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Car Hire in Brisbane

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.

Car Hire from Brisbane Airport

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.

Cheap Car Hire in 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 in 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.

Drive into Brisbane When You Rent a Car 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.

Car Hire in Brisbane for the Sunshine Coast

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.

Car Hire in Brisbane for the Gold Coast

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.

Where Will Your Car Hire in Brisbane Take You?

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?

FAQs for car hire in Brisbane

What’s the best price car rental in Brisbane?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Brisbane.

What’s the average car rental price in Brisbane?

On average, car rentals in Brisbane are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Brisbane?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Brisbane?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.