There is no better way to see everything Melbourne has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your upcoming trip to Australia even more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
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With all there is to do and see in and around Melbourne, you'll be wanting to take in more than the block your hotel is on during your trip. Whether you are wanting to try that latest restaurant across town or see some of the best local favorites, you'll want your own auto to see and do as much as possible while on your vacation. No matter what you end up doing in Melbourne, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having access to your auto is key.
We work with the top car rental businesses. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the cheapest price. Started in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for customers.
What you need to know for the road
How do I get a Melbourne Budget car rental at a great rate?
We try to get you the best price, whether you reserve your vehicle. But getting your car ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Melbourne?
Make sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Melbourne's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Melbourne is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policies to find out what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Melbourne?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Melbourne. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Melbourne trip can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Australia?
In Australia you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip to Melbourne. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?
We advise a full tank policy. You should receive your car with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back to Budget.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Melbourne?
Melbourne definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Melbourne.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at a different location. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Melbourne, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Australia, you can leave wherever you like, without having to wait for the bus or signal for a cab.
Before your next holiday, book your Budget Melbourne rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the streets in Melbourne, Australia.