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If you're traveling to Kitchener in Ontario, you would be wise to book your car rental by finding a great rate at VroomVroomVroom. We compare rates from top suppliers like Enterprise, Avis, Budget and Alamo. We are the experts in affordable car rental price comparison, and there are many benefits when you book with us.

Kitchener and the entire Waterloo Region are full of fun attractions, great restaurants and interesting things to do. Known locally as "the tri-cities", Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo have a population of more than half a million people. Actress Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny from the James Bond movies, was born in Kitchener. 

Reasons to rent a car in Kitchener with VroomVroomVroom

Many people choose to book cheap car rentals with VroomVroomVroom everyday. Here are some of the benefits of booking with us:

  1. No booking fees: When you reserve a car with VroomVroomVroom you will not pay any booking fees. 
  2. Save time: Our comparison system does all the work for you, to save you checking prices on multiple websites. Save time when you book with VroomVroomVroom.
  3. Airport location: Waterloo International Airport is located on Highway 401. We can help you find car rental at the airport so you can enjoy an easy 20 minute drive to either Cambridge, Kitchener or Waterloo. 
  4. Customer care: Should you need additional information, contact us and our customer care team can provide you with information on car rental in Kitchener. 

Driving tips in Kitchener

If you are arriving in Kitchener from the airport, it will take you about 15 minutes to reach the town center via Fountain St and Waterloo Regional Road 4. It will take just over an hour to drive to Toronto on ON-401 W. 

When driving toward Toronto it is a good idea to check the traffic to spare yourself any unnecessary delays. Drive extra carefully in the winter time and allow safe following distances. 

Best time to visit Kitchener

In July and August the temperatures warm up, making this the peak season to travel to Canada. If you are planning to travel to other destinations around Ontario, avoid the higher accommodation prices by travelling during spring or fall. 

Here's more info on Kitchener, Ontario and the Waterloo Region

If you're traveling to Kitchener or one of the nearby cities on a business trip, you might already know that the biggest employer in the region is Research In Motion. 

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada also employs several thousand people here. The economy of Kitchener is based in manufacturing, and you may find yourself traveling to one or more of this city's four municipal business parks: Lancaster Corporate Centre, Huron Business Park, Grand River West Business Park and the Bridgeport Business Park. 

It's often necessary to have a Kitchener car rental to travel around and conduct business, but what's great about booking it is that you'll also have the freedom to spend an evening out at the movies or a local restaurant, to watch a hockey game at the local pub, or to spend a lazy afternoon relaxing at the lakeshore! It's completely up to you. VroomVroomVroom helps you save money by offering cheap car rentals, so you'll have a bit more to spend during your trip!

Maybe you're traveling to the Waterloo Region for a vacation, or to visit family. If you're in Kitchener during October, you won't want to miss the spectacle of Oktoberfest! In Kitchener-Waterloo, Oktoberfest is a nine-day event, and the locals boast that it's “Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival” – and the biggest outside Germany! And while it's known as a beer-drinking time of fun and laughs, cultural events for the whole family are also held. So pick your designated driver, climb into your car rental Kitchener and have a blast at Oktoberfest!

If you like to exercise by walking, running or biking, you'll have a great time in Kitchener. Be sure to check on a discount car rental that's a vehicle with optional bike rack, if that's your preference. Kitchener's hundreds of kilometers of community trails are kept clean and safe by the city, and several run alongside the beautiful Grand River! You can also drive your Kitchener car rental to the southern end of the city to the bike park at McLennan Park – in 2011 it was named “one of the best city-run bike parks in Southern Ontario” by BMX!

Here are great activities and place to eat in Kitchener

If you're looking for fun and interesting things to do in Kitchener, look no further. Here are some great ideas for spending quality time with your family or co-workers, and your affordable car rental will give you the freedom to experience them at your pace and at your convenience.

crawford lake conservation area

Drive your Kitchener car rental to Crawford Lake Conservation Area, it's the top-ranked nature attraction in the Waterloo Region – as well as being a great place to hike! Or, if the weather isn't great, spend an afternoon in the Waterloo Region Museum. This wonderful museum is filled with exhibits about Canadian heritage and history!

Victoria Park is one of the best places in Kitchener where tourists will enjoy recreation and relaxation at the fullest. The park is incredible for its beauty and amazing huge rocks which are in the area. There are also incredible small lakes, so walking in this area and taking photos is a great way of relaxing. It is the oldest park in Kitchener and is also the place where many festivities and events take place. Although it was opened in 1896 on a swampy farm land, nowadays, it looks amazing and is a must try.

Kitchener-Waterloo's Oktoberfest is a nine days celebration that takes place every year in Kitchener. The event is inspired by the original German Oktoberfest and is held every October, on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving and lasts until the Saturday after. It is known for its great parades, celebrations, activities, events, Miss Oktoberfest contest, as well as many cultural events and concerts. There are also many booths with food, souvenirs and other items that will remember people of this event. The ambiance is relaxing and entertaining, so participating in such an incredible event is a must for any tourist in Kitchener.

There are plenty of outstanding restaurants in Kitchener.  If you're up for a very expensive night on the town, drive your car rental to Verses – it's the best French restaurant in town, but be aware that it's probably the most expensive, as well!

If you prefer Japanese food, you might use your car rental Kitchener to take the family out to Dake Fusion, or for an interesting menu that blends European and Caribbean fare, try Ellison's Bistro – an affordable and top-rated place to spend an evening. If you and your buddies are in Kitchener on a business trip, grab the keys and take your discount car rental over to the Charcoal Steak House – it's expensive but it's also the best place to grab a steak and a drink in this great city!

Top depots in Kitchener
  • Enterprise Kitchener Car Rental Enterprise Kitchener - 2959 King Street E, Kitchener, ON. N2A1A8
  • Avis Kitchener Car Rental Avis Kitchener - 696 Fairway Road, Unit Two, Kitchener, ON. N2C 1X3
  • Budget Kitchener Car Rental Budget Kitchener - 696 Fairway Road South Unit 2, Kitchener, ON. N2C 1X3
  • Enterprise Kitchener Downtown Car Rental Enterprise Kitchener Downtown - 1215 Victoria N, Kitchener, ON. N2H5E2