Car Rental at Melbourne Airport

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Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$32.43 per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$36.23 per day
Economy Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rental Cars
$39.35 per day
Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$56.29 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$62.74 / per day
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
$65.82 / per day
Intermediate Elite
BMW 2 Series or similar
BMW 2 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$149.82 / per day
Premium
Toyota Prado or similar
Toyota Prado
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$225.06 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:01 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Economy car rental price
$56.74 / per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8
Average gasoline price
$1.47 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.63 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.20 / 1 liter
Melbourne Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Often called the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is a popular tourist destination for a good reason. Home to interesting history, artistic charm, lovely beaches, and a relaxed, creative vibe, it offers plenty of landmarks to see and experiences to try. It’s impossible to list all of the city’s attractions, but, for a start, here are three of them:

  • Melbourne Recital Centre. The hometown of many international acts, Melbourne has been called the live music capital of the world, and the Recital Centre is one of its most iconic concert venues. More than 500 performances of various genres take place here every year. As great as the centre is, though, visiting it means just scratching the surface of everything that Melbourne can offer to indefatigable melomaniacs.
  • Immigration Museum. For thousands of years before the British arrived, Melbourne was inhabited by indigenous Australians. Fittingly, there are many cultural and educational venues across the city that celebrate this heritage. Equally important to the city’s modern development, however, were immigrants from different European countries, Asia, and other parts of the world who arrived here over the previous two centuries. Located in a picturesque Renaissance Revival building, this fascinating museum is dedicated to telling their stories and deciphering the melting pot that is modern Melbourne.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens. Melbourne is near a number of wild beaches, state forests, and national parks, but it’s also possible to enjoy greenery and nature without leaving the city. Often called one of the best botanical gardens in the world, this large area is home to more than 10,000 species of flora, both local and brought to Australia from all over the planet. Whether you walk among giant ferns or enjoy evening dusk over one of the gardens’ lakes, this is a great place to spend a day out in the sun. 
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park. Encompassing a territory of forested slopes, Dandenong is one of the nicest nature areas just outside of Melbourne city borders (the drive from the center takes about 40 minutes). Part of the Aboriginal cultural landscape, it is known for hilltop villages, mighty tree ferns, and unique inhabitants such as lyrebirds and powerful owls. Due to some fauna species being easily disturbed, it is not permitted to visit the park with dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs).

Top international routes

Main airlines

Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia, Air New Zealand, and Regional Express Airlines

Terminals

Of the four passenger terminals, T1, T3, and T4 serve domestic flights, while T2 serves all international flights and some domestic flights. It’s a short and easy walk between any two of them.

Location

Melbourne airport is around 23 km (14 mi) from downtown Melbourne. Freeway M2, also known as Tullamarine Freeway or simply the Tulla, is the road that connects the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $101 per day
  • Medium cars - from $77 per day
  • Premium cars - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $59 per day
  • SUVs - from $93 per day

Car rental desks

These are located in various places inside Melbourne airport. Some are in the baggage claim area of each terminal while others are outside the main airport building, close to car parking areas.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many snack bars, cafeterias, and restaurants, as well as shops, stores, and duty-free outlets. T2 offers the biggest choice for both shopping and dining. You’ll also find many ATMs, lounges, baby care facilities, a children’s play area, a health and medical center, four pharmacies, a pet hotel, and showers. The luggage storage service is located in the arrivals area of T2 and is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. The airport’s facilities are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Caltex Star Mart, located at Sharps Rd., Tullamarine VIC 3043, can be reached in about ten minutes and is open 24/7. While other gas stations are closer to the airport, travelers give this Caltex station the highest rating. There are many other gas stations in and around Melbourne.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Sydney (856 km / 532 mi)
  • Adelaide (727 km / 452 mi)
  • Brisbane (1,659 km / 1,031 mi)
  • Cloncurry Airport (2,463 km / 1,530 mi)
  • Canberra (641 km / 398 mi)
  • Perth Airport (3,405 km / 2,116 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 6.7
  • Departure and check-in 7.6
  • Terminal facilities 6.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.0

Melbourne Airport (MEL)

  • IATA: MEL
  • ICAO: YMML
  • Name: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 234,789
  • Passengers (per year): 33,704,854
  • Distance from City: 13.7 miles / 22 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 3 9297 1600

