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Best Car Rental companies at Mackay Airport

We know you need to rent a car at Mackay Airport but you have doubts and can’t decide which company to book with. To help you decide, here is our ranking of the Top 5 Car Rental Companies at Mackay Airport (Updated 2024).

  1. THRIFTY (8.6/10) 🏆
  2. HERTZ (8.4/10) 🥈
  3. ALAMO (8.3/10) 🥉
  4. BUDGET (8.2/10) 🔝
  5. EUROPCAR (8.0/10) 🔝

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One-Way Car Rental from Mackay Airport

Do you need to rent a car in Mackay and drop off it to another of these popular locations in Queensland such as Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Byron Bay? No problem, take advantage of our one-way car rental offers for Mackay Airport and return your rental car anywhere else in Australia at the best prices. Our prices include one-way fees.

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Cairns Airport

  • Time: 8 h 40 min
  • Distance: 742 km via A1 and Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Townsville Airport

  • Time: 4 h 35 min
  • Distance: 397 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Rockhampton Airport

  • Time: 3 h 37 min
  • Distance: 336 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Gladstone Airport

  • Time: 4 h 56 min
  • Distance: 444 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Sunshine Coast Airport

  • Time: 9 h 40 min
  • Distance: 859 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Brisbane Airport

  • Time: 10 h 30 min
  • Distance: 946 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Gold Coast Airport

  • Time: 11 h 40 min
  • Distance: 1,049 km via Bruce Hwy/A1

Pick up Mackay Airport and drop off Ballina Byron Bay Airport

  • Time: 12 h 30 min
  • Distance: 1,137 km via Bruce Hwy/A1 and M1

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Drive and enjoy Mackay with your rental car

Are you ready to discover Mackay? So if you are planning to visit Whitsunday Islands, do not hesitate to hire a car at Mackay Airport and explore this beautiful area on your own. Pack your bags and get ready to discover all that this unique spot has to offer easily and comfortably with your most economical car.

During your trip to Queensland, great adventures await you. If you waste time waiting for taxis, buses or trains, you may not have enough time to visit everything this magnificent city has to offer. Book a rental car and discover all the sights of Mackay Region, known or not; there’s no more comfortable way to get around Australia.

The best way to explore Queensland,  Mackay, and Whitsunday on your own is with the freedom of your own car. Renting a car on our website at Mackay Airport is fast and easy, with nine major car rental companies located at the airport.

Find now with our cheap rent a car search engine the offer that best suits the characteristics of your trip, and start the Australian adventure you have always dreamed of.

Mackay is a tropical city located on the east coast of Queensland, is built a few miles from the Pioneer River, and is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit in Australia.

This city, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants, is known as the sugar capital because its region produces more than a third of the country’s sugar cane.

Mining is another of its economic strengths, the city is widely recognized as the gateway to the Bowen Basin, the largest coal reserve in Australia with 34 operating mines, from which more than 100 million tonnes are extracted annually.

The city center is characterized by its art-deco inspired architecture, with a variety of buildings with beautiful 20th-century designs, with its streets, squares and popular attractions decorated with tropical palm trees. Mackay has a good variety of hotels and accommodations, ranging from guest houses and modest beachfront hotels to luxurious resorts with all the services and comforts of a modern city.

Thanks to its privileged location in one of the most touristic areas of Australia, Mackay is the ideal destination to enjoy a great vacation, with the possibility of visiting 200 km of coastline with beautiful virgin beaches, estuaries, and streams that offer fabulous fishing opportunities.

It is close to famous attractions such as Eungella National Park (which covers more than 51,700 hectares and is one of the few places where you can see platypus swimming in the wild, while more than 225 species of birds have been recorded in the surrounding forests), the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, St Bees and Brampton, places with perfect scenery for water sports and diving. Twenty-five kilometers north of Mackay is the Hibiscus coastline, a region with unique mountain formations and secluded beaches.

In July, the city is home to the Mackay Arts Festival, an annual event that has been held for more than 20 years and has established itself as Queensland’s largest regional arts festival. There are wine and cheese tasting sessions, musical presentations, dance, art, exhibitions, and other shows.

Getting to Mackay Region is easy, just rent a car once you’ve landed at Mackay Airport, and there are plenty of places to stay to suit all budgets. So buckle up and get ready to experience Mackay city & Marina, Mackay northern beaches, Pioneer Valley & Eungella, Cape Hillsborough, Hibiscus Coast, Sarina, Isaac Region,  Whitsunday, and other neighboring regions.

Our car for hire offers will allow you to enjoy your holidays in Mackay in the most comfortable and simple way. All you have to do is compare our rental car offers and book the car that best suits your needs at the most economical price.

Our Mackay Airport economy car rental service will allow you to compare prices and move around the area in complete comfort and autonomy. Whether you travel alone or as a family trip, you can also select the car accessories you need, such as car seats for babies or GPS, on this website you can book and have at your fingertips a modern selection of vehicles of different categories, including Economy, Compacts, Vans, 7 Seater, 8 Seater, 9 Seater, Cargo Vans, Fullsize, Luxury, Premium or SUVs, as well as a range of optional extras, so you can move with a model tailored to your needs.

Last-minute offers in rent a car in Mackay can be found on our website, where you will find the best prices in cars for rent in Mackay from major companies: Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Thrifty, Firefly, and more local companies. To book your car at one of the many Mackay Airport offices available, simply use the car rental search engine above.

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Rent a Hybrid or Electric Car at Mackay Airport.

In addition to conventional cars that run on petrol or diesel, on this website you can also find environmentally-friendly rental cars, with less noise pollution and almost imperceptible vibrations in Mackay.

If you are planning to rent a modern car and enjoy the latest technical advances, both to go on holiday, business trip, or to make a good impression at an event, we invite you to discover the comfort and performance of our Hybrid and 100% Electric cars available at Mackay Airport.

We are an outstanding car rental website with a great commitment to the environment, and we are aware of the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally-friendly vehicles, which is why we work with leading car rental companies in the market, which put at your disposal a large and modern fleet of hybrid and zero-emission electric cars at Mackay Airport.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

  • Conventional or slow recharging offers a power of 2.3 kW, for every hour plugged in you get 10 km of autonomy and the battery is filled in about 8 hours.
  • Normal or semi-rapid recharging has 7.5 to 22 kW of power, each hour of recharging offers 25 to 70 km of autonomy and it takes 2 to 4 hours to fill the battery.
  • Fast recharging has 50 kW in DC and 43 kW in AC, every 20 minutes of recharging provide 120 km of autonomy and 80% of the battery is charged in half an hour.

Here you are a Worldwide database of EV charging stations to check where you can charge your electric rental vehicle.

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