Car rentals in Byron Bay: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Byron Bay whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Byron Bay. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Byron Bay. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Byron Bay?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Byron Bay rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Byron Bay?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Byron Bay?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New South Wales metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Byron Bay in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Byron Bay?
Typically, to rent a car in Byron Bay you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Byron Bay require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Byron Bay. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Byron Bay?
If you plan to see all that Byron Bay offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Byron Bay. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Byron Bay adventure, go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Byron Bay rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Byron Bay has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Byron Bay.