Top 20 Locations near Melbourne Airport

  1. 11.5 km / 7.1 miles away
  2. 13.3 km / 8.2 miles away
  3. 13.9 km / 8.6 miles away
  4. 15.6 km / 9.7 miles away
  5. 16.0 km / 9.9 miles away
  6. 16.6 km / 10.3 miles away
  7. 17.2 km / 10.7 miles away
  8. 17.9 km / 11.1 miles away
  9. 18.6 km / 11.5 miles away
  10. 19.5 km / 12.1 miles away
  11. 22.2 km / 13.8 miles away
  12. 23.2 km / 14.4 miles away
  13. 24.3 km / 15.1 miles away
  14. 27.7 km / 17.2 miles away
  15. 37.3 km / 23.2 miles away
  16. 38.7 km / 24.1 miles away
  17. Car Rental at Avalon Airport from $96.20 per day
    65.0 km / 40.4 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Albury Airport from $37.43 per day
    252.0 km / 156.6 miles away
  19. 327.2 km / 203.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Melbourne Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Melbourne Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Melbourne Airport
$37.25
January
$43.01
February
$36.59
March
$40.74
April
$32.54
May
$32.96
June
$36.22
July
$48.23
August
$26.07
September
$27.66
October
$9.61
November
$8.58
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Melbourne Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $8.58. You can see that this is 73% cheaper than the yearly average and 82% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $48.23 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Melbourne Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 13 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
9
May
10
June
9
July
9
August
13
September
5
October
6
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Melbourne Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Melbourne Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
170%
January
154%
February
151%
March
150%
April
147%
May
97%
June
125%
July
137%
August
26%
September
16%
October
13%
November
13%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Lancer 4 2 Medium cars
Jucy Toyota Corolla 5 3 Medium cars
SIXT MG HS Aut. 5 3 SUVs
SIXT Mitsubishi Outlander Aut. 5 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Hyundai Kona
August 4, 2022
Great to have a car to have flexibility to travel wherever and whenever I want
New Zealand
Kia Carnival
July 28, 2022
Family gathering
Ireland
Hyundai Kona
June 23, 2022
Bright is great. Hamilton island was also great
Australia
Toyota Corolla
June 6, 2022
My husband and I wanted a small car. It was new, great to visit family in Melbourne. We were there for 5 days and didn't even use half a tank of petrol. The service from all the staff was fantastic.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 28, 2022
Could not have been easier
Australia
Toyota Corolla
May 3, 2022
toured north Victoria
Australia
Hyundai Accent
April 5, 2022
It’s a bit of a pain getting a bud but that can’t be helped. It was a bit confusing finding the pick up point but I’m hopeless with directions. Ethan helped me out heaps though
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 4, 2022
Good value . nice car
Australia
Toyota Corolla
March 21, 2022
Travelled to Tasmania on the Ferry, during the day one way and overnight coming back. Trip is about 8 hours. Drove round North West and central Tassie. Cradle Mountain walks are definitely worth doing, but pick your time of year. March is best for stable weather.
Australia
MG HS
January 11, 2022
I did a fair amount of comparison shopping amid this was excellent value comparatively.
Australia
Hyundai Kona
January 1, 2022
Easy to book, easy to amend booking and got the car we asked for!
Australia
BMW X5
December 31, 2021
Went to geelong. Traffic wasn’t too bad on Xmas day.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
December 17, 2021
After landing at Tullamarine late and being told by Head Office in Tasmania that the offices close at 8pm, I had to organise to stay in a motel for the night, an extra cost I didn't need!!!! I was told I couldn't have the car until 8am the next day. We were walking to catch a cab when I noticed the mini bus from your company, this was at 10pm, I spoke with the driver and he was very caring, helpful and reliable. He told me that they knew of the delays and were waiting for all their rental clients. He was so very helpful and told me to never call the 1300 number as they are not kept up to date with delayed flights in other states. I still had to stay in a motel as it was way too late to disturb my hosts. All because of a major misinformation. I was absolutely gutted and ended up needing to borrow money to stay in the motel for the night. Please make sure ALL of your employees are kept up to date with interstate issues. The Jetstar issue we encountered was a country wide problem, something everyone but Head Office in Tasmania knew about. Thank goodness your Melbourne staff were so helpful, otherwise my whole experience would have been plain awful, as it turned out, it was just the beginning of my holiday that was plain awful and not the whole holiday. I praise the Melbourne staff, so lucky the mini bus was at the terminal as we walked by.
Australia
Hyundai Kona
December 15, 2021
I am local to Melbourne and rented 4 times while awaiting my new car from overseas. Bargain Car Rental is not in Melbourne Airport but close by via shuttle bus. Please allow at least 30 minutes to return yr car and get bus to terminal as car returns can get very busy and Bargain Car Rental is understaffed atm. Melbourne is a gorgeous city. Visit Southbank, Macedon Ranges, Sunbury, Bendigo gold mines (1hr 30 minute drive). Melbourne is full of cheap food.
Australia
Hyundai Kona
December 4, 2021
Take what Bargain Car Rentals have to offer for your next holiday in and around Australia with friendly services and cheap affordable prices to go. Gotta Love Bargains.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 28, 2021
Changing COVID regulations spoiled our short holiday.
Australia
Kia Carnival
May 6, 2021
Great Ocean Road was nice. Food on the Ocean Road not very good compared to Melbourne
Australia
Hyundai i20
November 7, 2019
Great Ocean Road - Great. 1000 Steps a great workout and excellent views Bendigo and Ballarat interesting cities outside Melboure Halls Gap a great weekend break
United Kingdom
Infiniti Q50
October 9, 2019
Of course, if you are leaving the city then you need a vehicle in Australia
Hong Kong
Toyota Corolla Sedan
July 16, 2019
St. Kilda
United Arab Emirates
Toyota Corolla
April 29, 2019
Nice to drive down the Mornington peninsula or great ocean road.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Thrifty
9.27 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.11 / 10
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
$56.74
Lowest daily price
$32.73
Total cars available
99

