Car Rental at Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane Airport, Brisbane, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Jucy
$48.84 per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$63.01 per day
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$64.09 per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$69.78 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$89.12 / per day
Premium
Audi Q5 or similar
Audi Q5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$108.29 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$116.83 / per day
Intermediate Elite
BMW 2 Series or similar
BMW 2 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$119.51 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Economy car rental price
$67.74 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.7
Average gasoline price
$1.30 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.47 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.13 / 1 liter
Brisbane Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of Queensland and the third largest city in Australia, Brisbane gets a lot of visitors every year. Whether you come for the culture, the beaches, or the surrounding nature, visiting this city means you’re bound to have a good time. These are three of the most interesting destinations in and around Brisbane:

  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Named after the British army officer who was the governor of New South Wales and also happened to be an astronomer, Brisbane planetarium is one of the city’s main landmarks. Whether you come to marvel at the night sky and space or learn about cosmic exploration programs, this is one place that can all but guarantee you an awe-inspiring experience.
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Australia is home to many venomous snakes and other dangerous creatures, but also to some of the cutest animals on the planet. The world’s first — and largest— koala sanctuary is a great chance to meet the little marsupials, learn about conservation efforts dedicated to them, and also see other emblematic Australian wildlife. The sanctuary is about 15 km (9 miles) south of the city center and can be reached in about 20 minutes by car.
  • Surfing. Brisbane has many impressive museums, galleries, and architecture, but once you’ve explored those, one of the main attractions of the region is the possibility to ride the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Many world-famous spots like the Surfers Paradise (about a 90 minute drive to the south) and Sunshine Coast (the same distance to the north) are nearby, and other, small surfing hubs are even closer to the city. 
  • Museums. Brisbane is home to high quality museums for practically every taste and interest. Some of the most notable institutions include the Museum of Brisbane dedicated to the history and present of the city, the Queensland Maritime Museum, the Science Center, and the futuristic Cube, a digital interactive learning space created by the Queensland University of Technology.
  • Roma Street Parkland. Brisbane is home to many public green areas and gardens, but Roma Street Parkland might just be the most notable of them all. Located right next door to the center of Brisbane, it has been called the largest subtropical urban garden and is characterized by a network of pathways, as well as inhabitants such as the Eastern water dragon and Black flying fox.

Top international routes

  • Auckland
  • Singapore
  • Los Angeles
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Denpasar

Main airlines

Brisbane Airport serves as a hub for both Qantas and Virgin Australia. Jetstar Airways also uses the airport as a base. Air New Zealand, Fly Corporate, and China Airlines are also important airlines serving the airport.

Terminals

The two passenger terminals are the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. You can easily move between them with either the free Terminal Transfer Bus or free AIRPARK Transfer Bus.

This article focuses mostly on the International Terminal. See the separate page for Brisbane Domestic Airport (BNET02).

Location

Brisbane Airport is about 18 km (11.2 mi) from downtown Brisbane. Airport Drive, Airport Link/M7, and M3 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city, but keep in mind that Airport Link/M7 is a toll road.

It is also worth noting that all toll roads in Australia, including the Airport Link, are cashless. The car rental company you rent from may have en e-Tag on the car already. If so, you’ll be charged a small fee for every day you use a toll road in addition to the cost of the tolls.

The alternative if this is not the case is to purchase a Road Pass from Linkt (as opposed to an e-Tag). This works for 30 days and will backdate to cover any tolls in the previous 3 days when it starts. In this case, you could use the Airport Link and then purchase the Road Pass. If you travel further to New South Wales or Victoria, you will also need to purchase sperate passes for those states.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $106 per day
  • Medium cars - from $85 per day
  • Small cars - from $75 per day
  • SUVs - from $117 per day

Car rental desks

The exact pick-up location of your rental car depends on which rental company you choose. Europcar and Alamo are located at the International Terminal of the airport. Their desks are on Level 2 behind the Spoon Cafe. Atlas Car & Truck Rental, East Coast Car Rental, and Sixt are all located just outside of the airport.

Services and facilities

You’ll find lots of fast food outlets, bars, and restaurants, as well as stores and duty-free outlets. There are also several ATMs, an on-site hotel, parenting rooms, first aid rooms and free showers in both terminals, a spa, a barber shop, and a prayer room. There are left luggage services on the ground floor of the international terminal, next to the car park entrance, and also in the domestic terminal outside the Virgin and Qantas zones. The airport is equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Coles Express, which has the same address as the airport, is right next to it and close to Great Barrier Road and Moreton Drive. It requires a slight detour if you are returning a car to the International Terminal of the airport, though.

