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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT BRISBANE

About Brisbane Airport (BNE)


Address: Serviced By Redspot, In Terminal The Circuit, Brisbane, 4008 , Qld, Qld

If you are flying into Queensland, and Brisbane in particular, you disembark at Brisbane Airport.  After Sydney and Melbourne, it’s the third biggest airport in the country.

No doubt, you would want to explore not only Brisbane but the beautiful Queensland countryside. And it’s easy thanks to the incredible range of car rental options found at Brisbane Airport. And travelling to the city is easy. In fact, its a quick 20 minute journey on the M3, a major route into Brisbane city centre.

  Getting around

There is much to see and do on Australia’s famed Gold Coast and its best to see it at your leisure. And that’s what car hire affords you. You can come and go as you please. No tourist trips rushing to as many sites as possible in a day. That’s the best way to discover the jewels in Queensland’s crown.

And there is so much to do here. Of course, the Gold Coast beaches are a major attraction. Here its all about sun, fun and surf. You could even venture inland to visit the Tamborine Mountain National Park or discover the rich traditions of the Aboriginal people of the region at the Jellugral Cultural Centre.

And car hire is the best way to get you where you need to be!

  Choosing your car

Brisbane Airport car rental kiosks are conveniently located in both international and domestic terminal buildings, so securing a vehicle is quick and easy.

And you can rent a car from a host of well-known international brands as well as some smaller Australian domestic companies. Some of your airport car rental options include Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National, Thrifty and Budget but there are many more.

And what vehicles are available if you chose to make use of Brisbane Airport car rentals? It’s whatever you prefer really. The choices are varied and will fit in with you and your travelling companion’s specific needs. These include sedans in a variety of sizes, SUVs, luxury vehicles, people carriers, estate vehicles and even convertibles.  These come from a range of manufacturers such as KIA, Toyota, Holden, Ford and Mercedes.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Brisbane Airport

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When leaving the airport and travelling towards Brisbane, travel along the Airport approach road and onto the M3 highway. You will be travelling mainly in a southeasterly direction.

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Note, in Australia vehicles drive on the left-side of the road and most are right-hand drive. That can take a little bit of getting used if you are visting from countries that are opposite to this.

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Many rental car agencies will only lease vehicles to drivers over 21 years of age. In some cases, depending on the vehicle, you may need to be even older.

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You will encounter toll roads in and around Brisbane. Some will require payment straight away, while others are automated. Make sure you know the best way to cover these toll fees.

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You will need an international drivers license for travelling on the roads of Queensland. Enforcing road rules is taken very seriously, don’t break them.

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Queensland and most of Australia for that matter is full of roundabouts. Always give way to vehicles coming from your right that are already in the roundabout.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Brisbane

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Brisbane?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Brisbane. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Brisbane?

In short, book early when flying into Brisbane, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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3. Does Brisbane have cars with 7 seats?

Brisbane does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Brisbane to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Brisbane but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Brisbane?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Brisbane for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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6. Is it better to rent at Brisbane or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Brisbane are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Brisbane car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Brisbane?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Brisbane they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Brisbane?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Brisbane it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Brisbane?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Brisbane rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Brisbane?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Brisbane. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Brisbane?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Brisbane including Holden Commodore Estate, Hyundai i20, Toyota Kluger, and Toyota Commuter.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Brisbane?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Brisbane including:

  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Alpha  Alpha




After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Brisbane. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Brisbane?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Brisbane, but we have provided an indicative price of GBP13 per day for a rental starting on May 15, 2020 with Ace driving a Super Saver Car Older Economy Model or similar. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Brisbane in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Brisbane with Thrifty, Alamo and Keddy By Europcar at prices starting from GBP20 per day, in a Nissan X-Trail or similar on an example date of May 15, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Brisbane. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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15. Which rental companies are there at Brisbane?

We have listed a selection of 10 rental companies at Brisbane. These are:

  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • Sixt  Sixt
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • Ace  Ace
  • East Coast  East Coast



There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Brisbane?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Brisbane it takes an average of 14 mins to collect your vehicle.

We just checked the wait times at Brisbane, but unfortunately we do not have any statistics for this location.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Brisbane?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Brisbane, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Brisbane?

Prices can vary at short notice at Brisbane, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai Accent or similar for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing GBP17 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

We performed a search of cars for pickup on Saturday morning at 10am, but unfortunately it looks like all cars at Brisbane are booked out at that time. To search for other cars at another date or time, please check availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Brisbane and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Brisbane is Thrifty with a score of 9 / 10. Here are the top 5:

  • Thrifty  Thrifty - 9
  • Alamo  Alamo - 8.7
  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar - 8.6
  • Europcar  Europcar - 8.1
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals - 8.1

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Brisbane?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Brisbane. Some examples listed here are:

  • Super Saver Car Older Economy Model  Super Saver Car Older Economy Model
  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Suzuki Swift  Suzuki Swift
  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi Mirage

There were insufficient search results returned for Brisbane to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.