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Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Streets Cairns QLD 4870 Australia
07 4051 8099 07 4051 8949

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Cairns City Car Hire (QLD)


Cnr Sheridan and Aplin Streets
QLD 4870

07 4033 9800

Conveniently located in the heart of Cairns

Thrifty Cairns Car Hire is situated conveniently just one street parallel to the major intersection of the Bruce and Captain Cook Highways, and a five minute trip from the airport. So you can get on the road quick-smart! If you're making your own way to us, catch the train to our location - we are only a short walk from Cairns Central Station.

There's something for everyone do. Whether you're planning on driving just outside Cairns city or taking on the epic journey to Cape Tribulation, Thrifty has the car for you. 

Optional extras available at Cairns Car Hire

Outside Cairns there's a lot to see and do - Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park and with the simple addition of a user-friendly GPS, it'll make your travels a whole lot easier.

If you're travelling with the family, Thrifty Cairns can help with easy to fit child and baby seats to allow you to travel lightly without carrying one with you, saving you an unnecessary hassle.

For added convenience, we also offer the optional extra of pre-paid fuel, which means you don't have to fill up before returning your vehicle. Just another reason to think Thrifty.

Great opening hours

If you're planning a big trip, like the Pacific Coast Touring Route, you'll want to hire a car from a location with great opening hours. Our Thrifty team members at Cairns Car Hire are here to get you on your way from 8am to 4.30pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm on weekends. What are you waiting for?

Things to see and do in Cairns

Once a Cane town, now a bustling holiday hub! The city of Cairns is the best place to start your tropical North East Queensland  adventure with the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Daintree National Park at its doorstep. But hey, the city itself is worth your time, as it offers a chilled ambience and fun-filled activities...bungee jumping anyone?

While there's no beach for surf lovers, swimmers can still enjoy the city's lagoon. At night the lagoon is illuminated - a truly breathtaking sight. Locals enjoy their days cooking up a BBQ and picnicking by the lagoon. Check out a film at the Flecker Botanic Garden's outdoor cinema or see the city from above in an epic hot air balloon.

Exploring outer Cairns

Hiring a Thrifty car is the ultimate way to explore all that the north tip of Australia has to offer. Jet-setters come from all over the world to experience the wonders and beauty of Australia's World Heritage areas. Go white water rafting in Cairn's nearby rivers, see the lovely butterfly filled town of Kuranda and visit the Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.

It's hot in Cairns… really hot and means that flip flops and singlets an everyday attire. Thankfully, Thrifty hire cars are made for Aussie conditions with air conditioning to give you relief from the sizzling climate. Our vehicles have the style and features to suit your tropical vacation or corporate junket and allow you to cruise the streets of beautiful Cairns and beyond in comfort. 

Travel Ideas 

Are you looking for inspiration for your next road trip? Look no further, Thrifty can help with our Travel Ideas pages. We have the long haul road trips mapped out to get the travel bug stirring. Be sure to check these pages regularly for new additions.

Find out about the other Queensland car rental locations Thrifty has to offer. The adventure is just beginning. See you at one of our Thrifty Car and Truck Rental locations!