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Cheap car hire at Melbourne airport

Compact€70/day
Intermediate€57/day
Full-size€68/day
People carrier€120/day
Full-size SUV€165/day
Intermediate SUV€69/day
Standard SUV€75/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Melbourne airport

  • If you wish to drive to neighboring cities, you can do so in Melbourne Airport car rentals. Once you get your rental car at Melbourne Airport, you are free to drive all over the country as long as you inform your provider of your travel plans. However, you cannot take your rental car across national borders.
  • Melbourne Airport (MLB) is served by several public buses offering transportation from the airport to downtown and neighboring cities. Getting a car rental at Melbourne Airport is better than taking the bus. For example, you have wait times with the bus, while with a rental car, you can leave as you please. Unlike the bus, a rental car also gives you enough room for all your luggage and gear.
  • If you are looking for the best-rated rental car at Melbourne Airport, these are full-size sedans. Four-door full-size sedans seating up to five passengers are the go-to option for most customers getting rental cars at Melbourne Airport. Full-size sedans are a great option since they provide enough space for seating and storage. They work well for urban driving as well as venturing beyond city limits. Economy vehicles with four doors seating four passengers are second, and compact vehicles come in third.
  • If you are a driver with limited mobility, most car rental providers at Melbourne Airport have special programs to help you get a rental car that meets your needs. The service is available to customers booking online, as you need to reserve this service in advance. Blind customers can register an additional driver at no extra charge. Customers with limited mobility can get adjusted cars with spinner knobs, hand controls, pedal extenders, and swivel seats at this location.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Melbourne airport for €33 or less
  • Book your car hire at Melbourne airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Melbourne airport

  • Where can I find the car rental companies at Melbourne Airport?

    Nine car rental providers serve Melbourne Airport. It is easy getting car rentals at Melbourne Airport since all providers operate from under one roof, on the ground floor of the airport terminals 1, 2, and 3 parking lot. The car rental station is directly opposite terminal 2’ international departures and arrivals. You can use the walkways from the terminals to get to the car rental station at Melbourne Airport. To return your Melbourne Airport rental car, you will use the terminal car park at terminals 1. 2, and 3.

  • What documentation will you need for car rentals at Melbourne Airport?

    If you wish to get car rentals at Melbourne Airport, you will need a valid driver’s license and a credit card. You must be at least 21 to rent a car at Melbourne Airport. Your driver’s license should show your date of birth and photo. To make the deposit, you’ll need a credit card, and the name on the credit card must match that on the driver’s license. The process is similar for international drivers, but if your driver’s license doesn’t use the Latin alphabet, a notarized translation or an international driving permit will be needed.

  • How can you pay for car rentals at Melbourne Airport?

    You can only pay for car rentals at Melbourne Airport using a credit or debit card. Most car rental providers at Melbourne Airport will accept credit cards. The terms are simple with these, as you will only need a photo ID, and the name on the ID should match the name on the credit card. The other option is debit cards. Only drivers 25 and older can use debit cards. You will be subject to a creditworthiness check if you plan on using debit cards. Some car rental providers will also need you to provide proof of a return flight ticket before you are allowed to get Melbourne Airport car rentals.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Melbourne airport?

    On average a car hire at Melbourne airport costs €35 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company at Melbourne airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo (€90/day).

  • What is the best car hire company at Melbourne airport?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company at Melbourne airport is Budget (6.9, 61 reviews).

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Melbourne airport?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

Melbourne Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

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Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.5

One location in Melbourne Airport

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1 Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 951 4809

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
everything was great, except for pick up. the service desk informed me that because my reservation was made for 2pm pick up time and I arrived at 110pm, the car was in the back of the lot and was not ready. I felt lucky to get the car at 139pm but it came only after being persistent. I felt like they were doing me a favor rather than providing great customer service. and the car had not been washed in days

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The Corolla was ok. But I reserved a step up

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Very easy process. Price worthy.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had to return a day early but did not get a credit back. Not a good way to do business

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Good car and good service. I would need the service to include the use of my own insurance

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They charged me $60 more than what I signed up for!

1 out of 20

Avis

7.2

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

7.7

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1 Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 768 7578

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
No cars were available to rent regardless the full prepayment

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Hassle free and affordable

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff called to make sure that I was still arriving late, then stayed until I arrived (probably an hour after he was scheduled to leave).

Cons:

Nothing

8.0 Very Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff member—Frederick

5.2 Fair

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice location but could use more parking

Cons:

No choice in cars and agent seemed as if I were a bother to him. I'll just stick with Alamo/National in the future.

2.0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We set up a rental car before ever leaving on our trip. When we arrived there was 22 people in line and one person working. We got tired of waiting canceled car and walked right up to Hertz and rented a car no wait. They had three people working and no line. Avis was a BIG FAIL in my book.

1 out of 7

Thrifty

6.5

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.2

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One Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 727 8484

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

According to my reservation it included unlimited miles. Upon arrival I was told I had a 150 mile limit and roughly $0.50 per mile. Wasted my time and didn’t get to my destination.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went great!

