Melbourne Downtown








Where is the branch located?

We are located at Shop 3 / 8 Franklin Street Melbourne. 

Melbourne Downtown Information

When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level.

There is no after hours return at this location.

Please contact the branch directly if you wish to discuss after hours pickup.  

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements.

Thrifty Melbourne Downtown

Pack your bag, pick up your rental car keys, and prepare for a vacation of metropolitan bliss, with Thrifty Melbourne Flinders. Known as a mecca for fine dining, boutiques, and culture, Melbourne is a worldwide iconic location and is the perfect city-break location. 

The weather in Melbourne is unpredictable. Affectionately known as having ‘four seasons in one day,’ Melbournians are accustomed to experiencing warm sunshine and rain in the space of an arvo. We recommend that you make sure that your Thrifty car is always packed with an essential jumper or spare layer for this city break. Don’t let the unpredictability get to you though, because Melbourne is full of incredible hidden gems waiting for you to discover!

Eat Your Way Through Flinders Street

It’s no secret that Melbourne in general is home to some incredible restaurants and bars. But, amongst the finery that is Melbourne’s dining scene, Flinders Street stands out from the crowd. Foodies will love this iconic street for all it has to offer in terms of delicious food and drink. 

Let’s start with the most important meal of the day: brekkie. Flinders Street and its surroundings are full to the brim of delicious cafes. Just off Flinders Street is the world-famous Lune Croissanterie, home to the most delicious croissant. If you fancy something different, Seedling Cafe and Grain Store are both excellent cafes.

For dinner, let’s see what Flinders Lane has to offer! Dine on delicious food at Cumulus Inc., Supernormal, Coda, Chin Chin, Cecconi's and Kenzan to name a few. After dinner, why not head on to some of the finest cocktail bars Melbourne has to offer? Discover the secret entrance to Trinket, or enjoy a cocktail after your Chin Chin dinner at GoGo on Higson Lane. Whatever you fancy, the chances are you’ll find it in Melbourne City Centre. 

Embrace Melbourne, the Cultural Capital with Thrifty

Melbourne is known as Australia’s capital of culture, and it’s clear to see why. Home to some world-famous events, like Melbourne's Music Week, the International Film, Comedy, Jazz, Fringe and Writer’s festivals, the Australian F1 Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis, Fashion Week, AFL Grand Final, and the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Melbourne always has an event that's worth attending.  

If a big event isn’t your style, there’s still plenty of culture around. For art lovers, make sure to head to Hosier Lane for some incredible street art. Snap a picture while you’re there, because this backdrop is constantly changing, and every piece is as memorable as the last. If you prefer art galleries, take a trip to the National Gallery of Melbourne or the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. 

For those that love to shop until you drop, venture to Chapel Street in South Yarra, where you’ll be amazed at all the incredible clothes available. Alternatively, pack your bathers and head to the coast at either Brighton, Elwood, or St Kilda beach. 

Finally, for those that love to explore the history of a city, make sure to check out the museums in Melbourne. From the Immigration Museum to the Melbourne Museum or the Museum of Chinese Australian History, you’ll find that historic fix you’re looking for. 

Melbourne’s Flinders Street is the perfect way to start your city break. Embrace the street art, the edgy cafes, and all the food that Melbourne has to offer as you make your way around this remarkable city. Be sure to pack your car with everything you need so that you can make the most of your trip here - your days will be endlessly busy. If you’d like to check out our other destinations, be sure to look at our guides available. We hope you have the best adventure with Thrifty Melbourne Downtown!

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