Pricing for borrowing cars

You pay for:

  • the time you have the car
  • the distance you drive
  • a booking fee
  • an optional Premium Protection fee

Each car's booking page has a calculator to help you estimate the final cost of your trip. Just enter in the dates and times you need the car, choose if you would like to reduce your Damage and Loss Liability, and enter an estimate of how many kilometres you will travel. You'll then be given an estimated final cost. 

Also read: How do I pay for the cars I borrow?

Time charges

Each car has both hourly and daily rates that are set by the Owner of the car. Typical rates for cars are $5–$8 per hour, and or $25-$40 per day. Vans cost around $9-12 per hour and $50-60 per day. This will be charged upfront at the time you make the booking.

Distance charges

You pay a distance charge for each kilometre you drive. The distance rate is chosen by the car's owner - it will be 21c, 33c or 45c per kilometre - and clearly displayed on the car's profile. This includes your fuel and also covers the owner for wear and tear on the car. The distance is usually charged after your trip has finished, but there are exceptions - see Progressive payments for long trips.

Booking fee

To help run our platform we charge a booking fee on all trips. This is charged upfront at the time you make the booking.

Borrowers on our legacy Heavyweight plan don't pay booking fees.

Premium Protection fee

You may also choose to reduce your Damage and Loss Liability by adding Premium Protection for an additional hourly or daily rate. See the rates and plans page for details. This is charged upfront at the time you make the booking.

Borrowers on our legacy Heavyweight plan have Premium Protection included with every trip.

Extension fee

An extension fee of $0.50 will be charged if you choose to extend your trip after it has started.

Security deposit

You will only need to pay a deposit for your first trip with Car Next Door.

All rates include insurance, roadside assistance and fuel. If you drive on any toll roads, the tolls will be added to your trip cost. Read more about toll charges.

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