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Adelaide car rentals

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Adelaide, SA, Australia
31 May — 7 Jun
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Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Cheap car rentals in Adelaide

Economy$84/day
Compact$90/day
Intermediate$89/day
Standard$99/day
People mover$183/day
Full-size SUV$119/day
Passenger van$147/day
Intermediate SUV$106/day
Standard SUV$116/day
Compact SUV$135/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Adelaide car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alpha
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2017
Great service from the staff!
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 3
Alamo
9.5 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.7
  • 9.5
  • 9.4
  • 9.5
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent20 May 2022
All very good indeed !
8.0 Excellent11 Apr 2022
The car was clean and worked well. The signage of the airport 'office' is not visible enough. One of the staff didn't seem to know everything about his job, however the others were very friendly and professional.
10.0 Excellent11 Mar 2022
Great service, helpful staff, car was clean and suited our needs. Easy pick up and return.
9.6 Excellent23 Sep 2019
Very friendly staff.Will help if a location map is given to customers which may not be familiar with the car rental pick up/ drop off point.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2019
Staff friendly and helpful Easy pick up and drop off Clean and nice car Reliable
9.6 Excellent13 Aug 2019
Lady at the desk was helpful , initially the rates were sky high whe we just walked up but after booking via Kayak we got the same car from the same lady at more than half the price !!Use Kayak to get good hire car rates and avoid just hiring in person at the airport car hire desk.
9.6 Excellent29 Mar 2019
Staff very good
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2018
Free upgrade to a very lovely car. Easy check in and out. All very good..No complaints at all.
9.2 Excellent27 Jun 2018
It was great.Condition of the car and serviceThe lady at the counter neither the website mentioned it was from enterprise i was looking out for alamo in the terminal. Cudnt locate the rental office.
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Rated no. 4
Sixt
9.2 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.6
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent28 Apr 2022
Check in staff were friendly and helpful. Wasn't happy about being charged a fee for an additional driver - have not been charged this with other car hire companies. Car was new and clean. Overall good service
8.0 Excellent18 Apr 2022
I had booked an SUV, but on arrival was offered a Camry Hybrid instead. After explaining my husband would have difficulty getting in and out of a sedan, I was then offered a Mitsubishi SUV. Staff were professional. The car was clean, performed well with no issues. I was, however, a little peeved that I was charged over $23 international transaction fees by my credit card provider for the payment I made when booking the car online.
10.0 Excellent10 Feb 2022
Value for Money. Quick and easy check-in and check-out of the vehicle.
10.0 Excellent13 Jan 2022
The vehicle was clean, a pleasure to drive, staff explained the Toyota hybrid drive well, including traps for young players. When I returned the vehicle, there was a long line which was not a good look for them. I think that they should consider prioritising the returns, as new rentals were taking ages, while returns were flying through once they got served.
From $91/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
9 Excellent (11 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9
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  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Mar 2022
Good service, quick and great car. No hassles or scams.
10.0 Excellent21 Mar 2022
The hybrid saved so much in petrol. Will be updating to hybrid myself. Everything was perfect.
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2021
No transparency for pricing
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
staff were helpful and answered phones promptly.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2019
Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2017
Great experienceClean vehicle, fuel efficient, easy to book same day, short walk from terminal to pick up the car. Purchase the middle rate insurance for piece of mind and the price from 4 days was reasonable. Ended up having to add an additional day which was easily done by calling the rental counter at the airport.The only thing I can complain about is the entrance into the rental car return is VERY poorly marked. This isn't hertz's fault, but rather the airport's fault.
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Rated no. 6
East Coast Car Rentals
8.8 Excellent (13 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
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  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 Sep 2018
Value for money. The car was clean and reasonably maintained.The pick up and drop off point is not at strategic location although shutter service was provided.
10.0 Excellent11 Aug 2018
Made it easy!Car rental counter was off site from airport, but they made it very easy to pick up and return the car!
6.0 Good10 Aug 2018
Fair serviceStaff were friendly and proffessional.Given my recent full hip replacement, I got a manual but had every expectation that I was getting an automatic. I managed through it, because I had to. Else, if I had time and opportunity to argue and go elseware I would have. I will not get stuck like this ever again. Also, I reported that the small car pulled to the left and the rear disc callipers were scraping loudly.
4.0 Okay31 May 2018
Beware of hidden chargesLower priced than the more well known rental companies.They charged my credit card a mysterious fee with no explanation more than 3 weeks after I had returned the rental, on top of the rental costs already incurred.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2017
Very reasonable prices. The car was clean and tidyGreat service and friendly helpful staff. Didn't have to wait for transportation to and from airport
9.6 Excellent6 Dec 2017
straight forward and no hassle at a bargain priceeasy collection from airport and no hard sales when collecting the car
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From $44/dayRated no. 7
Avis
Most popular
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2019
Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
2.0 Mediocre26 Nov 2018
i booked a manual through the website but once i went there, there were no any manuals owned by them
Rated no. 8
Budget
7.3 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
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  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent22 Apr 2022
It was perfect
4.0 Okay13 Apr 2022
The car style I had reserved was not available at the airport location.
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2021
The staff were very helpful and friendly.
Rated no. 9
Apex
7.2 Good (8 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2022
I had to cancell within 40 hours of the hire date due to unforeseen circumstances. Your 48 hour cancellation policy is out of step with industry standards and blatantly unfair. I will never use your company again.
6.0 Good6 May 2022
Very disappointed that I had to make arrangements to return the hire car the day prior to expected (prior to 4.45pm) as there is no after-hours key return. My flight was 7.10am and I was advised I could not drop off until after 9am.
10.0 Excellent24 Mar 2022
The experience was great and not stressful at all
10.0 Excellent22 Mar 2022
Easy to pick up and friendly staff
Rated no. 10
Enterprise
7.1 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
  • 6.5
  • 6.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent8 Apr 2022
The Toyota Yaris is not a pleasant car to drive. It is somewhat under-powered. Enterprise should eliminate this model.
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2022
Thoughtful staff who made us feel like we mattered
2.0 Mediocre31 Jan 2018
Took money for payment even though age requirement was not met. Never using again.
Rated no. 11
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent29 Jun 2019
Had a hard time leaving airport
Rated no. 12
Europcar
6.9 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
  • 7
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent3 Jan 2022
Need more staff over Xmas/New Year in Adelaide
4.0 Okay3 Jan 2022
Child car seat was left in vehicle, had us questioning the cleaning element.. $200 deposit required which was not stated in the paperwork.
2.0 Mediocre21 Dec 2021
I booked the car using kayak, which was good! The car was good too, however Europcar has charged me for the car (which I had already paid for) and the fuel (which we filled full tank while returning) out of my deposit. I have personally gone to their store in Adelaide city and spoken about it, they asked me to call and e-mail customer care which I did. I have provided proof of my payments and haven't heard back from them yet!
9.6 Excellent14 Nov 2018
CarI loved the car I had it’s amazingThe preauthorisation for a debit card which was $400 and a cc was $100 is a bit harsh.
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2017
Great service at Europcar in Adelaide!From pick up to drop off, the Europcar team was great. After returning the car a few minutes before the office closed, I realized that I left my prescription sunglasses in the car. We were flying back early the next morning, so I could only pick them that day. I ran to Europcar and was able to catch the last employee as he was leaving the garage. He called the other representative to let me into the car. She came back to allow me to collect my sunglasses. Really went above and beyond! Would recommend to anyone.
Rated no. 13
Ace Rental Cars
4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good24 Mar 2022
Very cheap car hire. Unfortunately pick up/drop off not located at the airport. Was a bit of a mission to organise shuttle pick up unable to get through on number provided on website. Man was quite rude when we returned the car, we advised that the tyre pressure was low as came up on the dash, he was quick to say we must have popped the tyre. Didn’t appreciate his manner, however no issues during handover.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2022
retty poor for an airport rental company. Should have read reviews first as I wouldn’t have booked with them if I had. Arrived at Adelaide airport and called for the shuttle bus and was told that the last one had left, they were about to close and I wouldn’t be able to collect the car until the next day!? WTF Nowhere during the booking process did I see that you need to be at the shuttle LATEST 5:30pm If that happens go to, I suggest going to the Budget rentals office at the airport. They had the best price and vehicles compared to Avis and Hertz (who wanted $500+$100 bond for 3 days small car rental) 😳
Sunnycars
7 locations in Adelaide
Sunnycars
Locations in Adelaide
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keddy by Europcar
5 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
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Dollar
4 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
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Access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
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Red Spot
3 locations in Adelaide
Red Spot
Locations in Adelaide
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Simba Car Hire
2 locations in Adelaide
Simba Car Hire
Locations in Adelaide
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From $30/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Adelaide
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Atlas Choice
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Choice
Locations in Adelaide
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AutoEurope
1 location in Adelaide
AutoEurope
Locations in Adelaide
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From $66/day
JUCY
1 location in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
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National
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
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Smile Rent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
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85 travellers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$58/day

