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Best price car rentals in Cairns

Last updated on: June 27, 2022

15 Car Rental Brands in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

33Rental Locations

18Airport Locations

  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • East Coast
  • Thrifty
  • APOLLO
  • Alamo
  • Apex
  • Firefly
  • Keddy by Europcar
  • ACE Rental Cars
  • Mini Car Rentals
  • Jucy
  • BARGAIN
  • Address: Cairns Airport (CNS), Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Telephone: 0061-0740516288 / 418157583,0061-0418157583

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Customer Reviews of Car Rentals

  • Apex

    9.3/10

  • East Coast

    8.8/10

  • Alamo

    9.1/10

  • BARGAIN

    9.2/10

  • Budget

    9.4/10

  • Thrifty

    9.1/10

  • Jucy

    8.2/10

  • Europcar

    8.9/10

  • Hertz

    9.7/10

  • ACE Rental Cars

    9.2/10

  • Firefly

    9.4/10

  • Atlas

    8.9/10

  • AVIS

    9.4/10

  • Enterprise

    9.7/10

    • Julie

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: June 28, 2022

      Car was great, we got an upgrade. Staff happy and helpful. Everything was easy

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    • Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: June 15, 2022

      They were great. Very friendly and helpful.

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    • B.Smith

      Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: June 14, 2022

      Fantastic service, great value and the staff were excellent to deal with.

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    • P.Thompson

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 20, 2022

      The people at Apex were awesome, the car was lovely. The whole process was too easy.

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    • Thomas Dermot

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: August 23, 2021

      Car was great

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    • G.Hunter

      Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: June 17, 2022

      East Coast made us feel terrible as they wanted us to cancel the insurance we bought with you and take out theirs We were advised that they would charge us $4400 excessfor any damage and we would need to claim it back from you and that would be very problematic if we could actually get it back !! I certainly will not be using them or unfortunately you or any broker as all we wanted was a stress free hire , that is why we added the extra insurance..the worst kind of consequential selling from East Coast !!!!! I'm not sure why you use them if they suggest you will not payout on any claim? Fortunately we returned the car in perfect condition but every time we used the car it was stressful.

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    • Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: June 6, 2022

      Car was good, shuttle bus provided to the location near the airport.

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    • Keryn Staley

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: April 12, 2022

      We were pleasantly surprised with the vehicle a being a relatively new car which was perfect for our needs.

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    • R.Ablett

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: February 21, 2020

      Great company, friendly service all good.

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    • M.Robim de Figueiredo Silva

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: February 18, 2020

      At the East Coast the attendant tried to sell me another insurance but I already had one with the app EasyRentCars which is better and cheaper. Also, they charged me AU$1000 as a bond, really high bond.

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    • J.Strachan

      Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: June 8, 2022

      Jason at Alamo was quick to action our pickup of the car. Car was immaculate only, brand new. Everything went smoothly and we received a few travel tips.

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    • A.Wydro

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 6, 2021

      All good. Keep up good work.

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    • Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: December 11, 2020

      Service was very good.

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    • Kay

      Cairns

      8/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: November 19, 2020

      Alamo staff were fantastic, very efficient and friendly.

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    • Asbira

      Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: April 27, 2020

      Good, overall satisfied

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    • Ian

      Cairns

      7/10 Good

      Reviewed: May 27, 2022

      Value for money and hassle free.

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    • G.Ward

      Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 10, 2022

      Counter staff SO helpful and allowed us a few extra hours rental for free when our flight was deferred to a later departure time.

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    • D.Merchant

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: April 25, 2022

      NA

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    • Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 18, 2022

      Very fast and easy pick-up and drop-off process, cheerful staff. Car in very good condition. Very satisfied with Bargain experience

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    • Michael Littlejohn

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 17, 2021

      Great service

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    • H.Simpson

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: April 28, 2022

      We received a free upgrade. The staff member (Lake) at Cairns pick up was fantastic; brilliant customer service. No hard sell on extras etc, explained everything thoroughly, very friendly.

