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Pick-up location Brisbane
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 79
Airport locations 38
Popular agencies Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, East Coast Car Rentals

Cheap Car Rental Brisbane

Economy $19/day
Compact $18/day
Intermediate $19/day
Standard $28/day
Full-size $21/day
4x4 $30/day
People mover $33/day
Mini $28/day
Premium $41/day
Luxury $21/day
Convertible $180/day
Commercial $36/day
Box truck $43/day
Van $50/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Brisbane atlascar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Brisbane opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Brisbane bargaincar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Brisbane europcar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Brisbane opaquecar
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Brisbane opaquecar
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Brisbane atlascar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Brisbane enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Brisbane hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Brisbane apex
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Brisbane nucar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Commercial car in Brisbane enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in Brisbane hertz
5 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Brisbane bargaincar
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Brisbane car hire reviews and directory

From $40/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,805 reviews)
3 locations in Brisbane
Enterprise
Locations in Brisbane
11 The Circuit Domestic Termin
+61 738 604 272
Festival Carpark
+61 732 106 516
Intl Terminal - The Circuit
+61 738 605 766
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Enterprise reviews in Brisbane

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From $41/day
Rated no. 2
Europcar
europcar
7.6 Good (350 reviews)
4 locations in Brisbane
From $36/day
Rated no. 3
Alpha
alpha
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Brisbane
Alpha
Locations in Brisbane
232 Old Cleveland Road
+61 732 689 500
41 Maclachlan St
+61 732 689 500
453 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka
In Terminal - The Circuit, Brisbane Airport
0061 7 3868 2600/1300 22 74 73
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  • 8.0
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9.6 Excellent
12 Feb. 2019
Great experience for the price - good value.
Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful. We decided we wanted to extend another day and called a few hours before we were due to return and Alpha were happy to add another day on at the same price - no excessive charge which was great. No complaints about the car either, great condition and very economical which helped with the overall expense of hiring a car!
Cons: The pick up / shuttle service is a little clunky and adds time on to the overall exchange but it’s worth it for the cheaper price you get for shopping a little further a field.
From $43/day
Rated no. 4
Avis
avis
9.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
4 locations in Brisbane
Avis
Locations in Brisbane
12 Curtin Avenue
+61 736 335 355
53 Albert Street
+61 732 470 577
728 Ann Street
+61 734 065 188
Terminal Building
+61 736 338 666
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
13 Mar. 2019
Pros: You couldn’t pay me to drive a Suzuki Swift back home...until Inhired this car. Great customer service and this car was LEGEND.
Cons: Honestly, the insurance cost more than I expected, but might as well make sure I have $0 liability Incase of a catastrophe. Everything else was top, 100%, LEGIT, LEGEND. Insurance wasn’t even that expensive so maybe I’m being a drama queen, haha!
8.4 Excellent
3 Aug. 2019
Pros: Staff excellent
Cons: Pricey
From $25/day
Rated no. 5
Bargin Car Rentals
bargincarrentals
8.5 Excellent (6 reviews)
1 location in Brisbane
Bargin Car Rentals
Locations in Brisbane
Brisbane Airport
From $36/day
Rated no. 6
Budget
budget
7.2 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Brisbane
Budget
Locations in Brisbane
53 Albert St
+61 732 470 599
728b Ann St
+61 734 065 188
Brisbane Airport Terminal
+61 730 001 030
