Book a Cheap Car Hire in Canberra Airport

An airplane take off from the airport

Are you planning to fly to Canberra? BargainWheels can help you find a cheap car hire at Canberra Airport. We compare the best bargains on rental cars so you can easily find the cheapest vehicle. With rental cars direct from the airport, there is no need to catch a shuttle to an off site office to collect a car. This suits most travellers whether it would be for business or pleasure.

Why you should use BargainWheels to book a car rental


  • Car rental rates from Canberra Airport can be easily compared with our simple booking system.
  • Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar and Enterprise (formerly Redspot) are our main suppliers for car hire.
  • We can help you book a rental car anywhere in Australia not just Canberra.

Useful information on Canberra Airport


Canberra International Airport services the Australian Capital Territory.  It originally was an old airstrip that was built in the 1920’s.  In the late 1930’s the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) controlled the airport with a section designated for civil aviation. The Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd group bought the lease for the airport in 1988 and the area previously used by the RAAF was sub-leased back to the Air Force.

With upgrades and future redevelopment, the Canberra Airport will have 6 aerobridges and the floor space for the lounge area will quadruple.  Airport land also houses a business park that has over 12 office buildings and an Outlet Shopping Centre. Yes! it’s all happening at Canberra at the moment, so you should really consider how exactly you’re going to get around. But that’s what we’re here for! BargainWheels car hire rentals are the cheapest around! and with good reason too, we search through all national and local car providers in the area to get you the most competitive quote possible which leaves you with one of Canberra’s most affordable hire cars out there!

Canberra Airport is also an emergency stop over for planes that cannot land in Melbourne and Sydney due to weather etc. With Sydney Airport experiencing air traffic dilemmas on an ongoing basis, the Canberra International Airport management are displaying interest in making the Canberra Airport, Sydney’s second airport, relieving Sydney of the problems without it needing a full upgrade.

Interesting Facts about the Capital City of Australia – Canberra


  • The name of the official place of residence for the Prime Minister of Australia is called The Lodge.  Not all Prime Minister’s may choose to make The Lodge their primary residency, but this has caused controversy, in the past.
  • The roads in the inner city area of Canberra are designed in a Wheel and Stoke pattern. So if you feel like your driving around in circles in your car rental, then you probably are.

Why hire car in Canberra


Having a rental car in Canberra can make your stay so much more enjoyable. There are so many attractions to explore and although there is public transport available, collecting a hire car when you arrive at Canberra Airport will allow you to enjoy the sights and attractions, when you like and at your own pace.  Some places may really tickle your fancy, while others may not be your cup of tea. Check out the following attractions.

Australian National Botanical Garden – This is the place to take the family for a leisurely, relaxing day out amongst the beautiful fauna and plants that Australia prides itself on. You can join a guided walk, or just use the beautiful gardens as a background for a power walk.  With the many pathways and walking tracks, the kids will love it.