Ayers Rock

By | 16th January 2018

Do I need a car in Uluru?

Do you need a car in Ayers Rock > Should you rent a car in Ayers Rock Australia > Ayers Rock ( AYQ )

Is it worth renting a car at Ayers Rock Airport? Do you need a car to visit the area around Uluru / Ayers Rock?

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Do you need a car in Ayers Rock? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Ayers Rock?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Ayers Rock?

Ayers Rock Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

20%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€260

 #246/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 4 - of which 3 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

75%

#34/300

   

Why not? Visiting Ayers Rock without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Ayers Rock public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

00%

Overall public transport score

40%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Ayers Rock. 

90%

  • Use local bus shuttles.
  • You can take a 3 hour self-guided tour by bike. Bike hire from Outback Cycling Uluru.

There are very tight controls on development around Uluru / Ayers Rock, with the main resort compound being situated very close to Ayres Rock airport (AYQ).

Do I need a car in Uluru? There’s no shortage of transfer services both from the airport to the resort and also to Uluru / Ayers Rock itself, which is situated around 6 miles / 10 km away.

Ratings

Car rental in - Ayers Rock Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Ayers Rock?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Ayers Rock?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Ayers Rock?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Ayers Rock if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Ayers Rock if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Ayers Rock if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Ayers Rock on the Carornocar scale?

2

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Ayers Rock?

Have you driven in Ayers Rock? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Ayers Rock?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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