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Car hires in Adelaide, South Australia

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Adelaide, SA, Australia
16 Apr — 23 Apr
Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Tue 23/4
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Car hire insight and trends in Adelaide

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Adelaide

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Adelaide?

The cheapest car hire in Adelaide are generally found through Surprise Agency. When booking with Surprise Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $16/day. The average price to hire a car in Adelaide is $44/day.

What car hire company in Adelaide has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in Adelaide, with 6 locations.

What car do most people hire in Adelaide?

The Kia Carnival is the most popular car to hire in Adelaide, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Kia Carnival rentals for as low as $62/day in Adelaide, though on average you can expect prices to be around $159/day. Another popular car to hire in Adelaide is the Suzuki Swift for an average of $84/day, and deals as low as $33/day.

Best deals found for Adelaide, South Australia car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Adelaide, South Australia
Economy$32/day
Compact$38/day
Intermediate$36/day
Standard$49/day
SUV$41/day
People mover$76/day
Full-size SUV$65/day
Passenger van$68/day
Supplier choice$37/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Compact SUV$41/day
Standard SUV$42/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Adelaide car hire

How do I get from Adelaide Airport (ADL) to the hire car centre?

You won't need to go far to find the car hire centre at Adelaide Airport (ADL). After you've gone through security, head to the domestic luggage claim area on the ground floor (and collect your luggage if needed). You'll find most of the car hire agencies opposite the luggage carousel; once you leave the area, you'll be able to see the desks. You'll confirm your booking and fill out the necessary forms/payment information, and then you'll be directed to the ground floor of the airport's multi-storey car park. The car park is just a short walk from the terminal and you'll be accompanied by a member of staff. If you'd rather pick up your vehicle in Adelaide's city centre, the J1 and J2 Metro buses depart frequently, from the morning to the early evening.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Adelaide?

You will need to present a full, valid driver's licence to hire a car in Adelaide. It will need to have been valid for at least one year, and provisional licences aren't usually accepted. If your licence is not in English, you will need to present an International Driver's Permit as well as your usual driver's licence. If you are visiting from overseas, you may also be asked to present your passport. Australian drivers will usually only need their driver's licence, but you may be asked for additional identification. If you don't have your passport on hand, a Medicare card is usually sufficient. A credit card is the preferred method of payment for most car hire companies at Adelaide Airport; however, some will also allow you to use a debit card so long as it is a Mastercard or Visa. If you use a debit card, bear in mind that the security deposit will often be higher.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Adelaide?

You must have third-party insurance when driving in Adelaide. This means it is mandatory for your car hire provider to offer it in the price of your booking. You'll also need to make sure that you have appropriate safety seats for any children travelling in the car. In Australia, children under seven must be in a child restraint or booster seat appropriate for their height and weight. Children over seven must use a booster seat until they have outgrown it. This is usually when they reach 145 cm tall. If an adult-sash seatbelt fits them, they can use it. Babies six months and under must be in a rear-facing child restraint. Laws regarding emergency vehicles are stricter in South Australia than in other states. You must slow to 25 km/h when passing or approaching emergency vehicles with their lights on. This applies regardless of the normal speed limit (unless it's lower).

Can I drive to other states, regions or countries with a hire car from Adelaide?

When you're hiring a car in Adelaide, double-check the restrictions regarding where you can drive it. Most companies are perfectly happy for you to take your vehicle across state lines, but certain restrictions may apply. For example, you may not be allowed to drive on unsealed roads in some areas. Many visitors to Adelaide plan on heading to Kangaroo Island; however, this may not be permitted by some hire car providers. There is a car ferry to Kangaroo Island, but you'll need to check with your hire company ahead of time, to see if they allow it and if there are any additional fees. Your initial insurance likely won't cover ferry trips, so you'll probably need to pay extra. To avoid disappointment, let your provider know no later than the pickup. If they don't allow it, they may have offices on Kangaroo Island, so you can switch to a new hire car there.  


Adelaide, South Australia car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Adelaide that's right for you

Small cars

$47 - $68

All Car Types

$80 - $104

The average price of a small car hire in Adelaide, Australia is $59. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Adelaide, Australia is in June. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A small car rental is typically 34% less expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Adelaide small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Adelaide, Australia is $75. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Adelaide, Australia is in January. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $55 per day. A medium car rental is typically 17% less expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Adelaide medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Adelaide, Australia is $127. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Adelaide, Australia is in January. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $111 per day. A large car rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Adelaide, Australia is $87. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Adelaide, Australia is in January. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Adelaide SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Adelaide, Australia is $150. The cheapest time to hire a van in Adelaide, Australia is in August. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $127 per day. A van rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Adelaide van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Adelaide, Australia is $150. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Adelaide, Australia is in February. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $110 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Adelaide, Australia is $149. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Adelaide, Australia is in July. The price is 12% lower than the rest of the year at just $132 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Adelaide. The average price of a vehicle hire in Adelaide can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$32/day

