Car Rental & Hire Ballina Airport

Car Hire Location | Ballina

Are you ready to start your holiday?

At Byron Bay Rent-A-Car we offer great prices on vehicles to suit everyone’s needs. With our free shuttle service from Ballina Airport to our conveniently located Ballina depot, within 5 minutes of collecting your luggage, you can be driving away in a comfortable and affordable rental car.

Looking for a great price on a car rental at Ballina Airport?

Our diverse fleet of vehicles are modern, reliable, easy to drive and super affordable. We have stylish MG3 Auto hatchbacks, a selection of cost-saving secondhand cars, Nissan X-Trail & MG ZS SUVs, Happy Vans campers, 8 seat people movers, rugged 4WD work utes and more. Our rates are often the cheapest car hire Ballina Airport has to offer.

Hire a car for the ultimate Byron Bay experience...

Byron Bay and Ballina are incredible holiday destinations, but there is so much richness to explore beyond the towns themselves. With only limited public transport options available, hiring a car is essential to fully experience the majestic beauty on offer. Hire a car and explore the picturesque hinterland, dine at iconic local cafés and restaurants, chill out by a waterfall, chase epic surf breaks and hike through the region’s spectacular national parks.

At Byron Bay Rent-A-Car we have a vehicle for everyone

We have stylish MG3 Auto hatchbacks and a selection of cost-saving secondhand cars for day trips, MG ZS SUVs for spacious family holidays, Nissan X-Trail SUVs for adventures that take you further away from the coast, Happy Vans campervans for avid campers and 8 seat people movers for families and groups.

Choose your vehicle

MG3 Auto

Our premium small/medium car the MG3 Autos are compact in size, luxurious and stylish. The perfect hire car to get around Byron Bay and explore the Northern Rivers region.


Modern, stylish and spacious, our MG ZS is the ideal rental car for families. Featuring comfortable seats, pristine climate control and generous boot space, this SUV is perfect for your Byron Bay holiday.


Comfortable, reliable and super affordable, our range of secondhand vehicles are highly popular. Easy to drive and super spacious for their size with plenty of boot space, our secondhand vehicles are a winner.

Luxury Hyundai Staria

Elegant, stylish and beautiful to drive, our luxury top of the range 8 seat Hyundai Staria provides the ultimate comfort and style for families, friends or corporate groups holidaying in Byron Bay. Featuring leather seats, tinted windows and climate control.

Hyundai iMax

Perfect for families or groups of friends enjoying a holiday in Byron Bay and its beautiful surrounds, our Hyundai iMax 8 seat people mover is modern, spacious and refreshing. Great boot space for luggage and easy to drive and park for its size.

Nissan X-Trail SUV

Spacious and well maintained Nisson X-Trail SUV. Automatic and easy to drive. Comfortably seating 5 with incredible boot space, this is the perfect vehicle for road trips, picnics, hiking… pretty much any Byron Bay adventure.

Toyota HiLux Rugged X

This stylish 4WD ute is made for off-road adventures. Featuring a comfortable and spacious leather interior, luxurious climate control and incredible storage space, our Toyota Rugged HiLux X is ideal for active families, tradies and hiking enthusiasts.

Toyota HiLux WorkMate

Toyota HiLux work utes have long been a favourite of Australian tradies. Sporting a 2.4m tray and tow bar, this 2 seat ute is perfect for interstate contractors working in the Byron Bay area, or for locals looking to move furniture or complete a DIY project.

Happy Vans

Happy Vans provide the ultimate Byron Bay camping experience. With a double-bed in the back that comfortably sleeps 2 people (bed linen not included), pull-out modular storage, cooking utensils, stove, sink and cooler, this comfortable campervan delivers a great value holiday in Byron Bay & beyond.

Book a Rental Car in 4 easy steps

  1. Explore our range of modern and affordable rental cars.
  2. Choose your dates and pickup location.
  3. Book online & make payment.
  4. Collect your vehicle and drive away in style.
  1. Explore our range of modern and affordable rental cars.
  2. Choose your dates.
  3. Book online & make payment.
  4. Collect your vehicle and drive away in style.

Why Choose Byron Bay Rent-A-Car

Cars to Suit Your Budget

Great prices – more often than not, we deliver the cheapest car hire Byron Bay has to offer.

