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Can I rent a car without a credit card in Canada?

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What credit cards do car hire companies in Canada accept?

All suppliers will accept credit cards that are American Express, MasterCard, or VISA.These are the most widely recognised credit cards and are accepted by most suppliers. 

Can I use someone else's credit card?

No, you can not. A valid credit card presented with the renter's name is required to rent a vehicle. Keep note that the name, address and signature has to match the renter's drivers licence to be accepted. 

Car Rental Company Policies: Credit Card 

In Canada, renters will be required to present a credit card in their name. Here is a guide to our suppliers' policies regarding credit cards.


Credit cards accepted: In Alamo's Canadian depots, American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. 

A credit card in the renter's name must be presented at the time of pick up. If a credit card was used to pay for the rental, the same card must be used at the time of pick up. 


Credit cards accepted:  Avis accepts most major credit cards including American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's, JCB, Mastercard, Sears and Visa. The credit card must be in the name of the driver. 


Credit cards accepted: Budget will accept most major credit cards. Drivers must present a credit card in the name of the driver. 


Credit and debit cards accepted:  American Express, MasterCard and Visa will be accepted at Canadian Enterprise locations. 

A credit card must be presented in the renter's name. 


Credit cards accepted: American Express, Mastercard, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Visa are all accepted. 

Credit cards must have available credit. 


Credit cards accepted:  National accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards, in the name of the renter.


Credit cards accepted: Renters must present a credit card in their name upon pickup. American Express, MasterCard and Visa will be accepted. 

Read more about picking up a rental car in Canada.


Before you arrive to pick up your rental car:

Remember, the policies regarding credit cards not only different per supplier, they can also be different at each location. If you are unsure if your chosen payment method will be accepted, you can contact our Customer Care Team before you pick up your vehicle and we can check directly with the depot for you.