One way Car hire Melbourne to Sydney

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At Car hire Bookings we offer a variety of one way car hire whether thats for business trip or just holidays.On such a long trip even though car hire companies normally keep there fleet of car in good shape..things can go wrong,so its important to know who does road side assist and if its free and included in the price.

Because a lot of the tourist attractions are of the tared rd its good to check with you hire company if driving on dirt rd is cover under your insurance.You may incur a extra fee.

Two itineraries on travelling from Melbourne to Sydney:

Melbourne to Sydney via Hume highway

Now that you have decide to go on this trip.There are three routes that are quite popular.The quickest root is strait up the Hume highway .Follo this link from Melbourne on how to get to the Hume Highway. The Hume is also knows as M31.

The distance is 844 and about 8 and half hours of driving time.This trip follows the foot hills of the Great Dividing Range.This trip can be done in a day with part of the highway allowing 110 klm speeds.A lot of the highway is three carriages wide. The half way point would be Albury  NSW.   

Which would be a good place to stop for lunch and have a rest.Then continue on your journey.Though you cant see much from the highway your travel takes you pass the Alpine mountains of Victoria and NSW.aT yASS YOU MIGHT WANT TO TURN OFF AND VISIT Canberra the national capital of Australia,which is only 60 klm and aproxximately 1 hours drive.

Melbourne to Sydney via coast.

Distance is 1,032 km and approx 12 hours of driving.

Leaving Melbourne you travel along the Princess highway basically all the way to Sydney.There are however many variations to take that are quite scenic.One you reach Pakenham you can turn of to Koo Wee Rup and take the M420 this follows the outline of the Western Port Bay.You can regoin the South East Gippland Highway at Foster. Following this rd you can then make a right hand turn at Stratford and continue following the coat till you come out at Bairnsdale.To get back on the coast drive you take the Princess highway .Probabaly a good place to stay over night is Orbost

On the next moring your journey to follow the coast is quite easy just follow the Princess Hwy till you reach Sydney.

Do i need excess insurance on a car hire from Melbourne to Sydney.


Its not a easy answer ,but things to take into account driving in Australia there are really no fences to stop animal froms wondering on to the road.The main danger tends to be Kangaroos.And when your driving in more lush areas you might come across wombats and also kangaroos.

The worst time of the day to drive would be a dusk and through the night.This is when the animals start feeding.



Who Does one way car hire from Melbourne to Sydney

A one way car hire fee may apply and thuis could be from $150 to $280.The hiring trick would be to find a car going back to Sydney so you dont have to pay the surcharge.At car hire bookings we make that easy.

  • East Coast  Car Hire 
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Thrifty 
  • Budget
  • Europcar

Are one way car trips more expensive:

To answer that question i would have to say most of the time the answer is yes. Thats because the vehicle will have to go back to the original place of hire.

Types of Cars Available

Popular Destinations

Surfers Paradise



Alice Springs

Byron Bay



Frequently Asked Questions

  • To book your car,  you will need  a credit or debit card for the main driver.A security deposit for the car in case of accident(often $1000). (Some companies don’t accept debit card)
  • Your voucher  to show that you’ve paid for the car.
  • Each driver’s full, valid driving licence, which they’ve held for at least 12 months (often 24),P platers are general a extra charge or not accepted.
  • A passport for international visitors and any other ID the car hire company needs to see.
  • Its important that you read the condition and terms of your rental so as to fulfill the requirements.

For most car hire companies, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years old. If you’re under 25 or over 70, you might have to pay an additional fee.

Generally speaking all fees are included in the rental.But you may of over looked some things then additional charges will apply.Driving off road, or above the snowline may incur extra charges.Fees are shown before you complete your booking.

Simply search the day or days you want to rent a car,from your search you will see the choice of cars available and from which supplier. You’ll be able to compare the price for types of cars that suite your needs.You can compare ratings,location nearest to you and most suitable cars for your trip.

You can change your booking online using the “Manage Booking”section. Simply login, using your  reservation number and email ID and make the changes you want to.

To cancel booking you will need to give notice within 48 hours notice of the rental date.Simple login to “Manage my booking” ,and no fees will apply.Fees apply after that time,see rental agreement.

A standard rental agreement,include Theft Protection, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), local taxes, airport surcharges and any road fees.This will vary from company to company.

This is a personal choice,but statically speaking hire cars have a higher incident rate.The excess insurance will cover (CDW)collision damage waiver excess which is normally $5000,theft insurance excess which is normally $5000.Some policies may cover towing and other damage.See term and conditions of your rental agreement to make your choice.

Car Hire Pricing Indication (Based on 5 day Rental)


hire car
$26.50 Per Day


rental car

$27.80 Per Day


rental Car

$25.90 Per Day

Surfers Paradise 


$29.20 Per Day

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