Dandenong car hire

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Dandenong car hire information

Pick-up locationDandenong
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Dandenong

  • When you plan your trip to Dandenong, consider hiring a car to give you the option to do day trips. Cheap car hire in Dandenong will give you the freedom to do the roughly 2 hour drive out to Yarra Ranges National Park, stopping at the towns of Marysville and Healesville along the way. Another benefit of having a hire car is that you will be able to visit Warburton, just over an hour away from Dandenong. Having a car will allow you to stop and enjoy the scenery and views along the road, all in your own time.
  • If your hire car is an electric vehicle, researching the charging stations in town is a good idea. You can download an app for your smartphone to find out where the chargers are and to access them. There are charging points at bp Dandenong North. In some cases, you may need to provide a charging cable, so be sure to check this with the Dandenong car hire company upon collection of your vehicle. Be sure to check charge points along the route of any journey you may take, to ensure you don’t run out of juice.
  • Drink-driving laws in Dandenong are strict, and it is important to keep this in mind. When using your Dandenong hire car, remember that the legal blood alcohol concentration is 0.05% and this also applies to hire cars. Roadside breathalysers are often used and the penalties are severe, ranging from fines to having your car impounded or, if you are well over the limit, spending some time in prison.
  • With Dandenong being situated on the outskirts of Melbourne, having a hire car opens up the possibility of visiting scenic destinations, such as Lysterfield Park and Churchill National Park, which are not connected by public transport. Popular attractions including Puffing Billy Railway and Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (1.000 Steps) can be reached from Dandenong in roughly 30min, which is less than half the time required using buses and trains. It’s also easy to drive 20min west towards Chelsea Beach, which would otherwise require a trip in and out of the CBD by public transport.
  • All car hire companies are located directly outside Terminal 2 at Melbourne International Airport (MEL). There are no inter-terminal shuttles as Terminals 1, 3 and 4 are within walking distance from the car hire facility, below short-term parking. The drive to Dandenong takes roughly 1h, making hire cars a fantastic option to avoid a costly taxi fare. The most direct routes from the airport use toll roads, so it is recommended to familiarise yourself with the conditions of your hire agreement.
  • If you are driving towards St Kilda and the centre of the city, keep an eye out for trams. Be sure not to block the path of an oncoming tram or cross double yellow lines. The rural surrounding suburbs east of Dandenong are the areas where you’ll most likely encounter wildlife on the roads; be aware, reduce your speed and use headlights to avoid collisions.
  • Peak hour traffic can cause long delays in Dandenong and it is best to avoid driving during the morning rush between 07:30–09:30. Afterwork congestion is particularly noticeable on the Monash Fwy and Princess Hwy from 16:00–18:30. Weekend traffic is less of an issue; however, the roads are generally busier the closer you get towards Malvern and Camberwell.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Dandenong for R532 or less
  • Book your car hire in Dandenong at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Dandenong are around -14% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Dandenong

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

    Compact cars make finding a park in high-density urban areas, such as Dandenong Plaza, much simpler. Small models offer some of the cheapest hire prices and provide peace of mind heading into Melbourne’s CBD.

  • What’s the speed limit in Dandenong?

    The default maximum speed on Melbourne roads is 50 km/h in built-up areas. Shopping and high pedestrian areas reduce the limit to 40 km/h, which is the same as school zones between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00. Drive no faster than 100 km/h on highways unless signage indicates otherwise.

  • Where are the best places to park in Dandenong?

    Metered parking is available along major arterials, including Clow St and Lonsdale St, for approximately A$ 1 per hour, often restricted to 1h. Undercover spaces can be found at Walker Street Multi-deck Car Park, with daily fares capped at roughly A$ 10.50. Free parking is commonly available after 18:00 from Monday to Saturday and all day on Sunday.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Dandenong?

    On average a car hire in Dandenong costs R532 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Dandenong?

    The average price of fuel in Dandenong is R83,41 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 001 and R1 334, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Dandenong?

    Mini (Kia Carnival or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Dandenong.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY.

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

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals and JUCY.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Dandenong?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Dandenong?

    A Mini car hire in Dandenong costs R1 327 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Dandenong?

    A Standard car hire in Dandenong costs R676 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Dandenong?

    A Full Size car hire in Dandenong costs R1 831 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Dandenong?

    In Dandenong, cars are most frequently hired at Budget 2 Lonsdale St (2 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Dandenong?

    On average a car hire in Dandenong costs R3 723 per week (R532 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Dandenong?

    On average a car hire in Dandenong costs R15 955 per month (R532 per day).

  • What child car seat rules exist in Dandenong?

    As with the rest of Australia, babies and children between the ages of six months and four years are legally required to be secured in an appropriate car seat. It is important to book this option in advance for cheap car hire in Dandenong. Car seats for children can either face the rear or face forwards, the latter with a harness built in. An approved booster seat can be used if you have a seat that faces forwards.

  • What is the minimum age to hire a car in Dandenong?

    To get a hire car in Dandenong, it is necessary to be older than 21 and to be in possession of a current driving licence. Double check with the car hire company whether there is a surcharge for young drivers between 21 and 25. This may need to be paid upon collection of your vehicle.

Dandenong car rental reviews and directory

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Cnr Hammond/cheltenham Rd

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Dollar

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17-19 Plunkett Rd

+61 3 7023 1925

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2 Lonsdale St

+61 3 8782 9999

Monday07:30 - 17:30
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Hertz

8,7

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Cnr Hammond/cheltenham Rd

+61 3 9708 5400

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Avis

8,2

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1 Hammond Rd

+61 3 9794 6855

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Sixt

7,6

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17-19 Plunkett Road

+61 3 9904 0000

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Europcar

7,0

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28-30 Lonsdale Street

+61 3 9794 8100

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Firefly

5,4

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Cnr Hammond/cheltenham Rd

+61 3 9708 5400

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keddy by Europcar

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28-30 Lonsdale Street

+61 397 948 100

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4,9

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28-30 Lonsdale St

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28-30 Lonsdale Street

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Cnr hammond/ Cheltenham road

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Alpha

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59 Lonsdale Street

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One traveller who hired a car in Dandenong gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,1

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