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Thrifty Canberra Airport
Terminal Building Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
02 6248 9081 02 6248 8134

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Canberra Airport Car Hire (ACT)


Terminal Building
ACT 2601

02 6248 9081

Convenience - fly in and fly out

Are you visiting Australia's capital city for a holiday or work trip? Take the fuss out of travelling with Thrifty's no-dramas vehicle pick up and drop off. You can literally fly into Canberra and walk straight to your hire car, bypassing the counter with our Thrifty Arrive and Drive service for Blue Chip members.

We are located opposite the departure lounge and alongside the Qantas Check-In Counter. Simply find your name and bay number on the large TV screen and stroll on over to your Thrifty Canberra Airport car car. You'll find the condition report inside the vehicle and all you have to do is sign on the dotted line and hand it over to the concierge. Now that's what you call fuss free travel!

Once you've picked up your stylish hire car it's just a short 10 minute cruise to the Canberra CBD.

Top fleet at Canberra Airport

Ride in comfort and style with our Mitsubishi ASX, great for any road trips with the family. The Toyota Corolla is another great (and super safe) option with a more sportier stance and cosy interior.

Relax with the Canberra Airport amenities

Canberra Airport has benefited from a recent upgrade with new roads, landscaped areas and stylish architecture - so this isn't a small country town terminal.

Pick up a good book to read on your next flight at the Relay book store and enjoy some brewed coffee goodness at the Tuk Chop, Hudsons Coffee or Limestone Café & Bar. And if all you want to do is check your emails and the latest online news, then enjoy the free Wifi in one of the comfy airport lounges.

We will soon be welcoming Singapore Airlines, a new feature for Canberra Airport with direct flights from Singapore in late 2016. 

Things to see and do with your car hire in Canberra

Canberra is home to neatly lined streets, dazzling architecture and historical sites. The garden city was designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin in 1912, but it wasn't until the 1960s that it came to life. We recommend it as a stop on any visit to Canberra.

While in the area make sure you stop by one (or more) of the museums and art galleries, such as The Australian War Memorial, The National Museum, The National Gallery, Questacon or The Australian National Botanic Gardens. Let's not forget where all the politicians hang out - Parliament House. It's easy to do the whole lot with a car rental in Canberra!

While the weather in Canberra is moderate most of the year, in winter temperatures can change suddenly bringing high winds and snow - so always drive cautiously during these times and put on your defensive driving cap.

Take advantage of Thrifty's partnerships

Here at Thrifty we love offering mates rates deals and have a special partnership with Australia's leading Auto Clubs. So if you're an Auto Club member you get standout benefits including 15% off best rate of the day, discounted collision damage waiver protection, free additional driver and 30% off GPS hire.

We also seek to help Aussies earn competitive rewards points by simply hiring one of our vehicles in Australia and New Zealand with the ability to earn 3 velocity points per $1 spent and up to 6 points for Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Travel Ideas 

Are you looking for inspiration for your next road trip? Look no further, Thrifty can help with our Travel Blog. We have the long haul road trips mapped out to get the travel bug stirring. Be sure to check these pages regularly for new additions.

Find out about the other ACT Car Rental locations Thrifty has to offer.