A new Caltex station that opened in July 2019 just off the East-West Arterial Road is now the preferred station both for those returning a car to the International terminal and those returning a car to off-airport locations. It is less than a block away from SIXT/East Coast Car Rental and 2km from Atlas Car and Truck Rental. It is 4km from the International Terminal but does is directly on the way.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Sydney (922 km / 573 mi)
  • Cairns (1,681 km / 1,044 mi)
  • Gold Coast (86 km / 53 mi)
  • Melbourne (1,790 km / 1,112 mi)
  • Maroochydore (101 km / 63 mi)
  • Canberra (1,198 km / 744 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.6
  • Departure and check-in 8.2
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.4
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.0

Brisbane Airport (BNE)

  • IATA: BNE
  • ICAO: YBBN
  • Name: Brisbane Airport (BNE)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 192,917
  • Passengers (per year): 23,205,702
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 7 3406 3000
  • Email: info@bne.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Brisbane Airport

  1. 0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  2. 4.6 km / 2.9 miles away
  3. Car Rental in Brisbane Ascot from $132.00 per day
    5.7 km / 3.6 miles away
  4. 10.5 km / 6.5 miles away
  5. 11.2 km / 7.0 miles away
  6. 11.6 km / 7.2 miles away
  7. 12.6 km / 7.8 miles away
  8. 16.9 km / 10.5 miles away
  9. 19.2 km / 11.9 miles away
  10. 27.1 km / 16.8 miles away
  11. 90.9 km / 56.5 miles away
  12. 95.9 km / 59.6 miles away
  13. 109.9 km / 68.3 miles away
  14. 153.6 km / 95.5 miles away
  15. 161.1 km / 100.1 miles away
  16. 238.9 km / 148.5 miles away
  17. 255.3 km / 158.6 miles away
  18. 293.3 km / 182.3 miles away
  19. 317.8 km / 197.5 miles away
  20. 367.3 km / 228.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Brisbane Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Brisbane Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Brisbane Airport
$27.04
January
$31.43
February
$28.32
March
$24.51
April
$27.06
May
$18.43
June
$30.63
July
$27.28
August
$36.45
September
$35.45
October
$44.41
November
$44.41
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Brisbane Airport is June when prices for an Economy class start from $18.43. You can see that this is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $44.41 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Brisbane Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in November the average rental period is 22 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
9
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
9
August
7
September
7
October
22
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Brisbane Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Brisbane Airport in April, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
150%
January
124%
February
133%
March
172%
April
154%
May
110%
June
156%
July
142%
August
26%
September
13%
October
8%
November
12%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Lancer 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

What are the available options for reducing the excess amount of the rental car?
All rental companies serving Brisbane Airport offer either a Partial Damage Waiver or Full Damage Waiver that either includes a lower excess or no excess at all. AS these products can only be purchased at the rental desk, we are not able to display the prices. Please contact our Customer Support Team for more information.

