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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Frankston

  • When you are visiting Frankston, consider getting a car to give you the liberty to visit the Mornington Peninsula in your own time. Cheap car hire in Frankston gives you the freedom to drive roughly half an hour south to Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove. Alternatively, you can drive about 1 hour and 16 minutes around Western Port Bay to Philip Island to see penguins or, if you prefer, to do some surfing. Hiring a car will also make it easy to get into Yarra Ranges National Park, which is around 2 hours away by road from Frankston.
  • If you have decided to hire an electric vehicle for your stay in Frankston, it is helpful to take note of charging stations in and around the town. It may be necessary to download an app to your phone to access the chargers and discover where they are located. In some cases, you may also be required to bring your own charging cable, so be sure to check with the car hire company when you collect your car. There are charging points at Bayside Entertainment Centre in Frankston, but your app will be able to point you to others if this is full.
  • Drink-driving laws in Victoria and across Australia are strict, and it is worth looking at these if you are considering Frankston car hire. The legal blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is 0.05% for fully licensed drivers of both motorcycles and cars, and the rule is also applicable to hire cars. Roadside breathalyser tests are common, so it’s advisable to keep your BAC below 0.05%, to avoid strict penalties. If you are caught drink-driving, you could stand to pay a substantial fine, have your licence taken away or, in extreme cases, you run the risk of being put into prison.
  • Car hire in Frankston is a great time-saving idea for those visiting; for example, driving to Frankston from Melbourne Airport (MEL) or Melbourne city can take half the time it would on public transit. Getting around Frankston and the surrounding area is also much easier to do with a car hire in Frankston, and if you’re planning to visit the national parks, it will be more comfortable and time saving to have your own transport.
  • Melbourne Airport has multiple car hire companies on site, located conveniently just across from T2 Terminal, International Departures and Arrivals. There are plenty of signs to direct you to the hire car offices. Most Frankston car hire companies offer a shuttle service to and from Melbourne Airport. Be sure to bring all relevant documentation, including confirmation of your reservation, your licence and a credit card in your name to cover the costs of your booking.
  • If you are from out of state or overseas, be aware that Victoria has some slightly different road rules, such as the hook turn, in which trams operate and you turn right from the left lane; bicycle and tram lanes have their own restrictions as well, so be sure to familiarise yourself with these types of intersections to avoid panic in an unfamiliar situation.
  • Frankston, Melbourne city, the roads in between and surrounding areas can all be affected by heavy traffic as a high population of locals travel to and from work or school. Weekdays will usually see peak hour at around 08:00 and again from 15:00-18:30. The weekends tend to see minimal delays. Weather and events can also affect travel, as rain can increase the risk of accidents on the road and events draw a large population to the area.
  • Book your car hire in Frankston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Frankston are around 15% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Frankston

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Frankston?

    If the purpose of your stay in Frankston is to adventure into the surrounding parks for hiking, camping or ventures to the islands, you may be best suited to an off-road vehicle as some roads are unsealed and best managed in a 4WD. If you’re more likely to spend time in the city, seeing the sights on foot, you may prefer a small compact vehicle for the busy streets and packed car parks.

  • What’s the speed limit in Frankston?

    Victoria’s speed limits vary often and quickly, so ensure that you are aware of the signs as you adventure with your Frankston car hire. Most central roads, including shopping centres, school areas or the CBD, have a limit of 40 km/h, while other residential or rural areas range from 50 km/h to 80 km/h. Most country roads have a limit of 100 km/h, with highways usually enforcing a maximum speed of 110 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Frankston?

    Car hire in Frankston is easy for parking. Most on-street parking is free, while some areas on the foreshore are paid. There are council-operated paid parking areas across Frankston, varying in time allocation and well signed. The centre also has multiple privately owned car parks with varying rates by hour or day. Melbourne city has many on- and off-street parking options, as well as privately operated car parks. There is generally no free parking in Melbourne city, but the rates are cheaper the farther out from the centre you go. Parking in suburbs outside of the city with free street parking and then catching the tram to the centre is usually a more cost-effective way to get around Melbourne’s parking issue.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Frankston?

    The average price of fuel in Frankston is £3.47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £42 and £55, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Frankston?

    Standard (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Frankston.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Melbourne airport include Bargain Car Rentals, Apex, Europcar, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Alamo, Hertz, Alpha, Thrifty and Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Melbourne airport (MEL)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Melbourne airport to off-airport locations include Bargain Car Rentals, Sixt, Europcar, JUCY, Ace Rental Cars, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Alpha and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Frankston?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Frankston?

    A Standard car hire in Frankston costs £31 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Frankston?

    An Economy car hire in Frankston costs £31 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Frankston?

    A Compact car hire in Frankston costs £33 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Frankston?

    Most car hire providers in Frankston offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Frankston, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What are the child car seat rules in Frankston?

    Babies and children between the ages of six months and four years are required, by Australian law, to be secured in an approved car seat. You should book this with your car hire company in advance when looking for cheap car hire in Frankston. The recommendations are for child car seats that face the rear of the car, or alternatively, you could have a seat that faces forwards, as long as it has its own harness.

  • What is the minimum age for car hire in Frankston?

    If you want to hire a car in Frankston, you will have to be over 21 years of age and have been in possession of a valid driving licence for at least a year. When you are booking cheap car hire in Frankston, it is advisable to enquire about added costs for drivers who are between 21 and 25 years old, as you may be required to pay these upon collection of your vehicle.

Frankston car hire reviews and directory

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Frankston

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158 Beach St

+61 3 9770 2999

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

47 Beach St

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Sixt

9.0

Wonderful

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8.0

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9.0

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8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Frankston

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158 Beach Street

+61 3 9770 2999

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

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158 Beach St

+61 3 9770 2999

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
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Budget

9.2

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121 Dandenong Rd East

+61 3 8781 8686

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
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Hertz

8.9

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47 Beach St

+61 3 9781 4266

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Avis

8.0

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51 Davey St

+61 3 9781 3322

Monday08:00 - 16:30
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Europcar

6.7

Okay

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120-124 Dandenong Road

+61 3 9770 1155

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Firefly

6.6

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47 Beach St

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

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120 - 124 Dandenong Road

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120-124 Dandenong Road

+61 397 701 155

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

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120-124 Dandenong Rd W

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
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Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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Sunnycars

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120-124 Dandenong Road

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47 Beach St

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Prestige Car Rental

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9 Carnoustie Court

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Prestige Rentals

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9 Carnoustie Court

+61 414 000 111

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Car hire insurance in Frankston

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Frankston car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Frankston.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Frankston car hire.