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Cairns is set on the coast of tropical Far North Queensland, roughly halfway between Townsville to the south and Cooktown to the north. Originally a gold-mining centre, today it is far better known as a launching point to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, which has helped to make it the fourth most popular tourist destination in Australia.


Cairns is also a great base for road trips both along Queensland’s coast and into the hinterland, with the Atherton Tablelands being a reliable highlight. Cairns enjoys a tropical monsoon climate, with the wet season running from November to May.

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Rental rate prices displayed are AUD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on March 04, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

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Our customers have rated their Cairns car rental booking experience 4.7/5
(1,027 reviews)
  • 18 Feb 2024

    Easy and no payment details required

    jeff b.
    Booked: Hyundai I30 or similar
    Cairns
    Hyundai I30 or similar
  • 29 Jan 2024

    Easy to book

    jane v.
    Booked: Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
    Cairns
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  • 01 Dec 2023

    Great

    saju k.
    Booked: Hyundai i30 or similar
    Cairns Central
    Hyundai i30 or similar
  • 22 Nov 2023

    Fairly easy so far, haven't picked up car yet though.

    murray s.
    Booked: Mazda CX5 or similar
    Cairns Central
    Mazda CX5 or similar
  • 11 Nov 2023

    Easy booking.

    vanessa b.
    Booked: Kia Cerato or similar
    Cairns
    Kia Cerato or similar
  • 28 Oct 2023

    Easy

    swathi s.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
    Cairns
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • 08 Sep 2023

    best price easy

    ron h.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Cairns City
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 22 Jan 2024

    Very easy to use

    gillian g.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
    Sydney Downtown
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Cairns

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Monospace, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsEight car rental depots in Cairns.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Budget, Dollar, East Coast, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Cairns

Popular rental car models in Cairns last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    19%

    $36
    $56
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    Rent with

    Budget, Enterprise

  • 2

    17%

    $41
    $81
    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota CorollaIntermediate Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    East Coast, Budget, Thrifty

  • 3

    10%

    $58
    $84
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftEconomy Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Avis

  • 4

    6%

    $45
    $50
    MG MG3

    MG MG3Economy Car

    5

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Enterprise

  • 5

    6%

    $47
    $67
    Mg Zs

    Mg ZsIntermediate SUV

    5

    5

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    East Coast

Audi vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Audi Q2

    Audi Q2

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Audi Q3 35 TFSI Sportback

    Audi Q3 35 TFSI Sportback

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

  • Audi Q5

    Audi Q5

    5

    4

    3 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Audi Q7

    Audi Q7

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

  • Audi SQ5

    Audi SQ5

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Ford vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Honda vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Honda Hr-v

    Honda Hr-v

    5

    5

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget, Sixt

Isuzu vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Isuzu MU-X

    Isuzu MU-X

    7

    5

    4 large, 6 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Kia vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, East Coast, Thrifty, Hertz, Enterprise, Sixt

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

  • Kia Picanto

    Kia Picanto

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    East Coast

    Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

  • Kia Stonic

    Kia Stonic

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

LDV vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • LDV D90

    LDV D90

    7

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast

Mazda vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Mazda CX-30

    Mazda CX-30

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mazda CX-9

    Mazda CX-9

    7

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mercedes vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Mercedes-Benz V Class

    Mercedes-Benz V Class

    8

    2

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

MG vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Mg Hs

    Mg Hs

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast

    MG HS VIBE

    MG HS VIBE

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise

  • MG MG3

    MG MG3

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise

    Mg Zs

    Mg Zs

    5

    5

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    East Coast

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Mitsubishi ASX

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

Peugeot vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Peugeot 508s

    Peugeot 508s

    5

    5

    3 large, 5 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Polestar vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Polestar 2

    Polestar 2Electric

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Skoda vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Skoda Scala

    Skoda Scala

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Enterprise

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Suzuki Baleno

    Suzuki Baleno

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    East Coast

    Suzuki Jimny

    Suzuki Jimny

    4

    2

    2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    4

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz

Tesla vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Tesla Model Y

    Tesla Model YElectric

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

Toyota vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Toyota C-HR

    Toyota C-HR

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise

  • Toyota Camry Elite

    Toyota Camry Elite

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Toyota Camry HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Hertz, East Coast

