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There's something electric about the atmosphere in Brisbane. Whether you're here for business or for pleasure, the best way to explore everything that South East Queensland has to offer is with a car hire.

With our fleet of modern, comfortable, and reliable cars; cruise through the city streets and discover Brisbane without breaking the bank. Alpha Car Hire provides some of the best budget rent a car Brisbane prices in Australia.

The City of Brisbane has flourished in the recent years and is buzzing with so much life and entertainment. Experience everything from modern shows in the business district, to picturesque hikes in the lush forests, to a host of festivals and celebrations throughout the Queensland capital. Whatever it is that you're into, Brisbane has something for you to love. The best part is that everything is a short drive away, and your friends at Alpha will always give you the best deals possible whenever you hire a car in Brisbane.

We take pride in being called a cheap rental car Brisbane service. When you see the list of specials we offer, and see just how much you get to save; you'll understand why. Book with Alpha and get a low cost car rental Brisbane service today!

Brisbane Locations

  • Brisbane City: 41 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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What Our Customers Have To Say

Everything went like clockwork. We only waited 6 minutes to be picked up. The car was ready when we arrived. It was a new car and totally clean. Staff were efficient and friendly. We will use them again when we come up.

, Car Hire February 2015 Christine voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Great experience - smooth

, Car Hire February 2013 David voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

We were very impressed with everything - the shuttle was at the rank by the time we got there; we were provided with a vehicle larger than we had ordered; and at a great price!!. Everyone we had contact with were efficient and cheerful. We have already recommended your company to others. Thank you very much - we will certainly book with you again.

, Car Hire February 2013 Jack voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I had a fantastic experience with the Alpha crew in fortitude valley. Excellent service with a smile and in my case, could not do enough to help me. I will certainly use the valley Alpha again.

, Car Hire February 2013 Amanda voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Thank you +++ - all the staff, both in the office and the drivers, were very friendly and helpful, the whole service was quick and efficient, good car, good value - couldn't ask for better!

, Car Hire February 2013 Anthony voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I will use Alphacar again. Thanks.

, Car Hire February 2013 Justin voted our over all service 3 out of 5 stars 3/5

Thankyou so much for making our car hire experience in gold coast a breeze, everything from the prompt coutesy pickup to the fantastic customer service and great vehicle. We plan on visiting gold coast again so we will definitely use you again then.

, Car Hire February 2013 Oliver voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Very professional well done

, Car Hire February 2013 jim voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

All personnel very friendly and helpfull

, Car Hire February 2013 Tony voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Fantastic experience! Much better than the major companies at the airport. Reception was nice and the guy handing the keys over was kind also. Cars are neat and tidy and very new! Price was much better than other companies!! Enjoyed the discount on the xtrail! Thanks!

, Car Hire February 2013 Bryan voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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Popular Local Brisbane Guides

There are so many fascinating places and fantastic events in every corner that satisfying your thirst for adventure and wanderlust comes easy. What's difficult, in a city that's just brimming with energy, is figuring out where to go and what to do first. To help you start with your Brisbane adventure, we've listed a few of our favourite places around the city:

Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo

1638 Steve Irwin Way Beerwah, QLD 4519

If you're in Brisbane and you've never been to the Australia Zoo then this really needs to be on the top of your list! Home of the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, this massive zoological destination hosts some of the most exciting shows, including the live croc show in the Crocoseum. Enjoy getting up close and personal with quirky animals-- it's a great way to spend the day.

See Steve's message of wildlife conservation live on across the park. Apart from being incredibly friendly, each and every one of the staff are also passionate conservationists.

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Bounce Inc

40 Enterprise PlaceTingalpa QLD 4173

If you're idea of a good time is getting physical, then head over to Bounce Inc. Burn some of that energy as you flip, tumble, and bounce on more than 100 interconnected trampolines, surrounded by over 500 square metres of air bags and padding.

Jump your way to health with Bounce Fit, have a completely unique dodgeball experience with Dodgeball League, or test your limits as you do insane flips and tricks up "the wall". Whether for health, fun, or both; go on and take the leap on Bounce Inc.!

Children under 110cm tall have designated areas and dedicated times.

Check out for more information.

Brisbane Science Centre

Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets South Bank, South Brisbane

Explore the fascinating world of science at Brisbane's Science Centre located in South Bank. Experience science at work with the centre's amazing interactive exhibits. From space, weight, time, and even the human body; children and adults alike will love the hands-on experience and experiments, while the experts talk about their fantastic displays.

You don't need to be a science geek to enjoy the Brisbane Science Centre. Head over to South Bank today for a unique and educational, but absolutely fun experience.

Go to for more details.

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street New Farm, QLD 4005

Home to the artistic, the bold, the eccentric, the awkward, and everyone in between; the Brisbane Powerhouse is a venue where artists and enthusiasts come to celebrate the arts. With over a thousand events a year, experience the best of comedy, theatre, music, dance, and visual arts that the capital has to offer.

