Car Hire & Rental in Canberra Airport

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Canberra Airport (CBR)

Address: Terminal Building, (Metro), Canberra Act, AC, Australian Capital Territory, 2609, Australia
Phone: (61) 02 6219 3040
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Office is located in the center of terminal - opposite Bistro.
CARS: Directly opposite Qantas arrivals.
RETURNS: Same as pick up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available.
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.

Terms and Conditions

Renter Requirements

Other Nearby Locations

  • 6.45 kilometres away

    Address: 51-53 Mort St, Unit 236

    Phone: (61) 02 6219 3000

    Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Car Hire at Canberra Airport

As a international airport that serves Australia’s capital city, Canberra Airport is busy throughout the year. When you’re looking for excellent Canberra Airport car hire deals, come to us. At Budget Australia, we’re here to help you save money with every car hire agreement.

Canberra Airport car hire desks

You can find our Canberra Airport car hire desk at the arrivals level of the terminal opposite Bistro.

How to get to Canberra Airport

To reach Canberra Airport from Canberra, take the London Circuit until you see Constitution Avenue, then turn left onto it. Continue on Constitution Avenue, then turn right onto Coranderrk Street. When you reach the roundabout, take the first exit and then continue onto another roundabout where you will take the second exit. Continue onto Morshead Drive, take the second exit at the first roundabout you reach and then take the second exit again at the next roundabout. From there, continue along Piagillo Drive and follow the signs for Canberra Airport. There are two terminals at Canberra Airport, so make sure you follow the signs for the correct one.

Things to do near Canberra Airport

If you’re enjoying a brief stop near Canberra Airport, you’ll find that there’s plenty to see and do:

Betana Grange Orchard

After a hectic flight, consider heading to Betana Grange Orchard and picking your own apples. It’s only a 2.4km drive away from Canberra Airport and is ideally located for a stop on the way to the CBD.

The Spit Shack

If you’re ready to sample Australian food at its most authentic, take the 24km drive to the Spit Shack. Once there, you’ll be pleased you made the effort. As one of Canberra’s best barbecue experiences, it’s an excellent way to refuel after flying.

Nearby refuel locations

When you hire a car at Canberra Airport, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Try one of the following refuel locations:

  • Caltex Canberra Airport
  • Coles Express Fyshwick
  • Shell Fyshwick Self-Serve
  • Woolworths Caltex Majura Park
  • Ampol Petrol Station at Fyshwick

Cars you can hire at Canberra Airport

At Budget Australia, we’re here to make car hire at Canberra airport cost-friendly. At the same time, we give our customers a high-quality fleet they can depend on. Whether you need a small car as a solo traveller or you’re looking for a large vehicle, come to us. Each of our Canberra Airport hire cars benefits from year-round maintenance, so you can rest assured yours will be reliable.

Distances to nearby attractions

As Australia’s capital city, Canberra has plenty to see and do. If you’re going to hire a car at Canberra Airport, you may want to know some of the distances to nearby attractions:

  • Parliament House 8.3km
  • National Gallery of Australia 9km
  • Questacon 8.1km
  • National Zoo and Aquarium 14.4km
  • National Library Australia 8km

Canberra Airport FAQs

Is there a curfew at Canberra Airport?

Canberra Airport operates as a non-curfew airport. This means that aircraft take off and land 24 hours a day. As Canberra Airport provides both passenger and freight operations, it becomes busier at night. To offset the noise, there are zones where aircraft may not fly below 5,000 feet.

What time does Canberra Airport open?

As Canberra Airport is a 24-hour airport, it’s always open. However, in terms of airside facility and check-in opening times for passengers, everything begins at 4.30 am and then closes around 30 minutes after the last passenger flight leaves. You may find that there are variations with shops and eating facilities, though.