Preston car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Preston

  • Hire a car in Preston to have immediate access to leafy towns just outside of Melbourne, such as Healesville, Kingslake and Yarra Glen. Travelling directly north or south from Preston on public transport is straightforward; however, reaching areas to the west or east, such as Parkville and Camberwell, requires multiple train and bus connections. Driving to Melbourne Zoo takes roughly 20min from Preston while a public transport journey is around 40min, providing the wait between buses and trains isn’t long. Picking up a hire car at Melbourne International Airport (MEL) saves you time and allows you to get to Preston in about 30min, with public transport routes passing through the CBD and taking over 1h 15min.
  • Travellers arriving at Terminal 1, 2 or 3 of Melbourne International Airport should use the covered walkways to reach the car hire facility, on the ground floor of the T123 Car Park. No shuttle is required for hire companies with offices on airport grounds as the vehicles are parked directly behind the car hire facility. A designated collection lane is located directly outside Terminal 2 for off-site companies providing a shuttle.
  • Tram tracks pass through the centre of Preston and drivers must be careful not to block the path of oncoming trams. As trams approach stops where passengers board and disembark, cars must stop behind the tram and wait until it is moving again before passing. There are level crossings at Bell and Preston train stations, and vehicles are not permitted to pass until the boom gates are fully open and the signals have stopped flashing.
  • Traffic is the worst in Preston between 07:30–09:30 and 15:30–19:30. The major arterial roads of Bell St, High St, St Georges Rd and Plenty Rd experience the worst congestion; drivers should expect delays when travelling during these peak periods. Preston can experience heavy rain during the winter months and it’s advised that you familiarise yourself with the windscreen wipers and defroster in your hire car to ensure visibility is optimised.
  • Book your car hire in Preston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Preston are around 9% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Preston

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

    Tight lanes and tram tracks make compact cars ideal for Preston. The small models navigate traffic swiftly with tight turning circles, while also squeezing into on-street parking spaces. Intermediate cars also have no issue driving on Preston roads, offering greater cabin space and storage in the boot.

  • What’s the speed limit in Preston?

    Unless signposts indicate otherwise, the default speed limit is 50 km/h. Bell St and Plenty Rd are set at 60 km/h, while high pedestrian sections of High St are reduced to 40 km/h. School zones are enforced between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00 at 40 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Preston?

    Free parking is available at Preston and Bell train stations; however, spaces fill up quickly on weekday mornings. Preston Market, on Cramer St, offers 4h of parking for approximately A$ 5.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Preston?

    The average price of fuel in Preston is R82,98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R996 and R1 328, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Preston?

    Mini (Class Minivan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Preston.

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

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations is Sixt.

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

    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 Preston?

    A Mini car hire in Preston costs R857 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Preston?

    An Economy car hire in Preston costs R630 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Preston?

    A Special car hire in Preston costs R547 per day, on average.

Preston car rental reviews and directory

Budget

9,1

Wonderful

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342 Murray Rd

+61 3 9471 5655

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Hertz

8,8

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234-242 High St

+61 3 9484 4178

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Avis

8,1

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638-644 High Street

+61 3 9478 6511

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Thrifty

8,1

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234-242 High St

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Sixt

7,8

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335 Bell Street

+61 3 9953 4111

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Europcar

7,1

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580 High Street

+61 3 9954 6200

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Firefly

6,5

Okay

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234-242 High St

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keddy by Europcar

6,0

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580 High Street

+61 399 546 200

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4,8

Mediocre

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580 High St

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Atlas Car & Truck Rental

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360 Murray Road Preston, VIC

+61 383 366 100

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Sunnycars

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234-242 High Street

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One traveller who hired a car in Preston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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Most popular car type

Mini

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