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Cheap Car Hire in Nova Scotia from £23

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Nova Scotia with a pick-up date of 18/9 and drop-off date of 29/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Nova Scotia car hires in 2024

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

Most popular company

Avis

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

£47

Cheapest price per day

£23

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 18 Temmuz 2024.

January

£30

February

£29

March

£30

April

£32

May

£40

June

£53

July

£68

August

£63

September

£51

October

£42

November

£33

December

£31

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.

Popular car types in Nova Scotia

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Nova Scotia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.

At £23/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Nova Scotia in the past week. Out of 97 car hire agencies operating in Nova Scotia, there are, in total, 2,639 hire locations. View below for 6 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

£105+

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Convertible

Convertible

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

£100+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Supplier choice saloon

Supplier choice saloon

Open-air all-terrain

Open-air all-terrain

£108+

Compare available car types for hire in Nova Scotia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire 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 18 Temmuz 2024.

Small cars

£32 - £74

All Car Types

£39 - £65

To hire a small car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £42/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Nova Scotia (~£32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£74/day). In fact, December is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a small car saves you 15% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £44/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Nova Scotia (~£36/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£58/day). In fact, September is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a medium car saves you 9% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £64/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Nova Scotia (~£40/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£91/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a large car is 24% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £51/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Nova Scotia (~£37/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£69/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a SUV is 4% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £73/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Nova Scotia (~£41/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£102/day). In fact, January is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a van is 33% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £28/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Nova Scotia (~£43/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~£73/day). In fact, April is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a pickup truck saves you 43% 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.

To hire a luxury car in Nova Scotia, you would pay an average price of £34/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Nova Scotia (~£47/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~£76/day). In fact, May is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Nova Scotia. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Nova Scotia, hiring a luxury car saves you 31% 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 luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai i10£23/day
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Hyundai i10
Opel Corsa£23/day
2
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Kia Rio£24/day
2
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A/C
Kia Rio

Tips for hiring a car in Nova Scotia

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Nova Scotia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
  • In Nova Scotia, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers is 0.05%. However, for newly licensed drivers and those under the age of 22, there is a zero-tolerance policy in place, meaning any detectable amount of alcohol in their system while driving is illegal. Travellers looking to hire a car should be aware of these regulations, as strict penalties, including fines, licence suspensions and even vehicle impoundment, are enforced for those who exceed these limits.
  • When hiring a car in Nova Scotia, travellers can choose from optional extras to enhance their driving experience. In the winter months, snow tyres are highly recommended to navigate potentially icy and snowy roads safely. Additionally, car hire agencies often offer extras like GPS navigation systems, child safety seats and additional insurance coverage options. Hirers can inquire about adding amenities like roof racks for sporting equipment or car seats, for added comfort and convenience during their Nova Scotia journey.
  • In Nova Scotia, most car hire agencies require customers to provide a credit card when hiring a car. Credit cards are typically used to secure the hire and cover any potential additional charges, such as fuel, insurance or damage fees. While a credit card is the preferred method, some agencies may accept debit cards, but policies can vary. It's essential for travellers to check with their chosen hire company in advance to understand the specific payment requirements and ensure they have the necessary payment method when hiring a car in Nova Scotia.
  • Travellers using Nova Scotia car hire can typically cross the border into neighbouring provinces within Canada without any issues. However, if you plan to cross international borders into the United States, additional considerations and documentation may be necessary. Travellers should inform the hire agency of their intent to cross borders and inquire about any specific requirements or restrictions. Additionally, they should ensure they have the appropriate identification, such as a valid passport and visa, if required, to enter the destination country.

Top hire agencies in Nova Scotia

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Nova Scotia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Nova Scotia. Reviews were last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Nova Scotia region, including those located within the Halifax, Sydney and Goffs area. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Nova Scotia, including locations around Halifax, Sydney and Goffs.

