Brisbane is a multicultural melting pot, blessed with coastal pleasures, a buzzing nightlife and culture and wonderful cuisine. When you land at Brisbane Airport (BNE) and feel the warmth of the climate and people, you will be ready to jump into your car rental and explore. It’s also the starting point for fantastic road trips, with the Whitsundays and Fraser Island to the north; Sydney and Melbourne to the south. Let us take all the hassle out of vehicle rental, so you can start your holiday.
We are a dedicated global airport car hire website, which means we are across all the best deals and offers. There is such a vast selection of car rental options today, it’s important to have a quality site to guide you. Our unique live listings allow you to book well in advance, and whether you prefer a specific make of car, size, shape, or even colour, we can deliver. The last thing you want is to be worrying about your rental vehicle when you get off the plane. Just book in advance on our home page and everything can be sorted prior to your touchdown. All you have be concerned with is which destination to visit first.
The perfect choice
It couldn’t be easier to select from the hundreds of car rental vehicles on offer. All you need to do is fill out the pick-up and drop-off locations, with dates, country of residence and your age. Once that information is loaded in, just check out your options. All we’re looking for is a satisfied customer, so take your pick from Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, Hyundai – or perhaps something extra flash, like a 4WD, BMW or Audi 5. The great advantage to our site is we present to the customer major rental companies, such as Hertz, Thrifty or Avis, to more specialised regional firms such as East Coast Car Rentals. This transparency guarantees you the best deal.
Freebies, specials and that one-off bargain
As we specialise in Brisbane Airport rental, we are constantly updating our special deals. These can vary from various vehicle upgrades, to double Frequent Flyer Points, to special rental rates. Just bookmark this page as a favourite, so you can see when the newest deals land and you don’t miss out. We offer them across all vehicle brands, so you never know when something might appeal. There’s also a free car rental app on our home page. It’s applicable to iPhone and Android, offering you the best vehicle hire deals from around the world, along with the latest pricing. Get downloading for free.
Picking up your car at Brisbane Airport
You can access 12 car rental depots at Brisbane Airport. For example, Avis has counters at both the domestic and international terminal. Europcar offer two desks, with Alamo and National also serviced there. Smaller firms, such as Andy’s Auto Rentals, may not have a physical site at the airport, but cars are delivered to the international terminal. Again, check these details carefully when you hire. Many companies have different policies and we can help you with any questions you may have.
A flying visit
Brisbane Airport is a well-oiled machine, testament to the improvements most Australian airports have made in recent years. A primary hub for Virgin Blue and secondary hub for Qantas, customer numbers are continuing to grow. There are two terminals – Domestic and International – with Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways among the numerous airlines flying in and out. With just the two terminals, it makes collecting your car rental that little bit easier. More than 20 million passengers enjoyed the services on offer in 2013. The airport itself is located just 15 minutes from the CBD.
What you need to know about Brisbane car rental
Here are some handy tips for driving on East Coast Australian roads:
Temperatures can reach uncomfortably high numbers, so always make sure you have enough water – for your engine and your own taste buds.
You drive on the same side of the road as New Zealand and the UK, on the left – Americans drive on the right.
Seat belts are compulsory for children and adults.
Rental vehicles are generally automatic transmission, while renters have to be 21 or older.
The speed limit in residential and built-up areas is 50kph, up to 110kph on freeways.
There are numerous toll roads on the M1, M2 and M7 – check online before you go travelling.
Customer care is everything
We are part of a large airport rental network that has arranged more than 900,000 bookings around the world. What allows us to deliver such a comprehensive service is exceptional distribution and booking technology, with a customer service team available 24 hours on a weekday, 12 hours on weekends. You can amend your rental at no cost and we do not charge cancellation fees on most vehicles – there are exceptions, so check carefully.
