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Best Car Rental companies at Melbourne Airport

We know you need to rent a car in Melbourne, but you have doubts and can’t decide which company to book with. To help you decide, here is our ranking of the Top 5 Car Rental Companies at Melbourne Airport (Updated 2024).

  1. HERTZ (9.0/10) 🏆
  2. THRIFTY (8.6/10) 🥈
  3. EUROPCAR (8.1/10) 🥉
  4. FIREFLY (8.0/10) 🔝
  5. ALPHA (7.8/10) 🔝

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One-Way Car Rental from Melbourne Airport

Do you need to rent a car in Melbourne and drop off it to other of these popular locations in Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia such as Sydney, Canberra or Adelaide? No problem, take advantage of our one-way car rental offers for Melbourne Airport and return your rental car anywhere else in Australia at the best prices. Our prices include one-way fees.

Pick up Melbourne Airport and drop off Sydney Airport

  • Time: 8 h 10 min
  • Distance: 850 km via M31

Pick up Melbourne Airport and drop off Canberra Airport

  • Time: 6 h 30 min
  • Distance: 656 km via Hume Hwy/M31 and National Highway M31

Pick up Melbourne Airport and drop off Adelaide Airport

  • Time: 8 h 00 min
  • Distance: 730  km via Western Hwy/A8 and National Highway A8

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Drive and enjoy Melbourne with your rental car

If you want to find out what to see in Melbourne, you must first know that it is one of Australia’s main cities, undoubtedly the most Europeanized of them all.

The high quality of life enjoyed by its inhabitants has made it the best city in the world to live in for several consecutive years, which also explains its great multicultural atmosphere.

Although it has a recent history, it is impossible to get bored strolling through its streets, which besides showing the contrast between Victorian and contemporary architecture, are a living reflection of the importance of music and urban art.

Melbourne is definitely one of the must-see places in Australia, so although the city has an extensive network of trams that can quickly take you from one end to the other, we recommend that you rent a car at Melbourne Airport and discover its magical nooks and crannies for yourself.

In addition, Melbourne is in an extraordinary location, close to the famous Great Ocean Road, so falling in love with this Australian city is inevitable. Renting a car in Australia will allow you to enjoy all its wonders without haste.

Here’s a selection of places to ride and visit in Melbourne.

  • The Botanical Garden reflects perfectly the integration of nature in the urban environment.
  • St Kilda’s beach. St Kilda is an independent Melbourne village but is fully connected and integrated into the city. The real tourist attraction lies not in the beach itself, but in the penguins that come there at sunset, which are part of the smallest race (only 40 centimeters), the so-called fairy penguins.
  • Flinders Street Station, near Federation Square. Federation Square is the most iconic square to see in Melbourne as it is the city’s main cultural center. There you will find museums and galleries (such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Centre or the National Design Centre), as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars, although you will also find an entity that will be of great use to you: the tourist information office. However, if there is a building near the square that attracts special attention, it is Flinders Street Station, the central railway terminal. Dated 1910, this is a very photogenic building whose architecture contrasts with the geometry of Federation Square.
  • State Library Victoria. This is the largest library in Melbourne, with over 2 million books inside. With an impressive neoclassical façade and an octagonal reading room crowned by a spectacular central vault, the building’s architecture is well worth a visit.
  • Luna Park. This is an amusement park that has become a cultural institution and tourist attraction. Located in the district of St. Kilda and operational since 1912, it stands out for the brightness of its lights and the excitement aroused by its attractions. Here you’ll have the opportunity to climb the Great Scenic Railway (among many other attractions), the longest-running roller coaster on the planet, offering unique views of Port Phillip Bay.
  • Queen Victoria Market. Dated 1878, Queen Victoria Market is one of the city’s oldest markets, as well as a major source of pride for Australians.
  • Shrine of Remembrance is a classic-style monument built in tribute to all Australians who took part in World War I,
  • Fitzroy and Chapel Street. Both Fitzroy and Chapel Street are two of Melbourne’s fashionable neighborhoods. The first of them is especially bohemian and hipster: there you will find outlets of big brands, street markets with original handmade posters and really particular local shops, as well as some gardens as beautiful as the one in the photograph above. Chapel Street, on the other hand, is a neighborhood frequented by trendy young people, who enjoy the area’s typical brunch, outdoor markets, and street art. Both are special and unique neighborhoods to see in Melbourne.
  • The state of Victoria itself is worth a visit. Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the state of Victoria is home to nature’s true treasures, national parks such as Wilsons Promontory National Park or Grampians National Park. You’ll also be very close to Tasmania, 40 minutes from the Great Ocean Road, one of the best and most beautiful routes on the planet.

Are you ready to discover it? So if you’re planning a trip to Australia, do not hesitate to rent a car at Melbourne Airport and explore it on your own.

When driving in Australia, please note that traffic rules and laws differ from state to state. As a general rule, you can drive with your basic license for a maximum period of 3 months but it is advisable to inquire about the particularities in each state. Please note that here you drive on the left side of the street and it is mandatory to wear a seat belt on all occupants of the car.

Our Melbourne Airport economy car rental service will allow you to compare prices and move around the area in complete comfort and autonomy. Whether you travel alone or as a family and need a baby seat for the car, here you can book and have at your fingertips a modern selection of vehicles of different categories, including Economy, Compacts, Vans, 7 Seater, 8 Seater, 9 Seater, Cargo Vans, Fullsize, Premium or SUVs, as well as a range of optional extras, so you can move with a model tailored to your needs.

Last-minute offers in rent a car in Melbourne can be found on our website, where you will find the best prices in car rental in Melbourne from major companies: Avis, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, and more local companies. To book your car at one of the many Melbourne Airport offices available, simply use the car rental search engine above.

So, you can book in advance on our website and pick up your car for hire at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport without delay.

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Rent a Hybrid or Electric Car at Melbourne Airport.

In addition to conventional cars that run on petrol or diesel, on this website you can also find environmentally-friendly rental cars, with less noise pollution and almost imperceptible vibrations in Melbourne.

If you are planning to rent a modern car and enjoy the latest technical advances, both to go on holiday, business trip, or to make a good impression at an event, we invite you to discover the comfort and performance of our Hybrid and 100% Electric cars available at Melbourne Airport.

We are an outstanding car rental website with a great commitment to the environment, and we are aware of the growing demand for sustainable and environmentally-friendly vehicles, which is why we work with leading car rental companies in the market, which put at your disposal a large and modern fleet of hybrid and zero-emission electric cars at Melbourne Airport.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?

  • Conventional or slow recharging offers a power of 2.3 kW, for every hour plugged in you get 10 km of autonomy and the battery is filled in about 8 hours.
  • Normal or semi-rapid recharging has 7.5 to 22 kW of power, each hour of recharging offers 25 to 70 km of autonomy and it takes 2 to 4 hours to fill the battery.
  • Fast recharging has 50 kW in DC and 43 kW in AC, every 20 minutes of recharging provide 120 km of autonomy and 80% of the battery is charged in half an hour.

Here you are a Worldwide database of EV charging stations to check where you can charge your electric rental vehicle.

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