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Car hire at Melbourne Essendon Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car at Melbourne Essendon airport

  • You can get transportation links from Melbourne Essendon Airport to the city centre, but none of them offer you the freedom and flexibility of movement compared to a car hire at Melbourne Essendon Airport. You also get to travel in the style and comfort you choose to explore the tides at St. Kilda Beach or the lush landscapes at Mount Lofty Wonga Park. Geelong is the last big city in Southern Australia and it’s a worthy roadtrip adventure for those willing to take M1 south about 45 miles.
  • It’s legal to hire car in Australia at 18, but the providers at Melbourne Essendon Airport car hire centre will impose fees and restrictions on anyone under the age of 25. Several agencies like Thrifty, Avis and Hertz have offices near the Essendon Fields terminal building and shuttle transport to your pick-up location. When you check our landing page you’ll see they offer a dynamic range of choices like the sturdy Toyota RAV4 or the hometown Holden Captiva. Thrifty is one company which provides after hours pick-up and return services as an additional convenience.
  • Thrifty and a few other providers maintain specific parking spaces near the airport parking lot for your after-hours convenience. This is a great advantage to have when you’re flight’s been delayed - arriving or departing. Just drive up to your provider’s parking section, park in one of the spaces then remove your stuff and lock the doors. There are dropboxes provide so you can safely deposit the keys when you leave. It’s not uncommon to consider returning your vehicle to an alternate location for the sake of convenience, so check if that’s optional when making your reservations.
  • The airport is basically closed between 11pm-6am therefore some of the difficulties you might experience with your Melbourne Essendon Airport car hire will likely happen during this period. Passengers with departing flights in the early morning and evening hours may have to contend with abnormal traffic patterns which could incur delays, so get there a couple hours early to avoid missing your flight.
  • Book your car hire at Melbourne Essendon airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Melbourne Essendon airport

  • Which car hire companies are easiest at Melbourne Essendon Airport?

    Determining which provider is easiest depends on a few things. For example, if you’ve already got reservations in hand then the choice has already been made, otherwise it’s important to research a few providers to determine who’s got the best deal for your needs. If you’re a frequent flyer maybe it’s a good idea to establish a personal/corporate account and take advantage of the additional perks.

  • What road rules should a person know before driving a car hire at Melbourne Essendon Airport?

    Good drivers always do their homework before exploring an unfamiliar city. Before you take your car hire at Melbourne Essendon Airport on the road it makes sense to know the basic road rules. Locals drive on the right in Melbourne and know that all occupants must wear a seatbelt at all times. They also know that only hands-free devices are permitted and there are lots of cameras in use so watch your foot on the gas. The speed limit in residential/commercial/school zones is 31 mph (50 km/h) and outside the city limits 62 mph (100 km/h) is standard. The maximum speed allowed along the major highways is 80 mph (130 km/h). Drink driving is heavily regulated in Australia.

  • What type of documentation is required to hire a car at Melbourne Essendon Airport?

    Before you pick-up your car hire at Melbourne Essendon Airport perform a documents check to make sure you’ve got everything you need. Along with passport and ID you should have an unexpired domestic driver’s license and a bank debit or major credit card to secure the payment. Providers insist the names on your documents should match and recommend holding an International Driving Permit as an essential item.  

Melbourne Essendon Airport car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

10,0

Wonderful

1 review

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

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10.0

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72 Hargrave Ave

+61 136139

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Dollar

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8.0

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10.0

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10.0

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6.0

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72 Hargrave Ave

+61 1800 501 934

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Budget

8,7

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Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.3

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Terminal Building, Essendon Fields Airport

+61 3 9131 8801

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Hertz

8,6

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9.7

Comfort

9.3

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8.4

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8.2

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72 Hargrave Ave

+61 428 725 098

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Avis

6,6

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Cleanliness

6.8

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6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

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6.8

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Terminal Building

+61 3 9131 8809

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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Firefly

6,6

Okay

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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

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6.0

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6.0

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Essendon Airport

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Europcar

6,5

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Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.1

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7.0

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7.1

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1 English Street

+61 383 366 662

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keddy by Europcar

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1 English Street

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Sunnycars

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72 Hargrave Ave

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One traveller who hired a car in Melbourne Essendon Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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