Melbourne airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is an international airport located 23 kilometres north-west of the CBD. Depending on the time of day that you arrive, it takes approximately 45 minutes to get into the city.

While there is a range of transport options such as taxis and buses to get to Doncaster from Melbourne airport, we highly recommend Car Australia’s fleet of chauffeured private cars.

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Journey information – Doncaster to Melbourne airport

Car Australia provides a premium travel solution, without the premium price tag. We can pick you up and drop you off wherever is most convenient for you at the airport and in Doncaster. Even better, our cars can be booked at any time day and night. You can either book them by phone, or via our website which allows for quick and easy bookings.

Due to our vast infrastructure, you can be sure that we will always be on time, every time, making us the most competitive and reliable car hire service in the country. If you are worried about how this could affect the environment, you’ll be happy to know that we are an eco-friendly company.

If you have a large family travelling with you, we can provide you with our amazing luxury minibuses and coaches, which you can book with our partner company Hughes.

Pick Up and Other Information

Journey travel times

On average, it takes approximately 45 minutes to get from Melbourne Airport to Doncaster. During peak hour it can slightly change to 50 minutes or 40 minutes during off peak hours. On your way back to Melbourne airport from Doncaster, the time are exactly the same.

Getting around Melbourne airport

There are four terminals at Melbourne airport: Terminal 1 is a domestic and regional service terminal for Qantas; Terminal 2 is an international terminal with over 20 gates and multiple airline lounges; Terminal 3 is home to Virgin Australia as well as REX; and Terminal 4 is a terminal for all domestic budget flights.

Terminals 1 and 3 have food and shopping outlets and Terminal 2 has duty-free shopping. There is free Wi-Fi present all over the public areas and gates of the airport making it easy for you to surf the internet without using any data.

Terminal car parks are just minutes away from the terminals and can be booked online for undercover parking. If you aren’t staying long, there are multiple drop-off zones as well as 1- and 10-minutes pick-up zones. If you’re an early bird, there is a free 20-minute waiting zone or 40 minutes for $20.

If you have a long transit you can relax and the airline lounges, grab a bite or a drink at one of the restaurants or bars or even shop. If you have a transit longer than 8 hours, there are multiple luxury and budget hotel options located at short distances from the airport.

You could also rent a car from any one of the rental desks or hop onto Helicopter Shuttle to various locations around Victoria.

Things to do in Doncaster

Doncaster is a suburb of Melbourne, locates 16 kilometres north-east of the CBD. It is one of the most elevated landscapes in Melbourne, and to this day still cherishes this with the Westfield Doncaster Shopping town, making it the fashion capital of the east. If you’re tired of shopping, make sure you take a trip to the Manningham Art Gallery, which presents ceramic exhibitions as well as contemporary art.

Doncaster is also home to the Doncaster Hockey Club since 1974, which saw a number of Olympians rise to fame. There is also a soccer, cricket and baseball club. Doncaster is beautiful when it comes to nature, with its glorious parks overseeing the city where you can walk your dog or simply take a relaxing stroll.

We can pick you up from any of your preferred pick-up points in Doncaster, so there will be no need to rush to get to us as we will find you right on time. So, sit back, enjoy the landscape and let us know which time is most convenient for you.