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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Wed 29/9
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Wed 6/10
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Melbourne car rental information

Pick-up locationMelbourne
Rental locations108
Airport locations34

Melbourne car hire reviews and directory

From RM 77/dayRated no. 1
Alpha
Best rated
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Alpha
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent27 Apr 2018
Good experienceNice car, decent price and easy drop off and pickupI asked repeatedly for a response to my emails that I never received. Didn’t make me confident about changes to my insurance. Thankfully nothing happened
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2018
Ease of booking and friendly staffKIA Sportage (just joking, it was ok)
From RM 172/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (27 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Hertz
Locations in Melbourne
  • 9.3
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2019
There was an issue with the first car not being clean and the staff was very responsive and gave me a different car right away without hassle.
10.0 Excellent23 Jan 2019
Great dropoff
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2018
Fantastic car very gratefulThat it was new and well maintained when I had to change my time then it was easy as
4.8 Okay5 Oct 2018
They keep charging my card without explanation
9.6 Excellent22 Mar 2018
No surprises :)Fast check in/check out; accurate pricing to online quote.clean new car & no charge upgrade.GPS navigator a bit too pricey per day, shoild be a standard free option.
9.6 Excellent30 Aug 2017
Melbourne city office is niceAgent who helped us with the return was good. It was unclear why the amount we were told the rental would cost, and the cost the computer showed were different (not to our favor by quite a bit). He tried to find out what happened and made adjustments. Also told us about a great place to eat.Hertz seems to rely on the clients to take pictures of any car damages when they pick up the vehicles, and have those pictures to show the agents when returning the car. Very much on the honor system, which if it works is fine - just surprised that they don't have such pictures in the Hertz system tagged to each vehicle.
10.0 Excellent29 Jul 2017
Friendly service. Very prompt and easy to deal with.
10.0 Excellent26 Dec 2016
speedy car delivery new car, no hassle great friendly staffnothing all went well why should i write more in this box when there was nothing wrong?
2.0 Mediocre2 Dec 2016
worst car rentalwhebcarwhen I've hired a car on 408 punt road, melbourne, the staff said that I could pay deposit and rental on credit card and they refound me, and I could payind in cash. BUT In returning at hertz airport melbourne , the staff said that I couldn't do that and the problem was mine. hertz os not a company???
8.4 Excellent29 Feb 2016
Worked put niceFast pick up and easy returnPrice
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Melbourne
Dollar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 2
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent23 Dec 2017
The car was very recent, the pick up of the car was fast. I recommand this agency.I was credited the double of the basic price. I hadn't any explication about that. I'm waiting for information about this confusion.
From RM 124/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8 Excellent (9 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Budget
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8
  • 7.1
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.4 Good12 Dec 2018
The carThe service - please tell people the name of the car park where they need to drop the car off! There are no signs until you actually are inside. We lost half an hour trying to find it in traffic. That really ocershaded our trip.
6.0 Good6 Mar 2017
Return timelineI was supposed to return the car st 11:00 am but due to many reasons it was delayed by 45 mins. The staff earlier promised to not charge me when I spoke on the phone but on my return , I was charged an additional $22 which was equal to half the value. This is grossly Injustice
From RM 106/dayRated no. 5
Alamo
7.8 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Melbourne
Alamo
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good29 Apr 2019
No queueHidden fees (additional drivers, deposit, etc) known before hire
8.0 Excellent2 Feb 2018
15 Days HireCar drove very well. Flexible with late drop off time. Good service when pick up/drop off. Less then 1200 Kms, brave new.Car could have been slightly cleaner in and out when picked up.
10.0 Excellent9 Jan 2018
Comfort, modern, good price, good drive
10.0 Excellent7 Jan 2018
Very friendly staff.
6.0 Good9 Oct 2016
used your service, too bad the customer service wathe car was clean.the service staff were there. there was assistance, but no good customer service at all.
From RM 122/dayRated no. 6
Europcar
Most popular
7.8 Good (5 reviews)
7 locations in Melbourne
Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good1 Feb 2017
