Cheap Car Hire Canberra Airport (Metro)

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Canberra Airport (Metro) (CBR)


Terminal Building,
Canberra Act, AC, Australian Capital Territory, 2609, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Sun 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Located just outside the main terminal entrance, on the ground floor.
CARS: Located a short distance directly behind the Budget office.
RETURNS: Follow signs for car rental returns, car park located off George Tyson Drive.
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Available. Key drop box located at the Budget office in front of the terminal.
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.

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Renter Requirements

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.

How much is the typical cost of renting a car from Canberra Airport?

The price of renting a car from Canberra Airport depends on the type of car and the duration of rental. To get a quote, enter your details in the search form today!

Can I rent a car from Canberra Airport and return to another location?

Yes, it is possible to rent a car from Canberra airport and return elsewhere. The most popular one way locations are to Sydney and Melbourne. Enter your details to get a cost and view any restrictions.

Can I rent a car from Canberra Airport and travel to the snow?

Yes, you can rent select cars from Canberra Airport that allow you to travel to the snow. You must select the snow cover option when booking. Terms and conditions apply.