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Finding a Cheap Car Hire at Brisbane Airport is Now Easy

Virgin Airbus in the runway of Brisbane Airport

If you are planning to hire a car at Brisbane Airport, we can increase your chances of finding a great deal. VroomVroomVroom compares deals from the leading car rental companies at Brisbane Airport including Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, and Europcar. Filter the result by price to find the cheapest car rental at Brisbane Airport.

BNE has world-class facilities, offering both domestic and international terminals. The DFO shopping outlet mall is just a stone's throw from the airport, giving travellers an opportunity to spend some more holiday money. Consider hiring a car from Brisbane Airport to explore the city and some of the beautiful surrounding regions.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Brisbane

Available Car Types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV​​
​Airport Depots​​8
​Car Rental Suppliers​​Avis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Tips for Families Booking a Rental Car at Brisbane Airport

  • Do some research then decide whether you want on -airport supplier or off-airport (as this can make a big difference in price).​
  • If you're contacting our Customer Care Team to request a child seat, be sure to give the age of your child as this will determine whether they should be seated in a rear-facing, forward-facing or a booster seat.​

Booking a Rental Car for a Brisbane Airport Business Trip?

  • Travel light. It will save you time from waiting at the baggage claim if you only have a carry-on luggage.
  • Make sure to provide your flight details and flight arrival time. This way, the company can hold your reservation in case your flight are delayed.​

Current rates for rental cars for a 7 day hire between the 22nd to 29th of December, 2019 for the following car classes:

Standard Car​Compact SUV​Fullsize Car​
$136.49​ ​AUD per day*​$144.24​ ​​AUD per day*​$145.77​​ ​AUD per day*​

See ALL current rates by clicking here​​​​​.

* Rates are subject to change without notice and we recommend booking your rental car now to avoid disappointment.

Location Overview

Brisbane Airport is located approximately 17 kilometres northeast of Brisbane’s city centre in Queensland, Australia. By car it takes approximately 20 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic, to drive from the city to the airport. Brisbane Airport is the gateway to not only Brisbane but wider Queensland destinations including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Byron Bay.

Brisbane’s domestic terminal has 2 car rental counter areas; one opposite Qantas’ baggage claim and a second area opposite Virgin Australia’s baggage claim in the Arrivals Hall on the ground floor. The car rental companies also have offices located in airport carpark where the rental cars are parked. To access the car park offices and rental cars, exit the domestic airport terminal and cross the skybridge over to the carpark. Then, use the elevator to travel down to Level 1 of the car park.

At the Brisbane international terminal, the rental car counters are located in the Arrivals Hall to the right, next to Travelex, as you exit Customs and baggage claim.

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise have rental counters at Brisbane Airport’s domestic and international terminals. There are also a number of car rental companies such as East Coast Car Rental operating near the office. Rentals with off-airport providers can often be cheaper than on-airport however a little less convenient requiring a shuttle bus or taxi trip to the car rental pick up location.

Car Rental Overview

Brisbane Airport Address: 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia

Number of On Site Suppliers: 6. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Thrifty and Hertz.

Car Rental Opening Hours: Car rental is available between 5 am and 12:30 am at Brisbane Airport, 7 days per week.

Avis logo​Avis Brisbane Airport:
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12 Midnight.
Budget logoBudget Brisbane Airport:
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12 Midnight.
Europcar logoEuropcar Brisbane Airport:
Monday to Friday from 5 am to 12 Midnight.
Hertz logoHertz Brisbane Airport:
Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 12:30 am​.

Customer Reviews & Feedback for Renting at Brisbane Airport

Susan (July 2019): Susan rented a car with Hertz from Brisbane Airport for a duration of 7 days. She hired a compact car and rated the car's condition a 10/10. She did notice that the car did not come with any USB ports.

Imogen (July 2019): Imogen rented an intermediate car from Budget for her holiday in Brisbane. She found the pickup and drop off process to be very easy and mentioned that it would have been good to know that she could pick the car up from the carpark desk and didn’t need to go into the terminal itself. She rated the car's condition an 8/10.

Why book a hire car at Brisbane Airport with us?

