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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT DEVONPORT - AIRPORT

About Devonport  Airport (DPO)


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Address: Terminal Building Devonport Airport, Devonport Airport, Devonport, 7310, Tas

  Getting around

Devonport Airport (DPO) is located near Wesley Vale, 10 km (6.2 mi) from central Devonport, and serves as a crucial air travel entry point to northern Tasmania.

Driving is the most efficient way of getting around Devonport and all of Tasmania — by a large margin. Driving in Tasmania is generally a pleasant experience, although you’ll encounter some steep grades in mountainous areas. Due a couple of factors, driving times are a bit longer than the distance might indicate. First, the state speed limit is 110 km/h, but a significant portion of roads — which tend to wind around the landscape — are 90 km/h or less. Second, the majority of roads and highways are two-lane, undivided (single) carriageways, which increases the risk of overtaking one of the many big rig logging trucks on the road. It’s not uncommon to get stuck behind a slow moving truck for 5-10 km before a window of opportunity opens to pass.

Situated on the Mersey River, Devonport is within easy range of many top Tasmanian attractions, none more popular than Cradle Mountain National Park (88 km /54 mil) — a minimum 1hr 20min drive from town. As a destination in its own right, Devonport has an array of indoor and outdoor attractions such as the Imaginarium Science Centre (situated in the city center) and the Mersey River Dinner Cruise (boarding opposite the downtown Devonport Visitor Center).

  Choosing your car

The best way to see Tasmania is to rent a car, and the best place to pick up your car in Devonport is at (DPO), where you’ll find airport car rentals from Europecar, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, and Budget. Depending on your budget, you may want to book a Hyundai economy car hire. If you’re planning to do a lot of mountain driving, a Mitsubishi SUV is built for safety and performance. Standard and intermediate Toyota sedans are great for getting around the city and hitting the highway. The Kia 7-9 seater minivan is ideal for families and groups with camping gear.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Devonport Airport

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Tasmanians are known for being more friendly and open than folks in Sydney and Melbourne. If you get turned around coming out of a winding mountain pass, don’t hesitate to stop and ask somebody for directions.

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Car rental companies general don’t allow their cars to be transported on ferryboats — a fairly common form of transport to surrounding destinations like Flinders Island. Check with your provider before attempting to board your car hire on a boat.

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A GPS isn’t infallible, but it certainly won’t hurt in Tasmania. With more than 45% of the island designated a national park, you’ll be driving through a forest or two, many of which feature those notoriously tricky winding roads.

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Quick tips: Seatbelts are required for all occupants of the vehicle. Hands-free cell phone use is allowed. The legal BAC limit for driving is 0.05. And watch out for animals on the road, especially at night.

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In rural areas, most petrol stations close around 6:00 PM.

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Prevent driver’s fatigue when taking longer road trips by stopping every two hours or so. It’s a good chance to get your blood moving and take in some of the natural scenery.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Devonport - Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Devonport - Airport?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Devonport - Airport. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Devonport - Airport?

In short, book early when flying into Devonport - Airport, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

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3. Does Devonport - Airport have cars with 7 seats?

Devonport - Airport does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Devonport - Airport to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Devonport - Airport but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Devonport - Airport?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Devonport - Airport for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

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6. Is it better to rent at Devonport - Airport or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Devonport - Airport are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Devonport - Airport car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Devonport - Airport?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Devonport - Airport they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Devonport - Airport?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Devonport - Airport it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Devonport - Airport?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Devonport - Airport rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Devonport - Airport?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Devonport - Airport. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Devonport - Airport?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Devonport - Airport including Hyundai i20, Toyota Kluger, Toyota Commuter, and Holden Commodore Estate.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Devonport - Airport?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Devonport - Airport including:

  • Europcar  Europcar




After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Devonport - Airport. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Devonport - Airport?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Devonport - Airport, but we have provided an indicative price of NZD63 per day for a rental starting on May 15, 2020 with Europcar driving a Hyundai i20 or similar. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Devonport - Airport in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Devonport - Airport with Europcar at prices starting from NZD77 per day, in a Hyundai Tucson or similar on an example date of May 15, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Devonport - Airport. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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15. Which rental companies are there at Devonport - Airport?

We have listed a selection of 1 rental companies at Devonport - Airport. These are:

  • Europcar  Europcar



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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Devonport - Airport?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Devonport - Airport it takes an average of 14 mins to collect your vehicle.

We just checked the wait times at Devonport - Airport, but unfortunately we do not have any statistics for this location.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Devonport - Airport?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Devonport - Airport, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Devonport - Airport?

Prices can vary at short notice at Devonport - Airport, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai i20 or similar for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing NZD45 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

We performed a search of cars for pickup on Saturday morning at 10am, but unfortunately it looks like all cars at Devonport - Airport are booked out at that time. To search for other cars at another date or time, please check availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Devonport - Airport and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Devonport - Airport is Europcar with a score of 7.9 / 10. Here are the top 1:

  • Europcar  Europcar - 7.9

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Devonport - Airport?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Devonport - Airport. Some examples listed here are:

  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Nissan Micra  Nissan Micra

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