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Wollongong car hires from £45/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Wollongong with a pick-up date of 10/8 and drop-off date of 12/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Wollongong

  • With cheap car hire in Wollongong, travelling around New South Wales is much easier. You can drive from Wollongong to Sydney in just under 1h 30min via the A1 and M1 highways. Continue past Sydney and you'll arrive at Newcastle in just over 3 hours, roughly an hour quicker than most public transport options. Alternatively, you could head south to Budawang National Park in just over an hour. If a multi-day road trip is on the cards, you can take the Pacific Coast Highway all the way up to Queensland's Gold Coast.
  • Most companies offering Wollongong car hire will allow you to take your vehicle across state borders. You can head south across the border to Wodonga in Victoria in around 5 hours, with the potential for detours through Kosciuszko National Park. Canberra, in the ACT, is around 3h 30min from Wollongong via the M31. You can stop at Goulbourn and see the 'Big Merino' along the way. Just bear in mind that you may be restricted from driving above the snow line during the winter months. Restrictions often also apply to unsealed roads, including beaches. If you think any of these may apply to your travel plans, ask your provider; they may be able to offer suitable vehicles or insurance coverage.
  • Consider choosing an electric vehicle for cheap car hire in Wollongong. It can be an especially good choice for those hiring a car for a longer period of time. Electric vehicles can be more expensive upfront, but recharging is often cheaper than refuelling. Wollongong has numerous chargers available for public use throughout the city. Stewart Street East Car Park close to Wollongong Beach and Wollongong Central Shopping Centre are two popular options with chargers. Some hotels in Wollongong, such as Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, also offer EV chargers for their guests.
  • Hire a car in Wollongong to discover the Grand Pacific Drive and stop wherever you like along the winding coastline from Royal National Park to Shoalhaven. Buses can be caught to nearby towns from Wollongong but a hire car will give you the ability to make stops and take in views from certain places, such as Robertson's Knoll Lookout and Bald Hill Lookout. Attractions, such as Wollongong Botanic Garden and Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple, are spread across the city and require a connection of two buses through West Wollongong, taking 45min rather than a quick 10min drive with a hire car. Mount Keira is also best reached by car to avoid the tiring 3 km ascent from the nearest bus stop.
  • The reception desks of Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty can be found to the left of Arrivals Hall A at Sydney International Airport (SYD). A 5min walk is required to reach the hire cars in the P7 Car Park and no shuttles are provided. Offices are also located directly opposite the Jetstar and Qantas baggage claim in Terminal 2 and 3, with a short walk to the vehicles outside. A hire car may help save time and money travelling from the airport to Wollongong as bus and train transfers cost approximately A$ 20–30 with a 2h trip, while driving takes roughly 1h 10min.
  • Take care when driving around coastal Wollongong roads as vehicles can approach quickly around blind corners. Watch for cars veering off direction as many drivers are tempted to take their eyes off the road along the Sea Cliff Bridge. Cyclists are common throughout the Illawarra region and a safe distance of at least 1.5 m must be given when overtaking.
  • Much calmer than other major cities across Australia, traffic in Wollongong peaks between 07:30–09:00. Congestion picks up during the afternoon around 15:30; however, long delays are not common. Traffic is worst along Princes Mwy, especially in the morning as commuters make their way to work in Sydney.
  • Book your car hire in Wollongong at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Wollongong are around 92% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Wollongong

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Wollongong?

    With wide roads and manageable congestion, full-sized cars are popular in Wollongong. The medium-sized makes provide a gentle drive and are great for cruising around coastal bends, while the spacious cabins and boots let you pack everything you need. Opt for a 4WD if you are thinking of going off-road driving in the Southern Highlands.

  • What’s the speed limit in Wollongong?

    Unless indicated otherwise by signage, the default limit in urban areas of Wollongong is 50 km/h. A 40 km/h maximum is enforced between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30-16:00 in school zones. Key arterial roads, including Crown St, increase to 60 km/h and others, such as Memorial Dr, rise to 80 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Wollongong?

