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Car rental Pakenham

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.

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Pakenham, VIC
208-210 Princes Highway
Pakenham VIC 3810
Located on the Princes Highway between the Toomus Reserve and Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road. If you’re arriving via public transport, the Pakenham train station is 2.4 kilometres away on foot (roughly 30 minutes walking), or you can take the 925 or 926 bus that stops just outside the depot.

Car hire from Thrifty Pakenham

  • Wide range of quality cars and commercial vehicles
  • Friendly team caters to all types of customers, including schools and businesses
  • Family-run local business

Rental vehicles at Thrifty Pakenham

Cars and SUVs

Thrifty Pakenham SUV hire

Wide range of rental cars available. For ample space and power, rent one of our popular SUVs like the Mitsubishi ASX. This vehicle gives you extra comfort, modern features and storage room for luggage.


People movers

Thrifty Pakenham bus hire

We also have a selection of mini buses available for hire to cater for larger groups of people. Renting a mini bus like the Toyota Commuter will let you transport groups without needing to drive multiple cars!


Truck, van, utes

Thrifty Pakenham truck hire

If you need a commercial vehicle, explore our wide range of trucks, vans and utes. The Mitsubishi Canter, Toyota Hiace and moving vans are popular. People movers also available for hire.


Whatever you need – or whatever you want – Thrifty Pakenham has got you covered. Look for leading passenger models from Toyota, Holden, Suzuki, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi, and enjoy the range of capabilities of each vehicle. 

As an added bonus, some vehicles on selected long term contracts can come installed with additions such as UHF radios, reversing cameras, fire extinguishers, bull bars and more. Plus, several options are available with hydraulic lifts and hand controls should you need them. Simply ask the team about the accessories that would best help you for your rental. 

Things to see and do with a rental car in Pakenham

Once you’ve got your wheels, Pakenham and Victoria are yours for exploring. The rolling hills and natural farmland is truly a sight to see as you drive through Pakenham, so be sure to ask Thrifty staff for the best cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat while you’re in town. Pakenham itself is filled with potteries, wineries, restaurants and recreation reserves. Nearby Cardinia Shire also offers a number of attractions such as the Puffing Billy train and Emerald Lake Park. 
Philip Island is just an hour away, making it a fantastic day trip from Pakenham. Summerland Beach is a magical spot, where the daily Penguin Parade sees cute little penguins come ashore in groups. You can also visit The Nobbies and stroll along the boardwalk to see Australia’s largest fur seal colony and enjoy the stunning seaside views. 
Read up on all the awesome road trip ideas in Victoria on Thrifty travel blog!
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