Brisbane Airport Car Hire

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We also provide Car rental from the Gold Coast should you be heading down to see all the attractions in and around Surfers Paradise.

Brisbane Airport Car Rental Information

Brisbane Airport is located at: 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport QLD 4008, Australia

Inside Brisbane Airport car rental kiosks

There are six main well known car rental suppliers which are: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Thrifty and Hertz. They supply all types of vehicle which include Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van and SUV​​s

Rental SupplierCar Rental Opening Hours are between between 5am and 12:30am at Brisbane Airport - 7 days per week
avis car hire Avis Brisbane Airport: Open from Monday to Sunday from 5am to 12 Midnight 7 days a week.
budget car hire Budget Brisbane Airport: Open from Monday to Sunday from 5am to 12 Midnight 7 days a week.
europcar rentals Europcar Brisbane Airport: Open from Monday to Friday from 5am to 12 Midnight 7 days a week.
hertz car rentals Hertz Brisbane Airport: Open from Monday to Sunday from 5am to 12:30am​ 7 days a week.
thrifty car rentals Thrifty Brisbane Airport: Open from Sunday to Friday from 5:30am to 11:00pm and 5:00am to 11:00pm on a Saturday

Brisbane Airport and Car Parking Information

Being the third busiest airport in Australia, Brisbane Airport is located right on the eastern coast of Brisbane, approximately 14 kilometres to the north east of the Brisbane CBD. On a good day with no major traffic hassles, it is about a 15 minute drive, but it is always good to allow plenty of time due to the Brisbane traffic. The airport has an IATA reference of BNE.

Brisbane Airport is divided into two distinct terminals, domestic and international that are a couple of kilometres away from each other. However, the good news is that there is an inter-terminal shuttle that operates for all valid ticket holders.

The current Brisbane domestic terminal was opened in 1988 to coincide with World Expo 88. The two storey terminal has everything that you need, such as ATM's, currency exchange, newsagency, pharmacy, a range of eateries and bars, as well as both Qantas and Virgin guest lounges.

Check in facilities for all flights are on the ground floor, with all arrivals and departures on the upper floor. Currently Qantas, Virgin Australia, Qantaslink, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Jetstar, Tigerair, Cobham, Sunstate, Regional Express Airlines operate from the domestic terminal. There is a multi-story car-park that is adjacent to the domestic terminal.

The international was completed in 1995, and is a four storey terminal building. Level 1 is used by baggage handlers, tourism operators and airlines, Level 2 is dedicated to arrivals, Level 3 is the departure lounges and Level 4 is reserved for check in. There is a five story car-park that is adjacent to the international terminal.

The airport currently has two runways in operation, with a third runway that began construction in 2014. Every year the domestic and international terminals handle over 21 million passengers. There are 26 different airlines that operate from the Brisbane Airport, which provide over 42 national and 28 international destinations.

Airport Accessibility

Brisbane Airport is easily accessible by car, taxi, limousine and shuttle. There is also the Airtrain which runs from the Brisbane CBD and from the Gold Coast to both terminals at the airport.

When you visit Brisbane you will find many things you can do.

Discover Brisbane's Street Art Scene

Explore Fortitude Valley: This vibrant neighborhood is known for its colorful street art. Take a stroll and admire the impressive murals that adorn the buildings.

Hunt for Hidden Gems: Venture off the beaten path to find hidden alleys and laneways where local street artists showcase their talents.

Guided Street Art Tours: Join a guided tour to learn about the stories and meanings behind the city's street art while discovering hidden treasures.

Indulge in Brisbane's Food Culture

Eat Your Way through Eat Street Northshore: Visit this bustling night market, featuring an array of international cuisines, gourmet desserts, and live entertainment.

Try Indigenous Bush Tucker: Experience the unique flavors of native Australian ingredients at restaurants specializing in indigenous cuisine.

Attend a Food Festival: Brisbane hosts various food festivals throughout the year, celebrating local produce, multicultural dishes, and culinary innovations.

Explore the Natural Wonders

Walk Along the Brisbane River: Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic riverfront, taking in the citys skyline and lush greenery.

Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary: Get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos, and other Australian wildlife at the world's oldest and largest koala sanctuary.

Hike Mt. Coot-tha: Embark on a nature walk up Mt. Coot-tha, offering panoramic views of the city, subtropical rainforests, and diverse birdlife.

Immerse Yourself in Brisbane's Culture

Explore the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA): Discover contemporary artworks from local and international artists, attend thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in interactive installations.

Attend a Live Performance at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC): Enjoy theater, ballet, opera, or live music performances at QPAC, one of Australia's leading cultural venues.

Discover Brisbane's Museums: Visit the Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, and Museum of Brisbane to delve into the city's rich history, art, and cultural heritage.

Venture to Nearby Day Trip Destinations

Visit the Moreton Island: Take a ferry to this stunning island paradise, where you can snorkel around shipwrecks, sandboard down sand dunes, and spot dolphins and turtles.

Explore the Scenic Rim: Embark on a day trip to the picturesque Scenic Rim region, known for its lush countryside, waterfalls, and charming villages.

Discover the Sunshine Coast: Head north of Brisbane to enjoy beautiful beaches, national parks, and attractions like Australia Zoo, Underwater World, and the Eumundi Markets.

Attend an Underground Comedy Show

Seek Out Comedy Cellars: Discover hidden comedy clubs and venues tucked away in basements and secret locations throughout the city for intimate and hilarious stand-up performances.

Underground Comedy Festivals: Keep an eye out for underground comedy festivals that showcase alternative and unconventional acts, providing a fresh and unique comedy experience.

Uncover Brisbane's Supernatural History

Ghost Tours: Join a guided ghost tour through Brisbane's haunted locations, where storytellers share spine-chilling tales of the city's eerie past.

Boggo Road Gaol: Explore the historic Boggo Road Gaol, known for its dark and intriguing history. Take a guided tour to learn about the prison's notorious inmates, daring escapes, and paranormal activity.

Experience Rooftop Cinema

Open-Air Movie Nights: Enjoy a unique cinematic experience at one of Brisbane's rooftop cinemas, where you can watch a movie under the stars while savoring delicious food and drinks.

Rooftop Bar Views: Some rooftop cinema venues offer stunning city views, allowing you to take in the skyline while enjoying your favorite films in a cozy and atmospheric setting.

Discover Street Markets

South Bank Collective Markets: Visit this bustling market on the weekends, featuring local artisans, designers, and delicious food stalls, offering a unique shopping and dining experience.

Boundary Street Markets: Explore this vibrant market in West End, showcasing an eclectic mix of arts, crafts, vintage clothing, and international street food.

Climb the Story Bridge

Conquer New Heights: Take part in the Bridge Climb adventure, scaling the iconic Story Bridge for panoramic views of the city, river, and surrounding landscapes.

Twilight or Night Climb: Experience the magic of Brisbane's skyline during sunset or under the shimmering lights of the city at night with specialized twilight or night climbs.

Visit Alma Park Zoo

Located at Dakabin on Alma Road, Postcode 4503. Alma Park Zoo has 40 acres and 12 acres set under a rainforest canopy in Dakabin. They have over 100 species and more than 200 individual animals to see for you and the family.

Brisbane Entertainment Center

Located in Boondall north of Brisbane Aiport, Postcode 4034, the Brisbane entertainment center is a great place to see for all your history, events, corporate and sports information. From your famous musical artists to childrens shows such as The Wiggles, they cater for all. It's definately well worth a visit.

The Regatta Hotel

Located near Toowong The Regatta Hotel has many feature and dining activities following a $10 Million revamp after the 2011 brisbane floods. They include the Boatshed, Front Bar, Courtyard, Street Cafe and Gaming Room.

Rocks Riverside Park

The Rocks Riverside Park is a another great place to see, its suitable for toddlers, children and adults, a well designed park by the Brisbane River located at outer south west Brisbane

These unique experiences offer a different perspective on Brisbane's attractions and provide opportunities to immerse yourself in the city's distinctive offerings. Remember to check the availability and any restrictions or other factors before planning your activities.

Enjoy your time in Brisbane!