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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 May 28, 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.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 28 May, 2024

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Our customers have rated their Cairns car rental booking experience 4.7/5
(203 reviews)
  • 23 May 2024

    Person I spoke with was helpful

    alfred h.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Cairns
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 22 May 2024

    Easy & straightforward.

    jan b.
    Booked: Mg Hs or similar
    Cairns Airport
    Mg Hs or similar
  • 07 May 2024

    Fast and Efficient

    andrew m.
    Booked: Mg3 or similar
    Cairns Airport
    Mg3 or similar
  • 05 May 2024

    Excellent thanks.

    keith f.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Cairns Central
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 15 Apr 2024

    top stuff

    rosanna b.
    Booked: Hyundai i30 or similar
    Cairns Central
    Hyundai i30 or similar
  • 14 Apr 2024

    Very easy to compare results, book and free cancelation...

    graeme g.
    Booked: Nissan X-Trail or similar
    Cairns
    Nissan X-Trail or similar
  • 01 Apr 2024

    Very happy and easy to use

    joseph c.
    Booked: Ldv D90 or similar
    Cairns
    Ldv D90 or similar
  • 29 Mar 2024

    Quick simple done in a flash. Thanks

    judith h.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Cairns
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 25 Mar 2024

    Easy to use, straight forward and lots of choice.

    paul c.
    Booked: Nissan X-Trail or similar
    Cairns
    Nissan X-Trail or similar
  • 11 Mar 2024

    Will definitely use VroomVroomVroom for all my future car rentals.

    christopher m.
    Booked: Mystery Car or similar
    Cairns City
    Mystery Car or similar
  • 05 Mar 2024

    Fast and easy to make a booking.

    mary o.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Cairns
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 05 Mar 2024

    Very easy to book and great prices

    mary o.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Cairns
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 03 Mar 2024

    Easy

    peter m.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla or similar
    Cairns
    Toyota Corolla or similar
  • 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
    Mystery Car Vehicle Determined At Checkout or similar
  • 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
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Cairns

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Crossover, Monospace, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsTen car rental depots in Cairns.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Bargain Car Rentals, Budget, Dollar, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, 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

    12%

    $47
    $101
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Enterprise, Budget

  • 2

    10%

    $69
    $110
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid

    Toyota Corolla HybridCompact Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Hertz, East Coast, Dollar

  • 3

    9%

    $53
    $126
    Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-TrailIntermediate SUV

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

  • 4

    9%

    $60
    $91
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftEconomy Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Budget

  • 5

    7%

    $62
    $97
    Kia Picanto

    Kia PicantoEconomy Car

    5

    5

    2 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, 2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise, Thrifty, Hertz

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt, Budget

Kia vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    4 small

    Providers

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

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Kia Picanto

    Kia Picanto

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    East Coast

    Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, 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

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 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

Subaru vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Subaru Outback

    Subaru Outback

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

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

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Budget

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

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Avis

  • Toyota Camry Elite

    Toyota Camry Elite

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Toyota Camry HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz, Avis

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast, Hertz, Avis, Budget

    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 Prado

    Toyota Landcruiser Prado

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    7

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota RAV4

    Toyota RAV4

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    Toyota RAV4 HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt, Hertz

    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

    East Coast, Sixt

Other vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • 19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    19-22 Cubic Metre Van with Lift

    3

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Enterprise, Sixt, Hertz, Budget

    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 28 May, 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

28 May

$58

$87

Wed

29 May

$67

$87

Thu

30 May

$54

$87

Fri

31 May

$52

$80

Sat

01 Jun

$53

$84

Sun

02 Jun

$50

$80

Mon

03 Jun

$53

$113

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$60

$84

Wed

29 May

$72

$93

Thu

30 May

$56

$84

Fri

31 May

$56

$86

Sat

01 Jun

$56

$87

Sun

02 Jun

$54

$87

Mon

03 Jun

$57

$115

Price range over the past 12 months for a large car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$79

