Melbourne Airport is situated approximately 22.9 kilometres from the city centre and resides in the outer northern suburb of Tullamarine. The city of Bendigo is in the centre of the state of Victoria and is around 136 kilometres northwest of the airport. The journey between the two usually takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to commute by car. Although there are public transport lines and a shuttle bus that runs from the airport, driving is by far your fastest option.

To reach Bendigo in the most time-efficient and cost-effective manner, we recommend a chauffeur-driven transfer with Car Australia. Offering you direct transportation that is both private and comfortable, Car Australia is a complete transport solution. Our rates are highly competitive and fixed at the time of booking, meaning no costly surprises. And our services are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply download our mobile app, or head to our website to make a booking, or alternatively, you can give us a call.

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Journey information – Bendigo to Melbourne airport

Whether you’re travelling to Bendigo for work or pleasure, we believe that reliable transport is a must. At Car Australia, we have an extensive fleet of modern and fuel-efficient vehicles to suit all needs. From standard and premium sedans, SUV’s and people movers to luxury coaches and minibuses, we can cater for individual passengers, to larger groups of up to 20.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times for your journey

The journey between Melbourne Airport and Bendigo takes on average 1 hour and 40 minutes by car. During peak traffic conditions, your journey may take up to 1 hour and 50 minutes and during periods of minimal traffic, it can take as little as 1 hour and 30 minutes. For those opting to take public transport, the fastest route will take roughly 2 hours and 36 minutes. This requires taking bus line 479 from Melbourne Airport to Sunbury station and from there, catching the train to Bendigo.

Melbourne Airport

Flights from Melbourne Airport operate out of 4 main passenger terminals: T1 – the Qantas domestic terminal, T2 – Melbourne’s designated international terminal, T3 – servicing Virgin and Rex and T4 – Melbourne’s budget airline terminal. All terminal precincts are easily accessible by car and close by to one another. If you are arriving by car, be sure to follow the signs towards any one of the multiple onsite car parks, including:

  • Value Car Park— long term stays for only $12 per day.
  • Terminal Car Park—Short term option paid per hour with a 15-minute free period.
  • Premium Car Park—The most expensive option but the closest to the terminals.

If you’re being dropped off at the airport, there are multiple pick up and drop off bays at each terminal precinct, as well as plenty of disabled parking spots. Each terminal is also home to a vast array of fantastic airport features and modern transit amenities so guests will have no trouble passing the time before their upcoming flights.


Bendigo is Victoria’s fourth-largest city and is situated in the Bendigo valley, approximately 150 kilometres from the city of Melbourne. Bendigo experienced largescale colonial expansion during the early to mid-1800s when the discovery of gold brought large volumes of immigrants and miners to the town. With a rich heritage history and a thriving food and wine scene that spotlights a farm-to-table approach, Bendigo offers foodies and history buffs unique opportunities to explore and enjoy. Car Australia can take you anywhere in and around Bendigo, simply let us know where you’d like to go next.