Toowoomba car hire

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Toowoomba car hire information

Pick-up locationToowoomba
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Hire locations23
Airport locations11

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Toowoomba

  • When travelling with children in Toowoomba, it's important to be aware of Australian car seat regulations, which also apply to hire cars. Infants must be secured in a rear-facing child car seat, while children between six months and four years of age require either a forward-facing or rear-facing child car seat with a harness. From ages four to seven, a booster seat or a forward-facing child car seat with a built-in harness is mandatory. Even after the age of seven, a booster seat is recommended until the child is tall enough for a seatbelt. Ensure that the child seat you choose is compliant with Australian standards. If you don’t wish to bring your own, you can generally book the appropriate car seat whether you choose high-end or cheap car hire in Toowoomba.
  • If you plan to hire a car in Toowoomba, keep in mind that you must be 21 years or older and hold a full and valid driver's licence. It’s also worth noting that if you are between the ages of 21 and 24, you may be subject to a young driver surcharge; this can increase the daily hire rate, even if you've secured cheap car hire in Toowoomba. Each car hire agency has different policies when it comes to this surcharge, so make sure to review the terms and conditions carefully before booking your vehicle.
  • Hiring a vehicle is a great way to explore the beautiful region surrounding Toowoomba. Around 143 km south of Toowoomba, you’ll find Stanthorpe, which is at the heart of the Granite Belt, Queensland’s famous wine region. The massive stacked boulders and natural pyramid of Girraween National Park lie a little further south of Stanthorpe. You can also head out to Spring Creek Road to enjoy The Falls Drive – a well-known road trip in the region that leads you to Browns Falls, Daggs Falls and Queen Mary Falls.
  • Toowoomba is situated about 700 m above sea level with sloping mountains forming the Great Dividing Range in all directions, meaning a hire car is crucial if you want to avoid walking up steep hills. Bus services in Toowoomba operate approximately once every 30–60min, meaning you may spend a decent amount of time waiting to be picked up if you don’t have a hire car. Table Top Mountain is best accessed by car as the nearest bus station is more than 2 km away, requiring more than 200 m of vertical ascent. Driving to the Japanese Gardens at USQ takes only 10min from the centre of Toowoomba, while buses require closer to 30min.
  • Once you land at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB), it’s easy to spot the reception offices of Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty inside the terminal near the baggage claim. Hire cars are located in designated bays of the main car park, which is only a short walk from the terminal, no shuttles are provided. Hiring a car at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport may help you save money as a one-way shuttle to the CBD is priced at roughly A$ 36.
  • As roads throughout Toowoomba have steep inclines and declines, drivers should take care to watch the speedometer and brake to avoid speeding. The city has a relaxed atmosphere despite its population size and jaywalking is common, meaning it’s best to approach intersections slowly with an eye on footpaths. If you are planning on off-roading with 4WD, tyre pressure should not be adjusted unless driving on sand and the front of the car should face the highest point when climbing rocks.
  • Peak hour traffic is worst in Toowoomba between 08:00–09:00 and 16:30–17:30, though congestion on roads is not nearly as severe as Brisbane or other major cities across Australia. Toowoomba Connection Rd and Warrego Hwy often have traffic surges on weekend mornings and public holidays as travellers make their way to and from Brisbane.
  • Book your car hire in Toowoomba at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Toowoomba are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Toowoomba

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

    With Toowoomba’s wide roads and manageable traffic, intermediate models provide a smooth ride and comfortable cabin space. The medium-sized makes have enough power to handle the Great Dividing Range’s hills, while also navigating parking spaces in the city centre. A 4WD is essential if you want to discover the trail tracks surrounding Toowoomba.

  • What’s the speed limit in Toowoomba?

    The default limit in Toowoomba is 50 km/h, with major arterial roads, including James St and Toowoomba Connection Rd, increasing to 60 km/h. A reduced maximum of 40 km/h is enforced in school zones between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00.

  • Where are the best places to park in Toowoomba?

    Free parking restricted to 1h is available on Margaret St and Ruthven St, while metered spaces cost approximately A$ 1.80 per hour. Clifford St car park has all-day parking for about A$ 5.50 and Station St car park costs roughly A$ 7.00 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Toowoomba?

    The average price of fuel in Toowoomba is R85,40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 025 and R1 366, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Toowoomba?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Toowoomba.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Toowoomba?

    An Economy car hire in Toowoomba costs R887 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Toowoomba?

    A Mini car hire in Toowoomba costs R1 219 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Toowoomba costs R1 185 per day, on average.

  • How can I hire a car in Toowoomba with an international driver’s licence?

    Most car hire companies in Toowoomba accept foreign driver’s licences. However, if your licence is not in English, you will need to obtain an International Driver's Permit that is printed in English. Additionally, you will be required to present both your passport and driver's licence or permit upon picking up the vehicle.

  • What restricted roads exist in or around Toowoomba?

    Before setting off in your hire vehicle, it's important to note that most Toowoomba car hire companies do not permit their vehicles to be driven on unsealed roads, such as Wallers Road and Seventeen Mile Road. If you're considering a visit to off-road locations, like Lockyer National Park, confirm with your hire car provider beforehand to avoid any issues.

Toowoomba car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

10,0

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10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

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10.0

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2-8 Water Street

+61 7 4639 3640

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Saturday07:00 - 11:00
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Dollar

8,7

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2-8 Water St

+61 7 4632 9711

Monday08:30 - 09:30
Tuesday09:00 - 16:30
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Budget

8,6

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Cnr Hume St & James St

+61 7 4632 8598

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Avis

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Cnr Hume St & James St

+61 7 4638 2999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd

+61 7 4638 2999

Monday08:30 - 09:3018:30 - 19:00
Tuesday15:30 - 19:0008:30 - 09:30
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Thursday18:30 - 19:0008:30 - 09:30
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Europcar

7,7

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235 Ruthven Street

+61 7 4699 4180

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4699 4180

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Hertz

7,6

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1151 Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd

+61 7 4613 1631

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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626 Ruthven St

+61 7 4613 1631

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Mutze St

0746131631

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Thrifty

7,6

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2-8 Water St

+61 7 4632 9711

Monday08:30 - 09:30
Tuesday09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 09:30
Thursday08:30 - 09:30
Friday10:30 - 16:30
Saturday14:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:30 - 09:30
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626 Ruthven St

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:30 - 09:30
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Firefly

6,7

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626 Ruthven St

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Toowoomba City Aerodrome

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Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

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keddy by Europcar

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144 James Street

+61 7 4699 4180

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Terminal Building, Wellcamp Airport

61746709555

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Toowoomba Airport

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Sunnycars

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235 Ruthven Street

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626 Ruthven St

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Toowoomba Wellcamp APT

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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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One traveller who hired a car in Toowoomba gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,0

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