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Car hires in Airlie Beach, Queensland

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Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
15 Apr — 22 Apr
Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
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Car hire insight and trends in Airlie Beach

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Airlie Beach

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Airlie Beach?

The cheapest car hire in Airlie Beach are generally found through Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $52/day. The average price to hire a car in Airlie Beach is $102/day.

What car do most people hire in Airlie Beach?

Hiring the Kia Carnival in Airlie Beach is the most popular car hire among momondo users, followed by hiring the Kia Sportage. Our users have seen Kia Carnival deals in Airlie Beach for $176 per day on average, and as cheap as $94 per day. It’s an average of $101 per day to hire the Kia Sportage in Airlie Beach, though you may find prices as low as $77 per day.

Best deals found for Airlie Beach, Queensland car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Airlie Beach, Queensland
Economy$97/day
Compact$98/day
Intermediate$102/day
People mover$124/day
Full-size SUV$162/day
Passenger van$120/day
Supplier choice$89/day
Compact SUV$116/day
Intermediate SUV$129/day
Standard SUV$135/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Airlie Beach car hire

How do I get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to the hire car centre?

The car hire locations in Airlie Beach itself are mostly located downtown. If you want to pick up your car at the airport, it will likely be at Whitsunday Coast Proserpine Airport (PPP). The hire car centre is across the road from the arrival terminal, adjacent to the public car park. There is no ground transportation from the terminal to the car hire centre. Alternatively, you can take the Airlie Airport Bus, which departs from just outside the public car park. This is a private service that you will need to book ahead of time. They charge a modest fee for a one-way trip for small groups, but they can also accommodate large groups for an additional cost. It takes around 40 minutes to reach Airlie Beach, and from there, you can head to the offices of companies such as Hertz and Thrifty on Shute Harbour Road.

What documentation do I need to hire a car at Airlie Beach?

To hire a car at Airlie Beach, you'll need to present your driver's licence and a debit/credit card with your name on it. If your driver's licence is written in English, you won't need to have an International Driver's Permit, regardless of which country it's from. If it is in another language, you'll need an IDP. Credit card is the preferred method of payment for companies offering Airlie Beach car hire, but you may also be able to use a debit card. Most major companies in Australia will allow this so long as it’s a Mastercard or Visa. The security deposit may also be higher. Cash, check or other payment methods are usually not allowed. Third-party insurance and damage waivers are mandatory, but you don't need to organise these beforehand; they should be included in the cost of your hire.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Airlie Beach?

You'll need to be at least 21 years old and your licence will need to have been issued at least one year ago to hire a car in Airlie Beach. Once you're on the road, there are a few laws that you may not be used to. For example, if you end up having more to drink than you expected on a night out, don't risk sleeping it off in your car. Sleeping in your car outside of designated camping areas or rest stops is illegal in most of Queensland. Additionally, if you are found to be in possession of your car keys while in the front seat, or if you turn the engine on for the radio or warmth, you're considered to be in charge of the vehicle. That means you can be charged with drunk driving if your BAC is over 0.05%. Choose a designated driver or arrange accommodation within walking distance, instead.

Can I drive to other states, regions or countries with a hire car from Airlie Beach?

If you plan on hiring a car in Airlie Beach and want to drive down to New South Wales or across to the Northern Territory, most companies will allow you to do this. However, some companies, especially smaller ones, may only allow you to drive your car between certain states, such as Queensland and New South Wales. You may also be restricted from taking your hire car to certain islands along Queensland's coast, for example, Fraser Island or Magnetic Island. Most companies will at least require you to let them know if you plan on taking your vehicle onto a car ferry, as this may require additional insurance. Regardless of your company's policies, most islands in the Whitsundays won't allow visitors to take cars between islands. Additionally, check the terms of your hire if you plan on driving on rural roads, as some companies won't allow you to drive on unsealed surfaces or in certain areas.


