Rent a Car in Downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Nanaimo Downtown (YC6)


33 Terminal Ave,
Nanaimo, BC, British Columbia, V9R 5C4, Canada


(1) 250-760-7368

Location Type:


Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Holiday Hours:

CANADA DAY   July  1  09:00AM - 05:00PM
BC DAY   August  5  09:00AM - 05:00PM
LABOUR DAY   September  2  09:00AM - 05:00PM
TRUTH AND RECON   September  30  09:00AM - 05:00PM
THANKSGIVING   October  14  09:00AM - 05:00PM
REMEMBRANCE   November  11  09:00AM - 05:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  09:00AM - 05:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed
BOXING DAY   December  26  09:00AM - 01:00PM
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  09:00AM - 05:00PM

Free pickup service available


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Proceed to Budget rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Fastbreak member. The Budget rental agent will provide you with your preprinted contract and keys.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located on Terminal Ave between Campbell St and Comox Rd.
VEHICLES: On-site; parked outside of office.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Available. Park & lock the vehicle. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located on the front door. Please remember to take your personal belongings with you.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Budget near Nanaimo Harbour

Walk over to Budget on Terminal Avenue in Downtown Nanaimo with a cup of coffee from The Bee’s Knees Cafe in hand. It’s the perfect combination to start a day of touring beautiful Nanaimo, BC. Our location makes it easy to find a sweet ride near plenty of hotels like the Best Western Dorchester Hotel or Painted Turtle Guesthouse. 

Residents of Nanaimo, your car rental is also waiting at Budget! When your car is getting repairs at NAPA Autopro or Alberni Automatic Transmission, just drop it off and visit Budget closeby. Search through the various car rentals offered in Canada, and then book a Nanaimo car rental. Conveniently, there are Budget locations throughout Nanaimo if you want to request a different drop-off location when you make your reservation.

Cheap Car Rentals

Budget offers car rentals that you can trust at a rate you can afford. Find popular car models from reliable brands. Just know that our most popular models go fast and car rental models depend upon availability and location. Book your ideal car today!

Minivan Rental

Sunny days call for family trips to Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. Pack the children, tents, sleeping bags, swimsuits, coolers, and more into a minivan rental in Nanaimo. 

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One-Way Car Rental

When looking for a car hire in Nanaimo, look no further! Budget allows you to book one-way car rentals! Take advantage of our low rates when you need a ride to Nanaimo Airport car rental return or are headed on a one-way road trip.

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Standard SUV Rental

Fit the crew and their luggage into an SUV rental and travel over to Nanaimo Harbour Ferry Terminal so you can explore Gabriola Island. SUV rentals are also great when driving through snow or tougher terrain.

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Long-Term Car Rental

Long road trips, business trips, or car crashes may put you in the market for a monthly car rental. Rent a car for 1 to 11 months at a rate your wallet will appreciate. 

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