Townsville car hire

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Townsville, QLD, Australia
23 Sep — 30 Sep
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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, Luxury SUV, People mover, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations21
Airport locations12
Popular agenciesAlamo, Europcar, Avis, Thrifty, Firefly

Cheap car hire in Townsville

Economy$68/day
Compact$59/day
Intermediate$59/day
Standard$62/day
Full-size$122/day
People mover$131/day
Full-size SUV$113/day
Standard SUV$62/day
Compact SUV$62/day
Intermediate SUV$62/day
Luxury SUV$64/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Townsville car hire reviews and directory

From $49/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Townsville
Budget
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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. 2
Hertz
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Townsville
Hertz
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From $48/dayRated no. 3
Avis
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Townsville
Avis
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Townsville
Sunnycars
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From $39/day
Europcar
Most popular
2 locations in Townsville
Europcar
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From $46/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Townsville
keddy by Europcar
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Red Spot
2 locations in Townsville
Red Spot
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From $46/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Townsville
Thrifty
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From $40/day
Alamo
1 location in Townsville
Alamo
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From $47/day
Enterprise
1 location in Townsville
Enterprise
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From $30/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Townsville
Firefly
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National
1 location in Townsville
National
Locations in Townsville
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5 travellers who hired a car in Townsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.6

Car hire locations in or near Townsville

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$55/day

Good deal

$44/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 $44 or less
  • Book your car hire in Townsville at least 4 weeks 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 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Townsville

  • Some car hire companies in Townsville which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Townsville costs $55 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar ($84/day), Alamo ($85/day) and Enterprise ($94/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo Terminal Building Garbutt 4814 (4 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Townsville is $5.63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $67 and $90, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Townsville.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Townsville airport include Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise, Firefly and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Townsville airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Thrifty, Avis, Enterprise and Firefly.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Townsville costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Townsville costs $58 per day, on average.

  • A Supplier choice car hire in Townsville costs $54 per day, on average.

  • In Townsville, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty Townsville Ap (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Townsville costs $383 per week ($55 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Townsville costs $1,642 per month ($55 per day).

  • There’s plenty of space on Townsville’s roads so there’s no need to sacrifice on comfort when choosing a hire car model. Full-size makes and people movers are great for transporting several people, while premium models offer a lavish getaway. If you are intending on doing some off-road driving on the trails of North Queensland, a 4x4 is needed and the hire contract must allow driving on unpaved roads.

  • The default limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and increases to 60 km/h in low-density suburban districts. A 40 km/h maximum is enforced between 07:00–09:00 and 14:00–16:00 in school zones, with flashing yellow lights indicating operation. Highways surrounding Townsville are usually set at 100 km/h but can be reduced to 80 km/h in congested areas.

  • A litre of petrol costs roughly A$ 1.45. Make sure to fill up with a full tank if you are taking the ferry to Magnetic Island as prices across the water can spike significantly.

  • Metered parking can be found in the CBD along Flinders St, Denham St, Sturt St and Walker St. Spaces are limited to 2h and cost approximately A$ 1 per hour. Free all-day spots are available at Dean Street Carpark and the corner of Leichhardt Street and Eyre Street.