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Cheap Car Hire South Brisbane

If you’re in the market for the best South Brisbane Car Hire service, you’ve come to the right place. We have an expanded fleet of passenger and commercial vehicles to cater for all your needs, including fuel-efficient compact cars, spacious SUVs, heavy-duty Utes and top-of-the-line moving trucks and moving vans. Strategically located near the airport and major thoroughfares, we are your most practical choice for getting around in the city. With flexibility as the driving force of our services, booking a car with us allows you the liberty to pay upfront for the best price, pay later to save your future slots or book over the phone to speak with our concierge services about how to get the most value out of your time and money. 

Car Rentals

Our cheap pricing has never compromised the quality of our rental cars.


Our proximity to major sites and destinations makes us the practical choice for car rentals.

Car Hire

Our passion to the service will let us see to your requirements and expectations every time.


We offer extra conveniences, such as child seats and boosters, to make your trip safer and more accessible.

and Friendly

Our team is always more than eager to help make your trip easier and comfortable.


From free airport transfers to affordable add-on roadside assistance, your convenience is our priority.

South Brisbane Car Rental Near You

Our car hire Concierge Service is more than ready to cater to all your needs and to answer any enquiries you may have. Simply give us a call today and we’ll be more than eager to talk you through your booking. Alternatively, you may proceed with booking your car online, and choose “Request a Call” as your payment type, and we’ll give you a ring in a few minutes’ time.

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Explore the Area with a Car Rental South Brisbane

South Brisbane, a cultural hotspot in Queensland, is an enthralling blend of tantalising cuisines, enriching family activities, and awe-inspiring landscapes. With Alpha Car Hire’s first-class car rental services, experiencing the alluring charm of this bustling suburb becomes an effortless and enjoyable adventure. 

A Gastronomic Odyssey in South Brisbane 

A tour of South Brisbane is incomplete without immersing oneself in its exquisite and diverse culinary scene. 

Start your day by fuelling up with a hearty breakfast at ‘Morning After’, a local favourite known for noteworthy coffee and a tempting food offering that’ll set the tone for your gastronomic adventure. Exuding an airy charm, the café’s bright, inviting space and outside seating area make this a pleasant spot to relax and watch the world go by.

Transition into lunchtime with a visit to ‘Gauge’, a hidden gem offering an innovative dining experience on Grey Street. The restaurant serves a seasonally changing menu that cleverly fuses fine dining with the casual ambience of a neighbourhood café. Here you can sample unique concoctions like its famous black garlic bread while savouring an atmosphere quintessential of South Brisbane.

Your culinary journey would not be replete without feasting on authentic Italian cuisine for dinner at ‘Julius Pizzeria.’ Nestled beneath a railway overpass along the trendy Fish Lane, Julius offers an extensive menu featuring Neapolitan pizzas baked to perfection in wood-fired ovens, freshly made pasta and a range of Italian edibles that burst with robust flavours. The restaurant’s rustic interiors, coupled with its vibrant atmosphere, add to the immersive dining experience. 

Indulge in your sweet desires by rounding off the day with a visit to ‘Cowch.’ As Brisbane’s most premium dessert and cocktail bar, ‘Cowch’ serves an enticing selection of dessert pizzas, churros, ice cream, and more. Whether you’re a milkshake lover or a chocolate connoisseur, there’s something here to satiate every sweet tooth. 

Fun-infused Family Frolics in South Brisbane 

South Brisbane is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities that are easily reachable with Alpha Car Hire’s range of comfortable and reliable rental cars.

Start your family adventure at the Queensland Museum, a world-class cultural institution encapsulating Queensland’s rich natural and sociocultural heritage. From interactive displays and immersive exhibits to captivating dinosaur replicas, this museum offers an engaging educational experience for kids and adults alike.

Continue the educational journey by paying a visit to ‘Street Science.’ This innovative scientific extravaganza showcases the magic of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through engaging workshops, interactive exhibits, and family-friendly shows that make learning fun and tangible.

No visit to South Brisbane is complete without a stop at ‘South Bank Parklands.’ This premier leisure destination houses a man-made beach, sprawling picnic spaces, beautiful gardens, and a plethora of eateries. The parklands also regularly host a variety of festivals and events, making it a perennially buzzing site brimming with something for every family member. 

