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Car Rental at Adelaide Airport

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Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$32.24 per day
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Compact
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or similar
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$38.80 per day
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Intermediate
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$59.83 per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$68.38 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$46.13 / per day
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Full-size
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$55.73 / per day
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Premium Elite
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$61.21 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$32.24 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:00 on 2021-02-22. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4
Adelaide Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is quite some distance from Sydney and Melbourne and doesn’t get as many tourists as Australia’s two largest cities. But those who give it a chance will discover a thriving city with an interesting past, culturally active present, and many things to see and do. This being Australia, impressive beaches and nature areas are also not far away. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Adelaide:

  • Museums. Adelaide is home to an absolute wealth of interesting museums and while you probably won’t be visiting all of them, chances are that there are at least a few you will find really interesting. Some of the best ones include the Immigration Museum dedicated to the peoples from all over the world who have come to call Adelaide their home, the South Australian Aviation and Maritime Museums, the National Railway Museum, the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the National Wine Centre.
  • Bicentennial Conservatory. Located in the very south of the country, Adelaide doesn’t get the same lush, tropical jungle that you can experience when visiting Northern Queensland or Australia’s neighbors like Indonesia. But the Bicentennial Conservatory’s glasshouses offer the next best thing, simulating a rainforest environment and giving home to truly impressive jungle flora. The conservatory is located inside the Adelaide Botanic Garden, itself a worthwhile place to visit.
  • Adelaide Hills. A lovely outdoor area just a short drive east of the city center, the Adelaide Hills are beloved by locals and tourists alike. Its attractions include a number of conservation parks, forests, wildlife refuges, famous local wineries, and the opportunity to spend a long, relaxing day outdoors.

Top international routes

  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Denpasar
  • Hong Kong
  • Doha
  • Kuala Lumpur

Main airlines

Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tigerair Australia, and Cobham Aviation Services Australia

Terminals

The single Adelaide Airport passenger terminal, also known as T1, serves all domestic and international flights. It was opened in 2005, replacing the older terminal that was much smaller.

Location

Adelaide Airport is about 6 km (3.7 mi) west of the city center. Sir Richard Williams Avenue, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, and Grote Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $47 per day
  • Premium cars - from $65 per day
  • Small cars - from $44 per day
  • SUVs - from $65 per day

Car rental desks

Some desks are inside the airport terminal, on the ground floor of the airport, while other rental companies offer free shuttle to their nearby facilities. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find cafeterias, bars, and a restaurant serving Australian cuisine and wine. There are all kinds of shops, including duty-free outlets. You’ll also find ATMs, several currency exchanges, a pharmacy, a first aid center, baby changing rooms, a children’s play area, a prayer room, and a nearby hotel. The airport often hosts free concerts. 24/7 luggage lockers are on the ground floor of the airport, in the car park near the car rental area. The airport is well-equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be provided, but you should contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. Do keep in mind that the airport terminal is open from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Nearest gas station

Caltex Woolworths gas station, located at 130-132 Marion Road, can be reached in about eight minutes and is open 24/7. While some gas stations are even closer to the airport, travelers give this Caltex gas station the highest rating. There are many other gas stations near Adelaide Airport and in the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Sydney (1,382 km / 859 mi)
  • Melbourne (734 km / 456 mi)
  • Canberra (1,167 km / 725 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 8.3
  • Departure and check-in 8.6
  • Terminal facilities 7.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.5
  • Lounge 6.8

Adelaide Airport (ADL)

  • IATA: ADL
  • ICAO: YPAD
  • Name: Adelaide Airport (ADL)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 103,212
  • Passengers (per year): 8,090,000
  • Distance from City: 3.7 miles / 6 km WSW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 8 8308 9211
  • Email: airport@aal.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Adelaide Airport

