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Car Hire Cairns

Car Hire Cairns

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Cheap Car Rental Cairns

Economy $21/day
Compact $19/day
Intermediate $20/day
Standard $24/day
Full-size $34/day
SUV $27/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Cairns atlascar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Cairns budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Cairns budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Cairns enterprise
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Cairns hertz
5 Adults, 3 Bags SUV car in Cairns firefly
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Cairns car hire reviews and directory

From $29/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,800 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Enterprise
Locations in Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
+61 740 312 707
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 052
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Enterprise reviews in Cairns

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From $32/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
Most popular
7.4 Good (3,838 reviews)
3 locations in Cairns
Hertz
Locations in Cairns
147 Lake St
+61 740 410 895
Cairns Apt
+61 740 359 299
Cairns Square, Abbott St
+61 740 516 399
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great experience
friendly staff
From $46/day
Rated no. 3
Thrifty
thrifty
9.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
From $35/day
Rated no. 5
Alamo
alamo
9.0 Excellent (6 reviews)
3 locations in Cairns
From $33/day
Rated no. 6
Budget
budget
8.8 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Budget
Locations in Cairns
153 Lake St
+61 740 488 166
Terminal Building
+61 740 339 777
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From $53/day
Rated no. 7
East Coast Car Rentals
eastcoastcarrentals
8.7 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Cairns
148 Sheridan Street
CAIRNS AIRPORT 146 Sheridan Street
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From $40/day
Rated no. 8
Europcar
europcar
8.0 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Europcar
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Square
+61 740 334 800
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 088
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Cairns
Sunnycars
Locations in Cairns
51 Sheridan Street
Airport Avenue
Corner Schield and Abbott Street
Terminal Building
From $61/day
National
national
3 locations in Cairns
National
Locations in Cairns
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 740 312 707
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 740 349 045
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 740 349 052
From $22/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
2 locations in Cairns
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Cairns
147 Lake Street Cairns Australia
1800 620 408
Cairns Domestic Airport
From $22/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
atlascar
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Cairns
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Cairns
410 Sheridan Street Cairns, QLD
1800 808 122
Shop 1, 51 Sheridan Street, Cairns City, QLD
+61 383 366 100
From $37/day
Firefly
firefly
2 locations in Cairns
Firefly
Locations in Cairns
Airport Ave
+61 740 359 299
Cairns Square, Abbott St
+61 740 516 399
From $25/day
JUCY
jucy
2 locations in Cairns
JUCY
Locations in Cairns
55 Dutton Street
Cairns Off Airport Location
From $33/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Cairns
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cairns
CAIRNS SQUARE CORNER SHIELD & ABBOTT STREET
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 088
Red Spot
redspot
2 locations in Cairns
Red Spot
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Airport Terminal 1 International
Cairns Airport Terminal 2 Domestic
From $27/day
Apex
apex
1 location in Cairns
Apex
Locations in Cairns
396 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, Qld
+61 740 532 896
Atlas Choice
atlaschoice
1 location in Cairns
Atlas Choice
Locations in Cairns
410 Sheradan Street
1800 808 122
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Cairns
AutoEurope
Locations in Cairns
Europcar Desk In Termainal
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Cairns
Dollar
Locations in Cairns
Corner Of Sheridan And Aplin S
+61 740 518 099
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Cairns
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Cairns
21 Sheridan Street
Payless
payless
1 location in Cairns
Payless
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Airport
From $32/day
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Cairns
Sixt
Locations in Cairns
146 Sheridan Street
+61 740 316 055

Car hire locations in Cairns

Good to know

Most popular agency Hertz
Most popular car type Compact
Average price $49/day
Good deal $34/day

When to book a hire car in Cairns

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for hiring a car in Cairns

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Cairns for $34 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cairns at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Cairns are around 1% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hires in Cairns are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cairns

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cairns?

On average a hire car in Cairns costs $49 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Cairns?

Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Cairns.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Cairns?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Budget ($19/day), Atlas Car & Truck Rental ($20/day) and Enterprise ($24/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Cairns?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Cairns are Enterprise (8.5, 12800 reviews), National (8.2, 3352 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1063 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Cairns Airport (CNS)?

Car hire companies onsite at Cairns Airport include Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Apex, Avis, Thrifty and East Coast Car Rentals.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Cairns Airport (CNS)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cairns Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Thrifty, Firefly, Ace Rental Cars and JUCY.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Cairns?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 153 Lake St 4870 (1 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Cairns?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.