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Cheap Car Hire in Canberra from $46

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Canberra with a pick-up date of 24/6 and drop-off date of 5/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Canberra car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Canberra. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

SIXT

Price of petrol per litre

$1.78

Average price per day

$84

Cheapest price per day

$46

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Canberra?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Canberra and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

$66

February

$66

March

$82

April

$79

May

$75

June

$69

July

$82

August

$85

September

$72

October

$60

November

$70

December

$81

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Canberra is October. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Canberra

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Canberra and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

In Canberra, there are 29 active hire locations from 16 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Canberra in the past week - currently priced from $46/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Canberra

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Canberra to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

$68 - $123

All Car Types

$88 - $134

To hire a small car in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $86/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Canberra, Australia (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$123/day). In fact, October is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a small car saves you 22% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Canberra small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $90/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Canberra, Australia (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$114/day). In fact, February is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a medium car saves you 18% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Canberra medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $149/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Canberra, Australia (~$109/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$201/day). In fact, October is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a large car is 27% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $100/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Canberra, Australia (~$88/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$126/day). In fact, February is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a SUV saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Canberra SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $170/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a van in Canberra, Australia (~$115/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$241/day). In fact, October is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a van is 36% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Canberra van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $137/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Canberra, Australia (~$109/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$230/day). In fact, June is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a pickup truck is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Canberra, Australia, you would pay an average price of $123/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Canberra, Australia (~$96/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$147/day). In fact, May is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Canberra. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Canberra, hiring a luxury car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Suzuki Swift$46/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai Accent Hatch$49/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Yaris Cross$55/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross

Top hire agencies in Canberra

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Canberra known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Canberra. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Canberra, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar and Budget. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

Europcar

9.2
Wonderful
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Overall

9.2

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.6

Budget

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Sixt

8.4
Very Good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

East Coast Car Rentals

2 locations

Alamo

8.0
Very Good
25 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.2

Avis

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

7.5
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.4

Best Canberra car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Canberra. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Canberra with an average daily rate of $61. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
The best offers we've found on car hires in the Canberra area. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Suzuki Swift$46/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai Accent Hatch$49/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota C-HR$50/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota C-HR

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Canberra, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Canberra?

    You can book a car hire in Canberra using your driving licence, as long as it’s not printed in a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic or Greek, or it’ll need an international driving permit too. You’ll also have to be at least 21 for a Canberra car hire, and to hire top-end models or for passenger van hire, you’ll need to be at least 25.

  • What are the rules for driving in Canberra?

    When booking hire cars in Canberra you’ll be driving on the left-hand side of the road. The maximum legal blood alcohol level is set at 0.05% and is stringently enforced. Speed limits to remember with car hire in Canberra are 50-60 km/h in urban areas and 100-110 km/h on the highways. Seatbelts are compulsory for all occupants. It’s also a good idea to check on the Canberra Traffic Authority website for any recent changes to the traffic laws, before you book Canberra car hire.

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

    Canberra is surrounded by rural areas and national parks, so if you want to go exploring, MPVs or SUVs make a good choice of car hire in Canberra. The city is moderately sized with excellent streets, so a sedan or economy car hire will do the trick in the downtown area. And, if you’re looking to save some money, you can always find cheap car hire in Canberra across all categories.

  • Where are the best places to park in Canberra?

    You’ll need to take parking into consideration when booking hire cars in Canberra, as the downtown area can get pretty busy. Luckily, there’s a lot of parking in the city, both paid and free. One of the largest car parks is Canberra Centre Car Park, which is pretty representative of most. It costs around A$2 for half an hour and A$4 for up to two hours, and the daily rate is roughly A$30. Before plunging ahead, have a look through Cheapflights for cheap car hire in Canberra.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Canberra?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $84/day when booking a car hire in Canberra. The absolute best deal a user found was for $46/day from Hertz, booked on May 26.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Canberra?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Canberra from the following companies over the past two weeks: Europcar ($48/day), Hertz ($49/day), and keddy by Europcar ($50/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Canberra?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Europcar (9.2 rating), Budget (8.8 rating) and Sixt (8.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Canberra.

  • What are petrol prices like in Canberra?

    The average price of petrol in Canberra is $1.78/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $80 and $116 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Canberra for a week from Sixt?

    Sixt is one of the top picks in Canberra. They can have you in a hire car for about $671 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Canberra for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 40% on a hire car in Canberra. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 86 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Canberra?

    Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Canberra however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Canberra for a month?

    Our recent data shows that Hertz can potentially be 65% below the average car hire price in Canberra. Check prices and availability for Hertz and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Canberra is on average $2,875 a month or $96 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Canberra car hire.

  • How much is a car hire in Canberra for a weekend?

    Car hire prices in Canberra are typically $107 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Supplier choice to save money on your trip to $107. Our users have found prices for Supplier choice car hire in June to be on average $72 per day.

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Car hires by fuel type in Canberra

Browse car hires by fuel type in Canberra. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Canberra. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Canberra. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($31+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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