Cheap Car Hire Emerald Airport (Country)

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Emerald Airport (Country) (EMD)


Terminal Building,
Emerald Qld, QL, Queensland, 4720, Australia


(61) 7 4982 1767

Hours of Operation:

Sun 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Mon - Tue 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Wed 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM; Thu - Fri 7:15 AM - 6:00 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 in airport terminal.
CARS: Vehicles are outside the terminals.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Drop box is available at counter inside the terminal - accessible during airport opening hours only.

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Renter Requirements

Budget Emerald Airport Car Rental

Considered the gateway to the Central Highlands, this small city lies along the banks of the Nogoa River, 170 km west of Rockhampton and 190 km to the coast. The airport is 6 km south of town and provides service to Brisbane by QantasLink and Virgin Australia. There is a Budget Rent a Car located within the airport terminal.

Budget has a wide variety of late model rental cars in Emerald Airport to suit your travel needs, including the economy Suzuki Swift or similar, the standard Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar, the full size Toyota Camry or similar and the 8 seater Kia Carnival van 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 Emerald 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.

Remember if you're a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, you can earn valuable Qantas Points when you rent a car or truck from Budget.

Explore Things to Do and See in Emerald

The Emerald Botanic Gardens are along Capricorn Highway, not far in the Budget car hire, you can take a nice stroll and explore this tropical garden. In Morton Park you will find the largest Van Gogh Sunflower painting in the world and adjacent to this you will find the Central Highlands Visitor Centre.

A short drive in the Budget rental car will bring you to Fairburn Dam, holding back the Nogoa River creating Lake Maraboon, Queensland’s second largest lake.  This lake is prime location for boating, fishing and other water sports, as well as providing irrigation for the cotton and citrus growers. When it is full, the Lake holds more water than Sydney Harbour.

The Gemfields are 45 minutes west of Emerald, here you can visit Sapphire and see the Sapphire Gemfields.