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Car rental rates in Townsville

Home to impressive natural landscapes and attractions, Townsville is a popular gateway to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland outback. Set in Far North Queensland, Townsville is roughly half way between Airlie Beach to the south and Cairns to the north, making it a perfect spot to break up a Queensland road trip.


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Economy CarThrifty

From $61/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024
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Compact CarThrifty

From $63/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024
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Standard Elite SportThrifty

From $64/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024
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Intermediate CarEuropcar

From $74/day

for 28 May - 31 May 2024
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Compact SUVThrifty

From $76/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024
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Intermediate SUVThrifty

From $83/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are AUD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 23, 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 23 May, 2024

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Our customers have rated their Townsville car rental booking experience 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
  • 21 Nov 2023

    Super easy booking. Very clear and great range of options - definitely cheaper than alternative comparison sites

    thomas b.
    Booked: Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
    Townsville Downtown
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • 12 May 2024

    love it - so quick & easy to use :)

    daniel b.
    Booked: Toyota Kluger or similar
    Cairns Domestic Airport
    Toyota Kluger  or similar
  • 11 May 2024

    if only i can pay the additional insurance later, it would have been great as I would like to have the opttion to cancel if i needed to later.

    kok ping joseph p.
    Booked: Mazda CX5 or similar
    Melbourne Airport
    Mazda CX5 or similar
  • 08 Mar 2024

    Was easy

    lisa r.
    Booked: Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
    Canberra Airport
    Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio or Toyota Yaris or similar
  • 04 Mar 2024

    Fast

    anasiu p.
    Booked: Mazda CX-30 or similar
    Mitchell
    Mazda CX-30 or similar
  • 10 Mar 2024

    Easy process

    stephen a.
    Booked: Toyota C-HR or similar
    Croydon
    Toyota C-HR or similar
  • 07 Mar 2024

    Uncomplicated

    peter k.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Sydney Downtown
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 06 Mar 2024

    So easy, especially all of the terms and conditions

    marni w.
    Booked: Mg3 or similar
    Hobart City
    Mg3 or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Townsville

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Commercial Van/Truck, Crossover, Monospace, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport and Ute.
🔑 No. of depotsFive car rental depots in Townsville.
✅ Rental brandsDollar, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Townsville

Popular rental car models in Townsville last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    20%

    $86
    $86
    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla HatchIntermediate Car

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Rent with

    Sixt

  • 2

    20%

    $100
    $100
    Toyota Kluger Hybrid

    Toyota Kluger HybridFullsize SUV

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Hertz

  • 3

    20%

    $75
    $75
    Nissan Juke

    Nissan JukeCompact SUV

    5

    5

    3 large, 5 small

    Rent with

    Sixt

  • 4

    20%

    $118
    $118
    Kia Carnival

    Kia CarnivalFullsize Passenger Van

    8

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty

  • 5

    20%

    $61
    $61
    Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30Compact Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty

Ford vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Ford Ranger

    Ford Ranger

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Kia vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    3 large, 5 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Mazda vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • 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 Townsville

  • MG HS

    MG HS

    5

    5

    3 large, 5 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Mitsubishi vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX

    5

    5

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Polestar vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Polestar 2

    Polestar 2Electric

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Toyota vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Toyota Camry HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

  • Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid

    Toyota Corolla HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Kluger

    Toyota Kluger

    7

    5

    4 large, 6 small

    Providers

    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 RAV4

    Toyota RAV4

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    Toyota RAV4 HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Other vehicles for hire in Townsville

  • 6 Cubic Metre Van

    6 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    8 Cubic Metre Van

    8 Cubic Metre Van

    2

    2

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Dual Cab 4WD

    Dual Cab 4WD

    5

    4

    Providers

    Thrifty

    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 23 May, 2024

Townsville daily rate data

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$61

$115

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 May

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Limited availability

Mon

27 May

$74

$74

Tue

28 May

$73

$73

Wed

29 May

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Limited availability

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Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$98

$98

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 May

$76

$76

Tue

28 May

$74

$74

Wed

29 May

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Limited availability

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Per day price range

Today

23 May

$187

$187

Fri

24 May

$118

$187

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 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

Tue

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

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$76

$120

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 May

$157

$157

Tue

28 May

$166

$166

Wed

29 May

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Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$83

$155

Sat

25 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

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 May

$197

$197

Tue

28 May

$197

$197

Wed

29 May

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Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$200

$237

Fri

24 May

$98

$269

Sat

25 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

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 May

$198

$237

Tue

28 May

$173

$237

Wed

29 May

$200

$237

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$282

$282

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 May

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Limited availability

Mon

27 May

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Limited availability

Tue

28 May

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Limited availability

Wed

29 May

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Limited availability

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$64

$115

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 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

Tue

28 May

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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

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Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$154

$154

Sat

25 May

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Limited availability

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 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

Tue

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

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Per day price range

Today

23 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

Fri

24 May

$264

$264

Sat

25 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

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 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

Tue

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

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Per day price range

Today

23 May

$178

$178

Fri

24 May

$178

$178

Sat

25 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

Sun

26 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

Mon

27 May

$178

$178

Tue

28 May

$143

$178

Wed

29 May

$178

$178

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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 23 May, 2024

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Local expert tips for hiring a car in Townsville

  • Watch your speed

    The speed limit in built-up areas of the city is 50km/h and 60km/h or higher in suburbs and towns. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.

  • Traffic

    It’s fairly easy to drive in and around the CBD. Traffic in Townsville is much less congested compared to Australia’s capital cities.

  • Parking

    Parking spaces in the CBD can be found at the corner of Leichhardt Street and Eyre Street, on Dean Street, and down Flinders Street. Be aware of tow-away zones in the CBD. Flinders Street, located between Denham and Stanley Streets, is closed from 3 am to 3 pm every Sunday.

  • Flexible one-way car rentals

    Planning to get a one-way car rental for an interstate trip? You can book a hire car in Townsville 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.

  • Simplify hiring a car

    Make hiring a car simple and stress-free with these helpful articles. Get up to speed on topics from SIPP codes and toll fees, to age restrictions, licence requirements, and more - learn more about hiring a car.

  • Save on fuel cost

    Make sure to return your vehicle with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fuel fees. Find the best value on fuel with our free fuel price comparison app.

Car rental depots in Townsville

Car hire depots in Townsville are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Dollar Townsville Downtown

    32 Bombala St, Townsville QLD, 4814

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

  • Europcar Townsville City

    305 Ingham Road, Townsville QLD, 4814

    Today •8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

    5.00 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

  • Hertz Townsville Downtown

    32 Bombala St, Townsville QLD, 4814

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

  • Sixt Townsville

    Corner Ingham and Meenan St, Townsville QLD, 4810

    Today •7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    monday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    tuesday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    wednesday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    thursday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    friday

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

    4.40 • 1 rating

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    4

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Townsville Downtown

    32 Bombala St, Townsville QLD, 4814

    Today •8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    saturday

    Closed

    sunday

    Closed

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Townsville, Queensland

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

    Prices start at AUD $61 per day for an Economy Car, up to AUD $282 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Townsville.

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

    If you prefer to plug your car in rather than fill it up, an Electric Car costs AUD $64 per day. Enter your car hire dates and find a live rate for your desired Electric Car in Townsville.

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

    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 AUD $154 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Townsville.

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

    The highest-rated rental car in Townsville is Hyundai Accent or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

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

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

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

    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 Townsville 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.

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