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Car Rental in Canberra

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Canberra Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$31.48 per day
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Canberra Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$33.44 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$39.33 per day
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Canberra Airport Car Rental
Compact
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$43.94 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Canberra Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$44.92 / per day
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Canberra Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$44.92 / per day
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Canberra Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$47.72 / per day
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Canberra Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$47.72 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:58 on 2021-12-05. 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
10.0

Why rent a car in Canberra?

The capital of Australia, Canberra is usually thought of as a political center instead of a travel destination. But, despite its location in the country’s interior and lower tourist profile, the city has a surprising amount of things to see and do such as interesting museums, governmental buildings, and scenic views from the surrounding hills. Getting a rental car will also give you access to some of the nature preserves that are a relatively short drive from Canberra.

One-Way Car Rentals in Canberra

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Canberra and drop off in another city include:

  • From Canberra to Sydney - 8 offers from € 62.06 per day

Top ways to enter Canberra

Canberra Airport. The main airport of the Australian Capital Territory and the eighth-busiest in the country, it handles more than three million travelers every year. In addition to flights to all of the other large Australian cities, there are also direct flights to and from Qatar, offering convenient connections with tens of destinations in the Middle East and Europe.

Top destinations and activities

  • Parliamentary Triangle. This is the area home to Australia’s Parliament House, High Court, and other important legislative and judicial institutions. While some of these buildings can only be viewed from outside, others offer tours — for example, the old parliament house has been turned into the Museum of Australian Democracy. This area of the city is also home to the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Questacon science and technology center, and other attractions.
  • National Film & Sound Archive. One of the most interesting cultural institutions in the country, this museum hosts an impressive amount of TV, radio, cinema, gaming, and digital art recordings. While it’s impossible to get familiar with all of the stored material — that would literally take millennia — going on a self-guided tour is a fun experience. The archive also frequently hosts exhibitions and film screenings. 
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens. While Canberra is near a number of nature reserves and national parks, nature can also be enjoyed without leaving the capital city at the National Botanic Gardens. Home to the world’s largest collection of living Australian flora, the gardens are a great place to enjoy a day among the greenery or visit one of the events or concerts that take place there. Other interesting nature-related attractions in Canberra include the National Arboretum, National Zoo and Aquarium, and Canberra Reptile Zoo.

Traffic and parking tips

  • One of the largest road hazards in Australia is wildlife. Take extra caution when driving in bad weather or after dark as this is when most of the collisions with wildlife take place.
  • Mobile coverage is very rarely available outside of major highways and population centers, so take extra caution when traveling in rural areas.
  • Another great risk when traveling outside of main highways is the heat. The temperatures can reach extremes very easily, especially during the summer months and in inland areas. Always stay properly hydrated and plan your route in advance to be able to supplement your water supplies.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The primary, nationwide emergency number in Australia is 000. 

Car Rental Prices in Canberra

  • Large cars - from $74 per day
  • Medium cars - from $62 per day
  • Small cars - from $61 per day
  • SUVs - from $86 per day

Top 20 Cities near Canberra

  1. Melbourne Car Rentals from $68.82 per day
    458.5 km / 284.9 miles away
  2. Brisbane Car Rentals from $53.54 per day
    949.3 km / 589.9 miles away
  3. Sydney Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    227.7 km / 141.5 miles away
  4. Hobart Car Rentals from $81.43 per day
    851.9 km / 529.4 miles away
  5. Launceston Car Rentals from $75.10 per day
    706.3 km / 438.9 miles away
  6. 958.9 km / 595.8 miles away
  7. Gold Coast Car Rentals from $17.54 per day
    892.4 km / 554.5 miles away
  8. Ballina Car Rentals from $121.07 per day
    829.2 km / 515.2 miles away
  9. Avalon Car Rentals from $49.61 per day
    516.6 km / 321.0 miles away
  10. Surfers Paradise Car Rentals from $83.36 per day
    905.2 km / 562.5 miles away
  11. Newcastle Car Rentals from $68.74 per day
    372.0 km / 231.1 miles away
  12. Lismore Car Rentals from $29.21 per day
    815.6 km / 506.8 miles away
  13. Coffs Harbour Car Rentals from $30.45 per day
    665.3 km / 413.4 miles away
  14. Devonport Car Rentals from $46.87 per day
    696.2 km / 432.6 miles away
  15. Albury Car Rentals from $28.59 per day
    214.8 km / 133.5 miles away
  16. Toowoomba Car Rentals from $83.72 per day
    899.7 km / 559.1 miles away
  17. Tamworth Car Rentals from $58.35 per day
    493.0 km / 306.3 miles away
  18. Port Macquarie Car Rentals from $49.09 per day
    550.2 km / 341.9 miles away
  19. Mildura Car Rentals from $28.78 per day
    653.8 km / 406.2 miles away
  20. Dubbo Car Rentals from $29.46 per day
    344.2 km / 213.9 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Canberra

