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Adelaide, SA, Australia
10 Aug — 17 Aug
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Adelaide, SA, Australia
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Adelaide car rental Information

Pick-up locationAdelaide
Rental locations45
Airport locations26

Car rental insurance in Adelaide

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Adelaide 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 Adelaide.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental 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 Adelaide car rental.

Adelaide car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 32/dayRated #1
Alpha
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Alpha
Locations in Adelaide
315, Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Terminal Building -11300 22 74 73 / +61 7 3088 2976
  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
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Rated #2
Thrifty
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St+61 8 8410 8977
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Adelaide Ap+61 8 8234 3029
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
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Saturday08:00 - 15:30
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  • 10
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  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From C$ 23/dayRated #3
Europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
225 North Terrace+61 8 8114 6350
Terminal Building+61 8 8150 3090
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
  • 9
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From C$ 49/dayRated #4
Hertz
9.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 8 8422 9290
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
Sir Donald Bradman Dve+61 8 8424 9190
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
  • 9.7
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Rated #5
Alamo
9.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
  • 9.6
  • 9.5
  • 9.3
  • 9.6
  • 9.1
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From C$ 19/dayRated #6
East Coast Car Rentals
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road, Richmond, SA+61 1800 474 258
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
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From C$ 25/dayRated #7
Avis
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
136 North Terrace+61 2 9353 9000
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
Arrival Road+61 2 9353 9000
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.3
  • 8.3
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Rated #8
Budget
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
274 North Terrace+61 8 8418 7300
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
Terminal Building+61 8 8234 4900
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 6
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  • 8
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Rated #9
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 882 312 856
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
Sir Donald Bradman Drive+61 882 344 566
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 7.5
  • 7
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  • 7
  • 6.5
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Rated #10
Enterprise
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
Terminal Building+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
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Sunnycars
7 locations in Adelaide
Sunnycars
Locations in Adelaide
1 James Schofield Drive
125 North Terrace
142 North Terrace
153 - 161 Grange Road
442 Main Road North
Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Terminal Building
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Access
3 locations in Adelaide
Access
Locations in Adelaide
464 Port Road1800 812 580
Adelaide Airport
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise+61 883 400 400
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Adelaide
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
142 North Terrace+61 881 146 350
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
442 Main Road North, Gepps Cross+61 883 075 850
Adelaide Intl Terminal+61 881 503 090
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Red Spot
3 locations in Adelaide
Red Spot
Locations in Adelaide
153 - 161 Grange Road+61 884 459 714
60 Frome Street+61 882 348 444
Terminal Building -1+61 1300 668 810
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Dollar
2 locations in Adelaide
Dollar
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St+61 8 8410 8977
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Adelaide Ap
Monday08:00 - 15:30
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JUCY
2 locations in Adelaide
JUCY
Locations in Adelaide
25-27, Kinkaid Avenue
Adelaide Airport - Shuttle Service
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From C$ 27/day
Ace Rental Cars
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
13 Anzac Highway, Keswick, Adelaide
Recent reviews
From C$ 18/day
Apex
Cheapest deal
Most popular
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
219 Marion Rd, Marleston, Sa+61 883 525 077
Recent reviews
From C$ 24/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Adelaide
Unit 4 / 373 Cross Road Edwardstown, SA1800 808 122
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Atlas Choice
1 location in Adelaide
Atlas Choice
Locations in Adelaide
91 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton+61 882 340 911
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AutoEurope
1 location in Adelaide
AutoEurope
Locations in Adelaide
Europcar 142 North Terrace
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National
1 location in Adelaide
National
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive+61 8 8234 4822
Monday08:00 - 15:30
Tuesday08:00 - 15:30
Wednesday08:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 15:30
Friday08:00 - 15:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:30
Sunday08:00 - 15:30
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From C$ 30/day
Sixt
1 location in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road+61 7 5555 8908
Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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Smile Rent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
Adelaide Airport
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49 travellers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car rental locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

Apex

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 30/day

Good deal

C$ 27/day

When to book a rental car in Adelaide

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Adelaide

  • Adelaide really has everything on offer, from fantastic beaches to various green spaces and parks dotted in and around the city. The best way to see it all and not miss out on anything during your stay in Adelaide, is to rent a car and explore the city in your own time. You can even go to the outer harbor and enjoy scenic views over Torrens Island and the sea.
  • Adelaide Airport is located quite centrally and is only a 20-minute drive from Adelaide’s center. Reach your hotel or next destination hassle-free by picking up a rental car directly at one of the on-site rental agencies, including Thrifty, Enterprise, and Europcar. The car rental center is located in the ground floor, next to the Baggage Claim area, and cars should be returned with a full tank to the multi-level parking garage.
  • Bear in mind that traffic stays on the left side of the road in Australia, like in England. The steering wheel is also on the right side, but thankfully most cars in Australia are automatic, so a stick shift is one thing less to worry about. For drivers not used to driving on the left side, consider getting a GPS system with the car and remember to enter a roundabout clockwise.
  • In Adelaide, it is not allowed to turn right at an intersection when the lights are red. Speed limits are strictly enforced and must be adhered to at all times. Apart from that, the city is a very relaxed one to drive in, as streets are broad, the infrastructure is good, and everything is marked clearly with signs or markings on the ground.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Adelaide for C$ 27 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Adelaide are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Adelaide

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

  • On average a hire car in Adelaide costs C$ 30 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Adelaide. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Adelaide is C$ 4.91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 59 and C$ 79, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Adelaide.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Adelaide airport include Apex, Hertz, Sixt, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Avis, East Coast Car Rentals and Alpha.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Adelaide airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Sixt, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Avis and Alpha.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Adelaide costs C$ 21 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Adelaide costs C$ 32 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Adelaide costs C$ 35 per day, on average.

  • In Adelaide, cars are most frequently rented at Enterprise Terminal Building (6 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs C$ 212 per week (C$ 30 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs C$ 907 per month (C$ 30 per day).

  • Travelers who visit during the Australian summer months and want to get the maximum out of the Australian sun should consider a convertible. When driving mainly through the city, opt for a smaller car, also because gas prices are considerably higher in Australia than in the US, and a compact car will use up less gas.

  • Remember that all speed limit signage is given in kilometers per hour in Australia, so make sure you know the conversions (but the speedometer is also on km/h, so it should be no problem). Generally, 50 km/h (31 mph) is allowed in built-up areas and 100 km/h (62 mph) is permitted on rural roads and highways.

  • Gas is considerably more expensive in Australia than in the US. The average price per liter lies at AUD$1.45, which is about $4.24 USD per gallon. Most gas stations in Adelaide will require drivers to go into the station to pay at the counter, where both cash and cards are accepted.

  • There are various park possibilities in Adelaide, though the easiest is still to opt for a hotel with a parking space included. Alternatively, there is metered on-street parking, where some machines only take the exact amount of coins and no cards, so check beforehand. There are also commercial parking lots like UPark or a P+R or the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Park 'n' Ride, from which public transport operates into the city.