Car Hire Brisbane Airport

When cab fares cost about as much as a fancy meal, you better believe that booking a budget car rentalBrisbane 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 hire a car 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.

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  • Brisbane Airport:
  • 128 Gerler Rd,
  • Hendra QLD 4011
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What Our Rental Customers Have To Say

Great experience, you have my business in the future

, Car Hire February 2014 Danny voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Thankyou for a very good experience

, Car Hire February 2014 Tanya and Paul voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Thankyou for a very good experience

, Car Hire February 2014 Tanya and Paul voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Very good service shuttle drivers very helpful counter staff very efficent and helpful

, Car Hire February 2014 patrick voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Friendly corteous staff extremely well organised proffesional outfit all the way.

, Car Hire February 2014 Darren voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Overall good service on pick up and drop off, friendly staff.

, Car Hire February 2014 Peter voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Staff were very friendly and courteous both at hiring and de-hiring.I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to anyone and will be hiring again in the future

, Car Hire February 2014 ROBERT voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

This was my first time with Alpha and I am very likely to be a repeat customer as well as recommend Alpha to others.

, Car Hire February 2014 Joanne voted our over all service 5 out of 5 stars 5/5

Courtesy bus driver friendly and helpful

, Car Hire February 2014 Chris voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

Keep up your good work

, Car Hire February 2014 Ronald. voted our over all service 4 out of 5 stars 4/5

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Free Airport Transfers

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

OOur Brisbane Airport branch offers extended trading hours to make sure we cover as many flights as possible. We are open every day from 4am to 11pm so you can fully and freely use our shuttle service and get great deals, at almost any time of the day.

Nearby Attractions

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:


DFO Brisbane Airport

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.

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Ibis Budget Brisbane Airport (Hotel)

Ibis Budget Hotel Brisbane Airport

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

Ibis Budget Hotel Brisbane Airport

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 .

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre regularly plays host to some of the world's best performers from The Eagles and Lady Gaga to Queen and Australia's very own Kylie. There is always something on offer for everyone.

While most commonly known for hosting major music performances, the venue also offers professional conference facilities and a premier recreational sports venue where you'll find basketball, netball, cheerleading, taekwondo and many more great events available throughout the year.

Check out their website for more information and a complete list of upcoming events.

For more great information about Brisbane and other exciting things to see and do while you're here, head over to our Brisbane page and take a look. For some exciting wildlife options, take a look at some of the Wildlife Day Trips we have put together around Brisbane!

Must-See Attractions

Before you leave Queensland's capital, there are a couple of things you just have to do:

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.

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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 the Brisbane Entertainment Centre website 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

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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 Alpha today!