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reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Anyone out there know of a reasonably priced car rental company in Alice Springs that offers unlimited kilometers. Most seem to give 200 free kms per day which is no good when you're going to Ayers Rock.

Alert: Be aware that Greyhound Pioneer buses no longer service the route between Alice Springs and Ayers Rock as of Feb 1 this year. Therefore there is no scheduled bus service of any sort any more - only various tours.

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1. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Hi

>"Most seem to give 200 free kms per day which is no good when you're going to Ayers Rock."

WHich companies *have* you contacted happy?

I am surprised that the 'big' rental firms don't offer unlimited (they do down here) as the road is very good and contains no offroad or unsealed sections all the way to Uluru. I can only imagine they are concerned about damage from animals (camels and kangaroos mainly) being hit by people travelling at night.....you do see a lot of carcasses along the way.

If you can give some further info that would be great. TIA.

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2. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

hello happy55florida,

Austour and AAT Kings both offer daily coach transfers between Uluru & Alice Springs. These tickets cost anywhere from $110 and $135 each way.

The Alice Springs Visitor Centre (Tourism Central Australia) is able to offer unlimited kilometre rates for Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar rental companies, which will be of great benefit to those wanting to drive to Kings Canyon or Uluru. I hope this has been of some help to you (albeit late) and to those in a similar situation.

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3. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

also http://www.uluruexpress.com.au/ does direct one way trips to Uluru.

Use the major car companies which operate from Alice Spring airport and Connellan Airport (Ayers Rock).

Avis / Hertz / Budget/ Thrifty.

www.carhire.com.au/car-rental/ayers-rock/

We always use Thrifty in the outback.

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4. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Sorry to be a pain, but it may help people. Uluru Express is an Ayers Rock based shuttle-bus service and only runs people from the Ayers Rock Resort or Airport, to both Uluru and the Olgas, but doesn't make the journey to Alice Springs

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5. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

sorry...I would be surprised if you find unlimited kilometres anywhere in the NT, I think the norm is now 100 kilometres included.

Good luck...

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6. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Hello

maybe it can help someone else : http://rentnewcars.com.au offers unlimited millage for Europecar rental (or so they advertise on their site).. the only drawback is that you have to book for at least 2 days.

But for someone planing to travel by car from alice to uluru, it should be somehow cheaper that paying 0,25 aud/km (almost as expensive as flying, for the given distance)

maybe somebody who already did the trip can help us with further tips on car rentals ? ;)

regards,

john

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7. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

We've done our sums and found it cheaper to catch an AAT Kings coach from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock; $236 for two. It's called 'Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Connection' and arrives at Ayers Rock at 1 pm. They stop at a camel farm for morning tea enroute. We couldn't find any car hire company with unlimited klms and they also charge $250 one way hire fee. (We wish to fly out of Ayers Rock to Cairns.) We plan to hire a car on arrival at Ayers Rock and drop off at airport on departure.

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8. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Once again, Thrifty & Hertz both offer 1-way services to Uluru. Hertz waive the 1 way fee if you hire for three days, and Thrifty waive it after 6 days. Both offer unlimited kilometre rates if you hire for three days minimum, but you need to book via the Alice Springs Visitor Centre to get this special rate - they won't offer it for a walk-in.

Also, as mentioned earlier, AAT Kings & Austour buses both offer a regular daily connection between Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, & Kings Canyon.

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10. Re: reasonable car rental with unlimited kilometers

Yes, alice camp n drive also hire out all your camping equipment as well for real cheap if you hire the car out from them. They supply you with maps and tell you the good places to camp for free. The guy their is an ex tour guide and knows the places well and tells you all the good swimming holes as well.

They are in the phone book and right across the road from toddys backpacker.