Getting to Melbourne
Melbourne Airport is located approximately 24km from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There are a range of direct flights and low cost fares available so we encourage you to explore all the options available:
Easy access is available from the airport to the city centre via bus and taxi. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.
SkyBus offers a shuttle bus service from the airport to Melbourne CBD and city hotels. This service operates 24 hours, 7 days. Buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day and every 30-60 minutes overnight. Tickets can be purchased on arrival or online by visiting the SkyBus website.
Taxis are available from the ground floor level of Melbourne Airport. The central business district is approximately 30 minutes from the International and Domestic Airport.
A taxi costs approximately $50-$60.
Taxi Phone: 13 22 27 or 131 008.
A range of car rental services are available at Melbourne Airport. Please refer to the Melbourne Airport website for further information.
Getting around Melbourne
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne and links with other tram, train and light rail services in and around Melbourne. The traditional tram will take you past shopping malls and arcades, and major attractions such as the Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and the Princess Theatre. You can use the Tram as a ‘hop on hop off’ service to explore the city. Running every 12 minutes it takes approximately 48 minutes to complete a loop of the city. The free services operations Sunday-Wednesday from 10am-6pm and 10am-9pm on Thursday-Saturday. To catch the free City Circle Tram service (route number 35), simply board the tram at any of the specially marked stops on the route. For further information visit the website.
Trams, Trains and Buses
myki is the smart card ticketing system that operates on on trains, trams and buses throughout Melbourne.
Visitors packs can be purchased at the Business Centre of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or the M Cafe located at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Top ups to existing cards can also be made at the tram stop directly opposite the Clarendon Street entrance to the MCEC (on the side of the road travelling south) or at the Seven Eleven Store on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets.
You may purchase a ticket online in advance http://www.myki.com.au or for interstate and international guests, a myki visitor packs can be purchased from the PTV Hub at Southern Cross Station, the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square and the SkyBus terminals at Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station.
The myki Visitor Pack includes:
- A myki smartcard pre-loaded with enough value for one day’s Zone 1 travel
- Instructions on how to use myki
- An inner Melbourne tram map
- A myki protective wallet designed by renowned cartoonist Mark Knight
- Discounts at 15 attractions worth more than $130 in savings
- The myki Visitor Pack is available for full fare, concession, child and senior visitors
- A full fare myki Visitor Pack costs $14.00 including $8.00 myki money
- A concession, child or seniors myki Visitor Pack costs $7.00, including $4.00 myki money
For more information http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack
Top up to myki cards can be made online or at a number of retail outlets displaying the myki sign including all Seven Eleven convenience stores.
Information regarding tram, train and bus timetables is available from http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle
The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a great way to explore inner city Melbourne. Ride in comfort while listening to stories about the city’s colourful past and current quirks. Tickets are available for sale for $5 all day, and children under 10 ride for free.
More information on the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is available on the website.