If you need to travel between Melbourne Airport and the suburb of Carlton, your transport options are in ample supply. Melbourne Airport, which is located approximately 21.5 kilometres from Carlton, has a reasonable selection of transportation methods to choose from including public transport, taxis, shuttles, private transfers and hire cars to name a few. However, of these, there is one clear winner – a private transfer with Car Australia.

With the price of taxis seldom reflecting the service they provide, and the time-consuming hassle of shared transportation, Car Australia beats the competition every time. With Car Australia, you get exceptional service from expert chauffeurs and a convenient door-to-door guarantee. Not to mention our extremely competitive rates and fixed booking system. To book your next transfer from Melbourne Airport to Carlton, simply head to our mobile app, website or give us a call.

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Journey travel tips: Carlton to Melbourne Airport

Your transfer with Car Australia will begin in one of our many modern fleet vehicles, specifically chosen to suit your needs. From standard to premium sedans, SUV’s and people movers to luxury minibuses and coaches, we have a vehicle to suit all occasions and budgets. We can even cater for larger groups of up to 20 people. To help you with your journey planning, we have offered a few tips below to help you plan your trip.

Pick Up and Other Information

Journey travel times

The chauffeurs at Car Australia are professionally trained and armed with plenty of local knowledge, allowing them to always have you on the fastest and most efficient route no matter the traffic conditions.

Peak hour travel times:

  • Airport to Carlton – between 25 and 35 minutes
  • Carlton to airport – between 25 and 30 minutes

Off-peak travel times:

  • Airport to Carlton – between 18 and 20 minutes
  • Carlton to airport – between 18 and 20 minutes

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is comprised of three domestic terminals and one dedicated international terminal, all located within a short distance of each other. Throughout all four terminals, guests will have access to free Wi-Fi as well as ample entertainment and dining opportunities. Pick up and drop off areas as well as kerbside stopping bays can be easily accessed at each of the terminal precincts. For those driving to the airport there are multiple parking options to choose from:

  • 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 are travelling with Car Australia, you have the luxury of being dropped directly at the terminal entrance of your corresponding flight. And for pick up, you will be met inside the terminal by your Car Australia chauffeur for your ultimate convenience.


Carlton is one of Melbourne’s most inner suburbs. Due to its proximity to some of Melbourne’s most sought after universities, it has one of the largest student populations in the city. Famous for its Italian quarter and the celebrated Lygon Street, Carlton is a foodie’s paradise as well as a cultural melting pot. Tree-lined streets, 19th-century architecture, the Royal Exhibition Centre, the Carlton Gardens and being home to the esteemed Carlton Football Club, are just some of what makes this suburb so popular. When you’re ready to go back to the airport, our professional Car Australia drivers can pick you up from any location in Carlton.