There is no better way to see everything Melbourne has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next vacation to Australia more enjoyable with a Thrifty rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With all there is to do in and around Melbourne, you'll want to take in more than just the area surrounding your hotel during your visit. Whether you are hoping to have dinner at that new cafe across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own car to explore as much as possible during your visit. Wherever you drive to in Melbourne, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your car is key.
We work with many of the top businesses, like Thrifty, because they are well-known for their track record in providing visitors with the best autos on the road. We can help your journey get off on the right foot.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Melbourne Thrifty car rental at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best price, whether you book. But getting ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. 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?
Be sure to present your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Melbourne?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Melbourne is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Thrifty's policy to find out if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Melbourne?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Melbourne. Economy or compact vehicles are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a sedan or SUV is going to have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Melbourne getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class 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 from Thrifty. Many of the major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Melbourne. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?
Thrifty does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your Thrifty rental with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Thrifty.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Melbourne definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities in Melbourne.
Does Melbourne Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Melbourne, having the keys to your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Australia, you can drive when you like, without trying to signal for a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.
Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Melbourne rent-a-car and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Melbourne, Australia.