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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, 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.

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
  • Tigerair Australia
  • 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, Melbourne

Conveniently located, just 400 metres from the airport terminals, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport offers a free 24/7 shuttle service. Guests enjoy sound-proofed rooms, a fitness centre, restaurant and bar. Secure on-site parking is available.


PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Melbourne

Located at Melbourne Airport, this 4.5-star hotel is connected to the airport terminal by a covered walkway. It is a 2-minute walk from the departure and arrivals lounge. Each room includes a marble bathroom and in-room flight information.

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

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. It features a café which is open for a continental breakfast. Free WiFi across the entire property is provided.


Luxury Apartments with View, Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony offering stunning views of the city. Luxury Apartments with View is 300 metres from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Free WiFi is available.

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!


iVenture Melbourne Flexi Attractions Pass: 3, 5 or 7 Tickets

Melbourne's Flexi Attractions Pass provides you with incredible savings of up to 50% off general admission fee to your choice of 3, 5 or 7 must see attractions from over 25 attractions.


Lanes and Arcades Tour

Explore Melbourne’s charming lanes and opulent arcades with a small group walking tour. Join this inciteful walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get a deeper glimpse of this lovely city.

Tour & transport

Melbourne 1.5-Hour Ghost Tour

Travel back to 19th-century Melbourne on a 1.5-hour ghost tour of the most haunted locations, and discover hidden lanes, historic buildings, and spooks that still linger on the city streets. Learn about some of Melbourne's most infamous characters.


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