Cheapest car hire at Cairns Airport

Intermediate

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 35.73 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 250.12 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.43 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 556.07 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.00 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 259.04 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.22 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 519.54 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.85 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 243.97 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Mitsubishi ASX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.46 EUR/day
Mitsubishi ASX

7 Days rental at 409.25 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.57 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 235.04 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 16.32 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 114.29 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Nissan X-Trail

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.62 EUR/day
Nissan X-Trail

7 Days rental at 158.36 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  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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Best car rental companies in Cairns Airport

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No.1: EUROPCAR,
based on 9358 reviews
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No.2: EAST COAST,
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No.3: HERTZ,
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Nearest car hire pickup locations at or near Cairns Airport

ALAMO

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

AVIS

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

ALAMO

Terminal Building Garbutt, Townsville, 4814, Qld, Queensland

AVIS

305 Ingham Road, Townsville, 4814, Qld, Queensland

AVIS

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

EUROPCAR

398 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, 4802, Qld, Queensland

Recent customer reviews (average rating 4.0/10)

Mr. Jakes

Canada

4/10
Rental car was

Rental car was a little scruffy, I had expected a new model? I think all rental cars should be new models personally.

27/08/2019
Alex

USA

8/10
Great beaches a

Great beaches and surfing spots. Stayed at the Ramada Hotel, nice views.

14/02/2019
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Cairns Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 102.13
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 102.1
    Best Price:
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    Most Popular Type:
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    Most Popular Model:
    Kia Carnival
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Car hire locations near Cairns Airport, Australia

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Average prices per day for car hire at Cairns Airport

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire at Cairns Airport

How much does car hire in Cairns Airport cost?

Car hire in Cairns Airport costs as little as €14.6 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €23.5 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €79.4 per day from NATIONAL for a Kia Carnival.

Who is the best car rental agent in Cairns Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Keddy by Europcar (Corporate) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cairns Airport with a score of 9.0/10

with Keddy by Europcar (Corporate) rated second best with a score of 9.0/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cairns Airport is €113.69 per week from KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cairns Airport?

The cheapest car hire company in Cairns Airport is ENTERPRISE, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Kia Rio available from as little as €102.13 per week.

How much is fuel in Cairns Airport?

You can expect to pay €0.92/ltr of petrol and €0.93/ltr of diesel in Cairns Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Cairns Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Cairns Airport with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, BUDGET, EAST COAST, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, NATIONAL as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Cairns Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Standard, Standard Elite rental cars in Cairns Airport.

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in 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 in Cairns Airport is € from .

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cairns Airport at the moment, however ENTERPRISE rates start from just €102.13 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €102.13 from ENTERPRISE 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 in Cairns Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cairns Airport is € per week with and average price of € 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: 07 40359299)
  • AVIS (tel: (61) 07 4033 9555)
  • BUDGET (tel: 07 4033 9777)
  • EAST COAST (tel: 1800 327 826 (inside Australia); +61 7 5555 8900 (outside Australia))
  • 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 9.0/10 from 12 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.0/10 from 12 reviews
  • East Coast Car Rentals: Rated 8.8/10 from 10 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.6/10 from 22 reviews
  • Europcar: Rated 8.3/10 from 33 reviews
  • Alamo EMEA: Rated 8.3/10 from 169 reviews

Cairns Airport Mini Guide

The Airport
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.

Aerial View Cairns Airport

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.

Cairns 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.
 

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    Thursday 9 Apr 2020

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Latest Update from Cairns Airport:

21/04/12 - The flights from Cairns to Auckland have proved so popular that more flights are being laid on. Air New Zealand and Jetstar will share the extra flights.

Driving in Cairns Airport - Need to know

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    Current Petrol Price

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Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Thursday 9 Apr 2020

    Maundy Thursday - Christian

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