Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Car Hire Melbourne Airport


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If you plan to take a more independent trip to Melbourne, you can hire a car in Melbourne Airport. Since all roads are well signposted and straightforward, you won’t have any problem while driving. 

Since taxi service in Melbourne can be quite expensive, it is the best option to explore Melbourne and its surroundings. 

On the other hand, you should take into account that hotels will charge you for parking. 
Car rental companies operating in Melbourne Airport are 5: 
- Avis (tel. +61393381800), 
- Budget (tel. +61392416366)
- Hertz (tel. +61393384044)
- Thriffy (tel. +61392416100)
- Redspot (tel. +61283032222)


You can find each desk in the domestic terminals and the offices in the ground floor of short-term parking zones of T1, T2 & T3, where you can easily pick up your car. 
Car rental operating hours: 5.00 am – 12.00 am

Online car rental

If you prefer you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 

Renting a car in Australia – Tips and advices

- If you are a driver under 25 there is a special surcharge for drivers under this age. Take this in mind before renting a car. 

- It is illegal to Hitchhike, even though many people still doing it. You should take this in mind before picking up a hitchhiker which is not a travelling pal of yours.

- Distances between Australian cities are huge. Please consider to rest to avoid accidents caused by drive fatigue (it is estimated that over 20% of the traffic accidents in Australia are caused by drive fatigue). 

In the Outback some rental partners may limit the operation of their vehicles in the zone due to legal limitation regarding the roads (many of them belong to the Aboriginal Land and owners should be advised beforehand to pass with your vehicles to be closed afterwards).