Drive Away from Adelaide Airport
This stately southern city is full of things to see and do, making it a perfect location for your next road trip. Getting on the road in Adelaide is easy with a rental car from our site. Just fly in, pick up your car and be on your way to explore the beaches, boutiques, vineyards and more to be found in this fantastic part of South Australia.
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There are plenty of directions you could take after picking up your Adelaide car rental. Surrounding the well-ordered and leafy city centre are interesting suburbs like Glenelg, a historic beachside neighbourhood, and Hahndorf, a German settlement complete with chocolate factory. The Adelaide Hills and Adelaide Plains wine regions are both just outside the city, while slightly further afield is the world-renowned Barossa Valley.
Adelaide lies at the southern end of the Stuart Highway - an Australian institution which runs clear up to Darwin in the north, through the mighty outback. Driving this road is an adventure- and requires some preparation! Be warned that civilisation is sparse, so make sure you are always well stocked for petrol, food and essentials. The stunning landscapes are jaw-droppingly worth it.
To the east is Melbourne, and the best way to reach it is via the Great Ocean Road, another famous route. For a longer road trip, head west towards Perth and uncrowded, gorgeous Western Australia.
Peak season in Adelaide is summertime, which of course coincides with the holiday season, no school for the kids and Australia Day. December-March are very busy times in the city, so be in quick and secure the best vehicle for you and your Adelaide car rental holiday.
Adelaide Car Rental Brands
Cultured and sophisticated Adelaide is the gateway to South Australia, a beautiful part of the country which is often overlooked in favour of bigger cities and more tropical weather. An Adelaide Airport Car Rental is the best way to see it all - here is our guide to the many rental brands you’ll find at Adelaide Airport, so you can fly in and drive away.
The big names
Adelaide is a major centre, and as such has plenty of trusted international brands from which you can choose. Found in airports around the world, these are the big players in car rental. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty all offer reliable, late-model fleets from counters in the terminal at Adelaide Airport, James Schofield Drive, Adelaide, SA 5950.
Australian brands, on and off airport
If you’d like to support a more local business, there are also some Australian suppliers offering rentals in Adelaide. Redspot Car Rentals have a counter in the terminal at Adelaide Airport, James Schofield Drive, Adelaide, SA 5950 and offer a range of modern cars, from economy to large.
There are also some Aussie-owned rental companies with depots close by Adelaide Airport. Access Rent a Car is a local company with late-model vehicles from tiny cars to minivans, located at 464 Port Road, West Hindmarsh. They deliver cars to the airport for you so you can get in and drive away. Ace Rental Cars, a supplier with locations in Australia and New Zealand, offers a free shuttle to their nearby depot and fleet of older but well-maintained vehicles, and East Coast Car Rentals also does free transfers to their off-airport range of modern cars.