Car Hire Brisbane Airport

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Our Location

511B Nudgee Rd,
Hendra, Brisbane QLD 4011
(A short 5km down Airport Drive from the Airport Terminals)

Phone Numbers

07 3868 2600 (direct to branch for pickup and drop off)

1300 227 473 (direct to call centre for enquiries, bookings, claims etc.)

0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call

07 3088 2976 - Int'l Customers Call

Store Opening Hours

Mon - Sun 4:00am - 11:00pm

When cab fares cost about as much as a fancy meal, you better believe that booking a car rental in Brisbane is the smartest way to get around the city. With a car hire, you can go anywhere, anytime -- at affordable prices. Starting from $29* per day (standard rates), our cheap car hire in Brisbane is the most affordable way to go. If you find a better offer, send us the quote and we'll beat it -- guaranteed!*

To make sure that your experience with us is as easy as possible, we've simplified our booking and pick up process. Just fill in the booking form, choose from our wide range of vehicles, and confirm! Whether you need a compact car, SUV, van, or truck hire, it's all available to you at a touch of a screen. To make the process even easier, you can accelerate your rental pick up process by pre-filling our form before heading to the counter with our Pick & Go option. It's available in the booking confirmation email you'll receive right after you book.

We want you to save as much money and hassle as possible, so we offer a free pickup and drop off service to and from Brisbane Airport and our Hendra location. We'll meet you in front of the terminal and deal with the airport traffic for you. This way, you can sit back, relax, and think about where to go for Day 1 of your Brisbane adventure.

For any enquiries or assistance needed with your rental car, email us at [email protected] or give us a ring at 1300 22 74 73. Our friendly customer service team is on standby from 4:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily to help you with all your car hire needs. Hire a car from Alpha today!

Need to hire a vehicle in nearby suburbs? Give our Alpha Car Hire Moorooka branch a ring for more details
*T&C's apply

Optional Extras

Boost Seat
Child Seat
$8 per day ($56 Max per rental)
Tyre and Windscreen
Tyre & Windscreen Protection
$3.30 per day
Rent a GPS
$9 per day ($63 Max per rental)
Key Insurance
Key Insurance
$1.99 per day
Extra Driver
Additional Driver
($9.90 per day up to a maximum of 5 days = $49.50)

First time with us? We offer a complimentary shuttle service from both the domestic and internationals terminals directly to our Pick Up desk at Hendra. Give us a ring at 07 3868 2600 when you land so we can let our shuttle bus drivers know to pick you up ahead of schedule, or to wait for you before heading back to the depot!

Brisbane Domestic Airport

Brisbane Domestic

ONLY AFTER you have collected your luggae, please call the branch on 07 3868 2600. Exit the terminal and make your wat to the Skywalk. Cross the Skywalk, keep to the right and take thye last travelator, lift or stairs to the ground level bus zone. Wait for the purple Alpha Shuttle to collect you.
*Delays may occur during peak times*

Brisbane International Airport

Brisbane International

Once you have cleared customs, call the branch on 07 3868 2600. Turn left into the arrivals hall, look for the Coach Departure sign and exit the terminal. Proceed down the ramp and follow the sign to zone 3. Wait for the purple Alpha Shuttle to collect you.
*Delays may occur during peak times*

The city centre is only a 20 minute car ride away 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:

Dandelion and Driftwood
Dandelion and Driftwood
1/45 Gerler Rd Hendra Brisbane, Hendra Station

If you are in need of a great coffee or are feeling peckish after your flight, drop by Dandelion and Driftwood down as your first stop. Once you have adjusted your seat and checked out the dashboard, head out to Gerler Road - just a couple of minutes away, 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 Story Bridge
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
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.

Brisbane DFO
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.

For more information, check out

City Cat Ferry
CityCat Ferry

Discover the city centre through great trips along the Brisbane River with CityCat and Ferry services.

Operating seven days a week with ferries running every 15 minutes throughout the day, you get to see Regatta to South Bank and The University of Queensland, Hawthorne to Riverside express, South Bank to New Farm, and so much more.

Head to the Brisbane City Council website for more details

Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia

Whether you're into historical or modern art, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art offers an amazing feast of everything from visual treats to interactive art.

Experience over 17,000 works of different genres as Queensland showcases some of the best local and international exhibitions. Get your little Picassos into the mix as QAGOMA is home to the Children's Art Centre lead by renowned artists from around the globe. If you're more into motion pictures, QAGOMA is has a dedicated facility for the Australian Cinémathèque. With the gallery having its very own cafes and restaurants, you can easily spend anywhere from a few hours to a full day.


If you're talking about the hangout place in Brissy, it has got to be Southbank.

Stunning Instagram-worthy sceneries? Check. Delectable delights of different cuisines from a bevy of cafes, restaurants, food trucks, and stalls? Check. Deliciously foamy lagers, ales, bitters, and other local brews? Check. Free live music and other events? One big check. There's so much to do that you can stay for the entire weekend and still have plenty to discover for your next trip!

Hotels and Accommodation

Considering how many exciting things there are to see and do around Brisbane, you'll surely want to stay for more than a day. Go shop, eat, explore, and then have a comfortable place to rest by the end of your adventure. Brisbane has many accommodation options for you to choose from that will cater to everyone from the fanciest to the most frugal traveler. Find everything from 5, 4, and 3 star hotels to apartments, hostels, B&Bs, resorts, camping accommodations, and more with our Brisbane Accommodation Guide.

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