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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Townsville

  • Having cheap car rentals in Townsville is more convenient than alternative transport modes as it allows you to travel to places like Magnetic Island, the Strand, and Castle Hill with ease. When you rent a car in Townsville, you will have the flexibility to travel around the city and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can easily plan your itinerary and add or remove places as per your convenience, rather than be bound by the schedules of public transport. Renting a car in Townsville can also be more cost-effective than taking a taxi or using ride-hailing services during your stay.
  • Townsville Airport (TSV) is the main airport serving Townsville and it has several rental car companies that operate on its premises including Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Europcar. The rental car offices at TSV are located within the terminal building near the baggage claim area, making it convenient for passengers to pick up and drop off Townsville car rentals before or after their flights. There is no need for an airport shuttle as the rental car offices are easily accessible from the baggage claim area and check-in counters. However, passengers are advised to book their rental cars in advance to avoid any delays upon arrival.
  • There are a few things to keep in mind when driving car rentals in Townsville to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. The driving style in Townsville is generally calm and relaxed, with most drivers adhering to traffic rules and regulations. However, there are occasions when drivers may become impatient, particularly during peak hour traffic. The most common vehicles on the road in Townsville are cars and SUVs, with a significant number of trucks driving in and around the region due to the mining industry. In addition, there are dedicated bike lanes in some parts of the city, so it is important to be mindful of them and give cyclists a wide berth.
  • Traffic in Townsville, Australia, is generally not severe compared to larger cities. Rush hour traffic in Townsville generally occurs from 7:30 am to 9 am and from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. During these times, certain roads such as Woolcock Street, Ingham Road, and Charters Towers Road can experience heavy traffic. In addition, Townsville experiences a wet season usually between November and April, and a dry season usually between May and October. During the wet season, there can be heavy rain and flooding, leading to potentially hazardous conditions for driving car rentals in Townsville.
  • Book your rental car in Townsville at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Townsville are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Townsville

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Townsville?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Townsville. 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 Townsville?

    The average gas price in Townsville is C$ 5.90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 71 and C$ 94, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Townsville?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Townsville.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Townsville?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Townsville?

    A Standard car rental in Townsville costs C$ 62 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Townsville?

    A Special car rental in Townsville costs C$ 71 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Townsville?

    An Economy car rental in Townsville costs C$ 95 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Townsville?

    When choosing Townsville car rentals, an intermediate SUV with good ground clearance would be an excellent choice. The reason for this is that the city of Townsville is situated in a tropical region, and the roads can be uneven or even rugged at times. Additionally, if you plan to explore the nearby national parks, such as Paluma Range National Park or Girringun National Park, an SUV will provide the necessary stability and comfort for the journey.

  • What’s the speed limit in Townsville?

    Residential areas in Townsville have a speed limit of 50 km/h (31 mph), while main roads within the city have a limit of 60 km/h (37 mph). On rural roads, the speed limit is higher at 100 km/h (62 mph), while on highways outside of Townsville; the speed limit further increases to 110 km/h (68 mph). In school zones, reduced speed limits of 40 km/h (25 mph) are enforced during specified hours to ensure the safety of school children.

  • Where are the best places to park in Townsville?

    In Townsville, there are various parking options available. Paid parking is sometimes required in some parts of the city, particularly in the central business district (CBD) and near popular tourist attractions. The cost of paid parking can vary depending on the location and duration of parking. Typically, hourly rates range from A$2 to A$4 (approximately $1.50 to $2.50), with daily maximum rates ranging from A$7 to A$18 (approximately $4.50 to $12).

Townsville car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in Townsville

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Locations in Townsville

289 Ingham Rd

+61 7 4725 4600

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

32 Bombala St

+61 136139

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Stinson Ave

+61 136139

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

Townsville Ap

+61 7 4725 4655

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday15:30 - 22:00

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Budget

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Townsville

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Terminal Building

+61 7 4762 7433

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:45 - 20:30
Sunday07:45 - 20:30

Via Townsville Airport

+61 747 627 433

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
Was a good experience

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
They were really good to deal with. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Car couple have been cleaner. As there were stains on the back seats.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes Staff was very friendly, apologised that the vehicle I had booked was not available, but gave me another vehicle which suited my reason for hiring the vehicle. I was offered a ‘Mine’ vehicle with reflector strips, but when I advised staff that I wanted a vehicle to travel to Cairns for my brother’s funeral, staff went out of their way to secure a vehicle similar to the one I had booked online Well done and very much appreciated.

