Cairns Airport Van and Car Hire

Cairns Airport Car and Van Hire

terminal building,
cairns airport,
4870 cairns
S : 16º 52' 40.08" E : 145º 44' 59.64"

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Rent a car or van at Cairns Airport with Europcar

When you rent a car or van at Europcar Cairns Airport our convenient location and hassle-free service means you can be on your way in no time! The airport is located just 6km from the centre of Cairns and is close to National Route 1. A shuttle bus service operates between the airport, Cairns and Port Douglas.

The Europcar counter is located inside the arrivals hall where the luggage is collected at both the Domestic and International terminals.


Europcar Cairns Rental Guide

Our rental guide provides FAQs for before, during, and after your rental, along with station map and clear directions to ensure you easily locate and return your hired vehicle.

Click here to visit the Cairns Airport Rental Guide.


The Europcar car hire experience at Cairns Airport

Whether you’re just spending a couple of days in Cairns, or you’re travelling all the way to Brisbane, our car hire is great value and convenient, helping you get to where you need to be with the least amount of hassle.

If you’re planning on staying local, a budget car such as the Holden Commodore is a great choice. For longer journeys, or if you have more passengers to accommodate, you’ll be wanting something more roomy such as the Isuzu Mux, or even the 8-seater Kia Carnival.

Rent one of our vans or utes if you have goods to transport, or even if you’re moving house!

We offer a friendly, flexible service with daily, weekly and monthly car rental options covering both short and long-term car hire needs. Our three-step booking process is hassle-free and when you arrive at our station, our highly trained staff will get you on the road as quickly as possible. Plus, you can pick up and drop off at different locations to suit you.

Car rental from Europcar is great value and convenient with no hidden charges, just competitive year-round prices, flexible deals and a great choice of vehicles. What are you waiting for!

Discover Cairns and surroundings by car

This busy tourist city is a popular base for trips to the Great Barrier Reef, and for most visitors this is definitely something they want to tick off their bucket list! While you’re in town, the Esplanade Lagoon is a great place for a relaxing swim, and then head to The Pier marina for food and drinks while you admire the views.

Heading away from the coast to explore some of inland Australia, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Barron Gorge National Park is a 30 minute drive from Cairns. Don’t miss a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway while you’re here - the 7.5km cable car ride takes passengers over the stunning rainforest, giving a birds-eye view of the lush landscape. Choose the glass-bottomed gondola if you’re feeling brave!

If you fancy a longer trip, 200km away are the Chillagoe Caves, in what was once a thriving mining area. The 400 million year old cave system comprises over 700 caves and was formed from volcanic activity, producing spectacular outcrops, caves, caverns and passages. Guided or self-guided tours are available so you can explore the caves and discover bats, snakes and even evidence of Indigenous occupation going back 37,000 years, including cave paintings.

With 70 years of experience in car rental, Europcar is the European leader in car rental. To find out more, visit our dedicated car rental page! And for details of our great value van rental service, take a look at our van rental page.

Travel safely

As part of our safety program, all our vehicles are rigorously cleaned with organic disinfectants and we do everything to offer you a contactless experience.

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How to find us ?

The Europcar counter is located inside the Arrivals hall where the luggage is collected at both the Domestic and International terminals.To return your Europcar vehicle, follow the signs to the domestic or international car rental car parks.

Opening hours

Normal hours
08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30
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08:00 - 23:30

Vehicles available

  • Luxury cars
  • Automatic cars
  • 4x4 ou SUV
  • Minibus
  • Pickup
  • Cars
  • Vans

Nearby facilities

  • ATM 0.1 Distance
  • Car wash 1.5 Distance
  • Taxi rank 0.5 Distance
  • Petrol Station 1.5 Distance
  • Train AirTrain

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Good to know

Car and van hire at Cairns Airport is made easy with Europcar.

Friendly service, new cars and low prices are part of our every day offer. Whether you are hiring a car for business or pleasure, or you need a car or van, Europcar has the right hire car at Cairns Airport for you.

Europcar is looking forward to serving you at its car hire branch: Cairns Airport. Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad).

Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire. That’s why we have wholeheartedly embraced a sustainable development programme and are proud to be the first car hire company at Cairns Airport with certified commitments.

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