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Emerald car rentals from $73/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 Emerald with a pick-up date of 7/17 and drop-off date of 7/19. 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 Emerald

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Compact$75/day
Full-size$73/day
SUV$128/day
Full-size SUV$122/day
Premium SUV$128/day
Intermediate SUV$84/day
Compact SUV$85/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Emerald

  • When you choose cheap Emerald car hire as your transportation in this central Queensland mining town, you will find the perfect way to enjoy tranquil outback adventures. Situated on the Nogoa River, the town is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside, with nature trails and wildlife all around you. Enjoy Emerald Lake, the tropical Botanic Gardens and the famous sapphire gemfields. If you feel like venturing a bit further afield, take a drive in your cheap Emerald car hire up to Minerva Hills National Park for the day. Lake Maraboon is another great day trip that will provide breath-taking views in this central part of the Queensland state.
  • When arriving in Emerald, you may fly in using the Emerald Airport. This small, yet efficient airport has two car agencies, namely Budget and Hertz, from which to rent your cheap Emerald car hire from. You can pre-book on KAYAK and arrive to a pre-organised and seamless transaction. If you need car seats for children, a first-aid kit or a GPS, now would be the best time to ensure you are all set.
  • If you are a local in Australia or have driven anywhere in the country then you will find driving in Emerald and the surrounds super simple. With less traffic than the larger cities, you will find roads to be well-maintained, well-lit and offering good signage. You will make use of the Capricorn Highway when connecting to other towns or cities and will have to pay an electronic toll when you return your car hire. The drinking and driving limit in Australia is 0.08% and you will drive on the left-hand side of the road. Remain buckled up with children under 1m in height in a car seat in the back.
  • You will be pleased to find that congestion in Emerald is not really an issue. If you decide to embark on road trips you may have traffic blockages to content with and that is where a handy GPS can assist you in avoiding them. While the roads of Emerald are pretty good, there has been flooding in recent years which has caused damage. Flash floods do occasionally take place in summer, but there should be flood warnings on the local news if there is any threat. Australians are generally polite drivers and tend to obey the laws, so driving your car hire in Emerald should not present with any challenges other than keeping your eyes on the road as you pass the scenic vistas.
  • Book your rental car in Emerald at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Emerald are around 30% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Emerald are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Emerald

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Emerald?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($73/day), Thrifty ($80/day) and Hertz ($122/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget Via Emerald Airport 4720 (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Emerald?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Emerald only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Emerald?

    The average gas price in Emerald is $4.31 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $52 and $69, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Emerald?

    Compact (Hyundai i30 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Emerald.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Emerald?

    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 Emerald?

    A Compact car rental in Emerald costs $71 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Emerald?

    A Standard car rental in Emerald costs $144 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Emerald?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Emerald?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Emerald.

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

    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 Emerald?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Emerald 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 Emerald?

    Whether you are new to the country or a local, you will notice the popularity if the famous ‘ute’, aka utility car in Australia. These vehicles are fantastic for outback trips where dirt roads and mountain trails are the norm. If you are planning on sticking to highways and tarred networks of road then you will be able to navigate Emerald and the surrounds with anything from an economy car to a larger sedan or even passenger van, depending on your itinerary.

  • What is the speed limit in Emerald?

    You may notice that not all towns in Australia are created equally when taking speed limits into consideration. It is important that you pay attention to signage first as they can change depending on terrain and weather conditions of the area. As a default you will find that built up areas tend to allow for 37mph (60km), main or rural roads allow for between 37 and 56mph (60 and 90km) and the highways and motorways range between 68 and 75mph (110 and 120km).

  • Where can I park my car hire in Emerald?

    Emerald parking is quite simple in the sense that the town doesn’t have that many municipality or privately-owned parking lots. You will find free and paid parking on the streets and parking at most of the places you will visit, but with wide streets at your disposal and a safe community, you will enjoy relaxed parking rules.

Emerald car rental reviews and directory

Budget

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2 locations in Emerald

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4982 1767

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:15 - 18:00
Friday07:15 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 17:0011:15 - 11:45

Via Emerald Airport

+61 7 4982 1767

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00

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keddy by Europcar

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Emerald Airport, Terminal Building

61749877744

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Gregory Highway

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Thrifty

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Emerald Ap

+61 7 7982 4744

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30

Springsure Rd

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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Avis

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One location in Emerald

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4983 7666

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:15 - 18:00
Friday07:15 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 17:0011:15 - 11:45

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Firefly

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One location in Emerald

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Emerald Airport

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Hertz

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One location in Emerald

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Springsure Rd

+61 7 4897 0890

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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Sixt

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Gregory Highway

+61 428 939 944

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30

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Car rental locations in or near Emerald

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Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a rental car in Emerald

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Emerald car rental information

Pick-up locationEmerald
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Premium SUV, SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesBudget, Thrifty, Hertz