Get­ting into Mel­bourne

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Useful Information -

Af­ter touch­ing down at Mel­bourne or Avalon Air­port, you have a num­ber of op­tions for mak­ing your way into the city.


SKY­BUS op­er­ates 24 hours, seven days a week and pro­vides an ex­press ser­vice ev­ery 10 min­utes from Mel­bourne Air­port to South­ern Cross Sta­tion in the city. There are three Sky­bus stops just out­side Ter­mi­nal 1, Ter­mi­nal 3 and Ter­mi­nal 4. Tick­ets can be bought on­line and shown to the driver in pa­per form or on your smart phone. Al­ter­na­tively, you can visit one of the SKY­BUS ticket booths near the ter­mi­nals. A oneway trip to the city costs $18 per adult and $18 to $36 for fam­i­lies.


Star Bus

Star Bus Mel­bourne Shut­tle Ser­vice of­fers trans­fers from Mel­bourne Air­port to your ac­com­mo­da­tion in the CBD or in­ner sub­urbs. The ser­vice runs seven days a week from 6am to 6pm, with depar­tures ev­ery 20 min­utes. The Star Bus leaves from Bus Zone L (oth­er­wise known as Groups and Char­ters). Book­ings can be made on­line or via phone. The price for a one-way trip to the city is $20 per adult and

$20 to $25 for most in­ner ur­ban des­ti­na­tions.


Blue­bird Air­port Shut­tle

This pre­booked door-to-door air­port ser­vice op­er­ates to any ad­dress within the CBD and in­ner sub­urbs. Prices start at $49 re­turn for an adult ($25 one way). Book­ings can be made on­line or over the phone.



You can catch a taxi from des­ig­nated taxi ranks lo­cated on the ground floor out­side Ter­mi­nal 1 and be­tween Ter­mi­nal 2 and 3 at Mel­bourne Air­port. Taxi fares vary based on dis­tance, lo­ca­tion and time of travel. You can use the taxi fare es­ti­ma­tor on the Taxi Ser­vices Com­mis­sion’s web­site to ob­tain an ap­prox­i­mate cost.

Hit the Road with Redspot

If you like the idea of de­cid­ing where you want to go and for how long, then a hire car from Redspot En­ter­prise will pro­vide that free­dom. Pick up the keys to your tem­po­rary set of wheels at Mel­bourne Air­port and let the ad­ven­ture be­gin. Redspot En­ter­prise has all-in­clu­sive pack­ages that are great value, and also of­fers hire of GPS de­vices and booster seats for young trav­ellers.

Avalon Ar­rivals

If you’re fly­ing into Avalon Air­port, you can now catch a ride to South­ern Cross Sta­tion in Mel­bourne’s CBD on a SKY­BUS Avalon Ex­press. Meet­ing all de­part­ing and ar­riv­ing flights, pas­sen­gers will have ac­cess to free Wi-Fi, easy tick­et­ing op­tions and a reg­u­lar, re­li­able ser­vice. You can buy tick­ets on­line or at ded­i­cated e-kiosks at Avalon Air­port or South­ern Cross Sta­tion’s Air­port Gate­way. One-way tick­ets from Avalon to the city are $22 for adults (or $42 re­turn) and chil­dren 16 and un­der travel free when booked with an adult fare. Avalon Air­port also has a taxi rank di­rectly out­side the ter­mi­nal and book­ings can be made by calling 131 008. For trav­ellers dis­em­bark­ing at Avalon and head­ing to Gee­long, Bel­lar­ine or the Surf Coast, catch a lift with Mur­rell Group’s Avalon Air­port Shut­tle. A one-way adult ticket to Gee­long is ap­prox­i­mately $22 or $50 to Torquay. Buy a ticket at the book­ing counter in the Ar­rivals Hall or call ahead on 5278 8788. sky­ mur­

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