Find an Affordable Hire Car in Melbourne

Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, securing a hire car in Melbourne is easy with VroomVroomVroom. With a variety of depots from the city to the suburbs, we’ll compare the best rates for you to make booking a breeze.

Melbourne

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Melbourne

Vehicle Classes​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​24 in CBD
Suppliers​Avis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Melbourne Airport Collection

Flying into Melbourne and need a hassle-free hire car? Consider collecting a vehicle from the airport​. We work with 8 car hire partners at Melbourne Airport, and with VroomVroomVroom, you’ll get real value for money on every booking.

Depots in Melbourne

With a wide selection of depots across Melbourne​​, we’ve got plenty of options for visitors and locals alike. Check out our hire car search tool​ to find a Melbourne depot near you.

Top Hire Car Tips in Melbourne

Since Melbourne is a bustling city with an extensive tram network, there are some unique conditions to driving in the CBD. Here are some of our top tips when driving in Melbourne:

  1. Take caution when sharing the road with trams. To ensure your safety, research Melbourne’s tramline road rules​.
  2. Consider if your travel route will include toll roads​. There are several toll roads in Melbourne including CityLink, which links the CBD and Melbourne Airport, and EastLink, which you’ll most likely drive if visiting the Mornington Peninsula. Make sure to discuss payment options with your vehicle supplier upon collection.
  3. Research parking options: Parking can be expensive in Melbourne. Check online for special offers or discounts, as pre-booking online will often be more affordable. We even have some great offers if you need to park at Melbourne Airport​.
  4. Compare fuel prices: It’s important to return your hire car with a full tank of fuel to avoid extra fees, but with so many service stations in Melbourne, it can be hard to know where to find the best value on petrol. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our free fuel price comparison app​​.
  5. Melbourne’s peak traffic times are from 6:30am to 9:00am and from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Allow for additional travel time when driving in Melbourne during these times.

What Our Customers Say

Glenn (June 2019): Collected a car rental from Hertz in Melbourne City - Flinders Street. Glenn said the drop off process was good but the pickup took really long. The staff were really nice & friendly though. He wishes he could have picked it up from Franklin Street but there was no option for the Golf GTI in that branch. He rated the condition of the Compact Golf GTI a 9/10 and said as a tip that the insurance was really expensive and costs almost as much as the rental itself.

Janine (May 2019): "Excellent. Easy, Quick and Efficient. 3 clicks and booking is done. Good options and confirmation too!"

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FAQs for Melbourne Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Melbourne?

In October 2019, our customers paid between AUD $23 and AUD $234 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Melbourne, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Melbourne?

The Toyota Kluger or similar, a full-size SUV, is the highest-rated rental car in Melbourne based on recent ratings by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Melbourne?

Enterprise is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Melbourne based on recent ratings by our customers.

Can I pick up or drop off my hire car after hours in Melbourne?

There are a number of suppliers with longer opening hours. If you need to pick up or drop off your vehicle outside normal trading hours, consider opting to pick up or drop off from:

Avis, Grand Hotel Hyatt, 123 Collins Street | Operates 8:00am - 6:00pm daily.

Budget, 8 Franklin Street | Operates 7:30am - 5:30pm weekdays.

Enterprise, 34/60 Little Collins Street | Operates 7:30am - 5:30pm weekdays.

Top depots in Melbourne
  • Avis Melbourne CityAvis Melbourne CityShop 2, 8 Franklin St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Budget Melbourne CityBudget Melbourne CityShop 2, 8 Franklin St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-2:00pm
  • East Coast Melbourne CityEast Coast Melbourne City230 A'Beckett St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Enterprise Melbourne CityEnterprise Melbourne City34 - 60 Little Collins St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm, Sat 7:30am-12:30pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Europcar Melbourne CityEuropcar Melbourne City89-91 Franklin St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Hertz Melbourne CityHertz Melbourne City114 Flinders St, Melbourne, VictoriaMon-Thu 7:30am-6:00pm, Fri 7:30am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Thrifty Melbourne CityThrifty Melbourne CityShop 10, Southern Cross Station 99 Spencer St, Docklands, VictoriaMon-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm

VroomVroomVroom Melbourne car hire reviews

How was your booking experience? 4.9/5 based on 1214 reviews
"VERY EASY"
MENG F. T.
21 Jun 2019
5/5
"Very Very Easy"
Berlyn S
01 Jun 2019
5/5
"Everything OK, easy and fast"
Christiano C. L.
23 May 2019
5/5
"very easy to make booking"
JANINE B.
16 Apr 2019
5/5
"Easy to use."
Aarohee A.
12 Mar 2019
5/5

More places to explore in Australia

Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine, Victoria

Melbourne Airport

VroomVroomVroom makes it easy secure a hire car at Melbourne Airport (MEL). Located around 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, we’ll have your car waiting for you from the moment you step off the plane.

Avalon Airport, Avalon, Victoria

Avalon Airport

Compare options for car hire at Avalon Airport with VroomVroomVroom. Whether you’re staying in Geelong, travelling to Melbourne, or setting out to explore regional Victoria, you’re sure to find an option that suits.

Southern Cross railway station, Docklands, Victoria

Southern Cross Station

Get the best out of Melbourne with a hire car from VroomVroomVroom. Southern Cross Station is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, so rather than driving the highway from the airport, why not start your journey here?

St Kilda Pier, St Kilda, Victoria

St Kilda

Let VroomVroomVroom find you the best price on car hire in St Kilda. Located just six kilometres south of Melbourne’s CBD, this beachfront suburb of fine dining and even finer architecture is perfect for a laidback cruise.

Frankston Pier, Frankston - Victoria

Frankston

Need wheels in Frankston? VroomVroomVroom has you covered. Considered the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is the best spot to kick off a relaxed roadtrip along Port Phillip Bay.

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond - Victoria

Richmond

Make your car hire experience quick and easy with VroomVroomVroom. About a 15-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, we have several suppliers available in this bustling suburb, spoiling you for choice on competitive rates.

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