Car Hire in Cairns, Queensland

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
12 Aug — 19 Aug
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Best deals found for Cairns, Queensland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Cairns, Queensland
Mercedes-Benz GLA
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£85/day

1 Sep - 15 Sep
Mercedes-Benz GLA
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£82/day

1 Sep - 15 Sep
Kia Sportage
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£135/day

24 Oct - 31 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Jeep Renegade
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

£112/day

1 Sep - 15 Sep
Jeep Renegade
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£67/day

21 Oct - 30 Oct
Vauxhall Mokka
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£65/day

21 Oct - 30 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£76/day

4 Oct - 12 Oct
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£77/day

24 Oct - 5 Nov
Audi A3
BMW X1
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£125/day

4 Oct - 12 Oct
BMW X1

Important information about Cairns car hire

If you’re planning a visit to Cairns, Australia, we're sure diving in the Great Barrier Reef is top on your to-do list. The city is also famous for being the access to the Barron Gorge National Park and all its waterfalls as well as the nearby village of Kuranda. In central Cairns, you’ll find the Esplanade boardwalk. There are about 30 car hire locations in Cairns. There’s a variety of options from people carrier rentals to luxury hired cars in Cairns. However, finding a cheap car rental in Cairns may be a little bit difficult. There are many places to park a Cairns car rental, from on-street parking to car parks, and some of the options are free, normally with time limits. The main roads in and out of the city from the west and south are the Highway 1 and A1.

The Cairns city centre is fairly flat and walkable. Normally due to the weather, especially during the hottest days, it’s not recommended, and you may find yourself wanting a vehicle. Apart from that, there’s so much you’ll want to see that’s not in central Cairns. The Barron Gorge National Park is probably the closest top destination, only about half an hour away with a car rental in Cairns. The area is also known for its rainforest swimming holes like Josephine Falls, about an hour south of Cairns. Parking rental cars in Cairns Business District can be challenging at times but there are so many options to choose from. Make sure to check for the regulated hours.

Here are some driving rules and tips for travelling with a car rental in Cairns. In Cairns and the rest of Australia, they drive on the left-hand side of the road. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Don’t drive into an intersection if the road ahead is blocked by traffic, even if your light is green as it is considered an offense. When approaching a traffic circle remember to travel clockwise and yield to the vehicles already circling. U-turns are only allowed at intersections if there is a sign specifically allowing it. However, please check in with Cairns’ department of motor vehicles for any updates there might be on traffic laws.

Rental cars in Cairns will generally accept foreign driving licenses as long as they are in English. If you’re travelling from out of Australia and your document is not in English, you should foresee needing an International Driver’s Permit to present along with your original document. This IDP must be obtained in the country of origin of your driving license as you won’t be able to get an International Driver’s Permit once you’re already in Cairns.


Cairns, Queensland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Cairns that's right for you

Small cars

£33 - £82

All Car Types

£47 - £97

The average price of a Small hire in Cairns, Australia is £53. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £33 per day. A Small car hire is typically 23% less expensive than the average car hire in Cairns. The average price of a car hire in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cairns Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Cairns, Australia is £59. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £32 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 12% less expensive than the average car hire in Cairns. The average price of a car hire in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cairns Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Cairns, Australia is £80. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A Large car hire is typically 17% more expensive than the average car hire in Cairns. The average price of a car hire in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Cairns, Australia is £63. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 6% less expensive than the average car hire in Cairns. The average price of a car hire in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cairns SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Cairns, Australia is £75. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A Van car hire is typically 10% more expensive than the average car hire in Cairns. The average price of a car hire in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cairns Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£83/day

27 Oct - 3 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£76/day

4 Oct - 12 Oct
Ford Focus

Cairns car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Cairns, Queensland
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Excellent
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
9.3
Excellent
15 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.6

Value

8.3
8.6
Excellent
8 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.3
7.8
Good
14 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.8
8 locations
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Horrible
1 review4 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Cairns

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Cairns

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

£44

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Kona
The most popular Cairns car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Atlas Car & Truck Rental and Apex
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Cairns in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Cairns is £44/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £70/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Cairns in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Kona. Our users also prefer the Toyota Tarago as an alternative.

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Driving with a car hire in Cairns - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Cairns so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For September in Cairns, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was £87 - but some users found deals as low as £59. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £44 to £71.

You can expect to find the best deals from Atlas Car & Truck Rental when you visit Cairns. With average rates of £27/day available at their 2 locations, Atlas Car & Truck Rental is a great company to hire from.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Cairns do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Cairns. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

Hertz is the car hire company with the most locations in Cairns, Australia. At those 3 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of £46 in Cairns, Australia.

35 mph is the city speed limit for Cairns, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around Cairns are 70 mph and 70 mph, respectively. If you hire a car in Cairns, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

During the month of August the average temperature in Cairns is 22 °C and the expected precipitation is 20 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Cairns.

Travellers looking to leave from Cairns on a road trip around Queensland or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 17 °C and about 27.3 mm of possible rain through the month.


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