Downgraded car...Good service, and a nice car in the end but...the original size of car shown on your website was not provided (shogun sport or similar). Instead was offered asx (2nd booking confirmation from you guys). I took one look and knew there wasn't enough luggage space as we had 2 large suitcases an, 2 carry on suitcases and 2 small bags. I know the size of a shogun sport. The only larger car they had (which we could get all our luggage into Was an exec (Merc e class). Although they 'did a deal' I still had to pay more than DOUBLE to get a suitable car to meet our needs for the trip (an extra $40 A DAY)!!! Just about to book a car for our trip to the states. Won't be using kayak to book with again. Europcar said this often happens with regards to class of car when booked through a third party.
Rated no. 7
Thrifty
7.7 Good (11 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Thrifty
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Friendly service, clean modern car.
8.0 Excellent17 Jul 2019
Easy rental in a foreign countryMy confirmation said Kluger but got smaller vehicle at check in
8.0 Excellent11 Jun 2019
I did not get a receipt via email yet. When I asked for it, they told me that I‘ll get it via email.
10.0 Excellent14 May 2019
This company has an attitude which I appreciate. Very service-oriented. Vehicle was great too. Real clean inside.
2.0 Mediocre17 Jun 2018
Reserved a 8 seater suv but thrifty refuses to give a car that is 8 seater even after showing proof of reservation. Receptionist said kayak has different code and that my reservation is for 7 seater. I feel cheated. We were 8 ppl traveling from us and I needed exact 8 seats. Will never do business with them. I actually want my refund for inconvenience.
2.0 Mediocre16 Nov 2016
Disappointed, terrible serviceDisappointed about the service and staff here. 
I rent a car from 11:38 11/11/2016, for 4 days till 15/11/2016; then ask for 1 day extension till 16/11/2016 and did ask for return car late at 5pm on 16/11 instead of 12:00pm. A staff said it was fine and didn't mention anything about the charge we need to pay after 12:00pm. 
I returned a car at 5:00pm on 16/11/2016 and was charged for 2 days extension and was told because any hours after 12:00pm was considered 1 more day rental. Another thing is that there was a cratched in the car before i took. when i returned, the staff went straight away to the cratched and told me to be charged for that. But i took some photos before i took the car , i told them about that then he said it's ok. so terrible.
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From RM 87/dayRated no. 8
East Coast Car Rentals
7.6 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 May 2019
Quick service, great car. Will definitely use again and recommend.
4.8 Okay21 Nov 2018
Few people's mistake take way company's reputationHire price.Shuttle service Staff service specifically person by the name Sai. I missed my flight due to delayed shuttle service. Bad experience, had to spend $200 to buy a new ticket for the next flight back to Adelaide
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2018
Price was really good other then that nothing elseI tried to extend ma rental and they said no they were rude about it. I really wanted 2 extend for a few days coze i had an emergency. They lady that i spoke with simple said i cant even extend it for half an hour and need to drop the car now.i never experienced that before
9.2 Excellent12 Mar 2018
We were happy with the car and the staff were friendly.The only niggle we have was we had trouble with the call centre giving us the wrong opening time for the city store and having to wait quite a while to be served, however service was friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent24 Nov 2017
Efficient and professionalHave used this company a few times and have always been impressed with their efficiency and price. Their cars are well maintained, and pick up and drop off shuttles run regularly. Would recommend them!
From RM 121/dayRated no. 9
Avis
7.1 Good (9 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Avis
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2020
Staff was fine - but the car as advertised was NOT what was produced, which was acknowledged. But there was nothing to do by that point as we had to leave.The car as advertised should be the car that is given. I gave up a cheaper reservation, closer to home for this one. Just wrong.
6.8 Good4 Jan 2020
The car was great and had no issuesI hired the car expecting to pay the quoted price on the website. Instead when I arrived to Avis with my itinerary in hand for the week ahead I was charged double by hidden fees for my being 23years old. Not a word was mentioned about by the website nor the staff until the keys were being handed to me and asked to sign the paper work. At that moment in time it’s too late to go through another rental agency or cancel plans so I had to bite the bullet. Please read all fine print and ask questions before you book.
9.6 Excellent11 Mar 2019
Pick up and drop off was easy, best service i've received so far in car rentals. Car imo wasn't worth the price but that could be negotiable but everything was good
8.0 Excellent7 Dec 2017
Not clean. No air in tyres before giving to me
From RM 121/dayRated no. 10
Enterprise
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Enterprise
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent28 Jan 2019
YesCheaper insurance could be better
From RM 142/dayRated no. 11
Sixt
6.6 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Sixt
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre6 Mar 2019
