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Airlie Beach Mini Guide

Airlie Beach is a great base to explore the world’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef. You can take trips out to the reef from there or, if you’ve hired a car from rhinocarhire.com, you can explore different parts of the reef by driving north or south from Airlie.

If you're hiring a car in Australia, we source the best deals from leading car hire companies in Airlie Beach and all across Australia.  Distances in Australia are huge so the best way to travel is definitely by air, Airlie Beach has its own small airport serviced by most of the domestic airlines operating from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and all main airports and prices are reasonable.

Cheapest car hire in Airlie Beach

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.49 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 206.46 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.64 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 214.51 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.17 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 225.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.92 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 272.44 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.92 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 272.44 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Kona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.83 EUR/day
Hyundai Kona

7 Days rental at 278.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan X-Trail

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.22 EUR/day
Nissan X-Trail

7 Days rental at 281.55 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.68 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 284.76 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi ASX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.34 EUR/day
Mitsubishi ASX

7 Days rental at 338.39 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Useful to know about Airlie Beach

  • The small town is considered the best departure point for tours of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The protected sea between the mainland and the reef is nearly always calm making it perfect for sailors.
  • Because of the risk of poisonous Box Jellyfish, the town has a man-made 'safe swimming' lagoon near the beach shore.
  • It was the scene of the famous Busker persecution case where Facebook launched a campaign to make busking legal in the town.
  • It was thought to be Whitsunday when the area was discovered by Captain Cook and the area now takes the name of the religious festival.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Airlie Beach

Best car rental companies in Airlie Beach

9.2
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
96
95
85
90
91
13 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.3: EUROPCAR,
based on 9360 reviews
83
80
77
77
80
15 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.2: AVIS,
based on 225 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
18 min (average wait time)

Airlie Beach car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 206.43
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 29.49
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 4
    Most Popular Type:
    Fullsize
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Kia Carnival
  • 14
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Airlie Beach

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FAQs about car hire in Airlie Beach

How much does car hire in Airlie Beach cost?

Car hire in Airlie Beach costs as little as €29.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €39.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €68.60 per day from AVIS for a Mitsubishi Pajero.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Airlie Beach?

2 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Airlie Beach, including BUDGET, AVIS, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Airlie Beach?

None of the car hire companies in Airlie Beach are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Airlie Beach?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Keddy by Europcar (Corporate) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Airlie Beach with a score of 9.2/10

with Avis ABG Franchise rated second best with a score of 8.0/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Airlie Beach?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Airlie Beach is €206.46 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Airlie Beach?

The cheapest car hire company in Airlie Beach is BUDGET, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Toyota Corolla available from as little as €206.43 per week.

How much is fuel in Airlie Beach?

You can expect to pay €1.232/ltr of petrol and €1.274/ltr of diesel in Airlie Beach. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Airlie Beach?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Airlie Beach with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Airlie Beach?

We can arrange Compact, Fullsize, Intermediate, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Airlie Beach.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Airlie Beach?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Airlie Beach, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Airlie Beach is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Airlie Beach?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Airlie Beach at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €206.43 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €206.43 from BUDGET in Airlie Beach or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Airlie Beach?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Airlie Beach is €206.50 per week with an average price of €273.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Airlie Beach

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Airlie Beach

  • Europcar (tel: 61 07 49464133)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 61 07 49464133)
  • Avis (tel: 07 4967 7188)
  • Budget (tel: 07 4945 1024)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Airlie Beach

  • Europcar (398 SHUTE HARBOUR ROAD, AIRLIE BEACH, 4802, QLD, Queensland)
  • Keddy by europcar (398 SHUTE HARBOUR ROAD, AIRLIE BEACH, 4802, QLD, Queensland)
  • Avis (366 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach Qld, 4802, QLD, Queensland)
  • Budget (366 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach Qld, 4740)

Car hire company ratings in Airlie Beach

  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Europcar: Rated 8.0/10 from 59 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 8.0/10 from 18 reviews
  • Budget ABG Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 34 reviews

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