We won’t be beaten on price
If you happen to find a better deal on the same brand of vehicle and time you’re travelling on another website, not only will we beat it by a dollar – we will also offer you a 25% discount off DriveEasy excess cover. It applies to advertised deals or written quotes – we may require evidence for this offer to be valid and is subject to availability. Check terms and conditions.
The Holiday of a Lifetime
Once you have sorted the best car rental deal online, it’s time to get going. The east coast of Australia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world, whether you go north or south. Or perhaps you’re travelling inland to experience the timeless beauty of Ayers Rock? Wherever you want to go, we can get you there safely and cheaply. It’s time to get into gear…
Make sure to book early. Rental prices are likely to increase to closer you book to your pick up date.
Brisbane Airport is a busy place, and it is home to a wide range of car rental suppliers. From late models to economy vehicles, on-airport depots to ones requiring a ride, there is something to suit almost any budget and preference. The following are the options for your Brisbane Airport car rental adventure.
On Airport Rental Brands
Avis Car Rental is found in the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD 4008. Their vehicles are all late-model and they have a great range of compact, standard, intermediate and full-sized cars, as well as some prestige and luxury vehicles. Along with their on-airport depot, they offer rentals from 53 Albert Street in the Brisbane city.
Budget Car Rental is located in the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD 4008 and also has branches around the city including one at 53 Albert Street downtown. Their range of late model vehicles includes everything from economy cars right up to passenger vans and SUVs.
Europcar Car Rental has a depot at the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD 4008 and two depots in the city at 576 Queen Street, Brisbane city and 928 Wynnum Road, Brisbane city. They have a very new fleet and a wide range which includes anything from small and medium sized sedans and hatchbacks to vans. They also offer a prestige vehicle category with Audis, Range Rivers and Mini Coopers.
Hertz Car Rental can be found in the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD 4008. The company has another location at 55 Charlotte Street in Brisbane city. As well as the usual range of economy to full-sized vehicles, Hertz offers a Fun Collection, a Prestige Collection and a few more interesting options.
Redspot Car Rental, an Australian-owned company, has counters in the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD, and also a downtown location at 53 Charlotte Street, Brisbane city. Both offer renters economy, compact, intermediate, full sized and large vehicles with an average age of 6 months.
Thrifty Car Rental is located in the Brisbane Airport terminals, Airport Drive, Brisbane QLD, and also offers rentals from a downtown depot at 49 Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley. Their large, late-model fleet has an array of options for self-drive holidaymakers.
AutoEurope will be serviced by one of the above brands, likely Europcar or Thrifty. The payoff for not knowing which brand you have booked until you receive your confirmation is that you can often get a great price.
Apollo Car Rental is serviced by Hertz at Brisbane Airport, but will have different terms and conditions. You can pick up a great bargain through the Apollo brand. Look out when these are the cheapest deals.
Firefly Car Rental is another that is serviced by Hertz at Brisbane Airport. This means you will get access to the great Hertz fleet and in-terminal rental counters but often at lower prices.
Keddy by Europcar are serviced through the Europcar desk in the Brisbane Airport terminals and draw on the same fleet but often offer great savings.
Off Airport Rental Brands
East Coast Car Rentals is an independent Australian operator offering great value for money on recent and current models from compact cars to vans. They offer a complimentary shuttle to make it easy to get to their nearby depot which is found at 504 Nudgee Road, Hendra, Brisbane QLD 4011.
Atlas Car Rental has a depot at 78 Toombul Road, Northgate, QLD 4013. Their late-model fleet ranges includes compact cars, big sedans, SUVs and even convertibles. They operate a free shuttle from the airport.
Alpha Car Rental has a fleet of great new cars at 128 Gerler Road, Hendra, QLD 4011. They are a domestic company with great prices, and offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport for customers picking up or dropping off their rental cars.
Bliss is serviced by Got 2 Go Car Hire, a five minute ride on the shuttle from Brisbane Airport. You can expect great savings on a range of modern and well-maintained vehicles.