Car Hire Melbourne Airport

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.

Luxury Vehicle Hire Melbourne Airport

Seeking a premium motoring experience in Melbourne? Then head straight from arrivals to collect the keys for one of our luxury car rentals at Melbourne Airport. Whether you’ve come for business or pleasure, our sophisticated sedans and SUVs (think BMW and Audi) offer next-level comfort and style. Our premium vehicles also boast high-tech safety features like lane detection and stability control. As usual, we offer rock-bottom rates so you can travel in luxury for less.

Luxury vehicle

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.

Free Shuttle Bus Information

We operate a shuttle service to and from the depot, available within business hours and up to 20 minutes prior to closing.

Pick-up from Melbourne Location: After collecting your luggage please call 1300 729 230 (+61 3 6165 0838 for International customers) 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).

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Melbourne Airport

Bargain Car Rentals

3 Annandale Rd, Melbourne Airport 3045

Mon – Sun 7.00 AM – 8:00 PM
(Normal trading hours for Easter, Christmas & New Year holidays)

Shuttle Bus is available within business hours and up to 20 minutes prior to closing.

National Phone: 1300 729 230
International Phone: +61 3 6165 0838

Make a Booking

How do i get the cheapest car hire at the Melbourne Airport?

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.

What's our most popular car rental at our Melbourne Airport?

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.

3.      Walhalla

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.

7.      Ballarat

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.

Amir Saaid
The cost is unbeaten. I was picked relatively quick outside domestic terminal Melbourne airport and the car rental process on arrival at bargain car rental (offsite) was smooth sailing as I had pre-emptively filled required details as advised prior. I chose full insurance cover, still very cheap, picked up and sent the car back with no worries! Will definitely book car with them again in the future
I found the staff very polite and helpful . I was a bit apprehensive arranging a car away from the Airport but it was easy from booking to pick up . I would highly recommend bargain rentals Melbourne
Frank C
Easy shuttle pickup. Car was in good condition. Simple drop off.
Samantha De paula
Very friendly, affordable and great service. I was pickup by shuttle bus from Melbourne airport to get my loan car, greeted with a smile and lovely customer service. Everything was explained to me before showing me the car. Car was clean and I’m good order. Will definitely be using bargain car rental again. Thank you.

Melbourne Airport

Bargain Car Rentals

3 Annandale Rd, Melbourne Airport 3045

Mon – Sun 7.00 AM – 8:00 PM
(Normal trading hours for Easter, Christmas & New Year holidays)

Shuttle Bus is available within business hours and up to 20 minutes prior to closing.

National Phone: 1300 729 230
International Phone: +61 3 6165 0838

Make a Booking

Why choose us?

No Airport Fees
No Booking Fees
No Vehicle Registration Fees
No Premium Location Surcharge
No Extra Driver Fees
No Under 25yr Driver Surcharges