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South Australia Car Hire

Conveniently located throughout South Australia

Do you love wine? Do you love culture? Do you love a great vibe and delicious food? If you said yes to any one of these questions, South Australia is the right holiday destination for you! Fly in and hire a car from Adelaide Airport , Mt Gambier Airport  or Port Lincoln Airport . Thrifty Car Hire is speckled in every major spot in South Australia.

South Australia City and Suburb locations:

Adelaide Aiport Mount Gambier
Adelaide City Port Lincoln
Adelaide North / Collinswood (Commercial) Roxby Downs
Adelaide North / Collinswood (Passenger) Whyalla

Driving South Australia by car is the smartest and easiest way to travel this great land. If you're staying in the city our fuel-efficient small coupes and hatches will get you around town in style. For those venturing into the outback or outside the major cities we have many reliable and durable vehicles at an affordable price. Whether you are here for business or leisure we will find you something to suit your needs.

Optional extras available at South Australia Car Hire

South Australia is big, with winding trails and many crossroads. Let's just say, it's easy to get lost. But why risk it? Add the optional extra of a GPS unit and you'll be sure to reach your destination hassle free.

Make life easy with the affordable hire of our baby and child booster seats, easily fitted to your hire car. And check out our pre-paid fuel option at participating locations. We offer competitive local price rates and you won't have to fill up at the bowser at the end of your trip.

Opening hours for early rises

Wine country is waiting. And your Thrifty hire car can take you there in style. Skip the horrible traffic queues by picking up your car early, generally from 7.30am to 5.30pm weekdays and 7.30am to 4pm on weekends - from one of our 11 locations across South Australia. Call us today for specific location times.

Things to see and do in Adelaide

Adelaide uncorked holds some great surprises! See the sensational side of Adelaide - South Australia's capital city. Urban haunts litter this culturally diverse location. Chic cafes, heritage pubs and alfresco dining line Adelaide's famous Rundle Street. Norwood Parade, Gouger Street, the Adelaide Central Market are fantastic areas for a feed.

Families experience the fun-factor of the Adelaide Zoo, easily accessible by car, home to 1800 animals ranging from lions, giraffes to Australia's own kangaroos and koalas. Relax in Adelaide's parklands; take a dip into the refreshing waters in the nearby beaches or bike through the beautiful Botanic Park. Once you've enjoyed the city of Adelaide, jump in your Thrifty hire car and shift gears to the Adelaide Hills.

Exploring outer Adelaide

Outside Adelaide's doorstep you'll discover why this city has been labeled Australia's wine capital. From the delicious red wines to tasty cheeses, your taste buds will be in heaven when visiting areas like the Barossa.

Enjoy all that the Adelaide Hills has to offer, including some of Australia's best white wines. Another fantastic area to quench your thirst and please your appetite is Clare Valley – known for its standout Rieslings - an hour drive north from Adelaide. Or drive south of Adelaide to the McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula. And a great spot for family adventures is the pristine wildlife site – Kangaroo Island.

Our great priced and well-equipped Thrifty cars will take you to where you want to go! Come enjoy Adelaide today!