Melbourne Airport Guide to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

Melbourne Airport Transportation to city centre

To get to Melbourne’s city centre from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport there are 4 different ways of transport to do so. It is in your hands decide weather is more suitable to your preferences:


Unfortunately, there is no direct connection between Melbourne Airport and the City Centre, though is the cheapest way to get to the city. 

How to get to the city?

You have to take public bus 901 outside terminal 4 to Broadmeadows station and transfer to Craigieburn railway line until Flinders Street. It will take you 60 minutes. 

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Sky Bus from Melbourne Airport to City Centre
It is possibly the best way to get to Melbourne city centre by bus. You can take 3 different routes according to your final destination: 

Melbourne City Express: Get directly to the city centre. 

St Kilda Express: To get to Melbourne seaside.

Frankston & Peninsula Airport Shuttle: Go to Frankston and Melbourne’s suburbs. You can check out fare on this website. 

Free Hotel Shuttle: 

If you want to get directly to your hotel, then you should take the Free Hotel Shuttle. It is totally free to use.

Public buses

Smart Bus Route 901

To Broadmeadows station from the airport connecting via railway to regional and long distance services to the city centre. 

How to get to city centre?

Ride the Craigieburn line until Flinders Street. 

Where can I take it?

You can take the bus outside Terminal 4 back in the airport.

Other bus lines

There are also several bus lines which will take you to the city centre as well:
478 – Melbourne Airport via Melrose Drive to Airport West
479 –Sunbury Station via Melbourne Airport to Airport West
482 – Melbourne Airport via South Centre to Airport West
Please check out Bus section for further information. 

Where can I take them?

You can ride the bus outside Terminal 4. 

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Though is the most comfortable way to get to the city centre, it may also be the most expensive too. 

Where can I take a cab?

You can ride a cab at the taxi ranks located on the ground floor outside the building in front of each terminal. 

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Car Hire

If you wish to go on your own, then this is the best option without a doubt.
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