The A'beckett St branch no longer exists. 2 contact phone numbers had been disconnected. So unprofessional.
7.2 Good4 Aug 2018
- Location in the heart of CBD with easy access. - Drop off open 24/7. - Price.- Separate office counter and car park building (distance +/- 350 m) - Car not ready, had to wait another 30 minutes. - Cleanliness of the car.
2.0 Mediocre23 May 2018
Outsourced to unknown hire companyKayak website highlighted on airport pick up. Fail! SixT outsource to another provider who is off-site involving a bus ride away. Toyota Corolla or Similar reserved. Fail! Next level down Suzuki Swift provided. Outsourced hire company is so far removed from Kayak that they will not budge on the booking made to them. All of these caused a lot of friction with my partner! Just what you need when you start a holiday!
2.0 Mediocre20 Mar 2018
Never actually got a carNothingOffice was shut at pick up time, never actually got a car, none of the phone numbers work so can’t call about a refund.
4.8 Okay4 Mar 2018
we had to wait for 30 mins for the pick up from airport ; van wasnt in a great condition, though usable for the 1 week trip. I have had much better experiences with Sixt in other countries and australian states, quite disappointed with my experience in melbourne.
8.0 Excellent2 Jan 2018
First car given to us didn't have toll tag so was replaced with a smaller car after 10 minute wait. Car was fine for the price,Pick up at Melbourne Airport is very unclear, no indicators on the booking where to catch the shuttle, phone number on the website apparently disconnected.
6.0 Good1 Jan 2018
Price is reasonable, counter staff is friendly.NO contact telephone number on the voucher so I spent plenty of time to find out a right number to call the shuttle service. It is not good for a foreigner who was helpless at the airport.
10.0 Excellent13 Mar 2017
Good value and economic carEasy pick up and drop off Although we had a small car, it ran well and very economically.Pick up/drop off was a different location to where you registered but this is a minor detaill.
5.2 Okay7 Mar 2017
difficult to find the office. Even the construction workers on the adjacent site didn't know they were there.
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From RM 82/dayRated no. 12
Firefly
5.7 Okay (4 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Firefly
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre11 Jul 2019
Friendly staffThe surcharges should’ve been known at the beginning. There were many hidden fees that showed up on the final invoice that wasn’t explains. Also, the location was hard to find since they were a part of hertz — this caused many confusion.
2.0 Mediocre26 Feb 2019
Bad services
9.6 Excellent25 Oct 2018
Would use againComfortable new car & friendly staff. Quick turnaround at pick-up and drop-off
Sunnycars
18 locations in Melbourne
Sunnycars
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 108/day
keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Melbourne
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
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Red Spot
4 locations in Melbourne
Red Spot
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 73/day
Ace Rental Cars
3 locations in Melbourne
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
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Advance Car And Truck Rental
3 locations in Melbourne
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 79/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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Atlas Choice
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Choice
Locations in Melbourne
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GREEN MOTION
3 locations in Melbourne
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 92/day
Apex
2 locations in Melbourne
Apex
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 93/day
JUCY
2 locations in Melbourne
JUCY
Locations in Melbourne
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Prestige Rentals
2 locations in Melbourne
Prestige Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 54/day
AeroDrive
Cheapest deal
1 location in Melbourne
AeroDrive
Locations in Melbourne
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AutoEurope
1 location in Melbourne
AutoEurope
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 265/day
AUZ Rental Cars
1 location in Melbourne
AUZ Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 62/day
Bargain Car Rentals
1 location in Melbourne
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
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From RM 59/day
CarHood
1 location in Melbourne
CarHood
Locations in Melbourne
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EZU Car Rental
1 location in Melbourne
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Melbourne
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Move Mee
1 location in Melbourne
Move Mee
Locations in Melbourne
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National
1 location in Melbourne
National
Locations in Melbourne
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Payless
1 location in Melbourne
Payless
Locations in Melbourne
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114 travellers who rented a car in Melbourne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car rental locations in or near Melbourne

