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Melbourne car rentals

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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Jun 1 — Jun 8
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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Wed 6/1
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Wed 6/8
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Cheap car rentals in Melbourne

Economy$29/day
Compact$29/day
Intermediate$35/day
Standard$62/day
Full-size$49/day
Minivan$72/day
Full-size SUV$48/day
Passenger van$77/day
Intermediate SUV$28/day
Supplier choice$55/day
Compact SUV$58/day
Standard SUV$60/day
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Melbourne car rental reviews and directory

From $51/dayRated #1
Ace Rental Cars
Best rated
9.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Ace Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
From $49/dayRated #2
Alpha
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Alpha
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentApr 27 2018
Good experienceNice car, decent price and easy drop off and pickupI asked repeatedly for a response to my emails that I never received. Didn’t make me confident about changes to my insurance. Thankfully nothing happened
10.0 ExcellentMar 13 2018
Ease of booking and friendly staffKIA Sportage (just joking, it was ok)
From $49/dayRated #3
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (29 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Hertz
Locations in Melbourne
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 23 2022
Easy to find, excellent customer care
8.0 ExcellentMay 11 2022
The petrol tank was not full to the top. The needle actually showed below full. As I did a 1,500 km journey, I filled up a number of times and was able to estimate about a 120km short fall on that partially full tank. I was not very pleased.
10.0 ExcellentDec 16 2019
There was an issue with the first car not being clean and the staff was very responsive and gave me a different car right away without hassle.
10.0 ExcellentJan 23 2019
Great dropoff
10.0 ExcellentDec 2 2018
Fantastic car very gratefulThat it was new and well maintained when I had to change my time then it was easy as
4.8 OkayOct 5 2018
They keep charging my card without explanation
9.6 ExcellentMar 22 2018
No surprises :)Fast check in/check out; accurate pricing to online quote.clean new car & no charge upgrade.GPS navigator a bit too pricey per day, shoild be a standard free option.
9.6 ExcellentAug 30 2017
Melbourne city office is niceAgent who helped us with the return was good. It was unclear why the amount we were told the rental would cost, and the cost the computer showed were different (not to our favor by quite a bit). He tried to find out what happened and made adjustments. Also told us about a great place to eat.Hertz seems to rely on the clients to take pictures of any car damages when they pick up the vehicles, and have those pictures to show the agents when returning the car. Very much on the honor system, which if it works is fine - just surprised that they don't have such pictures in the Hertz system tagged to each vehicle.
10.0 ExcellentJul 29 2017
Friendly service. Very prompt and easy to deal with.
10.0 ExcellentDec 26 2016
speedy car delivery new car, no hassle great friendly staffnothing all went well why should i write more in this box when there was nothing wrong?
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From $104/dayRated #4
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
6 locations in Melbourne
Dollar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 2
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentDec 23 2017
The car was very recent, the pick up of the car was fast. I recommand this agency.I was credited the double of the basic price. I hadn't any explication about that. I'm waiting for information about this confusion.
From $155/dayRated #5
National
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Melbourne
National
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 27 2022
I tried to call 📱 nearly 10 times but no one answered the phone as I wanted to speak to someone regarding pickup time.
From $64/dayRated #6
Europcar
7.9 Good (10 reviews)
7 locations in Melbourne
Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 11 2022
It’s expensive pick up at the airport close to two times as the same car out of the airport.
10.0 ExcellentJan 31 2022
I have always liked Europcar. The staff both at the CBD pickup and the Airport drop off could not have been more helpful. Thank you! Kind regards, Alex Walter
10.0 ExcellentDec 21 2021
The process was smooth, both for pick up and return. Car was in excellent condition.
6.0 GoodFeb 1 2017
Downgraded car...Good service, and a nice car in the end but...the original size of car shown on your website was not provided (shogun sport or similar). Instead was offered asx (2nd booking confirmation from you guys). I took one look and knew there wasn't enough luggage space as we had 2 large suitcases an, 2 carry on suitcases and 2 small bags. I know the size of a shogun sport. The only larger car they had (which we could get all our luggage into Was an exec (Merc e class). Although they 'did a deal' I still had to pay more than DOUBLE to get a suitable car to meet our needs for the trip (an extra $40 A DAY)!!! Just about to book a car for our trip to the states. Won't be using kayak to book with again. Europcar said this often happens with regards to class of car when booked through a third party.
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From $49/dayRated #7
East Coast Car Rentals
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
East Coast Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 19 2022
A map of local area to return car would be helpful. It’s very expensive to use google maps for people from UK just to get car back to rental company
2.0 MediocreFeb 10 2022
Cancellation policy is a sham. Documentation needed to hire the car is a sham. Customer service is non existent. Stay away.
