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My experience with Alpha, previously smile, has been a very, very pleasant one. I would not hesitate to recommend them!

- Denise, July 2016

I thought the whole process was great and it was certainly cheaper than the 'big name' car rental firms' quotes. Well done and I certainly plan to use Alpha again. And good luck with the integration of the smile group too!

- Jim, July 2016

Great service from the Brisbane Airport Team!

- Brad, July 2016

A great vehicle with fast no fuss experience. And loved the pick up drop off at the airport service. Fantastic.

- Glenn, July 2016


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Our Location
33 Catalina Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3043
Phone Numbers

03 8592 6377 - Local Number
1300 22 74 73 - Aust Free Call
0800 44 54 92 - NZ Free Call
+61 7 3088 2976 - Int'l Customers Call

Store Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sat - Sun 7:30am - 12:00pm

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.

Melbourne Airport

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 hire 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 practically brand new cars. So what are you waiting for, book a car hire in Melbourne Airport from Alpha! Your stress free trip in Melbourne starts today!

Free Shuttle Pick up Information

We have a free shuttle service that will take you from Tullamarine to our branch 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 our branch, our friendly Alpha staff will assist you to your cars and with your toll concerns, if you haven't gotten your passes yet.

Melbourne Airport

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:

All For Fashion Direct Factory Outlets

DFO South Wharf

20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006

For the serious shopper; the Direct Factory Outlets in South Wharf, Melbourne is the place to be. With over 120 local and international brands available, you'll have a myriad of stores to shop around in. Go gaga over amazing fashion for discounted prices, only a stone's throw away from the city centre.

Hours of shopping can be tiring so just head out to the DFO food court whenever you feel like your stomach's starting to grumble. Whether you're craving for coffee, cake, a quick snack, or even a heavier meal; the food outlets will have something for you.

If you're with your little ones, all toilet areas offer separate rooms for privacy. Each of the parents' rooms have changing tables for an easy diaper change and microwave ovens to warm the bottles. There's plenty of parking in the DFO so you don't need to worry about taking public transportation with two armfuls of shopping bags.

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Balloon Flights Over Melbourne

Balloon Flights Over Melbourne

123 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

See stunning panoramic views of Victoria's Capital with Balloon Flights Over Melbourne. Watch as the capital wakes from its serene slumber to transform into a bustling metropolis, all with a spectacular view of the Melbourne sunrise. Take photographs of landmarks, stunning parks, gardens, and beaches from your own bird's eye view. Enrich your experience as Chris Shorten, the Chief Pilot, shares his experience and knowledge about flying balloons over the city.

After your adventure in the skies, it's time to reward your courage with a luxurious private dining experience at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne with a five-star champagne breakfast.

Glide through the skies with Balloon Flights Over Melbourne. Ask for the special offer code available when you make your booking with Alpha Car Hire. Receive a $20/Adult discount off Balloon Flights Over Melbourne's advertised rate.

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Phillip Island

Phillip Island

Phillip Island Cowes, Australlia

Escape the hustle and bustle of the metropolis and enjoy the serene flora and fauna of Phillip Island. Waddle on to the wild side in Penguin Parade; let the little ones feed the koalas in the Koala Conservation Centre; get a taste of the country life and bond with the farm animals in Churchill Island; and explore the fantastic scenery of the coastline from the cliff top boardwalks of the Nobbies Centre.

For the side of you that thinks outdoor activities and motorsports are sexy, head out to the Phillip Island Circuit to satisfy your need for speed. They have everything from F1 Triathlons to custom car shows, to car and motorcycle races, to even family events like go-karting.

Enjoy the spectacular views around the island, meet the quirky animals in the centres, and get together with racers and enthusiasts around the world. Head out to Phillip Island for a fantastic escape.

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Flemington Racecourse

Flemington Racecourse

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.

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Melbourne Arts Centre

Arts Centre Melbourne

100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Witness the best of local and international performing arts in the busiest performing arts centre in Australia. Discover the centre's arts and cultural history by taking part of one of its guided tours. Bring a part of Melbourne's inspiring art with you as you shop around the Arts Centre Sunday Market. Get a taste of Victoria's finest as the most talented local artists and producers showcase everything from handcrafted goods to freshly made delicacies.

From operas to musicals, to plays, to ballets, to dramas, to festivals, to every other avenue for showcasing culture and arts; The Arts Centre Melbourne will have something for you to enjoy.

To get the show schedules and for more information, you can check out

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Visit Watergardens Town Centre

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.

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St. Kilda Beach

St. Kilda Beach

St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia

A short distance from the city stands one of the most picturesque parts of Melbourne. Bask in the Melbourne sun and get that perfect tan as you play a game of beach volleyball, swim in the seas, or even just laze around on the beach and read a book. Work on that beach body as you jog, cycle, or rollerblade around the foreshore. Stroll along the pier and meet the penguins, nestled in between the rocks. Satisfy that thrill-seeking side of you and try windsurfing, sailing, or other water sport activities.

Whether you want to be in, on, or even under the sea, St Kilda Beach has something for you. Head over to Melbourne's favourite beachside suburb to have some fun in the sun.

Find out about all the exciting things that you can see and do when you visit St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne.

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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!