Best car rental deals available online
Need a car on a budget? These car hire deals from leading rental companies can save you a pretty penny.
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Hiring a car gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want. Plus, it means you won't find yourself awkwardly lugging your bags on and off public transport or out of taxis.
Renting a car can also be super cost-effective with the right deal.
That's where we come in.
These offerings from leading car hire companies like Hertz, Europcar and Avis mean you'll drive away with a top price and a quality ride. You can also find car hire insurance deals here too so you won't get caught out with premium prices when you pick your car up.
Latest car rental deals and discount codes
Get 3rd day free on Australia rentals
Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
$20 off nationwide rentals
Available on rentals until 31 January 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $200 required. T&Cs apply.
Get $20 credit
Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.
$1 Australia one way car hires
Available on select rental dates from 14 October -30 November 2020. Minimum of 4-5 rental days required. T&Cs apply.
Popular Car Hire coupon codes
|Last checked||Code description||Code|
|7 Oct 2020||$20 off nationwide rentals||FIN****|
|28 Sep 2020||Get $20 credit||FIN****|
|21 Oct 2020||Get 1 day free on Australia car hires||205****|
|21 Oct 2020||Free upgrade on Australia rentals||205****|
|21 Oct 2020||4th day free + free upgrade on Australia car hires||TPP****|
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best deal on a car rental?
Shopping around lets you compare vehicles, prices and pick-up points.
Aggregators such as Rentalcars.com compare prices and cars from over 900 companies, so you can see them all in one place. You can then filter by car type, size and price to nab the best deal.
We've also brought all the latest deals together below for you to take advantage of.
How can I save money on a rental car?
A few tips to shave dollars off your rental include:
- Use deals and coupon codes: Many rental companies offer deals and discounts to entice you to book with them. Look for the "deals" section on their website to see what's available.
- Say no to extras: Optional extras such as GPS, booster seats and baby seats come at an added cost. If you can, use your phone instead of hiring a GPS and bring your own booster seat.
- Fill up the tank before you return it: If you return your vehicle with a half-empty tank you'll be charged by the company for it to be refilled. This is at a premium compared to if you swung by the local petrol station before you hit the airport.
- Shop around for insurance: Car rental excess insurance is something all rental companies try to sell you. And while it's convenient to purchase through them, it's not always the cheapest option. Before you tick that yes box, shop around online for rental insurance that works for your circumstances.
Are airport car rentals cheaper?
Renting from the airport counter generally costs more than renting from outside the airport. This is due to the cost to rent space at the airport, but also because airport car rentals can afford to charge a premium due to demand.
By looking at car rentals outside the airport you could find yourself a bargain. As a bonus, it's common for them to offer to pick you up from the airport to take you to their offices.
Do car rental prices go down closer to the date?
While we can't guarantee this to be true, it can and has happened.
This is because car hire companies would much prefer to have vehicles rented out than sitting idly in their lots. So if they know that multiple vehicles are available in the next couple of days, it's possible they'll drop the cost to rent them to encourage you to book.
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