Car Hire Cairns

Car Rental Cairns

Looking for Car Rental in Cairns? We are centrally located at 48 Comport Street Portsmith, close proximity to the Convention Centre, Cairns CBD, Trinity Inlet and the Port area.

Comport Street forms part of the arterial 'Southern Access Road' linking up with the Bruce Highway to Townsville and Brisbane, and the Gillies Highway to the Atherton Tablelands.

We're a professional second generation family company of very long standing (incorporated in 1970), with background in transport and motor body building, and vehicle hire since 1982! We know our vehicles and we know each area we service well!


Affordable Rental Cars and Car Hire Cairns

Affordable Rental Cars and Car Hire Cairns

Ph: (07) 4035 7900

Calling from out of town?
Phone 1300 METEOR (1300 638 367) - take Option 2
(local call cost)


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Street: 48 Comport Street, Portsmith 4870

Open: Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 5.00pm (0730 - 1700),
Sat: 8.00am - 5.00pm (0800 - 1700), 
Sun: 8.00am - 1.00pm (0800 - 1300)


Closed on Public Holidays, with the exception of Easter Saturday.


Vehicle Rental Range


Car Rental


Mine Spec Buses


Commercial 4WDs


Utes & Vans


Trucks & Trays


Furniture trucks





Our Car & Minibus accessories range includes:

  • Baby seats
  • GPS
  • Luggage trailers (to suit our 12 seat Toyota Commuter minibuses)

Our Testimonials

Click here to see all our Google reviews or  leave a Google review here.


Rebecca Muir: Would highly recommend these guys, made our move so easy and way cheaper than what we had imagined, the moving kit was a great help to. The staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgeable with the transport we had chosen. If i ever move or need car hire again will definitely return to these guys.  


Peter Rowe: GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE. GREAT RATES. GREAT FLEXIBILITY. Thanks to the team at 1300 Meteor Car Rental (esp. Niki) for sorting our needs so quickly!


1300 Meteor Rentals Cairns is rated at 4.9 based on 303 reviews.


Rent A Car In Cairns

If you really want to explore and experience all the amazing wonders of Cairns and the tranquil surrounding landmarks, you'll need car hire. 

It’s important that you have a convenient way of getting to the best places when on holiday to Cairns or within North Queensland. The sooner you reach picturesque spots such as the Great Barrier Reef, Palm Cove, or Airlie Beach, the more time you’ll be able to spend soaking up the sun or the sights.


Outstanding Customer Service

At 1300 Meteor Rentals, we always put our customers first. From your first phone call, we ask the right questions so that we can recommend the best car before providing a free instant quote. No hidden fees, just affordable hire rates for peace of mind that you know what you’re paying for.

We just ask for a Bond of $1,000 for 4WD's and $250 for all other vehicle types via a pre-authorisation on your Credit Card or bank issued Visa or MasterCard Debit Card with Credit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I need to be to rent a vehicle?

We service plenty of young adults wanting to see the splendour of Cairns and beyond for many reasons, but there are some caveats when it comes to car hire. Throughout the entirety of Australia, you can only rent a car if you are 21 years of age or more. You must hold a full driving license for at least a year prior to your hire, and any customer between 21 and 24 can only hire Economy, Mini, Compact, Standard, and Intermediate vehicles.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation fee is equivalent to one day’s rental at the normal daily rate if the client doesn’t show or makes a cancellation within two hours or after the time nominated for collection. 

Does the rental car have insurance?

Our rental cars have full insurance, but customers will have to pay for damages if the vehicle sustains any in the hire period. The amount will depend upon the extent of the vehicle’s damage, and the circumstances of the original incident. 

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