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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.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Townsville Airport

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​6
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Location Overview

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.

Car Rental Overview

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.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in Townsville Airport?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Avis logo​Avis Townsville​ Airport
Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 10:15 pm.
Budget logoBudget Townsville​ Airport
Monday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 10:15 pm.
Hertz logoHertz 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.

Customer Reviews & Feedback for Renting at Townsville Airport

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.

Benefits of Booking a Rental Car With VroomVroomVroom

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.

  1. Enjoy great rates on rental cars and our Price Promise can show you how to get the best deal.
  2. We link live into the car rental systems of our suppliers, so you can compare all current car hire deals on one amazing list. Get a wide selection of cars which makes it easy to find the perfect vehicle for your next trip.
  3. Because we do all the hard work, you will also save time. No need to scroll through different websites. You also avoid the hassle of waiting in line or filling up the necessary documents before you can get your car.
  4. With access to hire cars throughout Australia, we know the business better than anyone and are always here to help you out. We have been helping people find the perfect car rental since 2001. Simply contact us either via phone call, email or live chat and we will be delighted to help you.
  5. Aside from picking up your car at the airport, you have an option to pick it up in depots located all across Townsville.

Driving Tips in Townsville Airport

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.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From Townsville Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at Townsville Airport?

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.

Where do I return my rental car at Townsville Airport?

You can drop off your rental car at the rental car park which is located at the arrivals end of the terminal.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

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.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Townsville Airport?

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.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from Townsville Airport?

There are no toll roads in Townsville and its surrounding area.

Customer Reviews Townsville Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 359 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: rick H.
    Date: 24 Dec 2018
    Feedback: so far so good. I hope it continues
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Vitor P.
    Date: 09 Sep 2018
    Feedback: super easy and fair fares
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Rodney H.
    Date: 12 Jul 2018
    Feedback: The booking experience is extremely easy with no issues well done
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Kylie C.
    Date: 07 Jul 2018
    Feedback: Easy to follow and book at great prices. Thank you
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Ricky T.
    Date: 31 May 2018
    Feedback: Great!
    Rating: 5/5 happy