Pick up rental car in Canada and drop off in the US?
Also, will need a car rental going back - pick up in Chicago drop off in Toronto.
Anyone done this before?
Dec 11th, 2019 8:43 pm
Dec 11th, 2019 8:58 pm
Dec 12th, 2019 1:16 am
It can be done but very expensive. Foe some reason picking up from 1 location and dropping at another cost more.
Dec 12th, 2019 7:46 am
If there is a return fee for your example above, would that be approx. another $200? Thanks.
Dec 12th, 2019 8:58 am
Dec 12th, 2019 2:46 pm
UHaul might not actually be cheaper since you're also paying per KM here or a fairly high day rate with (some) included KMs.
Dec 13th, 2019 7:00 am
How long are you staying in Chicago for?
Dec 13th, 2019 8:24 am
Once we get to Chicago we’ll be taking the Amtrak to Los Angeles, CA. We’ll be in California for several weeks. We will be travelling with our son who is severely autistic, he can’t tolerate travelling by plane, this is why we are taking this route.
Dec 13th, 2019 9:49 am
Dec 13th, 2019 9:59 am
Also check out the rfd car rental discount codes threads
Dec 13th, 2019 12:09 pm
Jan 12th, 2020 2:27 am
Jan 12th, 2020 11:34 am
I think this changed a few years ago - it's now allowed for a limited set of circumstancestofubb wrote: ↑ Car rental from Chicago to Toronto, make sure your rental car has Canadian license plate. Canadian resident is not allow to drive American plated vehicle to Canada, except you are declare it in import or it is owned by the company you work for.
90% of time, custom officers don’t care. But if they catch you, they will force you to drive back to US.
We did that very often in the past, since car rental was way cheaper in the State. We got caught once five years ago, the officer forced us to drive back to US.
Jan 12th, 2020 12:19 pm
Thanks good newsl69norm wrote: ↑ I think this changed a few years ago - it's now allowed for a limited set of circumstances
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/road/i ... arily.html
Rental vehicles from the U.S.
Canadian residents can bring U.S. rental vehicles into Canada for non-commercial use for up to 30 days. This is allowed because:
Canadian and American vehicle standards are similar
the vehicles are here for only a short time
the car rental company owns the vehicles
Regulations allow one-way and two way trips across the Canadian border with U.S. rental vehicles. However, you must have the rental company's consent for one-way trips where you leave the vehicle at a Canadian location.
Note: Visitors may also enter Canada with U.S. rental vehicles.
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publication ... 1-eng.html
US Rental Vehicles Driven by Canadians
77. Vehicles that have been rented in the US by Canadians residents from a US vehicle rental business may enter Canada for non-commercial purposes and they shall be removed from Canada within a period of 30 days, or any other prescribed period, beginning on the day on which the vehicles were imported.
78. If within the period of 30 days or any other prescribed period beginning on the day on which the vehicles were imported, the resident of Canada delivers the vehicles to a vehicle rental business in Canada with the consent of the business, then the vehicles’ rental business shall be responsible for removing the vehicles’ from Canada before the end of that period.
Jan 12th, 2020 4:06 pm