Cairns Airport

Cheap Car Hire in Cairns Airport

Cairns, QLD, Australia - Cairns (CNS)
1 Jul — 8 Jul
Same drop-off
Cairns, QLD, Australia - Cairns (CNS)
Fri 1/7
Noon
Fri 8/7
Noon
Driver's age:

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

Cairns Airport car hires in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of petrol per litre$2.01
Average price per day$96
Cheapest price per day$50

What is the cheapest time to hire a car at Cairns Airport?

January

$107

February

$63

March

$76

April

$145

May

$129

June

$149

July

$158

August

$120

September

$102

October

$82

November

$69

December

$129

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car at Cairns Airport is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top rental agencies in Cairns Airport

All major car hire suppliers in Cairns Airport
9.0
Excellent
11 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.5

Value

8.0
8.6
Excellent
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.3
8.4
Excellent
5 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.4
7.5
Good
7 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

7.5
6.6
Good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.6
2.0
Mediocre
5 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0
3 locations
2 locations

Best Cairns Airport Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in Cairns Airport recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Cairns?

You can get a car hire in Cairns using your regular car licence, provided it’s in English, along with your credit card. You’ll need to be 21 to hire from most companies and usually 25 or older for passenger van hire and more powerful cars. Other than that, Cairns car hire is really straightforward.

What are the rules for driving in Cairns?

Bear in mind when you book hire cars in Cairns, Australians drive on the left. The maximum speed on highways is 110 km/h, but if not signposted, it’s 100 km/h, so keep your eyes open. In built-up areas, speed is limited to 50 km/h. Also bear in mind the legal blood-alcohol driving limit if you opt for Cairns car hire, which is 50 mg per 100 ml. It’s compulsory for all passengers to wear seatbelts. If in doubt, you can check on recent Australian law changes with the local authorities once you’re there.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cairns?

The ideal car hires in Cairns are outdoorsy vehicles, as the city is on the sub-tropical north-east coast, near the Great Barrier Reef. Book SUVs, MPVs or spacious sedans if you’re going on a road trip. If you’re in the city on business, or staying in the city centre, good hire cars in Cairns are compact or economy models. To save on carbon emissions, many car hire companies offer electric car hire. If you really want to let it all hang out on coastal cruises, a convertible is a great choice. You can find these and other cheap car hire in Cairns right here.

What are the best places to park in Cairns?

On-street parking in the city is a combination of free and paid, so parking will seldom be a problem with car hire in Cairns. Free parking is available all over, and there is no time limit between 08:30 and 18:00. Paid parking fees are very reasonable, averaging about A$ 1.80 per hour. This includes the downtown area, so if you don’t find a parking space immediately, you’ll come upon one soon enough. Don’t forget to do some comparison shopping for cheap car hire in Cairns, using Cheapflights, so you can keep more of your travel budget for sightseeing.

What is the cheapest hire car found at Cairns Airport?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $139/day when booking a car hire at Cairns Airport. The absolute best deal a user found was for $72/day from Atlas Car & Truck Rental, booked on Jul. 28.

Which car rental providers are at Cairns Airport?

There are 7 car hire providers located at Cairns Airport. The following companies can be found near the Cairns Airport car rental counter:
Hertz (10.0)
Budget (9.0)
Apex (8.3)
Alamo (7.9)
Sixt (7.9)
East Coast Car Rentals (6.6)
Avis (2.0)

What car rental company is typically the cheapest at Cairns Airport?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car at Cairns Airport from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo ($76/day), Budget ($98/day), and Bargain Car Rentals ($140/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best at Cairns Airport?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Hertz (10.0 rating), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and Enterprise (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies at Cairns Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a car at Cairns Airport for a week from Budget?

Budget offers hire cars at Cairns Airport for about $947 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car at Cairns Airport for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 30% on your car hire. For a below average price at Cairns Airport, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 90 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month at Cairns Airport?

Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Cairns Airport however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car at Cairns Airport for a month?

You can potentially save up to 84% on a month-long rental by booking with Atlas Car & Truck Rental. Atlas Car & Truck Rental is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car at Cairns Airport can cost you on average $4,059 a month or $135 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.