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Travellers slugged 29% extra on car rentals at Aussie airports

May 6, 2016 Motoring No Comments Email Email

Aussie airports are notorious for exorbitant fees. Whether it’s parking or public transport station access, consumers pay a premium for airport services and it’s no different when it comes to hiring a rental car.

In fact, travellers are being slugged an airport premium of up to 29 per cent by traditional car rental companies.

DriveMyCar, Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental platform, has waged a war on exorbitant car rental prices, and has now expanded its popular services to one of Australia’s busiest airports – Melbourne (Tullamarine) – offering rates significantly lower than traditional rental companies:

Company           

Car

Daily Rate       

Days       

Total          

DriveMyCar

Intermediate (Nissan Pulsar)

$27.57

4

$110.28

Thrifty

Compact (Toyota Corolla)

$46.25

4

$185.00

Redspot

Intermediate (Nissan Pulsar)

$47.26

4

$189.04

Avis

Intermediate (Toyota Corolla)

$52.03

4

$208.10

Budget

Standard (Nissan Pulsar)

$52.75

4

$210.99

Hertz

Intermediate (Toyota Corolla)

$56.27

4

$225.06

Europcar

Standard (Toyota Corolla)

$66.36

4

$265.42

[Prices accurate at May 3 2016. Click here for 7 and 10 day price comparisons] 
Following similar successful roll-outs in Sydney in Brisbane Airports last year, local and international travellers can now benefit from the sharing economy and rent quality cars at prices much lower than traditional rental companies with the added convenience of pick up from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.
Together with Easy Airport Parking, DriveMyCar provides a number of benefits for those picking up or dropping off at Melbourne Airport, including:

  1. Pick up and return services available from 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week

  2. A free shuttle service operating between Easy Airport Parking and Tullamarine Airport

  3. Rent vehicles from 4 to 365 days

Since 2010, DriveMyCar has has paid out $5 million to Aussie car owners who use the platform to rent out their private vehicles, helping them make extra money from their underutilised vehicles. The proliferation of DriveMyCar, which is used by more than 26,000 members around Australia,is a sign that people are ditching traditional car rental companies and turning to the sharing economy to find a more affordable and superior experience.

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