Car Hire in Cairns

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cairns Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 30.06 per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 30.64 per day
Cairns Airport
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 83.48 per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 86.46 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 88.09 / per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate
MG ZS or comparable
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 90.70 / per day
Cairns Airport
Compact
Hyundai Kona or comparable
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 90.70 / per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Hyundai Kona or comparable
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 92.39 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 05:51 on 2022-05-22.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Dialing code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in Cairns

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Cairns and drop off in another city include:

  • From Cairns to Gold Coast - 35 offers from £ 54.27 per day
  • From Cairns to Brisbane - 35 offers from £ 54.27 per day
  • From Cairns to Townsville - 35 offers from £ 32.83 per day

Top 9 Cities near Cairns

  1. Proserpine starting at £ 49.66 per day
    498.2 km / 309.6 miles away
  2. Rockhampton starting at £ 75.40 per day
    875.0 km / 543.7 miles away
  3. Gladstone starting at £ 68.84 per day
    963.9 km / 598.9 miles away
  4. Emerald starting at £ 32.91 per day
    785.8 km / 488.3 miles away
  5. Mount Isa starting at £ 61.33 per day
    782.2 km / 486.0 miles away
  6. Port Douglas starting at £ 81.75 per day
    53.3 km / 33.1 miles away
  7. Thangool starting at £ 30.37 per day
    983.8 km / 611.3 miles away
  8. Moranbah starting at £ 58.49 per day
    625.6 km / 388.7 miles away
  9. Weipa starting at £ 46.16 per day
    622.1 km / 386.6 miles away

Top 11 Destinations around Cairns

  1. Moranbah Airport(MOV) starting at £ 58.49 per day
    620.1 km / 385.3 miles away
  2. Weipa Airport starting at £ 46.16 per day
    627.5 km / 389.9 miles away
  3. Mount Isa Airport starting at £ 61.33 per day
    781.6 km / 485.7 miles away
  4. Rockhampton Airport starting at £ 75.40 per day
    869.5 km / 540.3 miles away
  5. Gladstone Airport starting at £ 68.84 per day
    958.4 km / 595.5 miles away
  6. Thangool Airport starting at £ 30.37 per day
    978.3 km / 607.9 miles away
  7. Roma Airport starting at £ 32.72 per day
    1114.0 km / 692.2 miles away
  8. Hervey Bay Airport starting at £ 33.96 per day
    1188.8 km / 738.7 miles away
  9. Tennant Creek Airport starting at £ 37.07 per day
    1260.4 km / 783.2 miles away
  10. Brisbane Kippa Ring starting at £ 101.31 per day
    1370.7 km / 851.7 miles away
  11. Brisbane Brendale starting at £ 101.31 per day
    1372.8 km / 853.0 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Cairns?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Cairnsfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Cairns
£ 29.95
January
£ 27.90
February
£ 35.25
March
£ 35.62
April
£ 32.92
May
£ 22.58
June
£ 28.34
July
£ 22.82
August
£ 25.95
September
£ 25.44
October
£ 25.56
November
£ 25.58
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cairns is June with prices starting at £ 22.58 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is April with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 35.62. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 28. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Cairns?

Hirers picking up a car in Cairns keep them for an average of 20 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 3.
Average Hire Length in Cairns
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
4
May
4
June
5
July
4
August
15
September
3
October
20
November
10
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Cairns?

While travellers visit Cairns year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is January, and the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cairns by Monthly Searches
373%
January
270%
February
328%
March
173%
April
54%
May
June
July
August
September
October
1%
November
1%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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

Australia
Kia Picanto
7 December 2021
Cairns was beautiful. With a car you can go up north and south 1.5 hrs to see more tourist attractions.

Top 15 Hire Companies in Cairns in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 114 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Thrifty
Thrifty
Remarkable 9.3 / 183 reviews
136139
Airport Avenue
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Remarkable 9.3 / 55 reviews
+61392222595 / 1800620408
147 Lake Street
Working hours
Mon:08:30-15:00
Tue:08:30-15:00
Wed:08:30-15:00
Thu:08:30-15:00
Fri:08:30-15:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.3 / 52 reviews
+61740339800
SIXT, Terminal building, Cairns Airport, QLD 4870
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.2 / 26 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:30
Sun:08:00-23:30
Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Remarkable 9.2 / 435 reviews
+611300729230
410 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
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
National
National
Remarkable 9 / 6 reviews
+61740349045 / +61740349052
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Remarkable 9
+611800474258 / +61755558908
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:30
Tue:07:00-18:30
Wed:07:00-18:30
Thu:07:00-18:30
Fri:07:00-18:30
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.9 / 15 reviews
0740339777
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7
+610740389990
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 1 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5 / 4 reviews
0740339555
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:30
Sun:08:00-23:30
Jucy
Jucy
Outstanding 8.2 / 113 reviews
+611800150850
55 Dutton Street Portsmith QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:09:00-15:55
Tue:09:00-15:55
Wed:09:00-15:55
Thu:09:00-15:55
Fri:09:00-15:55
Sat:09:00-13:55
Sun:09:00-13:55
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.1
0740389990
Cairns Apt
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
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