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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.
 
If you plan to go diving at the Barrier Reef, we offer excellent value car hire at Cairns Airport which will get you to the main step off points for trips out onto the reef.
 
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. Check out our one-way car rental options.

Cheapest car hire in Cairns

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.44 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 479.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 72.00 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 504.00 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.07 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 504.51 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 524.31 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.70 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 529.90 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 77.80 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 544.63 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Sedan

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 82.55 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Sedan

7 Days rental at 577.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 82.55 EUR/day
Toyota Camry

7 Days rental at 577.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Sedan

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 83.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Sedan

7 Days rental at 583.00 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 137.68 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 963.76 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 111.58 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 781.09 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 126.41 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 884.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 111.90 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 783.32 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.81 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 656.70 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
  • 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 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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95
85
90
91
13 min (average wait time)
8.7
No.2: ACE RENTAL CARS,
based on 92 reviews
90
90
80
80
80
14 min (average wait time)
8.2
No.3: EAST COAST,
based on 169 reviews
80
80
80
80
80
14 min (average wait time)

Cairns car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 479.08
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 68.44
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 18
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 64
    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 €68.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €93.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €180.90 per day from AVIS for a Kia Carnival.

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 FIREFLY, EAST COAST, HERTZ, 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 Ace Rental Cars rated second best with a score of 8.7/10

.

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cairns is €504.51 per week from EAST COAST.

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 €479.08 per week.

How much is fuel in Cairns?

You can expect to pay €1.232/ltr of petrol and €1.274/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 ACE RENTAL CARS, 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, 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 €479.08 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €479.08 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 €478.80 per week with an average price of €654.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cairns

Telephone numbers for 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, Ql, 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
  • Ace Rental Cars: Rated 8.7/10 from 8 reviews
  • East Coast Car Rentals: Rated 8.2/10 from 31 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.1/10 from 23 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 8.0/10 from 18 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.0/10 from 7 reviews

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