Rent a Car from Brisbane Airport for Convenient Travels:

You may be asking yourself ‘why should I rent a car when I arrive at the Brisbane Airport?’ Simply put, hiring a car is a cost effective and very convenient way to get around. It gives you on the ground access to visit the beautiful city of Brisbane as well as many other great local attractions. Not forgetting the free airport transfers when you hire your car with the team here at Alpha Car Hire! Our friendly and experienced staff can get you into a car hire deal to suit any budget. Travelling by car from the airport is effortless now with the new, Airport Link motorway, which connects the CBD and the Brisbane airport. Don't forget we have no hidden costs and the lowest prices around.

Two terminals (Domestic and International) make up Brisbane’s Airport options. Both areas are very modern with great facilities for everyone. Whichever terminal you need, there are shopping and dining options available. If you’ve already returned your hire vehicle, a great thing to do while in transit is to hop on the free TBus and head to Airport Village DFO, located just 10 minutes away. Enjoy a vibrant market place that’s filled with restaurants, bars and cafes as well as fashion and accessory shopping.

Queensland is lucky to have the best of both worlds for weather: warm summers and mild winters. It is the second-largest state in Australia but has the third largest populus, leaving plenty of room to move. The state of Qld borders the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales. Capital city Brisbane is the largest city in the state and third largest city in Australia. Also known as the Sunshine State, the state houses 10 of Australia’s 30 largest cities and is the nation’s third largest economy.

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Everything went fine, very prompt to be picked up and dropped off, vehicle was clean and tidy and had no problems.

, Car Hire December 2013 Steven voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

I was very impressed and very satisfied with the vehicle, service etc. I will definitely be using your company again the next time I visit melbourne and I have already recommended to all my friends, colleagues and family that should they need to hire a vehicle when in melbourne, Alpha is the company to use.

, Car Hire December 2013 Lynda voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Excellent all round service at a reasonable price will definetly recommend and come back

, Car Hire December 2013 Jamie voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

I have rented from Alpha twice this year and have been extremely pleased with everything, the customer service, the quality of the car and it's cleanliness. The staff have been very friendly at all times.

, Car Hire December 2013 Neil voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Customer service person in depot when we collected morning of tues dec 3 very friendly and helpful. Overall a good experience and value for money. Will use again.

, Car Hire December 2013 Andrew voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

It was great to be able to rent a car and not have any hassle. The pick up and drop off to and from from airport was quick and on time. Thanks again for making things easy. Cheers.

, Car Hire December 2013 Tony voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Thanks for your fast and friendly service. Have already recommended you!

, Car Hire December 2013 Melissa voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Thanks Alpha. Service was fabulous. We will definitely look at using Alpha again in the future for any car hire.

, Car Hire December 2013 Kim voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Very satisfied with the service, price etc

, Car Hire December 2013 Rodney voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

The shuttle drivers were friendly. We really appreciated the book of maps that we were offered when we picked up the car. The car was clean and went well. I would recommend your organisation

, Car Hire December 2013 Joanne voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

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Popular guides for Brisbane Airport:

When you’re in Brisbane, these local guides can help in exploring the city and discovering many of the great sights on offer.

Hire a car in Brisbane:
BCL (Brisbane City Life):
Welcome to Brisbane:

Brisbane Local Not Enough? Queensland Offers a Buffet of Adventure.

Brisbane is a great place for a day trip and Brisbane airport car rental will get you moving! Why not try our guide to 12 hours in Brisbane including Brisbane River, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Eye in South Bank, Samford Valley and Mount Coot-tha. Check out our 12 Hour Itinerary for more information.

Our collection of Queensland Itineraries offers 3, 5, 7 or 8 Day Self Drive options, depending on your schedule and needs.

We also offer the Top 10 Car Hire Tips to look out for when renting in Australia such as saving money, bonds and petrol station.

Need some help to calculate the distance of your trip? View our Driving Distances Travel Guide that can tell you the distances between Australia’s major cities and towns.

