Melbourne Airport (MEL)

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Melbourne International Airport (MEL), is in Tullamarine 21km north of the city centre. This airport handles all international flights and most domestic flights.

The cheapest way to travel between the airport and the city centre is by public transport, which involves taking a suburban train to Broadmeadows (on the Craigieburn line) and then transferring to bus 901 to the airport. Both the train and bus run every 30 minutes and you should allow at least an hour and 10 minutes for the journey. The one-way fare is $3.76.

Skybus is the quickest and easiest way to get to and from the airport with buses departing right outside the main airport terminal and the trip between the airport and the city centre taking only 35 minutes. Skybus run frequent airport bus services to the Southern Cross coach terminal on Spencer Street in the city centre with services running 24 hours every 15 minutes during the day ($18 one-way). Between 7am and 6pm Skybus provide a complimentary shuttle service between the Southern Cross coach terminal on Spencer Street and to backpackers hostels and hotels in the city centre.

A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs between $45 and $55.


Our address

Address:
Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport VIC 3045
Train Broadmeadows, then bus 901 (stop: Melbourne Airport)
Telephone (03) 9297 1600
Website www.melbourneairport.com.au
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  • George, 17 Apr 2021


    I’m in the Qantas Lounge waiting for my transfer flight to Tasmania

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  • Alex, 03 Jan 2021


    You can use the long term parking when you travel is very well priced

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  • Mac, 15 Mar 2020


    So easy to maneuver in this airport. Spacious and modern facility.

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  • Julian, 25 Feb 2020


    Simple and rather small airport

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  • Cil, 13 Feb 2020


    Skip the SkyBus! 😉 Go past the T4 taxi rank for myki charged PTV metro buses! Numbers 901, to Broady and beyond... 478, 479 and 482 to Airport west SC and #59 tram.

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  • You kyung, 22 Jan 2020


    국내선이라 공항 들어오기 편합니다

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  • Vlad, 02 Jan 2020


    Huge and busy

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  • Julie, 15 Dec 2019


    Fast pick up.

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  • Sanq, 13 Dec 2019


    入境处排长龙,电子护照会过关快些,排队要半小时才能到

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  • May, 01 Nov 2019


    Отличный, компактный аэропорт. Нет шмона на входе, никаких паспортов на внутренних рейсах, электронная проверка на международных. Бывает очередь на таможенном досмотре, и на выход по прилету.

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  • El Greco Jakob, 13 Oct 2019


    Duty free was very nicely and a lot of chooses. Quick check in and very organized high tech luggage system.!

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  • Gaurav, 14 Jul 2019


    Great place for shopping

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  • Tim, 11 Jul 2019


    Catch the skybus from the city it's 3 x cheaper than a taxi.

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  • daqla, 08 Jul 2019


    Going to Canberra!!!!

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  • YI, 15 Jun 2019


    墨尔本机场整体来说还是比较小,购物区和餐饮区都不大。如果晚上到早晨这段时间登机除了快速逛一下化妆品、烟酒这类免税品外只能在不多的三四家里喝个咖啡,吃个简餐。

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  • Kristin, 04 Jun 2019


    Drinking fountain just opposite gate 7.

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  • Joanna, 06 May 2019


    Pretty easy to navigate here but give yourself extra time as it’s quite big.

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  • Geoff, 06 Apr 2019


    Easy to park

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  • Franck, 30 Mar 2019


    Terrible service from security personnel. Everything is automatised, slow, not working well and I was delay 15 mins by zealous people. Bad!

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  • Georg, 27 Mar 2019


    Leave plenty of fine for security screen in peak periods.. it’s painfully slow 🐢

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  • Raul, 10 Mar 2019


    Pho was delicious at the Vietnamese restaurant and Lots of lounges on Level 1.

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  • Review, 02 Mar 2019


    Bar Pulpo. Urban Provodore, Cafe Vue, Brasserie Bread - best food outlets by a MILE HERE! 😍❤️✈️👍🏻

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  • Yiannis, 28 Feb 2019


    Early flights most shops are closed !!! Big and nice !!

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  • 💁🏻, 07 Jan 2019


    Easy to navigate. Staff generally nice and friendly except Sichuan Airline's business class window tho. Bossy and rude.

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  • Cheen, 03 Jan 2019


    Mobile data for tourists. Unless free airport WiFi is insufficient for ur needs, there's no urgency to buy a pre-paid plan. Downtown Melbourne supermarkets & convenience stores has the latest offers

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  • Cheen, 03 Jan 2019


    The official free airport WiFi here is called "Airport Free Wi-Fi". Straight forward: provide a name & email address, indicate whether you are local or international, & u r good to go!

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  • Kenneth, 30 Dec 2018


    Grab a pie and a coffee when you land... deliciousness

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  • Tasnime, 28 Nov 2018


    Be aware of queues, for security check and passport control. Automated border control for many passports, but still need at least 30min after check in to enter boarding area.

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  • Jonathan, 07 Nov 2018


    Gateway to the big beautiful world! Nice enough, functional airport.

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  • Carla, 07 Oct 2018


    United's check-in counter location changes every 3 months!

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