Melbourne car rentals

Melbourne car rentals

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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
23 Oct — 30 Oct
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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Sat 30/10
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Melbourne car rental Information

Pick-up locationMelbourne
Rental locations108
Airport locations34

Melbourne car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 27/dayRated #1
Alpha
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Alpha
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
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From C$ 51/dayRated #2
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (27 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Hertz
Locations in Melbourne
  • 9.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
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Rated #3
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Melbourne
Dollar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 2
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From C$ 35/dayRated #4
Budget
8 Excellent (9 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Budget
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
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From C$ 20/dayRated #5
Alamo
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Melbourne
Alamo
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
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From C$ 39/dayRated #6
Europcar
7.8 Good (5 reviews)
7 locations in Melbourne
Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
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From C$ 29/dayRated #7
Thrifty
7.7 Good (11 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Thrifty
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
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From C$ 19/dayRated #8
East Coast Car Rentals
7.6 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 8.2
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From C$ 35/dayRated #9
Avis
7.1 Good (9 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Avis
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
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From C$ 24/dayRated #10
Enterprise
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Enterprise
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
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From C$ 35/dayRated #11
Sixt
6.6 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Sixt
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
  • 6.9
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Rated #12
Firefly
5.7 Okay (4 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Firefly
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
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Sunnycars
18 locations in Melbourne
Sunnycars
Locations in Melbourne
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keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Melbourne
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
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Red Spot
4 locations in Melbourne
Red Spot
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 22/day
Ace Rental Cars
3 locations in Melbourne
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
3 locations in Melbourne
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 16/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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Atlas Choice
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Choice
Locations in Melbourne
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GREEN MOTION
3 locations in Melbourne
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 26/day
Apex
2 locations in Melbourne
Apex
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 23/day
JUCY
2 locations in Melbourne
JUCY
Locations in Melbourne
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Prestige Rentals
2 locations in Melbourne
Prestige Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 17/day
AeroDrive
1 location in Melbourne
AeroDrive
Locations in Melbourne
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AutoEurope
1 location in Melbourne
AutoEurope
Locations in Melbourne
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AUZ Rental Cars
1 location in Melbourne
AUZ Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 18/day
Bargain Car Rentals
Most popular
1 location in Melbourne
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
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From C$ 19/day
CarHood
1 location in Melbourne
CarHood
Locations in Melbourne
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Melbourne
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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Move Mee
1 location in Melbourne
Move Mee
Locations in Melbourne
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National
1 location in Melbourne
National
Locations in Melbourne
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Payless
1 location in Melbourne
Payless
Locations in Melbourne
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114 travellers who rented a car in Melbourne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Melbourne

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 36/day

Good deal

C$ 28/day

When to book a rental car in Melbourne

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Melbourne

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Melbourne car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Melbourne.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Melbourne car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Melbourne

  • For travelers with flights to Melbourne, you may find yourself landing at Melbourne Airport, Essendon Airport, or Avalon Airport. Luckily for would-be car renters, all three airports feature on-site rental counters. For Melbourne Airport, the rental car center is found on the ground floor of the airport in Terminal T123’s parking garage. In Essendon Airport and Avalon Airport, visitors can find the rental counters in the respective main terminal buildings.
  • No trip to Australia is complete without a few road trips. Fortunately for travelers renting a car in Melbourne, many of Australia’s wonders are within a short drive of the city. Some of the top spots to visit include Yarra Valley and its wonderful wineries, and Phillip Island, where you will find some of Australia’s most famous animals such as koalas, wallabies, and even penguins.
  • Drivers new to Melbourne should be aware of the city’s rush hour traffic jams, which run from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. However, even though congestion can be quite severe in Melbourne during those times, some smart navigation and route planning can help to mitigate the situation. For instance, it pays to avoid Punt Road and Princes Street in the central downtown area during rush hour.
  • Besides driving on the left side of the road, drivers in Melbourne should keep their eyes open for trams and, in particular, Melbourne’s famed hook turns. Hook turns are right turns that are made in the left lane because a tram is also crossing the intersection. Signage will be posted to indicate to drivers when hook turns are present and where to turn.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Melbourne for C$ 28 or less
  • Book your rental car in Melbourne at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Melbourne are around 14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Melbourne

  • Some car rental companies in Melbourne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Europcar and Enterprise

  • On average a hire car in Melbourne costs C$ 36 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Melbourne. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Melbourne is C$ 5.19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 62 and C$ 83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Melbourne.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Bargain Car Rentals, Hertz, Apex, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Enterprise, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Alamo, CarHood and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Europcar, Enterprise, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Alamo, CarHood, Thrifty and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Melbourne costs C$ 31 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Melbourne costs C$ 30 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Melbourne costs C$ 37 per day, on average.

  • In Melbourne, cars are most frequently rented at Atlas Car & Truck Rental 157 Mickleham Road Tullamarine (15 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Melbourne costs C$ 251 per week (C$ 36 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Melbourne costs C$ 1,076 per month (C$ 36 per day).

  • While Melbourne may not have as narrow of streets as you would see in many European cities, the roads can still be a bit compact compared to roads in the U.S. Thus, travelers renting cars would be best off sticking to a compact or smaller vehicle, especially when taking streetside parallel parking into consideration.

  • Speed limits in Melbourne, and in the state of Victoria in general, run between 40 km/h (25 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph) on city roads, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads and 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways and motorways.

  • Gas prices, while not extremely high in Melbourne, are by no means cheap when compared to the average prices seen in many cities in the U.S. In general, drivers will see an average cost of AU$1.40 ($1) per liter, which comes out to about AU$5.29 ($3.78) per gallon.

  • Streetside parking in greater Melbourne is fairly available but, once you get into the central business district, parking can become fairly scarce. Because of this, it is highly recommended that drivers park in one of the many parking garages dispersed across Melbourne CBD. Drivers should note that if you plan on doing a bit of shopping while you are downtown, you can often validate your parking ticket in a nearby store to earn a parking ticket refund.