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Pick-up location Cairns
Hire locations 47
Airport locations 24

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Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8,5 Excellent (12 810 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Enterprise
Locations in Cairns
Shop 2, 51 Sheridan Street
+61 740 312 707
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 052
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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
thrifty
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cairns
Thrifty
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Ap
+61 740 359 033
Corner Of Sheridan And Aplin S
+61 740 518 099
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
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  • 10.0
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10,0 Excellent
Dec 11 2016
great service
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.
Rated no. 3
Alamo
alamo
9,8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Alamo
Locations in Cairns
Term Building Airport Avenue
+61 740 349 052
Terminal Building Airport Ave
+61 740 349 045
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
9,6 Excellent
Mar 21 2018
Pros: Staff were very good and the process was simple.
Cons: All good.
10,0 Excellent
May 4 2018
Positive rental experience
Pros: Clean car, easy pick up and return, upgrade since they were out of our size
Rated no. 4
JUCY
jucy
9,6 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Cairns
Rated no. 5
Budget
9,0 Excellent (8 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Budget
Locations in Cairns
153 Lake St
+61 740 488 166
Terminal Building
+61 740 339 777
  • 8.9
  • 9.6
  • 9.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.9
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10,0 Excellent
May 25 2016
Pros: The entire process of checking in, getting our car and returning our rental was extremely fast, courteous and effortless - Great job, would highly recommend Budget for any rental need.
10,0 Excellent
Jul 15 2016
Good rental
Pros: Seamless transaction, not a very long wait.
Cons: They did try to up sell insurance, but that's quite normal of course. Was not worth the $49 per day unless you plan on wrecking.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 24 2016
Just right
Pros: Nothing to add
8,0 Excellent
May 20 2017
Good but that insurance!
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...
8,0 Excellent
Jan 10 2019
Cairns To Brisbane
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
9,2 Excellent
Jun 18 2019
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: More workers to help check-in
10,0 Excellent
Jul 21 2017
Pros: Near new vehicle. Really good rates
6,8 Good
Jul 1 2019
Pros: Clean and new car
Cons: No invoice of damadge on windscreen, just took a lot of money from my account without any notice.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
8,9 Excellent (7 reviews)
3 locations in Cairns
Hertz
Locations in Cairns
147 Lake St
+61 740 410 895
Cairns Apt
+61 740 359 299
Cairns Square, Abbott St
+61 740 516 399
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
  • 8.9
  • 9.4
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
5,6 Okay
Nov 21 2017
Cons: I prepaid for a different drop off location and when I picked up the car I was asked to pay an additional fee for a that service. I was told its similar to adding a GPS or car seat to an existing reservation but I was unable to take the car without paying additional despite my reservation. I called the 800 number and was told this charge would drop off and was covered but just discovered three separate charges for this rental have been processed. I plan on calling customer service again to clear this matter up but the Cairns office was unhelpful and unwilling to listen to me about the reservation I booked.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 6 2018
They helped us a lot
Pros: We had a problem with the rent, and the women of the airport shop helped us to solve it.
8,0 Excellent
Nov 19 2018
Pros: Easy pick up and return after pickup
Cons: Found out after pickup, we couldn't take it somewhere we wanted to go.
9,6 Excellent
Apr 9 2017
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 Excellent
Jan 4 2017
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).
10,0 Excellent
Dec 23 2018
Pros: very friendly employees, easy claim process initiating, flexible return.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 24 2019
Pros: Friendly staff. Easy pickup and drop off.
Rated no. 7
East Coast Car Rentals
eastcoastcarrentals
8,7 Excellent (22 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Cairns
148 Sheridan Street
CAIRNS AIRPORT 146 Sheridan Street
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Rated no. 8
Avis
avis
6,0 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Avis
Locations in Cairns
153 Lake Street
+61 740 480 522
Terminal Building
+61 740 339 555
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.7
  • 6.0
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
7,6 Good
Jan 7 2019
Overall positive
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 Mediocre
Mar 25 2019
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
8,4 Excellent
Aug 3 2019
Cons: Seams like a lot of money
Rated no. 9
Europcar
europcar
6,0 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cairns
Europcar
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Square
+61 740 334 800
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 088
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Jul 25 2017
Don't waste your time
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.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 4 2018
Pros: I appreciated the upgrade. The service provided at check in was excellent.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
7 locations in Cairns
Sunnycars
Locations in Cairns
146 Sheridan Street
411 Sheridan Street
51 Sheridan Street
55 Dutton Street
Airport Avenue
Corner Schield and Abbott Street
Terminal Building
Firefly
firefly
3 locations in Cairns
Firefly
Locations in Cairns
147 Lake St
+61 740 410 895
Airport Ave
+61 740 359 299
Cairns Square, Abbott St
+61 740 516 399
National
national
3 locations in Cairns
National
Locations in Cairns
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 740 312 707
Terminal Buildinairport Avenue
+61 740 349 045
Terminalbuildingairport Avenue
+61 740 349 052
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
atlascar
2 locations in Cairns
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Cairns
410 Sheridan Street Cairns, QLD
1800 808 122
Shop 1, 51 Sheridan Street, Cairns City, QLD
+61 383 366 100
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Cairns
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Square, Corner Shield & Abbott Street
+61 740 334 800
Terminal Building
+61 740 349 088
Red Spot
redspot
2 locations in Cairns
Red Spot
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Airport Terminal 1 International
Cairns Airport Terminal 2 Domestic
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
1 location in Cairns
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Domestic Airport
Apex
apex
1 location in Cairns
Apex
Locations in Cairns
396 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, Qld
+61 740 532 896
Atlas Choice
atlaschoice
1 location in Cairns
Atlas Choice
Locations in Cairns
410 Sheradan Street
1800 808 122
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Cairns
AutoEurope
Locations in Cairns
Europcar Desk In Termainal
Dollar
dollar
1 location in Cairns
Dollar
Locations in Cairns
Corner Of Sheridan And Aplin S
+61 740 518 099
Eagle Rent A Car
eaglerac
1 location in Cairns
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Cairns
21 Sheridan Street
Payless
payless
1 location in Cairns
Payless
Locations in Cairns
Cairns Airport
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Cairns
Sixt
Locations in Cairns
411 Sheridan Street
+61 755 558 908
23 travellers who hired a car in Cairns gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,4

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What is the best car hire agency in Cairns?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Cairns are Enterprise (8,5, 12810 reviews), Sixt (7,5, 1066 reviews), and Hertz (7,4, 3846 reviews).

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