Car rental at Canberra Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Canberra airport

Economy$111/day
Compact$111/day
Full-size SUV$158/day
Passenger van$281/day
Intermediate SUV$136/day
Compact SUV$143/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car at Canberra airport

  • Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is widely ranked as one of the world's most livable cities. One of the best ways to peruse the city and the many things to do is to grab a car hire at Canberra Airport (CBR) and venture out on your own, without having to rely on any pesky public transport or pay for overpriced taxis. Having your own car hire takes your holiday out of the hands of others and places them firmly in your grip.
  • When choosing a car hire at Canberra Airport, bear in mind that parking in the city can be pricey. We recommend making sure the hotel you stay at has free parking included or offers street parking that won't cost you. You could also have a look at parking apps that'll give you discounted rates in the city. A few of them offer parking space bookings at a big reduction.
  • If you're not planning on flying out of Canberra and rather carrying on your journey through Australia, consider choosing a car hire agency that also offers their services in other cities. This way, you can arrange to drop off your car hire at another location; you will likely need to pay an extra fee. This will also save you from having to drop the car off at the airport and then make your way to wherever you're going from there.
  • Returning your car hire at Canberra Airport couldn't be any easier. Regardless of the company you've used, your car will be returned to the same place, which is located just across from the arrivals hall, in the ground floor offices. When approaching the airport, look out for the car hire signs and follow them to the car hire returns. If you arrive on the off chance the offices are closed, there will be a return box to leave the keys in. The airport terminal is just across the road.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Canberra airport for $75 or less
  • Book your car hire at Canberra airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Canberra airport

  • What are the requirements for hiring a car at Canberra Airport?

    Firstly, companies will require you to be over 21 and have had a valid driving licence for at least 12 months. A valid credit card is needed to pay the hire and secure the deposit, and if you've booked the hire online, the same credit card must be produced when collecting the vehicle and the card owner should be present. Bear in mind that you should have a valid form of ID other than your licence. If you're under 25 years of age, you may be charged a young driver's fee on top of the car hire and you may be limited to smaller vehicles.

  • What amenities does the Canberra Airport car hire centre offer?

    Canberra Airport's car hire facility isn't a dedicated centre and serves as a collection point, so there aren't specific amenities and facilities at the centre. You will, however, have access to the airport's facilities, which include restaurants and cafes, standard and accessible toilets, ATMs, baby-changing facilities and more. The car hire desks are located a short walk away from all of these amenities. If you have reduced mobility and need assistance, please contact the company ahead of time to alert them.

  • What are the recommended car hire companies at the airport?

    There are around six trusted car hire companies working out of Canberra Airport, and each of them offers premium service to their customers, including Enterprise, Europcar, Thrifty, AVIS, Budget and Hertz. Enterprise offers some of the more affordable luxury sedans on the market, especially when booked through KAYAK, while AVIS has a steady stream of well-priced hatchbacks in their range. The choice is yours in the end; just know these companies are committed to providing the best service possible to their customers.  

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Canberra airport?

    On average a rental car at Canberra airport costs $82 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Canberra airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($103/day), Budget ($105/day) and Avis ($114/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Canberra airport?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Canberra airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

Canberra Airport car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.0

Very Good

41 reviews

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

8.2

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Canberra International Airport

+61 2 6248 9966

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The car was clean but there were no mats in the car and the windshield inside was very dirty. It was hard to see at night time or raining.

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Interior was clean but the same could not be said for the exterior.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Really easy process from pick up to drop off. Only thing that was a bit of a surprise and that may be in the details was the excess amount in case of an accident. The excess was >$5,000. Quite a shock, but we had no issues and so did not have any concerns.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Car was easy to pick up and drop off. Clean and good on fuel. Staff were friendly, excellent experience

4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Stuff and price awesome but on cars dashboard shows need regular maintenance again and again and seat belt was broken,thanks

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Extremely easy. Quick check in. Car in excellent condition.

1 out of 9

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.5

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Terminal Building

+61 2 6213 0300

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6.0 Okay

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The vehicle was displaying a “need oil change” warning light plus a “key battery needs replacement” warning sign. When I told the staff, they told me it had been reported to Ford n not to worry! As I was going to a funeral an hour north of Canberra, I was short on time so took the vehicle. On my return I once again reported the warning lights n got the same reply as the morning! Doesn’t envoke much confidence in servicing of the Eurocar servicing.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy, great car also got given an upgrade.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
I like the price of the hire car and how easy it was to collect and deliver.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.8

Very Good

1 review
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

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Terminal Building

+61 2 6219 3041

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
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Friday07:00 - 22:00
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Sixt

8.2

Very Good

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

7.7

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Terminal Building, Canberra

+61 2 6248 8134

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I rang to confirm car as I wanted a particular car and was told definitely getting what I reserved, when I went to pick up there was a different car, but when I told them about the annoyance they brought the car from another location for me I just had to wait 15 - 20 mins which was fantastic I just wished they had done that in the beginning and then I wouldn’t of had to wait. But car was amazing and I still wish I never had to return it. I am still in mourning 🙇🏽‍♀️Lol

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Free upgrade, from a Toyota Corolla to a Mercedes a class. And great value even, without considering the upgrade.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Cheap and easy with quality cars! I drove one way interstate without the huge fees! Highly recommend :)

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
We weren’t shown a thing just the door to where the car was and then had to find it a different car to what I had ordered

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Great to deal with!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Great service and nice new car. Very easy to deal with and great value.

1 out of 2

Avis

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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Terminal Building

+61 2 6219 3031

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Hertz

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

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Pialligo Ave

+61 2 6267 2390

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
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1 out of 1

Thrifty

6.5

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.0

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Canberra Ap

+61 2 6248 9081

Monday07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday07:30 - 19:00
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Pialligo Ave

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Everything was fine except they didn't do a walk around the car to point out any scratches or damage until I requested it.

9.6 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Upon return the agent was very helpful getting us to where we needed to go. Went beyond expectation.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The reservation was cancelled after I booked the advertised car online through a 3rd party website. It was a very disappointing experience to have to try again 5 times to actually have the booking accepted. Why don't the 3rd party rental companies and Thrifty communicate better so customers actually have a good experience instead of tearing out their hair?

6.4 Okay

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

nothing - just dropped the keys off

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Great car, loved it

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Charging me one full day for 2 hours of delay and mistakenly they charges me a third day 🤬

1 out of 2

East Coast Car Rentals

8.3

Very Good

No reviews available

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Canberra Airport

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National

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

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Canberra International Airport

+61 2 6248 9966

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

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Terminal Building, Canberra Airport

61 2 62130300

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Terminal Building

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Canberra International Airport

+61 2 6248 9966

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Firefly

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Pialligo Ave

+61 262 496 211

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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Red Spot

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Terminal Building

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Shouqi

No score available yet

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Terminal Building

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65 travellers who rented a car in Canberra Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

Car rental locations at Canberra Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$82/day

Good deal

$75/day