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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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What Our Rental Customers Have To Say

I find the service at Alpha in melbourne amazing given that most customers are in a rush and often confused. I would also like to acknowledge the people who do the pick-ups from the airport, they always greet us with a smile which is a great way to arrive in a city.

, Car Hire January 2013 Rachel voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Hi, I felt staff were friendly,curtious and efficient, I will be returning to gold coast twice more in 2013 and will be requiring a car, I will be using your service again. Regards michele

, Car Hire January 2013 Michele voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Good value for money....Will continue to support you.

, Car Hire January 2013 John voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

An excellent hire. We got upgraded to a brand new nissan x trail and the service was great. The price was the price as quoted. Again very pleased with the service and vehicle and got us back to the airport for the early morning flight to wellington all stress free.

, Car Hire January 2013 Stuart voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Thank you for very professional and friendly service. Our vechile was excellent and the staff at the depot, particularly our shuttle bus driver were very helpful and welcoming. We would happily recommend your business and book Alpha car hire for our next holiday - nerida

, Car Hire January 2013 Nerida voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I have previously used Alpha nd on each ocassion have been impressed with the fantastic service provided by all staff. The cars have been averything that was expected and did the job very well with no breakdowns etc.

, Car Hire December 2012 Darryl voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I would like to thank the staff for their help and compassion at a very bad time for us, there handling of the situation was excellent and got us through a very trying extra week and a half, without their help I would have not been able to visit my husband in hospital and get us to the airport to fly back home to new zealand. Thank you to all staff involved. Bob and christine ruddick.

, Car Hire December 2012 Christine voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Oh my goodness I have just returned and you have beat me to it as I was going to send an email to say many of the above. After our car being in an accident at home we chose Alpha from Brisbane to hire a car ( which we live 2 hours away from near byron bay ) and we had such great service and rates, then going to melbourne the following week I went straight to Alpha and the service and vehicle was impeccable. From the original greeting when we walked into the Alpha building, the girl was so delightful, easy and it was such an easy process, when we returned the car I was then on a deadline to get to the plane and the boys in the yard quickly drove us all to the airport and left the other guests that were dily dallying around to get the next shuttle so we didn't have to wait. I was so appreciative of this, the service, the rates, the vehicle ( nissan xtrail ) was exceptional - thank you

, Car Hire December 2012 JANE voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Every thing went as planned and the staff where fantastic

, Car Hire December 2012 Doug voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

We had an upgrade and kate one of your staff offered to forward a part of our gps we left in the car. Excellent value for money and company

, Car Hire December 2012 jan voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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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 Ooutlets

DFO Brisbane Airport

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,

Ibis Budget Brisbane Airport (Hotel)

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

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

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

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane Entertainment Centre Lights

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 for more information and a complete list of upcoming events.

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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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!

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