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Cairns Airport Car Hire
locations within of Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport Car Hire

Airport Terminal


Phone: 07 4033 9777


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  • Monday - Sunday: 04:30 AM - 01:30 AM

Budget Cairns Airport Car Rental

Cairns is a regional city in the north of Queensland, Australia. It has a population of around 142,528 and is very popular with the tourist because of it's tropical climate and multitude of free, fun holiday activities. When taking a holiday, in Cairns, there is a convenient Budget Car Hire right at the airport terminal. This will allow you to disembark from your flight and start your holiday right away.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Cairns to suit your travel needs, including Economy (Nissan Micra or similar), Standard (Nissan Pulsar or similar) or 8 Seater Van (Hyundai iMax 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.

And remember if you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer member or flybuys member, you can earn valuable points with when you rent a car or truck from Budget.

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Cairns City

Explore Things to Do and See in Cairns

Being a tropical climate, beaches are a popular destination for tourist and residents alike. One of the top beaches in Cairns is Trinity Beach, Trinity Beach was voted best beach in 2012 and boasts calm waters and a relaxed sea-side village feel. There are little cafes, restaurants, pubs and a barbecue around around the beach making it simple to relax in the sun all day long. Palm Cove has been voted the number one tourist beach in the world. Just a 20 minutes ride, in your car hire, from Cairns City this is a prime location for holidaymakers. While at the beach you can soak in the sun, head to the northern end for some fishing, have a barbecue in the picnic areas or do some in-line skating.

Crystal Cascades is another favorite location for tourist. This crystal clear swimming hole is nestled in the rainforest and surrounded by lush green flora and the sounds of the rainforest. There is a picnic area near the swimming hole and free barbecue facilitates. This secluded freshwater swimming hole, also offers a series of small waterfalls that flow into large pools surrounded by boulders. Public transportation is not allowed at Crystal Cascades so you will want to drive your Budget rental there and park in the designated lot. Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is anther great place to beat the heat in Cairns. This is a salt water swimming lagoon has the water pumped in from the inlet and filtered so that it meets Australian standards. It is surrounded by sand, grassy lawn and timber decks to lounge on making for a relaxing day outdoors.

There is also plenty to do in Cains, if you are not an enthusiast of beaches and water activities. Just a short drive in your car rental is the Cairns Botanic Gardens. There is so much to see and do at the Gardens that you can spend a whole day or a few hours. The boardwalk is so beautiful and the lakes are breathtaking to walk around. This Garden is filled with beautiful plants and flowers with ducks, bird, lakes and wildlife all around. As a change of pace, you can take the Kuranda Scenic Railway. This train ride takes you through the gorgeous views of the rainforest accompanied with an hour at the regions most beautiful butterfly garden, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.

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Many of our locations are unable to obtain insurance for under 21 year old drivers who are therefore required, prior to the start of the rental, to present an original Insurance Certificate of Currency - not a cover note - that indemnifies the replacement value of Budget's vehicle and third party property damage up to $20 million for any one occurrence. The certificate must be issued by a reputable insurer (as opposed to a broker) and is accepted at the discretion of the prospective location with which arrangements should be made directly. Please contact us on 1300 362 848.