Car rental at Cairns Airport

Car rental at Cairns Airport

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Cairns, QLD, Australia - Cairns
10 Feb — 17 Feb
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Cairns, QLD, Australia - Cairns
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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4034 9088

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I appreciated the upgrade. The service provided at check in was excellent.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked this for a reasonable price months in advance as diving the Great Barrier Reef was a bucket list item. When I landed though, europcar said that they had given my car away and had no other cars they could fulfill my reservation with as it was high tourism season. No offer to help, no sympathy. Of course I had my phone and checked online and found they indeed had multiple cars available immediately, but were asking double what I had booked mine for. How convenient... I got a car from a competitor instead, and will be avoiding Europcar going forward.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.4

Wonderful

12 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.7

Value for money

9.3

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Airport Ave

+61 7 4038 9990

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very helpful, car we booked as not available so they upgraded us FOC.

Cons:

Nothing from us

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff. Easy pickup and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

very friendly employees, easy claim process initiating, flexible return.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was clean, simple, and very easy pick up and drop off.

Cons:

Just a little small for a family of five. Not what i would call a typical SUV.

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick-up and drop off were convenient. No extra charges. The car type/condition was a good choice for the area and driving conditions.

Cons:

Not sure the additional insurance I purchased when I made the rental reservation was necessary (as I was lead to believe at the time).

1 out of 2

Bargain Car Rentals

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

9.0

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410, Sheridan Street

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
More shuttle bus would be prefect

6.0 Okay

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Pickup from airport took a long time and the process was awkward

1 out of 1

Apex

8.8

Very good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

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396 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, Qld

+61 740 532 896

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2022

KAYAK
They stated the vehicle was located in Cairns Airport which was not the case! We had to get a shuttle bus to the depot for pick up and drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Friendly helpful staff with good local advice.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Great service indeed!

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Easy shuttle to and from the pickup/drop off. Friendly service, great little car. Would definitely recommend Apex and will use them again.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
It wasn't cheap, but i think it's the 'Cairns thing'. Service was excellent, ready pick up and drop off, nice and friendly staff. I would use them again if in Cairns. Highly recommended.

1 out of 3

Alamo

8.5

Very good

26 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.5

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Term Building Airport Avenue

+61 7 4034 9045

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
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Terminal Building Airport Ave

+61 7 4034 9045

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean car, easy pick up and return, upgrade since they were out of our size

9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very good and the process was simple.

Cons:

All good.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Easy pick up and drop off. Craig on the desk was extremely helpful and professional certainly will be recommending!

8.0 Very good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Cannot fault the customer service. Was given an upgrade which was great, unfortunately the inside of the car was not cleaned very thoroughly. Windscreen was very dirty from inside. Was told that fuel gauge was full but was not. I filled up slightly higher than it was when I picked it up.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
My first experience with Enterprise. Good price, very friendly and helpful staff. There will be definitely a next time when I use their services.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The customer service provided on pick up and drop off was excellent. The car was a little scratched up but we were grateful for the upgrade in size.

1 out of 6

Sixt

8.3

Very good

16 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

7.4

2 locations in Cairns Airport

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Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Streets

+61 7 4051 8099

Monday08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday08:00 - 15:00
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Terminal building, Cairns

+61 7 4033 9800

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Staff were great and very efficient. Car could have been cleaner

5.6 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

That said no hidden fees but still charge 1000$ or insurance forcefully similar car NO FOR 6 people they give us 2 people car argument over argument rude etc

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The service from Sixt in Cairns was brilliant, from the pick up service at the airport to the swift pick up of the car and drop off. All staff were very friendly and the car itself a dream to drive, making our experience in North Queensland brilliant.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Staff were friendly and helpful especially as I arrived several hours before the scheduled pick and they could get me a car. The car was clean and faultless.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
So easy to book, extremely competitive pricing, quick pick up and drop off. Extremely pleased to arrive to collect the car, and to be told that we would be receiving a free upgrade.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Everything was good except for not getting my $400 holding fee back within a day,which I was told I would. After making a phone call I was informed it would take 1 to 2 months before my money will be credited back into my account.

