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Car hires in Mackay, Queensland

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Mackay, QLD, Australia
3 Mar — 10 Mar
Mackay, QLD, Australia
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Car hire insight and trends in Mackay

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Mackay?

The cheapest car hire in Mackay are generally found through Alamo. When booking with Alamo, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $32/day. The average price to hire a car in Mackay is $53/day.

What car hire company in Mackay has the most locations?

Thrifty has the most locations of any car hire company in Mackay, with 3 locations.

What car do most people hire in Mackay?

When hiring a car in Mackay, most of our users will opt for the Suzuki Swift at $125/day on average. The second most popular is the MG 3 car hire for an average of $88/day. Our users have found Suzuki Swift hires in Mackay for as low as $66/day and MG 3 hires for as low as $67/day.

Best deals found for Mackay, Queensland car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Mackay, Queensland
Economy$75/day
Compact$73/day
Intermediate$91/day
Standard$80/day
Full-size$82/day
SUV$72/day
People mover$127/day
Full-size SUV$106/day
Passenger van$122/day
Pick-up truck$194/day
Premium SUV$125/day
Compact SUV$72/day
Intermediate SUV$73/day
Standard SUV$83/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Mackay car hire

How can I get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to the hire car centre?

There is currently just a single bus transfer line operating between Mackay Airport (MKY) and the central business district. This is the Translink 303 service, which departs from just outside the arrivals and departures terminal. The service operates roughly 11 times per day during the week (Monday-Friday) and around four times on Saturdays (there is no service on Sundays). Other than the Translink service, there are regular taxis available and, of course, if you hire your car at the airport, you can arrange to take possession of your vehicle on arrival. There are a wide range of car hire companies operating from the arrivals hall at Mackay Airport and a large selection of vehicles are available on site.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Mackay?

You will need a valid driving licence (valid for at least 1 year prior to the time of hire and clearly showing your age). The minimum age for hiring a car in Queensland is 21, but some categories of vehicles may require you to be older. If you are from overseas, you will also need your passport and, in some cases, an international driver’s permit. If your licence, issued by your home authority, has all of your information clearly displayed in English, you will not need an International Driver’s Permit, nor will you require a translation of your licence. Australian citizens will require only their Australian driver’s licence. A valid credit card is also a requirement for all car hire in Australia but some companies will also accept debit cards, provided that they are issued by Visa or Mastercard.

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

If you are visiting from overseas, be sure to remember that Australian traffic runs on the left-hand side of the road. Mackay is quite a small city and traffic is very well regulated, with speed cameras installed throughout the central business district. Speed limits are strictly enforced and well signposted, so you should follow any signage with great care. As a general rule, the speed limit in built-up urban and suburban areas is 50 km/h in Queensland, going up to 60 km/h on suburban arterial routes and through roads, and topping out at 100 km/h on rural roads and highways. Traffic violations are subject to substantial fines and penalties, so motorists should take care to follow the rules. It should also be mentioned that seatbelts are compulsory for all passengers and children under 11 years of age (or 145 cm in height) will require a child seat or booster seat. Most Mackay car hire companies can provide child seats upon request for a small surcharge.

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

It is important to carefully check your hire agreement on whether you can drive your car across state lines. Generally speaking, most car hire companies in Mackay will have no problem with you driving your car into New South Wales, but there may be restrictions on driving into the Northern Territory or South Australia. Of course, distances can be quite daunting in Australia, and it is often not practical to drive across several states during a single visit. Many companies do, however, offer the option to hire vehicles one way, allowing you to hire a car from one location and drop it off at another. Several agencies may permit you to hire a car in Mackay with the intention of driving it across several states and leaving it at another location, but you will need to discuss the conditions with the agency when you are planning to hire your vehicle.


