Car Hire & Rental in Emerald Airport (Country)

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Emerald Airport (Country) (EMD)

Address: Terminal Building, (Airline Passengers Only), Emerald Qld, QL, Queensland, 4720, Australia
Phone: (61) 07 4982 1767
Hours of Operation: Sun 12:00 PM - 6:45 PM; Mon 6:45 AM - 7:00 PM; Tue 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Wed 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM; Thu 7:30 AM - 5:45 PM; Fri 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM; Sat 8:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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: Located in airport terminal.
CARS: Vehicles are outside the terminals.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Drop box is available at Budget counter.

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Other Nearby Locations

  • 4.9 kilometres away

    Address: Via Emerald Airport

    Phone: (61) 07 4982 1767

    Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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 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 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.

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 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.