Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne and the second busiest airport in Australia. It even has its own postcode! The Melbourne-Sydney air route is the fifth most-travelled passenger air route in the world and the second busiest in the Asia-Pacific region. Why not rent a car for your travels when you land at the airport? You will have instant access to the city centre of Melbourne where many great attractions await. Our experienced and friendly staff can get you into a great car hire deal, no matter what your budget.
Melbourne is known to have a moderate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is due to the cityís location; Melbourne is on the boundary between very hot inland areas and the cold southern ocean. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months which can cause strong cold fronts to occur. The city is well known for having ďfour seasons in one day.Ē Check out this Victoria weather and warnings page for more information.
- Melbourne Airport:
- 33 Catalina Drive,
- Tullamarine, Victoria 3043
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Fantastic service - again!!!Shiralee , February 2013
Service is always great. Have often recommended Alpha to friends visiting australia. Cars have always been in great condition. We've never had any problem when hiring a car with Alpha.Angela , February 2013
Very efficient company and thanks for the upgrade. Having the bigger car was a benefit because of the torrential rain and road conditions.Geoff , February 2013
My wife and I were delighted with the standard of service we recieved from all staff invoved from booking in to transport and return. Well done!!Peter , February 2013
The car was great and the service good. I have a couple of items for feedback. I would like Alpha to update their vehicle pick up details. The vehicle booking confirmation document said that pickup available from outside tiger terminal (go out tiger arrivals and cross one pedestrian crossing and look out for bus stop at the front of the terminal on the first traffic island (view map) however when we arrived and I rang we were directed to outside virgin. No biggy - we didnt mind the walk but the Alpha vehicle booking confirmation contradicts the above. I also asked the bus driver where I could pick up passengers at the airport approx 10:30 at night. I was advised to use the car pickup or the bus zone as everyone does. I did use the car pickup lane however was waved on to the bus zone area, where my friends were just about to walk across to the car drive thgourh. I did stop and a man in a orange visy vest jumped in front of my car and took a phtot of the number plate. I understand this is a no zone for cars although no signs from where were were directed. However I think that a Alpha staff should say do not use under any circumstances.Kerry , February 2013
We have hired from you in the past and also used the airport parking, at all times the srevice has been excellent and our last hire on the gold coast was likewise. Well done. Neil michaelNeil , February 2013
Again lovely service, lovely staff. Good reliable car. Thank you.Sanela , February 2013
A very good car, economical comfortable, plenty head room and a super boot. I have told my husband he can buy one without even having me there so long as the colour is gold like we had from you. Will reccomend your site to all our friends many thanks pam & brianBrian And Pam , February 2013
I was very happy with the service and the staff very friendlyPaul , February 2013
Very friendly lady, fast, efficient. No worries at all. Good car and cheap price.Steve , February 2013
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Melbourne is Australiaís eclectic creative hub. Enjoyment of the cityís famous culture can be found in many ways, from alfresco eating in fabulous laneways to wandering through wine vineyards and everything in between. Feel free to download our 12 Hours in Melbourne guide for more information.
Donít forget to check out these guides offering things to do, places to see, musicals and much more when youíre in Melbourne!
Whatís On in the City of Melbourne:
All About Melbourne: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/
Everything Melbourne: http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Oceania/Australia/MELBOURNE
Thinking of Discovering More Than Melbourne Alone?
Do you want to visit more of Victoria? Then, why not check out our Victoria Itineraries which include driving trips along the south coast of Australia, the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Road and even the penguins on Phillip Island.
If youíd like to know the distances between Australian cities, then check out our Driving Distances guide to help you calculate your trip.
Check out our Top 10 Car Hire Tips when renting a car in Australia. If itís your first time driving in Australia, then there are definitely a few things you should know before travelling. Knowing about driving at night, parking, and speed limits are some of the things that can alter your trip if you werenít aware of them beforehand. See our Driving Tips for Australia guide for more info.
