Karratha car hire

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Karratha car hire information

Pick-up locationKarratha
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Airport locations13

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Karratha

  • If you’re planning a family road trip in the Karratha region, it's essential to know that Australian car seat laws apply to hire vehicles. Parents should be prepared to bring or book an infant car seat for babies under six months old, while children between six months and four years old will need a forward-facing or rear-facing seat. For kids aged four to seven, a booster seat is required, which can be brought or added to your Karratha car hire booking. It must meet Australian safety standards. As a responsible parent, it's crucial to ensure your child is always safe and secure while travelling, and adhering to these car seat regulations is an important step towards achieving that goal.
  • Drink driving is a serious offence in Karratha, and local police often conduct breath tests on drivers to ensure road safety. It's important to avoid driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.05%, to avoid penalties and legal consequences. If you're still on your provisional licence, you must maintain a 0.00% BAC. Breaking these laws can lead to severe charges, with penalties including fines, licence suspension and even imprisonment. It's best to refrain from consuming alcohol before driving in Karratha and ensure that you are driving safely and responsibly at all times.
  • To hire a car in Karratha, you must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid, unrestricted driver's licence. Keep in mind that some car hire companies may impose a surcharge on drivers under the age of 25, which can affect the daily rate of your Karratha hire vehicle. If you fall into this age category, it's important to compare different agencies and their young driver policies before making a booking. You can do this easily through KAYAK, comparing prices and policies to find cheap car hire in Karratha that suits your needs.
  • Conveniently explore all the attractions of Karratha in the city or nearby with a hire car. With a car hire in Karratha, you can access great road trips along the Burrup Peninsula. Day trips are a common way to explore the ancient rocks of Karratha. There is no public transport in Karratha, so a car hire in Karratha is the only way to freely discover the ancient geological formations of the area. Close by is Murujuga National Park, and there are many heritage trails to see, all accessible with your Karratha car hire.
  • You can easily hire a car in Karratha at the car hire service desks in Karratha Airport (KTA). There, you can easily find a large range of global and Australian hire car companies to choose from. Some of these include: Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Thrifty, Budget Australia and Hertz.
  • Karratha is often visited in the summertime by many tourists and families. Keep an eye out for jaywalking at this time of year, as pedestrians sometimes cross the road without much warning. Also, Karratha is home to a large cycling trail, so there can be a high number of cyclists in the city. Be wary when driving and parking your car hire in Karratha; cyclists tend to ride between moving and parked cars.
  • Driving in Karratha is relatively easy without much traffic; however, it’s important to keep an eye out for updates and changes in the weather, particularly flash floods and tropical storms. Keep up to date with the road conditions before heading out for the day. Flash floods can occur rapidly (as the name suggests) and can cause some roads to be cut off. If this happens, you should not cross the road. Usually, there will be signs to indicate an alternate route.
  • Book your car hire in Karratha at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Karratha are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Karratha

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

    In Karratha, we recommend hiring an intermediate-sized car, such as a Hyundai Accent, Hyundai i30, Kia Forte or similar. These cars are great for road trips because they provide a combination of space and flexibility, where you can comfortably accommodate a family or a more intimate group. You can easily wander the country outback with day trips to the beach or national park. Parking spaces around Karratha are quite spacious and easy to park in, particularly with a medium-sized car. In the city, the parking may be a little tighter, which is why this size of car is a good fit.

  • What’s the speed limit in Karratha?

    Speed limits in Karratha are well indicated with signs on the streets. When driving in a school zone, the speed limit reduces to 40 km/h on roads that are usually higher. The default speed limit on roads without street signs, and throughout the CBD, is 50 km/h. When driving on rural roads, the limit can increase up to 110 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Karratha?

    There is a combination of regulated and unregulated parking in Karratha, with timed parking ranging from 15min to 2h parking spaces. All parking in the CBD of Karratha is free, and some have no regulations at all on them, meaning you can park all day. You can find 2h parking spots on Hedland Place, along Karratha Terrace, between Pegs Creek and Warambie Road and on Harwood Highway. Along Warambie Road and Sharpe Avenue, there is a combination of 15min and 2h parking. You can also find free all-day parking at Karratha City Shopping Centre, with over 1,300 parking spaces.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Karratha?

    The average price of fuel in Karratha 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 Karratha?

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

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

    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 Karratha?

    A Compact car hire in Karratha costs R1 548 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Karratha?

    A Special car hire in Karratha costs R949 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Karratha costs R3 705 per day, on average.

  • Which roads can’t I drive on in Karratha with a hire car?

    Car hire companies often have policies prohibiting the use of their vehicles on unpaved roads. So, before embarking on a trip to remote areas such as Millstream Chichester National Park via Roebourne-Wittenoom Rd, it's important to check with your hire provider, whether you have booked a 4WD or cheap car hire in Karratha.

  • How can I hire a vehicle in Karratha with an out-of-state driver’s licence?

    Karratha car hire agencies should accept any valid open Australian driver’s licence, regardless of state. Most international licences are also accepted. However, if your licence isn’t in English, you’ll need to get an International Driver’s Permit in your home country before heading to Australia.

Karratha car rental reviews and directory

Budget

6,0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Karratha

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Bayly Ave

+61 8 9144 2136

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 10:00

Terminal Building

+61 8 9144 2136

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Sunday15:00 - 18:30

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6,0 Okay

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The pick up process was fantastic, clear and easy. The daily insurance option of $29 per day is just completely over priced. I took the risk but it was a risk as the damage waiver was into thousands. I can justify paying $30 for the car and another $30 for insurance. You should be advertising cars including all insurance included.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Karratha

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Desk In Terminal, Bayly Ave

+61 1300 106 666

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

8,0

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3 locations in Karratha

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35a Bayly Avenue

+61 428 111 237

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Lot 18 Bayly Avenue

+61 8 9183 9350

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Terminal Building

+61 8 9183 9350

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Thrifty

8,0

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3 locations in Karratha

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1 Bayly Ave

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Friday07:00 - 17:00

Karratha Ap

+61 8 9143 1711

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Lot 18, Bayly Ave

+61 8 9143 1711

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Avis

7,4

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Terminal Building

+61 8 9144 4122

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7,4

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1 Bayly Ave

+61 8 9187 2290

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00

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National

8,0

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One location in Karratha

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Desk In Terminal, Bayly Ave

+61 1300 106 666

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

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4 locations in Karratha

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1 Bayly Avenue

61 8 91838453

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35a Bayly Avenue

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Karratha Airport

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Lot 18 Bayly Avenue

+61 8 9183 9300

Monday07:00 - 17:00
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Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Karratha

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35A Bayly Avenue

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Terminal Building

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Firefly

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Karratha Airport

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One traveller who hired a car in Karratha gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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Compact

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