Airlie Beach, Queensland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Airlie Beach that's right for you

Small cars

$107 - $162

All Car Types

$124 - $157

The average price of a small car hire in Airlie Beach, Australia is $131. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Airlie Beach, Australia is in March. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $107 per day. A small car rental is typically 8% less expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Airlie Beach, Australia is $135. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Airlie Beach, Australia is in June. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $100 per day. A medium car rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Airlie Beach, Australia is $153. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Airlie Beach, Australia is in May. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $132 per day. A large car rental is typically 8% more expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach, Australia is $150. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Airlie Beach, Australia is in October. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $128 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Airlie Beach, Australia is $178. The cheapest time to hire a van in Airlie Beach, Australia is in March. The price is 17% lower than the rest of the year at just $148 per day. A van rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach 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 Airlie Beach van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Airlie Beach, Australia is $94. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Airlie Beach, Australia is in November. The price is 2% lower than the rest of the year at just $96 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 34% less expensive than the average rental car in Airlie Beach. The average price of a vehicle hire in Airlie Beach can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$97/day

14 Apr - 21 Apr
Kia Picanto
Suzuki Swift
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$98/day

14 Apr - 21 Apr
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Yaris
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$99/day

14 Apr - 21 Apr
Toyota Yaris

Airlie Beach car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Airlie Beach, Queensland

Thrifty

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Budget

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Avis

1 location

Hertz

8.0
Very Good
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Europcar

1 location

Dollar

1 location

Firefly

1 location

keddy by Europcar

1 location

Quick facts about car hire in Airlie Beach

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

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

$78

Most Popular Model

Kia Sportage
The most popular Airlie Beach car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Hertz and Thrifty
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Airlie Beach in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Airlie Beach is $78/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $112/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Airlie Beach in the past 7 days is the Kia Sportage. Our users also prefer the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Airlie Beach

Nearby attractions:

Airlie Beach Lagoon111.4 km
Cannonvale Beach111.8 km

Nearby attractions:

Cannonvale Beach28.4 km
Airlie Beach Lagoon30.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Airlie Beach Lagoon26.5 km
Cannonvale Beach28.3 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Airlie Beach

Below are the most popular hotels in Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach Hotel

Airlie Beach Hotel

Corner The Esplanade And Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.7 km from city centre

Mirage Whitsundays

Mirage Whitsundays

11 Altmann Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Coral Sea Marina Resort

Coral Sea Marina Resort

25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

At Marina Shores

At Marina Shores

159 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Mantra Club Croc

Mantra Club Croc

240 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

1.4 km from city centre

Heart Hotel And Gallery Whitsundays

Heart Hotel And Gallery Whitsundays

277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.3 km from city centre

Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach - Adults Only

Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach - Adults Only

370 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

9A Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Nomads Airlie Beach

Nomads Airlie Beach

354 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.3 km from city centre

Airlie Beach YHA

Airlie Beach YHA

394 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.6 km from city centre

The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach

The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach

3 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

1.3 km from city centre

Base Airlie Beach Resort

Base Airlie Beach Resort

336 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.1 km from city centre

Whitsunday Reflections

Whitsunday Reflections

Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Colonial Palms Motor Inn

Colonial Palms Motor Inn

2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

1.3 km from city centre

Mango House Resort

Mango House Resort

4802 Cnr Shute Harbour Road & Erromango Drive, Airlie Beach, Qld, 4802, Australia, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

2.4 km from city centre

Pinnacles

Pinnacles

16 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Reef Gateway Hotel

Reef Gateway Hotel

38 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

4.0 km from city centre

at Water's Edge Resort

at Water's Edge Resort

4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

0.6 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Airlie Beach - FAQs

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

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

For May in Airlie Beach, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was $112 - but some users found deals as low as $83. For a one-week car hire in Airlie Beach, prices in May average $119, with the best deals starting at $82.

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

The majority of car hire agencies in Airlie Beach offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Thrifty, Budget, and Hertz have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the speed limit in Airlie Beach, Australia?

Travellers who hire a car in Airlie Beach should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 50 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Airlie Beach are generally 110 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 110 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the MG HS in Airlie Beach?

Is the weather in Airlie Beach similar to the rest of Queensland?

Travellers looking to leave from Airlie Beach on a road trip around Queensland or the surrounding areas during the month of April should expect temperatures around 22 °C and about 85.5 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Airlie Beach?

Prices for cars in Airlie Beach are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Airlie Beach?

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

Among different countries, including Airlie Beach, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the hire company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Airlie Beach?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Airlie Beach. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

Using momondo to book a car hire in Airlie Beach could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

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

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Airlie Beach, 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 Airlie Beach with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Airlie Beach which offer free cancellation.

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

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in Airlie Beach on momondo.

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

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on car hire in Airlie Beach on momondo.

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

Yes, car hire deals in Airlie Beach with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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