Car hire in Melbourne
Hiring a car in Melbourne
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is a modern metropolis with a fascinating history. Dubbed “Marvellous Melbourne” during the gold rush of the 1850s, the city’s wealth derives from the nearby goldfields, which contributed to the construction of numerous buildings throughout the city. With a number of these buildings still standing today, Melbourne is recognised as having more examples of Victorian architecture than any other city in Australia.
Situated in Victoria, on the banks of the Yarra River, near the entrance to Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne really does have something for everyone. Take a stroll round the city’s many parks, or treat yourself to a bit of retail therapy in its brilliant shopping quarter. The city’s many plazas, bars and restaurants will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out.
Its modern motorways and tree-lined boulevards make driving in Melbourne easy and enjoyable to navigate, so if you want to explore at your own pace and freedom, then hiring a car is your best bet.
What you need to know
Holiday Autos compares prices from 1,500 suppliers by working with many major car hire companies and alongside independent local suppliers, so you can rest assured that we will find the best car hire deal for you.
Our booking tool is straightforward and easy to use. In addition to this, to avoid any problems, we offer free cancellation and amendment and we never charge transaction fees.
Many of Melbourne’s main attractions can be found in the city centre, so if you’re looking to visit these then it’s worth parking up for the day so you can explore on foot. However, if you’re looking to go a little further afield and to make the most of your trip, a hire car is necessary.
In addition to this, in the summer months, temperatures in Melbourne can reach well above the 30C, and tourist attractions are placed long distances apart, making taxi fares expensive.
Where to pick up your car
There are many different options when it comes to collection points for your hire car, but the easiest and most convenient is to pick it up from the airport that you’re flying into.
Delivering award-winning, great value car hire for over 20 years, and backed by many travel industry awards, booking with Holiday Autos is fast and secure. Our Melbourne airport rental prices are also fully inclusive with no hidden extras, and are backed with a best price guarantee.
There are two main airports in Melbourne, Avalon Airport (AVV) and Melbourne Airport (MEL). On arrival to the latter, you will find car hire companies on the ground floor of the Terminal T1, T2, T3 car park, as well as information desks in the Melbourne Airport domestic terminals.