Melbourne Airport sits about 23km north west of the city centre, which means that your trip to Richmond will cover about 30km. To travel that distance, you can choose from trains, buses, trams, taxis, and even hire cars, but the best option is a direct transfer from Car Australia. Public transport in one of Australia’s busiest cities can be hard to navigate, and it’s easy to find yourself walking long distances between bus stops, train stations, and tram stops. Hire cars are even more challenging, with Melbourne’s notorious traffic conditions serving as a constant source of stress, along with the added cost of parking. Taxis are a better option, but their prices often fail to match to service you receive, and you can be left queuing in the taxi rank for long periods of time. With a direct transfer, you simply step out of the arrivals hall at Melbourne Airport, and into the comfort of a waiting limousines. There’s no wait, no fuss, and the highest standard of service.

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Richmond to Melbourne Airport

Melbourne is a massive city, with densely populated suburbs and busy traffic conditions. Richmond is one of its most iconic suburbs, and your trip there from Melbourne Airport will take you past some of the city’s landmarks. So be prepared – here’s what you can expect from your trip.

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Travel times

On average, it takes 45 minutes to get from Melbourne Airport to Richmond, but your travel times will depend heavily on the traffic. If you arrive at Melbourne Airport during peak hour, then you may be faced with delays of 5 or 10 minutes on average, during your trip. Often, in peak hour, it takes around 50 minutes to get from Melbourne Airport to Richmond. On the other hand, you can expect to save some time in transit if your flight arrives late at night, or on weekends when the roads are not as busy. In those cases, the trip can be closer to 40 minutes on average.

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is one of Australia’s largest, and it consists of four separate terminals.  Terminal one hosts domestic and regional services for Qantas, and is a conduit for many interstate travellers. Terminal two is the international terminal, and you can find a wide variety of carriers there including Cathay Pacific, Etihad, and Singapore Airlines. Terminal three houses Virgin flights to and from interstate locations, as well as REX flights, which service regional areas. Finally, terminal four is where you can find budget domestic airlines including Tiger Air, Jetstar, REX, and Air North. All terminals have terrific transit facilities, with shopping venues, food, and free Wi-Fi available to all passengers.


Richmond is one of Melbourne’s cultural hub, and it exhibits many of the city’s quintessential features. Sitting just 3km from the city centre, it is home to cafes, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a mix of commercial and residential buildings. Most importantly, though, Richmond is the home of Richmond Football Club, which has a cult following among AFL supporters. If there’s a game playing while you’re there, it’s well worth a visit whether you’re a supporter or not, because the passion on display is second to none. Whatever your plans while visiting Richmond, rest assured that we can cover all aspects of your transport. We can get you from Richmond to Melbourne Airport, or simply take you from one destination to another in and around the Richmond area.