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    Car Hire at Melbourne Airport

    Melbourne Airport Car HireThe Melbourne Airport, locally known as the Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport offering service to the city of Melbourne and is located outside of the city to the northeast. This important transportation hub is the second-busiest airport in Australia and offers service to over 35 million passengers annually with both domestic and international flights. While this facility is one of four airports in the Melbourne region, Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is the ideal airport for beginning your holiday and picking-up a car hire. With a car hire from the airport, you can travel into the city of Melbourne freely and at your own pace, allowing you to experience this exciting city authentically and with confidence.!

    What is the Melbourne Airport code? MEL

    Convenient Locations at Melbourne Airport

    The car hire desks at Melbourne Airport can be found on the ground level of the Terminal T123 car park. To get to the car park, upon arrival, make your way to the arrivals hall of Terminal 2. From the T2 arrivals hall, exit the terminal and you will find the Terminal T123 car park directly opposite the terminal. The majority of the car hire desks are present at this location, however, to reach the car hire desk for Sixt/East Coast car hire travellers must go to an alternate location that can be reached via shuttle bus. Upon your arrival, similarly head to the call park but additionally call the local East Coast branch to request a shuttle and wait for the shuttle in the designated area outside of the car park.

    In order to provide our clients with the best possible car hire experience, Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry. Our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to offer our clients the lowest rates on car hires, guaranteed. At our convenient pick-up location at Melbourne Airport, we work with suppliers such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz and East Coast and offer even more transportation options including luxury hires and passenger vans. No matter what your travel plans entail, Auto Europe has vehicles to accommodate nearly all travel plans. Compare rates from our top car hire suppliers in Australia in our booking engine and begin planning your next holiday.

    Avis Car Hire Desk at Melbourne Airport Avis Car Hire at Melbourne Airport
    Addison Drive,
    Tullamarine, Australia 3045

    +61 03 8855 5333
    Avis Hours:
    Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    East Coast Car Hire Desk at Melbourne Airport Shuttle from Melbourne Airport to:
    2 Tarmac Drive,
    Tullamarine, Australia 3043

    +61 1-800-327-826
    East Coast Hours:
    Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Europcar Car Hire Desk at Melbourne Airport Europcar Car Hire at Melbourne Airport
    Addison Drive,
    Tullamarine, Australia 3045

    +61 (03) 9241 6800
    Europcar Hours:
    Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Hertz Car Hire Desk at Melbourne Airport Hertz at Melbourne Airport
    Addison Drive,
    Tullamarine, Australia 3045

    +61 3 9338 4044
    Hertz Hours:
    Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 2:00 AM

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car at Melbourne Airport


    How far is it from the Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD?

    It will take you about 20-35 minutes to drive from The Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne CBD, depending on traffic as it is 23kms away.

    What is a hook turn in Melbourne?

    A hook turn is a right-hand turn you make from the left-hand lane. This type of turn is only applicable in the city of Melbourne and was introduced to ensure trams and other vehicles on the road work cohesively together with minimal disruption. To learn more about these turns and other road rules and regulations, visit the VicRoads website.

    Can I take my car to the snow in Victoria?

    Most suppliers will let you take your car to the snow as long as the car is equipped with winter tyres or fitted with snow chains. You will need to check with the supplier before you pick your hire car as there is an additional cost for this. If you would like to know any more information, contact us on 1300 656 601 to find out more.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Melbourne Airport Information for Travellers


    Facilities and Amenities

    During your time at Melbourne Airport, you will find a number of amenities available for travellers to enjoy. For financial services, there are three easily accessible currency exchange countries and even a full banking branch available for travellers to utilise. Throughout each terminal there are numerous shopping and dining options ranging from traditional restaurants to cafes, so you can pass the time completing last-minute souvenir shopping or relaxing with a pre-flight cocktail. Lastly, Information Desks and Travellers Services can be found in the Arrivals Halls of both the International and Domestic Terminals. We encourage you to refer to staff members with questions regarding your travel plans, directions within the airport and how to find your respective car hire desk.

    Hotel Accommodation near Melbourne Airport

    While Auto Europe is known for our fantastic rates on car hires worldwide, we additionally offer discounted rates on hotel rooms in popular destinations such as Melbourne. We are able to book rooms from hotels in close proximity to the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport including the ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport and Ibis Budget Melbourne Airport. For more information on how to book your room at one of these locations with Auto Europe, we encourage you to call us anytime and toll-free at 1300 656 601.

    Book Your Car Hire at Melbourne Airport

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
    Departure Dr, Melbourne Airport
    Melbourne, Australia, VIC 3045

    IATA Code: MEL
    ICAO Code: YMML

    Latitude: -37.6733
    Longitude: 144.8433

    General Information: Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is the main airport offering service to the city of Melbourne and the second busiest airport in all of Australia. This facility is one of four airports in the Melbourne area and offers service to over 35 million passengers each year.