Melbourne Car Hire

Discover Car Hire in Melbourne

Melbourne is an eclectic city with a vibrantly cool and chic vibe. Melbourne lives and breathes culture, food and tradition from all over the world. The city was laid in a grid formation and getting around in a Melbourne car hire is pretty straightforward. DriveAway has your car hire from Melbourne Airport covered! Choose to collect your Melbourne car hire at Tullamarine Airport (located 25 kilometres from the city) or Avalon Airport (located 54 kilometres​ from the city). You also have the choice of many downtown locations throughout the city.

Select a vehicle from the large range of vehicle sizes and types that will be able to best accommodate you on your Melbourne self-drive holiday. If you are nervous about driving in Melbourne, our Australian Driving Tips page will help keep you at ease! To ensure you don't miss out on any deals that we have in Melbourne or around Australia, view our current Australia Car Hire Deals page.

It is approximately 23km away and takes around 25 minutes, depending on traffic to drive from the Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD.

Yes! DriveAway offers great rates on one-way car hires in Melbourne. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Melbourne, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

Experience Melbourne

Car Hire Melbourne Airport & Downtown Melbourne

Melbourne has an underlying beat of glamour. Stroll down to Crown Melbourne complex or head to Prahran or South Yarra to discover the hippest nightspots and gloriously indulgent restaurants. See why Melbourne is called the "Fashion Capital" by checking out the amazing shopping experiences on offer such as the Queen Victoria Village (known as QV), Melbourne Emporium and Chadstone Shopping Centre. Make sure you have a walk down Chapel Street or pop into Queen Victoria Market, whatever your style Melbourne will be able to cater for you. The many lane-ways lead to amazing discoveries so don’t be shy to go for a walk!

One place that cannot be missed when visiting Melbourne is the Docklands district. Located along the banks of the Yarra River, it is a buzzing hub of restaurants, cafés, nightlife, shopping, and events. It is also known as the dining district in Melbourne, with hundreds of restaurants along the waterfront serving a wide range of international and local cuisine. On the outskirts of Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges is Puffing Billy which is a steam train that travels through the Ranges. With the lush fern gullies brushing past, and the tall mountain ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

If you are arriving into Avalon Airport, collect your hire car and head south for 30 minutes towards the city of Geelong. Geelong is historically a port city which has transformed in recent years into a thriving hub of urban precincts, coastal towns, and world-class eateries. Spot street art in hidden streets and alleyways, indulge in food & wine amongst local wineries, ride a century-old carousel or explore the You Yangs mountain range, there's something for everyone to do in Melbourne.

Whether you're after a convenient airport rental or downtown collection, DriveAway makes booking your Melbourne car hire easy. Simply enter your dates and locations above to book online, or contact us on 1300 363 500 to speak to one of our friendly reservations staff!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Melbourne to Tullamarine Airport 20 0.5
Melbourne to Avalon Airport 56 0.75
Melbourne to Geelong 75 1
Melbourne to Puffing Billy 50 1
Melbourne to Sydney 900 9

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