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Pick-up locationAlice Springs
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Hire locations25
Airport locations16

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Alice Springs

  • If you're looking for cheap car hire in Alice Springs, consider getting an electric vehicle. These are especially useful for long-term bookings, as you may save money recharging instead of refuelling. Alice Springs even has a few free chargers run by the local government. They're located at Alice Springs Town Council. Additionally, you can check to see if you're accommodation offers charging. A few hotels in Alice Springs that do have EV chargers include Elkira Court Motel and Mercure Alice Springs Resort. These are usually free for hotel guests. YMCA Kilgariff Recreation Centre and Alice Springs Caravan Park on the outskirts of town are two other options.
  • Make sure you have all your documents ready when you go to pick up your Alice Springs hire car. In addition to your licence (which will need to have been valid for at least a year), you'll also need a debit or credit card in your name. A few companies may not accept debit cards and all companies usually require it to be issued by Visa or Mastercard. If you're an international visitor, you may also be asked to present your passport. Additionally, if your driver's licence isn't in English, you'll need an official translation, such as an International Driver's Permit. You should also keep this with you whenever you're driving the car.
  • Getting cheap car hire in Alice Springs will provide easy access to one of Australia's most iconic natural landmarks, Uluru. You can drive from Alice Springs to Uluru in around 5 hours and 30 minutes. This route takes you along sealed roads on the Stuart Highway and the Lasseter Highway. Alternatively, you can take the scenic route through the MacDonnell Ranges; just make sure you're allowed to drive your Alice Springs hire car on unsealed roads. Once you've reached Uluru, you can also head to the Kata Tjuta rock domes, roughly half an hour's drive away.
  • With good, sealed highways connecting to the major tourist attractions of Ayers Rock, Kata Juta and Alice Springs, these are excellent destinations to get the most out of a hired vehicle. However, trips in the heart of the Outback would require a 4WD vehicle. Hire a car in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia to get the most out of your stay.
  • Alice Springs Airport (ASP) is located in Connellan, 14 km from the city centre. It is about a 15min drive. There are vehicle hire companies located in Alice Springs Airport that provide convenient shuttle and pick-up services directly from the airport, including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar. There are two main places to hire a car in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia: the main town and the airport.
  • When travelling through Alice Springs, you will need to adhere to the speed limits and practice cautious driving as the area is high-nature and local wildlife roam freely. While exploring the area and enjoying scenic routes, it would be wise to use a navigation system to avoid losing your way. Navigation systems can be installed easily in hired vehicles and this will ensure that you are able to travel freely and explore the Outback during your stay.
  • Normally there is no traffic in Alice Springs. It is not recommended to drive during rush hour traffic, at around 08:00 in the morning. Also, if you opt to hire a car in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, there will be certain terms and conditions that one should be aware of, as some car hire companies only offer insurance if the vehicle is not driven at night, while others do not allow driving on dirt roads. Be sure to check with the car hire company of your choice. It is essential to specify these details, as there are instances when even certain 4WDs are subject to these exclusions.
  • Book your car hire in Alice Springs at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Alice Springs are around -41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Alice Springs

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Alice Springs?

    Exploring Alice Springs will require a 4WD vehicle as areas such as Palm Valley, Rainbow Valley, and others would not be suitable for smaller vehicles. A 4WD vehicle also facilitates multi-day camping trips through various terrains.

  • What’s the speed limit in Alice Springs?

    The Alice Springs area has different speed limits depending on where you are driving. The four main highways in the Northern Territory mostly have a speed limit of 130km/h, except for smaller sections where the speed limit is 110km/h. In built-up areas of the town, you can expect a limit of 60km/h or even less if the local community have gazetted for a lower default speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Alice Springs?

    Finding parking in a sparsely populated place like Alice Springs is not usually a problem, except when there are high volumes of visitors. While there are ample free parking spaces available in and around the area, you will need to confirm parking regulations when opting for a footpath exploration. You will find parking in the majority of the streets, such as Hartley Street.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Alice Springs?