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
15 Aug. 2019
Pros: The process was so easy and the staff were clear and helpful.
Cons: It was hard to find our car at first because no one showed us where it was.
4.8 Okay
13 Aug. 2018
Cons: I had done my application online, but the Budget office at the Brisbane airport had NO WORKING INTERNET CONNECTION, so I was unable to show them what I had purchased on my laptop. Yep, that's right. I had to purchase a MORE EXPENSIVE deal there, and then had to drive downtown the next day to the Budget office and get it straightened out, and I'm still not sure that it was done properly.
From $25/day
Rated no. 7
East Coast Car Rentals
eastcoastcarrentals
7.2 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Brisbane
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Brisbane
82 Wickham Street
Brisbane Airport
+61 732 164 873
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
7.2 Good
15 May 2019
Pros: The original lady i spoke to at Hendra was excellent. However had to make several calls to get advice on repairs to puncture i had recieved. Phone Brisbane office which then transfers you to Hendra where you have to wait lengthy waits at both places. Very frustrating.
Cons: The actual cost was more than i expected in fact double because of insurance costs. Plus i had half a day getting a puncture repaired as tyre dealers didn't have the unusual size that Hyudai have put on there latest cars.
From $42/day
Rated no. 8
Hertz
7.1 Good (9 reviews)
3 locations in Brisbane
Hertz
Locations in Brisbane
1980 Sandgate Road
+61 738 651 044
55 Charlotte St
+61 732 216 166
Brisbane Apt
+61 738 604 522
  • 6.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
6 Jul. 2019
Pros: Horrible service. This isn't worth my time, as this site doesn't give me ample space to explain the horrendous predicament caused by this business.
10.0 Excellent
12 Aug. 2018
Good value, and service
Pros: Friendly counter staff Good car, fuel efficient, clean, reliable
9.6 Excellent
30 Oct. 2018
More than happy
Pros: The service from start to finish.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
11 Nov. 2016
Pros: Everything was great!
6.0 Good
30 Jun. 2017
A short rental
Pros: Speed of pick-up and new car
2.0 Mediocre
9 Jul. 2017
Cons: I was unable to use the service but the website wouldn't let me cancel my reservation. I would got to the screen, Are you sure you want to cancel your reservation, and it would not let me choose yes. Since I was abroad, I couldn't call. Will never use this again!
10.0 Excellent
3 Mar. 2018
Good customer service
Pros: Nice car overall. Kathryn that checked us into our rental was great and helpful!
4.8 Okay
17 Jan. 2019
Cons: Car was filthy inside. Drop of at BNE airport was terrible. Had to go into the airport to get trolley for luggage. Had to then go to level 2 to drop off the keys. Should have trolleys and someone on site to drop off.
8.0 Excellent
10 Apr. 2019
Pros: Dis not rent car in Ascot
From $38/day
Rated no. 9
Alamo
alamo
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Brisbane
Alamo
Locations in Brisbane
Domestic Terminal - Serviced By Redspot
+61 738 604 272
In Terminal The Circuit
+61 738 605 766
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
  • 8.0
  • 4.0
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
9 Jan. 2018
Pros: Car was very clean and comfortable
Cons: Hidden extras in costs, our total ended up being double what we had originally planned. Two to four weeks to return the $200 bond, am currently trying to find out why so long.
6.0 Good
20 Mar. 2018
Get what you pay for
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off at airport
Cons: Exterior of car was dirty and tires needed air, had to demand a new car after we looked at the car and saw the wheels bowing out from lack of air. Terrible customer service, dodgy insurance eg claims you have rediculous excess to pay even if you aren’t in fault of any damage to the car, even if it’s fault of another driver.
From $33/day
Rated no. 10
Firefly
firefly
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Brisbane
Firefly
Locations in Brisbane
55 Charlotte St
+61 732 216 166
Airport Drive
+61 738 605 014
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
11 Jun. 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off was simple and convenient.
