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Why rent a car in Adelaide with Hire Car Hero?

With Hire Car Hero’s online car rental booking system it makes it easy for you to search, compare and book great Adelaide hire car deals. We compare Australia’s top car rental suppliers including Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and Redspot quickly and easily all in the one place online, saving you both time and money. So if you are looking for a cheap car rental in Adelaide simply fill out the form above to see all the available options.

Quick: Hiring the perfect rental car in Adelaide has never been faster. Don’t go to each suppliers website to shop around, simply compare all the available cars from Avis, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget, Hertz and Redspot instantly on the one page here at Hire Car Hero. We help you quickly find and book the cheapest rental vehicle available in Adelaide in only 2 minutes.

Easy: When booking an Adelaide rental car here at Hire Car Hero there is no need to get your credit card out as we do not require it to book. We only need a few vital bits of information for you to make a booking. Don’t worry about writing down any confirmation numbers, these will be sent to you through email and/or SMS. We make it simple and easy to book a hire car in Adelaide.

Flexible: We understand that plans change and we take this into account with our Adelaide rental vehicle bookings, that’s why we don’t charge any cancellation or booking modification fees.

Cheap: Don’t struggle by going from website to website trying to find a cheap car hire in Adelaide, make the car rental suppliers compete for you business by comparing them all in the one place here at Hire Car Hero. To ensure our Adelaide car rental prices stay the lowest they can possibly be we do not charge any booking fees on our Adelaide hire car bookings.

How to book a cheap hire car in Adelaide with Hire Car Hero

It’s easy to find a cheap rental car in Adelaide with Hire Car Hero, just follow these four simple steps and you can quickly and easily book the cheapest and best hire car for your situation.

  1. Complete the above form by filling in your required pickup and dropoff locations, the dates and times you require the vehicle for, and simply click the “Search” button
  2. You will be presented with a list of all the available cars from the suppliers, you can sort and compare here. Once you have decided on the vehicle you wish to hire, click the adjacent “Book Now” button to be taken to the next step
  3. Fill out your personal details and click the “Make Booking” button
  4. Your Adelaide car rental booking is now complete. Expect to receive a confirmation email shortly after.

Adelaide Car Rental Tips

Below are some helpful tips so you can get the best out of you next hire car in Adelaide.

  • The earlier you make your car rental booking the cheaper the cost is likely to be. Prices tend to be higher than normal if booking at the last minute.
  • Prices are usually higher when booking at an airport, if possible catch a shuttle or train into the city to pick up a rental vehicle at a cheaper price.
  • Compare Adelaide car rental rates here with Hire Car Hero to save.

Adelaide Info

Adelaide Information

Adelaide, also known as the city of churches, founded in 1836 is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. It is home to 1.23 million Adelaidean’s and spans 20 kms from the coast to the Adelaide foothills and 80 kms from Gawler in the North to Sellicks Beach in the South. It was named after Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen who was the queen consort to King William IV.

Adelaide is home to many different cultures which drive it’s vibrant restaurants, numerous pubs and it’s arts and live music scene. There is never a shortage of things to do as Adelaide has a jam packed events calendar ensuring whatever time of year you are there, there will always be something interesting to do or see. Adelaide has it all, spectacular beaches, tranquil mountains and a thriving wine industry.

Book a cheap car rental in Adelaide online with us to explore this great city and all it has to offer.

Adelaide Climate

Adelaide’s climate is that of a warm Mediterranean one. It rains mainly in the Winter months and infrequently in the Summer. The temperatures are relatively warm all year round making Adelaide a great destination of choice for people who dread the cold.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High (C) 29.3 29.5 26.5 22.7 19.0 16.1 15.3 16.6 19.0 21.8 25.2 26.9
Average Low (C) 17.1 17.2 15.3 12.5 10.2 8.1 7.5 8.2 9.7 11.4 14.0 15.5
Rainfall (mm) 19.7 12.8 26.5 39.3 61.1 79.9 75.7 69.9 59.4 41.5 30.3 30.1

Source: Bureau of Meteorology


Top Adelaide Attractions

These are some of the top things we recommend you see and/or do while visiting Adelaide.

Adelaide Zoo: The Adelaide Zoo is one of the most popular family attractions in Adelaide. Located only a short distance from the city centre it is easily accessible by car, bus, bike or boat up the river Torrens. It is home to over 1800 animals and almost 300 species of native and exotic birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. Not only are there animals but many popular events scattered throughout the year.

Adelaide Entertainment Centre: The Adelaide Entertainment Centre is the place all the big acts perform. From rock concerts and classical concerts to magic shows and sporting events they have it all. If you are after a night of entertainment while visiting Adelaide check out what is on at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, there is always something great going on.

Art Gallery of South Australia: The Art Gallery of South Australia is home to many of Australia’s and the worlds top art exhibits, year round events and a delicious restaurant. Located in the city centre it is very easy to visit this interesting attraction.

