Car Rental in Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

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Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)


Terminal Building,
(Metro), Tullamarine Vic, VI, Victoria, 3043, Australia


1300 362 848

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Sun 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information
Fastbreak Service
Fastbreak Pick up: Proceed to the Budget Fastbreak line or Budget rental counter. Present your driver licence and receive your rental agreement and keys.

Fastbreak Return: Park the vehicle and lock it. If a return agent is not available in the rental car park, proceed to the rental counter/office with your vehicle keys, mileage and fuel level. You can access your receipt online within 72 hours of returning your vehicle.
General Directions
COUNTER: Budget office is located next to the front entrance of the ParkRoyal Hotel, across the road from the terminals.
CARS: Located centrally approximately 50m from the Budget office.
RETURNS: Take the returns lane (right hand lane) from Arrival Drive. Return location is the 2nd turn on the right, after the boom gate entry
AFTER HOURS RETURNS: Available. Drop box is on the side of the Avis Preferred office, located in the domestic car park.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

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Renter Requirements

Benefits to Hire a Car Through at Melbourne Airport

As an enticing metropolis that was once voted as the world’s most livable city, Melbourne attracts millions of visitors each year. Whether you’re visiting for a quick stay, a business meeting, or for a few weeks, consider using a Melbourne car hire service. At, we’re here to help you hire a car in Melbourne for the best possible price.

Essential Melbourne airport driving tips

When driving from Melbourne Airport to the City Centre, expect to meet significant traffic. Like most cities, Melbourne’s influx of road users means it’s wise to plan for generous journey times. If you want to make the journey faster in either direction, consider using the city link – an easy experience as every vehicle is fitted with a toll device and we charge you for the toll and a small fee.

Things to do around Melbourne’s airport

When you use Melbourne airport car hire, you’re never more than 20 kilometers miles away from enticing attractions. If you want a serene break after your flight, consider visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. After opening in the 19th century, the gardens retain much of their historic charm. Once there, you’ll find yourself standing amongst more than 10,000 plant species and a tranquil lake.

Fancy visiting an attraction near Melbourne airport that all the family will love? At Luna Park, you can choose between classic and exhilarating rides. There’s also the opportunity to indulge in some of the traditional foods from your childhood, including candy floss and hot dogs.

Just 15 kilometers from Melbourne Airport is the Shrine of Remembrance, a historical must-see for those who prefer cultural attractions. As a museum and monument that stands to celebrate those who fought in Australia’s wars, it’s an excellent learning experience. With the opportunity to climb to the top, you can absorb some of Melbourne’s most breathtaking views before returning to your hotel. When you need to use a Melbourne Airport car hire service, we’re here to help you find the best rates. After deciding what you need and how long you need it for, we’ll help you find the best car hire prices in Melbourne. Enter your details above or contact us today to book.

How much does it cost to rent a car from Melbourne Airport?

To provide you with an estimate of a cost to rent a car from Melbourne Airport, we need to know more about your hire period, the car you want, and how long you need it for.

Is renting a car from Melbourne Airport cheaper than taking a taxi to the city?

Due to the distance between Melbourne Airport and the city, it may be cheaper for you to rent a car.

Can I collect a car from Melbourne Airport and return to a different location?

Absolutely! One way rentals are possible from Melbourne Airport to locations all over Australia. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

How do I return my rental car to Melbourne Airport?

Returning your vehicle at Melbourne Tullamarine is easy. Follow the signs for car rental returns (right hand lane) from Arrival Drive. The Budget office is directly across the road from the terminals, underneath the ParkRoyal Hotel.

Which Melbourne Airport is closer to the city?

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is the closest airport to the Melbourne CBD.

How far is it from Melbourne airport to the city?

The distance from Melbourne Tullamarine airport to the city is approximately 30 minutes away. Avalon airport is approximately 50 minutes away.