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

RM 130/day

Good deal

RM 101/day

When to book a rental car in Melbourne

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Melbourne

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Melbourne car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Melbourne.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Melbourne car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Melbourne

  • For travelers with flights to Melbourne, you may find yourself landing at Melbourne Airport, Essendon Airport, or Avalon Airport. Luckily for would-be car renters, all three airports feature on-site hire counters. For Melbourne Airport, the hire car center is found on the ground floor of the airport in Terminal T123’s parking garage. In Essendon Airport and Avalon Airport, visitors can find the hire counters in the respective main terminal buildings.
  • No trip to Australia is complete without a few road trips. Fortunately for travelers renting a car in Melbourne, many of Australia’s wonders are within a short drive of the city. Some of the top spots to visit include Yarra Valley and its wonderful wineries, and Phillip Island, where you will find some of Australia’s most famous animals such as koalas, wallabies, and even penguins.
  • Drivers new to Melbourne should be aware of the city’s rush hour traffic jams, which run from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. However, even though congestion can be quite severe in Melbourne during those times, some smart navigation and route planning can help to mitigate the situation. For instance, it pays to avoid Punt Road and Princes Street in the central downtown area during rush hour.
  • Besides driving on the left side of the road, drivers in Melbourne should keep their eyes open for trams and, in particular, Melbourne’s famed hook turns. Hook turns are right turns that are made in the left lane because a tram is also crossing the intersection. Signage will be posted to indicate to drivers when hook turns are present and where to turn.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Melbourne for RM 101 or less
  • Book your rental car in Melbourne at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Melbourne are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Melbourne

  • Some car rental companies in Melbourne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Melbourne costs RM 130 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Melbourne is RM 18.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 216 and RM 289, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Melbourne.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Europcar, Bargain Car Rentals, CarHood, Hertz, Alamo, Ace Rental Cars, East Coast Car Rentals, Sixt, Atlas Car & Truck Rental and AeroDrive.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Bargain Car Rentals, CarHood, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Ace Rental Cars, Sixt, Atlas Car & Truck Rental and Avis.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Melbourne costs RM 127 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Melbourne costs RM 146 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Melbourne costs RM 151 per day, on average.

  • In Melbourne, cars are most frequently hired at CarHood Serviced By Enterprise Redspot (19 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Melbourne costs RM 910 per week (RM 130 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Melbourne costs RM 3,901 per month (RM 130 per day).

  • While Melbourne may not have as narrow of streets as you would see in many European cities, the roads can still be a bit compact compared to roads in the U.S. Thus, travelers renting cars would be best off sticking to a compact or smaller vehicle, especially when taking streetside parallel parking into consideration.

  • Speed limits in Melbourne, and in the state of Victoria in general, run between 40 km/h (25 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph) on city roads, 100 km/h (62 mph) on rural roads and 110 km/h (68 mph) on highways and motorways.

  • Petrol prices, while not extremely high in Melbourne, are by no means cheap when compared to the average prices seen in many cities in the U.S. In general, drivers will see an average cost of AU$1.40 ($1) per liter, which comes out to about AU$5.29 ($3.78) per gallon.

  • Streetside parking in greater Melbourne is fairly available but, once you get into the central business district, parking can become fairly scarce. Because of this, it is highly recommended that drivers park in one of the many parking garages dispersed across Melbourne CBD. Drivers should note that if you plan on doing a bit of shopping while you are downtown, you can often validate your parking ticket in a nearby store to earn a parking ticket refund.