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Go Outback with an Alice Springs Airport car hire

Discover the vast and stunning landscapes of Central Australia—the Red Centre—with car hire Alice Springs. From sand dunes and waterholes to deserts and low-lying mountain ranges, the sun-drenched city of Alice Springs and surrounding area offers wild adventures of every kind. Get lost strolling gorgeous wildlife parks and botanic gardens, trek across the desert on the back of a camel, or take your trip to new heights in a helicopter ride. GoSee it all with an Alice Springs car rental.

Picking up a car rental at Alice Springs Airport

Alice Springs Airport is the gateway to the Outback, accommodating passengers from cities all over Australia, including Darwin, Adelaide, and Perth Domestic Airport. You can expect standard services here, including retail shops, dining options, and free WiFi. Head to the car rental desks in the Arrivals Hall next to the baggage claim area to collect the keys to your Alice Springs airport car hire.

Finding your way around with a car hire in Alice Springs

Keep these driving tips in mind when you pick up your car rental at Alice Springs Airport.

  • To get to Alice Springs from the airport, turn left as you leave onto Santa Teresa and follow the road as it becomes the Stuart Highway and takes you straight into town. The drive is 14 kilometres and will take you about 15 minutes.
  • Distances between service stations are vast in the Outback. Fuel up whenever you get the chance and keep emergency supplies of fuel and water in your rental vehicle at all times.
  • One downside to driving a hire car in Alice Springs is the cost of fuel. Prices per litre can be significantly higher than you’d find in the major cities, so be sure to budget a little extra for this expense.
  • Animals can be a hazard on the Outback roads. Avoid driving at night and be extra cautious when driving at dusk and dawn.
  • There are 14 council-operated car parks and a number of areas where you can park on the street in Alice Springs. Pay attention to signs for time limits to avoid getting a ticket.

Alice Springs is the nearest largest town to Uluru or the Ayers Rock, that gigantic sandstone monolith in the heart of The Red Centre NT.

Car hire Alice Springs: Things to see and do

Alice Springs Desert Park

Experience a truly unique look at Central Australia’s desert environment, complete with a walking tour, exhibits, and amphitheatre.

Alice Springs from the air

alice springs hot air balloonsGet a different perspective of the expansive Outback with an Alice Springs helicopter tour or hot air balloon ride.

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Get an up-close look at some of Australia’s most incredible wildlife. From saltwater crocodiles and frill-neck lizards to goannas and thorny devils, this place has it all.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary

Enjoy a guided sunset tour at this memorable sanctuary dedicated to rescuing orphaned baby and adult kangaroos.

Your Alice Springs holiday will surely be a blast as you take the plunge in Ormiston Gorge.

Top tips for car rental Alice Springs Airport

  • 4wd car hire in Alice Springs is popular—and for good reason. A harsh environment calls for sturdy transport and space for extra supplies.
  • If you plan to do a return 4WD car hire trip from Alice Springs to Uluru/Ayers Rock, check the mileage included on each rental listing so that you understand the costs prior to booking.
  • Ultra cheap car hire in Alice Springs is not always the best option—ensure the company you rent with offers road-worthy cars you can count on in the Outback environment.

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Car hire Alice Springs Airport: Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to hire a car in Alice Springs?

Car rentals Alice Springs rates vary based on availability, time of year, and other factors. For the most accurate price, type in your dates for an instant list of current rates across multiple brands in Alice Springs. Be reminded, however, that the best car hire deals will differ according to the needs and purpose of every travel. For a more accurate rental estimate, use our search widget and input as many details as possible. You may also reach out to our customer support if you need more help with your car rental reservation.

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Alice Springs Airport (ASP)?

The companies offering car hire at Alice Springs Airport are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy Car Hire Alice Springs, National, and Thrifty. These suppliers offer Alice Springs 4WD hire and other vehicle types you can choose from.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Alice Springs?

It is recommended that you get a 4WD car hire or an SUV for driving in Alice Springs, due to the harsh environment of the Outback. Sturdy vehicles that can handle various types of terrain and have plenty of room for supplies like water jugs and fuel tanks are ideal when you rent car Alice Springs offers.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Alice Springs?

Explore Alice Springs and Northern Territory with the highest-rated rental car which is a Mitsubishi ASX or similar as per our customers.

Who is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Alice Springs?

The highest-rated Alice Springs car hire company is currently Thrifty.

Can I pick up a car hire in Alice Springs and drop it off at another location?

Yes, one-way rental is allowed by most car hire companies in Alice Springs, whether you are dropping off your rental car in Broome, Darwin, Adelaide, or another Australian city. Check available pick up locations and drop off points—as well as associated one-way costs—using the Alice Springs rental car search tool on this page.

Which car hire companies in Alice Springs have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Most of the major car rental Alice Springs companies have updated their health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to ensure vehicles are clean and disinfected. For additional confidence that your rental has been thoroughly cleansed, filter your search results by ticking the ‘Enhanced cleaning’ option.

What’s the speed limit in Alice Springs?

The Alice Springs area has different speed limits depending on where you are driving. The four main highways in the Northern Territory mostly have a speed limit of 130km/h, except for smaller sections where the speed limit is 110km/h. In built-up areas of the town, you can expect limits 60km/h and below. Expect to slow down near schools, residential areas, and business zones.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Alice Springs?

The exact prices of cheap hire cars in Alice Springs will change depending on pick up date, location, and rental vehicle availability. To get a better idea of what you’d pay, instantly compare rates across multiple brands using the search tool on this page.