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Cheap Car Hire in Melbourne from R598

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Melbourne with a pick-up date of 23/6 and drop-off date of 25/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Melbourne?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Melbourne and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

January

R698

February

R809

March

R956

April

R809

May

R698

June

R754

July

R827

August

R772

September

R754

October

R790

November

R790

December

R1 048

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Melbourne is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Melbourne

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Melbourne and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

In Melbourne, there are 126 active hire locations from 44 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Melbourne in the past week - currently priced from R788/day. View deals for one car type available to hire in this destination:

Compact

Compact

Full-size

Full-size

R1 212+

Compare available car types for rental in Melbourne

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Melbourne to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Small cars

R354 - R1 126

All Car Types

R561 - R1 144

To hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of R557/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia (~R354/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R1 126/day). In fact, June is about 37% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, renting a small car saves you 28% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Melbourne small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of R610/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia (~R431/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R1 064/day). In fact, August is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, renting a medium car saves you 21% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of R718/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia (~R748/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 762/day). In fact, June is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, renting a large car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of R817/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia (~R618/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 546/day). In fact, July is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, renting a SUV is 6% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota Corolla QuestR788/day
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Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla CrossR1 158/day
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Toyota Corolla Cross

Top rental agencies in Melbourne

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Melbourne known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Melbourne. Reviews were last updated on 24 May 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Melbourne, including Dollar, Ace Rental Cars and Budget in Melbourne. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Dollar

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

6,0

Ace Rental Cars

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,6

Comfort

9,4

Overall

9,4

Pick-up/drop-off

9,4

Value

8,8

Budget

8,7
Very Good
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,2

Comfort

9,3

Overall

8,7

Pick-up/drop-off

8,6

Value

8,3

Hertz

8,6
Very Good
14 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,7

Comfort

9,3

Overall

8,6

Pick-up/drop-off

8,4

Value

8,2

Thrifty

7,0
Good
11 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Overall

7,0

Pick-up/drop-off

7,6

Value

7,0

East Coast Car Rentals

7,0
Good
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,5

Comfort

6,5

Overall

7,0

Pick-up/drop-off

7,0

Value

7,0

Firefly

6,6
Okay
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

7,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,0

Value

6,0

Avis

6,6
Okay
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,8

Comfort

6,8

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

7,4

Value

6,8

Best Melbourne car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Melbourne. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Melbourne with an average daily rate of R973. Data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Melbourne. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Toyota Corolla QuestR788/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest
Toyota Corolla CrossR1 158/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla Cross

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Melbourne, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 May 2024.
  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Melbourne?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Melbourne from the following companies over the past two weeks: Apex (R788/day), keddy by Europcar (R1 158/day), and Alamo (R1 212/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Melbourne?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Dollar (10,0 rating), Ace Rental Cars (9,6 rating) and Budget (9,5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Melbourne.

  • What are petrol prices like in Melbourne?

    The average price of petrol in Melbourne is R21,52/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R968 and R1 399 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Melbourne for a week from Apex?

    Apex is one of the most popular car hire companies in Melbourne, offering car hire for around R4 256 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Melbourne for the best price?

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 29% on a hire car in Melbourne. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Melbourne?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Melbourne check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much is a car hire in Melbourne for a weekend?

    R0 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Melbourne, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Melbourne, then opt for a Compact hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of June, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as R0/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Melbourne?

    The most popular car to hire while in Melbourne is the MG 3, which is a Mini vehicle.

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Small car hires in Melbourne

Find small car hire deals in Melbourne from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Melbourne cost an average of R1 051 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Chevrolet SparkR598/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet SparkR1 264/day
2
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A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Suzuki CelerioR1 293/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Celerio

Van hires in Melbourne

Find people carrier hire deals in Melbourne from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Melbourne cost an average of R2 478 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
In terms of van hires in Melbourne, these are some of the best options we've found at this time. If you're not finding the right deal for your van hire, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Toyota AvanzaR2 478/day
5
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A/C
Toyota Avanza

Car hires by fuel type in Melbourne

Browse car hires by fuel type in Melbourne. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Melbourne. Deals were last updated on 24 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Melbourne. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (R56+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Melbourne
Hire a car at one of these airports in the Melbourne area

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