Sanitised car hire in Cairns

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 in Cairns, Australia offer sanitised rental cars:

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

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS
  • BUDGET
  • ENTERPRISE
  • EUROPCAR

Cheapest car hire in Cairns

Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 75.79 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 530.59 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Premium

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 89.70 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

7 Days rental at 627.94 EUR from 20/09/2021

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.04 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 637.28 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Ford Ranger Double Cab

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 92.55 EUR/day
Ford Ranger Double Cab

7 Days rental at 647.86 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 95.96 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 671.76 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 96.79 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 677.53 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 99.07 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 693.53 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 101.40 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 709.80 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.00 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 742.06 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

Useful to know about Cairns

  • The city is named after the former Governor of Queensland, William Cairns.
  • Cairns has a tropical climate with associated rainforests, including the one at Cape Tribulation.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is only an hour away by boat.
  • The major tourist attraction is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway that travels five miles over the rainforest below.
  • The area has a number of wineries producing wine from tropical fruits.

Cairns car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Cairns

9.2
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
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13 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.3: HERTZ,
based on 728 reviews
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70
25 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 67 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Cairns

ALAMO

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

ALAMO

Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns - Airport, 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 car hire information

Cairns car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 530.53
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 75.79
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 32
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Cairns

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Cairns

How much does car hire in Cairns cost?

Car hire in Cairns costs as little as €75.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €153.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €418.60 per day from EUROPCAR for a Kia Carnival.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cairns?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cairns?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Cairns?

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

with Enterprise rated second best with a score of 7.7/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cairns is €530.59 per week from FIREFLY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cairns?

The cheapest car hire company in Cairns is FIREFLY, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Toyota Corolla available from as little as €530.53 per week.

How much is fuel in Cairns?

You can expect to pay €0.971/ltr of petrol and €0.905/ltr of diesel in Cairns. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Cairns?

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

What type of car can I hire in Cairns?

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

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Cairns, 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 is € per week from for a .

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cairns at the moment, however FIREFLY rates start from just €530.53 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €530.53 from FIREFLY in Cairns - Downtown 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?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cairns is €530.60 per week with an average price of €1074.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cairns

Most popular car hire companies in Cairns

  • Europcar (tel: 61 07 40334800)
  • Hertz (tel: 0740468701)
  • Avis (tel: CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000)
  • Budget (tel: 07 4048 8166)
  • East coast (tel: 1800 327 826; +61 7 5555 8900 )
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 61 07 40334800)
  • Enterprise (tel: 0740312707)
  • Firefly (tel: 0740516399)
  • Hertz (tel: 0740385690)
  • Ace rental cars (tel: 1800 62 04 08 / +613 9222 2595)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Cairns

  • Europcar (CAIRNS SQUARE CORNER SHIELD & ABBOTT STREET, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Hertz (Cairns Square, Abbott St, Cairns, Qld, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Avis (153 Lake Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Budget (153 Lake St, Cairns Qld, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • East coast (411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland)
  • Keddy by europcar (CAIRNS SQUARE CORNER SHIELD & ABBOTT STREET, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland)

Car hire company ratings in Cairns

  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.7/10 from 13 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.7/10 from 19 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 7.6/10 from 33 reviews
  • Budget ABG Franchise: Rated 7.3/10 from 34 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 7.3/10 from 9 reviews

Cairns Mini Guide

Cairns is an Australian city built in an area of natural beauty which is surrounded by rain forest and near to the Great Barrier Reef. Despite having no recognised swimming beaches, this special location has meant that thousands of tourists want to visit the city every year and Cairns has accordingly catered its economy towards tourism.

These international arrivals swell the population of the city which usually stands at 130,000 inhabitants. At the Northern end of the state of Queensland, Cairns attracts so many Japanese tourists annually that many signs in the city are written in their language. If you plan to go diving at the Barrier Reef we offer great value car hire at Cairns Airport which is open to any age of driver and which will get you to the main step off points for trips out onto the reef.

Among the things to do in Cairns is cool off in a huge artificial lagoon which has been constructed for those times when you can’t go in the sea. The months between October and May are known as ‘stinger’ season in Australia when the water is full of deadly box jellyfish. But don’t let anything put you off going scuba diving on the Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders and the only living thing on earth which is visible from space. You will find many companies who can take you out to the reef by boat and guide you around. Two hours south of Cairns is Mission Beach where you can watch nature, swim or do watersports all in a natural setting.

Cairns has picked up a reputation as being a popular location for adventure sports. Along with diving you will find many places offering white water rafting, sky dives (tandem options too!) and hang gliding. Slightly more sedate but just as exciting are the chances to go hot air ballooning, deep sea fishing (large marlin are often caught there) and sailing.

Flying into Cairns Airport you will be able to pick up your Rhino rental car through major car hire companies such as Europcar, DIY Car Hire, Hertz, Avis Car Hire and Thrifty rental cars. It is possible to get to  Cairns Airport from many international destinations. Among them Jetstar has connections with Osaka in Japan, Auckland is accessible with Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific goes to Hong Kong on every other day of the week.

If you want to travel to destinations within Australia there is of course the national airline Qantas which flies to the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth as well as the other locations such as Darwin and the Gold Coast. Jetstar and Virgin Blue also have domestic flights while Mac Air flies regionally within Queensland to places such as Mount Isa and Townsville.

Cairns in tropical north QLD has many activities on offer. To help you compare and book a list of things to do in Cairns check out Godo.com.au or visit this page for our guide to Australia.

If you want to experience a tropical rainforest for yourself, you’ll have plenty to choose from around Cairns. There, you can fly over one in a cable car or drive through another in your hire car from rhinocarhire.com.

If you’ve booked with us before you’ll know that we pride ourselves on offering excellent value for money by checking all the car hire companies prices ourselves. We can offer car hire from only £14 per day, a small price when you consider that comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance is included in the price.
  • Cairns car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Cairns including;

  • Guaranteed 2020/2021-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2020/2021-registered car at the desk available from EAST COAST, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from EAST COAST, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

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    New South Wales Bank Holiday - State Holiday

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