Airport Pick Up and Drop-Off

Free Ballina Airport Pick Up & Drop-Off

We offer a free shuttle service from Ballina Airport to our Ballina car hire depot (only 3 mins away).

We Hire to P Platers

P platers are in the clear with us. We accept both green and red Ps, and international licences.

No Young Driver Fee

Young drivers enjoy the same great prices on our fleet of rental cars with no added fees.

24/7 Roadside Assist

All our vehicles are covered by 24/7 roadside assist, so you can drive with peace of mind.

Unlimited KMs as Standard

Explore the beauty of Byron, Gold Coast, Brisbane and surrounding areas with unlimited KMs. (Within a 250km radius of Byron Bay.)

Ballina Airport Car Hire Byron Bay

Ballina Airport -
The Gateway to Northern Rivers NSW

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located at 210 Southern Cross Drive Ballina NSW 2478 and is situated just 5km from the coastal town of Ballina and 35km south of Byron Bay. The airport offers daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, and flights to Newcastle 6 days a week through Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Rex Airlines and FlyPelican.

Our free shuttle service from
Ballina Airport to your rental car

If you are flying into Ballina Airport, you can enjoy our complimentary shuttle service. One of our friendly local drivers will meet you at the terminal and drive you back to your rental car, which will be waiting for you at our Ballina depot. Within 5 minutes of collecting your luggage, you can be behind the wheel of your rental car, ready to start your holiday.

Our Ballina Car Hire depot is conveniently located at 9 North Creek Road (across the road from Aldi), only 2km away from Ballina Airport.

Need help booking online?
Call us 0437 628 121

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Byron Bay Car Hire FAQs

Prices on the vehicles vary dependent on type of vehicle chosen. Our most affordable cars are our range of secondhand cars.

Yes, we offer two levels of liability reduction:

Partial: for $19 per day you can reduce your liability excess down to $550.

Full: for $29 per day you can reduce your liability excess down to $1.

Our standard cover provides insurance with a $3000 excess.

We have a strict NO REFUND policy. If you are unable to take up your booking or end it before the designated date for whatever reason, we can offer you a Credit on future hires with Byron Bay Rent-A-Car.

Yes. We offer free shuttle transfers from Ballina Airport to our local Ballina depot. Within 5 minutes of landing and collecting your luggage, you can be behind the wheel of your rental car, ready to start your holiday.

Simply choose Ballina Airport as your pickup location when booking online, and one of our drivers will send you a text to organise your pickup.

Yes. For a small relocation fee, we will deliver your rental car to you at Gold Coast Airport. Simply select this option when booking online. Our team will contact you 2-3 hours before your flight to arrange a convenient location for you to collect your vehicle.

Yes. For a small relocation fee, we will deliver your rental car to the Brisbane Airport Service Centre - conveniently located within a three minute taxi or uber ride from the Domestic and International terminals at Brisbane Airport. Simply select this option when booking online. Our team will contact you 24 hours before your arrival with details of how to collect your vehicle.

Byron Bay Rent-A-Car can hire you baby seats & booster seats as safety is paramount, however customers are required to fit these themselves for legal reasons.

Minimum age for drivers is 18. We accept Australian driver's licences, P platers (green or red) and international licences. Foreign driver's licences need to have certified translations.
Yes. We hire our rental cars to red and green P platers.
Please note that our minimum booking age is 18.

You will need to bring your drivers license and credit card with you when collecting your vehicle. Please also bring along a copy of your booking confirmation email either on your phone or a printed copy.

No, you have unlimited kms per day.

Byron Bay Rent-A-Car allow our vehicles to travel anywhere within a 250km radius from Byron Bay. Vehicles travelling outside of this area will breach terms and conditions of contract and roadside assist will be void.

There is NO minimum hire period. Our rates are based on a 24 hour hire period with vehicles expected to be returned at the same time of day as they were picked up.

Yes. If you pick up your rental car from our Ballina depot, for example, you are welcome to return it to our Byron Bay depot, and vice versa. You can select your pick-up and drop-off locations at the time of booking. There are no additional fees for this service at our Byron Bay and Ballina Depots. If you choose to return or pick-up your vehicle at Gold Coast Airport or our Brisbane Depot, a small relocation fee applies.
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