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Adelaide Car Hire

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Pick-up location Adelaide
Rental locations 49
Airport locations 27

Adelaide car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
budget
Best rated
7.4 Good (4,177 reviews)
3 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
274 North Terrace
+61 884 187 300
433 Grand Junction Rd
+61 881 611 700
Terminal Building
+61 882 344 900
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Budget reviews in Adelaide

Recent reviews

Rated no. 2
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,726 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St
+61 884 108 977
Adelaide Ap
+61 882 343 029
All Thrifty reviews
Thrifty reviews in Adelaide
Rated no. 3
Alpha
alpha
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
315, Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Terminal Building -1
1300 22 74 73 / +61 7 3088 2976
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Nov 2017
Pros: Great service from the staff!
Rated no. 4
Europcar
europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
29/225 North Terrace
+61 881 146 350
Terminal Building
+61 881 503 090
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
10 Dec 2017
Great service at Europcar in Adelaide!
Pros: 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.
9.6 Excellent
14 Nov 2018
Car
Pros: I loved the car I had it’s amazing
Cons: The preauthorisation for a debit card which was $400 and a cc was $100 is a bit harsh.
Rated no. 5
Alamo
9.7 Excellent (7 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive
+61 882 344 822
  • 9.3
  • 9.8
  • 9.5
  • 9.8
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
13 Aug 2019
Pros: 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 !!
Cons: Use Kayak to get good hire car rates and avoid just hiring in person at the airport car hire desk.
9.2 Excellent
27 Jun 2018
It was great.
Pros: Condition of the car and service
Cons: The 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.
10.0 Excellent
28 Aug 2018
Pros: Free upgrade to a very lovely car. Easy check in and out. All very good..
Cons: No complaints at all.
10.0 Excellent
15 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful
9.6 Excellent
29 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff very good
10.0 Excellent
10 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful Easy pick up and drop off Clean and nice car Reliable
9.6 Excellent
23 Sep 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff.
Cons: Will help if a location map is given to customers which may not be familiar with the car rental pick up/ drop off point.
Rated no. 6
East Coast Car Rentals
7.9 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
ADELAIDE AIRPORT 237 Richmond Road
  • 7.7
  • 8.0
  • 7.7
  • 8.3
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
6 Dec 2017
straight forward and no hassle at a bargain price
Pros: easy collection from airport and no hard sales when collecting the car
10.0 Excellent
25 Dec 2017
Very reasonable prices. The car was clean and tidy
Pros: Great service and friendly helpful staff. Didn't have to wait for transportation to and from airport
6.0 Good
10 Aug 2018
Fair service
Pros: Staff were friendly and proffessional.
Cons: 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.
10.0 Excellent
11 Aug 2018
Made it easy!
Pros: Car rental counter was off site from airport, but they made it very easy to pick up and return the car!
4.0 Okay
31 May 2018
Beware of hidden charges
Pros: Lower priced than the more well known rental companies.
Cons: 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.
7.6 Good
15 Sep 2018
Pros: Value for money. The car was clean and reasonably maintained.
Cons: The pick up and drop off point is not at strategic location although shutter service was provided.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
7.9 Good (3 reviews)
4 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
344 North East Road
+61 882 618 833
609 South Road
+61 884 652 000
74 Blyth St
+61 882 312 856
Sir Donald Bradman Dve
+61 882 344 566
  • 7.3
  • 8.0
  • 8.7
  • 8.0
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
24 Jan 2019
Pros: Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 Excellent
1 Nov 2017
Great experience
Pros: Clean 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.
Cons: 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.
3.6 Mediocre
6 Apr 2016
Very expensive
Pros: Rather new car
Cons: Very expensive insurance coverage
Rated no. 8
Firefly
firefly
7.0 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St
+61 882 312 856
Sir Donald Bradman Drive
+61 882 344 566
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Firefly reviews in Adelaide
Rated no. 9
Avis
avis
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
136 North Terrace
+61 881 143 111
Arrival Road
+61 881 542 444
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
26 Nov 2018
Cons: i booked a manual through the website but once i went there, there were no any manuals owned by them
10.0 Excellent
8 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
Rated no. 10
Enterprise
enterprise
4.7 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
Terminal Building
+61 882 344 822
Sunnycars
sunnycars
7 locations in Adelaide
Sunnycars
Locations in Adelaide
1 James Schofield Drive
125 North Terrace
142 North Terrace
153 - 161 Grange Road
442 Main Road North
Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Terminal Building
Access
access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
464 Port Road
1800 812 580
Adelaide Airport
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 883 400 400
keddy by Europcar
keddy
3 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
142 North Terrace
+61 881 146 350
442 Main Road North, Gepps Cross
+61 883 075 850
Adelaide Intl Terminal
+61 881 503 090
Red Spot
redspot
3 locations in Adelaide
Red Spot
Locations in Adelaide
153 - 161 Grange Road
+61 884 459 714
60 Frome Street
+61 882 348 444
Terminal Building -1
+61 1300 668 810
AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Adelaide
AutoEurope
Locations in Adelaide
Europcar 142 North Terrace
Europcar Located In Domestic Terminal
Dollar
dollar
2 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St
+61 884 108 977
Adelaide Ap
+61 8823 4309
JUCY
jucy
2 locations in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
20, Chief Street
Adelaide Airport - Shuttle Service
From $30/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
13 Anzac Highway, Keswick, Adelaide
Apex
apex
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
219 Marion Rd, Marleston, Sa
+61 883 525 077
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
atlascar
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Adelaide
Unit 4 / 373 Cross Road Edwardstown, SA
1800 808 122
Atlas Choice
atlaschoice
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Choice
Locations in Adelaide
91 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton
+61 882 340 911
National
national
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive
+61 882 344 822
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road
+61 755 558 908
Smile Rent
smilerent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
Adelaide Airport
21 travellers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car hire locations in Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency Ace Rental Cars
Most popular car type Luxury
Average price $30/day
Good deal $30/day

