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About Melbourne Airport

Tullamarine Airport, which is also known as Melbourne Airport, is an airport operating in the city of Melbourne. Tullamarine Airport, which is the second busiest airport of Australia, was constructed to end the activities of Essendon Airport in 1970. Located 23 kilometers away from the city center, the airport is known as the fourth most-travelled airline route for passengers in the world. Tullamarine Airport offers direct flights to the destinations in Pacific, Europe, Asia and North America together with 33 domestic destinations. Every year, more than 20 million passengers use Tullamarine Airport, which won The International Air Transport Association Eagle Award for its service and two National Tourism Award for its tourism service in 2003.

Getting to the City Center from Melbourne Airport

The passengers arriving at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport can easily get to the city center from the airport by using public transportation vehicles or a taxi. You can also rent a car from the car rental offices located in the terminal or reach the city center by taking a taxi just in front of the airport. SkyBus express buses are another comfortable, affordable and fast option to consider as an alternative to taxi, car rental or public buses.

One of the easiest and most comfortable ways to get to the center from the airport is taxi which you can find at the exits of all terminals of Melbourne Airport. Airport taxi fares may vary depending on the day, time and route you are traveling to. You can also benefit from different taxi pricing by making a reservation in advance. When you get on the taxi, you can demand a taxi receipt from the driver at the end of your journey. In this way, you can easily get in contact with the driver if you forget something in the taxi. You can make the payment for Melbourne Tullamarine Airport taxis in cash or by credit and debit card. If you are planning to use your credit card or bank card in the city, you can contact your bank to bring them into use. You can also rent a taxi by making a reservation in advance. In this way, especially if you are planning to stay in the city for a long time, you can make a significant amount of profit.

SkyBus

From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport you can directly get to the center using SkyBus services. These buses depart from in front of the airport terminal and carry passengers to many points in Melbourne city center. You can travel to the city center with these buses carrying passengers for 24 hours a day including official holidays. You can also travel in St Kilda direction from the morning to the evening. You can buy your ticket as one way or roundtrip, but if you are traveling with your family, you can buy family tickets also covering children.

Car Rental

You can get to the city center by renting a car from the Melbourne Airport in a very comfortable way. You can quickly rent your car from the car rental offices such as AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Redspot located on the first floor of the airport. If you would like to make a reservation in advance for renting a car, you can contact AVIS from outside of Australia by dialing +61 3 9338 1800 or you can get in contact with Budget by dialing +61 3 9241 6366. If you want to prefer other companies, you can contact Europcar by calling 1300 13 13 90 or Hertz by calling +61 3 9338 4044 for getting information about renting procedures and make your reservation. In order to rent your car without having any problem, it is enough to have your international driver's license and travel documents with you. Please note that you may need to make a reservation in advance to rent a car during the summer months and other crowded seasons.

Bus

Passengers who want to come to the center from the airport by using a more economical and affordable vehicle can use public buses. The bus route 901, which you get on from the stops near the terminal, is carrying passengers in the direction of Frankston. You can call the number 1800 800 007 to get information about bus routes 478, 479 and 482 departing from the stops outside the terminal T4. By calling this number, you can get information about the buses that you can use to get to the city center from the Melbourne Airport.

Helicopter

There is also a chance to come from the airport to the city center of by renting a helicopter. The helicopters carry their passengers from the airport to many destinations in Melbourne city center and throughout Victoria. For helicopters with which you can travel quickly and without being caught in traffic you can make a reservation for helicopter transfer after getting information from the number +613 8587 9700. The amount you will pay for this service is higher when compared to many other vehicles, but you can consider helicopter transfer as the fastest and most enjoyable travel.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2017
Getting to Melbourne Airport from the City Center

You can easily complete your travel between Melbourne city center and Tullamarine Airport by taxi, bus, SkyBus services or renting a car. Taxis carrying passengers 24 hours a day from the center and SkyBus services are among the alternatives you can take advantage of whenever and wherever you want. If your priority is a vehicle with a lower fare, you can also consider the buses that you can get on at many hours of the day.

