Best 5 Moving Truck Rental Alternatives to U-Haul in Victoria, BC

If you need to hire a truck in Victoria but don’t want to use U-Haul, continue reading to find 5 alternatives in your area.  Our recommendations will show you a range of moving trucks in your area that are at an affordable price.

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Budget Car & Truck Rentals,

A well-known company with budget prices.

Budget Car and Truck Rentals are well-known throughout the whole country. With Budget, you know you’re getting a good deal and have the comfort that you’re using a large company.

Offering

Budget has a good range of trucks from pick-ups, cargo vans to 24’ trucks.

Rental Price

  • 1-ton pickup truck from $172.47/day
  • 1-ton flat deck truck from $66.07/day

Reviews

  • Google 3.6/5
  • Google 4.0/5
  • Google 4.3/5
  • Google 2.9/5

The 1st Google rating is based on 47 reviews and is about 757 Douglas Street branch. The second rating is based on just one review and is about the branch at 2224 Douglas Street. The 3rd Google review is about the branch on Harriet Road and is based on 42 reviews. The last rating in the list is based on a branch about further out at North Saanich.

There are 239 branches of Budget locations nationally and 5 in Victoria, so they’re a good company to go for if you’re moving long-distance.

Visit Budget Car and Truck Rentals to find more information.
Telephone Number: 250-953-5300

Inclusions and Exclusions

Prices are all inclusive apart form Loss Damage Waivers ($25.95/day) so it is really easy to judge your final price with Budget. You can purchase 24h roadside assistance as an added extra.  

Pros:

  • Well-known company
  • Lots of locations
  • Rewards program for frequent users

Cons:

  • Not all truck sizes are available at every location. Some locations dealt mainly with cars so it was a process of trial and error to find which Victoria branches had trucks.

National Truck Rental,

Well-known, well loved.

National is a world-renowned brand with a good offering, clear pricing and a good reputation.

Offering

National Truck Rental has small and large pickups, mini vans and cargo vans.

Rental Price

  • Cargo van $53.62/day
  • Minivan $92.86/day

Reviews

  • Google: 3.2/5
  • Google 2.7/5

Google’s rating is based on 28 reviews for the Victoria branch at 2898 Douglas Street. The second rating is based on 61 reviews and is about the branch at 767 Douglas Street.

National has 141 locations throughout the country and it has 5 locations in and around the Victoria area.

Visit National for more information.
Telephone Number: 250-386-1213

Inclusions and Exclusions

Taxes are included in quoted price but mileage is not. This is charged at $0.35 per km. Drivers may purchase a Loss Damage Waiver, which is around $21.95 per day as well as 24h roadside assistance with is $4.99/day.

Pros:

  • Affordable prices that are clear
  • Well-known company

Cons:

  • No damage waivers or roadside assistance included
  • No mileage included

Island Rent a Car - Victoria,

A local company for local movers.

Island Rent a Car has a simple website with clear pricing and easy to access contact information.

Offering

Island Rents out vans as well as cars. Their website doesn’t indicate what size vans they have.

Rental Price

  • Van rental from $39.95/day
  • Van rental from $225/week

Reviews

  • Google: 4.1/5

The Google rating is based on 44 Google Reviews.

Island Rent-a-Car is a small company with one location in Victoria.

Visit Island Rent a Car for more information.
Telephone: 250-384-4881

Inclusions and Exclusions

Taxes and fees are not included in quoted price. The first 200km is included in the daily quote price. The weekly rental price has unlimited mileage.

Pros:

  • Daily or weekly rates
  • Canadian company
  • Good rating
  • Wide-range of vehicles

Cons:

  • Hard to find out about the size of vans and trucks they have without calling
  • Can’t book online
  • Not allowed to travel beyond Island/Lower Mainland/Whistler

Practicar,

A Canadian Company with your budget in mind.

Practicar is a Canadian company that was founded in Prince George, BC in 1976. They provide rental vehicles in the Victoria area.

Offering

Practicar do car and truck rentals, though it was difficult to find truck availability at the Victoria branch – it would certainly be worth calling them.

Rental Price

As we had difficulty finding availability online, we weren’t able to get prices.

Reviews

  • Google: 3.4/5

Google’s rating is based on 25 reviews. 

Practicar has locations throughout Canada.

Visit the Practicar for more information.
Telephone: 250-380-7760

Inclusions and Exclusions

Since pricing information is not available to view online, we are unable to check what is included in the price. This would be something to ask when receiving the initial quotation.

Pros:

  • A local company

Cons:

  • Availability for Victoria was not visible on the website

Conclusion

U-Haul don’t have to get the bulk of the truck rental business – here are 5 alternatives in Victoria. There is a mixture of local and international companies for you to browse. It’s worth reading their customer reviews before choosing a company! Happy truck rental!

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