Car Rental 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

If you want to make the most out of your next trip to Brisbane, whether for work or play, get in touch with Alpha Car Hire for flexible and affordable car rental in Brisbane. You’ll have so much more freedom when you hire a car from Brisbane Airport, not to mention in most cases car rental will be cheaper than taxis.<

When you choose Alpha Car Hire Brisbane we also pick you up and drop you off at your rental car for free, right from Brisbane Airport so you’re in control of your trip from the beginning. Just imagine how much more professional you’ll look arriving at your meeting in a modern hire car instead of tumbling out of a communal taxi. And consider how much easier it will be to take your family to Brisbane’s best attractions at your own pace rather than relying on shuttle buses or public transport.

Car Hire Brisbane Airport

Getting you in to your Alpha Car Hire rental car from Brisbane Airport couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is call us when you touch down in Brisbane and a free Alpha Car Hire shuttle will take you to our depot less than 10 minutes away in Hendra.

From the domestic terminal of the airport you just need to make your way across the Skywalk, keeping to the right, and take the travelator, lift or stairs down to the bus zone on the ground level, and your purple Alpha Care Hire shuttle will be waiting for you.

If you’re coming from the international terminal you will turn left into the arrivals hall after customs, there you will see a Coach Departure sign at the exit, go down the ramp and follow the signs to Zone 3. From there the car is yours, and you’ll have 500 kilometres of exploring per day included in your rental agreement.

Why hire a car in Brisbane

When you hire a car in Brisbane from Alpha Car Hire you can tailor the hire to your needs. That doesn’t just mean easy pickup and drop off. You also have the choice of a range of vehicles, whether you want a small hire car for zipping around Brisbane city, a roomier car for long haul exploration or an SUV to make it easy to transport the whole family or a group of colleagues or clients.

You can also be assured that your Brisbane hire car will be clean and reliable, and there won’t be any hidden costs associated with the hire that will blow out your budget. All of this means that you don’t have to worry about deciphering unfamiliar bus timetables, getting off at the wrong train station or being late to a meeting because an inattentive taxi driver is taking you the long way there. Instead, you’re in control of making sure your travel plans stay on track.

Places to visit when hiring a car in Brisbane

When you hire a car while visiting Brisbane a world of opportunities opens up to you for family activities or a quick trip out of the city after a meeting. If you’re in Brisbane in August then you should make a trip to the Royal Queensland Show, also known as Ekka. Ekka is held at the Brisbane Showgrounds which are less than 15 minutes from Brisbane airport in your hire car. You’ll be able to see agricultural displays, meet an array of animals and indulge in a myriad of local produce.

Drive around an hour north of Brisbane airport and you will be on the beautiful Sunshine Coast where you can relax on picture-perfect beaches, or explore the waterways and walking trails through the Noosa Heads National Park. Alternatively, an hour south from the airport will find you on the Gold Coast, again home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but this time also hosting theme parks and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you’re looking for a short jaunt out of the city, Mount Coot-tha is around half an hour from Brisbane Airport and makes a perfect place to look out over the city and all the way to Moreton Bay. You’ll be able to enjoy the peace and natural beauty of Queensland’s rich, lush, tropical landscape before heading back into the city for a dinner meeting or to catch your plane.

So why waste time and money on taxis and public transport when you travel to Brisbane when you can put your holiday or corporate travel itinerary in safe hands with a reliable and affordable hire car from Alpha Car Hire Brisbane.

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

Domestic Terminal

Exit the terminal and make your way to the Skywalk. Cross the Skywalk, keep to the right and take the last travelator, lift or stairs to the ground level bus zone.

Brisbane International Airport

International Terminal

Once you have cleared customs, 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.

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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