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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Clayton

  • If you hire an electric car during your time in Clayton, you’ll be glad to know that EV car charging stations are well distributed throughout the city and its environs. Chargefox EV charging stations in Clayton can be found along Research Way, Scenic Boulevard and Princes Highway. EVUp Charging Stations are located along Garden Road, Clayton South and Notting Hill. If you don’t want the hassle of driving your car to these charging stations, book your stay at a hotel that has on-site charging, like Nate's Place Backpackers Melbourne, St Kilda Hostel and Punthill Dandenong.
  • Car hire in Clayton is only available to drivers 21 years or older. Drivers aged 21-24 years are charged a daily underage surcharge and can only hire specific classes of vehicles. Clayton car hire companies require drivers to provide a valid driver's licence that’s been active for at least one year and a credit or debit card in their name. International travellers are required to have an International Driving Permit or an official translation of the licence, depending on their home country, as well as their passport.
  • Clayton is covered with streets and freeways that link to toll roads. If you plan on travelling to other cities and towns near Clayton, it’s highly likely that you will use the toll roads in Victoria, including the CityLink and EastLink, which both connect to the Monash Freeway. These toll roads are indicated with distinctive blue signs with yellow lettering and are paid electronically using tags and passes bought before you travel or up to 3 days after you travel on them. If you’re searching for cheap car hire in Clayton, confirm your company’s toll policy before booking.
  • Hire a car in Clayton to enjoy the ability to move around Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs in your own rhythm. Having a car will allow you to drive directly west towards beaches, such as Brighton and Black Rock, rather than catching a connection of buses or trains that journey in and out of the CBD. It requires roughly 1h 30min to reach the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk from Clayton by public transport; however, a car will get you there in about 30min. Likewise, the trip on public transport to Mornington is more than halved to approximately 45min driving a hire car from Clayton.
  • Hire company offices at Melbourne International Airport (MEL) are located in the car hire facility on the ground floor of the T123 Car Park. This can be easily reached with a short walk from all of the terminals. No shuttle bus is required as the vehicles are parked directly behind the reception offices. A hire car will make your trip from Melbourne International Airport to Clayton much smoother, as a taxi fare will cost about A$ 85 and the closest shuttle service drop off is in the CBD.
  • Cyclists are common in Clayton and surrounding suburbs so it is important to repeatedly check your side mirrors while driving. Always provide at least 1.5 m of space when passing bikes. Hook turns are common in central Melbourne and drivers must turn right from the left lane by waiting in the intersection until the lights turn amber. Be careful not to obstruct tram tracks and only cross them when intersections permit. Pedestrian traffic is heavy in certain areas of Clayton and it’s best to slowly reverse out of parks.
  • Traffic on the roads in Clayton is worst between 07:30–09:30 and 16:30–19:00. Congestion is particularly evident on Princes Hwy, heading west in the morning and east during the evening. Delays can also be expected along Centre Rd and at the Clayton Station level crossing.
  • Book your rental car in Clayton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Clayton are around 71% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Clayton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Clayton?

    Compact car models handle the traffic demands easily and can squeeze into smaller parking spaces in back streets. Economy hire cars also offer the cheapest prices and are great for exploring the Yarra Ranges with premium fuel efficiency. If you’re thinking about spending time at Mornington Peninsula beaches, a 4WD will let you pack all the equipment and supplies you’ll need.

  • What’s the speed limit in Clayton?

    The default limit is 50 km/h. Major arterial roads, including Centre Rd and Clayton Rd, are set at 60 km/h while Princes Hwy rises to 80 km/h. School zones are reduced to 40 km/h and are enforced between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00.

  • Where are the best places to park in Clayton?

    Free on-street parking is available along most major shopping areas, including Clayton Rd, restricted to 1h or 2h and unrestricted after 18:00. Monash Medical Centre offers 24h spaces for a flat daily rate of approximately A$ 25. Free parking can be found on Haughton Rd alongside Clayton Station, though spaces usually fill up early in the morning.

  • How much is gas price in Clayton?

    The average gas price in Clayton is ₪16.20 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪194 and ₪259, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Clayton?

    Intermediate (MG 5 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Clayton.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Clayton?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Clayton?

    An Intermediate car rental in Clayton costs ₪60 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Clayton?

    A Standard car rental in Clayton costs ₪65 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Clayton?

    A Compact car rental in Clayton costs ₪75 per day, on average.

  • What day trips can I take from Clayton?

    If you are done exploring the city and are looking for a change in scenery, use cheap car hire in Clayton to drive Northeast to Yarra Valley in less than an hour. Here, you can enjoy one of the world's premier wine-growing regions. Alternatively, drive for around 3 hours southwest of Clayton to Great Otway National Park, to tour and discover the colourful maritime history of Cape Otway Lightstation.

  • What are the child seat rules in Clayton?

    When driving a hire car in Clayton, your safety as well as that of other passengers is very important. In Clayton, children under four years are required to travel in a rear-facing or forward-facing child seat; those between four and seven years are required to travel in a forward-facing child seat or a booster seat; and those between seven and 16 years should use an adult seat belt or a booster seat.

Clayton car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in Clayton

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Cnr Princes Hwy & Mcnaughton

+61 3 9253 1533

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 15:30
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Thrifty

8.0

Very good

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

2 locations in Clayton

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2137 Princes Highway

+61 3 9253 1950

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

2211 Dandenong Road

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Europcar

8.0

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Cleanliness

10.0

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10.0

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8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Clayton

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2093-2097 Princes Hwy

+61 3 9540 0500

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Sixt

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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2137 Princes Highway

+61 3 9543 7288

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
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2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

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Customer service was terrible:( Staff handing over car was rude, bluffing about customer parking area on the street.

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Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Clayton

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2137 Princes Highway

+61 3 9253 1950

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Hertz

8.9

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2211 Dandenong Road

+61 3 9547 3555

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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Firefly

6.6

Okay

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One location in Clayton

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2211 Dandenong Road

+61 3 9547 3555

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

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2 locations in Clayton

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2093 - 2097 Princes Highway

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2093-2097 PRINCES HIGHWAY

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

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One location in Clayton

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2093/2097 Princes Hwy

+61 3 9540 0500

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Clayton

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2093-2097 Princess Highway

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2211 Dandenong Road

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5 travelers who rented a car in Clayton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Most popular car type

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