Hiring a car while visiting Melbourne, Victoria is an ideal choice if you like the convenience of having access to a vehicle at any time of the day or night and are comfortable finding your way around an unfamiliar city.
The Melbourne public transport system is great; it's efficient, reliable and affordable. However sometimes it's easier to hire a car and travel at your own leisure. There are numerous options for car hire in Melbourne, with something for every budget.
If you are arriving in Melbourne by plane, there are plenty of Melbourne airport car-hire companies, including well-known Hertz. Apart from the Melbourne airport car rentals, there are several companies throughout the city, with transfers to and from Melbourne airport offered by many of those within close proximity.
For the budget conscious, there are several cheap car rentals in Melbourne and Australia with 'rent-a-bomb' options. These vehicles are usually road-worthy but will be older models or vehicles with a few dents and scratches.
Many of the major attractions in Melbourne have car-parking facilities, including Melbourne Zoo, the Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne University and the Melbourne Aquarium. If you are planning to attend events in Melbourne, such as the Melbourne Cup or those at Telstra Dome, consider combining car travel with public transport to ease the traffic congestion.
For those keen to explore the more rugged areas of Victoria, many Melbourne car hire companies have 4WD vehicles available.
Whatever your preferred vehicle, you are sure to find a car rental in Melbourne that suits your needs