Free Shuttle Bus Information
Pick-up from Melbourne Location: After collecting your luggage please call 1300 729 230 and press option 1 to request the shuttle bus service to our near-airport location during the location’s operating hours.
From T1 (QANTAS): Turn right and cross 1 pedestrian crossing and turn right again, wait at the Brown Bus Shelter.
From T2 (INTERNATIONAL): Proceed left towards T1, cross 1 pedestrian crossing and turn right, wait at the Brown Bus Shelter.
From T3 (VIRGIN): Cross 1 pedestrian crossing, on your left there will be a sign that says Crew Buses. Please head past this sign and wait in the middle near the Brown Bus Shelter.
From T4 (JETSTAR & REX): Proceed towards T3, cross 1 pedestrian crossing once you are at T3. On your left, there will be a sign that says Crew Buses. Please head past this sign and wait in the middle near the Brown Bus Shelter.
Drop-off from Melbourne Location: Please return the vehicle to our off-site depot located at 3 Annandale Road Tullamarine and we will shuttle you back to the airport terminal, this service does not need to be booked, but is only available within business hours and 20 minutes prior to closing.
Please allow enough time to wait for the shuttle to arrive (approximately 20 min).
Planning to drive the world-famous Great Ocean Road? With a Bargain Car Rental from Melbourne Airport, you can! Set off on the self-drive vacation of your dreams as you enjoy superlative independence as you explore one of the most spectacular stretches of coast in all of Australia. Take 3 days or a whole week to visit the 12 Apostles and all nearby attractions, or make a longer loop to include some wine-tasting days in the superb Yarra Valley. With car hire from the Melbourne airport, you can experience the best of Victoria, without wasting any time at all.
Bargain Car Rental’s Melbourne Airport range of services:
Whatever business or pleasure takes you to Melbourne, trust Bargain Car Rentals Melbourne Airport to offer you the best deal in the city. We have super comfortable and plush sedans, vans and minibuses to take you and your traveling companions, to where you need to go.
We boast a modern fleet of well-maintained vehicles and offer an array of special deals to suit all needs. When you’re looking for a competitive deal on a car rental from Melbourne Airport, don’t look past Bargain Car Rental. With free shuttle service and a smile, we’ll offer you a deal you simply can’t refuse.
We offer free pick up and drop off to our depot .
About Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport is located 22km north-west of the city centre in the suburb of Tullamarine. Hiring a rental car from Bargain Car Rentals Melbourne Airport means you can be driving the world-famous Great Ocean Road, within just a few hours of landing.
Built in the 1970’s, Melbourne Airport is more typically known as Tullamarine and locally referred to as “Tulla”. The airport operates the world’s third most-travelled passenger air route (Melbourne to Sydney) and even boasts its own postcode! A 25-minute drive will bring you to the Melbourne Airport Golf Club, where on the 16th Tee players are less than 60mtrs below flying aircrafts – Fore!
Services: The Melbourne Airport is chock-full of convenient services, including ANZ Bank and Travelex exchange bureaus, public showers (T2), baby change rooms on all floors, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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Book direct and save! At Bargain Car Rentals if you book direct you save 5% It also pays to book as far ahead as you go as prices tend to be cheaper. Use our online booking tool to get a bargain today.
Our standard SUV is our most popular car hired at our Melbourne Airport branch. If you are looking to spoil yourself, our luxury sedans are becoming hugely popular. Book a luxury car today.
While Sydney boasts Australia’s most iconic urban landmarks, Melbourne is the country’s culture and culinary king. From hip inner-city laneways to bustling dining districts, this cosmopolitan city brims with a vibrant social scene. Parking is tight in the CBD, so consider using the City Circle Tram.
1. Federation Square
Inaugurated in 2002 to commemorate 100 years of federation, this iconic plaza is the city’s unofficial epicentre. Its ultra-modern design contrasts sharply with nearby colonial-era sites like Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral.
2. Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbournians seeking respite from hectic city life head to the Royal Botanic Gardens, a 36-hectare park founded in 1846. Though native species dominate the landscape, you’ll also meander past imported specimens.
3. Queen Victoria Market
This lively semi-enclosed market has been trading on the CBD’s northern fringe since 1878. Nowadays, locals and tourists converge to shop for apparel, art, toys, knick-knacks and souvenirs. However, the market is best known for its farm-fresh produce and artisanal foodstuffs.
