Wollongong car hire

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Wollongong, NSW, Australia
29 Jun — 6 Jul
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Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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Wollongong car hire information

Pick-up locationWollongong
Hire locations9
Airport locations2

Cheap car hire in Wollongong

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From $40/day
Avis
Best rated
2 locations in Wollongong
Avis
Locations in Wollongong
47 Flinders Street+61 2 4251 1311
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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70 Queen Street+61 2 4633 2588
Monday07:30 - 17:00
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From $39/day
Hertz
2 locations in Wollongong
Hertz
Locations in Wollongong
03/257 Princes Hwy+61 2 4271 6925
Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Airport Rd+61 2 4271 6925
Monday14:00 - 15:00
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Thursday14:00 - 15:00
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Friday14:00 - 15:00
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From $36/day
Budget
1 location in Wollongong
Budget
Locations in Wollongong
47 Flinders St+61 2 4251 1322
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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From $30/day
Europcar
Most popular
Cheapest deal
1 location in Wollongong
Europcar
Locations in Wollongong
8a Flinders Street+61 2 4251 4830
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Firefly
1 location in Wollongong
Firefly
Locations in Wollongong
Illawarra Regional Airport
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Wollongong
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Wollongong
5 Industrial Road, Oak Flats
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Sunnycars
1 location in Wollongong
Sunnycars
Locations in Wollongong
8a Flinders Street
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From $31/day
Thrifty
1 location in Wollongong
Thrifty
Locations in Wollongong
169-173 Princes Highway+61 2 8378 6525
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Friday07:30 - 17:00
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Car hire locations in or near Wollongong

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$41/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a car hire in Wollongong

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Top tips for hiring a car in Wollongong

  • Hire a car in Wollongong to discover the Grand Pacific Drive and stop wherever you like along the winding coastline from Royal National Park to Shoalhaven. Buses can be caught to nearby towns from Wollongong but a hire car will give you the ability to make stops and take in views from certain places, such as Robertson's Knoll Lookout and Bald Hill Lookout. Attractions, such as Wollongong Botanic Garden and Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple, are spread across the city and require a connection of two buses through West Wollongong, taking 45min rather than a quick 10min drive with a hire car. Mount Keira is also best reached by car to avoid the tiring 3 km ascent from the nearest bus stop.
  • The reception desks of Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty can be found to the left of Arrivals Hall A at Sydney International Airport (SYD). A 5min walk is required to reach the hire cars in the P7 Car Park and no shuttles are provided. Offices are also located directly opposite the Jetstar and Qantas baggage claim in Terminal 2 and 3, with a short walk to the vehicles outside. A hire car may help save time and money travelling from the airport to Wollongong as bus and train transfers cost approximately A$ 20–30 with a 2h trip, while driving takes roughly 1h 10min.
  • Take care when driving around coastal Wollongong roads as vehicles can approach quickly around blind corners. Watch for cars veering off direction as many drivers are tempted to take their eyes off the road along the Sea Cliff Bridge. Cyclists are common throughout the Illawarra region and a safe distance of at least 1.5 m must be given when overtaking.
  • Much calmer than other major cities across Australia, traffic in Wollongong peaks between 07:30–09:00. Congestion picks up during the afternoon around 15:30; however, long delays are not common. Traffic is worst along Princes Mwy, especially in the morning as commuters make their way to work in Sydney.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Wollongong for $33 or less
  • Book your car hire in Wollongong at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Wollongong are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Wollongong

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

  • On average a hire car in Wollongong costs $41 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 47 Flinders St 2500 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Wollongong is $5.54 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $66 and $88, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Wollongong.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Kingsford Smith airport include East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Enterprise, AeroDrive, CarHood, Hertz, Apex, Alamo and Budget.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kingsford Smith airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Enterprise, AeroDrive, CarHood, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Avis and Thrifty.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Wollongong costs $31 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Wollongong costs $45 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Wollongong costs $40 per day, on average.

  • In Wollongong, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 8a Flinders Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Wollongong costs $290 per week ($41 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Wollongong costs $1,241 per month ($41 per day).

  • With wide roads and manageable congestion, full-sized cars are popular in Wollongong. The medium-sized makes provide a gentle drive and are great for cruising around coastal bends, while the spacious cabins and boots let you pack everything you need. Opt for a 4WD if you are thinking of going off-road driving in the Southern Highlands.

  • Unless indicated otherwise by signage, the default limit in urban areas of Wollongong is 50 km/h. A 40 km/h maximum is enforced between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30-16:00 in school zones. Key arterial roads, including Crown St, increase to 60 km/h and others, such as Memorial Dr, rise to 80 km/h.

  • You can expect to pay around A$ 1.45 per litre, which is cheaper than the national mean. Prices stay mostly consistent in the centre of Wollongong, though petrol stations in southern suburbs, like Dapto and Brownsville, offer discounted prices.

  • Wollongong Central Car Park offers the first 2h for free and is unrestricted after 17:30 on all weekdays except Thursday. Hourly spaces are available at Woolworths Wollongong Car Park for around A$ 3 and have a maximum daily fee of roughly A$ 20.