Cons:

Just to make sure what one books online makes it happen that way. It turned out well in the end. Thank you.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2022

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful staff at the pick-up/drop-off counter. The vehicle was a Corolla Hybrid which was surprisingly economical to drive. All good!

1 out of 2

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

8.9

2 locations in Townsville

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305 Ingham Road

+61 7 4762 7050

Opening times not available

Terminal Building

+61 7 4760 1380

Opening times not available

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Townsville

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Stinson Ave

+61 747 754 821

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2022

KAYAK
Only small scratches on car from previous rentals. Wasn’t the car I booked but was similar. Happy with this service

1 out of 1

Alamo

9.3

Wonderful

23 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.9

Value for money

8.6

One location in Townsville

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Terminal Building Garbutt

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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6.0 Okay

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Easy to Order but the 1/2 hr wait for counter staff to work without internet was a pain. Staff were doing their best at the time. Just lucky it was a sunday

10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
Nancy was lovely to deal with and she gave me an upgrade :)

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2023

KAYAK
Great. Efficient and easy.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
Service was great and the car was clean. Thank you.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
The truth of the matter was my event in Townsville was cancelled. I also had air tickets and accommodation to cancel. The car hire with Alamo was the easiest and nicest to cancel with. I would certainly go with them next time when my event is rescheduled.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
The rental worked well. Pickup quick and easy. Car was a dream to drive. Nobody at drop off, dropped keys and was told they would check it in and send the invoice. Unfortunately we were charged twice for different amounts and no one answers the phone when you ring. Waiting for a response to our email.

1 out of 6

Avis

8.4

Very good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Townsville

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81-83 Flinders St East

+61 7 4799 2022

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

Terminal Building

+61 7 4762 7400

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:45 - 20:30
Sunday07:45 - 20:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Still waiting on return of deposit and paperwork EFTPOS would be quicker and easier for hire Frontier could brush chew some mint

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Personnel à Airlie Beach très aimable, très serviable et très compétent. La meilleure expérience client dans une agence de location de voiture depuis longtemps.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
The staff named Stuart in Cairns airport has professional attitude and I'm absolutely happy with the service I could get.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.0

Very good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Townsville

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32 Bombala St

+61 7 4441 4890

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Stinson Ave

+61 7 4441 4690

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2022

KAYAK
Car was filthy & stinking of stale smoke.. poor experience all round.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2021

KAYAK
nothing

1 out of 1

Sixt

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Townsville

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Corner Ingham and Meenan St

+61 7 4725 4600

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Terminal Building

+61 7 4725 4655

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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2.0 Poor

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
nothing to like office closed too early some communication about pick up times would help

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Townsville

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Locations in Townsville

Terminal Building

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Dollar

8.7

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Townsville

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32 Bombala St

+61 1800 501 934

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00

Stinson Ave

+61 1800 501 934

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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National

7.0

Good

No reviews available

One location in Townsville

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Terminal Building Garbutt

+61 7 4779 3891

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Townsville

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Locations in Townsville

305 INGHAM ROAD

Opening times not available

Terminal Building- Townsville Airport

61 7 47601380

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Townsville

Locations in Townsville

305 Ingham Road

Opening times not available

32 Bombala St Garbutt

Opening times not available

Terminal Building

Opening times not available

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Red Spot

No score available yet

2 locations in Townsville

Locations in Townsville

329 – 333 Ingham Road Garbutt

+61 467 770 034

Opening times not available

Townsville Airport

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Townsville

Locations in Townsville

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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43 travellers who rented a car in Townsville gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.8

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Airport locations16