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Melbourne car rentals

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Melbourne

  • There are some important things to consider when it comes to making a decision about your Melbourne car rental. While this beautiful Florida coast town does have some public transportation, visitors should look into some of the local attractions that can only be accessed by a rental car. For example, Melbourne visitors are a short car ride from the Brevard Zoo and the Treetop Trail Aerial Adventures. This zoo boasts some treetop explorations with ziplines that would entertain all age groups. A rental car in Melbourne opens up short trips to beautiful spots like Paradise Beach, Whickham Park, and the Andretti Thrill Park.
  • Visitors who fly into Melbourne will arrive at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport. The car rental kiosks are located inside the terminal, conveniently by the baggage claim areas. The airport provides access to popular car rental companies, including Hertz, Alamo, Budget, and Enterprise. There is no need to travel from the terminal to get your rental vehicle because the rental car parking lot is just outside the airport.
  • One of the main hazards of driving in Melbourne is becoming distracted by the gorgeous vistas. Drivers should ensure that they are vigilant in avoiding the distractions of the scenery while at the wheel. Sometimes Melbourne has congested traffic during rush hour. From 7am to 9:30am, traffic can be crowded. The same situation is true from 4:30pm to 7pm. Some roads during rush hour that travelers should avoid are Lipscomb Street and Minton Road. If you’re on a schedule or trying to catch a flight, keep this in mind.
  • One aspect of visiting beach communities that should be known is that drivers should not drive their rental cars in the sand. Unless the vehicle is equipped with four-wheel drive, the car will quickly become stuck. Then, the renter may have to pay for a tow. Melbourne also is a victim of hurricanes during the hurricane season. Travelers should be aware that this area can become affected by tropical storms, where caution must be taken while driving in extremely wet conditions.
  • Book your rental car in Melbourne at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Melbourne car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Melbourne 
Verified travelerApr 2024
I'm very satisfied with the service I received in Melbourne. The staff was friendly and helpful with pick up and drop off.
Verified travelerJan 2024
Have insurance ready and know if you are going to go through tolls. I paid for daily tolls and only went through one day
Verified travelerOct 2023
Bit unusual driving on the other side of road. But you get used to it . The only thing different in usa is that most red lights you are allowed to turn right on . Apart from that easy and drivers very patient .
Verified travelerJul 2023
Try calling ahead o ensure the car you want is actually available. Avoid tolls if you can, very difficult to understand, as is parking....many different systems depending where you go

FAQs about renting a car in Melbourne

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

    When considering the ideal option of your car rental in Melbourne, it is important to consider what needs you have and what kind of experience you are looking for. Melbourne has beautiful coastal roads, some areas of heavy traffic, and crowded beaches. Travelers would do well to focus on a comfortable full-sized car. The car will not be too big or bulky to navigate in unknown areas. Also, a full-sized car allows for a comfortable interior and smoother driving experience down the Florida coast. If you’re traveling to Melbourne on vacation and you’re looking to drive in style, consider renting a convertible with an automatic roof to enjoy the sun and fresh air.

  • What’s the speed limit in Melbourne?

    Drivers can expect to drive 30mph in residential, business, and municipal traffic areas. School zones drop down to 20mph. Drivers on interstates, highways, and freeways in the area should expect speed limits of 55 to 70mph. Drivers should be cautious for radar speed limit signs and some traffic lights equipped cameras near the city center and close to the airport.

  • Where are the best places to park in Melbourne?

    Visitors should be prepared to spend a few dollars for parking while in Melbourne. This is especially true if visiting downtown or some of the beaches. Downtown Melbourne provides some on-street parking on New Haven Avenue, and there are multiple public parking garages sprinkled throughout the downtown area. However, many locations offer free parking as well. Several of the beaches provide free parking centers too. However, these areas are extremely popular, and it can be challenging to find a spot.

  • What is the best rental car company in Melbourne?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Melbourne is Budget (6.5, 79 reviews).

  • How much is gas price in Melbourne?

    The average gas price in Melbourne is ₪13.88 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪166 and ₪222, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Melbourne?

    Standard (Mazda CX-5 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Melbourne.

