Adelaide Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Adelaide

Situated six kilometers west of downtown Adelaide is Adelaide International Airport, serving as the main airport for travelers to and from this vibrant Australian city. Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Adelaide can be found at the airport, with car rental reservations available. You can also reach Adelaide via train, with Adelaide train station serving as the central final destination of the Adelaide Metro system.

What to do and see in Adelaide

Adelaide hosts an annual carnival, the Royal Adelaide Show, at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville. It is attended by half a million people each year and is the region's biggest event. You can enjoy exhibitions, live entertainment, rides and much more. It begins in late August or early September and usually runs for nine days.

A variety of live sports can be enjoyed throughout the city. Adelaide is home to two major Australian rules football teams: Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club. Soccer is another major sport in the region, with Adelaide United FC being the city's biggest soccer team. Furthermore, cricket can be enjoyed at the Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide is home to a number of cultural museums, exhibitions and galleries. Some of the most popular examples include the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, the South Australian Museum and the Migration Museum.

For music fans, there are a number of popular concert venues, including the Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide Town Hall, Lion Arts Center, Adelaide Festival Center and Nexus Arts. Music is so diverse, widespread and ingrained in the local culture that Adelaide is recognized as a UNESCO City of Music.

With Adelaide hosting everything from Asian fusion restaurants to Indian and Chinese food restaurants, the city has plenty to offer when it comes to places to eat and drink. Steakhouses, burger joints, fast-food chains, cafés and kebab houses are also plentiful. Popular local dishes include King George Whiting fish and 'Pie Floater,' a meat pie served in a pea soup.

Rundle Mall, situated downtown, is Adelaide's most famous shopping destination and is home to many of the world's top retail brands, along with independent stores and restaurants. Some of the other key shopping destinations in and around the city of Adelaide include Westfield Marion, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, the Adelaide Arcade, and Armada Arndale.

If you are visiting Adelaide with children, you will find a variety of family friendly attractions to explore. How about a trip to Melba's Chocolate Factory or a visit to Adelaide Zoo? You could also experience an adventure at TreeClimb park or visit The Beachouse, which is a vast family friendly entertainment complex. For families or groups that like to be outdoors, enjoying nature as much as possible, Belair National Park is a perfect place for wilderness exploration, picnics and camping trips. It also offers plenty of parking for those interested in hiring a car in Adelaide.

Driving in Adelaide

Driving in and around the city is both quick and easy in Australia, making rental cars in Adelaide perfectly viable for visitors to the region. The city's road system includes a total of three expressways, along with a freeway and a highway, allowing for rapid movement in Adelaide and beyond.

The South Eastern Freeway (route M1) was the first freeway in Australia, and it remains the longest in the country. It connects the Adelaide Plain to the Adelaide Hills. The freeway turns into National Highway 1 and can be used to access the city of Melbourne. To circumvent the traffic congestion that is common on Main South Road (routes A13 and B23), you can take the Southern Expressway (route M2), a 12-mile expressway that stretches along the south of the city.

The North-South freeway (route M2) was designed to serve as the main north-to-south roadway, replacing the adjacent South Road (route A2). The Port River Expressway connects Port Adelaide and the LeFevre Peninsula, while the Northern Expressway provides a fast route between the north of Adelaide and the town of Gawler.

For those interested in renting a car in Adelaide, it is worth noting that vehicles drive on the left side of the road in Australia. Speed limits in the city are also strongly enforced using radar cameras and should be obeyed at all times. Traffic congestion peaks between 7:30 am and 9:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, so it's best to plan your commutes around these times if you wish to avoid driving during rush hour.

Parking in the city is plentiful, and there are more than 40,000 parking spaces in total. This includes short-term parking spaces and long-stay parking lots, as well as park-and-ride bus services. Parking lots are spread across the city, and parking is widely available nearby the main retail hubs and central business district.

In terms of pedestrian activity, as a general rule, zones around schools have a strict 25km/h speed limit within 200 meters of a school. However, to keep traffic moving at a reasonable pace, this speed limit is not enforced within the central business district. All of the low-speed zones in Adelaide are clearly marked with zig-zag lines on the road.

Car and van rental in Australia with Enterprise

Enterprise Australia offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Adelaide

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Adelaide

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Adelaide, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.