  1. Wide selection of vehicles: We collate all of the top deals offered by Australia's most popular car rental companies in one place. We also compare campervan and motorhome rentals in Brisbane.
  2. Great rates: We provide the best web-based pricing from our suppliers. Have a look at our price promise for more information.
  3. Flexibility: When you hire a car at Brisbane Airport you can relax and explore the city at your own pace. You will not need to rely on public transport to get around.
  4. Trusted since 2001: We are the expert in rental cars so if you need assistance in finding a car rental at Brisbane Airport, feel free to contact us via phone, email or live chat. You can also reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

Driving tips at Brisbane Airport

If you are unfamiliar with the region, check out for more information on the airport, and maps of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Brisbane CBD is 13 kilometres from the airport terminals via the Airport Link road. Check for live traffic updates via Snarl to avoid getting stuck in traffic. It is also advisable to check the weather update in Brisbane so you can plan your journey ahead of time.

Brisbane Airport is well connected to the city's public transport network, but often hiring a car works out cheaper. A one-way taxi fare to the CBD is around $25. Booking a car hire at Brisbane Airport gives you more freedom and greater convenience. If you are travelling to either the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, the journey by hire car should take you just over an hour.

Parking at Brisbane Airport

For great deals on parking at Brisbane Airport, VroomVroomVroom can assist you in finding the perfect supplier. You can also find exclusive coupons including the Brisbane Airport parking discount that lets you enjoy 7.5% off on parking. This coupon is valid for single-use until June 30, 2020. For a list of major suppliers that will cater to your needs, no matter what you are after, click here​ and book your airport parking.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From Brisbane Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at Brisbane Domestic airport?

Level 1 of the car park opposite the arrivals hall exit. Exit the terminal, walk across the sky bridge then use the elevator to go to level 1. You will then see the signage for each rental company.

Where do I collect my rental car at Brisbane International airport?

The rental counters are located in the arrivals hall to the right as you exit customs. Once you have the keys, go to level 1 to access the car park where rental cars are parked.

Where do I return my rental car?

The rental car returns lane is clearly marked as you approach both the Brisbane international and domestic airport terminals. Rental cars are to be returned to the multi storey car park opposite the terminals (the same location where rental cars are collected from at the start of your journey). Once you arrive in the carpark, follow the signs to your chosen car rental supplier eg. Hertz and park in a space allocated to that company.

How far is the distance between Brisbane domestic and international terminals?

Brisbane Airport has 2 separate terminals (an international and a domestic) that are approximately 3 kilometres apart. The terminals are not walking distance from each other however shuttle bus and air train services operate between the two locations on a regular basis.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

No. Unless your car is particularly dirty eg. you have driven on muddy dirt roads, then there is no need to wash the car before you return it to the rental car depot.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Brisbane Airport?

The BNE Service Centre ( 3 Great Barrier Road, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008) is the closest petrol station to Brisbane Airport.

Alternatively if you refuel the car to full within a 20 kilometre radius on your way to the airport, the gauge should remain full. The Vroom Fuel Price Compare App​ can help you find the cheapest fuel price in real time. Don’t forget to keep a copy of your fuel receipt in the car when you return it to the rental company.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from Brisbane Airport?

While there are toll roads in the vicinity of Brisbane Airport such as the Airport Link Tunnel, it’s possible to travel in and around Brisbane without using toll roads.

See Amazing Places in Brisbane With a Car Rental

There are so many wonderful and major attractions to see and explore in Brisbane, hence if you are planning to rent a car for business or pleasure, VroomVroomVroom has the perfect and dependable car hire at Brisbane Airport just for you.

Brisbane Sun and Culture

Apart from a mild subtropical climate and a laid- back Queensland pace, Brisbane is filled to the brim with art, music and culture. Dozens of theatres, cinemas, concert halls, galleries and museums pepper the Brisbane landscape.


World- famous bands like Powderfinger, George, Keith Urban, Savage Garden, The Veronicas and Pete Murray all originated in Brissie. It's not hard to see a good live band in this colourful city; Australia's third largest. All you have to do is walk along the streets in the Valley at night. On Saturday nights music drifts out of the bars, lounges and nightclubs, creating a cacophony of different rhythms and beats as they mix together on the street.

Ric's Café Bar on Brunswick Street is a Brisbane institution when it comes to live music. Go upstairs for great DJs in the lounge bar upstairs or squish up, bop about and prepare to be mesmerised by the wide selection of live bands that perform in the stage area downstairs.

One of the new kids on the entertainment scene is All One Word. This new bar is bringing art and music together and showing Brisbane some of its up and coming artistic stars. Across the wall s at AOW you will see graffiti art by Rusty. The Alice in Wonderland wall is magical drawing you into Wonderland and landing you in a mad hatter tea party. Inside the lounge is chic and lush. Keep an eye out for one of the many live art night presented by the AOW team.

