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Kitchener Guide

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The twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo are situated in the welcoming countryside of southwestern Ontario. Easily accessible, and only an hour by car from Toronto, these pleasant cities offer some respite from the frenzied, industrial capital. Car hire in Kitchener is the cheapest online. Use our comparator website to find the cheapest quotes from over fifty well known suppliers. With car hire as your main form of transportation, you will be able to explore Kitchener freely, avoiding the crowds. 

Explore Kitchener

With two leading universities and several renowned vibrant festivals, Kitchener-Waterloo is unsurprisingly quite and is a popular destination. Visit the museum village consisting of historic buildings and artefacts that depict life during 1914. The museum can be found at the Doon Heritage Crossroads.

When visiting the surrounding Mennonite religious farming community, you may feel like you have stepped back in time. Visit the market to see horses pulling old fashioned buggies, loaded with goods for sale by families in old traditional style dress.

Oktoberfest is a flamboyant festival that attracts many visitors every year. As 55 per cent of Kitchener-Waterloo locals are of German heritage, it's not surprising that this is the largest Oktoberfest in North America. There are 15 'festhallen' (halls), each offering different activities.

Visit the Waterloo County and Area Quilt Festival during May. This non-profit festival celebrates the art and traditions of quilt-making. The festival is the largest of its kind in Canada, consisting of 40 separate events in 10 communities in the area.

Transport

By car
Kitchener-Waterloo is located only an hour southeast of Toronto. From Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal, take the 401 highway westbound to Interchange 278. Follow Highway 8 to King Street, which leads directly to downtown Kitchener and uptown Waterloo.

By air
The twin cities have a small airport 10 minutes east of downtown Kitchener, called Waterloo Regional Airport. The airport only offers services between centres in the southern Ontario region. The Toronto Pearson International Airport is located only an hour from Kitchener-Waterloo.

Car hire is available at both airports. Prebook online with us and be eligible to our great offers and a wider selection of cars.

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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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