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Budget Car Rental Melbourne CBD

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
Nov 7 (Melbourne Cup Day): 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Trading Hours Tulla

20.7 kilometres away

Sydney Airport

Phone Number

+61 2 8355 1933 – Local Number

Business Hours

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

867 kilometres away

Gold Coast

Phone Number

+61 7 5586 6900 – Local Number

Business Hours

Mon – Sun: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

1,677 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

1,690 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

1,777 kilometres away

Car Hire Melbourne CBD

Alpha Car Hire Melbourne City is dedicated to providing high-quality rental vehicles at incredibly reasonable pricing. Due to our proximity to important sites and thoroughfares, we are a handy alternative for guests and business travellers. From fuel-efficient compact cars to family SUVs, you can count on our budget car hire in Melbourne City to provide you with highly reliable vehicles and courteous service.

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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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Budget Car Rental Melbourne City

Whenever you need a cheap car rental in Melbourne City, our team is just a phone call away. Alternatively, you can book your Alpha Car Hire Melbourne City through the form above, and we’ll get back to you shortly with your confirmation.

Affordable Car Rental Melbourne CBD

Your budget car rental in Melbourne City will suit all needs and preferences.

Car Hire Melbourne CBD

Melbourne’s business and financial centre is the central business district (CBD). It includes the region between Flinders Street and Queen Victoria Market and the area between Victoria and Latrobe streets. The CBD is home to various retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourism, and entertainment institutions that are open 24 hours a day to serve a diverse range of residents, workers, and visitors.

It is home to Melbourne’s famous passageways and arcades, as well as five of Australia’s six tallest buildings and a unique blend of contemporary and Victorian architecture. It has just been named a “City of Literature” by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, alongside New York City and Berlin, as one of the world’s top street art meccas.

Places to Visit with your Car Hire in Melbourne City

Alexandra Gardens

The Alexandra Gardens connect Kings Domain, the Domain Parklands, and the Royal Botanic Gardens on the Yarra River’s south bank. The most famous element of the gardens first set out in 1904, is the row of antique rowing boathouses that border the Yarra River.

Palm trees, decorative shrubs, and tree-lined avenues join with the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the garden’s star-shaped garden bed is supposed to reflect Australia’s Federation. Melburnians frequent the gardens’ riverfront barbecues for family outings, outdoor office Christmas parties, and Moomba celebrations.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

ACMI (previously Australian Centre for the Moving Image) celebrates the wonder and power of the world’s most democratic art form, cultivating the next generation of producers, players, and observers in Melbourne’s Fed Square. The stories, technology, and artists that shape our shared screen culture are explored through ACMI’s colourful calendar of exhibitions, screenings, commissions, festivals, and industry and education initiatives.


Chinatown is a well-known and distinctive Melbourne neighbourhood that dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s. Melbourne’s Chinatown is the world’s oldest continuous Chinese settlement. The major emphasis of Chinatown is around Little Bourke Street, which is connected to Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street through alleyways.

Birrarung Mar

Birrarung Marr is a city park on the Yarra River’s north bank, adjacent to Federation Square. It was established in 2002 as a gathering space for the community to celebrate public events, significant events, and festivals. The park’s name derives from the Wurundjeri language, where ‘birrarung’ means ‘river of mists’ and ‘marr’ means ‘side.’

The Birrarung Wilam Aboriginal art exhibit, which celebrates the richness of Victoria’s indigenous culture, is located in the park. A winding route honours the eel’s importance as a traditional food source, while a semicircle of metal shields depicts each of the Kulin Nation’s five tribes.

Deborah Halpern’s two-headed Angel sculpture and the Federation Bells, an installation of 39 upturned bells that sound out three times daily with different compositions, are among the other highlights. The William Barak pedestrian bridge in the park connects directly to the MCG.

Federation Square

Explore galleries and installations of international renown. A wide variety of foods and beverages are available. Year after year, Melburnians are enthralled by thrilling, extraordinary events. Fed Square is far from square.

Fed Square has seen over 100 million visitors since its inception in 2002, earning it the title of 6th Best Public Square in the World.

Car Rental Melbourne CBD


+61 3 8592 6377 – Local Number


Mon to Fri: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat to Sun: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Nov 7 (Melbourne Cup Day): 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Trading Hours Tulla

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 applicable cancellation fees. We do not charge cancellation fees for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours before pickup. Otherwise, for cancellations within or less than 48 hours of pickup, a fixed $75 cancellation fee will be applicable.

We charge a full day’s fee if the vehicle is returned 2 hours beyond the drop-off time.
For example, if a full-day rental is from 8:00 am to 8:00 am the next day, and you use the vehicle from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the next day, you exceed the 2-hour limit. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer service team.

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, South Yarra, St. Kilda, Geelong, Ballarat, Dandenong, Southbank, Point Cook, Cranbourne, Fitzroy, Carlton, and Bendigo.

What Our Customers Say About Us

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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