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Are your looking for a one-way car hire from Sydney to Cairns? Input your travel dates into our comparison tool to find the best one-way rental deals from, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget. Pick up your car at Sydney Airport and drop it off at Cairns Airport or at multiple locations around the city. No booking fees!

Frequently Asked Questions

Distance Between Sydney & Cairns

How long is the drive from Sydney to Cairns?

It’s about 2500 kms from Sydney to Cairns. That usually means over 27 hours driving time alone if traffic conditions are favourable. Plan out your trip over multiple days and make sure you’ve got buffer time for unexpected stops to account for poor traffic conditions and necessary rest.

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Are there any extra charges?

ALL base fees are included in the quoted price. Extra fees will be charged for additional equipment rental (e.g. baby seats) and excess insurance (optional). There is a young driver surcharge for drivers under 25 and car rental companies may charge a credit card processing fee.