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Terminal Building Brisbane QLD 4009 Australia
07 3000 8600 07 3216 3135

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Brisbane Airport Car Hire (QLD)


Terminal Building
QLD 4009

07 3000 8600

Discover the benefits of a larger fleet

Sunny Brisbane - the ultimate gateway to north-east Australia. Brisbane Airport, the third largest airport after Sydney and Melbourne, caters to the many travellers flying the air route from Sydney to Brisbane. Brisbane is surrounded by so many awesome things to see and do it's no surprise!

Avid adventurers from every part of the globe travel to Queensland to discover its epic wonders and dazzling delights. The supreme way to explore this vast sun-kissed area is by the ease of your own hire car. Our friendly staff at Thrifty Brisbane Airport Car Hire are here to get you on the road sooner.

No individual is the same, so no holiday should be either! We have a great range of vehicles that will suit your unique trip. Driving up to the ancient rainforests through the Daintree National Park? Our 4WD vehicles have the capability to take on rough terrain on the way. For music lover, our latest addition Renault Koleos Bose will suit you for any road trips. Ford Ecosport would be another great and safe option for the family. Other Thrifty cars include the Hyundai i30, the Subaru Liberty, Toyota Yaris and Corolla - to name a few!


Strollers are now available from hire from Brisbane Airport so that you can get the family on the road faster.

Convenience – fly in and fly out

Hiring a car should be easy! Thrifty is all about speedy car rental service. We know you have places to be and we want to get you there sooner. Find us easily in the Brisbane Airport terminal building, a short walk from the passenger arrival gates. Once you're quickly set up in your hire car it's only a short 20 minute drive (13km) to the Brisbane CBD.

Our Blue Chip membership was designed with you in mind, with a dedicated phone line for Blue Chip reservations, so the booking process is a breeze. One of the stand-out features is definitely Thrifty Arrive and Drive. As the name suggests you arrive (bypass the counter) and go straight to the hire vehicle. All you have to do is sign the condition report and give to the concierge and you're off.

Relax with the Brisbane Airport amenities

Who knew waiting at an airport could be fun? You can visit the World of Chocolate (yum!), plus shop in the many stores, such as Oroton, Sunglass Hut, Mimco, Oxford and Rip Curl (perfect for surf gear). Fun fact…you can also buy liquor bottles that are 60 percent bigger than in your local liquor store, definitely a cool souvenir.

Chill as the locals do! Brisbane Airport lounges are set up with comfy sofas, free WIFI, TVs with local channels, and writing desks for those that enjoy a scribble.

Brisbane Airport offers one of the biggest bustling shopping centres in Queensland. If you have a few hours in transit catch the free 10 minute TBus from Level 4 in the International Terminal to Skygate. The buzzing area has yummy food, fun bars and amazing shopping, such as the bargain shopping outlet DFO. For the inquisitive traveller you can also visit the Discovery Centre that provides a rundown on the inner workings of Brisbane Airport.

Travel tips for visiting Brisbane

Brisbane city is one of a kind - friendly locals, lush green parks beside a winding river and good food and entertainment. Located smack-bang in the heart of Queensland it's the perfect place to start a trip.

Drive out of the city and you'll find pristine island beaches and lush mountains and rainforests. Many holiday-goers hire a car to drive up to visit incredible sights surrounding Cairns such as the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

As areas around Brisbane can be prone to flooding, make sure you check the weather daily to ensure you're not driving into a danger zone. Keep a first aid kit in the car with things like band-aids, paracetamol and sunscreen (the sun is hot!).

And if you are still looking for inspiration on where to go, check out our Travel Blog with all the tips and guides for the best road trips in Australia!

Take advantage of Thrifty's partnerships

We love to share discounts and rewards with you! Thrifty has a serious relationship with Australia's leading Auto Clubs that include NRMA, RACV and RAA. Auto Club Members get the star treatment with exclusive benefits, such as Best Rate of the Day, free baby seat or booster seat, reduced liability and discounted Collision Damage Waiver Protection.

You'll also benefit from our amazing friendship with Virgin Australia, as you'll receive 3 velocity points per $1 on every rental with us. Plus if you're a Silver, Gold and Platinum member you'll earn a bonus point on top of the base points earned. Free flight - just around the corner!

Find out about the other Queensland Car rental locations Thrifty has to offer.