Cairns

Cheap Car Rentals in Cairns

Cairns, QLD, Australia
3 Feb — 10 Feb
Same drop-off
Cairns, QLD, Australia
Fri 3/2
Noon
Fri 10/2
Noon
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Cairns Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyATLASCAR
Price of gas per litreC$ 1.57
Average price per dayC$ 44
Cheapest price per dayC$ 33

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

January

C$ 86

February

C$ 58

March

C$ 70

April

C$ 133

May

C$ 118

June

C$ 131

July

C$ 152

August

C$ 127

September

C$ 127

October

C$ 110

November

C$ 76

December

C$ 96

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

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Cairns this past week from 55 rental locations out of 24 rental agencies. Prices for a Cairns Small rental start from C$ 31/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Cairns

Small Cars

C$ 58 - C$ 127

All Car Types

C$ 75 - C$ 164

To rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 82/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 127/day). In fact, February is about 31% 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 24% 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 C$ 107/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 208/day). In fact, November is about 41% 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 2% 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 C$ 127/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 289/day). In fact, October is about 50% 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 15% 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 C$ 109/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 52/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 205/day). In fact, November is about 53% 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 is 0% 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 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 C$ 158/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 84/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 356/day). In fact, March is about 48% 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 32% 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:

Toyota YarisC$ 31/day
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Nissan SentraC$ 32/day
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Mitsubishi MirageC$ 42/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

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

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

8.2
Very good
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.8

Value

7.2

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 C$ 59/day when booking a rental car in Cairns. The best deal a user found was for C$ 44/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: Bargain Car Rentals (C$ 42/day), Apex (C$ 50/day), and Enterprise (C$ 56/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), Europcar (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 C$ 1.57/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 70 and C$ 102 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cairns for a week from Atlas Car & Truck Rental?

Atlas Car & Truck Rental is one of the most popular car rental companies in Cairns, offering car rentals for around C$ 238 per week on average.

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

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 17% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 90 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Cairns.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cairns?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Cairns.

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

You can potentially save up to 32% on a month-long rental by booking with Atlas Car & Truck Rental. Atlas Car & Truck Rental is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Cairns can cost you on average C$ 1,021 a month or C$ 34 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

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

It costs C$ 79 for a weekend car rental in Cairns, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Compact as prices are generally lower for these rental types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a rental car in Cairns in February, prices are C$ 64 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Cairns?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Cairns is Intermediate (Toyota Corolla) based on our Cheapflights data.

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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