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Car rental at Townsville Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
Fri 31.05
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Top tips for renting a car at Townsville airport

  • Cheap car hire at Townsville Airport (TSV) opens up a world of sunshine and freedom along this magical coastline of Queensland, Australia. With instant access to some of the world’s biggest names in car hire, you can step off the plane and directly into adventures along the Great Barrier Reef, with picture-perfect, sandy beaches along the way. The town has plenty to see by car, including water parks, aquariums and Billabong Sanctuary Wildlife Park, but it’s the independence to take road trips that will make Townsville car hire so appealing; so buckle up and head out to some of Queensland’s best-kept coastal secrets.
  • When you arrive at Townsville Airport, you will notice some globally reputed names of car hire at your disposal. These include National, Europcar, Thrifty, SIXT, Avis, Budget, Firefly, Alamo, Dollar, Enterprise and Keddy. During your transaction, include any add-ons you may need, such as a car seat or GPS hire, and when collecting the car, make sure you complete a preliminary body inspection, indicating the dents and scratches that were there before you drove off the lot.
  • When you return your cheap car hire at Townsville Airport, you will be returning it to the same parking garage where it was collected, at the end of the Arrivals hall of the airport. Driving towards the airport, you will see signage directing you to the garage. Don’t forget to clear your belongings from the car and take the keys to the counter of your car hire company. If there is an agent on site, they will inspect the car for new dents and scratches since the preliminary check and then get started on the process of refunding your deposit.
  • Returning your cheap car hire at Townsville Airport is an easy process, no matter what time. Car hire companies work quite late hours as a rule, so you could possibly find an agent on call. In the event they are closed, pop the keys in the after-hours box. This applies on weekends and public holidays too. Being based at the airport, with planes flying at irregular hours, you should find agents on-call far more often.
  • Book your rental car at Townsville airport at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Townsville airport

  • Where are the car hire companies at Townsville Airport?

    When looking for car hire in Townsville Airport, you will be able to find the desks easily at this small but efficient domestic airport. The companies are all congregated together in the Arrivals hall of the airport. Collect your luggage and exit into the main terminal, and you will spot the car hire companies' signs on your way out. The car garage where your hire will be parked is at the end of the Arrivals hall too, making the transaction seamless, fast and efficient.

  • What car hire companies are recommended at Townsville Airport?

    With top names at your disposal, you will find excellent service and deals from all the companies on site at the airport. The car hire companies that stand out for cheaper car hire are Alamo, Enterprise and Europcar, but always check the deals through KAYAK on the day you book, as prices fluctuate. There are certain car hire companies in Townsville that will pick you up and bring you to the airport if you are off site, and they are Europcar, Alamo, Avis and Thrifty. SIXT is known for great add-ons, and Budget is known for the FastBreak service, which speeds up queues and gets you on the road quicker. Curate your car hire package according to your needs.

  • What documentation is required for a Townsville Airport car hire?

    When you are driving in Australia and need to hire a car at Townsville Airport, having the right documentation will speed up the process. Firstly, you will need a valid driver's licence. Your photographic identification is needed too. Then, for the payment and insurance deposit, you will need a credit card with enough funding. If you are keen to pay by debit card, it is always wise to check out the terms and conditions of your car hire company first.  

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Townsville airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Townsville airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Townsville Airport car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Townsville Airport

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Stinson Ave

+61 136139

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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Townsville Ap

+61 7 4725 4655

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday15:30 - 22:00
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Budget

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Townsville Airport

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4762 7433

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:45 - 20:30
Sunday07:45 - 20:30
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Was a good experience

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
They were really good to deal with. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Car couple have been cleaner. As there were stains on the back seats.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes Staff was very friendly, apologised that the vehicle I had booked was not available, but gave me another vehicle which suited my reason for hiring the vehicle. I was offered a ‘Mine’ vehicle with reflector strips, but when I advised staff that I wanted a vehicle to travel to Cairns for my brother’s funeral, staff went out of their way to secure a vehicle similar to the one I had booked online Well done and very much appreciated.

Cons:

Just to make sure what one books online makes it happen that way. It turned out well in the end. Thank you.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful staff at the pick-up/drop-off counter. The vehicle was a Corolla Hybrid which was surprisingly economical to drive. All good!

1 out of 2

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Stinson Ave

+61 747 754 821

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Only small scratches on car from previous rentals. Wasn’t the car I booked but was similar. Happy with this service

1 out of 1

Alamo

9.3

Wonderful

23 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.6

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Terminal Building Garbutt

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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6.0 Okay

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Easy to Order but the 1/2 hr wait for counter staff to work without internet was a pain. Staff were doing their best at the time. Just lucky it was a sunday

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Nancy was lovely to deal with and she gave me an upgrade :)

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Great. Efficient and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Service was great and the car was clean. Thank you.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The truth of the matter was my event in Townsville was cancelled. I also had air tickets and accommodation to cancel. The car hire with Alamo was the easiest and nicest to cancel with. I would certainly go with them next time when my event is rescheduled.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The rental worked well. Pickup quick and easy. Car was a dream to drive. Nobody at drop off, dropped keys and was told they would check it in and send the invoice. Unfortunately we were charged twice for different amounts and no one answers the phone when you ring. Waiting for a response to our email.

1 out of 6

Avis

8.4

Very good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4762 7400

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:45 - 20:30
Sunday07:45 - 20:30
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4.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Still waiting on return of deposit and paperwork EFTPOS would be quicker and easier for hire Frontier could brush chew some mint

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Personnel à Airlie Beach très aimable, très serviable et très compétent. La meilleure expérience client dans une agence de location de voiture depuis longtemps.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The staff named Stuart in Cairns airport has professional attitude and I'm absolutely happy with the service I could get.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

5.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

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Stinson Ave

+61 7 4441 4690

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy & stinking of stale smoke.. poor experience all round.

8.0 Very good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
nothing

1 out of 1

Sixt

5.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4725 4655

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
nothing to like office closed too early some communication about pick up times would help

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

8.9

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4760 1380

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

10.0

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Dollar

8.7

Very good

No reviews available

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Stinson Ave

+61 1800 501 934

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
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Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
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Bargain Car Rentals

8.5

Very good

No reviews available

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112 Dearness Street

+61 1300 729 230

Monday09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday09:00 - 22:00
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Thursday09:00 - 22:00
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National

7.0

Good

No reviews available

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Terminal Building Garbutt

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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Terminal Building- Townsville Airport

61 7 47601380

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday07:30 - 22:00

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Townsville Airport

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Terminal Building,Townsville Airport

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

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Stinson Ave

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Terminal Building

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Red Spot

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Townsville Airport

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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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41 travelers who rented a car in Townsville Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Most popular car type

Economy