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Car Hire from George Town's Nearest International Airport

If you plan to jump on a flight into Australia, the nearest international airport to George Town is Cairns Airport, located 281 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from central George Town. A short 15 minute drive away from Cairns, Cairns Airport provides access to the North East of Australia and the great barrier reef. You can reserve car hire in Cairns Airport on our website, so that it's easy and convenient to collect when you land at the airport. You can find all of the main car hire collection desks located within the arrivals area of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Car Parks in George Town

Closest Car Parks

Fisheries Bridge
162 miles away
Josephine Falls Carpark
163 miles away
Roos Road Bridge
Little Mulgrave
163 miles away
Little Mulgrave Park
Little Mulgrave
163 miles away
Port Of Call Fishing-Boating Supplies Fuel Ice Bait
3 Commercial Drive, Cardwell
164 miles away
Crocodile Rock
164 miles away

Car Hire in George Town with zero Insurance Excess Held on Your Credit Card

How to Rent a Car in George Town without an Insurance Excess Held on Your Card

Your hire car will already be fully covered for accidents and theft included in the rental price you will see our website. This type of cover is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our rental cars in George Town include collision damage waiver in the price , there is also usually an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you collect the car. The insurance excess is the amount you'd be required to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The the excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally between £950 to £2,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the vehicle, the excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre-auth' transaction. This means that the money is not charged to your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You don't normally have to pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions, so provided the rental car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, the amount will be fully refunded to your credit card with nothing additional to pay.

If you intend to pay for your rental by debit card, the excess is taken from your account and refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to pay for top up cover at the rental desk.

To view rental options in George Town with a £0 or reduced excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

Car Hire in George Town including Cross Border Fees

If you'd like to collect your vehicle in George Town and drive it across the border into a different country, you should always review the terms and conditions. Many car hire brands require that you inform them when you collect the car; and usually charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you fail to do so, you might find that the rental car will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You can find the details of cross border charges and fees by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information for your car hire get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Car Hire in George Town including Cross Border Fees

How to Rent a Car in George Town with One Way Fees included

Hiring a Car in George Town with One Way Fees included

Many of the car providers we include in George Town allow you to pick up the car in George Town and return the car at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices you'll see displayed on our website will include any extra fees for this. You can also find a breakdown of all additional charges on the payment page.

How to Rent a Car in George Town with a Reduced Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll often be required to leave a deposit on your debit card or credit card. The security deposit can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the car and the insurance excess . Car rental Security deposits in George Town can vary between £100 and £2,500.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you reserve a rental in George Town with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (often less than £100), which is refunded when the rental is returned with a full tank.

Hiring a Car in George Town with a Reduced Deposit

How to hire a car without a credit card

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Top suppliers for cheap car rental in George Town

The car rental booking process

We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you rent through us you're getting the best price, value and service.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Renting a car, let along booking a holiday, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.

To start your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your requirements.

All of the rentals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay when you pick up the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

Popular vehicle types in George Town

Map of George Town nearby car hire locations

Larger Vehicle Hire Options in George Town

14 Seaters

14 Seaters
The wide range of 14 seaters for rental in George Town includes Mercedes minibuses. If you can't find a 14 seater that meets your needs please get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.

10 Seaters

10 Seaters
If you're travelling with 10 passengers, we include all of the offers for 10 seater rental in George Town. Including options with free additional drivers and no insurance excess.

12 Seaters

12 Seaters
12 Seater hire vehicles in George Town usually include sliding doors and a large luggage capacity. Perfect for golf trips with a large group.

8 Seaters

8 Seaters
If you're travelling with 8 passengers, we compare all of the best deals on 8 seater hire in George Town, including minibus options with lots of space for 8 people and luggage.

Our Premium cover option

Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.

You can buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you understand the exact cost of everything before completing your booking.

So that you can understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

Car hire insurance, excess and security deposits

We appreciate how intimidating picking a car excess cover product can be. The charges that are included in the price of hiring a car are often very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Petrol Station Locations near George Town

All of the cars on our website include a fair full to full fuel policy. To avoid additional fees for fuel always remember to fill up the tank before you drop off the car.

Closest petrol stations

Travellers Tavern
North Street, Georgetown
0.47 miles away
Midway Service Station
Forsayth - Georgetown Rd, Georgetown
0.47 miles away
Cnr Gulf Development Rd &, George St, Georgetown
0.49 miles away
Ampol Georgetown Roadhouse - 24 HR FUEL
18 Saint George Street, Georgetown
0.49 miles away
Goldfield's Hotel & Finnigans Rest
Fourth Street, Forsayth
21 miles away
Gulf Developmental Road, Mount Surprise
51 miles away

List of George Town nearby car hire locations

Family Friendly Hire Car Road Trips Close to George Town

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Located in the worlds oldest rainforest, 173 miles away from George Town, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway provides a truly memorable and unique way to see Barron Gorge National Park - Spectacular scenery from above the rainforest canopies!

Cairns Aquarium

Home to over 16,000 specimens, Cairns Aquarium is located 174 miles from George Town is a great day out for the whole family. With incredible exhibitions and submersible aquariums throughout, a day out that can't be missed when in Cairns.

Have any questions about George Town Australia?

What's the cheapest fuel policy for car rental in George Town Australia?

All of our rentals in George Town Australia include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

What should I take with me when I collect the car in George Town Australia?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire in Australia?

We work hard to ensure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Australia

For my car hire in Australia, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier in George Town Australia. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

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