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South Australia car rentals

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Cheap car hire in South Australia

Economy$38/day
Compact$38/day
Intermediate$45/day
Standard$73/day
People mover$107/day
Full-size SUV$69/day
Mini$75/day
Passenger van$136/day
Pick-up truck$137/day
Intermediate SUV$27/day
Standard SUV$34/day
Supplier choice$44/day
Compact SUV$47/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in South Australia

  • There are lots of suitable car rental branches in South Australia that potential customers will be able to enjoy. Branches are commonly located in destinations like North Adelaide, West Beach, Walkerville, Salisbury East, among many others. A driver should always be particular about the branch that they choose and should choose one that is easily accessible to them. Car rentals will usually request that you return your hired vehicle to the same location that you retrieved the hired vehicle from.
  • Those who are planning on drinking whilst they enjoy their time in South Australia should always make sure that they abide by the drink-drive limit and never exceed the maximum quantity. South Australia is very particular about its limitations and insists that everyone drives responsibly. A driver cannot have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level any higher than 0.05% per 100ml of blood. This is applicable for both men and women and is the equivalent of consuming two standard drinks.
  • A driver must always make sure that they have the proper documentation with them if they hope to successfully hire a car in South Australia. Whilst documentation may differ for certain providers, a driver will always have to show proof of a full driving licence, no matter if this is applicable in the UK, or within Australia. In addition, a provider will almost always want to see proof of your passport or another option of legitimate identification. It is best to enquire with your specific provider beforehand to see what requests they might have.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in South Australia for $47 or less
  • Book your rental car in South Australia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in South Australia are around 13% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in South Australia are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Australia

  • Should I hire a car in South Australia?

    Although you can find an array of public transport options like buses, trains, and trams, renting a car is simply the easiest and the most convenient option. By hiring a car in South Australia, you have no restrictions to follow public transport and you can enjoy some of the most intriguing parts of Australia at your own free will. Graced with scenic drives and picturesque landscapes, you’ll wish to rent a car on every visit. Some of the best attractions aren’t located too close to each other, which means driving is essential. Just some of the top attractions include the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australian Museum, as well as much more.

  • What is driving like in South Australia?

    South Australia is an easy place to drive in and is a good option for new drivers and those who are experienced. You’ll find no one-way streets and lots of open roads that are easy to navigate. Traffic is never too heavy but those that want to avoid a large number of cars should avoid the city centres. It’s best to avoid times early in the morning or early evening to avoid peak driving times. All vehicles are right-hand side drive, meaning that you drive on the left-hand side of the road so it’s not too dissimilar from driving around in the UK. The speed limit in residential areas is 50kmh (31mph) and 100kmh (62mph) in rural areas.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Australia?

    Age requirements can differ depending on which provider that you choose to rent a car with during your time in Queensland. You’ll commonly find that the usual minimum age to rent a car that providers tend to follow is 21 years old. However, there are selective providers that will hire those aged 19 years old and above. If you fall within this bracket then expect to face a sub charge, also known as a young driver’s handling fee. All drivers must hold a full driver’s licence in England, and this must have been valid for at least one year. Otherwise, a driver can also rent a car if they have an Australian Green Plate P Licence.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in South Australia?

    On average a car hire in South Australia costs $38 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Australia?

    Premium (Kia Carnival or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Australia.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in South Australia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Simba Car Hire ($27/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($34/day) and Ace Rental Cars ($45/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Australia?

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

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in South Australia?

    On average a car hire in South Australia costs $466 per week ($67 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in South Australia costs $1,995 per month ($67 per day).

Car rental locations in South Australia

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  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Australia

    19 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in South Australia

    18 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Australia

    16 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in South Australia

    15 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Australia

    13 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Australia

    12 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Australia

    12 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in South Australia

    10 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South Australia

    9 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in South Australia

    6 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in South Australia

    6 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in South Australia

    4 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$67/day

Good deal

$47/day

When to book a rental car in South Australia

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