Darwin car hire

Darwin car hire

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Darwin, NT, Australia
15 Dec — 22 Dec
Same drop-off
Darwin, NT, Australia
Wed 15/12
Noon
Wed 22/12
Noon
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Darwin car hire information

Pick-up locationDarwin
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, People mover, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations33
Airport locations17
Popular agenciesBargain Car Rentals, Enterprise, Europcar, Budget, Firefly

Cheap car hire in Darwin

Economy$30/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$48/day
Full-size$57/day
People mover$48/day
Full-size SUV$94/day
Passenger van$58/day
Premium SUV$105/day
Intermediate SUV$37/day
Compact SUV$38/day
Supplier choice$39/day
Standard SUV$39/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Darwin car hire reviews and directory

From $52/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Darwin
Europcar
Locations in Darwin
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 10
  • 9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent26 May 2021
Staff were very friendly. Pick up and drop off easy.
From $38/dayRated no. 2
Budget
Most popular
7.6 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Darwin
Budget
Locations in Darwin
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent5 Jun. 2018
Very easy to book and good price
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2017
For price very good300km takes you no where in Darwin
2.0 Mediocre12 Jul. 2016
Not all charges explained by KayakKayak 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 $64/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
4.6 Okay (4 reviews)
2 locations in Darwin
Hertz
Locations in Darwin
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Sep. 2021
Great experience with Hertz. Man at counter suggested an upgrade at a fair price so we did. Great car and made our holiday very enjoyable and safe.
2.0 Mediocre27 Jan. 2017
Price changed to 3x the Cost on PickupIt 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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From $45/dayRated no. 4
Enterprise
3.9 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Darwin
Enterprise
Locations in Darwin
  • 10
  • 10
  • 3.9
  • 10
  • 1.9
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre28 Sep. 2021
Friendly staff, new vehicle, well organised, HOWEVER, hidden charges that are not explained regarding excess km rates, location fees, registration fees and contract fees are all charged as a percentage %%% of the total km's travelled. Therefore, the more km's you travel, ALL costs rise significantly. Especially the LOCATION fee which is charged at 25%.
Sunnycars
5 locations in Darwin
Sunnycars
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $38/day
Bargain Car Rentals
4 locations in Darwin
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $39/day
Avis
2 locations in Darwin
Avis
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
Dollar
2 locations in Darwin
Dollar
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $37/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Darwin
Firefly
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $45/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Darwin
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $47/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Darwin
Thrifty
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $37/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Darwin
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
From $45/day
Alamo
1 location in Darwin
Alamo
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Darwin
National
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
Red Spot
1 location in Darwin
Red Spot
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
Sixt
1 location in Darwin
Sixt
Locations in Darwin
Recent reviews
12 travellers who hired a car in Darwin gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car hire locations in or near Darwin

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$50/day

Good deal

$41/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 $41 or less
  • Book your car hire in Darwin at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Darwin are around 19% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Darwin are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Darwin