Hire a car in St Kilda to cruise along the coast of Port Phillip Bay and around sections of the famous Grand Prix track at Albert Park Lake. Many tourists and commuters pack the iconic trams that pass through St Kilda, meaning getting around by hire car is a far more enjoyable experience. Driving also makes it a lot easier to pack everything you’ll need for a day at the beach or Luna Park. Driving a hire car also saves you valuable time in getting around the major attractions. It’s possible to reach the Mornington Peninsula in 50min by car; however, a combination of trains and buses requires closer to 2h.
Reception offices of hire companies at Melbourne International Airport (MEL) are located on the ground floor of the T123 Car Park. Situated directly opposite Terminal 2, the car hire facility can be reached by a short 5min walk from Terminal 1, 2 or 3. No shuttles are required for companies with branches located on airport grounds, though companies including Ace Rental Cars and Alpha deliver transfer vans to the Off Airport Pick-up Area, two lanes across from Terminal 2.
Trams travel through the heart of St Kilda and drivers must be careful not to obstruct their path. U-turns are prohibited on roads with tram lines unless signage indicates they are allowed, while drivers must not pass trams as they approach stops, to ensure the safety of pedestrians boarding and disembarking. Beaconsfield Pde and other roads close to the St Kilda foreshore attract plenty of cyclists. Keep an eye on blind spots as bikes can appear suddenly, and drive cautiously through roundabouts and intersections.
Peak-hour traffic is most severe between 07:00–09:30 and 15:30–19:00. St Kilda Rd is most affected and drivers should expect significant delays travelling in both directions during these periods. The intersection of Punt Rd and Queens Rd attracts congestion throughout the day and should be avoided unless it is critical for reaching your destination. Bright sun can make for glary driving conditions during summer months in St Kilda and it’s important to pack sunglasses and utilise the visors of your hire car.
25% of our users found a car hire in St Kilda for $32 or less
Compact car hires in St Kilda are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in St Kilda
Some car hire companies in St Kilda which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Thrifty and Budget
On average a hire car in St Kilda costs $34 per day.
The average price of fuel in St Kilda is $6.19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $74 and $99, depending on the car size.
Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in St Kilda.
A Compact car hire in St Kilda costs $27 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in St Kilda costs $39 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car hire in St Kilda costs $56 per day, on average.
In St Kilda, cars are most frequently hired at Alamo Avalon Airport 80 Beach Road (48 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in St Kilda costs $241 per week ($34 per day).
On average a car hire in St Kilda costs $1,032 per month ($34 per day).
A compact car is best suited to the narrow streets and alleyways, providing peace of mind when driving past trams. Economy models also provide fantastic fuel efficiency and hire prices, allowing more money to be spent at St Kilda’s attractions.
The default limit is 50 km/h. High pedestrian areas, such as Fitzroy St, have signposts indicating a reduced maximum of 40 km/h. The majority of Barkley St is 60 km/h, while school zones are set at 40 km/h between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00.
A litre of petrol usually ranges from approximately A$ 1.45–1.55. Petrol stations in St Kilda are usually slightly cheaper (roughly A$ 0.10 per litre) in St Kilda than in South Melbourne and Melbourne’s CBD.
St Kilda Sea Baths car park offers a flat rate of approximately A$ 22 when staying for longer than 6h. 1h of parking at Acland Court costs just around A$ 3, with unrestricted spaces until 24:00 costing roughly A$ 18.