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The key to getting the perfect Melbourne car rental deal is booking ahead. We help you quickly compare on and off-airport car rental operators, so you can make an informed decision and book the best... expand
deal. Thanks to our comprehensive Melbourne Airport search engine, we compare all the best offers and bargains, so your choice is made easy.

The second-busiest airport in Australia, Melbourne Tullamarine is always bustling with people and getting busier all the time. So, if you’re planning on renting a car, let us take the wheel. With four terminals to negotiate, use our knowledge and expertise to locate and drive away your vehicle as soon as possible. There are a number of reasons why our website is the best for car rental – but our primary strengths are the impartial, wide-ranging selection of suppliers, customer support and low-price guarantee. And we have numerous positive online reviews from international customers. It’s time for you to get the best car hire deal.

Choice is the key

We offer a unique, user-friendly search engine, with hundreds of thousands of business and leisure renters having trusted us previously with their bookings – the numbers speak for themselves. All you need to do is input your travel details and click the yellow search button. There is no hidden agenda with our website – so you get a full selection of hire companies, from major names to smaller, independent companies. At Melbourne Airport, you can pick from the likes of Alamo, Budget, Hertz and Europcar – or look at more independent, smaller operators, such as East Coast Car Rentals and Cruisin’ Oz.

Once you’ve begun the search, the cheapest option will appear at the top of the page. It’s here where you can select exactly what you want. From two-door to four-door, sporty to 4WD, people-carrier to mini-van, all the options are there. Maybe you require a roof-rack for some outdoor pursuits… or just want a smaller, more fuel-efficient car. Whether it’s Nissan, Mitsbushi, Honda or BMW, the variety we offer is sure to impress.

Getting to know Tullamarine Airport

There are six car-rental companies on site at Melbourne Airport.
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Redspot
  • Thrifty
However, you don’t have to book with one of these companies. Some firms will offer you a free shuttle from the airport to their depot. Check when you book – all the information on Melbourne is available on the site. There are four terminals. One deals with Qantas and Jetstar domestic; T2 operates for international flights; T3 Virgin Australia and REX domestic flights; T4 Tiger Airways domestic. The airport is around a 15-minute drive to the city centre.

Just the facts – the specifics of Melbourne car hire

The only way you can make the right decision is to have as much information as possible. Once you have uploaded your details into the search engine, you will be connected to the rental suppliers. The cars will be listed, then you can then find out everything you need to know about the vehicle. Passage and luggage capacity are of prime importance, as are the full specifications and transmission. A green tick indicates immediate availability, while a number 24 indicates availability confirmation in 24 hours.
The filtering option is another easy-to-use function of our website. You can opt for airport vehicle pick-up only. Or you may choose to take a shuttle to an off-site depot, which could be cheaper. You can also filter by availability, passenger numbers, fleet and class. The site also advises you of school holiday times – very handy.

That little bit extra online

We keep the car rental process as simple as possible, but there are also numerous added bonuses. Our extensive team of experts is on call 24 hours a day on weekdays, 12 hours a day on weekends, to assist with any queries or problems – and we’re more than happy to help and go that extra mile for customers.

Most vehicles have free cancellation and the same applies to amendments. We also offer a lowest-price guarantee. If you happen to find a better deal for the same brand, travel dates and locations on another site, we will beat that price by $1, subject to terms and conditions. We also offer a 25% discount on DriveEasy Excess Cover.

Tips for the roads of Melbourne

Arriving in a new town isn’t always easy, especially driving a hire car on the roads of Victoria. So here’s some handy driving guidance:
  • You must be 21 to hire a car and be in possession of a full Australian or UK/International Driver’s Licence.
  • Perhaps invest in a GPS to keep you on the straight and narrow!
  • Double-check with the hire company where you can and cannot drive the vehicle. Use their local knowledge.
  • Parking is readily available – it generally costs $2 an hour.
  • You can tell if you’re approaching a toll road by the blue and yellow signage. The two operators are Transurban and ConnectEast. Some hire companies will attach an electronic tag to the windscreen and there can be additional charges. Again, check when you collect your vehicle, so you know exactly what you could end up paying for.

A world of Melbourne road trips

Car rental hire is the perfect method of transport from Melbourne, as there are so many fantastic driving adventures to enjoy. The most obvious is the Great Ocean Road – considered Australia’s finest coastal drive. But there’s also Melbourne to Sydney, Phillip Island, fantastic wine excursions and beaches galore. You probably won’t have time to fit it all in.

The final word on car hire…

Due to our experience and comprehensive airport rental network, we offer convenience and cost-effectiveness. Making sense of the complicated world of car hire isn’t always easy – and that’s why we are here. A dedicated customer service team, special deals and a huge variety of rental options mean you can get on with your holiday as soon as possible. Don’t delay, book today. 

“Great service, great price, great value for money”  
G. Loechel, Australia
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Tullamarine Airport Information

Here is some information about Tullamarine Airport from Wikipedia:

Melbourne Airport (IATA: MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is serving the city of Melbourne and the second busiest in Australia. The airport was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. It is the sole international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Melbourne Airport is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from the city centre. The site of the airport is considered its own suburb—Melbourne Airport, Victoria (postcode 3045). This is adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine.

The Melbourne—Sydney air route is the third most-travelled passenger air route in the world and the second busiest in the Asia Pacific region.The airport features direct flights to destinations in all states and territories of Australia in addition to numerous destinations in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Melbourne is the mo ... expand
st common destination for the airports of five of Australia's seven capital cities.

It is the busiest airport for international export freight as of December 2008, while second busiest for import freight. Domestically, Melbourne serves as headquarters for Australian air Express and Toll Priority and handles more domestic freight than any other airport in the nation.

In 2003, Melbourne received the International Air Transport Association Eagle Award for service and two National Tourism Awards for tourism services. Skytrax, an airline consultancy company, classifies Melbourne as a four-star airport. The airport comprises four terminals: one international terminal, two domestic terminals and one budget domestic terminal.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Tullamarine Airport:

  • AirAsia X
  • Air China
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Pacific
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Norfolk Air operated by Our Airline
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qantas operated by Jetconnect
  • Qantas operated by QantasLink
  • Qatar Airways
  • Regional Express
  • Skywest Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • United Airlines
  • V Australia
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Virgin Blue
  • Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue
  • Viva Macau

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