Top 17 Suppliers at Melbourne Airport in 2022

Thrifty
Exceptional 9.3 / 21 reviews
136139
Arrival Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:07:30-23:59
Ace Rental Cars
Ace Rental Cars
Exceptional 9 / 2 reviews
+61383128400 / 1800620408
16 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine
$39 - $128
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 28 reviews
+61392416100
Terminal Building Tullamarine Airport
$60 - $108
Hertz
Excellent 8.9 / 1 reviews
+610383129590
Arrival Dr, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045
$83 - $115
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:07:30-23:59
Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
+61393351177
Melbourne Airport, Arrival Dr, Melbourne VIC 3045
$97 - $117
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
Bargain Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8 / 226 reviews
+611300729230
3 Annandale Road, Tullamarine VIC 3045
$32 - $116
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:55
Tue:08:00-23:55
Wed:08:00-23:55
Thu:08:00-23:55
Fri:08:00-23:55
Sat:08:00-23:55
Sun:08:00-23:55
National
Excellent 8.8 / 3 reviews
+61393351177
T1 Departure drive, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne VIC 3045
$123 - $186
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
Excellent 8.7 / 25 reviews
+61393304442 / +61406316284
A1 Airport Parking 133-141 Western Avenue, Westmeadows, Vic 3049
$66 - $293
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-22:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61393351177
T1 Departure drive, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne VIC 3045
$97 - $115
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-19:30
Sun:08:00-19:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.6
+611800474258 / +61755558908
2 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine, 3043
$36 - $42
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-15:00
Sun:07:00-15:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
0388555320
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
$93 - $123
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
Jucy
Excellent 8.6 / 14 reviews
+611800150850
1 Silicon Place Tullamarine VIC 3043
$48 - $57
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:55
Tue:08:00-17:55
Wed:08:00-17:55
Thu:08:00-17:55
Fri:08:00-17:55
Sat:08:00-13:55
Sun:10:00-13:55
Keddy
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+610392416800
Arrival Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
$150 - $150
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0388555300
Arrivals Dr
$124 - $225
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
JACE
JACE
Excellent 8.4
+61385908533 / +61420294357
39 Garden Drive - Shuttle -
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:00
Tue:08:30-18:00
Wed:08:30-18:00
Thu:08:30-18:00
Fri:08:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-18:00
Sun:08:30-18:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 15 reviews
+610393306161 / +61399992626
189 South Centre Rd Tullamarine, VIC 3043
$54 - $67
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.1
0383129590
Arrival Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:07:30-23:59
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