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Surfers Paradise car hires from $52

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Surfers Paradise with a pick-up date of 27/4 and drop-off date of 11/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy$54/day
Compact$55/day
Intermediate$127/day
Mini$57/day
Pick-up truck$85/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Compact SUV$60/day
Standard SUV$68/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Surfers Paradise

  • Surfers Paradise and the rest of the Gold Coast have a light rail network known as G:link. If you aren't used to driving on roads with tram tracks, there are a few important things to bear in mind. Firstly, cars aren't allowed to drive on tram tracks except when you're driving over them at intersections. Never wait on the tram tracks while turning. You may also encounter tram-specific traffic lights. These will light up with a 'T' symbol and may be green or red at times when the normal traffic lights are different. Cars always obey the normal traffic lights.
  • When booking your hire vehicle, ask your agency about any restrictions on where you can drive it. You may be restricted from driving on unsealed roads and beaches, whether you book a luxury vehicle or cheap car hire in Surfers Paradise. If you're sticking to Surfers Paradise and other Gold Coast towns, you won't encounter any issues, but if you're planning on driving in more rural areas or national parks, let your provider know. They'll be able to advise you on any restrictions and the best vehicle options for your trip. Most companies will let you drive your hire car into other states.
  • In Surfers Paradise, children are required to use a child restraint or booster seat that's suited to their height and weight. Children under four must use a child restraint, and for children under six months, this must be a rear-facing restraint. Children seven and under can use either a restraint or a booster depending on their height. Children older than seven can use a normal seatbelt once they're tall enough. This is usually when they are 145 cm tall and around 12 years old. Any seat you use must meet Australian standards, so if you're visiting from overseas it may be easier to hire one from your provider. Most major companies can offer both restraints and booster seats.
  • Hiring a car in Surfers Paradise allows you to cruise along the coastline and make the most of the sunny weather as well as head inland to theme parks and rainforests. Taxi fares can build up quickly and waiting for public transport is the last thing you’ll want to do when the beach is calling. Driving to Wet’n’Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World takes roughly 20min while a connection of buses requires closer to 1h 30min. A hire car also provides the option of bringing all your towels, snacks and clothes without the hassle of carrying them around. Surfers Paradise is approximately 30 km from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) and having a hire car will help avoid a costly taxi fare or 1h 30min bus journey.
  • Car hire companies are situated next to the taxi rank in the Domestic Arrivals area of Gold Coast Airport. If you are arriving on an international flight, turn right after customs and you will see the reception desks next to the Qantas Club. The vehicle pick-up area is less than a 5min walk from the hire company offices.
  • The centre of Surfers Paradise is heavily populated and you’ll have to keep a keen eye out for pedestrians at all times. There is also a light rail system that passes through, from Broadbeach and Southport. Don’t block the path of trams and always check both directions before crossing the tracks. Many international tourists visit Surfers Paradise and you’ll likely share the roads with drivers who are unfamiliar with the area, take caution and reduce speed to avoid collisions.
  • While traffic peaks between 07:30–09:00 and 16:30–18:00 on weekdays in Surfers Paradise, the congestion isn’t nearly as bad as other major cities across Australia. You should allow an additional 20min window to reach your destination during this period and bypass the Gold Coast Hwy if possible. Bundall Rd also experiences heightened traffic on the weekend, though the 6-lane road can accommodate the rushes quite well.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Surfers Paradise for $49 or less
  • Book your rental car in Surfers Paradise at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Surfers Paradise are around -8% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Surfers Paradise

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Surfers Paradise?

    A compact model is the most versatile in the busy crowds, navigating pedestrians and traffic with ease. If you’re planning on enjoying a deluxe getaway, a convertible hire car offers the ability to embrace the tropical Surfers Paradise climate.

  • What’s the speed limit in Surfers Paradise?

    If there are no signs, drive at 50 km/h in urban areas. School zones and commercial shopping strips are reduced to 40 km/h. Highways, such as Pacific Mwy outside of Surfers Paradise leading to Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild, range from 80–100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Surfers Paradise?

    Metered parking is available in prime locations, such as along Hanlan St and Surfers Paradise Bvd, for roughly A$3.70 per hour. Parking before 09:00 and after 19:00 is free. Bruce Bishop Carpark has a flat daily rate of approximately A$15.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Surfers Paradise?

    On average a hire car in Surfers Paradise costs $62 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Surfers Paradise?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar ($52/day), CarWiz ($54/day) and OCR Car Rentals ($56/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 3031 Surfers Paradise Blv 4217 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Surfers Paradise?

