Car Hire in Cairns

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Cairns, Australia
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cairns Airport
Compact
Hyundai Accent or comparable
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 25.51 / per day
Cairns Airport
Economy
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 25.95 / per day
Cairns Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or comparable
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
£ 27.58 / per day
City Centre
Intermediate
Suzuki Baleno or comparable
Suzuki Baleno
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
£ 34.52 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 44.25 / per day
City Centre
Special
Mystery Car or comparable
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 44.72 / per day
Cairns Airport
Premium Van
Kia Carnival or comparable
Kia Carnival
  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 63.97 / per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate SUV
MG ZS or comparable
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 30.94 / 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 16:57 on 2024-05-20.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+61
Average car hire price
£ 37 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 0.95 per litre or £ 3.60 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.88 per litre or £ 3.35 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.03 per litre or £ 3.90 / 1 gallon

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 £ 54.63 per day
  • From Cairns to Brisbane - 35 offers from £ 54.63 per day
  • From Cairns to Townsville - 35 offers from £ 33.05 per day

Top 20 Cities near Cairns

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Cairns the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Cairns fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Cairns
£ 28.71
January
£ 21.04
February
£ 25.60
March
£ 28.80
April
£ 29.86
May
£ 43.32
June
£ 53.27
July
£ 44.49
August
£ 38.14
September
£ 30.45
October
£ 29.37
November
£ 37.72
December
The best month to hire a car in Cairns is February (when the average price is £ 21.04 per day). This is 39% less than the yearly average and 61% less than hiring in July (when the average price is £ 53.27).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 9 days, and in April, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of hire days in Cairns
7
January
8
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
9
July
7
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
7
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Cairns is January, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cairns by Monthly Searches
141%
January
65%
February
74%
March
66%
April
71%
May
87%
June
99%
July
102%
August
109%
September
127%
October
128%
November
132%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Bargain Car Rentals, Jucy, EastCoast Car Rentals, SIXT, Alamo
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars, Small cars
Lowest price £ 26 per day
Cheapest supplier Jucy

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Kia Stonic 4 2 SUVs
Jucy Hyundai Accent 5 2 Medium cars
Jucy Nissan Tiida 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals MG HS 4 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai i30 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals MG 5 5 2 Large cars
SIXT Kia Carnival 5 3 People Carriers

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Mitsubishi ASX
16 March 2024
Dauntree rainforest, Whitehaven islands tour with Sealink, Scenic flight with Ocean Rafting
United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
2 March 2024
Magnetic Island was really good
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Sedan
18 February 2024
Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef - Rainforests and 3000k!!
United Kingdom
Hyundai Kona
30 March 2023
Cape Tribulation was worth the drive
Australia
Hyundai Kona
14 March 2023
Was visiting family and friends so appreciated a good experience hiring a car.
Australia
Hyundai Kona
13 July 2022
Loved Skyrail, The Crystal Caves, Koala Park and Hartley's Crocodile Farm. I would recommend Reeftrippers for a great small experience at seeing the Great Barrier Reef, they were amazing.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Simba Car Hire
9.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
164
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
£ 37.18
Lowest daily price
£ 25.51
Total cars available
210

Top 18 Suppliers in Cairns in 2024

Simba Car Hire
Simba Car Hire
Exceptional 9.4 / 31 reviews
2 locations
£ 90 - £ 95
Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 975 reviews
1 location
£ 28 - £ 96
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.1 / 240 reviews
2 locations
£ 45 - £ 107
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 8.9 / 55 reviews
2 locations
£ 42 - £ 90
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.9 / 21 reviews
2 locations
£ 44 - £ 55
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.8 / 73 reviews
2 locations
£ 34 - £ 80
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.7 / 11 reviews
2 locations
£ 53 - £ 83
National
National
Very good 8.7 / 9 reviews
1 location
£ 138 - £ 184
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
2 locations
£ 45 - £ 57
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 7 reviews
1 location
£ 57 - £ 118
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 178 reviews
1 location
£ 37 - £ 64
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Very good 8.4 / 369 reviews
1 location
£ 26 - £ 121
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.4 / 215 reviews
2 locations
£ 54 - £ 96
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
2 locations
£ 38 - £ 198
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
2 locations
£ 39 - £ 84
Jucy
Jucy
Good 7.8 / 309 reviews
1 location
£ 26
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
1 location
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.3 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 33 - £ 81
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