Rent a car or van at Melbourne City with Europcar
If you can’t wait to explore the historical, lively and multicultural city of Melbourne at your own pace, why not pick up a hire car and be on your way in no time? There’s so much to see and do throughout Victoria’s coastal capital and beyond with our fleet of new, comfortable and reliable hire cars designed to get you from A to B with ease.
You’ll find our Europcar Melbourne City rental station in the heart of the city on Franklin Street, just a stone’s throw from top local attractions.
The Europcar car hire experience at Melbourne City
Whether you want to tour the city or hit the Great Ocean Road, we have a hire car to suit your needs. From the compact Hyundai 120 to the full-size Toyota Camry you won’t be short of choice with family-friendly 4x4s such as the Mitsubishi Pajero sure to catch your attention. What’s more, if you want to add a touch of class to your trip, how about a head-turning BMW 640I convertible or a smooth, sleek and sophisticated Mercedes-Benz E200?
As well as cars, we also have a fleet of vans to suit your needs. Ideal for relocation tasks and commercial purposes, you can browse top models from well-known marques including Mitsubishi, Renault and Holden.
Discover Melbourne and surroundings by car
Nestled on the banks for the Yarra River, Marvellous Melbourne (as it was affectionately referred to during the Gold Rush of the 1850s) is a lively, fun and cosmopolitan city seeped in history. With a hire car, you can explore all the best attractions at your leisure with top spots including Federation Square which hosts over 2000 events a year and houses the Ian Potter Gallery (which pays homage to Australian art) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
If you want to be in the heart of the action, head to Southbank promenade which is lined with restaurants, bars and cafes and a host of street entertainers. Here, you’ll also find the Arts Centre Melbourne which is the largest performing arts centre in Australia easily recognisable by its towering spire. The National Gallery of Victoria is also unforgettable and then there’s the Melbourne Museum with highlights including the Aboriginal Museum and the extensive parklands.
Travelling as a family? Then Melbourne Zoo is also a highlight or you might decide to take a cruise along the Yarra River. The options are endless, but if you want to venture out of the city, how about taking the Great Ocean Road – an Australian National Heritage site which stretches 243 kilometres along the south-east coast? Along the way, look out for the famous limestone stacks known as the Twelve Apostles and treat yourself to a stop off at one of the many beautiful surf beaches such as Bells Beach.
Driving in Melbourne City
When driving around Melbourne and throughout the rest of Australia, stay on the left hand side of the road unless you are overtaking. While Melbourne is arguably one of the most liveable cities in the world, you need to be alert when driving around due to the numerous tram lines and hook turn intersections which pop up throughout the city. Melbourne is also dotted with traffic cameras meaning if you’re snapped speeding or jumping a red light you’re likely to be fined.
Rush hour traffic is to be avoided if possible. Commuter traffic is busiest between 7-9 in the morning and 5-7 in the evening. Saturday is also on the busy side, so leave extra time for your journey. Roads such as the CityLink toll road make getting around easier and link the city to travel hubs such as Melbourne Airport – although bear in mind that you will need to pay a small fee.
On-street parking is available throughout Melbourne, or you may prefer to use one of the designated parking buildings. A good option if you’re driving into the city is to park at Crown Casino.