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

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

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

    A Standard car rental in Melbourne costs ₪130 per day, on average.

Melbourne car rental reviews and directory

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.2

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Melbourne

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Locations in Melbourne

1 Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 768 7578

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1700 W New Haven Ave

+1 321 726 9845

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
No cars were available to rent regardless the full prepayment

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Hassle free and affordable

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff was awful and I was unable to rent a car and had to go somewhere else!!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff called to make sure that I was still arriving late, then stayed until I arrived (probably an hour after he was scheduled to leave).

Cons:

Nothing

4.4 Mediocre

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The guy in Melbourne was not customer friendly. Couldn't give me an idea where the car was in the mall parking lot. The parking lot couldn't find the car and finally said he couldn't speak English. I wandered around a mall parking lot for 15 minutes pushing the lock door button to hear a chirp.

Cons:

The car was dirty and dusty. Had paint left off the rear driver window. Was left off from an auction???

8.0 Very good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff member—Frederick

1 out of 9

Budget

6.5

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.2

2 locations in Melbourne

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Locations in Melbourne

1 Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 951 4809

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1700 W New Haven Ave

+1 321 727 8056

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
They did not have the car size I reserved but did give me a nice upgrade. The car was filthy and the gas tank was not filled. So I probably spent more on gas with the bigger vehicle due to a lower mileage rating but have to admit it was comfortable. Return was awful, they advertised online on their website that the office was open at 11:00 but the store the office was in did not open until 12:00 so I was stuck waiting an hour for the store to open to get access to the rental counter. When the attendant was questioned about that he said “well, I was here, take it up with the store”. And no, don’t ask, the drop box was inside the store too so that was not an option. If you were to ask if I would rent from Budget again, possibly, but not from this location.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
everything was great, except for pick up. the service desk informed me that because my reservation was made for 2pm pick up time and I arrived at 110pm, the car was in the back of the lot and was not ready. I felt lucky to get the car at 139pm but it came only after being persistent. I felt like they were doing me a favor rather than providing great customer service. and the car had not been washed in days

8.0 Very good

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The Corolla was ok. But I reserved a step up

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Very easy process. Price worthy.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
I had to return a day early but did not get a credit back. Not a good way to do business

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2024

KAYAK
The car i made a reservation for was not what i received. Pickup/drop off easy and price was great! Staff not pleasant

1 out of 19

Alamo

9.2

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.8

One location in Melbourne

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 844 891 0544

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Great service from desks at both locations. Under extreme weather conditions the went out of their way

6.0 Okay

Sep 2022

KAYAK
We have used Alamo many times prior to this visit and to be honest was disappointed. we hired a Chevy Tahoe, but was allocated a Nissan Amada on arrival, The car was not in the cleanest condition, but after a long flight we didn't want to make any fuss. soon after we noticed other faults with the car in terms of drive quality and performance. We will likely return to Alamo again but will take greater care with car we are allocated

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Excellent rental company, easy check in and out. Jeff gets a special mention as he is very accommodating and gives excellent customer service - a credit to the company.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The customer service was great. A very pleasant helpful staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing suv, would rent again! Professional staff on both ends. The experience was incredible.

Cons:

No negative comments at all.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was a 2017 Camry . It was a great driving car. Service was speedy and efficient . I would definitely recommend them.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.8

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.8

2 locations in Melbourne

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 833 747 0861

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920 Harbor City Blvd

+1 321 676 2426

Monday08:00 - 23:59
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was not ready in Melbourne. I called an hour before I arrived to make sure the car was ready, so our friends did not have to wait for us. Once we got to the car lot we wait an hour for the car to be cleaned. We were on VACATION not watching a car get cleaned lesson.

8.0 Very good

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff all very nice and good price.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

not a thing. Great experience.

4.8 Mediocre

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The pick up was very nice, the drop off was a nightmare

Cons:

Clear exact information on the rental.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The car was not what I wanted . There was no washer fluid in the car .

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
I don’t know what could have been better because it took me where I needed to go without any incidents. It could be better if I didn’t have to drive myself.

