Adelaide car rentals

Adelaide car rentals

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Adelaide, SA, Australia
Sep 25 — Oct 2
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Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Adelaide car rental information

Pick-up locationAdelaide
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Passenger van, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations45
Airport locations26
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Ace Rental Cars, Hertz, Sixt

Cheap car rentals in Adelaide

Economy$27/day
Compact$27/day
Intermediate$26/day
Standard$47/day
Full-size$28/day
SUV$81/day
Minivan$54/day
Full-size SUV$36/day
Passenger van$100/day
Intermediate SUV$33/day
Compact SUV$35/day
Standard SUV$67/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Adelaide car rental reviews and directory

From $19/dayRated #1
Alpha
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2017
Great service from the staff!
From $24/dayRated #2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
From $30/dayRated #3
Europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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  • 9
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentNov 14 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 ExcellentDec 10 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.
From $34/dayRated #4
Hertz
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
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  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2021
staff were helpful and answered phones promptly.
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2019
Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 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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From $19/dayRated #5
Alamo
9.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.6
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  • 9.1
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentSep 23 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 ExcellentSep 10 2019
Staff friendly and helpful Easy pick up and drop off Clean and nice car Reliable
9.6 ExcellentAug 13 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 ExcellentMar 29 2019
Staff very good
10.0 ExcellentMar 15 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful
10.0 ExcellentAug 28 2018
Free upgrade to a very lovely car. Easy check in and out. All very good..No complaints at all.
9.2 ExcellentJun 27 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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From $16/dayRated #6
East Coast Car Rentals
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
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Recent reviews
7.6 GoodSep 15 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 ExcellentAug 11 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 GoodAug 10 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 OkayMay 31 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 ExcellentDec 25 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 ExcellentDec 6 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 $21/dayRated #7
Avis
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
  • 8.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMar 8 2019
Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
2.0 MediocreNov 26 2018
i booked a manual through the website but once i went there, there were no any manuals owned by them
From $19/dayRated #8
Budget
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2021
The staff were very helpful and friendly.
From $17/dayRated #9
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
  • 7.5
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  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.8 ExcellentJun 29 2019
Had a hard time leaving airport
From $15/dayRated #10
Enterprise
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
  • 4.6
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  • 4.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 31 2018
Took money for payment even though age requirement was not met. Never using again.
Sunnycars
7 locations in Adelaide
Sunnycars
Locations in Adelaide
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Access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
Red Spot
3 locations in Adelaide
Red Spot
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $22/day
Dollar
2 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $17/day
JUCY
2 locations in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $17/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $15/day
Apex
Most popular
Cheapest deal
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $19/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
Atlas Choice
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Choice
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Adelaide
AutoEurope
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $32/day
Sixt
1 location in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
Smile Rent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
49 travelers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car rental locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

Apex

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$27/day

Good deal

$21/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 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 rental car directly at one of the on-site rental agencies, including Thrifty, Enterprise, and Europcar. The car rental 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 $21 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Adelaide are around 35% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Adelaide are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Adelaide

  • Some car rental companies in Adelaide which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $27 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($27/day), Firefly ($33/day) and East Coast Car Rentals ($36/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 274 North Terrace 5000 (1 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Adelaide. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Adelaide is $3.93 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $47 and $63, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car rental companies onsite at Adelaide airport include Apex, Europcar, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, East Coast Car Rentals, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Firefly and Alamo.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Adelaide airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Firefly, Alamo, Enterprise, and JUCY.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Adelaide costs $35 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Adelaide costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Adelaide costs $38 per day, on average.

  • In Adelaide, cars are most frequently rented at Avis Arrival Rd (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $188 per week ($27 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs $807 per month ($27 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 gas 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.

  • Gas 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 gas 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.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).