Budget car rental

Important Information: If your travel plans have changed and you’d like to cancel an existing car rental booking you can do so via Manage Booking at no charge. If you used Qantas Points to make your booking these will be credited to your account up to eight weeks following your cancellation. You can then re-book your car rental when it suits you. During this time, our car rental partners are continuing to maintain their high standards of safety and cleanliness. The operating hours of the location you are collecting your vehicle from may have changed. Check the Budget websiteOpens external site in a new window for more information.

Budget car hire

Get on the road to rewards

Earn bonus points, get free days, upgrades and more when you hire a Budget car rental through Qantas

Earn Qantas Points

Earn Qantas Points

Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent in Australia, or 700 points per rental overseas.^

Redeem Qantas Points

Book using Qantas Points

Book using Qantas Points for rentals in Australia and New Zealand.~

Special Offers

Special offers

Choose from free upgrades, extra days and more. 

Budget Fastbreak

Budget Fastbreak

Skip the line, escape the queue and rental counters. 

Earn Qantas PointsOpens external site in a new window^ when you book Budget cars through Qantas 

Make the most of your booking

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Budget Fastbreak

Want a quick exit from the rental counter? As a Fastbreak member, you simply flash your valid driver’s licence, pick up your keys and escape the queue.

Join online for free and include your Fastbreak number in every Qantas booking to take advantage. Budget Fastbreak service is available at international airports and other selected locations.

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Travelling for business? Earn Qantas Points twice

Earn 4 Qantas Points per A$1 for your business+ plus 4 Qantas Points per A$1 for the person travelling.^ Simply include your Qantas Business Rewards membership ABN and the Qantas Frequent Flyer number of the person travelling when booking.  If you're not yet a member you can join for free.

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Car services


Group A - Holden Spark or similar

For all your lightweight transport needs and ease when you travel in Australia or abroad.                  


Group C - Hyundai i30 or similar

Step it up with greater fuel economy and range wherever you need to go.


Group B - Hyundai Accent or similar

Slightly larger than the Economy class, still packed with all the great features to get around.

Full Size

Group E - Toyota Camry or similar

Spacious and fit for an entire family.

Book your whole trip


For further details see cars important information.

Qantas receives a commission from these providers for vehicle bookings made via Qantas Cars. 

+A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for business. A one-off join fee of $89.50 including GST normally applies, however this will be waived for Budget customers. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points for business are offered under the Budget Terms and Conditions. Members will earn 4 Qantas Points for every $1 spent on Time and Kilometre charges on qualifying rental rates in Australia only. Qantas Points will not be earned in relation to taxes (including GST), fees, or for charges for insurance, petrol, GPS and other miscellaneous charges. The number of Qantas Points earned is limited to 240,000 per year. Qantas Points for business can only be earned on freely available retail rates booked through Qantas.com. The member must quote their ABN when making their booking through Qantas.com.

~To use Qantas Points to book car hire in Australia and New Zealand, members must provide their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number when booking on this website with the chosen car partner. Qantas Points cannot be used on package tour, government, travel industry and some corporate rates. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon or promotion.  Vehicle hire is subject to availability and to the Budget Rental Agreement Terms and ConditionsOpens external site in a new window at the time of rental. Budget age, credit and driver requirements apply. For further details, contact BudgetOpens external site in a new window.

^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. 4 Qantas Points will be earned per A$1 spent on time and kilometre charges within Australia, excluding GST, insurance, package tour, government, travel industry, some corporate rates and miscellaneous charges or 700 Qantas Points will be earned per rental outside of Australia with Avis and Budget. Members must provide their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to the chosen car partner.