    The average price of fuel in Alice Springs is R83,40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 001 and R1 334, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Alice Springs?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Alice Springs.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Alice Springs?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Alice Springs?

    An Economy car hire in Alice Springs costs R1 500 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Alice Springs?

    A Mini car hire in Alice Springs costs R1 061 per day, on average.

  • How old do I need to be to get a hire car in Alice Springs?

    You'll need to be at least 21 years old to get a hire car in Alice Springs. Most companies also charge a young driver's surcharge for drivers under 25. Some may also restrict young drivers to certain vehicle types. For example, Hertz only lends cars from their 'Adrenaline Range' to drivers 25 or older.

  • What restrictions are there on where I can drive my hire car?

    Most Alice Springs car hire companies will allow you to drive your hire car across state borders, including into South Australia, just a few hours south of Alice Springs. Some may place restrictions on specific states or certain areas. Unsealed roads are commonly restricted.  

Alice Springs car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,6

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Dt

+61 8 8952 8899

Monday15:30 - 16:3009:30 - 10:30
Tuesday09:30 - 10:3015:30 - 16:30
Wednesday15:30 - 16:3009:30 - 10:30
Thursday15:30 - 16:3009:30 - 10:30
Friday15:30 - 16:3009:30 - 10:30

Terminal Building

+61 8 8955 5899

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 17:00
Sunday16:00 - 17:3009:00 - 12:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy check in and easy drip off

6,0 Okay

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Car was fine...not having free unltd mileage is totally bogus, and then acting like I'm a jerk for asking is worse. No one at the office, dude was late, then he was rude (and he was a lot later than the time it says I picked up the car). Returned car to a different location. Same dude. He refused to come check out the car to, to note the mileage, to tell me if there would be addition charges because "as you can see there are other people waiting." And then just started helping someone else. I fully expect to have enormous charges that I didn't expect. Not renting from Budget again.

1 out of 1

Alamo

9,3

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8,0 Very Good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Drop off can be better

1 out of 1

Hertz

9,2

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Rd

+61 8 8955 3790

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

Unit 1/4 Kennett Crt

+61 8 8955 3790

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

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5,6 Fair

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Only 300km free. They know everyone wants to drive to Uluru so they can gouge the tourists. Everywhere else has unlimited km/miles

1 out of 1

Thrifty

6,0

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

2 locations in Alice Springs

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71 Hartley St

+61 8 8952 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 8 8955 5233

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday09:30 - 10:30

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Europcar

8,0

Very Good

1 review

One location in Alice Springs

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Terminal Building

+61 8 8953 3799

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2,0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Poor service, so many hidden fees. A complete scam. And to make it worse the car broke down and their ‘supposed’ roadside service would not come unless they were paid an extortionist sum. You are warned, this is NOT a company worth doing business with.

1 out of 1

National

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Alice Springs

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Santa Teresa Road

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Sixt

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Alice Springs

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Terminal Building

+61 137498

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Alice Springs

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82 Barrett Drive

+61 889 535 533

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Terminal Building

+61 8 8952 3694

Monday08:45 - 16:30
Tuesday08:45 - 16:30
Wednesday08:45 - 16:30
Thursday08:45 - 16:30
Friday08:45 - 16:30
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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Dollar

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Alice Springs

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Cnr Stott Tce & Hartley St

+61 8 8952 9999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 1800 501 934

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

Unit 1/4 Kennett Crt

+61 1800 501 934

Monday10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday10:00 - 14:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Friday10:00 - 14:00

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Firefly

7,6

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Alice Springs

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Locations in Alice Springs

8 Kidman Street

Opening times not available

Santa Teresa Rd

+61 889 528 697

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Airport

+61 889 533 799

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Santa Teresa Road

Opening times not available

Unit 1/4 Kennett CRT

Opening times not available

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AutoEurope

No score available yet

One location in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Airport

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Alice Springs

Locations in Alice Springs

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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12 travellers who hired a car in Alice Springs gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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Economy

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