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Budget Car Rentals in Cairns : All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Cairns has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to Australia more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With everything to do and see in and around Cairns, you'll be wanting to explore more than just your hotel room during your visit. Whether you have to try the cafe that has received great reviews across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own car to see and do as much as possible during your visit. Whatever you end up doing in Cairns, if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having your own vehicle is key.

CarRentals.com works with the finest businesses. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest price. Founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for customers.

What you need to know for the road

How do I get a Cairns Budget car rental at a great rate?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your car. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to read the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

What do I need to bring when I pick up my car rental in Cairns?

You will need to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's Cairns's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Cairns is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policy to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Cairns?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Cairns. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for everyone's bags and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Cairns trip can choose a higher-end category like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.

Does Australia require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent from Budget in Australia. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Cairns. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.

Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

We suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your Budget rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Cairns?

Cairns definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.

Does Cairns Budget offer one-way car rentals?

Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another Budget. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Cairns, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of Australia, you can drive when you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget Cairns rent-a-car and take off to all the must-see sights at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Cairns, Australia.