When cab fares cost about as much as a fancy meal, booking a budget car rental Brisbane service is the smartest way to get around Brisbane. With a car hire, you can go anywhere in the city any time you need to, at affordable prices.
Picture this: Your plane just landed. You're at the Brisbane airport. You're exhausted, and you really just want to get to your hotel to get some rest. You don't want to end up looking and feeling like a zombie during the first day of your business trip/family visit/vacation. So, what do you do? Hail a cab and pray you don't get scammed? No. We have a better solution.
From the Brisbane Airport to your hotel and anywhere else in Brisbane, Alpha Car Hire takes care of your transportation needs during your stay in Queensland's capital. For as low as $27 per day, our car hire Brisbane service at Alpha is definitely the way to go. That is, unless you'd rather spend a little over $42 for one taxi ride from the airport to the city. How much more do you think you're going to spend if you keep hailing cabs throughout your entire stay?
More than helping you save money on transportation costs, we want to make sure that your experience with us is easy. We offer a free pick-up service from the Brisbane Airport to our Hendra location, where our helpful and friendly Alpha staff will help you pick up the car. No need for you to deal with the hectic airport traffic.
Brisbane Airport Location
- Brisbane Airport:
- 128 Gerler Rd,
- Hendra QLD 4011
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NZ - Free Call
What Our Rental Customers Have To Say
I've rented from you before & will continue to do so because of value for money & excellent serviceGraeme , June 2015
Young lady at moorooka was brilliantElaine , June 2015
The car exterior was scratched on most panels on pick up but this was of no great concern as the interior of the car was reasonably clean & didn't smell. I did find rubbish in the side door pockets (including a cigarette lighter) which had obviously been overlooked. The car ran well and had no problems. The pick ups & drop offs were very efficient, the staff were very friendly & helpful.Michael , June 2015
We didn't receive a confirmation email of our booking so was really unsure who/where we were suppose to meet the Alpha representive. This was sorted through a phone call. On arrival the car was not inspected for any damage. I have stored my own vehicle with Alpha and have hired cars throughout the country several times. Overall I'm very happy with the service, especially the price.Aleisha , June 2015
Your staff at tullamarine were exceptional customer service officers. As a manager of a busy customer service environment I would definitely hire themJenny , June 2015
Was very happy with the service. I took the 0 excess and my car was upgraded to a sedan without paying anything extra. Keep up the good work. CheersAteet , June 2015
Location at the gold coast is a little bit of a nuisance when arriving at the airport.Patrick , June 2015
Great shuttle service and a great way to exit the airport terminal too.Robert , June 2015
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Free Brisbane Airport Transfers
Whether you've just arrived from a short domestic flight or a long overseas one, the last thing you want to do is spend even more time at the airport. Cramming your bags into the car, negotiating with cabbies, and the busy airport traffic can be too much to handle.
We want to make sure that you get the most out of our budget car hire Brisbane service. Our 100% free shuttle service from the Brisbane Airport to our Hendra office takes away the stress and hassle you typically deal with when leaving the airport. We will meet you right in front of the terminal, load your bags in, and deal with the chaotic terminal traffic for you. This way, you can sit back, relax, and think about where to go on Day 1 of your Brisbane adventure. If you don't know where to start, feel free to ask one of our drivers for suggestions because they're sure to have some great ideas.
Extended Opening Hours
Our Brisbane Airport branch are open every day from 4am to 11pm. We want to make sure that we cover as many flights as possible so you can fully and freely use our shuttle service and get great deals at almost any time of the day. Even so, if you're arriving outside of these hours, give us a ring and one of our friendly Alpha staff will gladly arrange a pick-up for you.
Nearby Attractions at the Brisbane Airport
The city is only a 20 minute car ride from the Brisbane Airport. When you see the metro come alive with all the sights and sounds, figuring out where to go and what to do first becomes nearly impossible. If you really can't decide, here are a few places nearby you can go to first, before heading out to the farther parts of the metro:
Direct Factory Outlets
Ninth Avenue Skygate, Brisbane Airport QLD 4007
For the shopaholic in you, the DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) precinct offers a myriad of outlets where you'll find Australian and international brands. If you love a good bargain, then you'd be ecstatic to find out that stores there can have major sales that go up to 70% off retail price.
