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Melbourne Airport - Driving Ideas Guide


Welcome to Melbourne.

This is Australia’s second largest city, but it is arguably the capital for style, art and culture.

Melbourne International Airport MEL, also known as Tullamarine Airport has direct flights into Asia, Europe, North America and other major global destinations while separate domestic terminals with flights to the rest of Australia are located nearby. It’s a favourite city to rent your Melbourne Airport car hire from, and no wonder given the wide range of scenic driving options available.

Don’t forget to check out our Melbourne Driving Guide for inspiration to driving around the area. Here are some quick useful notes to help you on your way:

Introduction to Melbourne Airport:

Journey Time: Melbourne International Airport MEL to Melbourne CBD 24 min (23.5 km) via M2

Phone: +61 (03) 9297 1600

Address: Departure Dr, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045

Website: melbourneairport.com.au

Save on fuel costs:

Nearest Fuel / Gas stations:  Remember to fill up your car before dropping it off to save money on car rental fuel charges which can be excessive. Here are a few local places to fill up:

Caltex Westmeadows- 227-231 Mickleham Rd, Tullamarine VIC 3049, Australia

Coles Express Tullamarine- 175-183 Mickleham Rd, Tullamarine VIC 3043, Australia

Caltex-Sharps Rd, Tullamarine VIC 3043, Australia

United Petroleum - Taylors Lakes- CNR Kings RD & Melton HWY, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038, Australia

Tip:   A worthwhile tip for early morning or late night flights is to consider dropping your rental car off on the day before departure, or picking up the day after arrival, then using the hotel shuttle buses from the local hotels to the airport to save on a day’s car rental.

At Cheaperthancars and Cheaperthanhotels we offer great deals and choice on car rental and accommodation to help you spend less and do more when you get there.

Your Cheaperthancars Team

Australia Driving Rules and Tips


New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia — these are all areas within a huge, diverse continent that beg to be explored. Of course, the best way to see anything is off your own back, and a road trip could seriously enhance your time in this beautiful land we call Australia.

Driving within the various states of Australia is becoming a hugely  See more info

Australia Driving Ideas Guide


There are a multitude of things to do in this country, but one thing you won’t do during your two-week holiday is get in your Australian rental car in Sydney to drive to the west coast.  Australia is so big that it’s its own continent.  Instead pick an area and focus on getting to know that region by choosing  See more info

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