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    • D.Lewis

      Cairns

      7.7/10 Good

      Reviewed: January 9, 2020

      I booked a medium SUV - Mitsubishi ASX or similar - and received a Holden CHR which is a small SUV. For the price I paid I feel I didn’t get value for money. The CHR didn’t even fit 2 large suitcases in the boot, which was a key consideration of my purchase. The CHR also had dents on the passenger side. Apart from that the car was clean on the inside, fairly new and easy to drive. The customer service was good, even though we noticed an available Mitsubishi ASX sitting in the Budget carpark.

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    • Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: January 8, 2020

      Partly my fault process long as I went to eurocar instead budget, so waited in line twice. I misunderstood position of car in Carpark. I spent half an hour with sore feet ( new shoes) spitting rain before finding car parked in avis.

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    • Asbira

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 8, 2019

      We are very happy with the car, just that it has limited boot space for luggages

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    • J.Shah

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: October 4, 2019

      Hyundai i30, pristine condition with 8000km on the clock. Susprised that they didn't supply an SD card (unlike Hertz) so the inbuilt GPS didn't work. Android auto/car play is my preference so didn't bother me but something to what put out for (as I've been sold on the in built GPS before).

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    • A T

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 22, 2021

      Pleased with service

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    • Cairns

      5.3/10 Average

      Reviewed: November 9, 2021

      Left mobile phone holder in car, called straightaway but Thrifty staff did not find it. Very disappointing. So what happened to our holder???

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    • P.Roberts

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: December 14, 2020

      Great car, service and counter staff. Very easy to deal with.

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    • J.Choi

      Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: October 12, 2020

      The milage of the vehicle is not high. The extenal look of the vehicle is good. However the some buttons of the radio are not working and some button at the steeling wheel for the radio not workibg as well. Otherwise it is good for the provided vehicle.

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    • Lisa B

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: September 11, 2020

      Great to hire from. Only negative is booth in airport terminal was closed and we had to go to the office in the carpark.

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    • Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: November 20, 2021

      The hire car was a little beaten up but it didn't cause any issues during the hire. Definitely needed a wheel alignment - the car would casually veer left without correction.

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    • C.Noble

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: August 23, 2021

      Great getabout for 4 of us and our luggage - easy pick up and great staff

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    • R.Moulton

      Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 29, 2021

      They tried to sell us their insurance.

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    • Ron D

      Cairns

      6/10 Average

      Reviewed: December 4, 2020

      Decription of vehicle should change from Fiat Punto to Hyundai Accent as there were no Fiat Puntos visible at all

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    • Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: December 2, 2019

      Great service, car was ready including child seats by the time payments where completed! Friendly staff. Child seats rather expensive, 2 seats cost as much as the car itself...

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    • I.Pacitti

      Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: July 18, 2021

      Good service, very nice car but terribly expensive. $2,000.- for 8 days driving 222km just to get around is very expensive!

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    • T.Dickinson

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 1, 2020

      Very friendly staff at the pick up location. The drop off was super easy also

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    • Natalie Lau

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 3, 2020

      all are great

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    • C.Apetrei

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: October 22, 2019

      Easy process, good car

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    • M.Lin

      Cairns

      7.7/10 Good

      Reviewed: September 11, 2019

      Counter not located at the international terminal. Quite abit of a hassle walking over to the domestic terminal with 2 young children both below the age of 5, plus luggage for the entire family.

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    • Frank

      Cairns

      8/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: May 31, 2021

      I oredered a Suziki Swift and got a Suburu Forester. I insured based on a Swift with no windscreen cover. Chip on Forester windscreen which has intelligent eyesight. I am yet to discover what/if this will cost.

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    • Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 16, 2020

      Good service

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    • A.Wade

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 13, 2020

      excellent all round

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    • Guru Akagos

      Cairns

      8/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: November 6, 2019

      The sound system/navigation system/reverse camera in the car was spoilt and kept lagging

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    • I.Glew

      Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: April 24, 2019

      Had to go to domestic pick up as nobody available at the international desk. Made up for with free car upgrade.

