Cairns

Cheap Car Rentals in Cairns from $17

Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Cairns car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Cairns. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of gas per gallon

$4.39

Average price per day

$41

Cheapest price per day

$17

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Cairns and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

January

$40

February

$33

March

$36

April

$51

May

$50

June

$53

July

$64

August

$56

September

$49

October

$39

November

$38

December

$48

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.

Compare available car types for rental in Cairns

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Cairns to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 23, 2024.

Small cars

$37 - $71

All Car Types

$48 - $91

To rent a small car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $53/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Cairns, Australia (~$37/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$71/day). In fact, February is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a small car saves you 22% 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 car 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 $69/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Cairns, Australia (~$57/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$87/day). In fact, March is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a medium car is 2% 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 medium car 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 $84/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Cairns, Australia (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$111/day). In fact, March is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a large car is 18% 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 SUV in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $67/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Cairns, Australia (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~$102/day). In fact, February is about 33% 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 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. Here are the best Cairns SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $99/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Cairns, Australia (~$76/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$126/day). In fact, February is about 24% 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 is 31% 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 in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of $75/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in Cairns, Australia (~$49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$114/day). In fact, March is about 35% 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 is 8% 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 $88/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Cairns, Australia (~$38/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$183/day). In fact, February is about 57% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cairns, renting a luxury car is 22% 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 luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Kia Picanto$17/day
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Kia Picanto
Suzuki SX4$19/day
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Suzuki SX4

Top rental agencies in Cairns

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Cairns known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Cairns. Reviews were last updated on February 23, 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Cairns, including Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty and JUCY . Before making your selection, be sure to carefully review the feedback, double-check the pickup location, and verify other important details.

Ace Rental Cars

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

9.0
Wonderful
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

6.9

JUCY

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.6

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.3

Sixt

8.9
Very good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.1

Value

8.2

Alamo

8.7
Very good
19 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.6

Budget

8.5
Very good
21 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

7.6

Hertz

7.4
Good
9 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.4

Europcar

6.6
Okay
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Best Cairns car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Cairns. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Cairns with an average daily rate of $28. Data was last updated on February 23, 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Cairns. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Toyota C-HR$17/day
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Toyota C-HR
Toyota Yaris$17/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan Sylphy$19/day
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Nissan Sylphy

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cairns, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 23, 2024.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Cairns?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $41/day when booking a rental car in Cairns. The best deal a user found was for $23/day from Bargain Car Rentals, booked on Feb. 18.

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 ($17/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($20/day), and Ace Rental Cars ($22/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, MINI Car Rentals (10.0 rating), Ace Rental Cars (10.0 rating) and JUCY (10.0 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 $196 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 25%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 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 $838 if you consider booking with Bargain Car Rentals. That price represents savings of 47% compared to the Cairns average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Cairns is on average $838 ($28/day).

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

The average price for a weekend car rental in Cairns is $46. Renting a Compact 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 $48/day.

What car do most people rent in Cairns?

The most popular car to rent while in Cairns is the Kia Stonic, which is a Compact vehicle.

Car rentals by fuel type in Cairns

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Cairns. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cairns. Deals were last updated on February 23, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Cairns. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest ($20+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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