Brisbane Airport








Where is the branch located?

We conveniently offer four counters to collect your vehicle, two in the Domestic terminal (Qantas & Virgin ends), one in the domestic carpark (follow signs across the skywalk take elevators to Lvl 1). One counter is also located on the second level of the International terminal.

Brisbane Airport Information

Vehicle returns in the Car Park-Lvl 1 of the Domestic car park building and the car rental return area of the International terminal. Allow an additional 10 to 15 minutes prior to the flight check-in time for car rental return.

After hours drop off available- 00.00-06.00

Domestic After hours Return: Vehicle returns in the Car Park – Lvl 1 of the Domestic car park building. Key drop box is situated on the back wall of the car park office. 

International After Hours return: Vehicle returns in the Carpark International rental vehicle return area. Key Drop Box is situated at Thrifty International Counter on Level 2.

Not available at this location.

If you have arrived at the branch and it is closed and if you haven't made prior arrangements for an after-hours collection you will need to pick-up your rental car the following day.

Car Rental Brisbane Airport

There’s so much to see and do in rapidly transforming Brisbane, and beyond. The exciting capital of the aptly named Sunshine State will have your holiday agenda brimming with surprising city adventures, riverside escapades and amazing nearby islands to explore. As soon as you touch down at Brisbane Airport, you’ll be keen to take off in your hire car. This laid-back and drop-dead gorgeous northern capital is perfectly located to start your tropical travels.

Planning to head north for a slice of rugged refreshment? You won’t want to miss the Glass House Mountains for spectacular views, Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo and a chance to experience exuberant nature. While the trip there is under an hour by car, you’ll want to stay longer – and come prepared to trek if you want to fully enjoy the craggy beauty of the landscape.

Let the stunning Sunshine Coast be your next stop, further up the road. Noosa is a highlight, and the much-loved coastal jewel of the region. (If you’re a nocturnal animal, be sure to sample the nightlife at Mooloolaba). Or for a different scene, make your way through the Hinterland, across to the gracious ‘Garden City’ of Toowoomba in the verdant Darling Downs. There’s so much to see and do on Brisbane’s doorstep, and all within an easy drive.

But if you prefer to get your bearings in ‘Brissie’ first, there’s a wealth of opportunities to gourmandise on food, fun, play, entertainment and shopping. And did we mention that Brisbane considers itself a new contender for cultural capital of Australia? This youthful expansive city is starting to give its established siblings, Melbourne and Sydney, a good run for their money. You can ponder that while ordering brunch at Lune, Melbourne’s own exquisite croissanterie, which has just opened shop here in South Brisbane. 

Enjoy these thrilling southern Queensland destinations – all within easy reach of Brisbane Airport – that your hire car can offer you.

Acquaint yourself with the highlights of Brisbane in your hire car

The Brisbane River winds lazily through the bustling heart of this relaxed, radiant city. A stream of must-do offerings are dotted along its banks, including the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the historic Story Bridge. Head to South Bank, the epicentre for culture, and see the current art sensation at GOMA. If galleries and museums don’t float your boat, then regain your cool in the balmy climate at the remarkable Streets Beach (Australia’s only human-made urban beach), the Boat Pool or the interactive and educational water-play park. 

Check out Brisbane’s renowned live-band scene in Fortitude Valley and explore its pumping nightlife. Satisfy your shopping urge at the stylish boutiques on James Street, the city laneways, and Queen Street Mall. For a range of wining and dining options, you can’t go past the al fresco eateries at South Bank and the Howard Smith Wharves. Then there’s New Farm, West End, and a burgeoning metro café scene to suit every taste and budget.

Your Brisbane Airport hire car can take you beyond and back

For nature-lovers looking for an adventure surrounded by pristine waters, we highly recommend taking the ferry to nearby Moreton (Mulgumpin) Island. Surf down some of the world’s largest sand dunes on your sand-board, snorkel sunken wrecks, experience the sparkling Champagne Pools, feed wild dolphins, or watch the whales in wonder on a cruise. Then take some time  to reflect at the quiet shores of the Blue Lagoon, held sacred by its Indigenous custodians.

North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is just a 15-minute ferry ride from Brisbane’s bayside. A diving haven – where you can swim with manta rays, turtles and even reef sharks (if you’re game!) Or just wander the beachside scene, tuck into the fresh seafood, and enjoy the great outdoors on your own terms. 

If you’re ready to hit the road, you can travel two-hours south and reach Lamington National Park – a Gondwana World Heritage Area that stretches to the Gold Coast. Bushwalks, wildlife and camping await you. Lush walking tracks are available for every level, including some wheelchair-friendly paths.

While you’re in this neck of the woods, venture to the glittering Gold Coast and allow Surfers Paradise to lure you with its beachfront buzz. Fuel up at one of the many eateries and hit the beach before you head back to Brisbane where you can plan your next escape from the city.

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