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Car Hire Brisbane

Unbeatable Brisbane Car Hire Deals

Forget breaking the bank on car rentals! Alpha Car Hire boasts the lowest market prices in car hire in Brisbane, consistently beating the competition. We understand that affordability is key and are committed to getting you on the road without burning a hole in your pocket.

+61 7 3062 7439 – Local Number

Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle types Family Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment Options Pay Now, Pay Later, Pay over the Phone with our Concierge Service, Save with Long Term Rentals
👍 Why Alpha? The Cheapest Car Rental, Unlimited KM*, Book in Advance & Save, Prepay & Save, Discounts, Australian Owned
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.1 – Based on 399 combined customers’ Google reviews.

Services

After-hours pickup is not available. If your flight is delayed please call +61 7 3062 7439 as soon as possible so we can assist with a following day collection.

After-hours return is not available. Please call +61 7 3062 7439 for assistance.

We have a spacious shuttle ready to take you to your car. Please view the map below to see where we’ll pick you up. Please give us a call once you’re ready to go so we can quickly send the shuttle your way.

There are a number of options including prepayment or paying at the counter. If you wish to prepay when you complete your reservation, select the Pay Now or Book over the Phone option to process your payment. Please be aware that even if the booking is prepaid you must present a credit/debit card at the time of collection and pay the applicable bond.

All charges will be in Australian Dollars. We cannot accept responsibility for the fluctuating currency conversion if monies outside of AUD are used.

A valid Mastercard or Visa card must be supplied at collection. Debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must present the physical card. The card must be in the name of the hirer. If you cannot present a card in the hirers name, please contact us for assistance.

Please note credit card surcharges may apply to your booking.

Please Note: Alpha Car Hire does not accept cash, gift cards, travel cards, diners, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any Tap & Go options using a phone or watch.

Gain complete control of your destinations, experiences and itinerary with unlimited daily kilometres. So, get out there and start making wonderful memories with friends and family.

*Not applicable to People Movers, Moving Vans, Moving Trucks and Utes.

New Year’s Day 1st January 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
AU Day 26th January 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Good Friday 29th March 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Black Saturday 30th March 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Easter Sunday 31st March 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Easter Monday 1st April 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Anzac Day 25th April 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Labour Day 6th May 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Royal Queensland Show 14th August 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Ekka Holiday 12th August 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
King’s Birthday 7th October 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Christmas Day 25th December CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Latest Reviews Straight from our Valued Customers:

Discover why our customers choose Alpha Car Hire time and time again for their Brisbane car rental needs. Read our newest reviews to learn about the exceptional service and satisfaction you can expect.

