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Canberra car hire

Canberra car hire

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Canberra car hire information

Pick-up location Canberra
Car types Agency’s choice, Compact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Full-size estate car, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Passenger Van, People mover, Premium, Premium SUV, Premium estate car, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Standard estate car, Ute
Hire locations 27
Airport locations 13
Popular agencies Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar, Budget

Cheap car hire in Canberra

Economy $29/day
Compact $30/day
Intermediate $39/day
Standard $44/day
Full-size $35/day
SUV $46/day
People mover $81/day
Full-size SUV $61/day
Premium $54/day
Passenger Van $85/day
Ute $73/day
Agency’s choice $33/day
Intermediate SUV $35/day
Luxury SUV $37/day
Standard SUV $39/day
Compact SUV $39/day
Standard estate car $40/day
Compact estate car $44/day
Full-size estate car $48/day
Premium estate car $54/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags
Economy car in Canberra
europcar
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate car in Canberra
firefly
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard car in Canberra
hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size car in Canberra
europcar
2 Adults, 2 Bags
SUV car in Canberra
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
People mover car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size SUV car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium car in Canberra
hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Passenger Van car in Canberra
hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Ute car in Canberra
hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Agency’s choice car in Canberra
hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Intermediate SUV car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Luxury SUV car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard SUV car in Canberra
europcar
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact SUV car in Canberra
europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags
Standard estate car car in Canberra
thrifty
4 Adults, 2 Bags
Compact estate car car in Canberra
thrifty
5 Adults, 2 Bags
Full-size estate car car in Canberra
dollar
5 Adults, 5 Bags
Premium estate car car in Canberra
hertz
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Canberra car hire reviews and directory

From $36/day
Rated no. 1
Firefly
firefly
Best rated
8.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Canberra
Firefly
Locations in Canberra
27 Kembla St
+61 262 804 524
Pialligo Ave
+61 262 496 211
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
From $34/day
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
thrifty
6.0 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Canberra
Thrifty
Locations in Canberra
29 Lonsdale St
+61 283 372 700
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday
Canberra Ap
+61 262 489 081
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00
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  • 6.0
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
10 Jan. 2017
Pros: nothing
Cons: nothing - just dropped the keys off
2.0 Mediocre
7 Oct. 2019
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The reservation was cancelled after I booked the advertised car online through a 3rd party website. It was a very disappointing experience to have to try again 5 times to actually have the booking accepted. Why don't the 3rd party rental companies and Thrifty communicate better so customers actually have a good experience instead of tearing out their hair?
9.6 Excellent
14 Oct. 2019
Pros: Upon return the agent was very helpful getting us to where we needed to go. Went beyond expectation.
From $55/day
Hertz
hertz
4 locations in Canberra
Hertz
Locations in Canberra
27 Kembla St
+61 262 804 524
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday
8 Kemble Court
+61 262 420 100
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
84 Northbourne Ave
+61 437 833 446
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 11:00
Sunday
Pialligo Ave
+61 262 496 211
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Canberra
Sunnycars
Locations in Canberra
1 Binara Street
27A Kembla Street
65 Northbourne Avenue
Terminal Building
East Coast Car Rentals
eastcoastcarrentals
2 locations in Canberra
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Canberra
2 Fairbairn Avenue
Canberra Airport
From $27/day
Enterprise
enterprise
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Canberra
Enterprise
Locations in Canberra
1 Binara Street
+61 884 459 714
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Canberra International Airport
+61 262 489 966
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
From $36/day
Europcar
europcar
Most popular
2 locations in Canberra
Europcar
Locations in Canberra
Novotel Hotel - 65 Northbourne Ave
+61 262 845 170
Terminal Building
+61 262 130 300
From $28/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Canberra
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Canberra
Novotel Hotel - 65 Northbourne Ave
+61 262 845 170
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Terminal Building, Canberra Airport
61 2 62130300
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
National
national
2 locations in Canberra
National
Locations in Canberra
1 Binara Street
+61 884 459 714
Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 12:30
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Canberra International Airport
+61 262 489 966
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
From $37/day
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Canberra
Alamo
Locations in Canberra
Canberra International Airport
+61 262 489 966
Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00
From $38/day
Avis
avis
1 location in Canberra
Avis
Locations in Canberra
Terminal Building
+61 225 561
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00
From $41/day
Budget
budget
1 location in Canberra
Budget
Locations in Canberra
Terminal Building
+61 262 193 040
Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday07:30 - 19:00
Thursday07:30 - 19:00
Friday07:30 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 19:00
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Canberra
Dollar
Locations in Canberra
29 Lonsdale St
+61 283 372 700
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
Sunday
Red Spot
redspot
1 location in Canberra
Red Spot
Locations in Canberra
Terminal Building
3 travellers who hired a car in Canberra gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Canberra

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$46/day

Good deal

$37/day

When to book a car hire in Canberra

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for hiring a car in Canberra

  • There is plenty of beautiful nature to explore on the outskirts of Canberra, which is best reached by car. A hire vehicle will let you travel to Bullen Range Nature Reserve and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in less than 1h, while public transport is not directly connected to these sites. Buses are the primary public transport service in Canberra and take roughly 45min to reach Red Hill Nature Reserve, while driving only takes 15min. With inner-city attractions located on both sides of the Molonglo River, having a hire car will ensure you don’t have to wait for buses to cross to the other side of town. The commute to GIO Stadium in the northern suburb of Bruce is approximately halved to 15min when travelling by car instead of public transport.
  • Once you land at Canberra Airport (CBR), exit the terminal on the lower level and you will see offices for hire companies to the left of the taxi rank. Enterprise, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz are all represented, with pick-up directly behind the reception desks in a designated parking area.
  • Canberra has one of Australia’s highest concentrations of roundabouts. Approach the intersections with care and give way to cars approaching from the right, while remembering to indicate when entering and exiting. Be aware that Canberra often experiences fog patches that limit visibility, so headlights should be switched on in such conditions regardless of the time of day.
  • Road traffic in Canberra is rather minimal considering it’s the capital, though you’ll experience the worst congestion between 08:00–09:00 and 17:00–18:00. Cars especially slow down around City Hill during these periods. Allow extra time when using Kings Hwy during long weekends, as it is a major arterial for holidaymakers visiting the coast.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Canberra for $37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Canberra at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Canberra are around 6% cheaper than airport locations on average

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