Cairns

Cheap Car Hire in Cairns

Cairns
2 Jun — 9 Jun
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Cairns Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per litre£1.03
Average price per day£85
Cheapest price per day£52

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

January

£59

February

£35

March

£42

April

£79

May

£70

June

£88

July

£86

August

£66

September

£56

October

£45

November

£38

December

£70

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cairns is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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.

Top hire agencies in Cairns

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Car Hire FAQs

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 £68/day when booking a car hire in Cairns. The absolute best deal a user found was for £41/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 car hire in Cairns from the following companies over the past two weeks: JUCY (£52/day), Sixt (£59/day), and Bargain Car Rentals (£78/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Enterprise (10.0 rating), Hertz (9.1 rating) and Thrifty (9.1 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Cairns.

What are gas prices like in Cairns?

The average price of petrol in Cairns is £1.03/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £46 and £67 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cairns for a week from Budget?

Budget offers hire cars in Cairns for about £615 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 31%). 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?

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 £2,636. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

£65 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Cairns. To save money, consider booking a Compact car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in June, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as £76 per day.

What car do most people hire in Cairns?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Standard (Opel Zafira Tourer) in Cairns, making it the most popular option.