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Cambridge car hire

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Cambridge car hire information

Pick-up locationCambridge
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Hire locations7
Airport locations7

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cambridge

  • Hire a car and collect it upon arrival in Cambridge, Tasmania, giving yourself the freedom to explore from the moment you arrive. As a suburb of Hobart, the capital, it will be easy enough to nip across the River Derwent on the Tasman Bridge and explore the city itself. Once you’ve done this, take your Cambridge car hire and pop out to the Frogmore Creek Winery, in Cambridge itself, or head to the coast and visit Seven Mile Beach Coastal Reserve.
  • There are several car hire companies operating out of Hobart International Airport (HBA), which is situated in Cambridge itself. The car hire desks are situated together in the arrivals area, and you have the choice of around seven companies, including SIXT, Europcar and Hertz, among others. Go to the desks when you arrive and you’ll be given the keys to your car hire in Cambridge; you’ll then be directed to the hire car parking, which is just to the left of the airport terminal building.
  • Driving in Cambridge and Tasmania in general is relatively stress free, as the roads are good and drivers tend to be courteous. Parts of Cambridge are mountainous, and while it is easy to drive on the main roads between cities, some of the mountain roads can be steep with dangerous corners, so you’ll need to exercise caution in these areas. Once you’ve collected your Cambridge car hire, do note that you will need to carry your driver’s licence with you and the wearing of seatbelts is mandatory.
  • Cambridge, in recent years, has become a popular commuter town for people who are working in Hobart, and so rush hour times will tend to be linked to commuting hours, with a peak at around 08:00 in the morning and a much lower peak between 16:00 and 17:00, tailing off after that. There may be delays on the main motorways, for example when getting onto the Tasman Highway (A3) to go into the centre of Hobart.

Cambridge car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Cambridge 
Verified travelerJan 2024
Cars are new and drive well happy to deal with
GeorgeJun 2023
Easy to get out to the rest of the country. Be wary of animals on the road at night

FAQs about hiring a car in Cambridge

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cambridge?

    The average price of fuel in Cambridge 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 Cambridge?

    Premium (Mercedes-Benz CLA or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cambridge.

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

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

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Cambridge?

    A Premium car hire in Cambridge costs R1 760 per day, on average.

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

    Consider the places you’ll be driving to when you select your car hire in Cambridge. For driving along the main, tarred roads within Cambridge and other towns and cities nearby, you could opt for a more compact car or premium sedan, as these will be better to manoeuvre into parking spaces and will also be more economical. If you are heading into the mountains or driving in winter, it would be wise to look for a slightly stronger vehicle, like an SUV, as this will give you more confidence on winding mountain roads or unsealed gravel sections in some of the less-developed areas.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cambridge?

    The speed limit in the built-up areas of Cambridge is 50 kph unless there are signs that indicate otherwise. The maximum speed limit on highways is generally 100 kph, but in some places, this could increase to 110 kph. Sealed roads outside the town have a 100 kph limit, but if the road is unsealed, then the speed limit drops to 80 kph. When you are on the road in your car hire in Cambridge, look out for the speed limit signs and also for the speed cameras that exist on some of the main highways. Also be aware that around school areas and pedestrian crossings close to schools, the speed limits may drop to 40 kph at certain times of the day.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cambridge?

    Parking in Cambridge is fairly straightforward, and you can park on the street or in car parks within the vicinity. The parking is easily paid for using the EasyPark app, which can be used throughout Tasmania. While you can pay for parking using meters (by cash or debit/credit card) this can sometimes be tricky. 

Cambridge car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10,0

Wonderful

9 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Cambridge

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Terminal Building, Hobart

+61 3 6248 5678

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday07:30 - 22:00

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8,0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Good

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was waiting for us...no delays. Clean, and gassed up.

Cons:

Car was old...it had over 117,000km on odometer, plus a weak battery making for difficult starting. But having said that, the car made it through iur rental period ok.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Great staff and help when needed.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Great customer service at Hobart airport

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Would love the ability to select from a range of available vehicles or request a specific model of vehicle. Pick up and drop off quick and easy, 3 minutes walk from the terminal building.

8,0 Very Good

Feb 2022

KAYAK
They refunded fully and quickly when we cancelled due to border closures.

