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Melbourne car hire information

Pick-up location Melbourne
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 106
Airport locations 33
Popular agencies Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Atlas Car & Truck Rental, Budget

Cheap Car Rental Melbourne

Economy $18/day
Compact $18/day
Intermediate $19/day
Standard $20/day
Full-size $24/day
4x4 $21/day
People mover $33/day
Mini $21/day
Premium $47/day
Luxury $23/day
Convertible $211/day
Box truck $36/day
Van $50/day
Commercial $67/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Melbourne alamo
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Melbourne alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Melbourne alamo
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Melbourne budget
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Melbourne opaquecar
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Melbourne alamo
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Melbourne atlascar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Melbourne enterprise
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Melbourne hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Melbourne apex
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Melbourne europcar
5 Adults, 5 Bags Box truck car in Melbourne europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Van car in Melbourne carhood
4 Adults, 2 Bags Commercial car in Melbourne hertz
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Melbourne car hire reviews and directory

From $26/day
Rated no. 1
East Coast Car Rentals
eastcoastcarrentals
Best rated
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Melbourne
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
254 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Airport
+61 393 303 529
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 May 2019
Pros: Quick service, great car. Will definitely use again and recommend.
From $24/day
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
enterprise
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Melbourne
Enterprise
Locations in Melbourne
34 - 60 Little Collins St
+61 396 622 300
Avalon Airport
+61 352 279 980
Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel
+61 393 351 177
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
28 Jan. 2019
Pros: Yes
Cons: Cheaper insurance could be better
From $23/day
Rated no. 3
Bargin Car Rentals
bargincarrentals
9.6 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Melbourne
Bargin Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
Melbourne Airport
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
10 May 2019
Cons: Such helpful people, a great experience, thank you.
From $37/day
Rated no. 4
Alpha
alpha
9.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Alpha
Locations in Melbourne
58, Franklin Street
Serviced By Enterprise Redspot
  • 9.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • 9.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
13 Mar. 2018
Pros: Ease of booking and friendly staff
Cons: KIA Sportage (just joking, it was ok)
8.4 Excellent
27 Apr. 2018
Good experience
Pros: Nice car, decent price and easy drop off and pickup
Cons: I asked repeatedly for a response to my emails that I never received. Didn’t make me confident about changes to my insurance. Thankfully nothing happened
From $48/day
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
7 locations in Melbourne
Avis
Locations in Melbourne
123 Collins Street
+61 386 333 300
2 Moore Road
+61 391 318 808
295 City Rd
+61 391 318 828
650 Chapel Street
+61 392 018 188
99 Spencer Street
+61 392 062 322
Arrivals Drive
+61 388 555 333
Shop 2, 8 Franklin Street
+61 392 043 933
  • 9.0
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  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent
7 Dec. 2017
Cons: Not clean. No air in tyres before giving to me
9.6 Excellent
11 Mar. 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off was easy, best service i've received so far in car rentals. Car imo wasn't worth the price but that could be negotiable but everything was good
From $46/day
Rated no. 6
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (8 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Hertz
Locations in Melbourne
114 Flinders St
+61 396 500 245
408 Punt Road
+61 398 215 455
65 Queens Road
+61 395 252 764
Shop 3 8 Franklin St
+61 396 636 244
Tullamarine Airport
+61 393 384 044
  • 8.9
  • 9.1
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  • 9.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
2 Dec. 2016
worst car rentalwheb
Pros: car
Cons: when I've hired a car on 408 punt road, melbourne, the staff said that I could pay deposit and rental on credit card and they refound me, and I could payind in cash. BUT In returning at hertz airport melbourne , the staff said that I couldn't do that and the problem was mine. hertz os not a company???
9.6 Excellent
22 Mar. 2018
No surprises :)
Pros: Fast check in/check out; accurate pricing to online quote.clean new car & no charge upgrade.
Cons: GPS navigator a bit too pricey per day, shoild be a standard free option.
10.0 Excellent
26 Dec. 2016
Pros: speedy car delivery new car, no hassle great friendly staff
Cons: nothing all went well why should i write more in this box when there was nothing wrong?
8.4 Excellent
29 Feb. 2016
Worked put nice
Pros: Fast pick up and easy return
Cons: Price
10.0 Excellent
29 Jul. 2017
Pros: Friendly service. Very prompt and easy to deal with.
10.0 Excellent
2 Dec. 2018
Fantastic car very grateful
Pros: That it was new and well maintained when I had to change my time then it was easy as
10.0 Excellent
23 Jan. 2019
Pros: Great dropoff
9.6 Excellent
30 Aug. 2017
Melbourne city office is nice
Pros: Agent who helped us with the return was good. It was unclear why the amount we were told the rental would cost, and the cost the computer showed were different (not to our favor by quite a bit). He tried to find out what happened and made adjustments. Also told us about a great place to eat.
Cons: Hertz seems to rely on the clients to take pictures of any car damages when they pick up the vehicles, and have those pictures to show the agents when returning the car. Very much on the honor system, which if it works is fine - just surprised that they don't have such pictures in the Hertz system tagged to each vehicle.
From $20/day
Rated no. 7
Alamo
alamo
8.4 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Melbourne
Alamo
Locations in Melbourne
Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel
+61 393 351 177
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From $18/day
Rated no. 8
Dollar
dollar
Cheapest deal
8.0 Excellent (5 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Dollar
Locations in Melbourne
393 Bridge Rd
+61 3942 5333
99 Spencer St
+61 386 616 000
Melbourne Ap
+61 392 416 100
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Dollar reviews in Melbourne