10.0 ExcellentJan 15 2022
Nothing
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2019
Quick service, great car. Will definitely use again and recommend.
4.8 OkayNov 21 2018
Few people's mistake take way company's reputationHire price.Shuttle service Staff service specifically person by the name Sai. I missed my flight due to delayed shuttle service. Bad experience, had to spend $200 to buy a new ticket for the next flight back to Adelaide
2.0 MediocreSep 13 2018
Price was really good other then that nothing elseI tried to extend ma rental and they said no they were rude about it. I really wanted 2 extend for a few days coze i had an emergency. They lady that i spoke with simple said i cant even extend it for half an hour and need to drop the car now.i never experienced that before
9.2 ExcellentMar 12 2018
We were happy with the car and the staff were friendly.The only niggle we have was we had trouble with the call centre giving us the wrong opening time for the city store and having to wait quite a while to be served, however service was friendly and helpful.
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2017
Efficient and professionalHave used this company a few times and have always been impressed with their efficiency and price. Their cars are well maintained, and pick up and drop off shuttles run regularly. Would recommend them!
From $79/dayRated #8
Budget
7.4 Good (10 reviews)
5 locations in Melbourne
Budget
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 9 2022
The location had closed and relocated. Then, they did not have the car I reserved. It is a utility truck and moving van rental location, not a car rental. This was a disaster.
6.4 GoodDec 12 2018
The carThe service - please tell people the name of the car park where they need to drop the car off! There are no signs until you actually are inside. We lost half an hour trying to find it in traffic. That really ocershaded our trip.
6.0 GoodMar 6 2017
Return timelineI was supposed to return the car st 11:00 am but due to many reasons it was delayed by 45 mins. The staff earlier promised to not charge me when I spoke on the phone but on my return , I was charged an additional $22 which was equal to half the value. This is grossly Injustice
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From $65/dayRated #9
Alamo
7.4 Good (9 reviews)
1 location in Melbourne
Alamo
Locations in Melbourne
  • 8.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodApr 29 2019
No queueHidden fees (additional drivers, deposit, etc) known before hire
8.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2018
15 Days HireCar drove very well. Flexible with late drop off time. Good service when pick up/drop off. Less then 1200 Kms, brave new.Car could have been slightly cleaner in and out when picked up.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2018
Comfort, modern, good price, good drive
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2018
Very friendly staff.
6.0 GoodOct 9 2016
used your service, too bad the customer service wathe car was clean.the service staff were there. there was assistance, but no good customer service at all.
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From $74/dayRated #10
Avis
7.2 Good (10 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Avis
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2020
Staff was fine - but the car as advertised was NOT what was produced, which was acknowledged. But there was nothing to do by that point as we had to leave.The car as advertised should be the car that is given. I gave up a cheaper reservation, closer to home for this one. Just wrong.
6.8 GoodJan 4 2020
The car was great and had no issuesI hired the car expecting to pay the quoted price on the website. Instead when I arrived to Avis with my itinerary in hand for the week ahead I was charged double by hidden fees for my being 23years old. Not a word was mentioned about by the website nor the staff until the keys were being handed to me and asked to sign the paper work. At that moment in time it’s too late to go through another rental agency or cancel plans so I had to bite the bullet. Please read all fine print and ask questions before you book.
9.6 ExcellentMar 11 2019
Pick up and drop off was easy, best service i've received so far in car rentals. Car imo wasn't worth the price but that could be negotiable but everything was good
8.0 ExcellentDec 7 2017
Not clean. No air in tyres before giving to me
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From $76/dayRated #11
Thrifty
7.2 Good (13 reviews)
10 locations in Melbourne
Thrifty
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreFeb 19 2022
There was no signage that thrifty was at the hertz. I was it the que for two hours and they didn't have the small car I hod booked, and upgraded me to a lg station wagon
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2021
Friendly service, clean modern car.
8.0 ExcellentJul 17 2019
Easy rental in a foreign countryMy confirmation said Kluger but got smaller vehicle at check in
8.0 ExcellentJun 11 2019
I did not get a receipt via email yet. When I asked for it, they told me that I‘ll get it via email.
10.0 ExcellentMay 14 2019
This company has an attitude which I appreciate. Very service-oriented. Vehicle was great too. Real clean inside.
2.0 MediocreJun 17 2018
Reserved a 8 seater suv but thrifty refuses to give a car that is 8 seater even after showing proof of reservation. Receptionist said kayak has different code and that my reservation is for 7 seater. I feel cheated. We were 8 ppl traveling from us and I needed exact 8 seats. Will never do business with them. I actually want my refund for inconvenience.
2.0 MediocreNov 16 2016
Disappointed, terrible serviceDisappointed about the service and staff here. 
I rent a car from 11:38 11/11/2016, for 4 days till 15/11/2016; then ask for 1 day extension till 16/11/2016 and did ask for return car late at 5pm on 16/11 instead of 12:00pm. A staff said it was fine and didn't mention anything about the charge we need to pay after 12:00pm. 
