The Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the second busiest airport in Australia, and is also the third busiest in the Asia-Pacific region. When your airport is this massive and this popular, it indicates one thing when you land: hectic airport traffic.
Escape the stress and hassle of airport traffic and zoom straight to Victoria's posh capital, with a cheap and comfortable car hire from Alpha. You get to spend less for transportation and more for shopping and experiencing the sights and sounds of the most liveable city in the world. With our price beat guarantee, we promise to give you the best deals for reliable and practically brand new cars. Get instant access to the bustling city of Melbourne with our car hire Melbourne Airport service.
Get an easy car hire experience that includes free ride to our depot, where our friendly staff will help you pick up your vehicle. Forget the hassle of airport traffic and the expensive cab ride, and book a car rental in the Melbourne Airport service today!
Melbourne Airport Location
- Melbourne Airport:
- 33 Catalina Dr,
- Tullamarine VIC 3043
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I would like to say thank you for the way I was treated as a customer, on my arrival I was read threw everything nice and slow to assure me that I understood everything and wasnt made to feel like I was being rushed out the door without understanding everything (even though it was nearly 11.30pm). Also to keith our shuttle bus driver on our way back to the airport was a awesome guy and even gave us 4 dollars for a baggage trolley. Everyone one of your staff is awesome and I will recommend and use your services again in the future.Ricky , January 2013
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Strait forward and easy transaction with a minimum of fuss. By the way the shuttle was waiting for us when we got to the carpark so it was less than 10 minutes.Mick , January 2013
Your support staff were excellent better than I have experienced before and I am a seasoned traveler.Walter , January 2013
I was running late to return my car and get to my flight and one of your employees took me to the airport in record time to try to catch my flight. Although I missed it, I was very impressed by the personal and prompt service by Alpha car rental.Thankyou. I will look to use Alpha again. DianneDianne , January 2013
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Free Shuttle Pick up at Melbourne Airport
With only four terminals and over 16 million visitors per year, surely you can imagine how busy the Melbourne Airport can get. When you're just exhausted with negotiating with cabbies to lessen the expensive taxi fare, and the dizzying airport traffic becomes too much; we will deal with it all for you.
Save yourself from the stress of the hustle and bustle of the airport and save money with the Alpha Car Hire Melbourne Airport service. We have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the Tullamarine Airport and our site in Catalina Drive. Give us a quick call and we'll meet you at the pick up point, load in your bags, and deal with the traffic for you. As soon as you get to the Catalina site, our friendly Alpha staff will help you pick up your vehicle and assist you with your toll concerns, if you haven't gotten your passes yet.
Melbourne Locality Tip
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.
Nearby Attractions at the Melbourne Airport
The City of Melbourne is filled with art, culture, food, and genuine beauty. With such a strong economy, leisure and entertainment venues have boomed and blossomed across the capital. When you're in the airport and your options for leisure are virtually limitless, deciding where to go and what to do first can get a bit overwhelming. While you're figuring things out, here are a few places near the Tullamarine Airport you can go to:
Watergardens Town Centre
399 Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes, Victoria 3038
If your idea of great shopping is more relaxed and friendly rather than snooty and stiff, then one of the first places you should go to once you land is the Watergardens Town Centre. This massive shopping centre is surrounded by the suburban housing estates of Taylors Lakes, and is the focal point of this western suburb's community.
Forgot to bring a few essentials for your stay in this city? No worries. Apart from the countless fashion boutiques and department stores, the Watergardens Town Centre also has a supermarket. They even have a cinema, bowling centre, and laser skirmish where the kids can kill time while you're out shopping. When your feet get tired from walking and your stomach starts to grumble, head out to Station Streat and choose from the many restaurants, cafes, and even fast food chains available. You have a whole street of alfresco and indoor dining options to choose from. Let your cravings for the day decide where you'll eat.
If you're wondering about parking and fees: all 4700 of the Watergardens Town Centre's car parking spaces are absolutely free of charge. Just make sure that you check the signages for how long you can stay in a spot. The parking spaces vary from timed parking limits of 1 hour, 3 hours, and all day.
448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria 3031
Next to the Marybyrnong River is a track that is most known for hosting the Melbourne Cup. The Visit Flemington Racecourse is a horse race venue that is 1.27 square kilometers of Crown land.
Whether you're a lover of betting, horse racing, or even just horses in general; you'll love visiting Australia's greatest racecourse. Discover the history, heroes, and events that made Flemington a National Heritage and the Melbourne Cup "the race that stops a nation" with one of Flemington Heritage Centre's guided tours.
Follow your tour with a relaxing lunch, cold beer, and slush cocktails at the Headquarters Tavern. The tavern has a mouth-watering selection of entrees, mains, kid-friendly meals, and wines. They even have a daiquiri machine if you’re craving for a refreshing fruity drink with a kick. Make sure that you book a table before going to avoid disappointment.
Planning to go to a race but not sure where to start? Check out Flemington's New Racegoer's Guide for more information.
Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039
Watch, shop, stroll, eat; there's so much to do in Moonee Ponds. This well-established Melbourne suburb has a population of over 13,000, and many of the tourists who visit want to be a part of it.
Shop 'til you drop in the Central Shopping Centre. Read a book or go people watching, between sips of coffee in one of the quaint cafes along Puckle Street. Have a peaceful stroll and admire the public art pieces and picturesque gardens in Queens Park. Go Barefoot Bowling in the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club. Have a refreshing dip with the locals in the Queens Park Swimming Pool. Place your bets on a strong stallion in one of Moonee Valley Racecourse's horse races. Attend a convention or watch a show in the Clocktower Centre. That's not even all of it. There's so much more to do in the beautiful suburban Moonee Ponds, that you'll want to stay a little while longer.
For more information, go to travelvictoria.com.au/mooneeponds
For more information on Melbourne, city tolls, and some of the most popular attractions in the most liveable city in the world, check out our Melbourne page. For cheap car hire Melbourne Airport service with no hidden costs, book with Alpha Car Hire!