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Car rental rates in Cairns

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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Compact CarEnterprise

From $115/day

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Economy CarEast Coast

From $116/day

for 27 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
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From $119/day

for 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2024
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From $123/day

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From $128/day

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From $134/day

for 26 Jun - 01 Jul 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are AUD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on June 21, 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 21 June, 2024

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Our customers have rated their Cairns car rental booking experience 4.7/5
(209 reviews)
  • 17 Jun 2024

    All good

    rodney s.
    Booked: Toyota Kluger or similar
    Cairns City
    Toyota Kluger or similar
  • 03 Jun 2024

    Easy and clear.

    thomas w.
    Booked: Mg Hs or similar
    Cairns Airport
    Mg Hs or similar
  • 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
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Cairns

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport, Ute and Wagon/Estate.
🔑 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

    14%

    $44
    $109
    Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki SwiftEconomy Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Budget

  • 2

    11%

    $45
    $78
    Mystery Car

    Mystery CarSpecial

    4

    4

    Rent with

    Budget, Enterprise, Europcar

  • 3

    10%

    $56
    $187
    Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30Compact Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Hertz, Thrifty

  • 4

    5%

    $30
    $65
    MG MG3

    MG MG3Economy Car

    5

    4

    2 small

    Rent with

    Enterprise, Bargain Car Rentals

  • 5

    5%

    $58
    $100
    Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-TrailIntermediate SUV

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

Audi vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Audi	Q3

    Audi Q3

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

    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, Bargain Car Rentals

  • 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 Everest Trend

    Ford Everest Trend

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Ford Ranger Wildtrak

    Ford Ranger Wildtrak

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget, Sixt

Kia vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, East Coast, Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt, Bargain Car Rentals, Europcar

    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

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Thrifty, Hertz

  • Kia Stonic

    Kia Stonic

    5

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

LDV vehicles for hire in Cairns

  • LDV	Deliver 9

    LDV Deliver 9

    5

    4

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

    LDV D90

    LDV D90

    7

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast, Bargain Car Rentals

  • LDV T60

    LDV T60

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

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 3 Core

    Mg 3 Core

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Mg 5

    Mg 5

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

  • Mg Hs

    Mg Hs

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    East Coast, Bargain Car Rentals

    Mg Hs Vibe

    Mg Hs Vibe

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • MG HS VIBE

    MG HS VIBE

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise

    Mg Hs+ Excite

    Mg Hs+ ExciteHybrid

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • MG MG3

    MG MG3

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Enterprise

    Mg Zs

    Mg Zs

    5

    5

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    East Coast

  • Mg Zs Excite

    Mg Zs Excite

    5

    4

    2 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Mg3

    Mg3

    5

    5

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

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 Juke

    Nissan Juke

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

    Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Nissan Xtrail

    Nissan Xtrail

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Europcar

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, Europcar

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

    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, Enterprise, Hertz

  • 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

  • Toyota Commuter

    Toyota Commuter

    12

    4

    3 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz, East Coast

  • Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Toyota Corolla Hybrid

    Toyota Corolla HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, East Coast

  • Toyota Corrolla  Hybrid

    Toyota Corrolla HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Toyota Hiace

    Toyota Hiace

    2

    2

    Providers

    Enterprise

  • Toyota Hilux

    Toyota Hilux

    3

    4

    Providers

    Bargain Car Rentals

    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 Prado Gx 4wd

    Toyota Prado Gx 4wd

    5

    4

    4 small

    Providers

    Europcar

  • 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

    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

    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

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

  • Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    4

    4

    Providers

    Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar

    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 21 June, 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

21 Jun

$140

$140

Sat

22 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

23 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

24 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

Tue

25 Jun

$138

$138

Wed

26 Jun

$115

$138

Thu

27 Jun

$116

$135

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$164

$164

Sat

22 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

23 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

24 Jun

$147

$147

Tue

25 Jun

$147

$147

Wed

26 Jun

$119

$178

Thu

27 Jun

$145

$178

Price range over the past 12 months for a large car

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$155

$172

Sat

22 Jun

$140

$147

Sun

23 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

24 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

Tue

25 Jun

$148

$158

Wed

26 Jun

$134

$203

Thu

27 Jun

$158

$193

Price range over the past 12 months for a small SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$164

$208

Sat

22 Jun

$177

$177

Sun

23 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

24 Jun

$175

$175

Tue

25 Jun

$159

$181

Wed

26 Jun

$128

$186

Thu

27 Jun

$158

$207

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$145

$293

Sat

22 Jun

$148

$183

Sun

23 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

24 Jun

$159

$188

Tue

25 Jun

$153

$181

Wed

26 Jun

$142

$187

Thu

27 Jun

$145

$198

Price range over the past 12 months for a large SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$174

$332

Sat

22 Jun

$174

$190

Sun

23 Jun

$174

$174

Mon

24 Jun

$171

$238

Tue

25 Jun

$175

$214

Wed

26 Jun

$144

$227

Thu

27 Jun

$174

$233

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$197

$214

Sat

22 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

23 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

24 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

Tue

25 Jun

$210

$210

Wed

26 Jun

$243

$243

Thu

27 Jun

$249

$249

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

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 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

Sat

22 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

23 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

24 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

Tue

25 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

Wed

26 Jun

$207

$207

Thu

27 Jun

$218

$218

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

21 Jun

$185

$201

Sat

22 Jun

$172

$187

Sun

23 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

24 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

Tue

25 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

Wed

26 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

Thu

27 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 21 June, 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

    It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees. With so many service stations in Cairns, it can be hard to know where to find the best deal on petrol. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our free fuel price comparison app.

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

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  • Bargain Car Rentals Cairns Airport

    410 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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    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    4.69 • 7 ratings

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  • Budget Cairns

    153 Lake St, Cairns City QLD, 4870

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.69 • 9 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

    4

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    3

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    3

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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 - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    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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    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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    Closed

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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 - 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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    Closed

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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

    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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    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 $81 per day for an Intermediate SUV, up to AUD $321 per day for a Fullsize 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 AUD $207 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car 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?

    Enterprise 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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