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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT MELBOURNE AIRPORT - DOMESTIC TERMINAL

About  Melbourne Domestic  Airport  (MEL)


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  Getting around

Known to locals as Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 23 km (14 miles) from central Melbourne.

Driving in the most central part of Melbourne near the Yarra River is typically problematic, with congestion at all hours and parking nightmares aplenty. On the other hand, getting around the rest of Melbourne is better experienced behind the wheel of your own car hire. Most of the city’s top attractions are spread out, for example, Melbourne Zoo and Royal Botanic Gardens are more than 6 km (4 mi) apart.

Navigating Melbourne is generally big city, left-hand driving with one added bonus obstacle — the tram system. If you’ve never executed a “hook turn”, you’re in for a real treat. Melbourne’s tram tracks occupy the center of the roadway, and at some intersections, you’re forced to make a right-hand turn from the left hand lane. You’ll see signs reading “Right Turn from Left Lane Only” and a simple pictogram of the maneuver.

Heading out of Melbourne, National Route 1 (The Princes Highway) follows the coast in both directions, while myriad state highways branch out into the suburbs. The Yarra Valley wine region (roughly 45 km / 27 mi) is a little more than an hour’s drive from central Melbourne. Overall, experienced drivers will feel at ease in traffic, while intermediate motorists can cut their teeth on relatively civilized lessons in city driving.

  Choosing your car

Melbourne Domestic Airport car rentals are provided by the Big Six — Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, and Thrifty — with counters located across from Terminal 2 (International), and accessed from covered walkways from each of the airport’s four terminals. Hyundai compact, Suzuki economy, and Mitsubishi mini cars are ideal for zipping around town. If you need more room for people and gear, Kia standard and Toyota intermediate cars are suited for city and country cruising. With all-wheel drive and a high profile on the road, look to a Holden SUV. Kia and Hyundai 7-9 seater vans are perfect for hauling people and cargo.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Melbourne Airport Domestic Terminal

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There are two primary toll roads in Melbourne that you may want to use: Cityink and EastLink, neither of which can be paid in cash. Most airport car rental companies will offer you a cheap toll option, sparing the hassle of applying for the toll road day pass.

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Many visitors struggle with the added challenge of a tram system sharing the roads, but you can simplify things by remembering that trams: (1) Always have the right of way, and (2) Overtaking a tram from the left is prohibited, and (3) never pass a tram with its doors open.

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Inner city speed limits are generally 40 km/h and below.

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Everything is further apart in Australia. It’s a minimum 10-hour drive to Sydney (878 km / 545 mi) via the Hume Highway, and roughly 9 hours to Adelaide (726 km / 451 mi).

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When traveling long distances, avoid driver’s fatigue by taking frequent breaks. It’s also a good idea to have an additional driver (or two) on the rental agreement, which allows for traveling in shifts.

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Brighton Beach is Melbourne’s local mecca for sunbathing, but you’ll find far better beaches down around Kilcunda, 122 km (73 mi) south.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

In short, book early when flying into Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

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3. Does Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal have cars with 7 seats?

Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

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6. Is it better to rent at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal including Holden Commodore Estate, Hyundai i20, Toyota Kluger, and Toyota Commuter.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal including:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Ace  Ace
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals




After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal, but we have provided an indicative price of GBP10 per day for a rental starting on May 15, 2020 with Ace driving a Super Saver Car Older Economy Model or similar. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal with Keddy By Europcar, Thrifty and Ace at prices starting from GBP16 per day, in a Holden Trax or similar on an example date of May 15, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

After completeing a search for SUV’s on May 15, 2020 we found no SUV’s available at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. This maybe because they are booked out on that day. To check alternative dates, please search here

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15. Which rental companies are there at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

We have listed a selection of 10 rental companies at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. These are:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Ace  Ace
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • Europcar  Europcar
  • Bargain Car Rentals  Bargain Car Rentals
  • Alamo  Alamo
  • Sixt  Sixt
  • Enterprise  Enterprise
  • East Coast  East Coast



There were insufficient search results returned for Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal it takes an average of 14 mins to collect your vehicle.

We just checked the wait times at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal, but unfortunately we do not have any statistics for this location.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Prices can vary at short notice at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai Accent or similar for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing GBP18 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

We performed a search of cars for pickup on Saturday morning at 10am, but unfortunately it looks like all cars at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal are booked out at that time. To search for other cars at another date or time, please check availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal is Keddy By Europcar with a score of 8.6 / 10. Here are the top 5:

  • Keddy By Europcar  Keddy By Europcar - 8.6
  • Thrifty  Thrifty - 8.4
  • Ace  Ace - 7.9
  • Alpha  Alpha - 7.8
  • Europcar  Europcar - 7.4

There were insufficient search results returned for Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal. Some examples listed here are:

  • Super Saver Car Older Economy Model  Super Saver Car Older Economy Model
  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Suzuki Swift  Suzuki Swift
  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Mitsubishi Mirage  Mitsubishi Mirage

There were insufficient search results returned for Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal to allow us to answer that question. We recommend you try a nearby location that has a greater selection of rental cars.