Cons:

Keep-up the good work

5.2 Fair

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Long wait to get car/keys. Overcharged and charged for services not used or agreed to.

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Slightly higher charge than agreed due to taxws

9.6 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady was very accommodating when we had an issue with the first car we had ( low tire pressure) was very easy to work with !

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I canceled my Thrifty reservation (made 6 months prior) as I was staring at a line of 6 people ahead of me, in a mostly empty airport. The man working the counter at the Melbourne International Airport appeared to be extremely slow, and the line didn't move in the 10 minutes I stood there. I decided to quickly access carrentals.com, and found a car at an adjacent agency that had no line. They actually upgraded me from a Ford Focus to an Infinity Q-50. Long story short, the line took way too long. After getting off a plane with a toddler, I'm not waiting 20 minutes or more to pick up a reserved car. C'mon.

1 out of 11

Alamo

9.0

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.6

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 844 891 0544

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great. A very pleasant helpful staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing suv, would rent again! Professional staff on both ends. The experience was incredible.

Cons:

No negative comments at all.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was a 2017 Camry . It was a great driving car. Service was speedy and efficient . I would definitely recommend them.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Great service from desks at both locations. Under extreme weather conditions the went out of their way

6.0 Okay

Sep 2022

KAYAK
We have used Alamo many times prior to this visit and to be honest was disappointed. we hired a Chevy Tahoe, but was allocated a Nissan Amada on arrival, The car was not in the cleanest condition, but after a long flight we didn't want to make any fuss. soon after we noticed other faults with the car in terms of drive quality and performance. We will likely return to Alamo again but will take greater care with car we are allocated

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Excellent rental company, easy check in and out. Jeff gets a special mention as he is very accommodating and gives excellent customer service - a credit to the company.

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 833 747 0861

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I don’t know what could have been better because it took me where I needed to go without any incidents. It could be better if I didn’t have to drive myself.

1 out of 1

Dollar

6.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

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One Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 725 5255

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The Counter person "Sunny" was an absolute delight. The entire experience was excellent

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They were short on cars, but found one. Was happy to that point. But wouldn't accept our insurance. The online price ($11 a day, I think) would have been ok, but the only way I would have been allowed to rent at the desk was to purchase a $39 a day package. About 70% more than the base price for the car. Opted not to rent. Suggestion: If the customer does not opt for insurance online, allow them to enter their insurance company right then to see if it's approved. Sorry we couldn't do business.

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The check-in was smooth and quick. Had no hassles about supplemental insurance. Be sure to use your credit card for the rental. Mine has secondary car rental insurance. Mostly pleased with the Nissan Altima. Had two small dents that were noted but there were other scratches and one dent that was not highlighted. We took pictures of the scratches and the dent. Drop-off was quick and easy.

Cons:

No obvious complaints. Price was more than I wanted to pay but competitive with other rental companies. Had a few extra expenses that blindsided me but cannot do anything about that. Final price was higher than expected by about fifty dollars.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and worked with what they had, as it was not their fault personally.

Cons:

No one answers the phone - I tried calling multiple times for it to go to a voicemail. When I arrived initially to pick up my rental car I was informed there was only one vehicle available and it was a massive SUV (I called the day before the rental to confirm a smaller vehicle would be available and was told yes and I was all good to go). The woman then informed me there was multiple additional charges being added to the rental agreement. I also had an issue with the vehicle during my rental period and could not get a hold of anyone at the rental company, so I went to the location and saw the employees are just sitting there IGNORING the phone ringing on purpose.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

April was great and able to answer my questions about possible extending my rental. She even gave me her direct line if I needed to call.

Cons:

The airport (MLB, Melbourne, Florida) doesn't have the best layout regarding where the rental cars are. Not Dollars fault though!

1 out of 5

Hertz

2.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 321 723 0315

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and informative.

Cons:

I tried calling multiple locations to exchange my rental for another one because I had a nail in the tire and other problems and no one answered nor anyone called me back, 1 location was the wrong number, please have your locations update their locations and phone numbers. Picking up my rental was not clean and smelled like smoke and dog.

9.2 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pick up and drop off with polite personnel.

Cons:

No warnings about the frequent unexpected and unannounced tolls we would encounter. No cruise control. Cheaply made car interior, but for the price it was fine.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I needed to change my pick up time since my flight was delayed and it was very easy to reschedule and costumer service was amazing!

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I didn't like that I had to purchase window wash, as it was totally empty.

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 844 891 0545

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Carl's

8.0

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103 Cleveland Ave

+1 321 328 3997

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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Terminal Buildings, Melbourne, Victoria

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AutoEurope

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Orlando Melbourne International Airport

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Sunnycars

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1 Air Terminal Parkway

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, , USA Florida

+1 914 368 0091

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243 travellers who hired a car in Melbourne Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations at Melbourne Airport

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Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€35/day

Good deal

€33/day