Ground transportation Options – Melbourne Airport

Ground Transportation To And From Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is one of the busiest airports in Australia. On average 25 million domestic and about 10 million international travellers use Melbourne Airport every year. Melbourne - Sydney is the world's second most travelled air route in the world with 54,102 flights last year second only to the busiest air route between Beijing-Seoul with 79,460 flights last year.
An effective ground transport system is required to manage the flow of passengers at the Melbourne Airport. Being one of the rare International airports without a rail connection makes road transport the only way to access this airport. Let's take a closer look at the available travel options for passengers at the Melbourne Airport.
  1. Pre booked Chauffeur Service 

    Choosing to travel in a pre booked chauffeur service is the best option to get to and from the Melbourne Airport. They would provide you door to door transport in high end cars driven by experienced drivers for fixed prices which do not change with time of the day or traffic on the road. Melbourne has a huge demand for chauffeur driven airport transfer service and the Industry manages to meet it very well.
    A Chauffeur service offers Meet and Greet Service on arrivals at the Melbourne Airport where the Chauffeur will meet you inside the terminal with your name sign at Chauffeur Meeting Point. Please click on the link below to view more information on the driver meeting points at the Melbourne Airport.
    All Chauffeur driven services must be pre booked and touting by any chauffeur at the Melbourne Airport is illegal and they can be fined up to $10000. Passengers are regularly warned by the Melbourne Airport not to travel with a person touting at the airport as they may not have correct accreditation.
  2. SkyBus

    SkyBus offer transfers from Melbourne Airport mainly to Southern Cross train station and also some services to Southbank, St Kilda, Frankston, Werribee, Ringwood.
    To view more information on the routes and pricing visit
    The Southern Cross transfer service runs every 20 minutes offering fixed fares of $19.75 one way or $36.50 for return for one adult passenger. Tickets can be purchased online or on the counter. Free WiFi, smartphone ticketing, wheelchair access are also available.
    SkyBus has introduced the United Kingdom style double-decker buses in Melbourne which are attracting more and more passengers to enjoy the European style of transportation in Melbourne. SkyBus pick up and drop off spots are conveniently located in front of each terminal at arrivals level.
    Although SkyBus is the cheapest mode of transport to and from the Melbourne Airport, it is only viable if you are travelling alone. For 2 or more passengers taxis or a Chauffeur driven service is much more convenient and economical as they charge per trip and not per passenger.
  3. Taxis

    Taxis are the oldest and most popular form of transport in Melbourne for Airport transfers. Taxis do not need to be pre booked and taxi ranks are located right in front of each terminal on arrivals ground level. There is a $4.50 pick up fee to get a taxi from the cab rank at Melbourne Airport.
    Passengers can pre book their taxis with their personal driver or a company and there is a specific area for Pre booked taxis on the ground level of Short Term Car Park in front of Qantas Domestic Arrivals. Same fee of $4.50 is applicable for all pre booked taxi fares from the Melbourne Airport.
    Taxis at Melbourne airport can be arranged for individuals or groups. The taxi rank can facilitate Sedans, Wagons for 4 passengers with luggage and maxi taxis for groups of up to 10 passengers.
    Pre-booked Taxi Service
  4. Rideshare

    Ridehare has gained popularity among the masses since introducing the cheaper option known as Uber, Ola, Didi in Melbourne. Like taxis, Rideshare also has multiple options of different car types to choose from. Once you type in your destination address the app provides a fare estimate which is usually cheaper than a taxi if there is no surge pricing.
    Uber's model works on demand and supply and the surge pricing is activated during peak times when the demand is higher and can be more expensive than a taxi or even a Chauffeur service. Please always check the fare estimate and compare with taxi fare to make sure you are making an economical choice.
    Rideshare Passengers can book their ride when they are ready to be picked up and wait for their car to arrive in designated Rideshare pick up area is located at Ground level in Lane 1 of Public Pick Up area in front of the Park Royal Hotel at Melbourne Airport.
  5. Rental Cars

    Melbourne Airport provides a wide range of rental car options for passengers. Rental car companies like Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, enterprise and Budget have their counters at the ground level in undercover car park of Short Term Car park.
    Coming to Melbourne and needing a car to navigate your way through the city and suburbs, hiring a car on arrival is the most convenient way to explore Melbourne as it provides you the freedom of driving at your own convenience.
    Demand of Rental cars is always high and pre booking your car is always helpful so you don't miss out. Melbourne Airport website offers a comparison between all the available car rental rates and always provides option of booking and payment online.
    Car Rental at MEL