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Airlie Beach car rental information

Pick-up locationAirlie Beach
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Rental locations8
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Airlie Beach

  • The Whitsundays is well known for its beautiful beaches and Airlie Beach is no exception. But there are a few beaches that are a little out of the way and having cheap car hire in Airlie Beach is one of the easiest ways to reach them. For example, Hideaway Bay is a locally popular beach that's just over 40min from the town centre. If you don't mind a slightly longer drive (roughly 1 hour), a day trip to Bowen, just past Hideaway Bay, will get you access to Grays Bay, Horseshoe Bay and secluded Coral Beach. With a hire car, you can pack all the beach gear you'll need.
  • Airlie Beach is also the starting (or ending) point of one of Australia's best coastal drives: the Pacific Coast Way. You'll get excellent views of the Pacific Ocean as you travel more than 1,000 km. Airlie Beach is around two-thirds of the way up the coast, so you could choose to continue going up north to Cairns or head down south to Brisbane. If you head to Cairns, you can stop in Townsville and take a detour to Hinchinbrook Island. If you go south, you can take a detour to Fraser Island before exploring Sunshine Coast cities like Noosa Heads and Caloundra.
  • If you're planning a long road trip such as the Pacific Coast Way, you might not be planning on making the trip back. Luckily, most companies offering car hire in Airlie Beach allow you to drop off at a different location. This is more common among larger companies like Hertz and Enterprise, and you will usually need to let them know ahead of time. Some Airlie Beach car hire companies may also charge an additional fee for this service. Hertz, for example, offers one-way hires at select locations and Budget offers them at certain times of year. Europcar occasionally offers discounts for one-way hires if they want the car relocated.
  • Hire a car for your stay in Airlie Beach and access the flexibility to enjoy the scenic routes in and around the area. Explore Airlie Beach Lagoon and Betty’s Beach, which is just 1h by car. Hiring a car will give you the ultimate peace of mind regarding your travels during the length of your stay. As the roads here are suitable for most vehicle types, such as a 4WD or a convertible, your choice of car hire is not limited. Hire a car in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia to take advantage of unrestricted travelling.
  • Whitsunday Airport (WSY) is conveniently located in Flametree, Whitsunday, just 10min by car to Airlie Beach. The private airport is situated between budding tourist destinations, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Islands, and Shute Harbor. Within the small airport, visitors can find Hertz, Europcar, and Avis with ease.
  • Navigating your way through Airlie Beach will require extra caution as the vast majority of visitors opt to reach their destinations by foot. During local events and busy tourism periods, caution is advised regarding the pedestrians. Speeding and drinking while driving should be avoided as these are considered serious offences in the region. While navigating your way in your hire car, adhering to speed limits of 50 km/h in domestic areas and 110 km/h on highways is recommended.
  • The peak hour traffic in Airlie Beach starts at around 17:00. If travelling from the airport to Townsville, you can expect a maximum travel time of 4h when travelling during off-peak times. It is recommended to avoid travelling during rush hour traffic as even side roads are heavily congested.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Airlie Beach for C$ 103 or less
  • Book your rental car in Airlie Beach at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Airlie Beach

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Airlie Beach?

    The Airlie Beach roads are not problematic, therefore you will be able to hire a car in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia without having to worry about requiring a specific type of car. A 4WD would only be necessary if you are contemplating some rugged exploration of the mainland, instead of focusing on the coast and reef.

  • What’s the speed limit in Airlie Beach?

    The speed limit is set at 50km/h or lower in the domestic areas and 110km/h for the surrounding highways. Many dense town areas are continuously reducing speed limits to increase safety. Abiding by the speed limits is crucial as the motorways are heavily patrolled to maintain safety.

  • Where are the best places to park in Airlie Beach?

    Free patrolled parking is available in the town centre. However, there are also paid parking spaces available closer to more popular spots in Airlie Beach Main Street and nearby the beach. Paid parking spaces will cost approximately A$ 10 for a full day in downtown Airlie Beach. Parking in the Port of Airlie Beach will cost around A$ 16 for one full day.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Airlie Beach?

    On average a rental car in Airlie Beach costs C$ 106 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Airlie Beach?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Airlie Beach. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Airlie Beach?

    The average gas price in Airlie Beach is C$ 6.06 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 73 and C$ 97, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Airlie Beach?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Airlie Beach.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Airlie Beach?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Airlie Beach?

    A Compact car rental in Airlie Beach costs C$ 142 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Airlie Beach?

    On average a rental car in Airlie Beach costs C$ 743 per week (C$ 106 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Airlie Beach?

    On average a rental car in Airlie Beach costs C$ 3,183 per month (C$ 106 per day).

  • How old do I need to be to get an Airlie Beach hire car?

    You usually need to be at least 21 years old to get a hire car in Airlie Beach. If you're under 25, some vehicle types may not be available and you generally need to pay an extra fee, which might not be suitable if you’re chasing cheap car hire in Airlie Beach.

  • What's the blood alcohol limit in Airlie Beach?

    If you plan on drinking during your stay, it's best to plan on having a designated driver or alternative travel. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, and you shouldn’t plan on sleeping it off in your car if you drink too much. If you're in the front seat with your keys, it can be considered drunk driving.

Airlie Beach car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Airlie Beach

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Locations in Airlie Beach

342 Shute Harbour Rd

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Sir Reginald Ansett Drv

Monday11:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 20:00
Wednesday11:30 - 17:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:00
Friday10:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

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Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Airlie Beach

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366 Shute Harbour Rd

+61 7 4945 1024

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Avis

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Airlie Beach

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366 Shute Harbour Rd

+61 7 4967 7188

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Hertz

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Airlie Beach

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Locations in Airlie Beach

342 Shute Harbour Rd

+61 7 4946 4687

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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8.0 Very good

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful. Easy drop off.

Cons:

Car was not 100% clean. CAR was damaged without indicating. CAR needed maintenance

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.8

Good

No reviews available

One location in Airlie Beach

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398 Shute Harbour Road

+61 749 464 133

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Firefly

6.7

Okay

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One location in Airlie Beach

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342 Shute Harbour Rd

+61 7 4946 4687

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Airlie Beach

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Locations in Airlie Beach

398 Shute Harbour Rd, Shop 1

+61 749 464 133

Monday08:00 - 16:3014:30 - 16:00
Tuesday14:30 - 16:0008:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:3014:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:3014:30 - 16:00
Friday14:30 - 16:0008:00 - 16:30

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Dollar

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One location in Airlie Beach

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Sir Reginald Ansett Drv

Monday11:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 20:00
Wednesday11:30 - 17:30
Thursday10:30 - 20:00
Friday10:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday08:30 - 17:30

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Sunnycars

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One location in Airlie Beach

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342 Shute Harbour Rd

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6 travellers who rented a car in Airlie Beach gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 106/day

Good deal

C$ 103/day

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