Rent a Car in Cairns

Car rental in Cairns with a discount of up to 70%. Free cancellation and changes to your booking 24 hours before the start of the rental time. Guaranteed low prices Points of interest not hidden behind the wall of tourists, restaurants, where locals rest, routes hidden from prying eyes, all this will be available to you along with a personal car. Booking a car is simple, use the cars-scanner service.

Free cancellation
Free cancellation and modifications 24 hours before your pick up. Less than 24 hours - 50 EUR cancellation fee will apply.
Best price Guarantee
We offer exclusive rates with maximum discounts. Our prices are the most profitable and always lower than retail prices from car rental companies.
All included in rental price
Taxes, Airport Fee, Third Party Liability Protection, CDW & Basic Insurance, Unlimited Milage* and breakdown Assistance.
24-7 Customer support

AU.....61 1800875158
USA...1 3128435785
FR.....33 184884679
DE.....0800 1818415
ES.....34 912768456


Car models and prices on cars-scanner

A viable car, a massive 4x4, or a hasty hatchback, choose the car you need to calculate the rental cost.

Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.

Traffic violation fines

In Cairns, as well as in other European cities, adherence of traffic rules is strictly monitored, and punishments are rigorously enforced. Follow the speed limits and traffic rules, do not drink at the wheel, and most likely, a meeting with the road patrol service staff will be a threatening one. There is also a chance to get fined in everyday life. We have collected the most common situations you should beware of:


It is important to remember two things. The first one is that you are visiting the city and its inhabitants, and on a visit, you should stick to the house rules. Therefore, even if a requirement seems irrational to you, stick to it. Therefore, you will save time and money and keep your reputation. The second one is that not all violations are resolved by fines. Some offences are considered so serious that their outcome is determined by the court. Getting into a confrontation in a foreign city during your own vacation is not a good idea.

Special offers for car rental in Cairns

By booking a car in advance, you are guaranteed to get the car at the fixed current price. In this case, you may cancel/alternate the order free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time, without any penalties.

Car prices may change daily. To get a fixed price, book in advance. In the case of cancellation of the trip, you may cancel your car rental free of charge, what is most important is to do it no later than 24 hours before the trip.

Additional local fees

In order for you not having to think about additional costs, we, the cars-scanner service, provide car rental services on an all-inclusive basis where you may see the final fixed price. But there is a short list of countries where an additional licence or contract fee, or state tax may be levied. Information about such fees and taxes will be provided by the rental company. Please read Fees Section:

However, when booking, you have the opportunity to include payable options, for example, GPS. You should pay for it later, directly to the rental company.

Documents required for car receipt

Driver's license
Credit card
Voucher
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION

Local rental companies of Cairns may require you to provide an international driving licence.

Speed limits in Australia

All the rumours that travelling across Cairns by car are over exaggerated. Of course, there are difficulties with parking, but everything is solvable, moreover, the quality of the road surface is excellent. Plus there are minor traffic jams, and quite reasonable speed limits. Particularities:

Carefully follow the information on the road signs; sometimes the allowed speed is reduced for some local reasons.

Return in other city or country

You may take a car to Cairns and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.

Age. Restrictions and extra charges

Please note that drivers under 25 and over 70 are often less trusted at the provider's office and are subject to an extra payment when renting. Visit the Age Restrictions section to find out how a driver of your age group is charged when booking.

Cairns average fuel price.

Use navigator's tips to plan the amount of fuel and route. Cars-scanner also advises you to always carry a small fuel canister so that the empty tank does not catch you out a long way from the nearest petrol stations. Approximate prices for fuel:


Cover terms and conditions. Size of the franchise. Security deposit

To ensure your rental is the most comfortable, we always recommend a full insurance policy. You may do this either on our website or directly at the rental company office.

You may find the exact size of the franchise and insurance features under the terms and conditions of rent of a specific car selected in the search results. Information on this issue is displayed in the Insurance Cover section.

Cover features

Approximate amount of deposit from popular car rental companies in Cairns

Car rental company Car class Apx. Deposit amount
budget Mini / Economy 200-400 $
Compact / Standard 400-800 $
Fullsize / Premium 700+ $
avis Mini / Economy / Compact 150-500 $
Standard / Estate 300-700 $
Fullsize / Premium / SUV 700+ $
europcar Mini / Economy 250-500 $
Standard / Estate 300-750 $
Fullsize / Premium / Minivan 600+ $
hertz Economy 200-600 $
Compact / Standard / Estate 300-700 $
Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio 550+ $
sixt Mini / Economy 250-600 $
Compact / Standard 400-900 $
Fullsize / Premium 500+ $

Reviews

2017-03-18
terrible experience. paid for the car because miss leading information was not able to pick up and drive car. no refund nothing
2017-05-31
In the trip I got into a light accident on a rented car through no fault of my own not through my own fault. It was very helpful that I had reserved the car via this resource, as it offered the maximum insurance package included in the cost. The insurers solved the problem very quickly. I changed the car without problems and additional charges!
2016-12-12
Thank you for your wonderful work and service. It can satisfy even the most sophisticated traveller. Always a wide choice of cars from different car booking services wherever you want.