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Bathurst car hire

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Pick-up locationBathurst
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Hire locations13
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bathurst

  • Booking car hire in Bathurst gives you the convenience of immediately starting your holiday on your terms. No need to wait for public transport or have the hassle of hailing down a cab, just load up and go. You'll find a bus and train system in the city, but if you are heading to locations like the awe-inspiring Abercrombie Caves, which is about a 1-hour drive from the city centre and not accessible by public transport, then car hire is your best bet.
  • Car hire in Bathurst is most convenient when booked for collection directly from the airport. Bathurst Airport (BHS) is home to several globally recognised car companies, including Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Sixt and a few more. The airport is around 10 minutes from Bathurst city centre and is easily accessible on the Great Western Highway. You'll find the car hire collections desks on your left-hand side as you enter the main terminal building.
  • An interesting thing to know about driving your Bathurst car hire in the city is that Bathurst is home to a strip of road that serves as the Bathurst 1000 race track, which weaves around Mount Panorama. When it is not being used for racing, it is also a public road that follows the regular rules of driving in Bathurst. Traffic flows in both directions on the track when it's not being raced on. This stretch of road is also very popular with joggers and cyclists, so pay extra attention.
  • There is not much traffic congestion in Bathurst, but it can get quite busy on certain streets in the CBD. Try to avoid the downtown area in the mornings, at lunchtime and in the early evenings. The same logic should be applied on public holidays; traffic can be high on celebration days. You'll find the most traffic congestion around sporting and racing events that are regularly held in the city, mostly motor racing events. These occasions attract large numbers of visitors which clog up the roads.
  • Book your car hire in Bathurst at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Bathurst are around 40% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bathurst

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bathurst?

    The average price of fuel in Bathurst is R81,34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R976 and R1 301, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bathurst?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bathurst.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Bathurst costs R842 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Bathurst?

    A Standard car hire in Bathurst costs R600 per day, on average.

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

    If you are a racing fan and seeing the mount is the reason you are visiting, your car hire in Bathurst should suit your want to drive around Australia’s most famous motor racing circuit, in style and protection. We recommend you look for a luxury Bathurst car hire that has all the safety and technology features that make driving controlled but also fun. Features such as advanced cruise control, anti-crash devices and sensitive steering wheel response ensure you stay safe, firm on the road and in command of the vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bathurst?

    Just because there’s a racing circuit here does not mean you can ignore the speed limits. You can drive at 60 km/h on open roads like the track around Mount Panorama. When you head into the city centre, you'll be expected to reduce your speed to 50 km/h. In school zones, the limit is 40 km/h. When you hit the highways, you are allowed to reach speeds of up to 100 km/h. You'll need to keep your eyes open if you are unsure about the speed limit on a certain road whilst driving. The roads are well signposted all around the city.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bathurst?

    You'll find several types of parking available throughout the city. If you are looking for all-day parking, you'll find there are street parking spots within two blocks of the city CBD. Outside of this area, you'll find most of the street parking has a 3-hour time limit. There are several car parks dotted around the city that are paid for by the hour but are conveniently located close to the city's attractions. The shopping centres also provide free undercover parking. 

Bathurst car rental reviews and directory

Avis

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2 locations in Bathurst

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260 Stewart St

+61 2 6337 3158

Monday08:00 - 10:0011:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:0011:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:0011:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:0008:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:0011:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Terminal Building

+61 2 6337 3158

Monday10:15 - 10:45
Tuesday10:15 - 10:45
Wednesday10:15 - 10:45
Thursday10:15 - 10:45
Friday10:15 - 10:45

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260 Stewart St

+61 2 6337 3158

Monday11:00 - 17:0008:00 - 10:00
Tuesday11:00 - 17:0008:00 - 10:00
Wednesday11:00 - 17:0008:00 - 10:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:0008:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:0011:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Terminal Building

+61 2 6337 3158

Monday10:15 - 10:45
Tuesday10:15 - 10:45
Wednesday10:15 - 10:45
Thursday10:15 - 10:45
Friday10:15 - 10:45

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Hertz

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82 Corporation Ave

+61 2 6332 5255

Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Saturday08:00 - 10:00

Pj Moodie Dr

+61 2 6332 5255

Monday09:30 - 10:30
Friday09:30 - 10:30

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keddy by Europcar

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2 locations in Bathurst

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5 Charlotte Street

+61 438 736 107

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87 Durham Street Bathurst

+61 2 6323 1888

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Sixt

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92 Durham St

+61 2 6331 7033

Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Saturday08:00 - 10:00
Sunday08:00 - 10:00

Terminal Building Bathurst

+61 2 6331 7033

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday16:00 - 20:30

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Bathurst

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82 Corporation Ave

+61 2 5324 7640

Monday08:00 - 10:00
Tuesday08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday08:00 - 10:00
Thursday08:00 - 10:00
Friday08:00 - 10:00
Saturday08:00 - 10:00

Pj Moodie Dr

+61 2 5324 7640

Monday09:30 - 10:30
Friday09:30 - 10:30

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Firefly

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One location in Bathurst

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82 Corporation Ave

+61 2 6332 5255

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