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Alice Springs car rentals from $37/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Alice Springs with a pick-up date of 5/7 and drop-off date of 5/13. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Alice Springs

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Economy$86/day
Compact$44/day
Intermediate$89/day
SUV$108/day
Minivan$176/day
Full-size SUV$150/day
Passenger van$176/day
Pickup truck$145/day
Premium SUV$175/day
Standard SUV$37/day
Compact SUV$86/day
Supplier choice$101/day
Intermediate SUV$106/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Alice Springs

  • Using car rentals in Alice Springs offers several benefits over using public transport. Car rentals provide better exploration opportunities since you can choose your itinerary and schedule. Therefore, you can take as much time as you need at one attraction site or even visit multiple locations without any restrictions from public transport. Alice Springs car rentals also offer a private experience, especially when traveling with family or spouse. You get the chance to have intimate conversations that would otherwise be uncomfortable to have on public transport. Additionally, you will save on costs if traveling as a group as you can split car rental costs. With car rentals in Alice Springs, you can explore breathtaking town destinations, including Alice Springs Desert Park, The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and The Larapinta Trail.
  • You are likely to land at Alice Springs Airport (ASP). The airport has several in-site airports at the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal building, near baggage collection on the ground floor. To be eligible for a car rental at ASP, you must be at least 21. You must present a valid driver’s license, which you must hold for at least one year. You must also submit your passport and your credit card with information corresponding to that in the driver’s license.
  • Using car rentals in Alice Springs generally requires you to follow their laid-back driving culture, considering it is a relatively small town with few occupants. You, however, need to be cautious of wildlife, including kangaroos and emus, when driving. The drivers in this town may communicate using gestures, including nods, to acknowledge other drivers. You also need to be culturally sensitive to the Aboriginal communities from the Indigenous Australian community and essentially be respectful to their local customs when driving through their communities. Strict laws are enforced on drunk driving, with heavy penalties for intoxicated drivers.
  • Despite the low population in Alice Springs, there are those times, especially when people are commuting to and from work or school, when there might be increased traffic. The rush hour is typically morning from around 7:30 am to 9 am and evening from around 4:30 to 6 pm. Several significant roads are frequently affected by rush hour times, including Stuart Highway, Larapinta Drive, Ross Highway, Gap Road, and Todd Street. You can instead consider alternative routes to avoid the increased traffic at these times, including Stott Terrace Street, Bath Street, and Wills Terrace Street. The summer season in Alice Springs may exhibit extreme heat, overheating vehicles, and Bushfires, and can make driving challenging.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Alice Springs for $74 or less
  • Book your rental car in Alice Springs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Alice Springs are around 29% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Alice Springs are around 10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Alice Springs

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Alice Springs?

    On average a rental car in Alice Springs costs $98 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Alice Springs found in the last 2 weeks is $49.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Alice Springs?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($37/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($44/day) and Hertz ($86/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Alamo Santa Teresa Road 0871 (8 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Alice Springs?

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

  • How much is gas price in Alice Springs?

    The average gas price in Alice Springs is $4.38 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $53 and $70, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Alice Springs?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Alice Springs.

  • Which car rental companies are at Alice Springs airport (ASP)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Alice Springs airport include Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Alice Springs airport (ASP)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Alice Springs airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Alice Springs?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Alice Springs?

    A Compact car rental in Alice Springs costs $101 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Alice Springs?

    A Standard car rental in Alice Springs costs $96 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Alice Springs?

    An Economy car rental in Alice Springs costs $58 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Alice Springs?

    In Alice Springs, cars are most frequently rented at Thrifty 71 Hartley St (1 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Alice Springs?

    On average a rental car in Alice Springs costs $687 per week ($98 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Alice Springs?

    On average a rental car in Alice Springs costs $2,946 per month ($98 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Alice Springs?

    Most car rental providers in Alice Springs offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Alice Springs, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Alice Springs?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 15 car rental agencies in Alice Springs.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Alice Springs?

    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!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Alice Springs?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Alice Springs so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alice Springs?

