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Cheap Car Hire in Cairns from £11

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Cairns with a pick-up date of 13/10 and drop-off date of 25/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
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Cairns car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Cairns. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of gas per litre

£0.88

Average price per day

£38

Cheapest price per day

£11

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 16 July 2024.

January

£30

February

£23

March

£27

April

£29

May

£27

June

£33

July

£47

August

£40

September

£34

October

£28

November

£28

December

£37

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

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Cairns and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 July 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Cairns this past week from 60 hire locations out of 30 hire agencies. Prices for a Cairns small car hire start from £11/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compare available car types for hire in Cairns

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire 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 16 July 2024.

Small cars

£31 - £51

All Car Types

£37 - £59

To hire a small car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £38/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cairns, Australia (~£31/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£51/day). In fact, February is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a small car saves you 18% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £45/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cairns, Australia (~£36/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£64/day). In fact, May is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a medium car saves you 0% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £59/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cairns, Australia (~£39/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~£80/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a large car is 23% 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 hire a SUV in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £49/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cairns, Australia (~£40/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£67/day). In fact, May is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a SUV 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. Here are the best Cairns SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £65/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cairns, Australia (~£50/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£87/day). In fact, March is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £41/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Cairns, Australia (~£32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£110/day). In fact, June is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a pickup truck saves you 11% 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 hire a luxury car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of £34/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Cairns, Australia (~£25/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~£61/day). In fact, September is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Cairns. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cairns, hiring a luxury car saves you 27% 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.

Kia Picanto£11/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Volkswagen Polo£13/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Skoda Kamiq£13/day
4
M
A/C
Skoda Kamiq

Top hire agencies in Cairns

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Cairns known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Cairns. Reviews were last updated on 16 July 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Cairns, including Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty and JUCY . Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Cairns, including Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty and JUCY .

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

3 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

8.7
Very Good
22 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

7.8

Hertz

7.1
Good
10 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.4

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.1

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 hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Cairns. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Cairns with an average daily rate of £27. Data was last updated on 16 July 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Cairns we've found at this time. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Kia Picanto£11/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Volkswagen Polo£13/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Renault Captur£13/day
4
M
A/C
Renault Captur

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cairns, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Cairns?

    To hire cars in Cairns, you need to be at least 21 years old and present your credit card, passport, and driving licence. It's important to know that you will need to have held a valid driving licence for at least one year, and you must not have any restrictions on it. If you are under 25 and planning to use car hire in Cairns, you may need to pay an additional young driver fee. Some Cairns car hire companies also place restrictions on the types of cars young drivers can hire. Luxury car hires in Cairns and passenger van hire are some of the cars that are generally only available to drivers over 25. Cheap car hire in Cairns for young drivers includes a great range of economy type cars.

  • What are the rules for driving in Cairns?

    When you drive your Cairns car hire, you will be driving on the left side of the road. If you're driving with children under 145 cm or age 11 in the car, they will need to use a car seat or baby seat. Babies younger than six months old must be in a rear-facing child seat. You won't need to bring any child or baby seats with you, as you will be able to get these from your car hire provider. All passengers must wear a seat belt while in a moving car in Australia. The drinking and driving limit in Australia is 0.05%. The speed limit while driving in urban and residential areas is 30 mph (50 kph). In rural areas, the limit is 60 mph (100 kph), and on motorways, the limit is 70 mph (110 kph). Before you arrive in Cairns, it is best to check out the traffic department in the area to find out if any recent driving laws have changed.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cairns?

    Car hire in Cairns has a wide selection of cars for you to choose from. If you are looking for cheap car hire in Cairns, you should check out economy range cars. Popular economy type cars include a Kia Picanto or a Toyota Yaris. Exploring in and around Cairns is a great option. To do this, it is a good idea to hire an SUV or 4x4 type car, especially if you plan on travelling out of the city and into the outback. Some highly recommended SUV 4x4 cars include a Holden Trax or a Hyundai Kona.

  • What type are the best places to park in Cairns?

    If you are looking for places to park your car hire in Cairns, there are many places both outside and inside the city centre. City centre parking includes a mix of free and paid parking. Parking within the city centre generally costs around AU$1,85 (approximately £1) an hour.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Cairns?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £38/day when booking a car hire in Cairns. The absolute best deal a user found was for £22/day from JUCY , booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Cairns?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Cairns from the following companies over the past two weeks: JUCY (£13/day), Bargain Car Rentals (£13/day), and Apex (£21/day).

  • Which car hire 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 car hire companies in Cairns.

  • What are petrol prices like in Cairns?

    The average price of petrol in Cairns is £0.88/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £39 and £57 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    Bargain Car Rentals offers hire cars in Cairns for about £179 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire 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 33%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 82 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?

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Cairns it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

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

    The average cost of a car hire in Cairns for a month is £768. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in Cairns for a weekend?

    £37 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Cairns. To save money, consider booking a Economy car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £33 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Cairns?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Compact (Toyota Auris) in Cairns, making it the most popular option.

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Small car hires in Cairns

Find small car hire deals in Cairns from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Cairns cost an average of £37 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 July 2024.
Kia Picanto£11/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai i10£12/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai i10
Toyota Aygo£16/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo

People carrier hires in Cairns

Find people carrier hire deals in Cairns from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Cairns cost an average of £49 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 July 2024.
Have a look at some of the best options for hiring a car in Cairns we've found at this time. For alternative options, come back soon as deals are refreshed frequently.
Ford Galaxy£27/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Galaxy
Citroen Berlingo£27/day
5
M
A/C
Citroen Berlingo
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer£39/day
5
M
A/C
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Car hires by fuel type in Cairns

Browse car hires by fuel type in Cairns. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cairns. Deals were last updated on 16 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Cairns. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (£25+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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