Australia is a big country
In fact, it’s the 6th largest country in the world! While the public transport systems in most Australian cities are fairly good, you really need a car to see most of the tourist destinations. If you’re visiting Australia and have a valid drivers licence, you should definitely rent a car to get you around.
There are so many rental car suppliers, so how do you know which one to choose? Well, here are some tips:
- Stick with a well-known brand. In Australia the major brands are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz & Thrifty. Hiring a car through one of these suppliers will ensure you get the latest model, reliable car, and have customer service if you run into any troubles. They’re also all available at the airport, so you don’t have to catch a shuttle to pick your car up.
- Book Early! The longer you wait, the fewer cars are available from suppliers. That means the prices go up!
- Use a comparison website to save yourself time, hassle and money. Websites like VroomVroomVroom and CarHire.com.au compare all the major suppliers on one screen so you can choose the best option and book straight away. There’s no need to visit each supplier’s website individually, as both those websites have a lowest price guarantee.