Darwin Airport Car Rental

Darwin Airport Basics.....

The Darwin Airport serves passengers to and from the Northern Territory in Australia.  Roughly 2 million folks travel thru the turnstiles every year traveling about the upper-most part of Australia.  The airport not only serves a commercial purpose, but a military one as well.  The facility serves the Royal Australian Air Force's as well.
 
 
 
It was Goodbye Actually
 


Darwin Airport Car Rental.....
 

The Darwin Airport currently offers passengers car rental services thru car rental companies such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Hertz.  Each company has a desk located near the baggage claim area of the airport, in the arrivals hall section of the terminal.  Cars are located near the airport, and a short walk from the terminal.  Be sure to ask the car rental agent for walking directions upon arrival.

After picking up your rental car, you have options.  If traveling to Darwin, you will travel north out of the facility on Henry Wrigley Drive and then turn left (West) on McMillans Road for about 2.5 miles.  The road will T into Bagot Road.  Turn left on Bagot Road.  Drive South on Bagot Road for about 3 miles and then take Stuart Highway into the city of Darwin.

When returning your rental vehicle, you will essentially reverse the directions above.  Also, you will want to re-fuel somewhere before returning to the Darwin Airport.  If traveling back from Darwin to the Darwin Airport on Bagot Road, there is a gas fueling service station on the left hand side of the road - about 3k after turning onto Bagot Road, traveling North towards the airport.

Other places to see near the Darwin Airport include Coconut Grove (named for an actual coconut grove in the area), Wulagi and Casuarina (named after an evergreen shrub found in the region - See Picture Below).  Each can be reached within minutes of leaving the Darwin Airport.
 
 
 
Casuarina Beach
 


Darwin Airport Amenities.....
 

There is a cafe called Velluto's on the bottom (ground) floor not far from the baggage claim area.  The restaurant is open every hour of the day and offers typical cafe type food, including sandwiches and salads, too.  For those looking for free Wi-Fi, you're in luck.  The first floor of the airport offers free Wi-Fi.


Darwin Airport Hotels.....
 

For those looking for a place to stay near the airport, this is the right place.  The Darwin Airport Inn is situated within walking distance (a little over 200 meters) from the Darwin Terminal.  Rates are currently fairly reasonable averaging from €100 to €150 per night.  Also, there is a restaurant called Loong Fong Seafood.  They offer typical Chinese meals and by all accounts, is pretty tasty.  Breakfast is available at the Hotel starting at 3:30 in the morning.


Darwin Airport Car Rental Choices.....
 

SUV's, minivans, luxury cars, and economy cars are all available at the Darwin Airport.  Car rental rates at the Darwin Airport are fairly reasonable, compared to European locations.  Often the smaller, economy cars start at €25, which is not too bad.  Of course, 12-seater vans can fetch over €100 or more depending on the inventory available.  Don't forget to add on extras if you think you need them.  GPS's can be reserved here (as well as just about any other location) and if you're wanting to add an additional driver, that can be done as well.  

Thanks for shopping with Eurocar Rental.  We do appreciate your business, and we hope you enjoy your Darwin Airport Car Rental experience.
 
 
Source: Darwin Airport Homepage

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