Car Hire & Rental in Canberra Airport

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Canberra Airport (CBR)

Address: Terminal Building, (Metro), Canberra Act, AC, 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.


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
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

Other Nearby Locations

  • 6.45 kms

    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


Budget Canberra Airport Car Rental

Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is Australia's largest inland city with a population of 381,488. The ACT is independent of any state, much like Washington DC in the United States, and is a large government community with a high proportion of public servants. It is a large tourist draw with many national monuments, buildings and rich in history. When flying into the Canberra Airport you can pick up a car hire at the Budget Centre conveniently located in the airport.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Canberra Airport to suit your travel needs, including Economy (Nissan Micra or similar), Standard (Nissan Pulsar or similar) or 8 Seater Van (Hyundai iMax or similar). Whatever your travel plans are we have the right rental car for you. Our fleet is constantly being updated with focus on your comfort and safety. If travelling in Canberra is new to you, make sure you add a portable GPS and Roadside Assistance in your car rental reservation to make your visit even easier.

And remember if you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer member or flybuys member, you can earn valuable points with when you rent a car or truck from Budget.

Explore Things to Do and See in Canberra

The Australian War Memorial is one of the major attractions in Canberra. The Memorial is geared towards remembering and understanding Australia's war experience. It is fill with exhibits, artefacts and the story of sacrifice. There is also an audio-visual presentation centred around some of the machines used during the wars. The National Gallery of Australia is another popular tourist draw of Canberra with over 100,000 pieces of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Australian, Asian and international works. With so much to look at, it is easy to spend hours walking through the various rooms. Free parking, for your car hire, is available underneath the gallery with a 3-hour limit. The National Portrait Gallery is another great place to visit. This gallery houses more than 400 portraits of important people who have shaped Australia and made a mark on its history and the nation. Each portrait is accompanied with an informative story giving visitors an insight to the individuals’ importance. The National Library is something that anyone visiting Canberra must experience. Australian law requires that a copy of every book published in Australia be held in the library, which provides visitors with access to Australia’s documentary heritage and more.

Canberra also has any Commonwealth government building with are open to the public. The Parliament House, located on Capital Hill, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the democracy in a variety of ways with access to the Chambers, a opportunity to ask questions and the ability to view historic documents. High Court gives visitors the chance to view the legal system in action. This beautifully designed building offers tours, which provide a comprehensive account of the formal process and history the court. The Royal Australian Mint allows you to watch as Australian coins is made and provides you with a history from from colonization till today. You even get the opportunity to mint your own $1 coin. The Mint has a large parking area with free parking for your Budget Car Hire.

There are many non-government attractions in the area that are also easily accessible with your rental car. Some of these include Black Mountain TowerAustralian National Botanic GardensNational Zoo and AquariumNational Dinosaur Museum and the National Science and Technology Centre.