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Car and truck hire Ballina Airport

Ballina Airport, Ballina, NSW
Terminal Building
Ballina NSW 2478
Located conveniently in the airport terminal at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Approximately 30 minutes drive to Byron Bay and 5 minutes to Ballina town.  

Car hire at Ballina Byron Bay Gateway Airport from Thrifty

  • Customer service with a smile
  • Quality cars and commercial vehicles
  • Short drive to Byron Bay and surrounds

Located in Ballina just south of Byron Bay, renowned for its sandy beaches and laid back lifestyle. Thrifty Ballina is the ideal place to hire your rental car for your road trip to Byron and surrounds. We stock a great range of cars, SUVs and even commercial vehicles like trucks, tippers, vans, utes and buses.

Cars and commercial vehicles for hire

Small & Medium

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

Rent one of our small or medium cars for an easy, fuel efficient drive. Favourites include the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i30. 

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Mitsubishi ASX

If you'd like more space and comfort, hire a larger vehicle like the popular Mitsubishi Outlander. Family sedans available too.  

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Trucks, utes, vans, buses


If you've got a commercial job need, we have a range of trucks, vans, utes and even buses to suit your travel needs. 

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Optional extras available

To make your road trip along the Ballina/Byron Bay region a breeze, we can provide a range of optional extras such as a Tom Tom GPS for seamless navigation, a baby or child booster seats, and even our handy prepaid fuel option so you don't have to worry about refueling before you return the car. 

Whether you are moving house or need a car to explore the magnificent coastline, our friendly staff at Thrifty Ballina Airport will be happy to help you with the right vehicle for your driving needs. 

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Things to see and do with a rental car around Ballina and Byron Bay

Ballina airport Thrifty car and truck rental
Ballina is just a short 30 minute drive from the famous Byron Bay where you can stroll along the strip of shops and cafes or laze on its beautiful beaches. Whilst there, why not enjoy the surf? Surfing lessons are readily available for anyone interested in learning!
Ballina itself is also excellent for any beach lovers. In the right season, you can enjoy some whale watching as the whales migrate across the seas (usually from June to November). Alternatively drive to one of the popular vantage points for whale watching in the Ballina/Byron Bay area, such as the Ballina North Wall, Ballina Lighthouse Hill car park, Angels Beach viewing platform, Flat Rock viewing platform, Skennar's Head, Boulders Beach headland or Rocky Point.
If you're an animal lover, the Australian Seabird Rescue Wildlifelink Sanctuary and Sea Turtle Hospital (ASR) is well worth a visit. Here, you can get a personalised tour and discover the area's animal protection activities.

If you've got more time up your sleeve, why not use Ballina as a base to start a scenic drive up north to the Sunshine Coast or down south to the NSW Central Coast? Both directions will have you driving along beautiful coastal scenes.   

You can find more ideas on things to see and do with a rental car in NSW and Australia on the Thrifty travel blog!

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

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