Car rental - Melbourne, Melbourne Airport (MEL)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$15.00 / per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent GLS 4d or similar
Hyundai Accent GLS 4d
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$20.00 / per day
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$25.00 / per day
Standard
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
ADVANCE CAR RENTAL
$35.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Full-size
Holden Captiva or similar
Holden Captiva
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
AUZ Rental Cars
$64.00 / per day
Premium
Holden Captiva or similar
Holden Captiva
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$38.00 / per day
Luxury
Infiniti Q50 or similar
Infiniti Q50
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
$48.00 / per day
Full-size Elite
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$77.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Melbourne Airport! Then drive into the city, find a parking spot, and check out what’s happening in the Docklands and Central Business District. Walk over to the Queen Victoria Market and visit art galleries and museums like the Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Center.

With a rental car it’s easy to drive to nearby nature reserves like Grampians National Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, or Phillip Island, where you’ll see penguins! Back in Melbourne visit the fun Inner east area where you’ll find many art centers, theaters, and concert venues. And for a delicious meal, neighborhoods like Abbotsford and Fitzroy are your best bet.

Melbourne’s a great destination, but why not stay longer and explore more? With a longer term car rental deal you can travel up the coast to Sydney, east to Adelaide, or head inland for the adventure of a lifetime in Australia’s Outback. You can even pick up your rental car at Melbourne Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Melbourne Airport is also known as Tullamarine Airport.

Top international routes

Main airlines

Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia, Air New Zealand, and Regional Express Airlines

Terminals

Of the four passenger terminals, T1, T3, and T4 serve domestic flights, while T2 serves all international flights and some domestic flights. It’s a short and easy walk between any two of them.

Location

Melbourne airport is around 23 km (14 mi) from downtown Melbourne. Freeway M2, also known as Tullamarine Freeway or simply the Tulla, is the road that connects the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

SIXT, ACE Rent a Car, Europcar, and Atlas Car & Truck Rental

Car rental desks

These are located in various places inside Melbourne airport. Some are in the baggage claim area of each terminal while others are outside the main airport building, close to car parking areas.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many snack bars, cafeterias, and restaurants, as well as shops, stores, and duty-free outlets. T2 offers the biggest choice for both shopping and dining. You’ll also find many ATMs, lounges, baby care facilities, a children’s play area, a health and medical center, four pharmacies, a pet hotel, and showers. The luggage storage service is located in the arrivals area of T2 and is open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. The airport’s facilities are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Caltex Star Mart, located at Sharps Rd., Tullamarine VIC 3043, can be reached in about ten minutes and is open 24/7. While other gas stations are closer to the airport, travelers give this Caltex station the highest rating. There are many other gas stations in and around Melbourne.

Popular one-way rentals

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$25.07 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 6.7
  • Departure and check-in 7.6
  • Terminal facilities 6.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.0

Melbourne Airport (MEL)

  • IATA: MEL
  • ICAO: YMML
  • Airport name: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 132 m / 434 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 234,789
  • Passengers (per year): 33,704,854
  • Distance from City: 13.7 miles / 22 km NW of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 3 9297 1600

When are car rental prices cheapest at Melbourne Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Melbourne Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Melbourne Airport
$41.41
January
$47.81
February
$40.68
March
$45.29
April
$36.18
May
$36.64
June
$40.27
July
$53.62
August
$17.07
September
$8.51
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Melbourne Airport is October when prices for Economy start from $8.51. You can see that this is 77% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in August (when rental prices start at $53.62 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Melbourne Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In April the average rental period is 11 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length at Melbourne Airport
9
January
8
February
5
March
11
April
10
May
10
June
9
July
9
August
8
September
8
October
November
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Melbourne Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Melbourne Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Melbourne Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
132%
January
110%
February
118%
March
85%
April
82%
May
78%
June
100%
July
109%
August
82%
September
105%
October
November
December

Top 20 Locations near Melbourne Airport

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Car Rental at Hobart Airport from $26.00 per day
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Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $25.00 per day
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2056.6 km / 1277.9 miles away
Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $21.00 per day
2313.2 km / 1437.3 miles away

Top 3 Best Melbourne Airport Suppliers in 2018

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.9
+610392416800
TERMINAL BUILDINGS
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61 393303529 / +61 393303543
2 Tarmac Drive, Tullamarine
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Very good 7.6
0061 1300 013 929
157 Mickleham Road, Tullamarine, VIC

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