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Car Rental in Brisbane Airport

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Brisbane Airport (BNE)


Terminal Building,
Eagle Farm (Metro), Brisbane Qld, QL, Queensland, 4007, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Fri 5:30 AM - 12:00 AM; Sat 5:30 AM - 10:00 PM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information


What time do you need to arrive at Brisbane Airport for an international flight?

It’s recommended that you arrive at Brisbane Airport at least three hours before your international flight. By doing so, you give yourself the best chance of passing through security and making it to the gate before the aircraft doors close. In contrast, you can arrive one hour before a domestic flight. However, you may want to allocate additional time depending on whether or not you wish to go shopping.

Does Brisbane Airport close overnight?

Brisbane Airport is open on a 24-hour basis.

At Budget, we want to make your Brisbane Airport car hire experience smooth and convenient. If you’re ready to hire from us, book today.

How far is Brisbane Airport from Brisbane's CBD?

It takes 20 mins to drive from Brisbane Airport to Brisbane CBD in your rental car.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Brisbane Airport?

To provide you with a cost to rent a car from Brisbane Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and which location you want to collect it from. Enter your details and get a quote today!

What is the most popular hire car in Brisbane Airport?

The small yet nifty Holden Spark or similar is perfect for quick city trips. For longer weekend getaways consider the Toyota Camry sedan or similar or the Hyundai Kona SUV or similar.


Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: For Brisbane International Terminal arrivals, Budget counter is located at arrivals hall level 2. For Brisbane Domestic arrivals, counter is located on the ground floor across from the baggage claim area.
CARS: Vehicles are located in the parking bays just ouside the terminal.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Vehicles may be returned to the parking bay and keys left in the drop box at the Budget counter.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Renter Requirements

Car Hire at Brisbane Airport

As the busiest city in Queensland State, Brisbane has plenty for tourists and business visitors to see and do. If you’re landing into the airport sometime soon, have you considered your transport options? At Budget Australia, we provide the solution with our car hire at Brisbane Airport.

How to reach our Brisbane Airport car hire desks

You’ll find our Brisbane Airport car hire desks on Level 2 of the International Terminal and Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal.

Your guide to Brisbane Airport

With two terminals, Brisbane Airport operates a busy flight schedule that connects Australians with cities around the world. If you’d like to reach the airport from Brisbane City Centre, try the following route:

  • Start on Albert Street and head South East towards Elizabeth Street
  • Turn left onto Elizabeth Street, then continue straight on Eagle Street
  • Take a slight right onto Queen Street, then continue straight on to Wickham Street
  • Turn Left onto State Route 15
  • Take a right to continue on SR15, then take another right to continue on SR15
  • Take the M7 Airport Tunnel/Slip Road
  • Continue East onto East-West Arterial Road, then continue onto Airport Drive
  • Follow directions for your designated terminal

There’s a free shuttle that runs between each terminal, making it easy for you to move between them.

Things to do near Brisbane Airport

When you hire a car at Brisbane Airport, you have a great opportunity to explore some of the area’s best attractions. Some of our favourite spots include:

Direct Factory Outlets

With a quick 3.5km drive, you can take yourself to the Direct Factory Outlets. Featuring a selection of Australian and international brands, these outlets are ideal for stocking up on designer goods at a fraction of the price. In addition to the usual fashion stores, you’ll also find beauty, food, home goods, and electronics.

Brisbane River Cruise

If you’re prepared to step off your flight and onto a river cruise, head to Brisbane River. With a laidback pace, each cruise is ideal for seeing the city from a new vantage point. If you’re a keen photographer, don’t forget to take your camera along for the ride.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

As one of the few places in the world that allows you to pet koalas, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is always worth a visit. It’s just over 25km away from the airport and a firm favourite amongst people of all ages. Every visit there goes towards supporting the sanctuary’s conservation efforts.

Where to refuel near Brisbane Airport

When you return your hire car to Brisbane Airport, it’ll need a full tank of petrol. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • Coles Express at Brisbane Airport
  • BNE Service Centre at Brisbane Airport
  • Shell in Nudgee
  • Caltex Eagle Farm in Eagle Farm
  • Freedom Fuels in Nudgee

The cars for hire at Brisbane Airport

At Budget Australia, our Brisbane Airport car hire service benefits from an expansive fleet. If you’re seeking a slick city car, we have the right vehicle for you. At the larger end of the scale, we also provide family carriers, 4x4s, and SUVs.

Distances to nearby attractions

After collecting your hire car from Brisbane Airport, there are lots of sites you can explore. Here are some distances to nearby popular attractions:

  • Sea World Brisbane 85.2km
  • South Bank 16.4km
  • Gallery of Modern Art 16km
  • Brisbane City Botanic Gardens 17.3km
  • Glass House Mountains 68.1km