Sanitised car hire at Cairns Airport

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies at Cairns Airport, Australia offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies at Cairns Airport have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • ALAMO
  • AVIS
  • BARGAIN CAR RENTALS
  • BUDGET
  • EAST COAST
  • ENTERPRISE
  • EUROPCAR
  • FIREFLY
  • HERTZ
  • KEDDY BY EUROPCAR
  • NATIONAL
  • THRIFTY

Cheapest car hire at Cairns Airport

Compact

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.04 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 378.32 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.04 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 378.34 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.04 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 378.34 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 412.17 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 412.17 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 412.18 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 412.18 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 412.18 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.88 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 412.18 EUR from 17/05/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Cairns Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Cairns Airport

  • The airport originally operated off a sandbar which allowed flights only at low tides.
  • The Royal Flying Doctor Service operates from Cairns Airport.
  • The busiest international route is to Narita in Japan and the busiest domestic route is to Brisbane.
  • The airport operates a substantial freight network with its busiest route being to and from Hong Kong.
  • Nearly 4m passengers used Cairns Airport last year.

Cairns Airport car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Cairns Airport

9.2
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
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95
85
90
91
13 min (average wait time)
8.2
No.2: THRIFTY,
based on 16 reviews
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81
78
80
83
16 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.3: EAST COAST,
based on 31 reviews
93
71
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71
95
40 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations at or near Cairns Airport

ALAMO

Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns - Airport, Cairns, 4870, Qld, Queensland

ACE RENTAL CARS

Cairns Square Corner Shield & Abbott Street, Cairns, 4870, Qld, Queensland

THRIFTY

7 Warner Street, Tropical North Queensland, Port Douglas, 4871, Qld, Queensland

ALAMO

Terminal Building Garbutt, Townsville, 4814, Qld, Queensland

EUROPCAR

305 Ingham Road, Townsville, 4814, Qld, Queensland

AVIS

116 Gill Street, Charters Towers, 4820, Qld, Queensland

Cairns Airport car hire information

Cairns Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 378.28
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 54.04
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 13
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Mitsubishi ASX
  • 53
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Cairns Airport

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April€ 43
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June€ 24
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August€ 32
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October€ 46
November€ 44
December€ 98
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February€ 40
March€ 43
April€ 38
May€ 37
June€ 19
July€ 23
August€ 29
September€ 39
October€ 47
November€ 43
December€ 100
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January€ 69
February€ 69
March€ 73
April€ 55
May€ 49
June€ 37
July€ 36
August€ 45
September€ 45
October€ 60
November€ 56
December€ 129
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January€ 54
February€ 47
March€ 59
April€ 47
May€ 47
June€ 27
July€ 27
August€ 36
September€ 40
October€ 48
November€ 44
December€ 109
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May€ 14
June€ 15
July€ 23
August€ 32
September€ 33
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November€ 33
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January€ 55
February€ 52
March€ 60
April€ 48
May€ 47
June€ 29
July€ 31
August€ 40
September€ 46
October€ 55
November€ 48
December€ 110
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January€ 50
February€ 50
March€ 55
April€ 45
May€ 41
June€ 27
July€ 24
August€ 32
September€ 47
October€ 47
November€ 45
December€ 98
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire at Cairns Airport

How much does car hire at Cairns Airport cost?

Car hire at Cairns Airport costs as little as €54.00 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €59.40 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €199.60 per day from EUROPCAR for a Toyota Commuter.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cairns Airport?

12 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cairns Airport, including EAST COAST, NATIONAL, HERTZ, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Cairns Airport?

None of the car hire companies at Cairns Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at Cairns Airport?

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

with Thrifty rated second best with a score of 8.2/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Cairns Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Cairns Airport is €378.32 per week from ALAMO.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Cairns Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Cairns Airport is ALAMO, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Toyota Yaris available from as little as €378.28 per week.

How much is fuel at Cairns Airport?

You can expect to pay €0.895/ltr of petrol and €0.866/ltr of diesel at Cairns Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Cairns Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Cairns Airport with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BARGAIN CAR RENTALS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, NATIONAL as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Cairns Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars at Cairns Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Cairns Airport?