Cons: The company claimed i damaged the car, sent me one vague email stating they were looking into the damage done and would contact me with their findings but then proceeded to charge my credit card US$ 830.00 without following up on their first email.
From $52/day
Rated no. 11
Thrifty
thrifty
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Brisbane
Thrifty
Locations in Brisbane
49 Barry Parade
+61 730 063 255
Brisbane Ap
+61 730 008 600
Corner Compton And Ewing Rd Wd
+61 738 087 085
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
28 Jul. 2018
Classic bait and switch at Brisbane Airport
Cons: I booked the premium car three months in advance - they didn't have one when I arrived. They offered either a large gas guzzling SUV or a Camry. I took the Camry, and they refused to give me a lower rate. End up paying hundreds of $ more than I should have for the 3-week rental, but it was 5:30am after a 14 hour flight and I wasn't about to go shopping elsewhere.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
13 locations in Brisbane
Sunnycars
Locations in Brisbane
111 Cullen Avenue
117 Curtin Avenue West
1436 Ipswich Road
504 Nudgee Road
53 Charlotte St. Brisbane
55 Charlotte Street
576 Queen Street
728 Ann Street
82 Wickham Street
Airport Drive
Eagle Farm Brisbane
Terminal Building
The Circuit Domestic
From $45/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
6 locations in Brisbane
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Brisbane
117 Curtin Ave West
1468a Ipswich Rd
+61 733 361 320
18 Hercules Street
+61 732 682 418
728 Ann Street
In Terminal - The Circuit, Brisbane Airport
61738748150
Sofitel Brisbane - 249 Turbot St, Brisbane
Dollar
dollar
3 locations in Brisbane
Dollar
Locations in Brisbane
49 Barry Parade
+61 730 063 255
Brisbane Ap
+61 730 008 600
Corner Compton And Ewing Rd Wd
+61 738 087 085
National
national
3 locations in Brisbane
National
Locations in Brisbane
In Terminal Building
+61 738 604 272
In Terminal The Circuit
+61 738 605 766
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 732 106 516
Red Spot
redspot
3 locations in Brisbane
Red Spot
Locations in Brisbane
53 Charlotte Street
Brisbane Domestic Airport Terminal 2
Brisbane International Terminal Building
From $25/day
Abaa Car Rentals
abaacar
2 locations in Brisbane
Abaa Car Rentals
Locations in Brisbane
Brisbane Airport
Portside Wharf (Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal)
+61 755 995 335
From $25/day
Apex
apex
2 locations in Brisbane
Apex
Locations in Brisbane
400 Nudgee Rd, Hendra, Qld
+61 738 683 355
Brisbane City
1800 2739 2277
AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Brisbane
AutoEurope
Locations in Brisbane
Europcar 118 Charlotte Street
Europcar Desk In Terminal
From $26/day
JUCY
jucy
2 locations in Brisbane
JUCY
Locations in Brisbane
949 Ann Street Fortitude Valley
Brisbane Airport
From $42/day
Sixt
sixtrentacar
2 locations in Brisbane
Sixt
Locations in Brisbane
504 Nudgee Road
+61 755 558 908
82 Wickham Street
+61 755 558 908
From $25/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
Cheapest deal
1 location in Brisbane
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Brisbane
Nudgee Road
Atlas Choice
atlaschoice
1 location in Brisbane
Atlas Choice
Locations in Brisbane
78 Toombul Rd
+61 733 281 222
From $27/day
Bargain Car Rentals
bargaincar
1 location in Brisbane
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Brisbane
Brisbane Airport
+61 732 678 747
From $33/day
CarHood
carhood
1 location in Brisbane
CarHood
Locations in Brisbane
Serviced By Redspot
+61 1300 466 663
From $26/day
Crazy Clark's Car Rentals
crazyclark
Most popular
1 location in Brisbane
Crazy Clark's Car Rentals
Locations in Brisbane
1/259 Cullen Ave East
1800 252 757
Got2go Car Hire
got2go
1 location in Brisbane
Got2go Car Hire
Locations in Brisbane
Brisbane Airport
From $57/day
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Brisbane
NU Car
Locations in Brisbane
490 Nudgee Rd Hendra
+61 738 681 935
Payless
payless
1 location in Brisbane
Payless
Locations in Brisbane
Terminal Building
Tiger Car Rental
tigercarrentals
1 location in Brisbane
Tiger Car Rental
Locations in Brisbane
Terminal Building Brisbane Airport
19 travellers who hired a car in Brisbane gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in Brisbane

