Byron Bay car hire

Byron Bay car hire

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Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
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Byron Bay car hire information

Pick-up locationByron Bay
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Byron Bay car hire reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated no. 1
Thrifty
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Best rated
6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Byron Bay
Thrifty
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Dollar
2 locations in Byron Bay
Dollar
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Byron Bay
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Byron Bay
Sunnycars
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Avis
1 location in Byron Bay
Avis
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Hertz
1 location in Byron Bay
Hertz
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2 travellers who hired a car in Byron Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Byron Bay

Good to know

Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$41/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a car hire in Byron Bay

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Car hire excess insurance in Byron Bay

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 Byron Bay 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 Byron Bay.

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 Byron Bay car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Byron Bay

  • Hire a car in Byron Bay to get out of the tourist centre and visit neighbouring towns, such as Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby, whenever you please. Most public bus services in Byron Bay only operate until roughly 19:00 from Monday through Thursday, meaning taxi trips become a necessity for long evening outings. Having a hire car will give you freedom of movement during the nights as well as easy access to Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is not connected by public transport and takes a 40min walk to ascend. It’s possible to drive to Nimbin in 1h 15min, while a connection of buses changing in Lismore requires over 2h each way. Not to mention, the distance from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport to Byron Bay is roughly 35 km, and a hire car can be cheaper than a bus transfer (approximately A$25) or taxi (around A$90).
  • If you are picking up a hire car from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK), turn left in the Arrivals Area and you’ll find reception desks on the far wall. Staff from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are on hand to assist with walking directions to your hire car, as no shuttles are provided.
  • There’s a relaxed atmosphere in Byron Bay and jaywalking is common, even on major streets, so it’s important to drive cautiously and keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians. The town is a popular destination for international travellers who may be unfamiliar on the roads and it’s recommended to maintain a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you. Be wary of reversing cars in car parks along the beach and in the city centre as cars can pull out suddenly.
  • The central avenue of Johnson St experiences congestion throughout the day and will always add a few minutes of delay. Ewingsdale roundabout that merges with the Pacific Hwy usually has heavy traffic between 08:00 and 09:00 and should be avoided if possible.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Byron Bay for $38 or less
  • Book your car hire in Byron Bay at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Byron Bay are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Byron Bay

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

  • On average a hire car in Byron Bay costs $41 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Byron Bay is $5.70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $68 and $91, depending on the car size.

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

  • 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 Byron Bay costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Byron Bay costs $180 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Byron Bay costs $109 per day, on average.

  • In Byron Bay, cars are most frequently hired at Budget Bruxner Hwy (37 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Byron Bay costs $288 per week ($41 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Byron Bay costs $1,235 per month ($41 per day).

  • Full-size and intermediate car models can comfortably navigate parking and pedestrians in Byron Bay while offering a gentle ride on the surrounding coastal roads. Compact cars are great if you’re planning on doing long day trips out of town as they offer the best fuel efficiency and hire prices.

  • Unless indicated otherwise by signage, the speed limit in residential and commercial areas of Byron Bay is 50 km/h. The Pacific Mwy is mostly set at 100 km/h, though in congested sections near Bangalow the limit drops to 60 km/h. School zones are enforced from 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00 at 40 km/h.

  • Slightly above the Australian average, a litre of petrol usually costs around A$1.55 in Byron Bay. Price spikes often occur during holiday periods, and cheaper petrol stations can be found in Brunswick Heads.

  • You can find hourly rates at around A$4 and all-day parking for roughly A$20 at Lawson St North Car Park and Main Beach Car Park. On-street, free parking east of Tennyson St is restricted to 4h.