23 Apr - 1 Jul
Kia Picanto
Toyota Yaris Cross
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$38/day

22 Apr - 30 Apr
Toyota Yaris Cross
Mitsubishi Eclipse
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2-door vehicles

$52/day

6 May - 13 May
Mitsubishi Eclipse

Adelaide car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Adelaide, South Australia

Simba Car Hire

9.7
Wonderful
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

9.7

Thrifty

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

8.5

Avis

9.1
Wonderful
6 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.5

Firefly

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.7
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

9.2

Sixt

8.6
Very Good
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.1

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.3

Hertz

8.5
Very Good
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

8.2

Budget

8.0
Very Good
10 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.8

Quick facts about car hire in Adelaide

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Adelaide

Most Popular Agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Compact, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

$32

Most Popular Model

Audi A6
The most popular Adelaide car hire agency found on momondo this month is Bargain Car Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are Simba Car Hire and East Coast Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Adelaide in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Adelaide is $32/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $66/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Adelaide in the past 7 days is the Audi A6. Our users also prefer the BMW X5 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Adelaide

Nearby attractions:

Henley Beach4.4 km
Adelaide Entertainment Centre5.7 km
Grange Beach6.1 km
Lion Arts Centre6.2 km
Adelaide Convention Centre6.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Henley Beach124.6 km
Grange Beach125.6 km
Adelaide Central Market130.7 km
Adelaide Entertainment Centre130.7 km
Lion Arts Centre130.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Adelaide Casino0.1 km
Adelaide Festival Centre0.3 km
Westpac House0.3 km
Adelaide Convention Centre0.4 km
Lion Arts Centre0.4 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Adelaide

Below are the most popular hotels in Adelaide
Ibis Adelaide

Ibis Adelaide

122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Atura Adelaide Airport

Atura Adelaide Airport

1 Atura Circuit, Adelaide, SA, Australia

6.4 km from city centre

Stamford Plaza Adelaide

Stamford Plaza Adelaide

150 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Oval Hotel

Oval Hotel

King William Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia

1.5 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre

30 Blyth Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Pullman Adelaide

Pullman Adelaide

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

55 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Adelaide Riviera Hotel

Adelaide Riviera Hotel

31 34 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Hilton Adelaide

Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.1 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

27 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Intercontinental Adelaide, An IHG Hotel

Intercontinental Adelaide, An IHG Hotel

North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Arkaba Hotel

Arkaba Hotel

150 Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia

3.1 km from city centre

Eos by SkyCity

Eos by SkyCity

Festival Drive, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Hotel Metropolitan

Hotel Metropolitan

46 Grote Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.2 km from city centre

Jacksons Motor Inn

Jacksons Motor Inn

373 Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide, SA, Australia

5.2 km from city centre

Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

125 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Sage Hotel Adelaide

Sage Hotel Adelaide

208 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

0.9 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Adelaide - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Adelaide so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Adelaide, Australia in May?

To hire a car in Adelaide for a weekend in May, we found prices as low as $29 with an average of $90. For a one-week car hire in Adelaide, prices in May average $63, with the best deals starting at $24.

Is there a fee to cancel my Adelaide, Australia car hire?

When you hire a car in Adelaide, popular agencies such as Simba Car Hire, East Coast Car Rentals, and Avis will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Adelaide, we can help you find the cheapest car to hire for your upcoming trip.

What is the best type of car to hire in Adelaide during May?

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Adelaide in May. On average, Adelaide receives 50 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 11 °C during the month of May. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in Adelaide will cost you $66/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Adelaide, Australia?

50 km/h is the city speed limit for Adelaide, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around Adelaide are 110 km/h and 110 km/h, respectively. If you hire a car in Adelaide, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

What car hire company has the Toyota HiAce in Adelaide?

What is the weather like in Adelaide, Australia in April?

Those looking for a hire car in Adelaide during the month of April should expect temperatures to be around 17 °C and should expect around 30 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Adelaide similar to the rest of South Australia?

If you’re looking for a Adelaide hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of April it’s important to know that the rest of South Australia typically has a temperature of 17 °C and will usually expect 25.9 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Adelaide?

Prices for cars in Adelaide are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Adelaide?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Adelaide?

Among different countries, including Adelaide, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the hire company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Adelaide?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Adelaide. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Adelaide?

Booking a car hire in Adelaide via momondo could save you time and money. momondo provides you with a wide selection of options and cars as we search thousands of car hire websites and locations to enable you to make the best choice for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Adelaide?

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Adelaide by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Adelaide with free cancellation?

Yes, whether it is for cars in Adelaide or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Adelaide on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Adelaide.

Can I find a car hire in Adelaide which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Adelaide with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Adelaide with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Adelaide on momondo.


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