Find the best deal on Brisbane Airport car hire with one quick search and then hit the road as soon as you land to explore the best sights the region has to offer. A Brisbane Airport car rental will allow you to visit The Cultural Precinct, South Bank, the Queen Street Mall and other hotspots in the state capital before heading further afield to see more stunning locations. The Gold Coast is just an hour’s drive south of the city, while the Sunshine Coast is 1.5 hours’ north. Brisbane Airport Car Hire is the preferred option for independent travellers and offers an easy booking process, low rates and excellent customer service. Secure your Brisbane Airport car rental at this popular location today.
Types of cars for hire in Brisbane
Brisbane car hire rental brands
Ace Rental Cars
330 Nudgee Road, Hendra, Brisbane, QLD 4011
+61 1800 620 408
Monday 07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30
Thursday 07:00 - 21:30
Friday 07:00 - 21:30
Saturday 07:00 - 18:30
Sunday 07:00 - 18:30
Alpha Car Hire
511B Nudgee Rd, Hendra QLD 4011, Australia
+61 7 3868 2600
Monday 04:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 04:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 04:00 - 23:00
Thursday 04:00 - 23:00
Friday 04:00 - 23:00
Saturday 04:00 - 23:00
Sunday 04:00 - 23:00
Apex Car rentals
400 Nudgee Rd, Hendra QLD 4011, Australia
+61 7 3868 3355
Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 07:00 - 18:00
Bargain Car Rentals
22 Serpentine Rd, (off airport drive), Hendra, Brisbane, QLD 4011
+61 7 3077 6807
Monday 06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00
Thursday 06:00 - 21:00
Friday 06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday 08:00 - 15:00
771 Kingsford Smith Drive, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, QLD 4009
+61 1800 150 850
Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
Car hire locations in or near Brisbane
Good to know
Most popular and highly reviewed car supplier = Thrifty
Most popular car category = Compact
Average price per day of the most popular car supplier = AUD 41
Other popular car suppliers = Europcar, Alamo, Ace, Dollar, East Coast
When to book a car hire in Brisbane
The average daily rental rate for Brisbane Airport rental cars range from AUD$47 - AUD$65, with January, February, and March on the lower end of the price spectrum, and July, August, October and December on the higher end. The average rental length is 4 days, but weekly rates are cheaper on average.
Average daily price per month = AUD$53.23
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches = Average daily price increases by approximately AUD$10 to AUD$15
Top tips for hiring a car in Brisbane
Brisbane is a very popular car rental location frequented by both domestic and international visitors. Book early to get the Brisbane Airport car rental you want.
It is especially important to book early for travel during the holidays to get the best rates and to avoid missing out.
Choose the size of your vehicle wisely, considering the number of passengers and amount of luggage you will need to carry.
Make sure you and any additional drivers have your driver’s license when picking up the vehicle and when driving.
If you are visiting from another country and wish to secure a car rental at Brisbane Airport, ensure that your license will be accepted upon arrival. If your license does not meet the requirements, ensure that you apply for an international driver’s license in your home country with plenty of time to spare before departure. For example, if your driver’s license is not written in English, you may need an international driver’s license.
If you have any special requirements for your car hire at Brisbane Airport, such as a child seat, do ensure you request it as soon as possible.
Familiarise yourself with the road rules in and around Brisbane to ensure you are as prepared as possible to drive.
We recommend renting a GPS and having back-up physical maps for the areas you intend to visit.
Ensure you secure the appropriate insurance package prior to getting behind the wheel of your hired car from Brisbane Airport. Certain areas may not be covered, so it will be best to avoid them.
Remember to bring your vehicle back with a full tank of gas to avoid additional charges.
Make sure to accompany your Brisbane rental car agent for the pre-rental vehicle inspection and point out any dings or scuffs on the car.
If you need to keep the car for longer than originally intended, call your Brisbane car hire agent as soon as possible to ask for an extension.
If you get into an accident of any kind during your rental period, call your rental agent as soon as possible to let them know, and show them the damage when you drop off the vehicle.
FAQs about hiring a car in Brisbane
How to get to Alpha Car Hire Brisbane Airport?
Alpha Car Hire Brisbane Airport is a non-airport location, which means you will be required to take a free shuttle to pick up your vehicle at the depot approximately 7 kilometres away. Simply call the courtesy shuttle at +61 7 3868 2600 after you have collected your luggage. At the international terminal, exit the terminal, turn left, and follow the 'Pre-booked Group Transport' sign down the ramp and wait at bus stand 3 in the 'Group Transport' area. At the domestic terminal, exit the main doors and go up the travelator to the Skywalk. Cross to the second travelator on the left, go down then wait in areas 'B1' and 'B2' for the purple shuttle bus. The drive takes just ten minutes. A flight number is necessary to secure a free shuttle.
How much to hire a car from Brisbane Airport?
Average daily rates for rental cars from Brisbane Airport range from AUD$47 to AUD$65, with weekly rates bringing the average daily rate down. Prices are likely to be higher if the reservation is made with little notice.
Where do I collect my rental car at Brisbane Domestic Airport?
If your Brisbane Airport car hire is located on-airport, the rental car desks are located opposite the luggage carousels. Check with your supplier on the location of your specific desk to pick up your vehicle. If these desks are unattended, some pick-up booths are located in the first parking lot. To access this office, guests must cross the skybridge and use the elevator located at the far end to travel down to level 1. If your Brisbane Airport car rental is located off-airport, simply call the courtesy shuttle after you have collected your luggage. Exit the main doors and go up the travelator to the Skywalk. Cross to the second travelator on the left, go down then wait in your designated pick-up area for the shuttle bus. The drive to the depot is about 7 kilometres and takes just ten minutes. A flight number is necessary to secure a free shuttle.
Where do I collect my rental car at Brisbane International Airport?
Car rental in Brisbane Airport can be accessed at the arrivals hall in the international terminal. If you have booked a Brisbane Airport car hire off-airport, simply call the courtesy shuttle after you have collected your luggage. Exit the terminal, turn left, and follow the 'Pre-booked Group Transport' sign down the ramp and wait at Bus Stand 3 in the 'Group Transport' area. The drive to the depot is about 7 kilometres and takes just ten minutes.
Where do I return my rental car?
To return a vehicle to the Brisbane Domestic Airport, follow signs to Domestic Airport, then follow “Rental Cars” lane markings. See the staff of your designated rental supplier. To return a vehicle to the Brisbane International Airport, follow the signs to the International terminal, then follow “Rental Cars” lane markings. See the staff of your designated rental supplier.
What is the most popular hire car in Brisbane?
Thrifty is the most popular car hire in Brisbane.
What is the cheapest car hire agency in Brisbane?
The cheapest car rental in Brisbane varies between Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, and Apex Car Rentals.
Airports serving Brisbane
Brisbane Airport is the main airport serving Brisbane and Queensland. It comprises a domestic and international terminal and is located roughly 12 kilometres from the city centre. The Airport is a popular pick up location for car rentals in Brisbane.
Brisbane car rental information
Pick up location: Brisbane
Car types: Compact, Economy, Intermediate, Large, Station Wagon/Estate, SUV, People Carrier/Vans, Premium/Luxury, Convertible, Hybrid/Electric
Hire locations: 166
Airport locations: 128
Popular locations: Thrifty, Europcar, Alamo, Ace, Dollar, East Coast
Car hire depots near Brisbane
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