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There is no better way to see everything Darwin has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own ride, you can go anywhere you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming getaway to Australia even better with a Budget rental car.
With everything to do and see in and around the Darwin region, you'll want to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your visit. Whether you have to have dinner at the restaurant that has gotten great reviews across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own car to explore as much as possible during your stay. Wherever you drive to in Darwin, if you want to get the most out of your time in the city, having access to your automobile is key.
We work with many of the finest dealers in the world. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest rate. Started in Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always attempts to provide the best prices for its customers.
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. However, reserving ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Make sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Darwin is 21. Take time to read through Budget's policy, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular.
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Darwin. Compact or economy cars are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room for everyone's bags and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Darwin trip can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
We recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Darwin definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at a different Budget. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you choose one-way.
With so much to do and see in Darwin, having access to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Australia, you can drive wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Darwin car rental and visit all the must-see sights. Book with CarRentals.com and drive the streets in Darwin, Australia.