That's why you decided to visit Cairns. When travelling with your family and friends, we recommend hiring a car, it is more advantageous than services of tour operators, and you will be able to plan out your own unique route. The car will help you quickly reach the right place without following timetables and you'll be able to take everything you need on the trip with you. Often this helps significantly reduce the travel budget and instead spending money on bright emotions. And the cars-scanner service will help you to save up to 70% on car rental.
A viable car, a massive 4x4, or a hasty hatchback, choose the car you need to calculate the rental cost.
Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.
In Cairns, as well as in other European cities, adherence of traffic rules is strictly monitored, and punishments are rigorously enforced. Follow the speed limits and traffic rules, do not drink at the wheel, and most likely, a meeting with the road patrol service staff will be a threatening one. There is also a chance to get fined in everyday life. We have collected the most common situations you should beware of:
It is important to remember two things. The first one is that you are visiting the city and its inhabitants, and on a visit, you should stick to the house rules. Therefore, even if a requirement seems irrational to you, stick to it. Therefore, you will save time and money and keep your reputation. The second one is that not all violations are resolved by fines. Some offences are considered so serious that their outcome is determined by the court. Getting into a confrontation in a foreign city during your own vacation is not a good idea.
By booking a car in advance, you are guaranteed to get the car at the fixed current price. In this case, you may cancel/alternate the order free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time, without any penalties.
Car prices may change daily. To get a fixed price, book in advance. In the case of cancellation of the trip, you may cancel your car rental free of charge, what is most important is to do it no later than 24 hours before the trip.
When you rent a car via the cars-scanner service, you get a full turnkey package without any additional fees. The only exception is the countries, in which a fee or a tax is required by law.
During the booking process, you will be offered to choose equipment that is not included in the standard package, for example, sports equipment storage. You will know the price immediately, but you should pay for it to the rental company upon receipt of a car.
Local rental companies of Cairns may require you to provide an international driving licence.
All the rumours that travelling across Cairns by car are over exaggerated. Of course, there are difficulties with parking, but everything is solvable, moreover, the quality of the road surface is excellent. Plus there are minor traffic jams, and quite reasonable speed limits. Particularities:
Carefully follow the information on the road signs; sometimes the allowed speed is reduced for some local reasons.
You may take a car to Cairns and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.
If you are a driver aged 25 to 65, consider yourself lucky. As a rule, it is this renter's age that establishes the strongest trust at a provider's office and is will result in your being charged at basic rates. Drivers under 25 and over 65 are often forced to pay an extra charge, whether there is an increasing factor and to what extent, you may find out on our website in the Age Restrictions section.
Use navigator's tips to plan the amount of fuel and route. Cars-scanner also advises you to always carry a small fuel canister so that the empty tank does not catch you out a long way from the nearest petrol stations. Approximate prices for fuel:
To ensure your rental is the most comfortable, we always recommend a full insurance policy. You may do this either on our website or directly at the rental company office.
You may find the exact size of the franchise and insurance features under the terms and conditions of rent of a specific car selected in the search results. Information on this issue is displayed in the Insurance Cover section.
|Car rental company||Car class||Apx. Deposit amount|
|Mini / Economy||200-400 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-800 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy / Compact||150-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / SUV||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-750 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Minivan||600+ £|
|Compact / Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio||550+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-600 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-900 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||500+ £|