Discovering Nature’s Beauty in South Brisbane 

South Brisbane’s picturesque landscapes, serene parks, and stunning water bodies offer a bounty of breathtaking outdoor experiences, all seamlessly within reach through Alpha Car Hire’s roomy and efficient rental cars.

Begin your outdoor exploration with a leisurely stroll along the ‘Brisbane River,’ a defining feature of the city’s landscape. Enjoy a picnic by its banks, rent a bike for a scenic cycle, or simply sit back and soak in the sight of the city beautifully capped off by rolling hills and endless sky. 

Add another notch to your outdoor adventure at the exquisitely serene ‘Roma Street Parkland.’ As the world’s largest subtropical garden nestled within a bustling city centre, Roma Street Parkland houses a mesmerising display of vivid blooms, fresh green foliage, and abundant wildlife, making it a perfect place to unwind and connect with nature. 

For those craving an adrenaline rush, venture out to ‘Mount Coot-tha Reserve’. Offering unparalleled city views and a myriad of walking and cycling trails amidst rich indigenous flora, this destination ensures an enthralling experience. 

Best Explored with a South Brisbane Hire Car 

South Brisbane promises an unforgettable trip with its diverse food culture, enjoyable family activities, and abundant outdoor adventures. Happy driving, and enjoy uncovering South Brisbane’s charms with Alpha Car Hire, your reliable companion on this adventure! Book yours today! 

Car Hire South Brisbane


+61 7 3062 7439 – Local Number


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


You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

At the end of the reservation process, you will receive a “Reservation Confirmation” page with the reservation number highlighted. You will also receive a confirmation email containing the details of your reservation and collection procedure.

Extending the rental duration is possible at time of check out or during the rental itself. You will need to contact or come in person to the nearest location. The extension is subject to vehicle availability and extra payment.

Yes. Please contact our Reservations team and they will be more than happy to help. 1300 227 473 or NZ 0800 445 492

Yes, however, the person with the credit card must be on the Rental Contract as the main driver so they will need to have a current open driver’s licence written in English.

You may receive a refund of your booking fee, minus any applicable cancellation fees. We do not charge cancellation fees for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours before pickup. Otherwise, for cancellations within or less than 48 hours of pickup, a fixed $75 cancellation fee will be applicable.

We charge a full day’s fee if the vehicle is returned 2 hours beyond the drop-off time.
For example, if a full-day rental is from 8:00 am to 8:00 am the next day, and you use the vehicle from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the next day, you exceed the 2-hour limit. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer service team.

All vehicles are covered with 24-hour roadside assistance, provided by the relevant state automotive club. This includes all mechanical breakdowns. Roadside Assistance does not cover non-mechanical defects such as lost keys, keys locked in the vehicle, flat battery due to lights being left on etc. Costs charged can be obtained by contacting Customer Service on 1300 227 473.

All Alpha vehicles which are rented have comprehensive insurance with a standard liability that is applicable to renters that may be reduced with one of Alpha’s waiver options. For passenger vehicles (hatchbacks, sedans, family cars, SUVs, 8-seater vans and Utes) the standard liability is $4,400 for drivers over 21 years of age. For more information on our Standard Liability Protection Cover visit our Terms & Conditions.

What are the exclusions to liability waivers?

The following are not covered by the Total Protection Liability Waiver, Premium Protection Liability Waiver, or the Collision Damage Liability Waiver:

  • Reversing damage
  • Overhead damage
  • Undercarriage damage
  • Water damage
  • Hail damage
  • Negligence or Abuse

Please note that you will not have the benefit of Alpha’s insurance if the rental vehicle is driven on unsealed roads.

If you run a business with ongoing transportation needs, you know as well as anyone that handling maintenance, inventory and financing can be both an expense and a hassle. If you need to supplement your fleet for a short-term or longer term, our friendly team will happily provide a quote.

To help you explore more Queensland destinations during your holiday, you can rent a car from us if you’re looking to explore East Coast Suburbs, including Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Fortitude Valley, Hendra, Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe, Morayfield, Caboolture, Burleigh Heads, Capalaba, Surfers Paradise, Southport, Toowomba, and Broadbeach. 

What Our Customers Say About Us

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!
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