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Car Hire at Cairns Airport

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Popular car groups at Cairns Airport

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Hyundai I20 - 5Seats

    Hyundai I20

    5 1 1
  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2
  • Toyota Corolla Hatch - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5 2
  • Nissan Almera - 5Seats

    Nissan Almera

    5 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2
  • Toyota Camry - 5Seats

    Toyota Camry

    5 3
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Kia Cerato - 5Seats

    Kia Cerato

    5 2 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Mitsubishi ASX - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi ASX

    5 3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi Outlander

    5 3
  • Nissan Dualis - 5Seats

    Nissan Dualis

    5 3
  • Mitsubishi Outlander AWD - 5Seats

    Mitsubishi Outlander AWD

    5 3

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Hyundai Imax - 8Seats

    Hyundai Imax

    8 4
  • Kia Carnival - 8Seats

    Kia Carnival

    8 4
  • Toyota Commuter Bus - 12Seats

    Toyota Commuter Bus

    12 4
  • Toyota Hiace - 12Seats

    Toyota Hiace

    12 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Kuga - 5Seats

    Ford Kuga

    5 3
  • Toyota Kluger - 5Seats

    Toyota Kluger

    5 3
  • Holden SV6 Wagon - 5Seats

    Holden SV6 Wagon

    5 3
  • Ford EcoSport - 5Seats

    Ford EcoSport

    5 3

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Jeep Compass - 5Seats

    Jeep Compass

    5 2 1
  • Holden Commodore SV6 - 5Seats

    Holden Commodore SV6

    5 2 1
  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Ford Falcon XR6 - 5Seats

    Ford Falcon XR6

    5 2 1

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Volkswagen Golf Cabrio - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

    5 2
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

    5 2

Cairns Airport (CNS)

Address:
Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Cairns International Airport is a major gateway to Northern Queensland. Many visitors pick up a hire car here, so they can explore the wider area at their own pace — the airport also provides holidaymakers with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.

Serving 18 international destinations and 30 domestic, Cairns International Airport is made up of two terminals and a single runway. Over two million people used the airport in 2014 — and every year, we help many travellers find exclusive car hire deals.

Finding a cheap deal

To bring you great prices, we compare a number of car hire companies (including major brands such as Hertz and Europcar, as well as local firms like Redspot and East Coast Rentals).

Alongside finding the cheapest price, we will help you find packaged deals. We will let you know when cars come with special offers and include free additional drivers or GPS devices.

Value for money is one thing, but knowing which companies offer the best rental experience is another. To help you decide who to rent with, we ask each customer to rate and review their rental experience, so you get impartial advice. You can see what they think of each company once you search for a car on our site.

Plus, by booking a car with a full-to-full fuel policy (there are many cars with this policy at Cairns International Aiport), you will avoid hidden fuel costs — as long as you refill the tank just before the end of your rental.

Choice of cars

Whether you want something suited to long road trips or a nifty vehicle for city driving, you can quickly find the right car for your needs by using the handy filters on the search results page.

The economy and compact cars are ideal if you don’t need much space for luggage or passengers, and they make great run-arounds if you are going to be driving in Cairns city centre.

If you need something with more room, consider an estate or full-size car, as they can generally hold three large bags. People travelling in a large group are sure to love the spacious people carriers (which can seat up to 12 people) — great for road trips with family and friends. If you want to drive in style, the sleek convertibles are perfect for scenic drives around Queensland.

Tips and advice

  • 1
    You can drive along the A1 from the airport to the city centre in around 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Many car hire companies have their counter in the terminal itself, giving you the easiest possible start to your holiday.
  • 3
    If you’re happy to take a shuttle bus to your car, renting with a company with an off-airport pick up location can be a great way of saving money.
  • 4
    Daytime temperatures in Cairns can exceed 30°C in the summer, and only fall as low as about 20°C in the winter. To keep you comfortable in the heat, make sure you book a car with air conditioning.

Car Hire at Cairns Airport

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