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South Australia car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for renting a car in South Australia

  • There are lots of suitable car rental branches in South Australia that potential customers will be able to enjoy. Branches are commonly located in destinations like North Adelaide, West Beach, Walkerville, Salisbury East, among many others. A driver should always be particular about the branch that they choose and should choose one that is easily accessible to them. Car rentals will usually request that you return your hired vehicle to the same location that you retrieved the hired vehicle from.
  • Those who are planning on drinking whilst they enjoy their time in South Australia should always make sure that they abide by the drink-drive limit and never exceed the maximum quantity. South Australia is very particular about its limitations and insists that everyone drives responsibly. A driver cannot have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level any higher than 0.05% per 100ml of blood. This is applicable for both men and women and is the equivalent of consuming two standard drinks.
  • A driver must always make sure that they have the proper documentation with them if they hope to successfully hire a car in South Australia. Whilst documentation may differ for certain providers, a driver will always have to show proof of a full driving licence, no matter if this is applicable in the UK, or within Australia. In addition, a provider will almost always want to see proof of your passport or another option of legitimate identification. It is best to enquire with your specific provider beforehand to see what requests they might have.
  • Book your rental car in South Australia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in South Australia are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in South Australia

  • Should I rent a car in South Australia?

    Although you can find an array of public transport options like buses, trains, and trams, renting a car is simply the easiest and the most convenient option. By hiring a car in South Australia, you have no restrictions to follow public transport and you can enjoy some of the most intriguing parts of Australia at your own free will. Graced with scenic drives and picturesque landscapes, you’ll wish to rent a car on every visit. Some of the best attractions aren’t located too close to each other, which means driving is essential. Just some of the top attractions include the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Botanic Garden, South Australian Museum, as well as much more.

  • What is driving like in South Australia?

    South Australia is an easy place to drive in and is a good option for new drivers and those who are experienced. You’ll find no one-way streets and lots of open roads that are easy to navigate. Traffic is never too heavy but those that want to avoid a large number of cars should avoid the city centres. It’s best to avoid times early in the morning or early evening to avoid peak driving times. All vehicles are right-hand side drive, meaning that you drive on the left-hand side of the road so it’s not too dissimilar from driving around in the UK. The speed limit in residential areas is 50kmh (31mph) and 100kmh (62mph) in rural areas.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in South Australia?

    Age requirements can differ depending on which provider that you choose to rent a car with during your time in Queensland. You’ll commonly find that the usual minimum age to rent a car that providers tend to follow is 21 years old. However, there are selective providers that will hire those aged 19 years old and above. If you fall within this bracket then expect to face a sub charge, also known as a young driver’s handling fee. All drivers must hold a full driver’s licence in England, and this must have been valid for at least one year. Otherwise, a driver can also rent a car if they have an Australian Green Plate P Licence.

  • What is the most popular rental car in South Australia?

    Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South Australia.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in South Australia?

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

Car rental locations in South Australia

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  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in South Australia

    18 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in South Australia

    18 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in South Australia

    18 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in South Australia

    16 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in South Australia

    15 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in South Australia

    12 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in South Australia

    12 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in South Australia

    9 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in South Australia

    9 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in South Australia

    6 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in South Australia

    6 Locations

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car rental locations in South Australia

    4 Locations

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in South Australia

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