Daily Car Hire Rates in Brisbane Airport
*daily rates in Brisbane Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.
Brisbane Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The first trans-Pacific flight was landed there by Charles Kingsford Smith and a museum is dedicated to his feat.
- The airport has won several awards for services and facilities.
- It's the third busiest in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne.
- During World War II it was the headquarters of the South West Pacific Area Allied Forces.
- It facilitates routes to many international destinations including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, China, Dubai and Singapore.
Brisbane Airport Mini Guide
The Airport in Brief
is Australia’s 3rd busiest airport after Sydney and Melbourne
serving nearly 20m passengers in 2010. Split into domestic and international terminals on different sites, make sure you head for the correct one! The airport has copious parking and this is currently being extended further to accommodate expected rises in passenger numbers over the next five years. Parking is split into long stay, short stay and valet parking at varying prices. The airport is less than four miles from the city.
As a major hub, 36 airlines serve Brisbane. It’s a major airport for Virgin Australia and is served by budget airlines; Jetstar and Pacific Blue. New routes are being planned to Japan and to China with Air Japan looking to reinstate flights to Tokyo.
How Do I Get to my Next Destination?
There’s a train station integrated into the airport and the Airtrain, leaves every 15 minutes at peak times for a 22 minute journey into the city. Bus company Coachtrans Australia run a number of routes to the city, the port and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts which include pre-booked collection and drop off at your door as well as major accommodation stops. Taxis are readily available at the airport and accessed immediately outside the terminal building. Driving yourself is a good option as there are good road links down Moreton Drive to the Gateway Motorway and Airport Drive to Southern Cross Way. The car hire company desks are located in various parts of the arrivals hall immediately after baggage reclaim. It’s definitely worth sending a driver on ahead to locate the correct desk and to start queuing in such a busy airport.
For passenger and tourist information, look out for the yellow and blue sign on level two. There, trained staff can help on a variety of topics.
- There are two Travelex outlets offering exchange facilities on different floors of the airport together with a number of ATMs.
- Passengers have two options for shopping at the airport. Those with plenty of time on arrival or departure should follow the signs off the motorway to the Airport Village. Here a variety of stores, large and small are located, selling a wide range of products at outlet prices. For those in more of a rush, there are a number of stores in the airport building, both before and after security, selling fashion wear, accessories and electrical goods. There is a newsagents and bookshop too. After security options are limited to standard duty free goods of alcohol, tobacco products, perfumery and gifts.
- There are plenty of options for eating at the airport. Light meals or snacks are available from a variety of outlets together with café and snack food along with the obligatory fast food outlets. For those simply wanting a drink and a snack, a bar is available too.
- First aid facilities are available with trained first aiders in attendance. It can be found in the public area just after arrivals.
- Free Wi-Fi is available across the airport.
- Lost luggage should be reported to the desk in the arrivals baggage reclaim area and a locker service is available for those that want to leave items in the airport.
If You Need Extra Assistance
Brisbane prides itself on having world class facilities and this applies to the assistance for the impaired mobility passenger. Assistance is readily available should it be necessary and the airport has been designed to make access to all public areas simple. It is still recommended that you inform your airline before travelling so that necessary steps can be taken to assist you.
Latest Update from Brisbane Airport:
– The aviation project at the airport is now well underway, with current projects on-going including Brisbane’s new Runway and a $73m International terminal expansion.
- As one of Australia's fastest growing airports, Brisbane has begun an ambitious project to prepare it for the next stage in its growth. The terminal is currently being expanded and modernised and work has begun on a second runway which will be completed by 2020. It's expected that once completed, the capacity of the airport will increase to 15m passengers a year.