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, East Coast, Hertz

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid

    Toyota Corolla HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    East Coast, Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Corrolla  Hybrid

    Toyota Corrolla HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota Hiace

    Toyota Hiace

    2

    2

    Providers

    Enterprise

    Toyota Kluger

    Toyota Kluger

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Sixt

  • Toyota Kluger Hybrid

    Toyota Kluger HybridHybrid

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Landcruiser 300 4WD

    Toyota Landcruiser 300 4WD

    5

    5

    4 large, 6 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota Landcruiser Prado

    Toyota Landcruiser Prado

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    5

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

  • Toyota RAV4

    Toyota RAV4

    5

    5

    3 large, 5 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    Toyota RAV4 HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz, Sixt

  • Toyota Yaris

    Toyota Yaris

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise, Sixt

    Toyota Yaris Cross

    Toyota Yaris Cross

    5

    5

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid

    Toyota Yaris Cross HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Sixt, East Coast

Other vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • 19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    3

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Dual Cab 4WD

    Dual Cab 4WD

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

    Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    4

    4

    Providers

    Budget, Sixt, Enterprise, Hertz

  • VW Tiguan

    VW Tiguan

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

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The price range indicates the AUD per-day rental rates from bookings made using our search engine, excluding any extras, in most cases. While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 04 March, 2024

Cairns daily rate data

Price range over the past 12 months for a small car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$50

$105

Tue

05 Mar

$50

$105

Wed

06 Mar

$73

$105

Thu

07 Mar

$50

$105

Fri

08 Mar

$50

$94

Sat

09 Mar

$46

$94

Sun

10 Mar

$50

$94

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$54

$104

Tue

05 Mar

$54

$104

Wed

06 Mar

$89

$104

Thu

07 Mar

$54

$104

Fri

08 Mar

$54

$104

Sat

09 Mar

$49

$104

Sun

10 Mar

$54

$104

Price range over the past 12 months for a large car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$59

$162

Tue

05 Mar

$59

$162

Wed

06 Mar

$88

$162

Thu

07 Mar

$59

$162

Fri

08 Mar

$59

$160

Sat

09 Mar

$54

$160

Sun

10 Mar

$59

$160

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$89

$136

Tue

05 Mar

$84

$128

Wed

06 Mar

$84

$136

Thu

07 Mar

$78

$116

Fri

08 Mar

$75

$116

Sat

09 Mar

$78

$116

Sun

10 Mar

$75

$116

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$80

$171

Tue

05 Mar

$74

$171

Wed

06 Mar

$80

$171

Thu

07 Mar

$74

$242

Fri

08 Mar

$74

$117

Sat

09 Mar

$59

$129

Sun

10 Mar

$74

$118

Price range over the past 12 months for a large SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$90

