Melbourne Cup - Car Rental Guide​

driving guide to the Melbourne Cup

​Melbourne takes pride in hosting one of the most prestigious horse-racing events in the world. The Melbourne Cup is dubbed as "the race that stops a nation" because almost all of the people living in Australia stop to listen or watch the race. The annual sporting event attracts more than 315,000 attendees to Flemington for four days every year.

The Flemington Race Course will be calling your name and we, at VroomVroomVroom are more than happy to help you find the perfect rental car to get you there. With more people attending The Melbourne Cup from all over Australia and some even coming from other countries, rental cars get booked out early so make sure to reserve a hire car with VroomVroomVroom in advance. We also compare car hire deals in Melbourne Airport so you can conveniently pick up your vehicle upon arrival at the airport.

Car rental depots near Flemington

​Here are some of the locations where you can pick up and drop off your rental car. Take note that there may be no cars available on your preferred pickup date so make sure to book ahead of time so you will have more choices.

Supplier Address
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​​Grand Hyatt Hotel, Car Park Level 4, 123 Collins St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Budget logo
​​Melbourne, Shop 2/8 Franklin St, Melbourne Vic, 3000, Australia​​
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​​Melbourne Downtown, 34 - 60 Little Collins St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
car rental supplier
​​Melbourne Richmond, 26 Swan Street, Richmond, 3121, Australia​
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​​Melbourne Flinders, 114 Flinders St, Melbourne, 3000, Australia​
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​​Richmond, 393A Bridge Rd, Richmond, 3121, Australia

How to get to the Flemington Racecourse

From Melbourne Airport: Head north-east on Departure Drive. Take the State Rte 38/Brunswick Rd exit​. Turn right onto Brunswick Rd/State Route 38​​. Turn left onto Ascot Vale Rd/State Route 35​​ and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Epsom Rd​​. By following the M2 through to the State Route 38 and route will only take you 21 minutes.

From Melbourne CBD: Take Queen St to Lonsdale St​​ and then take State Route 60 and Macaulay Rd to Epsom Rd in Flemington​. This drive will only take you 19 minutes and is ideal if you have accommodation in the city and are travelling to the event from there.

Car Parking

​There is limited public parking available at the racecourse. You can enter off Smithfield Road near the Stables Drive. Car parking hours vary on each day. On the AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, it will be open from 7:30am and on Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day it will open from 9am.

Road closures

​The Lexus Melbourne Cup Parade on the 5th of November will mean that there will be road closures in the CBD near Swanston Street from 12:00pm-2:00pm.




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