I returned a car at 5:00pm on 16/11/2016 and was charged for 2 days extension and was told because any hours after 12:00pm was considered 1 more day rental. Another thing is that there was a cratched in the car before i took. when i returned, the staff went straight away to the cratched and told me to be charged for that. But i took some photos before i took the car , i told them about that then he said it's ok. so terrible.
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From $41/dayRated #12
Sixt
6.9 Good (29 reviews)
19 locations in Melbourne
Sixt
Locations in Melbourne
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 4 2022
Please make clearer the Linkt arrangement upfront
2.0 MediocreApr 2 2022
The staff was rude
2.0 MediocreMar 13 2022
Except for having to request a refund for fuel use which was supposed to have been taken care of, car and booking was quite good.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2022
Nice and almost a new car! But could have known the signalling hand is on the left vs conventional right. Anyway, overall it’s good experience.
8.0 ExcellentJan 28 2022
Experience was made very easy by the helpful and friendly staff at both the pickup and drop off points.
10.0 ExcellentJan 26 2022
Very simple to book on line. Staff were professional and pleasant at pick up. Car was very clean, and running well. Easy return and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentJan 16 2022
The car was brilliant, brand new & great value
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2019
The A'beckett St branch no longer exists. 2 contact phone numbers had been disconnected. So unprofessional.
7.2 GoodAug 4 2018
- Location in the heart of CBD with easy access. - Drop off open 24/7. - Price.- Separate office counter and car park building (distance +/- 350 m) - Car not ready, had to wait another 30 minutes. - Cleanliness of the car.
2.0 MediocreMay 23 2018
Outsourced to unknown hire companyKayak website highlighted on airport pick up. Fail! SixT outsource to another provider who is off-site involving a bus ride away. Toyota Corolla or Similar reserved. Fail! Next level down Suzuki Swift provided. Outsourced hire company is so far removed from Kayak that they will not budge on the booking made to them. All of these caused a lot of friction with my partner! Just what you need when you start a holiday!
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From $69/dayRated #13
Enterprise
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Melbourne
Enterprise
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 28 2019
YesCheaper insurance could be better
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From $58/dayRated #14
Apex
6 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Melbourne
Apex
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2022
After booking for a 12am pickup my reservation was changed to 12pm. When i contacted Apex they told me that i can only book aa after hours pick up directly through them. Had no choice but to cancel my original booking and rebook only to find that the price directly through Apex was $400 more than my original booking. Need to specify these things prior to booking through 3rd parties. Not happy and will not use again
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2022
Smooth pickup and drop off. Car ran as expected. Overall very pleased with my experience.
Rated #15
Firefly
5.7 Okay (4 reviews)
6 locations in Melbourne
Firefly
Locations in Melbourne
  • 6.5
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
3.2 MediocreJul 11 2019
Friendly staffThe surcharges should’ve been known at the beginning. There were many hidden fees that showed up on the final invoice that wasn’t explains. Also, the location was hard to find since they were a part of hertz — this caused many confusion.
2.0 MediocreFeb 26 2019
Bad services
9.6 ExcellentOct 25 2018
Would use againComfortable new car & friendly staff. Quick turnaround at pick-up and drop-off
Sunnycars
18 locations in Melbourne
Sunnycars
Locations in Melbourne
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keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Melbourne
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Melbourne
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Red Spot
4 locations in Melbourne
Red Spot
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $51/day
Advance Car And Truck Rental
3 locations in Melbourne
Advance Car And Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $13/day
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Car & Truck Rental
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
Atlas Choice
3 locations in Melbourne
Atlas Choice
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $43/day
GREEN MOTION
3 locations in Melbourne
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $44/day
JUCY
2 locations in Melbourne
JUCY
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
Prestige Rentals
2 locations in Melbourne
Prestige Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $15/day
AeroDrive
1 location in Melbourne
AeroDrive
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Melbourne
AutoEurope
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $126/day
AUZ Rental Cars
1 location in Melbourne
AUZ Rental Cars
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $38/day
Bargain Car Rentals
Most popular
1 location in Melbourne
Bargain Car Rentals
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
From $15/day
CarHood
1 location in Melbourne
CarHood
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
EZU Car Rental
1 location in Melbourne
EZU Car Rental
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
Jace
1 location in Melbourne
Jace
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
Move Mee
1 location in Melbourne
Move Mee
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
Payless
1 location in Melbourne
Payless
Locations in Melbourne
Recent reviews
147 travelers who rented a car in Melbourne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Melbourne

