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Darwin, NT, Australia
15 Apr — 22 Apr
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Darwin, NT, Australia
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Darwin car hire information

Pick-up locationDarwin
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, People mover, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations32
Airport locations16
Popular agenciesBudget, Enterprise, Bargain Car Rentals, Thrifty, Firefly

Cheap car hire in Darwin

$42/dayEconomy
$43/dayCompact
$45/dayIntermediate
$44/dayStandard
$52/dayFull-size
$78/dayPeople mover
$76/dayFull-size SUV
$40/dayMini
$82/dayPassenger van
$81/dayPremium SUV
$45/dayCompact SUV
$46/dayIntermediate SUV
$61/dayStandard SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Darwin car hire reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Darwin
Europcar
Locations in Darwin
77 Cavenagh Street+61 8 8941 0300
Terminal Building+61 8 8945 3261
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From $36/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Most popular
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Darwin
Budget
Locations in Darwin
Cnr Smith & Mclachlan Streets+61 8 8981 9800
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Terminal Building+61 8 8945 2011
Monday08:00 - 16:00
23:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
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Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Saturday09:00 - 19:00
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Sunday09:00 - 19:00
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  • 7.6
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8.0 Excellent5 Jun. 2018
Pros: Very easy to book and good price
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2017
Pros: For price very goodCons: 300km takes you no where in Darwin
2.0 Mediocre12 Jul. 2016
Not all charges explained by KayakCons: Kayak did not disclose that Budget car rentals charges users per km after a very low free distance allowance. This can easily double or triple the charges upon returning the car. Kayak should disclose these hidden fees when displaying the options.
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From $59/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
2.8 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Darwin
Hertz
Locations in Darwin
55-59 Mitchell St+61 8 8925 5890
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Mcmillans Rd+61 8 8982 6690
Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Jan. 2017
Price changed to 3x the Cost on PickupPros: It will cost you no less than $300 for a rental. I bought a flight once I arrived and they presented me with a rental agreement which was over 3x the cost of the rental agreement for which I had paid for.
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Sunnycars
5 locations in Darwin
Sunnycars
Locations in Darwin
1 Henry Wrigley Drive
55-59 Mitchell Street
77 Cavenagh Street
Mc Millan`s Road
Terminal Building
Recent reviews
From $36/day
Bargain Car Rentals
4 locations in Darwin
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Darwin
1/8 Osgood Drive
99 Mitchell St+61 889 111 959
99 Mitchell Street+61 1300 729 230
Darwin Airport
Recent reviews
From $36/day
Avis
2 locations in Darwin
Avis
Locations in Darwin
89 Smith St+61 8 8936 0600
Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
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Friday09:00 - 19:00
Terminal Building+61 2 9353 9000
Monday08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 20:30
Thursday08:30 - 20:30
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Dollar
2 locations in Darwin
Dollar
Locations in Darwin
50 Mitchell Street+61 8 8981 5599
Monday09:00 - 19:00
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Friday09:00 - 19:00
64 Stuart Highway
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From $42/day
Enterprise
2 locations in Darwin
Enterprise
Locations in Darwin
102 Esplanade+61 8 8268 1025
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 01:30
In Terminal 1 Henry Wrigley Dr+61 8 8945 3909
Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
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Saturday00:00 - 01:30
Sunday09:00 - 19:00
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From $34/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Darwin
Firefly
Locations in Darwin
55-59 Mitchell St+61 889 410 944
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
Mcmillians Road+61 889 450 999
Monday06:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
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Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
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Thursday06:00 - 23:59
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Friday06:00 - 23:59
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Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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Sunday06:00 - 23:59
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From $42/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Darwin
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Darwin
77 CAVENAGH STREET+61 889 410 300
Mcmillan's Road61 8 89453261
Recent reviews
From $44/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Darwin
Thrifty
Locations in Darwin
50 Mitchell Street+61 8 8981 5599
Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
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64 Stuart Highway+61 8 8924 2455
Monday09:00 - 19:00
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Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
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From $34/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Darwin
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Darwin
14, Larkin Avenue
Recent reviews
From $41/day
Alamo
1 location in Darwin
Alamo
Locations in Darwin
In Terminal+61 8 8945 3909
Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
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National
1 location in Darwin
National
Locations in Darwin
In Terminal1 Henry Wrigley Way+61 8 8945 3909
Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
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Saturday00:00 - 01:30
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Red Spot
1 location in Darwin
Red Spot
Locations in Darwin
Darwin International Airport
Recent reviews
9 travellers who hired a car in Darwin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