stephen gibaudstephen gibaud
23:28 13 Feb 24
Awesome customer service. Great pricing
Mirek ZkiMirek Zki
00:21 13 Feb 24
fabienne brunfabienne brun
14:09 12 Feb 24
Car rental for 15 days at very good value for moneyComfortable car adapted to my needsSimple and effective procedures for collecting and returning the vehicleClose to the airportPractical!I recommend +++👍
Rares-Stefan SulitaRares-Stefan Sulita
03:00 12 Feb 24
Fast pickup from the airport and drop on the way back. The staff was friendly, the car was what was expected. Great experience and price.
Rob EdwardsRob Edwards
00:48 02 Feb 24
Alpha provides an excellent array of well-priced, high-quality vehicles for hire. Their service - from the airport shuttle right through the collection of the car - is efficient, friendly, and generally pleasant. On return, the efficiency is magnified, and the shuttle back to the airport is timely and comfortable. The quality of the end-to-end service is very high. I highly recommend Alpha if you ever need a car hire when flying in from Brisbane.
Fernando SánchezFernando Sánchez
00:25 30 Jan 24
My partner and I rented a car for five day in our stay in the Gold Coast and the price was really good and affordable. The process to pick up and dropp off the car were also really fast and easy, and the car that they gave us was beautiful and really easy to drive!Gonna choose Alpha Car next time for sure! =)
yves liawyves liaw
00:20 30 Jan 24
The car is very good and great value for money
Bastie ChakauyaBastie Chakauya
10:33 29 Jan 24
Ivana SeibtováIvana Seibtová
12:22 28 Jan 24
Super and pleasant customs officers.
Sumesh SwaminathanSumesh Swaminathan
09:44 28 Jan 24
Excellent service and the car I rented was value for money. But the car had fungus smell and the uplostry was dirty. Apart from these the car is good to drive with family members. I recommend this company for car hire. Hope they maintain the car with cleanliness and fungus smell removed before that hand over to customers.
Karla GalpinKarla Galpin
06:02 03 Jan 24
Edited: changing from1 star to 4 because despite the email support being next to nothing - when I picked up second car and the aircon didn’t work consistently I called and explained the intermittent problems and water dripping on my feet and they replaced it the same day. Did waste a half day for me driving there and back but they fixed the problem and that’s most importantI have one positive. The airport shuttle driver was fabulous. But that’s about where it stops.- online communication is extremely poor- car was filthy- car was not full of petrolDespite making contact 3 times about the state of the car and fuel my messages have been ignored. I have left the car far cleaner than when I received it so if their cleaning fee is charged I’ll be annoyed- the warnings about the cleaning fee are quite intense and definitely makes one feel paranoid and unable to enjoy their journeys.Price was okay. Until I extended by 15 hours or so and then completely unreasonable for a car I had had to get up to an acceptable cleaning level of my first day.Photos only a few examples. Unfortunate that I picked the car up in the dark so didn’t see til the morning. On my hire next week I’ll be looking closer for sure.Do not tell me that this is not the ALPHA way and the next customer will benefit. I’d like to know how I will be compensated. And clearly the next customer won’t benefit as I haven’t benefited from all the previous comments with similar complaints.
Rushdi RamliRushdi Ramli
07:12 24 Dec 23
Customer service is good. Picking up and returning of the car is hassle free. Car is relatively new and well maintained. Price is cheaper compared to other established companies. Shuttle service is efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Rented from 9th Dec toc 2023.
Alison WarneAlison Warne
01:27 04 Dec 23
The airport shuttle was efficient. There’s a free public phone at the international airport that you can use to call for it, and we waited about 10 minutes. The purple buses are easy to spot. When we returned the car at the end of the hire the shuttle went straight away.The car was a fairly basic model with 48k km on the clock but it did the job, and was clean and in good condition. Good value. I would use them again.
DoughnutANZDoughnutANZ
09:24 28 Nov 23
Efficient check out but they missed a few comments about what grade of fuel to use and to advise me about the tire pressure warning light. Also the fuel tank in my car was not full when I picked it up.
John RylandJohn Ryland
09:12 24 Jan 23
Good cars, excellent variety and keen rates. Easy website booking. Airport pick up and drop off very good. Good people to deal with. I’ve used these guys twice and will continue on every Brisbane visit.
Simon HogbenSimon Hogben
23:36 29 Nov 22
First time hire with Alpha and I must say it was great. Much better value than other hire companies. Was reticent about the off airport location but the shuttle was easy, virtually no waiting and drivers friendly and polite. Check-in and drop off very easy as well. Again, staff were great. Car clean and no problems.
Kieran SKieran S
00:18 10 Oct 22
I used Alpha 10 years back when they had just started out and loved their service back then, so when it came time to hire another car in Brisbane I sought them out. Super pleased to see their great work has paid off and they are now a massive company but have retained the small company service and vibe. Super friendly staff from the shuttle drivers, to front desk and phones. 0800 is answered quickly unlike others. Nice vehicles and great price. Will be back for sure.
Rustam GilyazovRustam Gilyazov
03:08 27 Sep 22
Great experience renting a truck (both times). In both cases - clean interior, runs well. Hydraulic lift, A/C, cruise control were in good working order. Booked and paid online, no hassle pickup and drop off, friendly staff. Also, great price on truck rental, looks like the best in the city. Don't forget to fill that tank when returning the vehicle.
Leonie NewtonLeonie Newton
05:11 31 Aug 22
The business is located in the perfect spot in Hendra and there is a service station only metres away, making it super easy to refuel just before returning the car. The staff are quick, friendly and efficient. The car I had was relatively new and in excellent condition (although it did need a more thorough clean, which could be due to my last minute booking). The shuttle bus runs regularly and the driver was extremely helpful and considerate. Overall, I was very happy with every aspect of my first experience with them. It won't be my last!

Wide Range of Vehicles for Hire

Alpha Car Hire boasts a diverse fleet of passenger and commercial cars to suit any Brisbane adventure. Here’s a breakdown to help you find your perfect ride:

Passenger Cars Available

Fuel-efficient Economy Cars

Ideal for city driving or solo travel. Hit the bustling streets or explore at your own pace with ease.

Spacious Hatchbacks

Small Car Rental

Explore Brisbane’s urban core or scenic coasts. These versatile vehicles offer comfort and space for both city adventures.

Family-Friendly SUVs

Kia Cerator

Perfect for road trips with the crew. Pack up the whole family and enjoy comfortable rides with plenty of space for luggage and memories.

