Are you thinking about doing a one way drive from Darwin to Alice Springs? It's an iconic drive that will take you through Australia's outback. But before committing to this one way journey, you should be aware of the car rental options available.
It's a long commute and not all car rental companies offer a one way service. So if you intend to stop your car hire journey for any reason in Alice Springs, you should be aware of the estimated pricing costs and availability.
The distance between the two cities is just under 1500km and will require 17h of commuting time. You can use the map below to see how the drive will be.
There are one way deals available from as little as $400. However, there's a limitation on the amount of kilometres that can be driven per day. So you will need to calculate the mileage that you need and how you plan to stagger your journey.
For example, if you hire a car that has a limitation of 100km per rental day; and the extra charge is 0.297 per kilometre; an extra 100 kilometres will cost you $29.70 a day. If you planned to do the entire journey in one day, you would need to estimate an additional $386.10 for the rental.
So you would expect to pay at least $786.10 for the rental vehicle.
There may also be other fees and surcharges that the rental company adds as well.
Avis is the only supplier that offers this service.
Almost every Australian dreams about venturing through the Outback. The only way you can do so is if you drive a car, campervan or motorhome. With these vehicles, you will be able to stop at rest stops and camping grounds, as well as visit other places along the way at your own pace.
Explore the amazing wetlands that's on offer in Kakadu. There are several walking trails for treks and different camping experiences on offer. You can even swim in the watering holes or gaze upon Katherine Gorge.
Another famous landmark that is similar to Uluru, but lays 35km to the West and is not as crowded as Uluru. It's another great location for photos and experiencing the Australian Outback.
Uluru (Also known as Ayers Rock) is a large sandstone monolith in the middle of Australia. It is sacred to the traditional aboriginal communities and is a national treasure of Australia. The area has great walking tracks, wilderness and offers stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Note: If you are thinking to only commute to Uluru, check out our car hire options from Alice Springs to Uluru.
This is great for photo opportunities. Get a photo amongst these uniquely shaped rocks that balance unusually.
Do a comparison to see what vehicles are on offer. There tends to be a limited selection, so if you find a good deal, book it immediately.
Here's some information and tips for your Alice Springs and Darwin travel plans.