Townsville car hire

Townsville car hire

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Townsville, QLD, Australia
23 Jan — 30 Jan
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Townsville, QLD, Australia
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Townsville car hire information

Pick-up locationTownsville
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, People mover, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations27
Airport locations15
Popular agenciesBudget, Firefly, Avis, Europcar, Sixt

Cheap car hire in Townsville

Economy$30/day
Compact$33/day
Intermediate$33/day
Standard$44/day
Full-size$48/day
People mover$61/day
Full-size SUV$57/day
Passenger van$69/day
Premium SUV$60/day
Intermediate SUV$41/day
Compact SUV$52/day
Standard SUV$65/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Townsville car hire reviews and directory

From $39/dayRated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
Most popular
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Townsville
Europcar
Locations in Townsville
  • 10
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  • 5.9
  • 7.9
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From $50/dayRated no. 2
Budget
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Townsville
Budget
Locations in Townsville
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Jan. 2020
Yes Staff was very friendly, apologised that the vehicle I had booked was not available, but gave me another vehicle which suited my reason for hiring the vehicle. I was offered a ‘Mine’ vehicle with reflector strips, but when I advised staff that I wanted a vehicle to travel to Cairns for my brother’s funeral, staff went out of their way to secure a vehicle similar to the one I had booked online Well done and very much appreciated.Just to make sure what one books online makes it happen that way. It turned out well in the end. Thank you.
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From $55/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Townsville
Hertz
Locations in Townsville
  • 10
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From $49/dayRated no. 4
Avis
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Townsville
Avis
Locations in Townsville
  • 9
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From $46/day
Thrifty
4 locations in Townsville
Thrifty
Locations in Townsville
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Townsville
Sunnycars
Locations in Townsville
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Dollar
2 locations in Townsville
Dollar
Locations in Townsville
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From $47/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Townsville
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Townsville
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Red Spot
2 locations in Townsville
Red Spot
Locations in Townsville
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Sixt
2 locations in Townsville
Sixt
Locations in Townsville
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From $41/day
Alamo
1 location in Townsville
Alamo
Locations in Townsville
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From $47/day
Enterprise
1 location in Townsville
Enterprise
Locations in Townsville
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From $31/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Townsville
Firefly
Locations in Townsville
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National
1 location in Townsville
National
Locations in Townsville
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6 travellers who hired a car in Townsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.7

Car hire locations in or near Townsville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a car hire in Townsville

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Townsville

  • Hire a car in Townsville and cruise around the many attractions the North Queensland city has to offer at your own rhythm. Having your own car opens up the option of taking the ferry to Magnetic Island, which can be navigated from top to bottom in 30min. Local buses are infrequent and don’t reach isolated corners, such as Florence Bay. Billabong Safari is also best accessed with a hire car, as alternative transport options include a costly taxi fare (roughly A$ 60) or coach transfer (about A$ 65).
  • Hire companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty can be found inside the Arrivals Area at Townsville Airport (TSV). The hire car park is only a short walk from the reception desks and thus no shuttle is required.
  • Random roadside breath testing is common in Townsville and all visitors should remember to stay below the 0.05 percent blood alcohol limit. Keep an eye out for mini convertibles known as barbie cars on Magnetic Island, as the small vehicles sit below standard height and can be missed in blind spots. Townsville attracts a lot of cyclists when the sun is out and drivers should remember to stay at a safe distance of at least 1.5 m. Be careful when driving across bridges during the wet season, as flooding can block crossings.
  • Traffic is rather pleasant throughout the day in Townsville and causes nowhere near as much congestion as major cities across Australia. Douglas Arterial Rd and Bruce Hwy can experience significant traffic on weekends and public holidays as travellers make their way along the coast. Townsville’s central shopping district, including Flinders St and The Strand, are busiest in the late afternoon between 16:00–18:00.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Townsville for $45 or less
  • Book your car hire in Townsville at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Townsville are around 20% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Townsville are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

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