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Car Rental at Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane Airport, Brisbane, Australia
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
NUCarrentals
$19.57 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$22.78 / per day
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Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$24.96 / per day
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Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$26.22 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Holden Commodore or similar
Holden Commodore
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$36.41 / per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$44.95 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Isuzu MU-X or similar
Isuzu MU-X
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$48.70 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$68.72 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:05 on 2020-10-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$25.20 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Brisbane Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Brisbane Airport was first called Eagle Farm Airport, named after the farmland it was built on in 1925. It is the main international airport serving both the city of Brisbane and southeastern Queensland.

As Queensland is known as the Sunshine State, one important thing is to make sure your rental car has airconditioning. Look for the airconditioning badge on our search page to make sure you won’t suffer in the sweltering heat. 

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 $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $44 per day

Top car rental companies

  • National (Tel: +61738605766)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +61738605766)
  • Europcar (Tel: +610738748150)
  • Keddy (Tel: +610738748150)
  • Alamo (Tel: 738604272)
  • Avis (Tel: +610736338666)
  • Budget (Tel: +610730001030)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +611800474258 / +61755558908)
  • SIXT (Tel: +61755558908)
  • Alamo (Tel: +61738605766)
  • NUCarrentals (Tel: +61738681935)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 61738683833 / 61738683833)

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. 12.6 km / 7.8 miles away
  2. 27.1 km / 16.8 miles away
  3. 90.9 km / 56.5 miles away
  4. 95.9 km / 59.6 miles away
  5. 109.9 km / 68.3 miles away
  6. 153.6 km / 95.5 miles away
  7. 161.1 km / 100.1 miles away
  8. 238.9 km / 148.5 miles away
  9. 255.3 km / 158.6 miles away
  10. 293.3 km / 182.3 miles away
  11. 317.8 km / 197.5 miles away
  12. 367.3 km / 228.2 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Moree Airport from $31.86 per day
    384.0 km / 238.6 miles away
  14. 411.6 km / 255.7 miles away
  15. Car Rental at Roma Airport from $32.43 per day
    433.6 km / 269.4 miles away
  16. 438.7 km / 272.6 miles away
  17. 442.0 km / 274.6 miles away
  18. 444.7 km / 276.3 miles away
  19. 453.3 km / 281.7 miles away
  20. 454.7 km / 282.5 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
$32.69
January
$38.00
February
$34.24
March
$29.63
April
$32.71
May
$22.28
June
$37.02
July
$32.98
August
$44.06
September
$42.86
October
$53.69
November
$53.69
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Brisbane Airport is June when prices for an Economy class start from $22.28. 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 $53.69 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
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 5 4 SUVs
Europcar Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
SIXT Hyundai Accent 5 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Lancer 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Carnival 5 1 People Carriers/Vans

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.

Top 12 Suppliers at Brisbane Airport in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61738605766
International Terminal, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane 4006
$43 - $212
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61738605766
7/32 Airport Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
$23 - $68
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610738748150
International Terminal, Airside Level 4, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
$35 - $58
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610738748150
International Terminal, Airside Level 4, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
$34 - $76
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
738604272
In Terminal - The Circuit
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-15:00
Sun:07:00-15:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+610736338666
1 Airport Drive Terminal Building, Eagle Farm, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia
$42 - $53
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+610730001030
Terminal Building, 1 Alpinia Dr, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
$34 - $45
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+611800474258 / +61755558908
504 Nudgee Road, Hendra, 4011
$22 - $78
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
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
504 Nudgee Rd, Hendra QLD 4001
$25 - $99
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61738605766
International Terminal, Brisbane Airport, Brisbane 4006
$23 - $68
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+61738681935
Terminal Building Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
$20 - $20
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61738683833 / 61738683833
330 Nudgee Road
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