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Canberra Airport car and truck hire

Canberra Airport, Canberra, ACT
Terminal Building
Canberra ACT 2601
The Thrifty desk at Canberra Airport is located on the arrivals level of the roadway, just outside the terminal. We’re the third office down – so we couldn’t be easier to find once you step off the plane. If you’re arriving from town rather than flying in, it’s a short 15-minute taxi ride, or you can take the Airport Express shuttle for $12 one way. Alternatively, the public ACTION bus also goes to the airport – just take the 11 or 11a. 


Note: Thirfty Canberra Airport has an after hours drop box, however the Canberra Airport Carpark entry and exit is closed 1 hour following the location opening times and opens 1 hour before the location opening times. Unfortuantely, access to the returns carpark outside of these hours is not possible.

Car hire at Canberra Airport from Thrifty

  • Great on-terminal airport location
  • Wide range of vehicles
  • Friendly, helpful staff

Passenger vehicles available at Canberra Airport

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

Canberra is a busy city, so a small car can be a big help to get you around. Check out options such as the ever-popular Toyota Corolla or Mitsubishi Mirage to get you from A to B.



Mitsubishi ASX

If you’ve got friends, family, and baggage in tow, an SUV will add the space you need to travel comfortably. The Mercedes SUV, Ford EcoSport and Mitsubishi Outlander are just a few of the options available.


Large and luxury vehicles

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

Looking to spice up your trip? Thrifty caters to all needs with our exceptional range of passenger vehicles, including luxury models that will give you the ride of your life. We can offer something sporty, spacious or super special – just take a look at what’s available during your time in Canberra.


Check out our special offers on car rental at Canberra Airport

Things to see and do with a car rental in Canberra

As the capital of Australia, Canberra is a bustling city that’s got plenty to see and do. The Australian War Memorial and Parliament House are both popular places to visit, and you’re sure to learn a lot. Questacon, an interactive science and tech museum for the young (and the young at heart) is another unique option, and is an especially good choice for a rainy day. And if you’re in town on a Sunday, make your way to the Old Bus Depot Markets for food, trinkets, and more.

Of course, there’s lots to do outside the central city as well. Head to Mount Ainslie for a scenic hike – you’ll love the fresh air and incredible views out over the city. You can also visit some of the decadent wineries and restaurants nearby, such as Lerida Estate or the Poacher’s Pantry, or simply pack a picnic and drive to Lake Burley Griffin for a relaxing afternoon by the water.

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