Free Shuttle Bus Information
We operate a shuttle service to and from the depot.
Pick-up from Brisbane Location: After collecting your luggage please call 1300 729 230 and press option 1 to request the shuttle bus service to our near-airport location during the location’s operating hours.
From the Domestic Terminal: Exit the terminal, and head up the escalators that take you onto the sky bridge. Exit to the right of the Air Train under the sign ‘Buses & Coaches A&B’, and proceed to Bus Zone B1/B2.
From the International Terminal: After clearing customs, exit into the arrivals hall and turn
left following the signs stating Bus/Rideshare/Shuttle. DO NOT follow the ‘Rental Car’ signs. Exit the terminal building, head down the ramp, turn left and make your way to the pickup area.
Drop-off from Brisbane Location: Please return the vehicle to our off-site depot located at 22 Serpentine Road Hendra and we will shuttle you back to the airport terminal, this service does not need to be booked, but is only available within business hours and 20 minutes prior to closing.
Please allow enough time to wait for the shuttle to arrive (approximately 20 min).
The gateway to the beautiful Gold Coast and a fantastic holiday destination in its own right, Brisbane is a phenomenal place in which to spend a few days. With a super deal from Bargain Car Rentals at Brisbane Airport, your self-drive vacation can start from the moment you step off the plane. Enjoy the independence of having your own car, and make the most of your Queensland holiday.
With a car hire from the Brisbane Airport, you could visit world-famous Australia Zoo, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (the largest of its kind in the world) the beautiful lookout at Coot-tha and venture into the Moreton Island National Park. And don’t forget, the amazing Gold Coast is only 80km south of Brisbane Airport.
Bargain’s Brisbane Airport Range of rental services:
We offer free quotes and incredibly competitive prices, so you can rest assured you’ll be getting a great value for money deal when you rent your vehicle from Bargain Car Rentals at Brisbane Airport. We have an extensive fleet of cars and vans, from family sedans to eight-seater vans and even twelve-seater mini buses for when you want to take your whole tribe along for the ride.
No matter how big (or small!) your group, how far you want to travel or what you wish to include, we’ll make a plan that’s right for you. We offer free pick up and drop off from the airport to our depot.
Great deals, fantastic vehicles, free quotes and friendly service. What more could anyone ask for?
About Brisbane Airport
Brisbane Airport is located in the Eagle Farm area, only 13km north-east of the city centre and a short drive from the world-renowned beaches on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Jump in your Bargain Car Rental Brisbane Airport vehicle and you can be there in less than a couple of hours.
In 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith landed at Archerfield Airport after completing the first trans-pacific flight between North America and Australia. Today, you can see the original aircraft, a Fokker F.VII named the Southern Cross, housed in a museum nearby the Brisbane Airport.
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Compact automatics are the most popular car’s rented at our Brisbane Airport branch. You can check out our full range of Brisbane vehicles for hire here.
We are proud to offer some of the best rates at the Brisbane Airport. Brisbane car hire varies with the season but expect to pay between $35 and $95 dollars a day. Get a full quote on future Brisbane car hire here.
We offer a large range of new rental cars at bargain prices available from the Brisbane Airport. These range from the cost effective automatic compacts, perfect for city driving, right through to large family cars and even luxury vehicles.
We are proud to be one of the only large-scale Australian-owned car hire companies left in Australia. Our goal is to offer new cars at bargain prices. Search to get a bargain on your next Brisbane visit.
Wondering where to visit on your upcoming Brisbane hire car holiday? We’re covering the top 10 attractions in the city.
South Bank Parklands
Straddling the southern end of the Brisbane River, this gorgeous leafy parkland offers a tranquil setting to exercise and admire the city skyline views. A string of trendy cafes line the fringes should you need to refuel.
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
On the city’s western edge, these sprawling gardens stretch over the foothills of Mount Coot-Tha. The 56-hectare subtropical park features a bewitching selection of native flora and fauna, as well as frequent workshops and events.
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
Towering over the botanic gardens looms Coot-Tha, a lofty mountain offering breathtaking city views. Drive your Brisbane hire car to the top at sunrise for an unforgettable urban panorama. Energetic holidaymakers can hike to the summit instead.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
As the world’s largest koala sanctuary, Lone Pine is a must for anyone with a soft spot for adorable bear-shaped marsupials. Book a unique experience to pat, cuddle, or pose for a selfie with a fluffy grey koala.
