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Alice Springs Airport car and truck hire

Alice Springs Airport, Alice Springs, NT
Terminal Building
Alice Springs NT 0870
If you’re flying into Alice Springs then we couldn’t be easier to find, as we’re right inside the Alice Springs airport terminal. You can stop by as soon as you land and pick up your vehicle, and we’ll make sure you’re all set for the 14km drive to town. 

Car hire at Alice Springs Airport from Thrifty

  • Excellent customer service with decades of experience
  • High quality range of vehicles
  • Local staff happy to provide useful visitor information

Our vehicles at Alice Springs Airport

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

For an economical drive to get you around town, we’ve got a range of small and medium rental cars like the Toyota Corolla and Camry. These cars can easily get you to and from Alice Springs’ various attractions with good fuel efficiency and lower costs.



Mitsubishi ASX

For a roomier, more adventurous drive, check out our range of SUV and 4WD vehicles. These vehicles can have you travelling in greater comfort, with more power and baggage room to fit your luggage and belongings.


People movers

Toyota Commuter Bus

Travelling with a larger group? We also have a range of vans and mini buses available to cater for bigger groups. This includes 8 seaters, 12 seaters and even a 25 seater bus. They are ideal of for pleasure and work events with great comfort for all passengers. 

There’s a great range of vehicles available to hire from our team at Alice Springs airport, including small 2WD cars, sedans and SUVs. We also supply eight-seaters, along with 12-seater mini buses for bigger groups – so no matter what kind of trip you’re planning, we’ve got exactly what you need to help you get around. Even if you’re planning an adventurous road trip, we’ve got you covered with our large 4WD wagons that are ideal for exploring the outback terrain.

Check out our special offers on car rental at Alice Springs Airport

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.

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

With your Thrifty hire car, you can take in a whole host of sights in the surrounding area, which is full of beautiful scenery and things to do. There’s something to inspire everyone, with the Desert Park and the Larapinta Trail to explore, while a trip to the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame or the National Road Transport Hall of Fame is also worthwhile. Meanwhile, if you like flying and want to give it a go yourself, then the Alice Springs School of the Air is ready and waiting. For wildlife enthusiasts, you can get up close to all creatures great and small at the Kangaroo Sanctuary or Reptile Centre. 
Whatever you want to do, when you’ve got your Thrifty hire car, you can get to where you need to go quickly and in comfort. And, if you need some inspiration in this regard, just chat to our team, or you can drop by the Tourist Information office for ideas. 
For more tips and advice about traveling in the Alice Springs area, check out our Thrifty blog.

Other useful information for Alice Springs Airport car hire renters

If you want to hire one of our Thrifty vehicles, then just give us a call first to discuss your needs – particularly if you have any uncertainties or doubts about the vehicle you’ve booked or you need advice on what to hire. We always advise our customers to avoid driving between dusk and dawn outside the city, as there is lots of wildlife about and animal damage is not covered by Thrifty's Damage Recovery Fees (except when driving within the Uluru Township and Kata Tjuta National Park area).  
If you wish to set off along the Larapinta and Namatjira Drive (also known as the Mereenie Loop), you should note that you can only travel along this road with a High Clearance 4WD. You will need a permit to travel along it, 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. 

Please also note that any cars that are hired from Alice Springs are not to travel outside of the Northern Territory.
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