Mackay, Queensland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Mackay that's right for you

Small cars

$94 - $168

All Car Types

$121 - $184

The average price of a small car hire in Mackay, Australia is $132. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Mackay, Australia is in January. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $94 per day. A small car rental is typically 14% less expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Mackay, Australia is $134. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Mackay, Australia is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $106 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Mackay, Australia is $204. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Mackay, Australia is in January. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $161 per day. A large car rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay large car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Mackay, Australia is $152. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Mackay, Australia is in January. The price is 17% lower than the rest of the year at just $127 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Mackay, Australia is $241. The cheapest time to hire a van in Mackay, Australia is in June. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $184 per day. A van rental is typically 37% more expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay van hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Mackay, Australia is $197. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Mackay, Australia is in April. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $146 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 23% more expensive than the average rental car in Mackay. The average price of a vehicle hire in Mackay 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 Mackay pickup truck hire found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$73/day

1 Mar - 2 Mar
Hyundai Accent
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$75/day

20 Mar - 31 Mar
Kia Picanto

Mackay car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Mackay, Queensland

Alamo

1 location

Sixt

1 location

Avis

1 location

Budget

7.6
Good
6 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

6.3

Hertz

1 location

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location

Europcar

4.9
Mediocre
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

4.9

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

1.9

Thrifty

2.0
Poor
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Quick facts about car hire in Mackay

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

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

$49

Most Popular Model

Class Special Car
The most popular Mackay car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are Europcar and Alamo
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Mackay in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Mackay is $49/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $87/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Mackay in the past 7 days is the Class Special Car. Our users also prefer the Suzuki Swift as an alternative.

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Mackay

Below are the most popular hotels in Mackay
Sun Plaza Motel Mackay

Sun Plaza Motel Mackay

35 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.4 km from city centre

Mcguire's CBD Hotel

Mcguire's CBD Hotel

17 Wood Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Paradise Motel

Paradise Motel

19 Peel Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.3 km from city centre

Ibis Mackay

Ibis Mackay

Christensen Crescent, Mackay, QLD, Australia

3.9 km from city centre

Kooyong Hotel

Kooyong Hotel

1 Harbour Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

White Lace Motor Inn

White Lace Motor Inn

73 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.8 km from city centre

The Marco Polo

The Marco Polo

46 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.5 km from city centre

Cool Palms Motel

Cool Palms Motel

4 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.0 km from city centre

Mid City Motor Inn

Mid City Motor Inn

2 Macalister Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

Gecko's Rest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

34 Sydney Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Rydges Mackay Suites

Rydges Mackay Suites

9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.2 km from city centre

Coral Sands Motel

Coral Sands Motel

44 Macalister Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.1 km from city centre

Shakespeare Motel

Shakespeare Motel

309 Shakespeare Street, Mackay, QLD, Australia

0.5 km from city centre

Country Plaza Motor Inn

Country Plaza Motor Inn

40 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.5 km from city centre

Mantra Mackay

Mantra Mackay

Mackay Harbour, Mackay, QLD, Australia

5.4 km from city centre

Coral Cay Resort

Coral Cay Resort

14-18 Nebo Road, Mackay, QLD, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Mackay Apartments The Rover

Mackay Apartments The Rover

Mackay, QLD, Australia

2.4 km from city centre

Central Tourist Park

Central Tourist Park

Mackay, QLD, Australia

2.1 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Mackay - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Mackay, Australia in March?

For a weekend in March, the best deals in Mackay start from around $45 up to around $106. For a one-week car hire in Mackay, prices in March average $68, with the best deals starting at $42.

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

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Mackay 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 Mackay. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Mackay during March?

Hiring a Standard car in Mackay during the month of March is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 23 °C and precipitation around 140 mm during March, a Standard size car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Mackay will cost you $117/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Mackay, Australia?

Travellers who hire a car in Mackay should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 50 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Mackay 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 is the weather like in Mackay, Australia in February?

In February, Mackay usually gets 310 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 26 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Mackay as it can help you make the best decision.

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

The climate in Queensland during February is usually 25 °C with an expected 212.1 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Mackay on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Mackay?

Prices for cars in Mackay were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Mackay?

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

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Mackay. 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 applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen hire company before making a reservation.

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

To hire a car in Mackay, all drivers must have a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Mackay makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

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

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Mackay by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

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

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Mackay offering free cancellation.

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

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Mackay with fair fuel policies.

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

Yes, car hire in Mackay with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

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

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Mackay.


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