Rent a car in Clayton with Europcar
Clayton is a suburb of Melbourne, in the Victoria region of southern Australia. Pick up car hire in Clayton to discover Melbourne cultural offerings. An easy 30-minute drive into Melbourne, Clayton is a good base for exploring the Victoria area.
The Europcar car rental experience in Clayton
Whether you need a compact two-seater or people mover, we have the car hire to suit your needs. Small parties can choose from car rentals including Hyundai I20 and Toyota Corolla, whereas Toyota Kluger and Mitsubishi Outlander are great options for families or bigger parties.
If you need to move heavier or bigger loads, there is also van hire and ute rentals available. Whenever and however you want to travel, Europcar has you covered. If you need to pick up and drop your hire car in different stations - no problem. Our car hire is available for short and long rental periods.
Driving in Clayton
Renting a car in Australia means you need a valid international driving permit plus a valid driver’s licence issued from your country of residence.
The Australian speed limit differs between the Northern and Southern Territory. In Victoria, the maximum speed limit on motorways is 110 km/h. On single-carriageway it is 100 km/h, whereas in built-up areas it lowers to 50 km/h and 40 km/h near schools.
In the city centre, traffic is particularly busy during the week between 7am to 9am and again from 5pm to 7pm.
The Clayton area is residential with on-street parking enforced Monday to Friday and on Saturdays.
In Australia, there are several motorway tolls. Most of these use an electronic system so you have to buy an e-tag pass in advance or you can pay online up to 3 days after you have passed through the toll.
Be aware that road travel outside of cities is hazardous. There are long stretches of remote or rural areas, so make sure you stop at rest stops - they are every 80-100 kilometres on motorways and roads. Check the weather before you travel, dramatic conditions like flooding, bushfires and high winds can seriously affect your driving. If you are planning to drive ‘off-road’ or travel through mountainous areas, consider renting a 4X4 rental car in Clayton.
Discover Clayton and surroundings by car
Clayton is a half an hour drive from the buzz of Melbourne (24 kilometres), and there is plenty to fill your time there, from the Melbourne Zoo (the oldest in Australia) to the Botanic Gardens (a 94-acre green space) - both great ways to get back to nature without leaving the city.
If you fancy hitting the open road, visit the beautiful Yarra Ranges (144 kilometres), a national park with some great driving routes - an area ideal for seeing by car. Take a picnic and dive deep into the heart of the rainforest on a trail or reach the Mount Donna Buang Summit which has panoramic views over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley.
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Earn points each time you rent and get a free weekend of car hire on us. Join Privilege, the free Europcar loyalty scheme with 4 tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. The more you rent, the more points you get. Every time you move up a tier level, you get a weekend of car hire on us. Our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our customers.
Clayton is a great base for being close to Melbourne but far enough away to head off into the Victoria countryside. because of its proximity to Brisbane. Melbourne is the culture and sports capital of Australia and has a ton of cool and diverse things to do. Discover that famous Aussie atmosphere at a cricket game in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and browse the different hipster bars and shops of Fitzroy and South Yarra, eat your way around the world at the famous Victoria Street.
Families with small children will love the Puffing Billy steam train experience, a superbly preserved steam train which takes you through the lush rainforest. A short half an hour drive from Clayton, the train goes through the Dandenong Ranges and gives a fascinating insight into Victorisan history. A unique day out for all the family, get there and back safely and easily with your Europcar rental car.
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