$101

Wed

29 May

$79

$101

Thu

30 May

$62

$101

Fri

31 May

$63

$90

Sat

01 Jun

$63

$95

Sun

02 Jun

$59

$96

Mon

03 Jun

$63

$125

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$83

$96

Wed

29 May

$83

$115

Thu

30 May

$76

$115

Fri

31 May

$72

$105

Sat

01 Jun

$76

$105

Sun

02 Jun

$76

$105

Mon

03 Jun

$83

$121

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$82

$130

Wed

29 May

$82

$130

Thu

30 May

$83

$130

Fri

31 May

$74

$118

Sat

01 Jun

$71

$118

Sun

02 Jun

$66

$118

Mon

03 Jun

$71

$155

Price range over the past 12 months for a large SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$86

$127

Wed

29 May

$86

$127

Thu

30 May

$70

$127

Fri

31 May

$70

$125

Sat

01 Jun

$98

$113

Sun

02 Jun

$66

$112

Mon

03 Jun

$108

$161

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$117

$133

Wed

29 May

$117

$133

Thu

30 May

$95

$133

Fri

31 May

$95

$123

Sat

01 Jun

$106

$123

Sun

02 Jun

$106

$126

Mon

03 Jun

$117

$168

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

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$139

$151

Wed

29 May

$130

$144

Thu

30 May

$97

$132

Fri

31 May

$98

$112

Sat

01 Jun

$105

$132

Sun

02 Jun

$98

$123

Mon

03 Jun

$120

$324

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$124

$156

Wed

29 May

$124

$124

Thu

30 May

$124

$209

Fri

31 May

$126

$211

Sat

01 Jun

$126

$126

Sun

02 Jun

$126

$184

Mon

03 Jun

$150

$303

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

$105

$105

Wed

29 May

$105

$105

Thu

30 May

$106

$106

Fri

31 May

$97

$98

Sat

01 Jun

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

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

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

28 May

$84

$84

Wed

29 May

$84

$84

Thu

30 May

$87

$87

Fri

31 May

$77

$77

Sat

01 Jun

$77

$77

Sun

02 Jun

$77

$77

Mon

03 Jun

$113

$113

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

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

Wed

29 May

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

30 May

$95

$95

Fri

31 May

$95

$95

Sat

01 Jun

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

02 Jun

$91

$93

Mon

03 Jun

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

28 May

$110

$125

Wed

29 May

$110

$110

Thu

30 May

$100

$100

Fri

31 May

$100

$100

Sat

01 Jun

$100

$100

Sun

02 Jun

$100

$110

Mon

03 Jun

$110

$158

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

28 May

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

Wed

29 May

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

30 May

$79

$79

Fri

31 May

$67

$67

Sat

01 Jun

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

02 Jun

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

Mon

03 Jun

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

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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 28 May, 2024

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Local expert tips for hiring a car in Cairns

  • 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

    Planning to get a one-way car rental for an interstate trip? You can book a hire car in Cairns and return it to another location. Just untick the “Return to the same location” option in our search form and select your preferred return location.

  • Save on fuel cost

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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

    4.47 • 3 ratings

    4

    Service

    4

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Bargain Car Rentals Cairns Airport

    410 Sheridan Street, 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 - 5:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.69 • 7 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

    4.88 • 8 ratings

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  • Dollar Cairns Central

    147 Lake St, 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

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    3.60 • 1 rating

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  • East Coast Cairns

    411 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD, 4870

    Today •7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    4.63 • 35 ratings

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  • Enterprise Cairns City

    37 - 41 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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    7:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    4.81 • 16 ratings

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  • Europcar Cairns City

    Cairns Square Corner Shield & Abbott Street, Cairns QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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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

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    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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    7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

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    7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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    7:30 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

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    4.83 • 6 ratings

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  • Thrifty Cairns Central

    147 Lake St, 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

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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    4.15 • 17 ratings

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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 $50 per day for an Economy Car, up to AUD $122 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 an Electric Car in Cairns?

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs between AUD $77 and AUD $97 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 $97 and AUD $209 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?

    Budget 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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