Large SUVs

Large SUV car hire

Conquer Queensland’s landscapes in style. Take on any terrain with power and comfort, making your Brisbane adventure unforgettable.

Spacious People Movers

Great for large groups or extra luggage. Don’t leave anyone behind! These roomy rentals ensure everyone has a comfortable ride.

Eco-Friendly Hybrids

Hybrid Car Rental

Explore Brisbane sustainably. Enjoy the sights while minimizing your impact on the environment with a fuel-efficient hybrid car.

Commercial Cars

Moving Vans

Need muscle for a relocation or large project? Alpha has a moving van to handle heavy lifting.

Handy Utes

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Perfect for hauling equipment or cargo, our Utes offer functionality and flexibility for getting the job done.

Trucks

For the biggest tasks, Alpha provides a range of moving truck rentals to tackle any Brisbane business challenge.

How to Book Your Brisbane Rental Car

Start your easy booking process with Alpha Car Hire, where everything is straightforward and works smoothly. Here is a concise walkthrough to ensure your experience is effortless and stress-free.

Choose Pickup Spot
& Dates

Tell us where you’ll be starting your Brisbane adventure and when you need the car. Whether you’re flying into Brisbane Airport and need a Brisbane Airport car rental or picking up the car from our Brisbane CBD location, we have you covered.

Level Up Your Brisbane Rental

Consider adding extras like child seats, roadside assistance, or additional driver coverage for a smoother and more convenient journey.

Explore Our Brisbane Fleet

Browse our extensive selection of vehicles, from budget-friendly compacts to spacious SUVs, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your Brisbane trip.

Flexible Payment
Options

We offer a variety of secure payment methods for your convenience, including debit and credit cards, Google Pay, and PayPal.

Choose Liability Protection

Choose from a variety of coverage options to give you peace of mind and a worry-free Brisbane rental experience.

Confirm & Book

Double-check your details and finalise your reservation to secure your Brisbane car rental with Alpha Car Hire.

Why Choose Alpha Car Hire Brisbane?

Effortless Booking Process

Experience a hassle-free booking process with Alpha Car Hire, where simplicity and efficiency are at the forefront of our service.

Exceptional Customer Service

Our friendly and knowledgeable team provides personalised assistance and ensures your rental experience exceeds expectations.

Reliable Vehicles

Rest assured knowing that our vehicles are well-maintained and regularly serviced, ensuring reliability and safety on the road

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Nearby Brisbane Car Rental Location

Renting a car from the airport is easy, but sometimes it costs more. It might be cheaper to look for rental places close to Brisbane. Look at these car rental spots close to you for a budget-friendly and simple method to hire a car.

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Popular Alpha Car Hire Locations

Explore Alpha Car Hire’s preferred pick-up points, strategically positioned for your convenience. Choose from these popular car hire locations to commence your journey seamlessly:

Brisbane Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport

Logan City

Sydney Airport

Melbourne Airport

A Quick Guide to Brisbane

Brisbane, a lively main city in Queensland of Australia, has both modern elegance and relaxed feeling. Here is a short guide to assist you with finding your way around this attractive town:

Sightseeing places: Visit famous spots like South Bank Parklands, the river of Brisbane, and the Story Bridge. Be sure to see important cultural buildings such as the Queensland Museum and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).  

Dining: For eating, you can enjoy many different foods. There are modern coffee shops and places to eat by the river, also very busy places with lots of food stalls such as Eat Street Northshore.  

Outdoor Activities: Enjoy being outside with activities at places close by, such as Moreton Island which has very clean beaches and water you can see through or walk on the paths of Mount Coot-tha to see wide views of the town from high up.  

Nightlife: Get to know the lively night scene in Brisbane, where you can find rooftop bars and places with live music around Fortitude Valley or stylish cocktail lounges near Eagle Street Pier.  

Transport: You can move around the city with no trouble using Brisbane’s good system of public buses, trains and boats. Or you might choose to hire a car if you want to travel more freely outside the city.  

Accommodation: There are many kinds of places to stay, including high-end hotels and small unique guesthouses. You can also find hostels that don’t cost much and apartments with services included. 

Explore Brisbane and Beyond with Alpha Car Hire

Brisbane is your gateway to exploring Southeast Queensland’s natural beauty and vibrant cities. Use your Alpha Car Hire rental to discover:

  • The Sunshine Coast: Relax on pristine beaches, explore lush hinterland rainforests, or visit charming coastal towns like Noosa and Mooloolaba. Our long-term car rental Brisbane options are perfect for extended adventures.
  • Byron Bay: Journey north to this bohemian paradise known for its stunning beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and world-class surfing. Consider our one-way car rental Brisbane option to drop the car off at a different location.
  • Fraser Island: Explore the world’s largest sand island off the coast of Queensland. A 4WD car rental in Brisbane is recommended for this off-road adventure.
  • Great Barrier Reef: Take a day trip or multi-day excursion to explore the wonders of the world’s largest coral reef system.

