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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, 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

Ideally situated in Melbourne CBD, ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel is located within a 5 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. The Hotel offers affordability and comfort and is perfect for the budget conscious traveller.

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!


From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road and Wildlife Tour

Experience the Great Ocean Road and its incredible landscapes. See koalas and birds, take a rain forest walk, discover the 12 apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, and have morning tea on Torquay surf beach.


Melbourne: 2-Hour City Highlights River Cruise

See the sights of Melbourne from the water on a city cruise. Travel down the Yarra River to see landmarks like the Docklands Crown Entertainment Complex and Government House, and catch some rays on the sundeck.

Tour & transport

From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Full-Day Guided Trip

Drive along the Great Ocean Road of Australia and enjoy dramatic stretches of coastline and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. See the shipwreck Coast, Loch Ard Gorge, and spot koalas and birds.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Melbourne Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Melbourne Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

1 day ago

The worst airport i transited through after Cochin (India). I cannot believe such airports exist and dare calling themselves international ! It is 2am. I am roaming the airport entrance for a place to seat or sleep after trying to do so on a wooden bench by the airport entrance door. Cold and the other lady trying to do the same wanting to call her family at 1.15am i had to move to try desperately to close my eyes a bit. This is the worst customer experience you can imagine. You wonder if these people have ever benchmarked against Singapore, Qatar or Dubai ! I landed at 930pm. At 10pm there was barely any restaurant opened. Just one sandwich place where nothing was below 15 aud or macdonald s opened 24/7 in a strange corner. I tried to find the information desk. Couldnt find it. A map? Too much to ask. Finally asked the welcome desk what to do as customs told me i couldnt enter the airport lounge and sleep there for my flight at 6.30am. I asked what do we do? Find a seat in the airport entrance i was told. The welcome desk said there is a hotel this side. Sure for 6hours i will pay 400 aud ! No safety for single female traveller. People sleeping on the floor trying to find some quiet space. Not a single coffee shop except that macdonald s from the 80s with blinding lampshades.what is this for a joke???? All restaurants barricade themselves with gates at night knowing damn well people sleep on the floor but noone cares ! Families with kids sleep where they can waiting for their connections in the morning. Simply appalling and disgraceful. Tourism is supposed to be the industry listening to clients the most. Here they simply didnt get the point at all and deserve to be boycotted. Such a let down for auch a supposed modern city !

Lynette Stephens
1 month ago

I've had a knee replacement and am treated like a criminal! I've travelled the world without any problems but at Tullamarine I feel humiliated...

louisa dempsey
3 months ago

Booked assistance for my husband who can't walk very far, although someone was there to assist us and take us to departure gate we were not allowed to browse duty free as a couple (as able bodied people are allowed) my husband was taken to straight to departure gate by assistant and I was told I could go to duty free on my own ,although we had more than 3 hours before our flight departure to dubai.
This made the duty free experience for myself really stressful as I was worried I had lost my husband, think you need to take a leaf out of Glasgow Airport disabled assistance as we have used them many times as you get more of a personal service

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