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Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne Airports

Melbourne Airport (MEL)


The airport is located 15 miles (25km) from Melbourne to the north of the city.


GMT +10 (GMT +11 from third Sunday in October to third


Transfer City: 

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: 

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 park.

Airport Taxis: 

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

Airport Facilities: 

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.

Car Parking: 

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.

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