    The average price of fuel in Surfers Paradise is $7.42 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $89 and $119, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Surfers Paradise?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Surfers Paradise.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Gold Coast airport (OOL)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Gold Coast airport include Bargain Car Rentals, Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, Europcar, Sixt, Alpha, Dollar, Apex, Thrifty, Hertz and NU Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Gold Coast airport (OOL)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Gold Coast airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, JUCY, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Alpha, Dollar, Alamo, Thrifty and Ace Rental Cars.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Surfers Paradise?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Surfers Paradise?

    A Full Size car hire in Surfers Paradise costs $88 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Surfers Paradise?

    An Economy car hire in Surfers Paradise costs $74 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Surfers Paradise?

    A Standard car hire in Surfers Paradise costs $121 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Surfers Paradise?

    In Surfers Paradise, cars are most frequently hired at OCR Car Rentals 70 Appel Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Surfers Paradise?

    On average a car hire in Surfers Paradise costs $431 per week ($62 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Surfers Paradise?

    On average a car hire in Surfers Paradise costs $1,845 per month ($62 per day).

  • What toll roads are there along the Gold Coast?

    You won't need to worry about toll roads in town or when driving to other Gold Coast cities. However, if you plan on driving to Brisbane, you'll likely need to pay toll charges when you enter and leave the city. This is something to keep in mind when you’re aiming for cheap car hire in Surfers Paradise. You'll usually be able to pay these tolls through your Surfers Paradise car hire provider.

  • How old do I need to be to get a hire car in Surfers Paradise?

    Drivers aged 21 or older who have held a full licence for at least one year can hire a car from most major agencies. Drivers under 25 will likely be charged an extra fee. Hertz typically has one of the lowest surcharges.

Surfers Paradise car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

9.3

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

One location in Surfers Paradise

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Enderley/Surfers Paradise Blvd

+61 7 5570 9918

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday08:00 - 13:00

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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Very good and easy going with the assistance

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Awesome car, friendly service, really appreciated the person at check in recommending we pre pay for a full tank as she could see we had an early drop off, everyone we came in contact with was super friendly, a great experience would totally recommend. Friendly shuttle driver too thanks guys!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Friendly service, reasonable rates, car clean easy to drive. I would recommend this rental service to others

1 out of 1

Budget

8.6

Very Good

2 reviews

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Shop 32b/3-15 Orchid Ave

+61 7 5583 6499

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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7.6 Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

There was delay in providing the car at Pick up

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.6

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22 View Ave

+61 7 5531 3777

Monday08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 13:0013:00 - 16:00

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Dollar

8.7

Very Good

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Corner Enderley Ave And Surfer

+61 7 5570 9999

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
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Friday08:00 - 13:00
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East Coast Car Rentals

8.5

Very Good

No reviews available

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4217 Building/10 Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

+61 755 558 900

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80 Ferny Avenue

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Unit 2G Building

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Thrifty

7.8

Good

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Corner Enderley Ave And Surfer

+61 7 5570 9999

Monday08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday08:00 - 13:00
Wednesday08:00 - 13:00
Thursday08:00 - 13:00
Friday08:00 - 13:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.0

Good

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32 Trickett Street

+61 7 5616 8495

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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National

7.0

Good

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Serviced By Enterprise

+61 755 275 318

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
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Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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Firefly

6.7

Okay

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22 View Street

+61 7 5531 3777

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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3031 Surfers Paradise Blv

+61 755 836 430

Monday08:00 - 13:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

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3031 Surfers Paradise Blv

+61 7 5583 6430

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CarWiz

3.4

Poor

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3006 Surfers Paradise Boulevard

+61 131381

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Surfers Paradise

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3031 Surfers Paradise Boulevard

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84-89 Ferny Ave

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Abaa Car Rentals

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One location in Surfers Paradise

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7/ Gold Coast Highway

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Atlas Car & Truck Rental

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Shp 2, 3110-3120 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD

+61 383 366 100

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OCR Car Rentals

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Cheapest deal

One location in Surfers Paradise

from $43/day

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70 Appel Street

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Ozzy Car Rentals

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70 Appel Street, Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Prestige Rentals

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One location in Surfers Paradise

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26 Beach Parade

+61 414 000 111

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Red Spot

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One location in Surfers Paradise

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32 Trickett Street

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7 travellers who rented a car in Surfers Paradise gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

Car hire locations in or near Surfers Paradise

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$49/day

When to book a car hire in Surfers Paradise

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