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Find Great Rates on Pakenham Car Hire

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Located on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne​​. VroomVroomVroom helps you to easily search, compare and book an affordable hire car in Pakenham.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Pakenham

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​2
SuppliersHertz, Thrifty​

Melbourne Airport Collection

Secure the best rates and convenient pick-up or drop-off with our seven trusted suppliers from Melbourne Airport (MEL)​​.

Depots in Pakenham

Explore the beauty of Victoria with a hire car. Find the most convenient location to collect or drop off your hire car in Pakenham with two suppliers in the area.

Hertz logo61 Bald Hill Road, Pakenham 3810
7:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
8:00am - 12:00pm weekends.

Thrifty logo208-210 Princes Highway, Pakenham 3810
7:30am - 5:30pm weekdays.​
7:30am - 12:00pm weekends.​

Frequently Asked Questions for Pakenham Car Hire

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

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD $34 and AUD $60 for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Footscray, use our price comparison tool​.​

Can I pick up a car hire in Pakenham and drop off in another location?

Yes, but most car hire suppliers will charge a one-way fee​​.

How can I add an additional driver to my booking in Pakenham?

You can add an additional driver​ to your booking when you pick up your vehicle in Pakenham or after the pick-up date if additional drivers will not be in attendance upon collection of the vehicle by visiting a nearby depot to present their driver's licence as they will need to be added to the rental agreement before they can drive the hire car.

Our Guide to Visiting Pakenham

Pakenham is less than an hour drive from Melbourne CBD. With so much nature and rich historical background, travelling in this quiet town is worth the drive and visit. Here are some of our favourite spots in and around the area:

Attractions | Accommodation


Deep Creek Reserve

Address: End of Cameron Way, Pakenham 3810

Deep Creek Reserve in Pakenham is a great outdoor space if you want to play, learn, get physically active, and enjoy sensory exploration. It also features exciting play equipment and striking structures plus sand and water play areas.

Cardinia Aqueduct Trail

Address: 264 Thewlis Road, Pakenham 3810

Set in the foothills of the Dandenongs, the Cardinia Aqueduct Trail is a recreational trail perfect for walking, jogging, horseback riding and biking.

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Pakenham Ranges

Address: 255 Pakenham Road, Pakenham 3810

Pakenham Ranges is an air-conditioned accommodation with a garden and is half an hour drive from Dandenong. This holiday home offers a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and an oven, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, a flat-screen TV, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms with a shower and a bath.

Melaleuca Lodge Beaconsfield

Address: 10 Brunt Road, Beaconsfield 3807

Situated on Princes Highway between Beaconsfield and Pakenham, Melaleuca Lodge boasts a peaceful natural Australian garden setting consisting of 17 standard Rooms, two spa rooms and an on-site restaurant. Top attractions like Dandenong Ranges National Park and Akoonah Park Market and wineries are just a few minutes drive away from the lodge.

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Customer Reviews for Pakenham Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 6 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Judith H.
    Date: 31 Mar 2020
    Feedback: Extra insurance should not be paid until rental paid.I am still waiting for refund from previous rental that had to be cancelled due to airline cancelling flight.
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Tilmann R.
    Date: 24 Mar 2020
    Feedback: Very easy, thank you
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Anonymous
    Date: 23 Mar 2020
    Feedback: VroomVroomVroom, top notch site for comparison rentals, helpful with their service and nothing was problem when I had to unfortunately cancel my booking 2 Thumbsup :)
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Ovidiu F.
    Date: 21 Mar 2020
    Feedback: Quick and easy
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Kenneth P.
    Date: 09 May 2017
    Feedback: seems to be painless and easy
    Rating: 5/5 happy