Are you considering doing a road trip from Perth to Adelaide? It is a long journey, but it is one that will give you an authentic Australian experience. The trip from Perth to Adelaide will take you across the famous Nullarbor Plains, where you will be able to travel on the longest straight road in Australia. Additionally, you can pass iconic landmarks and destinations such as Esperence, where you will be able to see wallabies relaxing along the Australian coastline.
There are a few rental companies that offer this service. There are rental vehicles available from Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and Keddy.
This depends on the route that you decide to take. If you decide to travel along the coastline, the drive will be approximately 33h and the distance will be just under 3200km. Alternatively, you can take the inland highways, which will reduce the travel time to 28h and the travel distance to just under 2700km.
You can use the map below to see the travel route options.
If you want to travel at a steady pace, you really want to allocate 14 days travel time.
There are interesting things to see off the beaten path, however, you will need to check the rental agreement to see where you can take the vehicle. The rental companies will usually have a clause stating whether the vehicle can be driven on unsealed roads. (You can see more information here) It's recommended that you check the details with the rental company and consult with them about your itinerary prior to booking your rental vehicle.
Perth and Adelaide offer visitors an abundance of things to see and explore. Check out our dedicated pages for these locations to find out more details on what you can include on your road trip journey.