Car Hire Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Discover Car Hire at Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is located approximately 25 kilometres from the city centre, less than 30 minutes by car and is the gateway to the cultural capital of Australia. Melbourne Airport can be accessed via the Tullamarine Freeway or the Western Ring Road, with plenty of signage directing drivers to the appropriate areas and terminals. Driving in Melbourne is a breeze, with the city streets and surrounding suburbs laid out in an easy to navigate grid pattern.

We partner with the most reputable car hire suppliers in Australia from Melbourne Airport, including Alamo, Avis, Eastcoast, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty. They are located within the domestic and international terminals for your convenience. Simply hop off your flight, and head straight to a rental desk with your pre-paid voucher from DriveAway.

Staying true to the cities culture of fine dining and extensive shopping – Melbourne Airport provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy good food and spoil yourself with a spot of shopping. Browse the stores of some of the biggest brands in the world and make sure to pick up something for friends and family! Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, there is no doubt you will return from Melbourne satisfied with your experience.

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**Visitors should be aware that Tullamarine is the main airport in Melbourne. Avalon Airport is a Melbourne airport that specialises in domestic flights, serviced by budget airlines Jetstar & Tiger Airways. Be sure to check your travel details to ensure your flight and/or car hire is booked from the correct airport. Please Click here for Melbourne Avalon Airport information.**


Exploring Melbourne Airport

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Navigating The Terminals

The Airport terminals are located under the one roof which means everything is conveniently linked by walkways, eliminating the daunting process of having to navigate your way through complicated airport layouts.

  • T1: Qantas domestic
  • T2: All International flights
  • T3: Serving Virgin Australia flights
  • T4: Home of Jetstar, Tiger Airways & Regional Express Airlines (REX)

When booking your Melbourne Airport car rental, keep an eye out for on airport and off airport suppliers. On airport suppliers have desks located within the terminal and are a quick and efficient option. Off airport suppliers will generally provide a shuttle from the airport to the office (5-10 minutes) and is a cheaper alternative but will lengthen the time it takes to collect your rental.

Collecting Your Hire Car

Our on airport partners are conveniently located within Melbourne Airports terminals, so once you hop off your flight simply head towards your chosen supplier’s counter. Car collection points are located on the ground floor of the short-term car park – located opposite the T2 International Terminal. Exiting Melbourne airport is quick and easy via the Tullamarine freeway, which takes you directly into the city. For those travelling into the city on the Tullamarine Freeway, a Toll system applies. Alternatively, drive toll free to the city via the Western Ring Road. Speak to your rental company about toll charges when collecting your car.

Can’t decide? Choose from a huge fleet of vehicles for all types of travellers! See below for some of the choices available from Melbourne Airport :

  • Economy: An economical option for the price conscious, travelling alone, or who simply wish to get from A to B.
  • Compact: Small and convenient, perfect for couples or those travelling light.
  • Full-size: Fit the whole family in! A spacious option if you are travelling with plenty of luggage.
  • Premium: Travel in style and treat yourself with a more luxurious option.
Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Melbourne CBD 23 0.5
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Avalon Airport 63 0.75
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Ballarat 114 1.15
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Phillip Island 165 2.5
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Geelong 82 1.15

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