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Cited as the fifth busiest airport in Australia, Adelaide Airport is the major airport of Adelaide in South Australia, flying about 8 million passengers every year. First established in 1955,  the airport terminal was redeveloped in 2005, and since then has won numerous awards, such as being named the world's second-best international airport, as well as the best capital city airport in Australia.

5 great reasons why you need a car rental in Adelaide Airport

 You can easily book a reliable car rental in Adelaide Airport (ADL) and begin your holiday straight away.
  1. Rental car companies provide great deals that  suit anyone's budget whether on a business trip or a family vacation. The best way to easily check rates is by entering some very basic travel information and running a search on VroomVroomVroom. You will then be shown a list of rental vehicles from top car hire companies available at your requested times. 
  2. Even before you arrive at the airport, you can be confident that your rental car is reserved and companies are accessible through the web 24/7. Providing your flight number ensures you that a staff member is available for a confirmed reservation.
  3. Renting a car at Adelaide Airport is easy because car hire companies have counters at each airline terminal, and at the international terminal. Rental cars come with a full tank of petrol which is perfect so you can roam around and see wonderful places in Adelaide.
  4. Add-on services like GPS and child seats that are very helpful (especially in a long journey) are being offered by rental car agencies at Adelaide Airport.
  5. If it's impossible for you to return your rented car to the same location where you picked it up, companies provide an option for you to return it at a different depot.

Now don't delay, take advantage of our spectacular search tool to score your self the best car rental deals in town. 

VroomVroomVroom also compares campervan hire in Adelaide. There are several campsites and holiday parks in the city that are perfect for outdoor fun. Check out our Adelaide campervan hire page for more details.

You can now enjoy the outdoors with your loved ones with a campervan hire. Drive, park, and go camping in Australia. But before anything else, you may want to check the weather forecast to you will know when is the best time to enjoy the outdoors.

Contact us today if you have any queries and our friendly customer care team will be delighted to assist you. 

Driving tips in Adelaide Airport

Situated close to West Beach, the airport is about 6 km (3.7 mi) west of Adelaide's central business district via rental car.  Car rental desks can be found on the ground level at the front of the terminal and there are external offices in the car park. You can easily find the six leading rental car companies in South Australia, such as Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis,Hertz, Thrifty and Redspot.

Are you travelling with your little one?

Adelaide baby hire logoSome airlines give discounted rates or even a free ride to babies and children with their own seat. However, some parents aren't comfortable bringing one so they prefer renting when they arrive at the airport.

VroomVroomVroom recommends "Adelaide Baby Hire" since they offer short term and long term hire on car seats as well as other baby equipment such as  single and double prams, baby capsules, cots/bassinets, cradles, and toys.

They offer superior quality, clean and safe child and baby equipment. It is important for them that all products comply with Australian Standards and are presented to the customers clean, sanitised and in excellent working order. 

They hire well known baby brands such as Britax, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Peg Perego, Maxi Cosi,  Chicco, Baby Love, Valco, Mountain Buggy, Quinny and more. "Adelaide Baby Hire" are fully accredited child restraint professionals and they also deliver and install to any car rental company (fees apply). They are open 7 days a week but make sure to set an appointment for pick up and delivery at the Adelaide Airport.

For more important details on child car seats, check out VroomVroomVroom's guide.

Hop in your car rental and start exploring the city of Adelaide

When visiting Australia, you cannot possibly miss out on seeing Adelaide, because it is one of the most impressive cities on the continent. Located on the shore of Gulf Saint Vincent, the city houses more than 1.28 million residents, making it the 5th largest city in Australia. Discover many interesting things about the city, like the fact that its name was given in honor of Queen Adelaide, the German-born queen of England.

Today, Adelaide is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. Also known as the "festival city", it is renowned as the host city for numerous entertaining events. There are many things to see and to do in this stunning city. When you are not spending your time relaxing on the stunning beaches - less than 30 minutes away by car hire - spend your time visiting the world-class attractions that you can find all around Adelaide!

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants & Bars


Attractions

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Are you captivated in launching a collection of Australian plants? Adelaide Botanic Garden and the near Botanic Park are an oasis of magnificently landscaped gardens, majestic avenues and wonderful architecture. 

Tourists and travellers can take time out to take a look at the beauty and variety of plants from across Australia and around the world. You devote an hour or spend the day among the 50 hectares of beautifully maintained gardens. Sit back and relax in the shade or savour a coffee among some of Australia's excellent plant collections.

The National Wine Center of Australia

Address: Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

The center allows visitors to witness the wine production process from beginning to end. Rent a car and experience the "Wine Discovery Journey". Visitors will also be given the chance to get a taste of the extensive and breathtaking wine collection available.

