Car Hire Adelaide Airport

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Our Location

315B Sir Donald Bradman Dr,
Brooklyn Park, Adelaide SA 5032

Phone Numbers

08 7078 1818 (direct to branch for pickup and drop off)

1300 227 473 (direct to call centre for enquiries, bookings, claims etc.)

0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call

07 3088 2976 - Int'l Customers Call

Store Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun 7:30am - 12:00pm 

There is no better way to explore Adelaide than in a hire car. Alpha Car Hire at Adelaide Airport has one of the largest rental fleets in the city so we are sure to have a car suitable for you. So whether you’re in town for a business trip, on a family vacation or heading for a weekend hiking in the hills, we’ve got you sorted.

All our rental cars at Adelaide Airport come complete with generous mileage allowances, giving you the freedom to tour this beautiful region without worrying about overages. And with prices starting at just $29 per day, hiring a car from us is often cheaper than getting a taxi. With FREE pick-up and drop-off available at the Airport terminal, it’s more convenient too.

Collecting your hire car from Adelaide Airport

Hiring a car from Adelaide Airport with us couldn’t be easier. We offer free Airport shuttle pick-up and drop-off so there is no need to stress about making your way across town. Once you land, give our collections team a call on 08 7078 1818 and we’ll send a shuttle to collect you from the airport terminal.

Why hire a car in Adelaide

Adelaide “City of Churches” is one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. But to see it in all its glory you need to have access to a vehicle. Taxis are expensive in Adelaide, especially if you want to travel into the Lofty Mountains, while busses are inconvenient and limit your ability to get around.

Hiring a car in Adelaide is often the most cost-effective way of getting around the city. With prices starting at just $29 per day (standard rates), the cost of a hire car in Adelaide is only slightly more than a taxi transfer from the airport to the Central Business District. But you will have the freedom of enjoying your car rental for the whole day.

Not having a hire car in Adelaide will also limit the places you can explore. There are many beautiful locations to visit around the city, such as the Cleland Conservation Park and the Barossa Valley wine region, which are not accessible by public transport. So to make the most of your visit to Adelaide car hire is highly recommended.

Places to visit when hiring a car in Adelaide

Visitors to Adelaide are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful architecture, stunning scenery and amazing visitor attractions. It would be almost impossible for us to mention them all here but no visit to Adelaide is complete without visiting these attractions.

  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens – An oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the city, Adelaide Botanic Gardens are perfect for a relaxing afternoon picnic. The gardens are free to enter and there is a nice cafe in the grounds which offers delightful afternoon tea.
  • Adelaide Zoo – A bit of fun for the family, Adelaide Zoo is the only place in the southern hemisphere where you can see giant pandas. The zoo also boasts lions, tigers, capybaras, meerkats and quokkas.
  • Mount Lofty is the highest point in South Australia and offers stunning panoramic views across the city and the Adelaide Plains. The area contains many national parks and is great for hiking. The south of the park is also home to the Barossa Valley wine region.
  • Cleland Conservation Park is an area of natural bushland which contains many popular tourist attractions including Waterfall Gully and the Aboriginal Trail. It also provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s natural species including Koalas, Kangaroos and Emus.

To arrange car hire for your next visit to Adelaide, contact our friendly customer service team today. We offer a personal service and the most competitive car hire rates in the city. So don’t use one of the big chains, give us a call today on 1300 227 473. Our team are available from 7:00 am each day.

Optional Extras

Boost Seat
Child Seat
$8 per day ($56 Max per rental)
Tyre and Windscreen
Tyre & Windscreen Protection
$3.30 per day
Rent a GPS
$9 per day ($63 Max per rental)
Key Insurance
Key Insurance
$1.99 per day
Extra Driver
Additional Driver
($9.90 per day up to a maximum of 5 days = $49.50)

Free Shuttle Pick up to and from the Adelaide Airport
Airports can be really busy which means getting in a taxi will mean either long queues or hiked prices.

With Alpha, you don't need to stress or pay for your transfer from the airport to our depot. Once you land, just ring us at 08 7078 1818 and our shuttle service will pick you up from the terminal and take you to our depot for absolutely FREE. Did we mention that we'll take you from our depot to the airport when you get back at no cost, too?

To make your way to the collection point:

  • Walk out of the main terminal, heading across the pavers towards the multi-storey car park which will be directly in front of you (this is where the main road is for pick up and drop off)
  • Look to your left as you are walking and you will see a Subway Sandwich shop (black building with a Subway Sign) and a smaller black building (public bathrooms)
  • Walk between the two black buildings, still heading towards the road (you will see the taxi rank ahead of you)
  • Once you walk past the two buildings you will see a pedestrian crossing and a set of traffic lights at the road (these are the only traffic lights you will see)
  • Stand to the left hand side of the traffic lights, you will see a red Australia Post Box
  • This is where the shuttle bus will collect you. The bus is purple with white ALPHA sign writing.