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bargain Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$45/day

When to book a rental car in Melbourne

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Top tips for renting a car in Melbourne

  • For travelers with flights to Melbourne, you may find yourself landing at Melbourne Airport, Essendon Airport, or Avalon Airport. Luckily for would-be car renters, all three airports feature on-site rental counters. For Melbourne Airport, the rental car center is found on the ground floor of the airport in Terminal T123’s parking garage. In Essendon Airport and Avalon Airport, visitors can find the rental counters in the respective main terminal buildings.
  • No trip to Australia is complete without a few road trips. Fortunately for travelers renting a car in Melbourne, many of Australia’s wonders are within a short drive of the city. Some of the top spots to visit include Yarra Valley and its wonderful wineries, and Phillip Island, where you will find some of Australia’s most famous animals such as koalas, wallabies, and even penguins.
  • Drivers new to Melbourne should be aware of the city’s rush hour traffic jams, which run from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. However, even though congestion can be quite severe in Melbourne during those times, some smart navigation and route planning can help to mitigate the situation. For instance, it pays to avoid Punt Road and Princes Street in the central downtown area during rush hour.
  • Besides driving on the left side of the road, drivers in Melbourne should keep their eyes open for trams and, in particular, Melbourne’s famed hook turns. Hook turns are right turns that are made in the left lane because a tram is also crossing the intersection. Signage will be posted to indicate to drivers when hook turns are present and where to turn.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Melbourne for $45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Melbourne at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Melbourne are around 14% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Melbourne are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Melbourne