Are you arriving via Townsville Airport? VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect car hire for your next trip. We compare rental cars from trusted brands including Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and Thrifty so you can find a vehicle that will best suit your budget and needs.
Townsville Airport (TSV) or also called Garbutt Airport is one of the busiest airports in Australia. It offers more than 180 direct flights a week all across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Passengers and visitors can enjoy free Wi-Fi and several dining and shopping options.
|Available car types||Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV|
|Car rental suppliers||Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty|
Also known as Garbutt Airport, Townsville Airport can be found in the suburb of Garbutt. It is a short 10-minute drive from Townsville city centre via State Route 16. Townsville Airport serves as a gateway to the beautiful Magnetic Island, the amazing Reef HQ Aquarium and the spectacular Castle Hill.
Townsville Airport offers more than 180 flights a week to different destinations across Australia and Asia. Arrivals and departures for both international and domestic flights are at the main terminal building, but the international terminal can be found on the left side of the check-in counters. The airport is open every day from 4:30 am until 11 pm.
There are currently 6 companies that offer rental cars at Townsville Airport. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty rental counters are conveniently located at the airport’s arrivals area. Townsville Airport has two parking options, but you can also take advantage of the 30-minute free Holding Pattern parking.
Townsville Airport address: Corner Halifax Street and Stinson Avenue, Garbutt QLD
Number of on-site suppliers: 6. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty.
Car rental opening hours: Car rental is available between 7 am and 10:15 pm at Townsville Airport, 7 days per week.
Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.
|Avis Townsville Airport |
Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 10:15 pm.
|Budget Townsville Airport |
Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 10:15 pm.
|Hertz Townsville Airport |
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 pm.
Saturday from 8 am to 7:30 pm.
Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm.
The best way to get an idea of renting a car is to read about fellow traveller’s real recent experiences. Our team have reached out to some of our customers who recently rented from Townsville Airport and their experiences are shared below.
Judith (August-September 2019): Judith collected a rental car from Europcar at Townsville Airport for 5 days. She booked a compact car and rated the vehicle’s condition 10 out of 10. She thinks that the process of collecting and returning the rental car is fine. Her advice to other customers is to purchase insurance instead of excess reduction at the counter.
Sit back and relax, as we explain to you how you can save your hard earned money when you book a car rental through VroomVroomVroom.
The airport can be found near the Central Business District. There are several transportation options at Townsville Airport which include car rentals. There are rental car counters in the arrivals area, but some people still prefer booking a car hire online. Why? Because it will save you time and money.
The driving time from Townsville Airport to Townsville CBD is only 10 minutes via rental car. Only 35 minutes to Magnetic Island, you can fly to Townsville with any one of the major carriers such as Jetstar, Qantas, or Virgin direct from any major Australian capital cities as well as some regional centres. Take note that some smaller air operators also service Townsville from Mount Isa and regional centres.
After getting your car keys at the rental car desks located in the arrivals area, you can then proceed to the rental car park and collect your vehicle.
You can drop off your rental car at the rental car park which is located at the arrivals end of the terminal.
Car rental companies don’t require having the car washed, but you may have to do this if the vehicle is extremely dirty to avoid getting charged with a cleaning fee.
Coles Express at 346 Ingham Road is the nearest petrol station and you can fill up your rental car with Shell Fuels anytime since it is open 24 hours. You can also use the Vroom Fuel Price Compare app to find the cheapest fuel near you.
There are no toll roads in Townsville and its surrounding area.