Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Location: The airport is located 15 miles (25km) from Melbourne to
the north of the city.
Time: GMT +10 (GMT +11 from third Sunday in October to
The SkyBus offers a frequent 24-hour shuttle bus service between
the airport, the city centre and city hotels. Several public bus
services including Frankston & Penninsula Bus Service,
Tullamarine Bus Lines and Metropolitan Bus Lines also link the
airport to different parts of the city and surrounding areas. Taxis
are available from outside both domestic and international
terminals, car rental is also available.
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and
Thrifty; information desks are located in the domestic terminal
areas and offices are on the ground floor of the short-term car
Taxis can be hailed outside both the International and domestic
Terminals. A trip to the city centre from Melbourne Airport costs
around $45. The Victorian Government has made it mandatory to pay
upfront for all taxi trips between 10pm and 5am across Victoria.
There is a $2.00 taxi parking fee that passengers leaving Melbourne
Airport from a taxi rank must pay. Avoid unlicensed or illegal taxi
and chauffeur drivers (known as touters). If approached you can
call the Victorian Taxi Directo
The airport has excellent facilities, with a bank, currency
exchange, and a variety of bars and restaurants available
throughout. The wide variety of airport shopping opportunities
includes duty-free. Showers, mobile phone rental, luggage storage
and Internet connection are also available. Facilities for the
disabled are good.
Short-term parking at Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is located
within walking distance of the terminals, and is charged at A$3 for
20 minutes, A$6 for 40 minutes, A$12 for an hour, and A$8 per hour
thereafter up to A$55 per day. Long-term parking rates are A$10 for
the first three hours, A$29 for the first day, A$46 for two days
and A$69 for up to six days. A courtesy bus service operates
between the open long-term parking and the terminal buildings.
Departure Tax: None.