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Sandwiched by the Sunshine Coast to the north and the Gold Coast to the south, Queensland’s Brisbane deliver its promise of the good life. To get out there and explore the coast – and the rainforest lurking in the interior – hiring a car in Brisbane gives you all the freedom you need.
And, with great deals available on car hire throughout the year, it’s also a remarkably cost-effective way to soak up the sun and see the sights.
Brisbane Airport is the primary international airport serving Brisbane and southeast Queensland. It is the third busiest Australian airport, in terms of aircraft traffic, with 31 airlines flying to domestic and international destinations.
If you are touching down here you are not alone: nearly 23 million passengers use the airport each year. To get a head start on other visitors you can arrange your car hire from Brisbane Airport in advance with Expedia.
Your car will be waiting for you as you stroll through the arrivals area: simply pick up the keys, hop in and head into the city. It’s a straight-forward 20–minute drive to cover the fourteen miles southwest on the M3 to Brisbane.
Expedia’s vast network of Australian car hire providers offers you a number of locations to select to pick up your car from in Brisbane – and locations in hundreds of towns and cities across the country where you can drop it off.
Booking your car couldn’t be easier. You just need to let us know when you need the car and we’ll show you the best deals available on a great choice of cars. You can book online, and request any extras, such as booster seats, child seats or satnavs, that you require.
And when you arrive in Brisbane your chosen car will be waiting for you.
Thanks to our wide network there’s always a fantastic selection of hire cars for you to browse. Whether you wish to travel is style in an executive car, travel in comfort in an SUV or travel economically in a budget car, you can find the perfect car hire in Brisbane with Expedia.
Sophisticated art galleries and swanky rooftop bars will greet you in Brisbane. Drive out to sultry subtropical expanses of beach or take a trip to the vineyards that surround the metropolis.
If you hit the city in September, you’re in for a real treat. Brisbane Festival, one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals, kicks off a visual, theatrical and musical feast for the senses.
A short drive east Moreton Bay’s sandy isles are washed over by jade green waves in whose crests whales, turtles and dolphins lap playfully.
Over to the west there’s the university town of Toowoomba, where heritage architecture and manicured gardens contrast with the region’s best street art and most fashionable eateries.
Set the satnav south and before you know it you’ll be arriving in the immaculate, ordered vineyards of Granite Belt. Forget the car for the night and sample the elegant reds.
Lying to the north of Brisbane is 70 miles of irresistible beaches that stretch all the way from the tip of Bribie Island to the Cooloola Coast
The Sunshine Coast is a surfer’s dream – the waves keep rolling in to perfect beach after perfect beach, and the resort towns exude a laid-back vibe, whether this is flavoured by an upmarket sensibility in places such as Noosa or a determinedly hip attitude in places like up-and-coming Caloundra.
Drive inland, however, and things soon cool down from the sun-kissed paradise on the coast. The dreamy Glass House Mountains offer opportunities for walks studded with idyllic views, whereas the Blackall Range is the place to lose yourself amid thick forests, only to find yourself stumbling over epicurean delis and bohemian boutiques.
Gracing the south of Brisbane is the hedonistic delights of the Gold Coast. Here 40 miles of pristine sand is hit by rollers that demand to be ridden. Unashamedly developed with pleasure in mind, this is where perfect sands are adorned by perfect bodies. Australia’s defining holiday destination has never lost any of its youthful appeal and the sun shines its blessings on it for 300 days of the year.
The party is at its loudest in Surfers Paradise’s, where mega malls meet sprawling nightclubs, but over at Main Beach and Broadbeach corner things are more reserved and even aspire to a sophisticated chic. Coolangatta is where the surfing community finds its most natural home, so if its epic breaks you are here for you’ll find plenty of dudes and dudettes to discuss them with here.
From vineyards to surf boards, art galleries to mega malls, and rainforest to sun-kissed beach, there are many places your car hire in Brisbane could take you. Where will you be hitting?