    The presence of unsealed roads with gravel and dirt makes four-wheel drive the right choice of car to use in Alice Springs. These cars have power distributed in all their wheels, improving their traction. They, therefore, offer enhanced stability in different road terrains, including the rugged terrain in Alice Springs. The improved traction helps maintain their grip mitigating loss of control in off-road situations. The vehicles have enhanced features, including robust undercarriage protection, higher ground clearance, and sturdy suspension, allowing them to navigate rough terrain better.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alice Springs?

    School zones have speed limits typically around 40 km/h (25 mph). Residential and business streets within Alice Springs have speed limits set to about 50 km/h (31 mph). Main roads and Highways have higher speed limits ranging from around 60 km/h to 80 km/h (37 mph to 50 mph). Speed limits on some rural roads of Alice Springs can be higher, ranging from 100 km/h to 130 km/h (62 mph to 81 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Alice Springs?

    Todd Street Mall Car Park, Leichhardt Terrace Car Park, and the Alice Plaza Car Park are popular choices for downtown parking of car rentals in Alice Springs. Parking rates can vary, but on average, expect to pay around 1.50 AUD (1 USD) to 2.00 AUD (1.30 USD) per hour for street parking and approximately 2.00 AUD (1.30 USD) to 3.50 AUD (2.30 USD) per hour for public parking lots. Additionally, some hotels and accommodations may offer free or discounted parking for their guests.

Alice Springs car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9.6

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Alice Springs

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Locations in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Dt

+61 8 8952 8899

Monday15:30 - 16:3009:30 - 10:30
Tuesday09:30 - 10:3015:30 - 16:30
Wednesday09:30 - 10:3015:30 - 16:30
Thursday09:30 - 10:3015:30 - 16:30
Friday09:30 - 10:3015:30 - 16:30

Terminal Building

+61 8 8955 5899

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:0016:00 - 17:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy check in and easy drip off

6.0 Okay

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was fine...not having free unltd mileage is totally bogus, and then acting like I'm a jerk for asking is worse. No one at the office, dude was late, then he was rude (and he was a lot later than the time it says I picked up the car). Returned car to a different location. Same dude. He refused to come check out the car to, to note the mileage, to tell me if there would be addition charges because "as you can see there are other people waiting." And then just started helping someone else. I fully expect to have enormous charges that I didn't expect. Not renting from Budget again.

1 out of 1

Alamo

9.3

Wonderful

3 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Drop off can be better

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.2

Wonderful

3 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Rd

+61 8 8955 3790

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

Unit 1/4 Kennett Crt

+61 8 8955 3790

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

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5.6 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Only 300km free. They know everyone wants to drive to Uluru so they can gouge the tourists. Everywhere else has unlimited km/miles

1 out of 1

Thrifty

6.0

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Alice Springs

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71 Hartley St

+61 8 8952 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 8 8955 5233

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday09:30 - 10:30

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6

Very good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Europcar

8.0

Very good

1 review

One location in Alice Springs

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Terminal Building

+61 8 8953 3799

Opening times not available

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor service, so many hidden fees. A complete scam. And to make it worse the car broke down and their ‘supposed’ roadside service would not come unless they were paid an extortionist sum. You are warned, this is NOT a company worth doing business with.

1 out of 1

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Sixt

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Alice Springs

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Terminal Building

+61 137498

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Alice Springs

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82 Barrett Drive

+61 889 535 533

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Terminal Building

+61 8 8952 3694

Monday08:45 - 16:30
Tuesday08:45 - 16:30
Wednesday08:45 - 16:30
Thursday08:45 - 16:30
Friday08:45 - 16:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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Dollar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Alice Springs

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Cnr Stott Tce & Hartley St

+61 8 8952 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 1800 501 934

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

Unit 1/4 Kennett Crt

+61 1800 501 934

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

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Firefly

7.6

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Alice Springs

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8 Kidman Street

Opening times not available

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 889 528 697

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Airport

+61 889 533 799

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Santa Teresa Road

Opening times not available

Unit 1/4 Kennett CRT

Opening times not available

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AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Airport

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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12 travelers who rented a car in Alice Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car rental locations in or near Alice Springs

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$98/day

Good deal

$74/day

When to book a rental car in Alice Springs

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