Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Connellan Airport

Car Hire at Ayers Rock Airport

This information is correct as of October 2015

Visit Uluru and explore the outback with car hire from Ayers Rock Airport. Instead of sticking to a tight coach trip schedule you can take your time and explore the national park at your own pace. The Olgas, King's Canyon, and the harsh beauty of the Red Centre are all at your fingertips when you rent car from Ayers Rock Airport. Compare prices today with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Ayers Rock Airport

Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Apollo and Auto Europe all offer car hire from Ayers Rock Airport.

Petrol stations near Ayers Rock Airport

If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There are two Shell service stations in Yulara, about ten minutes drive away from the airport.

Driving around Ayers Rock Airport

Lasseter Highway is a few minutes drive away from the airport. The roads in this part of the country are quite small, usually single carriageways. Generally they are fairly quiet too, but do be careful if you need to overtake. Traffic in Australia drives on the left-hand-side of the road, just like in the UK. 70% of Australian cars are automatic, so if you're used to a manual transmission it might take a little while to acclimatise to the controls. Remember to choose a car hire package with a sat-nav system to avoid getting lost.

Getting to your destination

The main reason people fly to Ayers Rock Airport is to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It only takes 25 minutes to drive to Uluru from Ayers Rock Airport. There isn't much else in the area, but we've put together a quick guide to some places where you can base yourself during your trip.


This small town is also known as Ayers Rock Resort, and is a basic service town for people coming to visit Uluru. There are shuttles into the national park and companies offering tours by helicopter and camel.

It takes ten minutes to drive to Yulara from Ayers Rock Airport. There are lots of places to park in the town, and most hotels have their own private car parks for guests. The town can be quite expensive, as it has a monopoly on tourism around Uluru.

Alice Springs

This desert town makes a great base for exploring The Red Centre. A good range of museums, natural attractions, and adventure activities make it a buzzing place to spend a few weeks.

Alice Springs is five hours and forty-five minutes drive away from Ayers Rock Airport. Parking is widely available and usually free. Due to the city's remote location, most hotels in Alice Springs have car parking for guests.

Prices subject to change

Car Hire with Skyscanner

Welcome to Skyscanner comprehensive car hire search. We search hundreds of destinations and compare thousands of car hire deals to help you find your perfect drive at a low price. We'll help you make your trip as cheap as possible, so you're sure to hit the road smiling. Come drive with us.

Free Car Hire Comparison

With Skyscanner you'll find some of the lowest car hire prices available on the web. Once you find the car hire deal that's right for you, we'll transfer you directly to the car rental company to make your booking. We never add commission, so you'll always get the best price.

Search with Skyscanner

Need to rent a car? Look no further. Wherever you want to go, whatever car you need, we've got the keys. Just enter your destination, pick-up and drop-off dates and we'll get you all the deals from the top car rental companies, so you can compare and book your car in seconds.