    Wollongong Central Car Park offers the first 2h for free and is unrestricted after 17:30 on all weekdays except Thursday. Hourly spaces are available at Woolworths Wollongong Car Park for around A$ 3 and have a maximum daily fee of roughly A$ 20.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Wollongong?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 03/257 Princes Hwy 2526 (5 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Wollongong?

    The average price of fuel in Wollongong is £3.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £40 and £53, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Wollongong?

    Mini (Kia Carnival or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Wollongong.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Kingsford Smith airport include JUCY, Europcar, Simba Car Hire, Ace Rental Cars, East Coast Car Rentals, Apex, Hertz, Thrifty, Goldcar Rental SP and keddy by Europcar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Kingsford Smith airport to off-airport locations include JUCY, Europcar, Ace Rental Cars, Sixt, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Alamo.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Wollongong?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Wollongong?

    A Mini car hire in Wollongong costs £78 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Wollongong?

    A Standard car hire in Wollongong costs £45 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Wollongong?

    An Economy car hire in Wollongong costs £23 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Wollongong?

    In Wollongong, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty 03/257 Princes Hwy (5 miles from city centre).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Wollongong?

    Most car hire providers in Wollongong offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Wollongong, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What payment method do I need for car hire in Wollongong?

    Most major companies will accept a debit card if it's issued by Visa or Mastercard. You may need to pay a slightly higher security deposit if you use a debit card instead of a credit card. Cash, cheque or other payments usually aren't accepted.

  • How can I use a digital licence to pick up my Wollongong hire car?

    New South Wales drivers can now use digital licences instead of physical ones; however, not all car hire companies currently accept digital driver's licences for pick-ups. Avis, for example, only accepts a digital licence if it is issued by New South Wales, so drivers from other states will need their physical card.

Wollongong car hire reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Wollongong

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03/257 Princes Hwy

+61 2 4271 6925

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

Airport Rd

+61 2 4271 6925

Monday14:00 - 15:0008:00 - 11:00
Tuesday14:00 - 15:0008:00 - 11:00
Wednesday14:00 - 15:0008:00 - 11:00
Thursday14:00 - 15:0008:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:0014:00 - 15:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Easy to apply and very comfortable with hertz.

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Wollongong

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Unit 5, 13 Ralph Black Drive

+61 2 4251 1322

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday08:00 - 11:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Never let me down and good prices

1 out of 1

Thrifty

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Wollongong

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03/257 Princes Hwy

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

169-173 Princes Highway

+61 2 8378 6525

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 11:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Sept 2022

KAYAK
The staff were fantastic but the website was misleading. The address on the website made us go to 2 places before we found the right one. The taxi driver that took us was so amazing at helping us.

1 out of 1

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Wollongong

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Illawarra Regional Airport

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Avis

8.1

Very Good

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One location in Wollongong

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Unit 5, 13 Ralph Black Drive

+61 2 4251 1311

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
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Sunday08:00 - 11:00

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Sixt

7.7

Good

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169-173 Princes Highway

+61 2 8378 6525

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:00 - 11:00

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Europcar

6.5

Okay

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One location in Wollongong

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8a Flinders Street

+61 2 4251 4830

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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8a Flinders Street

+61 2 4251 4830

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

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8a Flinders St

+61 2 4251 4830

Monday08:00 - 11:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:00
Friday08:00 - 11:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Shouqi

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8a Flinders Street

+61 2 4251 4830

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Sunnycars

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8a Flinders Street

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3 travellers who hired a car in Wollongong gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Wollongong

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Car hire insurance in Wollongong

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Wollongong car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Wollongong.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Wollongong car hire.

Wollongong car hire information

Pick-up locationWollongong
Car typesCompact SUV
Hire locations9
Airport locations2
Popular agenciesHertz