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Car hire Preston

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.

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Preston, Melbourne, VIC
Thrifty Preston can be found on Bell Street, right on the intersection of High Street. For those arriving on public transport, the Bell train station is less than 200 metres away. There are also a number of buses that run along High Street and Bell Street, and stop right in front of our office.

Car hire from Thrifty Preston

  • Wide range of quality cars and commercial vehicles
  • Family-run, local business happy to help
  • Friendly service for all types of customers, including schools and businesses

Cars and commercial vehicles for hire

Small & Medium

Thrifty Preston car hire

If you're after a fuel-efficient and easy-to-drive car, rent one of our small or medium cars. Our range features popular makes like Hyundai, Toyota and Mitsubishi. 

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Thrifty Preston SUV hire

Looking for a car that will provide you with more space and comfort? We have SUVs and larger sedans in store that are popular choices for a more comfortable drive. 

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Trucks, utes, vans, buses

Thrifty Preston ute hire

We also offer the latest-model utes, trucks, vans, buses and 4WDs for commercial hire jobs. Automatic and manual options are available in most sizes of vehicles.

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Features of Thrifty Vans: 
•Range of cargo vans from 1-tonne and 1.8-tonne; through to trucks from 3-tonne series (which can be driven on a car licence); to the medium 6-tonne series (medium ridged licence)
•Manual and some Auto
•Diesel and Petrol
•Varying load capacities
•Air conditioning
•Power steering
•Lifts, trolleys and straps

Buses and People Movers:
•Range of people movers from 7 seat wagon; 8 seat vans; 12 seat buses (all can be driven on a car licence); through to 25 seat buses (light ridged licence)
•Diesel and Petrol
•Air conditioning
•Power steering
•Latest models

Thrifty is the specialist in Ute and truck hire in Grafton, whatever job you've got planned, we've got the commercial vehicle to suit. Mine-spec vehicles are even available and we can also assist with optional extras. 

Things to see and do with a rental car in the local area

Preston is just one of the many incredible spots in the Melbourne area, so while you’re cruising through this eclectic city, shift gears and zoom over to the Melbourne Zoo, Royal Botanic Gardens and iconic Queen Victoria Market. There is truly something for everyone in this cultural hub of a city, so explore with your Thrifty Preston car rental to make the most of it. 

Nearby locations

Preston is a wonderful suburb home to many houses, schools and parks making this a great destination to settle down. If you are looking for a truck to help move Preston is the location for you. We also help cater to nearby suburbs including Kingsbury, Heidelberg, Brunswick and Essendon. 

We also have nearby Thrifty locations to help make your choice a lot more convenient for you. Check out the Thrifty stores near Preston: 



Opening hours

Richmond, Melbourne, VIC

8.4 km

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

Campbellfield, Melbourne, VIC

8.4 km

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

Melbourne City, Melbourne VIC

8.5 km

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

Melbourne South, Melbourne VIC

11 km

Mon-Fri: 8.00am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: 8.00am-noon

Customer reviews

Preston always aims to help deliver the best customer service to all customers. Check out what they think when they booked online for Thrifty Preston: 
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