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Avalon car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Avalon

  • Hire a car in Avalon to have the ability to cruise along the Great Ocean Road at your own pace. Avalon does not have its own train station, with Lara Railway Station being the closest at more than 7 km from Avalon Airport (AVV); and as such, a hire car is your best option of transport to and from the airport. Destinations on the coast past Geelong are tricky to get to on public transport, with the journey from Avalon to Torquay taking roughly 1h 45min rather than a 40min drive. You Yangs Regional Park can be reached from Avalon in around 25min; however, no bus services connect the parklands meaning a hire car or taxi are your only options.
  • Reception offices for hire car companies are located next to the Tourist Information Desk at Avalon Airport (AVV). Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty have desks inside the terminal and the vehicles are only a short walk from the building. Hiring a car at Avalon Airport can save you time if you’re heading to Melbourne as a bus transfer takes about 1h 10min and only departs once every hour, while the trip by car is 45min.
  • Drive cautiously around winding coastal roads as views of oncoming traffic can be obstructed by cliff faces. Tourists regularly stop along the Great Ocean Road to take pictures so it’s important to decrease your speed and keep a safe distance when passing parked vehicles. Cyclists are common on roads surrounding Avalon, and drivers must check blind spots at intersections and provide a minimum distance of 1 m when overtaking, preferably wider when driving at fast speeds. Wildlife can wander onto the roads in rural sections of Avalon, especially at dusk, and a watchful eye should be maintained to avoid collisions.
  • The Princes Fwy is the only road in Avalon that experiences considerable traffic, with the worst congestion travelling eastbound between 07:30–09:00 and westbound from 16:00–19:00. Delays are generally at their peak approaching the Geelong Ring Rd intersection.
  • Book your car hire in Avalon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size hire cars in Avalon are around 40% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Avalon

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Avalon?

    Wide roads and plenty of parking spaces mean full-size car models have no issue driving in Avalon. Intermediate cars offer smooth handling along coastal roads and storage space in the cabin and boot. 4WDs and vans are competitively priced in Avalon and great options if you have a large group or lots of luggage.

  • What’s the speed limit in Avalon?

    Unless signposted, assume the speed limit is 50 km/h in Avalon. Major arterial roads, including Beach Rd, are set at 60 km/h and Princes Fwy has a limit of 100 km/h. The stretch of highway near Avalon, connecting to Geelong, is routinely policed with red light cameras and patrol cars so it’s important to watch your speedometer carefully.

  • Where are the best places to park in Avalon?

    1h of parking is available at Avalon Airport for approximately A$ 7 and a daily rate capped at about A$ 29. Lara Train Station has over 300 free spaces and does not have a time restriction.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Avalon?

    The average price of fuel in Avalon is R80,66 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R968 and R1 291, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Avalon?

    Full-size (Hyundai H-1 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Avalon.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Avalon?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Avalon?

    A Full Size car hire in Avalon costs R1 802 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Avalon?

    A Mini car hire in Avalon costs R1 205 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Avalon?

    A Compact car hire in Avalon costs R1 495 per day, on average.

Avalon car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

4 reviews

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in Avalon

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Terminal Building

+61 3 5227 9844

Monday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Tuesday14:00 - 16:1509:45 - 10:15
Wednesday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Thursday14:00 - 16:1509:45 - 10:15
Friday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Saturday09:45 - 10:15
Sunday14:00 - 16:15

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Our flight was delayed, I truly appreciate the rental agent who was waiting for us for hours.

1 out of 1

Sixt

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Avalon

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80 Beach Road

+61 3 9904 0080

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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Economy Rent a Car

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

One location in Avalon

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80 Beach Road, LARA , Victoria, Australia

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2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
I'm still waiting for my refund

1 out of 1

Hertz

8,9

Very Good

1 review

One location in Avalon

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80 Beach Rd

+61 3 5229 1100

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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4,0 Mediocre

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to just drop the key, dont know if we get our deposit back.

1 out of 1

Avis

8,0

Very Good

4 reviews

One location in Avalon

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Terminal Building

+61 3 5227 9833

Monday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Tuesday14:00 - 16:1509:45 - 10:15
Wednesday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Thursday09:45 - 10:1514:00 - 16:15
Friday14:00 - 16:1509:45 - 10:15
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Sunday14:00 - 16:15

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8,4 Very Good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

When we finally got service at check in, the agent was very friendly and accomodating.

Cons:

A long queue at the airport in Ularu was very slow. For some reason, everyone was renting from Avis rather than the other agencies, so it took a long time to process all the customers. By the time we got to the counter the vehicle we had requested was no longer available, but the agent did upgrade us to a much larger vehicle.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6,9

One location in Avalon

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Terminal Building

+61 3 5227 9855

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5,2 Fair

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car is just Okay. Old car indeed. We had endured 7 days of vomit smell car however.

5,2 Fair

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Waiting in line for over an hour to pick up the car.

1 out of 1

Dollar

10,0

Wonderful

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2 locations in Avalon

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80 Beach Rd

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Avalon Ap

+61 3 9904 0000

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Thrifty

7,9

Good

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80 Beach Rd

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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Firefly

6,6

Okay

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80 Beach Rd

+61 3 5229 1100

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keddy by Europcar

6,0

Okay

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Avalon Airport

+61 352 279 855

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4,9

Mediocre

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One location in Avalon

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Avalon Airport (AVV)

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Avalon

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80 Beach RoadLara

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Terminal Building

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Kangaroo Rental

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80 Beach Road , Lara Victoria

+61 1300 664 068

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Red Spot

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Avalon Apt

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Shouqi

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One location in Avalon

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Terminal Building Avalon Airport

+61 3 5227 9855

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15 travellers who hired a car in Avalon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Avalon car hire information

Pick-up locationAvalon
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Hire locations17
Airport locations17