Car Hire at Cairns Airport

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Cairns Airport, Cairns, Australia
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Economy
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
£ 27.37 per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
£ 29.44 per day
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or comparable
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 35.10 per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 38.29 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
£ 39.40 / per day
Full-size
Holden Commodore or comparable
Holden Commodore
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
£ 46.36 / per day
Full-size Elite
Isuzu MU-X or comparable
Isuzu MU-X
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 63.38 / per day
Premium
Peugeot 508s or comparable
Peugeot 508s
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 68.04 / 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 02:00 on 2023-01-30.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Dialing code
61
Average car hire price
£ 43.42 / per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport information

Score
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Check-in and departures 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

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Cairns Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Cairns Airport
£ 31.62
January
£ 29.45
February
£ 37.21
March
£ 37.61
April
£ 34.75
May
£ 23.84
June
£ 29.92
July
£ 24.10
August
£ 28.09
September
£ 24.97
October
£ 25.97
November
£ 25.97
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cairns Airport is June with prices starting at £ 23.84 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 £ 37.61. 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 average amounts. How long you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent 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 Kona 4 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Hyundai Kona
11 September 2022
Night walk in the forest was a waste of time, it was raining. Barrier reef is bleached of its colour! :(

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.38 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.15 / 10
Total number of reviews
119
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
£ 43.42
Lowest daily price
£ 27.37
Total cars available
142

Top 16 Hire Companies at Cairns Airport in 2023

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.4 / 123 reviews
+61740339800
SIXT, Terminal building, Cairns Airport, QLD 4870
£ 40 - £ 98
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 125 reviews
+61740349045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
£ 31 - £ 236
Thrifty
Thrifty
Remarkable 9.3 / 184 reviews
+61136139
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 68 - £ 88
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
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.3 / 37 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 51 - £ 107
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
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Remarkable 9.3 / 55 reviews
+61392222595 / 1800620408
147 Lake Street
£ 39 - £ 102
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
Bargain Car Rentals
Bargain Car Rentals
Remarkable 9.2 / 679 reviews
+611300729230
410 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
£ 46 - £ 73
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
National
National
Remarkable 9.1 / 9 reviews
+61740349045 / +61740349052
Beaufort St, Aeroglen QLD 4870
£ 91 - £ 128
Hertz
Hertz
Remarkable 9 / 5 reviews
+610740389990
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 76 - £ 107
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Remarkable 9
+611800474258 / +61755558908
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870
£ 27 - £ 40
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
£ 61 - £ 113
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
£ 79 - £ 140
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
£ 31 - £ 236
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 reviews
+610740349088
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 47 - £ 59
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
Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns City QLD 4870
£ 70 - £ 107
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
Jucy
Jucy
Outstanding 8.4 / 210 reviews
+611800150850
55 Dutton Street Portsmith QLD 4870
£ 29 - £ 67
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 8.2
0740389990
Airport Ave
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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