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Car hire in Cairns, Queensland

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
18 Apr — 25 Apr
Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Best deals found for Cairns, Queensland car hire

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Economy£19/day
Compact£23/day
Intermediate£28/day
SUV£35/day
People carrier£48/day
Full-size SUV£36/day
Mini£25/day
Intermediate SUV£22/day
Compact SUV£23/day
Supplier choice£24/day
Standard SUV£29/day
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Cairns, Queensland car hire deals found on momondo

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Small cars

£31 - £53

All Car Types

£38 - £63

The average price of a small car hire in Cairns, Australia is £42. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A small car rental is typically 14% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Cairns, Australia is £50. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Cairns, Australia is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A medium car rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Cairns, Australia is £58. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A large car rental is typically 16% more expensive than the average rental car 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 £53. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just £40 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Cairns, Australia is £68. The cheapest time to hire a van in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just £48 per day. A van rental is typically 27% more expensive than the average rental car 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Cairns, Australia is £45. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Cairns, Australia is in January. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just £31 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average rental car 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 luxury car hire in Cairns, Australia is £44. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Cairns, Australia is in September. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £26 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car 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.

Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£19/day

2 May - 6 May
Opel Corsa
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£23/day

16 Apr - 23 Apr
Ford Focus
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£25/day

16 Apr - 23 Apr
Hyundai i10

Car hire insight and trends in Cairns

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Cairns

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Cairns?

The cheapest car hire in Cairns are generally found through Bargain Car Rentals. When booking with Bargain Car Rentals, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £14/day. The average price to hire a car in Cairns is £25/day.

What car hire company in Cairns has the most locations?

Sunnycars has the most locations of any car hire company in Cairns, with 6 locations.

What car do most people hire in Cairns?

Hiring the Hyundai Accent in Cairns is the most popular car hire among momondo users, followed by hiring the Nissan X-Trail. Our users have seen Hyundai Accent deals in Cairns for £22 per day on average, and as cheap as £12 per day. It’s an average of £59 per day to hire the Nissan X-Trail in Cairns, though you may find prices as low as £31 per day.

Cairns car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Cairns, Queensland

Ace Rental Cars

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

9.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

6.9

JUCY

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.3

Sixt

8.9
Very Good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.2

Alamo

8.7
Very Good
19 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.6

Budget

8.5
Very Good
21 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.6

Hertz

7.1
Good
10 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.1

Europcar

6.6
Okay
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

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

Bargain Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Compact, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

£22

Most Popular Model

Hyundai Accent
The most popular Cairns car hire agency found on momondo this month is Bargain Car Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Simba Car Hire
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Cairns in the past 72 hours: SUV, Compact, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Cairns is £22/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £37/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Cairns in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Nissan X-Trail as an alternative.

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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Cairns, Australia in May?

For May in Cairns, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was £38 - but some users found deals as low as £23. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £18 to £41.

Is there a fee to cancel my Cairns, Australia car hire?

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.

What is the speed limit 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.

What car hire company has the Kia Stonic in Cairns?

What is the weather like in Cairns, Australia in April?

During the month of April the average temperature in Cairns is 25 °C and the expected precipitation is 190 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Cairns.

Is the weather in Cairns similar to the rest of Queensland?

Travellers looking to leave from Cairns on a road trip around Queensland or the surrounding areas during the month of April should expect temperatures around 22 °C and about 99.5 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Cairns?

Prices for cars in Cairns were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Cairns?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Cairns?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Cairns. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Cairns?

When renting a car in Cairns, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Cairns?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Cairns because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Cairns?

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Cairns, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Cairns with free cancellation?

Yes, whether it is for cars in Cairns or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Cairns on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Cairns.

Can I find a car hire in Cairns which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Cairns.

Can I search for car hire in Cairns with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in Cairns.


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