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Rental car options at Townsville Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Townsville Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1605)
  • Alamo

    8.7 (7436)
  • Hertz

    8.4 (5661)
  • Thrifty

    8.4 (4494)
  • Europcar

    8.3 (6678)
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (360)
  • Avis

    8.2 (4842)
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2550)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.9 (3605)
  • Budget

    7.7 (8456)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2779)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3266)

Car rental location Townsville Airport

Location information for Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport car hire

Once a major air hub with numerous international connections, Townsville Airport is now a domestic terminal only, albeit a major one with services across Australia including to Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Cairns, Gold Coast and a host other small airstrips and mining towns. Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Alliance Airlines, Regional Express, Skytrans Airlines and Airnorth all operate scheduled services here. Car hire in Townsville Airport is the best way to get from the terminal to the centre of the city, three miles away.

Townsville Airport facilities

The airport has undergone a number of upgrades over the past decade, which saw the addition of two extra check-in desks for Virgin Australia. Amenities include public telephones, a restaurant serving meals, a bar area, a television and a pool table along with a coffee shop serving snacks. There is also a Qantas Club lounge. Car parking is zoned into long stay, short stay and drop off. Car rental in Townsville Airport is offered through a number of companies in the main terminal building.

Townsville Airport excursions

The Bruce Highway connects Townsville Airport with the centre of the city. The city is a major hub for trips to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby Magnetic Island. Many diving company use Townsville as a port for scuba diving operations. At night, Townsville offers excellent dining options on and around Palmer Street, Flinders Street and the Strand. Good pubs and clubs can be found on Flinders Street East.

Best time to visit

Townsville sees very hot temperatures in the summer, from November to the start of March, when the mercury frequently hits the 35°C to 40°C range. This is the most humid time of the year and in January and February, in particular, rainfall is heavy and thunderstorms frequent. July, August and September are the best times to come, with lots of sunshine, warm weather and minimal showers.

Car rental in Townsville Airport

The city is a big draw for tourism and a major junction on the eastern coast of Australia, between Brisbane and Cairns. Given its size and position, Townsville sees a steady stream of traffic, particularly during rush hour periods and major holidays. It is therefore prone to congestion. However, the roads are good and the driving, for the most part, is simple. Compare car rental deals online ahead of arrival at Townsville Airport.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Australian dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental