Car Rentals in Cairns, Queensland

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
May 26 — Jun 2
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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Best deals found for Cairns, Queensland car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Cairns, Queensland
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$88/day

1 Jun - 15 Jun
Nissan Kicks
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$104/day

26 May - 9 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
BMW X1
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$99/day

1 Jul - 15 Jul
BMW X1
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$111/day

26 May - 9 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Ford EcoSport
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$68/day

7 Aug - 21 Aug
Ford EcoSport
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$65/day

7 Aug - 21 Aug
Toyota Fortuner
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$63/day

7 Aug - 21 Aug
Kia Forte
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
Up to 2 passengers

$108/day

27 May - 21 Jun
Kia Sportage
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$102/day

26 May - 9 Jun
Perodua Myvi

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

Small Cars

$38 - $133

All Car Types

$57 - $140

The average price of a Small rental in Cairns, Australia is $68. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just $38 per day. A Small rental is typically 27% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Cairns Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Cairns, Australia is $77. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Medium rental is typically 18% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Cairns Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Cairns, Australia is $103. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Cairns, Australia is in February. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A Large rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Cairns Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Cairns, Australia is $88. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $52 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Cairns SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Cairns, Australia is $114. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Cairns, Australia is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A Van rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Cairns Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in Cairns, Australia is $64. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Cairns, Australia is in December. The price is 5% lower than the rest of the year at just $62 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 31% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Cairns, Australia is $65. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Cairns, Australia is in April. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 30% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Cairns, Australia is $82. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Cairns, Australia is in August. The price is 0% lower than the rest of the year at just $120 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average car rental in Cairns. The average price of a vehicle 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.

Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$63/day

7 Aug - 21 Aug
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$102/day

26 May - 9 Jun
Perodua Myvi

Cairns car rental directory

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Quick facts about car rentals in Cairns

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Cairns
Most Popular AgencyBudgetThe most popular Cairns car rental agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car rental companies are JUCY and Bargain Car Rentals
Popular Car TypesCompact, Intermediate, SUVThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Cairns in the past 72 hours: Compact, Intermediate, SUV.
Cheapest Rental Car$52The lowest price for a rental car in Cairns is $52/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $93/day.
Most Popular ModelHyundai AccentThe most popular car model to rent in Cairns in the past 7 days is the Hyundai Accent. Our users also prefer the Toyota Corolla as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Cairns

Nearby attractions:

Cairns Convention Centre3.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cairns Convention Centre78.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cairns Convention Centre0.6 mi

Important information about Cairns car rentals

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 downtown Cairns, you’ll find the Esplanade boardwalk. There are about 30 car rental locations in Cairns. There’s a variety of options from passenger van rentals to luxury car rentals 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 parking garages, 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 center 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 downtown 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 traveling 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.

Car rentals in Cairns will generally accept foreign driver’s licenses as long as they are in English. If you’re traveling 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 driver’s license as you won’t be able to get an International Driver’s Permit once you’re already in Cairns.


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Driving with a rental car in Cairns - FAQs

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

For June in Cairns, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $126 - but some users found deals as low as $52. $96 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Cairns, but for June it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $36, depending on your requirements.

Apex typically has the cheapest daily rates in Cairns, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $25/day, but our users have found rates as low as $12/day for their rental car in Cairns.

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, Thrifty, and Hertz often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

The best way to enjoy the sites in Cairns during the month of June 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 69.8 °F and average rainfall of 0.8″ during the month of June. Renting a Convertible in Cairns will cost you $122/day on average.

Thrifty is the car rental company with the most locations in Cairns, Australia. At those 4 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of $134 in Cairns, Australia.

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.

In May, Cairns usually gets 3.5″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 73.4 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Cairns as it can help you make the best decision.

Travelers looking to leave from Cairns on a road trip around Queensland or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 66.2 °F and about 3″ of possible rain through the month.


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