Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport is the main airport serving the city of Melbourne, and is the only international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area. It is also the second busiest airport in Australia. Located 23km from the city centre, the airport serves as a major hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia, while Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways Australia uses the airport as home base. Melbourne Airport features direct flights to 33 destinations in all states and territories of Australia, as well as numerous destinations in Oceania, Asia, Africa, and North America.


The airport has four terminals. Terminal 1 is located at the northern end of the airport and hosts domestic services for Qantas Group airlines, Qantas, Jetstar, and QantasLink. Terminal 2 has 20 gates with aerobridges and handles all international flights out of Melbourne Airport. Terminal 3 is the home for Virgin Australia and Regional Express Airlines, and currently has eleven parking bays served by single aerobridges and eight parking bays without aerobridges. Terminal 4, which was formerly called the Domestic Express of South Terminal, is dedicated to budget airlines, and is also the first facility of its kind at a conventional airport in Australia. Departures area in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at Melbourne Airport are all located on the first floor, while the Departures area in Terminal 4 is located on the ground floor.

Services and Facilities

For the convenience and comfortable travel of the passengers, Melbourne Airport houses different facilities in each of its terminals. Baby change facilities are located throughout Terminals 1, 2, and 3; public shower facilities are located near the toilet areas on the Departures level of Terminal 2; and you can find the telephones throughout Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The machines accept coins, phone cards, and some also accept credit cards. For those with hearing difficulties, a telephone specifically for them can be found on the ground floor of the Arrivals area in Terminal 2. Internet kiosks are located throughout the terminals, and Melbourne Airport offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the terminals. If you wish to shop before your scheduled flight, or upon arrival, Melbourne Airport also houses F1RST Tax and Duty Free where you can purchase some of the biggest brands available. Dining spots are also plentiful throughout the terminals.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

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Melbourne Tullamarine is 24km north of the city's CBD, where most of Melbourne's hotels are found.


From the airport follow the M2 south and as you approach the city take the exit for State Route 50. All car hire companies at the airport offer GPS devices for hire which can help you reach your final destination safely.


One thing to note about driving in Melbourne is the unusual hook turn system.  Because of the tram system, sometimes when you want to turn right you need to enter the left hand lane and wait in the intersection for your chance to turn. VicRoads has produced a video that explains the turn more clearly. 


Getting around Victoria


The Great Ocean Road


The Great Ocean Road is Australia's most famous drive and with good reason. It officially starts at Torquay and stretches 243km, taking in coastal towns, the 12 Apostles and some beautiful beaches.


To get to Torquay, take the M1 towards Geelong and then turn off onto the B130. From there, turn right onto Ghazeepore Road and the sign posts will lead you to the start of the Great Ocean Road.




Warburton is a small town to the east of Melbourne that offers rural charm, an escape into the rainforest and the unique attraction of Boinga Bob's house, a famed local artist who has turned his home into a piece of 3D art.


To get there, follow the M3 eastwards until you reach the C401 and then the B380. Warburton is around 90 minutes away by car and is on the edge of the Yarra Ranges National Park. This route goes through toll payments.


Bonnie Doon


Fans of The Castle will be pleased to discover that Bonnie Doon is a real place, and its serenity is on offer to all who make the two hour drive.


The easiest way to get there is to follow the M3 east and turn left onto Route 62. Turn left onto Maroondah Highway and left again onto the B300 which takes you all the way to Bonnie Doon. This route has toll fees. 

Trains hide 

Passengers travelling to and from the city can take the train to Broadmeadows Station and board the high-frequency SmartBus Route 901, a short journey from the Airport.

Buses hide 

Smart Bus Route 901 runs from Melbourne Airport to Frankston and connects to Craigieburn line at Broadmeadows Station. Route 478 runs from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne Airport and connects to the Craigieburn line at Essendon Station. Route 479 runs from Sunbury to Moonee Ponds and Route 500 runs from Broadmeadows to Sunbury, both connecting to Sunbury Station. 

Taxi hide 

Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor outside Terminal 1 and between Terminals 2 and 3. 

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 Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Contact Details

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Locked Bag 16,
Gladstone Park VIC 3043,

Tel:+61 (0)3 92971600


 Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Location Details

Longitude:144° 50' 35'' E
Latitude:37° 40' 23'' S

 Airport Location

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