Melbourne International Airport

Melbourne International Airport

Melbourne Airport is modern, fast & friendly, 25 kms from Melbourne's CBD.

Melbourne Airport prides itself on ensuring passengers are provided with the best possible level of service.

Whether you're planning a night at the Airport before your flight, have special needs, or have particular luggage requirements, Melbourne Airport can accommodate your needs.

Melbourne Airport is located in the suburb of Tullamarine and was originally named Tullamarine Airport, before becoming Melbourne International Airport.

Melbourne Airport is A380 Airbus friendly and Melbourne's only International Airport. Also domestic airports Avalon Airport and Moorabbin Airport.

Melbourne International Airport operates an excellent web site full of information including the following:

More information

-:- Arrival & Departure Times - Flight times
-:- Currency exchange & banking
-:- Disabled access
-:- Facilities (toilets, baby change, showers etc)
-:- Flight and Passenger Info
-:- Hotels | People
-:- Hotels | Pets
-:- Lost Property
-:- Luggage Services
-:- Map - Airport Maps
-:- Map - CityLink Network Road Map - PDF 2,450K.
-:- Map - Google
-:- Map - Street Directory Road Map - major artiery roads.
-:- Medical Centre
-:- Parking Guide

Travel | Arriving & Departing

Getting to and from the airport includes car, bus and taxi [no trains].

1. Car - Destinations to and from the airport are sign-posted. Melbourne CBD is accessed via the Tullamarine Freeway (20km) and CityLink (tolls below).

Arrivals & Departures - Passengers can be dropped off or collected without parking in the airport parks. Follow the signage on arrival at the airport.

Parking (short-stay) Virgin, Qantas, Jetstar, International
Arrivals = Fast passenger pick-up on ground level, park (2 minutes maximum) in side lane (left) and wait for passengers. Do not leave the vehicle or stay longer than 2 minutes (tow-away) zone.
Departures = Fast passenger drop-off at upper tier, park (2 minutes maximum) in side lane (left), passengers disembark with luggage. Do not leave the vehicle or stay longer than 2 minutes (tow-away) zone.

Parking - Tiger Airlines | T4
Arrivals & Departures - Tiger terminal (T4). The drop-off and pick-up area is located to the west of the main terminal. Follow the T4 signage.

Parking - 2+ Minutes plus long-term parking (days) is available plus there are several Independent Car Parks that provide shuttle bus services to and from the airport.

BUDGET Car Hire provides online booking facilities for car rental that can be collected and dropped off at Melbourne Airport.

Driving | Routes to and from Airport

The most direct route is via the Tullamarine Freeway, and Citylink Tollway but you will be required to obtain a pass.

Passengers can choose to travel toll-free to Melbourne Airport via the Western Ring Road. Please note: For rental car customers, please discuss CityLink tolling options with your rental car company.

Additionally, information regarding getting to and from the Airport can be obtained at the Information Desk located in the Arrivals Hall, Ground Floor, International terminal.

2. Bus - Services to and from Melbourne Airport.

Numerous operators offer services to many destinations including Melbourne CBD.

Arrival | Transfer Service - For passengers arriving, a direct transfer from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD plus suburbs including South Yarra, St. Kilda, Carlton and outer suburb hotels (up to 6 kilometers) door to door.
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Departure | Transfer Service - For passengers leaving, you will be collected from hotels in Melbourne CBD, South Yarra, St Kilda or Carlton and transferred to Melbourne Airport.
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A new undercover bus interchange is located at domestic Terminal Four (T4). The old bus interchange located at Terminal 1 (T1) is no longer in operation. The new T4 bus interchange provides direct access to Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Regional Express services, with all other airlines departing from T1, T2 and T3.

The T4 bus interchange is located approximately 10 minutes’ walk from T1, so customers are reminded to plan ahead and consider additional travel time to access T1, T2 and T3.

