Rent a Car at Melbourne Tullamarine Intl Airport (MEL)

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Melbourne Tullamarine Intl Airport (MEL)

Address: Arrivals Drive, Melbourne, VI, Victoria, 3045, Australia
Phone: CALL: (61) 2 9353 9000
Hours of Operation: Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Location Information
Preferred Service
International & Domestic passengers exit the terminal and walk across the street to the Avis Preferred booth located in the Car Rental carpark.
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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Hire a Car at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport serves one of the largest and most dynamic cities in Australia. Serving as the capital of the State of Victoria, the city also acts as a centre of finance, trade, and other business.

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In 2016, over 35 million passengers utilised nearly 240,000 aircraft while travelling to and from Melbourne to destinations all over the world. Visitors coming for rest and relaxation can enjoy the many scenic parks and forests, beaches, shopping, and food available throughout the region.

When you arrive at Melbourne airport you will find Avis counters located next to the entrance of the ParkRoyal Hotel. The cars are located a short distance from the terminals. Avis has a large range of vehicles available from Melbourne Airport. Compact and zippy cars for a day trip, full size for a long weekend getaway and or even a Signature Series BMW for a special occasion we have a car for everyone. 

Things To Do Near Melbourne Airport

Melbourne presents visitors with opportunities to enjoy both big city fun and remote rural adventure. Visitors should try and take advantage of all that the region has to offer. Even some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery can be experienced within an hour's drive of the airport.

One of the closest attractions to the airport, the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) offers world-class arts, food and culture, including, but not limited to:

  • Vintage City Circle Tram.
  • Melbourne’s Historical Trail, featuring examples of city architecture dating back 150 years or more.
  • Restaurants featuring globally inspired cuisine from Vietnam to Venice and everywhere in between.
  • Queen Victoria Market, a must-see for those shopping for food, souvenirs, or just an authentic Melbourne experience.

Kingslake National Park, home to the iconic Masons Falls, offers over 23,000 hectares of forest and wildlife to explore. Enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and some of the most amazing scenery in central Victoria.

Lerderderg State Park centres around the Lerderberg River and the surrounding area. This 14,000 plus hectare park offer spectacular canyon views, challenging 4x4 trails, hiking, biking, and more. While in the area, also check out nearby Wombat State Forest, whose establishment dates back to 1871 and covers a massive 40,000 hectares.

Port Phillip Bay’s beaches offer wide areas of bright sand bordering onto land protected calm waters. Popular choices include a dog-friendly beach at Altona, Port Melbourne beach, and Elwood Beach.

Many also flock to the unique and historical look of Victorian Era bathing boxes at Brighton Beach.

For one of the best shopping experiences in the entire region, try nearby Watergardens Town Centre in the fast-growing township of Taylor’s Lakes. With over 100,000 square metres of shopping space with a broad selection of stores, visitors to the region should find a store to meet any need.

The Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve offers an exciting opportunity to experience a wide variety of wildlife in a unique and beautiful setting. The lake itself extends for 880 hectares but averages a depth of only 100 centimetres. Famous for hosting several species of waders and other rare birds, Lake Connewarre remains a favourite of wildlife enthusiasts. It sits somewhat farther from the airport and the CBD than other listed attractions but is worth the trip.

Distances to Attractions

  • Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD – 22.7 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Kingslake National Park – 78.4 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Lerderberg State Park – 49.2 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Wombat State Forest – 63.7 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Brighton Beach – 36.9 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Altona Beach – 33.2 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Watergardens Town Centre – 17 kilometres
  • Melbourne Airport to Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve – 101.6 kilometres

Nearest Petrol Stations to Melbourne Airport

BP has a petrol station within a kilometre of the airport on Centre Road and Melbourne Road. Southeast of the airport, just off of Highway M2 on Mickelham Road sits two Caltex stations and a Cole’s Express.

For those travelling north, the closest station is a BP several kilometres away on C743.

Avis Melbourne Airport

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How much does it cost to hire 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.

Can I rent a car from Melbourne Airport and return to Melbourne city?

Yes, one way rentals from the airport to the city are possible. A one-way fee may apply. Enter your details in the search form to get a quote.

Can I rent luxury cars from Melbourne Airport?

Yes, the Avis Signature Series luxury collection is available from Melbourne airport. Choose from Mercedes or BMW’s to give your next drive a touch of class.

Is Melbourne Airport Tullamarine or Avalon?

Melbourne Airport also is referred to as Tullamarine to locals, but Avalon is a separate facility. Only Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) hosts international flights. Book a car at Avalon Airport instead. 

Which airport is closer to the city in Melbourne?

Melbourne Airport is approximately 30 kilometres closer to the Melbourne CBD than Avalon Airport.

How much is a taxi from Melbourne airport to city?

Average taxi fare from Melbourne Airport to the Melbourne CBD can range from A$55 to A$65 or more. Booking a car with Avis makes the most financial sense on your Melbourne trip.