Contact your faction. I say this for 2 reasons. 1. Yes, you can rent an NPC transport.However, you can only get into orbit with them. You can't go anywhere else in the system or hyperspace for that matter. 2. If you've joined a faction, then when you decide on a job within that faction, most will give you a loaner ship until (or if) you get the credits to buy your own.
Now, starting on Rodia, you have an option or two. Contact me via DM if you wish, I'll be in that area in a few days and can give you a lift somewhere, if you have a destination mapped out.