Adelaide Airport (ADL)
Car Hire / Rental

(Adelaide, SA, Australia)

Adelaide Airport (ADL) provides a reasonable selection of national car rental agencies, although around the city there are almost 100 different car hire companies available.

Usually charged on a daily basis, renting a car is the perfect way to explore the city of Adelaide and the surrounding countryside, which includes a number of notable vineyards and wineries, such as those located around Barossa Valley.

Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Adelaide

The are plenty of places to park in the centre of Adelaide, with a number of large garages and car parks situated in the heart of the city's bustling Central Business District (CBD). Street parking is often also available, particularly around the suburban areas, although you should always park in the same direction as the traffic flow.

Australians always drive on the left-hand side of the road, using right-hand cars. At junctions in Adelaide, drivers must always give way to those travelling from the right. Rental cars in Adelaide always have air conditioning fitted and are usually supplied with maps of the area.

When renting a car to travel from Adelaide to Western Australia, be aware that fruit, vegetables and plants are not permitted beyond certain quarantine points, including a checkpoint located in the Border Village, and also at Ceduna, to the east of Adelaide. Further checkpoints are located along the Victorian Border on Mallee Highway at Pinnaroo. As you approach outback areas in Australia, be on the lookout for natural obstacles and hazards, such as kangaroos, which travel in large groups at dusk and dawn.

Buy-back deals are a popular alternative to car hire at Adelaide Airport and consist of dealers privately selling a car, camper van or motorcycle, and arranging to purchase it back at a given time. However, the price is often reduced considerably, even when agreed in advance. The main car rental companies available at Adelaide Airport are listed below.

Speed limits in Adelaide, Australia
Urban areas: 60 kph / 38 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 110 kph / 70 mph

Adelaide Airport (ADL) Car Rental Companies

The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Adelaide Airport:
  • Avis
  • Budget Rent A Car
  • Europcar
  • HERTZ Corporation
  • National Cars
  • Thrifty Car Rental

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