Do you ever feel that youíre running out of time? Making use of toll roads can help you save much needed time. There are two major toll roads in Melbourne: EastLink and CityLink and these can be utilised to create an easier and more pleasant trip, saving you time that can be better used enjoying everything the city of Melbourne has to offer. Check out our guide on How to Pay Your Toll for help and information.
There are plenty of airport parking options to choose from at Melbourne airport including express, short term, business, multi-level long term, long term, and ring and ride. For more information on airport parking, visit this airport parking page.
Top 5 places you must see when visiting Melbourne and Melbourne Airport:
- Donít forget to check out the city, which has plenty to offer! There are many attractions ranging from museums to zoos as well as spectacular beaches and markets.
- Horseshoe Bend Farm
- Located just 20 minutes from the city, enjoy rural Australia where everyone can have fun! It is a popular destination for visitors of all ages.
- Fastrack Racing Melbourne
- Have you ever wondered what itís like to drive a V8 Race car? Then definitely check this place out. Not only will you get to drive the car but you will also meet an instructor, who is either a current or past racer.
- Melbourne Planetarium
- Here you can admire the wonders of astronomy regardless of the time of day or of the weather. Donít forget to check out the shows and discovery centre while youíre there
- Luna Park
- This park offers the best of both worlds: amusements and sensations! Thereís definitely a ride for everyone from the jaw dropping thrill rides to the exhilarating rides.
Hotels and Accommodation
While on holiday in Melbourne, most accommodation can be found in the city. There is a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from that will suit any budget.
Melbourne Locality Tips:
Melbourne is on the Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT + 11 hours. Daylight savings time becomes active in the first week of October and ends in the first week of April each year. This is true for the entire state of Victoria.
About Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport Shuttle Pickup Info
Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine is split up into four terminals and with over 16 million annual visitors, it can get busy. Renting a vehicle with Alpha Car Hire Melbourne Airport is a convenient and affordable option to save the stress of the airport hustle and bustle.
We are located off airport, so you donít pay any extra rental fees and our free shuttle service saves you the massive taxi fare. Once you've arrived, don't forget to give our rental staff a quick call to meet our free shuttle bus at the Melbourne Airport Pickup Point
You will receive a new car at a great price, with no hidden costs every time you rent with Alpha! Car Hire Melbourne is your ticket to travelling Victoria your way.
Car Rental in Melbourne
Whilst on holiday, donít be restricted on what to do and where to go by only catching public transport or tours! Alpha Car Hire offers you the freedom on what you want to see while you are on holiday and we take the stress out of using a rental. With our affordable rental rates on new vehicles, upfront terms, free online quotes and rental staff that aim to please, there are so many reasons to rent through Alpha!
There is a range of vehicles to suit your needs and budget from a small economic run about car, to a luxury SUV great for long drives such as the Great Ocean Road. All our vehicles are less than 12 months old and regularly maintained. Car hire Melbourne in style and peace of mind.
Whether you are staying in or around the city a rental car will come in handy to ensure you see the very best of Melbourne.
Things to see
If you are staying near the Tullamarine Airport, make sure to check out Taylorís Lakes shopping centre which made it to the list of biggest shopping retailers in Australia. There is also Moonee Ponds nearby which has the Clocktown Centre, Moonee Valley Racecourse and Puckle Street has a variety of cafes and shops.
Flemington is a short drive from the Tullamarine Airport and has an active calendar during the Spring Carnival, hosting many events at the racecourse. Ascotvale hosts the annual International Coffee Expo through May which is a popular event with over 230 exhibitors and attracts 4,600 visitors.
Melbourne car hire is the best way to see these fabulous locations, putting you in control of your trip.
A Melbourne Toll pass will cover you for any tolls you pass through on East Link and City Link whilst you are on your holiday. You can buy these online or at local service stations. It's a great way to avoid unexpected rental costs and makes your Melbourne car hire stress free.