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Car hires in Darwin, Northern Territory

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Darwin, NT, Australia
2 Mar — 9 Mar
Darwin, NT, Australia
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Car hire insight and trends in Darwin

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Darwin?

The cheapest car hire in Darwin are generally found through Surprise Agency. When booking with Surprise Agency, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $2/day. The average price to hire a car in Darwin is $26/day.

What car hire company in Darwin has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most locations of any car hire company in Darwin, with 4 locations.

What car do most people hire in Darwin?

When hiring a car in Darwin, most of our users will opt for the Nissan X-Trail at $115/day on average. The second most popular is the Kia Carnival car hire for an average of $164/day. Our users have found Nissan X-Trail hires in Darwin for as low as $29/day and Kia Carnival hires for as low as $11/day.

Best deals found for Darwin, Northern Territory car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Darwin, Northern Territory
Economy$26/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$29/day
Standard$31/day
People mover$74/day
Full-size SUV$52/day
Mini$27/day
Passenger van$55/day
Intermediate SUV$26/day
Compact SUV$27/day
Supplier choice$33/day
Standard SUV$35/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Darwin car hire

How do I get from Darwin Airport (DRW) to the hire car centre?

The car hire desks at Darwin Airport (DRW) can be found across from the luggage claim carousel, on the ground floor of the arrivals terminal. You'll need to fill out the forms and organise payment at the desk. The car hire pick-up area is a short walk from the arrivals terminal. There are also a few ground transportation options if you prefer to get a hire car in downtown Darwin. You can take a public bus from the stop at Charles Eaton Drive, a short walk from the terminal. Buses run multiple times each day to the Casuarina Interchange. From here, you can take the 4, 10 or OL2 buses to Darwin. For a moderate price, you can also take the City Shuttle Bus from the airport directly to most major accommodations in the city. The ticket machine is located near the luggage carousel, and it departs from just outside the terminal.

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

Make sure you have your driver's licence and payment information ready to go when you get to the car hire desks in Darwin. You can use your Australian driver's licence or any other driver's licence written in English. It just needs to be a full permit and you need to have held it for at least a year. If you're visiting from overseas and your licence isn't in English, you'll need to get an International Driver’s Permit before you arrive. When you pick up your hire car, present your normal licence along with your International Driver's Permit. You may also need to provide your passport as additional identification. A few companies may also ask Australian drivers for extra ID, in the form of either a passport or your Medicare card. You'll need a debit card or a credit card to record payment information and provide a deposit. Some companies may only accept credit cards, and those that do accept debit cards may require a higher security deposit.

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

If you're visiting from overseas, you may be initially confused by the lack of third-party insurance choices when booking car hire in Darwin. However, there's no option for third-party insurance because it is mandatory for all car hire services in Australia – it is automatically included in the price and you don't need any additional insurance. While the general blood-alcohol limit is 0.05%, the same as the rest of Australia, there are a few dry zones in and around Darwin. In these areas, no one in your car can consume alcohol or have opened bottles or cans of alcohol. Additionally, sleeping in your car in public places can incur fines. If you're taking a long road trip from Darwin, check the rest stops along your route. Rest stops are common, particularly on popular routes such as the Stuart, Victoria and Barkly Highways.

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

You can usually drive your hire car from Darwin into other states and territories. Limits may apply if you want to use a car ferry to reach any islands off the coast of the Northern Territory. You will usually need to get additional insurance to cover any damages that may occur during the trip. Additionally, some companies may not allow you to drive on unsealed roads or beaches, at least not without additional insurance. This includes certain roads in Kakadu National Park. Bear in mind that when hiring a car in Darwin, some car hire companies restrict the mileage to 100 km a day. But this will give you plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the sights along the way. Some companies may also allow you to pick up and drop off your car at different locations, particularly if you plan on driving to major cities such as Adelaide or Perth.


