Flying into Melbourne
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Melbourne Airport is located approximately 25km north-west of Melbourne’s CBD on the Tullamarine Freeway – less than 25 minutes by car. There are a few options to get to and from Melbourne Airport to the city. Please see below for more details:
SkyBus offers an express bus service from the airport to the city centre. This service operates 24/7, including all public holidays. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day.
Adult ticket – $18 one way or $36 return
Family ticket (2 adults and 1-4 children) – $41 one way or $82 return
Family ticket (1 adult and 1-4 children) – $25 one way or $50 return
Child ticket (4-14 years) – $9 one way or $18 for a round trip
Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or purchased online at www.skybus.com.au.
On arrival at Southern Cross Station in the city, SkyBus provides a complimentary hotel transfer service. This is subject to availability, and available from 6.00am – 11.30pm Monday to Friday; 6.00am – 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday (excluding Christmas day). Buses depart every 10 minutes during the day – with additional buses departing more frequently during peak periods.
Melbourne’s taxis are a safe and convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and 3. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks, unless you have pre-booked one.
Taxi fares are calculated according to the distance and duration of the journey, and will vary based on the number of people and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, with five or more people or pay with credit/debit card.
Additional charges may include:
Citilink and Eastlink tollway fees
20% late night surcharge if travelling between midnight and 5.00am
A service fee (usually 10%) for EFTPOS/credit/debit transactions, on top of the metered fare
$2.00 airport fee for taxis leaving from Melbourne Airport taxi ranks
You can calculate the estimate cost for a trip using the link below:
Ridesharing site UBER now offers uberX, uberASSIST, uberXL and UberBLACK to and from Melbourne Airport. Simply download the Uber app for iOS, Android or Windows and request a ride. Uber is a cashless service and payment is made directly through the app. It is a good idea to download the app in advance, but to log-in and request your ride you can connect to the Melbourne Airport free Wi-Fi available in all public areas, gates and lounges.
For sign-up, further information, discount codes and fare estimate, please visit www.uber.com
• From Terminals 1, 2 and 3, follow the Uber signs towards the Pickup Zone. From Terminal 4 the Pickup Zone is located in the T4 carpark on level 2.
• When you are ready to go, request the ride option through the app that best suits you – make sure you select the right terminal (T1, T2 & T3 OR T4).