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Experience unparalleled convenience and attentive car rental service when you choose to rent a car with us at Cairns Airport.


Our commitment begins with a personalized touch & a dedicated driver will greet you at the terminal and escort you to our nearby rental counter. We ensure a smooth transition from your flight to your vehicle when you hire a car with us.


We facilitate seamless travel arrangements when you choose to hire a car at Cairns Airport from Simba.


Upon arrival at our branch, you'll be welcomed by our team of professional and friendly staff who will expedite the check-in process, ensuring that you're behind the wheel and ready to explore the beauty of Cairns without delay. For guests residing in Cairns, we extend the same bespoke service with a complimentary pick-up from your hotel, leading you directly to our branch.


This courtesy service is available at any time, designed to accommodate your schedule and enhance your stay in our city. So, remember us when you're considering hiring a car to make your travel easy & convenient and have a wonderful time during your stay at Cairns.

Why Choose Our Car Rental Service?


Simba Car Hire

432-434 Sheridan Street

Cairns North


Queensland 4870


Mon – Fri 07:00 – 20:00

Sat – Sun 08:00 – 18:00

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Whether you're arriving from an international flight or a domestic one, finding the Simba Car Hire free shuttle service is simple.

Once you've disembarked from your plane, make your way to the "Courtesy Coach Pick-up Zone." Look for the Simba bus; our friendly driver will be ready and waiting to assist you with your luggage and drive you straight to the rental counter.


This service ensures a smooth continuation of your journey, letting you transition from the air to the road with ease and convenience. Remember, whether you're coming from afar or from somewhere a little closer to home, Simba Car Hire is here to connect you to your destination.

Free Shuttle Information

Sydney Airport

Cairns City

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Melrose Park

Other Locations

Why Simba

Exceptional Customer Service

4.9 Stars Google Rating out of 1500+ reviews

Price Beat Guarantee*

Got a better deal? we will beat it by 5%! Chat with us now. *T&C applies

Unlimited Mileage

Drive UNLIMITED kilometres with our vehicles *Excludes UTES, Commercial vans and 8+ Seater vans

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Fly in and drive out with ease at Sydney, Adelaide, and Cairns airport. Simba offers budget friendly Airport car hire. Enjoy unlimited freedom with unlimited kilometres* and a low $35 daily excess waiver. Book for less, explore for more Always the best rates – guaranteed

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  • How can I cancel or modify my booking?
    Please chat with us online to cancel or modify your booking, or simply shoot us an email.
  • Can I use an international driver’s license?
    Yes, you can. However, an English translated version is required along with your passport.
  • Can I book a car and pay later?
    With our Pay in-store option, you can book your ride and pay the remaining in-store.
  • Why do you require a physical bank card?
    This is used as another form of identification.
  • What is the Security Bond?
    We charge a minimum-security bond of $500.
  • What do I do if my flight has delayed or been cancelled?
    Please contact us immediately on which branch you have hired the vehicle from.
  • Can I return the hire vehicle after hours?
    Yes, please contact the branch to discuss after hour options.
  • What optional accessories do you provide?
    We have child/booster seats and GPS that come with a cost of $9 per day (capped at $50)
  • Can I use a digital version of my driver’s license?
    Yes, that is fine, providing our staff can verify it and it is connected to a government application, just ensure you email a screenshot of the license to the branch.
  • What is the insurance policy of Simba Car Hire?
    We offer wide variety of Excess waiver option, our most popular option being the $35 zero excess option.
  • How can I make a booking?
    The booking process is simple. Choose your desired car rental pickup and drop-off location and dates, choose your vehicle and make the booking!
  • What documents do I need to provide upon vehicle collection?
    We would require your Driver Licence, Credit/Debit Card and your passport (International Customers). All your documents will be scanned and stored in a secure vault for privacy and confidentiality purposes.
  • What are your restrictions for rental car drivers?
    All individuals must be over the age of 21 to hire a vehicle. Any individuals under the age of 25, must pay a fee of $9 per day with an excess fee increase of $5818 Any provisional drivers are categorised as "unexperienced", therefore, must pay a fee of $9 per day with an excess fee increase of $5818. You can have as many additional drivers as you desire, however, each additional driver has a $9 fee per day Leaner drivers are not permitted to drive the vehicle.
  • What if I do not have a physical card or a bank app linked card as per P&P
    Unfortunately, without a physical bank card, we cannot give out the vehicle.
  • What features are included in your vehicles?
    All our vehicles have an automatic transmission. Our vehicles are always up to date and in the latest year. Our vehicles are fuel efficient and there are unlimited kms except for the Utes and Vans/Buses. Most of our vehicles are acceptable for Apple Car play/Android Auto All our vehicles have a reverse camera.
  • What are the terms and conditions of Simba Car Hire?
    Please click on the link the footer, The terms and conditions include information about the rental period, payment methods, fuel policy, mileage policy, late return policy, traffic fines policy, and other important details.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept Mastercard, Visa and AMEX.
  • What forms of identification is required on arrival?
    We require your drivers licence, credit/debit card and a form of ID (Passport, Photo ID)
  • How much does it cost to extend my booking?
    This depends on the extension period and also current pricing – call the branch to discuss.
  • What Fuel should I put in the car?
    Please refer to the label on the fuel tank.
  • I have been involved in an accident what should I do?
    Please make sure everyone is safe, call 000 if required, call the branch you have booked the vehicle from.
  • I need roadside assistance what should I do?
    Please call your branch to organise an express roadside assistance or follow the instruction on your rental agreement.
  • What do I do if I return the car later than the scheduled drop off time?
    Please inform our staff if you are returning the vehicle late. We have a 60-minute grace period for you to drop the vehicle off. After that, there will be a late fee.
  • I have driven through tolls how to I pay for the tolls?