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Car hire Melbourne Airport

Important note: Our Melbourne Airport location is equipped with key drop box, located adjacent to the back door of the main office under the Park Royal Hotel.

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, VIC
Terminal Building
Tullamarine VIC 3043
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Car hire at Melbourne Airport from Thrifty

  • Easy airport location - Arrive and Drive!
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Range of vehicles and additional accessories available

Car rentals available at Melbourne Airport

Rental cars

Melbourne Airport car hire

Thrifty stocks a range of options for car rental at Melbourne Airport, ranging from compact cars to larger family sedans and sporty and luxury cars. No matter what your driving needs are, we'll have a hire car for your Melbourne road trip. 


SUVs and 4WDs

Melbourne Airport SUV hire

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 beat one of our SUVs.


Minibus and bus hire

Melbourne Airport bus hire

Travelling with a large group? You can't go past a minibus hire or a larger bus to fit your crew and luggage. You can hire an 8 seater van, 12 seater minibus or 25 seater bus. The 8 and 12 seaters can be driven on a car licence.  


Enjoy convenience with your Melbourne Airport hire car

Arrive and Drive

There's nothing like getting on the road and to your final destination quickly and easily after spending hours on a plane. With Thrifty and our Blue Chip benefits for car hire at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, you can take advantage of our Arrive and Drive service. Bypass the counters when you rent a car as a Blue Chip member. Simply check for your name on our large TV screens, head straight to your car rental bay to find the paperwork conveniently places in the front seat. Then, all you need to do is sign the condition report and hand it back to our friendly concierge before driving off. 

Not sure where to return a car rental at Melbourne Airport? Just bring it straight back to where you picked it up - just follow the signs to the rental car return area and look for the Thrifty logo.

Optional extras for car hire at Melbourne Airport

You can also choose to add handy extras to your hire car booking, such as child or baby seats, or a useful GPS navigation unit. Melbourne is notorious for confusing interstate and international travellers with their unique road rules! Don't get caught by Melbourne's infamous hook turns or many one way streets when you rent a GPS unit.  

Trucks, utes and moving vans for hire

Looking to hire a truck, moving van or ute? We also have an extensive fleet of commercial vehicles available for hire from Melbourne Airport, supplied via Thrifty's nearby Tullamarine office. View commercial vehicles >

Check out our special offers on car rental at Melbourne Airport

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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.

Prefer to hire a car in Melbourne City? Our car rental Melbourne office is located in the heart of the city. 

And be sure to look for more awesome ideas for what to do with your rental car on the Thrifty travel blog!


Customer Reviews

Customer reviews and testimonials

Check out our customer reviews who have book with our Melbourne Airport location in the past year:

"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.” 
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