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Don't want to fight the traffic and collect a car in Melbourne's CBD? Then you can choose to collect a rental from Prahran if that is more convenient for you. Use our booking system and compare rates of available rental cars ​supplied by major companies such as Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and Europcar will be generated for your reference.

Prahran is a little suburb, at a distance of 5 kilometers car rental drive from the business central district of Melbourne. The name Prahran comes from two Aboriginal words, meaning 'land partially surrounded by water'. The main feature of Prahran is the cozy houses built in a Victorian and Edwardian architectural style, with single storeys and terraces.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Prahran

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​​20
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​​

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Driving Tips in Prahran

Being part of Melbourne, you may drive your rental car around Prahran, where you'll find plenty of shops, restaurants, hotels, and cafes. It's a 30-minute drive away from Melbourne via Alexandra Avenue or you can also take another route following Kings Way and National Route Alt 1.

Top Attractions within Prahran

ThePrahran Arcade, opened in July 1890, was designed by the local architect, George McMullen, and constructed by James McMullen for Elizabeth Delaney. The arcade is a two and three storey building which was originally comprised of 29 ground floor shops and a hotel complete with 30 bedrooms while a café, baths, and billiard rooms comprise the upper floors.
The Prahran Arcadeis significant because of its architectural and aesthetic beauty. It also shows the Victorian Second Empire architectural style applied to a suburban commercial building! The application of the architectural style to the Arcade is unusual because those styles are usually applied to more free-standing structures such as the Town Hall and Shamrock Hotel in Bendigo, and the former Records Office in Queen Street, Melbourne.
Are you the person who likes to chill at night? Then, here's The Revolver Upstairs which is a rough, cultural, clubby house that hosts regular entertainment from international acts and DJs to exhibitions and trivia nights. And to add more mystery to the place's ambience, old-style lamps illuminate the poster-clad walls, while the arty clientele schmooze in retro sofas.

Cook's Cottage is located near Prahran in Melbourne and it bears the name of the infamous Captain Cook. Move your hire car and visit the house that was built in the 18th century by the parents of James Cook. In 1978, after it had been restored and refurbished, the Cottage immediately became a tourist attraction.

Royal Botanic Gardens are located in Melbourne, just 15 kilometers car drive from Prahran, and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions. It houses over 10,000 species of plants, both native and non-native. There are various types of forests, greenhouses and lakes that make your visit with your hire car here a pleasant one.

There is no doubt that Prahran Fresh Market is the oldest place in the city and it is food heaven for the gourmets. It is an awesome experience where you can smell, taste and buy unusual vegetables, fruit, sea food, poultry game and exotic types of cheese.

A trip to Prahran in a hire car would be incomplete without a quick stop at St. Kilda Beach. Walk around the beach, enjoy the fresh marine air, indulge in watching the waves or simply pamper yourself by eating at one of our fancy restaurants and funky coffee shops on the sea shore.

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Rating: 4.7 / 5 based on 18 reviews
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