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Alice Springs car and truck hire

Alice Springs, NT
71 Hartley St
Alice Springs NT 0871

To find Thrifty Alice Springs, just head to the corner of Stott Terrace and Hartley Street – across the road from the Overlanders Steak House. We’re just a short walk from the CBD, but a taxi is also an option, if you’re coming from the airport or further afield. The airport shuttle bus can also bring you to our city office, or, if you’re already within the Alice Springs area, then the local bus service has a stop across the road from us. 

Car hire in Alice Springs from Thrifty

  • Wide range of quality cars, trucks and utes
  • Local, knowledgeable staff
  • 5 star customer service

Our vehicles located in Alice Springs city

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

All of our 2WD and AWD vehicles are easy to drive and very economical, so are ideal for visiting the local attractions. Pick up a small car like a Toyota Yaris or for more leg and boot space, try a larger sedan like the Camry.



Mitsubishi ASX

Our 4WD wagons could be what you need if you’re looking to venture out of town to explore the Red Centre. Our range of SUV and 4WD vehicles give you even more space and power for your outback exploration.


Utes and buses

Toyota Commuter Bus

Need a commercial vehicle to do the job? Check out our range of utes, available in single and dual cab, or our vans and mini buses. They are the perfect vehicle if you need to move he basics around the house
 a larger group of people.


Whether you need a corporate car, family sedan or work vehicle, we’ll ensure that you get exactly what you need while you’re in town. We have everything from 2WD cars, sedans and SUVs, to eight-seater vehicles, 12-seater mini buses and single/dual cab utes available. 

We also supply trucks – including a three-tonne removal truck with hydraulic lift – and large 4WD wagons for those who are planning on getting off road on the rough outback terrain. Our 25-seater bus is perfect for group outings, and mine spec vehicles are also available, so just chat to us about what you need and we’ll do the rest. 
Accessories can also be provided upon request, so just ask us about these if you need anything.

Check out our special offers on car rental in Alice Springs

We look after our customers at Thrifty, with great rates and services all-year round. However, we also like to treat you to special offers from time to time, so why not check out our current deals and see if you can enjoy an upgrade or discount.

Other useful information about the Alice Springs area

If you’re planning on heading down Larapinta and Namatjira Drive (also known as the Mereenie Loop), be aware that you can only travel along this road with a High Clearance 4WD. You will also need a permit which can be obtained from the Central Land Council in Alice Springs or the Kings Canyon Resort. If you do drive on this road, the standard liability of $7, 700 applies. 
There are a few roads around Central Australia that can only be travelled on with permission from Thrifty, and if you are travelling with another vehicle. These roads include Tanami Track, Gunbarrell Highway, Plenty/Donahue Highway, Canning Stock Route, Oodnadatta Track, Strzlecki track and Birdsville Track. 
Animal damage obtained when driving between dawn and dusk outside of the city area is not covered under Thrifty’s Damage Recovery Fees, except when driving within the Uluru Township and Kata Tjuta National Park area.  
If you want to hire one of our vehicles but are unsure about what you need, or would like to amend a booking, then just give us a call beforehand and we’ll sort everything out for you. Please also note that all cars that are hired from Alice Springs are not to travel outside of the Northern Territory.

Things to see and do with a car rental in Alice Springs

From the Desert Park and the Larapinta Trail, to the Alice Springs School of the Air and the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, there’s an eclectic range of things to do in the Alice Springs area. So, whether you like to walk and explore the surrounds on foot, or are interested in history and culture, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Animal lovers can also enjoy a trip to the Reptile Centre or Kangaroo Sanctuary, while the West and East MacDonnell Ranges are perfect for a hike in the great outdoors. With your Thrifty car you can easily get to all these locations and more, so why not start exploring today?

For more tips and advice about traveling in the Alice Springs region, check out the Thrifty blog.

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