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After hours collection:

The customer will need to complete the Letter Of Authority, along with a scanned photo copy front and back of your driver’s license and credit card and send back to us. This will allow us to charge the rental to your credit card without them being present in the Office.

To collect the vehicle out of hours you will need to make your way to our depot. The vehicle will be parked in the driveway ready to go. Once we have received the Letter Of Authority and copies of driver’s licence and credit card, we will preprint your paperwork and have it waiting in the vehicle with your receipts.

  • We will send you a four digit pin that will allow you to open the pin lock pad on that will is attached to the wall next to the Office entry. You will just need to enter the pin and push down on the black open button to retrieve the keys.
  • Inside the vehicle will be a customer copy of the Rental Agreement (for your records) and an Office copy that will need to be signed and placed in the yellow metal key return box on the wall next to the Office entry.

Hahndorf Hills Winery
Hahndorf Hills Winery
38 Pain Rd, Hahndorf
South Australia 5243

Experience Austrian grape varieties in Handorf Hill. It's a quaint winery with lovely decor, warm welcoming fires, and stunning scenery. Whether you're a newbie wine drinker or a seasoned sommelier, you're sure to find a wine to love in their gorgeous selection. To make your visit even more special, they host food and even chocolate and wine pairing event for those who are interested. Make sure to take a bottle home with you to enjoy for that special occasion, or even just a regular Friday night.

Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley, Tanunda
South Australia 5243

The Barossa valley is a weekend (or even week-long) destination in itself. Being one of the world's greatest wine regions, it's filled with hidden gems for fine dining, cellar doors, cultural experiences, and even family adventures. You can have an artisan style gastronomic and vinum tour across different vineyards.

While fine wines and delectable food is what the valley is truly known for, that just scratches the surface of all the excitement to be had in Barossa. This gorgeous valley is speckled with generations upon generations of rich visual and performing arts, artisan makers, and fine music. Be part of the valley's showcase of the best of the best in each festival, exhibition, tour work, and craft markets.

Ballooning is another big thing in Barossa Valley. There's nothing quite like that breathtaking bird's eye view of rolling hills, quaint villages, and impressive vineyards of Barossa. The feel of the air and sheer height above the ground makes for an exhilarating ride, while the gentle sunrise on your face and the quietness of the valley gives you a sense of peace like nothing else. It comes with a champagne breakfast at the Novotel Barossa to celebrate you conquering the airs complete with a gourmet spread and a glass of bubbly.

If you'd rather keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, there is no better way to explore the valley and all its hidden gems than by bike. Cycling is a big thing in the valley and you get to see stunning landscapes, while cycling through quiet country roads and even harder gravel roads for sightseeing and fitness.

One of the best things about the valley is its incredible incredible aesthetic. Take a descend through Mengler Hill from Angaston to Barossa for that picture-perfect bird's eye view of all the stunning scenery. As you zigzag through the streets, you get breathtaking scenes of lush fields, sculpture parks, vineyards, and so much more. For a fully fairytale-esque experience, ring Rob McDonald to guide you on a bespoke carriage tour with his favourite horse. He's been at this for years so from the Barossa's rich history, to the most gorgeous wines, to the best places to eat, he knows a thing or two about the valley.

When you say Adelaide, people automatically know that it's Wine Country. If you're looking for a luxurious experience, the Barossa Daimler Tour is definitely what you're looking for. It starts with a 1962 8-seat Daimler from the bygone era, giving you the feel of a sixties royal tour. With John Baldwin giving you the skinny on the best winemakers, sommeliers, and critics, your wine experience can be customised to fit you and your party. Although most grape varieties grow well in Barossa, the valley is famous for its Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro varieties so expect tickled tastebuds as each sip and sniff gives you a different experience with each wine. Trust me, the sheer variety available is enough to get you a little tipsy. Be sure to have a designated driver with you, or spend the night in Barossa after a wine tour.

Glenelg Beach
Glenelg Beach
Glenelg, South Australia 5045

Just a short tram ride from Addy, the seaside village of Glenelg is a great place to relax and breathe in the salty breeze of the seaside. This quaint village is a great place to stay in SA, with its boutique hotels, lovely little sidewalk cafes, exciting summer entertainment, and even an amusement park for the kids. For some peace and tranquility, you can always bask on the South Australian sunshine on the beach or try your hand at fishing off the piers. You can even be a little more daring as you swim with the dolphins and try other popular water activities.

Hotels and Accommodations in Adelaide

One of those travel musts that takes a large piece of the pie of your budget is your accommodations. In Adelaide, it doesn't matter what your taste, need, or budget is; you're sure to find an accommodation that's perfect for you. Whether you need a fancy five, four, or three star hotel; or a charming little bed and breakfast; or a fabulously fun resort; or a comfy hostel and motel; you'll never run out of places to stay at Adelaide. Check out our Adelaide Accommodations guide for more info.

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