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Budget, Cairns Airport Car Rental

Budget 600+ ratings, 5 reviews

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

9.1 / 10 Excellent

Budget - Cairns Airport Information, Car Rental Instructions & Policies

Store Location

Terminal Building Cairns Airport

Telephone

07 4033 9777 / F0740359673

Pickup from Branch or Car Park & After Hours Pickup

The Budget - Cairns Airport car rental location is in terminal

You can walk to the counter of Budget - Cairns Airport car rental.

The car rental counter is located near the arrival hall exit of the airport. Please walk to the store following the "Car Rental" sign.

Return to the Store, Car Park or Key Box & After Hours Return

You can easily see the "Rental Car Return" sign on the road near the parking area. Follow the instructions to park the car and return it. Then you can walk to the airport.

Opening Hours

Days of WeekSundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Opening hours
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59
07:00 -23:59

Deposit

Deposits are depending on which car type your rental car falls into, and can be paid with credit cards (pre-authorization)
Representative Car ModelsDeposit Amount(approx.)Business Days Required for Refund

Applicable to all car types,incl. Compact,Suv,Economy,Mini and others.

Pack up ^
USD300-500030-60

Accepted Cards

Credit cards issued by the following companies qualify a car rental from this store: Visa, Master

E-voucher

Yes. E-voucher is accepted. Show the digital voucher on your mobile instead of a print-out is good enough.

Age requirements

21 - 80 years old

Young Driver Fee applies at 21 - 24 years old with charge of AUD 29 per day approximately.

Driver's License Requirements

The main driver and any additional drivers will need to provide a physical full driving license in their name with no major endorsements. The license should be held for at least 1 year(s).

For foreign renters, you need to bring:

Original Driving License + International Driving Permit

Please note that the IDP(International Driving Permit) is only a translation and you must bring your original driver’s license with you.

Budget Australia may require a customer renting a vehicle to complete a Rental Qualification Form and provide additional identification as it deems necessary or appropriate or in accordance with applicable law(e.g. copy of utilities bill, phone bill).

For local renters, you need to bring:

Full Driving License issued in Australia

This option applies to customers with local driving license, please show your local license at pick-up.

Additional Extras

Extras Prices
Extras Prices
Toddler car seat rental
Toddler car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-100 lbs /18-45kg (approx. 4 - 11 years)
AUD 13/day
capped at AUD 70
GPS rental
GPS rental
Provided by the local stores. Usually, interface and voice are of the local language.
AUD 12/day
capped at AUD 120
Infant car seat rental
Infant car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing under 20 lbs /9kg (birth to approx. 1-12 months)
AUD 21/day
Child car seat rental
Child car seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 20-40 lbs /9-18kg (approx. 1 - 3 years)‌
AUD 8/day
Child booster seat rental
Child booster seat rental
Recommended for children weighing 40-80 lbs /18-36 kg
AUD 8/day
capped at AUD 80

Cross Border

To be updated

Cross Islands

Free of Charge:

Taking rental cars to following islands is allowed and free of charge:
Phillip Island
Customers can travel to Phillip Island by land for free. Cars are not allowed on the Ferries.

Must-not:

Taking rental cars to following islands is not allowed:
Gove Peninsula, Fraser Island, Groote Eylandt, Tiwi Island, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Bruny Island, Mariah Island, Mornington Island
Cross-island can only be obtained after the vehicle has been signed with a written authorization from Budget. Note: You are asked to acknowledge the changes in the terms and conditions of the location. Under no circumstances will the locationship be responsible for the cost of rescue accommodation and travel expenses due to the remoteness of Bruni Island and the cost of delaying the rescue.

Excess

Collision Damage Waiver Excess:

EUR 4392.46

Theft Insurance Excess:

EUR 4392.46

Fuel Policy (what does it mean)

Full to Full

Distances to Airports | Railway Stations | Hotels | Other Landmarks

Airports

0.5 mi from Cairns Airport

Railway Stations

3.8 mi from Cairns Railway Station

Hotels

2.1 mi from The Lakes Resort Cairns

2.1 mi from Park Royal

2.2 mi from Summer House Backpackers Cairns

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Map view of Budget Store Location
coordinates: -16.8732 145.75548

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Guest Reviews

Total points: 9.1 / 10 Excellent

  • Vehicle condition: 8.8
  • Vehicle cleanliness: 10.0
  • Spaciousness: 8.0
  • Counter staff: 9.6
  • Pick-up location: 8.8
  • Drop-off location: 9.6
  • Pick-up time: 10-30 mins
  • Drop-off time: 0-10 mins
  • Asbira

    Cairns

    9.3 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, March 1, 2024

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

    Cairns

    8.7 /10 Very good

    Reviewed: Friday, March 1, 2024

    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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  • D.Lewis

    Cairns

    7.7 /10 Good

    Reviewed: Friday, March 1, 2024

    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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  • S.Clifford

    Cairns

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, March 1, 2024

    Great car, roomy with all our luggage and luxurious. Highlight though staff at Cairns and Proserpine who were superb, helpful, friendly and a credit.
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  • Jo

    Cairns

    10 /10 Excellent

    Reviewed: Friday, March 1, 2024

    Customer service was excellent, process was easy and smooth and car was perfect for our needs.
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