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Car Hire at Adelaide Airport

This information is correct as of July 2015

Whether you want to drive through the spectacular Northern Territory, kick back on Adelaide’s blissful beaches or sip wine to your heart’s content in the beautiful Barossa Valley, you can find the best car hire at Adelaide Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Adelaide Airport

There are six car hire companies with desks at Adelaide Airport: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and RedSpot Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Adelaide Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a United Petroleum garage located on the airport site. Simply head southwest out of the airport and turn left at the first roundabout there the petrol station will be on the left hand side.

Driving around Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The A6 connects the airport with the city centre of Adelaide while the A15, A7 and A11 all run north of the airport and the city centre to locations including Osborne, the Mawson Lakes, Elizabeth and on to the north of Australia. The M1 highway runs south east to Murray Bridge while the A11 runs east to Newton and Castambul. The A17 and A13 travel south west to Flagstaff Hill, Reynella, Maslin Beach and onward to the south western tip of the country.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Adelaide Airport.

Barossa Valley

Wine lovers should make the journey to the stunning Barossa Valley. As well as wineries galore to tantalise the tastebuds, Barossa Valley boasts superb dining, local farmers markets and a breath-taking landscape of rolling hills and vineyards – ideal for the avid walker or cyclist.

The Barossa Valley is just one hour by car from Adelaide Airport. From the airport, get on to the A14 and take a left onto the A13. Take the Port Wakefield exit to the A1 then the ramp to highway M20. Follow the M20 to Barossa Valley.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is not just a stunning region in the heart of the Northern Territory with a wealth of Aboriginal history, art and culture but the drive there is nothing short of spectacular. 1,500 km of driving takes you through Port Augusta, Coober Pedy and finally to Uluru – or Ayres Rock as we know it. Hiking through the wild vivid and colourful landscapes of the national parks can be done on foot or by camel! Don’t miss these once in a lifetime sights.

The drive to Alice Springs may take 16 hours but it is one of the most spectacular journeys in Australia. From the airport, follow signs for the A14. Come off this onto the A13 and follow signs for the A1 and Port Wakefield. Continue onto Stuart Highway, the A87 and follow signs to Alice Springs.


Adelaide is bursting at the seams with things to see and do from the state of the art cricket Oval and hills walks with panoramic views to museums and galleries and architectural wonders. The city boasts fabulous food and wine, fantastic local artisan markets, a historic port, endless shopping opportunities, bike trails for cycling and hills for walking and of course some truly beautiful beaches, ideal for lazy summer days on the sand.

Adelaide is just a 20 minute drive from the airport. Head south west from the airport and take the exit onto James Schofield Drive. Take the first exit at the roundabout and turn right onto Sir Richard Williams Avenue. Get onto the A6 and follow signs for Adelaide city centre.

Adelaide has plenty of short and long stay car parks in the city centre, as well as Park and Ride facilities. Companies like Wilson Parking offer good rates like $5 flat fee for evenings and weekends. Other car parks offer rates starting at $1 per hour and $2 for 12 hours. Prices vary depending on the location. Some hotels in Adelaide also offer free parking.

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