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Cheap Car Hire in Gold Coast

Coolangatta, QLD, Australia
13 Dec — 20 Dec
Driver's age: 26-65
Coolangatta, QLD, Australia
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Gold Coast?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Gold Coast and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 6 December 2023.

January

£39

February

£29

March

£30

April

£39

May

£27

June

£28

July

£30

August

£25

September

£30

October

£26

November

£26

December

£41

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Gold Coast is August. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Gold Coast

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Gold Coast and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 6 December 2023.

Compare available car types for hire in Gold Coast

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Gold Coast to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 6 December 2023.

Small cars

£30 - £64

All Car Types

£46 - £66

To hire a small car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £41/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Gold Coast (~£30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£64/day). In fact, November is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Gold Coast. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Gold Coast, hiring a small car saves you 26% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a medium car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £49/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Gold Coast (~£39/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£69/day). In fact, October is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Gold Coast. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Gold Coast, hiring a medium car saves you 10% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £66/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Gold Coast (~£49/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~£105/day). In fact, May is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Gold Coast. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Gold Coast, hiring a large car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £51/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Gold Coast (~£36/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£72/day). In fact, September is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Gold Coast. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Gold Coast, hiring a SUV saves you 8% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a van in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £70/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a van in Gold Coast (~£49/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£111/day). In fact, July is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Gold Coast. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Gold Coast, hiring a van is 23% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top hire agencies in Gold Coast

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Gold Coast known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Gold Coast. Reviews were last updated on 6 December 2023.

Apex

9.3
Wonderful
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

9.5

Avis

9.0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.0

Budget

8.2
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.0

East Coast Car Rentals

8.0
Very Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.6

Alpha

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

8.6

Hertz

7.0
Good
5 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.0

Europcar

7.0
Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Ace Rental Cars

5.5
Fair
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.5

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Gold Coast, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 6 December 2023.

What are the requirements to hire a car on the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast is a city in Queensland, Australia. Car hire on the Gold Coast will need a copy of your passport and driver’s licence. If your driver's licence is not written in English, you will need an official translation of the licence from the embassy of your country or you will need an International Driver's Permit. You will not be allowed to drive hire cars on the Gold Coast without being at least 19 years old, and you must have had your driver's licence for a minimum of one year. All customers under the age of 25 will likely have to pay additional liability fees, due to their young age.

What are the rules for driving on the Gold Coast?

When driving a hired car on the Gold Coast, Australia, you will need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. All vehicles must obey the speed limit, which is 100 km/h (62 mph) on the highways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in city districts and 40-50 km/h (25-31 mph) near schools and residential areas. It is illegal to drive under the influence in this country, and anyone who disobeys this law could be heavily fined or even end up in jail. It is important to not drink and drive, especially when you are in a foreign country; so if you are going out, it may be best to book a taxi or Uber to get you there. Consult with the Gold Coast's motor vehicle authorities to see if there are any recent rule changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving on the Gold Coast?

The best car for you would be dependent on your intended travel. If you would like to hire a car on the Gold Coast but only want to use it to get around the town, then it would be good to hire an economy class car, which will be better for city purposes. If you are looking to drive along the coastal route, then an economy class might work, but you may need a better car that can endure the heat of Australian roadways and the length of travel between towns in the region without overheating the engine. It would be a good idea to hire a car with air conditioning because Australia can be very hot during the day.

Where are the best places to park on the Gold Coast?

Usually when someone hires a car, it means that they will have accommodation planned, such as a hotel or a house. In these cases, you should have parking space on the property available for you to park your car. If this isn't the case, then you may also park your car on the streets outside your accommodation, as Australia has a very low crime rate.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Gold Coast?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £32/day when booking a car hire in Gold Coast. The absolute best deal a user found was for £21/day from Bargain Car Rentals, booked on Dec. 3.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Gold Coast?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Gold Coast from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alpha (£22/day), Apex (£24/day), and Sixt (£26/day).

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Gold Coast?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, East Coast Car Rentals (8.0 rating), Alpha (8.0 rating) and Yesaway (8.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Gold Coast.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Gold Coast for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

Bargain Car Rentals is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Gold Coast. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about £171 per week.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Gold Coast for the best price?

Booking early can save you upwards of 41% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 14 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Gold Coast.

Can I rent a car for a month in Gold Coast?

The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Gold Coast it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Gold Coast for a month?

The average cost of a car hire in Gold Coast for a month is £731. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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