Car rental Melbourne Airport seems the obvious choice for picking up your car when arriving at the airport from overseas or interstate.
It pays however, to check out your best Melbourne car hire deals before hiring your car at the airport.
Car rental prices are supply and demand driven. Prices tend to go up closer to the day of travel. Prices are also higher at the airports due to high costs for the car hire companies.
There are Melbourne car rental pick-up locations around the Melbourne CBD, in Melbournes Southbank, as well as at Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon Airports.
The difference between car rental Melbourne airport and hiring a car from Melbournes Southbank can be as much as $15 per day, which can make quite a difference to the cost of hiring a car.
You can compare prices at VroomVroomVroom. They are very professional and also provide a not-to-be-beaten price promise. Check out their rates below.
Whether to save some money on car hire by renting your car in Melbourne or Southbank depends really on your plans.
If your hotel is in Melbourne and youd like to spend a few days sightseeing around the Melbourne city sights, you wont need a car for those days. Melbourne has a great tram system that you will enjoy getting around on and a car in the middle of the city is not what youd want to have to worry about.
Taking a bus, a Melbourne airport shuttle or even taxi from the airport to your hotel and hiring a cheaper car a few days later when you want to do some touring is far more economical. You can then hire a car from Southbank or Melbourne at a lesser rate (check the rates above).
On the other hand, if you are off touring straight away and are staying away from Melbourne - in places such as the Yarra Valley or the Great Ocean Road - it is a good idea to get your car at the airport. You wont have to negotiate the Melbourne city this way, nor have to worry about airport transfers to the city.
You can book car rental Melbourne airport at Tullamarine and Avalon Airports.
Tullamarine is the Melbournes main airport, both for national and international air travel. You have the choice between all major car hire companies there.
The drive from Tullamarine airport to the Melbourne CBD takes you along the Citylink toll road (unless you know the back roads). Your car hire company will advise you how to best be covered for this.
At Avalon Airport you can hire a car from one of four major car hire companies. Some car hire prices are somewhat cheaper there, but generally on par with car rental rates at Tullamarine airport.
From Avalon, it is an easy drive to the Great Ocean Road. Driving into the city you may need to be covered for some toll roads, depending on your route. Check with your hire company.
Check the car rental Melbourne page for information on rental car insurance, traffic, touring and other information.
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