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The best way to see the city is by air, but to explore it is by car

Flying into Melbourne needing to pick up your rental car is as easy as walking out of the plane, picking up your luggage, and strolling down to the desks with big signs saying things like Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz or Thrifty. Grab your shiny keys, and hop into your shiny Melbourne Airport car rental.

But the convenience of it all can begin even before you step foot on a plane. The hassle of finding a great car hire in Melbourne Airport deal is made easier by VroomVroomVroom. 

We have official contracts set up with Australia's most popular car hire companies and is therefore able to collate all the deals of specials offered by Avis, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget and Hertz in one easy place. Sometimes VroomVroomVroom has specials that aren't available anywhere else on the Internet. VroomVroomVroom also guarantees the best web-based pricing from these companies! Check out Our Price Promise for further details.

So, you're in your Melbourne Airport car hire, seatbelt on, ready to point the front of the car at Melbourne … but you're not really sure where that is. Perhaps it might be an idea to check out the official website of Melbourne Airport and have a map beforehand, to see the location of the airport.

Melbourne Airport is also great for having a look at the weather conditions before choosing your flight outfit. Nothing worse than getting in all decked out in Hawaii shirts and a pair of shorts to meet bluster and dribble. Departure and arrival times can be found here too.

One thing to be aware of when driving your car towards the city, the Tullamarine Freeway doesn't exactly live up to its name. You'll be charged a fee to take this route; you may need to obtain a CityLink pass, so it'd pay to get in touch with your chosen car rental company about this. But, no worries, it's not the only way to make it to the CBD, you can always travel toll-free via the Western Ring Road.

Why book a car hire from Melbourne Airport? The real question is why not?

1. Save Time
- Making the most of your time in Melbourne is a must, whether you are visiting for pleasure or business. And booking a rental car will help you to do this. There's no need to waste time waiting for buses or taxis when you book a hire car from the depot. Checking out and then driving out will be over in a jiffy.

2. Be Flexible- Having your own hire car at your disposal allows you to move around the city at your leisure. There is no need to base your day around timetables or cut an awesome shopping trip short because you are relying on others for transport A Melbourne Airport car hire equals pure independence.

3. Save Money- Booking car hire with us allows you to compare the rates of each major car rental company and choose the rates you want to pay. Booking in early, as soon as you know you will need transport may also cost even less.

Let us know how your whole car hire experience was! Simply send an email to, fill in our Feedback Form or start chatting with our live chat agents today by heading down to the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Maybe a car is not going to be big enough for your holiday?

We also compare campervan rental rates in Melbourne. We have many locations for car hire and campervan hire, so choose which one will suit your needs.

Travelling with an infant or toddler? Save some money by hiring baby seats

There are some airlines that allow babies or toddlers to travel for free if you have your own baby seats. However, you can also rent one when you arrive at the airport since it is essential to use child seats when booking a car hire. 

Just Take the Kids baby car seats hire

VroomVroomVroom highly recommends "Just Take the Kids." The baby and child equipment hire provider offers a hassle-free, friendly and reliable service to parents visiting Melbourne with their families.  

They offer a large range of car seats to suit all budgets.  All car seats are cleaned and undergo a safety check before each hire.  Car seats are fitted by trained and accredited restraint fitters.  Have your car seats installed in your hire car prior to your arrival.

Other products also available for hire include prams, strollers, portacots, highchairs, toys plus more. Just Take the Kids offer delivery service at the airport 7 days a week between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For more information on child car seats, check out VroomVroomVroom's baby seats guide.

Travel Guide in Melbourne Airport 

Upon arrival at the Melbourne Airport, there are already attractions that you can check out while waiting for your car hire. VroomVroomVroom wants to make your next visit to Melbourne more awesome that's why we wanted to share a travel guide that could help you find a place where you can stay, shop, and dine during the whole trip. 

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InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

01_location.pngAddress: 495 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

intercontinental melbourne the rialto

Everything about InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is geared to give you memorable, authentic local experiences. At the hotel, you can rely on their impeccable service and enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere that is quintessentially Melbourne and full of surprises. Their 1890s Victorian Gothic architecture blends evocatively with the hotel´s contemporary interior design. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine at Alluvial Restaurant or a range of wines and cocktails at Bluestone Wine Lounge and Market Lane Bar. Elevate your stay with Club InterContinental and enjoy exclusive benefits or relax and rejuvenate at Botanica Day Spa. Elegant signature suites and superbly comfortable guestrooms offer indulgence with a uniquely Melbourne flavour.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

01_location.pngAddress: 1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3008, Australia

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Set along the Yarra River, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is conveniently located on Southbank, close to the Docklands precinct and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. You will be spoilt with unique river and Melbourne city views from stylish guest rooms and suites. With a wide range of hotel facilities such as the heated pool and 24-hour gym plus helpful guest services and concierge, you will have everything you need to ensure you have a great stay. Kick start your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast and be tempted by their range of tender steaks at Clarendon Street Grill. The Lobby Bar is the ideal place to meet, have a drink, and relax with colleagues or friends.

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JR/Watch Co.

01_location.pngAddress: Terminal T2 at of Melbourne Airport VIC 3045, Australia

WH Smith

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Cafe Vue

01_location.pngAddress: Airport Dr, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045, Australia

A significant place to visit for people who travel a lot to and from the city proper. Rest your bones after travelling if you have time to spare before you collect your car rental. The venue offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a lavish space, designed to accommodate a large number of customers. If you are looking for quality meals in a professional space, this is the place for you. You can book and pre-order online for large families and groups or for business lunches and meetings. The venue is available Monday to Sunday, from 5am until 12am, only on Melbourne Airport.

For a complete list of shops, restaurants, cafes, and other establishments at the Melbourne Airport, visit their official website. If you have more time to explore the city with a car hire, check out our Melbourne Travel Guide.

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Here are more useful information on Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is also known as Tullamarine Airport. Some people get confused when booking car hire as there is another airport in Melbourne called Avalon Airport. Most flights will arrive into Tullamarine Airport, however it is best to check your flight details before booking your rental car.

We're able to help you book your rental car from either of these airports so be sure to check your flight details so you know where you will be landing and where to book your rental car pick up. Including your flight details in your booking info will help the rental car company know which terminal you will need to be collected from.

The airport first opened in 1970 to serve Melbourne city and its surrounding area. It is one of the busiest airports and a hub for many companies, such as: Qantas, Regional express Airlines, Jetstar Airways and many others. The airport offers a number of facilities to accommodate people arriving here from other sides of Australia or from different parts of the world.

Collecting a car hire from Melbourne Airport will open the door to the endless entertainment opportunities that Melbourne is known for.

The airport encourages visitors to take some time and enjoy themselves in its facilities, so that the start of their business or leisure trips can be pleasant. You can find information about the terminals by visiting the Melbourne Airport website and if you have to wait for a flight, make sure you check out all of the stores that are available.

When you hire a car in Melbourne, don't forget about the Toll Roads

Melbourne, like many of the main cities in Australia have toll roads. Ensuring that you pay your tolls and have the information you need to pay for them will help you so that you don't find nasty fees or fines when your holiday comes to an end.
Each supplier has different options to consider when paying for toll roads and we have useful information for you to consider. Check out the toll charges in Australia so you will know the actual cost and terms of payment. 
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