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Frequently asked questions
Budget is a short commute from the terminal and the only car rental option. Lock in your set of wheels as soon as you know your travel dates to avoid missing out.
Whether you’re waiting for your paycheck or you’d just like some more flexibility, there’s no need to pay a thing until it’s time to pick up the keys. It’s part of our Book Now Pay Later option. Simply present a valid credit card and pay in full for your vehicle at the pickup spot. The rental company will also put a hold on your credit card for the security deposit. Expedia has a wide range of rental cars that’ll give you the freedom to explore Nanaimo at your own pace. Why wait? Find your wheels today!
We get that plans change and flexibility is important. That’s why most reservations provide a total refund if canceled a minimum of six hours ahead of pickup. It’s a good idea to go through your cancellation policy though as there are some exceptions. If you can’t see any details there, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
Not too small yet not too big, compact cars are the top choice for many travelers to Nanaimo. Offering great mileage and easy maneuverability and parking, they’re ideal for dashing around the city. A compact offers slightly more room than an economy vehicle, which means you can cruise around in a little extra comfort and convenience. Want something bigger? Check out our intermediate, standard or full-size range.
There’s heaps to do in Nanaimo, but head farther afield and you’ll find more sightseeing magic. Grab a set of wheels and you can roam around the surrounding region at your own pace. Add these awesome places to your travel schedule:
You’ll discover Stanley Park and loads of other amazing attractions in Vancouver. From Nanaimo, it’s around 60 kilometres away.
About 90 kilometres away, Victoria is also popular with travelers. Be sure to check out Butchart Gardens during your time here. It’s one of the reasons people love staying a while in this vibrant city.
Lac La Hache Provincial Park is about 339 kilometres from Nanaimo and is one of the region’s most beautiful nature spots. Go for a wander around and enjoy the fresh air here.
With car rental companies to pick from in Nanaimo, Expedia makes it easy to find a ride that suits your style. And when you combine your rental car, hotel and flights into a package, you’ll be able to save on your entire Nanaimo escape. From economy models to full-size SUVs and more, Expedia will get you on the road to your next exciting adventure.
Whatever kind of ride you’re searching for, Expedia will help you track down the best deal. Simply compare offers from quality rental suppliers and book the option that’s perfect for you. Love to drive away with even more in your wallet? Combine your Nanaimo car rental with hotel or flight bookings.
The minimum age to rent a car in Nanaimo is 21. A young driver surcharge will apply, so check before you book and factor in any additional costs. There may also be restrictions on the car categories available to young drivers. For example, some companies will only rent out economy to medium-sized cars to young motorists. Requirements may differ between outlets, so look over the fine print.
Be prepared to present your driver’s license and a credit card when you get to the rental counter. Prior to the pickup date, check with your chosen rental company whether anything else is needed. For example, you may also need to show proof of auto insurance.
Travelers from the States will feel quite at home navigating around Nanaimo — motorists here drive on the right side.
You sure can, just make sure your U.S. license is current. But consider getting an International Driving Permit anyway. They’re relatively simple to obtain, and with one, you’ll be fine to drive in other places if your vacation plans extend beyond Nanaimo.
We looked into prices over the last seven days and found that the most affordable daily rate was CA $55. The next best price to rent a set of wheels in Nanaimo was CA $60 a day.
You can rent a car for a month or even longer in Nanaimo, so don’t hestitate to extend your well-deserved vacation! Simply enter your trip details into our long-term car rental deals page and find your ideal ride.
You’ll need to check the age policy of the Nanaimo rental providers you’re interested in. If you’re under 25 years old, some will charge additional costs. It’s better to know about this in advance so you can budget accordingly. Every rental car company has its own policies for younger drivers, so it’s smart to do your research.