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Book Thrifty car rentals in Melbourne

Driver's age: 26-65
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Thrifty car rental prices in Melbourne

Suzuki Swift car
Suzuki Swift
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
₱2,387/day
Mazda CX-30 car
Mazda CX-30
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
M
₱3,003/day
Hyundai i30 car
Hyundai i30
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
₱2,719/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
M
₱3,871/day
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
₱4,057/day
Class Full-size Van car
Class Full-size Van
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
M
₱4,797/day
Mitsubishi L200/Triton car
Mitsubishi L200/Triton
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
2
2/4
M
₱3,954/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews for Thrifty in Melbourne

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall Rating6.6 OkayBased on 6 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Overall
6.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
8.0
Value for money
7.0

Recent reviews

Traveler rating
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2
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8.0
Ok, got delayed by 30mins picking up the car because a customer drove off with the keys for our car so we had to get another car, it was Abit annoying because we were late getting to where we were going but other than that it was okReviewed May 18 2024
review fromkayak
10.0
Shout out to William and the lady in the Franklin Street office; super-nice people and great service!Reviewed Mar 5 2024
review fromkayak
2.0
pickup people were great. Location was a bit out of the way but easily reachable on public transport. My huge problem is that we returned the car about 90 minutes over a 24 hour period so they charged us an extra day of rental (at half price) which I was ok with. What I was NOT ok with is that they also charged (full price) and additional day of ALL the fees--insurance, tax, one way drop off, administration recovery, Vehicle rego recovery, credit card surcharge and prepaid tolls. All these additional fees were over $100 extra. I was not told at either pickup or return that these fees were charged daily. When I contacted them they would not refund ANY of these fees, not even a 50% reduction. I had a rental from Hertz during the same vacation and picked up the car a day early and was only charged ONE day of all those fees (for a 4 day rental) I will NEVER EVER rent from Thrifty again--it was highway robbery how much they charged and now I have to get the credit card company involved and it's wasting a lot of my time. For approximately $100 they would have been able to have a reasonably satisfied customer, but they sure don't now!Reviewed Feb 20 2024
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Friendly service, clean modern car.Reviewed May 18 2021
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Easy rental in a foreign countryCons:My confirmation said Kluger but got smaller vehicle at check inReviewed Jul 17 2019
review fromkayak
8.0
Cons:I did not get a receipt via email yet. When I asked for it, they told me that I‘ll get it via email.Reviewed Jun 11 2019
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:This company has an attitude which I appreciate. Very service-oriented. Vehicle was great too. Real clean inside.Reviewed May 14 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Reserved a 8 seater suv but thrifty refuses to give a car that is 8 seater even after showing proof of reservation. Receptionist said kayak has different code and that my reservation is for 7 seater. I feel cheated. We were 8 ppl traveling from us and I needed exact 8 seats. Will never do business with them. I actually want my refund for inconvenience.Reviewed Jun 17 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Disappointed, terrible serviceCons:Disappointed about the service and staff here. 
I rent a car from 11:38 11/11/2016, for 4 days till 15/11/2016; then ask for 1 day extension till 16/11/2016 and did ask for return car late at 5pm on 16/11 instead of 12:00pm. A staff said it was fine and didn't mention anything about the charge we need to pay after 12:00pm. 
I returned a car at 5:00pm on 16/11/2016 and was charged for 2 days extension and was told because any hours after 12:00pm was considered 1 more day rental. Another thing is that there was a cratched in the car before i took. when i returned, the staff went straight away to the cratched and told me to be charged for that. But i took some photos before i took the car , i told them about that then he said it's ok. so terrible.Reviewed Nov 16 2016
review fromkayak

Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Melbourne?

