Adelaide Airport Car Rental

Ranking the fifth busiest airport in Australia, Adelaide Airport is the major airport in South Australia. Upon your arrival at the airport, if you require a rental car, please consider hiring a car from our Adelaide depot, which is close to the airport. Situated in Richmond, our office is located a few kilometres away from Adelaide’s Airport Terminal.

Reaching our depot is easy and swift, as we have a courtesy airport shuttle bus to ferry you between the airport and our Adelaide airport branch. When you reach our office, our friendly staff will take good care of you and you will get your car in no time. Besides getting the cheapest car hire rates, you will be offered with a good selections of relatively new and late model rental vehicles. From small and cheap compact cars to large people movers, you will find a vehicle that suits you needs.

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Adelaide

With a population of slightly more than a million people, Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in Australia. To fully explore this beautiful wine capital of South Australia, we highly recommend you to hire a car from East Coast Car Rentals close to the airport and city. We can meet your car hire needs with the cheapest rates in town. Whether you need a small economical car, a mid-sized car, a family-sized car, a SUV or a large people mover such as a 8-seater minivan or a 12-seater minibus, we have the right vehicle for you. Look no further, we are the one that can provide you with the best deal for car rental in Adelaide city. On top of getting the low rates, you will be driving away with a relatively new or late model vehicle.

Key Benefits

  • Best Value For Money
  • New or Almost New Vehicles
  • Large Comprehensive Fleet
  • Major Cities & Airport Locations
  • Free Unlimited Kilometres**
  • E-Tags for Easy Toll Payment
  • Roadside Assistance Available
  • Free Airport Pick-ups
  • Great Service
  • Book Now Pay On Pickup
  • Operating Since 1979

Rental Options

  • Baby Seat
  • Booster Seat
  • GPS Navigation
  • Portable DVD Player
  • Additional Driver

Useful Information

Note**: Free unlimited kilometres is applicable to all vehicle types except for the 12-seater minibus.

Central Business District

In the city of Adelaide, you will have plenty of opportunities to shop and dine. For shopping within the CBD you should pay a visit to Rundle Mall, Central Market and Topham Mall. Having about one quarter of its residents born in overseas, you can get many choices of cuisine such as Malaysian, German, Greek, Italian, Thai, Japanese and others. Also, Adelaide has the highest number of restaurants per capita compared to other Australian cities. If you are around the eastern part of the city centre, you should visit Rundle Street, as this street is almost exclusively filled with restaurants. To make your life easier, you should rent a car from East Coast Car Rentals to get around.

Renting a car in Adelaide city

If you need to hire a car in Adelaide, please consider our new branch located on Richmond Road, Richmond. Our depot is located just a few kilometres away from the Central Business District. It would take you approximately 7 minutes to drive from our office to the heart of the CBD. For your selection, we offer a wide range of rental vehicle types consisting of small economical compact cars, mid-sized intermediate cars, family-sized cars, suburban-utility-vehicles or wagons, 8-seater mini-vans and 12-seater mini-buses or people movers. We definitely have the suitable vehicle for you. It is also worth mentioning that our cars are of recent models and they are relatively new in the fleet. Best of all, our car rental rates are the lowest or cheapest in town. You can also hire from our other car hire locations as well.

Hiring a car at Richmond Branch

If you are looking for Adelaide airport car rental, please hire a vehicle at our branch on Richmond Road, Richmond, which is located only 4 kilometres away from Adelaide Airport. After you have arrived at the airport, our courtesy shuttle bus will come to pick you up and transport you back to our depot, the shuttle trip is short and it will usually take approximately 6 minutes to reach our office from the airport.

At our office, you will be assisted by our friendly and helpful staff. You can choose from our comprehensive range of vehicle types according to your requirements. At our branch you will find different vehicle types such as a small fuel-economy compact car, mid-sized intermediate car, family-sized car, a SUV or Wagon, a 8 seater minivan and a 12 seater minibus. please visit our car rental locations page.

Courtesy Airport Shuttle Bus – Customer Pick Up Information

Adelaide Airport Website links

Adelaide Airport is a dual international and domestic airport terminal. If you navigate to the following links below, you can find detail information about flights and terminal location and layout maps specific to Adelaide airport.

Worry About Car Breakdown?

Actually, you do not have to worry much about car breakdown. This is because our all our rental vehicles are being serviced and maintained regularly. Also, our vehicles are very young and relatively new. Should you need the extra peace of mind, your rental also includes 24 Hour RACQ Roadside Assistance when you hire a vehicle from us at our Adelaide airport branch or other locations.

A Bit About Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport (IATA: ADL) is South Australia’s main airport, servicing about 7.3 million passengers (the number is derived from the year end of 2011).

This airport is based in West Beach, which is about 6 kilometres away from the city centre of Adelaide. This public airport is operated by Adelaide Airport Limited and it is a hub for Qantas and Regional Express Airlines. Adelaide Airport is first opened in 1955 and in 2005, it became a dual international-and-domestic terminal. At one time, in 2006, this airport is known to be the world’s second-best international airport and also the Capital City Airport of the year. Adelaide airport terminal is about 850 metres in length and it has the capabilities and capacities to process 3 thousand passengers per hour and handle 27 aeroplanes, including the famous double-decker, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner, Airbus A380.

