Avalon car hire

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Avalon, VIC, Australia
22 Sep — 29 Sep
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Avalon, VIC, Australia
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Avalon car hire information

Pick-up locationAvalon
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, People mover, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard estate car
Hire locations9
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesHertz, Thrifty

Cheap car hire in Avalon

Economy$102/day
Compact$76/day
Intermediate$106/day
Standard$111/day
SUV$137/day
People mover$184/day
Full-size SUV$112/day
Standard estate car$80/day
Compact estate car$86/day
Intermediate SUV$111/day
Standard SUV$160/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Avalon car hire reviews and directory

From $46/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Avalon
Budget
Locations in Avalon
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.5
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Rated no. 2
Avis
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Avalon
Avis
Locations in Avalon
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent22 May 2017
When we finally got service at check in, the agent was very friendly and accomodating.A long queue at the airport in Ularu was very slow. For some reason, everyone was renting from Avis rather than the other agencies, so it took a long time to process all the customers. By the time we got to the counter the vehicle we had requested was no longer available, but the agent did upgrade us to a much larger vehicle.
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From $35/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
Most popular
7.3 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Avalon
Europcar
Locations in Avalon
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay4 Apr. 2019
The car is just Okay. Old car indeed. We had endured 7 days of vomit smell car however.
5.2 Okay10 Dec. 2017
Waiting in line for over an hour to pick up the car.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Avalon
Hertz
Locations in Avalon
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Dec. 2018
N/A office closedHad to just drop the key, dont know if we get our deposit back.
From $23/day
Dollar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Avalon
Dollar
Locations in Avalon
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From $24/day
Enterprise
1 location in Avalon
Enterprise
Locations in Avalon
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Avalon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Avalon
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National
1 location in Avalon
National
Locations in Avalon
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Red Spot
1 location in Avalon
Red Spot
Locations in Avalon
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Sunnycars
1 location in Avalon
Sunnycars
Locations in Avalon
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From $24/day
Thrifty
1 location in Avalon
Thrifty
Locations in Avalon
Recent reviews
17 travellers who hired a car in Avalon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Avalon

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$31/day

When to book a car hire in Avalon

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

Top tips for hiring a car in Avalon

  • Hire a car in Avalon to have the ability to cruise along the Great Ocean Road at your own pace. Avalon does not have its own train station, with Lara Railway Station being the closest at more than 7 km from Avalon Airport (AVV); and as such, a hire car is your best option of transport to and from the airport. Destinations on the coast past Geelong are tricky to get to on public transport, with the journey from Avalon to Torquay taking roughly 1h 45min rather than a 40min drive. You Yangs Regional Park can be reached from Avalon in around 25min; however, no bus services connect the parklands meaning a hire car or taxi are your only options.
  • Reception offices for hire car companies are located next to the Tourist Information Desk at Avalon Airport (AVV). Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty have desks inside the terminal and the vehicles are only a short walk from the building. Hiring a car at Avalon Airport can save you time if you’re heading to Melbourne as a bus transfer takes about 1h 10min and only departs once every hour, while the trip by car is 45min.
  • Drive cautiously around winding coastal roads as views of oncoming traffic can be obstructed by cliff faces. Tourists regularly stop along the Great Ocean Road to take pictures so it’s important to decrease your speed and keep a safe distance when passing parked vehicles. Cyclists are common on roads surrounding Avalon, and drivers must check blind spots at intersections and provide a minimum distance of 1 m when overtaking, preferably wider when driving at fast speeds. Wildlife can wander onto the roads in rural sections of Avalon, especially at dusk, and a watchful eye should be maintained to avoid collisions.
  • The Princes Fwy is the only road in Avalon that experiences considerable traffic, with the worst congestion travelling eastbound between 07:30–09:00 and westbound from 16:00–19:00. Delays are generally at their peak approaching the Geelong Ring Rd intersection.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Avalon for $31 or less
  • Book your car hire in Avalon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Avalon are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Avalon

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

  • On average a hire car in Avalon costs $45 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($104/day) and Hertz ($145/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 80 Beach Rd 3212 (5 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Avalon is $5.62 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $67 and $90, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Avalon.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Avalon airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, National and keddy by Europcar.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Avalon costs $40 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Avalon costs $28 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Avalon costs $37 per day, on average.

  • In Avalon, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty Avalon Ap (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Avalon costs $313 per week ($45 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Avalon costs $1,343 per month ($45 per day).

  • Wide roads and plenty of parking spaces mean full-size car models have no issue driving in Avalon. Intermediate cars offer smooth handling along coastal roads and storage space in the cabin and boot. 4WDs and vans are competitively priced in Avalon and great options if you have a large group or lots of luggage.

  • Unless signposted, assume the speed limit is 50 km/h in Avalon. Major arterial roads, including Beach Rd, are set at 60 km/h and Princes Fwy has a limit of 100 km/h. The stretch of highway near Avalon, connecting to Geelong, is routinely policed with red light cameras and patrol cars so it’s important to watch your speedometer carefully.

  • A litre of petrol in Avalon is usually priced between approximately A$ 1.40–1.55. Petrol stations along the Princes Fwy are often substantially more expensive than those in Lara, with savings of up to roughly A$ 0.40 per litre available filling up on Mill Rd.

  • 1h of parking is available at Avalon Airport for approximately A$ 7 and a daily rate capped at about A$ 29. Lara Train Station has over 300 free spaces and does not have a time restriction.