Car Hire in Cairns

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre
Compact
Hyundai Kona or comparable
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 85.16 per day
Cairns Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 86.51 per day
City Centre
Intermediate
Mitsubishi ASX or comparable
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 100.39 per day
Cairns Airport
Compact
Hyundai Kona or comparable
Hyundai Kona
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 107.75 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 112.28 / per day
Cairns Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 112.41 / per day
City Centre
Standard
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. or comparable
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 115.71 / per day
Cairns Airport
Economy
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 116.58 / 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 14:54 on 2022-12-08.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Dialing code
61
Average car hire price
£ 129.72 / per day
Average car hire length
1 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.11 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.16 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.09 / 1 liter

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 £ 55.40 per day
  • From Cairns to Brisbane - 35 offers from £ 55.40 per day
  • From Cairns to Townsville - 35 offers from £ 33.51 per day

Top 5 Cities near Cairns

  1. Proserpine starting at £ 76.36 per day
    498.2 km / 309.6 miles away
  2. Rockhampton starting at £ 76.57 per day
    875.0 km / 543.7 miles away
  3. 963.6 km / 598.8 miles away
  4. 785.6 km / 488.1 miles away
  5. Emerald starting at £ 33.92 per day
    785.8 km / 488.3 miles away

Top 9 Destinations around Cairns

  1. Mount Isa Airport starting at £ 31.14 per day
    781.6 km / 485.7 miles away
  2. Rockhampton Airport starting at £ 76.57 per day
    869.5 km / 540.3 miles away
  3. Gladstone Airport starting at £ 70.96 per day
    958.4 km / 595.5 miles away
  4. Hervey Bay Airport starting at £ 35.00 per day
    1188.8 km / 738.7 miles away
  5. Alice Springs Airport starting at £ 92.79 per day
    1454.4 km / 903.7 miles away
  6. Ballina Airport starting at £ 68.06 per day
    1545.0 km / 960.0 miles away
  7. Armidale Airport starting at £ 29.71 per day
    1624.8 km / 1009.6 miles away
  8. Cobar Airport(CAZ) starting at £ 63.46 per day
    1625.3 km / 1009.9 miles away
  9. Darwin Airport starting at £ 56.41 per day
    1678.6 km / 1043.0 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
£ 30.57
January
£ 28.47
February
£ 35.98
March
£ 36.36
April
£ 33.60
May
£ 23.05
June
£ 28.93
July
£ 23.30
August
£ 26.65
September
£ 25.52
October
£ 27.05
November
£ 27.05
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cairns is June with prices starting at £ 23.05 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 £ 36.36. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 29. 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 September, 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
6
June
4
July
6
August
20
September
3
October
20
November
13
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 April, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cairns by Monthly Searches
143%
January
103%
February
125%
March
193%
April
168%
May
130%
June
180%
July
156%
August
1%
September
1%
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

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

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.33 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.14 / 10
Total number of reviews
40
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 129.72
Lowest daily price
£ 36.42
Total cars available
79

Top 15 Hire Companies in Cairns in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.3 / 116 reviews
+61740339800
SIXT, Terminal building, Cairns Airport, QLD 4870
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 138 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Thrifty
Thrifty
Remarkable 9.3 / 184 reviews
+61136139
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
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
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.3 / 36 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 / 641 reviews
+611300729230
410 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:45
Tue:07:00-19:45
Wed:07:00-19:45
Thu:07:00-19:45
Fri:07:00-19:45
Sat:08:00-16:45
Sun:08:00-16:45
Hertz
Hertz
Remarkable 9 / 5 reviews
+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
National
National
Remarkable 9 / 8 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 / 17 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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.8 / 7 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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 1 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.4
+611800501934
147 Lake St, Cairns City QLD 4870
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
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.1
0740389990
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
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