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Brisbane Airport (BNE)


Terminal Building,
Eagle Farm (Metro), Brisbane Qld, QL, Queensland, 4007, Australia


CALL: (61) 2 9353 9399

Hours of Operation:

Sun - Fri 5:30 AM - 12:00 AM; Sat 5:30 AM - 10:00 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: Domestic: Located on ground level opposite baggage claim. If unattended proceed to level 1 of the multi-story car park. International: Located at arrivals hall level 2.
CARS: Domestic: Level 1 in the multi-story car park. International: Ground level, in front of terminal
RETURNS: Follow signs for rental car returns. Domestic: Take the slip road on the right, into the P1 car park. International: Follow the road under the arrivals ramp and left into the rental area.
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Available 24hours. Domestic: Drop box at the back of Avis booth. International: Return slot at in the terminal counter
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.

Budget Car Hire at Brisbane Airport

As the busiest city in Queensland State, Brisbane has plenty for tourists and business visitors to see and do. If you’re landing into the airport sometime soon, have you considered your transport options? At Budget Australia, we provide the solution with our car hire at Brisbane Airport.

How to reach our Budget Brisbane Airport car hire desks

You'll find our Brisbane Airport car hire desks on Level 2 of the International Terminal and Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal. If you’d like to save time and avoid queues, consider downloading the Budget car hire app. In addition to making bookings, our app is perfect for those last-minute changes, securing upgrades, and adding other drivers. When you download it, you’ll spend more time driving and less time waiting around.

Your guide to Brisbane Airport

With two terminals, Brisbane Airport operates a busy flight schedule that connects Australians with cities around the world. If you’d like to reach the airport from Brisbane City Centre, try the following route:

  • Start on Albert Street and head South East towards Elizabeth Street
  • Turn left onto Elizabeth Street, then continue straight on Eagle Street
  • Take a slight right onto Queen Street, then continue straight on to Wickham Street
  • Turn Left onto State Route 15
  • Take a right to continue on SR15, then take another right to continue on SR15
  • Take the M7 Airport Tunnel/Slip Road
  • Continue East onto East-West Arterial Road, then continue onto Airport Drive
  • Follow directions for your designated terminal

There’s a free shuttle that runs between each terminal, making it easy for you to move between them.

Car Rental Options at Brisbane Airport

According to Brisbane's Airport Official Website there are around 6 different companies offering car rental services

Things to do near Brisbane Airport

When you hire a Budget car at Brisbane Airport, you have a great opportunity to explore some of the area’s best attractions. Some of our favourite spots include:

Direct Factory Outlets

With a quick 3.5km drive, you can take yourself to the Direct Factory Outlets. Featuring a selection of Australian and international brands, these outlets are ideal for stocking up on designer goods at a fraction of the price. In addition to the usual fashion stores, you’ll also find beauty, food, home goods, and electronics.

Brisbane River Cruise

If you’re prepared to step off your flight and onto a river cruise, head to Brisbane River. With a laidback pace, each cruise is ideal for seeing the city from a new vantage point. If you’re a keen photographer, don’t forget to take your camera along for the ride.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

As one of the few places in the world that allows you to pet koalas, the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is always worth a visit. It’s just over 25km away from the airport and a firm favourite amongst people of all ages. Every visit there goes towards supporting the sanctuary’s conservation efforts.

Where to refuel near Brisbane Airport

When you return your hire car to Brisbane Airport, it’ll need a full tank of petrol. Here are some nearby refuelling locations:

  • Coles Express at Brisbane Airport
  • BNE Service Centre at Brisbane Airport
  • Shell in Nudgee
  • Caltex Eagle Farm in Eagle Farm
  • Freedom Fuels in Nudgee

Distances to nearby attractions

After collecting your hire car from Brisbane Airport, there are lots of sites you can explore. Here are some distances to nearby popular attractions:

South Bank 16.4km
Gallery of Modern Art 16km
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens 17.3km
Glass House Mountains 68.1km
Sea World Brisbane 85.2km

How much does it cost to rent a car at Brisbane Airport?

The cost of renting a car st Brisbane Airport varies throughout the year. Prices normally range between $45 to $150 AUD per day (depending on the car and external factors like seasonality).

What cars are available to rent at Brisbane Airport?

Budget offers a wide range of cars from Brisbane Airport. These include the compact Kia Rio or similar, the Standard Toyota Corolla Sedan or the larger Holden Commodore. Looking for an SUV? The Compact SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander or Full Size Toyota Kluger are popular choices.

Where else can I rent a car in Brisbane?

You can rent a car from many locations all over the greater Brisbane area. These include downtown Brisbane, Rocklea, Logan, Boondall, Capalaba and Fortitude Valley to name a few.

Can I rent a car in Brisbane and return it elsewhere?

Yes, renting a car in Brisbane and returning to another location is a great way to explore Queensland. Popular one ways from Brisbane include to the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Sunshine Coast and Cairns. Additional fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in the search form for a quote.

What time do you need to arrive at Brisbane Airport for an international flight?

It’s recommended that you arrive at Brisbane Airport at least three hours before your international flight. By doing so, you give yourself the best chance of passing through security and making it to the gate before the aircraft doors close. In contrast, you can arrive one hour before a domestic flight. However, you may want to allocate additional time depending on whether or not you wish to go shopping.

Does Brisbane Airport close overnight?

Brisbane Airport is open on a 24-hour basis however please check the Budget operating hours above.

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