Melbourne buses are a convenient and low-cost way to get around Melbourne every day of the week.
One of the main advantages of using a bus to get around Melbourne is that they can travel to locations that the tram and train system cannot. This makes them one of the most convenient modes of transport.
Melbourne Buses – Airport Shuttle, Transfers to City & Tourist Bus
There is also a the Skybus which is an airport transfer bus that travels from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) into the city 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (including public holidays). There is also a St Kilda express service which bypasses the city and travels directly between the airport and St. Kilda.
The Skybus departs from the Tullamarine Airport International and Domestic Terminals around every 10 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes in off-peak times and travels to Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD. You can purchase your tickets online or just turn up and buy your ticket then and there. Each Skybus has free WiFi and you can present your ticket on mobile.
You’ll enjoy free commentary on the bus; this pre-recorded commentary gives passengers interesting information about the major Melbourne city attractions.
The bus runs every 15 minutes daily from 10am to 4pm, with every passenger receiving a coloured map with details of the stops along the route. Visitors should consider taking the bus early in the day, as it is often crowded during peak times.