Car Hire Adelaide
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Are your travelling to South Australia? Find great deals on new rental cars in Adelaide from companies such as Budget, Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar. Vehicles are available directly at Adelaide Airport and at various locations throughout the city. One way rentals from Adelaide to Melbourne are also available.
Car Hire For Beginners
Are you hiring a car for the first time? Here are some things you should know:
Compare to Save
The easiest way to get a better deal is to compare prices from several companies. The leading providers offer a wide range of vehicles, so it won’t matter if you’re looking for an 8-seater family car, a spacious SUV or 4WD, or for simply a compact and economical car. Another way of saving is understanding how length of rental impacts your rates – in general the longer you rent for the better price you’ll get.
Check What’s Included
Check what’s included in your rental rate and what requires additional fees. Most companies have a full tank on return policy and petrol is not included in the rental price. Satellite navigation, child seats and other equipment involve a surcharge. Basic insurance cover is provided, however some travellers decide to arrange additional insurance to bring down the excess they’re liable for.
Read the Terms and Conditions
Check what is allowed and what isn’t with your rental. Most common restrictions apply to age (you must be over 21 or 25 years old), the number of drivers that are allowed to drive the car and the area you can travel around. In most cases you cannot take it over to islands as most insurance policies do not cover ferry transport. If you’re going to Adelaide this means you may not be able to take the vehicle to Kangaroo Island. Read the terms and conditions your chosen provider offers.
Top Destinations in Adelaide
Pandas, giraffes and native Australian fauna are just some of the zoo’s many highlights.
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
A fun place for a long walk on a sunny day.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Great place to visit on a hot day, with plenty of shade, flowers, trees and more.
South Australia Museum
Free entry, excellent for kids and adults alike.
Adelaide Airport Car Rental
Do you want to hire a car at Adelaide Airport? Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Redspot Sixt and Europcar offer vehicles directly at the airport – an easy and affordable way for business and holiday travellers alike to rent a car upon arriving in South Australia’s capital. Reservations should be made before arriving at the airport. Find a cheap vehicle with our search tool above.
Guides for Australian Capitals
If you plan to travel around you might find our Tasmania or Hobart guides helpful:
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