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Car Hire at Cairns Airport

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Cairns Airport, Cairns, Australia
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Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Compact
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or comparable
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 36.65 per day
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Economy
Nissan X-Trail or comparable
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
£ 39.11 per day
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Standard
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 44.50 per day
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Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 46.58 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 53.12 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 55.00 / per day
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Premium Elite
Toyota Kluger or comparable
Toyota Kluger
  • 7x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 55.92 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 60.55 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 16:18 on 2021-05-06.

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%

Airport information

Score
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Check-in desks 8.0
  • Facilities and services 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.0
  • Dining and car hire services 4.8
  • Lounge 5.2

Cairns Airport (CNS)

  • IATA: CNS
  • ICAO: YBCS
  • Name: Cairns Airport (CNS)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Flights per year: 44,539
  • Passengers (per year): 4,391,014
  • Distance from the city centre: 3.1 miles / 5 km NNW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 7 4080 6703
  • Email: enquiries@cairnsairport.com.au

Top 20 Destinations around Cairns Airport

  1. Car Hire at Townsville Airport starting at £ 36.65 per day
    284.3 km / 176.6 miles away
  2. Car Hire Whitsunday Coast Airport starting at £ 27.19 per day
    497.2 km / 309.0 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Mackay Airport starting at £ 34.31 per day
    597.2 km / 371.1 miles away
  4. Car Hire Emerald Airport starting at £ 26.59 per day
    784.8 km / 487.6 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Rockhampton Airport starting at £ 25.15 per day
    874.0 km / 543.1 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Gladstone Airport starting at £ 24.45 per day
    962.9 km / 598.3 miles away
  7. Car Hire Thangool Airport starting at £ 24.70 per day
    982.8 km / 610.7 miles away
  8. Car Hire Roma Airport starting at £ 42.56 per day
    1118.4 km / 694.9 miles away
  9. Car Hire at Bundaberg Airport starting at £ 25.55 per day
    1121.9 km / 697.1 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Hervey Bay Airport starting at £ 22.58 per day
    1193.4 km / 741.5 miles away
  11. Car Hire Tennant Creek Airport starting at £ 38.07 per day
    1259.3 km / 782.5 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Sunshine Coast Airport starting at £ 45.36 per day
    1318.9 km / 819.5 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1343.5 km / 834.8 miles away
  14. Car Hire Brisbane Brendale starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1377.4 km / 855.9 miles away
  15. Car Hire Brisbane Virginia starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1386.7 km / 861.6 miles away
  16. Car Hire at Brisbane Airport starting at £ 30.84 per day
    1391.1 km / 864.4 miles away
  17. 1391.4 km / 864.6 miles away
  18. Car Hire Brisbane Ascot starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1392.8 km / 865.4 miles away
  19. Car Hire Brisbane Tingalpa starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1398.0 km / 868.7 miles away
  20. Car Hire Brisbane Rocklea starting at £ 41.09 per day
    1400.7 km / 870.3 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Cairns Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Cairns Airport
£ 30.76
January
£ 28.65
February
£ 36.21
March
£ 36.59
April
£ 33.81
May
£ 23.19
June
£ 29.11
July
£ 23.44
August
£ 27.33
September
£ 24.29
October
£ 25.27
November
£ 25.27
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cairns Airport is June with prices starting at £ 23.19 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 £ 36.59. 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’s the most popular hire length at Cairns Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Cairns Airport keep them for an average of 36 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length at Cairns Airport
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
36
September
4
October
20
November
6
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Cairns Airport?

Though Cairns Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in April. September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
142%
January
103%
February
125%
March
193%
April
168%
May
130%
June
180%
July
156%
August
September
1%
October
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 Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mitsubishi Outlander 5 2 Station wagons
Thrifty Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 Station wagons

Top 11 Hire Companies at Cairns Airport in 2021

National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+61740349045 / +61740349052
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+61740349045
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 47 - £ 68
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 49 - £ 51
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
740349045
Terminal Building Airport Ave
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
0740339555
Terminal Building
£ 49 - £ 69
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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
0740339777
Terminal Building Cairns Airport
£ 48 - £ 68
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
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Outstanding 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870
£ 44 - £ 83
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:30
Tue:07:00-19:30
Wed:07:00-19:30
Thu:07:00-19:30
Fri:07:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-17:30
Sun:08:00-17:30
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.3
+61755558908
411 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8
+61740349045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.5
61740410895 / 3173487251
147 Lake Street
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