- Prashanta, September 2016
Excellent customer service. Thank you Kim for all your assistance in so many ways.
- Colleen, September 2016
Good to deal with - will use again.
- Ivan, September 2016
Hi, we come to the Gold Coast often and we normally hire our rental from the airport with the major companies. This was my first time we hired from you and found it to be excellent, your staff was very helpful and friendly. Looking forward to doing business with you in the near future in Coolangatta or Brisbane. Regards paul formica
- Paul, August 2016
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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 you are ready to explore Melbourne, Alpha Car Hire is affordable and convenient.
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the airport and make your way to Victoria’s capital, with a cheap and comfortable rental car from Alpha. No need to worry about expensive cab fares or trying to catch an Uber with hundreds of others at the Airport. Enjoy an easy car rental experience that includes a FREE shuttle ride from the terminal to our depot and back, where our friendly staff will help you pick up your vehicle. You get to spend less on 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 high quality rental cars. So what are you waiting for? Book a car hire in Melbourne Airport service from Alpha! Your stress free trip in Melbourne starts today!
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 at 03 8592 6377 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.
While a lot of the hotels in Melbourne can be costly, there is a wide variety of Melbourne accommodation options that can suit any budget. Glam it up in a snazzy 3, 4, or 5 star hotel. Enjoy spectacular views of the sparkling sea and shore in a fancy beachside apartment. Have a romantic weekend at a cozy bed and breakfast. Meet the most interesting people in a backpacker & hostel. Go on a frugal adventure in a comfortable but budget motel. Not sure where you're staying? Check out our Melbourne Accommodation Guide.
Melbourne has several toll roads to reduce overall travel time and keep you out of the city traffic. Take note that Victoria no longer has manual toll points where you can pay with cash. To avoid any hassle procuring your own toll pass, take note that each rental car from Alpha is fitted with its own Etag with its integrated RMS Tolling Solution. For more information, check out our post on the RMS Tolling Solutions with Alpha.
Taking toll roads will reduce your travel time and fuel consumption, but remember that nothing in life is free. Each toll point will charge you ranging from $1.34 to $7.53, with some routes crossing multiple toll points along the way.
Melbourne Toll Roads include:
Remember to pay your toll fees on time! If you don't, you'll be spending for what could've been additional meals or shopping money for penalties. Yikes!
With over 42,000 parking spaces around the city, finding a street parking space for your car is actually quite easy. It's all a matter of knowing the parking regulations around the city and understanding the parking signs in Australia.
Public carparks in Melbourne are even easier to find. Of course, they can get quite expensive. If you're going to park your car the entire day (whether on street parking or a public carpark), make sure to find out which spaces have fee caps. Depending on price, you may be able to save on paying for a 4 hour cap than for paying per hour for a space. Here are some of the car parks around Melbourne.
Before returning your Melbourne car rental to Alpha, you have to fill it up first! To make things easier for you, here are the petrol stations near the Tullamarine Airport and our depot.
In Melbourne, one road practice that tends to catch foreigners off guard is the Hook Turn. If you've ever encountered a sign which says “Right Turn From Left Only”, then you've seen an intersection which obligates drivers to do a hook turn. This sign basically tells you that you can only make a right turn from the left lane. It may sound a little confusing, but it's actually quite simple. Check out this How to Perform a Hook Turn video from VicRoads for further explanation.
How to perform a hook turn:
It can be quite intimidating the first couple of times but just pay attention to the cars around you and give it a go, it's easier than it looks!
Explore and enjoy everything the city has to offer in the comfort of a rental car. Book a car hire in Melbourne with Alpha and get the best deals. Remember, if you can find a better deal for the same car (with similar terms and conditions) and send us the quote and we will beat that price. Hire a car from Alpha today!