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Essendon Airport, just over eight miles from Melbourne's central business district, once welcomed Queen Elizabeth II, the Beatles and former American president Lyndon B Johnson during its 20 years as the main airport for Australia's second biggest city, Melbourne. Although Tullamarine Airport is now Melbourne's principal passenger airport, Essendon Airport remains a busy corporate and general aviation facility.
Essendon Airport facilities
Car hire in Essendon Airport is among the few remaining amenities at this airport, which houses the Airways Museum and Civil Aviation Historical Society, which is dedicated to preserving Australia's civil aviation history. The airport's remaining commercial flights include Sharp Airlines flights to Hamilton, Flinders Island and Portland as well as Alliance Airlines flights to Orange and Brisbane. Neighbouring Essendon Fields boasts more than 146 shops.
Essendon Airport excursions
The northwest suburb of Essendon is minutes from most Melbourne attractions, but car rental in Essendon Airport is most beneficial for exploring beyond the central business district. It takes no more than one hour to drive to the Yarra Valley wine region, Mount Donna Buang and the Mornington Peninsula. The community of Werribee is best known for its open range zoo and historic mansion. Two especially scenic drives are Port Phillip Bay and the legendary Great Ocean Road.
Best time to visit
Essendon, like other parts of Melbourne, enjoys four distinct seasons and less rainfall than Brisbane or Sydney. Autumn brings with it dry March thunderstorms, which follow the hottest months of January and February, but autumn weather becomes more pleasant in April and May. Skies are foggy and winds are light in winter. Spring, from September to November, is another pleasant season in which to visit.
Car rental in Essendon Airport
The Calder and Tullamarine motorways intersect at Essendon Airport. Compare car hire before you land here for the best online deals. Melbourne city centre driving can be confusing, especially during prime rush hours and at intersections, where hook turns must be made to accommodate tram tracks. A fully electronic toll way connects the Monash, Tullamarine and Westgate motorways.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).