Melbourne Airport Informational Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - Non Official

Melbourne Airport Bus

Melbourne Airport counts with a really extensive bus network with the city centre and other nearby locations.

SkyBus

One of the best ways to get directly from Melbourne Airport to the city centre is by riding SkyBus. 

There are three routes to Melbourne city and surroundings:

Melbourne City Express

It will take passengers to Southern Cross Station, where connects with regional V line trains, metro, Yarra trams and several bus lines.

Schedule

From 4:30 am to midnight, seven days of the week. Frequencies every 15 minutes. 

Find more information about the route here. 

Melbourne City Express is the most famous route, passengers can find other routes here. 

Public TRANSPORTATION

There are plenty of public buses from Melbourne Airport to the city centre. 

Smart Bus Route 901

This route connects Melbourne Airport to Frankston by Broadmeadows. The trip takes about 20 minutes. 

It departs from Terminal 4. 

Schedule

Buses run every 15 minutes until 9pm weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and evenings until midnight (9pm on Sundays).

Find more information here

Tullamarine Bus lines (Route 478 / Route 479 / Route 482 / Route 500)

This bus lines provide service from Melbourne Airport to Airport West and Sunbury. 

478 – Melbourne airport via Melrose Drive to Airport West

Service hours: From 06:37am to 07:37pm Monday to Friday every hour, Saturday & Sunday from 08:05am to 04:20pm every hour. The ride takes about 15 minutes. 

See full schedule

479 – Sunbury Station via Melbourne Airport to Airport West

Service hours: From 05:45am to 06:45pm Monday to Friday every hour, Saturday & Sunday from 08:45am to 04:32pm every hour. The ride takes about 45 minutes.

See full schedule

482 – Melbourne Airport via South Centre to Airport West

Service hours: From 06:07am to 06:07pm Monday to Friday every hour. The ride takes about 16 minutes. 

See full schedule

For further information, please contact Tullamarine Bus Lines: 9338 6466

Location

Terminal 4 Transport Hub.

Fares

To ride any mean of public transportation it is compulsory to purchase a Myki card:

- One-way Adult: A$4.40 (you can purchase it at the Airport for A$6 Adults, it has an A$3 commission).

To get to Melbourne city center it is needed to pick up Zone 1/2 Myki card.

For more information regarding Myki card, please contact: 1800 800 007.