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In the heart of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a beautiful coastal destination with a rich heritage and laid-back charm.

Making the Most of Car Rental For Nanaimo, BC Trips

To really make the most of your time in Nanaimo, rent a car and explore as much of Vancouver Island as possible. From behind the wheel, set off to enjoy the views at Swy-a-lana Lagoon Park, enjoy a walk along the Nanaimo Seawall, kayak along the Nanaimo River, or even shop at the charming boutique downtown.

Browse the Enterprise Fleet for Your Nanaimo Car Rental

Right here on, you can pick one of the many rental cars under the Best Price Guarantee. Whether you want to tour British Columbia in a spacious SUV, an economy car, or a luxury vehicle, Expdia covers all the bases and has something for everyone.

How You'll Benefit from Car Rental in Nanaimo

Perhaps the biggest reason people choose car rental for Nanaimo getaways is to head away from the downtown area and get a less touristy feel for Vancouver Island. After just a 20 minute drive, you can be relaxing on the calm beaches of Parksville or Qualicum Beach. If a longer road trip strikes your fancy, you could set off for a destination like the charming historic town of Ladysmith. When you hire a car in Nanaimo, you're giving yourself the freedom and flexibility select from these options and countless more while enjoying your vacation.

Finding Online Deals, Discounts, and More

Right here on, you can find the absolutely lowest prices on everything from Nanaimo hotels and flights deals to Nanaimo through our vacation packages. Now, add car rental to the mix and enjoy the same cheap rates and great deals that you have already come to associate with us here at Expedia.

FAQs for car rental in Nanaimo

What’s the best price car rental in Nanaimo?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is CA $51 in Nanaimo.

What’s the average car rental price in Nanaimo?

On average, car rentals in Nanaimo are CA $56.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Nanaimo?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Nanaimo?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.