Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Brisbane Airport to Gold Coast Transfer Comparisons: Which is cheaper: Car Rental, Bus Shuttle, or Train?


On the surface, connecting from BNE Airport from seems to be a sensible option, especially if you don't feel like driving. However how to prices compare with the shuttles? Let's do come quick comparisons for return and one way fares over the weekend:

Return Trip Comparison: Rental Car, Shuttle Bus and Train

Pick Up: Friday 6th, 12:30 pm Brisbane Airport
Drop off: Sunday 9th, 12:30 pm Brisbane Airport

Brisbane car rentals:
Top 3 Cheapest Rentals:
$39.00 Bliss Rental Cars GROUP A - TOYOTA YARIS (Or Similar)
$44.30 Bargain Car Rentals ECONOMY MANUAL - HYUNDAI I20 (Or Similar)
$47.96 Bliss Rental Cars z GROUP N - MICRA NISSAN (Or Similar)

Con-x-ion.com Lowest Prices:
1 Adult, Return $92.00
2 Adults, Return $184.00


AirTran to Varsity Lakes (17 min to Town Centre)
1 Adult  $72.80
2 Adults $131.04


One Way Trip Comparison: Rental Car, Shuttle Bus and Train

Pick Up: Friday 6th, 12:30 pm Brisbane Airport
Drop off: Sunday 9th, 12:30 pm Gold Coast Airport

Brisbane car rentals:
Top 3 Cheap Rental Cars:
$48.88 East Coast Rentals HYUNDAI I20 (Or Similar)
$50.00 Honk Car Hire HYUNDAI I20 (Or Similar)
$52.78 NISSAN ALMERA (Or Similar)

Con-x-ion.com Lowest Prices:
1 Adult, One Way $49.00
2 Adults, Oney Way $98.00

AirTran to Varsity Lakes (17 min to Town Centre)

1 Adult  $33.66
2 Adults $67.32
If you are going by upfront costs, then Car Rentals are best way to handle your transfers for returns. Of course you'll have to consider fuel costs and insurance options. That being said, rental cars provide significantly more flexibility.

For one way transport options, AirTran is cheapest but only if you are going to Varsity Lakes station. For both Shuttle Buses and & Trains, the price goes up for each passenger you add, whilst there are are no passenger fees for rental cars (provided each passenger has a seatbelt).







Monday, January 12, 2015

Car Rental Depots Vancouver Airport

Trying to find out where those rental car depots are in Vancouver, British Columbia?

Below is a list of car rental terminal and off airport locations (locations near, but not inside the airport). Typically off airport locations offer more competitive rates, but of course do not have the convenience of being directly in the Vancouver Airport Terminal. Most major brands are located directly in the main terminal, while local rental suppliers are located just outside the airport. Usually public transportation is available to such depots, in other case, it is a short taxi ride that is reimbursed by the rental provider. Please see the terms and conditions of each rental company for full details.

For more details about depot locations, please visit Vancouver Airport Rental brands here to find the exact address.

Ace Car Rental - Ace Car Rental is 5 minute Car drive from YVR Terminals. Below is a map of their location:



Alamo Car Rental is located on the Ground level of the Domestic Terminal Building.



Auto Europe is represented on the South Terminal of Vancouver Airport.



Avis Car rental is also on the South Terminal of Vancouver Airport.



Budget Car Rental is located on the ground level of the Vancouver International Terminal



Discount Car & Truck Rental is only 3.7 Kilometers from the YVR Airport terminal. Public transportation is available.


Dollar Rent a Car is located on the ground level of the Domestic Terminal of Vancouver Airport.


Hertz Car Rental is located in south terminal


National Car Rental is located south of the main Terminals.