Sunday Picnic in the Park

While the night- scene is pumping, Brisbane is just as amazing when the sun's out. Pack a picnic lunch and head to New Farm Park.

This beautiful park with tropical greenery on the river's shore comes alive on Sunday afternoons. Everyone from families, to groups of friends with a soccer ball and guitar, to couples with champagne can be seen enjoying the beauty of this popular park. And as the sun descends, watch as the people stepping off the CityCat ferry in New Farm Park begin to appear more dressed up. The reason: they are most likely off to a night of modern live performance shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse, situated at the side of the park.

Performance and Theatre

When heading to the theatre in Brisbane, there's quite a choice…

Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Arts Theatre, features cutting- edge performances from Australian and International artists in a historic old powerhouse beside the river. Whether it is comedy, experimental avant-garde theatre or hip hop dance you like, you'll find it at the Powerhouse. Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is a world- class centre for musicals, plays, ballets, operas and concerts visiting Brisbane. Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) is the main theatre company in Queensland, bringing the best local and international plays to Queensland. Check out the best local and international plays at their performance venue, the Billie Brown Studio in South Bank.

Galleries and Museums

For visual art, your first stop should probably be the Queensland Art Gallery. Check out its permanent collection of around 10,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, installations, video and decorative arts. The Tintoretto, Rubens and Picasso artworks and the ever-expanding 20th century collection are unforgettable!

Just next door you can learn about Queensland's social, technological and natural history at the Queensland Museum. The Museum of Brisbane (MoB) located in the City Hall frequently hosts touring multimedia art exhibitions as well as social history, craft and design displays.

For cute little private art galleries, head to Brunswick St in the Valley. Fortitude Valley is the heart of artistic expression in Brisbane. Fusions Gallery, on Brunswick in a heritage- listed former church, showcases local ceramic art and glass plus works by national and international ceramic artists. Philip Bacon Galleries, diagonally opposite Fusions, happens to be the favourite private gallery of the famous Melbourne- based performer, Barry 'Dame Edna Everage' Humphries.

In the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, you'll find the Institute of Modern Art. There, you can admire a range of exhibitions as well as artist monographs, exhibition catalogues and critical theory texts. Near the Valley in Newstead is the amazing Fire-Works Gallery that deals with 'Aboriginal Art & Other Burning Issues' resulting in unique art that incorporates many cultural perspectives.

Fine Dining and Fun Dining

South Bank has an array of great restaurants by the river, close to a mini rainforest and man- made pool beside the river. Restaurant life in the area has boomed recently and now there are tonnes of options, styles and cultural foods to choose from. Bellying dancing at Turkish 'Ah Mets' on a Friday and Saturday night is worth a giggle.

And, of course, the city's best work of art is the Brisbane River that winds through its centre. Get active and start the day cycling along the river's bank. The new Riverwalk, a long path that floats on the water, is a great way to get to know the heartbeat of this river city.

Matt Moran has been one of Australia's top chefs and restaurateurs for many years. Aria in Sydney has been a bench mark in the hospitality industry and now makes the shores of the Brisbane River its home. Located in the popular Eagle Street Pier Dining District, Aria is an added jewel in the dining crown of Brisbane.

Planning a holiday in Brisbane? Here are some River City tips.

Right up the top of most travelers lists when they're in Brisbane are the surrounding areas of the city; the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. You see, what makes Brisbane so unique is the capacity to live, shop and be a culture vulture in the city, but make a quick escape to the beach- side scene of your choice in a matter of minutes.

Shop like crazy in Brisbane city, the Queen Street Mall is a one stop shop area for any thing and everything, from discount warehouse specials on the latest fashion trends, to schmoozing it up in Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co. also make the 5 minute drive to The Valley for boutique mania and the fringe society version of fashions' latest.

Eat, drink and chai latte at scores of highly regarded restaurants, bars and cafes in the central districts of Brisbane city, South Bank, West End, Paddington, Bulimba, Rosalie, Milton, and Wilston.

Road trips, short or long are ideal in Brissy, because of the variety of landscapes in the surrounding areas you can cruise, trek or sail through. To the north there's the Deception Bay area which moves on to the Sunshine Coast and further on to Double Island Point (right) and Fraser Island. Serious fishers or 4 Wheel Drivers heard further north for Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach and 1770 for hard core fishing and truly coastal camping.

