Find Rentals
Popular Cars
Price Trends
Agencies
Rental Deals
FAQs
Melbourne

Cheap Car Rentals in Melbourne from S$ 21

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Melbourne with a pick-up date of 14-8 and drop-off date of 21-8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
Tue 30-7
Tue 6-8

Melbourne car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Melbourne. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 July 2024.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of petrol per litre

S$ 1.55

Average price per day

S$ 58

Cheapest price per day

S$ 21

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Melbourne?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Melbourne and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 23 July 2024.

January

S$ 51

February

S$ 59

March

S$ 69

April

S$ 59

May

S$ 48

June

S$ 53

July

S$ 56

August

S$ 55

September

S$ 53

October

S$ 57

November

S$ 57

December

S$ 76

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Melbourne is May. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Melbourne

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Melbourne and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 23 July 2024.

In Melbourne, there are 129 active hire locations from 47 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Melbourne in the past week - currently priced from S$ 21/day. View deals for 4 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

S$ 21+

Compact

Compact

S$ 22+

Intermediate

Intermediate

S$ 32+

Standard

Standard

S$ 30+

People carrier

People carrier

S$ 52+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

S$ 44+

Mini

Mini

S$ 22+

Passenger van

Passenger van

S$ 61+

Compare available car types for rental in Melbourne

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Melbourne to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 July 2024.

Small cars

S$ 46 - S$ 75

All Car Types

S$ 68 - S$ 100

To hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 54/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 75/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a small car saves you 32% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Melbourne small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 69/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 56/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~S$ 100/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a medium car saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Melbourne medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 95/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 80/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 125/day). In fact, January is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a large car is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 77/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~S$ 107/day). In fact, May is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a SUV saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Melbourne SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 114/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 89/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 136/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a van is 32% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Melbourne van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 58/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 65/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~S$ 129/day). In fact, September is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a pickup truck saves you 26% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of S$ 104/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia (~S$ 79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 137/day). In fact, July is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a luxury car is 25% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Audi A1S$ 21/day
2
M
A/C
Audi A1
Hyundai i20S$ 22/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Honda FitS$ 22/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Tips for hiring a car in Melbourne

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Melbourne including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 23 July 2024.
  • Drivers can conveniently reach Melbourne’s city centre by car from Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport (MEL) via main roads like the M2 and the M80. This journey takes around 25-40min compared with public transport from the airport, which takes roughly 1 hour. This makes hiring a car at Melbourne Airport a handy option if you want to head straight to your accommodation after a long flight. Hiring a car at Melbourne Airport also gives you convenient access to nearby towns, like Geelong and Sorrento.
  • When you hire a car in Melbourne, Victoria, it is a good idea to learn about local driving conditions before you go. The city roads and highways around Melbourne are generally well-maintained and you won’t encounter dirt or single-track roads unless you go well out into the countryside. When you’re driving in Melbourne’s city centre, keep your eyes open for trams, as they have right-of-way. You should also ask your car hire company about toll roads, as these are quite common in Melbourne. Most hire cars will be fitted with a device that automatically logs toll road payments.
  • Passengers arriving in Melbourne via Avalon Airport (AVV) can hire a car at the airport when they land. Despite being a small terminal, Avalon Airport has numerous car hire agencies operating from within the buildings. When you land, you can find the car hire desks located inside the main Arrivals Hall. The airport is located around a 45min car journey from Melbourne’s city centre, making car hire an excellent option for starting your trip.
  • If you are driving in Melbourne's city centre or on the main highways leading in and out of the city, such as the M3, M2 or M80, you may come across heavy traffic congestion at peak rush hour times. The commuter rush hour in Melbourne usually falls on weekdays from 06:30-09:30 and 15:30-18:30. When you are planning a day out with your hire car, it is best to avoid travelling at these times by setting off slightly later and coming home after 19:00.
  • Although Australia is divided up into separate territories, most car hire companies will allow you to drive your hire car to different parts of the continent. For instance, if you plan to drive from Melbourne, Victoria, to Adelaide, South Australia, with your hire car, you will not need a letter of permission or any extra paperwork to do this. Generally, you will not need to notify your car hire company if you plan a long trip like this. However, it may be worth speaking to your agency, as you may find it easier to drop your car off elsewhere if your travel plans change.

