Transport Options

Melbourne is located at the head of Port Phillip Bay, on the southeastern coast of Victoria, and is very accessible with multiple daily direct flights from all of Australia and New Zealand’s main centres.

By plane

Melbourne’s airport, known as Tullamarine Airport is located 20- 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and is linked with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars.

Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer a range of domestic and international scheduled flights to and from Melbourne, as do most major airlines.

By car

Melbourne can be easily accessed via an extensive road network from within Victoria and the rest of Australia. Click here for more information

By taxi and rideshare

You can access taxis and rideshare services when you arrive. The CBD is a 20–30-minute ride away and taxis will cost about $60 one way. You’ll find taxi ranks at the front of all terminals – simply follow the signs to the nearest ranks. Click here for information on taxis

For rideshare services, please arrange with your driver to meet you at our priority pick-up area. Click here for more information

By train

There is no direct train service from Melbourne Airport to the CBD. However, an interesting and inexpensive way to get from Melbourne Airport to the city is by combined bus and train.

Take the 901 bus to Broadmeadows station (a ride of about 20 minutes) and change to the train for the 40 minute trip to Flinders Street (Melbourne central business district).

You will need to purchase a myki card to pay for all public transport within Melbourne. You can purchase a myki at Metro premium stations, myki machines at all Metro railway stations, some accessible tram stops and bus interchanges (full fare only), at 7-Eleven stores, by calling 1800 800 007 or one of 800 retailers across Melbourne. Click here for information on myki

By shuttle

Private shuttles also service the surrounding off-airport car parks with pick up and drop off in the forecourt opposite Terminals 1, 2 & 3. Click here for more information

By rental car

Car rentals at Melbourne Airport are conveniently located directly opposite Terminal 2, International departures and arrivals. Each car rental company is accessible via the walkways from the terminals, and returns through the Terminal Car Park at Terminal 1, 2 & 3. Search and compare the best deals from quality rental car providers like Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty and Enterprise. Click here for more information on rental cars

By bus

SkyBus – Melbourne City Express runs express between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne’s CBD, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check the Skybus website for frequency and departures.

For further details on travel within Victoria, visit the Victoria State Transport Planner