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Car hire Adelaide

EasyTerra Car Hire Adelaide is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Adelaide

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Adelaide

Car rental offers in Adelaide

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Adelaide.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Adelaide

Below are the car rental companies in Adelaide with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Europcar

    8.9 (8344)
    From £ 27 / day
  • Hertz

    8.9 (7053)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.6 (6117)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8.6 (9826)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    8.4 (8924)
    From £ 39 / day
  • Thrifty

    8.3 (5634)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.3 (2009)
    No rates available
  • East Coast Car Rentals

    8 (131)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (3476)
    From £ 62 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (3566)
    No rates available
  • Ace Rental Cars

    6.9 (14)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4487)
    No rates available
  • National Car Rental

    8.5 (413)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7.5 (3868)
    No rates available
  • Alpha Car Hire

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Bargain Car Rentals

    8.5 (20)
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Adelaide

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EasyTerra Car Hire Adelaide compares prices of car hire companies at the following locations:

1182-1184 South Rd
13 Anzac Highway
136 North Terrace
153 - 161 Grange Rd
215 Marion Rd.
25-27 Kinkaid Avenue
274 North Terrace
29/225 North Terrace
315 Sir Donald Bradman Dr
344 North East Road, Klemzig SA 5087, Australia
435 Grand Junction Road
442 Main North Road
74 Blyth Street
99-100, North East Road, Collinswood SA 5081
Main N Rd
113 Sherriffs Rd

Location information for Adelaide


Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia. The city was founded in 1836 by colonel William Light, and was named after queen Adelaide, the wife of king William IV. To build the city, extensive forests were cleared. In the surrounding area these forests were preserved, in the Adelaide Parklands. Near the city, there are beautiful white sandy beaches. Every year the city organises many festivals, including the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the avant garde Fringe Festival (both of them in March) and the multicultural Womadelaide festival (February).


The city has over a million inhabitants, including suburbs like Elizabeth and Salisbury. More than two thirds of the total population of South Australia live in or around Adelaide. It is an aging city: a quarter of the population is 55 years old or older. Also a quarter consists of people who were not born in Australia.


Adelaide is situated in the south of Australia on the Gulf St Vincent, and the river Torrens flows through the city. To the east of the city there are wooded mountains and hills, the Mount Lofty Ranges. At a short distance from the city there are important wine areas like McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clar Valley. Melbourne is located 650 kilometres to the south-east of Adelaide, Sydney 1200 kilometres to the east (as the crow flies).


The city is an industrial centre: cars are produced (half of the country's total car production), medical equipment and electronic parts. In addition, there is a large defense industry, the largest Australian oil company Santos has its head offices in the city, and it houses Coopers beer brewery. Adelaide was the birth place of Rupert Murdoch's global media network News Corporation. Since 2004, that company is officially located in the US, but most of South Australia's newspapers are owned by News Corporation.

In addition, there are three universities, of which the University of Adelaide belongs to the so-called Group of Eight (the best universities of Australia).


Adelaide Airport is located 6 kilometres to the west of the city. In 2005, a new hypermodern terminal was inaugurated. From Adelaide Airport there are direct connections to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Auckland. In addition, there are, of course, connections to cities in Australia.
The old Parafield Airport is located 18 kilometres to the north of the city, and it is used predominantly for recreation. The is also an aviation museum.

Public transport

The city centre is compact and can easily be explored on foot. However, there are also two (free) bus lines through the centre: the Bee Line and the City Loop Bus. The latter departs every 30 minutes from the train station and has 30 stops at the most important cultural attractions and shopping centres. The remaining (limited) public transport consists of buses and city trains. The Passenger Transport Info Centre (on the corner of King William Street and Currie Street) provides extensive information about the public transport network.

After 6 pm, buses and trains are much less frequent than they are during the day, and they stop driving altogether even before midnight. On Friday and Saturday nights there is a special service (Wandering Star) to the suburbs.

The origin of Adelaide lies at Glenelg Beach. There you can find, among other things, a replica of the HMS Buffalo, the ship that carried the first colonists to Adelaide. From the centre there is historical tram connection to Glenelg.

For train buffs, 'The Ghan' is a must: the train drives across the heart of Australia via Alice Springs to Darwin. Sydney, Melbourne and Perth can also be reached by train.

Traffic and Parking

In Australia, people drive on the left side of the road, which means that the steering wheel in your rental car is located on the right. Keep in mind that Australia is a huge country, and that the distances to the other cities can be enormous.

Adelaide used to be known as the '20 minute city', which at the time was how long it took to get from the suburbs to the city centre. As the suburbs grew, that rule of thumb no longer applied, although the city still has a clear street pattern with broad roads. The city is situated on an intersection of motorways from east to west and from north to south. In about 7 hours via Highway 1, you can get to Melbourne. Taking the coastal road takes longer, but the drive will be more beautiful.

In the centre the city council operates a dozen car parks under the name 'U-Park'. You can also park in the street, although the maximum allowed parking time is often limited. That is indicated by, for instance '1P' (max. 1 hour parking) or '½P' (max. half an hour). In the so-called 'Loading Zone' private parks are allowed to park for 10 minutes at the most.


Adelaide has a good supply of hotels. The most luxurious ones are located in the Central Business District, but the city offers a broad range in all price categories. Good quality at a reasonable price can be found in the so-called 'hostels', with single and twin bedrooms, but also with sleeping halls. Adelaide has something special: a hostel exclusively for people who ride Japanese motorbikes!
It is usually not hard to find a hotel room in Adelaide, but we recommend booking your room in advance during one of the festivals (see Introduction).

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire at this location?
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • Thrifty
  • Enterprise
  • East Coast Car Rentals
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Ace Rental Cars
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • National Car Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Alpha Car Hire
  • Bargain Car Rentals
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