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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Geelong

  • Geelong is a vibrant city known for its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and rich culinary heritage. If you are visiting this beautiful city, using Geelong car rentals is the best way to explore its attractions comfortably, quickly, and efficiently. One of the main benefits of renting cheap car rentals in Geelong is that it offers convenient transportation. You can easily visit different attractions within and outside the city without worrying about public transport schedules. Some of these attractions include the Eastern Beach Reserve, Geelong Botanic Gardens, and Adventure Park Geelong.
  • Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV) is located approximately 12.5 miles southwest of Geelong. The car rental offices at AVV are located inside the terminal building next to the baggage claim area. Melbourne Airport (MEL) is approximately 43.5 miles northeast of Geelong. The rental car offices at MEL are located on the ground floor of the Terminal 1 (International) and Terminal 3 (Domestic) car parks. There is a free shuttle bus service called the Terminal Transfer Bus that runs between the terminal buildings and the car rental offices.
  • Driving in Geelong, Australia, requires knowledge of the city’s unique rules and driving style. Pedestrians have the right of way at pedestrian crossings, and drivers must always give way to pedestrians on footpaths or nature strips. The city also has a relaxed driving style as drivers are generally calm and follow the rules. Moreover, Geelong has a significant number of cyclists that use the roads. It is essential to look out for them when driving cheap car rentals in Geelong and give them the right of way where possible.
  • Geelong is not generally known for its difficult driving conditions. However, there are certain times of the day when traffic can be heavy, particularly during rush hour. Geelong's rush hour typically occurs between 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. Some of the roads that are most affected during these times include the Princes Highway, Geelong Ring Road, and the Great Ocean Road. Geelong doesn't get a lot of winter snow, but there can be occasional rainfall, particularly during the winter months between June and August. It's also worth noting that some parts of Geelong can be prone to flooding during heavy rain, which can make driving cheap car rentals in Geelong more difficult.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Geelong for $32 or less
  • Book your rental car in Geelong at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Geelong are around 115% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Geelong

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Geelong?

    On average a rental car in Geelong costs $36 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Geelong found in the last 2 weeks is $36.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Geelong?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Geelong. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Geelong?

    The average gas price in Geelong is $4.31 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $52 and $69, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Geelong?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Geelong.

  • Which car rental companies are at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Bargain Car Rentals, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty, East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, Dollar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, Sixt, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo, and Dollar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Geelong?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Geelong?

    A Compact car rental in Geelong costs $123 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Geelong?

    An Intermediate car rental in Geelong costs $51 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Geelong?

    An Economy car rental in Geelong costs $33 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Geelong?

    On average a rental car in Geelong costs $255 per week ($36 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Geelong?

    On average a rental car in Geelong costs $1,094 per month ($36 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Geelong?

    Most car rental providers in Geelong offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Geelong, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Geelong?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 11 car rental agencies in Geelong.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Geelong?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Geelong?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Geelong so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Geelong?

    Geelong is a coastal city located in the state of Victoria, with diverse terrains, ranging from urban areas with densely populated streets to scenic coastal routes with winding roads. Therefore, the type of car recommended for driving in Geelong would be a compact SUV. Compact SUVs are ideal for handling both crowded city streets and scenic coastal routes, as they are easy to maneuver and have good visibility. These cars are also good for handling turns and corners, which are common in Geelong's scenic routes.

  • What’s the speed limit in Geelong?

    In Geelong, the speed limit varies depending on the type of road and the zone. In residential areas, the default speed limit is typically 50 km/h (31 mph), unless otherwise signposted. In school zones, the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) during school hours. On main roads and highways, the speed limit is generally 60-80 km/h (37-50 mph). In some areas outside of the city, the speed limit may be as high as 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph) on highways and freeways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Geelong?

    There are several options available for parking Geelong car rentals, both free and paid. If you're visiting the CBD, you should plan to pay for parking as it is limited and in high demand. Street parking is available in many areas, and you can pay using the central parking meters or the free 'cPark' app. The hourly rate for street parking is typically around A$4.00 ($2.60). The best places to park in Geelong include the Deakin University Car Park, the Civic Car Park, and the Little Malop Street Car Park, which are generally safe, convenient, and relatively affordable.

Geelong car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Geelong

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18a The Esplanade South

+61 3 5229 1100

Monday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 16:30
Tuesday12:30 - 16:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0012:30 - 16:30
Thursday12:30 - 16:3008:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Brad was friendly and really helpful, made the check in and out very easy, thank you

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Everything was very good, no problems.

1 out of 1

Sixt

9.3

Wonderful

1 review
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Geelong

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23-24 Hume Reserve Court

+61 3 5222 5888

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30

67 Douro Street

+61 3 5222 5888

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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8.0 Very good

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Expected to rent a small SUV as Toyota Yaris Cross. Received a VW Tiguan. Previous was similar. Expected small SUV and received Renault Koleos. Which, was a better experience.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.2

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.8

One location in Geelong

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48 Mercer Street

+61 3 5229 8188

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
First of all, service was too slow. Had to wait around 45 mins to have someone to look into my booking. Then they have made up their own rule of not accepting digital license which wasn’t mentioned anywhere in my booking. I had to return to collect physical license card which I never had to carry in last 3 years. Then I was supposed to receive a luxury suv ( Audi Q5 or similar) but they said they do not carry any luxury car only MG or Nissan. I have paid for a luxury suv but offered a Nissan x-trail basic model which was a complete rip off. I never thought Kayak could trick a client like this to increase their booking. I am planning to lodge formal complaint about this. And at the end of all this drama- they have handed over the car but decided not clean it. I could not be bothered asking them to clean it just gave up and picked up whatever they had. I have never had such bad experience in renting car before.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The extremely friendly and helpful staff member in Geelong.

8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The pick up was very slow and I had to wait about 25 mins as there was only one staff member assisting clients in this area. On the flip side when I wanted to extend the rental for a day they were very helpful and quick to answer my call. The drop off was perfect!

1 out of 1

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Geelong

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15 York St

+61 3 5222 5888

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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Budget

9.2

Wonderful

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152 Latrobe Terrace

+61 3 5273 6666

Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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National

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Geelong

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Serviced By Enterprise Redspot

+61 352 722 608

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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Thrifty

7.9

Good

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2 locations in Geelong

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15 York St

+61 3 5222 5888

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

18a The Esplanade South

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

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One location in Geelong

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48 MERCER STREET

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Geelong

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48 Mercer St

+61 3 5229 8188

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Geelong

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18A The Esplanade South

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48 Mercer Street

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Red Spot

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One location in Geelong

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385-387 Thompson Road

+61 352 722 608

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8 travelers who rented a car in Geelong gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

Car rental locations in or near Geelong

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$36/day

Good deal

$32/day

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Geelong car rental information

Pick-up locationGeelong
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Rental locations14
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