1 out of 3

Hertz

7.0

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.7

4 locations in Melbourne

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 321 723 0315

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1111 General Aviation Dr

+1 321 727 8484

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140 N Harbor City Blvd

+1 321 723 4257

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1401 General Aviation

+1 321 255 7111

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great

Cons:

Don't change a thing

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and informative.

Cons:

I tried calling multiple locations to exchange my rental for another one because I had a nail in the tire and other problems and no one answered nor anyone called me back, 1 location was the wrong number, please have your locations update their locations and phone numbers. Picking up my rental was not clean and smelled like smoke and dog.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Great Price for the weekend. Thanks.

2.0 Poor

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

They talked down to me and would not rest me a car I payed for and still have not got my money back! They ruined my vacation!!!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Super experience no problem smooth pick up and drop off but the depot we used was only open Monday to Friday 9-5 when Melbourne airport is now a. major destination from the uk our flight didn’t arrive till late Friday so could not get a car till Monday

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
They refused my booking closed the shop and left me and my wife in the pouring rain with no way to get a rental. I want a call ASAP

1 out of 5

Dollar

6.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.9

Value for money

6.9

One location in Melbourne

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One Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 725 5255

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Excellent

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
The Counter person "Sunny" was an absolute delight. The entire experience was excellent

2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
They were short on cars, but found one. Was happy to that point. But wouldn't accept our insurance. The online price ($11 a day, I think) would have been ok, but the only way I would have been allowed to rent at the desk was to purchase a $39 a day package. About 70% more than the base price for the car. Opted not to rent. Suggestion: If the customer does not opt for insurance online, allow them to enter their insurance company right then to see if it's approved. Sorry we couldn't do business.

7.6 Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The check-in was smooth and quick. Had no hassles about supplemental insurance. Be sure to use your credit card for the rental. Mine has secondary car rental insurance. Mostly pleased with the Nissan Altima. Had two small dents that were noted but there were other scratches and one dent that was not highlighted. We took pictures of the scratches and the dent. Drop-off was quick and easy.

Cons:

No obvious complaints. Price was more than I wanted to pay but competitive with other rental companies. Had a few extra expenses that blindsided me but cannot do anything about that. Final price was higher than expected by about fifty dollars.

4.4 Mediocre

Jul 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and worked with what they had, as it was not their fault personally.

Cons:

No one answers the phone - I tried calling multiple times for it to go to a voicemail. When I arrived initially to pick up my rental car I was informed there was only one vehicle available and it was a massive SUV (I called the day before the rental to confirm a smaller vehicle would be available and was told yes and I was all good to go). The woman then informed me there was multiple additional charges being added to the rental agreement. I also had an issue with the vehicle during my rental period and could not get a hold of anyone at the rental company, so I went to the location and saw the employees are just sitting there IGNORING the phone ringing on purpose.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

April was great and able to answer my questions about possible extending my rental. She even gave me her direct line if I needed to call.

Cons:

The airport (MLB, Melbourne, Florida) doesn't have the best layout regarding where the rental cars are. Not Dollars fault though!

1 out of 3

Thrifty

6.5

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.2

One location in Melbourne

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One Air Terminal Parkway

+1 321 727 8484

Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

According to my reservation it included unlimited miles. Upon arrival I was told I had a 150 mile limit and roughly $0.50 per mile. Wasted my time and didn’t get to my destination.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
I was happy with everything

2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
We had booked on line and selected Melbourne airport for pick up. They had no car for us as the booking was for Melbourne in Florida US and we were in Melbourne Australia

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental application process with Kayak was easy and clear.

Cons:

They didn’t Have a car in the class I had rented. It was smaller a significantly more uncomfortable and unsafe.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything went great!

Cons:

Keep-up the good work

5.2 Fair

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Long wait to get car/keys. Overcharged and charged for services not used or agreed to.

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Melbourne

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy

+1 844 891 0545

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Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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Terminal Buildings, Melbourne, Victoria

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AutoEurope

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Orlando Melbourne International Airport

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Sunnycars

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1 Air Terminal Parkway

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VIPCars Recommendation

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1 Air Terminal Pkwy, Melbourne, , USA Florida

+1 914 368 0091

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