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From $25/day
Rated no. 9
Budget
budget
6.2 Good (2 reviews)
7 locations in Melbourne
Budget
Locations in Melbourne
190 Settlement Rd
+61 394 645 675
2 Moore Rd
+61 391 318 800
253 Boundary Rd
+61 384 888 850
295 City Rd
+61 391 318 822
650 Chapel Street
+61 392 018 186
Shop 2/8 Franklin St
+61 392 043 933
Unit 28, 99 Spencer St
+61 392 062 333
  • 5.0
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  • 3.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
6 Mar. 2017
Return timeline
Cons: I was supposed to return the car st 11:00 am but due to many reasons it was delayed by 45 mins. The staff earlier promised to not charge me when I spoke on the phone but on my return , I was charged an additional $22 which was equal to half the value. This is grossly Injustice
6.4 Good
12 Dec. 2018
Pros: The car
Cons: The service - please tell people the name of the car park where they need to drop the car off! There are no signs until you actually are inside. We lost half an hour trying to find it in traffic. That really ocershaded our trip.
From $66/day
Rated no. 10
Thrifty
6.0 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Thrifty
Locations in Melbourne
393 Bridge Rd
+61 3942 5333
99 Spencer St
+61 386 616 000
Melbourne Ap
+61 392 416 100
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
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  • 6.7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
17 Jun. 2018
Cons: Reserved a 8 seater suv but thrifty refuses to give a car that is 8 seater even after showing proof of reservation. Receptionist said kayak has different code and that my reservation is for 7 seater. I feel cheated. We were 8 ppl traveling from us and I needed exact 8 seats. Will never do business with them. I actually want my refund for inconvenience.
10.0 Excellent
14 May 2019
Cons: This company has an attitude which I appreciate. Very service-oriented. Vehicle was great too. Real clean inside.
8.0 Excellent
17 Jul. 2019
Pros: Easy rental in a foreign country
Cons: My confirmation said Kluger but got smaller vehicle at check in
8.0 Excellent
11 Jun. 2019
Cons: I did not get a receipt via email yet. When I asked for it, they told me that I‘ll get it via email.
2.0 Mediocre
16 Nov. 2016
Disappointed, terrible service
Cons: Disappointed about the service and staff here. 
I rent a car from 11:38 11/11/2016, for 4 days till 15/11/2016; then ask for 1 day extension till 16/11/2016 and did ask for return car late at 5pm on 16/11 instead of 12:00pm. A staff said it was fine and didn't mention anything about the charge we need to pay after 12:00pm. 
I returned a car at 5:00pm on 16/11/2016 and was charged for 2 days extension and was told because any hours after 12:00pm was considered 1 more day rental. Another thing is that there was a cratched in the car before i took. when i returned, the staff went straight away to the cratched and told me to be charged for that. But i took some photos before i took the car , i told them about that then he said it's ok. so terrible.
From $40/day
Rated no. 11
Europcar
europcar
Most popular
6.0 Good (1 review)
7 locations in Melbourne
Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
18 Yale Drive
+61 384 026 901
50-54 Clarendon Street
+61 396 692 480
590 Ballarat Road
+61 383 181 950
89 Franklin Street
+61 386 330 000
95 St Kilda Road
+61 399 535 780
Southern Cross Station - Spencer St
+61 399 206 488
Terminal Buildings
+61 392 416 800
  • 4.0
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good
1 Feb. 2017
Downgraded car...
Pros: Good service, and a nice car in the end but...
Cons: the original size of car shown on your website was not provided (shogun sport or similar). Instead was offered asx (2nd booking confirmation from you guys). I took one look and knew there wasn't enough luggage space as we had 2 large suitcases an, 2 carry on suitcases and 2 small bags. I know the size of a shogun sport. The only larger car they had (which we could get all our luggage into Was an exec (Merc e class). Although they 'did a deal' I still had to pay more than DOUBLE to get a suitable car to meet our needs for the trip (an extra $40 A DAY)!!! Just about to book a car for our trip to the states. Won't be using kayak to book with again. Europcar said this often happens with regards to class of car when booked through a third party.
From $27/day
Rated no. 12
Firefly
firefly
