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Car Rental Cairns Airport

EasyTerra Car Rental is an independent car rental comparsion site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always rent a car through us at a competitive price.

Car rental offers Cairns Airport

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Cairns Airport.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Rental car options at Cairns Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Cairns Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Alamo

    9.1 (7778)
    From € 35 / day
  • Enterprise

    8.7 (1687)
    From € 37 / day
  • Hertz

    8.4 (6042)
    From € 77 / day
  • Europcar

    8.3 (7171)
    From € 49 / day
  • Thrifty

    8.3 (4742)
    From € 74 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.3 (378)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8 (8849)
    From € 78 / day
  • Avis

    8 (5258)
    From € 80 / day
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2824)
    From € 43 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3760)
    From € 77 / day
  • Bargain Car Rentals

    7.8 (10)
    From € 25 / day
  • East Coast Car Rentals

    7.8 (113)
    From € 26 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2916)
    From € 68 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7.2 (3411)
    No rates available
  • Ace Rental Cars

    7 (13)
    From € 40 / day

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Cairns Airport frequently asked questions

The most frequently asked questions for Cairns Airport are shown below. If you can't find an answer to your question, check the faq page.

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs. Can I rent a car at Cairns Airport without a credit card? In general, you always need a credit card to rent a car from EasyTerra.

You pay a deposit when you pick up the car. You need a credit card in the name of the main driver to pay this deposit. The rental company will then put a temporary hold on your credit card for the amount of the deposit so they can recover the costs of any damage or other extra costs.

When you return the rental car, it will be checked for damage or other defects. If no damage is found, the amount of the temporary hold on your credit card will be released. You can read more about the deposit on this page: Car rental deposit
Can I rent a car without an excess (zero excess) at Cairns Airport? Yes, there are cars available without an excess (zero excess) at Cairns Airport. Use the filters on the results page to find these deals. As an alternative, many cars are available with deductible cover, which is almost the same but cheaper. See the following page for the difference between "zero excess" and "excess cover": Insurance and deductible . How old do I have to be to rent a car in Australia? To rent a car at Cairns Airport, you must be at least 21 years old. You must have had your driver's license for at least 1 years. Drivers younger than 24 may have to pay a surcharge at Cairns Airport. This surcharge ranges from to per day. At EasyTerra, you will receive an automatic notification if age surcharges apply. Which is the cheapest rental car company at Cairns Airport? Prices vary all the time, so it's a good idea to perform a search on our website to check the latest prices. In general, the cheapest cars at Cairns Airport are available from these rental companies:

  • Bargain Car Rentals,
    From € 25 /day
  • East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 26 /day
  • Alamo,
    From € 35 /day

We recommend you look at more than just the price when choosing a rental car. Carefully consider the importance of quality and price, and read the reviews for rental companies on our site. Rental companies with lower ratings may have longer waiting times or provide unsatisfactory service.
What is the best rental car company at Cairns Airport? The rental company with the highest rating is Alamo. 7778 customers gave an average rating of 9.1. The second-highest rated rental company is Enterprise. 1687 customers gave an average rating of 8.7. The third-highest rated rental company is Enterprise. 6042 customers gave an average rating of 8.4. Can I rent a passenger van at Cairns Airport? Yes, you can rent a passenger van at Cairns Airport. Passenger vans are available for 8 to 12 people. Recent searches generated the following prices for passenger vans:

  • Kia Carnival by East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 48 /day
  • Hyundai iMax by Bargain Car Rentals,
    From € 59 /day
  • Toyota Commuter by Europcar,
    From € 78 /day

Search for your desired rental period using the "Passenger van" filter to check what is available.
Is it possible to rent an electric car at Cairns Airport? We were unfortunately unable to find any electric cars recently. Hybrid cars are available. These include:

  • Toyota Camry by East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 37 /day
  • Toyota Corolla by East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 47 /day
  • Toyota Yaris by East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 52 /day
  • Toyota Yaris Cross by East Coast Car Rentals,
    From € 61 /day
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback by Hertz,
    From € 85 /day
  • Toyota Rav4 by Sixt,
    From € 90 /day
  • Toyota Kluger by Hertz,
    From € 129 /day
How much does a rental car cost at Cairns Airport? The prices of rental cars vary frequently. During the high season, prices are often much higher than during the low season. Would you like to see the latest prices for Cairns Airport? Perform a search for your vacation dates. To give you an indication, we have seen the following rental cars and prices per day recently:

Economy Toyota Yaris or similar
From € 25 /day
Compact Hyundai Accent or similar
From € 28 /day
Intermediate Hyundai Accent or similar
From € 28 /day
Standard Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
From € 35 /day
Full-size Toyota Camry or similar
From € 37 /day
Luxury Kia Carnival or similar
From € 51 /day
Station wagon Isuzu MU-X or similar
From € 63 /day
SUV MG ZS or similar
From € 30 /day
MPV Kia Grand Carnival or similar
From € 63 /day
Passenger van Kia Carnival or similar
From € 48 /day
What car rental companies are available at Cairns Airport?
  • Alamo
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Thrifty
  • National Car Rental
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Bargain Car Rentals
  • East Coast Car Rentals
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Ace Rental Cars
Which extras can I order with the reservation for the car? Many rental companies at Cairns Airport offer extras, including child car seats and GPS systems. The prices of these extras vary for each rental company. The minimum prices are shown below.

Navigation system
From € 5 /day
Booster seat
From € 4 /day
Car seat
From € 7 /day
Baby seat
From € 8 /day
Additional driver
From € 4 /day

The above rates are indicative. You can add any extra accessories you would like when you make your reservation. Accessories must be paid for when you pick up the car.
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Car rental location Cairns Airport

Location information for Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport in a nutshell

Cairns Airport is located 8 kilometers from Cairns. The airport is a popular tourist destination for Australia, because of its location near the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical (Daintree) rainforest. Cairns handles 4 million travelers annually. There are two terminals, one for international and one for domestic flights. There is a shuttle bus between the terminals.

There is no direct train connection between the airport and Cairns. Buses run to the center regularly. The airport is situated on the Captain Cook Highway and is easily accessible by car. There is no hotel at the airport, but there are several accommodations nearby.

There is a wide range of shops and restaurants. There are no special business facilities at Cairns Airport. Both terminals have banks, exchange offices, ATMs and first aid stations. It's possible to get a tour of the airport.

In the aviation industry Cairns Airport is indicated by the abbreviations CNS (IATA airport code) and YBCS (ICAO airport code).

Link to the official website of Cairns Airport.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
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  • Popular car category