Car Rental at Darwin Airport

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Darwin Airport, Darwin, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$66.40 per day
Full-size
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$97.80 per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$126.88 per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$136.00 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$136.14 / per day
Premium
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$190.23 / per day
Compact
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$91.17 / per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$108.01 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:09 on 2022-07-02. 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
9.7
Average gasoline price
$1.35 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.47 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.30 / 1 liter
Darwin Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Serving as the capital of the Northern Territories, Darwin is an increasingly popular travel destination. Despite its relatively small size and remoteness, it packs a surprising amount of heritage sites, cultural diversity, and things to do. Located in the most tropical part of the country, Darwin also offers access to Northern Australia’s lush rainforests, chiefly the vast and stunning Kakadu National Park.

Top international routes

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Singapore
  • Alice Springs

Main airlines

Airnorth, Fly Tiwi, Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia

Terminals

The airport is made up of a single terminal with four aerobridges. The terminal was significantly modernized and expanded in 2015.

Location

Darwin Airport is about 10 km (6.2 miles) northeast of the city. The trip between the airport and the city takes about 15 minutes primarily along Bagot Road and Motorway A15.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $184 per day
  • Medium cars - from $127 per day
  • Vans - from $153 per day
  • SUVs - from $194 per day

Services and facilities

One of the smallest international airports in Australia, Darwin nonetheless offers some eateries and duty-free stores, free WiFi, and outlets for charging mobile devices. The airport is open 24/7, and it’s possible to sleep in it if you have a long layover, but there are also some hotels next-door.

Nearest gas station

Around ten different gas stations are within a five-kilometer radius of the airport, several of which are open 24/7.

Airport info

Rating
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 4.4

Darwin Airport (DRW)

  • IATA: DRW
  • ICAO: YPDN
  • Name: Darwin Airport (DRW)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 26,259
  • Passengers (per year): 1,925,039
  • Distance from City: 6.8 miles / 11 km NE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 8 8920 1811
  • Email: information.drw@ntairports.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Darwin Airport

  1. 281.7 km / 175.0 miles away
  2. 434.9 km / 270.2 miles away
  3. 874.7 km / 543.5 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Broome Airport from $136.20 per day
    1106.4 km / 687.5 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Weipa Airport from $58.54 per day
    1203.3 km / 747.7 miles away
  6. 1296.7 km / 805.7 miles away
  7. 1302.4 km / 809.2 miles away
  8. 1415.0 km / 879.2 miles away
  9. 1571.0 km / 976.2 miles away
  10. 1677.0 km / 1042.1 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $118.08 per day
    1677.6 km / 1042.4 miles away
  12. Car Rental at Newman Airport from $39.69 per day
    1685.8 km / 1047.5 miles away
  13. 1755.8 km / 1091.0 miles away
  14. 1825.3 km / 1134.2 miles away
  15. 1862.2 km / 1157.1 miles away
  16. 2080.9 km / 1293.0 miles away
  17. 2086.7 km / 1296.6 miles away
  18. 2115.8 km / 1314.7 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Mackay Airport from $101.34 per day
    2176.5 km / 1352.4 miles away
  20. 2207.1 km / 1371.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Darwin Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Darwin 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 Darwin Airport
$23.64
January
$14.60
February
$78.74
March
$39.63
April
$29.90
May
$42.76
June
$42.55
July
$41.37
August
$28.61
September
$29.78
October
$60.59
November
$60.59
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Darwin Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $14.60. You can see that this is 64% cheaper than the yearly average and 81% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $78.74 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 Darwin Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 10 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
4
September
3
October
6
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Darwin Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Darwin Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
74%
January
94%
February
126%
March
142%
April
183%
May
90%
June
97%
July
78%
August
179%
September
78%
October
28%
November
30%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Alamo Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Bargain Car Rentals Kia Picanto 3 2 Small cars
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Commodore 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Toyota Corolla 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.

Singapore
Toyota Yaris
June 14, 2022
When you are in Darwin, make sure you visit a Chinese restaurant named Hingston which is located at Anula Shopping Centre. The food is by far the best I have ever tried…….
Australia
Kia Picanto
May 13, 2022
Only problem I had was dropping off the car at the airport due to confusing signage
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
April 4, 2022
Everything was outstanding. Only issue was with the car itself. Cruise control had issues where it would brake around bends, from 120km to 90 suddenly. Read manual and tried to override unsuccessful. Looked up issue on the internet and found it was a common problem with the car, and the manufacturer was releasing a firmware update to fix. We had the Haval. Probably warrants a recall in my opinion as it's definitely a safety issue. We were unable to use cruise control for the trip which wasn't ideal travelling to Kakadu.
Australia
Kia Picanto
February 26, 2022
For personal use travelling in local cbd it was very economical
Australia
Kia Cerato
June 10, 2021
Great to hire and drive out to see the sights of Darwin and surrounds at your leisure
Australia
Kia Cerato
April 26, 2021
Mataranka thermal pools beautiful. Florence falls in Litchfield park a must to see. Stunning! The crocodile cruise was also very cool. Sunset cruise was also amazing and relaxing.
Australia
Toyota Yaris
March 31, 2021
It was used for local driving.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 21, 2021
A must see place, Kakadu, Litchfield, Darwin city
Australia
Hyundai Accent
March 13, 2021
We went to Darwin for a week & had an amazing time. Fabulous scenery, friendly people & fantastic food.
Australia
Kia Rio
November 27, 2020
it depends on your plans for your stay if you need a car or not. just like anywhere in the world , if you stay central you dont need a car but if you want to look around then obviously one is necessary. parliament house and the war museum are both worth a look.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
November 23, 2020
Great for recreation and work
Australia
Hyundai Accent
November 21, 2020
Darwin really needs a car, so many wonderful places to visit within the greater Darwin region, but not all within easy walking distance. That’s not taking all the outlying National Parks and areas that are a must when here.
Australia
Hyundai i20
July 11, 2018
If it is raining you will need an umbrella to pick up the car as it is a long walk to the car park.
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Thrifty
9.22 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.11 / 10
Total number of reviews
9
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$90.29
Lowest daily price
$30.65
Total cars available
31

Top 13 Suppliers at Darwin Airport in 2022

Thrifty
Exceptional 9.2 / 12 reviews
610889242480
Darwin Ap
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 09:00-23:59
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 31 reviews
+61889453909
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$66 - $108
Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9 / 116 reviews
+611300729230
1/8 Osgood Drive, Eaton, NT 0820
$174 - $178
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Exceptional 9
1800620408
14 Larkin Avenue
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:08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Hertz
Excellent 8.8 / 2 reviews
+610889826690
Darwin International Airport, Henry Wrigley Dr, Eaton NT 0820
$127 - $220
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Europcar
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
+610889453261
Airport Terminal, Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin City NT 0800
$136 - $236
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
Budget
Excellent 8.8 / 8 reviews
0889452011
Terminal Building
$149 - $221
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-21:00; 23:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-21:00; 23:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-21:00; 23:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:00:00-01:00; 09:00-19:00; 23:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+61889453909 / +61300106666
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$121 - $136
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+61889242419
Terminal Building, Eaton NT 0820
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61889453909
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$98 - $98
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
+610889453261
Airport Terminal, Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin City NT 0800
$156 - $161
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
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
0889366166
Terminal Building
$198 - $252
Working hours
Mon:08:30-21:00
Tue:08:30-21:00
Wed:08:30-21:00
Thu:08:30-21:00
Fri:08:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-18:00
Sun:08:30-21:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
0889826690
Mcmillans Rd
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
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