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The Spring Racing Carnival, culminating in The Melbourne Cup, is the highlight of the sporting and fashion calendar in 2021. It may not be a normal Melbourne cup in 2021 with Covid-Safe rules applying but you may still have travel plans and Diplomat can help get you there safely. As proud residents of Melbourne, the team at Diplomat Hire Cars have experienced many Melbourne Cup’s and understand what havoc this huge international event wreaks on the city of Melbourne. But have no travel fear, in 2021 we know the best way to get to the Melbourne Cup. Here’s a look at your options.

Travel by public transport is touted as the best solution each and every year, but we are doubtful. The crowds at Flinders Street Station alone are enough to make you break out in a sweat, and while they promise additional bus, tram and train services, we aren’t holding our breath.

You could always catch a taxi to Flemington Race Course, but that presents its own suite of problems. Taxi Drivers invariably pick the longest route to your destination and aren’t motivated to go via the back roads and come up with creative solutions. And that’s just getting to the races – by the end of the Melbourne Cup, its going to be hard to find a taxi anywhere near the race grounds, as reveller’s spill onto the streets, any available cabs are snapped up or you can spend hours waiting in a queue at one of the designated taxi ranks. That makes for a long end to a huge day, and is certainly not the way to transport your corporate guests.

Catching an Uber is just as fraught with danger. Your average Uber driver is just a regular person with an OK car – they don’t know the professional tips and tricks of getting into and out of Flemington Race Course in the Melbourne Cup traffic and they offer very little in the way of service. Couple that together with surge pricing brought on by the race and you’re in for a long, slow, uncomfortable afternoon.

If you’re hosting corporate guests or want to exit the races in style, your best solution is to reserve a Diplomat Hire Car. Whether its transport to the Melbourne Cup in 2021 or a round trip to and from the races, we can assist you to get to and get from Flemington Race Course in the quickest time possible, with the least amount of fuss, all coupled with our 5 Star Service. Our uniformed, professional driver will pick you up from anywhere in the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne and transport you to the Melbourne Cup and collect you when you’re ready to leave. Our luxurious European vehicles will ensure that your dress doesn’t get crushed (or worse) and with over 20 years experience driving to the Melbourne Cup, our drivers will ensure that the most efficient route is taken to and from Flemington Race Course.

Diplomat Hire Cars truly is the best way to get to the Melbourne Cup in 2021. We can ensure the reservation of a vehicle for you and your guests or friends, for groups from as few as 1 passenger up to 57 passengers. Reserve your Diplomat Hire Car for the Melbourne Cup 2021 today.