Ballina car hire

Ballina car hire

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Ballina, NSW, Australia
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Ballina, NSW, Australia
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Ballina car hire information

Pick-up locationBallina
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, SUV, Standard, Supplier choice
Hire locations15
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesHertz, Europcar, Thrifty

Cheap car hire in Ballina

Economy$66/day
Compact$54/day
Intermediate$55/day
Standard$62/day
SUV$92/day
Full-size SUV$73/day
Passenger van$106/day
Intermediate SUV$59/day
Compact SUV$63/day
Supplier choice$89/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Ballina car hire reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
6.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Ballina
Avis
Locations in Ballina
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3.2 Mediocre30 Jan. 2018
Damagei have been bill 100$ more for damages i did not do and i think it was there before
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From $41/dayRated no. 2
Thrifty
6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Ballina
Thrifty
Locations in Ballina
  • 6
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  • 6
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Ballina
Sunnycars
Locations in Ballina
Recent reviews
From $36/day
Budget
2 locations in Ballina
Budget
Locations in Ballina
Recent reviews
From $35/day
Europcar
Most popular
2 locations in Ballina
Europcar
Locations in Ballina
Recent reviews
From $38/day
Hertz
2 locations in Ballina
Hertz
Locations in Ballina
Recent reviews
From $34/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Ballina
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Ballina
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Dollar
1 location in Ballina
Dollar
Locations in Ballina
Recent reviews
4 travellers who hired a car in Ballina gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near Ballina

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a car hire in Ballina

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

Car hire excess insurance in Ballina

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 Ballina 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 Ballina.

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 Ballina car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Ballina

  • Explore the stunning coastline of the Northern Rivers region with the privacy of a hire car in Ballina. The town is a gateway to Byron Bay; however, having a car will let you see smaller villages along the way, such as Lennox Head, that are bypassed on bus services. Driving to the hippie paradise of Nimbin takes roughly 1h from either Ballina or Byron Bay, though the journey is tripled with public transport and requires a connection through Lismore. Macadamia Castle is a popular attraction 15min out of Ballina by car, which has no direct public transport connection. The drive to Byron Bay from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) takes about 40min, with a hire car saving money on an expensive taxi or shuttle transfer.
  • Reception desks of major car hire companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are located directly across from the baggage claim area at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK). As the airport only has one terminal and a regional scale of passengers, walking to the car park and locating your hire car doesn’t take long.
  • Ballina has a laid-back atmosphere where jaywalking is common. Take extra care to reduce your driving speed and give way to pedestrians at all times. Due to its location at the junction of Emigrant Creek, North Creek and Richmond River, Ballina can experience flooding in the area and on low-lying bridges. If driving after heavy rainfall, approach bridges with caution and ensure an unobstructed passing is possible. Reduce tyre pressure and research tide times if you are going to go beach driving along the coast.
  • The central district of Ballina experiences little congestion and shouldn’t cause you to adjust your travel plans. The Pacific Mwy leading to Byron Bay is busiest on weekends between 10:00–12:00, while holiday periods can also see traffic spike.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ballina for $37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ballina at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Ballina are around 67% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Ballina are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ballina

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

  • On average a hire car in Ballina costs $44 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar ($82/day), Hertz ($84/day) and Thrifty ($98/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Terminal Building 2478 (3 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Ballina is $6.01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $72 and $96, depending on the car size.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Ballina Byron airport include Europcar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Avis and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Ballina Byron airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz and Avis.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Ballina costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Ballina costs $58 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Ballina costs $136 per day, on average.

  • In Ballina, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Terminal Building (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Ballina costs $307 per week ($44 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Ballina costs $1,314 per month ($44 per day).

  • As Ballina roads are wide and peaceful to drive on, there’s no need to forfeit comfort or preference when choosing a hire car. Premium models are great for enjoying the seaside stretch of road towards Broken Head. Economy cars offer the cheapest prices and have excellent fuel efficiency. A 4x4 is necessary if you’re considering going off road and tackling the inland trails or sandy beaches.

  • The default speed limit is 50 km/h with many key arterial roads such as The Coast Rd set at 60 km/h. Be attentive to signage on the Pacific Mwy, as built-up areas have a limit of 80 km/h while rural sections increase to 100 km/h.

  • A litre of petrol in Ballina usually ranges from approximately A$ 1.45–1.55. If you’re driving to Byron Bay, fill up a full tank in Ballina before you leave as prices can rise by as much as A$ 0.10 per litre in the tourist hotspot.

  • Free parking is available in the centre of town, restricted to 1h or 2h along River St and Cherry St. Unrestricted spaces can be found a few blocks back from the shopping strip, on Holden Ln and Tamar St.