Australia rent a car, taxi and getting around

Getting around. Taxis, rent a car, etc. When visiting Australia

On holidays

When you’re visiting Australia on holiday, it’s important to know how to get around. You can hire a taxi or rent a car, but there are other options. You can also use public transport, which is often cheaper and more convenient than taxis or rental cars.

 Hire a Taxi

Taxis are everywhere in Australia, and they’re easy to find. Just look for one of the many white taxis with green lettering on the side. Make sure you agree on a price before starting your journey! The taxi driver will help you with your bags and give you a ticket for your journey so you can pay them later.

Taxis are metered and easy to find in most cities, but they often have long wait times and can be quite expensive—especially if you’re travelling with multiple people. Rideshares are cheaper than taxis in general, allowing passengers to split the cost of their trip with others going in the same direction.

 Rent a Car

You can rent cars from most major companies at airports and major train stations in Australia. You need an international driving licence unless you have an Australian licence or passed an eye test by law enforcement officers at the time of rental. You’ll also need enough money for insurance, petrol/diesel, and tolls/parking fees (which vary).

Public transport

Here’s public transportation! Whether it’s trains or buses, or even ferries—there are several options available for getting around without having to worry about traffic jams or bad weather conditions like rainstorms or snowstorms.

You’ll notice that Australian trains are clean and modern, and they’re also quite comfortable. If you’re visiting during a major sporting event or concert, be sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they tend to sell out fast!

If you decide to travel by bus instead of train, you’ll find that many cities have excellent bus systems that are cheap and reliable. The downside is that buses don’t run at night (or even past 7 pm), so if you’re planning on staying out late at night, you might want to consider renting a car instead.

Few Tips

  1. Taxies can be found at airports, major train stations, and streets. The best way to find one is to ask a local where you are. If you have your phone with you, you can also use the Uber app to get around.
  2. If you are visiting Australia with young children, it may be more convenient for you to hire a car rather than take public transport. You can book an airport transfer service online or ask at the airport if they offer this service (most do).
  3. You will need an international driver’s license in addition to your country’s driver’s license.
  4. If you don’t have any experience driving on the left side of the road, or if you don’t feel confident about driving in Australia’s busy cities, then hiring a taxi is another good option. Taxis can be booked online or at counters in airports and hotels across Australia. Be sure that your chosen company has a good reputation and offers competitive rates.
  5. Many tour operators offer guided tours around Australia where they take care of all your transport needs. If you prefer this option, make sure they offer value for money by comparing prices with other operators before making a booking decision!
  6. Renting a car may seem like an expensive option at first glance (especially since gas prices average $1/liter), but it actually ends up being much more affordable than taking taxis or rideshares every time.

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