1 out of 3

Budget

8.3

Very good

22 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

7.7

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4033 9777

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Like - the pick up and drop off point is conveniently located next to airport entrance (given most people would have luggage to carry to airport terminal).

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very pleasant. Drop-off very easy

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly agent, easy to rent, pick up, and return. Good process to log any known damage to car (we didn't have any).

9.2 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff

Cons:

More workers to help check-in

8.0 Very good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, very comfortable easy to drive. Rental desk at the airport in Cairns.

Cons:

Drop off and office not at the same address. Not clearly mentioned. Missed it the first time had to go around the block once again

8.0 Very good

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I booked the car as soon as we landed at the Cairns airport and it was ready in 10 minutes. The car had under 1900km so pretty new. No problems during the week and the return was seem less.

Cons:

By far the insurance that they try to sell you and the scare tactics they use to get you to buy into it...

1 out of 5

Thrifty

8.2

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

5.0

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Airport Ave

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Cairns Ap

+61 7 4033 9800

Monday07:30 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I had a small fender bender on my car and Thrifty made it easy dealing with the problem and replacing the car. Very friendly personnel.

1 out of 1

East Coast Car Rentals

7.1

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

8.0

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411 Sheridan Street, Cairns

+61 1800 474 258

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Saturday08:00 - 15:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Everything was as arranged. Great service by all employees we came into contact with.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great quick way of pick-up and drop off. Airport shuttle service was perfect

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Great service , great little car ,lovely helpful and cheerful staff

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
very limited office hours. office not inside airport, and shuttle doesn't work all the time, so you need a taxi. HUGE hidden cost for insurance. They basically force you take one of their "offers".

6.0 Okay

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Not the best communication regarding damage (very very minor) reported.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Car was good, pick up and drop off was a bit slow, pre rental checks could be done prior to pick up

1 out of 3

Avis

5.3

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.4

Value for money

4.8

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4033 9555

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6.8 Okay

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Upgraded car.

Cons:

Drop off

8.4 Very good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Seams like a lot of money

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Cust service rep was miserable, rude, condescending, and short with answers. Should realize that without customer she is without employment. Train these people to understand they are providing a valuable service and not treat the people who pay their salary with obvious disdain

7.6 Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Our car was not ready, we had to wait a bit. Avis discounted our rate a bot for the inconvenience. It was a very comfortable vehicle but front end maintenance needed signal beeped at us quite a bit which was a little unsettling

Cons:

See above

2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
I could not rate the car as Avis cancelled my booking with out even notifying me on arrival to Cairns airport the staff just said it had been cancelled but could not give a reason for cancellation or lack of notification he did give a very insincere sorry with out any attempt to help slove the lack of a car over all Avis wrecked my 7 day stay in Cairns as it is hard relying on public transport to navigate around all the tourist attractions the area has to offer with out a car with all that said avoid Avis at all cost

1 out of 2

Sunnycars

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3 locations in Cairns Airport

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146 Sheridan Street

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Airport Avenue

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Terminal Building

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National

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Terminal Buildinairport Avenue

+61 7 4034 9045

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Terminalbuildingairport Avenue

+61 7 4034 9045

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Red Spot

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Cairns Airport Terminal 1 International

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Cairns Airport Terminal 2 Domestic

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Ace Rental Cars

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Cairns Domestic Airport

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Atlas Car & Truck Rental

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410 Sheridan Street Cairns, QLD

1800 808 122

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Atlas Choice

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410 Sheradan Street

1800 808 122

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Autorent Car Rental

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Cairns Airport CNS

+61 7 4041 0895

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Dollar

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Airport Ave

+61 1800 501 934

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Enterprise

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4034 9045

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Firefly

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Airport Ave

+61 740 359 299

Monday04:00 - 23:30
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JUCY

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Cairns Off Airport Location

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keddy by Europcar

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Terminal Building

+61 740 349 088

Monday08:00 - 15:00
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Payless

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Cairns Airport

Monday04:30 - 23:5900:00 - 01:30
Tuesday00:00 - 01:3004:30 - 23:59
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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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106 travelers who rented a car in Cairns Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations at Cairns Airport

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Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

₪418/day

Good deal

₪418/day

Top tips for renting a car at Cairns Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Cairns Airport for ₪418 or less
  • Book your rental car at Cairns Airport at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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