An alternative is our Full Coverage, which if you purchase, you will be reimbursed for any covered charges that the rental company withholds from your deposit.
If my plane lands at 5 am, when can I pick up my rental car? Do I have to wait until a certain time?
If your flight lands early in the morning, you will have to wait until at least 6 am to pick up your rental car. Europcar, Keddy, and NU open at this time. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pick up a car earlier.
How do I pay for tolls in Brisbane in a rental car?
Most, but not all, rental companies provide an electronic device (e-tag) for toll payment. Your credit or debit card will automatically be charged for the tolls that you incur. If the rental company does not provide a device, you may have to pay for the tolls online. But make sure to ask the company when picking up the car.
How much is the required deposit for rental cars at Brisbane Airport?
The deposit to be held on a credit or debit card during the rental period varies by company and by the class of car rented. At Brisbane Airport, the deposit is usually A$1,000. To be sure how large of a deposit will be asked for at the rental desk, check the left-hand side of the rental conditions of the car you would like to rent.
Can local residents rent a car at Brisbane Airport?
Yes, it is possible for local residents to rent at the airport even if they are not flying into it. To do so, you will need to provide some form of proof of your home address, such as a utility bill, in addition to the normally required documents.
Can I add additional drivers to the rental contract?
Yes, it is possible to add additional drivers. This can be done on the booking page under optional extras or at the rental desk.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Singapore
Hyundai Kona
July 27, 2022
O'reillys Rainforest Retreat was an interesting experience.
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
June 5, 2022
But directly with Hertz
Australia
Kia Carnival
May 26, 2022
excellent location and easy system on returning the car..good shuttle service
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 1, 2022
Frazier Island was great, defiantly a must do! All the places heading north from Brisbane were great. Glad we could make the trip. Will be back to see more!!
Australia
Peugeot 508s
March 6, 2022
Not many - floods prohibited us from going where we wanted to go
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 7, 2022
Very easy to deal with, good value for money and no stress transaction
Australia
Hyundai Accent
January 6, 2022
Australia’s Zoo was fantastic and the Sunshine Coast has a lot to offer tourists
Australia
Hyundai Kona
December 27, 2021
Helpful overall an easily accessible.
Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse
December 25, 2021
Ordered one slightly bigger. The “or similar” Option was not as big and we were not as comfortable and couldn’t fit our extra passenger so they had to find alternate transport
Australia
Hyundai Accent
December 8, 2021
As usual, Noosaville was peaceful, available, and near everything we needed
Australia
Hyundai i20 3d
June 30, 2021
I was visiting a number of friends.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
June 3, 2021
Friendly prompt pickup
New Zealand
Hyundai Accent
May 18, 2021
Instructions for international pickup might need looked at. Especially for someone new to airport, and at night. If carpark was busy I may not have found it
Australia
Hyundai Kona
March 28, 2021
Visiting family.
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 14, 2021
Harbour town good shopping with plenty of eating places, rock pools for safe swimming for kids, Timezone for kids to enjoy
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 12, 2021
We went to Queensland for a funeral so didn’t do any sight seeing
New Zealand
Hyundai Accent
July 29, 2019
I only go to Brisbane to visit family would not go there as a holiday destination
Indonesia
Kia Carnival
July 16, 2019
was a little lost trying to find the pick up point because the shuttle bus was not there
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 19, 2019
Easy drive.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
9.24 / 10
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
8.04 / 10
Total number of reviews
10
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$67.74
Lowest daily price
$34.82
Total cars available
81

Top 16 Suppliers at Brisbane Airport in 2022

Hertz
Exceptional 9.2 / 55 reviews
+61735414704
Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
$84 - $167
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Ace Rental Cars
Exceptional 9.2 / 11 reviews
+61735651800 / 1800620408
330 Nudgee Road Hendra
$70 - $103
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.1 / 37 reviews
136139
Airport Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 57 reviews
+61730008600
Terminal Building, Brisbane, Brisbane Airport QLD 4009
$89 - $139
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.9
+611800474258 / +61755558908
504 Nudgee Road, Hendra, 4011
$63 - $103
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Bargain Car Rentals
Excellent 8.9 / 265 reviews
+611300729230
22 Serpentine Rd, Hendra QLD 4011
$108 - $110
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
National
Excellent 8.7 / 1 reviews
+61738605766 / +610731874450
International Terminal, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane 4006
$117 - $159
Budget
Excellent 8.7 / 6 reviews
+610730001030
Terminal Building, 1 Alpinia Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
$142 - $142
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-22:00
Sun:05:30-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.6 / 31 reviews
+61738605766 / +61731874450
International Terminal, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane 4006
$64 - $134
Jucy
Excellent 8.6 / 49 reviews
+611800150850
771 Kingsford Smith Drive Eagle Farm QLD 4009
$49 - $49
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:55
Tue:08:00-16:55
Wed:08:00-16:55
Thu:08:00-16:55
Fri:08:00-16:55
Sat:08:00-13:55
Sun:09:00-13:55
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+61738605766 / +610731874450
7/32 Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
$64 - $134
Europcar
Excellent 8.5 / 17 reviews
+610738748150
Domestic Terminal Building, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane QLD 4007
$124 - $146
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:00
Tue:06:30-22:00
Wed:06:30-22:00
Thu:06:30-22:00
Fri:06:30-22:00
Sat:06:30-22:00
Sun:06:30-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
+610736338666
1 Airport Drive Terminal Building, Eagle Farm, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia
$94 - $175
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-22:00
Sun:05:30-23:59
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+610738748150
Domestic Terminal Building, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane QLD 4007
$120 - $120
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:00
Tue:06:30-22:00
Wed:06:30-22:00
Thu:06:30-22:00
Fri:06:30-22:00
Sat:06:30-22:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
0735414790
Airport Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8 / 3 reviews
+61738681935
Terminal Building Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
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