When to book a hire car in Adelaide

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for renting 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 $30 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Luxury rental cars in Adelaide are around 83% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Adelaide

How much does it cost to hire a car in Adelaide?

On average a hire car in Adelaide costs $30 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Adelaide?

Luxury (Kia Sportage or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Adelaide.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Adelaide?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Apex ($37/day), JUCY ($44/day) and Europcar ($85/day).

What is the best rental car company in Adelaide?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Adelaide are Budget (7.4, 4177 reviews), Hertz (7.4, 3835 reviews), and Thrifty (7.1, 2726 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Adelaide Airport (ADL)?

The only car hire company onsite at Adelaide Airport is Ace Rental Cars.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Adelaide Airport (ADL)?

The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Adelaide Airport to off-airport locations is Ace Rental Cars.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Adelaide?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Apex 219 Marion Rd, Marleston, Sa 5033 (4 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Adelaide?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Adelaide?

A Luxury car rental in Adelaide costs $30 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Adelaide?

A Economy car rental in Adelaide costs $34 per day, on average.

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Adelaide?

A Full-size car rental in Adelaide costs $58 per day, on average.

How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Adelaide?

On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $207 per week ($30 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Adelaide?

On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $887 per month ($30 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Adelaide?

Travelers who visit during the Australian summer months and want to get the maximum out of the Australian sun should consider a convertible. When driving mainly through the city, opt for a smaller car, also because petrol prices are considerably higher in Australia than in the US, and a compact car will use up less gas.

What's the speed limit in Adelaide?

Remember that all speed limit signage is given in kilometers per hour in Australia, so make sure you know the conversions (but the speedometer is also on km/h, so it should be no problem). Generally, 50 km/h (31 mph) is allowed in built-up areas and 100 km/h (62 mph) is permitted on rural roads and highways.

How are gas prices in Adelaide?

Petrol is considerably more expensive in Australia than in the US. The average price per liter lies at AUD$1.45, which is about $4.24 USD per gallon. Most petrol stations in Adelaide will require drivers to go into the station to pay at the counter, where both cash and cards are accepted.

Where are the best places to park in Adelaide?

There are various park possibilities in Adelaide, though the easiest is still to opt for a hotel with a parking space included. Alternatively, there is metered on-street parking, where some machines only take the exact amount of coins and no cards, so check beforehand. There are also commercial parking lots like UPark or a P+R or the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Park 'n' Ride, from which public transport operates into the city.