Melbourne Airport (MEL), or Tullamarine Airport, is Australia's second busiest airport. It is the only international airport serving Melbourne.
For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.
The airport is located 23 kilometres out of Melbourne's centre.
Several local bus routes stop at the airport. These are the cheapest way to get to the airport because it means you can use your regular Metcard. The best of these is Route 901 which travels from Frankston in Melbourne's southeast to the Airport in a wide circle around the city. To get in to the city centre, you can catch the 901 bus to the Broadmeadows train station and catch a regular train in from there. The bus stop can be found if you walk down past Terminal 4 (the airport likes to hide this option from people unfortunately).
The Skybus takes passengers to and from Southern Cross Station on Spencer Street. It takes approximately 20 minutes to make the trip. Southern Cross Station is the main train station for state-wide rail and bus services, making for easy connections.
The Airport Bus Eastside provides shuttle services to the Northern and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. - Phone: +61 3 9729 7622
There are a number of shuttle bus services to the following regional centres in Victoria.
Getting a taxi into the city will cost you around $40-$50. Several surcharges may be passed on to the customer including an airport parking charge ($2-$3), a tollway charge ($6) , a late night charge for trips between midnight and 5am (20% extra), a phone booking fee ($2.10).
Taxis can be found at the ground floor of the airport outside of Terminal 2 (International) and outside the domestic Terminals 1 and 3.
The airport can easily be navigated on foot. The domestic terminals (T1,T3) and international terminal (T2) are connected and not hard to reach. Terminal 4, which serves the budget airline Tiger Airways, is not connected, but is within walking distance of the other terminals.
Terminal 1 is a terminal for domestic flights by Qantas and Jetstar:
Terminal 2 is the international terminal:
Terminal 3 is another domestic terminal for several airlines:
Terminal 4 is the hub for budget domestic airline Tiger Airways:
There are wireless hotspots throughout the airport that you can connect to. Fees do apply. At the time of writing, they range from $4 for 15 minutes up to $20 for 2 hours.
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