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Melbourne Airport

Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport (MEL)


Locally referred to as simply Melbourne Airport, Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is among the busiest in Australia, processing nearly 30 million passengers each year.

Serving the greater Melbourne area of Victoria, Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport has fairly basic facilities for such a busy hub. There are a few shops and restaurants, and extra amenities like shower facilities and a golf course to keep passengers entertained on layovers. The airport is well-run and efficient, but queues are not uncommon at Australia's notoriously strict customs points.

Flights to Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport come in from destinations across Asia and Oceania, as well as a few other destinations, including Sydney, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Bali, Honolulu, Mauritius, Phuket, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.


The airport is located 16 miles (25km) north of Melbourne's city centre.

Getting to the city

Numerous public bus routes access the airport, but the most convenient transport option is the SkyBus, an express bus service between the airport and the city centre, operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and departing the airport every 10 minutes. Taxis, airport shuttles and rental cars are also available.


GMT +10 (GMT +11 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).


Tel: +61 (0)3 9297 1600.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport, and taxi ranks can be found outside Terminal 1, and between Terminals 2 and Terminal 3. Taxis can also be found on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are all within walking distance.


The airport has excellent facilities, with ATMs, currency exchanges, and a variety of bars, restaurants and shops in all terminals. Other facilities include showers, baby change facilities, public telephones and a medical centre. Shopping includes duty-free. Facilities for the disabled are good.


The airport has a vast range of parking options and each parking lot has different rates. Substantial discounts are available for online bookings. A courtesy bus service operates between the long-term parking and the terminal buildings.



Flights to Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport are available via Air China, Air New Zealand, China Southern, Emirates, Air Pacific, Skywest, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Etihad, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, United, Korean Air, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways, among others.


Free wifi is available in all the terminals.

Business Lounges

Internet kiosks are located in Terminals 2 and 3.

Melbourne Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.