Good to know

Most popular agency Crazy Clark's Car Rentals
Most popular car type Compact
Average price $42/day
Good deal $33/day

When to book a hire car in Brisbane

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Top tips for hiring a car in Brisbane

  • Brisbane is the capital of the Sunshine State and boasts the best outdoor activities Australia has to offer. Whether your preference is to head upstream and take in the winding beauty of the Brisbane River or escape to the beaches that line the coast, renting a car will provide you unrivaled access to Australia’s great outdoors. Don’t miss the opportunity to travel an hour north of Brisbane to the world famous Australia Zoo, where you can see the largest display of the adorable and terrifying animals that Down Under is known for. If you don’t quite have the time to drive to Australia Zoo, consider taking a trip to Daisy Hill Koala Center to see the famous marsupials.
  • Brisbane Airport is located 12 km (7 mi) from the city center has many major hire companies for you to choose from. Once you arrive at Brisbane Airport, the counters will be located on Level 2 of the International Terminal. If you are arriving on a domestic flight after visiting a different Australian city, the hire desks will be located on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal.
  • Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road, so this will be the first thing to get used to. If you are driving towards or near bushland or parks such as D’Aguilar or North Stradbroke Island, be wary of animals that may venture on to the road. Take care and reduce your speed if you do see any animals by the side of the road. Be careful if you plan to have a glass of wine or beer with your lunch and the drive, as the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
  • Rush hour can cause plenty of congestion on the highways leading to and from Brisbane, as many workers commute to surrounding cities such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. The traditional rush hour occurs in Brisbane between 7 am and 9 am during the morning work scramble, and between 4 pm and 7 pm in the afternoon.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Brisbane for $33 or less
  • Book your car hire in Brisbane at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Brisbane are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hires in Brisbane are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Brisbane

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

On average a hire car in Brisbane costs $42 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Brisbane?

Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Brisbane.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Brisbane?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Atlas Car & Truck Rental ($19/day), Bargain Car Rentals ($19/day) and Apex ($21/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Brisbane?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Brisbane are Enterprise (8.5, 12805 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2245 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4193 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Brisbane Airport (BNE)?

Car hire companies onsite at Brisbane Airport include Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, Europcar, Hertz, East Coast Car Rentals, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, Thrifty, Alpha, Budget and Atlas Car & Truck Rental.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Brisbane Airport (BNE)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Brisbane Airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, Thrifty, Alpha, Budget, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, JUCY and Enterprise.

How can I find a car hire near me in Brisbane?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

How much does a Compact car hire cost in Brisbane?

A Compact car hire in Brisbane costs $42 per day, on average.

What is the most popular car hire location in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, cars are most frequently hired at Apex 400 Nudgee Rd, Hendra, Qld (7.36 km from city centre ).

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

On average hiring a car in Brisbane costs $291 per week ($42 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Brisbane?

On average a car hire in Brisbane costs $1,249 per month ($42 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Brisbane?

Brisbane streets are generally rather wide and provide ample room for all the drivers on the road, so you don’t need to sacrifice space when choosing your hire car. Depending on your personal needs, an intermediate sedan will likely provide enough comfort and power to accommodate all of your driving demands.

What's the speed limit in Brisbane?

Built-up areas such as residential or commercial roads have a speed limit of 50 km/h (31 mph) unless otherwise indicated. On most highways, you will be able to increase your speed to 100 km/h (62 mph), while certain larger highways will have a limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).

How are gas prices in Brisbane?

The average price of one liter of petrol in Brisbane is approximately $1.46 AUD, which translates to approximately $4.28 USD per gallon. This is more than what you can expect to pay in the United States.

Where are the best places to park in Brisbane?

If you are heading into the city and looking for cheap, short-term parking, consider a shopping center where you will often receive free parking for the first two hours. There are plenty of available spaces in parking lots in the CBD area; most notably, the Brisbane City Council offers $5 all-day parking on weekends at both King George Square and Wickham Terrace.