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Adelaide, SA, Australia
13 May — 20 May
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Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Adelaide car rental information

Pick-up locationAdelaide
Rental locations45
Airport locations26

Adelaide car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alpha
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
315, Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Terminal Building -11300 22 74 73 / +61 7 3088 2976
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Nov 2017
Pros: Great service from the staff!
From $149/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
225 North Terrace+61 8 8114 6350
Terminal Building+61 8 8150 3090
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent14 Nov 2018
CarPros: I loved the car I had it’s amazingCons: The 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!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.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 8 8422 9290
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Sir Donald Bradman Dve+61 8 8424 9190
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Apr 2021
Pros: staff were helpful and answered phones promptly.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2019
Pros: Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2017
Great experiencePros: 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.
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Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent23 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.
10.0 Excellent10 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful Easy pick up and drop off Clean and nice car Reliable
9.6 Excellent13 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.
9.6 Excellent29 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff very good
10.0 Excellent15 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2018
Pros: Free upgrade to a very lovely car. Easy check in and out. All very good..Cons: No complaints at all.
9.2 Excellent27 Jun 2018
It was great.Pros: Condition of the car and serviceCons: 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.
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Rated no. 5
East Coast Car Rentals
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road, Richmond, SA+61 1800 474 258
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 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.
10.0 Excellent11 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!
6.0 Good10 Aug 2018
Fair servicePros: 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.
4.0 Okay31 May 2018
Beware of hidden chargesPros: 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.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2017
Very reasonable prices. The car was clean and tidyPros: Great 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 pricePros: easy collection from airport and no hard sales when collecting the car
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Rated no. 6
Avis
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
136 North Terrace+61 2 9353 9000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Arrival Road+61 2 9353 9000
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
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Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
2.0 Mediocre26 Nov 2018
Cons: i booked a manual through the website but once i went there, there were no any manuals owned by them
Rated no. 7
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 882 312 856
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Sir Donald Bradman Drive+61 882 344 566
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent29 Jun 2019
Cons: Had a hard time leaving airport
Rated no. 8
Budget
5.2 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
274 North Terrace+61 8 8418 7300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Terminal Building+61 8 8234 4900
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
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Rated no. 9
Enterprise
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
Terminal Building+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre31 Jan 2018
Cons: Took money for payment even though age requirement was not met. Never using again.
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
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Access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
464 Port Road1800 812 580
Adelaide Airport
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise+61 883 400 400
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
142 North Terrace+61 881 146 350
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
442 Main Road North, Gepps Cross+61 883 075 850
Adelaide Intl Terminal+61 881 503 090
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Red Spot
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
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Dollar
2 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St+61 8 8410 8977
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Adelaide Ap
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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From $24/day
JUCY
2 locations in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
25-27, Kinkaid Avenue
Adelaide Airport - Shuttle Service
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Thrifty
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St+61 8 8410 8977
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Adelaide Ap+61 8 8234 3029
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
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From $29/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
13 Anzac Highway, Keswick, Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $22/day
Apex
Cheapest deal
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
219 Marion Rd, Marleston, Sa+61 883 525 077
Recent reviews
From $27/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Most popular
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Adelaide
Unit 4 / 373 Cross Road Edwardstown, SA1800 808 122
Recent reviews
Atlas Choice
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Choice
Locations in Adelaide
91 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton+61 882 340 911
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Adelaide
AutoEurope
Locations in Adelaide
Europcar 142 North Terrace
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Sixt
1 location in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road+61 7 5555 8908
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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Smile Rent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
Adelaide Airport
Recent reviews
47 travellers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

Atlas Car & Truck Rental

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$42/day

When to book a rental car in Adelaide

Average daily price per month
Rental car 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 $42 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Adelaide are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Adelaide

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Adelaide costs $48 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Adelaide is $5.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $64 and $86, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Adelaide.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Adelaide airport include Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Apex, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar and JUCY.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Adelaide airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars, Europcar and JUCY.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Adelaide costs $25 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Adelaide costs $28 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Adelaide costs $30 per day, on average.

  • In Adelaide, cars are most frequently hired at Ace Rental Cars 13 Anzac Highway, Keswick, Adelaide (2 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $339 per week ($48 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $1,454 per month ($48 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.