When we finally got service at check in, the agent was very friendly and accomodating.A long queue at the airport in Ularu was very slow. For some reason, everyone was renting from Avis rather than the other agencies, so it took a long time to process all the customers. By the time we got to the counter the vehicle we had requested was no longer available, but the agent did upgrade us to a much larger vehicle.
Top tips for hiring a car at Melbourne Avalon Airport
Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV), otherwise known as simply Avalon Airport, is the second biggest of four airports in Melbourne. Melbourne Avalon Airport is located right next to the M1, which can take you directly into Melbourne city centre, which is around a 50min drive. The airport's closest city is Geelong, which is also accessible via the M1 and is around a 20min trip.
Car hire at Melbourne Avalon Airport is highly popular and is the most used form of transport. Hiring a car is also very useful due to the distance between all the cities. It is best to hire a car in advance as this will give you better prices and there will be more choice when it comes to the type of car you want to rent. Melbourne Avalon Airport car hire is used all year long, which is another reason to book a hire car well in advance.
Car hire at Melbourne Avalon Airport can be found in the airport terminal as you arrive, and there are car hire companies a couple of minutes from the airport. If your car hire company is not at the airport there is a shuttle service that will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hire car company. Often, the car hire companies that are not in the airport terminal offer very good deals, so don’t count them out because they are a little further away.
Before arriving at Melbourne Avalon Airport, it is best to familiarise yourself with the rules of the road in Australia. In Australia, they drive on the left side of the road, and it is good to remember that roads may differ in consistency, especially if you are looking to take a road trip across the country. A recommended optional extra is to have a GPS installed so that your holiday runs smoothly.
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FAQs about hiring a car at Melbourne Avalon Airport
Car hire at Melbourne Avalon Airport offers a variety of vehicles to choose from. If you are a single traveller or couple on a budget, you will want to get a car from the economy or compact ranges. For a family, on a budget, it is best to look at the intermediate or large ranges of rental cars. If you are a large family, Melbourne Avalon Airport car hire offers station wagons, people carriers and minivans. The airport also offers a range of high-end cars to rent, which can be found in the luxury, premium or SUV ranges. If you are eco-friendly you may want to take advantage of the electric and hybrid car ranges.
The car hire desks for most of the companies are located in the terminal building; therefore, you will have access to all the amenities that are in the airport. In the terminal, you will have access to ATMs, shops, and restaurants.
To hire a car from Melbourne Avalon Airport you will need your passport, driver’s licence, and credit card. To rent a car from the airport you need to be at least 18 years old; however, if you are younger than 21 you will have to pay a young driver fee. Your driving licence also needs to be in English or you’ll also need to have an International Driving Permit. If you are unsure of this, it is best to get in contact with your car rental company. It is also good to remember that you will require a credit card as many car hire companies do not accept debit cards.
On average a car hire at Melbourne Avalon Airport costs $56 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($40/day) and Sixt ($80/day).
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne Avalon Airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, keddy by Europcar, and National.