Top rental agencies in Melbourne

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Melbourne known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Melbourne. Reviews were last updated on 23 July 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Melbourne, including Firefly, Dollar and Ace Rental Cars. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Firefly

10.0
Wonderful
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Dollar

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Ace Rental Cars

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

8.8

Hertz

8.6
Very Good
14 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

8.2

Budget

8.6
Very Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.3

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.2

East Coast Car Rentals

7.2
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

6.8

Thrifty

6.8
Okay
11 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.8

Avis

6.6
Okay
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.8

Best Melbourne car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Melbourne. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Melbourne with an average daily rate of S$ 33. Data was last updated on 23 July 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Melbourne we've found at this time. If these deals don't completely appeal to you, check back soon for alternative offers.
Audi A1S$ 21/day
2
M
A/C
Audi A1
Hyundai i20S$ 22/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Honda FitS$ 22/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Melbourne, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 July 2024.
  • Can I hire a car at Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport?

    Passengers arriving at Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport will find a wide range of car hire desks located just a short walk from the main terminals. To access the car hire centre, passengers should exit the terminals and enter the Terminal Car Park through the right-hand walkway lanes, opposite Terminal 3. You will find the car hire desks on the car park's ground floor. If you are arriving via Terminal 1, you should leave through the main exit and then walk right alongside the Terminal Car Park to access the car hire entry walkways. Hire cars are available to be picked up on site, so you can start your Melbourne road trip straight away.

  • Which documents do I need to hire a car in Melbourne?

    To hire a car for your Melbourne trip, you will need to have a valid driving licence and another form of ID, such as a passport. It is also a good idea to get an International Driver’s Permit if you are driving abroad. Most car hire agencies in Australia accept credit and debit card payments. If you have paid for your hire car online or paid a deposit when booking, you should take the card that you used to make these transactions. Drivers typically need to be at least 21 years old to hire a car in Australia.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Melbourne?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under S$ 58/day when booking a car hire in Melbourne. The absolute best deal a user found was for S$ 31/day from JUCY , booked on Jul. 21.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Melbourne?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Melbourne from the following companies over the past two weeks: JUCY (S$ 21/day), Bargain Car Rentals (S$ 22/day), and East Coast Car Rentals (S$ 29/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Melbourne?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Firefly (10.0 rating), Dollar (10.0 rating) and Ace Rental Cars (9.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Melbourne.

  • What are petrol prices like in Melbourne?

    The average price of petrol in Melbourne is S$ 1.55/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between S$ 70 and S$ 101 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Melbourne for a week from Bargain Car Rentals?

    Bargain Car Rentals is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Melbourne. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about S$ 293 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Melbourne for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 25% to make it a great deal in Melbourne. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Melbourne?

    The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Melbourne it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Melbourne for a month?

    Typically, a monthly car rental in Melbourne can be found for S$ 1,258. You can find car rental deals for S$ 42 a day on average.

  • How much is a car hire in Melbourne for a weekend?

    S$ 63 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Melbourne. To save money, consider booking a Economy car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in August, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as S$ 64 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Melbourne?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Melbourne is Mini (Kia Carnival) based on our Cheapflights data.

See more FAQs

Small car rentals in Melbourne

Find small car rental deals in Melbourne from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Melbourne cost an average of S$ 36 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 July 2024.
Honda FitS$ 22/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit
Honda FitS$ 23/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit
Honda FitS$ 23/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit

Luxury car rentals in Melbourne

Find luxury car rental deals in Melbourne from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Melbourne cost an average of S$ 49 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 July 2024.
Some of the most suitable options we've found on luxury car rentals within Melbourne. Check back soon for more options if you're not finding the right car rental for you and your fellow passengers.
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 42/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 42/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series
Audi Q5S$ 42/day
5
4
M
A/C
Audi Q5

Car rentals by fuel type in Melbourne

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Melbourne. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Melbourne. Deals were last updated on 23 July 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Melbourne. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (S$ 14+).

Electric

Electric

S$ 32+

Hybrid

Hybrid

S$ 18+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

S$ 14+

Airport car hires in Melbourne
Hire a car at one of these airports in the Melbourne area

Best Car Hire Deals
We make it easy and fast to find and compare deals from 70,000+ hire locations and hundreds of agencies.
No Surprises
Prices shown to you will be completely in full, without any hidden charges or fees.
Free Cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book car hire on Cheapflights from agencies that offer free cancellation