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Car and truck rental Avalon Airport

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Avalon Airport, VIC
80 Beach Road
Avalon VIC 3212
Avalon Airport is conveniently located off the Prices Fwy, west of Melbourne and is just a 25 minute drive from the Geelong CBD, or a 45 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD. Jetstar currently flies between Avalon Airport and Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast, and Air Asia now flies between Avalon Airport and Kuala Lumpar. If you are flying to Melbourne, make sure to take advantage of Avalon Airport, and the car rental deals Thrifty has available. You will find the Thrifty counter conveniently located in the terminal building, just across from the baggage claim. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with your car hire and direct you to the Thrifty Car Park. 

Thrifty car hire at Avalon Airport

  • Extensive fleet of cars, buses and trucks to suit all needs
  • Award winning customer service
  • Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable team to help you with your hire

Vehicles available at Thrifty Avalon Airport 

Passenger cars

Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi ASX (or similar)

Choose from our range of comfortable and fuel efficient passenger vehicles. We have a variety of small cars, sedans and SUVs available for hire.


People movers

Toyota Commuter Bus

12 Seater Bus Auto - Toyota Commuter

Need to move a bigger group? Have a look at our range of mini buses including 12 and 25 seaters to get everyone together in one trip

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Toyota Kluger (or similar)

Need a larger vehicle? Why not have a look into hiring one of our 7 seater SUV’s such as the Toyota Kluger. Perfect for family road trips!


Check out our special offers on car and truck rental in Avalon Airport


Customer Verbatism

 “I have been using Thrifty Car Hire for many years from Geelong and was so pleased that I can now collect a car from Avalon Airport. Happy customer with very well trained Thrifty representative that assisted me on my arrival.”

Things to see and do around Avalon

Things to do around town

There is so much to see and do around Avalon Airport. Check out our top 4 picks below, or head to Thrifty's travel blog for more ideas on what to do in Melbourne and Victoria.


Avalon Airshow

Avalon Airport hosts the Australian International Airshow every two years. The Airshow displays a wide mix of daredevil aerobatics, historical aircraft and re-enactments, and the showcasing of the very latest aerospace technology – this is an unmissable event. 


Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles

A must see experience for anyone travelling to Victoria. The Great Ocean Road is a 243km road that stretches along the coastline of Victoria which includes the 12 apostles. The Great Ocean Road is perfect all year round, and a must see experience. Rent a car from Thrifty and take in the wonderful scenery, with the start of the Great Ocean Road in Torquay being on 30 minutes from Avalon Airport. 



With your rental car, take a trip to see the beautiful Geelong waterfront. The region is characterised by the multi-award winning Waterfront overlooking Corio Bay, the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula, the Barwon River, You Yangs Regional Park, wetlands, beautiful parklands and wildlife sanctuaries. Geelong is also the gateway to the world renowned coastline of south-west Victoria via the Great Ocean Road.


You Yangs Regional Park

The distinctive granite peaks of the You Yangs rise from the flat volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong. The You Yangs is a fantastic park for mountain biking. It has two mountain biking areas with over 50 kilometres of exciting trails catering for riders of all ages and ability. The park is also popular for its magnificent views, bird life, rock-climbing and abseiling, bushwalks and picnics.

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