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Cheap Car Hire Carlton

Nearby Locations

Melbourne Airport

Phone Number

+61 3 8592 6377 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

141 kilometres away

Sydney Airport

Phone Number

+61 2 8355 1933 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

825 kilometres away

Gold Coast

Phone Number

+61 7 5586 6900 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Sun: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

1,634 kilometres away

Brisbane Airport

Phone Number

+61 7 3062 7439 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

1,737 kilometres away

Sunshine Coast

Phone Number

+61 7 5370 2050 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:00PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00PM

1,838 kilometres away

Budget Car Rental Carlton

If you’re on the lookout for an affordable and dependable car rental service in Carlton, Victoria, you’ve come to the right place. Alpha Car Hire offers a wide range of late-model vehicles, ranging from fuel-efficient economy cars and compact cars, all the way to roomy SUVs and People Movers. Located near the airport and major thoroughfares, our service makes you skip long lines at airport car rentals and the constraints of taking public transportation. You’d also be pleased to know that we offer flexible payment options for our rentals – you can book today to secure the low price and pay later upon pickup. Plus, you are free to cancel anytime if your plans change.

Car Rentals

Our inexpensive pricing has never come at the expense of the quality of our rental cars.


With our strategic locations, you can get to where you need to be when you need to be.

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Our commitment to service will allow us to fulfil your needs and expectations consistently.


Extras like child seats and booster seats are available to make your travel safer and more convenient.

and Friendly

Our staff is always glad to assist you in making your journey easier and more enjoyable.


From free airport transfers to affordable add-on roadside assistance, your convenience is our priority.

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We have a dedicated car hire concierge service ready to take on all of your rental needs. If you wish to speak with a live representative about your rental options, to enquire about future prices or the current available deals, please remember that we are only one call away. Alternatively, you may proceed with booking your car online and select “Request a Call” as your payment type, and we’ll get in touch with you in a matter of minutes.

Car Rental Carlton

Your car hire in Carlton comes in a range of options to satisfy all of your transportation needs.

Carlton Car Rental Service: A Gateway to Melbourne's Experiences

Located in Victoria, Australia’s heartland, Bendigo is a vibrant city known for its bustling cultural scene and outdoor escapades. Alpha Car Hire makes exploring this remarkable city convenient with affordably-priced rental cars to match every travel style.

Epicurean Journey in Carlton

Carlton is a delight for food enthusiasts with its eateries showcasing an outstanding blend of world cuisine and local favourites. With Alpha Car Hire, explore the tasteful delights that Carlton has to offer without worrying about transportation. 

Begin your gastronomic exploration at “King & Godfree,” an acclaimed Italian café-grocer situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Lygon Street. It caters to your cravings for authentic Italian fare, from cheese platters to classic pizzas; making it a foodie paradise. 

Take a detour to “Tiamo,” another long-standing Italian establishment in Carlton, renowned for its pasta and coffee. Here, the homely ambience, coupled with the inviting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, earns it a special place in the heart of both locals and tourists. 

Looking to add a dash of sweetness to your culinary itinerary? “Brunetti” is the perfect spot. Known for its Italian pastries and desserts, Brunetti never fails to charm dessert lovers. Munch on crunchy cannoli while sipping on a cup of Italian-style coffee here.

Discover Carlton's Cultural Grandeur

Carlton offers its visitors much more than just culinary delights. As a cultural hub, this Melbourne suburb is teeming with museums, art galleries, and historical sites. 

Begin your cultural immersion at the “Melbourne Museum,” Australia’s largest public museum. This museum provides a wealth of knowledge about Australian natural history and cultural heritage through its numerous exhibitions and displays. 

“Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre” is another cultural beacon you shouldn’t miss. Located near Carlton, it showcases Australia’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Offering rotating exhibitions, this gallery is a vibrant platform for emerging and established artists.

Family Excursion in Carlton

With your affordable Alpha Car Hire, Carlton unveils a world of family-friendly activities and venues that promise an enjoyable day for all. 

The “Carlton Gardens,” home to the Melbourne Museum, also hosts the “Royal Exhibition Building,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the mesmerizing architectural design of this historical monument that dates back to the 19th century. The gardens surrounding the building are an ideal spot for family picnics and casual strolls. 

If the kids need some playtime, look no further than “Carlton Adventure Playground.” This outdoor playground, designed with an array of engaging structures, ensures an energizing day for the children.

Refreshing Outdoor Experiences

Carlton and nearby Melbourne areas are blessed with several green spaces, offering perfect spots for relaxation or a fun-filled day out. 

Take a leisure drive towards “Carlton Gardens” for a refreshing walk amidst nature. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some Australian wildlife. 

If you’re a sport enthusiast, make sure to check out “Princes Park.” It’s a large outdoor recreational area featuring an oval for Australian Rules Football, and plenty of space for jogging or leisurely strolls.

