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Car hire at Brisbane Airport

Based around eight miles from the city centre, Brisbane Airport is accessible through Kingsford Smith Drive, Links Avenue and the Gateway motorway. The short journey should only take around 25 minutes, then visitors will be able to explore all the city has to offer.

What I need to know

Australia is a global hotspot for travellers, so tourists should book their vehicle in Brisbane as early as possible to enjoy good value and find the perfect car for their needs. By choosing us, customers can also take advantage of 24/7 customer support, free cancellation and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

The car rental customer service desks are located on Level 2 of the International Terminal and Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal. However, be sure to check with your provider via email or phone ahead of arrival, as their location could change in the coming weeks and months.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Brisbane and Australia’s vast array of attractions make car hire essential for those wanting to make the most of their time on the island. The exceptional Gold Coast beaches are around an hour away by car and make for a wonderful day out, while the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is only eight miles away.

Nearby Brisbane Airport

Nature lovers will be left in awe at Brisbane’s beautiful surroundings and they can get even closer to the wild by taking a whale watching trip from the city, taking them into the breathtaking open ocean. Bribie Island, a spectacular island of white sand and crystal clear waters, is also just 40 miles away.

Longer drives

Based off the stunning Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island makes for a fantastic trip. It’s three hours from Brisbane, but it’s magical atmosphere and incredible views make it more than worthwhile. Elsewhere, Warwick is two hours away and serves up some of the most delightful brisket available in the country.

Eating and drinking

Brisbane’s food scene has grown rapidly in recent years, with dishes from all over the world on offer. Whether you're looking for the Australian meals or international recipes, there is plenty to choose from. There are some excellent bars, too, serving cocktails from across the world.

Things to do

The Brisbane River is one of the city’s most popular attractions and it’s easy to see why. Providing glorious views and a peaceful atmosphere, a boat trip across the water should not be missed. Visitors should make sure they visit the Gallery of Modern Art, too, where fascinating exhibitions for the whole family await.


Brisbane is simply delightful to look at and the best place to see it is the Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Travellers can see the entire city centre from this vantage point and there’s a wonderful restaurant, too. If you feel up to the task, an adventure climb on the Story Bridge is also both awe-inspiring and exhilarating.