Cairns

Cheap Car Rentals in Cairns

Cairns, QLD, Australia
8 Dec — 15 Dec
Same drop-off
Cairns, QLD, Australia
Thu 8/12
Noon
Thu 15/12
Noon
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Cairns Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per litreC$ 1.55
Average price per dayC$ 53
Cheapest price per dayC$ 37

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

January

C$ 100

February

C$ 59

March

C$ 71

April

C$ 135

May

C$ 120

June

C$ 132

July

C$ 154

August

C$ 128

September

C$ 128

October

C$ 112

November

C$ 77

December

C$ 120

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

SUV is the cheapest car type you can rent in Cairns, Australia this past week from 54 rental locations out of 23 rental agencies. Prices for a Cairns SUV rental start from C$ 54/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Cairns

Small Cars

C$ 62 - C$ 129

All Car Types

C$ 72 - C$ 178

To rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia, you would pay an average price of C$ 86/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 129/day). In fact, February is about 28% 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$ 108/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 63/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 210/day). In fact, January is about 42% 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 4% 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$ 119/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 292/day). In fact, October is about 46% 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 6% 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$ 116/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 258/day). In fact, November is about 52% 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 4% 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$ 161/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Cairns, Australia (~C$ 85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 360/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 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.

Toyota YarisC$ 54/day
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Toyota YarisC$ 56/day
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Nissan SentraC$ 73/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
Excellent
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
Excellent
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
Excellent
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

5.3

Budget

8.5
Excellent
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.8

Alamo

8.4
Excellent
15 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.9

Value

8.4

Sixt

8.2
Excellent
9 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.3

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.7

Value

7.3

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$ 72/day when booking a rental car in Cairns. The best deal a user found was for C$ 50/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: East Coast Car Rentals (C$ 73/day), JUCY (C$ 73/day), and Ace Rental Cars (C$ 75/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$ 1.55/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 69 and C$ 100 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

Budget is one of the most popular car rental companies in Cairns, offering car rentals for around C$ 672 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 22% 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 77% 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$ 2,879 a month or C$ 96 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$ 0 for a weekend car rental in Cairns, on average. The cheapest type of car rental you can book on any given weekend is the Supplier choice 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 January, prices are C$ 72 per day on average.

What car do most people rent in Cairns?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Cairns is Compact (Hyundai i30) 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.

Car type options available for Cairns

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