Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Melbourne Airport - Train to city center

Since nowadays there is no direct rail link to Melbourne Airport from the city center. This connection is made with airport buses and coach.

It is expected in the years to come a rail link between the airport (Tullamarine) and the city, as major authorities have been announcing since two years from now.

Even though, it is possible to combine train and bus to get to the city center:

To pick up the train, you have to take 901 bus at Melbourne Airport, which will get you to Broadmeadows station (the ride is about 20 minutes). You can take it at the Bus terminal outside Terminal 4. 

Once in there, you can pick up the Craigieburn Line to Flinders Street, which is the main Melbourne central business district station. The ride is about 40 minutes. 

Please check out the bus section for further details. 

Melbourne City Center to Melbourne Airport

If you wish to travel from Melbourne’s city center to the airport by train and bus, you should pick up the Craigieburn line from Melbourne at Flinders Streets and take off at Broadmeadows station. From there you can transfer to bus 901 which connects the station with Melbourne Airport. 

Total trip time is about 1 hour. 

You should take in mind that bus connections between Broadmeadows station and Melbourne Airport goes from 6 am to 12am on weekdays.

Tram – Broadmeadows railway station to Melbourne City Center

If you wish to ride the metro to get to the city center from Melbourne Airport, you just have to pick up the Craigieburn line train at Broadmeadows station and take off at Essendon and then take on the Essendon North PS/Keilor rd metro line till Flinders Street, from where you’ll have several options regarding metro lines. 

Melbourne City Center to Broadmeadows railway station

To get to Melbourne Airport, pick up the metro at Flinders Street (Essendon North PS/Keilor rd line), take off at Essendon stops and pick up Craigieburn line train to Broadmeadows station. 

Total trip time is about 46 minutes. 

Total trip combined with bus from the Airport: 1.06 hour.

Opening hours: 6 am – midnight (daily)


To ride any mean of public transportation it is compulsory to purchase a Myki card. These are the following tariffs:

One-way trip Adult: A$3.76 (you can purchase it at the airport for A$6 Adults, it has an A$3 commission).

To get to Melbourne city center, you’ll to pick up Zone 2 Myki card, with the following tariffs:

2-hour fare:

Full Fare: $2.80
Concession: $1.40

Daily fare:

Daily fare caps:
  Full fare Concession Seniors
Weekend daily cap $6.00 $3.00 $3.00
Public holiday cap $6.00 $3.00  

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