One Way Car Hire

One Way Rentals in Australia

Are you planning a trip along the Great Ocean Road? Or maybe driving down from Sydney to Melbourne? Just pick the route and we’ll probably have something for you – we compare a range of Australian rental companies including Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar that have depots all around the country and allow for one way car rentals.

Common One-Way Routes


Here’s a selection of popular one way routes around Australia. Click the link for more information about the route and preselected start and end destinations.

Views of the Otways, driving to Lorne.
Photo: Alan Lam


New Zealand

If you’re going to New Zealand here are some handy one way car hire routes around the North and South Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to pay a one way relocation fee?
A: The relocation fees depend on the company you rent from, the route and the current supply and demand of cars at both locations. If there is a relocation fee it is ALREADY INCLUDED in the quote you get in our price comparison tool.

Q: Can I rent a car if I’m under 25?
A: Yes, you must be over 21 years old to rent a car with most of the providers listed on our website. If you are under 25 years old an age surcharge fee will usually apply.

Photo (top of page) of Great Ocean Road: Larry W. Lo