Getting into Melbourne
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 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.
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. skybus.com.au murrell.com.au