3.2 Mediocre (1 review)
5 locations in Melbourne
Firefly
Locations in Melbourne
114 Flinders St
+61 396 500 245
16 Tarmac Drive
+61 428 725 098
65 Queens Road
+61 395 252 764
Shop 3 / 8 Franklin St
+61 396 636 244
Tullamarine Airport
+61 393 384 044
  • 2.0
  • 6.0
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  • 2.0
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre
11 Jul. 2019
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: The surcharges should’ve been known at the beginning. There were many hidden fees that showed up on the final invoice that wasn’t explains. Also, the location was hard to find since they were a part of hertz — this caused many confusion.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
20 locations in Melbourne
Sunnycars
Locations in Melbourne
114 Flinders street
124 Thistlethwaite Street
18 Yale Drive
230 A`Beckett Street
251 Sydney Road
34-60 Little Collins Street
399 Canterbury Road
408 Punt road
56-58 Clarendon Street
580 High Street
590 Ballarat Road
65 Queens Road
7 Coleman Street
89-91 Franklin Street
95 St Kilda Road
97 Franklin Street
Airport Drive
Centre Road
Spencer Street
Terminal Buildings
From $27/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
9 locations in Melbourne
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
1 English Street
19 Yale Drive
56-58 Clarendon Street
+61 396 692 480
89 - 91 Franklin Street
+61 386 330 000
95 St. Kilda Road
+61 399 535 780
Melbourne Knoxfield
Southern Cross Station, Spencer St
+61 399 206 488
Tenancy 2 - 151 Kings Way
Terminal Buildings Arrivals Drive, Melbourne Airport
61 3 92416800
Red Spot
redspot
4 locations in Melbourne
Red Spot
Locations in Melbourne
124 Thistlethwaite Street
+61 386 330 000
34-60 Little Collins Street
+61 396 622 300
Melbourne Airport - Terminal 1
Melbourne Airport - Terminal 3
From $23/day
Ace Rental Cars
acerentalcars
3 locations in Melbourne
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
16-20, Tullamarine Park Road
97 Franklin St (Ground Floor, Hertz Building)
1800 620 408
Melbourne Airport
From $27/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
atlascar
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
157 Mickleham Road Tullamarine
+61 383 366 100
535 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC
+61 383 366 100
58 Franklin Street
+61 396 636 233
Atlas Choice
atlaschoice
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Choice
Locations in Melbourne
29 Catalina Drive
+61 383 366 100
360-362 Murray Road
+61 396 636 233
58 Franklin Street
+61 396 636 233
From $22/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
advance
2 locations in Melbourne
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
324 Queensberry Street
+61 393 295 000
Melbourne Airport
From $26/day
Apex
apex
2 locations in Melbourne
Apex
Locations in Melbourne
5 Western Avenue, Westmeadows, VIC
+61 393 380 183
Unit 28, 99 Spencer St, Southern Cross, Victoria
+61 466 978 293
From $31/day
JUCY
jucy
2 locations in Melbourne
JUCY
Locations in Melbourne
49-51 Inkerman Street
+61 6499 292 462
Melbourne Airport - Shuttle Service.
From $84/day
National
national
2 locations in Melbourne
National
Locations in Melbourne
Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel
+61 393 351 177
Serviced By Redspot Enterprise
+61 396 622 300
From $55/day
Sixt
2 locations in Melbourne
Sixt
Locations in Melbourne
2 Tarmac Drive
+61 755 558 908
230 A'Beckett Street
+61 755 558 908
From $18/day
AeroDrive
aerodrive
1 location in Melbourne
AeroDrive
Locations in Melbourne
189 S Centre Rd
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Melbourne
AutoEurope
Locations in Melbourne
Europcar Desk In Terminal
AUZ Rental Cars
auzrental
1 location in Melbourne
AUZ Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
Melbourne Airport
From $27/day
Bargain Car Rentals
bargaincar
1 location in Melbourne
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
Melbourne Airport
From $24/day
CarHood
carhood
1 location in Melbourne
CarHood
Locations in Melbourne
Serviced By Enterprise Redspot
+61 1300 466 663
EZU Car Rental
ezucarrental
1 location in Melbourne
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Melbourne
96 Lambeck Dr, Tullamarine VIC , Australia
+61 404 879 666
Payless
payless
1 location in Melbourne
Payless
Locations in Melbourne
Arrivals Drive
24 travellers who hired a car in Melbourne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in Melbourne

