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Melbourne Airport

Melbourne is connected to countless domestic and international destinations by two main airports. The much larger airport is located at Tullamarine; located only 20kms from the Melbourne city CBD.

There are a variety of airport transfer options available; including taxis, airport shuttles and bus transfers. Customers taking a taxi will also have to bear the cost of airport surcharges and the CityLink tollway fees.

Melbourne Airport Tullamarine Flights, Address & Map

Before the Tullamarine Airport was built, the Essendon Airport was the main airport for the city. In fact, it was the sole international airport in Melbourne. Later, the local government decided to build another airport to meet the needs of airlines and visitors.

This airport includes new terminals, executive lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants, bars and rest areas. This airport has four main terminals; each with separate facilities. While terminal 1 used to handle all the domestic departures and arrivals, terminal 2 is designated for all international flights. Later, the terminal 3 and 4 were built for Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways. In total, there are 16 international and 40 domestic gates at Melbourne Airport.

To reach the airport, Melbourne Airport introduced Skybus transfers from the city in Southern Cross Station. In addition, the airport is connected via various other local public transport options. Some city buses and shuttles also pick up guests from hotels and apartments within the city area.

Address
Departure Drive
Melbourne Airport, VIC

Operating Hours
24 hours per day

Phone
(03) 9297 1600

Ticket Prices / Admission
Prices for parking vary based on which car park you use and how long you park for

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    • Hi Wendy,

      If we are talking about the absolute cheapest way, this would be to take the 901 route bus from Melbourne Airport to Broadmeadows Train Station, and then take a train from there to the city – taking roughly 1.25 hours at best – but this is going to differ based on the time of the day, how long you need to wait for the bus and train (the bus comes every 15-20mins Mon-Fri during peak times, and roughly every 30 mins off peak and weekends) and also if the bus and train times coincide.

      This option would likely be covered by a full fare 2 hour Myki pass which costs $4.30.

      Alternatively, the Skybus goes direct from the Airport to Southern Cross Station for $18 (if you buy online, $19.50 if you buy at the terminal) and takes only 30 to 45 minutes.

      If you are traveling in a group, it may even be cheaper (than the Skybus anyway) to take an Uber or a taxi; costing roughly $46-$58 for an Uber ride, or approx $62 for a taxi.

      Thanks,
      Michael

  • HOW FAR IS TERMINAL 1 FROM TERMINAL 3 – WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE ARRIVING AT THE SAME TIME ON BOTH A VIRGIN AND A QANTAS FLIGHT AND WILL NEED TO MEET TO TRAVEL TOGETHER IN AN AVIS HIRED CAR WHICH WILL BE PICKED UP FROM T3. JUST NEED TO UNDERSTAND BEST MEETING POINT TO COLLECT THE GROUP FROM TERMINAL 1.

    • Hi Jacquie,

      T1 and T3 are located at opposite ends of the same large bulding (proabably a good 600 metre walk between each end.)

      I suggest you tell them to wait at the arrivals door at T1 when they arrive which would be the easiest place to wait. Alternatively, you could tell them to make their way to the Avis Desk in T3. There is plenty of signage to direct them to the rental car counters from T1.

      Best regards,
      Jess

    • Hi Robert,

      Your sat nav should be able to search for “Melbourne Airport”. Terminal Drive is the road leading into the airport. Try “Arrival Drive” which links off Terminal Drive. There is plenty of signage to direct you to the parking spaces at the airport, so perhaps refer to the signage rather than the sat nav.

      There are clear “arrival” and “departure” signs and parking for T1, T2 and T3 are all together (as the terminals form one large building).

      Good luck!
      Jess

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