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Car Hire Gold Coast

Rent a Car on the Gold Coast & Save!

Planning a Gold Coast adventure and need a rental car? Don’t waste time and money comparing car rental companies. At Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast, we offer some of the cheapest car rentals on the Gold Coast, all in one convenient location.

Find the perfect car for your Gold Coast trip at the most competitive rates. Choose from a wide range of vehicles, including fuel-efficient hatchbacks, spacious SUVs, and everything in between, all with unlimited kilometres included!

+61 7 5586 6900 – Local Number

Mon – Sun: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle typesFamily Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment OptionsPay 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: 4.3 – Based on 1,144 combined customers’ Google reviews.


Afterhours Pick up is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Gold Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5586 6900 for availability & options. Paperwork and Payment will need to be completed first via email.

Afterhours Drop Off is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Gold Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5586 6900 for availability & options.

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 Day1st January7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
AU Day26th January7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Good Friday29th March7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Black Saturday30th March7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Easter Sunday31st March7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Easter Monday1st April7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Anzac Day25th April7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Labour Day6th May7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Royal Queensland Show14th August7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Ekka Holiday16th August7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
King’s Birthday7th October7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Christmas Day25th DecemberCLOSED
Boxing Day26th December7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Why Choose Alpha Car Hire for Gold Coast Rentals?

The Cheapest Car Hire Gold Coast

Save money on your adventure without sacrificing quality, even if you’re flying in and need Gold Coast Airport car hire.

Unlimited Kilometres

Explore as much of the Gold Coast as you desire without worrying about mileage restrictions

Convenient Location

Skip the airport hassle and pick up your car rental at our location near the Gold Coast. Our convenient location allows you to start your Gold Coast adventure quickly and easily.

Large Fleet Selection

Choose from a wide variety of vehicles to suit your needs and budget, from fuel-efficient hatchbacks to spacious SUVs.

Hassle-Free Booking

Book your car rental online in minutes with our user-friendly system.

Explore More for Less with Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast

The Gold Coast offers something for everyone. Cruise the iconic coastline, stopping at world-famous beaches like Surfers Paradise and secluded gems like Little Cove. Experience heart-pounding thrills at world-class theme parks like Wet n’ Wild and Movie World. Venture beyond the beaches and explore the beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland with cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and scenic hiking trails. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife and delectable restaurants of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

Competitive Rates & Cost-Saving Options

Wide Range of Vehicles

Hassle-free car rental with convenient pick-up options

Latest Reviews from Customers

Discover what our valued customers have to say about their recent experiences with Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast. Read the latest reviews to gain insights into the quality of service and satisfaction that await you.

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.
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!

Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast: Compare & Save on Rentals!

Choose Your Perfect Ride! Browse our extensive car fleet (link to Car Fleet page) and find the ideal vehicle for your adventure. Whether you’re cruising the coastline in a fuel-efficient hatchback, conquering the hinterland in a spacious SUV, or travelling with the family in a comfortable sedan, we have a car to suit your needs and budget.

Hybrid SUV

Hybrid Car Rental

From $65 per day

Eco-friendly & fuel-efficient

Handy Ute

cheap ute rental brisbane

From $49 per day

Functional & flexible for hauling equipment/cargo

Moving Van

From $69 per day

Perfect for relocations or large projects

Moving Truck

Truck Side New

From $171 per day

Tackle big business challenges

Economy Car

economy car hire

From $51 per day

Fuel-efficient, ideal for city driving

Compact Car

compact car hire

From $55 per day

More space for passengers & luggage

Intermediate SUV

From $67 per day

Spacious & comfortable for families

Intermediate Car

Kia Cerator

From $61 per day

Comfortable for small families/groups

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Nearby Gold Coast Car Rental Location

When you take a rental car straight from the airport it is easy, but sometimes it costs more. You might want to think about renting a car from places that are near the Gold Coast but not right there if you want to save money. Look at these close-by car rental places for an affordable and effortless way to rent a vehicle.

Popular Car Hire Locations

Discover Alpha Car Hire’s favoured pick-up points, strategically located for your convenience. Choose from these popular car hire locations to kickstart your journey seamlessly.

Brisbane Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport

Sydney Airport

Melbourne Airport

Logan City

Local Gold Coast Highlights: Your Adventure Awaits!

Explore the Coast: Cruise the iconic Gold Coast coastline, stopping at world-famous beaches like Surfers Paradise and white-sand gems like secluded Little Cove. Unwind on the pristine shores, soak up the sunshine, and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters.

Theme Park Adventures: Experience heart-pounding thrills and family-friendly fun at world-famous theme parks. Wet n’ Wild offers exhilarating water slides, while Movie World brings your favorite movies to life. Take the whole family on an unforgettable adventure at these iconic Gold Coast attractions.

Hinterland Exploration: Venture beyond the beaches and delve into the beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland. Discover cascading waterfalls like Purling Brook Falls, explore Lamington National Park’s lush rainforests, or hike scenic trails with breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the region.

City Buzz: Dive into the vibrant nightlife and delectable restaurants of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Sample international cuisine, sip cocktails at trendy bars, and experience the electric atmosphere of these bustling entertainment hubs. After a day of exploring, unwind and enjoy the lively city scene.

Experience a hassle-free and streamlined car rental process in Gold Coast with Alpha Car Hire. Discover simplicity and convenience at every step, making your journey enjoyable and stress-free. 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - Dec 8, 2022 Australian pelican at the bird show at Currumbin wildlife sanctuary

Frequently Asked Questions:

To know the price for renting a car in Gold Coast, it changes based on what kind of car you want, how long you need it, and if you request extra services. You can look at Alpha Car Hire’s website or talk to them to get exact prices.

Comparing the price of renting a car with taking Uber in Gold Coast, it relies on how far you go, how long your journey lasts and how often you travel. Usually, if your trips are longer or more regular, hiring a car could be more economical.

If you want to rent a car in Gold Coast, usually you must have a valid driving license and a credit card to make the payment. Also, if there are extra drivers, their documents will be required too. People who are 21 to 24 years old must pay an extra fee because of their age.

To rent a car on the Gold Coast you need to be at least 21 years old. Drivers younger than 25 might face extra charges or certain limitations. People who are between the ages of 21 and 24 years can only choose from small or medium-sized cars that have a hatchback or sedan shape, if those vehicles are available.

Alpha Car Hire might have the option of one-way rental. For information about where you can leave the car, please call us, or ask at the closest branch. 

The best-rated rental car in Gold Coast varies based on what customers like and their feedback. Alpha Car Hire has different cars, and looking at customer opinions can help us understand the most popular choices.

Alpha Car Hire often provides options for renting a car over extended periods. You can contact us or check this link to know more about the rentals for extended times.  

Typically, it is possible to include an extra person who can drive the car you rent on the Gold Coast. You should confirm with Alpha Car Hire about any conditions or charges for extra drivers.

Only the drivers listed on the rental contract and holding a valid driver’s license can drive the car. There may be additional driver fees.

Most rental cars on the Gold Coast have e-tags for tolls. You won’t need to do anything while driving through toll roads, but the charges will be added to your final bill.

Basic insurance is usually included in the rental rate, but it may not cover everything. Check the details of the terms and conditions before booking.

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