Car Rental at Townsville Airport

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Townsville Airport, Townsville, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Townsville Airport
Compact Monospace
Hyundai Kona or similar
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$56.82 per day
Townsville Airport
Intermediate SUV
MG ZS or similar
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$90.28 per day
Townsville Airport
Standard Extended Cab Pickup
LDV T60 or similar
LDV T60
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$115.63 per day
Townsville Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$137.37 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Townsville Airport
Economy
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$145.80 per day
Townsville Airport
Full-size Elite SUV
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$182.62 per day
Townsville Airport
Premium Extended Cab Pickup
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$260.50 per day
Townsville Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar
Toyota Corolla Hatch
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$58.14 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:13 on 2024-07-13. 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
$131 per day
Average car rental length
6 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%
Rating
8.6 / 10
Average gas price
$1.24 per liter or $4.69 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.15 per liter or $4.35 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.49 per liter or $5.64 per gallon
Townsville Airport

Airport travel guide

While laidback, tropical Townsville may not receive as much recognition as the state’s larger hubs, Brisbane and Cairns, it has more than its fair share of delights to share with visitors. These include beautiful beaches, access to Great Barrier Reef and the Aussie Outback as well as interesting museums, and cultural centers. For those looking to explore the sunshine and warmth of tropical north Queensland, it is the perfect jumping-off point.

Some of the attractions on Townsville's doorstep include

  • The Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef

  • Magnetic Island

  • The Paluma Range National Park

  • Hinchinbrook Island

 

Top international routes

  • Carins
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Adelaide

Main airlines

Qantas, Jetstar, REX - Regional Express, Virgin Australia, Alliance

Terminals

Townsville Airport is a modern and well-organized small to medium airport handling over 1 million passengers a year from major Australian cities and regional Queensland. It has one terminal and seven gates including four aerobridges.

Location

The airport is about 6 km (3.7 miles) west of the airport. The trip between the two takes about ten minutes by car.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $58 per day
  • Medium cars - from $57 per day
  • Vans - from $95 per day
  • Premium cars - from $260 per day
  • Small cars - from $146 per day
  • SUVs - from $61 per day

Services and facilities

The airport offers a variety of services and amenities including a private airport lounge and a few cafes and bars. There are also WIFI services, charging stations, luggage trolleys, an ATM, and baby changing tables.

Nearest gas station

A Caltex gas station at 26 Pilkington Street is about 6 km (3.7 miles) from the airport and can be reached in about eight minutes. There are several other gas stations that are just as close to the airport, but this one is open 24/7 and has received good ratings from customers.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Cairns (348 km / 216 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in and departures 8.8
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.5
  • Lounge 6.5

Townsville Airport (TSV)

  • IATA: TSV
  • ICAO: YBTL
  • Name: Townsville Airport (TSV)
  • Distance from city: 3.1 miles / 5 km

Top 20 locations near Townsville Airport

  1. 231.6 km / 143.9 miles away
  2. 284.3 km / 176.7 miles away
  3. 329.9 km / 205 miles away
  4. 501.4 km / 311.6 miles away
  5. 598.3 km / 371.8 miles away
  6. 689.6 km / 428.5 miles away
  7. 848.4 km / 527.2 miles away
  8. 849.3 km / 527.7 miles away
  9. 911.2 km / 566.2 miles away
  10. 921.8 km / 572.8 miles away
  11. 1,042.2 km / 647.6 miles away
  12. 1,060.6 km / 659 miles away
  13. 1,097.9 km / 682.2 miles away
  14. 1,112 km / 691 miles away
  15. 1,113.4 km / 691.8 miles away
  16. 1,113.7 km / 692 miles away
  17. 1,113.8 km / 692.1 miles away
  18. 1,118.4 km / 694.9 miles away
  19. 1,120.7 km / 696.4 miles away
  20. 1,122.6 km / 697.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Townsville Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Townsville Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Townsville Airport
$40.52
January
$52.70
February
$51.22
March
$47.73
April
$39.54
May
$42.13
June
$65.31
July
$163.65
August
$63.12
September
$58.74
October
$58.07
November
$48.62
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Townsville Airport is May — when rental costs average $39.54 per day. This is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 76% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $163.65 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 at Townsville Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 8 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Townsville Airport
6
January
5
February
6
March
7
April
5
May
8
June
8
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
7
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Townsville Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Townsville Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in August.
Monthly searches at Townsville Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
216%
January
63%
February
35%
March
71%
April
122%
May
35%
June
35%
July
20%
August
55%
September
114%
October
169%
November
264%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Bargain Car Rentals, Alamo, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars, Small cars
Lowest price $57 per day
Cheapest supplier SIXT

