Darwin

Cheap Car Hire in Darwin

Darwin, NT, Australia
18 Aug — 25 Aug
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Darwin, NT, Australia
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Darwin car hires in 2022

Most popular companyBARGAINCAR
Price of petrol per litre$1.83
Average price per day$82
Cheapest price per day$38

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

January

$59

February

$55

March

$66

April

$109

May

$108

June

$140

July

$149

August

$111

September

$106

October

$101

November

$85

December

$75

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Darwin is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.

Top rental agencies in Darwin

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Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Darwin?

Hire a car in Darwin and embark on an epic road trip from the Top End to the Red Centre of the Northern Territory. The minimum age for car hire in Darwin is 21 years old, but drivers under 25 years old may need to pay a daily surcharge. If you are a holder of a full AU driving licence, you are permitted to drive. However, you are only allowed to drive the type of vehicle stated on your licence and must carry your licence with you at all times. Try to book online in advance if you’re looking for cheap car hire in Darwin.

What are the rules for driving in Darwin?

In Australia, you drive on the left side of the road, and it is compulsory for all occupants of a vehicle to use a seatbelt. If you’re travelling with children, you can reserve the appropriate child and infant restraints with your Darwin car hire company. The speed limit in built-up areas is generally 50 km/h, and it’s up to 110 km/h on highways. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, so try to avoid driving before driving. Also, the roads are pitch black and there is a lot of wildlife around. To find out more about road rules and recommendations for driving your Darwin car hire in the Northern Territory, contact the local transport authorities.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Darwin?

If you’re staying in Darwin, you can get around easily in a small car or sedan such as a Toyota Yaris, as most roads are sealed. For those planning to discover the nature and wildlife of the rugged outback and explore unique places in the Northern Territory such as Litchfield and Kakadu, a 4WD such as a Nissan X-Trail is a good idea, particularly in the wet season (from December to March). Some remote areas may not have mobile reception, so plan your route in advance or reserve a satellite navigation system with your car hire in Darwin. You can find cheap car hire in Darwin through Cheapflights.

Where are the best places to park in Darwin?

When you need to park your car hire in Darwin, visitors will find plenty of on-street parking in the city centre, which is clearly signposted with time restrictions. You will usually need to pay for parking from 08:00 to 17:00 during the week and until 14:00 on Saturdays, but parking is generally free on Sundays and public holidays. Payment options include coins, credit cards and the PayStay app. You can also park your hire car in Darwin at the off-street car parks in Chinatown, Cavenagh Street and West Lane in the city centre, which are close to The Mall.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Darwin?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Darwin from the following companies over the past two weeks: Sixt ($54/day), Bargain Car Rentals ($56/day), and Alamo ($111/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Darwin?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Hertz (10.0 rating), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and Enterprise (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Darwin.

What are gas prices like in Darwin?

The average price of petrol in Darwin is $1.83/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $82 and $118 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Darwin for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

Bargain Car Rentals is one of the top picks in Darwin. They can have you in a hire car for about $694 per week on average.

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

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 9% on a hire car in Darwin. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 90 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Darwin?

Yes, hiring a vehicle in Darwin for a month is certainly possible.

How much is a car hire in Darwin for a weekend?

For a weekend car hire in Darwin, you can expect the average price to be around $153. Usually a Compact SUV hire in Darwin is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Compact SUV for September, it will cost approximately $113 per day.

What car do most people hire in Darwin?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Economy (Kia Picanto) in Darwin, making it the most popular option.