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    Car Hire Adelaide

    Adelaide Car RentalAdelaide lies on the southern coast of Australia, between the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Great Australian Bite. The majority of travellers use car hire in Adelaide to visit the sights and surrounding areas. Unlike most other Australian Coastal Cities, which have reef life and forests, Adelaide is surrounded by lush hills and deserts, with extensive marine life noted for large numbers of whales and sharks. While in Adelaide, lay on the cities stunning beaches, attend one of the many festivals hosted each year, or head out to the famed wine country that surrounds this bustling metropolis. Shop at Central Market and Adelaide's stylish boutiques, then head to the Adelaide Oval for a cricket match.

    Just a short drive south of the city you'll find Victor Harbor, a small city popular for holidays with Adelaide locals and other South Australians. Here you can enjoy more beaches, learn about the whaling industry of the 1800s and visit Granite Island, home to local penguins. Granite Island is linked to the mainland by a bridge which visitors can cross via the island's horse-drawn tram. If you choose to head north around Gulf St. Vincent, head to the Yorke Peninsula, another popular holiday destination. Also worth a visit near Adelaide is Kangaroo Island, a remote island off the southern coast of Australia displaying unparalleled beauty.

    Convenient Locations in Adelaide

    Auto Europe's car hire suppliers in Adelaide include Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty. Our car hire suppliers have depots conveniently located at Adelaide Domestic and International Airport, in addition to several downtown locations. Enter your details in the search form to find the best location and price for your next holiday in Adelaide.

    In terms of parking, the city of Adelaide offers a digital platform for all parking enquiries called UPark. Here you can find locations, hours of operations and rates. Rates vary between $3 and $4 per hour. South Australia doesn't have any toll roads, but be careful when you drive at dusk or dawn as wildlife can be hazardous to drivers during this time of day. Be cautious when driving at night and try to avoid it, if possible.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Adelaide


    How far is the drive to Adelaide Airport from Adelaide CBD?

    It's about a 13-minute drive from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide CBD.

    What is the best time to visit Adelaide?

    Adelaide is beautiful all-year round however from March to May and September - November in Autumn and spring has the most reliable weather. With sunny days and not too hot or cold days, it's the perfect time to visit!

    How far is Adelaide to the Barossa Valley?

    It's about an hours drive to the Barossa Valley from Adelaide, perfect for a day trip!

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    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip ideas from Adelaide

    • Adelaide to Adelaide Domestic and International Airport (6km approx. 15min)
    • Adelaide to Kangaroo Island (210km approx. 3hr 45min)
    • Adelaide to Victor Harbor(83km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Adelaide to the Yorke Peninsula(150km approx. 2hr)