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Get moving in southern NSW with a car hire from Albury Airport
Albury sits on the northern bank of the Murray River, and has a Victorian counterpart in the city of Wodonga, which sits across the border on the southern bank. Together, these twin cities in different states are a hub for adventures in the region which focuses on the mighty Murray. Albury is home to one of New South Wales’ top art galleries, the Murray Art Museum Albury. Temperate southern NSW and northern Victoria are a fantastic place for an unforgettable road trip. From iconic national parks to stately cities, inland waterways to beautiful ocean coastlines, forests to Outback regions, so many of Australia’s diverse landscapes are within easy reach. Pick up your car rental in Albury and start exploring!
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Albury Airport car hire locations
Car rental companies Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, and Sixt have rental counters at Albury Airport. You will find the kiosks in the Arrivals area of the terminal building.
All you need to know for a great Albury car hire experience
Albury Airport guide
Also serving the city of Wodonga in Victoria, Albury Airport (IATA: ABX) is a small domestic airport with a steady schedule of flights to and from cities including Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. It hosts the official weather station for Albury and Wodonga.
There is a single passenger terminal and one runway. Inside the terminal building, travellers will find a cafe and bar serving locally-sourced meals, snacks, and drinks. Free WiFi is available for use, along with charging stations, an ATM, and a children’s play area.
General and undercover car parking is available, and fees can be found on the airport website. Car rental kiosks are located in the Arrivals area.
Tips for driving your car hire in and around Albury
Keeping safe on the roads is the most important factor in a fantastic journey. To help you enjoy a trip to remember, we’ve put together some pointers to keep you out of trouble. These are just a starter—always prepare yourself as much as possible with knowledge of local road rules and customs!
- In Australia, all traffic drives on the left. If you’re accustomed to driving on the right, take time to familiarise yourself with the change.
- All speed limits are posted in kilometres per hour, and distances in kilometres.
- The default speed limits in New South Wales are set at 50 kph in built-up areas and 100 kph on open roads and highways.
- Albury is located in New South Wales but right on the border with Victoria. Be aware that there may be minor differences in road rules between the states. For example, it is legal to make U-turns at traffic lights in Victoria but not in NSW.
- If you are heading into the more remote inland and Outback areas, be prepared. Keep your vehicle stocked with food, water, and a method of communication in case of a breakdown.
- New South Wales’ blood alcohol concentration limits for drivers are set low. The limits are 0% for anyone holding a learner or provisional licence, 0.02% for those driving heavy vehicles, public vehicles, or dangerous goods, and 0.05% for everyone else.
Destination ideas for your car rentals Albury
When you hit the highways from Albury, you’ll be spoilt for choice of destination. With your own set of wheels and the open road ahead of you, an array of Australian cities are within reach. Why not make it a car hire road trip to Wagga Wagga, Melbourne, or Sydney? Other popular options include Canberra and Adelaide.
Alternatively, stick close to Albury and explore the wonderful, varied region that surrounds it. We have listed a few ideas below. Add your own things to do and places to see to create an unforgettable car hire itinerary.
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
This very highly-regarded art museum should not be missed during your car hire Albury visit. It is the heart of art and culture for the region; innovative, original, and contemporary. Check the calendar of events to see what’s on while you are there.
This amazing ecosystem is home to a stunning variety of birdlife, just minutes from central Albury. It is available to visit year-round and houses an educational facility.
For a day trip or overnight stay, head a few hours east to Kosciuszko National Park and its mountains. Here you’ll find ski resorts, rich indigenous culture, gold rush heritage, tracks, fishing, and all kinds of outdoor recreation.
Just 40 minutes west of Albury is this town which is a gateway to the “North of the Murray” wine and food region. This is a day trip to delight your taste buds—be sure to visit some farmers markets in Rutherglen or Corowa. If you’d like to work off the local delicacies, hire a bike to ride the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
This large body of water is a man-made lake held by a very impressive dam. Here you can enjoy all kinds of water sports or just pack a picnic to eat along the shore.
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Car rental Albury: Frequently asked questions
What is the most popular hire car in Albury?
Popular hire car types like the Toyota Corolla, Suzuki Swift, other 5-seaters and compact SUVs compete at number one in the customer reviews for Albury car rental.
What is the cost to rent a car in Albury?
The cost of a rental car in Albury will depend on several factors that include the time of year, the supplier, and the vehicle type/model. As an indication, you could expect to pay anywhere from $AUD50 to $AUD200+ per day according to whether you opt for a cheap car hire or a luxury rental from Albury Airport.
However, don't just look at the prices in your search for the best car hire deals. For a more accurate rental estimate, use the filters on our simple and user-friendly search and booking engine to pinpoint the car that fits your budget and overall needs.
Which car hire companies in Albury have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
The majority of car rental companies in Australia have updated their safety and cleaning policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Look for“Enhanced Cleaning” listed in the search results. Supplier websites will have more information.
How old do I have to be to rent a vehicle?
The minimum age to hire and drive a car hire in Albury is 21. A young driver surcharge may apply to anyone under the age of 25.
Where do I return my car hire in Albury Airport (ABX)?
The standard process is returning the vehicle to the same rental car park where it is picked up. Your rental agreement also contains information like the return date and expected condition of the vehicle, which must be followed to avoid penalties. Also, be sure to double-check the terms if you plan to return the rental car after hours.
Can I rent a car from Albury and return it to another location?
Yes, one way rentals are available as many hire car Albury Airport suppliers have depots in major cities in New South Wales, and sometimes even all over Australia. Popular car hire locations in the country include Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, and Gold Coast. Select your preferred pick up and drop off locations when searching to see the available vehicles. Please be reminded that booking one-way rentals mostly requires additional fees.