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Melbourne Airport car and truck hire

Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, VIC
Terminal Building
Tullamarine VIC 3043
Jump straight off the plane and head to the Thrifty rental office across the road from the T2 Terminal. You’ll find us on the ground floor underneath the short-term parking and Parke Royal hotel. We also have counters in both Terminal 1 (Qantas) and Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia) near the baggage carousels on the first floor. However, if these counters are unattended, simply head across to the main office.
Please note: Redevelopment work is currently underway in the Melbourne Airport Carpark, which affects the Thrifty car rental bays. To help make your rental experience as smooth as possible, additional staff and new signage will be available in the carpark area. For all bookings, including Blue Chip customers, please proceed to the Thrifty main office and our friendly counter staff will be happy to help you. Please allow extra travel time and take caution when navigating through the car park. Works are due to be completed in early December 2017.

Car hire from Thrifty at Melbourne Airport

  • Easy airport location
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Range of vehicles and additional accessories available

Passenger vehicles available at Melbourne Airport

Small & Medium

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

Thrifty stocks a range of passenger vehicles, such as the Mitsubishi Mirage and Toyota Yaris. Fuel-efficient and economical, these smaller cars are great for running around the city.



SUV - SWAR - Mitsubishi ASX

We also have an excellent range of SUVS, including the Mitsubishi ASX, Toyota Kluger and Ford Territory to name a few. For superior comfort, unbeatable on-road performance and state-of-the-art technology, you can’t go past one of our SUVs.


Large & luxury

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

we also have larger sedans that are perfect for family getaways. The Toyota Camry and Holden Commodore are highly popular, for their cutting-edge safety features and comfortable interiors.

Please note that the commercial fleet at Melbourne Airport is supplied via the Tullamarine office.

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Customer reviews and testimonials

"Best experience from a rental company in ages.”
“I always choose Thrifty for the competitive rates, great service and good cars.” 
“I was super impressed with the staff, our rep that we dealt with was superb, friendly, honest and efficient. He was the same rep when I returned the car and was simply lovely to deal with. Made the whole process pleasant and absolutely hassle-free. He is a huge asset to the company.” 

Things to see and do with a rental car in Melbourne

Melbourne is a city alive and buzzing with eateries, cafes, attractions and exciting things to do, so a rental car is a great way to get around and see as much of it as possible. Within the city itself, you can check out Federation Square and its lively restaurant and cultural scene, take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens or shop up a storm at the Queen Victoria Market. 
Attractions right on the city’s doorstep include Australia’s most famous road trip, the Great Ocean Road, as well as the Yarra Valley, which is a true wine-lover’s dream. Geelong, Ballarat and Daylesford are all gorgeous spots, filled with history and culture. Meanwhile, Phillip Island and the Dandenong Ranges both have incredible scenery, and are great places to explore.

Tips and advice when visiting the Melbourne region

  • Be careful when driving on tram tracks, and give way to commuters getting off the trams
  • In the Melbourne CBD, hook turns are common (turning right from the left lane) and there are many one-way streets to watch out for.

Look for more awesome ideas for what to do with your rental car on Thrifty's travel blog!

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