Adelaide Zoo

Address: Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

A major tourist attraction that every member of your family will enjoy. It is the only place where you will get a chance to witness the lifestyle of giant pandas and learn all about this endangered species.

The South Australian Museum

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Home to an impressive collection of history and culture. Come here to find the largest collection of Aboriginal cultural objects, comprising more than 3,000 artifacts.

The Adelaide Oval

Address: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006

One of the most picturesque test cricket ground in the world. For young people who are eager to have fun, rent a car in Adelaide, because this city also offers a great variety of jazz festivals, exhibits of famous artists, sporting events, and nightlife possibilities.

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Accommodation

Apartments on George 

Address: 24 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia

Hunting for Adelaide's Central Business District serviced apartments?  Whether you are travelling for pleasure or for business, Apartments on George is the ideal place to be especially if you are fond of  boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs, cinemas and more. Located in Norwood, and just 2 km from Adelaide city centre, in the eastern suburbs, Apartments on George provides a self-contained apartment accommodation,  For more information, please visit

Franklin Central Apartments

franklin central appartment living room

If you want to experience a true sample of excellent hospitality situated in the heart of Adelaide's CBD, book now at Franklin Central Apartments, which is  easily accessible by car or public transport, and within easy walking distance from many of Adelaide's highlights such as the Rundle Mall, the Central Markets, Rundle Street precinct and Adelaide Oval. 

Offering hotel style services with apartment style accommodation, expect friendly staff to greet you upon check-in and be available to serve throughout your stay at Franklin Central Apartments. It has free wi-fi, with a dry cleaning and laundry service, as well as a housekeeping service.

Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments


Conveniently situated on Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, the Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments offers accommodation perfect for families. It offers free Wi-Fi and free car parking.

The hotel is just minutes from the centre of Adelaide, in the heart of the trendy shopping mall and close to Adelaide Oval. Enjoy sumptuous food at the Perfect Cup Café, which has become the favoured coffee and dining spot for guests and visitors. 

So what are you waiting for? Plan a quick family weekend trip or a longer vacation and head to Adelaide.

Adelaide Royal Coach

Address: 24 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town SA 5067

royal coach superview design

Head to Adelaide and base yourself at a small city hotel situated within a short walk of the city centre of Adelaide, South Australia. 

The Adelaide Royal Coach is a couple of minutes walk to Adelaide's East Parklands into Hutt Street or Rundle Street,  less than a four-minute drive to Norwood Parade, the National Wine Centre or Central Business Distric and around 15-20 minutes by car from Adelaide airport.

The hotel has 49 comfortable motel rooms and it offers free wireless internet access and car parking, plus convenient 24 hour reception, onsite Terrace Restaurant, swimming pool and conference and meeting rooms.

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Restaurants & Bars

Crust Gourmet Bar

crust pizza - business photo

Torrensville is a short 5 minute drive from Adelaide City and from the Airport. From the CBD, it's a quick trip west on Henley Beach Road, and is a suburb filled with many other foodie-centric food outlets. 

Crust Torrensville has been around for over four years servicing the local community with Gourmet Pizzas reimagined, with flavours that are as unique as they are adventurous. Navdeep and his team at Crust Torrensville will be happy to assist you with your next pizza craving, or even event! With Gluten Free options available, Crust Torrensville can cater to all types dietary and lifestyle requirements. 

Houda's Kitchen

If you love Mediterranean cuisine, head to the Houda's Kitchen, which is situated in Port Road, Hindmarsh. Open from Monday to Sunday, you can now enjoy some traditional Lebanese and Italian food for a memorable dining experience with your family and friends.

According to Doumit Awka, who named the restaurant after his mother, Houda's Kitchen has been his dream since childhood. "My mother Houda has always had an open kitchen and food was plentiful. It was here I would watch and help her cook for her family and friends and the many parties held at home. Therefore I was taught traditional Lebanese recipes passed down through many generations."

Book and dine in at Houda's Kitchen and experience its marvelously varied menu in a friendly and welcoming setting.

CIBO Espresso

Address: 41 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000

full cake coffee at cibo espresso

CIBO Espresso is your little Italian getaway, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enjoy a few precious moments savouring your favourite cup of coffee, made just the way you like it using our unique coffee blend. 

CIBO echoes the style and passion of the Italian lifestyle, from our distinctive monochrome chevron tiles, through to the decadent hand-made cakes and pastries that tantalise and delight.

Come to CiBO Espresso and open yourself up to a divine culinary thrill. 

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