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Pick-up locationAdelaide
Rental locations46
Airport locations26

Adelaide car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 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
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Rated no. 2
Europcar
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Europcar
Locations in Adelaide
225 North Terrace+61 881 146 350
Terminal Building+61 881 503 090
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Dec 2017
Great service at Europcar in Adelaide!Pros: From pick up to drop off, the Europcar team was great. After returning the car a few minutes before the office closed, I realized that I left my prescription sunglasses in the car. We were flying back early the next morning, so I could only pick them that day. I ran to Europcar and was able to catch the last employee as he was leaving the garage. He called the other representative to let me into the car. She came back to allow me to collect my sunglasses. Really went above and beyond! Would recommend to anyone.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.7 Excellent (7 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Hertz
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 884 229 290
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Sir Donald Bradman Dve+61 884 249 190
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
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jan 2019
Pros: Central location friendly and fast staff
10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2017
Great experiencePros: Clean vehicle, fuel efficient, easy to book same day, short walk from terminal to pick up the car. Purchase the middle rate insurance for piece of mind and the price from 4 days was reasonable. Ended up having to add an additional day which was easily done by calling the rental counter at the airport.Cons: The only thing I can complain about is the entrance into the rental car return is VERY poorly marked. This isn't hertz's fault, but rather the airport's fault.
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Rated no. 4
Alamo
9.4 Excellent (12 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Alamo
Locations in Adelaide
James Schofield Drive+61 882 344 822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 9.6
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent23 Sep 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff.Cons: Will help if a location map is given to customers which may not be familiar with the car rental pick up/ drop off point.
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From RM 92/dayRated no. 5
East Coast Car Rentals
Most popular
8.5 Excellent (10 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road, Richmond, SA1800 474 258
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.6
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Rated no. 6
Avis
8.1 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Avis
Locations in Adelaide
136 North Terrace+61 225 561
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Arrival Road+61 225 561
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
  • 8.3
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Mar 2019
Pros: Staff were so helpful and responsive. Car was great. I would go back to Avis any time!
Rated no. 7
Firefly
7 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Adelaide
Firefly
Locations in Adelaide
74 Blyth St+61 882 312 856
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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
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Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent29 Jun 2019
Cons: Had a hard time leaving airport
From RM 88/dayRated no. 8
Budget
5.2 Okay (1 review)
3 locations in Adelaide
Budget
Locations in Adelaide
274 North Terrace+61 884 187 300
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
433 Grand Junction Rd+61 881 611 700
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
Terminal Building+61 882 344 900
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
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Rated no. 9
Enterprise
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Adelaide
Enterprise
Locations in Adelaide
Terminal Building+61 882 344 822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 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 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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+61 884 108 977
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Adelaide Ap+61 8823 4309
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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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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Thrifty
2 locations in Adelaide
Thrifty
Locations in Adelaide
23 Hindley St+61 884 108 977
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Adelaide Ap+61 882 343 029
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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From RM 70/day
Ace Rental Cars
Cheapest deal
1 location in Adelaide
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Adelaide
13 Anzac Highway, Keswick, Adelaide
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From RM 77/day
Apex
1 location in Adelaide
Apex
Locations in Adelaide
219 Marion Rd, Marleston, Sa+61 883 525 077
Recent reviews
From RM 76/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
Recent reviews
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+61 882 344 822
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Sixt
1 location in Adelaide
Sixt
Locations in Adelaide
237 Richmond Road+61 755 558 908
Monday07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday07:00 - 22:30
Thursday07:00 - 22:30
Friday07:00 - 22:30
Saturday07:00 - 22:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:30
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Smile Rent
1 location in Adelaide
Smile Rent
Locations in Adelaide
Adelaide Airport
Recent reviews
46 travellers who rented a car in Adelaide gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

Car rental locations in or near Adelaide

Good to know

Most popular agency

East Coast Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

RM 87/day

Good deal

RM 82/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 hire car directly at one of the on-site hire agencies, including Thrifty, Enterprise, and Europcar. The car hire 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 RM 82 or less
  • Book your rental car in Adelaide at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Adelaide are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Adelaide

  • One car rental company which has updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Budget

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs RM 87 per day.

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

  • Car hire companies onsite at Adelaide airport include East Coast Car Rentals, Apex, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Ace Rental Cars and Budget.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Adelaide airport to off-airport locations include Ace Rental Cars and Budget.

  • 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 RM 106 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Adelaide costs RM 97 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Adelaide costs RM 176 per day, on average.

  • In Adelaide, cars are most frequently rented at Atlas Car & Truck Rental Unit 4 / 373 Cross Road Edwardstown, SA (5 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs RM 607 per week (RM 87 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Adelaide costs RM 2,601 per month (RM 87 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 petrol 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.

  • Petrol 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 petrol 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.