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Rent-A-Bug  car hire was established nearly 25 years ago in Tasmania and ran classic VW beetles. Today the fleet consists mainly of small, reliable Toyota Yaris' and Kia Rios referred to by our customers as ‘bugs’, as well as pre-loved backpacker vehicles and classic Mercedes.

With Rent-A-Bug you can be assured of a low-cost, no-frills car hire. Though the fleet mainly consists of pre-loved models, all our cars are one owner vehicles, well maintained, insured and completely road-worthy, as well as covered by year-round roadside assistance.

For the lowest cost car hire in Launceston, Devonport, Ulverstone, Wynyard and Burnie you cant go past Rent-A-Bug, located on the port, East Devonport
– 100 metres from the Spirit. As you step off the Spirit of Tasmania passenger ferry, head for number 1!

backpacker specials with Rentabug Tasmania Personlised service and great locations
Why Rent-A-Bug?
  • Under 21 years old? No problem. We welcome under 21s unlike most other car hire companies
  • Low low excess and very basic fee structure. We have low rates yet very minimal extra fees
  • See beautiful Tasmania in style and fun. The Rent-A-Bug fleet are very particular vehicles and specifically chosen for economy, fun and a true drivers experience
  • With our cheap rates, you can spend more on your holiday in Tassie
  • No extra charge for Additional Drivers. We won't charge for sharing the driving fun around! All we require is the extra driver's license details and you are good to go
Quick Terms
  • We understand Terms and Conditions can be daunting. Allow us to give a quick rundown on some of the important parts...
  • A refundable damage bond for all cars is $250 with the addition of the Excess Reduction Fee (ERF) of $9 per day, unless the driver is under 25 years in which case the excess is $500. Without the ERF, you are left with the full $4000 excess/bond.
  • Vehicles are supplied full of fuel and are to be returned full. Simple and easy
  • All vehicles covered by roadside assist
  • NO pets allowed in the vehicles
  • NO smoking allowed in the vehicles