Car Hire at Cairns Airport

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Cairns Airport, Cairns, Australia
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 97.66 per day
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 108.14 per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 117.76 per day
Full-size
Holden Acadia or comparable
Holden Acadia
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
£ 133.47 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate Elite
Toyota Corolla Sedan or comparable
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
£ 138.48 / per day
Premium
Peugeot 508s or comparable
Peugeot 508s
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 143.50 / per day
Minivan
Ford Transit Minibus or comparable
Ford Transit Minibus
  • 12
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 278.99 / per day
Luxury
Toyota Kluger Grande or comparable
Toyota Kluger Grande
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 165.54 / 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 03:00 on 2022-06-27.

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 12 Destinations around Cairns Airport

  1. Moranbah Airport(MOV) starting at £ 57.48 per day
    620.1 km / 385.3 miles away
  2. Weipa Airport starting at £ 48.41 per day
    627.5 km / 389.9 miles away
  3. Mount Isa Airport starting at £ 30.32 per day
    781.6 km / 485.7 miles away
  4. Rockhampton Airport starting at £ 68.95 per day
    869.5 km / 540.3 miles away
  5. Gladstone Airport starting at £ 59.58 per day
    958.4 km / 595.5 miles away
  6. Thangool Airport starting at £ 30.99 per day
    978.3 km / 607.9 miles away
  7. Roma Airport starting at £ 32.83 per day
    1114.0 km / 692.2 miles away
  8. Hervey Bay Airport starting at £ 34.07 per day
    1188.8 km / 738.7 miles away
  9. Tennant Creek Airport starting at £ 37.82 per day
    1260.4 km / 783.2 miles away
  10. Brisbane Kippa Ring starting at £ 115.45 per day
    1370.7 km / 851.7 miles away
  11. Brisbane Brendale starting at £ 115.45 per day
    1372.8 km / 853.0 miles away
  12. Brisbane Virginia starting at £ 91.02 per day
    1382.1 km / 858.8 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
£ 30.56
January
£ 28.46
February
£ 35.97
March
£ 36.35
April
£ 33.59
May
£ 23.04
June
£ 28.92
July
£ 23.29
August
£ 27.15
September
£ 24.13
October
£ 25.10
November
£ 25.10
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cairns Airport is June with prices starting at £ 23.04 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 £ 36.35. 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’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 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
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Jucy Hyundai Kona 4 2 SUVs
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Alamo
9.35 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.11 / 10
Total number of reviews
40
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 134.59
Lowest daily price
£ 36.41
Total cars available
62

Top 15 Hire Companies at Cairns Airport in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 110 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
£ 107 - £ 145
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.3 / 53 reviews
+61740339800
SIXT, Terminal building, Cairns Airport, QLD 4870
£ 137 - £ 191
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
£ 138 - £ 165
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 9.2 / 28 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 137 - £ 279
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed: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 / 479 reviews
+611300729230
410 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
£ 133 - £ 136
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
£ 114 - £ 204
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Remarkable 9
+611800474258 / +61755558908
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870
£ 243 - £ 243
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
£ 170 - £ 170
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 8.8
+610740389990
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 163 - £ 275
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.6 / 5 reviews
0740339555
Terminal Building
£ 121 - £ 155
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
£ 114 - £ 162
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 122 - £ 132
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 8.4 / 131 reviews
+611800150850
55 Dutton Street Portsmith QLD 4870
£ 98 - £ 99
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
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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