Performance spaces and events venues in the Brisbane Powerhouse include:

Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza
(1320 sq m)

A large open area perfect for market and outdoor festivals, team buildings, corporate events, and even private events.

Graffiti Room
(25 seating/40 standing)

An intimate space with graffitied walls, perfect for meetings, trainings, and small cocktail gatherings.

Park Mezzanine
(25 seating/40 standing)

An intimate meeting space with a fantastic view of New Farm Park.

Performance Lawn
(750 sq m)

A large yet surprisingly private outdoor area with a stunning view of the river. It's a perfectly pleasant venue for weddings, ceremonies, and other private functions.

Powerhouse Theatre
(400-800 seating)

A contemporary black box theatre space that's perfect for theatre, comedy, music, and dance productions, and even seminars, lectures, and conferences.

Riverbend Terrace
(45 seating/70 standing)

A spacious covered outdoor deck with a picturesque view of the river.

Rooftop Terrace
(80 dining style seating/100 theatre style seating/150 standing)

A 132 square meter indoor area and adjoining serving area, with an attached 124 square meter outdoor deck. It has some of the most magnificent views of the river and is a stunning venue for weddings and ceremonies, private functions, cocktails, theater/music/dance performances, and even photoshoots.

Turbine Platform
(100-1000 standing)

A large venue suited for large-scale events like music productions, art exhibitions, and product launches.

Visy Theatre
(110-200 seating)

A thrust stage venue perfect for cabaret performances, readings, seminars, forums, and other intimate events.

Go to for a full list of their events.

Brisbane Bayside

Brisbane Bayside

(43a Cambridge Parade, Moreton Bay and Islands, Queensland 4179)

Enjoy the sea breeze as you walk, cycle, or even sail along the Brisbane Bayside. Discover the wonders under the sea as you scuba dive and snorkel on crystal waters. Go fishing or, if you're lucky enough to see one, feed a wild dolphin on Moreton Island. Let your kids burn off that energy in the Bayside Park Manly. Take lots of photos as they race to the climbing nets, boat-inspired double slides, swings, and rocker rides.

With so much to do around the bay, you wouldn't even notice that the day is about to come to a close. It's time to grab a bite and enjoy the alfresco dining experience, overlooking the bay. One of the best ways to end your day on the bayside is with a good meal with a breathtaking view of the Brisbane sunset over glimmering waters.

Brisbane Toll Roads

South East Queensland has a number of toll roads to help you avoid the typical city traffic. As everything comes at a cost, the the tolls range from $1.56 - $4.25 per toll point with some routes crossing multiple points (increasing every 6 months).

Toll roads include:

  • Gateway Motorway
  • Logan Motorway
  • Clem Jones Tunnel (aka CLEM 7 Tunnel)
  • Go-Between Bridge
  • Airport Link (aka M7)

Queensland no longer has manual toll points where you pay with cash. The new system requires you to register your car and settle payments through GoVia. This is the easiest way to ensure that you don't miss any toll fees, especially if you're visiting from out of town. Remember, on purpose or not, missing toll fees will cost you more money on penalties. If setting this all up seems too much of a hassle, our Alpha team would be more than happy to help you with this when you collect your car.

Remember that if you go over a toll and haven't pre-paid, you have to arrange payments within 3 days of passing them. For more information, check out our QLD Tolls page or visit the GoVia website.

Parking In Brisbane

Just like in any city, parking in Brisbane can be challenging. The CBD has strict rules that apply at different times of the day and days of the week. But you do have two options when looking for parking spaces: street parking or public carparks. For more information, check out Brisbane City Council's general parking rules.

Parking Tips:

Remember that the Brisbane Central Traffic Area has a maximum 2 hour park rule for street-parking, unless there are meters or signs stating otherwise. Check out Visit Brisbane for an up-to-date guide.

If you find a meter that allows you to park for more than four hours, that means it has a fee cap. If you're going to spend the entire day around an area, you can choose to pay the flat fee, instead of paying per hour.

Ivana Nikolic
is the Marketing Manager at Alpha Car Hire - Driven by Price and Service.
She's a true champion for providing excellent customer experience at cheap prices. You
get the best car rental service and complete transparency that when you hire Alpha near
your location.

"I challenge you to find better prices. If you can find it, we'll beat it, guaranteed!"
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Whether you need to blaze through a rough terrain, or simply want to have a smooth cruise through town; Alpha Car Hire has a vehicle for you. Tour Queensland's capital in comfort and style with a cheap car rental Brisbane service. We assure you reliable vehicles that are practically new, for affordable prices. If you can find a better deal for a similar vehicle class with similar terms and conditions, send us the quote on the same day and we guarantee that we will give you a better offer. Rent a car from Alpha Car Hire to get the best deals today!

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