4. Block Arcade
For high-end shopping, it doesn’t get any glitzier than the Block Arcade. This classic Collin Street gallery impresses with mosaic tile flooring, Mannerist-style accents, and arched sun-lit ceilings. Peckish? Queue for high tea at Hopetoun Tearooms or browse for top-tier sweets at Haigh’s Chocolates.
5. National Gallery of Victoria
Australia’s oldest and most visited public gallery is the pulsating heart of Melbourne’s thriving arts scene. Admire a dazzling collection of over 70,000 works from all over the globe. All permanent exhibitions are free.
6. Melbourne Museum & Exhibition Building
Set amid the leafy Collingwood Gardens, the Melbourne Museum houses thousands of artefacts spanning culture, science, history, and art. Sports fans mustn’t miss the Phar Lap exhibit, while youngsters will love the interactive Children’s Gallery. The 1880 Royal Exhibition Building looms on the other side of the park.
7. State Library of Victoria
Spanning an entire city block, you don’t need to be a bookworm to appreciate the State Library’s ostentatious size and design. If you happen to have a penchant for paperbacks, this centuries-old institution holds over two million books.
8. The Melbourne Cricket Grounds
Sports fanatics would be mad to miss the MCG, the southern hemisphere’s largest stadium and the spiritual home of Victorian cricket and AFL. If you can’t catch a match (or concert), pop into the attached Australian Sports Museum.
9. Melbourne Skydeck
Perched on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, the Melbourne Skydeck serves up the best vistas in town. Adrenaline-seekers can wander over The Edge, a three-metre glass cube that slides into the sky for thrilling top-down views.
10. Melbourne Dining & Entertainment Districts
Melbourne has a happening dining district for every Epicurean craving. Hit Chinatown for steamy noodle soup, Lygon Street for Italian wood-fired pies, Brunswick Street for hipster tipples, or Southbank for a swanky night out.
Victoria is awash with cute country towns and mind-blowing national parks, perfect for exploring with a Bargain Car Rentals ride. Here are a few of our favourite spots within road-tripping distance of the big smoke.
1. Dandenong Ranges
A classic weekend destination, the Dandenongs boast pine-studded hikes and adorable mountain towns. Hit the near-vertical Kokoda Track Memorial Walk for a thigh-burning workout or sip tea in an elegant Olinda café.
2. Black Spur Drive
This stupendously scenic route between Healesville and Marysville looks best on a misty morning. While you’re in the area, check out Steavenson Falls, Warburton, and Toolangi.
Founded as a gold-mining community in 1862, this remote rainforest-enshrouded town is home to just 35 residents and didn’t receive electricity until 1998.
4. Wilsons Promontory National Park
Victoria’s flagship national park, the Prom, boasts sugary white beaches, mist-blanketed lakes, and dramatic granite mountains. All this spell-binding beauty means you won’t get much serenity during the holidays.
5. Phillip Island
More than just a Grand Prix Circuit, this sizeable windswept island has something for everyone. Hikers should hit Cape Woolamai, sun-lovers will adore Smiths Beach, and the world-famous penguin parade is fun for families.
6. Mornington Peninsula
Straddling Phillip Bay, this picture-perfect peninsula boasts Victoria’s best beaches. Check out Point Nepean National Park for historic forts and epic coastal landscapes.
Eclectic art galleries, lush botanic gardens, and a rich gold-mining history make Ballarat a worthy inland detour.
8. Werribee Gorge
You needn’t stray far from Melbourne (or Geelong) for a world-class hike. Located an hour from the CBD, this gorgeous gorge will blow you away.
9. The Great Ocean Road
Australia’s most iconic road trip runs 243km from Torquay to Allansford. While the postcard-worthy 12 Apostles are the pièce de résistance, you’ll also pass cute coastal towns and breathtaking bays.
10. The Ottways National Park
Surrounding the Great Ocean Road lies the Ottaways, a lush rainforest park home to beautiful beaches and gushing falls. Cruise to Cape Otway Lightstation for sweeping views or pitch a tent at Blanket Bay Campground.
Melbourne is a city of four seasons (in a day, let alone a year). It’s prudent to pack for any weather.
The best time to visit is during the temperate yet uncrowded shoulder seasons of spring (September to October) or autumn (March to May).
Summer is the most popular season, as Australians travel en masse during the end-of-year break. While the weather is warm, expect higher prices and thicker crowds. Winters get a little chilly for extended outdoor adventures.