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Directions to Cairns Airport station


Terminal building, Cairns, Cairns, 4870, Australia
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Business hours

Mon - Sun
07:30 - 22:00
Public Holidays
07:30 - 22:00

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SIXT Cairns Airport has return key boxes inside Terminals T1 and T2.

Our services at Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport car rental

Cairns Airport car rental

A SIXT Cairns Airport car rental lets you start your journey exploring Australia in style. Our selection of premium rental cars is affordable, and you can customize your rental with add-ons including child seats, GPS and an additional driver. Choose from car categories like economy cars, sedans, SUVs, passenger vans and pickup trucks. Select a roomy SUV if you need plenty of cargo space, or a passenger van if you are traveling with a larger group.
SIXT's location at Cairns Airport

SIXT's location at Cairns Airport

You can conveniently find SIXT car rental counters in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Cairns Airport (CNS). You can pick up the keys to your Cairns Airport car rental in the arrivals hall. When you want to return your rental car, you can park in the marked SIXT parking spaces in the T1 or T2 car rental returns parking lot.
Explore Cairns with your car rental​

Explore Cairns with your car rental​

Cairns is known as the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” and a SIXT rental allows you to explore this fantastic location. Because Cairns is adjacent to beaches, mountains and rainforest, you are sure to enjoy yourself. Take a diving or snorkeling boat tour or visit nearby Kuranda for the day. Whatever your intentions are, make the most of them by renting a premium SIXT vehicle from Cairns Airport.
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Good to know when renting at Cairns Airport
What's the minimum age to rent a car at Cairns Airport?
To rent a car with SIXT at Cairns Airport you need to be at least 21 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car in Cairns Airport.
What documents do I need to rent a car at Cairns Airport?
You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. You might also need an International Driving Permit or official translation of the license.
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Customer reviews & feedback

Based on 1850 reviews
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Nathan H.
Great service and easy to use service. Good selection of cars and easy access out of Cairns Airport. Highly recommend!
Kim W.
Very quick and easy process to pick up car.
Zoey J.
The man at the counter who had to deal with me being exasperated after realising I couldn’t drive the 7-seater car I accidentally hired was lovely and helped me find a car that was within my limited driving/parking capabilities. 5/5 did not outwardly judge or ridicule me even though it would have been warranted
Tim D.
We love the car, BMW X3, practical brand new, competitive rental price and insurance cover
Bill B.
They did great, although we rented the mid car i dont know how come they give me BMW 30i, its amazing 😍
Such a flourless experience. Such a great interaction… Highly recommend
Jasbinder B.
Fast checkin, they gave me a clean car, answered all my questions. Didn’t try to sell me any of their insurance products, just discussed the options. Return was super quick as well. I will rent from here again if I go back to Cairns
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