Cairns Car Rentals

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When is it cheapest to rent a car in Cairns?

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$21 - $68
Family size
$50 - $79
Economy
$20 - $37

The cheapest time to rent a car in Cairns is in November. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $23 per day. The most expensive month is December. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in February. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in November. The price of a car rental in Cairns can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

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SUV
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Small cars are typically categorized as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $42/day to rent a small car in Cairns. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
55 Dutton Street
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$17/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$17/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Off Airport Location
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$17/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
Cairns Off Airport Location
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$22/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$22/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
Cairns Off Airport Location
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$22/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Medium-sized cars, like mid-size sedans, are a step up in size from the economy car and can typically fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a mid-size car rental in Cairns is $51/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$23/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$23/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
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$26/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$27/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
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$27/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$35/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$35/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$54/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$54/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Larger cars, like full-size sedans, can fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price of a full-size rental in Cairns is $74/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square
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$31/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$37/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$37/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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SUVs are larger vehicles that are best used for families and in destinations with terrain like snow and dirt. The average cost of renting an SUV in Cairns is $55/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$29/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$29/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$30/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
55 Dutton Street
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$30/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Ford Escape
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square
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$31/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$32/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square
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$32/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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BMW X3
or similar Luxury SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square
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$39/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$40/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square, Abbott St
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$40/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Passenger vans are great for families and large groups. Vans can usually hold 6 or more people comfortably. The average price for renting a passenger van in Cairns is $83/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Express
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$48/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Terminal Building
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$48/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$49/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Terminal Building
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$49/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$56/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Square, Abbott St
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$56/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Class Full-size van
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$68/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$68/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Class Minivan
or similar Minivan
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$76/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
Cairns Domestic Airport
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$76/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Luxury vehicles are typically cars that cost more because of the extra features they include. The average price of a luxury car in Cairns is $60/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A4
or similar Premium station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$42/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$42/day
Jul 27 - Aug 17
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Audi A4
or similar Premium station wagon
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$69/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$69/day
Jul 29 - Aug 1
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Cairns Car Rental Directory

All major car rental suppliers in Cairns

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Enterprise

Agency score: Excellent 8.5

Score based on 12,818 reviews

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National

Agency score: Excellent 8.2

Score based on 4,134 reviews

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Hertz

Agency score: Good 7.4

Score based on 3,848 reviews

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Firefly

Agency score: Good 6.9

Score based on 1,250 reviews

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keddy by Europcar

Agency score: Excellent 8.2

Score based on 100 reviews

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Red Spot

Agency score: Excellent 10.0

Score based on 2 reviews

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Apex

Agency score: Excellent 9.8

Score based on 6 reviews

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JUCY

Agency score: Excellent 9.6

Score based on 1 review

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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Cairns Airport
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Nearby attractions:
Cairns Convention Centre 3.3 mi
Bloomfield Airport
Bloomfield, Queensland, Australia
Nearby attractions:
Cairns Convention Centre 79 mi
Sunnycars
147 Lake Street
Nearby attractions:
Cairns Convention Centre 0.6 mi

Distance to popular hotels from Cairns Airport

Park your car and yourself at these popular hotels not far from Cairns's car rental counter

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns

Pierpoint Road

2.9 mi from airport

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street

3.1 mi from airport

Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade

3.0 mi from airport

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street

2.2 mi from airport

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

122 Lake Street

2.5 mi from airport

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

131-141 Esplanade

2.3 mi from airport

Pacific Hotel Cairns

43 The Esplanade

2.9 mi from airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade

2.5 mi from airport

Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade

2.9 mi from airport

Palm Royale Cairns

7-11 Chester Court

3.1 mi from airport

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

35-41 Wharf Street

3.2 mi from airport

Mantra Trilogy

105 the Esplanade

2.6 mi from airport

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade

1.8 mi from airport

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

18-26 Cannon Street

1.8 mi from airport

Park Regis City Quays

6 Lake Street

3.1 mi from airport

Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade

2.4 mi from airport

Bohemia Resort Cairns

231 McLeod Street

1.7 mi from airport

Car Rental in Cairns

So far in July there have been 3,893 searches on momondo for car rental in Cairns.

What cleaning measures are being taken by Cairns car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Vehicle cleanliness has always been a priority for car rental companies. Enterprise, National, and Sixt are some of the many companies rolling out enhanced cleaning to make sure your vehicle is sanitized. Search our site to see if there is an option for enhanced cleaning for your car rental in Cairns. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

How much will it cost to rent a car in Cairns in August?

For August in Cairns, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $51 - but some users found deals as low as $23. $35 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Cairns, but for August it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $17, depending on your requirements.

Which car rental agency in Cairns has the cheapest rental car prices?

Enterprise typically has the cheapest daily rates in Cairns, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $32/day, but our users have found rates as low as $11/day for their rental car in Cairns.

Is there a fee to cancel my Cairns car rental?

The majority of the Cairns car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Cairns such as Enterprise, National, and Sixt often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

What is the best type of car to rent in Cairns during August?

The best way to enjoy the sites in Cairns during the month of August is in a Convertible rental car. You are less likely to run into any instances of precipitation or colder weather, because Cairns has an average temperature of 73.4 °F and average rainfall of 1.2″ during the month of August. Renting a Convertible in Cairns will cost you $122/day on average.

Which rental car company in Cairns has the most locations?

Firefly is the car rental company with the most locations in Cairns. At those 3 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $27 in Cairns.

What is the speed limit in Cairns?

If you are renting a vehicle in Cairns, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 35 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Cairns will generally have a speed limit of 70 mph. If you are traveling on a highway in Cairns, then the speed limit is 70 mph.


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