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For more than 17 years DriveNow has partnered with Australia's top rental brands including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy and Thrifty, to provide travellers with the best rates and widest choice of car rental at Melbourne Airport. There are always great deals to be found.

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If you’re ready to hire a car at Melbourne Airport, DriveNow makes it that bit easier to find the best deal. With our intuitive interface, it’s easy to browse all the makes and models available and then compare them to find one that fits your needs and budget. You’ll get to see what’s on offer from some of the biggest brands in the business, so you know whichever option you go with will be backed by a trusted supplier as well as our years of experience in the industry.

There are all sorts of other perks to using DriveNow for your Melbourne Airport car rental. Many of them are centred on our belief in good, honest pricing. When you book car hire at Tullamarine Airport with us, the price you see is the price you get. We don’t believe in sticking in hidden fees that pop up when it’s time to settle up. When you make your reservation, in many instances you don’t even have to provide your credit card up front, and we’ll help you find the lowest price out there. All of this adds up to a cheaper car rental deal that keeps money in your pocket, giving you the freedom to splurge on the holiday you want!

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At DriveNow we compare the cost of renting a car from Melbourne Airport to help travellers find the best deal that meets their needs. It's that simple.

FAQs on car rental at Melbourne Airport

Where do I collect my car rental at Melbourne Airport?

Opposite T2, the International terminal on the ground level of the multistorey car park.

Which car hire companies are at Melbourne Airport?

Major car rental brands found at Melbourne Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Keddy and Thrifty.

How much does it cost to rent a car at Melbourne Airport?

A small 5 door car rented for 7 days at Melbourne Airport costs on average $48 a day.

What's the most popular car hire at Melbourne Airport?

Standard rental class, such as Toyota's Corolla Sedan or the Kia Cerato are the most often rented car at Melbourne Airport.

How far is Melbourne Airport from the city?

Melbourne Airport is located 24 kms north of the city and accessible via the Tullamarine Freeway.

How old do I need to be to rent a car at Melbourne Airport?

The generally accepted minimum age for car rental is over 25. However, there are rental companies that will allow licensed drivers to hire at 21. Those that do will often have a surcharge fee for drivers in the 21-25 bracket and may restrict vehicle choice. These are not hard and fast rules, contact the DriveNow Reservations team who can advise the best way forward depending upon your pickup location, rental provider and age.

Can I book a child seat with my rental car?

Rental companies offer both child and booster seats. You can hire infant and child seats when making your car booking. Use the comments section to provide any further details. Each rental provider has its own charges and conditions on seat hire, and fees can vary depending if you’re hiring from Melbourne Airport, Avalon Airport or another Melbourne location.

Do I have to return my hire car to Melbourne Airport?

No. You can drop your vehicle at most, if not all, branches of your chosen rental company. One-way rentals are a popular choice. Please note that where the drop-off location is in the country or interstate there may be a one-way relocation fee. Check with the DriveNow Reservations team regarding your particular requirements.

Do rental cars come with Satellite Navigation?

No, not as standard yet. When making your rental booking you can elect to hire a Sat Nav unit.

Why does my car hire company need to know my flight number?

Providing your flight number when booking your car ensures that the rental company will know if you are held up by a flight delay into Melbourne Airport. This helps them avoid treating your booking as a no-show or even remaining open until your flight has landed.

How do I pay road tolls when driving a rental car in Melbourne?

Most rental companies facilitate automatic charging of road tolls to the credit card used when paying for your vehicle. These charges may appear after your rental period has completed. Check with your supplier when picking up your vehicle.

Melbourne offers an extensive toll road system, including part of the Tullamarine Freeway which is the main conduit from Melbourne Airport to the city, the Bolte Bridge, the Monash Freeway covering the Domain and Burnely tunnels and EastLink between Springvale Road (Nunawading) and Frankston Freeway (Seaford).

What are the speed limits in Victoria?

Freeways are limited to 100km/h with some exceptions. Residential streets are 50km/h and in many shopping strips this is further reduced to 40km/h. Dual carriageways operate at 70-80km/h.

Are there speed cameras in Victoria?

Yes. Victoria operates an extensive network of fixed and mobile speed cameras. Often the fixed cameras will be located out of sight behind road signs or bridges. Drivers of rental cars in Melbourne and elsewhere in Australia are liable for any speeding fine incurred and rental companies will often charge an administration fee in handling the associated paperwork.

What should I do if I pass a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights?

In Victoria all drivers and riders must slow to 40 km/h when passing stationary enforcement or emergency vehicles with flashing lights

Can I take my rental car to the Ski Fields in Victoria?

No. Not unless you have purchased a specific snow package from the car hire company. Driving a rental car above the snow line in Victoria or NSW without a snow package voids your insurance cover and you are liable for all and any damage to a vehicle. The Snow package includes things such as Snow Chains which are mandated in Australia above the snow line.

How many Drivers can I nominate for my rental?

Some rental companies will allow you to nominate a second (and more) driver for free whilst others charge a small daily fee per additional driver. All must have full and valid licenses covering the vehicle being hired.

Airport Information

Address: Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045 Code: MEL Telephone: +61 8 8920 1811 Location: Melbourne Airport is located 22km northwest of Melbourne No. of Terminals: 4 Timezone: GMT/UTC +11:00

Melbourne Airport Car Hire summary

Pick-up Location

Melbourne Airport

Car Types

Economy, Compact, Intermediate, SUV, Family/Full, People Mover, Luxury, Convertible, Green, Wagon, Four Wheel Drive

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AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Firefly, Eastcoast, Keddy By Europcar, Dollar, Enterprise

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