Roma Street Parkland
A stone’s throw from the CBD, this popular parkland packs out with locals seeking a tranquil refuge from frantic city life. Contemporary landscape displays, glistening waterways, and technicoloured flower gardens make for a pleasant place to wander.
Gallery of Modern Art
Creative types should make a beeline for the Gallery of Modern Art, a glitzy riverside venue featuring exhibits from Australia, the Pacific, and Asia. Next door, you’ll find the impressive State Library of Queensland.
Set in a curvaceous Brisbane River bend, the CBD is the city’s pulsating economic heart. Wedged between soaring skyscrapers lie numerous sites, like City Hall, the Brisbane Museum, the Treasury Building, and the Commissariat Store.
Colloquially known as “the Valley,” this thriving district is where Brisbanites go to eat, drink, and be merry. Most venues gravitate around James Street, which hosts everything from fine dining to no-frills pubs. Hit Howard Street Wharves for waterfront sipping with Story Bridge views.
Brisbane River Cruise
The murky-brown Brisbane River snakes through the heart of the city. The best way to admire Brisbane’s sparkling skylines is on a leisurely afternoon cruise. Budget travellers could jump on the CityCat, a low-cost public ferry service boasting the same sweeping views.
While the city hosts a slew of fun things to do, there’s even more to explore outside of town on a Brisbane hire car holiday.
1. Tamborine Mountain
An hour south of the city lies Tamborine Mountain, a lush rainforest-shrouded wonderland home to tranquil vineyards and thundering cascades.
2. North Stradbroke Island
A quick car ferry trip east sees you in North Stradbroke Island, or “Straddie,” as the locals call it. While you’ll need a 4WD to explore off the beaten track, a conventional hire car will get you between stunning beaches and laidback towns.
3. The Gold Coast
Australia’s most famous beach holiday destination is only an hour’s drive south of the CBD. With sun-kissed sandy stretches framed by towering sky rises, this happening city is a delight to explore.
4. The Granite Belt
Avid oenophiles should head west to the Granite Belt, a fertile food-producing basin growing the state’s best grapes. Not only is the Pinot Noir top-tier, but you’ll find a mouth-watering assortment of authentic farm-to-table restaurants too.
5. Lamington National Park
A scenic drive towards the NSW border leads you to Lamington National Park, one of South East Queensland’s favourite hiking destinations. Spend a day trudging along breathtaking ridges before retiring at Binna Burra Lodge for the night.
6. Springbrook National Park
Not far from Lamington lies Springbrook, the region’s other sought-after national park. The big-ticket attraction here is Natural Bridge, a gorgeous semi-enclosed cavern pierced by a cascading waterfall.
7. The Glasshouse Mountains
Hardy hikers might want to conquer the Glasshouse Mountains, a string of steep conical-shaped hills to the north. From Ngungun to Coochin and Tibrogargan, these sharp magma-cooled mountains offer one heck of a workout.
8. D’aguilar National Park
Northwest of the city, this lesser-explored national park is home to sprawling woodlands, sopping wet rainforest, and awe-inspiring lookouts.
9. The Sunshine Coast
An hour and a half north of Brisbane resides the Sunshine Coast, a perpetually sun-drenched series of seaside towns. Time-old classics include Mooloolaba, Coolum, and Noosa.
10. The Sunshine Coast Hinterlands
If you crave to escape the thick holidaymaking hordes, head inland to the Sunshine Coast’s spectacular hinterlands. Verdant pastures and adorable towns (try Maleny, Conondale, and Kenilworth) make for an epic mini-road trip.
For mild weather, reasonable prices, and manageable crowds, the best time to visit Brisbane is in autumn (March to May) or spring (September to November).
Summer is Brisbane’s peak travel season, especially during the Christmas/New Year school break. Family-friendly attractions pack out, and beaches become crowded. January and February can get sweltering hot.
What is the cheapest time to visit Brisbane?
Winter is the most affordable season. Expect low hotel rates and cheap car hire in Brisbane due to a lack of demand. Winter days are generally pleasant, though the nights can get relatively cool.