Melbourne Airport is an international airport about 23 kilometres from Melbourne Central. The trip between the two takes on average 35 minutes. Melbourne Central is an impressive shopping complex, located in the heart of the CBD, making it a great central point for your inner-city adventures as well as a one-stop shopping destination. Its central location, however, also means navigating inner-city traffic, tramways and hook turns. If you are unfamiliar with Melbourne city driving or would rather relax after your flight, we suggest a Car Australia airport transfer. Dedicated to efficiency and convenience, our services are unbeatable in quality and highly competitive in price.

Whilst taxis and public transport are also readily available from the airport, we pride ourselves on taking the wandering and waiting out of your transfer experience. Our modern, chauffeur-driven vehicles will collect you promptly from the terminal, and deposit you conveniently at Melbourne Central as quickly as possible, all while navigating the city rush so that you don’t have to. Our services operate 24/7 and booking with us has never been easier, simply jump onto our website or download our mobile app.

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Melbourne Central to Melbourne Airport: Planning your journey

Once you’ve landed, your transfer begins with one of our friendly drivers collecting you from inside the terminal and transporting you in one of our many modern and well-appointed vehicles. Sedans, SUV’s, minibuses and people movers are all available to cater to your individual or group needs. Once collected, you and your luggage will be transported to your destination. To further help you plan your journey from Melbourne airport to Melbourne Central, we have put together some useful information including travel times and a short guide to Melbourne Central.

Pick Up and Other Information

Journey travel times

Driving from Melbourne Central to Melbourne Airport on average takes about 35 minutes. During off-peak hours the journey takes about 30 minutes and up to 45 minutes during rush hour. Choosing a Car Australia transfer means the difference between the fastest and most direct route and the added time and hassle of multiple stops, indirect routes and public transport timetables.

Navigating Melbourne Airport

Melbourne International Airport, situated in the suburb of Tullamarine, is one of Australia’s largest and busiest airports. Successfully seeing millions of international and domestic passengers pass through its terminals each year, it has four dedicated terminals within.

  • T1— Qantas domestic terminal.
  • T2— Designated international terminal, airlines including Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Fiji Airways, and Jetstar and more.
  • T3—Virgin Australia, Skywest, and REX domestic terminal.
  • T4—Jetstar and other budget airline terminals.

All four terminals are modern and packed full of great amenities and features. There is free WI-FI throughout the terminals, as well as plenty of food and beverage options, retail stores, duty-free and speciality outlets to keep travellers entertained. A little extra time on your hands is rather enjoyable at Melbourne Airport, a drink at the bar or a relaxing wait in the airline lounges will make the time fly.

Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central is the quintessential shopping experience, with over 300 retail stores spread over 5 levels and link bridges adjoining to the lively Melbourne Emporium, you’re sure to shop till you drop. With so much to see and do, the last thing you’ll want to do is juggle shopping bags on public transport, that’s why getting from Melbourne Central to Melbourne Airport is undoubtedly easiest with Car Australia. Melbourne Central has two entrances, one on Lonsdale Street and the other on La Trobe Street, let our driver know which side you’d like to be picked up from and we will take care of the rest.