The fourth largest city in North America is a well-known center of business, finance and the arts scene, and is considered a multicultural and cosmopolitan city. Toronto is not only a vibrant metropolis, but also the perfect starting point for exploring Canada. In doing so, a rental car offers you incomparable freedom. Via Driveboo you can compare the offers of the car rentals in Toronto and book a rental car for Toronto easily online. Driveboo is working together with all major car rental companies in Toronto.
You can make the most of your vacation with a rental car, as you will be completely independent and can explore all of Toronto and the surrounding area with ease. In the following table you will find places near Toronto that you definitely have to see.
|Cities near Toronto||Distance||Duration with a rental car|
|Mississauga||approx. 29 km||approx. 25 min|
|Vaughan||approx. 42 km||approx. 30 min|
|Hamilton||approx. 70 km||approx. 55 min|
|Barrie||approx. 115 km||approx. 1 h & 10 min|
|Buffalo, USA||approx. 160 km||approx. 2 h|
|Kingston||approx. 260 km||approx. 2 h & 45 min|
In the city of Toronto you will find numerous car rental agencies. You can also rent a car at Toronto Airport (YYZ). Here you can get a cheap rental car right on the spot. Competition is high, so the chances of getting a cheap deal are very good. In addition, at an airport you benefit from longer opening hours of the car rental agencies and better availability of special vehicles such as cabriolets, sports cars or SUVs.
There are only two toll roads in Canada: the Highway 104 and the Highway 407. On Highway 104, you can easily pay cash or with a transponder. The price here depends on the number of axles. On Highway 407, on the other hand, cash payment is not possible. If your rental car does not have a transponder, the settlement is made via license plate recognition by video. This will incur additional fees in the amount of 3.55 CAD. The amount of the rate depends on the day of the week, the time, the vehicle type and the route section.
When renting a car, it makes no difference in which country you rent your vehicle. You should always choose the insurance "fully comprehensive without excess" for your own protection. In addition, you should pay attention to a high liability coverage. The liability should cover at least a damage sum of one million euros, even a sum of 7.5 million would be better.
If you don't want to spend the entire time of your stay in Toronto and in Canada behind the wheel, you can have an additional driver for the rental car included with the car rental. This means that your travel companion is also entitled to drive the rental car and automatically contracted insurances also apply to the additional driver. Usually, a small additional fee is required for this, a price that is often charged per rented day. However, there are also offers that include an additional driver free of charge, also worthwhile here in advance a comparison online from home.
|Emergency situation||Phone number|
|Police, Fire department||911|
|Information on traffic situation||511|
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and not of great importance for tourists: it is home to Canada's economic center and a financial center with international recognition. Especially in summer, but also in spring and autumn, Toronto is an excellent place for exploring travelers. With your rental car, you can explore not only the impressive metropolis but also the picturesque region according to your wishes. Below is a climate chart that will hopefully make your decision on when to travel to Toronto a little easier.
|Max. temperature in °C||-1||-1||4||12||18||24||27||27||22||16||8||1||13|
|Min. temperature in °C||-8||-7||-3||3||7||14||17||16||12||7||2||-5||4|
|Sunshine hours per day||3||4||5||7||7||9||9||8||7||5||3||3||5|
|Water temperature in °C||3||2||2||3||6||12||19||21||18||12||9||7||9|