Gladstone car hire

Gladstone car hire

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Gladstone

Gladstone, QLD, Australia
28 Oct — 4 Nov
Same drop-off
Gladstone, QLD, Australia
Thu 28/10
Noon
Thu 4/11
Noon
Driver's age:

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Gladstone

Gladstone car hire information

Pick-up locationGladstone
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Full-size estate car, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations11
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesAvis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

Cheap car hire in Gladstone

Economy$60/day
Compact$64/day
Intermediate$66/day
Standard$70/day
Full-size$70/day
Full-size SUV$100/day
Premium SUV$104/day
Compact SUV$70/day
Intermediate SUV$71/day
Standard SUV$87/day
Full-size estate car$97/day
Intermediate estate car$97/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Gladstone car hire reviews and directory

From $54/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Gladstone
Avis
Locations in Gladstone
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Show more reviews
From $31/dayRated no. 2
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
9.8 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Gladstone
Thrifty
Locations in Gladstone
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent21 Sep. 2021
Easy pick up & drop off. Great customer service.
9.6 Excellent25 Jun. 2019
Couldn't fault the experienceNothing
Show more reviews
From $57/day
Budget
Most popular
3 locations in Gladstone
Budget
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
Europcar
1 location in Gladstone
Europcar
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Gladstone
Firefly
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
From $78/day
Hertz
1 location in Gladstone
Hertz
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Gladstone
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Gladstone
Sunnycars
Locations in Gladstone
Recent reviews
4 travellers who hired a car in Gladstone gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.8

Car hire locations in or near Gladstone

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$63/day

Good deal

$57/day

When to book a car hire in Gladstone

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

Car hire excess insurance in Gladstone

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 Gladstone 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 Gladstone.

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 Gladstone car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Gladstone

  • Gladstone is a coastal town in central Queensland, and though it is predominantly an industrial town, it has the state’s largest natural harbour and is surrounded by areas of great natural beauty, like Auckland Point, Calliope Conservation Park, Mount Maurice State Forest and The Great Barrier Reef. With plenty of small road trips to these natural wonders and close-by beach towns like Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy, looking for cheap car hire in Gladstone is a fantastic idea. 
  • Gladstone Airport (GDL) is a small airport situated in the suburbs, just a 10-15min drive from the centre of Gladstone. There’s just one airport building, and the single terminal is often referred to as "the main terminal". You’ll find kiosks for all the Gladstone car hire companies in the arrivals hall of the terminal building. Though you can book car hire in Gladstone on the spot, you’ll often find better deals if you book online through KAYAK. This will also help you ensure you get the type of vehicle you want. 
  • Though the town proper features sealed roads, the Gladstone Region also incorporates approximately 1,448 km of unpaved roads. For this reason, it’s a good idea to take a look at the route for any road trips you’re planning, so you have an idea of what the conditions will be like. Coastal drives to places like Yeppoon and Agnes Waters will take you along sealed roads. However, if you venture into the hinterland to explore places like Calliope, you’ll find that once you leave Dawson Highway, roads like Morcom Street and Racecourse Road give way to unpaved surfaces. 
  • In addition to being the gateway to the southern end of The Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is an industrial town. Since the town itself is quite small, locals and travellers share the roads with large, heavy vehicles. A trip to explore Gladstone Marina or Port will take you along the same roads used by slow-moving, heavy vehicles, so it’s worth allocating extra travel time for each excursion. You’re also likely to encounter wildlife on the roads, particularly if you head out of town or are driving around sunrise or sunset. It’s worth being extra vigilant during these times. 
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Gladstone for $57 or less
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Gladstone are around 39% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Gladstone are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gladstone

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

  • On average a hire car in Gladstone costs $63 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty ($79/day), Avis ($93/day) and Hertz ($133/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis Aerodrome Rd 4680 (5 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Gladstone 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 Gladstone.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Gladstone airport include Budget, Hertz, Thrifty 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 Gladstone costs $50 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Gladstone costs $49 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Gladstone costs $143 per day, on average.

  • In Gladstone, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz Aerodrome Rd (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Gladstone costs $438 per week ($63 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Gladstone costs $1,878 per month ($63 per day).

  • A compact car is ideal for Gladstone as it will allow you to easily explore the town itself and then venture out on the many day trips available in the region. With beaches, islands, crystal-clear waters and The Great Barrier Reef to explore, a compact car will be your perfect companion, making parking at the beaches, lookouts and other popular attractions easier. If you’ll be travelling in a large group or bringing your own adventure gear, selecting an SUV for your car hire in Gladstone will give you the extra space you need.

  • The speed limit in Gladstone’s built-up areas is 50 km/h unless otherwise signed. This speed limit applies in suburban streets and most of those in the industrial areas. Areas of high pedestrian traffic and school zones may carry lower speed limits of 40 km/h, so it’s essential to keep an eye out for signs. Roads, like Phillip Street, that connect suburbs and other parts of the city tend to have a higher speed limit of 60 km/h. However, once again, it’s important to look out for speed signs.

  • The price of unleaded fuel in Gladstone tends to sit between A$ 1.34 and A$ 1.39. For diesel, the average tends to fall between A$ 1.31 and A$ 1.37. Gladstone is a regional town, so fuel prices don’t follow the cycles seen in Australia’s capital cities. Instead, the variance is produced by competition between local service stations. For this reason, it’s a good idea to use fuel price apps to find the lowest-priced option on the day you wish to fill the tank.

  • You’ll find plenty of free parking in Gladstone, even around popular spots like the marina, Barneys Beach, Tondoon Botanic Gardens and Auckland Hill Lookout. These attractions tend to have dedicated parking areas, while the suburban parts of Gladstone feature on-street parking. Gladstone’s hotels and resorts also provide free parking.