Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Taxi Melbourne Airport

It may be the best option to get comfortably to the city center and to your hotel, even though one of the most expensive. 

We recommend you to inform about the surcharge for setting from the airport which may vary considerably the final fare.

A ride to the city through the fastest way will take around 30 - 40 minutes. 
There are other options to reach to the city center which goes from more than 40 minutes. Please be aware of the most efficient route to get easily and economically to your final destination. 


Taxi ranks are located outside the ground floor of the building facing each terminal (T1, T2, T3 & T4).

Taxi companies

The following taxi companies operate in Melbourne Airport: 

- Taxi Melbourne Airport: +61470 514 452
- Silver Service Taxi Melbourne Airport: +61 3 9088 0786
- VHA Corporate Cabs: +61 3 8566 8522
- Crown Cabs: +61 3 9310 5422

Book online

If you prefer to book online your taxi to be picked-up from the airport you can do it here

Taxi Fares

As in all cases, there’s a special surcharge for trips from the Airport ($3.58)

There is also an additional 20% surcharge past midnight. 

Trip to Melbourne city center is estimated to cost around $60.00

To calculate the total cost of the trip you can check this website.

It is expected you to pay before arriving at destination, so be sure to have your wallet on hand. 


On the other hand, if you wish to get to Melbourne with a totally private way of transport, you can ride on a limousine. See the following prices to hire one of this luxurious vehicles:

Limousine Fares

Final fare will be up to where do you want to get of Melbourne and the kind of limousine you decide to hire, but normally prices goes between $80 - $150. 

Share a car

Nowadays sharing car apps such Uber, Bla Bla Car and many others are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options.

You can try Cabfriend app, which let you to share taxi with other user and by this way share the ride (and also the expenses). 

Car sharing Fares

Through Uber, the estimated cost to go from Melbourne Airport to city center is about $90 – 120.