NATIONAL Car Rental at Melbourne Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental at Melbourne Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Melbourne Airport
Car Hire Companies at Melbourne Airport

NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is one of Australia’s largest international airports, and is located approximately 23 km, or 14 miles from the city center of Melbourne. On average, the airport handles 32 million passengers per year. The busiest route traveled is to Sydney Airport, the largest in Australia. Melbourne Airport is also well known as the Tullamarine Airport, due to its location nearby this suburb, and has the official airport code of MEL. Passengers arriving at the airport will find a number of car hire companies available, including National Car Hire. National is a respected rental company, with competitive rental rates for all their vehicles.

National has over fifty years of experience in the car hire industry, and has mainly aimed their services at the frequent airport business traveler. Therefore, over their years of service, National has played an important role in pioneering the corporate-account business, and was also the company to first introduce a comprehensive frequent-renter program. This program is Emerald Club, and is still enjoyed today by many of National’s customers who are interested in saving time and money when they need to rent a car. Although National has many corporate clients, they are also a company that provides a range of vehicles suitable for families on holidays in all locations of the world.

At Melbourne Airport, National is available for direct rentals, or their website can be used to make an advanced reservation. This is highly recommended at busy airports such as Melbourne. The desks of the car rental companies are found in the terminal buildings, or on the ground floor of the short-term parking lot of the airport. Both locations are within easy walking distance from where you will need to collect your baggage. The rented cars are also parked nearby. Simply take your driver’s license and credit card to National in order to collect your vehicle. Before driving away however, ensure that you are happy with the workings of your vehicle, and have the emergency numbers to contact should an accident or breakdown occur. The motorway known as the CityLink is the fastest connection between the airport and Melbourne city.

The primary renter at National will need to be at least 21 years of age in order to hire a car from the majority of vehicle categories, and will also need to have held a valid local drivers license for at least a year prior to the rental date. Most local driving licenses are accepted provided that they are written in English, but it is best to confirm with National if an International Driving Permit will be required for your rental. An IDP is acquired in your country of residence and is a document that is only used as a translation of your local drivers license. It cannot be used as a license on its own. Primary renters will need a major credit card for payment of the rental contract, although certain car hire companies at Melbourne Airport also accept debit card payments. In this case, National will hold the amount owed for the car until the car is returned. National will then release any amount that is left over.

While arranging your vehicle, ensure that you request a baby seat or satellite navigation system if they are required, and inform National if you are expecting to return the vehicle to a different rental location. This is referred to as a one way hire, and may incur additional charges if the vehicle is delivered to another city or town other than the one from where it was collected. A one way hire from Melbourne Airport is most convenient for customers who are not planning to drive back to the airport. From National, hand controls for disabled drivers may be available, but should always be requested in advance. Hand controls are most useful for drivers with a lower limb deficiency, as they operate the accelerator and brake pedals of an automatic vehicle. However, a disabled person who is unable to drive a vehicle may still be the primary renter, and pay for the period of car hire with his/her credit card, by appointing a designated driver with a valid drivers license. No charges are applicable for this service.

Passengers requiring Melbourne Airport car hire have a wide range of vehicle categories from which to choose at National, and will certainly find the ideal car for their business or holiday trip in Australia. Groups of travelers who need a van seating up to twelve people can hire the Toyota Commuter, or single drivers and couples can simply rent the smaller Hyundai Getz found in the Economy and Compact categories. The Getz in the Compact vehicle class has an automatic transmission. Mid-size vehicles include the Skoda Octavia, and Full-size vehicles are similar to the Toyota Camry. Families may also enjoy the Toyota Kluger 3.5, with power steering, airbags, ABS brakes and space for at least four large luggage items.

Specialty vehicles from National include the SUV's similar to the Nissan X-Trail 4x4 and Nissan Patrol, while Premium and Luxury vehicles are ideal for more prestigious occasions, for example, the Audi A6 and Audi A4 Avant 1.8. The majority of vehicles offered by National at Melbourne Airport have an automatic transmission, and come with many desirable features. They are also only of the latest models, and in good mechanical condition.

National, at Melbourne Airport, can be contacted for all further enquiries.

Address: Melbourne Airport (MELT01)
Serviced by Europcar
All Terminals, Melbourne Airport
Tullamarine, VIC 3043

Telephone Number: +61 3 9335 1177

Fax Number: +61 (16) 0073541

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Melbourne Airport?

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Melbourne Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Melbourne Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 07:00 23:30
Tuesday 07:00 23:30
Wednesday 07:00 23:30
Thursday 07:00 23:30
Friday 07:00 23:30
Saturday 07:00 23:30
Sunday 07:00 23:30

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Melbourne Airport is located at:

National Emea Franchise


Tel: 393302314

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from National at Melbourne Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Melbourne Airport are:

What minivan rentals does National offer at Melbourne Airport?

What automatic car rentals does National offer at Melbourne Airport?

National offer the following automatic cars:

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Melbourne Airport?

Nearby NATIONAL Car Rental Pick-up and Drop-Off Locations

National at Melbourne Airport - Domestic Terminal

Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne, 3045, Vic, Victoria
+ 17 other companies...

0.78 KM


National at Melbourne - Downtown

244 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater, 3153, Vic, Victoria
+ 12 other companies...

14.50 KM


What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Melbourne Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Melbourne Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
2.14 AUD
Child toddler seat
2.14 AUD
2.14 AUD
Infant child seat
2.14 AUD
Snow chain set
13.00 AUD

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Melbourne Airport

National has 14 different types of vehicles from 17 manufacturers available to hire at Melbourne Airport.