Get lost in a sea of fashion and lifestyle in DFO. With plenty of parking, and a vibrant atmosphere, it's a great place to let the shopaholic in you run wild. Enjoy a day of shopping and savings on your holiday vacation.
For more information, check out the website, dfobrisbane.com.au
Ibis Budget Brisbane Airport (Hotel)
18 Navigator Place Cnr. Nudgee Road 4011
When you're on a budget, it can sometimes be difficult to find good hotels close to the airport (that's within your price range). In Brisbane, you won't have that problem.
Ibis Budget is an affordable hotel with rooms that don't feel "budget" at all. For as little as $99, you get to enjoy rooms fixed with a flat screen television, a modern en-suite, and free Wi-Fi access. It's open 24 hours a day and is only 5 minutes away from the Brisbane airport. They have a shuttle service available to take you directly there. So if your flight leaves at an ungodly hour, you no longer need to wait around an empty airport for your flight at 2 in the morning.
For more info, check out the Ibis website.
Dandelion and Driftwood
1/45 Gerler Rd, Hendra QLD 4011
You're probably feeling peckish after your flight. After checking in Ibis, head out to Gerler Road for the most delectable sweets in Hendra.
Once you're seated and you start to look around the cafe, you start to notice Dandelion and Driftwood's extraordinary attention to detail. From the exquisite taste of the coffee, to the cosiness of the interior, to the lusciousness of the pastries; every minute detail was painstakingly planned and impeccably executed. If you're craving for something heavier than pastries, don't worry. They have a savoury selection of sandwiches on the menu. They even have a special house tea, for those who prefer a cuppa over coffee.
Head out to Dandelion and Driftwood today for exquisite coffee, the perfect cuppa, savoury sandwiches, and sweet treats that feel like home. For more information, check out their website at dandeliondriftwood.com.
Story Bridge Adventure Climb
170 Main Street, Kangaroo Point Brisbane, QLD, 4169
See Brisbane from a perspective that might just leave you breathless. Watch the city come alive with Brissy's most stunning panoramic view, as traffic glides beneath you. Yes, you read that right: beneath you. Discover the colourful history of the Story Bridge and things about the capital that the locals don't even know about, as you climb 80 meters above sea level.
The Story Bridge Adventure climb is a 100% safe and guided tour. You don't need to be an athlete to climb, as the pace is relaxed so people of all ages can enjoy the experience. If you're worried about capturing moments, their team of professional photographers snap away while as you rise to the skyline. All you have to do is feel the warm breeze and take in the glorious view from every angle.
For more information, go to sbac.net.au.
Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Melaleuca Dr, Boondall QLD 4034, Australia
See amazing live performances from some of the world's best performers in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. This venue has hosted shows from The Eagles, to Lady Gaga, to Queen, to Australia's very own Kylie Minogue.
If you're planning corporate events, take note that, while the centre is most commonly known for hosting major music performances, it also offers facilities for professional conferences, recreational sports, and so many more exciting events all year round.
Check out brisent.com.au for more information and a complete list of upcoming events.
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.
(25 seating/40 standing)
An intimate space with graffitied walls, perfect for meetings, trainings, and small cocktail gatherings.
(25 seating/40 standing)
An intimate meeting space with a fantastic view of New Farm Park.
(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.
A contemporary black box theatre space that's perfect for theatre, comedy, music, and dance productions, and even seminars, lectures, and conferences.
(45 seating/70 standing)
A spacious covered outdoor deck with a picturesque view of the river.
(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.
A large venue suited for large-scale events like music productions, art exhibitions, and product launches.
A thrust stage venue perfect for cabaret performances, readings, seminars, forums, and other intimate events.
Go to brisbanepowerhouse.org for a full list of their events.
(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.
Toll Roads in around Brisbane Airport
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.
For more information about Brisbane and all its exciting sights and events, head over to our Brisbane page for inspiration while you plan your Brissy adventure. For the best deals and cheap car rental Brisbane services, hire a car from our friendly Alpha team today!