In from the Sunshine Coast, there are the mountains, forests and outback pleasures. Check out the quaint mountain towns Montville and nearby Melany, while Saturday markets are a South East Coast favourite in the super laid back town of Eumundi.

Heading south of the city is the infamous Surfers Paradise and numerous Gold Coast attractions, mountains, surf and theme parks, not to mention some world class shopping and dining. Head west for Mount Tamborine or further south for the Tweed area or even into NSW for a CoffsHarbour/ Ballina/ ByronBay retreat.

If you're interested in local festivals, celebrations and events, check out for a list of happenings and events - from live shows and art exhibitions to trivia nights. With so many unique events to choose from, Brisbane car rental can provide the mobility essential to experience this river city.

While you're in the area you could take a picnic up to Mount Cootha and have a wander around the Botanic Gardens. As it's only 15 minutes from the CBD, the lookout at Mount Cootha gives you a brilliant view of the city and is the best place to watch the sun slowly sink over the horizon.

Must-see attractions include Australia Zoo out near Beerwah, which Steve Irwin made famous all over the world (RIP Steve...), to get up close and personal to some of this country's most fantastically dangerous creatures.

With so many things to do and see, you will definitely need a car hire so you can make most of your stay in the city. For a comprehensive list of attractions, restaurants, and accommodation, check out our Brisbane Travel Guide.

VroomVroomVroom only features deals from the leading Brisbane Airport car rental companies including Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar. Book a car hire now to enjoy your Brisbane holiday!

Brisbane Airport Is a Great Place to Pick up a Rental Car

When discussing the Brisbane Airport, we need to outline that there are two separate terminals -- one for Domestic and one for International flights. They are separate buildings and approximately 3 kilometres away from each other. When you book a vehicle at the airport with us, you will be required to enter in your flight details. This is important information as the supplier will determine which terminal you will be arriving at.

With millions of passengers arriving and departing Brisbane each year, the terminals themselves have modern facilities. Shops, cafes, take-aways and money exchange booths all help to make sure that if you need something before you leave, or as soon as you arrive, you should be able to find it.

Both terminal buildings are very modern and have great facilities. The roads leading to the airport have also been updated, and you can make your way to the Gateway Motorway very easily. This motorway can take you north or south.

DFO, the discount shopping plaza, is located on Airport Drive. You can jump on a free shuttle from the airport and enjoy a spot of shopping in between flights. Shoes, bags, clothes and more are available here.

There is a train station located outside both terminal buildings that can link you direct to most inner and outer suburbs of Brisbane. However, for total convenience we suggest that you book a rental car with us today! Booking with VroomVroomVroom today is hassle-free, too. You won't need to enter any credit card details until you go to collect your rental car.

The Domestic Terminal is noticeably separated into 3 sections, with Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar all utilising a majority of the terminal gates.

Did You Know that the Parking Available at the Domestic Terminal has Changed?

This may affect where you will drop your rental car off upon departure, so make sure you know before you go! To ensure there is a staff member on duty when you land, enter your flight details when placing your booking and your hire car will be ready to go.

This is especially important when you are arriving really late or really early in the day. The car hire staff members will be able to gauge your arrival by your flight number. With a train service available between the International and Domestic terminals, you can choose to collect a hire car from whichever is most convenient for you.

How can Toll Roads be a Cinch in Your Car Hire?

Being aware that there are Toll Roads in Brisbane is important for those travelling around the city in a rental car. There is no need to fear though, as we have invaluable information for you that will make maneuvering Brisbane city and its toll roads a piece of cake!

Our car hire suppliers have various options for you to be able to pay your tolls, so that you don't end up with a nasty fine or fee at the end of your stay. Just be sure to ask your hire car company and read through our guide found here and you will be sorted.

What to Expect from the Brisbane International Terminal

You will definitely find car rental agents at the welcoming lobby of the Brisbane International Airport. Here are other shops and facilities that you will find at the airport:

Aromas - With 2 cafes available, you can choose to go to level 4 and enjoy a sit down coffee and made to order meal, or go to level 3 and grab an espresso.

Noodle Box - Say no to the fried foods that you crave when travelling, and enjoy a warm meal of noodles, made fresh to order.

Check out the airport's official website, where you can find everything you will need to know, including information on the car rental agents based there.

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