Cheap Car Hire Cairns Downtown (Metro)

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Cairns Downtown (Metro) (CN1)


153 Lake St,
Cairns Qld, QL, Queensland, 4870, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Sun 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Location Information
General Directions
COUNTER: Located on the corner of Lake & Florence Streets, 2 blocks from the water front Esplanade or 6.5 kms (4 miles) from the airport.
CARS: Vehicles are located on the premises.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.

Budget Cairns Car Rental

When you arrive you need to pick up a Budget Rent a Car so that you may follow the schedule of your desire and not have it dictated depending upon public transportation. There are two locations for your convenience, one in town and one at the airport.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Cairns to suit your travel needs, including the economy Suzuki Swift or similar, the standard Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar, the full size Toyota Camry or similar and the 8 seater Kia Carnival van or similar. Whatever your travel plans are we have the right rental car for you. Our fleet is constantly being updated with focus on your comfort and safety. If travelling in Cairns is new to you, make sure you add a portable GPS and Roadside Assistance in your car rental reservation to make your visit even easier.

Remember if you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can earn valuable Qantas Points when you rent a car or truck from Budget.

Explore Things to Do and See in Cairns

Be prepared for a touch of paradise when you visit Cairns, it has all the features and attractions both natural and manmade that make it one of the most popular international locations for visitors. One of the natural attractions for this Northern Queensland city is that it has a tropical climate which is very popular with foreign visitors but it never feels crowded. In addition it is a preferred stopover for the luxury cruise ships.

To start your adventure head down to the Esplanade Boardwalk where you can see the gorgeous beaches and get a feel for the area while relaxing from your journeys. Not too far from the Boardwalk is the Esplanade Swimming Lagoon, a 4800 square metre salt water swimming lagoon which is open year round. There are lifeguards, entry is free, the water is filtered and the swim area is safe from any wildlife. The kids can play in the sand and adults have lounge chairs in the shade to be able to relax and enjoy.

After all that relaxation time, jump in your Budget car hire and head to the beaches or out to the Great Barrier Reef, a World Heritage site, and take a glass bottom boat tour or snorkel from the boat. You could visit some islands which are also National Parks such as Fitzroy Island or Green Island to get a full Reef experience.

The additional wilderness you need to experience while you are here is the Daintree Rainforest. Just a short drive from Cairns in your Budget rental car, this is also a World Heritage site, there are tours available to see and learn about the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and most complex ecosystem.

Cairns - Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheap to rent a car hire in Cairns?

The cost to rent a car in Cairns depends on the type of car and the location. To find an accurate cost, enter your details in the search form today!

How old do I need to be to rent a car from Cairns?

To rent a car from Cairns you must be at least 21 years of age with a full licence. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

What is the most popular hire car in Cairns?

Budget has found that the compact size Toyota Corolla is the most popular rental car at/in Cairns


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