Car Hire Adelaide to Melbourne
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Cheap One Way Rentals in Australia
Want to make the drive from Adelaide to Melbourne? Try out this easy to use car hire comparison tool to find cheap one-way rentals from Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Redspot.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Distance from Adelaide to Melbourne
Q: How far is it from Adelaide to Melbourne?
A: It’s 725 km or about an 8 hours’ drive taking the A8 Western Highway. If you’d like to take the Great Ocean Road however be prepared for over 900 kilometres of driving which will usually take at least around 11 or 12 hours behind the wheel – plus breaks and time you want to spend on sight-seeing.
Views of the Otways, driving to Lorne.
Photo: Alan Lam
Q: Are there additional fees for one way car rental?
A: All prices listed on our site include one-way fees (if any) imposed by the rental car provider. There are no hidden fees and a break-down is often available at the end of your booking process (depending on supplier).
Popular One-Way Routes
Other popular routes around Australia include:
Sydney to Melbourne
Canberra to Sydney
Brisbane to Sydney
Adelaide to Alice Springs
Adelaide to Brisbane
The Loch Ard Gorge along the Great Ocead Road. A few minutes drive from the Twelve Apostles.
Photo: Hadi Zaher
Photo (top of page) of Great Ocean Road: Larry W. Lo