  1. Canberra Airport Car Rentals from $31.48 per day
    6.8 km / 4.3 miles away
  2. Cooma Polo Flat Car Rentals from $26.83 per day
    106.1 km / 65.9 miles away
  3. 152.0 km / 94.4 miles away
  4. 194.2 km / 120.7 miles away
  5. 205.0 km / 127.4 miles away
  6. Bathurst Airport Car Rentals from $36.78 per day
    213.2 km / 132.5 miles away
  7. Albury Airport Car Rentals from $28.59 per day
    214.8 km / 133.5 miles away
  8. Sydney Penrith Car Rentals from $103.34 per day
    222.0 km / 138.0 miles away
  9. Sydney Liverpool Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    222.1 km / 138.0 miles away
  10. Sydney Revesby Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    227.7 km / 141.5 miles away
  11. Sydney Caringbah Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    229.1 km / 142.4 miles away
  12. Sydney Carlton Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    232.1 km / 144.2 miles away
  13. Sydney Blacktown Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    234.0 km / 145.4 miles away
  14. Sydney Parramatta Car Rentals from $103.34 per day
    235.7 km / 146.5 miles away
  15. Sydney Airport Car Rentals from $45.23 per day
    239.2 km / 148.6 miles away
  16. 241.5 km / 150.0 miles away
  17. Sydney Ryde Car Rentals from $28.10 per day
    242.4 km / 150.6 miles away
  18. Sydney East Car Rentals from $45.29 per day
    249.0 km / 154.7 miles away
  19. Sydney Artarmon Car Rentals from $53.78 per day
    249.3 km / 154.9 miles away
  20. Sydney Hornsby Car Rentals from $40.15 per day
    251.8 km / 156.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Canberra?

Car rental prices in Canberra vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Canberra
January
$44.12
February
$21.50
March
April
May
$44.12
June
$106.35
July
August
$23.99
September
$23.51
October
$46.34
November
$46.16
December
The best month to rent a car in Canberra is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $21.50). This is 52% cheaper than the yearly average and 80% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $106.35 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Canberra?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 7 days in January, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Canberra
4
January
5
February
6
March
5
April
4
May
7
June
4
July
4
August
5
September
6
October
4
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Canberra?

While travelers visit Canberra year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is November, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Canberra by Monthly Searches
3%
January
155%
February
191%
March
April
May
June
July
August
72%
September
79%
October
380%
November
320%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Mitsubishi Outlander 4 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 Station wagons
Europcar MG 3 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Kia Cerato 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 15, 2021
Easy to deal with, clean car
Poland
Mitsubishi Outlander
August 14, 2020
Nice place, wide roads, easy to drive, plenty of wild livestock to see around.

Top 8 Suppliers in Canberra in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61884459714
1 BINARA STREET,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61884459714
1 BINARA STREET,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610262845170
NOVOTEL HOTEL - 65 NORTHBOURNE AVE
Working hours
Mon:08:30-16:30
Tue:08:30-16:30
Wed:08:30-16:30
Thu:08:30-16:30
Fri:08:30-16:30
Sat:08:00-12:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610262845170
NOVOTEL HOTEL - 65 NORTHBOURNE AVE
Working hours
Mon:08:30-16:30
Tue:08:30-16:30
Wed:08:30-16:30
Thu:08:30-16:30
Fri:08:30-16:30
Sat:08:00-12:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0262193031
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:10:00-19:00
Sun:10:00-19:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
262489966
Canberra International Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61262477422
33 Mort St, Canberra
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61884459714
1 BINARA STREET,
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