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Yes, very happy with everything, I would recommend Alpha to our friends.

- Stefano, August 2016

A pleasant stress free experience and very conveniently accessed to our rented apartment at rainbow bay. Thank you

- Carol, August 2016

We decided to ask Alpha to look after the car on two stints: one in june for 10 days and the other from mid-july until the end of the month. We did this so that we wouldn't have to ask family or friends to look after us; one of our trips had a very early morning takeoff. We found the Alpha people to be extremely helpful and the two experiences went off seamlessly and satisfactorily. We thank, sincerely, everyone at Alpha for their kind and friendly help.

- Gary, August 2016

Lee was top notch... With all that experience, he knows the game is all about service & repeat business

- Michael, August 2016


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Our Location
511 B Nudgee Rd, Hendra QLD 4011
Phone Numbers

07 3868 2600 - Local Number
1300 22 74 73 - Aust Free Call
0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call
+61 7 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 renting a cheap car in Brisbane Airport is the smartest way to get around Brisbane. With a rental car, 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 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 the fare is not expensive? No. We have a better solution.

Alpha Car Hire takes care of your transportation needs during your stay in Queensland's capital. For as low as $22 per day, hiring a car from us 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, we want to make sure that your experience with us is easy. We offer a FREE shuttle 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.

Free Airport Transfers
Brisbane Airport

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 traffic can be too much to handle.

We want to make sure that you get the most out of our service. Our 100% free shuttle service from the terminal to our Hendra branch takes away the stress and hassle you typically deal with when leaving the airport. Give us a call at 07 3268 2758 and we will meet you right in front of the terminal, load your bags in, and deal with the chaotic 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.

Attractions Around 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:

DFO Brisbane Airport

Direct Factory Outlets

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. You can shop 'til you drop in over 120 big name brands including Cue, Diana Ferrarri, Charlie Brown, and Jacqui E. 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 in big brands with big bargains and big savings on your holiday!

Itching to go shopping but not sure what to get? Check out for the latest fashion and fragrance trends, offers, news, and more information.

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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.

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Story Bridge Adventure Climb

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 Lights

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 for more information and a complete list of upcoming events.

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Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street New Farm, QLD 4005

Home to the artistic, the bold, the eccentric, the awkward, and everyone in between; the Brisbane Powerhouse is a venue where artists and enthusiasts come to celebrate the arts. With over a thousand events a year, experience the best of comedy, theatre, music, dance, and visual arts that the capital has to offer.

More than being a performance space, the Brisbane Powerhouse is also an incredible venue for any occassion. Whether you're planning an outdoor wedding, an intimate family gathering, or even a big party with friends, the Brisbane Powerhouse has a space for your event.

Go to for a full list of their events and the different spaces to fit any occassion.

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Brisbane Bayside

Brisbane Bayside

43a Cambridge Parade, Moreton Bay and Islands, QLD 4179

Enjoy the sea breeze as you walk, cycle, or even sail along the Brisbane Bayside. Discover the wonders under the sea as you scuba dive and snorkel on crystal waters. Go fishing or, if you're lucky enough to see one, feed a wild dolphin on Moreton Island. Let your kids burn off that energy in the Bayside Park Manly. Take lots of photos as they race to the climbing nets, boat-inspired double slides, swings, and rocker rides.

With so much to do around the bay, you wouldn't even notice that the day is about to come to a close. It's time to grab a bite and enjoy the alfresco dining experience, overlooking the bay. One of the best ways to end your day on the bayside is with a good meal with a breathtaking view of the Brisbane sunset over glimmering waters.

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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.