Car Rental at Canberra Airport

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Canberra Airport, Canberra, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Canberra Airport
Intermediate SUV
BYD Atto 3 (Electric) or similar
BYD Atto 3 (Electric)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$39.51 / per day
Canberra Airport
Economy
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$40.55 / per day
Canberra Airport
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$42.06 / per day
Canberra Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$52.05 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Canberra Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$68.34 / per day
Canberra Airport
Full-size Elite
Cupra Ateca or similar
Cupra Ateca
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$85.11 / per day
Canberra Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$108.02 / per day
Canberra Airport
Intermediate Elite SUV
Audi Q5 or similar
Audi Q5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$123.00 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:43 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+61
Average car rental price
$70 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Average gas price
$1.39 per liter or $5.28 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.14 per liter or $4.30 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.65 per liter or $6.26 per gallon
Canberra Airport

Airport travel guide

Although smaller and not as popular among tourists as Sydney or Melbourne, the inland Australian capital can be a fun place to explore. Home to plenty of culture and art, it is also near a number of fascinating natural areas. These are three of the best attractions in and around it:

  • National Gallery of Australia. One of the most notable of its kind in the whole country, the NGA is a popular place to visit for tourists and locals alike. The fascinating art museum has been open since 1966 and nowadays has over 160,000 artworks on display. The collection includes works by both practically all of the most notable Australian artists, as well as overseas masters such as Picasso, Monet, and Pollock.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Despite its mouthful of a name – and equally complex abbreviation, AIATSIS – it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Canberra. Established in the 1960s, it puts the Australian indigenous history, art, and the impact of the European arrival in a coherent, accessible narrative. The institute is on the Acton Peninsula, just south of the city center.
  • Namadgi National Park. Taking up nearly half of the ACT’s total area, Namadgi is not just one of the largest nature preserves in the area, it’s also among the most interesting and accessible. Located about an hour’s drive south of the capital, the park is largely made up of an alpine landscape that includes highland meadows and several wetlands, as well as a variety of flora and fauna. Other attractions include several historical huts. The park is free to enter, although dogs are forbidden.

Top international routes

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Singapore
  • Perth

Main airlines

Fly Pelican, Qantas, and Virgin Australia

Terminals

The airport’s single terminal is made up of the Southern Western Concourses which are connected by an atrium.

Location

Located 9 km (5.4 mi) southwest of the city center, the airport can be reached by car. in about ten minutes. Morshead Drive and Parkes Way are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $85 per day
  • Large cars - from $42 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • Vans - from $173 per day
  • Small cars - from $41 per day
  • SUVs - from $40 per day

Services and facilities

Canberra Airport is cozy and easy to navigate. It has a few shops, restaurants, and cafeterias, as well as a paid lounge and a hotel next door.

Nearest gas station

A Caltex station is within the airport complex and can be reached in a couple of minutes. This gas station is open from 05:00 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 05:30 a.m. to 20:00 p.m. on weekends. There are many other gas stations near the airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Sydney (290 km / 180 mi)
  • Newcastle (440 km / 273 mi)
  • Melbourne (670 km / 416 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.6
  • Check-in and departures 9.1
  • Terminal facilities 8.1
  • Wi-Fi 6.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.6

Canberra Airport (CBR)

  • IATA: CBR
  • ICAO: YSCB
  • Name: Canberra Airport (CBR)
  • Distance from city: 5 miles / 8 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Canberra Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Canberra Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Canberra Airport
$54.72
January
$48.21
February
$59.18
March
$62.60
April
$41.97
May
$61.37
June
$68.55
July
$57.66
August
$48.48
September
$50.04
October
$58.72
November
$66.12
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Canberra Airport is May — when rental costs average $41.97 per day. This is 26% cheaper than the yearly average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $68.55 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Canberra Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in February the average rental period is 6 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Canberra Airport
5
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
4
August
5
September
6
October
4
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Canberra Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Canberra Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Canberra Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Canberra Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
99%
January
56%
February
43%
March
48%
April
40%
May
51%
June
118%
July
147%
August
129%
September
102%
October
161%
November
206%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Alamo, SIXT, Thrifty, Europcar, Enterprise
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars, Medium cars, Small cars
Lowest price $40 per day
Cheapest supplier SIXT

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo MG 3 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Hyundai i30 5 2 Large cars
Alamo Mazda CX-8 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Skoda Kamiq 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
SIXT MG HS Aut. 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Skoda Scala 4 2 Large cars
SIXT Kia Carnival 5 3 Vans

Our customers' reviews

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

Australia
MG 3
January 19, 2024
Finally the sun come out and stayed out.
Australia
Nissan Qashqai
March 25, 2023
Exploring the cultural and political institutions of Australia…….Canberra as our Australian capital is an unique and bonding place to visit for all Australians.
Australia
Hyundai i30
March 9, 2023
The hybrid car we rented was so easy to drive and park at the attractions
Australia
Hyundai i30
February 27, 2023
Saw a heap of Canberra with some relaxing
Australia
Hyundai Kona
February 8, 2023
Highly recommend Abode Belconnen for your accommodation. We included the breakfast in our booking and it was well worth it. The coffee is amazing at this place and the staff are excellent.
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
September 15, 2022
We were only in Canberra this time for a family reunion and parents memorial. We got to see the expo Connection at the Canberra Museum, excellent show. We visited old parliament, brought back treasured memories, signed the condolences book for our Queen, the expo that was on was journalists in media, challenges, love of the job, very interesting, lovely morning tea at the cafe while there. We drove around some of the places from childhood.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
SIXT
9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
6
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$69.83
Lowest daily price
$39.51
Total cars available
97

Top 12 suppliers at Canberra Airport in 2024

SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 30 reviews
+61262489081
unit 3 Terminal Cct, carpark1 ACT, Canberra, 2609
$40 - $79
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
National
Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews
+61262489966
Canberra International Airport,
$53 - $139
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:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Thrifty
Very good 8.7 / 27 reviews
136139
Pialligo Ave
$50 - $123
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 43 reviews
+61262489966
Canberra International Airport,
$41 - $60
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:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 15 reviews
+610262130300
Canberra Airport, Terminal Ave, Australian Capital Territory 2609
$59 - $115
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.4
0262193041
Terminal Building
$55 - $87
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:10:00-19:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 1 review
+610262672390
Canberra Airport, Pialligo Ave, Pialligo ACT 2609
$84 - $219
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2
0262193031
Terminal Building
$58 - $88
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:10:00-19:00
Sun:10:00-21:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 1 review
+61262489966
Canberra International Airport,
$41 - $64
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:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
+610262130300
Canberra Airport, Terminal Ave, Australian Capital Territory 2609
$50 - $173
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
0262672390
PIALLIGO AVE
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.4
+6162130300
CANBERRA AIRPORT, Terminal Building
$58 - $105
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
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