Port Melbourne is an inner-city suburb in the south of Melbourne, around 25 kms from Melbourne airport. There is a range of transport options to get from Port Melbourne to Melbourne airport including buses, trains, taxis and rideshares. However, a lot of these options are not the most reliable and can be quite expensive as well (taxis).

Car Australia provides reliable and private airport transfers in our range of modern sedans, people movers and minibuses (for groups up to 20). In addition, you get door-to-door service and the easy option of booking in advance. Our vast transport infrastructure makes us one of the most competitive and dependable car hire services in the country, letting you relax in the knowledge that we’ll pick you up on time, every time. In case you are looking for transfers for larger groups, we can refer you to our partner company (Hughes) who offer luxury coaches for airport transfers.

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Melbourne airport to Port Melbourne – Facts about the journey

If you haven’t travelled to Melbourne airport before or are unfamiliar with the Port Melbourne area, here are some useful points to note regarding your upcoming journey.

Pick Up and Other Information

Journey travel times

Using a Hughes airport transfer is the quickest way to get from Melbourne airport to Port Melbourne. On average the journey takes around 40 minutes, however, it can take slightly longer during peak hour traffic.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Port Melbourne – 45 minutes
  • Port Melbourne to airport – 45 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Port Melbourne – 35 minutes
  • Port Melbourne to airport – 35 minutes

Getting to know Melbourne airport

Melbourne airport has a lot to offer and offers a range of services from shopping & retail to bars and restaurants. The airport is made up of 4 main terminals with each of them catering to different airlines. Terminal 1 hosts services for Qantas airlines; Terminal 2 is the main international terminal; Terminal 3 caters mainly to Virgin Australia & REX airlines and Terminal 4 is dedicated to budget domestic airlines.

Melbourne airport also has excellent parking facilities and each terminal has dedicated car parks (less than 100 metres away). There are also several pick up and drop off zones at the airport and you can find more information about these by clicking this link.

There is free WiFi all over the airport and to access it, please select ‘Airport Free Wi-Fi’ and follow the prompts to connect. The airport offers all passengers a range of cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets to relax and unwind. In action, in case you have longer transit the airport has 4 hotels all within 2 km of the airport precinct (Park Royal, Hilton, Ibis Budget & Holiday Inn).

Exploring Port Melbourne

Our door-to-door service ensures we can pick you up and drop you off at any point in Port Melbourne. Port Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne and is bordered by Hobson Bay and the lower Yarra River. It also includes ‘Fishermans Bend (a business location). It has undergone an ‘urban renewal’ and now features areas to relax along the Yarra River, beautiful beaches, and amazing restaurants & cafes along the Bay Street areas.