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Car Hire at stupid o'clock

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Car Hire at stupid o'clock

We fly into Darwin at 3am, does anyone know if I can get a hire car at 4am? My information so far says not until 6am??

Thanks

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1. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

When I have gone through the airport I have noticed that generally 3 agents are open at 4am, May depend on what bookings they have but ring them up and see if they will have a car ready for you.

See darwinairport.com.au/to-from-airport/car-ren…

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2. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

I did this recently but it was not quite that late. I think 2am as our flight was late. We went with one of the larger companies and they were on deck to hand over keys etc. all done within a few minutes. However another couple on the same flight who were going to the same event booked with one of the local guys and they had issues getting their car and had to go back out to the airport the next morning.

Interesting that we also compared prices and ours was slightly cheaper. We booked with vroom vroom who just lists all the deals with the major companies. We went with the mystery special and had a great little 4 door automatic.

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3. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

Thanks for your input.

I have had contact with the owner of http://www.airportrentacar.com.au/ and he assures me I can get a car anytime of night with his company. The rates are good and I get 200 kms per day instead of 100 as per most others.

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4. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

Thats good to know. Thanks for the feedback.

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5. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

Just a follow up on this post....

We used Bargain Car Rentals in January and getting the car was easy at 4am. They provided detailed instructions on where to find the car and how to access it.... made a little harder by the dark and constant rain.

This company has had some bad reviews but we found them to be terrific, the car was new and service was good.

BTW has it stopped raining in Darwin yet??

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6. Re: Car Hire at stupid o'clock

Rain???? I am watering the garden!! Stopped a couple of weeks ago now only very scattered showers though for the last 2 nights there have been lots of thunder and sheet lightning from over the Tiwi Islands area lighting up Darwin.

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