1 out of 3

Europcar

8,6

Very Good

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.3

One location in Cambridge

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Hobart Airport

+61 3 6248 5849

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Always a great experience with Europcar. I rent a variety of vehicles from time to time and they always work out great. Thanks you.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Very easy to pick up and drop off. Got deposit back within 2 days. Very affordable price. Only issue was a sticker on the rear windscreen was right in the middle of the glass blocking the best view from the rear view mirror. Not terrible but just annoying

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Service was great, car was very budget. Wouldn't be running out to buy one in a hurry.

6,0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
I found the right back tire flatted the next morning when I was in Swansea, I took the car to a garage near by to have the tire repaired so that I could continue my trip back to Hobart. I was wondering if I could claim the tire repair cost of $20, receipt attached RMv12.5 22/06/2023 Tax Invoice Swansea Service Center A.B.N.: 76106558463 36 Franklin Street Swansea TAS 7190 Ph: 0362578104 Served By NONA BARKER Docket No. Date 628410 22/06/2023 Description * tyre repair 20.00 x 1 Subtotal Tax Total inc. GST No. of Items ( 1 ) * Indicates taxable item Payment Details: Cash (duplicate copy, printed 22/06/2023) Time 10:33 Ext. $20.00 $20.00 $1.82 $20.00 $20.00

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
good service and nice car

1 out of 2

Thrifty

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Cambridge

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In Terminal

+61 3 6248 5678

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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Firefly

7,4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Cambridge

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Hobart Airport

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Apex

No score available yet

One location in Cambridge

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Cnr Holyman Ave & Addison Dr, Cambridge, TAS

+61 362 484 958

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2024

KAYAK
Friendly efficient service

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Great price and quality car. The pickup was a little confusing, as the supplied instructions were to call Apex to arrange transfer to pickup point, but no-one answered the phone, and the system was not working. We just saw the Apex transfer bus at the airport pull up and hopped on randomly. With the Apex depot off site, the car drop-off had to be done before 5pm, which was inconvenient for us, as we had a late night flight. It would have been good to have an extra cost option to be able to leave the car/keys somewhere else for after hours drop-off, but unfortunately this was not an option. But the hire car was good quality, well priced and the staff were great once we found how to get to the depot.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
It was amazing. My car was even upgraded for free! Free shuttle was provided to and from the airport and had a friendly staff and service.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Great customer service and value for money

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Kayak misleadingly shows this as “in terminal” when in fact it’s a shuttle ride away. The shuttle does not run very often. And they don’t have cars ready (we were told when we arrived that it would be at least an hour because they were waiting on another rental company to send them cars). Sketchy! Avoid!

2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Staff members been very rude to me The worst part no one tell me location pick up the car is different Location

1 out of 3

East Coast Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Cambridge

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273 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge

+61 1800 474 258

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 20:00
Sunday09:00 - 20:00

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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
The hire process was simple and quick

9,6 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Bit slow to pick up

9,2 Wonderful

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All good in Tasmania

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Standard, reliability & economy of Suzuki Swift Fast, no-fuss service from staff Convenient shuttle service to & from airport

Cons:

Nothing

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

car condition, service and rates.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to deal with, convenient off site pick up and drop off and very reasonable rates. I would definitely use them again as cars were good and they are by far the cheapest car rental company I have ever used.

Cons:

Dropped off prior to opening time at 7am but didn't get loaded onto bus for 15 minutes. Maybe they could start work 15 minutes earlier to check cars so we can get to airport on time. Also, clients had to work out who should go on first bus to airport based on flight departure times. I think the staff could have organised this. Excess was $5500, we would like to pay a (very) small amount extra to reduce this to $5000 as this is what our travel insurance will cover.

1 out of 4

YesDrive Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Cambridge

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4B/1,Stanton Place, Cambridge, TAS, , Hobart

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Cambridge

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273 Kennedy Drive

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Strachan Street

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Alice Car Rental

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One location in Cambridge

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16 Cherokee Drive, Cambridge, Tasmania

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Apollo Car Rentals

No score available yet

One location in Cambridge

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Hobart Depot

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LeisureRent

No score available yet

One location in Cambridge

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6/14 Kennedy Drive

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43 travellers who hired a car in Cambridge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near Cambridge

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