Experience Melbourne's Nightlife

With your Alpha Car Hire vehicle, you’ve got the freedom to experience Melbourne’s vibrant nightlife. Head to “Loop Roof,” a cocktail bar offering a magnificent skyline view of Melbourne. Its modern vibe paired with creative drinks make it a must-visit spot. 

For live music lovers, “The Toff in Town” is a trendy spot, presenting an eclectic mix of local and international acts. Serving distinctive cocktails and delicious Thai food, an evening here is guaranteed to create lifelong memories.

Best Explored with a Carlton Car Hire

With surprising adventures at every corner, Carlton is a destination that encapsulates the spirit of Australia effortlessly. Alpha Car Hire ensures your exploration of this Melbourne gem is hassle-free, reliable and cost-efficient. From fantastic food to cultural richness, convenient access to Melbourne’s nightlife, and child-friendly venues, Carlton delivers all. Step into your Alpha Car Hire vehicle today and let the Carlton journey begin!

Explore the Area with your Car Rental

Alpha Car Hire offers a wide range of vehicles for hire, ranging from fuel efficient economy cars and compact cars, all the way to family-sized SUVs and hybrid SUVs. Plus, with our multiple payment options and seamless booking process, you’re as good as there. Book your car rental with us today! 


+61 3 8592 6377 – Local Number


Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat to Sun : 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If your flight is running late or you are looking to pick up your hire car from Brisbane Airport outside our normal business hours we can help. We’ve got special instructions that make it super easy.
Give us a call to find out more.


You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

At the end of the reservation process, you will receive a “Reservation Confirmation” page with the reservation number highlighted. You will also receive a confirmation email containing the details of your reservation and collection procedure.

Extending the rental duration is possible at time of check out or during the rental itself. You will need to contact or come in person to the nearest location. The extension is subject to vehicle availability and extra payment.

Yes. Please contact our Reservations team and they will be more than happy to help. 1300 227 473 or NZ 0800 445 492

Yes, however, the person with the credit card must be on the Rental Contract as the main driver so they will need to have a current open driver’s licence written in English.

You may receive a refund of your booking fee, minus any cancellation fees that apply. Please note that it may take a few business days for a refund to appear in your account If you haven’t made a prepayment and planned to pay upon arrival, there will be no charge for canceling your booking.

If the vehicle is returned up to 1 hour late, one-third of the rental will be charged. If it is returned beyond two hours late, two-thirds of the rental will be charged. If returned three hours late or more, a full day’s rental is charged.

All vehicles are covered with 24-hour roadside assistance, provided by the relevant state automotive club. This includes all mechanical breakdowns. Roadside Assistance does not cover non-mechanical defects such as lost keys, keys locked in the vehicle, flat battery due to lights being left on etc. Costs charged can be obtained by contacting Customer Service on 1300 227 473.

All Alpha vehicles which are rented have comprehensive insurance with a standard liability that is applicable to renters that may be reduced with one of Alpha’s waiver options. For passenger vehicles (hatchbacks, sedans, family cars, SUVs, 8-seater vans and Utes) the standard liability is $4,400 for drivers over 21 years of age. For more information on our Standard Liability Protection Cover visit our Terms & Conditions.

What are the exclusions to liability waivers?

The following are not covered by the Total Protection Liability Waiver, Premium Protection Liability Waiver, or the Collision Damage Liability Waiver:

  • Reversing damage
  • Overhead damage
  • Undercarriage damage
  • Water damage
  • Hail damage
  • Negligence or Abuse

Please note that you will not have the benefit of Alpha’s insurance if the rental vehicle is driven on unsealed roads.

If you run a business with ongoing transportation needs, you know as well as anyone that handling maintenance, inventory and financing can be both an expense and a hassle. If you need to supplement your fleet for a short-term or longer term, our friendly team will happily provide a quote.

To help you explore more Victoria destinations during your holiday, you can rent a car from us if you’re looking to explore Melbourne, Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, St. Kilda, Geelong, Ballarat, Dandenong, Southbank, Point Cook, Cranbourne, Bendigo, and Fitzroy

