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Cheap Car Hire in Gold Coast from £17

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Gold Coast with a pick-up date of 22/8 and drop-off date of 22/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
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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 18 July 2024.

January

£30

February

£23

March

£28

April

£30

May

£23

June

£24

July

£28

August

£23

September

£26

October

£25

November

£23

December

£34

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Gold Coast is February. 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 18 July 2024.

At £17/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Gold Coast in the past week. Out of 20 car hire agencies operating in Gold Coast, there are, in total, 22 hire locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size

Full-size

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Supplier choice pickup truck

Supplier choice pickup truck

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 18 July 2024.

Small cars

£23 - £41

All Car Types

£26 - £45

To hire a small car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £28/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Gold Coast (~£23/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£41/day). In fact, April is about 21% 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 20% 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. Here are the best Gold Coast small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £37/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Gold Coast (~£23/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£50/day). In fact, May is about 38% 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 is 3% 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. Here are the best Gold Coast medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £49/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Gold Coast (~£29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£74/day). In fact, February is about 41% 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 27% 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. Here are the best Gold Coast large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £40/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Gold Coast (~£30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£52/day). In fact, May is about 25% 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 is 10% 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. Here are the best Gold Coast SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Gold Coast, you would pay an average price of £68/day. August 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 (~£190/day). In fact, August is about 28% 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 48% 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. Here are the best Gold Coast van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Opel Corsa£17/day
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Opel Corsa
Ford Focus£21/day
4
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Ford Focus
Hyundai i10£23/day
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Hyundai i10

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 18 July 2024.

Apex

9.4
Wonderful
5 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.2

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.6

Alpha

8.5
Very Good
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

9.0

Budget

8.2
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

8.0

Sixt

8.1
Very Good
9 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.1

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

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 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Ace Rental Cars

6.6
Okay
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Best Gold Coast car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Gold Coast. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Gold Coast with an average daily rate of £34. Data was last updated on 18 July 2024.
Opel Corsa£17/day
2
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A/C
Opel Corsa
Mitsubishi Lancer£19/day
5
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A/C
Mitsubishi Lancer
Hyundai i30£21/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i30

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 18 July 2024.
  • 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 £31/day when booking a car hire in Gold Coast. The absolute best deal a user found was for £20/day from Bargain Car Rentals, booked on Jul. 14.

  • 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: Apex (£17/day), Alpha (£23/day), and Hertz (£38/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Apex (10.0 rating), Alpha (8.5 rating) and East Coast Car Rentals (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 £108 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 36% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 34 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 £461. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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