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car hire Perth to Exmouth

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car hire Perth to Exmouth

Does anyone know a car rental firm that will do reasonable rates on a ONE WAY hire Perth to Exmouth? (or the other way round)

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1. Re: car hire Perth to Exmouth

One way hire - particularly to a small regional centre - is not financially viable for the rental company (it means a vehicle could be stuck somewhere for a lengthy period prior to a hopeful one way hire in the opp direction - thats a vehicle that is then losing daily revenue). So they have no choice but to include a high one way fee in order to make up that lost revenue.

So you can check all the usual companys - Avis, Hertz, Budget etc but you will find that all have the one way rental fee. For smaller companies the revenue loss potential is even greater so if anything its better to go with the big companies as they have a larger vehicle supply.

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2. Re: car hire Perth to Exmouth

Their rates including the one way extra fee are still pretty reasonable - considering that they have to pay someone to drive the vehicle back 1,300 kms plus fuel costs. This means paying someone for 15 hrs driving it back, which is 2 days work, with overnight accommodation, assuming that they don't have to fly someone up in the first place to drive it back!

You may have more luck if you consider flying up yourself and driving back instead - maybe they will have a car they want to relocate!

Edited: 06 May 2014, 03:18
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3. Re: car hire Perth to Exmouth

Yes, Kerry, but I'd confirm that first, otherwise they'd be stuck up in Exmouth and have to shell out to fly home as well.

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