Welcome to Melbourne
Melbourne is the coastal capital of the South Eastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development with plazas, bars and restaurants by the Yarra River.
Getting to Melbourne
Flights to Melbourne
The following carriers provide frequent direct flights from most major centre’s across Australia.
- Qantas – www.qantas.com.au
- Virgin Australia – www.virginaustralia.com
- Jetstar – www.jetstar.com.au
- Tiger Airways – www.tigerair.com.au
Every arrival at Airport is met by a shuttle bus and taxis that will take passengers into Melbourne city. The trip will take around thirty minutes.
If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available: Hertz, AVIS, Europcar and Budget.
The friendly driver of the Melbourne Skybus will take you into Melbourne city and drop you at your accommodation (hotel or motel). You can also book this airport shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the airport when you’re ready to leave – just make a booking more than two hours before you want to be picked up. Most hotels will be happy to make the booking for you.
Express from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station – One way trip $18 round trip $36.
Getting around Melbourne
Uber drivers pick up travellers from two locations at Melbourne Airport. For Qantas, International and Virgin Australia passengers, the ride-share pick up zone is lane 1 of the forecourt.
For Jetstar, TigerAir, Rex or AirNorth passengers, the pick up zone is level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub.
Melbourne’s public transport is the easiest and best way to get around the city.
Buy a Myki smartcard for flexible travel between trains, trams and buses. You’ll be able to use public transport in and around the city for just a few hours or all day.
The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Airport building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one or our kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.
Taxi from the airport to the CBD will cost between $60 – $70 dependent on traffic.