What Our Customers Say About Us

stephen gibaudstephen gibaud
23:28 13 Feb 24
Awesome customer service. Great pricing
Mirek ZkiMirek Zki
00:21 13 Feb 24
fabienne brunfabienne brun
14:09 12 Feb 24
Car rental for 15 days at very good value for moneyComfortable car adapted to my needsSimple and effective procedures for collecting and returning the vehicleClose to the airportPractical!I recommend +++👍
Rares-Stefan SulitaRares-Stefan Sulita
03:00 12 Feb 24
Fast pickup from the airport and drop on the way back. The staff was friendly, the car was what was expected. Great experience and price.
Rob EdwardsRob Edwards
00:48 02 Feb 24
Alpha provides an excellent array of well-priced, high-quality vehicles for hire. Their service - from the airport shuttle right through the collection of the car - is efficient, friendly, and generally pleasant. On return, the efficiency is magnified, and the shuttle back to the airport is timely and comfortable. The quality of the end-to-end service is very high. I highly recommend Alpha if you ever need a car hire when flying in from Brisbane.
Fernando SánchezFernando Sánchez
00:25 30 Jan 24
My partner and I rented a car for five day in our stay in the Gold Coast and the price was really good and affordable. The process to pick up and dropp off the car were also really fast and easy, and the car that they gave us was beautiful and really easy to drive!Gonna choose Alpha Car next time for sure! =)
yves liawyves liaw
00:20 30 Jan 24
The car is very good and great value for money
Bastie ChakauyaBastie Chakauya
10:33 29 Jan 24
Ivana SeibtováIvana Seibtová
12:22 28 Jan 24
Super and pleasant customs officers.
Sumesh SwaminathanSumesh Swaminathan
09:44 28 Jan 24
Excellent service and the car I rented was value for money. But the car had fungus smell and the uplostry was dirty. Apart from these the car is good to drive with family members. I recommend this company for car hire. Hope they maintain the car with cleanliness and fungus smell removed before that hand over to customers.
Karla GalpinKarla Galpin
06:02 03 Jan 24
Edited: changing from1 star to 4 because despite the email support being next to nothing - when I picked up second car and the aircon didn’t work consistently I called and explained the intermittent problems and water dripping on my feet and they replaced it the same day. Did waste a half day for me driving there and back but they fixed the problem and that’s most importantI have one positive. The airport shuttle driver was fabulous. But that’s about where it stops.- online communication is extremely poor- car was filthy- car was not full of petrolDespite making contact 3 times about the state of the car and fuel my messages have been ignored. I have left the car far cleaner than when I received it so if their cleaning fee is charged I’ll be annoyed- the warnings about the cleaning fee are quite intense and definitely makes one feel paranoid and unable to enjoy their journeys.Price was okay. Until I extended by 15 hours or so and then completely unreasonable for a car I had had to get up to an acceptable cleaning level of my first day.Photos only a few examples. Unfortunate that I picked the car up in the dark so didn’t see til the morning. On my hire next week I’ll be looking closer for sure.Do not tell me that this is not the ALPHA way and the next customer will benefit. I’d like to know how I will be compensated. And clearly the next customer won’t benefit as I haven’t benefited from all the previous comments with similar complaints.
Rushdi RamliRushdi Ramli
07:12 24 Dec 23
Customer service is good. Picking up and returning of the car is hassle free. Car is relatively new and well maintained. Price is cheaper compared to other established companies. Shuttle service is efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Rented from 9th Dec toc 2023.
Alison WarneAlison Warne
01:27 04 Dec 23
The airport shuttle was efficient. There’s a free public phone at the international airport that you can use to call for it, and we waited about 10 minutes. The purple buses are easy to spot. When we returned the car at the end of the hire the shuttle went straight away.The car was a fairly basic model with 48k km on the clock but it did the job, and was clean and in good condition. Good value. I would use them again.
09:24 28 Nov 23
Efficient check out but they missed a few comments about what grade of fuel to use and to advise me about the tire pressure warning light. Also the fuel tank in my car was not full when I picked it up.
John RylandJohn Ryland
09:12 24 Jan 23
Good cars, excellent variety and keen rates. Easy website booking. Airport pick up and drop off very good. Good people to deal with. I’ve used these guys twice and will continue on every Brisbane visit.
Simon HogbenSimon Hogben
23:36 29 Nov 22
First time hire with Alpha and I must say it was great. Much better value than other hire companies. Was reticent about the off airport location but the shuttle was easy, virtually no waiting and drivers friendly and polite. Check-in and drop off very easy as well. Again, staff were great. Car clean and no problems.
Kieran SKieran S
00:18 10 Oct 22
I used Alpha 10 years back when they had just started out and loved their service back then, so when it came time to hire another car in Brisbane I sought them out. Super pleased to see their great work has paid off and they are now a massive company but have retained the small company service and vibe. Super friendly staff from the shuttle drivers, to front desk and phones. 0800 is answered quickly unlike others. Nice vehicles and great price. Will be back for sure.
Rustam GilyazovRustam Gilyazov
03:08 27 Sep 22
Great experience renting a truck (both times). In both cases - clean interior, runs well. Hydraulic lift, A/C, cruise control were in good working order. Booked and paid online, no hassle pickup and drop off, friendly staff. Also, great price on truck rental, looks like the best in the city. Don't forget to fill that tank when returning the vehicle.
Leonie NewtonLeonie Newton
05:11 31 Aug 22
The business is located in the perfect spot in Hendra and there is a service station only metres away, making it super easy to refuel just before returning the car. The staff are quick, friendly and efficient. The car I had was relatively new and in excellent condition (although it did need a more thorough clean, which could be due to my last minute booking). The shuttle bus runs regularly and the driver was extremely helpful and considerate. Overall, I was very happy with every aspect of my first experience with them. It won't be my last!
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