Melbourne Airport (MEL), Melbourne, Australia
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Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
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Thrifty at Melbourne Airport

Arrival Drive
136139
Pick-up instructions
Airport Location, please follow signs to the car rental stations.
Drop-off instructions
Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Car Provider upon Pick-up.
Business hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
Key box
No

Customer Ratings and Latest Reviews

Overall value for money of your rental car
Ease of finding rental desk or representative
Efficiency of the car rental agents
Time spent picking up the car
Time spent dropping off the car
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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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Hyundai i30
February 21, 2024

Cons: That we have to pay to add a second driver when he is not from the same adress. I think that it is less dangerous when you have two drivers….

New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
January 26, 2024

Pros: Friendly staff

Australia
Hyundai i30
January 5, 2024

Pros: Our flight was delayed past hurts closing time, the staff stayed open late for me

Cons: I liked everything about the service

Australia
Nissan X-Trail
January 3, 2024

Pros: Very eady

Cons: Nothing

Australia
Toyota Kluger
January 2, 2024

Pros: Good car choice

Cons: no safe drop for keys when returning the car, waited around for 20 minutes

Australia
Suzuki Swift
November 20, 2023

Pros: pleasant staff, explained in detail. no hidden charges

Australia
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
November 19, 2023

Pros: friendly staff at desk

Cons: Car wouldn't start while in my car due to no ADBLUE in the vehicle. Inconvenienced and cost me money.

Australia
Polestar 2
October 22, 2023

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Agent knew nothing about the car. Poorly trained and really couldn’t care.

Singapore
Toyota RAV4
August 8, 2023

Pros: Very efficient n friendly customer service

Singapore
Hyundai i30
June 5, 2023

Pros: efficiency.

Cons: Deposit paid Aus$. I was informed refund will be done within 3 days. There has not been any update after 5 days. Kindly inform asap. Thank you

Singapore
Hyundai i30
April 16, 2023

Pros: Easy, fast, convenient, hassle free

Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
January 6, 2022

Pros: Ease of check in, pick up & drop off

Cons: NA

Australia
Toyota Camry
July 8, 2021

Pros: Thrifty personnel were very helpful and apologetic about the online service I has received.

Cons: Local Australian booking incurred international bank fees because of your booking system. Not happy with that service or with the added cost for me, that was not disclosed at time of booking

Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
May 1, 2021

Pros: The guy at the wend was amazing that took back the car.

Cons: Nothing it was fine

Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
April 7, 2021

Pros: Car condition was OK.

Cons: They don't care if you can get your car at the airport or not. They will close earlier than their opening time list on the website. BUT they want YOU to pick up the next day or pay more to find another rental.

Australia
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
April 1, 2021

Pros: Always use them. Always good.

Cons: All good

Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 1, 2021

Pros: Profesional, prompt and efficient.

Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
April 1, 2021

Pros: Easy and quick.

Cons: Nothing. the main office at Tullamarine airport was closed - but all companies seem to have closed their offices. COVID I suppose.

Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
March 23, 2021

Pros: Easy

Cons: Could have better signage en route to the office

Australia
Toyota Yaris
March 12, 2021

Pros: Really friendly, dealt with any questions easily and fairly. Great service, felt like picking up a car from friends.

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Melbourne Airport
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$55.23 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$57.23 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$60.08 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$69.49 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$72.96 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact SUV
Mazda CX-3 or similar
Mazda CX-3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$75.00 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Compact SUV
Mazda CX-3 or similar
Mazda CX-3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$83.56 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$86.99 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$94.26 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Premium Extended Cab Pickup
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$96.92 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Full-size SUV
Mazda CX-9 or similar
Mazda CX-9
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$97.52 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Intermediate SUV
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$99.39 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$99.83 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$101.25 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Full-size SUV
Mazda CX-9 or similar
Mazda CX-9
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$101.41 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Full-size SUV
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$104.85 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Premium Extended Cab Pickup
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$106.38 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Intermediate SUV
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$107.71 / per day
Melbourne Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$109.57 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:29 on 2024-05-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Rental Conditions

Please check the Rental Conditions for each vehicle prior to booking as some conditions, particularly the deposit and deductible, may vary based on the class of vehicle.

Rate includes
Free cancellation up to pick-up, Unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (deductible: ~€ 3310.00 - € 4875.00), Theft Protection, Roadside Assistance (in the country of pick-up), Third Party Liability (TPL), Airport surcharge, Premium Location fee, Vehicle registration fee, Free modifications, State Tax.
Rate excludes
The following surcharges may apply: Accident Administration fee, Recovery Fee.
An E-Toll is offered in order to avoid violation fees.
An E-toll charge will apply; personal consumption will be charged separately at the end of the rental period.
Driver requirements
Minimum rental age is 21 years.
A young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 25.

There is no maximum age.
A Senior driver fee is not applied.

The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 1 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.

Drivers over the age of 75 must present a doctor's certificate of health.
UK customers must bring their DVLA check code along with their photo ID. This check code can be obtained from the DVLA website.
In addition to the regular driver license, an International Driving Permit is also mandatory if the national driver license is not written in English. For driver licenses from countries not party to the International Driving Permit treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
A driver license printed using a non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc) must be supplemented by an International Driving Permit.
Please note that the International Driving Permit is valid only if accompanied by the regular driver license. Only physical driver's licenses are accepted (not digital versions).
In addition to documents mentioned previously, the customer will need the following: valid driver license, credit card on a main drivers name, Passport or ID card, booking voucher, 2 proofs of home address (e.g. Utility bill), that is valid for at least 3 months before the pick up date.
Deposit and deductible policy
A deposit will be blocked on the customer's credit card until the end of the rental period.
The exact deposit is determined on pick up since the amount is dependent on the type of vehicle.
Cross-border policy
Cross border rentals are allowed only upon previous request.
Additional charges will be applied in case the car is crossing state or region borders.
Using a ferry is not allowed.
crossing country borders is forbidden for certain car groups.
Details are available from the car rental company's reservation office.

In the event that Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions are violated, all protections lose their validity.
Fuel policy
The vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same amount in order to avoid additional charges.
Alternatively, the renter may purchase a tank full of fuel at the time of rental and return the tank empty.
Business hours
Service outside of business hours is available by request and for an additional charge.
Period of time, during regular working hours, when the car is still guaranteed for the customer, if the customer is late for pick up (the grace period) is 29 minutes.
If the customer is late for a return for more than 59 minutes, extra day charges will apply, in addition to any other rental charges.

Pick-up & Drop-off
Mon:  00:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 23:59
Tue:  00:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 23:59
Wed:  00:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 23:59
Thu:  00:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 23:59
Fri:  00:00 - 01:00, 06:00 - 23:59
Sat:  07:00 - 22:00
Sun:  07:00 - 23:59

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Good 7.3
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Satisfactory 6.6 / 14 reviews
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