Alice Springs is a fabulous spot, right in the middle of Australia’s outback and miles from any other significant civilisation. Having your own set of wheels is very important there, and it;’s no trouble to pick up a rental car from the airport which offers a wide range of rental brands.
For those who imagine floating through the air, with the red desert stretching out beyond you in all directions, the sunrise illuminating the breath-taking expanses of scrub, rock, and earth as it rises, with nothing but the sound of the burner punctuating the silence, Outback Ballooning is your best call of action. That’s the experience on offer with Outback Ballooning, and it’s one that doesn’t leave many reasons not to try it. Opt for a 30-minute flight or go for a full hour to get as much time in the air as possible. Trips go first thing in the morning to ensure the best weather conditions, so prepare for a monumentally stunning experience that you’ll never regret. Outback Ballooning are open every day and fly daily (subject to weather conditions) except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Become acquainted with the supplier information below and find out more about the car rental brands available in Alice Springs by reading below.
On Airport Rental Brands
Avis Car Rental has a counter in the Arrivals Hall at Alice Springs Airport, Santa Teresa Road, NT 0870 and an additional location at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 82 Barrett Drive. The airport branch is open for all scheduled flights and they have a wide range of cars on offer from Toyota Corollas to an eight seater Toyota Tarago.
Budget Car Rental operates from the terminal at Alice Springs Airport, Santa Teresa Road, NT 0870 and also downtown at 3/113 Todd Street. From either location you can rent from their late-model fleet which includes economy, compact, intermediate and full size models.
Europcar Car Rental is located at Alice Springs Airport, Santa Teresa Road, NT 0870 and has a fleet of late model vehicles which average just a year old. You can choose from economy, compact, intermediate and standard cars as well as 4WDs, SUVs and more.
Hertz Car Rental is located in the terminal at Alice Springs Airport, Santa Teresa Road, NT 0870 and also in downtown Alice Springs at 34 Stott Terrace. As well as a range of great rental cars in all sizes, you can access the Hertz Outback Collection with more rugged vehicles.
Thrifty Car Rental has a handy counter at Alice Springs Airport, Santa Teresa Road, NT 0870 and another outlet at 71 Hartley Street. Their large range of vehicles includes not only 2WDs of all sizes and vans, but 4WDs which are great for the Northern Territory.
Auto Europe rentals will be one of the brands above, just with some different packaging. Check your rental confirmation to find out where you should pick it up! A rental with Auto Europe can save you some money so keep a look out for this brand.
Apollo Car Rental is serviced at the airport by Hertz, but has different terms and conditions. Check them out, as you can sometimes pick up a bargain.
Firefly Car Rental is also serviced at the Hertz Desk, so head there once you arrive. You can sometimes get a cheaper price on the same cars with this brand.
Keddy by Europcar can offer great deals on Europcar vehicles at certain times of the year. They are serviced at the Europcar desk and draw from the same modern fleet.