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Airports in Melbourne

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.

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

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