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Renting a car from Australia’s most popular cruise terminals

Renting from cruise terminals

Although the current pandemic has stopped us from cruising in Australia, there’s always the option of booking a cruise for the future, and should you need a rental car for those “port days” in your cruise itinerary, VroomVroomVroom is here to help.

Many of Australia's major cruise ports have car rental depots close by, making it easy for you to go from sea to road.


Cruise ship at Sydney's Circular Quay Terminal

In Sydney, the two most common ports for cruise ships are the Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay, and the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Both terminals offer easy access to the city and the car rental depots nearby.

cruise ship iconSydney Overseas Passenger Terminal and Sydney White Bay Cruise Terminal.
car iconAvis (30 Pitt Street), Europcar (320 Harris St), Thrifty (9A York St).


While smaller cruise ships dock at Portside along the Brisbane River, larger ships go through the Port of Brisbane in Moreton Bay.

cruise ship iconPort of Brisbane and Portside Wharf.
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For Portside Wharf: Budget (12 Curtin Ave), Europcar (111 Cullen Avenue).

Currently, there are no car rental depots located near the Port of Brisbane, so your best bet is to make your way to the airport or one of the inner-city depots.

Cairns and Port Douglas

Cruise ship passing Cairns

In Cairns, most smaller cruise ships will stop at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, while larger ships may pull in off the coast at Yorkey’s Knob.

Meanwhile, for cruises stopping by Port Douglas, passengers will be ferried into the local marina.

cruise ship iconCairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
car iconEuropcar (Cnr Shield and Abbott Street), Hertz (Cairns Square), Enterprise (51 Sheridan Street), Thrifty (Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Street).

cruise ship iconPort Douglas Marina.
car iconAvis and Budget (7 Warner Street), Thrifty (56 Macrossan Street).

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