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​Travel Guide

Grab a Great Rate for Car Hire in Ballina

ballina beach sunset at byron bay

Getting on the road in Ballina is easy with VroomVroomVroom. Located in Northern NSW, Ballina is close to the surf and sand of Byron Bay and the Byron hinterland.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Ballina

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Pickup, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depot s​5
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​​​

Ballina Airport Collection

Secure the best rates and convenient pick-up or drop-off at Ballina Byron Airport with our five partner suppliers in Ballina. Get on the road sooner and collect your hire car from Ballina Byron Airport​.

Depots in Ballina

Find the most convenient location to collect or drop off your hire car in Ballina with locations across the city.

Avis logo3/210 Southern Cross Drive
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays
8:00am - 5:00pm weekends (closed 2:00pm - 3:00pm each day)
Budget logo1/27 Southern Cross Drive
8:00am - 4:30pm weekdays
8:30am - 4:00pm weekends
Europcar logoShed 2 - 204 Southern Cross Drive
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays
8:00am - 11:00am Saturdays, 9:00am - 12:00noon Sundays
Hertz logoCnr Cessna and De Havilland Drives
8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays
8:00am - 12:00noon, 3:00pm - 5:00pm Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am, 3:00pm - 5:00pm Sundays
Thrifty logo2/210 Southern Cross Drive
8:00am - 5:00pm daily

Frequently Asked Questions for Ballina Car Hire

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

In January 2019, our customers paid between AUD $47 and AUD $107 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Ballina,​ use our price comparison tool​.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Ballina?

The highest-rated rental car in Ballina is Nissan Qashqai or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Ballina?

Europcar is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Ballina based on recent ratings by our customers.

Where are the cheapest petrol stations in Ballina?

Find the best possible fuel price when you need to fill up using our Fuel Price Compare App​.

How does insurance work for hire cars?

If your hire car is damaged or stolen during your rental period an excess amount will be charged. This can range from AUD$4000 to AUD$8250. In Australia, general car insurance is covered by the car rental company. Read more about how to reduce your car rental excess​.

How can I make sure I’m covered for damages?

You can purchase Rental Vehicle Excess Insurance through our partners at Hiccup​, however, it is worth checking if your travel insurance policy covers car hire damages before buying extra coverage.

Our Guide To Visiting Ballina

Ballina opens you to the Northern Rivers region where you can enjoy the locals’ laid back lifestyle and friendly attitude. From long stretches of beaches, rainforest and small villages with boutiques to discover, Ballina is worth a visit. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Ballina :

Attractions | Accommodation


The Lighthouse Beach

Address: East Ballina NSW 2478

Considered one of Ballina’s best beaches, Lighthouse Beach offers a spectacular view of the coastline. It’s also the perfect location to catch a wave, swim, or drop a line to catch a fish or two.

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

Address: Regatta Ave, Ballina NSW 2478

The Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum features the last remaining Las Balsas expedition raft which travelled from Ecuador to Australia 40 years ago, the largest collection of model ships in Australia, and unique items from shipwrecks. A must visit for a glimpse into the history of the Port of Ballina.

Ballina Memorial Swimming Pool & Waterslide

Address: 4 River St, Ballina NSW 2478

Dive in and cool off in three pools; perfect for family summer fun. Relax in the 50m heated pool, while the kids splash in the water play area.

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Flat Rock Tent Park

Address: 38 Flat Rock Rd, East Ballina NSW

Surrounded by coastal bushland, the park faces Angels Beach and is adjacent to the renowned Flat Rock. The park is only a short drive from Ballina and Lennox Head, and has gas heating for amenities and safety lighting around the park. Flat Rock Tent Park is the best place for secluded camping holidays.

North Coast Holiday Parks Lennox Head

Address: Pacific Parade, Lennox Head NSW 2478

The holiday park is situated beside the coastal freshwater tea tree lake, Lake Ainsworth, and next to Seven Mile Beach, renowned among surfing enthusiasts for its world famous right hand point break. Alongside the park, picturesque barbecue settings and water activities such as windsurfing, canoeing, and sailing are also available.

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Customer Reviews Ballina Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 92 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Yuji A.
    Date: 13 Nov 2019
    Feedback: simple enough for me
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Richard O.
    Date: 14 Jul 2019
    Feedback: Quick and easy with a good selection of cars at very competitive prices.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: David S.
    Date: 02 Apr 2019
    Feedback: Good
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Alison S.
    Date: 06 Mar 2019
    Feedback: Clear click through process for additional information and optional extras
    Rating: 5/5 happy
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    Reviewer: Wolfgang O.
    Date: 08 Feb 2019
    Feedback: Very easy and straight forward
    Rating: 5/5 happy