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Townsville Airport Car Hire
locations within of Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport Car Hire

Airport Terminal


Phone: 07 4762 7433


4.4 out of 5 based on 268 user reviews

  • Monday - Sunday: 07:30 AM - 10:15 PM

Budget Townsville Airport Car Rental

Townsville is a city in Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef and has a population of 189,238. It is a major tourist destination due to it's proximity to the Reef and when flying in to Townsville there is a convenient Budget Rental location right inside the airport terminal.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Townsville Airport 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 Townsville 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.

Explore Things to Do and See in Townsville

There are many attraction in Townsville that draw tourists to the area. Each of these attraction are easy to get to in your car hire, and will provide you with hours, if not a whole day, of fun. The Strand, a strip of tropical beach with a magnificent view of the Port and Magnetic Island, has a jetty, recreation park, restaurants, cafes swimming pools and more. Riverway is a riverfront parkland attraction with water-based activities, the Riverway Arts Centre, restaurants and many great attractions to make spending the day there simple and fun. Then, of course, there is the Reef HQ Aquarium which the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world. There is an underwater viewing tunnel, thousands of marine life, Turtle hospital and everything else you would expect an aquarium to have.

Looking for some history and insight on what the area was like “once upon a time”, there are a few locations in Townsville that can help you with this. The first is the Museum of Tropical Queensland house a display of relics from a sunken British warship. Here you will learn of how this ship was an important role in Townsville history and see many relics of the time. Townsville Museum and Historical Society, offers two vast exhibition halls with artifacts relating to medical, artistic, technology and social history of the area. Maritime Museum of Townsville is known for its display of the SS Yonglala. This ship sunk in Townsville in 1911 with 122 passengers on board. The Maritime Museum also has displays from World War II, Royal Australian Navy and the history of Townsville and its port. The Maritime Museum has an adjacent car lot, with free parking for your rental.

A large portion of Townsville is parkland and even if you can't visit them all there are a few that you will want to make to to save some time for. The Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park has many of the features that you would expect a park to have, with the inclusion of a historic quarantine station from 1915. Magnetic Island National Park is a mountainous island covered with eucalyptus and coral reefs. Here you can swim, snorkel or explore all day. There is also the Townsville's largest outdoor activity park, Barra Fun Park, where you will find fishing dams, wakeboarding, a jumping pillow, playground and farm animals.

Before leaving Townsville be sure to stop into The Brewery and taste some of their made on site ales, enjoy a meal and mingle with the locals. This is a favorite spot for locals and tourists, alike, and it is a great way to start or end your holiday.

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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.