Car hire locations in or near Darwin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$46/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a car hire in Darwin

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

Top tips for hiring a car in Darwin

  • As the most tropical climate out of all Australian capital cities, having a temperature-controlled car in Darwin is vital. Hiring a car in Darwin also offers superb freedom to explore the surrounding nature reserves that are not connected by public transport. Go hiking and discover waterfalls in the famous Litchfield National Park, which can be reached with a 1h drive, or get a look out over the city in Charles Darwin National Park, which is only 15min away. Bus services in Darwin generally finish at around 20:00, meaning a hire car will open up more night-time activities. Attractions in the city of Darwin are also spread out, with places such as the Military Museum and MAGNT more than 4 km from the CBD, and it is not quite time-efficient to visit all of them on public transport.
  • The offices of car hire companies, including Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty, are located on the ground floor at Darwin International Airport (DRW). The reception desks are directly across from the baggage claim in the Arrivals Hall, while the pick-up area is only a short walk outside the terminal.
  • Be aware that trucks carrying multiple trailers, known as road trains, are common on major highways around Darwin. Take extra care and keep a safe distance from the vehicles when driving, remembering that you need plenty of space and time to overtake. Familiarise yourself with the windscreen wipers in your hire car as dust often rises off the road and impairs visibility. Keep a watchful eye out for wild animals and livestock, especially at night, as they are known to wander onto the road in rural areas.
  • Traffic flows freely throughout most of the day in Darwin; however, increased congestion is certainly noticed between 07:30–08:30 and 16:00–17:00. Stuart Hwy handles the majority of commuters entering and leaving the city for work, thus it’s best to avoid it at peak periods on weekdays.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Darwin for $38 or less
  • Book your car hire in Darwin at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Darwin are around 15% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Darwin are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Darwin

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

  • On average a hire car in Darwin costs $46 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise ($55/day), Budget ($60/day) and Firefly ($99/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise 102 Esplanade 0800 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Darwin is $5.25 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $63 and $84, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Darwin.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Darwin airport include Budget, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, Europcar, Avis, Firefly, Hertz, Alamo, keddy by Europcar and Enterprise.

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

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

  • A Compact car hire in Darwin costs $44 per day, on average.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Darwin costs $46 per day, on average.

  • In Darwin, cars are most frequently hired at Bargain Car Rentals Darwin Airport (7 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Darwin costs $325 per week ($46 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Darwin costs $1,394 per month ($46 per day).

  • Compact cars offer fantastic prices and fuel efficiency, making them a popular choice for visitors planning to travel out of Darwin. Smaller models of hire cars will also navigate the inner-city streets best, though you won’t have to handle many tight alleyways or corners.

  • Unless otherwise indicated by signage, the default speed limit is 60 km/h. Many streets in Darwin’s city centre are, however, reduced to 40 km/h, which is the same limit for school zones between 08:00–17:00. The maximum speed outside of built-up areas is 110 km/h.

  • You can expect to pay roughly A$ 1.35–1.45 for a litre of petrol, which is on par with the national average. Petrol prices are generally steady across the city and the cheapest stations are often in Palmerston.

  • Paid parking spaces are metered in the city centre from 08:00–17:00 on weekdays, with hourly fees at roughly A$ 2. State Square Car Park is a short walk from the waterfront precinct and has flat daily rates of about A$ 11, open 24h. Parking throughout the CBD is free and unrestricted on weekends and public holidays.