Budget

8.8
Very Good
69 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very Good
88 reviews17 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.0

Avis

8.3
Very Good
30 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.6

Thrifty

7.5
Good
38 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

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

7.8
Good
21 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.7

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.2

Hertz

6.7
Okay
22 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.5

National

2.0
Poor
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Best Nova Scotia car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Nova Scotia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Nova Scotia with an average daily rate of £34. Data was last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on car hires within the Nova Scotia region, including options close to Halifax, Sydney and Goffs. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Hyundai i10£23/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i10
Opel Corsa£23/day
2
M
A/C
Opel Corsa
Kia Rio£24/day
2
4
M
A/C
Kia Rio

Car hire FAQs

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

    Hiring a car in Nova Scotia can be a fantastic idea, especially if you're looking to explore the stunning landscapes and picturesque destinations this Canadian province has to offer. The benefits of hiring a car include the freedom to explore at your own pace, access to remote and scenic locations, and the ability to tailor your itinerary to your preferences. Nova Scotia boasts a diverse range of attractions, from the historic charm of Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove to the natural beauty of Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Cabot Trail. While public transportation is available, having a hire car in Nova Scotia provides unmatched convenience and flexibility, allowing you to make the most of your visit and discover hidden gems.

  • What is driving like in Nova Scotia?

    Driving in Nova Scotia is generally pleasant and straightforward. The province's roads are well-maintained, offering scenic drives through lush landscapes, coastal vistas and charming towns. Compact cars and SUVs are popular in Nova Scotia due to their fuel efficiency and versatility, well-suited for city driving and exploring scenic coastal landscapes. While traffic congestion is rare in most areas, it's advisable to exercise caution on rural roads, where wildlife crossings are common.

  • How old must you be to hire a car in Nova Scotia?

    In Nova Scotia, the minimum age to hire a car is typically 21 years old. However, many hire car agencies may require hireers to be at least 25 years old to avoid additional fees or restrictions. Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may incur a "young driver" surcharge, and they might have limitations on the types of vehicles they can hire. Additionally, some luxury or speciality vehicles may have a higher minimum age requirement. It's essential for young drivers to check with the specific hire agency they plan to use to understand the age-related policies and any associated costs before making reservations.

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

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £47/day when booking a car hire in Nova Scotia. The absolute best deal a user found was for £25/day from Dollar, booked on Jul. 14.

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Trust Auto (9.0 rating), Driving Force (8.6 rating) and Alamo (8.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Nova Scotia.

  • What are petrol prices like in Nova Scotia?

    The average price of petrol in Nova Scotia is £1.07/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £48 and £69 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Avis offers hire cars in Nova Scotia for about £385 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire 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 25% to make it a great deal in Nova Scotia. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

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

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Nova Scotia it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

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

    Typically, a monthly car hire in Nova Scotia can be found for £1,649. You can find car hire deals to be on average £55 a day.

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Small car hires in Nova Scotia

Find small car hire deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Nova Scotia cost an average of £49 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
Kia Picanto£34/day
2
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Kia Picanto
Hyundai i10£34/day
2
M
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10£34/day
2
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Hyundai i10

Luxury car hires in Nova Scotia

Find luxury car hire deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car hires in Nova Scotia cost an average of £51 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
Take a look at some of the best options when it comes to luxury car hires in Nova Scotia, with locations not far from Halifax, Sydney and Goffs. While researching the different options available, make sure to confirm the details of each offer to ensure they match your needs.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class£41/day
5
M
A/C
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Jaguar XF£42/day
5
4
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A/C
Jaguar XF
Jaguar XF£42/day
5
4
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A/C
Jaguar XF

People carrier hires in Nova Scotia

Find people carrier hire deals in Nova Scotia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Nova Scotia cost an average of £61 per day. Price data was last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.
Finding the right people carrier for hire in Nova Scotia can be daunting, so we've assembled these deals for you, including pickup locations near Halifax, Sydney and Goffs. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly replacing these deals with new ones so be sure to check back soon.
Citroen Berlingo£52/day
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Citroen Berlingo
Ford Galaxy£56/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Galaxy
Citroen Berlingo£58/day
5
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A/C
Citroen Berlingo

Car hires by fuel type in Nova Scotia

Browse car hires by fuel type in Nova Scotia. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Nova Scotia. Deals were last updated on 18 Temmuz 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Nova Scotia. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (£42+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Nova Scotia
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