Car Rental in Cairns (Downtown)

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Downtown, Cairns, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$44.93 / per day
Downtown
Compact
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$47.44 / per day
Downtown
Standard SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$48.52 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate
Skoda Scala or similar
Skoda Scala
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$50.65 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$62.29 / per day
Downtown
Premium Van
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$110.92 / per day
Downtown
Special Van
Toyota Commuter or similar
Toyota Commuter
  • 12
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$170.09 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate
Suzuki Baleno or similar
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$50.19 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:17 on 2024-04-16. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+61
Average car rental price
$73 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
$1.17 per liter or $4.44 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.09 per liter or $4.12 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.27 per liter or $4.80 / 1 gallon

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest in Cairns (Downtown)?

The cost of renting a car in Cairns (Downtown) varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Cairns (Downtown)
$68.74
January
$59.70
February
$53.32
March
$63.64
April
$54.58
May
$60.01
June
$85.31
July
$72.07
August
$63.77
September
$57.86
October
$51.18
November
$61.19
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Cairns (Downtown) is November — when rental costs average $51.18 per day. This is 18% cheaper than the yearly average and 40% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $85.31 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles in Cairns (Downtown)?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 11 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Cairns (Downtown)
4
January
5
February
4
March
10
April
5
May
5
June
11
July
6
August
8
September
10
October
11
November
9
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car in Cairns (Downtown)?

Based on how many users search for a car in in Cairns (Downtown), travelers are most likely to rent a car in Cairns (Downtown) in December, while they are least likely to rent in in March.
Monthly searches in Cairns (Downtown) by pick-up date relative to the average
50%
January
22%
February
17%
March
47%
April
141%
May
72%
June
139%
July
114%
August
94%
September
119%
October
191%
November
193%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Thrifty, Dollar, Europcar, SIXT, Enterprise
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars
Lowest price $45 per day
Cheapest supplier SIXT

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Dollar Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Kluger 4 1 SUVs
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar MG 3 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
Dollar Mazda CX-30 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Thrifty
8.9 / 10
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Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.3 / 10
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$73.13
Lowest daily price
$44.93
Total cars available
50

Top 8 Suppliers in Cairns (Downtown) in 2024

Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.9 / 23 reviews
+61740518099
Cnr Sheridan & Aplin Street, Carins Q
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-12:30
Sun:08:00-12:30
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.8 / 13 reviews
+61740518099
Cnr Sheridan And Aplin Streets, Cairns
$45 - $95
Working hours
Mon:08:00-15:00
Tue:08:00-15:00
Wed:08:00-15:00
Thu:08:00-15:00
Fri:08:00-15:00
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews
+611800501934
147 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:08:00-15:00
Tue:08:00-15:00
Wed:08:00-15:00
Thu:08:00-15:00
Fri:08:00-15:00
Sat:08:30-13:00
Sun:08:30-13:00
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 10 reviews
+610740334800
CAIRNS SQUARE
$48 - $170
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.1
0740480522
153 Lake St
$58 - $219
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 1 review
742493331
37 - 41 Sheridan Street
$138 - $207
Working hours
Mon:07:00-16:00
Tue:07:00-16:00
Wed:07:00-16:00
Thu:07:00-16:00
Fri:07:00-16:00
Sat:07:00-12:30
Sun:07:00-12:30
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
+610740334800
Cairns Square, Corner Shield and Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870
$49 - $111
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.3
+6140413463
Cairns Square, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
$47 - $133
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
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