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Queensland car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Queensland

EconomyC$ 21/day
CompactC$ 22/day
IntermediateC$ 33/day
Full-sizeC$ 48/day
SUVC$ 51/day
MinivanC$ 58/day
Full-size SUVC$ 65/day
MiniC$ 24/day
Passenger VanC$ 72/day
Premium SUVC$ 158/day
Compact SUVC$ 30/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 36/day
Standard SUVC$ 37/day
Supplier choiceC$ 40/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Queensland

  • Depending on the regions of Queensland you intend on exploring, you can acquire a rental fitting for the region. For instance, Outback Queensland has extensive rugged terrain, which makes a 4x4 wheel drive the ideal rental. Most cities in Queensland, such as Brisbane, have narrow streets and limited parking, making economy rentals suitable for travelers operating around the city centers. These can easily squeeze into tight parking spaces and narrow streets.
  • Car rentals in Queensland have strict travel restrictions that only allow renters to drive within Eastern Australia. Driving the rentals to Western and Northern Australia is strictly restricted by many car hire agencies. You cannot drive beyond Cooktown in northern Australia and Georgetown and Chillagoe in Western Australia. You also cannot drive in Tasmania, Gove Peninsula, and Kangaroo Island. You can inform your rental provider of your intentions to go into restricted areas, and you will receive authorized writing. You may also require additional insurance to drive to these areas.
  • Queensland driving laws and regulations requires all children between six months to four years to be strapped in an appropriate child seat. The child seat can be either forward-facing or rear-facing with a built-in harness. Those aged four to seven must also be secured in a fastened and approved child restraint. This should be the case when the vehicle is moving or in traffic.
  • Queensland has several state toll roads you should be aware of when mapping out your routes. The Logan and Gateway Motorways are the main toll roads. Others include Go Between Bridge, Toowoomba Bypass, Legacy Way, and Clem Jones Tunnel. Toll payment in Queensland is by Linkt, and you can pay for the tolls up to three days later.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Queensland for C$ 51 or less
  • Book your rental car in Queensland at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Queensland are around 25% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Queensland are around 8% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Queensland

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

    On average a rental car in Queensland costs C$ 58 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Queensland?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Queensland.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Queensland?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Bargain Car Rentals (C$ 21/day), JUCY (C$ 23/day) and Apex (C$ 33/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Queensland?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Queensland is Alamo (8.6, 66 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Queensland?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Queensland are Brisbane (63% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Queensland), Cairns (30%) and Maroochydore (2%).

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

    On average a rental car in Queensland costs C$ 413 per week (C$ 59 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Queensland costs C$ 1,771 per month (C$ 59 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Queensland?

    We recommend acquiring a rental if you want to explore the beautiful sites in Queensland. While Queensland boasts a modern and extensive transport system, you can only rely on public transport like buses, trains, and ferries if you’re touring destinations in the southeast part of the state. Public transport cannot reach attractions in the rest of the state, making rental cars a must-have. Moreover, rental cars give you the freedom to tour destinations at your own pace. On the other hand, public transport like trains and buses have a fixed schedule.

  • What is driving like in Queensland?

    There are several things to note about the driving laws and regulations in Queensland before you hit the road. For instance, driving is on the left in the state while you overtake on the right. Traffic circles operate clockwise, so always give way to those on your right at roundabouts and intersections. Seatbelts are also compulsory for all occupants in the vehicle. Driving under the influence of drugs is an offense punishable by a fine. The BAC limit is 0.05, and it's common to find police on roadsides of certain roads conducting breath tests. Roads in Queensland have set speed limits that you should adhere to when driving. The speed limit on most highways ranges from 110 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph), while in the city, it's 50 km/h (30 mph). The speed is lower around school zones and residential areas.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Queensland?

    Most car hire agencies in Queensland allow travelers of at least 21 years to rent a car. However, some agencies allow anyone above 18 years to rent a car. Any renter between 18 and 24 will incur an additional daily underage surcharge. Anyone who has attained the minimum renting age requires a valid driver’s license printed in English and a major credit card with matching names. If the license is in a language that isn’t English, you require an international driver’s permit.

Car rental directory

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Queensland

    42 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Queensland

    30 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Queensland

    30 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Queensland

    30 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Queensland

    29 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Queensland

    29 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Queensland

    27 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Queensland

    21 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Queensland

    19 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Queensland

    17 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Queensland

    10 Locations

  • redspot

    Red Spot car rental locations in Queensland

    10 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 62/day

Good deal

C$ 51/day

When to book a rental car in Queensland

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