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Cheap Car Hire in Melbourne from $39

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
11 Dec — 18 Dec
Driver's age: 26-65
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Melbourne car rentals in 2023

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Melbourne. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 4 December 2023.

Most popular company

BARGAINCAR

Price of petrol per litre

$1.89

Average price per day

$39

Cheapest price per day

$25

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 4 December 2023.

January

$80

February

$85

March

$93

April

$93

May

$69

June

$70

July

$75

August

$69

September

$67

October

$70

November

$69

December

$101

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Melbourne is September. 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 4 December 2023.

There are 41 hire agencies servicing Melbourne. These agencies, altogether, have 124 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Melbourne with prices from $39 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in Melbourne:

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 4 December 2023.

Small cars

$54 - $92

All Car Types

$87 - $124

To hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $72/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Melbourne, Australia (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$92/day). In fact, September is about 27% 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, hiring a small car saves you 34% 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 $81/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Melbourne, Australia (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$114/day). In fact, August is about 18% 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, hiring a medium car saves you 26% 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 medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $115/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Melbourne, Australia (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$150/day). In fact, June is about 28% 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, hiring a large car 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. Here are the best Melbourne large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $94/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Melbourne, Australia (~$73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$140/day). In fact, November is about 24% 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, hiring a SUV saves you 13% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $136/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a van in Melbourne, Australia (~$113/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$179/day). In fact, October is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a van is 21% 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.

To hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $127/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Melbourne, Australia (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$317/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a pickup truck is 15% 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.

To hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia, you would pay an average price of $139/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Melbourne, Australia (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$200/day). In fact, January is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Melbourne. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Melbourne, hiring a luxury car is 22% 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 Yaris$39/day
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Toyota Auris$42/day
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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 4 December 2023.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Melbourne, including Alpha, Ace Rental Cars and Budget. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Melbourne, including Alpha, Ace Rental Cars and Budget.

Alpha

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Ace Rental Cars

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

8.6

Budget

8.4
Very Good
4 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.0

Hertz

8.3
Very Good
13 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.6

East Coast Car Rentals

8.0
Very Good
4 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.7

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

7.7
Good
7 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

8.0

Europcar

7.3
Good
5 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.5

Avis

7.0
Good
5 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.0

Best Melbourne car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Melbourne. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Melbourne with an average daily rate of $52. Data was last updated on 4 December 2023.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Melbourne. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Melbourne, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 4 December 2023.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Melbourne?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $62/day when booking a car hire in Melbourne. The absolute best deal a user found was for $40/day from CarHood, booked on Jul. 28.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Melbourne?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Melbourne from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bargain Car Rentals ($39/day), East Coast Car Rentals ($45/day), and GREEN MOTION ($46/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alpha (10.0 rating), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (10.0 rating) and Ace Rental Cars (9.6 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 $1.89/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $85 and $122 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Europcar offers hire cars in Melbourne for about $424 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 26% 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?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Melbourne it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Melbourne for a month?

The average cost of a car rental in Melbourne for a month is $1,816. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

For a weekend car hire in Melbourne, you can expect the average price to be around $63. Usually a Economy hire in Melbourne is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Economy for January, it will cost approximately $64 per day.

What car do most people hire in Melbourne?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Intermediate (Hyundai Kona) in Melbourne, making it the most popular option.

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