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Car hires in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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Canberra, ACT, Australia
12 Apr — 19 Apr
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Fri 12/4
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Car hire insight and trends in Canberra

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Canberra?

The cheapest car hire in Canberra are generally found through Europcar. When booking with Europcar, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $37/day. The average price to hire a car in Canberra is $76/day.

What car hire company in Canberra has the most locations?

Hertz has the most locations of any car hire company in Canberra, with 4 locations.

What car do most people hire in Canberra?

Kia Carnival hire and MG HS hire in Canberra are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Kia Carnival hire prices in Canberra can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average $142/day and can be as low as $72/day. MG HS hire prices can also vary, but tend to average $65/day, with the cheapest deals as low as $44/day.

Best deals found for Canberra, Australian Capital Territory car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Economy$36/day
Compact$47/day
Intermediate$48/day
Standard$55/day
SUV$58/day
Full-size SUV$62/day
Mini$42/day
Passenger van$94/day
Supplier choice$34/day
Standard SUV$43/day
Compact SUV$43/day
Intermediate SUV$44/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Canberra car hire

How do I get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to the hire car centre?

The car hire centre at Canberra Airport (CBR) is located next to the taxi rank, just outside the main building. Most major car hire companies have desks here. Once you have filled out the necessary paperwork, the hire car parking area is situated a short walk from the desks. You can also find many Canberra car hire providers downtown. If this is a more convenient pick-up location for you, you have a few options to get from the airport to downtown. The bus route Rapid 3, runs frequently and usually reaches the city in less than 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the machine on the ground floor in the arrivals hall. There are also taxis and rideshare options available.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Canberra, Australia?

Most hire car providers at Canberra Airport will hire to drivers over the age of 21. A few may only hire to drivers over 25 and most will charge an extra fee for those between 21 and 24 years old. You'll need to present a valid driver's licence written in English that has been valid for at least one year. If your licence is in another language, make sure you have an International Driver's Permit and present this along with your usual licence. International drivers may also need to present their passports. Credit and debit cards are usually the only accepted form of payment. A few companies may only accept credit cards, and debit cards must be Visa or Mastercard. Make sure that the names on all your documentation, including your credit or debit card, match. If you've made a booking, bring a printout of your booking confirmation, in case you need to provide proof of the booking.

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

Canberra is well known for being a city full of roundabouts, and its roundabouts have some unique laws. If you're leaving a roundabout before the halfway point, you must enter through the left lane and indicate left. If you're leaving after the halfway point you must indicate right and use the right-hand lane. If you're driving straight through, you don't need to indicate when entering, but you should indicate left when leaving. Bear in mind that Canberra receives numerous interstate or overseas visitors who won't be used to these laws, so don't be surprised if you see other drivers not following the rules. Additionally, make sure your passengers are aware of Canberra's stricter alcohol laws. Nobody is allowed to open or consume alcohol in the car. The blood-alcohol limit is 0.05%. If you have younger passengers, ensure that they are in an appropriate child restraint or booster seat if they're under 16. You can bring your own child seat, but bear in mind it must meet Australian/New Zealand standards.

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

You don't need to worry about staying within the ACT when hiring a car in Canberra. Most hire car companies don't restrict you from crossing state/territory borders, and you may even be able to return your vehicle to a different location. However, restrictions on certain areas may apply. For example, if you're heading into the mountainous areas of New South Wales, you may not be allowed to drive above the snow line without taking out extra snow cover insurance. This restriction is usually seasonal and only applies during the winter months. If you plan on driving to the coast or in rural areas, check to see if your provider restricts driving on certain surfaces. This can include beaches and unsealed roads. Luckily, most road rules across Australia are very similar, so driving between different states is easy. But make sure you check for any key differences, such as restrictions on mobile phone usage and sleeping in your car.


