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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT CAIRNS AIRPORT - DOMESTIC TERMINAL

Popular searches from NZD 19 per day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy
from
NZD 19
per day *
TERM BUILDING AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 134 total from May 12, 2020

Hyundai Accent

Standard
from
NZD 21
per day *
TERM BUILDING AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 144 total from May 12, 2020

Mitsubishi ASX

SUV
from
NZD 42
per day *
TERM BUILDING AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 292 total from May 12, 2020

Kia Carnival

People Mover
from
NZD 80
per day *
TERM BUILDING AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 561 total from May 12, 2020

Suzuki Swift

Economy
from
NZD 37
per day *
Off Airport, 411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 259 total from May 12, 2020

Mitsubishi Outlander

SUV
from
NZD 44
per day *
Off Airport, 411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at NZD 308 total from May 12, 2020

Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal car rental ratings, reviews and contacts

Keddy By Europcar   (9 / 10)

Rated No 1 based on 12 reviews.

from

NZD 63

per day *


Car
9.5
Desk
9.2
Price
8.6
Pick-up
9.2
Drop-off
8.5

  Average wait time: 11 min


  61 07 40349088


TERMINAL BUILDING CAIRNS AIRPORT, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 443 total from May 12, 2020

East Coast   (8.7 / 10)

Rated No 2 based on 10 reviews.

from

NZD 35

per day *


Car
9
Desk
8.8
Price
8.1
Pick-up
8.6
Drop-off
9.3

  Average wait time: 12 min


  1800 327 826 (inside Australia); +61 7 5555 8900 (outside Australia)


Off Airport, 411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 248 total from May 12, 2020

Alamo   (8.3 / 10)

Rated No 3 based on 23 reviews.

from

NZD 19

per day *


Car
8.8
Desk
8.3
Price
7.8
Pick-up
8
Drop-off
8.6

  Average wait time: 13 min


  740349052


TERM BUILDING AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 134 total from May 12, 2020

Europcar   (8.2 / 10)

Rated No 4 based on 32 reviews.

from

NZD 67

per day *


Car
9.1
Desk
8
Price
7.5
Pick-up
8
Drop-off
8.5

  Average wait time: 14 min


  61 07 40349088


TERMINAL BUILDING CAIRNS AIRPORT, Cairns - Airport, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 467 total from May 12, 2020

Enterprise   (7.5 / 10)

Rated No 5 based on 40 reviews.

from

NZD 44

per day *


Car
7.5
Desk
7.3
Price
7.6
Pick-up
7.5
Drop-off
7.8

  Average wait time: 16 min


  0740349052


TERMINAL BUILDING, AIRPORT AVENUE, CAIRNS, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 308 total from May 12, 2020

Sixt   (7.5 / 10)

Rated No 6 based on 10 reviews.

from

NZD 50

per day *


Car
7.3
Desk
6.3
Price
7.6
Pick-up
7.3
Drop-off
9.4

  Average wait time: 11 min


  +61755558908


411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at NZD 352 total from May 12, 2020

About Cairns Airport Domestic Terminal (CNS)


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Address: Terminal Building Cairns Airport, Cairns - Airport, Cairns, 4870, Qld, Qld

Cairns Airport Domestic Terminal (CNS) is 7 km (4.2 mi) northwest of the Cairns central business district. Airport car rentals from Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Thrifty are located in the arrivals area of the domestic terminal.

  Getting around

Like the many Australian destinations, the northern coast of Queensland covers a vast expanse of territory. Visitors who rent a car will have a much better time of getting around the coastal city of Cairns and its surrounding attractions.

Generally speaking, Cairns is the last stop on the gauntlet of major urban developments on a northbound trek up the coast. Aside from Port Douglas (60 km / 36 mi) and a couple of tiny settlements, the region is sparsely populated all the way to the tip of the peninsula and Jardine River National Park. All other wilderness and outdoor activities are spread out across the region, but again, open space is the primary characteristic of the landscape. Heading south, Brisbane is a 1,600-km (1,000 mi) drive.

Driving in central Cairns is both manageable and necessary for efficient mobility. The city is mostly mapped on a square grid, and everything you might want to drink, eat, or buy is contained within an 8-by-8 block grid at the heart of the city.

Outlying attractions such as the beaches and jump-off for nautical activities are found 20 km north of Cairns. In reality, the airport is a fantastic entry point for Holloways Beach, Palm Cove, and Ellis Reef, such that you could hop in your car hire and never bother driving into central Cairns.

Most of all Australian driving is marked by greater distances, fewer services between attractions, and animal hazards on stretches of rural highways. Driving between cities at night is generally not recommended, but you’re not likely to be dealing with any kangaroos crossing your path in the Central Business District of Cairns.

  Choosing your car

You don’t need to put in a lot of effort to find a  cheap car rentals anymore; not when you are here on this site to do all the price and vehicle comparisions. You can concentrate on choosing the car that’s going to suit your budget and travel itinerary. Select from Hyundai compact, Honda intermediate, and Kia fullsize sedans, Mitsubishi SUVs, and Toyota 7-9 seater minivans.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Cairns Airport Domestic Terminal

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Your Cairns Airport car rental will not include Theft Protection or Damage Waiver, but it will include Third-Party Liability. Be advised that if you’re planning to use your credit card for the CDW/LDW, you may be asked to provide written proof of coverage from the card issuer.

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Debit cards are generally accepted for Cairns Airport car hires, provided you have the available funds necessary to cover the deductible.

3

May through November is peak tourist season in Cairns, although Christmas and New Year can also be busy.

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Parking near the Esplanade and the Pier Market Place in the CBD is pricey. Consider parking a few blocks away and walking in.

5

Be aware of rail crossings on the back roads in remote areas that are generally only marked with a Give Way sign.

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Conduct a thorough inspection of your Cairns Airport car hire, checking for pre-existing damage and functionality of the car’s main features.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

In short, book early when flying into Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

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3. Does Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal have cars with 7 seats?

Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

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6. Is it better to rent at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal including {{sample_cars}}.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal including:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • East Coast  East Coast
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • Sixt  Sixt




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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal, but we have provided an indicative price of NZD 19 per day for a rental starting on May 12, 2020 with Alamo driving a Mitsubishi Mirage. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal with Keddy By Europcar, East Coast and Alamo at prices starting from NZD 42 per day, in a Mitsubishi ASX on an example date of May 12, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

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15. Which rental companies are there at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

We have listed a selection of 6 rental companies at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal. These are:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • East Coast  East Coast
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • Sixt  Sixt



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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal it takes an average of 13 mins to collect your vehicle.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Prices can vary at short notice at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai i20 for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing NZD 38 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal is Keddy By Europcar with a score of 9 / 10. Here are the top 5:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar - 9
  • East Coast  East Coast - 8.7
  • Alamo  Alamo - 8.3
  • Europcar  Europcar - 8.2
  • Enterprise  Enterprise - 7.5

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Cairns Airport - Domestic Terminal. Some examples listed here are:

  • Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Suzuki Swift  Suzuki Swift
  • Nissan Almera  Nissan Almera