Car Rental Cairns Airport (CNS)
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Average car rental length
Economy car rental price
$30.14 / per day
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
Acceptable limit of BAC
Airport Car Rental
Cairns Airport is sometimes also called North Queensland Airport.
Top international routes
- Port Moresby
- Hong Kong
Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines, Air Niugini, QantasLink, Skytrans, and Virgin Australia
The two Cairns Airport terminals: T1, or the international terminal and T2, or the domestic terminal, are connected by a covered walkway. You can get from one to the other in about five minutes.
Cairns Airport is about 6 km (3.7 mi) from the city of Cairns. Airport Avenue and Lake Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.
Most popular types of rental car
Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV
Top car rental companies
SIXT, Europcar, Alamo, and Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Car rental desks
Most are located in the arrivals halls of both T1 and T2.
Services and facilities
You’ll find a burger shop, a pizza restaurant, a bar, and a number of smaller eateries, as well as stores, and a duty-free outlet in T1. There are also ATMs, lounges, an on-site hotel, a currency exchange, and spa. You’ll find self-service luggage lockers next to the T2 car park. The airport is well-equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.
Nearest gas station
Mobil at 333 Sheridan Street can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations in and around Cairns.
Popular one-way rentals
- Brisbane (1,689 km / 1,050 mi)
- Sydney (2,418 km / 1,502 mi)
- Townsville (352 km / 219 mi)
Cairns Airport (CNS)
- IATA: CNS
- ICAO: YBCS
- Airport name: Cairns Airport (CNS)
- Airport type: Public / Civil
- Airport Size: Medium Airport
- Elevation AMSL: 3 m / 10 ft
- Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
- Aircraft movements (per year): 44,539
- Passengers (per year): 4,391,014
- Distance from City: 3.1 miles / 5 km NNW of town
- Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
- Phone: +61 7 4080 6703
- Email: email@example.com
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Car Rental at Townsville Airport from $51.10 per day284.3 km / 176.6 miles away
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Car Rental at Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport from $16.45 per day1318.9 km / 819.5 miles away
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Car Rental at Gold Coast Airport from $17.85 per day1484.3 km / 922.3 miles away
Car Rental at Tamworth Airport from $31.51 per day1660.8 km / 1031.9 miles away
Car Rental at Darwin Airport from $308.30 per day1675.3 km / 1041.0 miles away
Car Rental at Port Macquarie Airport from $50.52 per day1770.0 km / 1099.8 miles away
Car Rental at Newcastle Airport from $49.77 per day1871.3 km / 1162.8 miles away
Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $18.41 per day1972.0 km / 1225.3 miles away
Car Rental at Canberra Airport from $55.80 per day2076.5 km / 1290.3 miles away
Car Rental at Adelaide Airport from $28.54 per day2132.4 km / 1325.0 miles away
Car Rental at Melbourne Airport from $20.78 per day2313.2 km / 1437.3 miles away
Car Rental at Devonport Airport from $42.89 per day2701.0 km / 1678.3 miles away
Car Rental at Launceston Airport from $49.13 per day2745.5 km / 1706.0 miles away
Car Rental at Hobart Airport from $49.56 per day2890.3 km / 1796.0 miles away
Car Rental at Perth Airport from $22.12 per day3431.9 km / 2132.5 miles away
When are car rental prices cheapest at Cairns Airport?
The cost of renting a car at Cairns Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Cairns Airport
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Cairns Airport is June when prices for an Economy class start from $29.63. You can see that this is 19% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 37% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $46.74 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!
What’s the most popular rental length at Cairns Airport?
Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 36 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length at Cairns Airport
Which is the busiest car rental month at Cairns Airport?
Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cairns Airport in April, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Cairns Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
Our Customers Reviews
July 18, 2019
Cairns is beautiful tropical weather check temps and rainfall through out year as it differs. The manager was very helpful to us.Our party hired 3 cars from here and would do it again no problem.
June 12, 2019
Most attractions are best accessed by car
June 7, 2019
East Coast rentals is conveniently located close to the airport.
May 15, 2019
Hired a car because we travelled out of Cairns. We stayed in Port Douglas. Travelled as far North as Cape tribulation. If planning even a few small trips worth a car hire.
May 7, 2019
Slightly inconvenient with airport transfer to pick up car. But we’ll worth the effort. Service team was brilliant, very friendly and hassle free.
May 4, 2019
Simple easy and no hassle Car Rental at a great rate.
March 24, 2019
Everything in close proximity 😁
March 20, 2019
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Top 8 Suppliers for Cairns Airport in 2019
TERMINAL BUILDING, AIRPORT AVENUE
0061 1 800 474 258 / 0061 755 558 908
411 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
0061 755 558 908
411 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870
0061 740 349 045
Beaufort Street, Aeroglen QLD 4870
0061 3 8336 6100 / 0061 1 800 808 122
410 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
Ace Rent a car
147 Lake Street
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