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    • Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: May 29, 2021

      Car was a Hertz car, was a new RAV4 Hybrid so was better than I was expecting. Staff were friendly but had to be bused to the city location to pick up, although we could return at the airport directly Been waiting for a copy of the rental agreement for over 2 weeks

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    • M.Robim de Figueiredo Silva

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 23, 2020

      Easy to pickup and drop off, great customer service. I recommend.

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    • M.Robim de Figueiredo Silva

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 23, 2020

      Easy access if you are in the city and good customer service. I had a great up grade because the car I supposed to get wasn’t available so they gave me a KIA Carnival which is a really comfortable car.

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    • Cairns

      9/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: January 17, 2020

      Counter staff were fast and courteous. The car was parked on the street and ready for us to drive away, although it was a different make and model than the one shown on the booking - same vehicle class though.

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    • Asbira

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: December 12, 2019

      I got a Nissan Qashqai instead and the car was very good, comfortable for 4 with lots of luggages.

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    • F.Kosuke

      Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: March 10, 2020

      値段も安かったし、十分な車もレンタルできました

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    • Cairns

      9.7/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: February 13, 2020

      ケアンズ空港ではhertzのカウンターで受け取りでした。スムーズに対応してくれたので10分ほどで手続きが終わり、車に乗り込めした。 返却時もhertz専用の返却駐車場があるのでそちらに停めると係員がすぐ来てくれました。 傷チェックをして2.3分で返却処理は終わります。 帰りの傷チェックは結構適当で軽ーく車体を見回って終わりだったので少し不安でしたが特に追加チャージはされてないので大丈夫でした。

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    • H.Warren

      Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: June 13, 2019

      The Navi didn't work. A map to show exact drop off point and location of Petrol stations near the airport would be really helpful

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    • L Mendes

      Cairns

      8.7/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: May 10, 2019

      Easy rental, no hidden costs.

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    • J.Daniell

      Cairns

      8.3/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: March 21, 2019

      Hyundai I30 was supplied instead of the expected Corolla. Very impressed with the Hyundai. Perfect for our needs and very fuel efficient. Would happily do it all again.

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    • M.Murray

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 27, 2019

      Fantastic staff great service, very happy.

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    • C.Harman

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: November 27, 2019

      We were very impressed with the location and the ease of our booking!

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    • G.Thapar

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: October 24, 2019

      Atlas was amazing, their Customer Service Representative-Javie was amazing, one of the best I have ever met, he did everything fast and with easy and he went out of his way to help and make our experience pleasant and we were extremely happy with everything.

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    • O.ALV

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: August 22, 2019

      Parfait ! Efficace et honnête

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    • M.Tong

      Cairns

      8.3/10 Very Good

      Reviewed: August 10, 2019

      Everything is good except on one day in Cape tribulation , the car didn't start when we finished and try to go back to our hotel at 4:30 PM. There is no service in the area. Luckily a tourist took us to the restaurant to use the land line and we call road assistant and they order a tow truck to help us. At 5:30 PM , suddenly the car can start and we cancel the tow truck. We were scare because it was getting dark and it was a long way to go back. We still do not know what was wrong with the van, but finally everything is OK

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    • H.Diamond

      Cairns

      6/10 Average

      Reviewed: March 14, 2019

      When we arrived to cairns we needed to wait for more than an hour for the Avis stuff to Give us the car We order sedan and got hatchback which was very small for our luggage and space for our kids When we asked for our order they said that is not what we order and that we need to add more money

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    • Z.Nikolovski

      Cairns

      10/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: August 14, 2018

      Like: Everything I liken

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    • J.K

      Cairns

      9.3/10 Excellent

      Reviewed: March 9, 2019

      Great once we got the cat -but you cannot contact anyone - they don’t answer the phone. We were delayed to get to pick up car and for 24 hours tried to call and no one answered the phone. Very stressful and unhelpful. No way to make contact with them to ask help and advice. We needed to talk to a person in cairns and we couldn’t.

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