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Cairns City Car Hire
locations within of Cairns City

Cairns City

Cairns City Car Hire

153 Lake St


Phone: 07 4048 8166


4.6 out of 5 based on 188 user reviews

  • Monday - Friday: 07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Queen's Birthday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • Boxing Day: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • New Year's Day: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Australia Day: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 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.

Car Hire Locations near Cairns

Cairns Airport

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.

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If youre a Frequent Flyer member of flybuys member you may earn points on your rental charges, select the program you are a member of and enter your membership number and we will automatically credit your frequent flyer of flybuys membership with the applicable points after your rental has been completed.

If you are a member of an Australian motoring association you may be eligible to receive discounted rates from Budget. Please enter your membership number in this field.

Coupon or Discount numbers may be found in a variety of places in advertisements, on our deals page or emailed to you as part of our special E-newsletter offers. Enter the coupon number in the coupon/discount field. The value of the coupon will be attached to your reservation for reference. It will not be applied to the rental until you pick up the vehicle.

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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.