Car Hire at Albury Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to canoe Australia’s longest river, shop ‘til you drop in Melbourne or surf the powder on the mountains Down Under, you can find the best car hire at Albury Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Albury Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Albury Airport: Avis, Budget, Thrifty and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Albury Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an APCO petrol station located just an eight minute drive from the airport. Head northeast on Airport Drive, taking a right onto Riverina Highway, then right onto Drome Street. Take a right onto Mate Street and left on to Logan Road where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Albury Airport
Albury Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The Hume Highway is the most direct main road taking six hours to reach Sydney and three hours to reach Melbourne from Albury.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Albury Airport.
This stunning spot in north east Victoria is the go-to place for skiers and snowboards in Australia. Yes, even in Australia there is snow in the mountains in winter and when there is, locals descend on the country’s only ‘ski in, ski out’ village. Stunning views, perfect powder, luxury spa hotel and hectares of skiable terrain make Falls Creek so popular. But, it’s not just for winter! In the summer, Falls Creek becomes an outdoor playground of walking, canoeing, cycling, festivals and climbing.
Falls Creek is just under two hours drive by car from Albury Airport. Simply follow Airport Drive to Riverina Highway B58 and merge with the M31. Take the B400 exit to Tallangatta and stay on the B400 until you get the C531. From there, follow signs to Falls Creek.
Edgy, bohemian, artistic, cosmopolitan, cultured, laid-back and fun-loving are just a few words to describe Melbourne. Loved the world over, this city has it all; sun, sea, sand and a city that buzzes with life. Winding alleys hide hip rooftop bars and cool clubs, health food shops, outdoor markets and smoothie bars, restaurants serving cuisine from around the world and some ultra-contemporary art. Sports fans will love the hockey, rugby, tennis and car racing while outdoor types can head straight for tranquil St Kilda beach for water sports of their choice.
The drive to Melbourne from Albury Airport is just over 3 hours. From the airport, take the Riverina B58 Highway and then get on the M31, signposted for Melbourne. Merge onto the M80 and come off at exit 13S for the suburbs. Get on to the Route 50 toll road and follow this to Melbourne.
Home to Australia’s longest river, there are plenty of idyllic walks, hikes, canoe trips and cycle trails in Albury. However, as well as natural beauty Albury boasts everything from horse racing, farmers markets and vineyards to historic architecture, theatre and a great shopping district. If you want to get away from big, brash, showy cities, Albury makes a blissful change of pace.
It takes just 10 minutes to reach the centre of Albury from the airport. Simply take the Riverina Highway, turn left onto Young Street then right onto Dean Street. There is a range of parking n Albany from open air car parks street parking. Nearly all the attractions, national parks and hotels in Albany provide parking –some free, some charge a small fee.