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, Tigerair Australia, 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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
- Virgin Australia
- Tigerair Australia
- Regional Express Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Melbourne
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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!
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