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Cheap Car Hire Darwin Airport

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Darwin Airport (DRW)


Terminal Building,
(Remote), Darwin Nt, NT, Northern Territory, 0800, Australia


(61) 8 8945 2011

Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM; Mon - Wed 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM; Thu - Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Proceed down escalators to the left next to baggage collection.
CARS: Approximately 10 meters from the airport doors.
RETURNS: Same as pick up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Drop box is available at Budget counter in the airport.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Budget Darwin Airport Car Rental

Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory is located on the Timor Sea, and the largest city in the Northern Territory with a population of 136,245. With so much to see and do in Darwin you will want to make sure to start your trip as soon as your flight lands, so for your convenience there is a Budget car hire location right inside the Darwin Airport Terminal.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Darwin to suit your travel needs, including the economy Suzuki Swift or similar, the standard Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar, the full size Toyota Camry or similar and the 8 seater Kia Carnival van or similar. Whatever your travel plans are we have the right rental car for you. Our fleet is constantly being updated with focus on your comfort and safety. If travelling in Darwin is new to you, make sure you add a portable GPS and Roadside Assistance in your car rental reservation to make your visit even easier.

Remember if you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can earn valuable Qantas Points when you rent a car or truck from Budget.

Points of interest close to Darwin Airport Budget Car Hire

Get up close with some of the worlds largest saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Here you get the chance to take a picture with a baby croc, feed a crocodile, or be lowered into the water in a cage to observe them in their natural habitat. From here take a short drive in your car hire to The Territory Wildlife Park where you can enjoy a walk through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, monsoon walk and much more. It is a great way to observe the aboriginal animals in their natural habitats.

If you are looking for a little bit of Darwin history then you will want to visit the Darwin Military Museum. Learn of the important role that Darwin played during World War II through interactive

exhibits, multimedia and a multi sensory theatre. Stay in the present and visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market. This is a great place to taste some exotic local cuisines, purchase some handmade crafts and mingle with the locals.

Just because your rented a car from Budget does not mean you need to use it to do all your sightseeing. Darwin offers many tours of the area allowing you to see wildlife, sea life, aboriginal animals and more. Take a cruise on the Mary River Wetlands to see some crocodiles on a two and a half hour tour complete with commentary. If you want to go bird watching or fishing then the Mary River Wilderness Retreat has an array of options available for you to choose from. One of the best way to birdwatch is in the Mangroves of Darwin. Taking a Tour of the Mangroves will bring you into the monsoon forest, rocky coastline and savannah woodland. This gives you the chance to see exotic species such as flycatchers, kingfishers, cockatoos and other aboriginal bird species. Other tours in Darwin include a Cruise around Darwin Harbour and Flight over Kakadu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a car from Darwin Airport?

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Where is Budget located at Darwin Airport?

When you arrive at Darwin Airport, proceed down the escalators and you will see Budget located to the left of baggage claim.

Can I rent a 4WD vehicle from Darwin Airport?

Yes, Budget offers the Group W, Full Size 4WD, Holden Trailblazer or similar for rental from Darwin Airport.

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