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

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Cairns Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Cairns Airport at the moment, however ALAMO rates start from just €378.28 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €378.28 from ALAMO in Cairns Airport - International Terminal 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 at Cairns Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Cairns Airport is €378.00 per week with an average price of €415.80 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about car hire agents at Cairns Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Cairns Airport

  • Alamo (tel: 740349045)
  • Europcar (tel: 61 07 40349088)
  • Hertz (tel: 0740389990)
  • Avis (tel: CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000)
  • Budget (tel: 07 4033 9777)
  • East coast (tel: 1800 474 258 (Within Australia) +61 7 5555 8908 (International mobiles))
  • Firefly (tel: 07 40359299)
  • Enterprise (tel: 740349045)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 61 07 40349088)
  • National (tel: 740349045)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Cairns Airport

  • Alamo (TERMINAL BUILDING AIRPORT AVE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Europcar (TERMINAL BUILDING CAIRNS AIRPORT, Cairns - Airport, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Hertz (Cairns Apt, Cairns, Qld, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Avis (Terminal Building, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Budget (Terminal Building, Cairns Qld, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • East coast (Off Airport, 411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland)

Car hire company reviews at Cairns Airport

  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 8.2/10 from 16 reviews
  • East Coast Car Rentals: Rated 8.1/10 from 6 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 30 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 7.6/10 from 33 reviews
  • Alamo EMEA: Rated 7.6/10 from 41 reviews

Cairns Airport Mini Guide

Cairns Airport is the international airport for Cairns in Queensland, Australia. It is situated 7km north of the city and has 2 terminals, one for international flights and one for domestic flights.

How do I get There?
There are currently 17 airlines flying into Cairns, most of these routes are within Australia but there are also flights from New Zealand and Asia.

Can I get to the City Easily?
Sun Palm Transfers Group operates a shuttle bus service to the city and local resorts and they pick up from just outside the terminal building. Taxis are also available. If you have hired a car, you will find the car rental offices in arrivals, in both terminals.

What’s at the Airport for me?
If you need to change your dollars or euros, head to International Currency Exchange, they have branches in both terminals. The Qantas Lounge is available to business class passengers - you can catch up there on work or just relax in comfort with a drink and a light snack. In both terminals you will find Hub convenience store for any last minute purchases and Newslink for all your books and magazines.

What if I am Hungry?
You can find a variety of food and drink outlets at the airport, what ever your taste. Go to Tropics Food Court and take your pick, you can have sushi or coffee and a cake or for fast food have a burger at Hungry Jacks.

I Forgot to buy Gifts!
Not a problem, as there are plenty of outlets selling locally made items, take a look at Ampiji or Purely Australian. You could also buy a bikini or surf shorts at Beach Culture or something tasty at Produce of Australia. The airport authority have just announced more shops to be opened at the airport and tenders are out for take up. The increase is expected to double the amount of shopping outlets at the airport.

Where can I Stay?
The 4 star Mercure Hotel Harbourside Cairns is 3.5km from the airport on the esplanade in Trinity Bay. You can relax and enjoy the pool and gardens or take their shuttle bus into the city. Later, eat an Asian inspired meal on the pool terrace at Teshi’s Restaurant and have a cocktail at Blue Mango Bar.

There’s nothing more frustrating than standing in a queue at a car hire desk and finding that when it’s your turn you’ll have to squeeze your family of four kids into a sub mini. You can easily avoid this by booking in advance.

Not only will you be able to choose from a large range of vehicles but you could benefit from our regular online special offers. We were voted ‘Best on the Road’ in 2018 for just these reasons. So, book with us in the knowledge that the car of your choice will be ready and waiting for you.

See here for a comprehensive guide to car rental agents, models and locations to rent a car in Australia.
  • Cairns Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 3 special offers for car rental in Cairns Airport including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, AVIS, BARGAIN CAR RENTALS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, NATIONAL.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, AVIS, BARGAIN CAR RENTALS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, NATIONAL.
  • Recommended Deal
    Good price for a top class car available from ALAMO, AVIS, BARGAIN CAR RENTALS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, NATIONAL.

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