Melbourne airport lies north-west of the city centre and is around 35 km from the suburb of Brighton. There are several transport options including public transport, taxis and rideshare to get you from the airport to Brighton. But these aren’t always the quickest or most convenient. Taxis can often be expensive and buses can be inconvenient (walking from the bus stop to your final destination.

Your best option is Car Australia – offering you comfortable and convenient door-to-door transfers in their range of modern sedans, people movers and minibuses (up to 20 people). If you’re looking for transfers for groups of more than 20, you can book with our partner company Hughes. Our chauffeurs can pick you up and drop you at your point of choice for the utmost convenience.

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Brighton to Melbourne airport – What you can expect from the journey

If you are unfamiliar with Melbourne airport or Brighton, we have listed below some important information regarding your journey as well as the travel times.

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Travel times – Melbourne airport to Brighton

Brighton is around 35 km south of Melbourne airport and on average, the journey can take around 50 minutes. However, the journey can take slightly longer (60 minutes) when travelling during peak hour traffic. On the other hand, it only takes around 45 minutes when travelling during off-peak hours.

Melbourne airport – Useful information

Melbourne airport, also known as ‘Tullamarine airport’ is the second busiest airport in Australia. The airport is made up of 4 main terminals:

  • Terminal 1 – This hosts domestic and regional services for Qantas. Departures are on the 1st floor and arrivals on the ground floor. The terminal also has a wide range of shops and food outlets as well as a Qantas Club lounge
  • Terminal 2 – This is the main international terminal with over 20 gates (with aerobridges) and multiple airline lounges (Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines & Etihad). This terminal also has a tax & duty-free shop after clearing security in the departures area.
  • Terminal 3 – This is the terminal for Virgin Australia as well as REX flights. There is a range of shopping and food options including Boost Juice and a news agency.
  • Terminal 4 – This terminal is dedicated to budget airlines including Jetstar, REX and Air north. A few gates of this terminal are used by Virgin Australia as well.

The airport also has the option of At Terminal Car Parks which are ideal for business trips and short getaways. These are undercover and can be booked online. There are also free waiting and pickup ones at the airport. Please click here for more information.

There is free WiFi all over the airport as well as excellent transit facilities including toilets, showers, cafes and even postal services. In case you are staying or in transit for over 8 hours. You have the option to stay in a range of luxury or budget hotels including Park Royal. Holiday inn and Ibis budget right next to the airport.

Brighton – Useful Information

Brighton is a coastal suburb in Melbourne with some of Melbourne’s most grand homes and wealthiest people. It was originally named after the city of Brighton in England.

Being a coastal suburb, Brighton attracts tourists for a range of reasons including its cafes, beaches as well as cycling tracks and architecture. Dendy Street Beach is a well-known landmark in Brighton with its 82 colourful beach boxes. It also has a range of community sporting activities including a golf course, a cricket club and a soccer club.