Cairns Car Hire

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When is it cheapest to hire a car in Cairns?

All
$23 - $97
Family size
$65 - $118
Economy
$23 - $52

The cheapest time to hire a car in Cairns is in February. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $23 per day. The most expensive month is April. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider hiring an economy car in February. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in March. The 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 rental car.

Cairns car hire deals found on momondo

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Small cars are typically categorised as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $64/day to hire 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
$23/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
55 Dutton Street
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$23/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$23/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
Cairns
55 Dutton Street
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$23/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
26 Jul. - 1 Aug.
Cairns
55 Dutton Street
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$24/day
26 Jul. - 1 Aug.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$24/day
14 Aug. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Off Airport Location
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$24/day
14 Aug. - 23 Aug.
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Hyundai Accent
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$25/day
20 Aug. - 28 Aug.
Cairns
410, Sheridan Street
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$25/day
20 Aug. - 28 Aug.
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Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
2/4-door vehicles
$26/day
25 Jul. - 29 Jul.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$26/day
25 Jul. - 29 Jul.
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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 hire in Cairns is $81/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
$29/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
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$29/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$31/day
24 Jul. - 31 Jul.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$31/day
24 Jul. - 31 Jul.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$32/day
25 Jul. - 29 Jul.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$32/day
25 Jul. - 29 Jul.
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$33/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$33/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$34/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$34/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$35/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
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$35/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Larger cars, like full-size sedans, can fit up to 5 people comfortably. The average price to hire a full-size car in Cairns is $107/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Malibu
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$36/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$36/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
13 Aug. - 21 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building
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$39/day
13 Aug. - 21 Aug.
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Chevrolet Malibu
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$39/day
10 Aug. - 17 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$39/day
10 Aug. - 17 Aug.
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Chevrolet Malibu
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$40/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$40/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
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Chevrolet Malibu
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
$40/day
30 Jul. - 4 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$40/day
30 Jul. - 4 Aug.
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
$41/day
10 Aug. - 31 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building
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$41/day
10 Aug. - 31 Aug.
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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 hiring an SUV in Cairns is $83/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$36/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$36/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$36/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$36/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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BMW X3
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$38/day
20 Aug. - 28 Aug.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$38/day
20 Aug. - 28 Aug.
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
17 Aug. - 25 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Square, Abbott St
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$39/day
17 Aug. - 25 Aug.
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$39/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$39/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Kia Sportage
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
Fits 1 bag
4-5-door vehicles
$40/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
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$40/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
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People carriers, or people movers, are great for families and large groups. People carriers can usually hold 6 or more people comfortably. The average price of hiring a people mover in Cairns is $122/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
$57/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$57/day
29 Jul. - 3 Aug.
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Chevrolet Express
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$57/day
30 Jul. - 4 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$57/day
30 Jul. - 4 Aug.
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Chevrolet Express
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$57/day
25 Jul. - 8 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$57/day
25 Jul. - 8 Aug.
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Chevrolet Express
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$57/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$57/day
24 Jul. - 11 Aug.
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Chevrolet Express
or similar Passenger Van
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$59/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
Cairns
Terminal Building Airport Ave
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$59/day
26 Jul. - 23 Aug.
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Class Minivan
or similar People mover
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$64/day
24 Jul. - 31 Jul.
Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
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$64/day
24 Jul. - 31 Jul.
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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 $106/day. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$59/day
17 Aug. - 25 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$59/day
17 Aug. - 25 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$59/day
18 Aug. - 25 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$59/day
18 Aug. - 25 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$61/day
10 Aug. - 31 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$61/day
10 Aug. - 31 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$62/day
13 Aug. - 21 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$62/day
13 Aug. - 21 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$62/day
1 Aug. - 9 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Apt
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$62/day
1 Aug. - 9 Aug.
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Audi A4
or similar Premium estate car
Up to 5 passengers
Fits 2 bags
4-5-door vehicles
$163/day
1 Aug. - 6 Aug.
Cairns
Cairns Ap
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$163/day
1 Aug. - 6 Aug.
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Cairns Car Hire Directory

All major car hire 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 car's pick-up location

Cairns Airport
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Nearby attractions:
Barlow Park 5.1 km
Bloomfield Airport
Bloomfield, Queensland, Australia
Nearby attractions:
Barlow Park 126 km
Sunnycars
147 Lake Street
Nearby attractions:
Barlow Park 1.4 km

Distance to popular hotels from Cairns Airport

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

Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns

Pierpoint Road

4.6 km from airport

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street

5.0 km from airport

Hilton Cairns

34 Esplanade

4.9 km from airport

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street

3.5 km from airport

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

122 Lake Street

4.1 km from airport

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

131-141 Esplanade

3.7 km from airport

Pacific Hotel Cairns

43 The Esplanade

4.7 km from airport

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade

4.0 km from airport

Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade

4.6 km from airport

Palm Royale Cairns

7-11 Chester Court

5.0 km from airport

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

35-41 Wharf Street

5.1 km from airport

Mantra Trilogy

105 the Esplanade

4.2 km from airport

Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

209-217 The Esplanade

2.9 km from airport

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

18-26 Cannon Street

2.9 km from airport

Park Regis City Quays

6 Lake Street

5.0 km from airport

Cairns Plaza Hotel

145 The Esplanade

3.8 km from airport

Bohemia Resort Cairns

231 McLeod Street

2.7 km from airport

Car Hire in Cairns

We've had 11,182 searches from users looking to hire a car in Cairns this month so far.

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

Many car hire companies in Cairns have new cleaning requirements in place to ensure your vehicle is disinfected for your safety. This enhanced cleaning feature is now being offered at locations such as Enterprise, National, and Sixt. Use our new search filter to see all the companies offering enhanced cleaning 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 hire a car in Cairns in August?

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during August in Cairns, you can expect to pay around $60. A particularly good deal might be around $25, which is the lowest quote for Cairns we've seen so far. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about $19 to $50.

Is there a fee to cancel my Cairns car hire?

When you hire a car in Cairns, popular agencies such as Enterprise, National, and Sixt will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Cairns, we can help you find the cheapest car to hire for your upcoming trip.

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

During the month of August in Cairns, temperatures hover around 23 °C - which is perfect for hiring a convertible. With precipitation only averaging 30 mm during August in Cairns, a convertible will allow you to truly enjoy the sites while cruising down the streets. Keep in mind that you may want to check the weather before your trip, just in case. Hiring a Convertible in Cairns will cost you $191/day on average.

Which car hire company in Cairns has the most locations?

The city of Cairns has 3 locations owned by Firefly, with an average daily rate of $39.

What is the speed limit in Cairns?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Cairns, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 50 km/h, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Cairns will generally have a speed limit of 110 km/h. If you are travelling on a motorway in Cairns, then the speed limit is 110 km/h.


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