Car Hire

As with booking flights or hotels,  the internet provides many options to choose from when booking car hire.  Weather it is a day trip from home or an extended road trip across the US or Europe there are many options available to you.  Make sure you shop around and remember cheapest is not always best.  Make sure you know what is included and what additional charges will apply when you pick up the vehicle.     

Car Hire Specialists

DriveAway is an award winning car hire specialist founded in 1988.  They specialise in car hire, motorhome hire and Euro-leasing.

Based in Brisbane Vroom Vroom Vroom has a global team in 10 countries.  They have partnered with top rental companies including Avis, Budget, Europcar & Hertz.

A subsidiary of Vroom Vroom Vroom, CarHire.com.au provides a comparison of the top car hire brands.

Traditional Travel Agents

Lets face it, sometimes the world of car hire can be confusing with additional driver fees, standard or fully inclusive rates, insurance excess and so on.  If this is how you feel about booking car hire online then consider a traditional travel agent.  They have built their knowledge over many years and have the contacts to ask those more tricky questions.   

Flight Centre have over 30 years experience and have grown to be Australia’s leading self-drive specialist.  Search, compare and save on worldwide car hire deals from over 24,000 locations throughout 140 countries with depots located at airports, train stations, ferry ports and downtown / city locations..

Car Rental Companies

Bayswater car hire began in Perth in 1958 and expended to Sydney in 1988.  It is an Australian family business that offers value for money car rental.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1958 Budget is part of the Avis Budget Group and offers value car rental at 3,000 locations worldwide. 

Thrifty is the only major car rental company that is 100% Australian owned and operated.  They have 170 locations across Australia & over 1,000 locations in 80 other countries.

Part of the Europcar Mobility Group, Europcar operate in 170 countries with a fleet of 200,000 + vehicles.

Founded in 1946, Avis has been providing car hire to the world ever since.  They have 5,450+ rental locations in 165 countries.  

Hertz have been renting cars for over 90 years and now operate in 160 countries.