$175

Tue

05 Mar

$90

$175

Wed

06 Mar

$90

$175

Thu

07 Mar

$87

$246

Fri

08 Mar

$90

$174

Sat

09 Mar

$85

$229

Sun

10 Mar

$90

$142

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$146

$183

Tue

05 Mar

$153

$183

Wed

06 Mar

$153

$183

Thu

07 Mar

$119

$248

Fri

08 Mar

$119

$166

Sat

09 Mar

$119

$241

Sun

10 Mar

$119

$158

Price range over the past 12 months for a large passenger van

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$117

$213

Tue

05 Mar

$130

$213

Wed

06 Mar

$130

$213

Thu

07 Mar

$95

$213

Fri

08 Mar

$103

$166

Sat

09 Mar

$103

$166

Sun

10 Mar

$103

$166

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$141

$141

Tue

05 Mar

$141

$141

Wed

06 Mar

$141

$141

Thu

07 Mar

$137

$141

Fri

08 Mar

$141

$141

Sat

09 Mar

$134

$141

Sun

10 Mar

$141

$141

Price range over the past 12 months for a luxury ute

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$137

$137

Tue

05 Mar

$146

$146

Wed

06 Mar

$146

$146

Thu

07 Mar

$112

$112

Fri

08 Mar

$112

$112

Sat

09 Mar

$112

$112

Sun

10 Mar

$112

$112

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

$136

$136

Tue

05 Mar

$136

$136

Wed

06 Mar

$136

$136

Thu

07 Mar

$116

$136

Fri

08 Mar

$136

$136

Sat

09 Mar

$116

$136

Sun

10 Mar

$136

$136

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

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Limited availability

Tue

05 Mar

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Limited availability

Wed

06 Mar

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Limited availability

Thu

07 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Fri

08 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sat

09 Mar

$79

$79

Sun

10 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

04 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

05 Mar

$95

$95

Wed

06 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Thu

07 Mar

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Limited availability

Fri

08 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sat

09 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sun

10 Mar

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in AUD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 04 March, 2024

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  • Don’t miss out

    Cairns can be a popular destination to hire a car, so to avoid missing out, consider booking your vehicle in advance across the peak Summer season.

  • Parking might not be free

    Paid on-street parking (AUD$1.60/hr) is between 8:30 am and 6 pm on weekdays and 8:30 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

  • Flexible one-way car rentals

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Car rental depots in Cairns

Car hire depots in Cairns City are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Cairns City

    153 Lake St, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    5.00 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Budget Cairns

    153 Lake St, Cairns City QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.91 • 7 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Dollar Cairns Central

    147 Lake St, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    saturday

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    3.60 • 1 rating

    4

    Service

    3

    Information

    3

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • East Coast Cairns

    411 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD, 4870

    Today •7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    4.63 • 35 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Enterprise Cairns City

    37 - 41 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    sunday

    7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    4.77 • 13 ratings

    5

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  • Hertz Cairns Downtown

    Cairns Square, Abbott St, Cairns City QLD, 4870

    Today •7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sixt Cairns City

    Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Streets, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    Closed

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    Closed

    4.80 • 5 ratings

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  • Thrifty Cairns Central

    147 Lake St, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    saturday

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    sunday

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    4.35 • 16 ratings

    4

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    4

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    5

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Nearby Cairns

Organising to pick up your hire car from the airport is great for convenience, but can cost more. If you’re looking for a rental car depot that is close to — but not at — Cairns, here’s a selection of hire car depots to choose from.

Info. Approximate distance calculated from Cairns
Palm Cove 5km away
Cairns Airport 7km away

Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Cairns, Queensland

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

    Prices start at AUD $46 per day for an Economy Car, up to AUD $241 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Cairns.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Luxury SUV in Cairns?

    If you are looking for a Luxury SUV option, the rate is AUD $161 per day. Make sure to check a live rate for your desired car hire dates in Cairns.

  • How much does it cost to hire an Electric Car in Cairns?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs between AUD $79 and AUD $116 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car in Cairns.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Cairns?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs between AUD $95 and AUD $180 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Cairns.

  • What is the highest-rated hire car in Cairns?

    The highest-rated rental car in Cairns is Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Cairns?

    Avis is the highest-rated car hire provider in Cairns, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Cairns?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Cairns may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

  • Will my rental car in Cairns come with unlimited kms?

    Most rental cars on our website will come with unlimited kms in Cairns unless stated otherwise. You can check this once you have completed a search and are shown the available hire cars, as you’ll be able to see if the car you are looking to book has any restrictions when it comes to kilometres.

  • Can I drive off-road if I pick up a hire car in Cairns?

    The providers we partner with do not allow their hire cars to be driven off-road. In Far North Queensland you may come across quite a few dirt roads that are considered non-gazetted. If you drive a hire car on a non-gazetted road you may void the car hire contract between you and the car rental provider. If you are unsure which roads would be considered non-gazetted, please contact our customer care team who will enquire with the car rental provider on your behalf.

  • Can I take my rental car to the Daintree Rainforest?

    Yes, you can drive your hire car to the Daintree Rainforest. Driving is a good option there as you’ll be able to enjoy the coastal scenery along the way. Be sure to drive on gazetted roads only.

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