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

$71 - $124

All Car Types

$94 - $139

The average price of a small car hire in Canberra, Australia is $86. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Canberra, Australia is in September. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A small car rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Canberra, Australia is $94. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Canberra, Australia is in April. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $72 per day. A medium car rental is typically 17% less expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Canberra, Australia is $153. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Canberra, Australia is in October. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $115 per day. A large car rental is typically 27% more expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra, Australia is $101. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Canberra, Australia is in May. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $84 per day. A SUV rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Canberra, Australia is $182. The cheapest time to hire a van in Canberra, Australia is in October. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $120 per day. A van rental is typically 39% more expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Canberra, Australia is $138. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Canberra, Australia is in June. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $104 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra 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 Canberra, Australia is $128. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Canberra, Australia is in May. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $108 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Canberra. The average price of a vehicle hire in Canberra can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$36/day

5 Jul - 15 Jul
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris Cross
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$47/day

5 Jul - 15 Jul
Toyota Yaris Cross

Canberra car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Europcar

9.2
Wonderful
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.6

Budget

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Sixt

8.4
Very Good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

East Coast Car Rentals

2 locations

Alamo

8.0
Very Good
25 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.2

Avis

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

7.5
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.4

Quick facts about car hire in Canberra

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

Most Popular Agency

Alamo

Popular Car Types

SUV, Intermediate, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

$47

Most Popular Model

Class Intermediate SUV
The most popular Canberra car hire agency found on momondo this month is Alamo. Other top choices for car hire companies are Sixt and Europcar
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Canberra in the past 72 hours: SUV, Intermediate, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Canberra is $47/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $86/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Canberra in the past 7 days is the Class Intermediate SUV. Our users also prefer the Kia Carnival as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Manuka Oval5.6 km
Questacon5.8 km
National Convention Centre6.0 km
Commonwealth Park6.0 km
Civic Square6.5 km

Nearby attractions:

National Zoo and Aquarium146.7 km
Australian Institute of Sport149.2 km
Canberra Theatre Centre152.1 km
Canberra Museum and Gallery152.1 km
Civic Square152.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Manuka Oval111.6 km
Questacon113.2 km
Commonwealth Park113.7 km
National Convention Centre113.8 km
Civic Square114.4 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Canberra

Below are the most popular hotels in Canberra
Hyatt Hotel Canberra- A Park Hyatt Hotel

Hyatt Hotel Canberra- A Park Hyatt Hotel

120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Crowne Plaza Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra

1 Binara Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2.7 km from city centre

Novotel Canberra

Novotel Canberra

65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

3.1 km from city centre

Avenue Hotel Canberra

Avenue Hotel Canberra

80 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

3.4 km from city centre

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

30 National Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Canberra Accommodation Centre

Canberra Accommodation Centre

210 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

4.5 km from city centre

ibis budget Canberra

ibis budget Canberra

15 Tay Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

9.6 km from city centre

Abode Woden

Abode Woden

10 Bowes Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

5.5 km from city centre

Vibe Hotel Canberra

Vibe Hotel Canberra

1 Rogan Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

5.7 km from city centre

Deco Hotel

Deco Hotel

214 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

4.7 km from city centre

Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection

Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection

1 Elouera Street Braddon, Canberra, ACT, Australia

3.6 km from city centre

Mantra Macarthur Hotel

Mantra Macarthur Hotel

219 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

5.0 km from city centre

The Village Hostels Canberra

The Village Hostels Canberra

7 Akuna Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2.7 km from city centre

Quality Hotel Dickson

Quality Hotel Dickson

Corner Cape &, 2 Badham St, Canberra, ACT, Australia

6.1 km from city centre

The Sebel Canberra Civic

The Sebel Canberra Civic

197 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2.7 km from city centre

Rydges Canberra

Rydges Canberra

17 Canberra Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

8 National Circuit, Canberra, ACT, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Abode Kingston

Abode Kingston

14 Kennedy Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

2.0 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Canberra - FAQs

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

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

For May in Canberra, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was $104 - but some users found deals as low as $50. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about $37 to $69.

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

Every car hire company in Canberra has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car hire search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in Canberra include Alamo, Europcar, and Budget, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

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

Hiring a Standard car in Canberra during the month of May is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 6 °C and precipitation around 30 mm during May, a Standard size car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Canberra will cost you $71/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Canberra, Australia?

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

What car hire company has the MG HS in Canberra?

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

In April, Canberra usually gets 50 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 13 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Canberra as it can help you make the best decision.

Is the weather in Canberra similar to the rest of Australian Capital Territory?

If you’re looking for a Canberra hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of April it’s important to know that the rest of Australian Capital Territory typically has a temperature of 13 °C and will usually expect 50 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Canberra?

Prices for cars in Canberra refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Canberra?

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

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Canberra. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

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

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Canberra. 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 Canberra?

Booking a car hire in Canberra 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 Canberra?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Canberra, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

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

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Canberra and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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

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

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

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Canberra.

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

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


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