Car Rental Melbourne Airport (MEL)

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Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Yes
EastCoast Car Rentals
$14.01 / per day
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Intermediate
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Yes
Europcar
$20.96 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Yes
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$26.24 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Yes
Enterprise
$31.59 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Full-size
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
$51.44 / per day
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Luxury
Infiniti Q50 or similar
Infiniti Q50
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$29.20 / per day
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Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$41.87 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Isuzu MU-X or similar
Isuzu MU-X
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Europcar
$53.92 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:28 on 2019-11-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$22.29 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3
Melbourne Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Melbourne Airport! Then drive into the city, find a parking spot, and check out what’s happening in the Docklands and Central Business District. Walk over to the Queen Victoria Market and visit art galleries and museums like the Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Center.

With a rental car it’s easy to drive to nearby nature reserves like Grampians National Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, or Phillip Island, where you’ll see penguins! Back in Melbourne visit the fun Inner east area where you’ll find many art centers, theaters, and concert venues. And for a delicious meal, neighborhoods like Abbotsford and Fitzroy are your best bet.

Melbourne’s a great destination, but why not stay longer and explore more? With a longer term car rental deal you can travel up the coast to Sydney, east to Adelaide, or head inland for the adventure of a lifetime in Australia’s Outback. You can even pick up your rental car at Melbourne Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Melbourne Airport is also known as Tullamarine Airport.

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 $39 per day
  • Medium cars - from $32 per day
  • Premium cars - from $35 per day
  • Small cars - from $31 per day
  • SUVs - from $49 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Enterprise (Tel: 352279980)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +611800474258 / +61755558908)
  • ADVANCE CAR RENTAL (Tel: +61399992626 / +61406316284)
  • Europcar (Tel: +610392416800)
  • SIXT (Tel: +61755558908)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: 61393380255 / 3172487251)

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
  • Airport name: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 132 m / 434 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 234,789
  • Passengers (per year): 33,704,854
  • Distance from City: 13.7 miles / 22 km NW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 3 9297 1600

Top 20 Locations near Melbourne Airport

  1. 412.0 km / 256.0 miles away
  2. 469.6 km / 291.8 miles away
  3. 476.0 km / 295.8 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Hobart Airport from $19.27 per day
    617.0 km / 383.4 miles away
  5. 641.7 km / 398.7 miles away
  6. Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $21.33 per day
    705.7 km / 438.5 miles away
  7. 834.7 km / 518.6 miles away
  8. 916.3 km / 569.4 miles away
  9. 1009.4 km / 627.2 miles away
  10. 1329.6 km / 826.2 miles away
  11. 1380.9 km / 858.0 miles away
  12. 1380.9 km / 858.0 miles away
  13. 1453.9 km / 903.4 miles away
  14. 1569.3 km / 975.1 miles away
  15. 1586.2 km / 985.6 miles away
  16. 1677.5 km / 1042.4 miles away
  17. 2056.6 km / 1277.9 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $15.92 per day
    2313.2 km / 1437.3 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Perth Airport from $22.24 per day
    2700.8 km / 1678.2 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
$39.81
January
$45.96
February
$39.11
March
$43.54
April
$34.78
May
$35.22
June
$38.71
July
$51.54
August
$27.86
September
$29.56
October
$10.27
November
$9.17
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Melbourne Airport is December when prices for an Economy class start from $9.17. You can see that this is 73% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 82% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $51.54 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 at Melbourne Airport
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.
Melbourne Airport Car Rental 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 Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Kia Rio 4 3 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Carnival 5 4 People Carriers / Vans
EastCoast Car Rentals Mitsubishi Outlander 3 5 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Hyundai i40 4 3 Large cars
Atlas Car & Truck Rental Infiniti Q50 4 2 Premium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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
United Arab Emirates
Toyota Corolla
April 29, 2019
Nice to drive down the Mornington peninsula or great ocean road.

Top 7 Suppliers for Melbourne Airport in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
352279980
AVALON AIRPORT, 80 BEACH ROAD
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+611800474258 / +61755558908
2 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine, Hume City, Victoria, 3043
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
Excellent 8.8
+61399992626 / +61406316284
Jetport Parking, 70-90 Garden Drive, Tullamarine, VIC 3043
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610392416800
TERMINAL BUILDINGS
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
2 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
61393380255 / 3172487251
16-20 Tullamarine Park Road

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