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Car Hire

Hiring a car is a great way to explore Uluru and Central Australia at your own pace. All major national car hire companies including Avis, Hertz and Thrifty car rentals operate out of Uluru.

Car Hire


Hiring a car is a great way to explore Uluru and Central Australia at your own pace. Avis, Hertz and Thrifty car rentals are available at Ayers Rock Resort, with pick up/drop off options from the Ayers Rock Airport and the Resort. You can choose from a range of vehicles including 4WD and standard Sedan options. With limited cars available we strongly recommend pre-booking with plenty of time.

Flying into Alice Springs and hiring a car to drive to Ayers Rock Resort is a great option for families and groups of friends travelling together wishing to explore more of the Red Centre. Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort is 450km down the Stuart Highway, approximately 4.5 hours drive on sealed roads. There is also the option of driving via Kings Canyon on the iconic Mereenie Loop Road taking in many incredible sites on the way. Alice Springs to Kings Canyon is 337km (unsealed for 197km of the journey), driving time approx. 4 hours. From Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock Resort is 306km on sealed roads (3.5 hour drive).

Uluru and Alice Springs Car Hire Options

When hiring a car at Ayers Rock Airport, Alice Springs Airport, Ayers Rock Downtown or Alice Springs Downtown, you have a choice of 3 car hire operators.

Book your car hire with us and receive ‘FREE Unlimited Kilometres on all vehicles.

Hertz - from as little as $76 per day* for a minimum 1 day car hire
Thrifty - from as little as $74 per day* for a minimum 2 days car hire
Avis - from as little as $77 per day* for a minimum 1 day car hire

*Subject to pick up location and travel period for rentals 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021

For pricing and other information for the above three car hire operators, please view the PDF files below:

Rates & Information

Valid 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021:

Download PDF Car Hire Rate Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Avis Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Hertz Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Thrifty Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)

Car Hire Bookings

Due to the remoteness of the destination there's limited availability of rental vehicles at Uluru. We strongly recommend you pre-book your car hire a minimum of 21 days prior to travelling. Contact one of our Travel Specialists to learn about car hire options and pricing.

Book your car hire with us and receive ‘FREE Unlimited Kilometres on all vehicles.

Call: +61 2 8296 8010 or 1300 134 044 from within Australia

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