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Kia Stonic 4 2 SUVs
Alamo MG 3 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Bargain Car Rentals MG 5 5 2 Large cars
Alamo Hyundai i30 5 2 Large cars
Alamo Skoda Kamiq 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

New Zealand
Holden Acadia
June 6, 2024
Great customer service! Easy pick up! Great SUV!
Australia
Hyundai Accent
May 4, 2024
traveling around was good
Australia
Kia Stonic
January 26, 2024
Unfortunately Cyclone Kirrily curtailed our holiday as the parks all close 2 days before the cyclone arrived.
Australia
Mazda CX-5
November 16, 2023
Activities
Australia
Kia Stonic
November 3, 2023
Cheapest hire car company in Townsville! Shuttle arrived at airport within 5 minutes. Friendly, informative and efficient staff. Highly recommend!
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Australia
Toyota Yaris
October 20, 2023
Visited family and friends
Australia
Toyota Corolla
December 23, 2020
Oh my god you must check out Halifax and Cardwell beautiful lovely scenery with lovely people need a little townships. The weather in those areas were extremely warm but fresh at the same time however Townsville really hot even the air in there. We will definitely be back and will be using National discovery car rental again. Thank you so much for a beautiful holiday
Australia
Hyundai Accent
August 31, 2019
Love Townsville. Castle Hill is spectacular and the Strand is beautiful.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Bargain Car Rentals
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
8
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$130.90
Lowest daily price
$56.82
Total cars available
96

Top 14 suppliers at Townsville Airport in 2024

Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 14 reviews
+611300729230
112 Dearness Street, Garbutt, QLD 4814
$116 - $121
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 26 reviews
+61749985899
Coral Sea Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814
$146 - $184
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:30
Tue:07:30-19:30
Wed:07:30-19:30
Thu:07:30-19:30
Fri:07:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-14:00
Sun:07:30-19:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.9 / 11 reviews
+61136139
Coral Sea Drive Townsville Airport, Terminal Building, Garbutt QLD 4814
$259 - $288
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 5 reviews
+61747254655
Townsville Airport, Coral Sea Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814
$57 - $95
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.4 / 3 reviews
0747627433
Terminal Building
$128 - $151
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:45-20:30
Sun:07:45-23:00
National
National
Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
+610749985899
Townsville Airport In terminal, Coral Sea Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814
$131 - $198
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:30
Tue:07:30-19:30
Wed:07:30-19:30
Thu:07:30-19:30
Fri:07:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-14:00
Sun:07:30-19:30
Hertz
Very good 8.3
+610744414690
Townsville Airport, Stinson Ave, Townsville QLD 4814
$312 - $320
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Europcar
Very good 8.2 / 13 reviews
+610747601380
Terminal Building Townsville Airport, Townsville QLD 4810
$130 - $332
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 2 reviews
0747627400
Terminal Building
$131 - $273
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:45-20:30
Sun:07:45-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.2
+611800501934
Coral Sea Dr, Garbutt
$261 - $279
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1
+61747793891
Terminal Building, Coral Sea Dr, Garbutt QLD 4814
$146 - $198
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:30
Tue:07:30-19:30
Wed:07:30-19:30
Thu:07:30-19:30
Fri:07:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-14:00
Sun:07:30-19:30
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
+610747601380
Terminal Building Townsville Airport, Townsville QLD 4810
$90 - $205
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
0744414690
Stinson Ave
Working hours
Mon:07:30-22:00
Tue:07:30-22:00
Wed:07:30-22:00
Thu:07:30-22:00
Fri:07:30-22:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.4
+6147601380
Terminal Building, Townsville Airport, Townsville, Queensland ,4810, Australia
$128 - $328
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
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