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Find answers to common questions about car rental in Brighton Downs Airport Australia

What do I need when I collect the car in Brighton Downs Airport Australia?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Can I cancel my rental in Brighton Downs Airport Australia if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

For my car rental in Australia, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in Brighton Downs Airport Australia. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Brighton Downs Airport Australia?

All of our rentals in Brighton Downs Airport Australia include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Brighton Downs Airport Australia are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

Collecting your Brighton Downs Airport Australia Car hire with a debit card and other payment options.

Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

Very often, rentals that come with our Premium Cover option enable you to use a debit card on collection with no extra charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of our website booking process.

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do contact us and let us know. We're open to ideas regarding how to improve the service we offer to make arranging your car rental a Stress Free experience.

When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your car rental, this usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll more often than not be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the rental company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Most of the Brighton Downs Airport Australia car hire brands we compare prices for will accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but sometimes these do have special terms and conditions associated to them. Be careful to understand the T&Cs if you intend to use a debit card when you collect the car.

Don't forget that frequently car hire brands that do accept debit card on collection are not as cost effective as those that accept credit card only.

It is good to know the alternative payment options for your car rental in Brighton Downs Airport Australia, as payments for extras (like booster seats and Sat Nav) might have to be settled in the local currency (by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card on collection, car rental companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay using debit card this might be debited from your account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.

Large Car Hire Options in Brighton Downs Airport

15 Seaters

15 Seaters
All of our 15 seater rentals in Brighton Downs Airport come with free cancellation, so if your plans change unexpectedly you're able to quickly and easily cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

14 Seaters

14 Seaters
Our range of 14 seaters for hire in Brighton Downs Airport includes Mercedes mini-vans. If you're unable to find a 14 seater that meets your needs please get in touch with one of our car rental advisors.


We make it really easy for you to find all of the best deals for minibus rental in Brighton Downs Airport wherever available, including a broad range of seat configurations from 6 - 15 seater minibuses.

9 Seaters

9 Seaters
Vehicles in the 9 seater hire category include the Mercedes Vito Tourer which can easily transport 9 passengers and their bags.

Driving advice for your car rental in Australia Brighton Downs Airport

Prior to setting off take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

If you intend to take the car across the border into another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you're involved in an accident or the car is stolen

When driving overseas many countries have extremely stringent laws on consuming alcohol when driving. To be safe, we strongly recommend not to drink any alcohol at all when driving your car

if you normally drive on the opposite side be careful of traffic circles. You should navigate traffic circles with an clockwise direction, giving priority to traffic currently on the traffic circle to the right.

It can be daunting the first time you drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your holiday

If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in Australia Brighton Downs Airport the vehicle rental company will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you will be informed via email when this has been processed

If you'd like to leave the car at a different place to the location you collected it from, any extra one way fees are already included in the pricing detailed on the website.

Driving in Australia Brighton Downs Airport is on the left side of the road

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Car rental availability can change greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important thing to consider that affects car hire prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.

Vehicle Models at each car hire location are variable. You will always be provided with a car in the same vehicle class but the exact model may vary from the one listed. If you require a particular model, at most car hire locations we provide options to book guaranteed models . Use the filters on the site to find guaranteed model rentals.

Extra drivers are available to pre book on the website on the extras page. In most cases you will pay for extra drivers when you collect the car. only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared to the alternatives.

You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic transmission, diesel engine and low insurance excess options.

Car rental deals at Brighton Downs Airport (BHT)

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At the car hire collection desk you must have your driver's licence, passport and a copy of your booking confirmation email. For most rentals, you'll also need a credit card in the name of the lead driver. We recommend that you check the exact details required for your collection before begin your journey

Don't forget to collect your bags before you head to the car hire collection desk. Quite often, the car hire collection desk is groundside in the terminal , once you've passed passport control it might not be possible to return to the luggage area

When the car rental desk is inside the terminal building at Brighton Downs Airport (BHT), this will usually be clearly signed inside the airport when your through passport control.

Don't forget to collect your bags before you head to the car hire collection desk. Quite often, the car hire collection desk is groundside in the terminal , once you've passed passport control it might not be possible to return to the luggage area. For more information regarding the layout of the airport visit the Brighton Downs Airport (BHT) website.

Always check where the car hire drop off location in Brighton Downs Airport (BHT) is. The rental return location can sometimes be in a different area of the airport from where you picked the car up. All relevant information will be attached to your rental confirmation email and also in the car hire provider's terms and conditions.

Occasionally the car hire collection desk location is a minibus drive away from the airport, the transfer bus is included within the price by the car hire provider. Ensure that you check your booking information to understand where the shuttle bus will pick you up.

All car rental locations on our site are always inside the Brighton Downs Airport (BHT) building or close by to the airport.

Car rental excess, security deposits and insurance

We understand how frightening picking a rental car insurance product can be. The additional charges that are included in the price of hiring a vehicle are often very confusing, these include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Many car hire websites hide the price of insurance excess and security deposit costs in the small print. Customers are then surprised when the cash is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really hinder your plans which is why we won't do that at Stress Free Car Rental.

On our website you'll find three levels of car hire excess cover, premium, essential and basic and we help you find the hire car that suits you, your family and your trip. You can review the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.

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How to Rent a Car in Brighton Downs Airport with no Insurance Excess Held on Your Card

Your rental car will be fully insured for accidents and theft as part of the hire fee you'll see our website. This type of insurance is known as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our hire cars in Brighton Downs Airport come with CDW in the price , there's usually an insurance excess, this excess is held on your credit card when you collect the car. The insurance excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. However, the excess amount on hire cars can be expensive. It's often between £950 to £2,200. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the hire car, the insurance excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not taken from your card as a regular payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the car. You don't normally pay foreign currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions, so provided the rental car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this amount will be fully refunded to your card without anything additional to pay.

If you plan to pay by debit card, the insurance excess amount is taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess is often high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up insurance at the collection desk.

If you'd like to hire a car in Brighton Downs Airport with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

How to Hire a Car in Brighton Downs Airport with a Low Deposit

When you collect the car, you'll often be required to leave a deposit on your credit card or debit card. Security deposits vary significantly subject to the size of the car and the insurance excess amount. Car hire Security deposits in Brighton Downs Airport can vary between £50 and £2,200.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you book a rental in Brighton Downs Airport with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), which is refunded when the car is dropped off with a full tank.

How to Hire a Car in Brighton Downs Airport with One Way Fees included

Many of the vehicle rental brands we include in Brighton Downs Airport permit you to pick up the car in Brighton Downs Airport and return the vehicle at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see displayed on our website will include any extra charges for this. You'll also find a full breakdown of all additional charges on the payment page.

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

How to Hire a Car in Brighton Downs Airport with Child Seats or booster seats

You can use your own child seats for your vehicle rental, so long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in Brighton Downs Airport.

You'll also be offered the option to add them to your rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in local currency when collecting the rental.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.

Our website collects millions of prices at 1000s of car hire locations to hunt down great deals and ensure that booking them on the website as quick, easy and Stress Free as it should be

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means that if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Stress Free Car Rental do not work with just any car hire providers. We're careful to only work with car rental brands you can trust.

Stress Free Car Rental provide you with all of the best car rental deals in Brighton Downs Airport Australia with no unexpected charges.

Brands we work with include the larger vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.

Our pricing always includes additional fees that other websites don't usually display - this ensures that our process is as clear-cut as it can be.

The reason we do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got annoyed with seeing customers getting shortchanged and knew we could provide a more transparent service.

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All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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