Find a Cheap Car Hire in Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane Airport is the third busiest passenger airport in Australia to Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport with 23.2 million passengers handled in 2017. The two passenger terminals separate the domestic flights from the international flights and there are a cargo terminal and two runways.

The airport services direct traffic to 26 international and 35 domestic destinations and for us in the car hire industry, it’s one of our biggest ports of call, we supply an immense number of cheap car hire services to Brisbane. Brisbane International Airport has no curfew and therefore flights are scheduled around the clock. Duty Free shopping is available in the terminal along with a number of specialty shops. Eating options include Eagle Boys Pizza, Subway, Red Rooster, Coffee Club, and Noodle Box.

Why rent a car in Brisbane Airport with BargainWheels?

  • We have partnered with major rental brands like Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, and Europcar to provide you a vehicle that will suit your budget and needs.
  • Filter the results by size or by price. Simply fill up the dates and times, along with the pickup location, and you will be presented with a list of available vehicles from our suppliers.
  • Aside from the fact that you can pick up your rental car in the airport, we also have several pick-up locations perfectly placed throughout Brisbane for your convenience.
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Note: There is a section provided to enter in your flight details. Make sure this is complete so the supplier will know if your flight has been delayed or cancelled.


Brisbane is a vibrant city that has so many things to offer tourists.  A car hire will ensure you maximize your time spent in Brisbane as you can visit where you want when you want.  You can head to the beach for the day, enjoy a relaxing bush walk or shop till you drop in one of the many shopping precincts scattered throughout the city.  Make sure to plan your holiday to Brisbane and include some of the following ideas.

Beach it Up – Because Brisbane is almost directly in the middle of the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, you can choose which direction you want to go with Brisbane as your base. Although the Gold Coast is known worldwide, the Sunshine Coast also offers beautiful golden sandy beaches with crisp clear waves rolling through.  South Bank which is located close to the CBD is a parkland precinct that is dedicated to allowing the city dwellers and holidaymakers, the opportunity to enjoy a man-made beach and picnic destination close to home.

The  Brisbane River – City Cat’s, Ferries, Cruises and even canoes are common appearances on the Brisbane River.  Why not take a cruise down the wonderful picturesque River that has been the lifeline for the city for generations.  The Brisbane Council run the City Cat and Ferry services and this is also a cheaper way to experience the river and all it has to offer.

The Riverwalk – Located on the city side of the river, there is a walkway that provides a great walk in the city and surrounding area.  You can also take a ride along the walkway or some people even skate and rollerblade.


With your car hire ready, there are so many places to eat and drink in Brisbane.  You will be able to access all types of food from the many restaurants, cafes, and hotels around the city and suburb areas in your car hire.  Make sure to try some of the local seafood, or enjoy a succulent steak.  Of course, the usual fast food outlets that you would expect in a city area are available but there are definitely great eating options for the more adventurous.

Pancake Manor – Open 24/7 the Pancake Manor is a popular restaurant to eat any time of the day or night.  Set in a renovated Chapel, the atmosphere is Medi-evil and the menu is just as spectacular.  Not only are there all sorts of different pancakes, but you can also enjoy savory crepes, steak, and succulent salads. There is some street parking for your car hire, or across the road, you can pay to park in a secure parking lot.

Merlo – Starting with exceptional beans selected as some of the world’s highest quality beans for over 15 years, and roasting the beans to perfection following the recipe which made them famous since they began, a strong, smooth and packed with a healthy dose of caffeine decent coffee is served. This philosophy comes from combining the best ingredients to make the best blends. They ensure they use the best machines to enhance their precious coffee and most importantly ensure they have the best crews. A small kiosk established at the entrance of Qantas Terminal is perfect for people grabbing a coffee before checking in or picking up their car hire.

Driving tips in Brisbane Airport

You can access the Brisbane International Airport via the Gateway Motorway or on the Airtrain that links the International Terminal to the Domestic Terminal and the CBD, where you can then access the suburban rail network. The International Terminal offers 12 parking bays for aircraft with aerobridges. There are four levels at the terminal with level one set aside for the offices of the airlines, baggage handlers, and tourism operators, level two is for arrivals, the departure lounge is located on level three and level four is for departure check-ins.

There is also a 5-storey long term car park situated at the International Terminal with a smaller short term car park also available, for convenience we have an arrangement with the airport that allows you to pick up and leave your cheap car hire in Brisbane International Airport.