Avalon Airport Car Hire

Discover Car Rental at Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is one of the newest domestic passenger terminals within Australia, conveniently located on either side of the two biggest cities in Victoria: Melbourne and Geelong. Avalon Airport is a Melbourne airport that specialises in domestic flights, serviced by budget airlines like Jetstar. It is a convenient, uncomplicated and time-efficient airport service offered with ‘pocket-friendly’ fares. Avalon Airport is located 55 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. There is only one terminal at Avalon, with all facilities located conveniently in the one space, including rental car information counters. For those travelling to Geelong, the airport is also located only 25 kilometres (30 minutes) from the CBD along the Princes Freeway (M1).

We partner with the most reputable car hire suppliers in Australia from Avalon Airport, including Alamo and Europcar. They are located within the airport terminal for your convenience. Simply hop off your flight and head straight to a rental desk with your pre-paid voucher from DriveAway.

Because of the Avalon Airport location, taxis and shuttles to Melbourne CBD can often become quite an expensive option. A one-way taxi fare can range anywhere from $96 - $135, and airport to hotel transfers can reach up to $25 per person! Hiring a car from Avalon Airport will keep the cost down and get you on the road quicker. Imagine the convenience of getting off your flight and straight into the freedom of your own rental car!

Visitors should be aware that Avalon is frequently confused with the main airport in Melbourne called Tullamarine - please be sure to check your travel details to ensure your car hire is booked from the correct airport.

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Exploring Avalon Airport

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Getting To and From Melbourne CBD

Avalon Airport is located just 55 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, which is an easy 45-minute, toll-free drive. To get to Melbourne CBD from the airport, as you head towards Melbourne from Avalon you’ll pass through Werribee. It’s worth hopping off the freeway and stopping at Werribee Open Range Zoo. It's an African themed zoo offering the safaris, tours and sleepovers - a wonderful experience for the entire family. The stunning Werribee Mansion and award-winning Victoria State Rose Garden are also located just down the road from the zoo. Then get back on the M1 towards Melbourne CBD and you’re on your way towards Australia’s cultural capital.

To get to the airport from Melbourne’s CBD, cross over the Westgate Bridge and travel along the Princes Freeway (M1) towards Geelong. Then take the Avalon turn-off (Beach Road) to arrive at Avalon Airport.

Getting To and From Geelong, Bellarine & The Great Ocean Road

Head towards your left on Princes Freeway (M1) after you leave Avalon Airport and you’re on your way to some of the most spectacular coastline in the world. The airport itself lies in the heart of a unique setting; volcanic plains, rock formations, coast, bushland, farmland and wetlands. To the south lies Avalon Beach, where famous scenes from the original Mad Max were filmed. In the north lies You Yangs Regional Park, stunning granite rock ridges famous for beautiful bush walks with striking views.

The city centre in Geelong is only 25 kilometres from Avalon - a 25-minute drive along the Princes Freeway (M1). To the south-east of Geelong, the Bellarine is a wonderful place to discover. Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Portarlington are favourite spots for holidaymakers in both summer and cooler seasons. Each town is unique, steeped in history and boast wonderful safe swimming beaches. The ferry at Queenscliff will take you across to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula – a perfect way to cross the bay!

If driving the Great Ocean Road is on your bucket list, Avalon Airport is conveniently located approximately 35 minutes from Torquay. Torquay is considered to be the starting point for those wishing to travel along the Great Ocean Road. In next to no time you’ll be cruising one of the world's most scenic coastal drives, witnessing iconic Australian attractions such as the 12 Apostles.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Avalon Airport to Melbourne CBD 55 45 mins
Avalon Airport to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) 62 50 mins
Avalon Airport to Geelong 25 25 mins
Avalon Airport to Bellarine 48 45 mins
Avalon Airport to Torquay 50 35 mins

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