Address

Shop 3/8 Franklin St

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 136139

Address

Arrival Drive

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Tuesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 01:0006:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Friday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 01:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00

Phone

+61 136139

Address

124 Thistlewaite St

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 136139

Address

128 Whitehall St

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Address

393 Bridge Rd

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Address

Melbourne Ap

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

Phone

+61 3 9241 6100

Address

408 Punt Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Address

423-425 Malvern Road

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 3 9699 7577

Address

99 Spencer St

Hours

Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 3 8661 6000

Address

166 Montague Street

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 3 9699 7577

Address

Melbourne Ap

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:30 - 20:00

Phone

+61 3 9241 6100

Good to know

Most popular location

Arrival Drive

Most popular car type

Compact

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Melbourne

  • Booking Thrifty car hire in Melbourne offers you an excellent means of transport for routine trips around Melbourne city. Rental vehicles will give you convenience and comfort as you adventure around the vast attractions in Melbourne. Driving around Melbourne with a Thrifty car allows you to explore the Australian city’s art centres and museums without having to worry about public transport schedules. You can drive to Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, where you will get to enjoy a serene scene. Further, you can enjoy a short drive from the city centre to sites like Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building, Captain Cook’s Cottage and take a cruise at Yarra River that will give you an unforgettable adventure. You can meet the animals at Melbourne Zoo if you love wild encounters.
  • Once you book your Thrifty car hire in Melbourne, you will be able to pick from a number of different models of cars, which will meet your needs in terms of affordability, the number of travellers and the amount of baggage you carry. This model includes Intermediate SUVs, suitable for groups of five with two or three large suitcases. Compact cars are the ideal travel means for tourists who will spend time driving in the city centre. Other vehicle types include vans, which are an excellent hire for those travelling in a group of at most nine adults.
  • Learning Melbourne’s road rules and regulations before driving is vital. You should drive your Thrifty hire car on the left-hand side of the road. Be sure to cruise slowly and keenly to prevent collisions with aggressive drivers, cyclists and jaywalking pedestrians. On major highways, you can reach a speed of 110 km/h, but around residential areas, you will have to reduce your rate to 50 km/h. Ensure all passengers have seat belts on and remember that using mobile phones and other electronic devices while driving is prohibited, and drunk driving is punishable. Also, if you are travelling with children, you must use appropriate seat restraints.
  • Melbourne city experiences heavy traffic. As the rush hour approaches, travellers will get traffic congestion. The Chandler Highway and the Burke Road between Monash Fly Way and Malvern Road are the most affected. The peak hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning and 4:00 to 6:00 in the evening. To escape the traffic, you can travel very early in the morning or very late in the evening. Also, you can schedule your plan to travel on weekends because there is less traffic. It would be best to try alternative roads and also ensure you use a GPS with live traffic updates during travel.
  • Book your rental car from Thrifty in Melbourne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty in Melbourne are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Melbourne

  • What are the car hire benefits offered by Thrifty car hire in Melbourne?

    Melbourne Thrifty car hire ensures that customers are satisfied and derive value for their money, as customers can choose from a fleet that fits all kinds of requirements. The Blue Chip Programme will give you 15% off every rental and get you moving faster because you won’t need to wait in any long queues.

  • What are the best places to park in Melbourne?

    If you book a Thrifty hire car in Melbourne, street parking is not always available in most city centre areas. However, you can take advantage of free parking at Fitzroy and Park St in Brunswick. Other parking areas include Galleria car park, Scots Church, Midcity Arcade, Grand Mercure and 350 Collins St car parks.

  • What is the best pick-up location for Thrifty car hire in Melbourne?

    If you book a Thrifty car hire in Melbourne, you will find Thrifty in the International Terminal building of Melbourne Airport. Here you can hire a car directly from Thrifty hire car counters, and the vehicle pick-up is near the terminal, which makes it very easy to book and collect your vehicle. For after-hours pick-up, you should communicate with the Thrifty branch in advance.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in Melbourne?

    Compact (Kia Stonic or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Melbourne.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in Melbourne?

    Thrifty has 11 rental locations in Melbourne. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Yes