Cairns

Cheap Car Rentals in Cairns

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Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cairns Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBARGAINCAR
Price of gas per gallon$4.39
Average price per day$54
Cheapest price per day$32

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cairns?

January

$62

February

$44

March

$53

April

$100

May

$89

June

$98

July

$114

August

$95

September

$95

October

$83

November

$57

December

$72

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cairns is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in Cairns

In Cairns, there are 56 active rental locations from 25 car rental companies. Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Cairns in the past week - currently priced from $28/day. View deals for 5 car types available to rent in this destination:

Compare available car types for rental in Cairns

Small Cars

$48 - $109

All Car Types

$72 - $152

To rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $74/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$109/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Small car saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cairns Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $91/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Cairns, Australia (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$124/day). In fact, February is about 39% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Medium car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cairns Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $121/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Cairns, Australia (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$182/day). In fact, November is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Large car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cairns Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Cairns, Australia (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$144/day). In fact, January is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a SUV car saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cairns SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $135/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Cairns, Australia (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$193/day). In fact, November is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Van car is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Cairns Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $122/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Cairns, Australia (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$177/day). In fact, March is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Pickup Truck car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Luxury car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $105/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Cairns, Australia (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~$144/day). In fact, April is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Luxury car saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Convertible car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $82/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Cairns, Australia (~$120/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$213/day). In fact, August is about 0% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a Convertible car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Chevrolet Spark$28/day
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Mini Hatch$32/day
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Kia Soul$62/day
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Top rental agencies in Cairns

All major car rental suppliers in Cairns

Enterprise

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.9

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Hertz

9.3
Wonderful
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.6

Value

9.2

Thrifty

8.8
Very good
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

5.3

Alamo

8.5
Very good
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.5

Budget

8.4
Very good
17 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.7

Sixt

8.3
Very good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

7.4

Sunnycars

8 locations

Best Cairns Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in Cairns recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Cairns?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $54/day when booking a rental car in Cairns. The best deal a user found was for $32/day from Atlas Car & Truck Rental, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Cairns?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Cairns from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bargain Car Rentals ($32/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($34/day), and Ace Rental Cars ($38/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Cairns?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Europcar (10.0 rating), Enterprise (10.0 rating) and Hertz (9.3 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Cairns.

What are gas prices like in Cairns?

The average gas price in Cairns is $4.39/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $52 and $75 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cairns for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

Bargain Car Rentals is one of the top picks in Cairns. They can have you in a rental car for about $298 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Cairns for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in Cairns it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 17%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 90 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cairns?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Cairns for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cairns for a month?

Prices can be as low as $1,278 if you consider booking with Atlas Car & Truck Rental. That price represents savings of 63% compared to the Cairns average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Cairns is on average $1,278 ($43/day).

How much is a car rental in Cairns for a weekend?

The average price for a weekend car rental in Cairns is $56. Renting a Intermediate SUV is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Cairns. For the month of March, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Cairns for as low as $57/day.

What car do most people rent in Cairns?

The most popular car to rent while in Cairns is the Hyundai Accent, which is a Economy vehicle.

Van Rentals in Cairns

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Cairns van rentals.

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