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Pristine Glenelg beach in Adelaide

Searching, comparing, and booking a hire car in Adelaide is easy with VroomVroomVroom. With depots across the city, we compare all available rates to bring you the best value for money.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Adelaide

Vehicle Classes​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​9 in CBD
Providers​​Avis, Budget, East Coast, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty

Adelaide Airport Collection

Flying into Adelaide Airport (ADL) and need to get on the road without hassle? Collect your car from Adelaide Airport​​ where we work with seven car hire providers.

Depots in Adelaide

Have a look at collecting your hire car from one of our Adelaide depots. Whether picking up a short rental, or looking for the best value for money, there’s sure to be a location and vehicle class that suits your needs. See hire car depots on the Adelaide.

Top Hire Car Tips in Adelaide

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is often called the city of churches for the abundance of iconic churches in the city. Whether visiting the city or exploring Adelaide’s beautiful hills and wineries, these tips will help you get on the road safely:

  1. If planning on driving to remote areas of South Australia from Adelaide, keep in mind there may be limited services and you should plan your drive accordingly.
  2. Adelaide has a large amount of parking available, with both short and long-term options available in the CBD. If you’re looking for parking near the airport, check our list of car park providers​ to find the best deal.
  3. Like most capital cities, Adelaide traffic can be heavier during peak times, typically from 7:00am to 9:30am, and 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Allow extra time to get to your destination during these times, and tune in to the local radio station for traffic updates.
  4. Generally, the speed limit in Adelaide’s CBD is 50km/h, and 100km/h on highways. Always follow the sign posted speed limit and road conditions.
  5. It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. Find affordable fuel with our free fuel price comparison app​​​.

What Our Customers Say

Nashaat (July 2019): Nashaat booked a rental car with Thrifty for their trip to Adelaide. They received the car rental they booked and rated the condition of the car a 6-7/10. They had an overall good experience in collecting and returning the car.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Adelaide Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Adelaide?

​In July 2019, our customers paid between​ AUD $21 and AUD $210 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Adelaide​, use our price comparison tool​.​

What is the highest-rated rental car in Adelaide?

The highest-rated rental car in Adelaide is Mitsubishi ASX or similar​ based on recent ratings​ by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire brand in Adelaide?

Budget​​ is the highest-rated car hire brand in Adelaide based on recent ratings by our customers.

Can I pick up or drop off my hire car in Adelaide outside the usual opening hours?

Some providers operate extended hours, including Avis on North Terrace, which is open until 5:30pm weekdays, or Hertz on Blyth Street, which operates from 7:30am Monday to Friday. If you need earlier or later than that, consider collecting and returning at Adelaide Airport​.

Can I pick up a car hire in Adelaide and drop off in another city?

Yes, you can. Select the destination you’d like to drop off your car in, though be aware your hire car provider may charge a one-way fee for this. Also, consider checking out what relocation deals​ are available for an affordable alternative.

Our Guide To Visiting Adelaide

Adelaide is a city renowned for its many festivals, sporting events, food and wine, and a growing arts culture. The city’s laid back attitude and location on the River Torrens makes it one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

IceArenA

Address: 23 James Congdon Drive, Thebarton, SA

Take to the ice at South Australia’s premier ice-skating facility, IceArenA, just a few minutes drive from Adelaide’s CBD.

Himeji Garden

Address: South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Explore the wonder of these Japanese gardens in South Terrace. Fusing together two classic styles—senzui (lake and mountain garden) and kare senzui (dry garden)—the site is open daily from 8:00am to 5:30pm.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Found between the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, this gallery houses one of Australia’s most reputable art collections, including authentic Australian, Asian, and European works.

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Accommodation

RNR Serviced Apartments

Address: 14 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA​​

RNR Serviced Apartments provide a relaxing atmosphere, comfortable surroundings, and spacious rooms for a true home-away-from-home experience. The apartments are recently refurbished, and equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities.

Pullman Adelaide

​Address: 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, SA

Pullman Adelaide is in the heart of Adelaide's CBD making it the ideal destination to stay while exploring all Adelaide has to offer. Rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and coffee-making facilities.

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Hire Car Depots in Adelaide

Check out our list of provider locations in Adelaide and arrange a collection that suits you.

Adelaide AirportKeswick​​Morphett Vale​
Plympton​​​Regency Park​Reynella​
Salisbury​
Customer Reviews for Adelaide Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 446 reviews
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    Reviewer: Theresa H.
    Date: 13 Mar 2020
    Feedback: Quick and easy, and great that in the current situation of the unknown about Coronavirus I am able to modify or cancel my booking without penalty.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Date: 25 Jan 2020
    Feedback: Quick, easy to use website. :)
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    Date: 11 Sep 2019
    Feedback: Easy As Much better than the site I just had to endure for my accommodation
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    Date: 04 Apr 2019
    Feedback: was good
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Michael M.
    Date: 11 Mar 2019
    Feedback: Quick, easy and the best deals i could find.
    Rating: 5/5 happy