Darwin, Northern Territory car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

$48 - $107

All Car Types

$58 - $139

The average price of a small car hire in Darwin, Australia is $77. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Darwin, Australia is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just $48 per day. A small car rental is typically 26% less expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Darwin, Australia is $94. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Darwin, Australia is in February. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A medium car rental is typically 10% less expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Darwin, Australia is $145. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Darwin, Australia is in November. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just $87 per day. A large car rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin, Australia is $99. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Darwin, Australia is in February. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Darwin, Australia is $172. The cheapest time to hire a van in Darwin, Australia is in February. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $110 per day. A van rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Darwin, Australia is $143. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Darwin, Australia is in December. The price is 53% lower than the rest of the year at just $68 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 28% more expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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 Darwin, Australia is $383. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Darwin, Australia is in September. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just $208 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 73% more expensive than the average rental car in Darwin. The average price of a vehicle hire in Darwin 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

$26/day

29 Feb - 1 Mar
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$29/day

28 Feb - 14 Mar
Hyundai i30

Darwin car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Darwin, Northern Territory

Hertz

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

7.9

Thrifty

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

National

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

9.1
Wonderful
5 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Overall

9.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.6

Ace Rental Cars

2 locations

Bargain Car Rentals

3 locations

Europcar

8.0
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Quick facts about car hire in Darwin

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

Most Popular Agency

Thrifty

Popular Car Types

SUV, Compact, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

$31

Most Popular Model

Nissan X-Trail
The most popular Darwin car hire agency found on momondo this month is Thrifty. Other top choices for car hire companies are Bargain Car Rentals and Budget
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Darwin in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Darwin is $31/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $73/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Darwin in the past 7 days is the Nissan X-Trail. 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 Darwin

Nearby attractions:

Mindil Beach6.0 km
Bicentennial Park6.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Bicentennial Park0.6 km
Mindil Beach2.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Bicentennial Park0.5 km
Mindil Beach2.4 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Darwin

Below are the most popular hotels in Darwin
Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Mindil Beach Casino Resort

Gilruth Avenue, Darwin, NT, Australia

2.5 km from city centre

Argus Hotel Darwin

Argus Hotel Darwin

13 Shepherd Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.9 km from city centre

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Darwin, NT, Australia

7.5 km from city centre

Travelodge Resort Darwin

Travelodge Resort Darwin

64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

H on Mitchell Apartment Hotel

105 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Darwin Resort

Darwin Resort

378 Stuart Highway, Darwin, NT, Australia

4.9 km from city centre

Darwin City Hotel

Darwin City Hotel

59 Smith Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.3 km from city centre

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Hilton Darwin

Hilton Darwin

32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin

116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

Hilton Garden Inn Darwin

122 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Mantra On The Esplanade

Mantra On The Esplanade

88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Palms City Resort

Palms City Resort

64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

Club Tropical Resort Darwin

Club Tropical Resort Darwin

622 Lee Point Road, Darwin, NT, Australia

14.4 km from city centre

Frontier Hotel Darwin

Frontier Hotel Darwin

3 Buffalo Court, Darwin, NT, Australia

1.5 km from city centre

Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel, Darwin

Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel, Darwin

55 Cavenagh Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Rydges Darwin Central

Rydges Darwin Central

21 Knuckey Street, Darwin, NT, Australia

0.5 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Darwin - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Darwin, Australia in March?

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during March in Darwin, you can expect to pay around $101. A particularly good deal might be around $28, which is the lowest quote for Darwin we've seen so far. Deals are a little different for a week-long hire - starting at around $27, with an average price of $89.

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

The majority of car hire agencies in Darwin offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, and Thrifty have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the best type of car to hire in Darwin during March?

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Darwin in March. On average, Darwin receives 90 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 28 °C during the month of March. 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 Darwin will cost you $61/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Darwin, Australia?

Travellers who hire a car in Darwin should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 50 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Darwin are generally 110 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 110 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the Nissan Qashqai in Darwin?

What is the weather like in Darwin, Australia in February?

In February, Darwin usually gets 340 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 28 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Darwin as it can help you make the best decision.

Is the weather in Darwin similar to the rest of Northern Territory?

If you’re looking for a Darwin hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Northern Territory typically has a temperature of 27 °C and will usually expect 196.7 mm of precipitation.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Darwin?

Prices for cars in Darwin refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Darwin?

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

Among different countries, including Darwin, 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 Darwin?

To hire a car in Darwin, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Darwin makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

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

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Darwin, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

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

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Darwin.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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