Niagara Falls

Just an hour and twenty minutes from downtown, any visit to Toronto must include a look at the second-largest waterfall in the world. The stunning sight will leave you breathless.

Go on a road trip

Canada is famous for its incredible scenery. If you’re hankering for a big adventure, a road trip is a must. From the Great Lakes to the national parks, there are so many incredible sights to see in wider Ontario. 

A dram driving down a wintery street in Toronto.

Top tips for Toronto car rentals

  • Travelling in winter, or heading out onto the open road? Make sure you choose a car rental Pearson Airport that suits the conditions and your length of travel. If you’re expecting to encounter snow, ask your rental provider about ice scrapers and other precautions.  
  • Book as early as possible to secure the best rental car company that suits your needs.  
  • Think about any extras you want to be included with your vehicle, such as GPS. Sometimes these are included, but other times you will need to request them and pay an extra fee. 
  • Toronto is close to the USA border. If you plan to travel between the two countries, make sure to check if cross-border travel is permitted by your car rental agency.

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Car rental Toronto Airport: Frequently asked questions

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How much does it cost to rent a car in Toronto? 

Toronto Airport car rental prices change depending on the vehicle you choose, demand, and availability. Use our search and booking tool to check out the great deals on offer right now.  

What car rental suppliers have counters at Toronto Airport? 

Vehicle hire companies that have car rental facilities located at the terminal include Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty, National and Budget Car Rental Toronto Airport. Many more companies provide shuttles to their depots just outside of the airport.  

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Toronto Intl Airport (YYZ)? 

Toronto Airport car rental companies that offer free transportation from the airport to their centers include York, Iversta, Peel, SurPrise Rental Cars, Routes Car Rental, Mex Rent a Car Canada, and Ace Rent a Car. 

What is the cheapest car rental in Toronto?

Cheap and budget car rentals at Pearson Airport in Toronto change all the time depending on what’s available. Use our up-to-the-minute search tool to find the cheapest car rental company with the best deal. Usually, the cheapest vehicles are economy and compact models.  

What is the most popular rental car in Toronto? 

Compact and economy cars, such as Toyota Yaris, are some of the most popular Toronto Pearson car models.

How old do I have to be to book a Toronto car rental? 

You have to be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in Toronto. There may also be additional fees or restrictions on the types of vehicles available for hire for anyone under the age of 25.  Make sure you have your valid driver's license ready, too!

Can you take a rental car across the border?

Travelling in a rental car to the USA from Toronto is usually permitted, but make sure you check with your rental car provider before doing so. This information should be listed under the terms and conditions of your rental agreement.

Is it possible to book one-way at Toronto Airport? 

Yes, many rental car providers will allow you to pick up your vehicle at the airport and return it to another car rental location in Canada, whether it’s a nearby airport or as far as Kelowna, Vancouver,  or Victoria. You can use our search tool to see which vehicles are available for one-way rentals, but note that one-way trips may incur an additional fee.  

Are there car rentals with unlimited mileage? 

Some Toronto Airport car rental suppliers offer unlimited miles. When you use our search tool, you can see if this applies to each listing. If unlimited mileage is not available, any applicable rates will be specified.  If you have questions, you may contact your rental car company for more details.

What do I need to bring when I collect my car rental at Toronto Pearson Intl Airport (YYZ)? 

When you come to pick your car rental up, bring a valid home country driver's license for anyone who is planning to drive the vehicle, a credit card in the name of the renter, and your passport/ID.