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Cheapest car hire in Cairns

Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.44 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 451.09 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.91 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 489.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.79 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 502.53 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.39 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 534.77 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.18 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 596.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.39 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 639.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.32 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 674.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.56 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 682.96 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.65 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 711.61 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

  • Cairns car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Cairns including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, EAST COAST, EUROPCAR, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

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.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Cairns

Best car rental companies in Cairns

9.2
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
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91
13 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 68 reviews
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11 min (average wait time)
7.8
No.4: BUDGET,
based on 335 reviews
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15 min (average wait time)

Cairns car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 451.08
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 64.44
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 11
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 42
    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 €64.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €68.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €336.60 per day from EUROPCAR for a Ford Everest.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cairns?

5 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cairns, including HERTZ, EAST COAST, ENTERPRISE, 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 8.0/10

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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 €596.26 per week from SIXT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cairns?

The cheapest car hire company in Cairns is EAST COAST, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Suzuki Swift available from as little as €451.08 per week.

How much is fuel in Cairns?

You can expect to pay €1.236/ltr of petrol and €1.389/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 AVIS, BUDGET, EAST COAST, EUROPCAR, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, SIXT as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Cairns?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Fullsize Elite, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, 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 EAST COAST rates start from just €451.08 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €451.08 from EAST COAST 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 €450.80 per week with an average price of €476.70 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: 07 4048 0522)
  • 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 St, Cairns Nth Qld, 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 8.0/10 from 7 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.8/10 from 22 reviews
  • Budget ABG Franchise: Rated 7.8/10 from 25 reviews
  • East Coast Car Rentals: Rated 7.8/10 from 12 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 12 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.

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