Car Rental Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Compare Top Car Rental Companies for Melbourne Airport

  • Sixt Sixt
  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • National National
  • Enterprise Enterprise
  • East Coast East Coast
  • Keddy Keddy
  • Aerodrive Car Rental Aerodrive Car Rental
  • EZU Car Rental EZU Car Rental
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Why book Melbourne Airport car rental with VIP Cars?

All Inclusive Pricing

Rent a car at Melbourne Airport with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver & Unlimited Mileage.

Trusted Rental Companies

Leading car rental suppliers at Melbourne Airport - Sixt, EuropCar, Alamo, Thrifty, National, Enterprise, East Coast, Keddy, Aerodrive Car Rental, EZU Car Rental

Lowest Prices Guaranteed

Huge savings on Melbourne Airport Car Rental Deals

No Cancellation Fee

VIP Cars offers free cancellation for car rentals at Melbourne Airport

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Reserve a car for Melbourne Airport through a secure booking platform

Widest Fleet of Cars

Choose from Economy, Minivan, SUV & Luxury car rental deals for Melbourne Airport

Cheap Car Hire at Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Arrange a cheap car rental for Melbourne Airport (MEL) from VIP Cars and hit the road minutes after you arrive! It doesn’t matter whether you are arriving at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 1, 2, 3, or 4, you can plan out your Australian adventure as you please, all you have to do is include a car rental to your 'to-do’ pre-trip checklist!

A car rental in Melbourne will help you explore its attractions, its splendid coastlines, and its exceptional CBD area – full of alleys, squares, and beautiful parks – in a carefree manner. Additionally, the city center is just a 30-minute drive from the airport, you can easily reach there in your hired car without having to go through the hassle of commuting in public transportation or expensive taxis. After exploring the city center and other attractions in the city, you can set your route to another destination and return your rented car at a different location, which would be considered a one-way car hire deal. So book your MEL car rental today to ensure a fuss-free experience traversing the incredible roads of Victoria.

Top Car Rental Companies at Melbourne Airport

Listed below are some of the leading car hire companies that work in association with VIP Cars to provide the top and cheapest Melbourne Airport car hire deals.

  • Ace Rental CarsAce Rental Cars
  • AlamoAlamo
  • Bargain Car RentalsBargain Car Rentals
  • East Coast Car RentalsEast Coast Car Rentals
  • EnterpriseEnterprise
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • HertzHertz
  • Keddy by EuropcarKeddy by Europcar
  • NationalNational
  • SixtSixt
  • Thrifty Car RentalThrifty Car Rental
  • FlexWaysFlexWays

Car Rental Desks at Melbourne Airport (MEL)

The car hire counters of companies like Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt, Dollar, National, Thrifty, etc. are situated in the terminal building. Most companies have their branches on the ground level of the airport terminal car park (underneath the ParkRoyal Hotel) at Terminals 1, 2 & 3.

Car rental companies like Bargain, Ace, East Coast, and Flexways provide shuttle service at the airport. Their branches are just a few minutes drive from the airport. You can follow the instructions provided on your Rental Confirmation Voucher to know how to reach the rental site using the shuttle bus.

Car Rental Return at Melbourne Airport

Keep your car in the right lane when traveling on Arrival Drive and enter the lane dedicated for the rental returns. Look for the car rental return signage and follow them to find the car park area. Find one of the vacant parking bays provided by your supplier and carefully park your car there.

After-hours Car Rental Return at Melbourne Airport

Most companies allow after-hour rental returns. After you have parked the car in the car park at the airport, make sure to drop the car keys and completed contract in the drop box situated in the car return area.

While all the relevant information regarding your car rental, such as pick-up & drop-off instructions, required documents, etc., will be mentioned in the Rental Confirmation Voucher, you can reach out to us in case of confusion or assistance.

Self-drive Car Rental Categories at Melbourne Airport

Millions of passengers – with their unique needs and purposes – pass through Melbourne Airport into Australia every year. Keeping this fact in mind, VIP Cars and its partners make sure that a variety of cars are made available to rent at the airport, including 7-12 seater vans and premium cars. Here are a few car categories that you can expect to come across while booking your car rental for Melbourne Airport with us:

  • EconomyToyota Yaris Automatic or Similar
  • Van/MinivanToyota Estima or similar
  • SUVMitsubishi Outlander or similar
  • LuxuryBMW 3 Series or similar
  • ConvertibleBMW 2 Series Convertible or similar

Popular Melbourne Airport Car Hire Deal Types

  • Short-term Car Rental

    With us, you can easily rent a car for a short duration at Melbourne Airport. Our short-term deals include daily and weekly rentals that can be booked for a day, weekend, week, two weeks, etc., at low prices. Please bear in mind that if you need to rent a car just for a couple of hours, the supplier is going to charge you for the whole 24 hours.