You will find these airlines such as Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Jetstar Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia flying in and out via this airport. Of course, from this airport, you can reach our nearby East Coast Car Rentals depot by using our complimentary airport shuttle bus transfer service.

Adelaide Airport Car Rental Types

When you are renting a vehicle from us, we have different car types for you choose from. You can navigate to our Adelaide Airport Car Rental Types page to find out more about the kinds of vehicles we have in our fleet. We are sure that you can find something that fit your needs.

Vehicles

Kia Rio

Economy Manual

Kia Rio or similar

  • 4 Passengers
  • Manual
  • A/C
  • 3 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • Petrol
Economy

Economy

Suzuki Swift or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Compact Manual

Compact Manual

Hyundai Accent Manual or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • A/C
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Intermediate

Intermediate

Toyota Corolla or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 2 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Compact

Compact

Hyundai Accent Auto or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Full Size

Full Size

Toyota Camry or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 2 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Intermediate SUV, Mitsubishi Eclipse

Intermediate SUV

Mitsubishi Eclipse or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Family SUV

Family SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Full Size Suv

Full Size Suv

Mitsubishi Pajero or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
8 Seater Minivan

8 Seater Minivan

Kia Carnival or similar

  • 8 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
12 Seater Minibus

12 Seater Minibus

Toyota Commuter or similar

  • 12 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • A/C
  • 4 Doors
  • 4 Small Bags
  • 6 Large Bags
  • Petrol

Four of the best road trips in and around Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of the South Australia, the fifth largest city in the country. It also happens to be home to over 1.67 million people with landscapes of lush greenery, vineyards and beautiful beaches making Adelaide car hire the perfect option for a quick getaway.

The capital and its surrounds are extremely accessible in an Adelaide hire car and with one of our rental pick-up locations at Adelaide Airport, booking the best vehicle for your road trip couldn’t be easier.

For a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up four of the best destinations worth visiting in a rental car not too far from Adelaide car hire hot spots.

1. Barossa Valley

Drive time: approx. 1 hr

It’s famed as the wine capital of Australia and when searching for Adelaide car hire it doesn’t take much looking around to understand why. With 18 world renowned wine regions, 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors spanning the area, it makes for some of the best wine tasting opportunities in the country and Adelaide car hire is the best way to explore the region. The Barossa Valley is one of the most iconic wine regions housing one of the most well-known wine brands in the world – Jacob’s Creek. Along with the more popular vineyards, the Barossa is also home to incredible boutique varieties worth exploring in an Adelaide hire car.

The Barossa Valley is just over an hour from our Adelaide Airport car hire location and makes for an amazing day trip out of the city. To truly explore what the region has to offer it’s best to spread your road trip over two to three days, giving all passengers the chance to play designated sober driver! Don’t forget to add an additional driver or two when booking your Adelaide car rental.

2. Flinders Range

Drive time: approx. 5 hours

Australia is famous for its vast landscapes and amazing vistas and Adelaide car hire makes viewing these sights easy. Adelaide certainly lives up to this reputation with the Flinders Range a spectacular destination worth exploring in an Adelaide hire car. Over 540 million years old and spanning an impressive 400 kilometres, this rugged and colourful terrain brings plenty of photo opportunities to stop and park up your rental car. Be sure to rent a GPS when making your booking with Adelaide car hire to help get you there.

With so much land to explore you can bet there are an abundance of walking trails to discover, all ranging in lengths and ability. Getting to the Flinders Range isn’t a short ride from your Adelaide car hire location and can take over 5 hours, but it’s definitely worth it and one road trip you don’t want to miss. Just make sure to break up your drive with regular stop-offs and always park your hire car and rest up when needed. Booking an extra few days for your Adelaide car rental will make the journey a breeze.

3. Yorke Peninsula

Drive time: approx. 2 hr

If you enjoy sensational seafood, Yorke Peninsula is the place you want to be! Heading to the west coast from your Adelaide car hire pick-up location will bring you to a handful of secluded and unspoiled beaches.

Enjoy beach hopping, strolling leisurely through the streets of coastal towns and of course, sampling the freshest seafood around. Fishing is a popular activity here, so booking a family SUV at your Adelaide car hire pick-up location to store your fishing gear is the way to go if you’re wanting to work for your supper, or leave it to the professionals at one of the many seafood dedicated eateries in the region. Our Adelaide car rental experts can help you find the perfect vehicle for your trip.

4. Fleurieu Peninsula

Drive time: approx. 1.5 hr

A little closer to your Adelaide car hire location, but still boasting incredible things to do is the Fleurieu Peninsula. Jump in your Adelaide rental car for a short trip and enjoy pristine beaches, kayak through underwater caves in Second Valley among the sea lions or just take the time to fish and relax.

With so many incredible areas to explore, it’s only right you do it in rental car comfort with one of the top rental car providers around. So make sure you check in with the experts in Adelaide car hire and give us a call to find out how we can make your Adelaide rental car trip the best yet.