Bus Routes that will service the new T4 bus interchange:
Melbourne Route 478: Airport West to Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Route 479: Airport West to Sunbury via Melbourne Airport and return
Melbourne Route 482: Airport West To Melbourne Airport (via South Centre Road)
Melbourne Route 901: Melbourne Airport to Frankston (SMARTBUS Service)
Plan your journey to the airport using our journey planner.

For more information about the new Terminal Four, visit

SkyBus, the 24-hour airport shuttle service, will continue to stop at T1 and T3.

SkyBus runs express between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne's city centre, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service takes approximately 20 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes from 6am to 11pm and every 15 to 30 minutes at other times.

3. Taxi Services

Taxi Services - There is a 24 hour taxi rank outside the main terminal.
(Aprox Fare to CBD AU$55.00, more late night).

Melbourne Airport partners with (ride share) and (taxi share). This can instantly find you a friend to share with in all suburbs and save 30% to 75% of the cost of a taxi. You can also use coseats from the Melbourne Airport ride sharing page.

We understand that Uber and other taxi services are not supported at Melbourne Airport.

4. Public Transport

At this point in time, unfortunately it is not easy. It requires combing a bus and train journey. A bus to either one of 2 stations (Broadmeadows or Sunbury) and then a train into the city. The trip although the cheapest option will take roughly an hour.

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Baggage Storage
Melbourne Airport provides a comprehensive luggage storage facility - through Baggage Storage: Smartecarte.

Baggage Storage: Smartecarte provides secure storage options for a wide range of items - for short or long periods of time.

The Baggage Storage team can also assist with any last minute printing, faxing or any online visa application needs - just see the friendly staff at the desk.

The facility is located in Terminal 2 (T2) Arrivals - which is situated on the ground floor. Baggage Storage operates from 5am -12.30am, seven days a week. Photo ID is required for storage. If desk is unattended at any time, pick up phone located at the desk.

Smartecarte Phone +613 9338 3111 |

Protectabag can ensure that suitcases, boxes, golf clubs, back packs, baby buggies, car seats and any souvenirs are safely wrapped for before, during and after your flight.

The service applies a strong film of stretch wrap plastic around your bag, forming a secure envelope of protection against objects being inserted or removed from your luggage.

Protectabag wrapping also provides waterproofing, protection against rough handling damage, and ties-up any loose straps - minimising the chance of luggage being damaged in conveyor belt rollers.

Protectabag also guards against the effects of zips popping open and provides support to weaknesses in baggage.

Taking less than a minute, the Protectabag application allows for handles and wheels on the item to be freed so they can be used in the normal way.

Other services provided by Protectabag include bubble wrapping damage protection and supply of small/medium inexpensive bags for repacking of overweight bags.

Protectabag Phone +61 3 9310 3952 |


Each airline has its own arrangements for the carriage of pets. Domestic passengers should visit their airline's website below to find out more:

General Enquiries | Reception

Melbourne International Airport Telephone: +613 9297 1600

International passengers, contact your airline.
Jetstar - Qantas - Virgin Blue - Regional Express - Other Airlines

Country Code: +61 ~ IDD Access Code: 0011 ~ Internal Prefix: 0 ~ Time Zone: GMT+8/10 ~ Business Language: English
Melbourne - Tullamarine Airport (MEL/YMML)


Emergency Services: None on airport (fire services only)
Navigational Aids: VOR, DME, L
Airfield Restrictions: No curfew
Noise Restrictions: Noise abatement procedures

Airlines Serving Airport: AAE, Air China, Air Mauritius, Air Nauru, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, Alitalia, American Airlines Cargo, Ansett Australia, Britannia Cargo, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Emirates, Evergreen Int´l, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, IPEC, Impulse Airlines, Kendell, Lauda Air, MASKargo, Merpati Nusantara, National Jet Systems, O´Connor Mt Gambier´s, Olympic, Philippine Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, Polynesian, Qantas, SIA Cargo, Southern Australia, Thai Airways, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic

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