Cheapest car hire in Cairns

Compact

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.53 EUR/day
Compact

7 Days rental at 94.74 EUR from April 20

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  Automatic |
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Fullsize Elite

Toyota Commuter

12 Adults, 4 Doors

From 72.18 EUR/day
Fullsize Elite

7 Days rental at 505.31 EUR from April 20

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  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard Elite

Kia Carnival

8 Adults, 4 Doors

From 23.88 EUR/day
Standard Elite

7 Days rental at 167.20 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.98 EUR/day
Economy

7 Days rental at 83.91 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Toyota Camry

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 17.62 EUR/day
Fullsize

7 Days rental at 123.39 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 13.05 EUR/day
Intermediate

7 Days rental at 91.40 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.08 EUR/day
Standard

7 Days rental at 126.61 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate Elite

Toyota Prado

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.51 EUR/day
Intermediate Elite

7 Days rental at 276.60 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  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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Best car rental companies in Cairns

9.0
No.2: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
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11 min (average wait time)
9.0
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 881 reviews
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92
86
92
85
11 min (average wait time)
8.3
No.4: BUDGET,
based on 4166 reviews
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14 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Cairns

AVIS

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

BUDGET

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

ALAMO

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

EAST COAST

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

ENTERPRISE

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

EUROPCAR

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

Recent customer reviews (average rating 10/10)

Luke

Cairns, Australia

10/10
As a regular bu

As a regular business traveller I rent cars quite a lot so need a reliable service. I've used your company about 6 or 7 times now and have always been satisfied with the service you offer.

22/05/2019
Alex

Ballina Airport, Australia

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 car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 155.90
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 83.86
    Best Price:
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    Most Popular Model:
    AVIS
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    Most Pickup locations:
    AVIS

Car hire locations near Cairns, Australia

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Average prices per day for car hire in Cairns

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

FAQs about car hire in Cairns

How much does car hire in Cairns - Downtown cost?

Car hire in Cairns - Downtown costs as little as € per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a mini class vehicle is € per day. The most expensive car to hire is €157.25 per day from ENTERPRISE for a Mitsubishi Outlander.

Who is the best car rental agent in Cairns - Downtown?

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

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cairns - Downtown is €94.74 per week from KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cairns - Downtown?

The cheapest car hire company in Cairns - Downtown is AVIS, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €83.86 per week.

How much is fuel in Cairns - Downtown?

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

What car hire agencies are available in Cairns - Downtown?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Cairns - Downtown with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, 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 - Downtown?

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

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Cairns - Downtown, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cairns - Downtown at the moment, however AVIS rates start from just €83.86 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €83.86 from AVIS 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 - Downtown?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cairns - Downtown is € per week with and average price of € per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Cairns

Most popular car hire companies in Cairns:

  • EUROPCAR (tel: 61 07 40334800)
  • HERTZ (tel: 07 40516399)
  • AVIS (tel: (61) 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)

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 9.0 out of 10 from 12 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 9.0 out of 10 from 12 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 8.3 out of 10 from 524 reviews
  • Budget ABG Franchise: Rated 8.3 out of 10 from 229 reviews
  • Avis ABG Franchise: Rated 8.0 out of 10 from 145 reviews
  • Europcar: Rated 8.0 out of 10 from 764 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.

Cairns Lagoon

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.

Beach in Cairns

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.

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Latest Update from Cairns:

21/04/12 - Cairns is a great place to experience the culture and food of Japan without actually having to go there. many local signs are in Japanese, there are Japanese supermarkets and plenty of Japanese restaurants.

Driving in Cairns - Need to know

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    100-130kph

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    AUD  1.45/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Sunday 5 Apr 2020

    Daylight Saving Time ends - Clock change - Daylight Saving Time

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