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Townsville Airport car and truck hire

Townsville Airport, Townsville, QLD
Terminal Building
Townsville QLD 4810
You’ll find the Townsville Airport Thrifty desk in the arrivals area, so you can get straight off your plane and pick up your car to hit the road. To get to the airport, you can use a taxi. Alternatively, simply book a city shuttle – these services pick up from all major hotels and run from Monday to Friday. 

Car hire at Townsville Airport from Thrifty

  • Local, friendly staff
  • Huge range of vehicles
  • Airport terminal location

Passenger vehicles available at Townsville Airport

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

If all you need is a set of wheels to get you from A to B, a small or medium vehicle will do the trick. Thrifty offers a range of compact cars such as the Toyota Corolla and Mitsubishi Mirage, as well as mid-sized options such as the Kia Cerato. With great fuel economy, they’re perfect for city driving.



Mitsubishi ASX

Looking for a car with a bit more space and power? An SUV could be the answer. Take your pick from a range of vehicles such the Mitsubishi ASX or Toyota Kluger. Roomy, stylish and packed with the latest safety features, it’s no wonder they’re always in high demand.


Luxury vehicles

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

Add extra comfort and style to your travels with a luxury car rental. Whether you’re looking to spice up a business trip or make a holiday even more special, a prestige vehicle could be just what you’re looking for. Have a look at our latest range on fleet.


Check out our special offers on car rental at Townsville Airport

While you’ll always get a great deal when you book a car rental with Thrifty, it can also pay to take a look at the latest bargains on the specials page

Things to see and do with a car rental in the Townsville

Townsville has plenty of amazing attractions to check out, and there are many more to be discovered all over Queensland – all you need is a car to get you there.

Whether or not you’ve got kids in tow, the Reef HQ Aquarium and the Museum of Tropical Queensland make for great stops. The aquarium is home to 120 fish species, and the museum houses a number of fascinating exhibits – from shipwreck artefacts to an interactive rainforest display. Plus, don’t miss the views from Castle Hill, or the feeling of sand between your toes on the beach at The Strand.

Of course, you can also head out of town and discover more of Queensland’s best attractions. Cairns is a gorgeous four-hour drive from Townsville, with plenty of cute beachside towns to visit along the way. Once there, you can try a Great Barrier Reef tour or head further inland to visit the lush Daintree Rainforest. Or, make your way south for a coastal road trip to remember. You can check out the stunning Whitsunday Islands – the postcard-perfect scenery will make it tough to leave and impossible to forget.  

Find more inspiration, tips and ideas for your Townsville and Australia travels on the Thrifty blog

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