Rent a Car at Ottawa International Airport (YOW)

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Ottawa Intl Airport (YOW)


1003 Airport Parkway,
Ottawa, ON, Ontario, K1V 9B4, Canada


(1) 613-521-4844

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Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 11:15 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 11:15 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information

If you’re looking to rent a car in Ottawa, you can rely on Budget for an affordable vehicle to get around, and our Ottawa International Airport location is the most convenient place to rent if you’re flying into town. Budget offers all types of rental cars in popular makes and models, so you’ll find something perfect for your stay, no matter your needs. Choose a durable SUV if you’re planning to visit Eco-Odyssee marshlands or Gatineau Park. A minivan is a great option for those sticking to family-friendly activities like the Canadian Children’s Museum.

The city of Ottawa itself is always worth a visit, between its beautiful architecture, many historic sites, and excellent theatre community. For those inclined to enjoy galleries and museums, a rental car would be an excellent way to travel between, for example, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian War Museum, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, as well as the Canadian Museum of History.

When visiting Ottawa, nothing really beats the freedom of going where you like and how you like, which is offered by a rental car. With a convenient Ottawa airport car rental, you can explore the Canadian capital in your own way, and on your own time, with no waiting for buses or trains.

Read on for more information about how to pick up and return your Budget car rental at YOW Airport.

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
When you arrive, go to the Budget counter in the baggage claim area. The manager or key person will have your contract ready and personally escort you to your vehicle.
Valet Return: If offered, you will be told about our service as you are escorted to your car.
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.

How to find Budget Car Rental at Ottawa International Airport

At Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Budget Car Rental is located on Level 1 (P1) of the parkade. Follow signs to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Then cross the street to the parkade to pick up your YOW car rental.

Car Rental Return Ottawa Airport

Return your Budget car rental at Ottawa Airport to Level P1 of the parkade at 1003 Airport Parkway, Ottawa, ON. As you come onto the airport campus, follow signs that say Rental Return. The first entrance into the parkade is only for airport parking. You’ll enter the parkade on the side facing the terminal. This entrance is marked with a sign for Rental Return.

Car Options

Budget has a great rental car option for any type of travel, whether you’re on business or visiting Ottawa for pleasure. Our cheap car rentals seat anywhere from 1 to 15 passengers, so even large groups can find something to accommodate their needs. Drive down scenic Champlain Parkway or Lac Phillipe Road in a luxury Jaguar. Or, take a group trip from Parliament Hill to the Canadian Museum of History in a 12- or 15-passenger van.

Availability of vehicles varies by Budget location so simplify your travel plans and reserve your Ottawa airport car rental with Budget today.

  • Cheap Car Rentals

  • Minivan or 12 & 15 Passenger Van Rental

  • SUV Rental

  • Long-Term Car Rental or Monthly Car Rental

  • Luxury Car Rental

  • Convertible Car Rental

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