Barossa Valley Wine Region: Home to some world renowned wineries the Barossa Valley Wine Region is a must for any wine connoisseur. The are 150 wineries located in the region, with so many it is hard to know where to start. Some of the more popular wineries in the region include Rockford, St. Hallett, Charles Melton and Grant Burge.

South Australian Museum: With so many interesting collections on display the South Australian Museum has something for the whole family. Located in the centre of Adelaide it is very quick and easy to get to.

Adelaide Casino: Fancy a bit of a flutter? The Adelaide Casino boasts 90 gaming tables, 950 gaming machines, numerous bars, function areas and restaurants, everything you could ever need for a big night out.

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide: The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are a 125 acre oasis situated right in the heart of the city. With many exhibitions and events happening here throughout the year its not only just a tranquil place to relax and check out the historical buildings and plant life.

Adelaide Gaol: Once a place most would avoid at all costs the Adelaide Gaol is now one of the oldest buildings in Adelaide and serves as a museum with many willing visitors walking through the doors each year.

We recommend you hire a car to make getting around to all of Adelaide’s points of interest that much easier and enjoyable.


Popular Events in Adelaide

Adelaide plays host to many popular annual events, here are just a few of them. We are sure there will be something for everybody.

Cellar Door Wine Festival: If you are visiting Adelaide in early February you are in luck, the Adelaide Cellar Door Wine Festival will be on. Showcasing the best food, regional experiences and of course wine that South Australia has to offer it is a must do if you are in Adelaide when it’s on.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide: See Holdens, Fords, and recently Mercedes and Nissans battle to be crowned the king of the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar endurance race. A 4 day event that usually occurs in early March that takes over the inner city streets of Adelaide with a multitude of races including the V8′s and finishes of with a concert.

The Royal Adelaide Show: The biggest annual event in Adelaide’s social calendar, The Royal Adelaide Show has it all, rides, crafts, cookery, livestock, animals, wood chopping, fireworks and more. Hosted in September at the Adelaide Showground it’s popular with the whole family.

Bay to Birdwood Classic Car Rally: Another car racing event hosted in Adelaide the Bay to Birdwood Classic Car Rally sees more than 1500 classic vehicles make their way through the city of Adelaide and then into the Adelaide Hills. If you are an automotive fan be sure to visit Adelaide in September.

Santos Tour Down Under: An internationally renowned cycling event, held in January which is now coming into its 15th year is a 700 kilometre race with six stages featuring some of the world’s best cyclists.

Adelaide Cup Carnival: Who doesn’t like horse racing? Top horses, fashion, betting and enjoying a drink and an eat on a day out. The Adelaide Cup Carnival on the 14th of March will bring out the best in the business.

Food & Drink

Top Bars and Restaurants in Adelaide


Grace Emily Hotel: 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide 5000 (08 8231 5500). With live music playing 6 nights a week and a 40 cent pool table where can you go wrong. The Grace Emily Hotel is one of Adelaide’s homes of live music.

Casablabla 12 Leigh St, Adelaide 5000 (08 8231 3939 Casablabla is a popular tapas and lounge bar, it is a Spanish Restaurant with a modern theme and it also has a cocktail bar, tapas lounge, beer garden and a Latin dance classroom.

Cushdy 279a Hindley St, Adelaide 5000 (0413 721 708 A quieter bar to enjoy a few cocktails with some mates on busy Hindly Street. Head out on the balcony to get a view of all that is happening in the street.

La Boheme 36 Grote St, Adelaide 5000 (08 8212 8884 A quirky bar with top music, friendly staff and some of the best drinks in town, La Boheme is a great place to spend a night out. Check out their chandelier made completely out of Maker’s Mark whiskey bottles.


Wasai Japanese Kitchen: 15 Field St, Adelaide 5000 (08 8221 6606). If Japanese food is your thing then Wasai is the place to go, rated as one of Adelaide’s best Japanese restaurants.

Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante: 29 Frome St, Adelaide 5000 (08 8223 1948). Highly rated pizzas, pasta and more.

Burger Theory: Craving a delicious American style burger? Find one of these food trucks around the city of Adelaide.

Indian Temptations: U3/490 Main North Rd Blair Athol, SA 5085. Popular Indian food with great value for money.

UR Caffe: 117 Melbourne St North Adelaide, SA 5006 (0432 276 897). Coffee, Breakfast or Brunch.

Namaste Nepalese Restaurant: 41 George St Parkside, SA 5063 (08 8272 2288).

Red Door Bakery: 22 Elizabeth St Croydon, SA 5008 (08 8340 0306).


Adelaide Car Rental Depots

Adelaide is littered with hire car depots giving you many different choices for pick up and drop off locations. Below are a list of the more popular depots in Adelaide.

Supplier Location Address
Avis Adelaide Downtown 136 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA. 5000
Budget Adelaide 274 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA. 5000
Hertz Adelaide Downtown Grosvenor Hotel, 125 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA. 5000
Europcar Adelaide 142 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA. 5000
Thrifty Adelaide City 23 Hindley Street
Adelaide, SA. 5000