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Flying to Canberra? Book your car before you arrive.

It makes sense to prebook your car at Canberra Airport so you can collect your baggage and just pick up your car upon arrival. With all the latest deals from top rental brands, we ensure you collect... expand
your car without fuss and don't have to queue at every counter to find the best deal.
Australia’s capital city of Canberra is steeped in history and culture and nicknamed the ‘Bush Capital’. It’s one of Australia’s most distinctive cities and their seat of government. While there is plenty to see and do, Canberra is also ideal for road trips, either coastal or inland. So a car rental is the ideal way to see the region – and we make that process as simple as possible.

Just click away and your rental is waiting

In a matter of minutes, we take the hassle out of car hire and get you set for a magical Canberra holiday. When you land at Canberra Airport (CBR), just collect your baggage and stroll out to your vehicle depot or shuttle departure. Everything will be in place. Our comprehensive list of top suppliers and advanced booking technology allows leisure travellers and business renters to get the deal they want.

Put simply, we collate all the best deals from the top rental companies and compare them for you. Just put your travel details into our simple search engine and the cheapest offer will pop up first. From the ‘Cheapest on Airport’ to ‘Best Deal’ and ‘Sale Deal’, you will be suitably impressed by the amount of vehicles for your perusal. A sporty Nissan, practical Hyundai, indulgent Audi 5 or practical mini-van are all there for renting. We give you the information you require, from vehicle age to air-conditioning and automatic transmission, while you count up all the benefits. These can include unlimited mileage, theft protection, collision damage waiver, our price guarantee and so much more.

A flying visit to South Australia

Canberra Airport was voted Capital City Airport of the Year 2013 at their industry awards – and it’s not difficult to see why. Modern and spacious, it deals mainly with domestic flights and is located centrally – a mere 12 minutes from the city centre. There are six car rental companies within the terminal, close to the baggage belts. All of the hire options we present to the customer are airport pick-up, so there’s no need to worry about relocating to collect your car. Just get off the plane and stroll up to the depot… guaranteed peace of mind.
Canberra itself is packed with interesting places to see and things to do. There’s an abundance of galleries and museums if you want to park up the rental car and go wandering. The National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia, to name but four. The National Botanic Gardens is always a favourite, as is Lake Burley Griffin. If you are planning to make the most of your car hire and travel further afield, there are numerous road trip opportunities. Here’s a brief selection:
  • Canberra to Yass takes you to the gorgeous Canberra District Wine Region.
  • The South Coast trip to Batemans Bay is a two-hour drive, with stunning restaurants, beaches and scenery along the way.
  • Canberra to Sydney is an obvious choice – but it is only a three-hour journey.
  • The Snowy Mountains are a short drive away – the view from Mount Kosciuszko is extra special.
  • If you fancy travelling south-west to Melbourne, it’s a seven-hour-plus trip – so maybe stop along the way.

That little bit extra…

No-one likes missing out on a bargain, which is exactly why we the perfect site for you. If you look on our home page, you will see ‘Today’s top special offers’. These include free single and double upgrades, an extra day when you rent for seven, Frequent Flyer Points and more. We also use the best brands, from Hertz to Thrifty, Avis and Sixt. We have no interest in who you opt for – only that you get the best bargain.

So, what’s stopping you?

Like so many cities in Australia, Canberra is thriving and becoming more popular. While it offers so much, it’s also a great starting point to see more of this fantastic country. With the car hire industry as competitive as it’s ever been, you need a website you can trust, with an experienced background, so get booking and travel safe! 

“Great service, great price, great value for money”  
G. Loechel, Australia
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Canberra Airport Information

Canberra International Airport (IATA: CBR), now trading as Canberra Airport, is the airport serving Australia's national capital, Canberra. It is located at the intersection of Canberra's main East-West artery and Eastern Ring Road near the semi-rural suburb of Pialligo.

The airport was built up from an old airstrip that was first laid down in the 1920s, not long after the National Capital site was decided. In 1939 it was taken over by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), with an area leased out for civil aviation.

The Airport serves flights to and from domestic destinations, mainly in south eastern Australia. Canberra airport handled 2,853 000 passengers in the year ending 30 June 2008.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Canberra Airport:

  •   Brindabella Airlines
  •   Qantas
  •   Tiger Airways Australia
  •   Virgin Blue
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