Cairns

Cheap Car Hire in Cairns

Cairns, QLD, Australia
17 Aug — 24 Aug
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cairns car hires in 2022

Most popular companyBARGAINCAR
Price of petrol per litre$1.84
Average price per day$97
Cheapest price per day$44

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cairns?

January

$106

February

$63

March

$76

April

$143

May

$127

June

$140

July

$162

August

$119

September

$101

October

$81

November

$68

December

$127

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cairns 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.

Popular Car Types in Cairns

Top rental agencies in Cairns

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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 in Cairns?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $139/day when booking a car hire in Cairns. The absolute best deal a user found was for $64/day from Atlas Car & Truck Rental, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Cairns?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Cairns from the following companies over the past two weeks: Sixt ($71/day), Alamo ($75/day), and Apex ($76/day).

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

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 in Cairns.

What are gas prices like in Cairns?

The average price of petrol in Cairns is $1.84/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $83 and $119 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cairns for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

Hiring a car in Cairns for a week can be a great option for travel. Bargain Car Rentals, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around $915/week on average.

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

Booking your car hire early can save you up to 23%. Aim to book your car hire at least 90 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Cairns.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cairns?

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

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

The average cost of a car hire in Cairns for a month is $3,921. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car hire in Cairns for a weekend?

It costs $158 for a weekend car hire in Cairns, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Intermediate SUV as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Cairns in September, prices are $140 per day on average.

What car do most people hire in Cairns?

Toyota Tarago, which is a Intermediate vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Cairns according to Cheapflights users.