  1. 328.5 km / 204.1 miles away
  2. 369.8 km / 229.8 miles away
  3. 420.1 km / 261.1 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Avalon Airport from $52.07 per day
    628.9 km / 390.8 miles away
  5. 637.6 km / 396.2 miles away
  6. 641.6 km / 398.7 miles away
  7. 646.9 km / 402.0 miles away
  8. 647.0 km / 402.0 miles away
  9. 653.7 km / 406.2 miles away
  10. 654.2 km / 406.5 miles away
  11. 657.5 km / 408.6 miles away
  12. 660.9 km / 410.7 miles away
  13. 668.1 km / 415.1 miles away
  14. 669.3 km / 415.9 miles away
  15. 679.9 km / 422.5 miles away
  16. 682.3 km / 423.9 miles away
  17. 683.1 km / 424.5 miles away
  18. 687.7 km / 427.3 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Albury Airport from $30.01 per day
    767.2 km / 476.7 miles away
  20. 807.1 km / 501.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Adelaide Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Adelaide Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Adelaide Airport
$38.00
January
$28.20
February
$45.92
March
$52.84
April
$24.45
May
$16.33
June
$69.76
July
$14.84
August
$20.58
September
$27.16
October
$35.03
November
$59.23
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Adelaide Airport is August when prices for an Economy class start from $14.84. You can see that this is 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $69.76 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Adelaide Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 9 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
9
January
7
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
9
September
6
October
5
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Adelaide Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Adelaide Airport in April, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
117%
January
91%
February
95%
March
126%
April
102%
May
67%
June
80%
July
91%
August
92%
September
105%
October
113%
November
122%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 SUVs
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons

FAQ

Can we go to Kangaroo Island with a rental car?
Some car rental companies allow traveling to Kangaroo Island and other islands like Stradbroke Island, Magnetic Island, Bribie Island, Phillip Island, and Bruny Island. You will need to inform the rental company in advance to get permission. We suggest checking the rental conditions of each company to get complete information.

Our Customers Reviews

Australia
Toyota Yaris
April 20, 2021
Visited South Australia. Only thing I would do differently next time is rent a 4wd or SUV as many of the roads in SA throughout Kangaroo Island and the winery regions are dirt.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
April 18, 2021
Car was very important for getting around the Barossa Valley, couldn't have managed without it.
Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
March 27, 2021
Loved Victor Harbour, Breakfast at Hallets Cove
Australia
Kia Rio
November 9, 2020
Adelaide is a great city. Easy to get around. Great food. Excellent wine and wine regions in every direction. Take enough time to have a good look around.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
November 2, 2019
Adelaide is one of the most beautiful cityes in Australia , easy to go arround mush to see
Australia
Hyundai i40
November 1, 2019
easy to find a cheaper price
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
September 29, 2019
I would definitely recommend discover car hire to my friends and families who will visit Adelaide. They provide good service and good condition cars. I would rate them 8/10.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
September 14, 2019
I'm originally from SA, so I'm biased. The city has changed somewhat and has a real seedy edge to it now. Lots of homeless people and massage shops in the centre. Not a good look.
Australia
Nissan Micra
July 31, 2019
Would recommend getting a taxi to the pick up location, cost less than $20. Hahndorf is not to be missed, or the Central Adelaide Markets. Found a useful website that shows available on street parking/ carpark locations in the CBD: parkopedia.com.au. Noticed there is an electric scooter hire system, not sure how it works.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
March 18, 2019
Recognize that renting cars offsite takes more time but the savings are worth it if the rental company runs an efficient operations.

Top 10 Suppliers at Adelaide Airport in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Cct, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
$57 - $91
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Circuit, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
$32 - $49
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610881503090
Adelaide Airport, Terminal Building, Adelaide SA 5950
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610881503090
Adelaide Airport, Terminal Building, Adelaide SA 5950
$60 - $78
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0881542499
Arrival Rd
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:30
Tue:06:00-22:30
Wed:06:00-22:30
Thu:06:00-22:30
Fri:06:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-21:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
882344822
James Schofield Drive
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-22:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0882344900
Terminal Building Adelaide Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
237 Richmond Road, Richmond, SA, 5033
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
237 Richmond Rd, Adelaide SA 5033
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61882344822
Andy Thomas Cct, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
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