• Free and up-to-date :)

    We are happy to help you plan your trip through our free and up-to-date airport transportation guides. Do you want to rent a car in the autumn/winter of 2022? Be aware, there is a rental car shortage at airports, check our partner's website for the best deals!

Melbourne Airport

General information

Melbourne Airport is the second largest airport in Australia, after Sydney Airport. From the airport, you can fly to destinations in Oceania, Asia, North America and South America. Melbourne Airport consists of four terminals and two runways. Melbourne Airport is next to Avalon Airport the closest airport to Torquay, known as the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.


Where is Melbourne Airport situated?

Melbourne Airport is located northwest of the city of Melbourne. By car, you can easily reach the airport from the north (C743) and south (M2).

How many terminals does Melbourne Airport have?

Melbourne Airport has four terminal buildings, known as Terminal 1 (Qantas), Terminal 2 (all international flights), Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia) and Terminal 4 (Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines). The terminals are within walking distance from each other, a walk between T1 and T4 takes 10 minutes. National flag carrier Qantas uses Terminal 1 for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights.

Airport Map



The distance from Melbourne Airport to the centre of Melbourne is 25 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Melbourne.

From MEL Airport to Melbourne City centre by Car
25 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Melbourne Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Melbourne Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Melbourne Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Melbourne Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Melbourne Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Melbourne is about A$ 70.-. Book your taxi at Melbourne Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MEL Airport to Melbourne City centre by Taxi
25 km
30 min
A$ 70.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Melbourne Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Melbourne Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Melbourne Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Melbourne Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Melbourne Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Melbourne Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Melbourne Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia
  • Air New Zealand
  • Regional Express Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Melbourne Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


ibis Budget - Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Just 500 metres from Melbourne International Airport, ibis Budget - Melbourne Airport offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom.


Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, an IHG Hotel, Melbourne

Conveniently located, just 400 metres from the airport terminals, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport offers complimentary shuttle service between 5:00am to 1:30am.Guests enjoy sound-proofed rooms, a fitness centre, restaurant and bar.


PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Offering a connection to the airport terminals via a pedestrian skybridge, this award-winning hotel is located in Melbourne and features an indoor heated pool, spa, sauna and steam room.

Hotels in Melbourne

Looking for the best hotels in Melbourne? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crown Towers Melbourne, Melbourne

Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Each room features original artworks and marble bathrooms.


ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, Melbourne

Located in the Melbourne CBD, ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Free WiFi across the entire property is provided.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Melbourne Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Melbourne: SEA LIFE Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Enter SEA LIFE Aquarium in Melbourne, and discover more than 10,000 aquatic animals, including one of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles. Enjoy interactive adventures, such as the chance to sit among penguins, or to feed the fish.


From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Trip

Tour the spectacular Great Ocean Road, see the 12 Apostles, and take a rainforest walk in the Great Otway National Park. View Australia's surf coast, explore seaside towns, and see koalas in the wild.

Tour & transport

Melbourne: Phillip Island Tour & Penguin Parade

Take a tour of Phillip Island and enjoy the world-famous Penguin Parade.


Have you visited Melbourne Airport lately? Be the first to write an airport review about Melbourne Airport. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

AirMundo.com offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from AirMundo.com, see the disclaimer.