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Cheap Car Hire in Townsville from $43

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Townsville with a pick-up date of 12/6 and drop-off date of 10/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Townsville car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Townsville. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.77

Average price per day

$70

Cheapest price per day

$43

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Townsville and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

January

$67

February

$63

March

$78

April

$73

May

$75

June

$119

July

$108

August

$108

September

$104

October

$84

November

$78

December

$81

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Townsville is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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 Townsville

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Townsville and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

There are currently 28 hire locations operating in Townsville spread across 15 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Townsville is small car at $43 a day. Below are all the 5 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Passenger van

Passenger van

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

Compare available car types for hire in Townsville

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Townsville to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 29 May 2024.

Small cars

$62 - $131

All Car Types

$91 - $176

To hire a small car in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $90/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Townsville, Australia (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$131/day). In fact, May is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a small car saves you 27% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Townsville small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $106/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Townsville, Australia (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$153/day). In fact, May is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a medium car saves you 14% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Townsville medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $173/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Townsville, Australia (~$142/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$230/day). In fact, February is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a large car is 29% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $116/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Townsville, Australia (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$158/day). In fact, April is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a SUV saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Townsville SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $194/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Townsville, Australia (~$131/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$284/day). In fact, February is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a van is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Townsville van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $151/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Townsville, Australia (~$135/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$215/day). In fact, April is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a pickup truck is 19% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Townsville pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Townsville, Australia, you would pay an average price of $185/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Townsville, Australia (~$218/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$405/day). In fact, September is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Townsville. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Townsville, hiring a luxury car is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai Accent Hatch$43/day
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla$45/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Auris$67/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Auris

Top hire agencies in Townsville

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Townsville known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Townsville. Reviews were last updated on 29 May 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in Townsville, including Thrifty, Budget and Europcar. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Thrifty

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

10.0
Wonderful
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.0

Europcar

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

8.9

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

9.3
Wonderful
16 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.6

Avis

8.4
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.4

Hertz

8.0
Very Good
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Sixt

8.0
Very Good
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Best Townsville car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Townsville. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Townsville with an average daily rate of $71. Data was last updated on 29 May 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Townsville. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Hyundai Accent Hatch$43/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla$45/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla
Toyota C-HR$57/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota C-HR

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Townsville, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 29 May 2024.
  • What are the requirements to rent a car in Townsville?

    Generally, Townsville car rentals require that drivers be at least 21 years of age. Car rentals in Townsville may be possible for individuals under age 21, but an additional fee may be assessed at those car rental locations. Americans can drive their rental cars in Townsville with United States driver’s licenses if they’re in the country on temporary or tourist visas. Long-term residents require an Australian driver’s license to operate any Townsville car rentals.

  • What are the rules for driving in Townsville?

    Americans should note that Australians drive on the left side of the road and so rental cars in Townsville will have the steering wheel located on the right side of the vehicle. Speed limits for car rentals in Townsville will generally be between 40 km/h to 80 km/h (25 mph to 50 mph), with the highest speed limit capped at 110 km/h (62 mph). All passengers, even those riding in a passenger van rental, must wear a seatbelt, with small children restrained in age-appropriate car seats. All drivers in Townsville must have a BAC below 0.05% or they risk being cited for driving under the influence. To keep up with any recent law changes, it’s best to confer with Townsville’s department of motor vehicles.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Townsville?

    The best car rentals in Townsville are the ones which most efficiently meet your specific needs. For example, if you will be primarily driving in the major urban areas of this industrial city, an electric car rental may be the most cost effective for your stay. Then again, brief visits to the city may be better experienced in an economy car rental, with cheap car rentals in Townsville easily secured at the nearby airport upon arrival. Of course, business travelers and those looking for a little bit more in their experience of the city may want to consider a luxury car rental for exploring the metro area in style.

  • What are the best places to park in Townsville?

    Once you’ve picked up your cheap car rental in Townsville, you’ll be needing a place to park. Generally, the downtown area of this major city offers ample parking opportunities, with around 700 free parking spots for durations under 15 minutes. There are even free charging ports for electric vehicles in South Townsville and on the North Ward. Paid parking spots can also be found throughout the city and at the airport, with airport parking spots generally costing about AU$6 ($4.39) per hour, or up to about AU$20 ($14.63) per day.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Townsville?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $70/day when booking a car hire in Townsville. The absolute best deal a user found was for $40/day from Alamo, booked on May 26.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Townsville?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Townsville from the following companies over the past two weeks: Europcar ($43/day), keddy by Europcar ($57/day), and Thrifty ($64/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Townsville?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (10.0 rating), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and Firefly (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Townsville.

  • What are petrol prices like in Townsville?

    The average price of petrol in Townsville is $1.77/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $79 and $115 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    From Bargain Car Rentals you can hire a car in Townsville from about $376 per week on average.

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

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 40% to make it a great deal in Townsville. Try to book at least 80 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Townsville?

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

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

    Typically, a monthly car hire in Townsville can be found for $1,611. You can find car hire deals to be on average $54 a day.

  • How much is a car hire in Townsville for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Townsville is $68. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Townsville. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Townsville for as low as $88/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Townsville?

    The most popular car to hire while in Townsville is the MG 3, which is a Mini vehicle.

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Car hires by fuel type in Townsville

Browse car hires by fuel type in Townsville. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Townsville. Deals were last updated on 29 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Townsville. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($41+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

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