Good to know

Most popular agency Europcar
Most popular car type Compact
Average price $40/day
Good deal $30/day

When to book a hire car in Melbourne

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for hiring 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 hire counters. For Melbourne Airport, the hire 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 hire 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 a car hire in Melbourne for $30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Melbourne at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Melbourne are around 8% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Melbourne are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Melbourne

How much does it cost to hire a car in Melbourne?

On average a hire car in Melbourne costs $40 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Melbourne?

Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Melbourne.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Melbourne?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo ($18/day), Budget ($20/day) and Enterprise ($21/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Melbourne?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Melbourne are Enterprise (8.5, 12807 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2250 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1080 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Melbourne & other airports (MEL)?

Car hire companies onsite at Melbourne & other airports include Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, East Coast Car Rentals, CarHood, Enterprise, Bargin Car Rentals and Atlas Car & Truck Rental.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Melbourne & other airports (MEL)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne & other airports to off-airport locations include Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Ace Rental Cars, Bargain Car Rentals, CarHood, Enterprise, Bargin Car Rentals and Atlas Car & Truck Rental.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Melbourne?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo Avalon Airport 80 Beach Road 3215 (49 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find a car hire near me in Melbourne?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

How much does a Compact car hire cost in Melbourne?

A Compact car hire in Melbourne costs $39 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car hire cost in Melbourne?

A Intermediate car hire in Melbourne costs $36 per day, on average.

What is the most popular car hire location in Melbourne?

In Melbourne, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo Avalon Airport 80 Beach Road (49.38 km from city centre ).

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Melbourne?

On average hiring a car in Melbourne costs $281 per week ($40 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Melbourne?

On average a car hire in Melbourne costs $1,206 per month ($40 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Melbourne?

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.

What's the speed limit in Melbourne?

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.

How are gas prices in Melbourne?

Petrol 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.

Where are the best places to park in Melbourne?

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.