Taxi

When you want to go to the Melbourne Airport, you can easily find a taxi at any time you want in the city center. If you are staying in one of the hotels located in the city, you can get help from the hotel staff to call a taxi for you. Taxi fares in Melbourne are determined according to the amount written on the taximeter. If you want to know the amount you will pay in advance and then decide whether to get on the taxi, you can tell the taxi driver where you will go and get information about the average taxi fare.

Taxis for the transportation from Melbourne city center to the airport are among the most practical and helpful vehicles especially for passengers with heavy baggage. If you want to make your payment by bank or credit card, you need to tell the driver. To use your cards for your travel with taxi, you must bring your card into use and get on a taxi accepting card payment.

SkyBus

The SkyBus services, which operate 24 hours a day, are extremely, affordable and comfortable for passengers travelling to the airport. The buses that depart from the center and bring their passengers directly to the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport are a very practical and fast means of transportation. SkyBus buses operate every 10 minutes and serve passengers 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To take advantage of these buses, you can travel by choosing one of the available ticket options, such as one way, roundtrip or family ticket.

Car Rental

In Melbourne city center you can find the offices of many car rental companies such as Thrifty, Hertz, Budget, Redspot and Europcar. When you rent a car to come to the airport, you can contact the rental office in advance and ask for the option to leave the car at the airport. In order to arrive at the airport with the car you have rented in the city, you should follow the airport signs that you can start following from the center. If you need to leave your car at the airport for a short or long time, you can use airport parking area.

Bus

Public buses running from Melbourne city center are one of the transportation vehicles that can be preferred thanks to their reasonable prices. You can call the number 1800 800 007 if you want to get information about the services of the bus routes 478, 901, 479 and 482 which drop you off in front of the terminal T4.

Helicopter

If you need to get to the airport by a much faster means of transportation from the city center or other regions, you can also consider helicopter transfer. Helicopter transfer is not the most affordable alternative, but the fastest one you can use on this route. You can call +613 8587 9700 to obtain information about helicopter services, make reservation or learn about their departure points and fares.

Airport Information

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport directly connects many points in Australia and other countries to Melbourne. You can also visit the shops where you can buy souvenirs, books, toys and magazines while you spend time at the airport, which offers a great variety of facilities in terms of shopping, recreational areas, eating and drinking. If you want to drink something or taste delicious foods, you can visit cafes and restaurants located in the terminals.

Able Baker Charlie, Ali Baba, Amcal Pharmacy, Air Bar & Lounge, Australian Way, Boost Juice, Brasserie Bread, Brunetti, Chop Salads, Desigual, Country Road, Healty Habits, Hudsons Cafe, Hungry Jack’s, Icons, Krispy Kreme, Macchinetta, Mc Donald’s, Muffin Break, Nandos and Newslink are some of the places you can visit at the airport.

For those who want more alternatives, Sunglass Hut, Subway, Sushi Sushi, Tech2Go, Think Asia, The Fly Bar, Urban Trail, WH Smith, Victoria’s Secret, Witchery, World of Chocolate and Wok on Air offer service for the passengers of the airport.

You can perform your foreign exchange transactions with Travelex Worldwide Money without losing time. If you want to do some shopping from duty free shop, First Tax & Duty Free will be ready in the terminal in this regard. Passengers arriving at the airport with their vehicles can leave them in the parking area per hour, daily or for 2 days. The cost of the airport parking area is determined by hour and day. It is also possible to take advantage of airport parking area with more reasonable prices by purchasing daily and two day packages.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2017

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Which are the alternative airports to Melbourne Airport?

You can use Avalon Airport as an alternative to Melbourne Airport.

Which airlines fly to Melbourne Airport?

Qatar Airways, Batik Air, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways Intl, Vietjet, Qantas, Philippine Airlines, Etihad Airways, Regional Express fly to Melbourne Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Melbourne Airport?

Batik Air, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express organizes direct flights from the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Adelaide, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Brisbane, Sydney to Melbourne Airport.

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