For many reasons, hire a van in Perth is the ideal method of transport for almost all visitors from inter state and overseas. Adelaide is known by many as the ‘twenty minute city’ in reference to its low density of traffic and uncongested roads – the conceit being that it is possible to commute to work in town in the morning in twenty minutes from the residential suburbs. Although this is not quite true, it is accurate to say that Adelaide is a very easy city to drive around, much less hectic than Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane. Forget what you have heard about one way expressways – roads in Adelaide are well sign posted and easy to navigate, although you might want to hire a GPS sat nav unit along with your hire car from your rent a car agency for a small additional daily fee, especially if you are planning to venture further afield to the internationally renowned wine regions of South Australia such as the Barossa Valley and the Coonawarra, or the world heritage listed Flinders Ranges.
Once you have arrived in Adelaide it is easy to find a rent a car agency. If you have just flown in and are looking for a hire car Adelaide Airport has rent a car desks representing all of the major brands just opposite the two domestic baggage carousels, or just outside the exit from the international arrivals room. Some of the rent a car outlets also have offices in the central business district – this may even offer cheaper rates than the airport rent a car offices, so if you want to save a few bucks it can be worth catching either the J1 or J2 bus from Adelaide Airport to the city. Tickets are only five dollars per adult if bought on board the bus from the driver and are good across the entire Adelaide public transport network of buses, trains, trams, and the O Bahn, although frequencies are low outside of day time hours during week days.
Adelaide mini bus hire is an excellent idea for larger groups that need to get around. Mini buses offered for hire by rent a car agencies typically seat between a dozen and twenty five people, and the mini buses on the smaller end of the spectrum are often capable of being legally driven with just a standard Australian C class licence for car drivers. The larger buses, however, may not be suitable for people without an appropriate class of driver’s licence. It is definitely worth checking with your chosen rent a car agency to ensure that you are able to drive the vehicle that you intend to hire if you wish to hire a mini bus in Adelaide or any other city in Australia. A good place to start looking for more details is the website of the relevant rent a car agency.