Convenient Car Hire Solutions with Alpha Car Hire

Find out how easy and cost-effective it is to reserve your car rental on the internet through Alpha Car Hire. Our website is simple to use, allowing you to look at our various cars, choose where you want to pick up the vehicle, and book your rental ahead of time while relaxing at home. Additionally, you can take advantage of special offers and price reductions that are reserved for reservations made through the internet. Booking with Alpha Car Hire is effortless and provides outstanding worth.

Frequently Asked Questions:

To rent a car in Brisbane, you must hold a full and valid driver’s license; learners or provisional licenses are not accepted.  

Hirers aged between 21 and 24 will incur an age surcharge and are limited to compact and mid-size hatchbacks and sedans, subject to availability.  

There is no upper age limit for renting vehicles if your license is valid. However, we do not hire drivers under 21. 

To rent a car in Brisbane, you usually must have a driver’s license that is valid. Also, you need to give a credit card with the same name as the person renting for payment and security purposes. You should also give a different type of ID, maybe your passport or the official identity card from where you come.  

You should know that every license given out needs to be in English and have a picture on it. In case your driving license is written in a different language, you need to bring an official translation with it, like the International Driving Permit for example. You must have your valid local driving license with you when you are carrying an International Driving Permit; it cannot be used by itself. 

Yes, insurance coverage is included with car hire in Brisbane. Alpha offers three different levels of liability protection:  

  1. Standard Liability Protection
  • There is no daily charge for this option. 
  • Damage Liability Fee: $4400 
  • Coverage includes multiple vehicle accidents, single vehicle accidents, and windscreen & tyre damage. 
  • Bond Preauthorisation Amount: $1000 for most renters and $2500 for local renters. 
  1. Premium Protection
  •  This option incurs a daily charge of $30.00. 
  • Damage Liability Fee: $750 
  • Coverage includes multiple vehicle accidents, single vehicle accidents, and windscreen & tyre damage. 
  • Bond Preauthorisation Amount: $750. 
  1. Deluxe Protection Package
  • The daily charge for this option is $38.00. 
  • Damage Liability Fee: $250 
  • Coverage includes multiple vehicle accidents, single vehicle accidents, and windscreen & tyre damage. 
  • Bond Preauthorization Amount: $250. 

If you hire a car in Brisbane, usually you can drive it around Queensland and to different states in Australia. But sometimes there are rules that say you cannot take the car off normal roads or go with it to places that are very far away or hard to reach. It’s essential to check with the rental company regarding any specific restrictions or conditions.

Every car has access to help by the side of the road at any time, day or night, if there is a problem with how it works.  

The free service for help on the road does not include problems that are not about the car’s mechanics or mistakes made by the person driving, like when keys get lost or locked inside the car, or if the battery goes flat because someone left the lights on. For these situations, there is a charge of $180 each time we come out to assist.  

But if the customer takes the Roadside Assistance package for $5.50 each day, then they don’t have to pay any extra costs. 

Yes, you can add additional drivers to the rental agreement in Brisbane. All individuals who intend to drive the vehicle must be listed on the rental agreement. If you wish to add a driver after collecting the vehicle, please contact us on 1300 227 473. 

Prices can vary depending on the car type, rental company, duration, and season. Generally, expect to pay between $50 and $200 per day, but it can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your specific needs.

Hybrid car rentals are generally more expensive than traditional gasoline vehicles. You can expect to pay a premium, potentially starting around $80 per day.

Minivans and People Movers are ideal for larger groups and tend to cost more than smaller cars. Daily rates can start from around $70 and go up depending on size and features.

Minivans and People Movers are ideal for larger groups and tend to cost more than smaller cars. Daily rates can start from around $70 and go up depending on size and features.

Yes, weekly rentals typically offer a discounted rate per day compared to daily rentals.

This depends on your itinerary. Brisbane has a good public transport system, but a rental car offers more freedom to explore the city and surrounding areas.

Fuel prices in Brisbane fluctuate, but you can find current average prices on websites like Fuel Price Australia: https://fuelprice.io/.

Compact cars are generally the most popular rental car in Brisbane due to their affordability and fuel efficiency.

As mentioned earlier, compact cars are generally the most affordable, with rates starting from around $50 per day.

Economy cars are similar to compacts and can be a good budget-friendly option. Daily rates may start around $40 or so.

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