Port Hedland car hire

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Port Hedland car hire information

Pick-up locationPort Hedland
Car types
Hire locations19
Airport locations12

Cheap car hire in Port Hedland

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Port Hedland

  • Parents should note that Australian car seat rules apply to hire vehicles. If you’re travelling with a baby less than six months old, either bring or book an infant car seat. For kids older than six months but younger than four years, you can opt to bring your usual forward-facing or rear-facing seat or add one to your hire car booking. The same goes for the booster seats needed for little ones aged four to seven. You can bring or book a booster, so long as it meets Australian standards.
  • Drink driving offences are taken very seriously in Western Australia, and Port Hedland police regularly perform random breath tests on drivers. To stay safe on the roads and avoid penalties, it’s crucial to avoid driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) greater than 0.05%. For anyone still on their provisional licence, the limit is 0.00%. If you violate these laws, you may face an accident, fines, suspension of your licence and possibly even a prison sentence, depending on the severity of the charges. So, the best advice is to play it safe and avoid consuming alcohol before using your Port Hedland hire car.
  • Whether you opt for a large SUV or compact, cheap car hire in Port Hedland, you’ll have plenty of scenic road trips at your doorstep. Heading west along the northern coast of Western Australia for around 530 km will take you to Onslow, where the isolated and picturesque Sunset Beach and Sunrise Beach truly live up to their names. Heading inland for around 360 km will take you to Karijini National Park, where you can discover unique rock formations, gorges, waterfalls and peaceful swimming holes that few people ever get to visit.
  • Car hire in Port Hedland is highly recommended for travellers as the public transport options are limited to infrequent buses. There are rideshare services available as well as taxis; however, to explore at your own pace without pausing to book and wait, having your own vehicle is a huge advantage to maximise your visit to Port Hedland. If you are exploring surrounding areas or continuing your travels around Western Australia, taking these journeys in your own hire car is by far the easiest way to go about it.
  • Port Hedland Airport (PHE) has four car hire companies operating within the airport: Hertz, Avis, Budget and Thrifty. All are located in the parking area, and there is plenty of signage to direct you to the offices. Be sure to bring documentation with you to the office, including confirmation of your reservation, your driver’s licence, your credit card to cover the costs of your booking and the card you made your online booking with (if it is not the same one you are providing for full payment).
  • Port Hedland is a low-population, generally quiet area. There are not too many concerns to note while exploring in your hired car. As in all Australian towns, speed limits can change suddenly and frequently, so be sure to pay attention to the signs while driving in Port Hedland and surrounding areas. Port Hedland is not a large or busy area, so you shouldn’t have any issues finding parking or getting around with too much traffic.
  • There are some roads in Port Hedland and areas nearby that are unsealed and can be affected by rain, so be sure to drive carefully on these roads. As there is one main road in and out of Port Hedland, you may find heavier traffic on weekdays as locals drive to work and school. Usually the busiest times are 07:30-09:00 and then 17:00-19:00.
  • Book your car hire in Port Hedland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Port Hedland are around -34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Port Hedland

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Hedland?

    Depending on your plans for your stay in Port Hedland, you may want to consider a 4WD for your Port Hedland car hire, as there are some unsealed and rocky roads to some sights. If you are sticking to city sights such as the museums and dining, a small compact vehicle will cover your needs. As Port Hedland is a tropical climate year round, it’s also a good idea to ensure your car hire in Port Hedland has air conditioning for a comfortable driving experience.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Hedland?

    Speed limits change quickly and frequently throughout Australia. The usual speed limit for residential areas in Western Australia is either 40 km/h or 50 km/h, though in some areas it can also be from 50 km/h to 90 km/h. Most highways have a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h. Be sure to pay close attention to speed limit signs as you drive through Port Hedland and other areas in Western Australia to ensure you are abiding by local speed limit laws and to avoid fines or issues with your car hire company.

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Hedland?

    Parking in Port Hedland is ample and free at most accommodations, attractions, shopping centres and local parks and beaches. As Port Hedland is a small town and does not have many streets, offices or a large population, you should have no trouble finding parking easily and with no cost near any of your destinations.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Port Hedland?

    The average price of fuel in Port Hedland is R80,47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R966 and R1 287, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Port Hedland?

    Standard (Mitsubishi Outlander or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Hedland.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Port Hedland?

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Port Hedland?

    A Standard car hire in Port Hedland costs R1 465 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Port Hedland?

    A Compact car hire in Port Hedland costs R1 112 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Port Hedland?

    A Special car hire in Port Hedland costs R981 per day, on average.

  • How old do I have to be to hire a vehicle in Port Hedland?

    You’ll need to be at least 21 years old to be eligible for Port Hedland car hire, and drivers aged 21 to 24 should note that you may be charged a young driver fee. This can turn cheap car hire in Port Hedland into a more costly experience, so be sure to compare policies through KAYAK to find good deals.

  • How can I book a car in Port Hedland if I have an overseas licence?

    International driver’s licences are accepted by most Port Hedland car hire companies. Just remember that you’ll also need to show your passport, and if your licence is in a language other than English, you’ll need an International Driver’s Permit. IDPs must be obtained in your home country.

Port Hedland car rental reviews and directory

Budget

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

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2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Port Hedland

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Terminal Building

+61 8 9140 1229

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday17:00 - 18:0007:30 - 18:00
Sunday17:00 - 18:00

Via Port Hedland Airport

+61 8 9140 1229

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I tried contacting Budget Port Hedland twice from the U.S., but the offshore Support team had no specialized information about Port Hedland requirements, nor could they contact Port Hedland Budget on my behalf. When I reached Perth, I called Budget Port Hedland. The representative said that I would need a 4WD vehicle to go to Karajini National Park, an upgrade from the SUV I had rented. She said that she would send me a quote for a 4WD vehicle. Five minutes later, she unilaterally canceled my reservation via email. Her unilateral action forced me to scramble and arrange for a 4WD with Avis when I reached Broome. It cost me US$300 more to do so. I do not appreciate the way that I was treated by Budget.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Port Hedland

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In Terminal, Great Northern

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Europcar

8,0

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2 locations in Port Hedland

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7 / 11 Flynn Place

+61 8 9172 6010

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Terminal Building

+61 8 9172 6010

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Thrifty

8,0

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Port Hedland Downtown

+61 8 9140 2411

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00

Waldron Drive

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday17:00 - 18:00

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Avis

7,5

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Terminal Building

+61 8 9140 1877

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 18:00

Williamson Way

+61 8 9140 1877

Monday15:30 - 18:0008:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:0015:30 - 18:00
Wednesday15:30 - 18:0008:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:0015:30 - 18:00
Friday15:30 - 18:0008:00 - 11:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:0017:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 11:0017:00 - 18:00

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Hertz

7,4

Good

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One location in Port Hedland

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Waldron Drive

+61 8 9160 4490

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday17:00 - 18:00

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National

8,0

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One location in Port Hedland

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In Terminal, Great Northern

+61 1300 106 666

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4,8

Mediocre

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One location in Port Hedland

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Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday16:00 - 19:00

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keddy by Europcar

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18 Murrena Steet

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7/11 Flynn Place

+61 8 9172 6003

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00

Waldron Drive

61 08 98482430

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Port Hedland

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7-11 Flynn Place

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Great Northern Highway

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Firefly

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One location in Port Hedland

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Port Hedland Pardoo

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Shouqi

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One location in Port Hedland

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Port Hedland Airport Great Northern Highway

+61 8 9848 2430

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One traveller who hired a car in Port Hedland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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