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Visiting Darwin? Get around with your own private car hire!

Darwin is one of the most incredible cities to visit in Australia. Due to its proximity with Australian landmarks such as Kakadu, Uluru and The Outback, it is a popular tourist destination.

If you are planning to visit Darwin, you will need to get around in a vehicle. And a rental car or minivan will be the most cost-effective option depending on the amount of people travelling in your party and the locations that you want to visit.

Where can you pick-up your rental car?

You can choose to pick up the rental car at Darwin Airport or from one of the depots in Darwin city.

Will the car rental rates differ?

Yes. Typically, there is an additional surcharge for vehicles that are rented at the airport. However, you will have the benefit of not paying extra in transport or transfer fees from the airport. If you plan to stay in the city of Darwin, then it may be more cost-effective for you to rent a vehicle from one of the city depots.

Is it possible to hire a car one-way from Darwin?

It is, however it depends on the city/depot that you want to take the car to and it also depends on the supplier and the route. There is a chance that you will be able to get one-way hire options between Darwin and Alice Springs, however there will be a hefty one-way surcharge. If you are happy to pay the additional fees, then you can consider this option.

Are there 4WD hire options?

There are some 4WD and SUV hire options, however if you plan to go offroad, you would be better off going with a 4WD hire specialist.

Which car hire companies provide services in Darwin?

There are a few that include:

  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Other local suppliers.

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