If you’re new to driving in Australia, there are a few things that could definitely help you out before you take off on your adventure. Having knowledge about driving at night, our drink driving laws, and fuel are some of the things that can affect your trip quite a bit if you’re not aware. See our Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info. Talk to our friendly Brisbane airport car rental staff if need more directions.

Toll Roads

To get from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD use the Airport Link M7! Travel via the toll roads to enjoy multiple benefits such as improved travel time and reduction in fuel consumption. Now, you will have more time to enjoy Brisbane instead of sitting in your car admiring the traffic! Queensland has a network of toll roads including the Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Clem Jones (CLEM7) Tunnel and the Go Between Bridge, Airport Link M7. All of these toll roads will allow you to travel easily around Brisbane. Visit our How to Pay Your Toll page to learn more about tolls before arriving at car rental Brisbane airport.

Free Transfers

Our convenient rental location at Brisbane Airport means terminals are just minutes away. We not only offer extended trading hours for the convenience of travellers, but also free transfers to our depot during this time. Our friendly and experienced car rental Brisbane airport staff will help you get your holiday started on a positive note and always have a smile to greet you with.

Local Attractions

Top 5 places that are close to Brisbane Airport:

  1. DFO (Direct Factory Outlet)
    1. Do you want to shop with your rental? Then check out this outlet with over 120 Australian and international brands at up to 70% off! You can find everything you want right here.
  2. Brisbane CBD (Central Business District)
    1. Why not go straight to Brisbane and explore the city? It’s only 13km (8 miles) away from the airport!
  3. Eagle Farm Racecourse
    1. Check out this premier racecourse in Brisbane, which was established in 1863! Attend one of the many races that are held between May to July.
  4. Telstra Museum Brisbane
    1. Travel through time while visiting this museum by following the telecommunications evolution from Morse code to today’s advanced advanced telephone systems.
  5. Kingsford Smith Memorial
    1. Visit this memorial, where the famed Southern Cross, which is one of Australia’s greatest historical treasures, can be found! Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was the first person to fly across the Pacific Ocean.

For more information about local attractions in Brisbane, check out our See and Do Brisbane Guide.

Hotels and Accommodation:

There are a good number of hotels available close to the airport. Accommodation can easily be found to suit any budget. Here are some Brisbane accommodation options available.

Brisbane Locality Tips:

Brisbane is on the Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT + 10 hours. There are no daylight savings anywhere in Queensland.

About Brisbane Car Hire

Car Hire Brisbane Airport Shuttle Pickup Info

Queensland is blessed with some of the best beaches in Australia and the Brisbane Airport is in the middle of two of them. If you head north on the highway, you can go to the Sunshine Coast or head south to ‘Australia’s Playground’ the Gold Coast.

Our Car Hire Brisbane Airport location is just minutes away from our handy pick up points at the Domestic and International terminals. Let us rescue you from the busy Airport terminal and save your cab fare with our free shuttle bus service.

Things to see during rental

When you fly into the Brisbane terminal, you are a short drive from some of the best tourist attractions such as Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and of course Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. There is the iconic lookout point at Mt Cootha (complete with an amazing restaurant) and the unique Story Bridge climb over Brisbane.

Whether you are on holidays with family or on a business trip, if you have time spare, we suggest you enjoy Queensland’s sunshine and discover your escape in one of our new 'Car Hire Brisbane' vehicles! Rental is a breeze with Alpha.


Car Hire Brisbane just around the corner

Our Brisbane Airport rental depot is in a convenient location in Hendra with a lot of exciting things close by. Another reason to choose us for your next Brisbane car hire. DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) is a discounted shopping centre with some stores discounting stock by up to 70%, there is a good reason this retail outlet is so popular. Also our rental branch is a few doors down from Tom’s Confectionary Warehouse, which is the biggest confectionary shop in Australia.

Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses are within minutes from our rental depot which is constantly a host of horse races and regular Markets. Racecourse Road is famous for its fine dining and boutiques, popular with locals and you will also find many accommodation options nearby. Portside wharf is not only the home of many cruise ships, but there are also world-class restaurants, shops and a Dendy cinema complex. Car hire Brisbane will get you where you want, when you want!

Ivana Nikolic
is the Marketing Manager at Alpha Car Hire - Driven by Price and Service

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