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Car Rental Alice Springs Information

Alice Springs: The outback outpost of Alice Springs in Australia is one of the most surreal towns you could ever visit and is a wonderful place to explore. Most people go there to hike through the wilderness of the Northern Territory and see such iconic sights as Uluru Ayers Rock.  

Positioned almost equidistant between Darwin and Adelaide, it's the quintessential base for exploring the iconic wonders of the Northern Territory.

Benefits of Hiring a Car in Alice Springs:

  • Airport Convenience: Alice Springs Airport lies just a 15-minute drive from the town's centre. Renting a car offers a swift transition, letting you dive into your adventure soon after landing.

  • Freedom from Tolls: The open roads of the outback are devoid of tolls, allowing for uninterrupted journeys.

  • Road Conditions: Alice Springs and its surrounding areas have well-maintained main roads. However, venturing into more remote areas may require traversing gravel or unsealed roads.

  • Traffic Considerations: Traffic is generally light in Alice Springs. Yet, being a remote location, always ensure you're well-prepared for longer drives with essentials like water and snacks.

Key Attractions and Routes from Alice Springs:

  1. Uluru (Ayers Rock): A 5-hour drive south-west, this iconic monolith is a must-visit. Witness its changing colors at sunrise and sunset for a truly mesmerizing experience.

  2. MacDonnell Ranges: Stretching both east and west from Alice Springs, these ranges house beautiful gorges, waterholes, and unique rock formations.

  3. Kings Canyon: Located about a 4-hour drive from Alice Springs, it offers breathtaking views, especially if you embark on the rim walk.

  4. Desert Park: Just a 10-minute drive from the town, this park showcases the region's diverse wildlife and plant life.

  5. Simpsons Gap: Located 18 km west of Alice Springs, it's a significant break in the ranges, offering picturesque views and walking trails.

Car Hire Tips for Alice Springs:

  • Vehicle Choice: Given the rugged terrains, it might be prudent to opt for a 4WD, especially if you plan to explore remote areas.

  • Understand Insurance: Given the remote nature of many attractions around Alice Springs, having comprehensive insurance should be considered.

  • Local Wisdom: Benefit from the expertise of local car hire agencies. Their insights into the best times to visit certain spots or lesser-known locales can greatly enhance your trip.

Conclusion: Alice Springs, with its vibrant indigenous culture and awe-inspiring landscapes, provides a unique Australian adventure. Renting a car unlocks the door to freedom, letting you chart your own path through the vast, beautiful expanse of the Red Centre. Let the spirit of the outback captivate you as you curate memories to last a lifetime.  

A journey around the outback surrounding Alice Springs is extremely rewarding with a variety of terrain and scenery. We would recommend hiring a 4x4 vehicle for some of the roads are a little tricky and you will certainly want the reassurance of our 24-hour roadside assistance in the extreme weather conditions.  Wherever you want car hire in Australia, you can trust us to source the cheapest prices from leading car rental agents to make getting around Alice Springs cost effective and enjoyable.

Current Rental Rates in Alice Springs

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.03 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 378.27 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.09 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 469.64 EUR from 11/12/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |

Nissan X-Trail

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.62 EUR/day
Nissan X-Trail

7 Days rental at 494.36 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 67.09 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 469.64 EUR from 11/12/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.74 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 593.24 EUR from 11/12/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Alice Springs

  • The town stands on the Todd River which is almost always dry.
  • The town was named after the wife of South Australia's Postmaster General whilst the river was named after him.
  • The original form of transport here was camels.
  • It's home to the 139 mile Larapinta trail, considered one of the world's finest walks.
  • The School of the Air operates from there teaching children by internet and video in remote locations.

Best car rental companies in Alice Springs

No.1: HERTZ,
based on 797 reviews
24 min (average wait time)
based on 16 reviews
20 min (average wait time)
based on 328 reviews
19 min (average wait time)

Alice Springs car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Hertz EMEA Franchise
  • € 378.21
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 54.03
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Kia Carnival
  • 6
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Alice Springs

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