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Grab a rental car from one of Australia’s leading brands in Cairns. We’ll help you compare and find cheap compact cars & larger vehicles from Avis, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. It’s all here at your fingertips. Find, book and save with Road Genius.

Popular Places

What do you do when you visit Cairns? Enjoy the tropics of course! Here are some suggestions of places worth visiting in the area:

  • See the Great Barrier Reef. There’s many tours that will take you out on a cruise to the reef where you can spend the day snorkelling and discovering the reef.
  • Visit Daintree Rainforest.
  • Take the Rainforest Skyrail up to Kuranda and come back on the Scenic Railway for an unforgettable experience.

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Enjoy your stay in tropical Queensland!

Cairns Airport Car Hire

Pick up your rental car directly at Cairns Airport from one of the following companies: Budget & Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar & Redspot. You can also book one way car rentals from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas. Other popular one way routes include Cairns to Brisbane and Cairns to Mackay.

You’ll find check-in desks in the Arrivals Hall of the International Terminal as well as at the northern end of the Domestic Terminal. Visit the appropriate desk to receive you keys and your vehicle will be waiting for you at the rental car park in the northern end of the Domestic Terminal parking.