Canberra car hire

Canberra car hire

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Canberra, ACT, Australia
1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Canberra, ACT, Australia
Wed 1/12
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Wed 8/12
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Canberra car hire information

Pick-up locationCanberra
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pick-up truck, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations27
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesHertz, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Canberra

Economy$31/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$37/day
Standard$44/day
Full-size$33/day
Full-size SUV$74/day
Pick-up truck$46/day
Supplier choice$32/day
Compact SUV$42/day
Standard SUV$52/day
Intermediate SUV$53/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Canberra car hire reviews and directory

From $38/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Canberra
Budget
Locations in Canberra
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  • 6
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From $36/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Canberra
Alamo
Locations in Canberra
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 6
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From $34/dayRated no. 3
Firefly
8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Canberra
Firefly
Locations in Canberra
  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 8
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8.0 Excellent4 Dec. 2018
Quick pickup. Good counter service.
From $37/dayRated no. 4
Thrifty
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Canberra
Thrifty
Locations in Canberra
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent14 Oct. 2019
Upon return the agent was very helpful getting us to where we needed to go. Went beyond expectation.
2.0 Mediocre7 Oct. 2019
NothingThe 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?
6.4 Good10 Jan. 2017
nothingnothing - just dropped the keys off
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From $36/dayRated no. 5
Avis
6 Good (1 review)
1 location in Canberra
Avis
Locations in Canberra
  • 6
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  • 6
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From $55/dayRated no. 6
Hertz
5.6 Okay (1 review)
4 locations in Canberra
Hertz
Locations in Canberra
  • 8
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  • 4
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Canberra
Sunnycars
Locations in Canberra
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East Coast Car Rentals
2 locations in Canberra
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Canberra
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From $28/day
Enterprise
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Canberra
Enterprise
Locations in Canberra
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From $35/day
Europcar
Most popular
2 locations in Canberra
Europcar
Locations in Canberra
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From $37/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Canberra
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Canberra
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National
2 locations in Canberra
National
Locations in Canberra
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Dollar
1 location in Canberra
Dollar
Locations in Canberra
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Red Spot
1 location in Canberra
Red Spot
Locations in Canberra
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9 travellers who hired a car in Canberra gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

Car hire locations in or near Canberra

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$47/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

Car hire excess insurance in Canberra

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 Canberra 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 Canberra.

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 Canberra car rental.

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 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Canberra are around 29% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Canberra are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Canberra