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Why rent a car at Melbourne Airport?

From the Queen Victoria Market to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the capital of the state of Victoria has something for everyone, and if you rent a car in Melbourne you'll be able to enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.

If you enjoy driving on the open road, you'll also want to take your Melbourne rental car for a spin on the Great Ocean Road and take in the great views of the sea, natural landmarks and wildlife along the southern Australian coast. The road was built by soldiers in the years after the first world war in dedication to those killed during the war, making it the largest war memorial in the world.

How to get to and around Melbourne Airport?

The city centre is a 30-minute drive from Melbourne Airport in your Melbourne hire car, and Avalon Airport is also accessible at 50 minutes away.

Essendon, just over 20 minutes' drive in your Melbourne rental car, offers loads of attractions, including a helicopter ride with Heli Experiences and Bounce Inc, a huge indoor trampoline park.

Hiring a car in Melbourne Airport

You can rent a car in Melbourne city centre, as well as Melbourne Airport and the other airports in the local area. On-street parking is available in the city, but it can get crowded at times so it's advisable to book a hotel with a parking space.

What brands are available?

If you want to rent a car in Melbourne, the following companies are available:

  • Economy
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Melbourne Airport

    The port city of Geelong is just over an hour's drive in your Melbourne hire car. Geelong is home to multiple parks and beaches, and you can also enjoy a visit to Adventure Park, Geelong, with water slides, rides and loads of activities for kids. If you enjoy natural sights and want to travel a little further, drive north to the You Yangs, a range of granite ridges.

    Bendigo, around two hours away when you rent a car in Melbourne, is home to the Golden Dragon Museum, which is dedicated to the Chinese immigrants in the local area, and the impressive Sacred Heart Cathedral, as well as museums, art galleries and the Discovery Science and Technology Centre.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Australia

    When driving in Australia, stay on the left-hand side of the road and overtake on the right. Stick to the speed limit of 68mph on motorways and watch out for animals on the road. Ensure that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt at all times, and keep children under seven in an appropriate child restraint.

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    FAQs for car hire in Melbourne Airport

    What’s the best price car rental in Melbourne Airport?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £25 in Melbourne Airport.

    What’s the average car rental price in Melbourne Airport?

    On average, car rentals in Melbourne Airport are £27.

    Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

    When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

    How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

    You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

    Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

    Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

    How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

    To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

    Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Melbourne Airport?

    Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

    What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

    A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

    Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

    We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

    What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

    When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

    Where can I find car rentals in Melbourne Airport?

    Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.