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Car rental Footscray

We are open! 

We are open and here to help you with all of your rental needs. Peace of mind when you travel, especially at times like this is critical. Along with our rigorous hygiene and safe work practices that we have put inplace to keep our customers, as well as our staff safe, we offer flexible bookings and with no cancellation fees. As always, Thrifty allows you to pay for your rental at the time of pick up, so you can book any time and make changes along the way. 

We’re committed to keeping customers safe & we have a range of measures in place at our locations. Read more.

Enquire today to see how Thrifty can help you.

Learn about our Covid Safe practices at our locations
Footscray, Melbourne, VIC
69 Hopkins Street
Footscray VIC 3011
You can find Thrifty Footscray at the corner of Irving Street and Hopkins Street. Located just 150m from the Footscray train station, and right next to the Footscray Market, it couldn’t be easier to find us!

Car hire in Footscray

  • Wide range of cars and trucks for hire
  • Our skilled team provide 5 star customer service
At Footscray car and truck hire we always put our customers first, working with everyone from local businesses to residential clients throughout the Victorian suburbs. We also assist schools, tourists and anyone else in need of a vehicle, with reliable replacement vehicle services always available.

Car rentals available in Footscray

Rental cars

Thrifty Sydney Airport SUV hire

Choose from a variety of small cars, sedans and SUVs. The Mitsubishi ASX is a popular choice for renters due to its fuel economy, modern features and comfortable driving experience. 

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Minibus and bus hire

Thrifty Sydney Airport bus hire

If you need to move a larger group, have a look at our range of people movers. This includes an easy to drive 8 seater minibus. Hire a minibus from Sydney airport to transport your group as one!

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Trucks, utes, vans

Thrifty Sydney Airport truck hire

We also have commercial vehicles available. View our range of trucks, utes and vans including the popular Toyota Hiace, Toyota Hilux Dual Cab and moving vans available in different sizes.  

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Convenient car rental - fly in and drive out! 

Arrive and Drive

Our zippy car rental is at your service - seamless pick up, speedy drop off equals no fuss travel. No mucking about, you'll be able to drive out of the airport without the headache of public transport. Feel like a superstar with our Blue Chip program that is perfect for the frequent business traveller with exclusive benefits, such as a dedicated phone line for Blue Chip reservations


Bypass the counter with Thrifty Arrive and Drive, the ultimate benefit of being a Blue Chip member, as there's no counter check in. You can jump off the flight, check Thrifty's large TV screens that will have your name displayed and walk straight to the rental car and the paperwork will be conveniently placed in the front seat. Sign the condition report and hand to the friendly concierge and you're off. Too easy!


Handy extras

We understand travelling with too much luggage and bulky items is a pain. That's why we offer handy optional extras like baby and child seats that you can hire with your car rental. And don't worry about getting lost in Sydney's busy streets. Our GPS navigation unit will show you the way, including advanced lane guidance so you know where you're heading before the turn is right on top of you!

Things to see and do with your rental car in Footscray

With a rental car at your fingertips and a good sense of adventure, you can go just about anywhere in Victoria and beyond. Here are a few highlights for what to do with your hire car! Locally, one of the best spots is the Campbellfield Markets. Held every weekend undercover and outdoors, there are more than 200 stalls selling food, crafts, clothing and more. It’s the perfect place to catch up with friends, grab a bite to eat or even stock up for a long road trip.

If you want more useful travel tips, why not head to Thrifty’s travel blog? It’s packed with information on getting around Victoria. 

Nearby locations

Located just 5km west outside of Melbourne's inner city centre, Footscray is home to a hub of restaurants, pubs and shopping. Servicing nearby locations such as South Kingsville, Brooklyn, Maidstone and Avondale Heights you can be sure Footscray has the right car, truck, ute, van or bus to get you moving. 

Looking for other Thrifty stores nearby? We have a few close range locations if you find yourself unable to make it to our Footscray location: 



Opening hours

Melbourne City, Melbourne, VIC

5.6 km                       

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-6.00pm
Sat-Sun: 8.00am-5:00pm

Melbourne South, Melbourne, VIC

6 km

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-5.00pm
Sat-Sun: 8.00am-noon

Richmond, Melbourne, VIC

9.5 km

Mon-Fri: 8am-4.30pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-noon

Preston, Melbourne VIC

10.8 km

Mon-Fri: 8am-4.30pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-noon

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