Car Rental Cairns Airport (CNS)

Compare Top Car Rental Companies for Cairns Airport

  • Sixt Sixt
  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • National National
  • Enterprise Enterprise
  • East Coast East Coast
  • Keddy Keddy
  • Aerodrive Car Rental Aerodrive Car Rental
  • EZU Car Rental EZU Car Rental
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Cheap Car Rental Deals for Cairns Airport (CNS)

Whether you are planning to rent a car for pickup at Cairns Airport’s (CNS) Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, book with VIPCars and make the most of your trip to the Australian city of Cairns – the city which has an infectious holiday vibe, bars, cafes, nightclubs and eateries for people of all budgets! A car rental will definitely make moving about the place easier and comfortable!

With VIPCars and its supplier companies, you can find your CNS airport car rental within minutes through our easy three-step booking process – Search, Compare, and Book. Alternatively, with us, you can also make a booking through our booking support service – they also handle booking, amendment or any other car rental related queries.

Car Rental Companies We Work With at Cairns Airport (CNS)

The following are VIPCars’ car rental partners which provide pickup and drop-off services at Cairns Airport

  • Apollo Car RentalsApollo
  • AlamoAlamo
  • Atlas Car & Truck RentalsAtlas Car Truck Rentals
  • East Coast Car RentalsEast Coast
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • Enterpriseenterprise
  • ThriftyThrifty
  • SixtSixt

Car rental desks & their location in the airport: Out of these suppliers only Thrifty and Europcar have their car rental desks at the airport; their counters are located in the arrival halls of both Terminal 1 (International) and Terminal 2 (Domestic). Other partner companies provide meet and greet service.

General Car Rental Eligibility Conditions for Cairns Airport (CNS)

In this section we are covering the basic eligibility conditions put forward by the majority of rental companies; though they can vary slightly from supplier to supplier, the highlights presented below remain more or less the same:

  • Age

    Renters need to be 21 to be able to rent a car in Australia.

  • Driving license

    A full and valid driver’s license is required; if there are points on your license, you won’t be able to rent if the points are because of major offenses.

  • IDP

    It is needed in case the supplier asks for it, or when your driver’s license is not in English.

  • Credit Card

    A credit card is essential as most of the companies don’t allow debit cards or cash as a means of payment.

Car Rental Pickup & Drop-off at Cairns Airport

  • Pickup

    • For car rental pickup at the airport, the renters should reach the respective supplier’s desk on time.
    • Every supplier offers a grace time after which the late pickups are not entertained – if the delay is because of flight-delay it is treated as an exception but only if you provided the flight number at the time of the booking.
    • The driver will have to provide all the required documents to establish their eligibility for a successful pickup.
  • Drop-off

    • For drop-off, you need to make sure that the vehicle is in the same condition in which it was handed over and is filled with the fuel as per the fuel policy.
    • In case, you had an accident, you will need to present the accident form filled by an officer, at the rental desk.
    • Make sure that the fuel bill ticket is with you, some rental companies ask for it at the time of drop-off.

Cairns Airport - Brief Overview

Located around 2.6 miles north-northwest of Cairns city center, it is an international airport which serves the city of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Established in 1928, the airport is administered by The Cairns Port Authority and serves as an airfield for numerous airlines, such as United Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas. These airlines offer flights to a lot of destinations around the globe, such as- Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef, Gold Coast, Ayers Rock and other.

The airport has a World-class architecture and has two passenger terminals & a single runway. The prime terminal facilities proffered here are inclusive of bureau de exchange, ATMs, restaurants offering domestic and international cuisines, shopping areas and so much more.

Address: Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

A Bit about the City of Cairns

The city of Cairns is full of life at every end. If its glorious Esplanade Lagoon makes up for the absence of beaches, then its Tjapukai Cultural Park is a perfect location for the cultural extravaganza. Either way, it has numerous options to lay down your hands at. Some of its most noted attractions that you can visit in your CNS Airport car rental are given as under:

  • Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns

    Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns

    Distance :4.6 km

    Best Route: National Route 1 and Airport Ave

  • Center of Contemporary Arts

    Center of Contemporary Arts

    Distance :5.6 km

    Best Route: Airport Ave and Lake St

  • Cairns Museum

    Cairns Museum

    Distance :5.9 km

    Best Route: Airport Ave and Lake St

  • Tanks Arts Center

    Tanks Arts Center

    Distance :3.4 km

    Best Route: Airport Ave

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Cheap Car Rental Deals in Australia

Economy USD 9.83 /day
Compact USD 11.8 /day
Van / Minivan USD 15.73 /day
Luxury USD 19.01 /day

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