Adelaide car hire

Adelaide car hire

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Adelaide, SA, Australia
1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Wed 8/12
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Adelaide car hire information

Pick-up locationAdelaide
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, Premium, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations48
Airport locations26
Popular agenciesBudget, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar, National

Cheap car hire in Adelaide

Economy$27/day
Compact$26/day
Intermediate$27/day
Standard$53/day
Full-size$114/day
SUV$51/day
Full-size SUV$67/day
Premium$87/day
Passenger van$71/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Intermediate SUV$35/day
Supplier choice$50/day
Standard SUV$54/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Adelaide car hire reviews and directory

From $26/dayRated no. 1
Alpha
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent13 Nov. 2017
Great service from the staff!
From $24/dayRated no. 2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
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From $22/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 9
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent14 Nov. 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 Excellent10 Dec. 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 $48/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 Apr. 2021
staff were helpful and answered phones promptly.
10.0 Excellent24 Jan. 2019
Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 Excellent1 Nov. 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 $24/dayRated no. 5
Alamo
9.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
  • 9.6
  • 9.5
  • 9.3
  • 9.6
  • 9.1
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent23 Sep. 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 Excellent10 Sep. 2019
Staff friendly and helpful Easy pick up and drop off Clean and nice car Reliable
9.6 Excellent13 Aug. 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 Excellent29 Mar. 2019
Staff very good
10.0 Excellent15 Mar. 2019
Staff was very friendly and helpful
10.0 Excellent28 Aug. 2018
Free upgrade to a very lovely car. Easy check in and out. All very good..No complaints at all.
9.2 Excellent27 Jun. 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 $21/dayRated no. 6
East Coast Car Rentals
Cheapest deal
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
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  • 8.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 Sep. 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 Excellent11 Aug. 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 Good10 Aug. 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 Okay31 May 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 Excellent25 Dec. 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 Excellent6 Dec. 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 $24/dayRated no. 7
Avis
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
  • 8.3
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  • 7.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Mar. 2019
Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
2.0 Mediocre26 Nov. 2018
i booked a manual through the website but once i went there, there were no any manuals owned by them
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From $23/dayRated no. 8
Budget
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent1 Jun. 2021
The staff were very helpful and friendly.
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From $22/dayRated no. 9
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
  • 7.5
  • 7
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  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent29 Jun. 2019
Had a hard time leaving airport
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From $25/dayRated no. 10
Enterprise
6 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
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  • 6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre31 Jan. 2018
Took money for payment even though age requirement was not met. Never using again.
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Sunnycars
7 locations in Adelaide
Sunnycars
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $25/day
keddy by Europcar
5 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
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Access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
Red Spot
3 locations in Adelaide
Red Spot
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
Dollar
2 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $24/day
Ace Rental Cars
Most popular
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $21/day
Apex
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $23/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
From $23/day
JUCY
1 location in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
Recent reviews
From $33/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
50 travellers who hired a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car hire locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

Ace Rental Cars

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$29/day

Good deal

$24/day

When to book a car hire in Adelaide

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Adelaide

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Adelaide car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Adelaide.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Adelaide car rental.

Top tips for hiring 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 hire car directly at one of the on-site hire agencies, including Thrifty, Enterprise, and Europcar. The car hire 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 a car hire in Adelaide for $24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Adelaide at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Adelaide are around 22% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Adelaide are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Adelaide