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Nova Scotia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Nova Scotia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

Most popular company

Budget

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

$72

Cheapest price per day

$28

Nova Scotia car rental prices in popular cities

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Nova Scotia, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 27 pickup locations in Nova Scotia to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

Price

$46 - $54

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Nova Scotia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

January

$40

February

$38

March

$39

April

$42

May

$55

June

$76

July

$97

August

$88

September

$69

October

$55

November

$43

December

$41

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Nova Scotia is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in Nova Scotia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Nova Scotia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on April 18, 2024.

Small cars

$37 - $113

All Car Types

$47 - $119

To rent a small car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $63/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Nova Scotia (~$37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$113/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a small car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $63/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Nova Scotia (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$94/day). In fact, March is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a medium car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $86/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Nova Scotia (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$147/day). In fact, February is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a large car is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $78/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Nova Scotia (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$140/day). In fact, February is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a SUV is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $103/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Nova Scotia (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$180/day). In fact, February is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a van is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $72/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Nova Scotia (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$220/day). In fact, December is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a pickup truck is 0% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $103/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Nova Scotia (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$172/day). In fact, February is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a luxury car is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Nova Scotia luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of $56/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Nova Scotia (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$142/day). In fact, October is about 51% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Nova Scotia, renting a convertible saves you 23% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Ford Fiesta$28/day
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Ford Fiesta
Nissan Sylphy$29/day
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Nissan Sylphy
Chevrolet Spark$33/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Tips for renting a car in Nova Scotia

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Nova Scotia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on April 18, 2024.
  • If you plan on visiting another province after spending some time in Nova Scotia, such as New Brunswick, most rental car companies will allow you to do so. However, you will need to warn your rental car company ahead of time, as you may need to pay an extra fee. Some companies also may not allow you to return your vehicle in a different province from where you had originally rented it. If you would like to drive to the United States from Canada, you also may be able to do so, depending on the company that you are renting from. However, it is likely that they will require you to return your vehicle in Canada.
  • When driving with small children, it is critical that you are familiar with car seat laws in Nova Scotia. If a child is under the height of 4’9” or under the age of nine, they must always be in a booster seat when in a moving vehicle. If a child is over the age of one and weighs more than 22 pounds, they are allowed to be in a forward-facing car seat. All passengers must also always be wearing their seat belts when in a moving vehicle.
  • Nova Scotia has a few different toll roads that you will likely come across during your travels, so be prepared for these. Many car rental companies have passes connected directly to their vehicles to allow drivers to easily pay for tolls, and this is usually much quicker than paying with cash or with a credit card. Make sure to check with your company and see if these fees will be added directly to your invoice at the end of the rental period, or if you need to pay them separately.

Top rental agencies in Nova Scotia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Nova Scotia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Nova Scotia. Reviews were last updated on April 18, 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Nova Scotia, including pickup locations serving Halifax, Dartmouth and Sydney. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

Budget

8.8
Very good
66 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.8
Very good
76 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

8.4

Avis

8.3
Very good
30 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.6

Thrifty

7.4
Good
38 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.9

Alamo

8.5
Very good
10 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

7.7

Dollar

7.5
Good
21 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.9

Hertz

6.6
Okay
22 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.5

National

2.0
Poor
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Best Nova Scotia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Nova Scotia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Nova Scotia with an average daily rate of $58. Data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car rentals in Nova Scotia, including locations near Halifax, Dartmouth and Sydney. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Ford Fiesta$28/day
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Ford Fiesta
Nissan Sylphy$29/day
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A/C
Nissan Sylphy
Chrysler 200$30/day
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A/C
Chrysler 200

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Nova Scotia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on April 18, 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Nova Scotia?

    Halifax is a relatively large city in Nova Scotia, so it does have a bit of public transportation, such as a local bus system. However, the rest of the province is primarily made up of smaller towns, such as Truro and New Glasgow. To move between cities and explore these more rural areas, having access to your own rental car is essential. Plus, Nova Scotia is famous for having some great road trip options, such as the Cabot Trail that circles Cape Breton.

  • What is driving like in Nova Scotia?

    Many of the roads in Nova Scotia are well paved, particularly within cities. In some more rural areas, particularly the mountains, you may come across steep roads that are a bit more difficult to navigate. In these rural areas, you will also want to be on the lookout for wild animals crossing the road, such as deer. You won’t come across much traffic in Nova Scotia, but there may be a bit more congestion on the roads in Halifax during rush hour. To avoid this, try not to drive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Nova Scotia?

    Like many places in the United States, Nova Scotia requires its drivers to be at least 21 years old before they rent a car. If you are under the age of 25, you will usually be considered a ‘young driver’ and will be charged a supplemental daily fee. In addition to this age requirement, you will need to have been in possession of your license for at least one year. Your license cannot have any limitations or restrictions. Most companies will ask for you to pay for your rental with a major credit card, but some may accept debit cards.

  • What is the cheapest rental car found in Nova Scotia?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $73/day when booking a rental car in Nova Scotia. The best deal a user found was for $29/day from Thrifty, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Nova Scotia?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Nova Scotia from the following companies over the past two weeks: Hertz ($28/day), Thrifty ($30/day), and Avis ($33/day).

  • Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Nova Scotia?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Trust Auto (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.5 rating) and Driving Force (8.5 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Nova Scotia.

  • What are gas prices like in Nova Scotia?

    The average gas price in Nova Scotia is $5.30/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $63 and $91 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Nova Scotia for a week from Budget?

    Budget offers rental cars in Nova Scotia for about $584 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I rent a car in Nova Scotia for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 31% to make it a great deal in Nova Scotia. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car rental to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Nova Scotia?

    Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Nova Scotia. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Nova Scotia for a month?

    We’ve recently found that Thrifty offers you prices that are 70% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in Nova Scotia for a month is $2,501. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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Luxury car rentals in Nova Scotia

Find luxury car rental deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Nova Scotia cost an average of $57 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
To help you decide on a luxury car rental in Nova Scotia, we've assembled the following deals, including options close to Halifax, Dartmouth and Sydney. While researching the different options available, make sure to confirm the details of each offer to ensure they match your needs.
BMW 3 Series$41/day
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BMW 3 Series
Cadillac XTS$48/day
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Cadillac XTS
Chrysler 300$51/day
5
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A/C
Chrysler 300

Van rentals in Nova Scotia

Find van rental deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Nova Scotia cost an average of $55 per day. Price data was last updated on April 18, 2024.
Check out some of the deals we've found for van rentals in the Nova Scotia region, including pickup options close to Halifax, Dartmouth and Sydney. We're constantly updating these deals so check back soon if you don't find what you're looking for.
Chrysler Pacifica$43/day
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Chrysler Pacifica
Toyota Sienna$45/day
5
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Toyota Sienna
Nissan Quest$49/day
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Nissan Quest

Car rentals by fuel type in Nova Scotia

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Nova Scotia. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Nova Scotia. Deals were last updated on April 18, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Nova Scotia. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest ($37+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

Airport car rentals in Nova Scotia
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