When to book a rental car in Adelaide

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Adelaide

  • Adelaide really has everything on offer, from fantastic beaches to various green spaces and parks dotted in and around the city. The best way to see it all and not miss out on anything during your stay in Adelaide, is to rent a car and explore the city in your own time. You can even go to the outer harbor and enjoy scenic views over Torrens Island and the sea.
  • Adelaide Airport is located quite centrally and is only a 20-minute drive from Adelaide’s center. Reach your hotel or next destination hassle-free by picking up a hire car directly at one of the on-site hire agencies, including Thrifty, Enterprise, and Europcar. The car hire center is located in the ground floor, next to the Baggage Claim area, and cars should be returned with a full tank to the multi-level parking garage.
  • Bear in mind that traffic stays on the left side of the road in Australia, like in England. The steering wheel is also on the right side, but thankfully most cars in Australia are automatic, so a stick shift is one thing less to worry about. For drivers not used to driving on the left side, consider getting a GPS system with the car and remember to enter a roundabout clockwise.
  • In Adelaide, it is not allowed to turn right at an intersection when the lights are red. Speed limits are strictly enforced and must be adhered to at all times. Apart from that, the city is a very relaxed one to drive in, as streets are broad, the infrastructure is good, and everything is marked clearly with signs or markings on the ground.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Adelaide for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Adelaide are around -7% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Adelaide