  • Long-term Car Rental

    For all your long-term travel plans, you can count on us to provide you with the best and most affordable mobility solutions. We have a diverse selection of monthly car rentals in all sizes. So whether you need to book a car for a month, three months, six months, or more, you will find the cheapest deals on our platform.

  • Last-minute Car Rental

    No matter if renting a car was a last-minute requirement or you forgot to reserve it in advance, we have a host of economical last-minute car rental deals delivered by the top car suppliers in Melbourne. From economy to luxury cars, there are a multitude of options for you to consider when reserving a last-minute car rental at Melbourne Airport.

Car Rental Return Locations Near Melbourne Airport

With VIP Cars, the renters can return their rental cars in Melbourne at a place of their choice, provided the location is covered by us. You can use the 'Different Drop-off Location’ section on our search engine to change your drop-off location.

  • Melbourne Downtown
  • Southern Cross Station
  • Camberwell
  • Melbourne City
  • Richmond
  • Clayton
  • Maidstone
  • Preston

Melbourne Airport Car Rental Tips

  • Making a thorough comparison among the Melbourne Airport car rental deals is one of the keys to securing a better and cheaper deal. You can compare the top deals made available by the leading suppliers using our platform.
  • Most suppliers provide add-on services that enable you to add extras while reserving a rental car. Based on the availability at the rental desk during vehicle pick-up, you can hire a child booster seat, infant seat, toddler seat, GPS, etc. at a nominal price.
  • Keep all the requisite documents, including your driver’s license, IDP, ID proof, and Rental Confirmation Voucher, handy when going to pick up your rental car.
  • Aim to book a car at least a week in advance to ensure you score the best and cheapest deal.

One-way Car Rental Trips from Melbourne Airport

Domestic one-ways are permitted by almost all the car rental suppliers at VIP Cars and therefore, you can choose to drop off your car somewhere else in Australia. With us, you can easily opt for a different drop-off spot in other Australian cities like Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Albury, Townville, and Mackay.

We have compiled a list of popular one-way car rental trips from Melbourne Airport:

  • Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport

    Distance: 847 km
    Route: National Highway M31 and M31
  • Melbourne Airport to Adelaide Airport

    Distance: 732.5 km
    Route: National Highway A8
  • Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport

    Distance: 647.5 km
    Route: National Highway M31 and Hume Hwy/M31
  • Melbourne Airport to Gold Coast Airport

    Distance: 1,656.3 km
    Route: M31

Best Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia

If you only have a day or two and would like to explore the best of Melbourne City before heading to other cities in Australia, here are some of the top attractions that you should definitely consider visiting when in the city.

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • The Melbourne Zoo
  • Eureka Tower & its Observation Deck
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Popular Road Trips from Melbourne Airport

  • Great Ocean Road

    • Best Highlights
    • The Twelve Apostles, Bells Beach, Lorne
  • Phillip Island

    • Best Highlights
    • Summerland Beach (Dolphin spotting), Phillip Island Historical Society Museum, San Remo
  • Mornington Peninsula

    • Best Highlights
    • McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Peninsula Hot Springs, Sorrento
  • Yarra Valley

    • Best Highlights
    • Coombe, Yarra Glen, Healesville

About Melbourne Airport

Address: Arrival Dr, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045, Australia

Featuring four terminals (T1, T2, T3, and T4), Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the major international airport serving the city of Melbourne. Besides offering direct flights to approximately 33 domestic destinations, Melbourne Airport also offers flights to Asia, Europe, Pacific, and North and South America. The annual visitors at this airport range in millions. Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, etc. are some of the top airlines that operate from Melbourne Airport.

Facilities at Melbourne Airport

  • Multi-currency ATMs and foreign exchange
  • Medical centre
  • Mobile charging stations
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lounges
  • Duty-free & luxury shopping
  • Cafes & restaurants

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Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in Australia

Economy USD 9.91 /day
Compact USD 11.89 /day
Van / Minivan USD 15.86 /day
Luxury USD 19.16 /day

Car Rental Locations Near Melbourne Airport