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Port Lincoln car hire

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

  • Parents travelling with youngsters must comply with Australian car seat rules when using a hire vehicle in Port Lincoln. Children under four years of age need to be secured in a car seat or booster that’s appropriate for their stage of development. Between four and seven, you need to use an appropriately sized booster seat. If you’d rather not have to bring bulky booster seats or car seats on your journey, you should be able to add one to your hire car booking, even if you opt for cheap car hire in Port Lincoln.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offence in South Australia, and it’s common for Port Lincoln authorities to perform roadside tests on drivers. When driving here, you’ll need to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that’s less than 0.05%. For drivers on provisional licences, there is no acceptable BAC, so even one drink will put you at risk. Apart from putting yourself and others in danger, driving under the influence can result in the suspension of your driver’s licence, hefty fines and sometimes even criminal charges. The easiest and safest course of action is to simply avoid drinking alcohol before driving your hire car.
  • Regardless of whether you’re booking a commercial vehicle or cheap car hire in Port Lincoln, you will need to be 21 years or older with an open driver's licence. Some Port Lincoln car hire agencies do charge extra for drivers under the age of 25. To avoid any expensive surprises when picking up your hire car, it’s best to compare all the available options through KAYAK. Pay close attention to the policies and hire conditions, and you should be able to find a deal that works for your age, needs and budget.
  • Port Lincoln is nestled on the tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. This tiny town is the ideal starting point for stunning road trip opportunities through Lincoln National Park and along Whaler’s Way. Both of these scenic drives are on sealed roads but are located 15-20 km outside of town, making car hire in Port Lincoln the perfect way to experience these scenic drives and discover the beaches, cliffs, rockpools and seal colonies that Port Lincoln is famous for.
  • Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) is located 13 km north of Port Lincoln and is the only airport servicing the area. It has just one terminal, and all the car hire kiosks can be found in the terminal building. Booking your car hire in Port Lincoln ahead of time is a great way to ensure the vehicle you want is prepared for you at the airport. However, if needed, Europcar and Avis offer a free shuttle to their off-airport locations.
  • Port Lincoln is a small coastal town with plenty of wildlife living in the region. It’s not uncommon for native creatures, including emus and even sea lions, to obstruct the roads. For this reason, it’s essential that visitors keep an eye out for animals when driving. When you explore Lincoln National Park, you will find that the sealed surface of Donington Road gives way to graded gravel roads just after the intersection with Wanna Road. From this point on, the road is graded. However, if you wish to explore this area, you’ll need to confirm with your Port Lincoln car hire agency whether they allow vehicles on graded roads.
  • When in Port Lincoln, it’s essential to follow the signed speed limits. However, in Hallet Place, a road that stretches between Flinders Highway and New West Road, locals stick to 50 km/h rather than the signed 60 km/h speed limit. There are tennis courts, a skate park, public gardens and a number of takeaway food outlets on this stretch of road, so adhering to the local guidelines rather than the signed speed limit is a good idea.
  • Book your car hire in Port Lincoln at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Premium hire cars in Port Lincoln are around 98% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Port Lincoln

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

    A compact car is ideal for getting around Port Lincoln and heading out to the national park and beaches. It's also the best way to secure cheap car hire in Port Lincoln, as compact cars are generally more fuel-efficient and tend to come with lower prices. Port Lincoln is a great place to base yourself for day trips to Tumby Bay, Coffin Bay, Cummins and Sleaford Bay, and a compact car will be easy to maneuver and park. An SUV may be better for large families or those travelling with a lot of gear.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Lincoln?

    Around the Port Lincoln township, you will find a mix of 60 km/h, 50 km/h and 40 km/h areas. Streets with schools on them will have 25 km/h zones, which you need to look out for. These areas will be clearly indicated by children-crossing signs that feature flashing lights and the 25 km/h speed limit. Once you leave the town proper, the default speed limit on Flinders and Lincoln Highways is 100 km/h. However, it’s important to look out for speed signs to ensure you obey any reduced limits.

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

    The Port Lincoln council has provided roughly 3,000 parking spaces in the township in addition to dedicated motorbike bays and accessible parking spaces. Many of these spaces are free. However, they may have 1h, 2h or 4h time limits on certain days and at certain times. In the centre of town, there are also some parking spaces limited to 15min and 30min. So, it is essential to check parking signs and obey the rules.

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

    The average price of fuel in Port Lincoln is R77,96 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R935 and R1 247, depending on the car size.

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

    Premium (Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Lincoln.

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

    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 Port Lincoln?

    A Premium car hire in Port Lincoln costs R1 815 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Port Lincoln costs R1 021 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Port Lincoln?

    A Mini car hire in Port Lincoln costs R596 per day, on average.

  • How can I hire a car here if my licence isn’t from South Australia?

    Port Lincoln car hire companies should accept any current Australian driver’s licence, regardless of state. They generally accept international licences too; however, overseas licences that are not in English must be backed up by an International Licence or English translation.

  • Which toll roads are around Port Lincoln?

    South Australia has held a “no toll roads” policy for quite some time, so even if you take a trip to Adelaide in your Port Lincoln hire car, you won’t have any road-use charges to worry about. You’ll only have to consider toll roads if you drive further afield, say to Melbourne.  

Port Lincoln car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

9,7

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Port Lincoln Airport

+61 8 8344 2210

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

9,3

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Terminal Building

+61 8 8684 3733

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
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Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday09:00 - 20:30

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Firefly

8,8

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20-22 Blackman Place

+61 8 8644 7799

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Port Lincoln Airport

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Hertz

8,4

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20-22 Blackman Place

+61 8 8644 7799

Monday09:00 - 20:30
Tuesday09:00 - 20:30
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Barry Firth Dve

+61 8 8644 7799

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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Budget

7,7

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6 Mortlock Terrace

+61 8 8684 3668

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
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Terminal Building

+61 8 8684 3668

Monday07:00 - 20:30
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Europcar

7,5

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Terminal Building

+61 8 8682 4666

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keddy by Europcar

6,0

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Port Lincoln Airport

61 08 86824666

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20-22 Blackman Place

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Pick-up locationPort Lincoln
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