Car Hire Cairns

Cairns is certainly not one of the largest populated cities in Australia. That being said, with millions of domestic and international travellers arriving each year it is far from a quiet place to be. On any given day you will find a diverse cross section of people from around the world, enjoying the warmth and hospitality that the region and the locals have to offer and you will need the convenience of a rental car to get around town or further afield. So, let us provide you with our rental vehicles. We have the lowest rates for Cairns car rental. From a small car to a larger minivan we have the right hire car for you and your family.

Note**: Free unlimited kilometres is applicable to all vehicle types except for the 12-seater minibus.

Note* : The above special rates (in Australian Dollars) are valid for hirers of age 25 and above, paying by credit card, minimum rental duration of 7 days and during off-peak seasons. Other terms and conditions may also apply.

Location Map

East Coast Car Rentals - Car Rental Cairns

Location Address:
411 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia

Phone: 1-800-EASTCOAST
International: +61-7-5555-8900


For booking or quote, please call or email:

1-800-EASTCOAST (Toll-free Australia)
0-800-447-658 (Toll-free New Zealand)
+61-7-5555-8900 (International)
Click here to email us

Car Rental Cairns

Cairns Car Hire Office Hours:

Our Cairns car hire office is open everyday from morning 7 o'clock till 10 o'clock evening.

  • Monday to Sunday
  • 7:00 AM till 10:00 PM

Cairns City-and-Airport Branch

Our Cairns office is located in the city and it is about 6 Kilometres away from Cairns Airport. You can find our Cairns car rental office close to the intersection of Sheridan Street and Upward Street. Not far away from our office, there are many restaurants and accommodations available for you to choose from. We also have a full list of our car rental locations for you to choose from.

Cairns Free Airport Transfer

Whether you are heading to the airport or coming from the airport, please make use of our FREE Airport Shuttle Bus. The shuttle bus ride is short and easy, it will transport you between our Cairns office and the Airport. When you are at our Cairns depot, our friendly staff will take good care of you, whether you are picking up or returning your hired car.

Cairns Car Rental Review by Customer

We are the top choice car rental company for Cairns and other major cities along the east coast. If you are renting from us for the first time, please check out some of our customer's testimonials and reviews. For Car Hire Cairns CBD (Central Business District) or Cairns Airport, please choose our Cairns branch and hire a car from us today! Book or get a quote from us today.

About Cairns

Cairns is the base for many of the popular 'adventure sports'. It is home to AJ Hackett Bungy, the White Water Rafting company that operate on the Tully river and of course the numerous charter vessels that leave the sheltered port to take Scuba Divers, Snorkeler's and Sightseers out to see the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the coral quays and the small islands, such as Green Island.The city is bordered to the West by the tropical rainforest of the Great Dividing Range.

Car Hire Cairns Customer Feedback

"On behalf of North-West Aquatic Swimming Club I would like to thank you for helping make our Cairns Training Camp a success. The helpfulness of your staff when arriving in Cairns is testament to the successful business you run, and no doubt we will book through East Coast [Car Rentals in Cairns] on our next trip north." (Cam)

"We returned the car 4 days early due to Cyclone Yasi heading for Cairns and without any prompting they immediately offered to credit the amount that could be used for another car rental within 12 months. We didn’t expect it as they were the ones that were staying in the path of the Cyclone, which may have meant losses of all descriptions. Thank you East Coast [Car] Rentals [Cairns]." (Bernie)

"Thank u guys so much for making everything so so easy, uncomplicated and non-stressing. Hardest part was finding the car at the airport but that was due to me not following bens directions properly. He had directed me to the car ... Exactly. Thanks again and will DEFINITELY come see u again if i need a car in Cairns, or where-ever you are. Cheers Guys. (Cairns Office ... Awesome!!) Awesome Guys. Big thanks to Ben and, (So So sorry i forgot your name, The female reception lady in Cairns office) Car was Schmick too ... Nice car!! GPS S**t itself but hey, These things happen mate. Could've been the GPS operator too. I am an Electronics Tech for the Royal Aust. Navy and know well how these things just ... Do! Seriously Guys, I cant rate u high enough. Everyone was all smiles although I was dying in the heat/humidity." (Dave)

Roam Cairns with Our Car

It is recommended to explore Cairns with a hire car for maximum convenience and comfort, just make a reservation with us today. You can use our user-friendly online booking form above to get a quote or make a booking. If you are coming to Cairns, remember to rent a car from our Cairns City-and-Airport branch.