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Car and truck hire Ballina

Ballina, NSW
2/210 Southern Cross Drive
Ballina NSW 2478
Located conveniently on the main road to and from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Approximately 30 minutes drive to Byron Bay and 5 minutes to Ballina town.  

Car hire in Byron Bay from Thrifty

  • Friendly and knowledgeable local staff
  • Quality cars and commercial vehicles
  • Great spot to pick up a car and explore Byron Bay

Do you love white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and beautiful scenic drives? Then you will absolutely love a trip to Ballina, just south of the infamous hippy town of Byron Bay. Thrifty Ballina stocks some great cars for holiday cruising as well as commercial vehicles for your next big job. Whether you are moving house or need a car to explore the magnificent coastline, come and visit our friendly staff at Thrifty Car Rental Ballina and let us help you find a vehicle to suit your needs.

Cars and commercial vehicles for hire

Small & Medium

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

If you're after a fuel-efficient and easy-to-drive car for your scenic drive, try one of our small or medium cars. Favourites include the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i30. 

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Mitsubishi ASX

Want more space and comfort? Choose a larger vehicle like the popular Mitsubishi Outlander. A range of spacious sedans available for extra boot and leg room.  

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Trucks, utes, vans, buses


We've also got the goods for local tradies with a bustling commercial fleet that includes 4WDs, utes, trucks and buses. Perfect for your next big job. 

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Optional extras available

Our optional extras are specifically designed to make your holiday of the Byron Bay region a breeze, with a Tom Tom GPS unit for seamless navigation, optional baby or child booster seats, as well as a prepaid fuel option for those busy corporate cruisers on the go. 

Whether you are moving house or need a car to explore the magnificent coastline, come and visit our friendly staff at Thrifty Car Rental Ballina and let us help you find a vehicle to suit your needs.

Opening hours for early rises

With so much natural beauty to see in and around Byron, why wait? We will get you in your hire car from 8:00am to 5:00pm weekdays and 8:00 to 12:00pm on the weekends.

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Things to see and do with a rental car around Ballina and Byron Bay

Ballina Thrifty car and truck rental
Ballina is all about the beach, so it's no surprise that most of the activities available are water bound. Enjoy some time kayaking around Ballina Island, or simply spend the day in the surf - but don't forget to slip, slop, slap!

A must whilst in Ballina is joining one of the whale watching boats where you might just be lucky enough to see one of the migrating whales (usually from June to November). Alternatively drive to one of the popular vantage points for whale watching in the Ballina/Byron Bay area, such as the Ballina North Wall, Ballina Lighthouse Hill car park, Angels Beach viewing platform, Flat Rock viewing platform, Skennar's Head, Boulders Beach headland or Rocky Point.

Love animals? Then stop by the Australian Seabird Rescue Wildlifelink Sanctuary and Sea Turtle Hospital (ASR) where you can get a personalised tour and learn more about the truly inspiring animal protection activities that are being run in the area.

And of course, if you've got a bit of time up your sleeve, a cruise 30 minutes north along the coast to Byron Bay is a must, where the relaxed locals and hippy vibe is sure to help you get your holiday groove on. Or why not even drive up to the Sunshine Coast!
For more ideas of what to do in NSW and Australia with your car rental, have a read of the Thrifty travel blog!

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