General Information

Transport Information

Getting to and from Melbourne Airport

There are many different ways to get to/from and around Melbourne Airport which sits roughly 23km from Melbourne’s CBD.


At the Domestic Terminal, the taxi rank is located centrally in front of the terminal.

Melbourne CBD is approximately a 30-minute ride away and will cost about $56-$62 one way. A Melbourne Airport access fee of $3.58 applies to all pick-ups originating from an airport taxi rank. The access fee is paid by the passenger to the taxi driver which will be included on the taxi fare. There is no airport charge for set down.

You can pre-book a taxi for pick-up, with pre-booked taxis allocated a waiting area on the ground floor of the At Terminal T1, T2, T3 car park and on the public pick-up zone of the forecourt.

For more information please contact:

Phone: 132227

Silver Top Taxi
Phone: 131008


SkyBus runs express bus services every 10 minutes between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD, operating all day, every day at a flat rate of $19 one-way. They have service desks conveniently located at each terminal and drop off at 4 locations in the Southbank area. Click here to see the drop off locations –

Phone: 1300 759 287


Hiring a rental car at Melbourne Airport gives you the freedom to control your own schedule and explore what Melbourne has to offer. Car rental customer service desks are located on ground floor of the At Terminal T1 and T2.

The following companies have desks at the airport:


Budget |

Europcar |

Hertz |

Thrifty |

RedSpot |



Public Transport – Getting Around
Visitors to Melbourne are able to travel across the city on one cashless ticket called myki, making getting around simple and cost effective. Issued by Public Transport Victoria, the myki card is a touch-on touch-off system that can be used on the city’s buses, trains and trams. A myki card can be purchased over the phone, online, at retail outlets such as local newsagencies and 7-11 stores, and at myki machines located at most metropolitan train stations. These cards can later be donated back to charity at the Skybus terminal collection point, or you can request a refund online.

Inner City Trams
The City Circle Tram is a free service around central Melbourne taking passengers past some of Melbourne’s major attractions. Visit Public Transport Victoria for timetables and a route map.

Metro Trains Melbourne
Melbourne’s metro trains run between the outer suburbs and Flinders Street Station in the city. The city loop is Melbourne’s underground system, with five stations in the central business district: Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. Southern Cross Station is Melbourne’s hub for regional and interstate trains.

Melbourne buses run frequently to major hubs, including shopping centres, schools, hospitals, leisure and sports venues, and some of Melbourne’s biggest attractions. All you’ll need is your loaded myki traveller card.

Bike Share
Discover Melbourne by bicycle to get to know the city intimately thanks to the central business district’s compact structure and proximity to the Yarra River. Alternatively, visit one of the 50 Melbourne bike share stations to explore the city from the seat of a bicycle. Home to more than 135-kilometres of dedicated path ways, walking or cycling around the city is a fun, simple and smart way to travel with pricing starting at just $3.

Another way to get to where you need to go is via a taxi. Melbourne taxis are easy to spot, as they display a lamp on the cab roof and most are painted yellow, silver or white. You can book taxi cab pickup for a set location, or take one from a cab rank at signposted spots. You may also hail a taxi in the street. If the rooftop lamp is lit, the taxi is usually unoccupied and available for hire. If you need transport for four passengers or less you can order a standard taxi, if you need wheelchair access or have 5-10 passengers you will need to order a maxi taxi. The two taxi services in Melbourne include 13CABS and Silver Top Taxi. See above for contact details.

For more information on getting around Melbourne using public transport, please visit:



The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has built a new multi-level 1,150 space car park that has added more than 170 new car spaces to the precinct. The car park has direct lift access to the Centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities. The car park is located directly under the Centre, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is operated by Wilson Parking.  Access is via Normanby Road. Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

The following rates are applicable for the car park:



Early Bird
Enter before 9am and exit between 3pm – midnight


Standard Weekday Rate (Including Public Holidays)

0.0 – 1.0 hour $14.00
1.0 – 2.0 hour $28.00
2.0 – 3.0 hour $42.00
3.0 – 4.0 hour $56.00
Lost ticket       $56.00

Evening Rate (Monday to Thursday)*
Enter after 6pm and exit before 6am the following morning


Evening Rate (Friday)*
Enter after 6pm and exit before 6am


Weekend Rate (Saturday and Sunday only)

$20, flat rate per exit, per day


* Please note, visitors must enter and exit the carpark between these times to receive this special evening parking rate. Visitors who enter the carpark before 6.00pm or exit the carpark after 6.00am the following day will be charged the hourly casual rates specified above for the duration of their stay. 



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