Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Melbourne Tullamarina Airport (MEL) serves as the main international hub for this city. It is the second busiest airport in the country after Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) and has functioned as an international airport for over 50 years. Melbourne is a beautiful city, and renowned throughout Australia as being the city of culture, where visitors can enjoy delicious food, great shopping, and a wonderful selection of museums and galleries.

Passengers wanting to fly into Melbourne will find that this is an excellent facility, offering a whole host of destinations to fly to, and amenities to take advantage of. There are banking and foreign exchange services, ATMs, free WiFi throughout the terminals, information desks, and a number of plush airlines lounges. The airport is also host to a wide range of shops and duty-free outlets, and you can find everything from snack bars, fast food, find dining, fun pubs, and drinks kiosks. Other excellent facilities include a pet hotel, showers, and a medical centre.

Domestic flights are usually operated by Virgin Australia, Qantas, Regional Express, Sharp Airlines, Airnorth, and Jetstar. However, if you are flying international routes, you can find flights with Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Eirates, Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air China, Etihad Airways, Japan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and United.

Travel Information

· Take the M2 and continue on until you see the Flemington Road exit. Then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit to Elizabeth Street, and you’ll come straight into Melbourne central. Hiring a car can be done in the airport, where Budget, Thrifty, Redspot and Hertz have offices, but if you’d like to arrange the details beforehand, you can book online using our handy search tool.

· There are a variety of buses you can take into the city centre; the efficient SkyBus which runs directly into town for a fare of $18 and a journey time of around 20 minutes. You can also take the public buses, which are cheaper, but these can also be a lot slower. You will have to purchase the city’s Myki smartcard to travel on these routes. Otherwise, you can organise an airport transfer online and have it meet you when you land.

· You can take a taxi every hour the airport is open but these will run you about $55-65, and take around 30 minutes to get into the city.

Please note that information is correct as of September 2016

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Go to and from the Melbourne Airport with ease. To access Melbourne airport via the Tullamarine Freeway, a CityLink pass may be required. Visit CityLink for more information. Travellers can also opt to travel toll-free via the Western Ring Road.

Meanwhile, additional information regarding getting to and from the airport can be obtained from the Travellers' Information Desk in Terminal 2 Arrivals. For convenience, airport maps and parking areas are available to download and print here.

Trains hide 

Three stations have connecting bus routes going to the airport. The stations are as follows: Broandmeadows Station and Essendon Station (both in Craigieburn line) and Sunbury Station (in Sunbury line train)

Buses hide 

From the airport, two modes of buses are available for transfer to and from the city: the public buses, and SkyBus, an express bus service.

1) Public buses are plying four routes, arriving and departing from Melbourne Airport.

A. SmartBus Route 901 Melbourne Airport to Frankston – connects to Craigieburn line at Broadmeadows Station

B. Route 478 Moonee Ponds to Melbourne Airport – connects to the Craigieburn line at Essendon Station

C. Route 479 Sunbury to Moonee Ponds – connects to the Sunbury line trains at Sunbury Station

D. Route 500 Broadmeadows to Sunbury – connects to the Sunbury line trains at Sunbury Station.

Bus stop can be located at Terminal 1. More information can be accessed at the PTV website.


2) SkyBus operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all public holidays and operates every 10 minutes throughout the day, transporting passengers from the aiport to the city centre, and vice versa. 

It also provides a complimentary hotel transfer service subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased  upon arrival at the bus stop or online at the Skybus official website.

Taxi hide 

Taxi stands are located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and 3. Melbourne's taxi fares are calculated based on the travel distance. Additional fares and surcharges apply depending on the condition such as public holidays, late at night travel, travelling with more than five people, paying with credit or debit card, or toll and airport parking fees.

 Who flies to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

 Melbourne Airport Contact Details

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Locked Bag 16,
Gladstone Park VIC 3043,

Tel:+61 (0)3 92971600


 Melbourne Airport Location Details

Longitude:144° 50' 35'' E
Latitude:37° 40' 23'' S

 Melbourne Airport Location

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