Emerald car hire

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Emerald car hire information

Pick-up locationEmerald
Car types
Hire locations10
Airport locations8

Cheap car hire in Emerald

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Emerald

  • When you choose cheap Emerald car hire as your transportation in this central Queensland mining town, you will find the perfect way to enjoy tranquil outback adventures. Situated on the Nogoa River, the town is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside, with nature trails and wildlife all around you. Enjoy Emerald Lake, the tropical Botanic Gardens and the famous sapphire gemfields. If you feel like venturing a bit further afield, take a drive in your cheap Emerald car hire up to Minerva Hills National Park for the day. Lake Maraboon is another great day trip that will provide breath-taking views in this central part of the Queensland state.
  • When arriving in Emerald, you may fly in using the Emerald Airport. This small, yet efficient airport has two car agencies, namely Budget and Hertz, from which to rent your cheap Emerald car hire from. You can pre-book on KAYAK and arrive to a pre-organised and seamless transaction. If you need car seats for children, a first-aid kit or a GPS, now would be the best time to ensure you are all set.
  • If you are a local in Australia or have driven anywhere in the country then you will find driving in Emerald and the surrounds super simple. With less traffic than the larger cities, you will find roads to be well-maintained, well-lit and offering good signage. You will make use of the Capricorn Highway when connecting to other towns or cities and will have to pay an electronic toll when you return your car hire. The drinking and driving limit in Australia is 0.08% and you will drive on the left-hand side of the road. Remain buckled up with children under 1m in height in a car seat in the back.
  • You will be pleased to find that congestion in Emerald is not really an issue. If you decide to embark on road trips you may have traffic blockages to content with and that is where a handy GPS can assist you in avoiding them. While the roads of Emerald are pretty good, there has been flooding in recent years which has caused damage. Flash floods do occasionally take place in summer, but there should be flood warnings on the local news if there is any threat. Australians are generally polite drivers and tend to obey the laws, so driving your car hire in Emerald should not present with any challenges other than keeping your eyes on the road as you pass the scenic vistas.
  • Book your car hire in Emerald at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Emerald are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Emerald

  • How much is the price of fuel in Emerald?

    The average price of fuel in Emerald is R84,98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 020 and R1 360, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Emerald?

    Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Emerald.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Emerald?

    An Intermediate car hire in Emerald costs R892 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Emerald costs R2 776 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Emerald costs R1 537 per day, on average.

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

    Whether you are new to the country or a local, you will notice the popularity if the famous ‘ute’, aka utility car in Australia. These vehicles are fantastic for outback trips where dirt roads and mountain trails are the norm. If you are planning on sticking to highways and tarred networks of road then you will be able to navigate Emerald and the surrounds with anything from an economy car to a larger sedan or even passenger van, depending on your itinerary.

  • What is the speed limit in Emerald?

    You may notice that not all towns in Australia are created equally when taking speed limits into consideration. It is important that you pay attention to signage first as they can change depending on terrain and weather conditions of the area. As a default you will find that built up areas tend to allow for 37mph (60km), main or rural roads allow for between 37 and 56mph (60 and 90km) and the highways and motorways range between 68 and 75mph (110 and 120km).

  • Where can I park my car hire in Emerald?

    Emerald parking is quite simple in the sense that the town doesn’t have that many municipality or privately-owned parking lots. You will find free and paid parking on the streets and parking at most of the places you will visit, but with wide streets at your disposal and a safe community, you will enjoy relaxed parking rules.

Emerald car rental reviews and directory

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4982 1767

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday07:00 - 17:45
Wednesday07:30 - 17:45
Thursday08:00 - 17:45
Friday08:00 - 17:45
Sunday11:15 - 11:4515:00 - 16:45

Via Emerald Airport

+61 7 4982 1767

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Emerald Airport, Terminal Building

61749877744

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Gregory Highway

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Emerald Ap

+61 7 7982 4744

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday08:00 - 17:45
Wednesday08:00 - 17:45
Thursday08:00 - 17:45
Friday08:00 - 17:45

Springsure Rd

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday07:00 - 17:45
Wednesday07:30 - 17:45
Thursday07:30 - 17:45
Friday07:30 - 17:45
Saturday07:30 - 17:45
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4983 7666

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday07:00 - 17:45
Wednesday07:30 - 17:45
Thursday08:00 - 17:45
Friday08:00 - 17:45
Sunday11:15 - 11:4515:00 - 16:45

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Firefly

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Emerald Airport

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Hertz

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Springsure Rd

+61 7 4897 0890

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday07:00 - 17:45
Wednesday07:30 - 17:45
Thursday07:30 - 17:45
Friday07:30 - 17:45
Saturday07:30 - 17:45
Sunday11:00 - 19:00

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Gregory Highway

+61 428 939 944

Monday07:00 - 17:45
Tuesday08:00 - 17:45
Wednesday08:00 - 17:45
Thursday08:00 - 17:45
Friday08:00 - 17:45

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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