International airlines

Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine) is just 25 minutes by car, taxi, rideshare service or bus from Melbourne's CBD. The airport is serviced by around 30 international airlines.

Approximate flying times to Melbourne:

London: 23 hours (one stop)

New York: 22 hours (one stop)

Los Angeles: 15 hours (direct)

Dubai: 14 hours (direct)

Beijing: 12 hours (direct)

Tokyo 10.5 hours (direct)

Singapore: 8 hours (direct)

Auckland: 3.5 hours (direct)

Domestic airlines

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and REX are major domestic carriers running services between Australia's major cities. Jetstar also flies from Avalon Airport, near Geelong.

Bonza flies from both Melbourne Airport and Avalon to regional destinations such as Port Macquarie, Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast.

Regional airlines Qantas Link and REX fly between Melbourne and larger Victorian regional centres such as Mildura and Albury.

Contact (phone in Australia): 

Qantas & Qantas Link: ph. 13 13 13 

Jetstar: ph. 13 15 38

Virgin Australia: ph. 13 67 89

Regional Express (REX): ph. 13 17 13

Bonza: No phone number listed, contact via website


Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

On-site services include shops and tax free shopping for international travellers, lockers, ATMs, currency exchange, restaurants, bars, information and car rental desks and, for departing travellers, a refund booth to reclaim Goods and Services Tax (GST) on some goods. There is also parking, for a fee. Three hotels are within a five-minute walk of airport terminals. Choose from the Parkroyal, Holiday Inn and Ibis budget.


T1 – Qantas domestic
T2 – International
T3 – Virgin Australia domestic
T4 – Jetstar and Regional Express Airlines (REX) and Bonza domestic

Checking in

The check in time for International departures is approximately 2.5 hours before the flight's scheduled departure. Check in time for domestic departures is 1 hour before the flight's scheduled departure. For more information please check with your airline.

To and from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is approximately 20 kilometres, or 25 minutes' north-west of the Melbourne CBD and can be easily reached by car, taxi, rideshare or bus.

  • Car rental company booking desks are located at the airport.
  • Taxis and rideshare services are readily available outside the terminals and a taxi trip to the city will cost around AUD$45-60.
  • Skybus provides direct airport bus service to the city and back again. Buses run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every 10–15 minutes in the day and every 30–60 minutes at night. Buy Skybus tickets at the Airport or online. For bus services to other parts of Victoria, visit the Travellers Information Desk.

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport has a cafe, bar, gift shop, family area, information desk, and ample parking (free for the first 30 minutes).

Checking in

Flight check in desks open two hours prior to departure and close 30 minutes before the flight is scheduled to leave.

To and from Avalon

Avalon Airport is 55 km from central Melbourne (a 50-minute drive), and 22 km from the regional city of Geelong (a 25-minute drive).

  • SkyBus Avalon City Express coaches operate between Avalon, Werribee and Melbourne's Southern Cross Station. For price and timetables, visit SkyBus.
  • MyBus airport transfers run between Avalon and Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. For information on destinations, price and timetables, visit MyBus.
  • Car Rental companies Budget, Avis, Europcar, SIXT and Hertz operate at Avalon.
  • The approximate taxi fare to/from Geelong is $54, or $112 from Melbourne. Taxi companies operating out of Avalon Airport include:

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