Airports in Melbourne
Locally referred to as simply Melbourne Airport, Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is among the busiest in Australia, processing more than 28 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.
Melbourne-Tullamarine Airport is made up of four terminals: Terminal 1 handles domestic flights from Qantas (and affiliates), Terminal 2 processes international flights, Terminal 3 is used exclusively by Virgin Australia and Regional Express Airlines, and Terminal 4 services flights from Tiger Airways.
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 15 miles (25km) from Melbourne to the north of the city.
Getting to the city
The SkyBus offers a frequent 24-hour shuttle bus service between the airport, the city centre and city hotels. Several public bus services including Frankston & Penninsula Bus Service, Tullamarine Bus Lines and Metropolitan Bus Lines also link the airport to different parts of the city and surrounding areas. Taxis are available from outside both domestic and international terminals, car rental is also available.
GMT +10 (GMT +11 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March).
Tel: +61 (0)3 9297 1600.
Melbourne Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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